Pool/Deck info/photos

Letter from Bob Mann, HOA president 6.9.20:

Monthly meeting on Thursday 6/11 is cancelled.
Tony and I had a teleconference call (6.9.20) with Mary and Antonio.
Items that were discussed:
•Pool project. After the concrete decking was removed, the county inspectors noticed that the plumbing was too small in diameter and the piping was not buried deep enough. You must remember that this forty year old pool that must be brought to updated 2020 standards.These items were noticed and will add approximately one to one and a half weeks to the project. The new completion date is now around mid August.

•Security patrol. The patrol is now back to it’s regular schedule.

•July will be starting the homesite inspections.

•Roads are to be slurry sealed and the RV area will hopefully start in mid July.

We hope to be back to our regular meeting schedule in July.

Be safe everyone

Bob Mann
San Vicente Homeowners Association

Photos by John Wiley 5/27 & 6/10/2020 (click to enlarge):

Pool 5/26/2020
5/26-Deck Removed, coping & tile removal in process.


5/26/2020 Pool Entrance from street.
5/26/2020 Pool Entrance from street.
6/10: Coping & tile replaced, pipes partially exposed.
6/10/2020-Deck area adjoining clubhouse.

Walking SV is OK

The California COVID-19 website has added a “FAQ” (Frequently Asked Questions) page clarifying what’s included in the state “Stay Home” Executive Order. Among the Q&A items covered is clarification that walking (including with pets as per the SVMHA rules) is specifically approved.

*The key caveat is that 6′ separation is mandated for anyone not in your household. That standard measure mandated for public places in addition to ample fresh air is deemed safe, so we can get our exercise and enjoy this wonderful Spring air and views of our green hills.

We’ve added links to the FAQ and the full text PDF file of the Executive Order to our C-19 page here on the SVMHA website.


  • “Can I still exercise? Take my kids to the park for fresh air? Take a walk around the block?

    Yes. So long as you are maintaining a safe social distance of six feet from people who aren’t part of your household, it is ok to go outside for exercise, a walk or fresh air. Gyms are closed.”

  • “Can I walk my dog? Take my pet to the vet?

    You can walk your dog. You can go to the vet or pet hospital if your pet is sick. Remember to distance yourself at least six feet from other pets and owners.”

Ibuprofen Warning

Our resident infectious disease expert Bruce Phillips has passed along this warning not to use ibuprofen (aka Advil, Motrin, Nurofen, etc.) if you have any possible symptoms of COVID 19. Instead, the recommendation is to use only the prescribed dose (to avoid liver damage) of acetaminophen (aka Paracetamol or Tylenol). Note that after this warning was issued, the World Health Organization (WHO) investigated and rescinded their warning not to use ibuprophen. To keep you informed, we’re passing along the original warning and this link to more info.

Geneva (AFP) - The World Health Organization recommended Tuesday that people suffering COVID-19 symptoms avoid taking ibuprofen, after French officials warned that anti-inflammatory drugs could worsen effects of the virus.

The warning by French Health Minister Olivier Veran followed a recent study in The Lancet medical journal that hypothesised that an enzyme boosted by anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen could facilitate and worsen COVID-19 infections.

Asked about the study, WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier told reporters in Geneva the UN health agency's experts were "looking into this to give further guidance."

"In the meantime, we recommend using rather paracetamol, and do not use ibuprofen as a self-medication. That's important," he said.

He added that if ibuprofen had been "prescribed by the healthcare professionals, then, of course, that's up to them."

His comments came after Veran sent a tweet cautioning that the use of ibuprofen and similar anti-inflammatory drugs could be "an aggravating factor" in COVID-19 infections.

"In the case of fever, take paracetamol," he wrote.

The French minister stressed that patients already being treated with anti-inflammatory drugs should ask advice from their doctor.

Paracetamol must be taken strictly according to the recommended dose, because too much of it can damage the liver.

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has infected around 190,000 people worldwide and killed more than 7,800, causes mild symptoms in most people, but can result in pneumonia and in some cases severe illness that can lead to multiple organ failure.

Even before the pandemic, French authorities sounded the alarm over serious "infectious complications" linked to the use of ibuprofen, which is sold under various brands like Nurofen and Advil, and other anti-inflammatory drugs.

