Copyright © 2006 - 2014 Villages at Queen Creek
Agenda for April Board Meeting Posted
The agenda for the 4/17 Monthly Board meeting has been posted at the left and on
the HOA Information page.
The Villages at Queen Creek Landscape Report for April 2014 was added to the Landscape
Monthly Board of Director Meeting Minutes
Meeting Minutes from the March BOD meeting were posted on the HOA Information page.
Agenda for Budget/Finance Committee Meeting Posted
The agenda for the 3/17 Budget/Finance Committee meeting has been posted on the HOA
Community Yard Sale Planned
A Community Yard Sale is being planned for April 4 & 5.
CPR/First Aid Certification
Anyone 13 years or older who is interested in learning CPR/First Aid is invited to
the Villages at Queen Creek Clubhouse on February 21st from 6-8pm. There are a limited
number of spots for the FREE event. Click here for info.
The Villages at Queen Creek Pruning Calendar was added to the Landscape Corner page.
The Financial reports for October and November were posted on the HOA Information
Updates from the President
Updates from President Bill Lehman have been posted above.
2014 Budget files have been posted below and on the HOA Information page under Financials.
Executive Session Board Meeting
Board Members Only
Thursday, November 7, 2013
The Villages Clubhouse
Community Garage Sale
The Community Garage Sale is scheduled Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November
9th from 7am to Noon.
Special Meeting - 10/23 - CANCELLED
The Board of Directors still has a lot of work to do for this special meeting, therefore
this meeting will be rescheduled.
Executive Session Board Meeting - 9/27
Executive Session Board Meeting – Board Members Only
Friday, September 27th @ 3:30PM
Paradise Bakery – Queen Creek Marketplace
Fine Policy and Appeal Process
Added Fine Policy and Appeal Process with Addendum to the Governing Documents on
the HOA Information page.
Local Businesses Page
Visit the Local Businesses page to see the latest additions and find details about
showcasing your business on this page.
Rear Yard Block Wall Paint Colors
Rear Yard Block Wall Paint Colors for View Fence Lots was posted on the HOA Information
page under Governing Documents.
Budget/Finance Committee Meeting Minutes Posted
Budget/Finance Committee Meeting minutes were posted on the HOA Information page.
Villager Spring/Summer 2013 Newsletter
The latest newsletter has been posted on the HOA Information page.
Added View Fence Screening Resolution and Boy Scout Flag Installation Resolution
to the Governing Documents on the HOA Information page.
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Monthly Notable Report
The February report was posted on the Around Town page.
Organizational Meeting Minutes
Minutes from the 12/20/12 Organizational meeting were posted on the HOA Information
Committee Meeting Dates
Revised Committee Meeting Dates were posted on the HOA Committees page.
Hard & Natural Pruning Article
Check out the Landscape Corner page for this new article.
The 2012 Annual Meeting Election Results were posted on the HOA Information page.
New AZ Booster Seat Law
New AZ Booster Seat Law effective Aug 2nd affects children under age 8. Click here
Check out the Landscape Corner page for a new Overseed article.
Phoenix Metro Flight Paths April 2012
Click here to view
Project Challenge Farmers Market and Challenge Plant Rescue Mission
Visit the Around Town page for more information. The hours of the market are 8:00am
to 12:00pm on Saturdays.
Resolution of Transfer Fee
Board of Directors Resolution of Transfer Fee was posted on the HOA Information page
under Governing Documents.
Interested in Aquasize?
If you are interested in an Aquasize class, please contact Susan at (480) 265-9802.
Possible class time: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 11:00 - 12:00. Couples welcome!
By Bill Lehman - President
Dear Valued Homeowner,
The first three months of this year have kept your Board of Directors extremely busy.
In January, we switched property management companies from AAM to Premier Community
Management and with that we gained an experienced manager to oversee our day to day
operations with specific emphasis on customer service, oversight of the landscaping
company as well as other outside vendors. In addition, our new manager Mitzi Carley,
has established one of my long term goals which was to have a new philosophy on how
residents would be treated when an issue or concern developed. With the previous
company, a homeowner often would leave a voice mail which sometimes would take a
week or more to get a return call, this would be followed by requests from the manager
to provide more details or requests pictures be taken and forwarded. This often
resulted in weeks or months going by without the issue being addressed. Now, Mitzi
or her assistant Cindy promptly return phone calls and then meet face to face with
the resident at their home, this results in the issue or concern often being resolved
in the same day as the call was received. The direct feedback that we are receiving
is that you not only welcome this new approach, but are very satisfied with the results.
The second major change was switching to a new landscaping company, DLC Resources.
As I have stated, many times via meetings and written communication, your Board
will not tolerate contracted companies or vendors who fail to perform to the agreed
to terms of a contract. The main issue we had with AAA Landscaping was not completing
the agreed to six week parcel cycle, but also their plan to raise the monthly contract
by more than 40% and reduce the parcel cycle, in essence more money for less service.
DLC Resources has continued to work closely with Mitzi and your Board in not only
maintaining the landscape within our community, but also designed both a short term
and long term proposals to make our community look pleasant and at the same time
become better stewards of our water usage. DLC Resources is also working with the
Board on proposals that we will be submitting to the Town of Queen Creek for approval,
which will have us look at using more lower water or no water plants and scrubs.
