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Two of these people will help usher in a new Anthem era. Find out what they think is the most important issue. Page 15.
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Business Network of Anthem • Absolute Professionals Window Cleaning
• Health Quest Family Medicine
• Ads & Marketing, Tinsman Graphic Design
• Home Appraisals, Foothills Appraisal
• Auto Service & Repair, Tobias Automotive
• Home Inspections, Hummingbird
• A/C & Heating, Air Dynamics Refrigeration
• JD’s Home Repair
• Andrew Z Diamonds & Fine Jewelry
• Legal Services
• Clearview Pool Cleaning & Repair
• Maki Insurance Group
• CPA / Investments
• Marquee Mortgage
Jeremiah Johnsen 623.694.0101
Dr. Bryan Glick 623.465.4627
Rob Tinsman 623.866.3960
Sandy Struss 602.762.8422
Sean Preston 602.312.6266
Ditza BenShalom 602.973.2272
Justin Franks 602.618.1489
Florence Bruemmer, Esq. 623.551.0380
Lisa Jackson, CPA 623.455.9630
• Colours Painting LLC
Amos Peterson 623.693.2160
• Computer Services, Luv My PC Brigg Stolworthy 480.703.6609
• Epic Carpet and Tile Cleaning
Tim Maki 623.551.3585
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Brett Innocenti 602.300.3918
Rick Giordano 602.228.4017
• Nature’s Preserve Landscaping Matt Peterson 623.764.1208
• Plumbing, Priceless Plumbing Matt Harrison 623.444.0611
• Printing & Shipping Services, PostNet Meena Pandya 623.551.1305
• Flooring, Stellar Floors & Decor
• Real Estate, D.L. Jones & Associates
• Hampton Inn
• Soft Water Plus
• Harper Physical Therapy
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Dennis Jones 602.909.2845
Sarah Trone 623.465.7979
Pete Schneider 623.551.7383
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Dear Doreen, I don’t live in anthem but I see your name everywhere so I’m hoping you can help. I’ve been trying to buy a house in anthem for almost a year! This is NUtS! I’ve tried short sales, foreclosures and regular sales and always get out-bid by someone or get a counter-offer I can’t possibly afford. What’s the trick? —All Hunted Out Dear a.H.o., Here’s it is: 1) Get and stay clear on what you want versus what you need, and what you can and can’t afford. 2) Communicate that to a real estate professional you trust who is intimate with anthem.
3) listen to your agent about the overall market and the specific home in question. as it stands, you are well on your way to house-hunt fatigue which can lead you to bid irrationally high or worse, settle for a house not quite right and regretting it for years. almost every buyer is stressed about qualifying for a loan and buying into a down market— Don’t apply national headlines to the anthem dynamic. trust your local real estate professional. as always, we are here to help with 2 anthem offices. Good luck! —Doreen
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A Letter to the Residents of Anthem on the Issue of ACC Membership
embership has been an ongoing issue for the residents of Anthem since the creation of the governing documents. Although Anthem does have two HOAs with members (Parkside and ACCCA), a far more powerful organization exists that collects approximately $10 million annually and claims to have no members. That entity is the Anthem Community Council (ACC). Why should you be concerned about membership in the ACC? Personally, I can think of 10 million reasons, and as a member of the ACC it would afford you legal rights that are currently being denied. The Value of Membership We are in an ongoing legal suit with the ACC. In June, 2011 our case went before the Arizona Court of Appeals. Why? Over the issue of membership. Not being a member of the ACC means Anthem homeowners do not have the ability to question any of the actions of the ACC. With four votes, the ACC has the ability to use the $10 million they collect with little to no accountability. Anthem’s governing documents state “... the Council is not subject to, the Arizona Planned Communities Act, ARS § 33-1801, et seq. (1997), nor is the Council intended to be an Association as defined thereunder.” The Court’s Decision Our legal argument, before the Court of Appeals, questioned whether those documents justifiably denied membership. The Court of Appeals ruled against the ACC. In our opinion, the authors of Anthem’s governing documents exploited the fact that the term “member” is not specifically defined in Title 33. The Arizona Court of Appeals stated “Plaintiffs are homeowners in Anthem, pay assessments to the ACC and vote to elect the board of the ACC pursuant to the bylaws; they are members of the ACC.” Additionally, the court further clarified that the ACC meets the statutory definition of an HOA and therefore is an HOA. The ACC asked the Arizona Supreme Court to review the Court of Appeals’ ruling, but the Supreme Court declined, making the Court of Appeals’ ruling the final word on the subject.
