BEAR VALLEY RESIDENTS INC.
Board Meeting Minutes March 28, 2009
Brian Neth presiding
Attending: Katherine Aitken-Young (phone), Dave Morley, Ron Murphy, Brian Neth (phone), Ron Rossi (phone), Jack Wedgwood (phone), Gloria English, Eric Jung, Gordon Ritter
Guests: Supervisor Terry Woodrow, Greg Peterson, Deputy Rick Stephens, Kathy Snyder
Treasurer's Report: Wedgwood noted that his report was e-mailed earlier to Board members and posted on the website. Discussion on putting ARC funds in a separate but linked account. Rossi move to authorize Treasurer to create separate linked ARC account with no ATM or credit card; Ritter 2nd; unanimous.
Morley move to accept Treasurer's Report, Ritter 2nd; unanimous.
Board Election: The 5 candidates on the ballot were elected to 3 year terms: Paul Petersen, Mitzi Nelson, Katherine Aitken-Young, Brian Neth, Gordon Ritter. There was one write-in vote. The ballots were turned over to Dave Morley for the required one-year retention.
Election of Officers: Wedgwood nominated Morley for President; Jung 2nd; unanimous.
Wedgwood nominated Jeff Gouveia for Vice-President; Neth 2nd; unanimous.
Wedgwood nominated Aitken-Young for Secretary; Neth 2nd; unanimous.
Neth nominated Wedgwood for Treasurer; Morley 2nd; unanimous.
Dave Morley took over the conducting of the meeting at this point.
Development Plans: County Planner Brian Peters says he expects to release the final Environmental Impact Report in June. It goes to the Planning Commission first, with public hearings, then to the Board of Supervisors.
BV Water District: Neth said the General Manager submitted an alternative tertiary plant design with a higher price tag than the Mallard design. The District is going after economic stimulus money. Some of the possible funding mechanisms will require an open bid process. There are unresolved issues with the LLC funding mechanism, including tax credit and interest rate. F&M Bank wants the District to put $850,000 more into their bank for them to fund the tertiary project.
The consensus of the Board was to have an e-mail vote on a letter supporting the CFT/Mallard plant design and urging the Water District to move forward with the project. Morley will talk to Water District President Ritchie.
Bylaws: Re conducting e-mail votes, Rossi and Jung to come up with appropriate language from the 2009 Condominium Bluebook. Rossi will order 5 copies of this book for the Board officers.
Fire Assessment: The county fire assessment comes up for possible renewal in June, 2010. It now funds one Public Safety Officer position, cross-trained for fire and emergency response. 12% of the assessment is used for capital improvements. None is now used for emergency medical response. County funding for medical response is drying up. The CSA budget will pay approximately $50,000 for a required engineer's study, identifying service costs and the respective benefits for various affected parcels. The proposal for the renewed assessment could go to the election process as early as November or as late as March.
Deputy Stephens presented data showing that 95% of the fire department's responses are medical aids.
Jung move to support in concept the continued fire assessment, including funds for emergency medical response, and considering the possibility of including affected areas outside the New Subdivision in the assessment; Ritter 2nd; unanimous.
Snowmobiles: Ritter said the jury's still out on new quieter 2-stroke machines, and how quiet and clean they really are. He will try to get hard data for the newsletter.
Newsletter: Target date for the next newsletter is May.
ARC Report: Chuck Toeniskoetter seems willing to allow a boat parking area behind his storage building, but he may not be willing to fence the area which might not solve the problem. Rossi will discuss the matter with Toeniskoetter.
Re the repainting of the house on Quaking Aspen, a certified letter has been sent. The ball's in the homeowner's court.
The new fee schedule is posted on the website. The ARC approved one new house design on Quaking Aspen, a window remodel on Lake Road, and a deck repair on Schimke Road.
Per the rules on membership of the ARC Board, Ritter moved to reappoint Murphy, Terry Woodrow, Gary Willard, Nancy Zawacki, and Chuck Taylor; English 2nd; unanimous.
Fire/CC&R Inspections: Morley will start on this summer's inspections, working with Deputy Denver Stoner.
Dish TV: Some satellite subscribers are having trouble getting local tv stations. Murphy move to write a letter to Dish TV, pointing out the need for local stations in Bear Valley; Ritter 2nd; unanimous.
School Contribution: Discussion on replacing scholarship program with a capital purchase program. Jung move to buy the school a digital camera and post the school's wish list on the website to solicit community help with similar contributions; Murphy 2nd; unanimous.
Picnic: English said picnic happens Saturday July 4. All systems go.
Supervisor's Report: Woodrow said that on March 17 the State Water Resources Control Board approved the joint application of Lake Alpine Water Co. and Alpine County for more water rights in Bear Lake. The permit will take 60 days to process.
The county is applying for Prop. 40 money for fuel reduction projects. The Resource Advisory Commission is reestablished with Secure Rural Schools money (formerly called the timber receipts money).
CalTrans has released a draft policy on opening and closing the passes on highway 4. They hope to start plowing on the west side the second Monday in April.
Lake Alpine water level will be lowered sooner than usual this summer to allow repairs on underwater valves.
Next Meeting: Sunday, July 5, 10am, County Services Building