Rules and Policies
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Roles and Responsibilities
The “Ponderosa” is an association of
volunteers. The Board of Trustees are volunteers elected from
the membership. The committees and committee chairs are volunteers
appointed by the President from the membership. There are no travel
expenses or per diem reimbursement. No executive perquisites.
There are two maintenance employees, a bookkeeper and an Association Manager who are paid staff, responsible for the day-to-day operations.
Many of us had been told of the privileges we obtained when we
bought in the Ponderosa, such as use of the swimming pool, clubhouse,
greenbelts, free water, roads plowed in the winter. But for many
others of us, the real estate agent or the seller neglected to
mention the obligations we assumed, such as Maintenance &
Operations Dues, Special Assessments for unusual expenses, and
the expectation that we would assume our fair share of the volunteer
work. Those of us who either live here or come here in order to
reduce the number of calls on our time and energy need to remind
ourselves that it takes each of us volunteering just a little
bit to keep our community just the way we like it.
Those of us who are already volunteering encourage those of you
who are not to offer your help and become involved. It requires
no prior experience or special expertise, although if you have
either of these they are most welcome.
We encourage everyone to become an active participant in your
Ponderosa Community. One way of doing this is to serve on the
board of the Ponderosa. Elections occur once a year in May and
the community is always looking for people willing to give of
their time and talent. If you are thinking of serving, see the Roles and Responsibilities link, the Ombudsman link, or the Committees link.