One would think the issue of whether or not Anthem residents are members of the ACC would be settled. Three Appellate judges unanimously agreed that the ACC meets the statutory definition of an HOA. Once again, in our opinion, the ACC is trying to exploit a legal technicality; using it to continue to deny membership to Anthem residents. The Court of Appeals ruling was handed down as a memorandum and not a published opinion. Opinions are generally reserved for use by the court when the legal issue is being interpreted in a unique or unusual way. There is nothing unique or different about how the court defined the term “member.” To define “member” the judges used a dictionary. ACC Refuses Change At the January 25, 2012 ACC Board Meeting, an announcement was made indicating that the ACC will not be changing Anthem’s governing documents to reflect the Arizona Appellate Court’s clear and concise message that Anthem homeowners, who pay dues, and have voting rights, are members. Every February candidates run for seats on the ACC Board of Directors, and without fail, are asked about their stance on the issue of membership. Year after year candidates run on the platform of supporting and granting Anthem residents membership. With the ruling from the Court of Appeals it would seem easy for the ACC to justify holding a public discussion and vote on the issue. To date, the Board has refused. Why does President Boates and the ACC Board of Directors continue to resist acknowledging that Anthem homeowners deserve the legal right of membership? We will address our thoughts on this further in a new letter next week. In the meantime, if this letter has piqued your interest, learn more: Search the archives of In&Out magazine at inandoutaz.com using “Rodgers” as a key word, or visit www.stopstrose.com or use any Internet search engine using court case number CV2010-002792.
Allen & Carolyn Rodgers, Anthem Residents and ACC Members
Preschool Storytime 9:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. North Valley Regional Library 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway 602-652-3000, mcldaz.org
Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 3–5.
Caurus: Book Fair
The Neighborhood THURSDAY 2.16
Auditions for ‘Once Upon A Mattress’ 6:30–9 p.m. Through Saturday, Feb. 18 Safeway Shopping Plaza 3655 W. Anthem Way, Suite B-119 $150
Spin on the classic, “The Princess and The Pea.” Ages 10 and up. Download paperwork online. Prepare a 2–3 minute song. Bring photo, paperwork and arrive 15 minutes early. Info: Starlight Community Theater, starlightcommunitytheater.org.
Kiwanis Club of New River 7 p.m. New River Kiwanis Community Park 48606 N. 17th Ave., New River 623-465-0726
Don’t Parkside HOA Meeting Miss! 7–8:30 p.m. Anthem Community Center 41130 N. Freedom Way 623-879-3011, onlineatanthem.com
For Parkside residents.
Adult Game Afternoon Noon–3 p.m. North Valley Regional Library 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway 602-652-3000, mcldaz.org
Cards, board games and chess. Bring your favorite or choose from the selection at the library. Registration required.
Made by Hand 1 p.m. North Valley Regional Library 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway 602-652-3000, mcldaz.org
Knit, crochet, tat, macrame or other craft. Bring your own supplies.
Evening Book Club 6:30 p.m. North Valley Regional Library 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway 602-652-3000, mcldaz.org
Discuss “Going Back to Bisbee” by Richard Shelton. Life and landscape in a mountainous mining region in extreme southeastern Arizona. Registration required.
Through Friday, Feb. 17 Caurus Academy 41900 N. 42nd Ave. 623-551-5083, caurusacademy.org
Norterra Canyon: Diversity Night 5:30–7 p.m. Norterra Canyon School 2200 W. Maya Way, Phoenix 623-445-5191, norterracanyon.dvusd.org
Different nationalities and cultures represented with crafts, food, music and more. Community welcome.
‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ 7 p.m. Through Sunday, Feb. 19 Safeway Shopping Center 3655 W. Anthem Way, Suite B-119 $12–$15
Good to Know Phoenix Bulk Trash Phoenix phoenix.gov/GARBAGE/garbidx.html
Place material at least 5 feet from any fixed object. Don’t put material on the street or block the sidewalk. Placement begins Saturday, Feb. 18 for pickup Monday, Feb. 27. Street sweeping following bulk trash pickup. [Does not include East Anthem.]
