COVID-19 impacts to the budget

Throughout various executive orders issued by Governor Ducey over the last several months, the ACC worked diligently to both comply with orders and continue to find ways to provide services and amenities to residents under rapidly changing circumstances. Even when temporarily closed this spring and summer, the parks, courts, common areas, facilities and amenities were maintained at the same level of service.

Over the past six years, the ACC has enhanced the quality of life for Anthem residents with the opening of the Anthem Civic Building, Opportunity Way Park, pickleball courts, the dog park, the renovated Adventure Playground and Discovery Playground, and the expanded Community Center. At no time during those years have ACC assessments increased to cover the costs associated with operating and maintaining these amenities.

ACC Community Financial Officer Paul Conley said, “The Board and staff of the ACC has made sound decisions to reduce spending as we experienced costs associated with the maintenance and upkeep of facilities, utilities, insurance, contracts and personnel during the pandemic, while also balancing declining revenues. We have appreciated your patience, and trust that you understand the difficult situation that has impacted all of us.” 

The first open work session with the Board on the 2021 ACC budget was held Sept. 9; view the packet. The Board will see a final draft of the Budget at its Sept. 26 open session, and is expected to vote on the budget at its October meeting. Residents are welcome to provide feedback at any of these open meetings.