A WORD FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Happy All Saints Day, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving! As a ground combat veteran of the Vietnam War – I always just take Veteran’s Day “off.” My class at West Point of 706 lost 22 in Vietnam. Nevertheless, two good things for me came out of the experience – one was a real appreciation for life, and two is my wife Patty who stuck by me the whole time!
Our Safety Tip of the Month is – Please be careful while putting up your holiday lights! Again - be extra careful with ladders! On high ladders – have a watcher. It would be best to hire a professional, but start early. Regarding weapons – if you touch a weapon (pistol / rifle) – it is your responsibility to make sure its ‘clear’, and then loaded with the proper ammunition.
Our Good Neighbor Tip of the Month is – Our utility department, in whom I personally have the greatest confidence, has had some challenges lately. While the City will deliver bottle water if necessary, Patty always keeps at least 15 gallons of bottle water and 7 days’ worth of food in our storage closet. Plus, like the City has at City Hall – you can get those water conservation barrels and have pre-captured rainwater. Email me at email@example.com if you don’t have a clue as to what I’m talking about!
This leads directly into reporting on our requests for help with neighborly assistance and compliance with our deed restrictions, and helping with Architectural Controls (ACC). We always try to do this in a neighborly friendly way. You will be pleased to hear that since l last reported – the Board and Staff have resolved over 9 requests for assistance and compliance – all without incident! Thank you and please send your items to firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We all appreciate it, and our community is better and brighter! All emails are kept in strict confidence.
November will be a busy month – we have a Veterans Day event at Quail Point Lodge on the 11th, and our Board Meeting will be on the 17th.
With the passage of our FY’22 Budget and Capital Improvement Program, we are hard at work.
1. With the Resort - we have already started the Bay West Blvd project for tree trimming and cutting. In addition, we have started the cleanup of Horseshoe Bay Blvd in Central. We are responsible for the medians on both boulevards. The POA is not doing any work along the sides of the Blvd.
2. Talking about cutting – lot mowing by the City seems to be going nicely.
3. The Board approved a contract for clearing and repairs at the Mausoleum as well as architectural renderings for new niches and possibly new crypts.
4. In November, we will continue our coordination meetings with the Resort, the City, and the Park’s Commission so that we can synchronize our infrastructure projects.
5. Thanks to those who have already volunteered! We will begin having work meetings at QPL in November.
We need help with conceptual and master planning for our big projects: Fox Park & Pond; Slick Rock Creek, Park, and the Campground; and Bay West Blvd. Therefore, we are requesting that you let us know if you are interested.
We can use help with:
a. Interested people from the Neighborhoods where these are – in HSB West and South of Hi Circle South & 2147.
b. Plus, people with historical, environmental, plants and trees, and archeology interests:
c. Architects, landscape architects, surveyors, civil engineers, and construction folks. We especially need help with Computer Aided Design (CAD) and graphical information systems (GIS).
d. Hiking and camping; financing; and marketing.
6. Please do not worry – we have not forgotten the mailboxes. Right now, Tom and I are working on improving the entrances, as well as gathering our data on repairing and adding new neighborhood mailboxes.
7. To further enhance our community – we are looking at our Yard Light requirements.