Phoenix President’s Day Trash Schedule
If your service day falls on Monday, Feb. 20, you will be serviced on Tuesday, Feb. 21. If your service day falls on Tuesday, Feb. 21, you will be serviced Wednesday, Feb. 22.
Caurus: Early Release Caurus Academy 41900 N. 42nd Ave. 623-551-5083, caurusacademy.org
Used Book Sale 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Through Sunday, Feb. 19 North Valley Regional Library 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway 602-652-3000, mcldaz.org
The Brewster sisters have convinced Audio and used books, CDs, DVDs and themselves it is moral to kill the less fortunate, but their nephew discovers their more. Benefits the library. secret. Info: Starlight Community Theater, SATURDAY 2.18 starlightcommunitytheater.org.
North Phoenix Car Show
7:15–8:30 a.m. Ironwood Country Club in Anthem 41551 N. Anthem Hills Drive 623-742-6210
5–9 p.m. Home Depot 35050 N. North Valley Parkway, Phoenix 623-587-9222
Griefshare Group Session
Info: 623-225-6342 or anthemrotary.org. Various types of cars on display.
Celebrate Recovery 6:30 p.m. Koina Cafe 42201 N. 41st Drive, Suite 100 623-466-7964, koinacafe.com Free
Support for individuals struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups. Info: Crossroads Church, thecrossroadsaz.com or 623-466-7964.
Bingo! 7 p.m. Outlets at Anthem 4250 W. Anthem Way, Suite 545 623-465-9500, outletsanthem.com $2–$15
Early bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Discount coupons distributed at half time. Info: Daisy Mountain Veterans 623-551-9805.
9–11 a.m. Desert View Bible Church 105 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix 623-298-4900, desertviewbible.org $10/Workbook
Video sessions and group discussions for those who have lost a loved one. Info: 623-322-7773.
FOOD & DRINK
Market on the Move 8 a.m.–noon Canyon Church of Christ 34975 N. North Valley Parkway, Phoenix 623-889-7146, canyonchurch.org $10
Fresh, seasonal produce at low price. Info: 480-225-0530.
Desert Foothills Chapter of the Arizona Bicycle Club Ride
Anthem Preparatory Academy 42101 N. 41st. Drive, Suite C-101, Phoenix 623-465-4776, anthemprep.org
Anthem Prep: Early Release
9 a.m. Bicycle Vibe 2605 W. Carefree Hwy., Phoenix 623-582-3111, bicyclevibe.com
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FOOD & DRINK
Free Beer Sampling Noon–1:30 p.m. Hops and Tannins 3434 W. Anthem Way, Suite 140 623-551-9857, hopsandtannins.com
Sample beer from Oskar Blues.
Used Book Sale 1–4 p.m. North Valley Regional Library
[See Friday’s listing]
No School • Anthem Preparatory Academy 42101 N. 41st. Drive, Suite C-101 623-465-4776, anthemprep.org • Caurus Academy 41900 N. 42nd Ave. 623-551-5083, caurusacademy.org
Income tax prep for basic personal income tax filings. Primarily for low- and moderate-income taxpayers ages 60 and up. Contact for available days and times. Info: 888-227-7669 or aztax-aide.org.
CERT Meeting 6 p.m. Daisy Mountain Fire Department 43814 N. New River Road, New River 623-465-7400, daisymountainfire.org
9:30 a.m. North Valley Regional Library 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway 602-652-3000, mcldaz.org
10:30 a.m. North Valley Regional Library 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway 602-652-3000, mcldaz.org
Learn to upload digital photos, send email or create a Facebook page. Registration required. Please, one session/month.
Stories and songs. Ages 12–24 months.
Baby Time Story Time
Stories and music for birth–12 months.
All Anthem residents encouraged to attend.
Teen Goth Sock Puppet 4 p.m. North Valley Regional Library 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway 602-652-3000 mcldaz.org
Make your own puppet using black socks. Supplies provided. Ages 12–18.
