President Marlene Pierce called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM and led the flag salute. Board members present were, Carolyn Levitski, Barbara Jones, Richard Schwartz, Annamarie Padula, and Kathy Hamilton.
Minutes --The minutes from the January meeting were presented. Annamarie Padula moved, and Barbara Jones seconded, a motion to approve the minutes. Motion passed.
Treasurer’s Report—Annamarie Padula -- The January beginning balance was $11,844.33. There was income from memberships of $1,900.00, and expenses of $1,560.71 for the newsletter printing and mailing, and for the HELP center Christmas gifts. The ending balance was $12,183.62 .Barbara Jones moved and Carolyn Levitski seconded a motion to accept the treasurer’s report. Motion carried.
Membership: Membership renewals are still coming in. A membership chairperson is still needed.
Roads and Traffic—Richard Schwartz—A major highway job of constructing guard rails along State Route 74 between Bee Canyon and Lake Hemet is in progress. This requires traffic control and a short wait of up to ten minutes depending on the time of day.
CSA 38—Jerry Holldber—There was a special meeting January 31 about the proposed deck addition for the fire station. Because of the extraordinarily high cost the members voted to not continue the effort. There will be a meeting on February 14 to discuss the budget. Most likely the work on the shaded fuel break and the free street address sign will continue to be supported.
MAST—Jerry Holldber—There was no January meeting. The demonstration lot at the corner of Franklin and Highway 243 will show the proper thinning of trees for best fire protection. There will be more thinning on Red Hill.
PCWD—Jerry Holldber--The February billing will be the same as past, but the next billing will be with the new system. It will make it easier to pay, and also provide more information. PCWD is looking at going to Stage 2 in the near future, although the monitoring well has risen a foot from continued underground water flow.
MDP—Thom Wallace—There are two community meeting planned for later in the year. The gas supply in the DAS units which is two years old is being replaced.
· Riverside County wants Marijuana sales comments on line: http://planning.rctmi.org
· Elections—The new roster of board members was confirmed by consensus. No positions were opposed.
Guest Speaker: Eric Landis, owner of “El Buen Cacoa” chocolate store in Village Lane explained the process by which his chocolate products are compounded and invited all to visit his shop.
· Gary Parton will be hosting members of the International Lilac Society this spring, but no Lilac Tea is planned.
· Jerry Holldber suggested that Pine Cove residents who are satisfied with AMR services send an email to Chuck Washington stating that they wish to continue with AMR.
Meeting adjourned at 9:52
Hospitality—Thanks to Barbara and Richard Schwartz for treats
March meeting volunteer hostess will be Annamarie Padula
Next PCPOA meeting: March 3, 2018 at 9:00 AM at the Pine Cove fire station.