A spokesperson for British pharmaceutical company Reckitt Benckiser, which makes Nurofen, said in an email statement that the company was aware of concerns raised about "the use of steroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) products, including ibuprofen, for the alleviation of COVID-19 symptoms."

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Tips from Bruce Phillips

Our helpful local expert Bruce Phillips has written up two tips for us to help with the COVID-19 pandemic. Note in particular his warning about the somewhat narrow range of hand santitizer alcohol concentration that’s most effective (water is required along with the alcohol, to penetrate and destroy the virus). We’ve added them to the new C-19 Page here. He invites you to ask any questions you may have on his tips or anything related to the pandemic. You’re also invited to share any tips or information you may have or that you’ve found useful.

SV Covid Mtg. Canceled

We’ve just spoken with Bruce Phillips, and in light of increased social distancing he has canceled the Wednesday meeting that was announced in the flyer that was in our mail tubes. He has instead sent us something to publish here on our park website, and may offer further info & tips.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 on SVMHA.com

The SVMHA DPG (Disaster Preparedness Group) and website OC (Online Committee) have begun a new “C-19” section for our park on the site. There we will be providing information and resources, and coordinating direct assistance for owners and residents.  You can find an introduction and link on the Home Page, or go direct to the new Page created for this pandemic by clicking on this C-19 link.

2/13/2020 Board Minutes

San Vicente Homeowners Board Meeting Minutes

Monthly Meeting

February 13, 2020


email: svmha.340oldmill@yahoo.com

Bob called the Meeting to order at 7:10

Pledge of allegiance

Officers Present: Bob Mann, Carolyn Howe, Tony Jimenez, Cheryl Mrachek

Board Members Present: Lilith Imbrogno, Dick Mires, Ellen Duke, Cindy Enderby, Don Webb

The minutes from the January 9th meeting. Corrections from Ellen than motion to approve by the board.

Guests: 25 guests were in attendance.

Treasurer’s Report:

Checking Balance $3325.36

Income (membership dues) $385.00

Balance as of January 31, 2020 $3710.36

Legal Defense Money Market $7533.21

Interest $0.96

Money Market as of Jan. 31, 2020 $7534.17

CD $12,213.54


Social Committee Report: Saturday Feb. 15 Valentine’s Ice Cream Social. Next event is St. Patrick’s dinner on March 14th. Corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, carrots, honey butter, rolls and a dessert by Martha.

$12 for residents and $15 for guests

GSMOL Report: Ellen has invited residents to submit questions anonymously to management through her regarding rent increases and pass through notice in advance of the Meet and Confer meeting with management next week. You may email Ellen at ebduke@yahoo.com and do so by Monday, February 17th.

DPG Report: Bob Enderby: Addressed wild animals in the park. What to do if you encounter them. Don’t run, throw something at them or yell. Be careful with small animals on leashes. Also it would be a good idea to carry pepper spray or make a lot of noise. Resident said even an Aluminum can with loose change to shake and make noise will work.

Business: Bob asked the board to approve up to $100 for a flyer (270) to be placed in the March edition of the Voice that encourages membership for 2020. Carolyn made the motion, Tony seconded, and all were in favor.

Pool closure on February 24th thru April for construction and decking will be pavers for replacement.

New policy on overnight parking was discussed.

New measures from management on slowing down the traffic and placement of stop signs. Some will even be in a planter in the middle of the road with a stop sign.

Questions from residents:

Communication for tree removal needs to be better from management. Trimming is necessary, but removal needs a personal notification to the resident from management.

Address of the park. San Vicente should have large 340 Old Mill Road numbers displayed at both entrances in an area close to the San Vicente sign. Some residents have had packages miss-delivered to Rancho and displaying our address should solve this. We should hope this would only happen for deliveries and not emergency services.

A resident was wondering if upon completion of the water project San Vicente decides to make the newly available area into two new Mobile Home sites, could the monies that were generated be deducted from the Pass Through maybe up to $500,000?

A resident asked about the possibility of using Rancho’s pool while ours is out of service.

Pass thoughs were discussed. Advised all residents to attend the “Meet and Confer” on February 20.

Speeding still a problem……………..SLOW DOWN

The next HOA meeting will be on March 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Thank you for supporting your HOA

Motion to adjourn meeting by Tony, seconded by Cindy. Adjourned at 8:08