Volume 1, Number
August 6, 2008
months calendar is delivered the last week of the month. To prevent errors
and for scheduling all requested events must be sent to the PLV office in
writing, or by e-mail to PLV-AZ@cox.net. Include date, and time. If you do
not send the information of the event/activity in time it can't make the
calendar. All committees need to have your committee meetings on the
calendars. Committees fall under the Arizona open meeting law
same as board meetings, open to all residents wishing to attend. If a
committee plans a committee meeting and it is not on the calendar it should
not be held.
Heat--Why don't you take a refreshing day trip to the Prescott Mountains? On Monday, August 11th at 8:15
a bus will be leaving PLV. The cost is $5.00 & you will receive $10.00 upon
arrival . Also there is a very special lunch that day of Prime Rib, Baked
Potato, Vegetables & all the extras for only $4.95 (such a deal) Deadline
for reservation is Thursday, August 7th. Please call Pat, Dick or Regina Stief 602-404-3915.
If you know
someone who is seriously sick, please call Mary DeSantos this summer,
765-1253 so the Women's Club can sent a card to let them know we care. If
you know of a resident who has died, please also call & the Women's & Men's
Club will donate food, flowers or a donation to the charity of the family's
choice. Let's prove that PLV has heart!
(August 8th at 1 PM ) we will have a spirited Q & A session. Many of you
have sent the computer club great questions! Questions about Gmail, Google
search engine, Incredimail, the free Open Office and many more.
After the Q & A
session, we will talk about the Add and Remove option in the Control Panel
and the Quick Links toolbar within Internet Explorer.
The kitchen floor has been replaced and the
men's club will be sealing the new floor over the August 1 weekend. The
floor should be completed by this week and ready for use. It really looks
good, so fresh and clean The saw cutting was done this week and the plumber
has been busy putting in the new drains and piping. The electrician began
Friday and should be busy for the next couple days. They tell me that the
cement work is the next job on the agenda and then they can start studding
the walls. The supervisor has stated that everything is on time and we have
had a couple of glitches but, nothing monumental. We are still on schedule
with the painter for the 27, 28 and 29th and the carpeting for September 3rd
and 4th, but we will update as the work progress's. We still need volunteers
for 26th to move all the furnit ure onto the dance floor and the 5th to move
it all back. Call Wayne Cooper or Gene Melke if you can help. We are saving
$650 by moving the furniture ourselves and the kitchen painting has only
cost $150 for paint and supplies because of the volunteer workers. If you
can help, please let us know.
Secretary Wayne Cooper
A person with a disability and or medical
problem needs to park close to their destination. Thanks to a law mandating
assigned parking for our nations handicapped we have space as close to the
door as possible. I fully support this assigned parking. Any one without a
handicap license on your car or handicap decal will be reported and or your
vehicle will be towed. Now for the next part of this story. I see drivers
with handicap decals parking in the assign handicap parking spots that have
no right to do so. I see relatives parking in the assigned spots because of
the decal on their car; however they are not themselves handicapped. This is
not the intent of the state of Arizona issuing the decal for special parking.
I see people parking in the assigned parking with the decal but have little
no problems walking. This is just abuse of the system. You show no respect
for for someone that is handicapped and you are very disrespectful. If you
are in need of handicap parking and have the proper permit you have the
right and we have the duty to insure you have parking available. But for you
that are abusing that permit I will report you to the proper authorities.
Ever wondered how the Police Department works?
What happens when you call the Police? What does it take to become an
officer? Citizen's Police Academy is a great way to have your
questions answered. You will not be an officer but you will be an informed
resident. If you are interested in attending the sessions please let me know
of the completion of the application. The Phoenix Police Department offers
several sessions of the Citizen Police Academy throughout the year. Classes meet
once a week for nine weeks. Classes are held on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to
9:30 p.m. The ninth session of the Academy is graduation. The classes are
held at various police facilities within the City of Phoenix. To access the page copy and paste the
link below in your internet browser. http://www.phoenix.gov/police/citaca1.html
Any questions feel free to contact me.
Shawn Pierce; Neighborhood Specialist (Fight
Back); 602-495-0115; firstname.lastname@example.org
This months meeting will be held on August
13th at 6:30 sharp. This meeting will be a very busy. We will have a
planning session for the fall event, which is related to the G.A.I.N. or
Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods. We will be installing smoke
detectors and emergency front door beacons that day and what ever the group
wants to do. This is your opportunity to share with the rest of the group
what you think should happen to celebrate the neighborhood. We hope to have
the information from SolorKing, Inc., as to what kind and how many lights
for the wash area along our North wall and streetlights for PLV.
We hope to have information about purchasing
street mounted hydrant locaters. These markers will be green and
headlights shine on them they will reflect a green color. This is just some
of the things that we will be talking about.
This Week’s Events
Thur 7th 7:00pm Pinochle
Fri 8th 8:00am Pool
Mon 11th 8;00am Pool
6:30pm Fun & Games
Tue 12th 7:00pm Poker
Wed 13th 8:00am Pool
Thurs. 14th 7:00pm
Carol Garcia, President
In an effort to answer residents' questions
regarding the driveway on lot
113, the following is a chronology of events:
a.. 01/03/08 - The owners of lot 113 applied
for a permit to install a new home. The permit=2 0application indicated
they were going to install a 20 foot wide driveway. The application did not
state the type of material the driveway would be constructed from.
b.. 01/15/08 - The application for the new
construction permit was approved by the Architectural Committee.
c.. 01/24/08 - With the recommendation of
the CC&R Director, the Board voted unanimously to approve the permit. d..
LATE MARCH - The driveway, made from a composite material of crushed granite
and an epoxy sealer, was installed. Once it became clear the driveway was
not constructed from concrete, the CC&R Director and several other Board
members contacted the owners of lot 113 to tell them they were not in
compliance with PLV's CC&Rs. They were told by several residents, as well
as at least three Board members, that they should apply for a variance.
e.. 04/07/08 - Lot 113 submitted a
variance request asking for the Board to approve the driveway constructed
from the composite material. The request was forwarded to the Architectural
Committee for their recommendation.
f.. 04/21/08 - The Architectural Committee
returned the request for variance to the Board and recommended it not be
approved. This recommendation was based on some tests that were done to try
and determine if the material used would maintain it's integrity.
g.. 05/12/08 - After some discussion, the
Board decided to seek a legal opinion since it had become clear that there
could potentially be some legal issues, such as a lawsuit.
h.. 05/19/08 - The Board received the legal
opinion from PLV's counsel and that opinion stated that the driveway did not
comply with PLV's CC&Rs. The legal opinion also stated that our governing
documents do not give us the authority to grant a variance for anything
other than the height and length of a fence. Obviously, this was quite a
i.. 05/22/08 - The Board meant in Special
Session with the owner of lot 113. The details of that meeting are
privileged, but one decision the Board made was not t o demand that the
composite driveway be removed and replaced with concrete. The Board
determined that mistakes were made by the Board as well as the resident, and
the potential for a costly lawsuit was eminent. The Board did not want to
subject PLV to the possibility of very expensive litigation and the
potential for no different outcome.
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