July 26th BOD Meeting Summary

Somersett United

Following is a recap of issues discussed and or approved at the July 26th Somersett Owners Association (SOA) Board of Directors (BOD) Meeting. See previous posts for a full list of agenda items.

Committee Reports

  • It was announced that the Board will be holding a Workshop on Strategic Planning on August 7th at 1:30 PM. Workshop will be open to homeowners.  Homeowner comments will be accepted at the conclusion of the meeting, and that this will be the first of subsequent meetings on this topic.
  • The previous Board posting soliciting candidates to fill the open Board position being vacated by Mr. Fadrowsky was posted in error. A subsequent posting on the SOA website advised that this position would now be filled concurrent with the regularly scheduled November elections.

June 28th BOD Meeting Minutes

  • The RCI Fuel Assessment Report was approved and it was noted that the Priority 1 recommendations would most likely proceed within the next week or two., to be followed by the Priority 2 and 3 recommendations.  Homeowners who wish to know where their area falls priority wise are directed to Section  5.1 of the report, which can be accessed via the following link:    Wildfire Fuels Assessment & CWPP Plan.

Old Business

  • Legal Update – No update on the “Northgate Owners” litigation issue, a non -jury trial has been rescheduled to September 11, 2017.  The Wits, LLC property access issue was amicably resolved.
  • SBE Hillside and Rockery Wall Update –  RFP’s for repair work not yet issued, getting closer.
  • Ditch Repair and Maintenance    Two Vendors submitted bids for this work.  EPS at $27,045 and MNW Construction at $54,400. The EPS bid was approved.
  • Country Club Survey Request – Recommendation from the Communication Committee was to deny the Country Club request to conduct a survey (i.e., using SOA email and website resources) as presented. After some discussion, the BOD defered action to allow the Communication Committee and the Country Club to discuss acceptable alternatives.
  • Pool Redesign Proposal – The BOD approved moving forward with the “Splash Pool – V3” Design Option.  This option provides for the relocation of the kids slide and the addition of a new pool ( 14.5 ft. x 20.0 ft. ) for the slide to splash into.  Option cost was $347,985.  However, this included $70,000 for additional deck space to accommodate more lounge chairs or cabanas.  The BOD voted to exclude the deck expansion portion, thereby, reducing cost to $277,985.  Approved design is described on pages 99 and 101 of the BOD Meeting packet, accessible via the following link:  7-26-17 BOD Packet

New Business

  • Town Square Budget    Deferred pending further information/discussions
  • Consent for CFA Proposal    Approved contracting with CFA to finalize information needed to produce an accurate RFP for the SBE Hillside and Rockery Wall repairs. Contract amount $26,400 without additional approval.
  • River Hill Geotechnical Engineering Proposal – Approved proposal to assess causes of distress on common area land (i.e., Lot 4 Somersett at Riverside) based on July 14 field observations. Proposal amount $1500 plus time and expenses for additional meetings and/or consultation work.
  • TCTC Blind Proposals    Two bids were opened.  Budget Blinds was the successful bidder at $13,650.
  • Lennar Landscape Turnover – Common area turnover from Developer accepted on basis it has met all SOA requirements.
  • AGC Fee Schedule – New fee schedule was approved as described on page 122 of the BOD Meeting packet, which is accessible via the following link: 7-26-17 BOD Packet

Acceptance of Resignation

  • Board Director Joe Fadrowsky’s resignation letter was read and accepted effective close of meeting.  Director Ryan Burns was appointed as the new SOA Treasurer. Mr. Fadrowsky will remain aa a member of the Finance Committee.

Homeowner Comments

The following reflects concerns addressed to the BOD by a variety of homeowners.  Comments were taken under advisement by the BOD with some referred to Staff for follow-up.

  • A criticism of the BOD regarding the manner in which swallow nests were removed from the golf course tunnel, and a discussion of the consequences. Also, removal of golf course trees representing a disturbance to Hawk and Owl habitats (i.e., natural rabbit predators)
  • Restriping of one of the tennis courts to accommodate pickle ball was done in a manner which excludes play by serious tennis players.  This leaving essentially just one court for tennis member play.  Situation needs to be corrected.
  • A complaint on the lack of results in corrective action taken on a property owner whose land is a blight on the neighborhood.  Four years with no change. The BOD emphasized, but correctly stated that Nevada law precludes the BOD from publically disclosing any legal action taken against homeowner for non-compliant activities.
  • A complaint that pool modifications are primarily for the benefit of children at the expense of adults.  Examples being: 1) pool expansion for kids activities but no deck expansion for adult lounging and 2) lap pool usage. A suggestion that perhaps the Town Center lot purchased by the BOD a few years back (for pool expansion?) could be used for additional tennis courts.
  • Due to lack of action on the part of the Association. A request was made by a homeowner to be able to clear an adjacent common area by the homeowner at homeowner expense.  The BOD stated that this was something the BOD could not approve.

One thought on “July 26th BOD Meeting Summary

  1. If the Country Club wants to conduct a survey to help increase club memberships using SOA Email, Website or whatever resources, all well and good. However, this should not be done at SOA expense. Rather, being a private entity separate from the SOA, the Country Club should pay for whatever SOA resources are used to conduct the survey. Hopefully, the Country Club has addressed this in their request for SOA support.

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