PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Mr. and Mrs. Ayers from Seattle introduced themselves as new homeowners to the Palm Royale community.
Minutes of the November meeting were reviewed and approved.
FINANCIALS - Treasurer's Report
(See PRCC Financial Packet/handout dated October 31, 2014 - presented to all homeowners)
Financials were Reviewed and Approved.
CVWD Potable Water Agreement - Presented by Ryan Montgomery, President
The California legislature is passing a bill whereby anyone pumping ground water has to maintain a meter, and will be charged a recovery fee accordingly.
In the CA proposal which is actually a mandate, we will pump 80% of the non-potable water on a per acre basis, and 20% for well water.
If we exceed the 80% usage, the usage will go to the 20%.
Once set up in 1 1/2 years, it will cost the HOA approximately $8,000 - $10,000 per month.
To save on costs, the HOA is looking into turning all of the grassy areas OUTSIDE of the golf course into desertscape, which will reduce the water usage.
The more grass we take out, the less water usage there will be in the future.
NOTE: Nothing will change with respect to the golf course!
CVWW uses purple pipe to all of the golf courses in this valley. It's a separate structure
Southwest Pump and Drilling
The southwest pump on the property is down for repair for now. Depending on repair requirements, it will be up within the week or two.
It will cost $10,000 to repair the pump.
PRCC has another pump on the property that will be repaired next summer.
There are several residents who live in our complex who are requiring ramps due to illness or health concerns.
At this point, there are 4-5 ramps that will be installed at various locations.
If you are a resident in need of a ramp for health reasons, contact Avail to find out more information. All ramps are ADA approved, and installed under the guidelines of our CC&R's.
Architectural Committee - Presented by Dennis Worhington, Vice President and Architectural Committee Chair
Road repairs are ongoing.
Stairway railings on several properties are in the process of construction. There was a slight delay due to an illness of the installer. The railing installations will be an ongoing process until full completion.
Golf Committee - Presented by Garrett Gross, PRCC Golf Pro
We had a Great Turkey Shoot tournament last week. The participants had Lots of fun, and good food! The PRCC Pro Shop gave out a sunbrella, which are now on sale in the pro
shop for $12.00. Various other items such as the PRCC comfort Blanket ($19.99) are also on sale, and there is a membership discount. Plenty in stock, so come on by!
Tournaments - The sign up notebooks for all tournaments are located in the clubhouse.
The Jack n Jill tournament is coming up on December 13th. One person is designated hitter, the other person is designated as the one putting. Garrett will help any
person who feels he/she is not good enough.
January 17th - The Cayman Ball Tournament. Using restricted flight golf balls. A lot of fun!
Hole in One - Only 1 hole in one in November. Al Curtis. Congratulations to Al!
Bunker News - New sand is on the course. Garrett can help with the bunker shots. The guys are working hard on the bunkers; trying to groom them. Tee times - Garrett wants to make sure everyone has a chance to sign up for the online Tee Sheet. Come into the pro shop to sign up with a user name and password so that your reservations can be made quickly and easily!!
Landscape Committee - Presented by Sharlene Matthews, Director and Landscape Committee Chair
The HOA is presently working on the desertscape project. Remember that any of the inner paths to your house will remain with grass.
Some of the trees will come out the early part of January.
Front gate trees - are planted now also.
Tennis courts - are now resurfaced and beautiful. There are 3 resurfaced pickleball courts, and 3 resurfaced tennis courts.
Pools and Spas - Two new tables will arrive at the Cobalt and Magenta pool areas soon.
Social Committee - Presented by Kathy Worthington, Social Committee Chairperson
News Years Eve Party - Pot Luck $10.00/person. Please have your money in by Monday before the NYE party so they know what to stock. Envelope box located in the clubhouse.
Welcome Pack Party - January 5, 2015 $10.00/person is a catered event.
MEMBERS OPEN FORUM - Open to all Homeowners, Board/Committee Members, and Avail Staff
1. Erica Zimmerman, Chicago - Made a few recommendations on how to provide visibility, and Ignite the community!
a. Raise the American Flag halfway up above the roof
b. Add a PRCC flag also with it to show off on the main Fred Waring road. Visibility from the road.
c. Update the PRCC sign is faded and could show up better so people recognize us!
2. Landscape Question - The desertscape idea is excellent. What are the "inner circles" the committee refers to?
A: The inner circles are the grassy areas in to the front area of your home (leading to the street.) Those will remain green.
3. Question from Homeowner: I Lifted the cover of the chain for our gate. Full of garbage. Do we have a maintenance schedule for this area of the gate?
A: We do not have an ongoing maintenance for the gates, but if they break down they will be repaired and tended to immediately. It was looked at before, but there are other higher priorities for the funds right now. Debri was from September rain storm.
4. Question from Homeowner: Will the patio lunch program be provided again in January?
A: Probably not because it could be a liability issue, and it is not supportive enough financially. It will be reviewed again, but we are aware serving food can be a complex issue.
5. Question from Homeowner: Are there a lot fewer flowers on the golf course this year?
A: All of the areas that normally have flowers still have flowers. Area #5 and #7 may have more sod now than last year due to repair.
6. Question from Homeowner: I have a concern on the $360,000 in the reserve fund. Long term plans for fixing that?
A: You are looking at the wrong column. There is actually a $211,000 surplus in reserves right now. The state does not have a requirement as to reserves.
7. Question from Homeowner: Regarding the CVWD Potable Water Agreement, will there be an additional fee required for water replenishment?
A: Yes, it IS a mandated charge as soon as they install a pipe which will be in 15 - 18 months. At the next budget meeting the board will address that. The asessment will start as soon as the water is actually pumped from the Colorado river to each individual golf course. All courses are converting to this so it is a separate timeline for each. PRCC is next on the list.
9. Question from Homeowner: Is there a regulation on what we can or cannot have on our patios?
A: Keeping in mind that "Common Area" is a separate issue than private patio, there are no hard and fast rules about what is on the patio. Just to be safe, and to ensure everyone is following rules and regulations that might exist, It's always best to have an architecural request submitted before you do anything to your patio. For more information, contact Avail by phone or through email.
10. Question from Homeowner: Should the Path on #14 be railed for safety?
A: It's been looked at over the years, and noone has experienced difficulty with this area. The cost is prohibitive, so we put a non-skid on that path.
NEXT MEETING DATE
The next meeting date, JANUARY 24, 2015 was announced and approved.