February 2021 Oracle

PLANNING The Planning Committee for the 2020 - 2021 season held its first Zoom meeting on Thursday, November 12. At this meeting interim officers were selected by the committee. Michael Curley is the interim Chair. Debbie Smith is the interim Vice Chair and Brenda King is the interim Secretary. There was no other business at this meeting. The next Planning Committee's meeting was held on Thursday, December 3. The committee discussed project proposals that had been presented to the Board of Directors at the end of season 2020. One project, was the new Outdoor Tennis Center. While most project plans were completed as planned by the committee in coordination with an architect and resort landscape personnel. There were a couple of changes noted. The committee also discussed the overall "foliage" in the resort. A discussion of... it seems to be a reduction of color and a move to more desert landscape is taking place. Members of the committee will be working with GM Vitrano and Facilities Manager Jessie. The next Planning Committee's meeting was Thursday, January 7. The main topic of interest was the new pickleball sound barrier for noise reduction, but first there were two short reports. First on the resort's Ad Hoc Facilities Planning Committee and a report regarding the Resort's Strategic Plan. The Board of Directors in a motion sent to the Planning Committee was, "To refer to the Planning Committee a request for a review of available noise absorption technologies, selection of a preferred technology and supplier, and for preliminary cost of materials and labor for the Noise Absorption Project." The Planning Committee's Charter says, " The Committee's role is ad- visory to the Board and is to present recommendations on improvements related to the ORPS infrastructure and amenities such as buildings, recreational facilities, equipment, system, etc...The committee based some discussion on priorities that could help in some decision making: Cost, Functionality, Aesthetics, Durability/ Maintenance, Quality of Life for surrounding lots and Benefit for the entire Association. The committee is actively seeking interested association members inter- ested in serving their community to contact one of the officer's listed above. Openings are available. Look in the ORPS Daily Planner for how to access the meeting.

Jeff Evans and Glenn Seligman of the McMahon Group introduced and led a discussion on a first draft of possibilities for both the La Palma clubhouse and the El Saguaro clubhouse, arising from the survey completed by owners in March/April 2020 and Board of Directors input. The committee members – John Boudin, Kathy McCune, Evon Haarklau, Shauna Riely, Maryellen Muir, Allen Gayken, Mike Curley, Bob Livingston & Bob Craven, along with board president Greg Farmer and GM Ed Vitrano – all weighed in with their comments, observations and suggestions on the proposals put forth by the McMahon Group. Bill McMahon and Glen Seligman toured the resort in person on Monday, January 11, 2021, prior to finalizing a second draft. The next meeting of the committee is scheduled for Monday, February 8, 2021. The committee will review and discuss this second draft. Don Renoe Planning Committee Board Liaison

Planning Away, Michael Curley Interim Chair


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