Annual Meeting Report

The annual meeting for the membership of the Ridgeview Ranch Homeowners Association, Inc. took place the evening of March 28, 2012 at the Maribelle M. Davis Library on Independence Parkway in Plano, TX.  Board president Caroline Chandler led the meeting and discussed improvments to the community that took place in 2011 including:

  • a new roof and exterior paint for the amenity center on Bellerieve Dr.
  • panting the iron fence surrounding the pools and playgrounds
  • installing zoysia grass to help with the erosion along the Ridgeview Dr. sidewalk
  • the installation of drip irrigation at one Manor entrance as a test to prove possible savings on association water bills.

In addition, Ms. Chandler reported that representatives from CCMC and the HOA board met with the City of Plano regarding the retaining wall running parallel to Independence along the Beck alleyway that is leaning and in need of repair.  The City has agreed that the repair of this wall is their responsibility ultimately saving the HOA over $100,000 in repair costs.

Board treasurer Tom Branch reviewed the HOA financials reporting that there will be no dues increase for 2012.  He also discussed the challenges facing our community as our common areas age and the possibility of a dues increase in the coming years due to increasing maintenance and utilities costs.

Board vice president and acting secretary Lisa Coppinger presented outstanding service awards to Ms. Caroline Chandler and Ms. Karen Fairchild for their years of service and extraordinary committments to the Ridgeview Ranch Community.  She also presented five year service gifts to Caroline Chandler, Brenda Kihl, John McGraw and Lori Ward who were in attendance.  Those not in attendance who also received appreciation gifts were Mike & Robin Bennison, Sondra Cluck, Bill Guynup, and Jennifer Williams.

After board candidates were introduced and the members cast their ballots, two directors were elected to serve three year terms.  Lisa Coppinger was elected to serve her second term on the board and Warren Davidson was elected for his first term of service.

The board also answered questions from the members concerning transfer station odors, design guidelines with regard to fence posts, violation and fining policies, and vendor selection.  City Councilwoman Andre Davidson also addressed homeowner concerns about water restrictions.  Check the calendar in January for the next annual meeting date, time and location.