Much of the board's attention last year focused on transitioning to a new community management company. This included interviewing several management companies, then coordinating the transfer of HOA records and financial accounts to our new company, Kinney Management Services (KMS).
Thus far, our experience with KMS has been good. KMS is in close proximity to our community (Rural & Guadelupe), allowing them to closely watch our neighborhood, and provide a convenient location for board and annual meetings. Consistent with the board's preferences, KMS also provides a hands-on, personal style of service; for example, if you contact KMS with a question or issue, you can expect to speak 1:1 with our community manager.
After finishing the management company transition, the board has been focusing on longer-term community projects; for example:
- With input from the board and homeowners, Marsha Speicher and Sharryn Kuhlman are submitting a grant proposal to the City of Tempe's neighborhood grant program. The proposal is to transition the perimeter of the large greenbelt off Mill & Warner into desert/xeriscape landscaping, while preserving the large grass area in the middle. If this grant proposal is approved, the project will be completed in the August/September timeframe.
- In the beginning of February, our landscaping committee (Greg Lind and Dan Corsetti) also completed a detailed common area inspection to identify areas needing touch-up paint, minor repairs, or other "TLC". The list of issues is currently being reviewed and prioritized; then we'll proceed to address the high priority issues, such as community walls needing structural repairs and failing electrical boxes in the monuments.
A goal of this web site is to keep homeowners informed about community projects, HOA finances, and community events. To this end, please stay tuned for news and other updates!