New River School 48827 N. Black Canyon Highway
6:30–8:30 p.m. Hampton Inn 42415 N. 41st Drive 623-465-7979, Donation appreciated
8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Through Tuesday, April 17 Anthem Community Center 41130 N. Freedom Way 623-879-3011 Free
LifeGroup Meeting 6:30 p.m. Vineyard Church at Anthem 42105 N. 41st Drive, Suite 108 623-551-1133, vineyardanthem.com $20/Optional workbook
Dinner and Biblical study by Beth Moore, ”James, Mercy Triumphs.” Journey to get to know both the man and the Book of James.
FOOD & DRINK
New River: Spring Photos
Anthem Community Council Board of Directors Meeting
6:30 p.m. Anthem Community Center 41130 N. Freedom Way 623-879-3011, onlineatanthem.com
4 p.m. Wild Vines 41111 N Daisy Mountain Dr., Suite 117 623-465-0010, wildvines.net No cover
Daisy Mountain Tea Party Meeting New River
9:30 a.m. North Valley Regional Library 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway 602-652-3000, mcldaz.org
• The Caepe School
Stories For Ones
39808 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway 623-551-3454, northvalleyca.org
42302 N. Vision Way , Suite 110 623-551-7400, westwindacademy.org
7 a.m. Hampton Inn 42415 N. 41st Drive 623-465-7979
One-on-One Computer Instruction
• North Valley Christian Academy
• Westwind Academy at Anthem
Info: bnaonline.com or 623-879-3135.
Certified Emergency Response Team. Open to public.
Anthem/Phoenix 623-445-5000, dvusd.org
39905 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway 623-551-7808, thecaepeschool.org
DVUSD: Think Tank Discussion 4–7 p.m. Deer Valley Unified School District 20402 N. 15th Ave., Phoenix 623-445-5000, dvusd.org
Special drink prices for ladies.
The district seeks input for future college and career readiness planning from parents, community members, business partners, students and staff. Registration required. Info: 623-445-4951 or debbie. email@example.com.
9:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. North Valley Regional Library 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway 602-652-3000, mcldaz.org
Time for Twos and Threes
Stories and songs. Ages 24–36 months.
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sent into the world for recipients to record anything they like. Only one found its way back, so the other 999 were tracked down. Adult language and content. Q & A session follows film.
Glen Campbell says goodbye at the Comerica Theatre Saturday. THURSDAY 2.16
‘Wicked’ 2 p.m.; 7:30 p.m. Through Sunday, March 11 ASU Gammage 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe 480-965-3434, asugammage.com $26.50–$165
Long before that girl from Kansas arrives, two girls meet in the land of Oz. These two grow up to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
‘My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy!’ 7 p.m. Through Sunday, Feb. 19 Herberger Theater Center 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix 602-252-8497, herbergertheater.org $39.50–$49.50
Comedy inspired by the author’s dysfunctional family. Know what it feels like to leave a family dinner with heartburn and a headache.
‘Seussical, Jr.’ 7 p.m. Through Sunday, Feb. 19 Boulder Creek High School 40404 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway 623-445-8636, bchs.dvusd.org $15–$18
Musical extravaganza with all the Dr. Seuss characters. Info: Musical Theatre of Anthem, musicaltheatreofanthem.org.
‘1,000 Journals’ 7:30 p.m. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art 7374 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale 480-994-2787, smoca.org $7
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‘The 39 Steps’ 7:30 p.m. Through Sunday, Feb. 26 Herberger Theater Center 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix 602-252-8497, herbergertheater.org $32–$69
Tale of an ordinary man on an extraordinary adventure which starts at the theater and ends with a dead body in his lap. Based on the Hitchcock novel. (Arizona Theatre Company.)
‘The Dixie Swim Club’ 7:30 p.m. Through Sunday, Feb. 19 Peoria Center for the Performing Arts 8355 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria 623-815-7930, theaterworks.org $23–$33
Five women from a college swim team reunite each summer to renew their relationships.
Arizona Musicfest: Journeys in Jazz 7:30 p.m. Through Friday, Feb. 17 Fairway House at Grayhawk 8620 E. Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale 480-502-1800, grayhawk.com $5–$40
Jazz music by the Tamir Hendelman Trio. Info: 480-488-0806 or azmusicfest.org.
Emerson Drive 7:30 p.m. Through Friday, Feb. 17 Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts 1090 S. Vulture Mine Road, Wickenburg 928-684-6624, delewebbcenter.org $42/Adults; $5/Children
Rocking country music with guitar pickin’ and fiddle playin’.
and more. Includes panoramic photos of the Grand Canyon.
