Questions and Answers (Q&A) from the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Membership:
Q: A homeowner asked if MPRHOA was going to replace trees in the city wash that runs from Ray Road to Chandler Blvd.
A: Jim Welch and Mike Underwood (Paramount Landscaping) explained this was City of Phoenix property and we were working with the city on replacements, however city irrigation lines need to be repaired before any replacement trees can be planted.
Q: A homeowner asked if there was a criteria for being on a committee or board.
A: Jim Welch explained that finding volunteers can be a challenge and that previous HOA experience like being on a board of directors, or serving on a committee is helpful, but not necessary to become a candidate.
Q: A homeowner asked how many trees were damaged in the July 2013 microburst and what is being done to replaced the damaged trees.
A: Mike Underwood reported 260 trees were lost, with many more needing attention to keep them healthy. Planting replacement will start in the spring of 2014. Jim Welch said they are still working with the insurance company on reimbursements.
Q: A homeowner asked about the possibility of building a clubhouse.
A: Both Jim Welch and Joe Giumette explained the challenges, which are mainly economics. There had been discussion on building one at Rec. 2, however it was tabled due to the impact it would have on the surrounding properties. Further discussion was on the vacant lot next to the HOA office as being a possible location and Jim Welch responded that just the start up costs are extreme. Joe Giumette reported that typically developers build these centers to attract buyers, however building one after the community is built is expensive and they are often not used enough to justify the costs.
Q: A homeowner asked about the deficit in the 2014 budget and if it was a trend.
A: Nancy Klinger explained that budgeted items sometimes run at a deficit and may not necessarily be determined by trends, but other forecasted conditions.
Q: A homeowner asked if we knew how many people use the pools.
A: Answer was the pools are heavily used during different times of the year with Rec. center 1 being the most used because it is heated during cooler months. However, no official count has been recorded.