San Vicente Homeowners Board Meeting Minutes
August 9, 2018
Meeting called to order at 7:00
Officers Present: Bob Mann, Cheryl Mrachek, Carolyn Howe, Mark Allen
Board Members Present: Lilith Imbrogno, George Misbeek, Cindy Enderby, Dick Mires, Don Webb, Ellen Duke, Tony Jimenez
The minutes from the July 12th meeting: motion to approve was made by Cindy, seconded by Mark, approved.
Guests: 39 guests were in attendance.
Checking Balance $3956.64
Bruce Stanton $375.00
Balance as of July 31, 2018 $3714.14
Legal Defense Money Market $20958.79
Money Market as of July 31, 2018 $20961.55
HOA is in the process of returning the DPG funds approx. $1400.00
Carolyn to research to deposit money market funds into a ten month CD at 2% interest.
Social Committee Report: Charlene Hovey: The End of Summer event is Sept. 22nd. Hamburgers and Hot Dogs, beans, Drinks and Ice Cream. $7 for residents and $10 for guests. Make sure you get your checks in ASAP. This event will fill up fast and could be closed before the actual cut-off date.
Document Review Committee/GSMOL Report:
Ellen thanked the Document Review Committee for their work. Committee members included: Tony Armendariz, Patty Byrum, Rama Fox, Tony Jimenez, Dick Mires and Ellen Duke. GSMOL provided access to the experience attorney and our HOA provided the funds. Ellen repeated that the new park documents were significantly better than those received last year. St. Vincent’s modified the majority of approximately 30 concerns. Continuing concerns include 1) the definition of common area facilities not including the Gym or RV Park, 2) the subletting prohibition, 3) burdensome requirements for prior written approval, 4) a manager who has to refer many managerial decisions to others, 5) the park indicating that it does not consider itself responsible for providing a resident directory, and 6) liability language in the Rental Agreement (our attorney, Bruce Stanton, advises us that this language will not take effect if the Homeowner does not sign the Rental Agreement).
It is important that everyone read the documents when they are distributed. The Committee may have missed something.
GSMOL Attorney Bruce Stanton advises existing residents of California mobile home parks that they are not required to sign new park documents and should not sign new documents unless it is beneficial to them. In our case, he is advising us not to sign the documents. However, we can sign or initial that we have received the documents. Ellen is checking on whether new residents who had to sign the 2017 Rental Agreement in order to move into the park may be advised differently.
Volunteers are needed to help distribute a flyer door-to-door to all homeowners which will include our attorney’s recommendations. Please email Ellen Duke (email@example.com) or message or call Ellen at 805-637-3327 if you can help. This is an important service to our whole community.
Rama Fox, Space #34, is chairing the Subletting Committee, which is preparing for a presentation to Management. The option of subletting can make a big difference in a person’s life – and their family’s. Please send letters regarding the importance of subletting and how its prohibition will affect you to Rama Fox as soon as possible:
Rama Fox, Space #26, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join HOA and GSMOL! The next GSMOL Meeting is Thursday, August 23rd, at 6 PM.
DPG Report: Bob Enderby is working on ideas to help residents evacuate in case of emergency. Suggest using Cathedral Oaks gate to avoid congestion on Old Mill with Rancho and Apartment residents. The other gate at the end of Round Tree would also be open and an option, with limited clearance of 11’ and no pavement. An evacuation map will be included in next month’s Voice.
Business: Our new park directory has some issues. The time has passed for residents to submit corrections. Hopefully the 2019 directory will cross reference by name and space number, which seems to be where all the errors are.
The HOA sent an email to Mary Manzo on August 1st regarding the Arroyo, security of the “man” gates and the lack of fencing behind the RV storage area. A response was returned the next day. The bid for the work in the arroyo will most likely take place in September. Management is submitting a work order for the “man” gates. They are also requesting bids for higher fencing behind the RV area.
HOA membership is down from last year. We need to seek out and talk to neighbors who may have forgotten to pay their dues in 2018.
Inspections: Management has streamlined the inspection report to make it easier for the residents to understand. Many sheds are “grandfathered “in for now, but when property is sold management could make the owner fix any discrepancies before sale is complete.
Onsite manager issue. Does San Vicente have to provide an on-site manager? St. Vincent’s response was that their manager could respond, if needed. Our manager and Director of maintenance both live in the Ventura area and was impossible for both to respond during the Montecito US 101 closure in January.
We would like to have an update on the status of the gym equipment. Many residents are eagerly awaiting the news.
Speeding still a problem……………..SLOW DOWN
Thank you for supporting your HOA
The next HOA meeting will be on September 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm
This date is the third Thursday, instead of the second as usual.
Motion to adjourn by Don, seconded by all
Meeting adjourned at 8:07 PM