Welcome to the Civano Homeowners' Website!
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
NOTICE OF CCAA COMMITTEE MEETING
The CCAA will be conducting a Meeting on
Monday, December 16, 2013 at 7PM in the Activity Center.
At its regular monthly meeting of the Civano 1 Board of Directors, held on
Tuesday, November 19, 2013, the Board took various actions.
STATUS REPORT ON TOBER v. CIVANO 1 HOA
By Association Attorney:
As we previously reported, Civano 1 HOA and the members of the 2011 Board of Directors successfully defended against Association Member Joan Tober's lawsuit contesting the procedures used in the 2011 annual Board election. The trial judge awarded Civano 1 HOA and the other defendants, a judgment in July 2012 for $41,992.00 to reimburse the HOA for attorney fees and costs. Ms. Tober exercised her right to appeal the trial judge's verdict to the Arizona Court of Appeals, which affirmed the trial court. The Court of Appeals awarded Civano 1 HOA the sum of $5,534.00 for reimbursement of attorney fees and costs incurred in defending against the appeal. Ms. Tober then filed a Petition for Review to the Arizona Supreme Court, to appeal the Court of Appeals' decision. The Supreme Court issued a ruling on October 17, 2013, denying Ms. Tober's Petition and awarding Civano 1 HOA its attorney fees and costs in the amount of $4,312.00. Thus, the Association has judgments against Ms. Tober totaling $51,838.00 plus accruing interest.
The case is now over.
2013 Reserve Study
(click on links to see reports.)
What is a Reserve Study? click here for information
It is important the Association office have the
most accurate mailing list possible.
If you have changed addresses recently, please notify the Association
office. Please e-mail the HOA office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you rent your home out
Please e-mail the HOA office at email@example.com
2013 ADOPTED BUDGET
At its November 20, 2012 Board meeting the Board of Directors adopted the 2013 budget. It reflects a $3.00 increase in the monthly assessments, increasing to $64.00 per month effective January 1, 2013. A copy of the adopted budget, together with notes for each adopted item, can be obtained by clicking on the links below.
Decomposed Granite approved 05/17/2011 for Civano 1
DG Tuscany Gold, Desert Gold and Santa Fe Gold in sizes ¾ down to ½ minus.
Acts of Vandalism to Civano 1 HOA areas
HOA Board of Directors has authorized a $1000 reward for the ARREST AND CONVICTION OF PERSON/PERSONS committing acts of vandalism.
It has been reported by some homeowners that a person/persons has been vandalizing Civano common areas.
Please report to the police department any mischievous activity at either 911 or the Non-emergency number: 520-791-4444. It is recommended that you also contact the HOA office with a description of person/persons and the event that occurred after contacting the police.
CIVANO 1 NEIGHBORHOOD 1
NSF fees are $35.00 per occurrence billable to homeowners account.
BULLETIN BOARD RULES
Before all the bulletin boards could even be installed, some people are not following the rules and putting inappropriate material on the bulletin boards. As a reminder here are the rules, please take note and if you have questions please call the HOA Office for clarification. These boards are intended to inform (garage sale, HOA function, treadmill for sale) and alert (lost cat, patio furniture stolen, etc). Political endorsements, obscene materials, and commercial ads unrelated to Civano or its residents are a few examples of prohibited items. If you notice inappropriate materials please remove them.
Board Resolution - CASITAS
Recently the Board of Directors signed a resolution to allow Homeowners with casitas to rent the dwelling separately from the main house. Prior to this resolution, the CC&Rs allowed only for the entire parcel to be leased and did not allow a Homeowner to rent a casita or over garage apartment as a separate dwelling. There are rules and restrictions regarding this variance which can be found by clicking on the picture below.
To apply for a variance for your casita fill out the request form and return it to the HOA Office. The variance is permanent and runs with the land so even if your home is sold, the buyer does not need to re-apply.
Lost and Found
Just a reminder, if you lose something while out and about in
our lovely community, give the HOA Office a call and check to see if someone happened to turned it in. By the same token, if you find a
lost article, please turn it in to the HOA Office.
The item's owner may be looking for it!
Board of Directors
President Rick Hanson
Vice President Bob Small
Secretary Barbara Lamb
Treasurer Chris Shipley
ADDITIONAL OFFICE HOURS
Open late on Wednesday's until 6:30 P.M.______________________________________________________________________
HOA CONTACT PROTOCOL
There have been some recent issues where Homeowners have approached Board Members or Committee Members directly seeking HOA action. In September of 2007, the Board of Directors made a motion that passed unanimously to set the proper protocol for Civano residents to make contact with the HOA, Board, and its Committees and it reads as follows:
There is only one protocol for contacting the HOA. If a homeowner has a problem or wants to get a message out to the Board Members, they shall no longer send information directly to individual Board Members. New protocol that will be strictly enforced is that all communications must go through The Manager’s Office.
MOTION: To make the protocol that all information must first to go through the Manager. Motion was seconded. Discussion ensued. Motion passed unanimously.
The reason that the Board put this policy in place is so that information could be properly disseminated and followed through.
There are many ways to contact the HOA and Homeowners are welcome and encouraged to use the method they are most comfortable with.
AFTER HOURS PHONE: 520-297-0797/Urgent Matters Only
US MAIL: 10501 E. Seven Generations Way
Tucson, AZ 85747
DROP OFF: @ On Site Manager's Office
Suite 109, Activity Center
Located in the Rotunda building
HOA OFFICE HOURS
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
8:30 A.M. -- 4:30 P.M.
Open late on Wednesday's until 6:30 P.M.
MANAGER: CYNTHIA VALENCIA
ASSISTANT MANAGER: MAGGIE ROULIER
Getting on the HOA Board Agenda
Issues that need to be addressed as official agenda items must be turned in to the HOA Management office one week prior to the Board Meeting. There is an open forum where Homeowners can address brief items, but for items that need to be discussed at length or for issues that have accompanying documentation or would require a vote of the Board, a one (1) week prior submission is required.
So if you have an issue that will take up a significant amount of time, or requires that Board Members review related documentation, please turn in agenda items one week in advance of a Board meeting. Items received less than one week in advance of a Board meeting cannot be added to the Board agenda. If you have questions, call the HOA Office at 546-3862.
Be sure to check the HOA calendar for other events and community activities.
If you want to learn more about your Association, or you volunteer to pitch in, contact the HOA Office.