Virginia City Highlands Property Owners’ Association
Minutes Monthly Meeting - Tuesday November 8, 2011
Virginia City Highlands Fire Station Training Room
Present: Dave Thomas, Mary Tallent-Stewart, Cecila
Lak, Pat Flanagan, Karlyn McPartlin
1. Call to order, Declaration of Quorum and Approval of Meeting agenda.
Dave Thomas called the meeting to order at 7:04pm.
The minutes were reviewed and approved for July
23, 2011, September 2011 and Oct 2011.
Pat stated that the minutes for Feb 2011 are lost and
in spite of searching cannot be located. The board
agreed to list those minutes as missing.
A motion to accept all the minutes was made by
Cecila and seconded by Pat.
Dave gave a detailed report on the financial status
of the association. A copy of the financials can be
obtained from the secretary or on our web site.
Gio Badaluco requested a copy of the road
maintaince expenses. Several attending residents
asked for a more detailed list of the road costs.
Dave gave them a very detailed explanation of
the expenses incurred over the past year. The
number people of the road crew was discussed as
was the salaries being paid.
A motion was made by Mary and seconded by Pat
To accept the financial report. The motion passed.
4. Comments by Association Members
Cecila commented about the trash left at the old
mailboxes for the past 2 weeks.
Dave thanked Jim Stewart for cleaning up the mail-
Pat thanked all those who helped stuffing
envelopes for the annual dues mailing.
Karlyn reported that the Halloween party was a
huge success with about 85 in attendance.
Dave reported that he had talked to Vanessa
Dufranse concerning redistricting. Dave said he
would like one commissioner that represented the
Highlands since we make up such a large
percentage of voters in the county. He asked for
a report concerning the actual percentage of
County voters and said that he will report back to
us at the next meeting.
5. Committee Reports
Rita Lumos reported on two reviews, a new roof
and a driveway installation. Both were approved.
No fees were collected for these items.
Nothing to report. Dave and Karlyn are still working
on trying to obtain the funds due to the Highlands
for further park improvements. A report will be
made at a later time when the information is
available from the county.
Steve Morrow, road committee chairman, reported
that only maintenance on the plows was done
to prepare for the coming winter. No road work
was done. Neal Melton is heading up the plow
crew which will consist of two plow drivers per
He also said that we will be using more sand on
Cartwright. The “trigger” point for snow plowing
will be 4”. Steve noted that anything less tears up
the road surface.
Steve also mentioned that he is making an effort
to evaluate all the roads for problems that will need
to be addressed in the spring.
Terri Badaluco stated that she and the other
residents on Clemems want the road rocked and
graded. Several residents who live on Clemens
reported that their road is excessively slippery and
difficult to drive on when wet.
Steve agreed that Clemens remains a problem.
and does need more rock applied.
Dale Morgan, a Clemens resident, wants the road
bladed now and not wait until spring due to the
deep ruts they have now. Terri Badaluco
stated that the two wheel drive vehicles cannot
drive on most of the roads. Dave stated that all
home owners should have four wheel drive
Vehicles available for winter driving. He
mentioned that we have a sign at the entrance
stating that 4 wheel drive is needed in the
Highlands. The residents in attendance agreed
that 4 wheel drive is imperative due to dangerous
road conditions during bad weather.
Dave and Steve agreed to stop applying the mag
Chlor to Clemens. Steve was asked if road
planning would be discussed at the next road
meeting. He said it would be and several of the
residents stated that they wanted to attend the
meeting which Steve said would be held about a
week after Thanksgiving.
Steve told us that Spanish Springs has the same
number of miles and brought in clay and base
every year for 12 years but when their GID was
formed the roads were paved.
Dave Thomas stated that it would cost about
$12.5 million to pave our roads.
Several of the residents stated that they didn’t want
A motion by Dave to accept the report was made
with a second by Mary. Motion approved.
Dave suggests that the board consider creating
a questionnaire to go out to all homeowners asking
Their opinion on various subjects that are of
Concern to the residents. The suggestion was
tabled until the next meeting.
6. Unfinished Business
Pat reported that he went to visit our DA Mr. Maddox
Concerning the MOU on fire preparedness. He also
Called Pat Whitten but he was on vacation. Mr.
Maddox has not be able to go over the proposal
due to his very busy schedule.
Pat also reports that Lydia is on track with next
New No Trespassing signs were discussed. It
Was agreed that the signs should be about 3’x4’
The sample that was passed around the room was
approved by all as well as the board.
Karlyn will have Jay Carmona give us a bid on
Creating three signs to be put up at the three
entrances to the Highlands.
7. New Business
8. Any other matters the board members whish to
Meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully submitted by
Karlyn McPartlin, secretary