BELLA VISTA — At its month-to-month assembly, the Bella Vista Property Homeowners board heard excellent news from Recreation Director Joan Glubczynski and Enterprise Improvement Director Tommy Lee.
The Blowing Springs Campground is having a banner month, Glubczynski mentioned. Three new tiny cabins are coming, hopefully earlier than the tip of the 12 months. Income introduced by the primary cabin, which has been thought of a check, has been up 25% this 12 months.
Recreation workers put collectively the Not So Haunted Mini Golf Course close to Riordan Corridor this 12 months and it proved well-liked. Tennis has additionally been busy, and so are the brand new pickleball courts at Branchwood.
Later within the assembly, a capital undertaking so as to add a pizza oven on the Highlands Nation Membership was authorised at the price of $45,000. The brand new menu will likely be small and pretty easy, Lee mentioned. The expansion of latest houses within the space and the recognition of the pub working within the constructing each point out that operation must be profitable. He hopes the brand new menu objects will likely be out there early in 2022.
Throughout her month-to-month report, Controller Stacie Higgins mentioned the POA had one other good month. Income was $354,000 over funds in September though bills had been additionally excessive, she mentioned. Yr-to-date income is over funds as nicely.
All of the POA eating places confirmed a revenue in September. Lot gross sales had been additionally good.
The water division had month, coming in $68,000 over funds.
Higgins mentioned the POA has had 165 open positions all year long. Many positions took months to fill after staff left for greater paying jobs, she mentioned. Whereas open positions replicate as decrease wage bills, it additionally means extra additional time wages because the work needs to be accomplished.
This 12 months, the POA hasn’t borrowed any cash from the water division and has paid again portion of the intercompany mortgage that helped pay the bills of the Trafalgar hearth. Though the POA owns the water division, the accounting is finished individually. Higgins mentioned she hopes the POA aspect can get by means of the remainder of the 12 months with none loans from water however warned that, traditionally, the previous couple of months of the 12 months produce much less income.
The board authorised an additional cost on the POA’s final water bond, which was issued by the county Public Services Board in 2014. Based on a plan proposed final 12 months, the bond could also be paid off early in 2022 saving curiosity funds. However, Higgins mentioned, if essential, a smaller cost may very well be made subsequent 12 months.
Common Supervisor Tom Judson informed the board variety of on-line and paper surveys are being returned. The surveys, together with focus teams, had been designed to offer member enter right into a 5 Yr Strategic Plan. The surveys will likely be accepted till Nov. 15 and the outcomes will likely be launched in January. He expects the plan will likely be prepared in mid-2022.
A small path undertaking that ought to not value the POA any cash for a minimum of three years was authorised. The brand new connector path, about 2800 toes, will likely be close to Manchester Drive. Representatives of the Trailblazers spoke to all of the property house owners affected by the path and adjusted the route away from the one property proprietor who objected.