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Written By Nick Nickerson

Hello Neighbors.

The reconvened Special Meeting of our Members was held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the offices of Personalized Property Management in Cathedral City. A quorum was reached with 94 ballots received before the polls closed. The following represents a summary of the special ballot:

Bylaws – Passed (65 Yes Votes Required)
79 Yes Votes

10 No Votes

5 Abstain Votes

CC&R’s – Did not pass (86 Yes Votes Required)

78 Yes Votes

12-No Votes

4 Abstain Votes.

In accordance with Section 7.3 Term of Office presented in the new Bylaws, two directors’ terms will expire in 2018. Subsequently, two board seats will be open and placed on the Associations annual ballot. All of our homeowners are encouraged to serve on the board. Interested candidates should contact the Community Manager for more information.

While unfortunate that the proposed Amendment and Restatement of the CC&Rs did not pass, the Community will continue to operate “business as usual”. As I have reported in the past, the updated language did not include additional conditions or restrictions, nor did it eliminate the conditions and restriction we all agreed upon when we moved into the community. The Community’s Rules and Regulations, as amended, will also continue in place.

On a different note, the Board acting as the Finance Committee is preparing the Annual Budget and Reserve Study Update. You will be getting these updated documents as part of the annual mailing in December. The biggest change to our budget and reserve study is related to the removal and replacement of the Date Palm Trees within the Association’s common area. According to the Arborist Report, it is necessary to replace all 108 Date Palms within the next 5 to 10 years. Please take a moment to read the “Palm Tree Plan” Article presented in this Newsletter.

The next Regular Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 9:30AM. Homeowners are always welcome and encouraged to attend.