Trisha Brown Dance Company 7:30 p.m. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale 480-994-ARTS scottsdaleperformingarts.org $39–$49
Choreographed dances based on everyday movements.
Fish Tales Toastmasters Meeting Noon–1 p.m. Arizona Game and Fish Headquarters 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix 602-942-3000 Free for guests
Learn public speaking, leadership and self-confidence. Visitors welcome. Info: Toastmasters International, 623-236-7404 or 602-540-1200.
‘Hotel Saguaro’ 10 a.m. Through Sunday, Feb. 26 Great Arizona Puppet Theater 302 W. Latham St., Phoenix 602-262-2050, azpuppets.org $5–$8
Grandpa Saguaro tells the importance of cactus to the desert and animals that live there. Ages 5 and up.
Ride with the Ranger 3–4 p.m. Cave Creek Regional Park 37019 N. Lava Lane, Cave Creek 623-465-0431 firstname.lastname@example.org $6/Vehicle, additional fees apply
Ride horseback through the desert. Registration required. Info: 623-742-6700.
Fitness Hike 9–11 a.m. Cave Creek Regional Park 37019 N. Lava Lane, Cave Creek 623-465-0431 email@example.com $6/Vehicle
Wear hiking shoes and bring water.
Open House Noon–7 p.m. Theater Works Costume Shop and Rental 9299 W. Olive Ave., Suite 206, Peoria 623-466-6453, theaterworks.org Free
Check out the new rental facility. Refreshments served.
Phoenix Symphony: Grofé 7:30 p.m. Through Saturday, Feb. 18 Symphony Hall 225 E. Adams St., Phoenix 602-495-1999 phoenixsymphony.org
7 p.m. Through Saturday, Feb. 18 U.S. Airways Center 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix Centennial celebration with music from For full calendar, visit inandoutaz.com 602-379-7800, usairwayscenter.com the Grand Canyon Suite by Ferde Grofé
Jazz and pop singer.
Exhibition basketball team combines athleticism, theater and comedy.
‘Charlotte’s Web’ 7:30 p.m. Through Sunday, Feb. 19 Valley Youth Theatre 525 N. 1st St., Phoenix 602-253-8188, vyt.com $20
Twister Camp 7–9 p.m. North Valley Gymnastics 20815 N. 28th St., Phoenix 602-404-3547 northvalleygymnastics.com $15–$20
Develop flipping, twisting and acrobatic Stage performance of the classic children’s skills. Increase strength and flexibility. story. Ages 4 and up. Reservations required.
‘In The Devil’s Frying Pan’
7:30 p.m. Through Sunday, Feb. 19 Stagecoach Village 7100 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek 480-488-1400 $15–$30
Story of the founding of Arizona through first-person accounts of life in the Territory prior to 1912. Info: 480488-1981 or desertfoothillstheater.com.
Art Laboe’s Valentines Super Love Jam Concert 7:30 p.m. Jobing.com Arena 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale 623-772-3800 $27.50–$37.50
Radio and record legend, Art Laboe hosts Zapp, MC Magic, Rose Royce, Heatwave, Evelyn Champagne King and more, performing popular love songs.
Kathy Griffin 8 p.m. Comerica Theatre 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix 602-379-2888 $38.50–$52.50
Archery 101 2–3:30 p.m. Lake Pleasant Regional Park 41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Road, Peoria 602-372-7460 $6/Vehicle
Learn archery basics. Equipment provided. Wear closed-toe shoes. Ages 8 and up. Registration required.
Practice Your Archery Open Shoot 4–5 p.m. Lake Pleasant Regional Park 41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Road, Peoria 602-372-7460 $6/Vehicle
Practice with target bows and target arrows. Bring your Archery 101 class card. Registration required.
Hike the Maricopa Trail Segment 8 a.m.–noon Lake Pleasant Regional Park 41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Road, Peoria 602-372-7460 $6/Vehicle
Eight-mile hike that is part of a new 300-plus mile Maricopa Trail that circles the Valley.
Native American Market
8 p.m. Carefree Opera House 37220 Mule Train Road, Carefree 480-488-5300 carefree-resort. com $75–$150
Country music. Info: protixonline.com.
