Meeting was held on Saturday, March 15, 2008

Meeting was held on Saturday, March 15, 2008


A regular board meeting was held on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at the Cholla Community Center. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM by President Michael Dugan with the following members present: Helen Dahlstrom, Jim Niblack, Alan Peterson, Don Schmidli, Gerry Nelson, Gene Court and Ken Goodin.

Absent: Steve Lee, Shirley McDonald, Pat Sledge, Lew Felton, Bill Drake, Pete Pisciotta, Tom Clark, and Mexican Representative Valente Cornejo.


The board had previously received minutes of the regular meeting held on February 16, 2008. Mr. Dugan asked if there were any corrections or additions. There being none, he then asked for a motion to approve. Motion made, seconded and minutes approved.


Treasurer Helen Dahlstrom passed out the report showing income and expenditures through February 29, 2008. Mr. Dugan asked if there were any additions or corrections to the report. There being none, he then asked for a motion to approve. Motion made, seconded and report approved.


There are 738 members paid in full, 89 that are not current, 3 Mexican members not required to pay but did for a total membership of 830. There are 149 memberships who have an unclear status.


Mr. Dugan had nothing new to report on the CC&R process.


Chairman Pat Sledge was not at the meeting so no report.



Mr. Dugan had nothing to report.


Chairman Don Schmidli said there was nothing to report. Mr. Dugan brought up the subject of garbage cans being pursued for future use. Mr. Peterson said he helped Mr. Arvizu set up some cans on Tucson Beach for the upcoming spring break season.


In the absence of Chairman Pete Pisciotta, Mr. Dugan said a check for $1,300 was needed for an ongoing project of signage, etc. There was a discussion regarding the cost of a free standing sign as compared to one placed on an existing stand.


Chairman Gene Court reported some of the trees are not going to make it but he has money left in the budget to replace them.


Chairman Alan Peterson reported a break-in in his neighborhood. He got the police involved and also called the homeowner who came down and brought titles to the a 3 wheeler and 4 wheeler. Between Mr. Peterson, Mr. Arvizu, Rosario Villa, and several others, two days spent making reports to police, insurance, prosecutor, etc., the federal police went where they found the 3 wheeler and found a lot of stolen goods, including the stolen 4 wheeler, as well as a truck full of marijuana.

Mr. Peterson reported that through the efforts of Jessie Arvizu, the loss went from $4,000-$5,000 to $500-600. Mr. Peterson said he told Alejandro Portugal that the insurance company owed Mr. Arvizu a reward and he said he would turn it in.


Mr. Dugan said there was nothing to report.



There was a very long session regarding budgeting and what is planned for the coming year.

Mr. Peterson is working on expanding the fire station to include living quarters, Mr. Court has more plans for Firecracker Park, stepped up road maintenance, more signage, some additions and improvements to the Clubhouse as well as fencing around the perimeter of the property, and other improvements to the property.


Mr. Dugan reported he had a meeting with the Company and all representatives of the condos, etc. in the master plan. Representatives of the Brown Company explained they have been paying general maintenance expenses for all projects and need to allocate those expenses to the various entities. Discussion followed about the allocations and that the fact that they, the condos, are hurting. Mr. Dugan said he had some issues with the way they were allocating to the HOA and said Bengie Brown agreed that there was a problem and it would be adjusted.

Mr. Dugan said it is obvious that as Cholla grows, higher monthly costs will be incurred that the Company has been paying what should be borne by all in the development.

Mr. Dugan also reported the completion of paperwork for two concessions. One is for water and the other is for the standpipe. There was also discussion regarding water trucks and their failure to lower water prices by $1.00 per tank.

There being no further business to discuss, Mr. Dugan asked for a motion to adjourn.
Motion made, seconded and meeting adjourned.

Future Meetings:

Saturday, April 26, 2008 @ 9:00 AM General Meeting
Sunday, April 27, 2008 @ 9:00 AM Regular Meeting
Saturday, May 17, 2008 @ 9:00 AM

Respectfully submitted,

Shirley McDonald, Secretary