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President’s Report May 15, 2019

Rob Yarmo (President)
Al Weigel (Vice President)
Sue Adams (Secretary)
Bob Kwappy (Treasurer)
Will Brandt (At Large) 

Sent: 5/25/2010 3:49:11 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time

Due to recent travel advisory and subsequent news in the media about driving to Puerto Penasco. The Puerto Penasco’s American community has issued this important communication they are asking to distribute to our fans and community, also asking you to e mail it and distribute to your friends and contacts.

U.S. Consulate Warrant unsubstantiated, uncorroborated…and untrue!

While it is not unusual for the U.S. Consulate in Nogales, Sonora to release a travel advisory for parts of Mexico, the latest warrant, dated May 19, 2010, has left an entire community wondering where the Consulate gets its information.

Business leaders in Puerto Penasco, known commonly as Rocky Point, met on Monday to discuss the backlash of calls and emails received as a result of the warning that specifically mentioned dangers on Highway 8, the road to this popular beach resort town.

According to the director of Mexico’s Federal Highway Patrol, no incidents like those discussed in the warning have occurred. The AFI, which is like the American CIA, has also denied any knowledge of problems along Highway 8. Local police chief Erick Landagaray expressed surprise that the Consulate would issue a warning without so much as a thread of truth to it. The Attorneys General at the State as well as Federal level have also said there is no basis for the claims of violence on the road to Puerto Penasco.

Fausto Soto, Director of International Relations for the City of Puerto Penasco attended the meeting, where all agreed the highest priority should be in preparing travelers with the truth, regardless the economic effects on the city.

Nevertheless, in this case it seems the U.S. Consulate – Perhaps because a false report they received – has violated their own policy not to rely solely on unsubstantiated rumors…and in this case, they got their facts very, very wrong, in the process harming an entire community, including about 10,000 American and Canadian Citizens residing or having a legitimate business in this place.

It would be naïve to think that the timing of this warning was accidental, coming as it did right before one of the biggest weekends for this resort community. That negative reports hit the media harder right before Spring Break or other important holidays for travelers is nothing new. What is new, however, is the participation of the U.S. Consulate’s complicity in unnecessarily scaring the traveling public and causing harm to many American-owned businesses south of the border.

The hope in Puerto Penasco is that those who know and love Rocky Point won’t stay away or cancel their travels plans without first verifying the veracity of what they’ve heard, even if the rumors come with the stamp of the U.S. government.

Please see this video where we are making our point about this sensitive situation.


Hi, folks,

Informal report by an owner on the beach, with pictures taken May 21.

Electrification at Playa Miramar by Carlos Amado’s crews seems to be coming along on schedule.

In his talk at our last HOA meeting, Carlos Amado said he expected agreement on the right of way for power connection within days.

Typical transformer serving several houses in place on a buried concrete manhole-caisson. All transformers are in place.

Typical meter socket boxes in place on an existing roadside wall. More than half of these are installed and wired.

Using the steel forms.

Cast concrete stanchions like the one in the picture above are being cast this week for properties without a roadside wall.

This past week, crews have been connecting the underground cables that will connect 13,000 volt service to the transformers.

Inside view of a transformer locked box connection plate. Red and black 13,000 volt connections are on the left. The silver paddles on the right will be used to connect the wires visible lying at the bottom of the connection box that will bring 120 and 240 volt power from the transformer to our home meter bases. It is up to the individual owner to contract for connection from meter base to home system.

As we know, Playa Encanto still has no power. Since infra-structure installation, owners there have waited year because of right-of-way snafus. The good news for us at Playa Miramar is in Picture 7, taken toward the estuary from our entry road. The pole on the left is the existing terminus of the power line supplying the twin towers of Mayan Palace. The pole on the right was installed this week by Carlos' crews and the loose connections for the 13,000 volt lines you see above were started on May 21. ...looks to us who are on the beach now that connection and test of the system must be pretty close.

Here is the proxy for the upcoming meeting –  proxy-04252009

El Pueblito de Playa Miramar A.C.


I,_______________________ , owner of, or designated Representative of, property at El Pueblito

de Playa Miramar A.C., known as Manzana _____, Lote _____, with the majority agreement of other

partners in ownership of such property, (if any), do hereby designate:

________________________________________, an adult member in good standing of El Pueblito

de Playa Miramar A.C. to vote for my (our) property on any and all issues to be voted on at April 25th, 2009.

Signed by owner or majority representative, __________________________________

Please print name:____________________________________________________

This has been a joint effort on the beach from several home owners to try to save these puppies.  There were 9 total, 3 died, Quinn & Miriam took one to Tucson for adoption (thank you Quinn & Miriam), I’m responsible to get these five through this next week, then, if we have no interest, Theresa & Bill will take them in for, hopefully, adoption, but at least they will be euthanized in a humane way (if that’s possible).  There are many efforts here in Mexico to try to rescue the dogs, have them spayed or neutered, and adopted, but there are just so many and there is no city or government assistance so most of them are left to fend for themselves, roaming the beaches, streets and struggling with starvation, mange, you name it.  If we would have left them alone, they would soon be dead, starving, and/or pregnant with the problem going on and on.
So, before we proceed next week with the next step, I thought it wouldn’t hurt for you all to see these cuties.  Two of them were runts, but as you can see, they are gaining weight and quickly catching up to the others.  There are four females and one male.  
If you have any interest or know of someone who may have interest, please forward this message or get back to us.  It’s really hard for us to keep them because we do not have a fenced yard and they are getting bigger and stronger every day.  As you know, we adopted a Mexico dog and her name is Sierra… she is loving, protective, loves the water, loves to play with other dogs and a great member of our family!







I realize that we must vote on the budget that was presented. I am also ok with that budget. I would like to propose a modified budget and dues structure that might meet with additional approval.  I based the revenue on a dues schedule of $800 per lot with a home and $400 without.  Many of you want to have the unimproved lots pay the same as a house, others want to count living units and charge on living units, some are even opposed to a rate increase at all. I have heard others say that regardless of the number of kitchens or baths, many invite just as many if not more guests to “single” family homes as someone with a casita. What I am proposing is a compromise. Increase the dues on lots with a structure to a flat $800 per year and $400 for an unimproved lot.   That way, number one, we meet the budget, secondly, the unimproved lots are paying half the cost of an improved lot instead of the current one third, again, a compromise. I welcome any constructive comments. – Dana Duncan
Proposed budget 






Jan – Dec 08



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Com Minima por uso enlace







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Consulting ( Javier Copca )







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Purchase 2 quads (paid with Assesment)







Gates, Signs & Uniforms







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Agenda & Call for Meeting at Desert Oasis at 10:00 April 19th 2008  4192008-hoa-call-and-agenda.doc

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