President Richard Schwartz called the Zoom meeting to order at 9:00 and welcomed 15 participants, including invited guests Michael Franklin from the county, and Melissa Diaz of the Town Crier. Board members participating by Zoom were Giovanni Cosetti, Carolyn Levitski, Annamarie Padula, and Nancy Borchers.
Minutes –The minutes from the September Zoom meeting had been emailed to board members. Motion by Annamarie Padula, seconded by Nancy Borchers to approve the minutes was passed.
Treasurer’s Report—Annamarie Padula reported a beginning balance in September of $9,998.65. There was $50.00 in new memberships. No expenses. The ending September balance was $10,038.65. Motion to approve the report was made by Carolyn Levitski; seconded by Giovanni Cossetti. The treasurer’s report was approved.
Membership—No new membership numbers were available. Previous report was 487.
Roads and Traffic—Richard Schwartz – Culvert work on 243 between Mt. Center and Idyllwild continues. There may be short delays on 243 north of Pine Cove as Caltrans works on the side of the road near culverts. The blacktop on Franklin near Sherman is coming apart. Richard will contact the county.
Guest Speaker--Michael Franklin
· Mr. Franklin discussed the current situation with CSA 38 and the CSA 38 funds. He answered questions previously submitted to him by Jerry Holldber.
· He assured the PCPOA that all the funds previously collected and the new yearly ad valorium taxes could only be used for approved projects that improved structural fire protection in Pine Cove, and that protections were in place to insure that they were not diverted to other county needs.
· The balance as of July 1 2019 was $451,851, and approximately $70,000 in tax revenue yearly comes into the fund. Decisions on what projects to fund come from the fire chief. Suggestions and requests from PCPOA can be made to Michael Franklin, who continues to represent the county regarding CSA 38.
· Emergency Alert Siren--Michael Feyder related that the letter sent to the county EMD and Supervisor Washington by Richard Schwartz on behalf of PCPOA was effective in renewing their interest in the project. More to come as they prepare. Richard will send a letter of thanks for their reply.
· PCPOA board for 2021—Thom Wallace will fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Barbara Jones, and Andy Kawas has agreed to join the board in 2021 replacing Carolyn Levitski who has termed out.
· Complaint from homeowner about the intrusive and rude behavior of a census worker. The sheriff’’s office was contacted.
· Fall Newsletter—the newsletter will be sent in November and will contain the membership application for 2021.
Meeting adjourned at 10:03
Next PCPOA meeting: November 6, 2020 at 9:00 A.M. Join by Zoom