May 18th - Envelope Stuffing Party

Thanks to all of the participants in the yearly Envelope Stuffing Party.  The Proxy and Voting Information for the
Annual Meeting was sent to al DMR Property Owners.
                                                                                                                                        JUNE 24TH 2017 ANNUAL PROPERTY OWNERS MEETING AND ELECTION

Despite the heat, a good crowd turned out for the annual DMPOA Property Owners Meeting and Election.  Winning seats of the DMPOA Board were as follows:  Jackie Edwards, Bill Flanders, Janette Winters, Sandi
Billingsley and Benny Masters.  Here is the Board for this next year:  President Jackie Edwards,  Vice President Willis Lejeune, Treasurer Jan Pierce, Secretary Barbara House   Board Members:  Chris Kirby,  Janette
Winters,  Cindy Davis, Sandi Billingsley,  Benny Masters and Bill Flanders      
For contact information on the Board Members, go to the
DMPOA Board page on this site.  
For photos of the day's activities, go to the
June 24 2017 Annual Meeting Page on this site.
Aug. 12, 2017 DMPOA Meeting  -  Here is a short synopsis of the meeting:

Employee Job Descriptions were updated.  The biggest item on the agenda was an age-old question concerning Limpia Creek and whether anyone could gather material from the creek or it's tributaries.   A report
obtained from the TWPD stated, basically, that Limpia Creek is private property rather than a navigable waterway.   Therefore the DMPOA can gather material from the creek beds and that property owners can gather
material on their own property.  A special Executive Meeting will be held on Sunday, Aug. 13th at the Community Center.  Legal issues will be addressed.  The public will not be allowed to sit in on the Executive
Session that will be held in the Community Center itself rather than in the break room.  Various committees were announced.  The complete list of committees is as follows:

On Nov. 2, 2017, Maria LeJeune presented a class on Silk Scarf Dyeing Class in
the DMR. Quite a few ladies showed up and thoroughly enjoyed the class. We
have so many talented people living in the resort and are always looking for folks
that would like to share their knowledge and talent!
Thanks to Nakia and Stephen Hambright for administering free flu shots on February 21st  at the Community
Center.  A great example of neighbors taking care of neighbors!

On March 10, 2018, Sharon Wilson of Earthworks and Lori Glover of the Big Bend Defense Coalition presented a seminar on Threats
to the Davis Mountains - Air Quality from Fracking at the DMR Community Center.  DMR residents turned out and experienced a great
open discussion on the subject.
Special thanks to our Elections
Judge Jackie Webb, Vote Verifier
Betty Smith and Counters Mike Logan
and Linda Logan. These fine
volunteers put in a very long day.  
Thanks again!
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Note:  At the 2018 Annual Meeting,  $3.00
per lot raise in assessments failed with a
tie vote of 172 for and 172 against.

Budget Committee:        Andy Pellegrin (Chair),  Mariel Davis,
                       & Mike Fryer
Resolution Committee:  Andy Pellegrin (Chair),  Mariel Davis
                       & Mike Fryer
Road Committee:            Janette Winters (Chair),
                       Julian Pierce, Benny Masters,
                       Chris Kirby & Russ Martin
New DMPOA Office Manager

Welcome to Una Learish, the new DMPOA Office
Manager. Una replaced retiring Sue Smith in June.  If
you haven't met Una, stop by the office and meet her!
The office hours remain:  Mon, Wed & Fri  12noon -
                  Local DMR Resident Assists in Washington D.C.  

Bert Lagarde, a DMR resident and paramedic, provided medical support during the state funeral for
former President George H.W. Bush in Washington D.C.  Bert serves as a member of the National
Disaster Medical System's  Disaster Medical Assistance Team. He was maybe six feet from the Casket
in the Rotunda, and from George W. Bush!  Plus, he was at some point a few inches from Ted Cruz, but
could not approach the Senator, or any dignitary, unless they needed medical assistance.  This is only
one of the many times Bert has been called to duty.   
Thanks Bert for your service!

The DMPOA Board recently made changes to the regulations/fees regarding use of the Community Center by Property Owners.  

  •  If a DMR property owner would like to hold a community meeting or gathering at the Center, they must first check with the DMPOA Office Manager to verify that the date wanted is available.
  •  If the date is available, the DMPOA property owner reserving the facility must fill in an Agreement of Use form and submit it to the DMPOA Office Manager.
  • The Office Manager will then log the event on the calendar.
  • There are now no charges or fees associated with reserved uses of the Community Center. However, if the facility is not cleaned after use or damages have occurred to the property, the individual reserving the     
    facility will be contacted and held responsible.

To make reservations for private use, please call the Office Manager, Una Learish, at 432-426-3374.

Note:  This opens the door to property owners holding fee based activities and classes at the Community Center.  Several classes were not held in the past due to fees involved in the process.  We have many talented
residents in the DMR and it would be great for them to share their expertise and talents with the community.  Thanks to the DMPOA Board for this recent decision!
Highlights from the Feb. 9, 2019 DMPOA meeting:

The Board was advised that per the Board's January 2019 decision, the DMPOA small dump truck and an unused John Deere blade have been advertised for sale.  

