2012 Minutes





5520 19TH ST.

7:00 P. M

1.  The meeting was called to order by President Rita Melton at 7:10 p.m.

Board Members present were: Rita Melton, President; Debbie Aguirre, Treasurer; James Knight, Maintenance/Grounds/Pool; Paul Combest, Member at Large; Don Richardson,     Secretary;    and Loretta Downey.

Guest Speakers present were: Tino Blanco, City of Lubbock  Police Department along with Randy Sanders and Latrelle Joy who are both running for the City Council District 6 Seat.

The sign-in sheet indicated 40 homeowners attended.

2.   The Minutes of the 2011 Annual Meeting were read by Don Richardson and the minutes were approved.

3.   The Treasurers Financial Report was given by Debbie Aguirre and approved.

4.   The Grounds Maintenance and Pool Report was given by James Knight.  James stated the pool will open May 26th through August 26th and then Sept. 1st through 3rd for the Labor Day Weekend and then close for the year.  Pool hours are 1:00 until 7:00 p.m. each day and closed on Mondays.  He stated there will be no problem filling the pool with the new water restrictions that will be imposed beginning April 1st.  An audience member raised the question of individuals using the pool that are not members or guests of WHOA members.  James stated that we do the best job we can to monitor this.  Rita stated to please contact her as soon as someone sees a non member enter the pool area.  Each pool visitor must sign in and present their entry card before entering the pool area.  Another audience member would like the pool to be open during evening hours after 7:00 p.m..  James stated that he and the Board would look at the feasibility of opening the pool after 7:00 p.m. on 2 or 3 days during the week.  Discussion was also brought up about the feasibility of having our own water wells.  James and Rita stated that we could afford to drill one well but it would be cost prohibitive when we would begin tying the multiple sprinkler systems into the well.

5.   Tino Blanco with the City of Lubbock Police Department answered questions from the audience.  He first addressed the pool situation and stated that we can call the police department, if we needed to.  A warning will be issued on the first call but the second call could warrant criminal charges be filed against the non member entering the pool area with a criminal trespass violation.  An audience member also wanted to know if Officer Blanco knew the number of home invasions in our neighborhood, Officer Blance did not know but he did stress to the audience to continue to be vigilant about our HOA Watch Program as that is the best defense against home invasions.  Rita gave the audience the Police Department non-emergency number along with calling 911 for all emergency issues that arise.  Another audience member was still concerned about the speeding down Utica Ave. at all times of the day.  Rita stated that she has tried her best to get the city to do something about this with not much luck as this is not on their priority list.  She said she will go back to the City to ask for stop and yield signs to be erected.

6.   Rita brought to the attention of the audience the Annual WHOA YARD SALE has been scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. until you decide to close.  Rita said she will advertise in the Lubbock AJ, Thrifty Nickel and Craigs List and we will also have a flyer to hand out.  It will also be on our website, whoalubbock.com.  Members who participated last year said they had much success and are looking forward to this one also.

7.  Alexis Anderson asked to address the attendees regarding The Green Queens, a local curbside recycling service.  They provide semi-monthly pick up of all of your recycling products.  Each homeowner receives a supply of green bags which they can fill with their recycle products.  They have a website, greenqueens.org and she invited everyone to participate in their program.  She stated that they now accept all plastics, small appliances and clothing.

8.   Several attendees brought up several properties that were in foreclosure and what we could do to clean them up.  Rita stated she will contact the City Codes Department to get their assistance in cleaning them up.

9.   Rita concluded the meeting by saying our Watch Program is working and thanked everyone for attending the meeting. She also made a gift presentation to Loretta Downey for our appreciation to her for her many years of service to the Board serving as Treasurer.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

Don Richardson, Secretary WHOA