It was so great to see some familiar faces and meet some new neighbors at the Block Party a couple of
weeks ago. And what a wonderful turnout for our first community gathering in a very long time!! I'd
like to Thank everyone who shared their tables and chairs and who brought food. Everything was
BOARD / MANAGEMENT
When the current HOA Board took over in August last year, we had some very specific concerns we
wanted to address.
– Search for a management team to replace Integrity First that is more responsive and has a
– Clearly define what homeowner improvements need to be approved BEFORE construction
and apply those rules uniformly (building / landscape work)
– Address the issue of Short Term Rentals
– Evaluate the community common landscape
– Investigate security options within the community
The Board meets regularly to discuss the most pressing needs of the neighborhood. Our first task was
to find a new company to help manage Camelback Country Club Estates I & II. After interviewing
many different firms, we determined AZCMS to be our best option. They're well versed in their role as
a HOA management team and they have several other communities in their purview right here in PV.
Amber Winter is our contact at AZCMS, and she's very responsive if you have any questions or
It is our intention to have several “General” Board meetings a year that are available to anyone wanting
to come and get involved. We had one in January and a number of people came to the Paradise Valley
Town Hall event to contribute their thoughts and ideas. We were very happy to hear from them.
After hiring AZCMS, the Board determined it's next endeavor to be repainting the “dated”, chipped and
fading perimeter walls surrounding the community. After some samples were put up, a color was
chosen, bids evaluated for the work to be done, and off we went. The general response to the work we
had done has been positive.
As I mentioned previously, one of the Board's major concerns has been unapproved building and
landscape work. It's not our desire to tell a Homeowner “No” . . . we just want to be able to ensure
that what's being built or changed, will be suitable within the community. If not, we want to be able to
offer a suggestion or modification that might be more amenable to all parties. So, if you're planning on
doing a remodel that involves any of the following, you will need to submit plans for approval
BEFORE you begin work.
– Change the appearance of your home from the street
– Change your paint color of your home
– Revision of your front yard landscape
SHORT TERM RENTALS / COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES
Short Term Rentals have been a concern here since 2018. Recently, STR regulations have changed
and homes must be rented for a minimum of 30 days and the Homeowner must have permits and be
registered with the Town of Paradise Valley. And as a reminder to everyone (as it may have been a
long time since you looked at our CCR's) there are strong stipulations in our CCR's naming CCE I&II
as RESIDENTIAL, and our management team will use our legal ground to cease any unlawful
gatherings. We will not allow for our homes to be used in commercial ventures that endanger the
integrity of our community. . . . ie Rental by the hour.
For those of you who don't know, our community property covers a significant amount of land. We're
responsible for the trees / plants that go west from our entrance on Mockingbird (Northern) to the
roundabout; and north on Invergordon (66th Street) from the roundabout, on the east side of the street,
to El Maro. It's A LOT of trees and plants!! It should also be noted here that the landscape on the east
side of the entrance drive into our community (where the olive trees are) are the property and
responsibility of the golf course (this includes the Camelback Country Club “monument” wall and
I'm sharing this so you can appreciate that there is a lot to be considered in managing our greenery.
Last year one, of the trees on Mockingbird came down on a homeowners wall and it was a long and
expensive process doing the repair work. This Board is looking toward preempting the costly repair
scenario by taking better care of the healthy plants we have and by removing problem specimens. To
ensure that this will work in the long run, we've hired a new company to manage our monthly
landscape needs as well have them take care of the health and maintenance of all of our trees. . . . and
Boy do we have a lot of older trees! The new company is Santa Rita and they will begin working in
our community on Wednesday, May 17th. Things may look a little different initially, but we trust in
In addition to bringing in a new landscape team, we've hired a landscape architect to provide us with
three options to update our community entrance appearance. Our current “look” is rather tired. We
have a number of holes from where trees have been removed or cacti have died. Much of the lighting
is broken or inefficient. We think it's time to look towards some improvement in this area.