North Gateway Networking Group 7:30 a.m. Sonoran Foothills Community Center 31910 N. Foothills Parkway, Phoenix 623-869-6644
Network with other businesses.
FOOD & DRINK
The Legendary Jack Jones 7:30 p.m. SKYE 16844 Arrowhead Fountain Center Drive, Peoria 623-334-0100, liveatskye.com $20–$50
SHOPPING 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Through Sunday, Feb. 19 Carefree Town Center Off Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek carefree.org Free
Nearly 100 Indian art exhibitors. Native American music, food, dance. Info: magicbirdfestivals.com.
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New York Voices 7 p.m.; 9 p.m. Musical Instrument Museum 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix 480-478-6000, themim.org $40–$45
Jazz music with infused Brazilian, R&B, classical and pop.
Glen Campbell: Goodbye Tour 8 p.m. Comerica Theatre 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix 602-379-2888 $48–$65
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Roger Willis For Anthem Country Club Community Council Board Representative
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Voter’s Guide By In&Out Staff Writers
nthem, once declared the “Best Master Planned Community,” is still tops for many residents. Depending on who you ask, Anthem is somewhere between a planned community and a non-profit corporation, run by the Anthem Community Council which maintains the Community Center, the Community Park and other common areas. Council also oversees the three HOAs: Parkside, Country Club and The Village (condominiums). It also collects your dues and allocates them as it sees fit, with a chunk going to your HOA. The governing documents for Council and each of the three HOAs were created by Pulte/ Del Webb, who also held all the voting seats on Council in the early days. Pulte/Del Webb began transitioning out in 2008, handing increasing control to Anthem residents. At that time, an outside consultant was commissioned to develop a Community Investment Master Plan to determine how the swelling enhancement fund should be spent. The plan was almost as quickly forgotten as changing board membership and the housing bust brought unforeseen challenges to the forefront. Council has since proceeded in fits and starts, struggling with issues of transparency, eligibility, process, staffing, and planned community status—issues that didn’t plague a developer-run Council, at least not visibly. In this fifth year for residents to elect members to the board, there are six contenders for two open seats (of seven total). One vacancy is for a Country Club representative, the other for a Parkside representative. In&Out has asked each candidate what issues they thought were priorities, as well as their reaction to some other issues facing the community. Following are their answers.
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Holly Matson, 47 3-year resident Owner, Matson Solutions (wineryfocused consulting company) Liaison to Threshold Telecommunications (owned by husband)
Roger Willis, 62
10-year resident Management consultant and CEO, ITAS LLC, (family-owned and operated IT services company)
What is the most important issue facing this community?
On becoming a “planned community” and the current board’s resistance…
“A lack of focus on the identified priorities. The ACC Board has identified economic development, marketing, facility planning and safety as key priorities. My role on ACC is not to reinvent the wheel—I believe in these priorities. Unfortunately, the board has a tendency to lose focus. My experience as business owner, in economic development, marketing and tourism will add expertise to the board. My project leadership skills and leadership experience will keep the board on track and focused.”
“I support Anthem becoming a planned community with a structure that allows homeowners a vote on major issues such as ACC increasing debt, dues above a pre-determined percentage and unplanned capital expenses above a predetermined percentage. Resident involvement in major decisions will make the board more accountable. While I cannot speak to the current board’s motivations, I do know that it is a complicated issue with many factors, not the least of which is approval required from Pulte.”
“The search for a new building. The need for the cost-effective space is well understood. However, the issue also touches other important issues: What is the purpose of the Enhancement Fund, and how much of the fund should be allocated to a new building? How will the community participate in the definition, analysis, selection and decision process? What grants and/or partnership opportunities exist to help fund at least a portion of this project? How will we manage such a large project to keep it within scope, on schedule and on budget? The answers to these questions and others that will arise during the life of the project will have a big impact on how we will manage many aspects of the community now and in the future.”
“The transition to a planned community makes sense. However, we have to be careful to structure “our” planned community to have a balance between direct community involvement and representative government. Members of other planned communities indicate that two key issues typically rise to the top: 1) Which decisions will require a community vote, 2) How can we get enough people to vote so that results are reflective of the entire community and not simply a vocal/involved minority? The current board is aware of these issues and wants to make the right decisions for the right reasons—an approach that I support.”
