It’s been a long hot summer and Autumn is finally here! And with that, its time to look around your property and address weeds, miscellaneous items hanging around, exterior home repairs and painting facia and other areas of the house that need a facelift. Several Board members and Architectural Committee members will be making the rounds this month to provide me with a list of properties that require some type of maintenance. With that, more violation letters will be sent to those properties. If you are a neighbor who feels there are some homes in your area that require maintenance, call me and I will send a violation letter. I will need an address and specifics of what needs to be addressed. Since property values have skyrocketed, it’s really important that homes are maintained to support the value. The Board will be voting on a new “fine” schedule at the October 6 Board Meeting. If, after the third violation letter is sent and there has been no action taken, then the Board will approve sending a crew to clean up the property in violation and bill the owner for the cleanup. If that bill is not paid by the property owner, the POA will pay the bill and a lien will be placed on the property.
Since Sparklight is no longer supporting email addresses on December 31, the POA has a new email address. Please change your records for the office email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2022 Association billing in the amount of $48 will be mailed to all members the first week of November. The dues are payable by December 31 and if not paid by January 31, 2022, a $15 late fee will be applied to all delinquent accounts. Please don’t be late on paying the $48 annual dues. There will be no exceptions to the $15 fine on February 1.
The 2022 Membership Directory will be available for pickup at the office the first week of November. If there are any changes in the way you want your name to appear in the directory, please call me no later than Wednesday, October 20 with the change. If you do not want your name to appear in the directory, you need to let me know that also. The directory will be sent to the printer on Thursday, October 21 and at that time any changes cannot be made.
Thank you all for your cooperation in keeping the PCC up to the standards required by the CC&R’s.
Next Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 immediately following the General Membership Meeting (Nominations) at 6:00 p.m.
Community Garage Sale: Friday, Saturday & Sunday October 1, 2, & 3
The office will be closed on Monday, October 11 in observance of Columbus Day
NEWS FROM THE OFFICE – IMPORTANT PLEASE READ
IMPROVEMENTS TO COUNTY RIGHT-OF-WAY
Pursuant to Yavapai County Ordinance 2020-5, any work within the limits of the County right of way requires a permit from the Public Works Department. The types of work would include, but is not limited to:
Placing a Mailbox
Permanently Surfacing a Driveway with Concrete, Asphalt, or Brick Pavers
Installing a New Driveway Access
Installing a Culvert or Support Materials for Drainage
Utility Excavation or General Excavation
All Other Work or Activity that Encroaches on the Right of Way
THIS MEANS YOU CANNOT DO ANY WORK OR IMPROVEMENTS WITHOUT GETTING A PERMIT FROM YAVAPAI COUNTY. A PERMIT FROM THE POA FOR THIS WORK IS NOT REQUIRED. If you have any questions about any work you plan on doing, please contact Joe Huot, Special Projects Manager, Permit/Inspection Division at 928-771-3183.
FIRE SEASON IS UPON US
All Owners of record are responsible for maintaining their properties in a clean, neat and acceptable manner: As per CC&R’s Article D Paragraph 14: In the event any Lot, Parcel or Tract including landscaping or improvements thereon, is not maintained and kept clean as provided in this Declaration, the Association shall have the right, either itself or through an agent, to furnish the labor and/or materials necessary to bring said Lot including improvements and materialmen’s liens in the State of Arizona.
AS PER PCCPOA RULES, DEFINITIONS & STANDARDS:
2.3.3. Weeds, Bushes, Trees and Other Vegetation: All exterior property areas shall be kept free from dry Vegetation, tumbleweeds, Weeds, bushes and tall grass and dead or diseased trees which are a visual Blight, which may harbor insect or rodent infestations, and any Vegetation which may likely become a fire hazard or result in a condition which may otherwise threaten the health and safety or the economic welfare of adjacent property Owners or Occupants. The Owner or Occupant is responsible for cutting or removing grass and Weeds in excess of twelve inches (12”) tall fronting a street or public place or visible from neighboring property.