For those homeowners who have a WASH on their property, it is your responsibility to safely maintain
the area in a way that the possibility of fire is minimized. It is especially important this time of year.
For the most part . . . this is a job shared by two homeowners and would likely be made easier if you
About a month ago, a neighbor from El Maro visited a number of homes on the golf course here to try
to get some Ring camera videos that might show some footage of the persons who broke into his home.
The thieves used the golf course entrance at 68th/Maverick for their “getaway” so it was his hope that
one of the Maverick home cameras “saw” something.
While, this theft didn't happen here, we did have several break-ins last years so we're trying to figure
out ways to be proactive in this area.
The Board is looking into options and costs involved with putting cameras at the entrance of the
neighborhood. While they can provide a deterrent, they can also catch license plates of those coming
into and leaving our community. We're also going to revisit the original plans for putting in a gate at
the 68th St golf course entrance. This would involve working with Berneil and Marriott, but this
location is looking to be a very vulnerable spot in our community and it needs to be addressed.
FINAL THOUGHTS . . .
As you can see, there's a lot to consider in taking care of our little corner of the world. Your five
Board members are committed to doing right by homeowners . . for the short and long term. Moving
forward, it's our hope that before big financial decisions are made, whatever is being considered will be
discussed at a General HOA Session so anyone wanting specific information, or to be involved in the
decision making process, will have the opportunity.
Also, some of you may not be aware, but we have a webpage for our community. If you're interested
in posting a pertinent message there, or want to head up some kind of Club, please let me or Amber
know. We'd love to generate some neighborhood involvement like a Book Club, Walking Group etc.
The following links will take you to our management website and our community website. We will try
to make applicable neighborhood information available to you in these places on a timely basis.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
*I have platter / bowl / spoon that was used to bring fruit to the Block Party as well as a pair of
sunglasses that someone left. Please call or email me if you'd like to pick them up (602) 300-4422
Arizona Community Management Services, LLC
Phone: 480.355.1190 Fax: 480.355.1191 www.azcms.com Emergency Contact Information If you have a maintenance emergency occur that is in regards to the Association after regular business hours, please call 480.355.1190 and follow the prompts.
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We want your HOA experience to be as positive as possible. Whether you are new to a homeowners association (HOA) or have lived in one for years, here are a few tips to help you make the transition to community living.
READ YOUR GOVERNING DOCUMENTS: When you closed on your new home, you received a lot of documents related to the HOA. Among them are the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs). Along with your Architectural/Landscape Design Guidelines, these will give you an overview of your responsibilities within the HOA.
GET TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS, GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY, FORM A NEIGHBORHOOD BLOCK WATCH. One of the advantages of living in an HOA is the sense of community. Some HOAs have websites, community activities lists, etc. Strike up conversations with your neighbors. You may make some friendships that will last for years. And, statistics show that forming a neighborhood Block Watch program significantly cuts down on crime.
GO TO THE MEETINGS: Have a concern regarding the community? Let your Board know your concerns. They are there to serve you and the best interests of the Community.
RESPECT YOUR NEIGHBORS AND THEIR PROPERTY: The governing documents generally have parking and barking dog restrictions. Abiding by these restrictions will go a long way in keeping peace and a sense of neighborhood in the community.
SUBMIT PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE ARCHITECTURAL COMMITTEE BEFORE INSTALLING THEM: Your CC&Rs generally require submission of some sort of plans prior to installation of any architectural and/or landscaping changes to your home. The purpose of these restrictions is to assure an overall theme running through the community. Failure to submit plans prior to installation may require you to incur the cost of removing your installation and bringing it into compliance with the governing documents. To save yourself time, money and aggravation, be sure to submit your changes to the architectural committee for the HOA before you do the work.
BE INVOLVED: There are several committees, look into joining one and becoming involved with the events and activities going on throughout your community.
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