President’s Message (Apr 2016/May 2016)

It is that time of year when our Homeowner Association (HOA) budget is up for review. At our last Board of Director’s (BOD) meeting on February 8, 2016, the Board approved Tanoan’s budget for 2016 – 2017. For those residents who have not received it electronically, a copy is available in the HOA office for your review and comment. The BOD is pleased to announce that there will be no increase in our monthly dues for this coming year. Our thanks to Director/Treasurer Charlotte Schoenmann and GM Ed Lyons for their efforts in compiling this year’s budget. The Budget was unanimously adopted by the BOD after the March 17th meeting.

Also at our last meeting, the BOD approved the installation of new LED lighting for all the monuments in Tanoan. These new lights are smaller, use less energy and are a visual improvement over the old fixtures. As an indicator of potential savings from the installation of our LED street lights, we saw a savings of $1,143 and $1,190 in our January and February, 2016 electric bills when compared to these 2015 bills. Vice-President and lighting guru, Jeff Philbin, will be monitoring these monthly comparisons throughout the year.

New HD security cameras have been installed and are up and running at both the Academy and Ventura gates. In addition, a new camera has been put in place which will provide coverage of the AMAFCA field and its western wall. While in the HOA office recently, John and I observed a resident granting access to a contractor. Residents are reminded to please direct contractors/visitors to the Academy Gate so that their destinations can be recorded. This is particularly important in view of continuing security concerns.

As many of you are aware, the xeric landscaping on the north side of Zia 2 was partially washed out by the heavy rains last spring and summer. In an effort to control this erosion, the BOD has approved clean-up and restoration as part of an evolving solution. After consultation with three construction firms, it was decided that Leeco, which offered the most competitive pricing, will unclog drains, then build Riprap wire baskets in an effort to fill washed-out areas and slow down the water run-off. These riprap baskets will contain rock that has washed down toward the street. This process will be ongoing and is one that the BOD feels is the most economical.

The Pavement Committee, comprised of Steve Bonner and Bill Farmer, has completed its review of Tanoan’s streets. The BOD has directed that bids be obtained for repairs and seal coating, to be phased in over a three year period (50K for year one, 50K for year two, and 20K for the third year). Bohannon Houston will oversee the bidding process and quality control. Our thanks to Bill and Steve for all their hard work.

Finally, a new pet waste station and a bench will be installed in the Torrey Pines park area, located inside the corner of Ventura and Academy. In addition, if you have not had the opportunity to observe, the staff now has new shirts with the Tanoan logo. Our thanks to Ed and John for this welcome and professional look.

Best Regards,
Paul Dembnicki