The Links at Santa Rita Springs Home Owners
January 25, 2012
The Links at Santa Rita Springs HOA Annual Meeting was
held in the Anza Room at the Spring GVR Social Center in Green Valley,
Arizona on Wednesday, January 25, 2012.
Call to Order: The meeting
was called to order by President Harry Cook at 9:05 AM.
Directors Present: Board
Members Harry Cook, Gloria Combs, Hank Glieden, Ed Frantz, Norbert
Bisek, Tom Sparby, John Scarlott and Pat Vincent were present.
Members in Attendance:
Twenty-eight HOA members were in attendance.
Proof of Meeting or Waiver of Notice:
Nomination/Election Committee Member
Carole Blazick announced 71 ballots were returned which resulted in a
quorum for this meeting. (A quorum is 51% of the membership or 48
ballots received.) Ballots were mailed to all 94 home owners on
January 6, 2012, by HOA Secretary Patricia Vincent and notices posted
in the communications boxes prior to this meeting.
Reading of Minutes preceeding meeting:
A copy of last year's Annual Meeting Minutes was
provided homeowners as they entered the meeting room. Minutes and
Agendas were also mailed to the membership on January 6, 2012.
A Motion was made to dispense with the reading of the 2011
Annual Meeting Minutes. MMSC (Motion Made, Seconded and Carried). A
Motion was made to approve the 2011 Annual Meeting Minutes. MMSC
Report of the Officers
President: Harry Cook
thanked all of the members of the Board of Directors for their service
the past year. Hank
Glieden, John Scarlott and Gloria Combs have one year left on their
two-year terms. Ed Frantz, Norbert Bisek, Tom Sparby have volunteered
to serve another two-years. He and Pat Vincent will not serve a second
He thanked the following Committees and Members:
Communications Committee Chairman Carmen Scarlott and
our Web Site Manager Ron Perlman for keeping us so well informed;
Elton and Phyliss Zuehlke and everyone who assisted with the holiday
decorating; Judy Miller and Carmen Scarlott for their work on the
Social Committee; Carole Blazick for serving so many years on the
Nominations/Elections Committee; Dorothy Hurd our Green Valley Council
Vice President: Gloria
Combs did not have report.
Treasurer: Ed Frantz
reviewed the foolowing documents which were provided to each person
present at the meeting:
Links HOA 2011 Income
Links HOA 2011 Income
and Disbursement Quarterly Report
Links HOA Balance Sheet
(as of 12/31/11)
Links HOA 2012 Approved
The above documents indicated Links HOA income of
$43,498.60 in 201l and disbursements of $30, 770.98. Total assets (as
of 12/31/11) amounted to $149,267.87.
A copy of The Links
HOA 2011 Compilation and eight (8) copies of Certificates of Deposits
and three (3) copies of bank statements (as of 12/31/11) indicating a
total of $149,267.87 were passed around for review. He indicated we
are on track to build up our reserve funds towards the goals set forth
a few years ago. He said the Budget has not changed much over the
years and added "we have
been living within our budget" for the past five years.
Several comments and questions were taken from the membership.
Bob Hawke expressed his opinion our HOA does not need to have such a
large reserve fund. He feels members should receive a refund of what
he believes is an excess in our reserves account. Tony Bishop
commented a large reserve is preferable to an assessment - should the
need arise. Tom Sparby said he feels a large reserve enhances the
value of his property and is a selling point for all of us. Ed
explained while our CC&R's do not allow our annual dues to be lowered,
a refund is allowed if the Board agrees. This matter is discussed each
year and the Boards have voted to continue to build our reserves.
In answer to a question about the one percent (1%) annual real
estate tax of $160 we pay each year was addressed by Ed. The Links
real estate consists of the six commons areas in our HOA and taxes are
based on our water bill for those areas.
John Alley asked about the "erosion control" expense and our
2010 Landscape Committee Chairman, Gerald Vigoren explained that
expense was incurred after storm water damage was repaired at the
north side onf Fade Drive with concrete and rocks for a total of $375.
Secretary's Report: Pat
Vincent announced the need for a replacement for the Links Green
Valley Council (GVC) representative, Dorothy Hurd, who has served in
that postition for several years. The GVC meets at the same time and
day as The Links board. She reminded members the main communications
are now done via e-mail and encouraged everyone to please be sure
their e-mail addresses are up to date.
Report of Committees:
Legal: Tom Sparby stated
his job had been quite simple this year. The satellite dish placement
question was resolved because federal law supercedes our HOA rules.
Landscaping: Hank Glieden
reported there had been a great deal of clean-up this year as a result
of last winter's freezing temperatures. Our landscaper removed many
dead cactus. The
"Beautification Project" which was proposed in the fall is underway.
Landscaping, planter boxes, gate painting and repairs will be done as
the weather permits.
Physical Plant: Norbert
Bisek said the repairs to a low area on Greenside Place will cost
about $2,000. Repairs include removing blacktop and filling the area
to prevent a sink hole. The steets on the west side of
The Links look good at this time and he expects we should be
able to go another two years before major resurfacing is needed. At
this time, the cost of the chip-sealing all of our streets is
estimated to be $90,000.
Architectural Review (ARC):
John Scarlott encouraged members to call him if they
had any questions about exterior home repairs. ARC request forms are
available from him or the web site.
Social Committee: Judy
Miller announced the Potato Bake will be held on Saturday, February 11th
in the Anza Room at the Springs. Members are encouraged to
e-mail their reservations as soon as possible.
Election of Directors:
Carole Blazick announced Carol Klapmeier and Gordon Somerville were
elected to the Board of Directors. The Organizational Meeting will be
held immediatly following adjournment of the Annual Meeting.
A question about how
the Santa Cruz River erosion problems on the east side of the golf
course were being addressed. Harry Cook said Larry Klapmeier has been
busy with this issue. The Corps of Engineers is involved and the Board
feels that is the best course of action. This problem effects all of
The Links home owners.
The subject of garbage
removal was revisited. Harry Cook said Gloria Combs had gotten
information from three companies and after comparing information, the
Board determined we would continue to use Waste Management. The price
of twice a week pick up was not much more than once a week pick up and
the Board voted to continue the service as is. Gloria combs offered to
send the information she had compiled to those who request it. Harry
said the question could be revisited by the 2012 Board and possibly be
put to a vote by the homeowners.
New Businsess: None
A Motion was made to Adjourn the meeting at 10:00 AM. MMSC
Patricia Vincent, Secretary