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On purchasing a building…
On improving procedural efficiency of monthly Council meetings…
“I am not a proponent of spending money just because we have money. However, facility planning has been an ACC topic since the CIMP [Community Investment Master Plan] report in 2008. Public input continues to point to a need. Thus, I am not opposed to the purchase of a building, provided it is the correct size, usage, meets the identified needs and that all due diligence has been performed to include build-out/modification pricing, annual budget etc. Currently the ACC pays over $100,000 annually in rent—that lease will soon expire. The need to review this issue is timely.”
“There continue to be items on the agenda that do not require ACC board approval—for example the color of gravel already approved by an HOA or whether Fry’s may use balloons during a weekend event. I would suggest the board focus on the priorities and let its staff professionally support our HOAs on modifications and support our businesses in their marketing efforts. As well, it is imperative that board members stay on track.”
“I believe it is very important for the community to address this issue now. More space is needed by Council and HOA staff, community organizations, and recreational and arts programs. With depressed real estate prices, it is an opportune time to resolve these issues and begin the process of expanding our community resources in an economical way.”
“First, I would ‘do my homework’ before the meeting begins. Second, I would recognize we have hired very capable staff, and we have entrusted the staff and the committees to thoroughly address the issues and bringing forth supportable recommendations. I would take a ‘trustbut-verify’ attitude in reviewing and voting on these recommendations, and not try to design a solution during the board meetings. Finally, I would encourage residents who provide public comment to limit their comments to three minutes or less with exceptions for major matters.”
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(Incumbent) 9-year resident Retired U.S. Army
The most important issue facing this community…
On becoming a “planned community”
“The transition of the declarant rights from Pulte to Anthem ACC. Pulte has, of last count, 38 homes left to sell. This transition is beginning of the ACC’s document control, leaving Pulte with less power over Anthem. (Pulte wants some changes to the document that will protect the residents from a possible out of control ACC Board of Directors).”
“Anthem cannot become a planned community at this time. There are too many control factors in place by Pulte, Phoenix, Maricopa County and [the governing] documents.”
“Maintaining the ACC’s financial position. ACC is nationally recognized as one of the most solvent community associations.”
“ I would like to become a board member and learn more about the pros and cons.”
“Our future! We have public safety issues, drug issues, water issues, HOA complaints, board infighting, businesses struggling, home values decreasing, and onesixth of our residents moving in and out every year. We need to unite as a community and define a long-term vision. We need a plan as to where we want to be in 3, 5 and 10 years, and we must develop an executable strategy to get there.”
“We should be a planned community. And, by various definitions and interpretations, we may or may not be. The question is about governance and control. Anthem is governed by the seven-member ACC board with some veto powers still held by Pulte. The community has no say in material decisions and that needs to change. As a “planned community,” homeowners must be given power to vote on key decisions, such as the acquisition of property or incurrence of debt. We need sound checks and balances... and I bring to the table the governance and internal control experience to make this happen.”
“Hard to limit to just one, but the water rate increases will impact this community for a long time and a close second is the evolvement from a master plan by Pulte to a planned community. That is a huge development that many just aren’t informed of.”
“This is a tough concept because it is confusing to most involved. West of I-17 is Phoenix, but the east side of Anthem is Maricopa County, we have Parkside and Country Club, and we came from a master development and we are not a town. We have to find the best labeling of who we are legally and evolve from that to meet our needs.”
Billy Gwin, 65 9-month resident Semi-retired customs consultant, licensed customs broker
Robert J. Linder, 41 1-year resident Regional vice-president, Reachout Healthcare
Jon Salmen, 40
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On purchasing a building…
On improving procedural efficiency of Council’s monthly meetings…
“Anthem does need more office space. However, we also need meeting places... senior citizen/ladies’ workout rooms, an additional competition swim pool and a performing arts room with stage and storage. There is nothing wrong with analyzing all possibilities to produce a question to the residents for input and support of spending their money.”
“Transparency, staying within Robert’s Rules of Order, knowing our governing documents (and how they apply to us), and eliminating personal agendas, (or at least be forward with the community about them).”
“I would like to become a board member to learn about the purchase of a building and the need thereof.”
