Director Comments: Appreciation for those who serve


By Sean McDonald

CLPOA Treasurer

I wanted to take the time to thank my colleagues on the Board for working so hard to make Canyon Lake a better place to live. I also want to thank all the homeowners who took time out to serve on the committees we have in Canyon Lake.

Our most valuable asset is our employees and I want to thank them for putting up with us when we have a problem and for serving our community. Our managers are second to none; they work very hard running their departments and, in some cases, wear more than one hat. We are very fortunate to have such competent managers helping Chris Mitchell run our POA. 

I am so pleased that the Board chose Chris Mitchell to be our GM. Chris has been our GM on and off since he first started working for the POA and I am sure he will do a fine job running our Association. We are now looking for a new CFO and those shoes will be hard to fill. I cannot say enough about all of these people. Their work, for the most part, does not make any headlines but their efforts contribute to making Canyon Lake a great place to live. 

We will be outsourcing some of our accounting to a company named Greenacre, so we can finally get financials we can all understand. The  plan is to build a new community center and we would like to renovate the Country Club, provided we have the funding. Hopefully we will have a new security company in place in the near future.

We are in the process of reviewing our Rules and Regulations. We are making some incremental progress regarding our Lake and the Lake Lease. I am pleased that we are the recipients of some grants that will help clean up our Lake.

Our staff members are working on a revised Reserve Report that will accurately look at the lifespan of all assets in Canyon Lake to ensure we will have the money to replace that asset when it has reached the end of its useful life.

The Finance Committee and our managers are starting to work on the 2013 Pro-Forma Budget.  It is is my personal goal to keep our annual assessment at our current level or less, if possible. I believe we have made great strides with the help of many people to rectify most if not all of the serious issues we were faced. I want to wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year.