Reminder: 3 Canyons Annual & First Board Meeting

The 3 Canyons Annual & First Board Meeting for FY 2020 will be held this Saturday, July 11, at 9:30 am at the Palominas Fire Training Center (10202 Hwy 92 in Hereford). All VDO members are welcome to attend.

In addition, the 3 Canyons HOA is looking for volunteers for some of their committees so they won’t have to hire a management company (which would raise assessments).

Details on the agenda and the open positions are here:

Diana Doyle
VDO Secretary


Front Entry Monument Painting Begins Soon & Architectural Committee Changes

The painting contractor hired to re-paint the front entry monument expects to start work mid- to late-next week (likely starting on Thursday July 9th).

Please slow down and be alert for unexpected activity as you pass through the front entrance!

Also, in June the Board voted unanimously to approve the nomination of Lynn Mattingly and Bob Arrigoni/Bettina Arrigoni to join Scott Sticha on the Architectural Committee. A big thank you to Gerry Rovner for serving on the committee for so many years!

Diana Doyle
VDO Secretary

VDO Members:

My first error this year was thinking that an HOA CCR violation or back assessments would ‘go with the property’.  That is incorrect, trumped by both by our own CCR’s (6.8.3) and the Arizona Revised Statutes. 33-1807_B_2 & 3 which puts the first mortgage holder plus any taxes owed in ‘first’ position.   An opinion from our HOA attorney confirmed this. (Thanks to HOA member Lois Bloom for nudging me in the correct direction.)

Assessments & CCR violations that generated a penalty would be wiped clean if / when the bank forecloses and we would need to file suit against the property owner, which in the case of these two lots (02, 12) would likely not be recoverable even after expending up-front attorney fees.  (The homes are going back to the bank for a reason.)

Lot 02 is the 2nd home in our neighborhood, 8710 S. Palisades Dr, and in bad need of landscaping maintenance as I’m sure all have noticed.  At the recent board meeting, the board authorized an expenditure not to exceed $2,500.00 for cleanup which, at the time was thought to be eventually recoverable.

Lot 12 is at 5838 E. Hickory Court, and the bank is scheduled for the trustee’s sale on June 10.  This property maintenance should not be an issue if the sale takes place prior to the monsoon season. However the violations and the uncollected yearly assessments will likely go uncollected.

So here is what I’m looking for feedback on:

  1. Do we allocate an amount not to exceed $750.00 to dress up just the ‘front’ of Lot 02 with the thought that it will not be recovered?
    a. Depending upon the time frame before the bank will eventually foreclose we may be on the hook for some additional cleanup.
    b. Once the bank takes possession we have hooks into them to maintain per the CCR’s or pay the HOA to perform these duties at their expense.
  2. Do we look the other way when we or guests or potential purchasers drive past? 
  3. Do we have a willing group of volunteers that would want to adopt this project?

We can convene a special board meeting with 25% of the members requesting same, per our bylaws. 

Or, you can reply to anyone on the board your thoughts which we will take into account.

This is not a good situation and I apologize in advance for any potential anguish this may create.

Lynn Mattingly, President
vdohoapresident at vistadeloro dot org


Reminder: Our annual & first board meeting is tomorrow, 3:50 PM sign-in, starting promptly @ 4:00, 5910 E Hunter Creek Ct.

If anyone attending the meeting wants the financials prior, let me know and I will send you the pdf as copies for the meeting will not be provided.

A copy will be posted on the website along w/ the draft meeting minutes sometime after the meeting.

Thanks to our unpaid but priceless treasurer DeeDee Hoeft for working hard to make this happen.

Lynn Mattingly, President
vdohoapresident at vistadeloro dot org




Spring Meeting Logistics & Handouts

This is a reminder for our upcoming Annual Membership and Spring Board Meetings. (Note: We need at least five HOA households attending to meet quorum.)

When: Saturday, April 25th

Time: “Sign-in” will start at 3:50 pm. The meeting will commence promptly at 4:00 pm and conclude well before dinner.

Where: 5910 E Hunter Creek Ct. (Casa Mattingly)

Agenda: See the email from Lynn, “VDO HOA Meetings 4:00 PM, Saturday, 25-April” (dated March 13th) for the draft agenda items. Handouts are linked here: [HANDOUTS]

Social-Distancing Logistics:
1. Due to the virus, the meeting will be held on the Mattingly’s garage apron versus the dining room.
2. There will be sanitized plastic chairs spaced apart, or you can bring your own chair.
3. “Sign-in” will be by roll call rather than the usual clipboard and pen.
4. No refreshments will be offered. Bring your own beverages.
4. No handouts will be provided. Bring your own handouts, printed out from the email or link referenced above.

Hope to see you there!
Diana Doyle, Secretary