6303 S. Rural Rd.
Tempe, Arizona 85283
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I hope everyone is having a great 2016 and making those resolutions a lifestyle! Just a few updates for you below…
If you haven’t already noticed there has been another 200 tons of rock dumped on the North side of the lake. The disbursement of this project should commence this weekend and be completed by next week. We are getting closer to the completion of the entire community and will most likely finish up this fall when it cools again. Please be cautious of the rock piles and maintain safety at all times. Also, the use of heavy equipment will be utilized this weekend so be aware of your surroundings as well if you are walking around the lake/roads.
I mentioned a few months back that we were entertaining the idea of a new landscape company to bring us into the latest updates for liability protection of the community by creating inventories and budget action plans of everything landscape in the community. We received 3 bids including our current company Somerset who has been on site for 15+ years. The proposal is to have an all inclusive company that manages the tree trimming, regular maintenance, irrigation, and lighting. By going this route we have saved thousands of dollars annually, simplified onsite management, created liability protection for the community, and can stay proactive on the use of planned community reserve funds as we continue to perfect the reserve allocation for future needs of the community. We have decided to stay with our current company Somerset as they have maintained the community very well over the years and have the ability to use the latest technology to improve our community.
The large and main pump inside the pump house that irrigates the entire community is due for a rebuild. This involves craning out the existing pump, having it hauled away for 10 days or so to be rebuild and then re-installed. This will limit irrigation on the property during that time but once re-installed should be lasting for years again. More information to come but be aware if you see a crane by the pump house that it is probably removing the pump that goes into a wet vault in the ground.
We still have some homeowners that are behind a $2, $4, $6 on HOA dues as they have not changed the monthly payment amount to $68. Keep in mind the most efficient way that saves the community money is to sign up for ACH debit through Kinney Management. This will also automatically change in the event of a dues change. If you are using Bill Pay/Auto Pay online through your bank that is not ACH and will need to be manually changed. The bank method also increases costs to the community as extra payment books are printed for those homeowners.
That’s it for now. Prepare for the heat as it seems to be on its way. Drink plenty of water and have a wonderful summer folks!