January 2015 Minutes

JANUARY 8, 2015

PRESENT: Officers – Ed Albrecht, Joy Gelb, Karmen Brower. Jennifer Bercy is excused.
Directors – Stephen Holzer, Keith Zajic, Katie Whitman, Richard Woolard, Jacqueline Souza, Aaron Scott. Emma Wilby, Rita Gever, and Brett Gever are excused.
City Council – Lucy Martin
Honored Guests – Adam Smith, owner of Golden Spoon.

  1. Call to order was at 7:08 PM.
  2. There were self-introductions. Richard Woolard moved, Jacqueline Souza seconded approval of the agenda, and it was approved with no opposition.
  3. Adam Smith of the Golden Spoon provided us with delicious samples of his frozen yogurt. Golden Spoon has its own dairy, so its product is controlled from start to finish.
    He’s owned his store for almost 4 years. He was an employee when he was in school. When the opportunity arose to purchase this store, he was able to arrange financing, and the rest is history.   Adam expects to open a second store soon.
    Adam generously supports charitable efforts in the community.
  4. Officer Reports
    1. President Albrecht said that he wants to focus on communication and safety issues within our community.
    2. Vice-president – none, excused
    3. Treasurer Gelb reported on our finances. We have 11 new homeowners. The cleaners paid for its ad. Joy wants to expand membership. Keith Zajic moved, Jacqueline Souza seconded approval of the report which was accepted without objection.
    4. Secretary – no report
  5. City Council Reports – Lucy Martin announced the City of LA has finally agreed to issue permits so that the improvement of Mulholland Highway between Gelsons and Mulholland Drive can go forward. Three oaks need to be removed, so there will be replacements. The work should begin immediately after school is out.
    The Traffic and Transportation Commission meeting on February 24th is the last opportunity for any tweaks to the plan.
    The Lost Hills bridge bids are due on February 24th, with award on March 11th providing for a summer start of the project.
    Ground breaking on the Senior Center is due March 8th.
    The next council meeting will include a discussion on making Calabasas Road west of Parkway Calabasas an auto dealership zone.
  6. Realtor Report – Aaron Scott said that this is typically a slow time of year. Buyers are pickier. A better economy, low rates, etc. will put housing back on the map hopefully.
  7. Spotlight on member: Aaron Scott was born in Pennsylvania. He attended Syracuse University because it has a business/music program since he wanted to be a jazz sax player. That didn’t work out, so he worked for a company involved in music. After a stint in New York City and Boston, he transferred to Los Angeles in 2004.
    After a time in Los Angeles, he decided the music business was not as secure as he wanted, so he decided to go into real estate.
    In the meantime he married, and moved Studio City, and then to Calabasas 3 years ago.
    He likes attending Greater Mulwood HA because he wants to find out what’s going on in the community, as well as contribute to its betterment.
  8. Commission Reports
    1. Public Safety – Richard Woolard reports that all crimes don’t get published, and while we don’t necessarily need to know everything, but we do need to keep up with what is actually happening.
    2. Parks, Recreation, and Education – no report, excused absence
  9. New Business – none
  10. Old Business – none
  11. Public Comment – none
  12. Adjournment at 8:55 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Karmen Brower, Secretary



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