THE LINKS BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
November 17, 2005
Directors present, John Alley, Harry Cook, Hal Crawford, Marc
Dallanegra, Ed Frantz, Robert Hawk, Juan Lichter, Ron Perlman, and
Visitors: Robert and Carol Sands, Bob Wilson.
Welcome and Call to Order:
The regular board meeting was called to order by Ed Frantz at 9:00am.
Minutes of 10-20-2005 were reviewed and accepted with one minor
discussion pertaining to growth of tress in the community was
initiated and prompted by a problem the Sands have with a tree in
front of 2703 S Fade Drive that is blocking their mountain view. Ed
Frantz complimented Richard Sands for following proper procedures by
first contacting the neighbor, and then going to the Board. Ed
provided board members with an overview of the problem and submitted
copies of emails from both Richard Sands and Marianna Steele. Ed then
read article 15.3.1 of the CC&Rs and described using his house as an
example how Dorn did the landscaping and provided trees. Ed then read
Article 4 of the CC&Rs. 4.1.3 where it says “No Exterior trees,
bushes, shrubs, plants, shall be planted or placed upon the Property”
and then stated that trees planted on Fade Drive by Dorn are exempt
from the Design Guidelines that were effective Sept 22, 1999. This
exemption was based on the fact that the Design Guidelines were
provided to residents of Fade Drive after trees were planted by Dorn.
It was also pointed out that the Design Guidelines were replaced by
the Homeowners Guidelines which states that only trees can be planted
by owners with approval of the ARC. Bob Wilson also stated that he
paid a premium for his lot and expected to maintain his mountain view
which is now blocked by a tree. Bob wants the board to limit the
height of the trees to the height of the house. Mr. Sands wrote a
statement of policy relating to plants that he wanted the board to
consider, Mr. Sands also said that he wants the board to clarify tree
In the Links HOA Guidelines approved Nov 2004 the clause in the old
guidelines referring to the trimming or cutting of trees was
eliminated. 15.4 of the CC&Rs state that the board has the authority
to change/modify items in section 15. It was also mentioned that there
are no guarantees that landscaping by the developer/builder or
approved by the ARC will not grow and alter views.
Robert Hawk’s motion to table this issue until the CC&Rs were
completed was unanimously passed.
Ed Frantz reported that we are down to 69k in assets. A motion was
made to approve the treasures report ending October 31st.
Legal Affairs: Juan
Lichter talked about his meeting with the lawyer handling the CC&Rs
and will try to have a draft available for the next meeting. The new
CC&Rs will be a replacement for the old ones (not amended). Juan
reiterated that legal fees will be $3500 plus out of pocket expenses.
Ron Perlman reported that an electrician repaired the entrance light
at the east gate. TEP repaired a street light on the south side of
Architectural Review Committee:
Harry Cook mentioned that there is one ongoing request which is his to
put in a screen door.
Manny Ventura reported that Dave Morales has completed about 80% of
the recommendations that resulted from the October 27th
walk through with Ron & Nicole Perlman, and Manny & Jannice Ventura.
Manny read a letter from Gerald Vigoren who said that after some dead
ground cover was removed resulting in a water channel. Mr. Vigoren
requested that river rock could be angled over eight feet to stop the
erosion. Manny also provided a copy of the landscape maintenance
contract agreement between the Links HOA and Aztec Aridscapes, Inc. It
was mentioned that we are paying $855 per month for landscaping
services. David Morales placed the neighborhood watch signs in the
common areas on both the east and west sides of Abrego.
Ed provided a copy of new legislation effective August 12, 2005.
Procedure for members removal of Directors from the
Deletion of proxy voting
Mail in ballots is an approved form. Members name must be on the
ballot and it must be signed (by member) to be valid.
Application of payments on delinquent accounts.
If dues are unpaid homes can be foreclosed immediately (instead of 7
Ed provided a copy of the November 7th 2005 meeting report
re: The Retreat at Santa Rita Springs Independent Living Project.
John Alley submitted a draft of the Ballot to present
to homeowners to decide on the issue of closing the gates. A motion
by Robert Hawk to add a comment that the board recommends the status
quo was rejected. The vote split down the middle with Ed Frantz
casting the deciding vote. New law eliminates proxy voting
Ed provided a copy of the contract the Links HOA has with Altech
Ron Perlman and Harry Cook were appointed to be the
nominating committee to search for potential BOD candidates for 2006.
Robert Hawks’s term is up as he has served on the board for 4
consecutive years. Hal Crawford and Ed Frantz will have completed one
year terms. Ed said that he will do another year as Treasurer only
Common Areas near lots 1and 94 are overgrown and need to taken care
of. Manny said he would contact Dave Morales Ed Frantz is to contact
Torres Blancas management and ask them to trim trees and remove weeds
from areas adjacent to our common areas on Chipshot as well as
Robert Hawk submitted a homeowners dues credit proposal to be reviewed
and discussed at the next BOD meeting.
Marc Dallanegra mentioned that he has found
three different gate companies willing to bid on a service and
maintenance contract which is similar to the one we have with Altech.
Marc will provide more information at the next meeting.
Submitted by Ron Perlman, interim secretary
These minutes are subject to approval at the next board meeting
December 15, 2005