Thursday, October 26, 2017

October Minutes

President Marlene Pierce called the meeting to order at 9:05 AM and led the flag salute. Board members present were, Carolyn Levitski, Barbara Jones, Richard Schwartz, and Annamarie Padula, and Kathy Hamilton.

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

 Treasurer’s Report—Annamarie Padula  -- The September beginning balance was $7,778.21, income was $150.00, and there were no expenses. The ending September balance was $7,928.21 Barbara Jones moved, Carolyn Levitski seconded the acceptance of the report. Motion passed.

Membership: Currently membership is at 803. A membership chairperson is very much needed.

Roads and Traffic—Richard Schwartz: Edison contractors are doing a lot of work to prevent outages during the winter. New lines and new poles are being installed which necessitates some power off periods and blocking of some roadways by Edison equipment. Trees that interfere with power and phone lines are also being trimmed.  Caltrans has been mowing weeds along 243. PCPOA has received the encroachment permit which allows our Adopt-a Highway program to continue another five years. This work is done by Richard Schwartz and Jay Mulder.

CSA 38—Jerry Holldber—No meetings are currently scheduled because no data is available from the county on last year’s budget, or this year’s proposed budget. The cost of the chipper and the fire truck has not been related by the county. The masticator has not been purchased yet. The county will reimburse PCWD for the shade cover over the fuels area.

PCWD—Jerry Holldber—In spite of the recent discovery of the theft of  2.4 million gallons of Pine Cove water for use on a marijuana grove a mile and a half away, no locks will be installed on fire hydrants as they would slow legitimate use during emergency fire situations. A resident of Meade Valley has been arrested in connection with the water theft. A much needed new tractor has been purchased with $12,000 down and a 4-year 0% loan for the balance.

MDP—The mountain MDP group will participate in the Great American Shake-Out on October 19.

OLD Business:   
  • ·         Holiday Shopping for Help Center Pine Cove Families will be done by Annamarie Padula and Nancy Borchers.
  • ·         Pine Cove Water theft.  A suspect has been arrested and will be prosecuted.
  • ·         The owner of a marijuana shop in town has been jailed for 5 days for contempt of court. No response to our complaints has been received from Code Enforcement. President Pierce will write a letter to Mar Christian again protesting the illegal shops.
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NEW BUSINESS:
  • ·         The nominating committee will be Jerry Holldber and Nancy Borchers
  • ·         Private Security—Some Idyllwild merchants have hired private security to patrol businesses
  • ·         Edison tree trimming complaints should be filed formally with Edison
  • ·         Oct 7 and 8—Idyllwild Quilt Show at Buckhorn Camp
  • ·         Dec 6—Save the date for the PCPOA Holiday gathering at Creekstone Inn


Meeting adjourned at 9:50
Hospitality—Thanks to Barbara Jones and Richard Schwartz for treats

Next PCPOA meeting: November 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM at the Pine Cove fire station.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

September Minutes

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 Annamarie Padula, Elaine Hoggan, and Kathy Hamilton.

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

Treasurer’s Report—Annamarie Padula.  There was no treasurer’s report since the bank had not made the documents available online as yet.

Membership: Currently membership is at 798.

Roads and Traffic—Richard Schwartz: The repairs done on Highway 243 during the summer are completed since the funds available for such have been exhausted. Mowing of weeds adjacent to Highway 243 in the northern section will begin in October. There will be traffic control. Some potholes on 243 have been filled. County plans some restoration work on the berms on Overlook drive this month. The state-wide California Coastal Cleanup Day will be September 16.

Guest Speaker:  Captain Leonard Purvis from the Hemet Sheriff’s Office
                Captain Purvis discussed local issues affecting Pine Cove/Idyllwild area. Most are crimes of opportunity such as theft of unlocked vehicles, or theft from open garages, etc. He expressed a desire to help maintain a safe, family orientated environment in Idyllwild and Pine Cove. Closing the illegal marijuana stores is a priority, and code enforcement is actively pursuing enforcement of county laws. Captain Purvis stressed the need for citizens to be alert to surroundings and to report all instances of crime or suspicious activity. Since the crime statistics determine how much personnel coverage is available to an area, it is important to report all instances. Security cameras are a big help in identifying suspects.

NEW BUSINESS:
·         A nominating committee is needed
·         A guest speaker request was sent to MADD
·         Sept 2—FREE Ice Cream social at Idyllwild Historic Society museum from 11 to 2 pm
·         Sept 2—Idyllwild Through Time book signing at museum during Ice Cream Social
·         Sept 16—IAHS Annual Home Tour 10 am to 4 pm
·         Oct 7 and 8—Idyllwild Quilt Show at Buckhorn Camp
·         Dec 6—Save the date for the PCPOA Holiday gathering at Creekstone Inn


Meeting adjourned at 9:50
Hospitality—Thanks to Barbara Jones and Marlene Pierce for treats


Next PCPOA meeting: October 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM at the Pine Cove fire station.

