PRESENT: Board of
Directors: Jim Watson, Dave Thomas, Dennis Kennedy and Sheri Beckerman.
- CALL TO ORDER AND APPROVE
A quorum being present, President Watson called the
regular meeting of the VCHPOA Board of Directors to order at 7:01 P.M. on May 11, 2004 at the Virginia City Highlands Firehouse. On a motion by
Beckerman, seconded by Kennedy, the agenda was unanimously approved with the
- APPROVE MINUTES OF REGULAR BOARD
Previous month’s minutes to be approved by electronic
voting. With these changes:
Item 4. a. Change
to Tahoe/Pyramid Lake highway
Item 8. g. Change fire hall to firehouse
- Guest Speaker: Robert
Owens of Desert Bloom Pest Management spoke on beetle damage- prevention,
control and results. Robert has agreed to write an article for the annual
newsletter to help inform new residents. Robert had a handout on Basic
Pinion Pine Management (included in minute binder). For further
information and guidelines on dealing with this infestation contact Robert
- COMMENTS BY ASSOCIATION MEMBERS
& DISCUSSION OF COMMENTS
- A resident (Mr. O’Brien) requested that Sazarac
be worked on by the road crew, it is becoming a dangerous situation. To
be addressed later in Road report.
- A concern about the 40-acre parcels that are located in Washoe County
with the possibility of subdivision and the increase in traffic because of
this subdividing. There are many issues that need to be addressed:
prescriptive easements, etc.
- Dave Thomas spoke on how the road closure
developed after the Reno-Gazette published a piece on the Petroglyphs.
This newspaper article had specific directions, using our private roads
and no indication that using these directions meant that the public would
be trespassing. The initial meeting that was held included most, if not
all, of the private and public organizations that are concerned with the
Highlands- Sheriff, NV DOT, Fire Safe Highlands, County Commissioners and
representatives of the HRPOA and VCHPOA Boards..
- Infested tree removal may proceed on all property
within the Highlands, as per the C.C.&R’s. Homeowners
will be notified and then a crew will remove all infested trees. Without
this enforcement, the beetle infestation could create a tree-less
environment (such has happened at Bear Lake, etc.). The cost for removal
may be undertaken by a grant, if not available further discussion on
payment by homeowner.
- Stickers to be ordered (2 styles- adhesive on
either side). The cost to be split with the HRPOA. All vehicles,
including off-road vehicles will be requested to have a sticker to be in
- A request that all homeowners purchase (at
minimal cost) the reflective emergency signs designating the lot. The
form and manpower to install is available at the fire staiton.
- FINANCIAL REPORT
- Monthly cash report
- Monthly financial statements
- COMMITTEE REPORTS
- Architectural Committee
Cindy brought the minutes for the 5/4/04 meeting.
A copy of the VCHPOA architectural proposed changes
in a votable format and recommendations of wording changes.
The meeting minutes will be sent directly to Jim
Poston from now on and will be posted on the website.
Fee’s were collected ($815.00) and given to Kathy
- Road Report
Watson spoke with McDowell about using a stabilized
base in a test area on Sazarac. Watson will get the formula for the road crew
to test on a section of this road. Water is needed for the road crew to do
proper preparation so it was requested that the Road Manager speak with Roger
at Aqua Drilling about revamping the old well that the fire hall and road crew
uses and the cost and feasibility of doing surface water well.
- Park Report
Bob Kershaw spoke about the possibility of using
park monies to drill a well.
- OLD BUSINESS
- The Fire Safe Highlands grant is activated, so
new road signs will be appearing.
- Job descriptions to be completed when a full
board is present
- NEW BUSINESS
- Annual meeting will be held on 7/24/04 and will include the picnic as in prior years. Motioned by Watson, seconded by
- Watson & Beckerman will complete the annual
newsletter with Thomas and others writing articles, etc.
- A potluck may be held to complete the mailing of
On a motion by Thomas, seconded by Kennedy, and unanimously approved,
the meeting was adjourned at 9:10 P.M.
Basic Pinion Pine Management
Cash Flow Statement
Votable Architectural changes