Thursday, August 11, 2016

July Minutes

President Marlene Pierce called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM and led the flag salute. She welcomed new members, and noted that many recipients of PCPOA grants were present. Board members present were Carolyn Levitski, Annamarie Padula, Barbara Jones and Kathy Hamilton.

Minutes
The minutes from the June meeting were presented. Annamarie Padula moved, and Barbara Jones seconded, a motion to approve the minutes. Motion passed.

Reports:

Treasurer’s Report

Annamarie Padula reported that the June beginning balance was $14,573.20 and that expenses were $88.50 and income was $80.00. The June ending balance was $14,564.70. Motion to accept the report was made by Barbara Jones, seconded by Carolyn Levitski. Motion approved. Financial report attached.

Membership: Marlene Pierce reported current membership at over 800.

Roads and Traffic—Marlene Pierce reported that Caltrans would be doing rock removal along Highway 243 at Dead Man’s curve and that the highway would be closed to all traffic between 8 and 3 on July 6.

CSA 38 –Annamarie reported CSA 38 would be having a meeting on July 13.
PCWD Thanks to the water district for a fine customer appreciation bar-b-que and 70th anniversary celebration.
MDP—Mike Feyder that the group would be handing out 500 whistles during the July 4 parade.

OLD BUSINESS

·        Donations: Ten member approved donations were made to various groups on the hill. An additional gift was approved for Jay Mulder for his yearlong service.
        2016 Donations                                        ARF                                                        $600
                                                                            PC Fire Stn,23                                    $1,000
                                                                            HELP Center                                       $1.500
                                                                           Idyllwild Area Hist. Soc.                    $1,000
                                                                           Idyllwild Scholarship Fund                   $600
                                                                           Idyllwild School Booster Club             $500
                                                                           Mountain Disaster Preparedness    $1,500
                                                                           Mile High Radio Club                             $100
                                                                           Greater Idyllwild Tree Lighting             $500
                                                                           Woodies                                                   $500
                                                                           Jay Mulder                                               $100

·         Free Services: Annamarie reminded that the AMR has a fine home service by preregistering medical/health info in case of emergency and that the fire station offers residents a free reflective address sign.
·         Mile High Radio Club: Bill Tell reminded people to tune in to WNKI AM 1610 for hill information, and gave an update on club upgrade activities.
·         Idyllwildemergency.com--Mike Feyder reminded members to check the MDP web site for info on emergencies.

NEW BUSINESS:
·         Nomination Committee is needed. None volunteered.

Hospitality—Thanks to Barbara Jones for the coffee and treats.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:25 AM


Next PCPOA meeting: August 6, 2016 at 9:00 AM at the Pine Cove fire station.

August Minutes

President Marlene Pierce called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM and led the flag salute. She welcomed new members. Board members present were Elaine Hoggan, Barbara Jones, Carolyn Levitski, and Annamarie Padula,.

Minutes The minutes from the July meeting were presented. Annamarie Padula moved, and Barbara Jones seconded, a motion to approve the minutes. Motion passed.

Reports:

Treasurer’s Report--Annamarie Padula reported that the June beginning balance was $14,564.70. Income from dues was $90. Expenses of $5,687.47 included the many of the donations voted upon at the July meeting. The July ending balance was $8,967.23. Motion to accept the report was made by Carolyn Levitski, seconded by Barbara Jones. Motion approved. 

Membership: Marlene Pierce reported current membership at over 800.

Roads and Traffic—Richard Schwartz reported that Caltrans has been mowing weeds along Highway 74 that requires traffic control. Caltrans will be installing rumble strips on Highway 243 between Black Mountain and Banning, possibly in September. County is doing some work in Garner Valley and Anza. Richard has replaced two street marker posts, straightened and added some signage to several others. Call Richard at 659 8621 if you know of other markers that need work. Jerry Holldber suggested a letter of appreciation from PCPOA to the Highway patrol for their increased attention to speeding motorcycle traffic.


CSA 38—Marge Muir:  The purchase of a smaller more maneuverable engine for station 23, and the possible purchase of a chipping machine for Pine Cove use were discussed. There will be a meeting in September.

MAST—Marge Muir:  The meeting will be the second Wednesday at the Nature Center. The grinding station will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and a few hours on Saturday.

PCWD--Jerry Holldber:  The 16 well levels are holding up satisfactorily. The treatment plant at Dutch Flats is functioning well. The Pine Cove Road pipe line will be completed shortly with 3 new hydrants which will help with the fuel break maintenance. An additional line near Nestwa with 3 more hydrants will be installed in the next few weeks. Jerry expressed his and the PCWD board’s concern about the Idyllwild Water District plans to place recycled water in Foster Lake, and about the stability of the earthen dam. He has requested pertinent documents from the Idyllwild Water District for study and has received 900 pages to date.

