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Old 09-23-2009, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Kallison Ranch, San Antonio,TX.
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I know a son of mine that would make an excellent security guard candidate. He just turned 21 and will be certified level 2 security officer soon. If they want the security person to be armed.
Knowing that, there should be no reason why the Security Officer's could not be made VOWC Employee's. I would see to it that they are paid exactly what they are worth. I am all for hiring within.

 
Old 09-23-2009, 09:14 PM
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Knowing that, there should be no reason why the Security Officer's could not be made VOWC Employee's. I would see to it that they are paid exactly what they are worth. I am all for hiring within.
Me too..have him well armed. Heck, give him a Bazooka if he wants!
 
Old 09-23-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Kallison Ranch, San Antonio,TX.
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It would need to be up very high....with no easy access for anyone without a bucket truck. These idyuts will find any way to damage things,
That's right. Have you ever seen the grafitti on overhead highway signs? I'm always curious how those Gang Monkey's get up there. I wouldn't mind one falling onto the highway and getting run over.
 
Old 09-23-2009, 09:38 PM
 
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When I first moved to Westcreek back in the late 1980's the Association use to recognize a Yard of the Month in each area. It really promoted a sense of community pride. We all were out there every weekend competing and hoping our yard would win. Of course not every yard could be selected but you know what ... the community looked great and when the community looks great, we are all winners!
 
Old 09-23-2009, 09:47 PM
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That's right. Have you ever seen the grafitti on overhead highway signs? I'm always curious how those Gang Monkey's get up there. I wouldn't mind one falling onto the highway and getting run over.
Those Gang Monkey's (LMAO!) climbed up onto a second story of a relatively new building on Culebra....totally tagged the whole upstairs section of the dr's office.....I'm sure the climb was no problem for them, but dang, they had to be up there for a long time to smear all that paint on. I can't believe no one saw them, but they're like roaches in the night. Luckily it got covered up within a few days.

If one fell and got run over, Mama Monkey would sue and say her Lil' Monkey was a good lil' monkey and this is so unfair.

Silver Creek now has electronic signs....they are nice! Much better than the removable letter signs we had.
 
Old 09-23-2009, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Knowing that, there should be no reason why the Security Officer's could not be made VOWC Employee's. I would see to it that they are paid exactly what they are worth. I am all for hiring within.
The current HOA budget does not have money for Security Officers. This could lead to a special assessment until they build it into next year's budget.
 
Old 09-23-2009, 10:17 PM
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The current HOA budget does not have money for Security Officers. This could lead to a special assessment until they build it into next year's budget.
I'm sure that most would be fine with it. It needs to be done. It's only a matter of time before a homeowner is injured/killed the way things are going.
 
Old 09-24-2009, 04:54 AM
 
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Before they built the new Community Center we had a portable building. Did we rent the portable building or buy it. If we bought it, did we sell it after the new center was open and if so, for how much and where is the money?

I checked the old minutes on the website but could not find a record of what happened with the portable building? I may have overlooked it but not so sure.
 
Old 09-24-2009, 05:45 AM
 
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The current HOA budget does not have money for Security Officers. This could lead to a special assessment until they build it into next year's budget.
That is only a matter of wanting to shift some budget lines around. $48K in this year's budget for major fence repair which has now been shifted to homeowners. $7K for telephones. Should EASILY be able to come up with $50K right there. There is no need to even talk about raising assessments. Fix the $1Million budget!
 
Old 09-24-2009, 05:52 AM
 
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Since we have more people on here now. Below is a post made a couple of months back that had some budget cut suggestions.

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Is this easier on your eyes?

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8126.02 delete $4,000 (let the standards coordinators deliver newsletter vice mailing it)

8127.02 delete $4,000 (drop all the pretty color printing but still get the info out)

8128 delete $168,000 (after one-time payoff of Community Center; estimated interest savings of $50,000 annually)

8131.03 delete $5,000 (what in the world are we paying for at $7K a year in phones?)

8140.06 delete $8,000 (too many employees, probably could cut more than $8K in taxes)

8212.02 delete $32,000 (one admin assistant should be plenty with the work load)

8212.03 delete $8,800 (why do you need an assistant Standards Coordinator? The manager or assistant manager should be able to cover absences.)

8220.02 delete $3,000 (most, if not all training should be available locally)

8220.06 delete $1,000 (unneeded training is provided to employees that don’t require it)

8220.13 delete $500 (signs are unattractive and against SA guidelines – even for WC)

8220.15 delete $1,200 (plenty of full time employees to cover this action)

8221, 8221.01, 8221.02 delete $20,500 (Standards Monitors already covered; Maintenance covered in a later line in the budget)

8230.01 delete $2,400 (needs to be defined)

8230.05 delete $4,700 (Bexar County owns the roads and does this as needed)

8230.08 delete $1,000 (employees should cover this as they are monitoring parties)

8230.09 delete $12,000 (employees can clean the office once a week)

8320.09 delete $35,000 (still leaves $13,000 for cleaning of major street fences; these are no longer to be replaced by HOA)

8320.10 delete $1,000 (How is this different from maintenance? County or CPS owns the electrical easements)

8320.16 (pay it off and delete it; stop paying interest)

8411.02 delete $39,520 (The HOA is not a recreation department. One coordinator should be able to set up events without residents funding a YMCA.)

8420.01 delete $3,000 (allowed events listed below in budget)

8420.04 delete $1,000 (residents shouldn’t have to pay since they are restricted from having sales at their homes by the HOA)

8420.06 delete $2,000 (allowed events listed in other budget lines)

8420.08, .09, .10, .12, .13, .16, .17 delete $1,800 (participants should pay their own way, not the HOA)

8430 delete $2,500 (covered in 8230.06)

Total to delete from budget: $360,920
Budget cut by 30%
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