July 2016 Minutes

JULY 7, 2016

PRESENT:  Ed Albrecht, Karmen Brower.  Excused:  Joy Gelb, Jennifer Bercy.
Directors:  Richard Cassel, Stephen Holzer, Emma Wilby, Aaron Scott, Lucy Martin, Keith Zajic, Tina Doctor.  Rita and Brett Gever are excused.
Honored Guests:  Councilmember Fred Gaines, Wiley Harrison, David Tepper, Achsch Forcier, Jeane Rose.

  1. Meeting was called to order at 7:12 PM beginning with self-introductions.
  2. Approval of the agenda was moved by Lucy Martin, seconded by Emma Wilby, and approved unanimously. Approval of the minutes was moved by Lucy Martin with corrections, seconded by Keith Zajic, and passed unanimously.
  3. Officer Report
    1. President Ed Albrecht has gotten commitments for all the ad space in the newsletter. He’s also assigned columns to various directors for articles in the newsletter to come.  The clean-up of Mulholland Drive between El Camino Center and our city line has begun, and things are looking better already.  Ed thanks Fred Gaines for his help in speaking with LA City officials.
    2. Vice President – excused absent
    3. Treasurer Joy Gelb reports that we have 3 new members. She also reported our account balances.  Her report was accepted
    4. Secretary – no report
  4. City Council Report
    1. Fred Gaines reports there are no meetings in July. Because the fire was on a Saturday, there was relatively little traffic, and no schools were in session, and the emergency plans were a great help because they were implemented and worked.
      25th anniversary activities are ongoing.
      There are lots of city projects including Lost Hills Bridge, Las Virgenes Road improvements, and the Mulholland Highway improvement essentially finished.
      Revenues are down because the Acura dealer left, and has not yet been replaced.  Spirent has moved, and that revenue is no more.  A number of employees who have left are not being replaced.
      The Craftsman Corners application for annexation is moving along but slowly.
  5. Realtor Report
    1. Aaron Scott reports a good spring mostly due to the level of inventory.  There are not now many homes on the market, and those are generally not in the best condition.  Prices are fairly stable.
  6. New Business – none
  7. Old Business
    1. Bench update – none
    2. Postcards were approved in concept. We’ll discuss again when the need is more immediate.
    3. Newsletters – See president’s report.
    4. Letter to city – still to come.
    5. Security cameras/doorbells has a cost of approximately $199 each, and we’ll have to inquire as to whether or not a large quantity purchase is possible, and if the cost is less.
    6. Median on Mulholland Drive – see president’s report
    7. Welcome committee – no report
    8. Flood insurance mapping – no report
    9. Monument – no report
    10. Speed limit on Mulholland Highway – Fred Gaines will investigate.
  8. Public Comment
    1. The roundabout on Paul Revere and Pickney now has red painted curbs on the approaches preventing cars from parking.  Now cars are able to speed through the roundabout since there are no cars to dodge.  Surely there a happy medium can be found.
  9. Adjournment at 8:20 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Karmen Brower, Secretary

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