February 2014 Minutes

February 13, 2014

PRESENT:   Officers – Stephen Holzer, Joy Gelb, Karmen Brower.  Liat Samouhi – excused
Directors – Ed Albrecht, Rita Gever, Brett Gever, Emma Wilby, Katie Whitman, Richard Woolard, Keith Zajic.  Jennifer Bercy, Jacqueline Souza – excused
City Council Members – Lucy Martin
Honored Guests – Luis Pelayo, Parga Patel

  1. Call to order at 7:04 PM
  2. Self-introductions and approval of minutes and agenda.  Ed Albrecht moved, and Joy Gelb seconded motions which were approved without opposition.
  3. Officer Reports
    1. President – Our insurance has been renewed.  Workshop on Mulholland Highway improvements will be held on February 25th at 6PM.  Craftsman Corner annexation has been sent to LAFCO for consideration.  A subcommittee on the newsletter has been formed consisting of Steve Holzer, Ed Albrecht, Katie Whitman, Katie Whitman, and Liat Samouhi.  It’s to meet in the next week or two.  The Planning Commission will be considering whether or not to increase city’s height limit of 3 stories for 4.
    2. Vice-President – excused
    3. Treasurer – 13 members have paid.  We’re trying to get more homeowners to join.
    4. Secretary – none
  4. City Council Reports – Lucy Martin reported there’s an additional sign at DeKalb and Towhee, so look at it to see if we like it.  We can’t put up neighborhood watch signs because we have no program.  The council passed the ordinance on fortune telling, but all such businesses must have a commercial location, and only operate off that premises on a temporary basis.  Alternative methods of rodent control will be held at Founders Hall on March 13th, at 6-8 PM.
  5. Newsletter – see above subcommittee formation.
  6. Realtor Report – Per Aaron Scott – Inventory is short.  Approximately 3 are in escrow, but none have closed this year.  One condo is for sale on Freedom.
  7. Commission Reports
    1. Public Safety – Richard Woolard reported that many ordinances have been reviewed.  Many are being discarded as they don’t apply to our city (having been adopted when from the county when the city incorporated).  Noise ordinances have been included.  The council refused the commission’s recommendations for a solicitation ordinance, but did approve a response from the Sheriff if the property is posted “No Solicitors.”   Richard recommended we provide “No Solicitors” stickers to all new members who come to our meetings.  Two members reported recent burglaries
    2. Parks and Recreation – Ed Albrecht reported in Jennifer’s absence.  Three architects were interviewed.  Pankhow Builders were recommended to the council for approval, and contract will be approved at the next council meeting.
  8. New Business – Lucy Martin announced that the city is hosting a Special Olympics, July, 2015.  King Gillette Ranch has a 200 room dorm which will be utilized, but the city is looking for hosts for July, 2015.  More information will be available soon.
  9. Old Business – none
  10. Public Comment – The report on the fatal accident involving a bike cyclist and a sheriff will be out soon.
  11. Meeting adjourned at 8:47 PM

Respectfully submitted,

Karmen Brower, Secretary

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