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, Kathy Hamilton, Carolyn Levitski, Richard Schwartz, and Annamarie Padula
Minutes The minutes from the February meeting were presented. Annamarie Padula moved, and Barbara Jones seconded, a motion to approve the minutes. Motion passed.
Treasurer’s Report—Annamarie Padula presented the treasurer’s report. The February starting balance was $12,813.76. Income was $750.00, and expenses were $263.30. The ending balance for February was $13,300.46. Carolyn Levitski moved and Elaine Hoggan seconded a motion to approve the report. Motion passed.
Membership: Membership to date is about 800.
Roads and Traffic—Richard Schwartz Caltrans has been kept busy removing rocks and mudslides from roads around the mountain. A large boulder that had slipped down next to “Deadman’s Curve” was broken up and removed on Thursday. Crews will be working next week to remove rocks and mud that could fall on Highway 243 near Alandale. Caltrans crews will be doing berm work along Highway 243 north of mile marker 12.5 during March, and this will require traffic control and some delays. Anyone noticing street markers that have been pushed over by snow plows should contact Richard Schwartz at 659-8621 or email Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSA 38 and MAST--Marge Muir: The purchase of a new fire engine is still being discussed. Marge Muir has suggested that the old engine be donated to the county. A masticator and a chipping machine will also be purchased. A MAST meeting is scheduled for the second Wednesday at 1:30 PM at the nature center.
MDP - Thom Wallace The budget and calendar have been prepared. A public meeting for Active Shooter Scenario and one for Earthquake information will be held during the coming year.
· Propane prices are listed in the Town Crier periodically. Call your provider for newer information.
· Sylvan Way tree cutting—an email from Ernestine Boach let us know that she had contacted both Edison and Caltrans about the unnecessary and unauthorized tree cutting, and both agencies denied responsibility. Marlene Pierce had written a letter to Supervisor Washington regarding the tree cutting and had no reponse.
· Snow visitors No resolution has been proposed so far.
· Marion Ridge unpermitted construction—Marlene sent a letter to Supervisor Washington inquiring about this situation and received no response.
· The Idyllwild Library needs donations for a 3-D printer for students use. A representative will speak to us in April.
· Gary Parton from Alpenglow Gardens spoke on lilacs and the upcoming events that celebrate Idyllwild’s lilacs. He also informed us of the upcoming events that the Garden Club has planned for this year. He provided handouts on lilac care.
Meeting adjourned at 9:38
Hospitality—Thanks to Annamarie and Marlene for treats.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:45
Next PCPOA meeting: April 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM at the Pine Cove fire station.