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We recently started a new paint schedule and as like everything else the price has up. We are now being charged $150 for the additions (shed). Prices that we have charged for sheds has not increased since before 2014 but unfortunately, we are no longer able to subsidize the painting. Beginning July 1, 2022, we will be charging $150 for our vendor to paint your shed. All sheds will be painted when the unit is painted unless you notify us beforehand that you will be painting this yourself. All painting must be completed within 30 days of your unit being painted. If you are seasonal and choose to paint your shed, this must be completed within 30 days of your arrival. Please check with the office to see if your unit scheduled to be painted.
We unfortunately did not receive much rain this year and our landscaping is looking a little parched. I am asking the residents to please water plants around your area if you have the ability. Lou has been taking care of the cactus gardens and many of the circles. She really could use the help if you are available.
The central desert walking area at the intersection of Camino Penasco & Paseo Quinta is now nicknamed the Four Corners. On your next walk you might want to take a look at some of the changes being made. Plans are to transplant cactus from our campus and repurpose them while making a comfortable place for Villas residents to read, exchange books, relax and to linger.
We would like to recognize and thank the residents who showed up to help with moving the dirt, rocks and with transplanting duties: Mary Grgich, Owen Ayres, Colleen Hayes, Tom Bowes, and Ken Forness, and Lou Kifer. Volunteers are always welcome. You can get more information from the office.
We sure to thank these fantastic residents who worked on this project. It looks fantastic and their effort is much appreciated
We sure to thank all ther fantastic residents who worked on this project and to Lou for all her planning and her vision.
It looks fantastic and their effort is much appreciated!
Summer Blooms before monsoon
There is something for those who go to bed late
Lucky for us Lou got a picture of this beauty. This cactus blooms for one night per year.
A few safeguards to help control our recycle problem.
The area will be open from 8am to 3pm, Monday through Friday and closed on weekends.
Our staff will open the lids for use during the day and close them when they leave.
We have made the following changes:
For years the Villas staff has picked up lawn clippings as a courtesy to our residents. Clippings were to be bagged or boxed for easy handling. In the past, many items have been placed on the curb for pickup by our staff that are not clippings.
Beginning in February 2022 we will be picking up lawn clippings and debris that is bagged or boxed on Monday and Thursday only. Please place items at the curb by 1:00pm on the day of pickup only. Reducing the days of pick up to two days will free our staff to do other tasks. It will also cut down the cost of fuel.
With the decrease in pickups (plant clippings only), we will now offer a once a month pick up for small landfill items. (No furniture or lawn furniture) This will be on the third Friday of each month. You must sign up with the office and pay a fee of $5.00. The funds collected will be used to defer the cost of the dump fees.
The office and crew hope this policy will benefit our residents and decrease the items placed on curbs, deterring from the beautiful landscape we have here at Villas West.
Bulk Pickup days are:
July 15, 2022
August 20, 2022
September 6, 2022
October 21, 2022
November 17, 2022 (Thursday due to Patio Sale on Friday)
December 9, 2022 (2nd Friday due to Holiday functions)
The Board of Directors of the Green Valley Villas West Condominium Association is responsible for maintaining the standards of appearance, safety, and value of our neighborhood. Based on expenses this year, the replacement of 88 HVAC units for $253,000 and Roof Replacement/repairs for $200,000, we are overbudget and are currently operating in a deficit for the year. The board must plan for future repairs, replacements, expenses, legal fees, etc. that may arise from managing the neighborhood, as well as to maintain adequate Reserve Funds for costly repairs, replacements, and unexpected major expenses like the downed trees this summer. We want to be proactive and invest in our community infrastructure. This mission is made possible through monthly homeowner fees.
We want to express our appreciation to our homeowners who have been diligent in paying their monthly fees and fulfilling their obligation to the HOA so that we can perform our duties as needed. Thank you so very much for your commitment to support your community and your HOA.
The Villas West Board of Directors has voted to increase the monthly fees by $15.00 per home to a total of $235.00 for 2022. This slight increase is needed to help us operate in a balanced budget and follows the cost of living increase we have all experienced in the past year, as costs continue to rise. The ever-increasing costs of services to our community that include HVAC and roof repairs and replacements, landscaping, insurance, maintenance repairs, and street maintenance are but a few of the necessary expenses paid for with HOA fees. Like most businesses these days, we are having trouble hiring and keeping qualified help. We need to offer competitive wages and explore what benefits we might provide to help retain employees.
These challenging economic times have affected all of us. We have spent the past months looking at all our financial models and forecasts. We were hoping to avoid an increase this year, and had originally presented that to you, our Members, but the overwhelming opinions we received from homeowners, at the November 2021 Board Meeting, indicated the need to increase fees for 2022 to accomplish community investments.
Villas West Board of Directors
Spring Patio Sale
The first Saturday of the month