The Road Crew is currently working on Cochise Canyon and Stagecoach. The next road to be worked will be the Ranch Road. Several members of the Board as well as members of the audience commented that people
using the Ranch Road need to slow down. The excessive speeds are a major causation of the rug boards that form on the roadway.

Treasurer Andy Pellegrin advised the Board of outdated information that appeared on the DMPOA By Laws and Covenants. A discussion ensued.

Per the DMR VFD, the emergency siren located on Apache Mountain has been broken for a long time. The siren can only be initiated manually and has been stuck several times by lightning. Besides the high cost of
repairing the system, many areas in the DMR had never been able to hear the siren when it was operational.
                                      BLACK BEAR PRESENTATION

The presentation by Will Rhodes was a tremendous success.  Many of our DMR neighbors turned out
to hear Will's presentation and to ask questions about black bears in the DMR.  
Dr. Alma Arredondo-Lynch

On March 30, 2019, Dr. Alma Arredondo-Lynch announced her
candidacy for CD 23 Jeff Davis County Courthouse.  
Click here for
photos of the event!

Board member Nancy Jackson resigned from her position on the
DMPOA Board of Directors. Tracii Logan and Dale Learish will fill the
empty two openings on the Board. Thanks to both Tracii and Dale for
volunteering and thanks to Nancy for her time served.

Willis LeJeune is our new DMPOA Interim President after Sandi
Billingsley resigned.  Thanks for stepping up to the bat Willis and thanks
for your service to the community Sandi.
Dale Learish          Tracii Logan
                                                                          DMPOA NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Any DMPOA property owner who wishes to volunteer for the Board of Directors can contact any of these folks on or before May 5, 2019. The election for the Board will be
held at the annual meeting in June.            Sandi  432-426-2928           Terri   432-426-3307            Tracii  469-435-6406
Sandi Billingsley     Terri Biegler      Tracii Logan
                                                                                                                         2019 ANNUAL MEETING

A good crowd attended this years Annual Meeting. Yes, it was hot.  It was also hard to hear anything being said.  Apparently everyone involved forgot that the DMPOA has a good sound system to address the issue. Oh well, the
main argument was a motion brought from the floor to raise assessments $3.00 per lot.  After a lengthly discussion, it was decided that all property owners, not just those in attendance and with proxies, should have a say in the
matter.    For photos of the Annual Meeting, go to the
2019 Annual Meeting Page on this site.

Our new Board was seated and new officers were elected:  Mike Fryer - President, Dale Learish - Vice President, Mariel Davis - Treasurer, Tracii Logan, Secretary,
Board Members: Willis LeJeune, Chris Kirby, Wretha Smith, Andy Pellegrin, Joe Rowe & Darell Fellers.  For add'l info and contact information for the Board members, go to
DMPOA Board Page in this site.

Interesting Item, for property owners needing a culvert installed, check with the Road Committee or Road Maintenance Operator.  The DMPOA will install the culvert if you purchase it. Darell Fellers will even come out to your
place , look over the problem, and let you know what culvert you would need to purchase.  A great BBQ dinner was hosted by the DMRVFD immediately after the Annual Meeting.  All proceeds benefited the DMRVFD.  More info on
the dinner will be forthcoming.
                                                                                           Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019  - DMPOA Meeting   (Unofficial synopsis of the meeting)

1.  Vice President Dale learish sat in for vacationing President Mike Fryer.  
2.  The Board will decide on a POA (Property Owner’s Association) attorney at next month's meeting.  
3.  The Board approved up to $50,000 for the purchase of a used back hoe.  
4.  The audience was told by Will Rhodes and TX Parks & Wildlife Officer Stephen Boultinghouse, in part, that castration or spading the wild burros was not possible.  Will stated that we don't
    have an over population problem yet but we might in the future.  Note, Officer Boultinghouse stated several times that he was speaking about what criminal laws he could or could enforce
    in the DMR, but that the DMR might have civil remedies. As it stands now, until we get an POA attorney hired and his/her opinion given, people can shoot and target practice on their
    property,  as long as they are lawfully discharging their firearms. That's a big question here, possible civil remedies? Unknown at this time?  Officer Boultinghouse that property lines are
    very important, whether by fences, gates or by marking their property lines with purple paint, 3' above the ground and spaced appx 1000 feet apart.  This will help law enforcement officers
    know if someone is actually trespassing or not.
5.  The community water tank will be moved up the hill and we will have two tanks instead of one.  This will diminish long waits for property owners after large water trucks have been filled.  The
    Road Crew will be doing the work.  Willis LeJeune volunteered to help.  Adequate warning will be given to property owners and the old tank will be used until the new system is completed.
6.  The Resolution Committee will be sending out demand letters to eight property owners who are seriously delinquent in payment of their assessments.  By the DMPOA sending out the
    demand letters,  it saves the cost of having an attorney send them out. If the property owners fail to make payment by appx Oct 9, 2019, the Board can decide whether to pursue
    foreclosure proceedings on them.
7.  The Board approved ordering and installing signs asking people to not feed the burros from the roadway.  Some people have been feeding the burros from their vehicles which has made
    the animals used to it and they burros have become hazards in some cases.  People need to drive the speed limit, 20 mph, or less in the resort and be aware of watch for wildlife.