Munites from meeting held Sunday, July 15, 2007

Munites from meeting held Sunday, July 15, 2007



A regular board meeting was held on Sunday, July 15, 2007 at the Cholla Community Center. The meeting was called to order at 9:20 AM by President Michael Dugan with the following members present: Helen Dahlstrom, Alan Peterson, Bill Drake, Gene Court, Pat Sledge, Shirley McDonald, and Mexican Representative Valente Cornejo.

Absent: Steve Lee, Ken Goodin, Lew Felton, Tom Clark, Jim Niblack, Pete Pisciotta, Don Schmidli, Don Vawter and Gerry Nelson, Delegate of Vigilance.


The board had previously received minutes of the regular meeting on June 10, 2007. 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 June 30, 2007. Mr. Dugan asked if there were any additions or corrections. There being none, he then asked for a motion to approve. Motion made, seconded and report approved.


There are 730 members paid in full, 61 that are not current, 4 Mexican Members who are not required to pay but did for a total of 795. There are 197 whose membership status is unclear due to several reasons. Membership Chairman asked that due date for payment of membership be moved from July 1 to August 1 due to heavy May/June schedules.


Mr. Dugan gave an up-date on progress relating to CC&Rs. He explained the Vecinos have started the process of getting building guidelines through an Architect/Engineer out of Hermosillo with the guidance of an attorney in the area. There is a list of documents that must be furnished and he is in the process of getting the necessary paperwork to the right people. They will take the process to the point they are recorded and at that time the Vecinos will have power to enforce those rules, ie, height, trash on construction sites, etc. Mr. Dugan reported Benji Brown said the water and sewer plans should be

completed soon and will then be turned over to the government. The Vecinos need copies of the plans to go forward with getting CC&R’s in place.


Chairman Pat Sledge reported the bar area is being re-done, old tile will be taken up and less slippery tile will be installed, Mr. Peterson and others did a junction box where the clubhouse could be hooked into sewer when available, and the south window will be moved to toward the east side of building.


No report.


In the absence of Chairman Don Schmidli, Mr. Peterson reported the purchase of another trailer that has sides and a hydraulic dump.


In the absence of Chairman Pete Pisciotta, there was no report.


Chairman Gene Court reported there are three new ramadas and hopes to have new tables within a week The area has been graded and he has a contract for installing the basketball shoot-around and it should be done within the next couple of months. He is getting new chain for the swings. He hopes to have barbecues and trees by the end of the year.

Mr. Peterson reported he had given the RP Mayor a set of park drawings and he is working on governmental participation for the park.


Chairman Alan Peterson reported an unusual amount of break ins and he is concerned with people who don’t secure their property which may be a part of the problem. He talked to the Police Chief who has provided more police for Cholla. A question was asked if break ins were more prevalent on weekends than other days. Mr. Dugan said he had talked to Benji Brown and he advised anyone whose house is broken into, should go to the police, fill out the report and note on the report if it was a Friday, Saturday or
Sunday to set a trend to find out what is going on to get help from the police.

Mr. Dugan presented some brochures from the Company for security systems they sell.


No report.


Nothing to report or covered under other headings.


Mr. Dugan reported conversations with Benji Brown about break ins and received an email from him stating they had a meeting with the Municipal President and Mayor that morning. Mr. Brown explained to them the problems with break ins and trash left on the beaches. He reported Gus Brown was in a meeting at that time and they are working on those issues. They were talking about using a piece of property for parking and making anyone visiting the beach walk in and out. He said they were also looking into getting help with water and sewer because the Mexicans in the donated area are pushing to have the service, too. Mr. Brown reported they had been promised extra police on the weekends.

Mr. Cornejo attended a meeting with the Mexican residents of Cholla and reported that they are concerned about the same things as the Vecinos, ie., robberies and traffic on the weekends in the beach areas. They would like to get water and sewer when it is available but are worried about the availability to them since their area is not part of the Cholla Bay development that Mr. Brown is responsible for. He reported the City said they would look into it and help them get services.

Mr. Cornejo also reported the old school is to be repaired so it can be used.

Mexican residents want power for their area but are being asked to pay large sums by the Company. Mr. Peterson reported that the Vecinos, during the time of regularization, had overpaid for power due to a larger capacity than was needed for Cholla so it was diverted

to Sandy Beach actually at the expense of the Vecinos. Mr. Peterson reported he would like to meet with the Mayor and discuss with him that the Vecinos would have no objection to that overpayment being diverted to supply power to the Mexicans.

Mr. Sledge suggested that progress regarding sewer and water and other pertinent activity
in Cholla should be posted to the website. Mr. Dugan reported he had posted news of the break ins and what should be done and said he would continue to update the site with factual information. The website is

There being no further business to discuss, Mr. Dugan asked for a motion to adjourn. Motion made, seconded and meeting adjourned at 10:00 AM.

Mr. Dugan allowed audience participation prior to calling the meeting to order in order to address problems brought forward by the audience during the regular meeting. Several items were brought up such as Kettelhuts wanting to get another meter on an addition and were told it would cost $5,000. Mr. Peterson told him he would work with them to get it completed for less output. Roads and security were brought up and were discussed during the board meeting.

Future meetings are as follows:

Sunday, October 14, 2007 9:00 AM
Saturday, November 24, 2007 9:00 AM
Sunday, December 9, 2007 9:00 AM

Respectfully submitted,

Shirley McDonald, Secretary