FENCING YOUR PROPERTY
American Fence and Prescott Fence Company are notorious for not getting a fence permit from Yavapai County and submitting the paperwork to the POA. Please be advised of the following: A permit is needed from Yavapai County for any fencing over 50 lineal feet. The permit paperwork must be submitted to the POA office along with the permit application and a $50 fee. It is the responsibility of the property owner to acquire the Yavapai County permit from the fence company and submit it to the office. Any fencing installed without the Proper permits will cause an initial fine equal to the Cost of the Initial Permit Fee to be placed on the property owners account and possible fines from Yavapai County.
PLEASE REVIEW THE ARCHITECTURAL GUIDELINES IN THE DOCUMENTS SECTION OF THE WEBSITE.
Marge Huffman – Office Manager
The Architectural Committee meets on Thursday mornings at 9:00 am to review permit applications. Effective Janaury 1, 2021 permits for fences, accessory buildings will be $50. New Homes will be $500. Commercial Buildings will be $5,000. Please review the Architectural Guidelines under "Documents". You can also print off the application under "Documents". Failure to submit for a POA permit will result in a fine placed on your account.
The Fall Community Garage Sale will take place on Friday and Saturday October 1 and 2
If you are interested in participating, please call Marge to place your address on the list.
The sale will be advertised in the Courier, Tribune and Review and will also be listed on Craigslist.
The deadline to place your address on the list is Wednesday, April 28 at noon.
Have fun and don't forget to pick up your "Garage Sale" box from anywhere you placed them.
Architectural: (Grace Palmer/Donna Chisum) 13 permits issued the May meeting. The monument signs were both slated to be moved for lane widening. Al & Peter have been in talks regarding the new placement & deed. The existing Maverik side sign will not be moved at this time and the sequoia tree not to be removed.
Budget & Finance: (Donna Chisum/James Michener) Donna is taking a look at the insurance policy to make sure we have adequate coverage. The next scheduled budget meeting is 11/2/21 at 10:00am.
Building: (Al Zielinski/Joe Pichitino) The new Maverik building may be causing a drainage issue. Committee will be working with Maverik on a resolution with Yavapai Co Flood Control. Jim Pichitino was appointed as co-chair.
By-Laws Revision: (Jennifer Lynch/Peter Barnett) No report.
CC&R’s Enforcement: (Jim Sexton) Following up on current complaints and will be addressing weeds.
Community Enhancement: (Al Zielinski/Jennifer Lynch) Titan has staff changes so working with new crew. Limb on the front juniper snapped during storm and was taken care of.
Community Relations: (Peter Barnett/Jennifer Lynch) Yavapai Co seeking Board members.
Events & Recreation: (Jennifer Lynch/Donna Chisum) No report
Health & Safety: (Peter Barnett/James Michener) The County has reopened talks of paving Old Black Canyon.
Holiday Decorating: (Jennifer Lynch) Entrance was decorated for July with flags & flowers.
Nominating Committee: (James Michener/Gracelyn Palmer) no report.
URGENT PLEA TO ALL RESIDENTS!
The Prescott Country Club Board of Directors and Management are begging every resident to SLOWDOWN!
On Sept 2 the second high-speed fatality in our subdivision took place on Old Chisholm Tr. The POA, in conjunction with Yavapai County, installed a radar speed sign that is rotated around several locations in the PCC. Data collected from the sign typically reflects 8% of vehicles are driving at excessive speeds. The posted speed limit is 25MPH! Fortunately, The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Department has increased their presence in the Community and on Sept 15 I witnessed two vehicles stopped for speeding. I was also told a ticket was given to a person who was going 5MPH over our 25MPH speed limit. This is good news and will hopefully slow people down.
WALKERS TAKE NOTE – Walk against the traffic, so you can see what’s coming at you. It would be best if you avoided walking on Old Chisholm, Manzanita and Turquoise. Think about changing your route to the side streets where you would be more safe.
It is up to us as a community to come together and be aware of our surroundings, think about the safety of those around us and be considerate of our neighbors. Following the posted speed limit in the Community helps us all.