December 2017 Newsletter


CHRISTMAS PARTY

Chaparral Country Club
1260 Mohave Drive
Bullhead City

Date: December 13th, 2017
Social Hour: 6:00pm
Dinner served at 6:30pm sharp! Cost is $20.00 per person

Please RSVP to Laura at 928-758-4959 or email mvca9598@gmail.com

Please note: We pay for all meals ordered. Once you have made your reservation, you will be charged for your dinner even if you do not attend.


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Call To Order

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, November 7, at Scooters, 2750 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ. The meeting was called to order at 11:54 a.m., by President Larry Adams.

Attendees

President Larry Adams, Treasurer Steve Bouman, Directors  Catherine Lopez-Rajaniemi and Mark Harris.  Absent:  Secretary John Caponetto, Directors Kim Camacho and Jim Underwood.  Guests were  Mijung Lombardi of Horizon Bank, and Darlene Hiltner.  

Treasurer’s Report

President Adams asked for the Treasurer’s Report.  Treasurer Bouman read the Treasurer’s Report for the month of October.  Expenses for October were $2,481.19. The DDA Account for October was $6,884.67; and, the Money Market Account has $65,468.24.  President Adams asked for a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report for the month of October.  Director Lopez-Rajaniemi made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report for the month of October, and Director Harris seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.

Minutes

President Adams asked if everyone had read the Minutes in the Newsletter.  He then asked for a motion to approve the Minutes of October’s Board Meeting.  Director Lopez-Rajaniemi made a motion to approve the Minutes of October’s Board Meeting.  Director Harris seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.  

Old Business

Building Fee Increase

President Adams informed the Board that Mohave County has rescinded the Building Fees increase. But, they will not be reimbursed as of today. A discussion was held as to whether to put an effort to get reimbursements. It was decided to bring this issue to tomorrow’s General Meeting and ask the members to see if they want us to pursue this. President Adams stated that this increase was in violation of State Law and that the County needs to refund the monies that were paid with this increase. Director Lopez-Rajaniemi will put a letter together.

Fire Department Bond Vote

President Adams said we probably will get results of the voting regarding the Fire Department Bond later this evening. The Fire Fighters Union spent a lot of money to pass this Bond. A short discussion was held on this. Some of the things mentioned were that the City needs to take over the Fire Department and/or should be handled by the private sector.

New Business

2015 Building Codes

President Adams said that next month we need to stop Mohave County from adopting the 2015 Building Codes.

Letter To Governor

Treasurer Bouman said he will be circulating a letter to the a Senator and two Representatives with signatures regarding sweep funds from Mohave Electric Cooperative that are used for community projects.  

Home Show

Director Lopez-Rajaniemi passed out a flyer/vendor application for the Home Show. She said that they held a meeting a week and a half ago.  The Committee is working on having an outdoor craft show on Sunday.  They will have the Artist Guild, art displays, and a craft show.  There will be a car show on Saturday.  Darlene Hiltner said that they will have the School Bus Green House there.  They will have planting with the Master Gardeners.  Director Lopez-Rajaniemi said that Freeman is donating their services and will have the same set up as last year.  There was discussion regarding the programming insert in the paper.  Althea wants to do more ads regarding our Home Show.  We need a better sound system.  Also, we need ideas for Sunday, whether it is some type of outdoor activity.   We also need to get the Kiwanis on board.  Treasurer Bouman said that MEC does 15-minute classes on safety, solar and informative information on energy.  We also need to have our ads showing the schedules and dates for our events at the Home Show.  Ms. Hiltner said that all the awards will be made by the Academy of Building Industries students for the Car Show.  

Guest Speaker

President Adams said that David Heath, Parks and Recreation Director, will be our guest speaker at tomorrow night’s general meeting.

Adjournment

Meeting adjourned at 12:49 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Laura L. Harrison
[October 20, 2017] Received November 16, 2017

Nov 2017 Newsletter

Chaparral Country Club, venue for monthly meetingMONTHLY DINNER MEETING

Chaparral Country Club
1260 Mohave Drive
Bullhead City

Speaker: Mr. Dave Heath, Parks and Recreation Director for Bullhead City
Date:
 November 8th, 2017
Social Hour: 6:00pm
Dinner served at 6:30pm sharp! Cost is $15.00 per person

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Please note: We pay for all meals ordered. Once you have made your reservation, you will be charged for your dinner even if you do not attend.


PRESIDENT’S CORNER

This month’s guest speaker will be Mr. Dave Heath, Parks and Recreation Director for
Bullhead City. Dave has any number of events going on all the time, this week for
example is a senior citizens softball tournament. The City has recently constructed a
number of pickleball courts and work is progressing nicely on Section 12. Dave will
bring you up-to-date on a number of new and exciting programs for our Community.
The mail in ballots for the Bullhead City Fire District Bond measures are due back at the
County on November 7th, so we should know the results of that election when we meet
on the 8th.
We are still waiting for Mohave County to rescind the permit fee increase as they have
said they will do but as of yet it hasn’t been done.
As stated at the last meeting the County is exploring the adoption of the 2015 building
code and we are going to be very active in that discussion.
Your home show committee is again planning for our spring home and garden show
which will be held March 24th and 25th, 2018. This event takes a lot of work and has
been very successful as a fund raiser for our association. As usual though, the
committee needs your help on this event.
Make your dinner reservations now while you are thinking about it.

Larry D. Adams
Vice President


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Call To Order

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, October 10, at Scooters, 2750 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ.  The meeting was called to order at 12:02 p.m., by President Larry Adams.   

Attendees

President Larry Adams, Treasurer Steve Bouman, Secretary John Caponetto.  Absent were:  Directors Catherine Lopez-Rajaniemi, Mark Harris, Kim Camacho and Jim Underwood.  Guest was Miyung Lombardi of Horizon Bank.  We did not have a quorum.  

Treasurer’s Report

President Adams asked for the Treasurer’s Report.  Treasurer Bouman read the Treasurer’s Report for the month of September.  Expenses for September were $733.68.  The DDA Account for September was $9,040.86; and, the Money Market Account has $65,464.15.  President Adams asked for a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report for the month of September.  Secretary Caponetto made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report for the month of September, and Treasurer Bouman seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.  

Old Business

President Adams said that there was a meeting held by the County Board of Appeals to discuss fee increases.  Secretary Caponetto went to this meeting.  He said that the building fee increases were at the direction of Director Walsh, County Board of Supervisors.  They arbitrarily approved the increases.  They are going to have another public hearing to discuss this subject and to make a recommendation to rescind the increase in building fees.  Any fee increases has to go to the Building Department only. The increase in building fees went from $500 to $2000.  Secretary Caponetto said that he will be notified by email to him regarding any changes.  President Adams thanked Secretary Caponetto for his input.  President Adams also said that on December 13th Keith Walker will be discussing 2015 Building Codes.  We need to be there.

Where To Retire

President Adams brought in a copy of the magazine Where to Retire,  and showed the one small ad in the magazine stating that Bullhead City is the most affordable city to live in.  It is distributed nationwide and in Canada.  It costs us $1500 to put in the advertisement.

Guest Speaker

President Adams said that Doug Stevens will be our guest speaker tomorrow night to discuss the Fire Department Bond issue.  President Adams talked about the Fire Fighters Union going all out for this bond.  He said that there is no coverage of other side of this issue.  Ballots are being sent out to vote on this bond and need to be returned by mail by November 7th.   A short discussion was held.

Adjournment

Meeting adjourned at 12:54 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Laura L. Harrison
October 20, 2017