BEAR VALLEY RESIDENTS INC.
Minutes for Board Meeting June 5, 2009
Dave Morley presiding
Board Members Attending: Ron Murphy, Gloria English, Jack Wedgwood, Ron Rossi, Mitzi Nelson, Jeff Gouveia, Sue Garratt, Paul Petersen, Eric Jung (in Bear Valley)
by phone: Gordon Ritter, Brian Neth
Guests: Supervisor Terry Woodrow; Jim Gentling; Leah Toeniskoetter
Minutes from March 28 Board meeting: Rossi move approval, English 2nd; unanimous
Treasurer's Report: Wedgwood presented budget numbers. Wedgwood said preliminary numbers from the picnic show $3,046 food income, $1,552 raffle income. It appears that we lost less than usual due to good attendance and good raffle sales. Murphy moved to accept Treasurer's Report, Rossi 2nd; unanimous.
CC&R Changes: Alpine County Counsel has ruled that, although the county owns the common areas, the BVRI CC&R's still apply. BVRI's CC&R attorney Curt Sproul has requested this in writing from County Counsel. Sproul says that BVRI may not be subject to the Davis-Stirling Act requiring a full review of the CC&R's in an election to change something in them, but President Morley will have further conversation with Sproul on that. Jim Gentling made a presentation on behalf of the Bear Valley Village Partners, requesting that the CC&R's be changed for three specific common areas to allow skiers other than homeowners and their guests and tenants. BVVP will pay for an issue-specific CC&R election to make the change.
Rossi move to proceed; BVVP to draft proposed language for change and submit to Board; Murphy 2nd; unanimous.
Beach Use: The Board consensus was that anyone applying in writing to use the BVRI beaches for classes, events, or other group activities must be a paid member. Rossi moved to formalize this requirement, to include fishing, sailing, and beach activities, pending a check on whether we can include on-lake activities in the rule; Petersen 2nd; unanimous.
Village Development: Leah Toeniskoetter said that, with the final EIR being certified, the Bear Valley Village Partners will concentrate next on the Master Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance Amendment.
Bear Valley Water District: Rossi moved to endorse Jearl Nelson to fill the vacancy on the Water District Board; Garratt 2nd; unanimous.
Boat Parking: Rossi talked to Chuck Toeniskoetter about using space behind his storage building for boat parking. Chuck says he would rent space there but would not allow fencing.
Architectural Review Committee: No progress on the Titus house violation. Morley will contact Titus to see what his plans are.
Fire Inspections: Morley met with Deputy Denver Stoner, who says he will meet with homeowners who have questions about the clearance requirements. Terry Woodrow, Deputy Stephens, and Eric Jung met with Forest Service people to talk about fuel reduction on USFS property around Bear Valley. Woodrow got a response from them, stating that they are starting planning for a firebreak on the west side of the village from the Old Subdivision up to Bloods Ridge, plus some work near Bear Lake.
Woodrow is applying for $15,000 for fuel reduction in common areas and county right-of-way, and also for $10,000 for next year's chipper program. For this year's chipper program, we have 7 applications so far and we need 20 to do it.
Beach Report: English said the boat rack is done. We got new sand but could use more. We have dead trees to remove, and limbing to do. Petersen will concentrate on "resource modifications" like these before we spend more money on sand.
Picnic: went very well. Thanks to Gloria English, Sue Garratt, Paul Petersen, Jeff Gouveia, and others.
Newsletter: went out. Thanks to Jeff Gouveia.
Supervisor Report: Woodrow said Lake Alpine will be drawn down gradually starting July 15 through Sept. 1 to allow repairs to valves. The lake will be 15 feet lower than usual. The frog study was done and no yellow-legged frogs were found, so normal fish plants can resume.
The new Angels Camp bypass on Hwy. 4 opens July 22. The Death Ride is next weekend.
Next Meeting: Annual General Meeting 3pm, September 6; Board meeting afterward at 4:30.
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