On-Line Voting Form

Annual Meeting - Thursday, November 8, 2018

7:00 PM – Highland Park Elementary – Library – 230 N Cole Dr., Gilbert, AZ
Please review the candidates and their biographies. Scroll to the bottom of this page to select the candidates you have decided to vote for then click on the "Submit" button.  All votes must be submitted by 12:00PM the day of election.

If you are unsure who to vote for, please still enter your Voter Identification Number and select the "Quorum Only" box.
A Note about the Candidates Running for Election
Ben Koerner : Presently Higley Groves board President for past 2 years. Original Higley Groves Homeowner, Local Real Estate Agent, Current Board Member that READS the CC&R's and thinks before making a comment. I will continue to serve the homeowners, stay informed, and request input prior to casting a final vote on important issues. I will strive to keep the community in line with the Morrison Families vision when our community was designed, to keep Higley Groves one of the top neighborhoods
Bonnie Kokona : I love our neighborhood and the people that live in it. I’ve been on the board for the past year and would love to continue to stay on the board. I’ve lived in this neighborhood for 10 years. My husband and I have 3 children, 2 boys and a girl. I graduated from college majoring in History Teaching & Special Education. I would love to work for my neighbors to ensure them that our neighborhood will stay as beautiful as it is.
Shannon Morris : I am an original homeowner currently serving as secretary for the Homeowners Association, and liaison with the architectural committee. I have worked hard the last five years with the new board to beautify and upgrade our neighborhood, and work with neighbors to resolve issues fairly and respectfully. I would love to continue to serve our community and work with you to make this the best neighborhood it can be.
Ed Burgoyne : My family and I have lived in Higley Groves for three years, and we love it! Our community is the envy of neighborhoods throughout the Gilbert area and as a board member my focus would be on preserving the value and reputation of our community while working with other board members and home owners to address the challenges we face such as parking, landscaping and improving the HOA’s commitment of service to home owners.
Amy Fraughton : I have lived in Higley Groves for 15 years. I love raising my kids here and will always have a home here. My interest in the board is to help maintain a great community, keep everyone happy with common sense decisions and respectful treatment. And to maintain our home values through the years.
My name is Joseph Cowart . I purchased our home as the first owner in 2002. I care about the beauty and upkeep of this neighborhood as well as the feeling of community our neighborhood offers. I have enjoyed serving on the board this past year. I will continue to be available by phone & e-mail to listen to neighbors' concerns. I will always make decisions to reflect the voice of the people in Higley Groves.
My name is Edward Archibald . My wife and I have lived in Higley Groves for 15 years. I have served on past boards and am anxious to continue to serve members of our community in the future. As a member of the Board I realize that I represent all of our community members and will always listen to your concerns and consider them with decisiveness as we move forward for the betterment of our community.
My name is Ryan Hill . I have been a resident of Higley Groves since 2012. My wife and I were attracted to the community because of the great feeling you get as you drive through the tree line streets. I love my community and hope to continue making it wonderful.
My name is John Anderson (Melinda Imig-Spencer). My family and I have lived in Shamrock Estates for 2 years now. I have owned and operated my business for the last 12 years. I have three children ranging from 4 years old to 18 years old. I am a very passionate and driven individual and believe that I would make a great addition to the board. I love that our community is filled with so many families and would like to help keep it a family friendly community and want to make it the best it can be.
My name is John Anderson (Melinda Imig-Spencer). My family and I have lived in Shamrock Estates for 2 years now. I have owned and operated my business for the last 12 years. I have three children ranging from 4 years old to 18 years old. I am a very passionate and driven individual and believe that I would make a great addition to the board. I love that our community is filled with so many families and would like to help keep it a family friendly community and want to make it the best it can be.
**Notice: In accordance to Higley Groves Homeowners Association By-Laws, in order to vote at the annual meeting, you must be current in payment of all funds owed the association. If you are not current in payment of all funds owed the Association by 12:00PM the day before the meeting, please consider this official notice of suspension of your voting rights. Should you have any questions about your eligibility or to request a hearing, contact the association at 480-813-6788.
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Please enter your Voter Identification Number and select the names of the candidates you would like to vote for.
(Please select no more than (3) THREE candidates)


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Surplus Funds Roll-over Vote
Each year the Association annual budget is prepared to meet the financial needs of the community during the year. In some cases, there may be a small surplus of funds that could be rolled into the following year to help offset future assessment increases.

IRS Revenue Ruling 70-604 requires the membership to vote in favor of rolling any excess funds forward into the next tax year or the excess could be taxed at 30%.

Parking Opinion Poll
Are you willing to increase your regular assessment to pay for overnight parking enforcement?

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Dog Park Opinion Poll


Would you like a dog park added to the community?

Please share any suggestions for community improvements you would like to see.
Opinion Poll 3
Some homeowners have asked the Board of Directors to consider the following issue.

Do you believe the association should require owners with grass to over-seed winter lawn the years that the association does?

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Opinion Poll 4
Each year the Association annual budget is prepared to meet the financial needs of the community during the year. In some cases, there may be a small surplus of funds that could be rolled into the following year to help offset future assessment increases.

IRS Revenue Ruling 70-604 requires the membership to vote in favor of rolling any excess funds forward into the next tax year or the excess could be taxed at 30%.

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Do you have any suggestions for us?  If so please share them below.
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Please review the information carefully before clicking the submit button. Have you entered the correct Voter ID number?? The wrong ID number will result in your vote not being counted.
   
If you vote online twice on the same day, your last vote will be counted, we will assume you made an error and corrected it. Any subsequent votes using your unique number will be disregarded. If you have lost your Voter Id number you may contact Renaissance at 480-813-6788 to receive your confidential number. Pursuant to You Association's Bylaws, you must be current in payment of all funds owed the Association for your vote to be counted. If you attend the meeting in-person you may rescind your online vote and re-cast your vote.

The Voter ID number is unique to each owner. The unique ID number and absentee ballot are mailed to each owner using their billing address. We hope this, ground breaking system, will increase participation.