“I have not attended a Council meeting so I will, again, need to see about any inefficiencies.”
“The ACC is exploring potential solutions to the office-space needs of its professional staff, who run the daily operations of the community. [Our executive team] are very talented individuals and we need to trust them and work together. In the end, whatever space we lease or buy, should maximize the operational effectiveness and productive output of our employees... while preserving our dollars through efficient spending.”
“The community needs to elect people with the capabilities to move Anthem into the future―talented candidates who have no political or social bias or ulterior motives for the board seat. If we can elect these types of individuals, then from my experience working with successful Fortune 1,000 boards, we will work together for the collective benefit of the community. We need team players with vision and leadership.”
“I would say not to rush, but it is apparent to me that the community is wanting additional services. If that need requires space, then adding more usable square feet is a good idea. I would just want to make sure that all items are thought through beyond having the funding to purchase the building.”
“First thing is to have people working together for common intents versus ideals or legacy projects. If we can have a group of people with cohesion I think the meetings will flow better. Right now there seem to be too many issues that get killed and brought back to the table. Make sound decisions, be committed and guide the community with vision. That is what I would do.”
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Head Here for Let’s Eat story An appetizer for “the Table”
ne of my family’s favorite appetizer to order in a restaurant is stuffed mushrooms. We truly love them, but we never order them as our own individual appetizer. I guess we don’t view them as “appetizer-worthy.” So, we always order them for the “table.” That means we ask for a few orders for everyone at the table to share in addition to our chosen appetizers. I’ll never forget the one time I forgot the unspoken, stuffed-mushroom rule, and I choose them for my own appetizer. Necks snapped as my family turned towards me, and with shocked eyes, they admonished me: “Rookie mistake.” Don’t tell my family, but I do believe stuffed mushrooms are appetizer-worthy. I love to pop them into my mouth like Tic Tacs. (Ahhh, no wonder I never get invited back to cocktail parties.) The mushroom, with its subtle flavor, is the perfect, edible container for any stuffing. My favorite stuffed-mushroom recipe incorporates ricotta cheese to smooth out the mixture and create a softer texture. This smoother mixture opens the door for one of my favorite culinary analogies, “It’s like butta!” I hope you enjoy my family’s stuffed-mushroom recipe. I have a pretty good feeling you will consider them “worthy” for any occasion. Ciao, Bella!
2 lbs. button mushrooms, rinsed, stems removed 1 cup plain bread crumbs ½ cup whole milk ricotta 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 /3 cup parsley, chopped fine 1 /3 cup pecorino Romano cheese, grated 1 /8 tsp. black pepper 1 tsp. salt 2 oz. olive oil 2 oz. mushroom broth For THE Broth Stems of the mushrooms 2 cups water 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. olive oil
1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 2 Broth: Brown garlic in oil, stir in stems and sauté for a minute. Add water and salt. Bring to a boil then reduce heat low 10 minutes. Strain; reserve liquid and discard solids. 3 Stuffing: In large bowl, gently mix bread crumbs, ricotta, garlic, parsley, Romano, pepper, salt, oil, and mushroom broth. Lightly stuff mushroom caps with a teaspoon of stuffing and place in baking sheet with sides. Pour remaining broth over mushrooms. Cook for 20 minutes. Place under broiler until golden. Arrange on platter, pouring pan liquid over mushrooms.
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RE A L ESTATE E S T A T E WATCH WATCH REAL Weekly resale activity in Anthem, excluding new builds: Week Ending ... Homes Sold Under Contract Listed for Sale
Jan 9 10 154 201
Jan 16 15 152 198
Jan 23 12 156 208
Feb 6 14 172 201
Jan 30 9 157 207
Real estate data provided by D.L. Jones & Associates. Contact Dennis Jones at DLJones@HotMail.com 602-909-2845 TheRealEstateWeb.com
For the most recent week, sales of bank-owned homes: 0 Short sales (sold for less than what was owed): 4
Homes Sold: Monthly
Price Per Sq. Ft.
Country Club, Jan 2012: $107
Parkside, Jan 2012: $82
Jan 2012: 56
F M A M J J A S O N D J 2011 â€™12
NOTE: Weekly fluctuations in price per sq. ft. can reflect quality of homes and lots and do not necessarily indicate long-term trends.
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