The Prez Says

November 28, 2018

Homeowners and Residents of Mountain View

The attendance at the HOA Meeting last night was sparse, but most of the regulars were there.  The Board appreciates everyone's attendance because it shows you care about our community.  We also care, or we wouldn't be there.  We covered a multitude of topics, some or all of them, which may be of interest to you. 

I always wonder where to start, the good news first, or the not so good news first.  Okay, good news wins. 

The Holidays are upon us again!  I don't know about you, but the older I get the quicker the year goes.  It seems like only yesterday it was summer.  Now we have our beautiful holiday decorations displayed in the clubhouse.  You really should take a look.  Darlena, Kurt and Maggie did an outstanding job.  Even if you don't go to the clubhouse you probably go in and out of the gates where the holiday decorations just magically appeared.  I know there are a number of residents involved in this endeavor, so I won't try to name them all as I know I would miss someone.  I will just say thank you to all who participated and know your efforts are greatly appreciated by one and all.  It is a wonderful effort you give to the community.

Our Holiday dinner is Saturday, December 8th.  If you don't already have your reservation you probably will miss out on this wonderful tradition.  For those of you who have made a plan to attend, wear your loose clothes because Yolanda is preparing a traditional holiday dinner for us, to include pumpkin pie! 

Don't forget, we won't be having an HOA Meeting in December.  The meeting in January is our annual meeting with the election and election results.  If you are interested in running for the Board, the application deadline is December 3rd.  Each position has a two-year run.  This is always an exciting time for the community when we find who our leaders will be for the next year.

Darlena gave a great comprehensive report on the new gym equipment.  She made a well put together proposal and the board approved it with a caveat to include new rubberized flooring.  The old machines will come out first, the new flooring installed and then the new equipment brought in.  We will be keeping one of the treadmills and the newer elliptical bike, all other equipment will be replaced with newer, more up to date equipment.  This should be happening soon so keep an eye on your email as an announcement will be made when the gym closes for the upgrade.

Strange cars and strange people have been seen in our community!  These folks were seen looking into parked cars.  If you can get your vehicles into your garage that is the safest thing to do.  If you need to park on your driveway, make sure you either remove or hide all things that might be of interest to someone who has no scruples.  It has been said that you should also remove your electronic gate/garage door opener and registration and insurance papers (anything with private information).  If you see someone who looks suspicious, call the police!  You may just save one of your neighbors from a traumatic loss.  "If you see something, say something!"

One last thing the Board approved was to turn off the pool heater for the winter months beginning December 1st until late March to be fully heated again on April 1st.  Last year we heated the pool during December, but it was a warmer year.  This year isn't as nice, we didn't feel the added cost to heat the pool was a wise use of our money.

My best wishes to you and your families during this Holiday Season.  Enjoy a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah or whatever your choice of Holidays is.


Carolyn Daniels