Casa Paloma I
Welcome back, our last CP1 HOA board meeting was April 2023. Five months have passed and this summer has been a fairly quiet time for the board.
Late this spring and summer Jim Ford has been very busy with lots of projects: Erosion water retention rock work, Weeding and landscape work and supervision and Monsoon clean up.
We have been reimbursed on the Carpenter house on Diablo and it has been sold. Currently the house has been cleaned up, painted etc.
We have established an accounting firm to do our monthly accounting reports, keeping our database on our home owners property and we have a CPA for our year end audit and IRS filing as a Non profit HOA.
We have set up an outside mailing service to handle all of our yearly mailings and reports. The board and volunteers will still count the votes and recordings.
We are for this coming new year will give you our owners the ability to pay your HOA yearly fee by credit/debit card online or mail in a check.
We accomplished re-coating all our roads, striping and painting the overflow parking area bummers. That has allowed us to have street cracks filled, sealed and in some places repaired along with two coats of sealing coat that will extend the life of our streets another 4 or 5 years.
We continue as a HOA to be strong financially both with our Balance sheet, but with strong support from our accounting process, our year end CPA review and having a consultant to the board and myself, Brian Dunnum.
Ray U’Ren, President
Sheila Austin, VP
David Messick, Secretary
Jim Ford, Board Member
In the past history of our CP 1, HOA we have been all over the map on what is common ground and what is not.
If we are to look at our plot maps we see each homeowner's lot goes to the street and touches the neighbors lot line on the side.
In saying that, if you then take the measurements of the lots and actuarial measurement, Like we have done to several properties, we find that the measurements end about at the end of carport roof overhang. Also if you look at where the water meter is for each house which is on the homeowners property it is about the same.
Now we have allowed and still will encourage our homeowners to maintain and keep their yard both front and back outside of the measurements for the good of our community.
But the property or common area, which is called lot 258 includes our streets and roughly 3 ft. on each side or more plus identified common areas.
That leaves areas such as middle landscape areas such as off Varonil, open space behind the north end of Lumbre, and Diablo, entrance guard shack island, all Postbox stations, entrance way and exits, Landscaping along LaCanada and the end of each dead end street marked with yellow posts.
What I am trying to point out and make as a policy is.
Our common areas and roads and that of the property on each side of our streets are considered lot 258, which we maintain plus other areas and they can not be altered.
Yet our home owners can add crushed rock, maintain and care for that property between their property lines to the front street and behind their rear courtyards. What can't be done is build on, put landscape structures on, build barriers on or anything else without the board of directors of Casa Paloma 1, HOA approving with a majority vote.
Now there are other things the HOA does to maintain for the great good of our community, which is allowed in our by-laws.
Our venue here in CP 1, is unique and has its own personality within our landscaping, layout and our architecture design both in buildings and landscape, which we enjoy and will protect and maintain.
I am open to discussion, your input and thoughts, but at this time this is the way we are going to operate and use as our guide lines to operate under.
Always open to hear from you and your thoughts
Drop-in room use is here! Starting Monday, December 12, weekly schedules will be posted next to most meeting rooms on the campus. Between reservations, members are welcome to use rooms while applying the wilderness lover's ethic: LEAVE NO TRACE. When staff need to come in to set up for the next activity, we ask drop-in users to exit promptly. All unreserved rooms in major centers will be locked at 8pm. The following rooms will not be available for drop-in use: kitchens in major centers, West Center rooms, the Mesquite Room at Canoa Hills, and the Art Rooms at East Center and Santa Rita Springs. If a room does NOT have a posted schedule, it is exempt from drop-in use.
Casa Paloma I has exclusive contract with Titan Recycle & Trash (520-382-1009) for all trash and recycling services within Casa Paloma I HOA.
Inground trash container and a tub for recycling materials can be used.
Individual homeowners pay Trash Companies.
Attention, Casa Paloma 1 residents: effective April 1 your service day will be changed to Thursdays for trash and recycling. You will have no pick up on Tuesday, April 4. Your service will be on Thursday, April 6 and will remain on Thursday moving forward.