Architectural Control and Planning Committee

Virginia City Highlands Property Owner’s Association

P.O. Box 686, Virginia City, NV 89440

Minutes – April 3, 2007, 7:30 pm

Fire Station Training Room


I.      Call the meeting to order.

Chairman Lewis called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm.   

II.    Members attending:

Present were members Bill Lewis, Robert Moore, Andy Biederman, and Rita Lumos.  Chairman Lewis declared a quorum was present.

III.  Approve March 6, 2007 Minutes.

A motion by Moore, seconded by Lumos, to approve the minutes of the March 6, 2007 meeting was approved unanimously.


A.    Harry Stanley, chairman of Fire Safe Highlands, explained that the contractor who is disposing of the slash pile is unable to dispose of the larger stumps that are dumped there.  It is expensive to have them hauled away or otherwise removed.  He requested that the VCHPOA consider charging a fee of $30 per stump to be removed during construction of new buildings.  Chairman Lewis explained that any fee would have to be imposed by the Board of Directors and said that he would bring it before the board at their next meeting.  Mr. Stanley suggested that if someone wanted to use them for firewood they would be welcome to take them.

B.    Review plans in order of sign-in:

1.    Patrick Wherland presented plans for a shed at 1910 Empire Road, Lot 118A, Block M.  Mr. Wherland wishes to place the shed within the side yard building setback, approximately 10 feet from the property line, rather than 15 feet.  He submitted a letter signed by the adjacent property owner stating that he has no objection to having the shed near his property line.  Mr. Wherland stated that there were several reasons for the request and that the building would not be a permanent structure and could be moved to another location if necessary.   The shed will have natural colored cedar siding with a green composition roof and will match the existing house.  Mr. Wherland was advised that he would have to move the shed if there were any complaints in the future.  Upon his agreement, the plans were approved.  A fee of $30 was paid by check number 3648.

2.    William Hansen, representing Doug Strenge, presented plans for a residence at 1524 Bonanza Road, Lot 13, Block M.  The residence will be 2592 square feet, be constructed with stone and log siding, and have a green metal standing ridge roof.  The plans were approved and a fee of $500 was paid by check number 1003.

3.    Eric Loyer, representing David Thomas and Pamela Loy, presented plans for a remodel and addition to an existing residence at 21400 Saddleback Road, Lot 332, Block M.  The addition will contain 1199 square feet plus a garage.  Siding will be Navajo Beige Hardy Board and the roof will be green composition molded tile. The plans were approved and a fee of $75 paid by check number 52.

4.    Gene Webber presented plans for a new residence at 21475 Saddleback Road, Lot 344, Block M.  The residence will be 2635 square feet with Navajo Beige Hardy Board siding and a green metal roof.  The plans were approved and a fee of $500 paid by check number 124.

C.    Possible violations of the CC&R’s.

Rita Lumos noted that an email had been received from an out of town owner of property in the Highlands who had been informed that construction nearby was encroaching onto his property.  Mr. Lewis and Ms. Lumos will inspect the property to try to determine if this is the case and who is doing the neighboring construction.

D.    Election of Officers

Since not all committee members were absent the election of officers was postponed until the May meeting.

V.    Adjourn

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Rita M. Lumos, member