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.
· 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
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.