Links HOA Annual Meeting
January 20, 2016
The Links HOA Annual Meeting was held at the
Santa Rita Springs Recreation Center in Green Valley, Arizona, on
January 20, 2016. Fifty-five Links HOA members attended the meeting.
meeting was called to order by President Michael Malenfant at 9:00
Nominations Chairman Carole Blazick announced we had a
quorum for this meeting.
Minutes from the January 23, 2015, Links HOA Annual Meeting were
accepted as written.
President Michael Clemens
welcomed the members and reported on his attendance at the Santa
Rita Master Homeowners Association. He introduced Larry Engle, our
guest presenter, who is a board member and volunteer driver for
Friends in Deed, a non-profit organization that lends durable
medical equipment, provides transportation and blood pressure
clinics for our community at no cost.
President/Physical Facility Chairman Tom Sparby
reported on the gates and streets. The east gate needed some repair
last summer. He and Norbert Bizek have inspected the HOA streets and
determined some minor repairs will be needed in the next two years.
Treasurer Tim Perkins reported the annual expenses totaled
$43,610 and the budgeted expense was $43,600. The annual income was
$45,422 and the budgeted income was $43,110. The extra income was
more than budgeted due to the transfer fee for new homeowners being
increased to $200 from $75. Eleven home sales were closed between
January and November 2015. There is $186,703 in the Reserve Fund and
our total assets are $192,617.
All 2016 HOA dues have been collected.
Secretary Pat Vincent thanked the Committee Chairs and
committee members for their contributions this past year including:
Social Committee Chair Judy Miller
and Carmen Scarlott
Phyllis and Eldon Zeuhlke, Carmen and
John Scarlott, Janie and Tim Perkins for the lovely Christmas
decorations at the east and west gates
Neighborhood Watch Co-Chairs Carole
Blazick and Carmen Scarlott
Malenfant for Chairing the ad hoc Bylaws Committee
Ron Perlman, our webmaster
Hank Glieden, John Scarlott and
Norbert Bizek for always being available to help when and where ever
they are needed
Nominations Chair Carole Blazick
Carmen Scarlott for her work as
Legal Affairs Chairman Michael Malenfant reported the revised
Bylaws are ready to be printed. They will be hand-delivered to the
members along with a letter from our attorney explaining the
changes. The enclosed ballot to approve them that will need to be
returned by March 1. Age
Verification forms, which our Bylaws required to be updated each
year, were included in the Annual Meeting packets and the majority
have been returned.
Landscaping Committee Chairman Gerald Vigoren thanked Bruce
Palese for all his help this past year. The river rock beds have
been completed and all are pleased with results. The rains have been
helpful to the area, but have accelerated growth of weeds and plants
resulting in quite a bit of extra work for our landscape crew.
Trimming that is usually needed once a year has been done two or
three times. Gerald reminded the members that any trimming or
planting in the commons area must be done by the landscapers only. A
pre-emergent is used for weed control.
Social Committee Chair Judy Miller announced the annual
Christmas party was a big success and the seventh annual Potato Bake
will be held on February 13 in the Anza Room in the Springs.
Architectural Review/Compliance Chairman John Bloomfield was
absent due to a health issue.
Nominations Chair Carole Blazick reported 71 Ballots had been
returned and all seven candidates were approved to serve a two year
Communications Chair Carmen Scarlott encouraged members to
contact her with information they would like to share with other HOA
New Business: None
Robert Hawk suggested the surplus
money in treasury might be better used in donations to the community
or credited to membership dues. Michael Clemens explained the
reserves are maintained to avoid large homeowner assessments in the
Phil Betzel asked if
calculations had been done to estimate how much money would be
needed for street repair.
Michael Malenfant said he maintains a spread sheet to
determine the amount of money that will be needed in the future for
streets and Links’ properties.
Kent Stoefen asked what the cost
would be to have all the asphalt removed and replaced and he was
told the cost would be in the neighborhood of $250,000 at today’s
prices. With the proper maintenance, the streets should last another
fifteen years before complete replacement was needed.
Tim Perkins spoke about the Links HOA
website and explained the membership roster, monthly meeting Minutes
and financials, ARC permit forms and social announcements are
posted. With so much information on the site, a password for members
may be needed. Mr. Betzel
commented he and his wife had received scam phone calls recently and
felt that the person who called on their cell phones had most likely
gotten those phone numbers there.
A website password will be addressed at the next Board
Meeting. The website address is
The Annual Meeting was adjourned at 10:20 AM.
Patricia Vincent, Secretary