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

January 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 December meeting, taken by Carolyn Levitski, 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 December starting balance was $7,478.45. Income was $4,630.00, expenses were $1,274.69, and the ending balance for December was $10,833.76.Expenses included Christmas donations to Pine Cove families through the Help Center and Holiday party potluck food.  Carolyn Levitski moved and Kathy Hamilton seconded a motion to approve the report. Motion passed.

Membership: January membership as reported by Annamarie Padula is 461.

Roads and Traffic—Richard Schwartz    Caltrans and the county have done well at clearing snow.  Caltrans is using a brine treatment on highways which makes it easier for the plows to remove ice. Remember to park off roads to prevent damage to, or towing of cars during snow. Caltrans is doing some side of the road grading n Garner Valley to prevent damage to asphalt surfaces from water runoff. Please report any down street markers to Richard

OLD BUSINESS

·         IWD-- A PCPOA letter was mailed to Supervisor Washington and others, and hand delivered to IWD board members at their Dec 9 meeting expressing our concern for clean Pine Cove water. John Cook said that use of Foster Lake for recycled sewer water was now a non-issue.
·         IWD John Cook resigned from the IWD at the 12-14-16 meeting. June Rockwell resigned from the board on Dec 22. New board officers are Dr. Schelly, President, and Vic Sirkin, Vice President. A new interim General Manager, John Jack Hoagland has been hired.
·         Property development at Marion Ridge and Oak Knoll has no permits pulled. Further information not available.
·         Propane prices are listed in the Town Crier periodically. Call your provider for newer information.

NEW BUSINESS:
·         Snow visitor damage—A discussion of the problems created for residents by snow visitors from off the hill occurred. Consensus was that a letter from PCPOA listing the problems and requesting assistance should be sent to Supervisor Washington and all authorities charged with providing for the safety and maintenance of the highways and roads. Marlene Pierce will write the letter.
·         Preparations for more rain and snow—be aware of weather forecasts and prepare by having emergency supplies on hand.
·         Roadside tree cutting—Members brought photos to show unauthorized cutting of small trees on their property near the road.. No one had any knowledge of what agency or person is doing this.

Hospitality—Thanks to Marlene Pierce for coffee and Richard Schwartz for treats. Volunteer hostess for the February meeting is Bea Smith.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:35


November 2016

Called to Order at 9:03 a.m. and Marlene Pierce led the flag salute.  She welcomed new members Susan and Charlie Bradley, living on Sylvan Way, plus guests Julie and Don Roy.  Other board members present were Barbara Jones, Kathy Hamilton and Annamarie Padula.

Minutes: October 1st meeting minutes were presented.  Kathy Hamilton moved and Barbara Jones seconded the motion to approve minutes.  Motion passed.

Reports:
Treasurer’s Report – Annamarie Padula distributed the treasurer’s report.  Starting balance for October was $7.930.23.  Income was $90. Expenses were $215.  Ending balance for October was $7.805.23.  Barbara Jones moved and Kathy Hamilton seconded a motion to approve the report.  Motion passed.

Membership:  Marlene Pierce noted that current membership is over 800.  Annamarie Padula mentioned speaking with Michael Tracy, who is doing well, and would like to be PCPOA Membership person again.

CSA 38:  Jerry Holldber noted the next meeting is November 16th at 2:00 p.m. in the Pine Cove Water District.  In response to a question, he explained that CSA 38 is a service district serving the Pine Cove area.  The purpose is to address fire issues.  A smaller fire truck was bought with CSA38 monies.  Also, work is being done on a fire break surrounding Pine Cove.

PCWD:  Wells are holding up and current work is ongoing fine tuning wells for winter.

Roads and Traffic:  Richard Schwartz reported that Caltrans will be doing curb work to improve road drainage and restore berms between Idyllwild and mile marked 9.5, traffic delays should be minimal.  Also, removal of dead trees along Highway 84 near Mountain Center is scheduled.  The fallen Pine tree along Highway 243 is apparently on private property and neither the forest service nor Caltrans can remove the debris.  Reminder to keep vehicles off streets during snow season.

MAST:  Next meeting is December 2nd.

Old Business:  The current list of members willing to serve on the PCPOA board was presented:  President – Marlene Pierce; Vice-President – Elaine Hoggan; Secretary – Carolyn Levitski; Treasurer – Annamarie Padula; Membership – Michael Tracy; Hospitality – Barbara Jones; Members-at-large: Kathy Hamilton and Richard Schwartz.  There being no other nominations from the floor, it was moved by Annamarie Padula and seconded by Kathy Hamilton that the 2017 PCPOA Board be accepted as presented.  All members present agreed and motion carried.

Up-and-coming Events:
Nov. 24th - Thanksgiving Dinner Free at American Legion – please bring dish or dessert to share.
Nov. 25th & 26th – Harvest Festival at Idyllwild School Gym (look for Annamarie’s fruitcakes)
Nov. 26th – Idyllwild Holiday Tree Lighting
Dec. 1st – Thursday 5:00 p.m. at Creekstone Inn – PCPOA Holiday Pot Luck Dinner.
Dec. 3rd – PCPOA Meeting 9:00 a.m.

Check for announcements at:  http://pinecovepoa.blogspot.com


Adjourned at 9:40 a.m.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Dear PCPOA


Thanks to Richard and the PCPOA for correcting the name on the name post on our street.  The County changed the name of our street. My husband, John, and I are new members of PCPOA so I asked Annamarie to see if it could be changed.  Within a month, the request was filled.  I appreciate your attention to new residents with a need. 

 Linda Denver