The Prez Says

October 24, 2018

Homeowners and Residents of Mountain View

I know you probably get bored with me saying every month what a great group of homeowners there were that attended the HOA Meeting last night.  The reason I mention it is because it is soooo important to have as many people as possible participating in the direction of the community.  This is your community, generally your largest investment, and you have a right to participate. 

Speaking of participating, the election for the Board of Directors will be in January.  There will be two positions available.  We are all elected to the Board of Directors and then the Board decides who will be in each seat.  We are not looking for any particular set of "skills", if you will, but we are looking for someone to volunteer their time and bring whatever skills you have to the Board.  Many times, the election is simple, in that there are only the number of candidates as there are number of open positions.  That's fine because we have always had great volunteers. However, it would be even better if we could have more interest in helping with the direction of the community.  Fresh minds are always good for progress.  Think about it.  Maybe now is the time you should put your hat in the ring.  We would love to have a rousing election!   The applications for interested candidates will be in the mail within the next couple of weeks.

I just wanted to add a reminder that there will be no meeting in December.  We will have the November meeting and then the January meeting will be the election. 

One thing just leads into another.  Speaking of elections, make sure you all vote in the local election.  There are a lot of issues and offices to be voted on that could have a big effect on our city and community.  How this city is run affects our community and the value of our homes.

One of the many things we chatted about last night was the condition of the clubhouse parking lot.  It seems there are some lumps and dips that are appearing.  While our experts decide what to do with them, be very careful when walking through the lot.  The last thing we would want is to have someone trip and fall.  Watch your step!

We have a lot of walkers in the community.  I know some folks walk in the street, but some actually use the sidewalks!  The sidewalk walkers talked about trees overhanging and being a danger of scratching faces and eyes.  Please, please, please if you have a tree large enough to hang over the sidewalk, trim it back.  This is also a heads up before you get a letter from the management company about the danger of your overhanging branches.  In case you didn't know, our Property Manager does a drive through each month to make sure our community is being kept up.  Whatever she spots that is a detriment to the community will be noted and the homeowner will be notified.  Just in case you decide to ignore the suggestion, you could be fined.  All of this is for the betterment of the community.

Don't forget to vote!


Carolyn Daniels