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  • #8922
    Rana Goodman
    Keymaster

    Thank you for your kind words. My daughters are on a mission to find me another fur baby soon.

    #8857
    Rana Goodman
    Keymaster

    Submitted by Steve Anderson, SCA Board President

    Rana, Thank you for your open letter to the Anthem Community Council Board.  You are “spot on” in identifying one of the most glaring examples of neglect by an entity that we are forced to rely on for the appearance of our community.

    Personally, I am fed up with the poor performance of the ACC in maintaining the areas that they are responsible for.  I am at a point where I would favor seeing Sun City Anthem withholding payment of any more assessments due to the ACC and putting them into a lockbox until such time that the ACC can come up with a satisfactory plan.

    SCA pays 52% of the ACC budget and I feel that we get little in return.  I am reluctant to wage a legal war with ACC as in the end we would pay for all of our legal costs and 52% of theirs.  Only the attorneys would get rich on that one!

    I am angry about this issue also and like you welcome any thoughts from your readers. I am tired of guessing how high the spring weeds will grow before ACC will do anything about them!

    I encourage everyone to look at the documents found on the Anthem Community Council website: https://anthemcommunitycouncil.com  Use that site to communicate your displeasure with them.  In particular express that displeasure to the board members who do not represent SCA.  Karen Hadrick is the SCA representative and represents us well.  She is one of the seven board members of the Council.

    In response to Elizabeth Breier, the SCA Board does know what is going on or more appropriately not going on with the ACC and does care.  The issue is struggling with an entity that we have been forced into having a legal relationship with and how to get more representation on their Board.  Since the Anthem Community Council Board only meets quarterly, there are often no reports to be made at the SCA Board Meetings until after the ACC meets.

     

     

    #8659
    Rana Goodman
    Keymaster

    Mr. Wohlford,

    Thank you for your comment but please correct a few things. I have lived in my home in SCA since 2003 and of course I understand why the grass areas, as much as I loved them had to go in order to save water. However, if your look at any of the daily ads from the local nurseries you would see many types of desert plants and flowers that thrive in this climate and are watered by drip systems. For example, Lantana, many forms of cactus, Texas sage, (that is the beautiful bush that is covered with purple blossom many moths of the year), etc.

    What I was mainly complaining about were the vast baron areas of rock, then suddenly a small tree or shrub. The abundance of weeds along the medians on Anthem Parkway that have been there for a very long time although the landscape company workers can be seen weekly it seems and charge the HOAs that pay for their services via Anthem Community Council  (ACC) dearly for their care of the common areas.

    I have no doubt that these things all effect our property and resale values and, in my opinion, the boards of the HOA’s should put their foot down and insist ACC provide the work we are all paying for.

    Think about this, how long do you think it would take, if your front yard started to look like those median areas with weeds, large bare areas and such for you to have fines from the HOA mounting up the cazoooo until you fixed it?

    #8575
    Rana Goodman
    Keymaster

    The following charts will more adequately display the  assessment changes to the Villa communities of SCA. Presented by Forrest Quinn

    #8557
    Rana Goodman
    Keymaster

    #8526
    Rana Goodman
    Keymaster

    Marty, you forget that many people who are running into issues with their SCA homes are likely to be people who were not the original owners. So many homes here have been sold over the years since we had the plumbing issues here and although a seller is supposed to report issues f this kind, I’m sure many do not.

    We also have to problem of many original owners who knew nothing about what the repairs were to be as far as material used. We can’t all be mechanically savvy… Personally I had no clue and had to ask a friend who was a retired engineer to check what was being done to my home for me.

    #8496
    Rana Goodman
    Keymaster

    This reply is a “follow up” from the original resident as the opening topic:

    Hello Rana:

    I was about to (legally) go after the manufacturer of the fittings to honor his warranty, but then I discovered that these cheap press-on fittings only have a 5-year warranty, versus the crimp-on fittings with a warranty of 25 years. In other words, it looks as though the residents of SCA can look forward to these fittings failing, now that they are 15 years over the warranty period.

    Insurance will not pay me for damages caused by the leak. I am now looking forward to $60-75,000 to repair the damage and to remove and replace all remaining plumbing fittings.

    FWI Reliance Worldwide Corp (RWC) is the parent company for the cheap press-on Cash Acme fittings in the SCA houses, as well as for the superior Shark Bite crimp-on fittings. Did the builder remediating the Kitec pipe cut corners intentionally, using the much quicker to install Csh Acme fittings? The builder made his profit and is long since gone and left the owners like myself, with an expensive problem 20 years later.

