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, and Kathy Hamilton.
Minutes --The minutes from the February meeting were presented. The March meeting had been cancelled because of snow. Barbara Jones moved, and Richard Schwartz seconded, a motion to approve the minutes. Motion passed.
Treasurer’s Report—Annamarie Padula was not in attendance so no treasurer’s or membership reports were available.
Roads and Traffic—Richard Schwartz—Guard rail construction continues on State Route 74 through April. This requires traffic control and a short wait of up to ten minutes depending on the time of day. Caltrans will be grading along Route 243 between Lake Fulmor and Banning, which may require single lane traffic with minimal delays.
CSA 38—Still working on the budget and a meeting on same at 2:00, April 11.
MAST—Some concern has been expressed about tree cutters leaving diseased oak on the premises where cut.
PCWD—Jerry Holldber--The new billing system may make it easier for residents to pay, and also provide more information. PCWD will be going to Stage 2 on June 1, although there is plenty of water available and underground flow continues. There is a proposal to increase the rates for both water usage and for the base charge, and to increase both rates yearly after the first increase.
· Riverside County wants Marijuana sales comments on line: http://planning.rctmi.org
· The county plans to move forward on a cannabis ordinance to include considerations for unincorporated parts of the county.
· A county supervisors’ cannabis workshop was scheduled for 3-20-2018. Nancy Borchers and Marlene Pierce attended.
· Jerry Holldber spoke about the proposed water rate increase. President Pierce related that many Pine Cove residents had approached or called her to express their opposition to the size of the proposed increases. Jerry will be at the May meeting to answer questions, and also to offer a tour of district facilities to those interested,
· Marge Muir also spoke about the proposed increases and noted that some monetary savings could be achieved for the water district by selling the 4 acres at Franklin and Highway 243, and by using the money from the cell tower leases to ease the cost of water for district rate payers. She also said that all protests must be in writing.
Meeting adjourned at 9:50
Hospitality—Thanks to Barbara Jones and Richard Schwartz for treats
May meeting volunteer hostess TBD
Next PCPOA meeting: May 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM at the Pine Cove fire station.