Monday, July 24, 2017

July Minutes

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 Annamarie Padula.

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

Treasurer’s Report—Annamarie Padula had not yet received the statement of accounts from BBVA Compass and could not give a finance report

Membership: Michael Tracy, our longtime membership chairperson has passed away, and no report was available.

Roads and Traffic—Richard Schwartz: the road work at Dead Man’s Curve to repair the sink hole has been finished, although equipment and materials may still need to be removed. Two additional areas on Highway 243, one south of the Alhatti Resort, and one near mile marker 13.5, will begin after July 4.  Caltrans will be mowing weeds along the northern portions of SR 243 during July. This may cause delays. Richard is replacing street markers and casting new concrete bases for the vinyl markers. Jerry Holldber offered help to dig holes for the markers.

CSA 38 --Marge Muir:  The engine purchased is at the station, and the new chipper has arrived.

MAST—will continue to focus on abatement. Grant money is available to help homeowners with the cost.

PCWD—Jerry Holldber New carpeting is being installed in the office and boardroom. The wells are continuing to rise. A recent electrical outage caused some problems with pumps. A serious leak on Sylvan way had been repaired, and the district continues to look for any other leaks. Free compost is available for Pine Cove residents.

MDP—recently graduated 21 newly certified CERT members, and now have 120 trained persons.

OLD BUSINESS
·         Propane prices are listed in the Town Crier periodically. Call your provider for newer information.
·         2017 donations—PCPOA distributed $7,350.00 in donations to:
 American Legion ($500), HELP center ($1500), Shannon Ng at Idyllwild Library ($3000), MDP ($1000), Mile High Radio Club ($500), Jay Mulder ($150), Soroptimist Tree lighting ($500), and the Snow Group ($200). Money is also reserved for Fire Station 23 landscaping.

NEW BUSINESS:
·         The “Rite-Aid” bear has been seen several times in the area. Be careful

Meeting adjourned at 9:30

Hospitality—Thanks to Barbara Jones and Richard Schwartz for treats
Volunteer Hostess for August—undetermined



Next PCPOA meeting: August 5, 2017 at 9:00 AM at the Pine Cove fire station.

Monday, June 5, 2017

June Minutes

Annamarie Padula called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM and led the flag salute. Board members present were, Carolyn Levitski, Barbara Jones, Richard Schwartz, Elaine Hoggan, Kathy Hamilton and Annamarie Padula.

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

Treasurer’s Report—Annamarie Padula presented the treasurer’s report. The May starting balance was $13,590.00. Income was $0.00, and expenses for printing the April newsletter were $130.90. The ending balance for May was $13,459.46.  Carolyn Levitski moved and Barbara Jones seconded a motion to approve the report. Motion passed.

Membership: No new members this past month.

Roads and Traffic—Richard Schwartz: Caltrans is finishing up repaving on State Route 371 east of the casino. There may be lengthy delays in both directions on Highway 243 as crews are still working on installing a rumble strip to the center line, then restriping and replacing reflectors between Mt Center and Saunders Meadow Road, and between Pine Cove and Lincoln Street in Banning. Work will continue into July. A permanent fix to the large sinkhole on Highway 243 by Deadman’s Curve is waiting for funding and permits. The work will require complete road closure and detours.

CSA 38 --Marge Muir:  A meeting will be held Wednesday, June 14 at 2 pm at the water district. The­ old engine will be sold and the money returned to CSA 38. The new engine will arrive on Thursday, June 8, but will need additional equipment to become operational.  The county will approve the CSA budget in August.

MAST—Will be meeting on June 14. The abatement notices will be going out this month. A grinder is being purchased to be used in maintaining the fire breaks.

CERT—Thom Wallace: There will be a CERT reception on June 21 at Middle Ridge Winery to acknowledge the recent trainees.

OLD BUSINESS
·         Propane prices are listed in the Town Crier periodically. Call your provider for newer information. No discounts are currently being given by the companies.

NEW BUSINESS:
·         2017 donations—The amounts that PCPOA is proposing to donate are listed on the back of the agenda. Captain Gillman has requested that the donation to Station 23 be the purchase of the plants for the new area in front of the station, dollar amount unknown at this time. The total currently proposed, is $7,650.  Sherry Edwards requested that MDP receive more money and Elaine Hoggan requested funds for ARF. The board will consider those requests.
·         The 2017 holiday pot luck dinner will be on Wednesday, December 6 at the Creekstone Inn
·         Shannon Ng brought pamphlets describing the library summer program for those interested.

Meeting adjourned at 9:25

Hospitality—Thanks to Barbara Jones and Annamarie for treats.
Volunteer Hostess for July—possibly Richard Schwartz



Next PCPOA meeting: July 3, 2017 at 9:00 AM at the Pine Cove fire station.