The Board of Directors would like to give you a brief update on the Association’s affairs.
The Special Meeting was held on Aug 8, 2015. Following are the results of the ballots as tabulated by the Inspector of Election. The Inspector of Election was Community Association Financial Services, LLC, an independent inspector. Legal counsel also attended the meeting.
Board Recall Ballot:
No Votes - 92 Yes Votes - 169 Abstain - 6
The recall measure passed and the seated board was recalled.
Board Election Ballot (In alphabetical order):
Randall Arend 146 Yaso Cupina 101
Clarence Else 78 Stan Krause 196
Christy Manetta 102 Sharlene Matthews 56
Danny Miller 131 Janet Mills 104
Ryan Montgomery 65 Barbara Price 70
Richard Ritchie 48 John Shoemaker 50
Dennis Worthington 72
The members with the highest number of votes were elected and the Board was seated as follows:
Stan Krause President Term ending March 2017
Randy Arend VP Term ending March 2017
Janet Mills Treasurer Term ending March 2016
Christy Manetta Secretary Term ending March 2016
Danny Miller Director Term ending March 2016
The Board met in Executive Session on August 10, 2015 to be briefed on outstanding issues. The Board approved legal counsel retainer agreement and pledged to prioritize maintenance issues.
In the general session held immediately following the Executive Session, the Board approved accepting the rebate funds from CVWD to convert the corner of Washington and Fred Waring to desert scape. The Board reviewed three bids and will solicit more bids prior to making a final decision and selecting a contractor.
The Board intends on prioritizing the maintenance items including the pools, handrails, spas and roofs and report back to the community at the next general session.
The Board announced the hiring of a Director of Golf. Mr. John Birchard, PGA, will begin at Palm Royale on August 17, 2015 to ensure that the Golf Course is in top condition by the beginning of the season.
Mr. Birchard comes to Palm Royale with over 20 years of experience in the field. He has worked in the same capacity at Ironwood Golf Course and Indian Palms Golf Course. He has extensive knowledge about Golf Course maintenance and Pro Shop management. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Marketing with emphasis on Professional Golf Management from Ferris State University. With his PGA level experience, he is commissioned to making Palm Royale Golf Course the best executive course in the valley. Please join the Board, management and your fellow members in welcoming John to Palm Royale.
As a reminder, the first payment of $500.00 for the $2,000.00 special assessment is due by September 30, 2015, the second payment is due by December 31, 2015 and the third payment is due by March 31, 2016 the final payment is due by May 31, 2016.
The next general session is scheduled for Nov 7, 2015 at 9:00 AM at the Club House.
We are here to help. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office.
Avail Property Management
51350 Desert Club Dr., Suite 4
La Quinta, CA 92253