Feeling lonely. Looking for a good time. Thursdays can be the drags.... but NOT tonight. Today, September 26, make your way to Kaiser Grille in Palm Desert on 74-040 CA-111 N and be ready to hang with some of the best neighbors in the valley. Happy Hour for our community starts at 4 and ends at 6, but you are welcome to hang out as long as you wish. Appetizers are on us. Drinks are on your own. So what are you waiting for?
The Belmonte Estates Road Committee has met but at this time, no recommendations have been discussed by the committee or presented to the board for action.
The board has received the results of a road study by its consultant, LaBelle Marvin. At this time, the board is in the process of getting the necessary information necessary to better understand the various recommendations regarding any road maintenance suggested by LaBelle Marvin. It is our hope that the road committee will have the necessary information to make a recommendation to the board by the end of this summer. As of now, no action is being considered by the board in regards making final recommendations on the roads.
Douglas Sexton, HOA President
As a resident of Belmonte Estates, your neighborhood benefits from an HOA that is committed to protecting your interest in maintaining an attractive and friendly neighborhood for you to live and reside. In fact, your board’s mission statement is as follows,
"The Board is committed to creating and maintaining a neighborhood
that respects diverse traditions, heritage, and experiences,
encouraging a fluent harmony of homes,
while demonstrating respect for our homeowners."
Your HOA generally holds its meetings on the first Monday of each month at Albert Management, 41865 Boardwalk #101, Palm Desert, CA 92211, at 4:00 P.M. Please feel encouraged to attend these meetings and share with the board your thoughts and concerns. You can check to see if a meeting is scheduled by looking at the calendar on our neighborhood website (see below).
As president of the board, I sincerely hope you will take the time to visit one of our meetings, introduce yourself, and provide us your insight and thoughts as to how we can better maintain and improve our community.
As you know, we will be holding our second annual block party in the neighborhood this Saturday from 1 -4. We hope to see you there. Also, we will be hosting a Meet the Board party on May 4th from 4-6 at the Pratt Residence. This will actually be a Cinco de Mayo themed event and we will also be thanking our many volunteers on the various committees that serve our neighbors.
You should have received a self-nomination form in the mail regarding our annual meeting. If you are interested in running for and serving on the board, please feel encouraged to complete the form and send it in to Albert Management.
In closing, please check out and explore our community’s website, https://www.belmonteestates.org and like us at facebook at https://www.facebook.com/belmonte.estates.pd . You can also find us at twitter at https://twitter.com/belmonteestates .
Currently, we have three on-going committees.
1. Social Committee - Andrea Rosenblatt, Chair
2 Architecture and Landscape - Andrea Pratt, Chair
3. Road Advisory - Gregg Capper, Chair
There is some growing interest in creating a communication and safety committee. If this is something you may be interested in serving on, please forward me your name and I’ll be sure to pass it on to the board.
So much is going on, but please know, your voice matters. On behalf of the board, it is a pleasure to serve you, our friends and neighbors. If you have any questions, thoughts, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Albert Management and ask for Paul Kosturos, our community manager. If you wish, you may also contact me directly at either 760-333-7284 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Regardless, please know that your voice matters and your board appreciates hearing from you.
HOA Board President
The Belmonte Estates Road Committee is officially in place and ready to begin meeting. The first order of business will be to review the Core Sample Report from Labelle Marvin as well as their recommendations. The committee will be meeting on March 5th at 5:00 to discuss the report as a group as well as walk the property. Labelle Marvin will also participate in a teleconference with the committee members.
No matter what the recommendations are from the committee, this process will likely be one that is lengthy and will require much discussion. When the time is appropriate, the Belmonte Estates HOA Board will schedule neighborhood meetings to solicit community input as well as share the road findings to date.
Greetings on the this Christmas Day:
I’ll keep this short. As you know by now, we have started the process of planning for new roads. At the December HOA Board Meeting, the board approved a the request for a letter going out to our neighbors asking for volunteers to join a special Ad Hoc Belmonte Estates Road Advisory Committee. The sole purpose of the committee will be to do the meet around four to five times of the next 12 —18 months and do the following:
1. Listen to and consider information presented by our road advisory consultant, La Belle Marvin;
2. Discuss and construct significant questions for the board to ask of our consultant;
3. Provide meaningful and helpful feedback for the board as they consider choosing a bid.
The committee will remain standing throughout the selection and construction process. As chair of the committee, it is my goal to keep the number of times we meet to a minimum. If you choose to participate, please plan on the following:
a. Initial meeting with the consultant and the board;
b. Discussion of the bids;
c. Planning for construction considerations that will impact residents;
d. Final review of completed project.
This letter will eventually be forwarded to the entire community as we look for volunteers to be considered by the board. It is my intent to be as inclusive as possible. We will all be impacted. Your voice and your thoughts are essential to help the board plan for and do their best for our community as we reconstruct our neighborhood roads.
It is my goal to forward to the board the names of those interested community members who would like to participate on the advisory committee at our next scheduled board meeting at the end of January. If you are interested, please reply to this email in the next week.
Remember - Your voice matters! The decisions we make will directly impact the perceived value of our community.
Please feel encouraged to pass this information on to your neighbors. Until we meet next,
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
The 4th Annual Belmonte Progressive Party was a great success as the title suggests.
Thank you to our hosts, Michelle and Neil Hoffman, Dawn and Ken Rashid, and Cheryl and Douglas Sexton.
Belmonte Estates continues each year to improve and grow as a community. Belmonte truly is one of our desert’ best kept secrets.
Everyone enjoyed visiting with neighbors and friends. Below is a link to one of our first stops.
Please be sure to RSVP Andrea Rosenblatt. We look forward to seeing all of our Belmonte Estates Neighbors.
Join us at our Belmonte Estates Halloween Open House!
Meet up with your neighbors and have a cup of brew and a sweet (or two!).
Kids can play games before the trick-or-treating begins, so let them wear costumes! Adults are welcome to dress for the spooky occasion too!
It is an outside open house, and it will be over in time for all to get home to welcome trick-or-treaters.
Wednesday, October 31st
John & Angie Nelson’s home
49 Sutton Place East
Please RSVP so we have enough treats to share!
Angie: 913-548-8537 or email@example.com
SAVE THE DATES!
Saturday, December 8, 2018 “Annual Progressive Evening Holiday Party”
We are looking for 3 homes who would be interested in hosting. Approximately 45-50 minutes each home.
If interested or have any questions contact Andrea Rosenblatt.
Saturday, March 9, 2019“Annual Afternoon Family Block Party”
The Belmonte Estates HOA board voted on June 25, 2018 to accept the Architectural and Landscape Committee's recommendations to improve the Kiosk island (the area with the gate reader) and monument island with new plants. The committee met many times and consulted with Albert Management and Hort inc. to find plants that would be both long lasting and look appropriate to our desert area. The plants will be purchased and planted as soon as the weather is appropriate for ensuring survival.
Once the planting is completed, the website will be updated to reflect the new look. Hats off to our committee members for their many hours of planning and meeting with consultants. This was the first major undertaking of the committee and the board salutes their dedication and professionalism.
In additional business, the board also approved a previous motion to have the gates refreshed with new paint. The paint color will be the same as the current color.