By Roger Ball
The Recreation Centers of Sun City West Governing Board officially removed long range planning from the required standing committees.
The move, which required a unanimous vote, took place at the board’s monthly board meeting Nov. 29. Bylaw changes require a posting in the Rec Center News at least 30 days before the vote.
Barbara Senefeld, governing board treasurer, chaired a committee that met during the summer to study which standing committees were needed and which could be eliminated, and to see if any others should be added.
The committee members strongly believed that long range planning should be a direct function of the board and made that recommendation.
“We did not think long range planning is not important, but it should be moved to the board and assigned to special committees with members which have expertise in certain areas,” Ms. Senefeld said.
She pointed out the board has already begun looking at four long term projects – transportation, golf, space utilization and board development. The board members believe transportation was an issue best handled by the Property Owners and Resident Association, Mr. Sloan said, and he appointed special committees to examine them and make recommendations.
Ed Van Cott, former governing board member, was chairman of the
Long-Range Planning Committee last year.
“The concept of long-range planning is simple, but perhaps not well understood. Long range planning is identifying projects that need to be addressed during the next five years,” Mr. Van Cott said.
He expressed concern that some suggested projects submitted by the committee in May were now being ignored.