THE LINKS AT SANTA
RITA SPRINGS ANNUAL MEETING
January 28, 2010
The Links of Santa
Rita Springs Homeowners Association’s Annual Meeting was held in the
Fiesta Room at the Santa Rita Springs Recreation Center in Green
Valley, Arizona, on Thursday, January 28, 2010, at 9:00 AM.
Anita Lichter, Holly Arvanites, Ron Perlman, Margie Glieden, Carmen
Scarlott, Gerald Vigoren, Norbert Bisek, Tom Sparby
The meeting was
called to order by Anita Lichter, President, at 9:03 AM. Roll call
was taken. Anita thanked out-going board members Ron Perlman and
John Alley for their years of service and encouraged all HOA members
to volunteer. Without volunteers, the Links will have to employ a
Proof of Meeting or
Waiver of Notice:
Carol Blazick, Election Chairperson, reported 82 ballots were
returned making a quorum for this meeting. (A quorum is 51% of the
membership or 48 ballots received). Ballots were mailed to all home
owners on January 2, 2010, and notices posted in the communication
boxes prior to this meeting.
A copy of last
year’s Minutes was provided homeowners as they entered the meeting.
Reading of Minutes of preceding meeting: A motion was made to dispense with the reading of the 2009
Minutes. M/S/C (Motion made, Seconded and Carried) A motion was
made to approve the 2009 Minutes as written. M/S/C
Report of the
Anita Lichter stated 2009 was a good year with little controversy.
Everyone worked together. She thanked the members for allowing her
Holly Arvanites provided a history of the
SRSHOA Master (Santa Rita Springs Home Owners Association) Master
Association, of which the Links is a member along with five other
HOA’s. The Master Association meets quarterly and is responsible
for maintaining the cart path between The Greens and The Springs. It
also purchases liability insurance for the cart path and pays the
electric bill for one streetlight. The Master Association spent
$3,000 of its $30,000 on legal fees to explore the feasibility of
disbanding. There was no viable solution, and therefore the status
quo will remain in place. The Links is legally bound to remain a
member of the SRSHOA Master Association which collects $5 a year per
home from each member HOA. In the past, this fee has been suspended
when it was determined there were sufficient reserve funds. Annual
costs for insurance, electricity and maintenance for the cart path
is about $7,000 a year.
In John Alley's absence, Ed Frantz, who will serve as the 2010
Treasurer gave the report. Ed reviewed the following documents:
HOA Balance Sheet.
HOA Income 2009.
HOA Income and Disbursements – 2009 Summary by Quarter (Cash Flow
2010 Budget (Approved).
Reserve Position Statement (Adopted Oct 18. 2007).
of $41,385.00 plus a $25.00 late fee has been received in dues. Two
houses sold in the past year resulting in transfer fees of $140.00.
The CD interest earned was $3,410.94 and the Savings Account
interest earned was $75.33, resulting in a total income of
$45,036.27 for the year. There is a balance of $120,966.41 in total
The Links’ three
main expenditures are landscaping, gates, and electricity. Total
disbursements vs. budget adjust to 72.17%.
There was a $250.00 deductible paid to
repair the gate that was damaged by a car. The total disbursements
for 2009 were $32,344.97.
budget has not changed much in the past five years.
Ed spoke about the need to continue to build up Reserve Funds to
cover the costs of future expenditures such as:
Resealing and patching the streets every three years - $15,000
Complete re-paving of streets - $150,000 (two-year old estimate)
The purpose of
building up reserves is to avoid special assessments and eliminate
the need to borrow money.
Ron Perlman, who is stepping down after two terms plus one year,
announced he will continue to maintain the Links’ website, update
the HOA Directory, post monthly Minutes and the list of Board Member
contacts. He will work closely with Pat Vincent who will take his
Norbert Bisek reported the cracks in the streets will wait another
year to be resealed.
Gerald Vigoren reported the landscaping expenses came in
under budget. Wind took down two trees near the entrance on the
southeast side. The downed trees were replaced with
slow-growing, deep-rooted Arizona Heritage Oak trees. A tree south
of the west entrance will be replaced with a low-growing plant. An
ocotillo was replaced with a saguaro on Fade Drive. Cacti were also
transplanted in several areas.
year 35 tons of gravel was spread at the north end of Chipshot Drive
and another 35 tons will be spread in the spring. A cement bench
will be placed in the commons area at the end of Chipshot Drive.
Margie Glieden reported homeowners have been asked to notify the ARC
(Architectural Review Committee) before painting their houses, even
if it is the same color. A form has been posted on The Links HOA
website. The form will need to be filled out and submitted to ARC
for approval. A discussion followed when a member asked if this
requirement would constitute a CC&R change. The in-coming board will
Carmen Scarlott reported receiving $525 in donations from HOA
members. The funds will be used for social activities.
Social Committee Member, Judy Miller, announced the annual
Potato Bake will be held on February 12. The Links’ 2010 Christmas
party will be held at Kristofer’s in Amado on December 8, 2010.
All of the nominees were approved to sit on the 2010 Board of
Directors. Harry Cook, Ed Frantz, Norbert Bisek and Pat Vincent
will serve two year terms.
meeting was adjourned at 9:55 AM by President Anita Lichter.
Pat Vincent, Secretary