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President's Report given at the August board meeting, 8/27/2009
Liberty Center Status:
Pulte provided a Liberty Center status report for the month of August. The Project Architect was on site to approve mockup color samples for the pool, stucco and concrete stain. Metal stud framing of
interior walls continues. Indoor pool deck has been poured. Interior roof line insulation is being
installed. Windows and glass on the east and west sides of the Movement Studio and Fitness rooms
are installed. Brown coat is to start this month for the exterior building stucco. Site curb and gutter
work continues. Masonry waterproofing is complete. Mechanical and electrical interior rough-in
continues. The construction project remains targeted for completion by the 4th quarter of 2009. As
mentioned in previous Board President Reports, once all construction is completed and Pulte turns the building over to SCA for occupancy, then SCA will begin the process for acceptance and the project to prepare the building for occupancy and an opening. This process may take at least one to two months.
S&D Café Lawsuit Status:
A mediation session, arranged by our attorneys for the S&D Café lawsuit, was held on July 29. Phil Aurbach, of the law firm of Marquis & Aurbach was the mediator. Mediation is a fairly common method to attempt resolution before the parties go into full trial preparation. Del Webb and SCA insurers, CNA, Chubb and Travelers, were represented. The SCA Board was represented by the President and Vice President. There have been some settlement discussions, but these have not been finalized and would be subject to court approval. Trial preparations continue and witness statements are being finalized. A firm date for trial will not be set by the court until September 3, but our attorneys are requesting a start on or around September 16.
Executive Session Actions:
At the July 23 Executive Session, a motion was passed regarding the S&D Café lawsuit and a potential counter offer from S&D Café; motions were passed to deny a request for a waiver of fines, late fees and interest, to deny a request for an extended payment plan and to deny a request for full reimbursement of expenses; a motion was passed to support a letter drafted by legal counsel related to an Ombudsman case; and a motion was passed related to working with coverage counsel in response to Ombudsman’s cases.
At the August 3 Emergency Executive session legal counsel discussed the status of the mediation efforts with S&D Café and a motion was passed regarding a potential settlement offer.
At the August 13 Executive session a motion was passed to deny an appeal and uphold the decision of the ARC committee; motions were passed to grant extended payment plans with no waiver; a motion was passed to grant an extended payment plan with waiver of late fees and interest; a motion was passed to pursue a case in small claims court; a motion was passed to request non-binding arbitration in an alternative dispute resolution case; and motions were passed to deny requests for mediation of specific Ombudsman cases.
Anthem Council News:
Yesterday, the Anthem Council Board of Directors selected and appointed two additional Board
Members from recommended Board Officers of the Anthem Master Plan Communities. Jack Troia,
SCA Vice President and Clint Wellis, Coventry Homes President, were both appointed to transitional positions on the Anthem Council. Their terms will end on January 13, 2010. The Council also
established an Ad-Hoc Transition Committee consisting of Jack Troia, Clint Wellis and Jeremy Fritz,
Anthem Council President. This committee will oversee and assist with the plans for transfer from
declarant control and will submit a transition plan at the November 18, 2009 Council meeting. At
transition all members of the Council will then be appointed by the Anthem Master Plan Communities.
Each of the respective six associations will appoint one of their Board Officers to the Anthem Council.
The newly appointed Anthem Council will appoint one additional Board Officer as an “At Large
Director” by a vote.
City of Henderson Status Report on the Study of Anthem Loop Road:
Alyssa Reynolds of the Henderson Traffic Services Department provided a status report regarding the recommendations related to the study of the Anthem loop road. Periodic enforcement is still occurring on the loop road. Vehicular data collection at the intersections is complete. The pedestrian data collection efforts are nearly complete. Once the data is retrieved, the Traffic Services Department will meet with Pulte again to finalize the list of improvements. Due to the timing of the data collection and the need to meet with Pulte, the Traffic Services Department’s final recommendations will probably go to City Council in early fall.
Town Hall Chat:
The next Town Chat is scheduled in the Penn or Nelson Room at Independence Center for Wednesday, September 9 at 6:30 pm. At this session Jack Troia and Ann Small will focus on the topics of security, Neighborhood Watch program, city parks, city traffic study, Anthem Council, and reserves. Following this one, there will be a Town Chat scheduled for October 1 at 6:30 pm. At this session, the Board will focus on the topic of the Association’s strategic business planning goals, both long term and short term.
City Commendation for SCA Security Patrol:
At the August 18 City Council meeting, Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen presented a commendation to members of the SCA Security Patrol. This honor recognized the 160 volunteer members of the SCA Resident Security Patrol for their 21,290 volunteer service hours responding to and resolving security issues over the past year, resulting in a safer city. Mayor Andy Hafen, along with Councilman Steve Kirk and Councilwomen Kathleen Boutin, Gerri Schroder, and Debra March, presented the commendation to Security Patrol Chief Phil Brown and Assistant Chiefs Joe Mihalich and Ray Calderone.
`The community congratulates and thanks them and the entire Security Patrol for their outstanding dedication and volunteer service to help make our community safer.