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Meet the 2016 RVS Board Candidates October 29, 2016 from 10AM – 12PM

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Another Board Resignation

Posted for Annie McGovern by Moderator:

Word on the street is that another Rancho Viejo South board member, this time Jim Bailey, has resigned from the board. No eblast has been sent by the RVS board or Community Manager, at least I have not received one, notifying residents of this event. This makes three this term.  When Eric Sanders resigned, the board appointed Carol Thompson, a direct slap in the face to residents who obviously voted otherwise during the election.  When Barbara Boyd resigned, no action was taken, even though Marcia Kaplan had the next highest votes in the election.  Why the double standard?  Am I correct that according to Roberts’ Rules of Order, though not mandated, the person with the highest number of votes in the previous election should be the next to fill a vacancy?  And does anyone know why Jim Bailey’s resignation is all so hush-hush? My understanding is that he resigned more than a week ago – and we’re sorry to see you go,  Jim.

Bobcat Siting Tuesday, 8-23-16

End of East Chili Line Road

Annie McGovern and her granddaughter were playing Pokemon Go on Tuesday and captured more than they bargained for!  Caught on photo by our intrepid adventurers was the Bobcat everyone keeps talking about.  See those black markings and big, bushy tail?  It’s taller than the average feline, compared to the upright on the gate.

BobCat-Web

New County Recycling Ordinance Could Raise Homeowner Fees – Update: Increase Announced at Sep BOD Mtg

Posted for Jim Bailey:

I am attaching a copy of a county ordinance that was adopted in May, requiring trash haulers to also pick up curbside recycling. Initial information from our vendor is this may increase our solid waste fee by 50 percent, from $49.50 per quarter per home to $74.25.

Ordinance 2016-4

Map of Service Area

While serving as president of the board, I encouraged board members to become informed of and active in county affairs, however there was a bump in that road, and as a consequence the board and management are just now dealing with this ordinance that was enacted three months ago and is set to be in force November 1st. Community Manager Montoya is exploring all options.
Please be advised that the board, NOT the treasurer, NOT the Budget and Finance Committee, is responsible for setting the 2017 HOA dues.
Additional information is available on my website, JimBaileyForRVS.com
Thank you.
Jimmy Bailey
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Another Successful Firewise Event!

Posted by Moderators for: Anniemcgovern@aol.com

Our third annual FirewiseUSA Community Day, held Saturday, May 7th, was a resounding success with 79 volunteers signed in.  This included seven ATC students/parents and 3 three from Amy Biehl.  Twenty-two student posters from the Amy Biehl project were displayed and Judy Reinhartz, a North resident, who wrote a “Firewise Curriculum To Spark Interest” (piloted at Amy Biehl this year) talked for three hours with visitors to the exhibit.  Thanks, Judy!  State police, La Cienega firefighters, landscapers, residents, and HOA representatives all volunteered for this expanding community effort.  Thanks so much, everyone! Together we are creating a firesafe community.

Teri Buhl Leads SFAHBA

Posted for: Anne McGovern
Email: Anniemcgovern@aol.com


Request or Comment:  Congratulations to Teri Buhl, Windmill IV resident, for being elected the 2016 President of the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association, a branch of the National Association of Home Builders! This is a huge honor, and it’s wonderful that Teri’s many skills have been so publicly acknowledged.

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HOAMCO Tells Los Lunas Family to Tear Down Cabana

All HOAs have a committee that reviews home improvement projects to make sure they are within the guidelines of the community.  The Stubbs family apparently went through the approval process in Huning Ranch, but 6 years later, they’ve been fined by HOAMCO and are being told to tear down their cabana.

Click on Cabana to see KOB News article