    #8495
    Rana Goodman
    Keymaster

    Thank you Trish for your thoughtful reply to this issue, hopefully we will receive more replies from home owners who have dealt with plumbing issues lately.

     

    #8467
    Rana Goodman
    Keymaster

    Gary,

    Thank you for publishing that kind tribute for Forrest, as you said, he was a good man. Not only good, but extremely kind to everyone, stranger or friend.

    I have lived in SCA almost 21 years and have been a friend of Forrest’s for almost all of that time. Dan and I are away at this time and we were so very, very sad to hear this news, suffice to say, we send our condolences to Erlinda and to Forrest’s family……. There is no doubt in my mind that the lord held a special place in heaven for him after all the kindness he has shown to so many people.

    R.I. P dear friend……

    Rana

    #8437
    Rana Goodman
    Keymaster

    Forwarded By Steve Anderson
    Rana

    The City Council recently voted in favor of Plan 1 of the two plan options for redrawing the city wards.  In the next election voters in our Ward 2 will be voting only for who the Ward 2 representative will be.

    The maps are contained in the attached link below:

    https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/henderson-to-redraw-wards-at-upcoming-city-council-meeting-2879569/

    Steve

    #8433
    Rana Goodman
    Keymaster

    Steve,

    The following was sent to me by a subscriber, hopefully it will make clear the changes being made to our Henderson Wards due to voter residency count in each.

    Rana: Please note;

    It was a ballot initiative that the people of Henderson approved of in which people in each ward, could only vote for a candidate in that ward only. There is a plan to revamp the lines again. Carrie Cox, Ward 3, would lose all of Lake Las Vegas, thus putting much of her Ward in moderate to lower income areas. Ward 1 and Ward 2, ours, would have those with the highest incomes. There is now a 5% increase of people in some ward/s and lines need to be redrawn.

    #8392
    Rana Goodman
    Keymaster

    Steve Anderson commentary after the SCA board “Tasting invitation”

    Above is the front and back page of the final Yorktown Grill menu with prices.  There is also a dessert menu and drink menu.  The Board of Directors was invited to a menu tasting this evening. We tasted the Matzo Ball Chicken Noodle Soup, Sonoma Chicken Salad Sandwich, Asian Kale, Edamame and Sweet Corn Salad, Crispy Asian Shrimp Spring Rolls, Smash Burger, Black Garlic Pasta, Garlic Herb Basted Half Chicken, and the Grilled Skirt Steak.  We also tasted the house made French Fries and the house made Chips and the Slow Roasted Vegetable Ragu.  At the end we tasted the flour-less chocolate cake and the cheesecake.

    Mind you we had just bites of all of the above dishes.  What impressed me was that everything is made in-house.  Everything is made from fresh ingredients and done in the kitchen.  This includes everything from the pasta, Parker House Rolls, sauces, and desserts.

    For the price, diners would be hard pressed to find any restaurants where you can find a similar quality of food.  I could make a whole meal just of the Parker House rolls that can be had with garlic butter or sweet honey butter.

    The renovated space is bright, open and airy.  There will be a happy hour daily with excellent prices on the drinks.  WHG is well poised to do as they have promised in providing the diners of the Yorktown Grill great food, great service, and reasonable prices.

    More information will be coming shortly as to the hours, making reservations, and other details.  While I realize that we will never please everyone, I am sure that the Yorktown Grill will be a most positive experience for the vast majority of people who will choose to eat there.  Remember they will also be happy to take call in orders that you can pick up or have delivered via Grub Hub.

    I am excited and I hope that you are too.

    Stephen C. Anderson, President

    Sun City Anthem Homeowner’s Association.

     

    #8391
    Rana Goodman
    Keymaster

    Yorktown Grill (back of menu)

    #8363
    Rana Goodman
    Keymaster

    Editor’s note: Thank you Howard McCarley for submitting that excellent feature above, “HOA owners dodged a bullet.”

    For readers not familiar with Mr. McCarley, he is a homeowner activist who monitors and comments to our legislators regarding bills being presented to the Nevada legislature as well as the rules and changes within NRED (Nevada Real Estate Division) concerning NRS116 & NRS116A and homeowner’s rights.

    #8305
    Rana Goodman
    Keymaster

    Thank you all for the birthday good wishes you are all so good for my ego……

    Stay well everyone,

    Rana

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