The tennis court project which was the last major upgrade needed in our community
was completed in January and we are very pleased to see the high usage of both tennis
courts since the remodel was completed. The tennis courts surface uses the colors
which have been incorporated into the clubhouse and pool area, which gives us a uniform
look. Your Board recognizes that when a realtor or broker brings potential buyers
into our community the first stop is always without exception the clubhouse and associated
amenities which include the pool and tennis courts. Many have commented that this
is one of the appealing features to potential home buyers which we have already seen
the benefits in homes on the market being sold quicker.
On behalf of your five Board of Directors, please know we are honored to work for
you and always welcome your e-mails and phone calls.
Refreshments will be served at all Open Board Meetings
December 22, 2013
December 15, 2013
December 8, 2013
December 2, 2013
November 10, 2013
November 3, 2013
October 27, 2013
October 20, 2013
October 6, 2013
September 29, 2013
September 22, 2013
September 15, 2013
September 1, 2013
August 25, 2013
August 18, 2013
August 11, 2013
August 4, 2013
July 21, 2013
July 14, 2013
July 7, 2013
June 30, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 9, 2013
June 2, 2013
May 26, 2013
May 19, 2013
May 12, 2013
May 5, 2013
April 21, 2013
April 14, 2013
April 7, 2013
March 31, 2013
March 24, 2013
March 10, 2013
March 3, 2013
February 24, 2013
February 17, 2013
February 4, 2013
January 28, 2013
January 21, 2013
January 14, 2013
January 7, 2013
December 17, 2012
December 10, 2012
December 3, 2012
November 26, 2012
November 12, 2012
November 05, 2012
October 29, 2012
October 22, 2012
October 8, 2012
October 1, 2012
September 24, 2012
9/24/12 - 9/28/12 Google
Mapping of Service Areas
September 17, 2012
9/10/12 - 9/14/12 Google Mapping of Service
September 10, 2012
September 3, 2012
August 31, 2012
August 27, 2012
August 12, 2012
July 30, 2012
LANDSCAPE UPDATE November 30th, 2013
By Bill Lehman - President
Dear Valued Resident,
On Friday, November 29th, the Board of Directors notified AAA Landscaping that the
landscape contract between the Villages at Queen Creek and AAA landscaping would
be terminated on December 31, 2013.
By background, in late May 2012, Cindy Lucas, Community Manager sent out a detailed
RFP requesting those landscape companies that were interested to submit a bid do
so by mid June 2012. At the time three landscape companies returned the RFP with
a request to be allowed to bid for the community. Cindy Lucas working in conjunction
with the Board and Matt Marchese representating AAA Landscaping met and finalized
the bid proposal. On July 25, 2012 The Association entered into a three year contract
with AAA Landscaping which included the set monthly fee to be charged to the Association
which was determined by AAA Landscaping.
On October 16, 2013, representatives from AAA Landscaping met with the Board of Directors
stating that AAA Landscaping was undercharging the association and that the monthly
fee would have to be increased. It must be noted upon further examination that prior
to the meeting the Board was not aware that there was an issue relating to the pricing
of the landscape contract. AAA landscaping proposed a completely new pricing structure
referred to as Bronze, Silver, and Gold with a dramatic shift in the parcel rotation
and the price of the monthly contract. The Board of Directors was told in this meeting
that even though the Villages at Queen Creek and AAA Landscaping had a signed contract
through July 24, 2015, it would not be honored by AAA Landscaping. The Board of
Directors found the explanation as completely unacceptable and further would have
dramatically increased the monthly landscaping fee by more than 40% over the current
signed contract. This directly would have forced the Board to raise the quarterly
assessment due to the increase in the monthly landscape contract, something none
of us on the Board were willing to do.
After the meeting with AAA Landscaping, the Board of Directors in conjunction with
Premier Community Management went to work in re-bidding the landscape contract. As
I have stated to this community before, the Board will not allow any vendor to fail
to adhere to their contractual obligation, especially when dealing with a company
who has direct control over how our community looks. The work put in to selecting
the new landscape company literally encompassed hundreds of hours, and I am very
pleased with our results, as for the first time in over three years we have a landscaping
company who views the working relationship with the residents as a partnership and
they, like us have a vested interest in ensuring our community is something we as
residents can be proud to live in. I am very pleased to inform you that DLC Resources
will assume our landscape contract effective January 1, 2014.
In closing, I would like to thank Board members, Larry Murphy, Sharron Owen, and
Landscape Chair Debby Wetzel for working with me on interviewing, checking references,
and preparing a detailed contract.
HOA Assessment Payment
The Villages at Queen Creek
C/O Premier Community Management
P.O. Box 60668
Phoenix, AZ 85082-0668
(* Please be sure your account number or address is on your check. This is a bank
lockbox. Do not send any correspondence to this address.)
HOA Correspondence Mailing Address:
The Villages at Queen Creek
C/O Premier Community Management
21805 S. Ellsworth Road, Ste. 114
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Dear Value Homeowners,
Premier Community Management has offered a sign up for Email Statements since January
2014. The number of residents who have signed up for E-Statements is very little
(27). The Board of Directors had hoped for more participation with E-statements to
reduce the Association cost in postage.
We are posting this notice so all homeowners are aware of how to sign up and save
the Association valuable dollars. Directions have been attached.
If you previously signed up for the E-statement and you also received one in the
mail please contact Mitzi Carley at 480-458-5070 or email her at email@example.com.
Please click HERE to read the eStatements