Pima County Leash Law Reminder

Recently there was an incident of an unleased dog attacking a service dog and its owner in the Common Area. The victim dog needed stitches and the dog’s owner suffered injury as well. This is not the first incident involving an unleashed dog attacking another dog in this area even though the owner was present.

This is a reminder that Pima County has strict ordinances concerning dogs.  Pima County Ordinance 6.04.030 states dogs are always to be on a leash when outside of the owner’s private property. Your dog MUST be on a leash at all times while your dog is on public and private streets. This includes FCHOA private roads and the desert Common Area governed by the Master Association and its member HOAs.

Leash law violations (and bites) can be reported to Pima Animal Control Center at 724-5900, ext. #4. A dispatcher is available 7 days a week until 9 p.m. After 9 p.m. bites and violations should be reported to the sheriff’s department. It is helpful to have the date, time and location of the violation, a description of the dog, and name and/or address for the owner if possible. Pictures of the off-leash dog are very helpful but violations should be reported with or without all of this information.

As a result of the recent incident, the Board of the Foothills Homeowners Master Association voted to post leash law signs at the entrance to each of the member HOAs and near the informal entrances to the Campbell Wash.

If you have questions or comments on this matter, please contact:

Mr. Dan Weisz
President, Foothills Homeowners Master Association
MasterHOA@FoothillsClusters.com

Two Members Added to the Board of Directors

I am pleased to announce that two neighbors volunteered to serve on our Board of Directors. They were nominated and approved for membership at the April 1, 2019 meeting.

  • Mr. Donn Stoltzfus will serve on the Board until November 2020.
  • Mr. Ron Steffens will serve on the Board until November 2019.

This leaves us with one remaining open Board membership position that will expire in November 2019. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors but are not sure if this is something you would want to do for the long term, now is a good time to consider joining the board and trying it for the short time.

Congratulations to Donn and Ron for their election to the Board. We sincerely appreciate their willingness to serve.

Foothills Clusters Community Cookout, April 27, 2019

Aletha and David Kalish generously continue our neighborhood tradition with the Foothills Clusters Community Cookout.

The Kalish’s supply hot dogs, buns, family drinks and utensils. You supply side dishes, adult beverages, tables and chairs, and your family. There’s music and plenty of good conversation!

Where: The Kalish Home at 3560 E. Marshall Gulch P.
When: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 2:30 PM until ?

Please RSVP to: Cookout@FoothillsClusters.com

See you there!

2018 Ballot for the Increase of Annual Assessments Voting Results

A ballot was sent in October to homeowners to authorize a five year increase in the annual assessment for the purposes of reconstructing the association’s private roads.  The unofficial count is as follows:

Ballots Required to Reach a Quorum: 221

Ballots Received: 235

(A quorum was reached.)

YES Votes required to approve the increase: 156.

YES Votes received: 122.

NO Votes received: 112.

Incomplete Vote received: 1

THE BALLOT FAILS.

A final count of the ballots will take place and be announced in the next 48 hours. The final count is taken to ensure there are no duplicate or invalid ballots.

Thank you everyone who voted.

2018 Master Homeowner Board of Director Election Results

By convention, the Foothills Clusters homeowners can elect three members to the Foothills Homeowners Master Association. Ballots were counted at the 2018 Homeowners Annual Meeting and our three representatives will be:

Mr. Dan Weisz was reelected with 89 votes.

Mr. David Kalish was elected with 88 votes.

Mr. Dale Prescott was elected with 73 votes.

Write-in ballots were received as follows:

Anne Shivers with 1 vote.

Pat Tripp with 1 vote.

Doug Wright with 1 vote.

Congratulations Dan, David and Dale on your election and thank you for your willingness to serve your neighborhood.

2018 Board of Directors Election Results

Ballots were counted at the 2018 Homeowners Annual Meeting for three members of the Board of Directors.  The results of the election are as follows:

Mr. Brian Bickel was reelected to the board with 143 votes.
Mr. Doug Hughes was reelected to the board with 138 votes.
Mr. Austin Wesnitzer was elected to the board with 134 votes.

Their term of office is three years.

Receiving write-in votes were:
Dale Prescott with 2 votes and
Douglas Everett with 1 vote.

Congratulations Brian, Doug, and Austin on your election and thank you for your willingness to serve your community.

Independent Reserve Study Available for Review

Early this summer, the Board of Directors authorized the Treasurer to engage an independent firm to study the financial status of the HOA and its responsibility to maintain and protect its assets, including the repair and maintenance of its roads. 

Association Reserves of Chandler, Arizona was selected to perform the study.  The study was completed on June 12, 2018. A copy of the study can be seen by clicking on the following:

Reserve Study

Upon receiving the study it was first independently reviewed by the board members.  At the July Board of Directors meeting the board directed both the Landscape and Roads Committee and the Finance Committee to review the study and to offer their recommendations. Both committees approved the recommendations of the study.  Now, the Board of Directors will formally review the recommendations of the study and propose appropriate actions.

The first discussion of the reserve study and its recommendations will take place at the September 10, 2018 Board of Directors meeting.  The meeting will take place at the Catalina Foothills High School, House #1 Seminar Room at 6:30 PM. 

An essential part of this discussion will be finance options for the recommended road repairs.  These options will be presented by the Treasurer.  An open discussion for all homeowners will follow.

All homeowners are encouraged to attend the meeting.

More information will be posted on this site as it becomes available.  Announcements will be posted on Nextdoor and sent to members of the Association’s email list.