Spring 2012 | Wingfield Springs Community Association Newsletter
t’s spring and time to get your yards in condition. Members of the community are expected to get their lawns in an acceptable condition in a reasonable amount of time. By Memorial Day, they should be looking good. Over the past year we had many bird-related complaints. The Board discussed the issue at length and passed a resolution to ban all bird feeders. We received a lot of feedback from homeowners on both sides of the issue. In an effort to further address the bird problem equitably, we chose to send out a survey to all homeowners so that we could give fair representation to everyone. The survey was sent to all homeowners last quarter. The result of that survey is as follows: z There were a total of 763 votes received. Here is the breakdown: – Option 1 (the approved bird feeding resolution which bans seed bird feeders and hand feeding of birds) received 272 votes. – Option 2 (the proposed bird feeding resolution which allows bird feeding with certain restrictions) received 305 votes. – Option 3 (which is no bird feeding resolution at all) received 177 votes. – There were 9 invalid votes. – Between Option #1 and Option #2, over 75% of the respondents indicated that they wanted some form of action taken relative to the bird situation. Based upon this overwhelming response and direction provided by the homeowners, the Board prepared a new resolution for our homeowners. The results are on page 6.
Bird feeders shall be limited to two (2) per residence, one liquid feeder and one non-liquid feeder. See the entire specifics of the resolution on page 6.
Board Member Wayne Banaszak resigned from the Board last quarter. The Board would like to thank Wayne for his time on the Board and dedication to the community; he will be missed. Please welcome new Board Member Ray Case, who was appointed to fill the vacancy created by Wayne Banaszak’s resignation. With Ray’s background and experience, he will be a great addition to the Board. We have completed our 2012 budget and are within our budget projection for the full year. The budget encompasses major projects, including water usage reduction, landscape improvements, community safety additions, and other miscellaneous projects that are deemed necessary for overall community improvement. ESI Security Services and the Wingfield Springs Community Association have teamed up to help promote and celebrate neighborhood safety. To help celebrate and continue to educate the Wingfield Springs community on safety, ESI Security Services has planned a Community Safety Party on Sunday, June 3, 2012 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Red Hawk Events Center. Bring out the entire family to enjoy a day of free food and entertainment. There will be many great Reno/Sparks community partners there providing information for the continuing safety of the Wingfield Springs community. Hope to see you all at our next meeting at the Red Hawk Event Center, April 26, 2012 at 6 pm.
Lou Dauria, PRESIDENT, WINGFIELD SPRINGS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
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he Association held its first “shred it” event on February 18th. Shred It-Reno is the sister company of ESI (Wingfield Springs Community Patrol Company) and they offered a morning of shredding service for the Community at no cost. Although there was a decent turn out, there weren’t as many people that took advantage of this opportunity as we would have liked to see. Not to worry, if the community feels that another “shred it” event would be useful, we can set something up in the future. In the next few weeks, we will begin the process of enforcing the new vacant lot resolution that the Board approved on August 4, 2011. The first step will be to send all vacant lot owners a reminder to have any weeds cleared by the end of May. There are several additional steps to follow and I hope that you all see an improvement with the vacant lots this season. The community-wide garage sale is coming up on May 19th and 20th (see additional information on page 4). I drove through the community during the October garage sale and was surprised to see very little participation. If you have any ideas to create more involvement, please feel free to contact me and we’ll try to have those ideas implemented for the next garage sale. By the way, the Foothills HOA community garage sale is taking place on May 19th which may draw more people to the area. Good luck and have some fun with this! Sincerely, Associated Management, Inc., An Associa® Member Company
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The following information is a summary of the activities of the community patrol for the period of March 1–26, 2012. 45 House watches 18 Reported open garages 22 Reported garbage cans left out Violations 1 Reported vehicle violations 5 Report trailers parked on the street 3 Reported trailers parked in the driveway of a home 2 Reports of a boat parked in the driveway 3 Reported vehicles with expired registration 1 Report of a vehicle parked on the street with no license plates 1 Report of a vehicle parked in front and blocking the mail boxes Complaints 5 Reports of dogs barking 1 Report of a male riding a dirt bike on a pedestrian path behind Silverton
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Workshops will be held to review the agenda items of the next scheduled board meeting. Homeowners are welcome to attend workshops. No action (vote) will be taken by the Board on any matter discussed or reviewed at a workshop. All dates, times and venues are subject to change. If the Red Hawk Board Room is not available, the hearing, workshop, or executive board meeting will be held at Associated Management, Inc. (AMI) at 5955 Tyrone Road, Suite #1, Reno, NV 89502. Workshop and meeting
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4. All hand tossing and ground feeding of bird seed is prohibited. This includes all property within the residence lot/fence lines, whether five feet from any property line or not, any part of the Wingfield Springs Community Association Common Areas, any part of the Red Hawk Golf Course Property or any part of the community deemed unacceptable to the Board in its sole discretion. 5. To deter pigeon attraction; bird seed must have all hulls removed and must not contain corn, oats, wheat, millet or any other ingredients that will attract pigeons. 6. To further deter pigeon attraction; design of bird feeder shall not allow pigeons to land and roost on the feeders. 7. Owners are responsible to employ good practices regarding the use of bird feeders. This includes, but is not limited to, regular cleaning of the bird feeder and the surrounding area especially underneath the feeders. It is strongly recommended that at least annually, the bird feeder is moved to a different location, cleaned thoroughly and the soil beneath the original bird feeder location is refreshed. 8. Any Owner that is deemed to have violated these rules shall be deemed to have created a nuisance per Article XI, Section 11.4 and will be subject to the general rules violation process as outlined in the Wingfield Springs Association Rules, Regulations and Fines Policy.
(replaces resolution 2011-2)
WINGFIELD SPRINGS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BIRD FEEDING RESOLUTION: BE IT RESOLVED that at a duly noticed and conducted meeting of the Board of Directors of Wingfield Springs Community Association (“the Association”), held on the 26th day of January 2012, at which a quorum was present, the following resolution was adopted: Whereas, Wingfield Springs Community Board of Directors shall have all the powers of a Corporation organized under the laws of the State of Nevada, subject only to such limitations on the exercise of such powers as are set forth in the Articles, the Bylaws and the CC&Rs. The Association shall have the power to do any lawful act that may be authorized, required or permitted to be done by the Association under this Declaration, the Articles, the Bylaws and to do and perform any act that may be necessary or proper for or incidental to the exercise of any of the express powers of the Association. Whereas, it is the intent of this policy to be applicable to all homeowners of the Association. Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that: 1. Bird feeders may not be placed or mounted on any fence. Further, all bird feeders must be placed within the residence lot lines and may not be closer to these lot lines than five feet. 2. Bird feeders may not be placed on any part of the Wingfield Springs Community Association Common Areas or any part of the Red Hawk Golf Course Property. 3. Bird feeders shall be limited to two (2) per residence, one liquid feeder and one nonliquid feeder.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the said Board of Directors has caused this Resolution and Policy to be signed by its President and Secretary, this 26th day of January 2012, and direct its distribution to all homeowners. WINGFIELD SPRINGS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
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