December HOA Board Meeting Highlights
Board Elects Officers and Welcomes Max Strain
The board voted to retain Helen Hardin as President, James Lawrence as Vice-President and Bill Fisher as Treasurer and elected Christopher Horne to fill the position of Secretary for the association. James Lawrence volunteered to serve as the Board Liaison to the Design Review Committee.
Goals for 2022 were discussed, Bill Fisher and Chris Horne will work together to put them through the SMART goals filter, and they will be reviewed again in January.
There was lengthy discussion on how to encourage homeowners to step up and take leadership positions in the community. Next years social activities will not happen without new leaders. There will also be 2 board positions open. If you are interested, it is not too early to speak to a board member or our Community Manager about how to get involved. We need you.
Board training will be conducted online this year with all Directors taking the CAI’s (Community Association Institute) Board Leader Certificate Course. This course is designed to provide a foundation for effective community association board leadership. CAI also offers many other learning opportunities for homeowner leaders online and in person through the Rocky Mountain Chapter of CAI. We provide a membership to CAI for all board members and committee chairmen. Membership is open to all interested homeowners too. Go to caionline.org for more information.
On a recommendation from our landscape vendor, the board decided to invest in winter watering of both new plantings and the remainder of our trees and scrubs because of the extreme drought conditions we are having. Homeowners should also consider watering their landscaping to protect their plants. Check out this information about winter watering at https://extension.colostate.edu/docs/pubs/garden/07211.pdf.
Work continues on our clubhouse renovations, security upgrades, underdrain maintenance and pool equipment additions. Supply chain issues have slowed all the projects. We are hoping that they will be completed in early 2022. We cannot open the clubhouse to rentals until they are completed. The Conservatory HOA continues to be committed to resolving the trail erosion and underdrain outfall situation near retention pond 6 with our Metro District. Engineering solutions are being negotiated with the city of Aurora.
Agreements with Westwind Management Group and Orten, Cavanagh, Holmes & Hunt LLC were renewed.
Wishing you Happy Holidays