MDP—Thom Wallace stated that a hazard survey of each of the DAS units has been completed, and a group will be meeting August 16 to address issues.

OLD BUSINESS

·         Donations:  Many notes of appreciation for our generous donations to the community have been received.
·         Nominating committee—if you wish to serve on the committee or the board, contact Marlene Pierce.

NEW BUSINESS:
·         2016 Holiday Pot Luck—Date is Thursday, 5 PM on December 1 at Creekstone Inn
·         Caution: Many sites in Idyllwild are Pokemon hot spots and drivers and pedestrians are distracted
·         Free Health Services: Call Anita at AMR for their fine home service by preregistering medical/health info to be used in case of emergency. It could save your life.
·         Bats—Don’t touch down/sick bats. A youngster in Pine Cove was bitten by a bat he thought was dead, and needed to undergo the rabies shots.
·         Free reflective address signs available from the fire station for Pine Cove residents

Hospitality—Thanks to Barbara Jones and Annamarie Padula for the coffee and treats. Teresa will bring goodies for the September meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:35 AM


Next PCPOA meeting: September 3, 2016 at 9:00 AM at the Pine Cove fire station.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

June Minutes

President Marlene Pierce called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM and led the flag salute. She welcomed new members. Board members present were Elaine Hoggan, Carolyn Levitski, Annamarie Padula, Barbara Jones and Kathy Hamilton.

Minutes
The minutes from the May meeting were presented. Barbara Jones moved, and Elaine Hoggan seconded, a motion to approve the minutes. Motion passed.

Reports:

Treasurer’s Report  - Annamarie Padula reported that the May beginning balance was $14,556.14 and that expenses were $207.56 and income was $224.62. The May ending balance was $14,573.20. Motion to accept the report was made by Barbara Jones, seconded by Carolyn Levitski. Motion approved. Financial report attached. 

Roads and Traffic--Richard Schwartz reported Caltrans is chip sealing some, but not all, turnouts, along Highway 243 north of Pine Cove, and will be removing broken up rock piled along the guard rail at Dead Man’s Curve. County crews have filled pot holes in Pine Cove, including the large one on Pine Cove Road at Sylvan Way

Membership: Marlene Pierce reported current membership at over 800.

CSA 38 --Marge Muir reported CSA 38 voted to discontinue the parcel fee, and voted to approve a budget for next year.

MAST-- Marge Muir—MAST will meet at the Nature Center at 1:30, Wednesday, June 8.

PCWD will celebrate its 60th year anniversary by holding a customer Appreciation BarBQue on June 11, at 11 AM in Dutch Flats. Good food will be served.

MDP—Mike Feyder reported that a community meeting last month about heart attacks on the hill was well attended. A new DAS unit for medical personnel at Idyllwild Pines is being equipped now. A program to recognize CERT volunteers will be held at Silver Pines on June 28 at 5 pm. The public is welcome.

OLD BUSINESS

·        Propane—Amerigas propane is $1.99 per gallons with no further discounts.
·        July 4 Parade—PCPOA will not be participating this year

NEW BUSINESS
·         Presentations were made by representatives of ARF, Pine Cove Fire Station #23, Idyllwild Area Historical Society, Idyllwild Scholarship Fund, Idyllwild School Booster Club, Soroptomists Tree Lighting, MDP, and Fire Safe Council/Woodies,
·         After guest speakers left, the membership selected organizations and amounts for 2016 donations. Checks will be awarded at the July meeting to the selected organizations. Letters will be sent to each selected organization.
·         A nominating committee must be selected soon to suggest board members for 2017 election.

Hospitality—Thanks to Barbara Jones for the coffee and treats.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:10 AM


Next PCPOA meeting: July 2, 2016 at 9:00 AM at the Pine Cove fire station.

May Minutes

President Marlene Pierce called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM and led the flag salute. She welcomed new members. Board members present were Carolyn Levitski, Annamarie Padula, Barbara Jones and Kathy Hamilton.

Minutes
The minutes from the April meeting were presented. Barbara Jones moved, and Annamarie Padula seconded, a motion to approve the minutes. Motion passed.

 Reports: 

Treasurer’s Report - Annamarie Padula reported that the April beginning balance was $14,359.36 and that expenses were $123.22 and income was $320.00. The April ending balance was $14,556.14. Motion to accept the report was made by Barbara Jones, seconded by Richard Schwartz. Motion approved. Financial report attached.

