Wednesday, June 6, 2018

April 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 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.

OLD Business
·         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.

NEW BUSINESS:
·         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.

June 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, Annamarie Padula, Sherry Edwards and Kathy Hamilton.  

Guest speakers: President Pierce invited the representatives of various organizations to give their presentations explaining the mission and projects of their respective organizations. Speaking was:
Bill Tell for Mile High Radio Club and WNKI,
Tom Pierce for the American Legion,
Mike Feyder for the Mountain Disaster Preparedness group,
Doris Ferguson for the Snow Group,
Theresa Teal for the Soroptomists,
Jane Davis and Lenore for the School Scholarship fund, and
Marlene Pierce for the Idyllwild Area Historical Society, and for the Idyllwild library kid’s summer program.

President Pierce thanked all who spoke for their informative presentations, and the regular meeting was adjourned. A special board members’ meeting followed to determine the annual donations. Letters will be sent to recipients and checks given at the July meeting.

Thanks to Barbara Jones for coffee, and Marlene Pierce, Richard Schwartz, and Annamarie Padula for treats.
               
Board Meeting June 2, 2018

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

Treasurer’s ReportAnnamarie Padula gave the treasurer’s report. The May beginning balance was $12,258.98. There was income of $50.00 and expenses were $10.76. The May 31 ending balance was $12,248.22.  Motion to accept the report made by Carolyn Levitski, and seconded by Richard Schwartz. Motion passed. MembershipCurrent membership is just over 700.

Annual Donations:
Board members expressed the desire to fund as many worthy groups as possible, and after robust discussion, decisions were made. President Pierce will send a letter to each recipient, detailing the donation to their group, and inviting them to receive a check at the July meeting.


Meeting adjourned at 9:55

               

Next PCPOA meeting: July 7, 2018 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. Board members present were, Carolyn Levitski, Barbara Jones, Richard Schwartz, and Kathy Hamilton. President Pierce related that Mary Leusch had
sent a letter of resignation. Sherry Edwards was not in attendance.  J. P. from the Town Crier was in attendance.

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

Treasurer’s Report—Annamarie Padula gave the treasurer’s report. The February beginning balance was $12,183.66. There was income of $820.00 and expenses were $794.64. The April 30 ending balance was $12,208.98. Motion to accept the report passed. Membership—Current membership is 703.

Publicity—Nancy Borchers has contacted the T-shirt company to order t-shirts. We do have license frames and neighborhood watch signs available.

Roads and Traffic—Richard Schwartz—Guard rail construction continues on State Route 74 as far as Pinyon through April and May. This requires traffic control and a short wait of up to ten minutes depending on the time of day. Caltrans will be doing crack sealing around Idyllwild starting at mile marker 1.

Sports/recreation fees—Annamarie suggested we resume paying part of the fees for Pine Cove kids to participate in recreation/sports programs at Town Hall. Annamarie made a motion to pay half of the cost for Pine Cove families. Carolyn Levitski seconded. Motion passed

MDP—Thom Wallace stated that a snow shovel had been added to the DAS unit and that plans were progressing to locate an additional unit in Fern Valley.

CSA 38—Purchased an automatic CPR machine for the fire station. There will be a budget meeting Wednesday at 2:00

MAST—Marge Muir—Meeting in June at the Nature Center, second Wednesday, at 2:00. Still discussing fire abatement.

OLD Business
PCWD—Jerry Holldber—There is some grant money for fire abatement assistance. Call MCFSC at 659-6208. The water district will go to Stage 2 for conservation on June 1, even though there is sufficient water. Jerry again discussed the large proposed water rate increase. The major summer re-pipe project will be on Pine Ridge near Nestwa trail.

Meeting adjourned at 9:55

Hospitality—Thanks to Barbara Jones and Richard Schwartz for treats
               

Next PCPOA meeting: June 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM at the Pine Cove fire station.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

February 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, 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.

OLD Business
·         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.

NEW BUSINESS:
·         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.

Friday, February 2, 2018

January Minutes - 2018


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 Elaine Hoggan.

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

Treasurer’s Report—Annamarie Padula  -- The December beginning balance was $7,759.36. There was income from memberships of $4,180.00 and expenses of $95.03 for the Christmas party. The ending balance was $11,844.33 . Carolyn Levitski moved and Richard Schwartz seconded a motion to accept the treasurer’s report. Motion carried.

Membership: Membership renewals are still coming in and we have at least 30 new members.  A membership chairperson is still needed.

Roads and Traffic—Richard Schwartz--Guard rail repair on Highway 243  south of Alandale will continue when crews and materials are available.  Richard asked for repair of the large pothole on SR 243 at mile marker 16.75, and is replacing the street marker sign at Clemens CT. and Marion Ridge.

CSA 38—Marge Muir--Still waiting for the county to provide budget information. Have no information on the money which belongs to CSA 38. County has not been forthcoming about purchases or money spent or current balances. This is of great concern to members of the committee. A meeting is scheduled for January 10 at 3 PM at the water district board room. Public invited.

MAST--next meeting on January 10, at the Nature Center at 1:30

PCWD—The Nestwa pipe project has been completed. PCWD is looking at a billing system which will allow online payments, also looking at different smart meters which will facilitate electronic meter readings and billing and payment through email.  The rate charges are being reviewed and there will probably be a rate increase. Jerry Holldber will explain new charges at the June meeting. The next pipe replacement will be on Pine Ridge, Laurel Trail and Deer Path. A new loader/back hoe will be delivered next month

OLD Business
·         Annamarie shopped for presents for three Pine Cove families named by the Help Center. This included 7 children. All requests were filled.
·         Elections—Ballot will be by email in February.
·         Membership chairman is still needed.
·         The Dec 6 Holiday gathering at the Creekstone Inn was successful and fun for attendees.

NEW BUSINESS:
·         Note that JoAnn’s restaurant and bar has been torn down and a park will be opened on the grounds
·         Possible guest speaker for February meeting: Eric Landis, chocolate specialist.
·         Blog contains a list of handymen and people for snow removal
·         Several new members introduced themselves and were welcomed
·          
Meeting adjourned at 9:50
Hospitality—Thanks to Annamarie and Marlene for treats
                January meeting volunteer host will be Richard Schwartz.
Next PCPOA meeting: February 3, 2018 at 9:00 AM at the Pine Cove fire station.