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.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Minutes - April 1, 2007


 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, Barbara Jones, and Annamarie Padula

Minutes The minutes from the March 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 March starting balance was $13,300.46. Income was $260.00, and no expenses. The ending balance for March was $13,548.46. Barbara Jones moved and Carolyn Levitski seconded a motion to approve the report. Motion passed. 

Membership: Membership to date is 800.

CSA 38 and MAST--Marge Muir:  A meeting will be held Wednesday, April 12. Determining a location for the chipper and shredder/masticator and deciding how to relocate/dispose of the old engine will be on the agenda. A MAST meeting is scheduled for the second Wednesday at 1:30 PM at the nature center. The Snow Visitor group will meet Saturday, April 8 at 1:00 PM at the Nature Center to discuss issues and solutions to the snow visitor problems.

MDP--Thom Wallace:  The calendar of events for the year has been formalized. More information will be coming.

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.
·         Reminder of the Lilac Walk and Art to be held on Saturday, April 29. Locals may go for free on any day other than the festival/tea day.

NEW BUSINESS:
·         Please consider Idyllwild/Pine Cove groups for the PCPOA 2017 donations.
·         A new location for the 2017 holiday pot luck dinner will be announced
·         Nancy Borchers shared a petition for having a satellite medical clinic in Idyllwild. Those signing were expressing a desire to have such a center.

Guest Speaker
·         Shannon Ng, librarian at the Idyllwild Branch Library, spoke about the terrific S.T.E.A.M program for youths at the library. She showed samples of the products the kids have produced using the 3-D printer and other tools.
·         AMR representatives gave a presentation on the Community Health Program for Pine Cove residents. The program is free and provides in home services when needed. For more information, call 951 765 3918


Meeting adjourned at 9:50

Hospitality—Thanks to Barbara Jones and Marlene for treats.



Next PCPOA meeting: May 6, 2017 at 9:00 AM at the Pine Cove fire station.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

March 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, 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 patanddick3@verizon.com.

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.

OLD BUSINESS
·         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.

NEW BUSINESS:
·         The Idyllwild Library needs donations for a 3-D printer for students use. A representative will speak to us in April.

Guest Speaker
·         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.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

February 2017

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 January meeting were presented.  Annamarie Padula moved, and Elaine Hoggan seconded, a motion to approve the minutes. Motion passed. 

Treasurer’s Report—Annamarie Padula presented the treasurer’s report. The January starting balance was $10,833.76,

Income was $1,980.00, and there were no expenses. The ending balance for December was $12,813.76. Carolyn Levitski moved and Kathy Hamilton seconded a motion to approve the report. Motion passed.

Membership: Membership to date is 701, and Annamarie sent 30 more membership checks to Michael.

Nancy Borchers reported on the recent die-off of some Manzanita plants attributed to a root fungus coming from potted/canned plants being brought to the hill and planted. Marlene will check with the garden club for more information.

Roads and Traffic—Richard Schwartz    Caltrans has no scheduled road closures at this time in the Idyllwild-Pine Cove areas. There is scheduled electrical work being done on the shoulder on Highway 74 near Mountain Center, but with no delays. Rock slides occur during the winter rain events and one can check road conditions online by searching CHP CAD-CHP Traffic, then typing the number of the Highway in the box provided. Information is also available by dialing 1 800 427 7623 or the CHP non-emergency number, 1 800 835 5247.

CSA 38 and MAST Marge Muir:  The purchase of a new fire engine is still being discussed.  A MAST meeting is scheduled for the second Wednesday at 1:00 PM at the nature center

PCWD  A get well card has been sent to Jerry Holldber’s wife, Katy. Jerry has been her caregiver since her accident, and cannot attend our meeting today.

OLD BUSINESS
·         IWD—The new IWD board has declared that they will end the Foster Lake recycled water project. Our water is safe.
·         Property development at Marion Ridge and Oak Knoll. Mr. and Mrs. Harmon, neighbors to that property, have had no response from the county regarding the permits and construction. The county officer, Dietrich, does not take their calls and does not return calls President Pierce will send a letter to Supervisor Washington requesting assistance with this matter, and copies to the Town Crier. The Harmons are advised to install a split rail fence along the property line.
·         Propane prices are listed in the Town Crier periodically. Call your provider for newer information.

NEW BUSINESS:
·         Snow visitors—A letter of concern over snow visitor behavior was sent to Supervisor Washington
·         A letter was sent to Town Crier regarding mystery tree cutting on Sylvan Way

Meeting adjourned at 9:38
Hospitality—Thanks to Bea Smith for fabulous treats. Volunteer hostess for the March meeting is Annamarie

The meeting was adjourned at 9:35