Roads and Traffic--Richard Schwartz reported Caltrans has no projects currently that would affect traffic flow on local roads. Turnouts and berms along Highway 74 between Mountain Center and Hemet have been coated to improve durability and have a dark appearance. County crews are replacing sections of damaged pavement on streets south of Highway 74 in Garner Valley.

CSA 38 --Marge Muir reported that CSA 38 is meeting on Wednesday, May 11 at 2 pm to finalize recommendations to the county regarding the parcel fee.

MAST-- Marge Muir—MAST has requested that hazardous materials be accepted weekly at the grinding station rather than twice a year

PCWD—Jerry Holdber—Well 10 water level is up, and the Dutch Flats treatment plant will run for the summer The water mains and hydrants have been flushed.  There is some money available through Fire Safe Council to help with abatement. Supervisor Washington gave a grant to help pay the 35% co-pay for residents who cannot pay.

OLD BUSINESS

  • Donation Suggestions: Marlene requested that members think about possibilities for 2016 donations to local organizations and made available the list of last year’s donations. A very spirited discussion followed, some preliminary decisions were made. Additional information is needed to consider some suggestions.
  • Reflective Street Number signs: These are available from the fire department.
  • Propane contracts: Amerigas current price is $1.99 per gallon with no other discounts.
  • July 4th Parade: PCPOA will not participate this year
NEW BUSINESS
·         PCWD will have a 60th Anniversary Customer Appreciation BBQ on June 11th @ 11:00

Hospitality—Thanks to Barbara Jones and Richard Schwartz for the coffee and treats.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:11 AM


Next PCPOA meeting: June 4, 2016 at 9:00 AM at the Pine Cove fire station.

April Minutes

President Marlene Pierce called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM and led the flag salute. She welcomed new members. Board members present were Carolyn Levitski, Annamarie Padula, and Barbara Jones.

Membership
Michael Tracy has resigned from membership chairman because of health issues. Marlene and Annamarie will take up the task. A card of appreciation will be sent to Michael for his years of service.  Membership is currently at 741.

Minutes
The minutes from the April meeting were presented. Barbara Jones moved, and Annamarie Padula seconded, a motion to approve the minutes. Motion passed.

Reports:

Treasurer’s Report
Annamarie Padula reported that the March beginning balance was $14,186.98 and that expenses were $57.62 and income was $230.00. The March ending balance was $14,359.36. Motion to accept the report was made by Carolyn Levitski, seconded by Barbara Jones. Motion approved. Financial report attached. Annamarie suggested eliminating the paper statement service fee and getting the statement online.

Roads and Traffic
Richard Schwartz reported that construction on the bridge at Hurkey Creek has been completed. Caltrans is currently planning to trim trees near Mountain Center and there may be short delays to traffic.

CSA 38 --Marge Muir reported that no meeting is currently scheduled. CSA 38 is recommending keeping the parcel fee at $30 with no annual 2% increases. All ideas for using the money must be approved by the county. Give any input to the committee. CSA 38 is still working to resolve the double tax issue for people on Foster Lake Road.

MAST-- Marge Muir—It has been reported that some persons are “dumpster diving” and taking out paperwork from the bins that may contain personal information. Please shred all personal information before putting it in the dumpsters. The realtors will be having a shredder on the mountain sometime in the next couple of months, date to be announced. MAST is trying to arrange for the hazardous materials collection to be held monthly. This year vacant lots must be abated.

MDP Thom Wallace reported that there are fresh batteries and gasoline in all the DASH units. No food or water is stored.

OLD BUSINESS

  • Memberships: Annamarie has emailed reminders to those who did not renew.
  • Propane contracts: Amerigas is still placing new tanks on a case by case basis.

NEW BUSINESS

  • Donation Suggestions: Marlene requested that members think about possibilities for 2016 donations.
  • Address signs: The fire department has reflective signs to be given at no cost to members of the community. Send your request to Annamarie.
  • AMR has a pilot program for home health check visits. Annamarie encourages all Pine Cove residents to take advantage of this program.

Marlene thanked Annamarie Padula and Barbara Jones for providing refreshments, and Richard Schwartz volunteered to provide treats at the May meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 9:45


Next PCPOA meeting: May 7, 2016 at 9:00 AM at the Pine Cove fire station.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Dear PCPOA


Thanks to Richard and the PCPOA for correcting the name on the name post on our street.  The County changed the name of our street. My husband, John, and I are new members of PCPOA so I asked Annamarie to see if it could be changed.  Within a month, the request was filled.  I appreciate your attention to new residents with a need. 

 Linda Denver