Quote of the Month

“August is a gentle reminder for not doing a single thing from your new year resolution for seven months and not doing it for next five.” –

—Henry Rollins-

As part of the official Annual Resident's Meeting and the meeting following, these officers were elected.

President -
Sandy Baumstark (60)

Vice Presidant-
Elaine Granata

Suzanne Dallas (207)

Barb Nienkark

Member at Large (1 year) -
Rhonda Smaldino (155)

Member at Large (2 year) -
Bonnie Harrison (40)

Member at Large (1year) -
Beth Chartrand 64)(155)

Safety is Our
Main Concern

Wednesday, June 22, two council members from AJ and a police officer came to the Park to speak about the concerns we have about safety in our Park. Robert Schroeder, Peter Heck, and Officer Penty were here for over an hour giving us ideas and answering our questions. Officer Penty said they are patrolling our Park in the early morning hours and Lou Smaldino can attest to that. He walks around 4 am daily and when he was stopped by them, he pointed to the flag on his shirt and they recognized him as a resident and not as a thief. They gave him a "thumbs up" and continued on their way. We have had several break-ins recently and the perpetrators still have not been caught. Mr. Schroeder said they are actively working on finding them since all three parks on 36th street have been hit. They are focusing on La Casa Blanca and us since Los Palmas is on an "island" and not part of Apache Junction. The thieves appear to be younger and usually come over the wall by the car wash. They are targeting homes which appear to be empty for the summer or do not have a car in the driveway. They seem to try to come in by the back door and if it is locked, they will break the glass. They only target small items which they can carry out. Some things you might do to help stay safe: A dog can be a deterrent (it helped in one break-in). You may get a "Ring" doorbell which has a camera on it. You may want to get more outdoor lights, or leave the music on should you need to leave. And try to be vigilant. If you see someone suspicious, call the non-emergency Police phone: 480-474-5412 or 480-982-8260 or 911. Most burglaries occur on a Thursday or Friday morning around 7:30 am.

This website is being maintained
in memory of Tom Hennessy who
made the site possible

pictues of the grand canyon are provided by pastor Mark Friedrich of Mountain View Lutheran Church