President's Message

October 2019

Nancy Hoffman

Fall has arrived at Boulder City and many of our residents have returned to spend their winter at our resort.  We are glad to see our friends and neighbors return and look forward to many fun times this winter in the resort. One thing that I would like to ask of all residents is that when you walk in the resort when it is dark, please wear bright clothing as residents have complained that walkers wearing dark clothing are very hard to see. This is a safety concern and we don’t want anyone to be hit and injured by a vehicle because the driver could not see them. Also, please be sure to follow the 10MPH speed limit when driving through the resort. For all drivers, whether auto, golf-cart, ATV etc.; please remember everyone must abide by posted speed limit.

If you have been keeping up on what’s been happening in the resort the last few months, you’re aware that the Board did not take the summer months off and continued to make much-needed improvements. In case you haven’t heard, the most recent was the refurbishing of the pool deck. The board has gotten a lot of positive feedback regarding the upgrades that were done this summer. No matter whether you agree or disagree with actions taken by the board, your comments/criticisms are always welcomed so don’t hesitate to let us hear from you. The Board understands that not all members will view the changes as positive and no matter what the board approves, we are fully aware that we will never be able to please everyone. However it is our goal to always strive to make the best decisions for our community.

At our board meeting on October 17, 2019, a new Mail Policy was approved. The Board agreed it was time to review and revise the current policy that was implemented in November 2014. Copies of this revised policy are being sent to all lot owners. This policy will be implemented December 1, 2019 so when you receive the revised policy, please review it so you will be aware of the changes.

In addition, the Board (along with input from members who attended the Board meeting), approved new signage for the entrance to the resort. There will be two identical signs reading, “Boulder Oaks Community Association” that will be placed on each corner of the entrance to the resort. The maker of the signs has been notified and delivery and installation of the signs is expected by the end of the month.

Also, the 2020 proposed budget was approved at the October meeting. Although the Association’s reserve fund is approximately 40% of what it should be, Board members are very pleased that there will be a nominal increase of only $6 per month effective January 1, 2020. Therefore, your monthly maintenance fee will be increased from $159 to $165. The main reason the rate increase is only $6 is because your Board has taken several actions the last few months to help reduce some of our overall operating costs. These include: a reduction in costs for our annual janitorial contract, the elimination of the costly and ineffective Wi-Fi in the satellite buildings, and a reduction in CAMCO’s annual contract rate, effective November 1, 2019. Because of these reductions, I am very pleased to advise you that the budget for 2020 is projected to add to our reserves approximately $86,000 with only a $6 monthly maintenance fee increase. This compares to an approximate $30,000 increase to the reserves in 2019.

Lastly, the following statement summarizes my thoughts regarding actions of the BOCA Board and I hope everyone reading it feels the same as me. “We don’t have to agree with one another, but it is important that we respect each other.”

 

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