Scott & Sarah Sticha remind us of a couple recycling options available here in VDO:

They take their recycling to Bisbee and it costs $81 for the year, same as a Bisbee resident would be charged. Linked on the left is a cheat sheet for what is taken and where stuff can be dropped off.

And some folks in VDO are already using Bolstering Buffalo’s bi-monthly pick up service. Here is a link to their website with costs and what they collect. [LINK]

 

 

 

Fall Meeting Logistics & Handouts

Agenda: The agenda is linked (left) and here: [AGENDA].

Financials: The 2020 YTD and Proposed 2021 Budget financials are linked here: [FINANCIALS].

Revised Design Guidelines: The Architectural Committee has revised the Design Guidelines and the five documents needing approval are stored in a Public Dropbox Folder linked here: [NEW DG DOCS]. *** Note that these VDO Design Guidelines are the documents that will be used on required approvals for exterior changes to one’s property until revised sometime well into the future. ***

Please print these out to review and discuss as handouts will not be provided. 

See you there!

Diana Doyle
Secretary

 

 

This is a reminder for our upcoming Fall Board Meeting. (Note: We need at least five HOA households attending to meet quorum.)

When: Saturday, October 17th

Time: “Sign-in” will start at 4:00 pm. The meeting will commence promptly at 4:05 pm and conclude well before dinner.

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

Agenda: Another VDO NEWS will be sent out shortly with the draft agenda and a link to any handouts.

Social-Distancing Logistics:

  1. Due to the virus, the meeting will be held in the Mattingly’s yard 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.
  5. No handouts will be provided. Bring your own handouts, printed out from the link to be provided in an upcoming announcement.

Hope to see you there!

Diana Doyle, Secretary

Ooooops! One of our Members just moved and accidentally took the CenturyLink modem, cables, box, power brick, password sheet, etc. … the whole schlemiel!

And that’s an OUCH!

An ouch to the tune of $150 gear replacement plus a $150 CL service call.

Please remember that the CL gear is part of our ongoing contract. When you sell and move, the new owner “inherits” the equipment and assumes one of our contracted 44 HOA Internet lines.

We’ve done well with the first several houses that have flipped but this time signaled we all could use a reminder.

So if and when you move, please save yourself $300 by remembering to leave the CL modem plugged in, with the box and all accessories (including the setup and password sheets) sitting next to it.

You are also responsible for returning the modem back to its original Admin Username and Admin Password (if you have changed them).

And if you haven’t changed anything, but are contemplating it, please don’t as (1) the modem already has factory-set unique identifiers that are provided and very secure and (2) it causes great angst for your friendly neighborhood webslinger (that’s me!).

Thanks,

Mark Doyle
Internet Committee Chair and Webmaster

 

 

VDO Members, please be alert to the following – ALL have happened before and will undoubtedly happen again:

There have been bear sightings along the wash paralleling 3 Canyons Rd. (to the South, coming out of Hunter Canyon). Every few years we have some renegade trash bin raiding, so please keep your full trash bins “IN” until your trash pickup day.

Multiple undocumented northbound travelers who choose not to enter via the ports of entry have been detained and re-routed by Border Patrol in the last two weeks, both in the Hunter Canyon area as well as along 3 Canyons Rd.

Lastly – If you are in the habit of leaving your garage door open, be aware that certain legless fanged creatures may enjoy the shady cool cave-like features of your garage. (Don’t ask me how I personally know this.)

Thanks, and please keep your eyes out for you and your neighbors.

Lynn Mattingly
VDO President

 

The Huffs are moving back to Iowa and have LOTS and LOTS of goodies that won’t be joining them on the journey.

They’ve contracted with a company to host an estate sale and this provides TWO opportunities for HOA Members:

1. Attend the sale and scoop up some treasures!

2. Host a garage sale yourself that weekend and piggyback off Cactus Estate Sale’s advertising and attendance. If you go that route, REMEMBER to place signage at the 3 Canyons Gate and/or down here at our own VDO entrance. That way, folks attending the Cactus/Huff event will also know of your sale.

Friday, September 4 and Saturday, September 5
8:00 am to 1:00 pm ONLY
(No Early Birds Please)
5810 E. Silver Leaf Court

Huff items include: furniture (couch set, dining room table set with hutch, bedroom set, trundle bed, large entertainment center, custom built wall bed, and office center), kitchen items, holiday decorations, bedding, office supplies, clothes, and MORE!

The Huffs will receive a temporary gate code that Cactus will advertise and that Jane and Ray can share with you several days before the sale weekend. (huffrayjane at gmail dot com)

 

 

Just a friendly reminder that although we all care about wild animals, we’re not helping them, or ourselves, by leaving food scraps outside to feed them.

Fruit, melon rinds, treats, and leftovers are a sure magnet for raccoons, javelina, fox, coyotes, etc. and these species are potentially dangerous, not only to yourself, but to the community and its pets.

Many now carry rabies and Cochise County warns us that rabies can be transmitted from wild animals to pets, and then to humans.

So please dispose of food properly … in your mouth or in your garbage can!