San Vicente Homeowners Board Meeting Minutes
August 11th, 2016
Officers Present: Bob Mann
Board Members Present: Jack Jackson, Mark Allen, Tony Jimenez, Ellen Duke,
Board Members Absent: Ronnie Sumter, Paul Ortega, Cheryl Mrachek, Lilith Imbrogno, Don Webb
Guests: Mollie Mann, Frank and Pat Biber, Doug and Mary Alice Winniford, Karen Zuniga, Barbara Shapiro, Ruth Shook, Paul and Mary Jo Christenson, Max Lynn and Pat Del Giorgio Lynn
Bob Mann, president, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The Board Association
Minutes of June 9th, 2016 were read and approved.
Treasurer’s Report: Bob Mann reported that the checking account balance in July was $2,785.14, there were bank fees of $ 2.50, deposits of $120.00 for HOA dues. In addition, legal defense fund balance is $ 19,451.94 Membership now stands at 145 members. .
Social Committee Report: Mollie Mann reported that the August 14th Early Bird Happy Hour was cancelled as only 20 people (9 from Social Committee) signed-up.
September 24th: The End of Summer Social. 5pm Happy Hour, 6pm dinner (ribs, chili beans, cornbread): $15 each resident or guest. – details in The Voice.
October 29th: Lasagna Dinner – details in The Voice/
December 11th: Christmas Dinner – details in The Voice.
No DPG or Online Committee reports.
GSMOL (Golden State Manufactured Home Owners League:) Opposition to SB 434: New state legislation SB 434 will require that a mobile home substantially rebuilt to the equivalent of a new residential structure result in the home be subject to property taxes like other real estate. GSMOL submitted a letter of opposition. Looks likely to pass. Calls to oppose this can be made to the Assembly Housing & Community Development Committee – link to this and much more valuable information on GSMOL website. (www.gsmol.org). Other proposed state bills would cap property tax assessments for seniors and for disabled veteran seniors, both bills including mobile home owners. The GSMOL $25 individual membership includes magazine and emailed updates.
SCAMPER:: Nomad Village homeowners are appealing a County Board of Supervisor’s assigned arbitrator’s decision to permit ordinary operating expenses (such as attorney’s fees, supplemental property tax and misclassified capital expenditures) to be “passed through” by Nomad Village management to the owners as capital expenditures. The homeowners assert this is in violation of the county rent control ordinance which limits pass-throughs to capital expenditures. Board referred this back to arbitrator for review and detailing of decision..
Bylaws Revisions: The change and clarification of the Bylaws has been completed and these will be submitted to all HOA members with votes due by September 30th.
Flood Zone: County flood control officials have notified management that they will now allow a reduction in height from their two-feet above BFE policy on a case by case basis. This is a positive step forward.
Caltrans: Caltrans responded to our service request concerning the overgrown brush and tall grass by the SR 154 onramp from Cathedral Oaks. More needs to be done. We need to keep sending in service requests regarding these dangerous conditions to http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/maint/msrsubmit/. More contact information in our clubhouse lobby.
Speeding: Speeding on Gatehouse Road and other streets is still being reported. When giving anyone information on finding your home, be sure to tell them about the need to drive slowly, no more than 10 mph in the park. Please remind caregivers, family, etc. We are having too many near-misses and don’t want anyone to get hurt.
Announcements/New Business/Guest Questions
Rumors of Early (October 2016) Management Transition: An early transition was considered but as of now the transition is still scheduled for mid-2017.
Building Code Violators Being Cited: County inspectors are driving through the park looking for building code violations. Recently, there were 12 citations issued and two projects red-tagged. Owners must comply with park and governmental building requirements.
Dirt in Creek: An owner asked why dirt is being dumped in our green space/drainage area near Space #239 and what dangers this might pose. Ellen volunteered to ask about this.
The next Board meeting is Thursday, Sept. 8th, 2016 at 7 P.M. in the Clubhouse.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 pm.
Note: After the meeting, we were notifed that Esperanza Ross, GSMOL’s lobbyist, will be at the Rancho Santa Barbara Clubhouse on Saturday, September 3rd, at 1 pm, to provide an update and answer questions. This is an event mostly targeted at GSMOL members, “but we won’t make you show your member cards at the door.” This is an opportunity to learn more about important issues affecting all owners and GSMOL action. North SB County and Ventura County also being invited.