December 12th SOA BOD Meeting Agenda

The Somersett Owners Association (SOA) Board of Directors (BOD) open meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 12th, 2019 at 5:30 PM at The Club at Town Center (TCTC) Canyon View Room. The Draft Meeting Agenda as published by the SOA may be accessed by clicking on the following link:

December 12th BOD Meeting Agenda – Draft

Items of particular interest to the entire Somersett Community include the following:

6.c  Proposed String/Bare Bulb Lighting Policy:  A controversial issue among many SOA owners, which resulted in a policy that was approved in general at the October Board Meeting. It was subsequently referred back to the Aesthetics Guidelines Committee, for some clarifications and incorporation within an official SOA Policy document. Perhaps this agenda accomplishes same.  The policy elements that were approved at the October Board Meeting are accessible via the following link:   Proposed String Lighting Policy

7.b  Rockery Wall Lawsuit – Decision to Appeal Judges Ruling:  It was previously announced that the BOD authorized an initial $15K for the SOA Attorneys to appeal the Court’s ruling issued in favor of the Defendants (Somersett Development Company et al.) at the expense of the SOA. Also that a SOA Attorney would be present at the December 12th BOD Meeting to answer homeowner questions regarding the appeal. Although not directly stated, it is assumed that this is the purpose of the agenda item. Also, it is not clear how the decision to appeal was made.  Certainly not at a previous BOD Meeting. Perhaps via a “Unanimous Written Consent” document? or, will this decision be subject to approval by the new Board?

7.r  SGCC Tolling Agreement – Appointment of an Executive Committee:  This is the Agreement that placed on hold any legal action against the SGCC for payment of the SGCC’s perceived share (~$680K) for Rockery Wall repair costs paid for by the SOA. The current Tolling Agreement expires on December 31st, 2019. It will be interesting to see what the role will be for a “SGCC Tolling Agreement Executive Committee”

Typically, a revised meeting agenda will follow, along with the corresponding Board Meeting Packet. When the Board Meeting Packet is published, an update with agenda item details and comments will be provided on this website.

This is the first open Board Meeting that includes the two newly elected Board members Craig Hanson and Simon Baker. As always, owners are encouraged to attend the monthly SOA BOD Meetings, especially this one, observing the new Board that will function throughout 2020.

Sierra Canyon BOD Error?

The Following Post submitted by Nancy Chontos, Sierra Canyon Homeowner

Sierra Canyon BOD and Management Violate my Homeowner Rights at the last BOD Meeting

At the November Sierra Canyon BOD Meeting, both the BOD and the Management Staff violated my homeowner rights by saying that I couldn’t speak on the topic I was trying to discuss. There is NOTHING in NRS and/or the Rules & Regulations that give them the authority to censor the topics of discussion by a homeowner.

There has been unfair use of POWER from this current Sierra Canyon BOD and Management Team at meetings and also as to how they have implemented ‘punishment’ towards homeowners.

If this is as upsetting to you as it is to me, please consider running for the BOD for 2020 or supporting the candidates that the IMAGINE Sierra Canyon Group will be endorsing. We want compassionate people who will listen to the residents, and do what is in the best interest for our entire community.

If you are tired of what has been going on, please subscribe to our website at and read about what’s REALLY going on in this community.

Let’s bring the power back to the homeowners and away from the self-serving BOD and Management Staff.

Editorial Note: On the surface, it would appear that Ms. Chontos’s rights were indeed violated. NRS 116.31085 establishes the right for owners to speak at Board meetings subject only to reasonable time limitations. No restrictions are placed on subject matter, which is not mentioned in the Post. Perhaps a Sierra Canyon Board Member, Management Staff or Meeting Attendee would care to provide an alternate viewpoint. Also, be advised that SU has no interest in or affiliation with the website referenced in Ms. Chontos’s article.