October BOD meeting. Hello Riverton!!
Last night (Oct 20th) we had our October Board meeting and this is your quick hit guide to what was covered. Official minutes will be posted on the official site once approved. The board voted for changes of titles/movement as Steve and I were ending our volunteer time as of 8 pm last night. Existing members moved into the roles of President, VP, and Treasurer as Steve and I made our official exit.
We expected quite a crowd last night and fell a little short. We did have one guest who expressed interest in becoming a member, and another confirmed to join in November - although we were expecting 5+. You don't have to show up to make a difference but it's nice when people do.
~~Lake Pamela: the limitations we have as non-owners, but also as residents who want to have an enjoyable view. We cannot hire our team to officially maintain the area not owned by RCA ... but we can't get anyone else to either.
~~Dissolution of the Association - it's a question that comes up every year and no one seems to have an official answer. Thanks to our lawyer for really breaking down the logistics, we have a statement that will be publicly available today.
YES, it's possible. NO, it probably won't happen.
~~ARB stuff - still some talk about signs and approvals. The main thing is - signs aren't allowed. Temporary approval for signs is an option - just ask!!
Approvals for permanent changes require plans. That plan includes putting the change where you said it was going. Best plan of action is to make sure your plans match your actions so that violations can be avoided from the start :)
~~Anonymous reports for violations - we ALL deserve to live in a well maintained community. A question came to us about finding out who reports others for possible violations. Not everyone is comfortable confronting neighbors about violations. We offer the anonymous reporting as an option to alleviate that part of the problem. Do some residents abuse that option? Sure do. That's why our ARB volunteers check each report before action is taken. There's also an option to report and ask for a follow up to your complaint/concern - it's STILL anonymous. Unless you tell your neighbor that you complained, we will NEVER give that information out. The ARB acts on reports - never in retaliation or on a case by case scenario.
I did miss some parts of the discussion as I unloaded my past 2 years of meeting docs to our employee Jean. She'll be uploading the docs so they are publicly available. Our goal with transparency and continuity can be achieved with technology and the involvement of our community. Although last night was my last in an official member position, I will continue to attend each meeting as a guest. The best way to keep this community moving forward is to remain informed and available to our neighbors AS informed neighbors ourselves.
THANK YOU to our community for allowing Steve and I to make so much noise for the past 2 years!!
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