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\F1\C 20915 Old Santa Cruz Highway
\C Los Gatos, California 95030
\C Board Meeting of March 4, 1976
\J The meeting was called to order at about 8:20 p.m. Members present
included Kallevig, Scardina, Townsley, and Franks plus Mr. and Mrs. Balcomb,
Chris Reed, Jane Hawlsey, Peggy Reed and Vic Scheinman.
The current financial statement was read. A discussion of
means of dealing with past due accounts followed. Bruce Franks
summarized the current position of the board. Assessments are due
and payable monthly. Assessments more than 3 months late are charged
$1.00 per month retroactive to the first month. Currently, there is
no fixed interval before water is turned off. Although significant
on small past due balances, the $1.00 late payment penalty represents
a very low equivalent interest rate on some of the larger past due
accounts. Bruce Franks suggested a $1.00 per month penalty for the
first 5 months, then $3.00 per month for the next five months, then
mandatory shutoff and possibly a $5.00 per month penalty thereafter.
It was also mentioned that although many people think the monthly
assessment is just for water, the assessment is for water, water system
improvements, road repair, clubhouse maintainance, etc. as
outlined in the monthly statements.
Phase 1 water system improvements are awaiting property
easements for the water pipes and roads. Apparantly, easements will
have to be obtained from just about all 150 property owners. Franks
mentioned the possibility of his becomming a Notary Public so as to
expedite the obtaining of certified signatures.
Next on the agenda was the Balcomb matter. On March 1, the
board met with the Balcombs and arrived at a tenetative agreement.
Briefly, Balcomb would revise his request to have water installed on
only 4 sites (3 now, and one in the future). He would pay $50/site
PLUS all costs of installation and all county improvement
requirements relating to and resulting from his installation.
Monthly assessments would start with the the month following the
Well, Balcomb had second thoughts on this agreement, and
asked the board to set a limit on his improvement liability at a
level of say $500. A discussion followed as to just what the water
board expected in the way of hydrants, assurance of enough water,
etc. The discussion again turned to whether Balcomb had obtained
site approval and what he intended to do with the land. Apparantly,
he has not obtained site approval, nor has he any current plans to
build. The general concensus from all present was that the board had
already compromised too much by allowing Balcomb to withdraw his
request for water on two sites, as this already represented a loss of
$432 per year in assessments. In response to a question, the Balcombs
mentioned that they did not intend to live on their property...they
then left the meeting. Discussion on this matter continued.
It appears that a firmer board stand is in order, with some furthur
legal expenses expected.
The mystery of the missing clubhouse furniture has been
partially solved. An inquiry is being made into just what transpired
to allow the wicker table to be "sold" for the dinette table
currently in the clubhouse.
Clubhouse use was disscussed. Apparantly, the insurance only
covers members use for non-profit community functions. A typical
ideal use would be for community parties. Other possible uses are as
a day care center, or as a washer-dryer center, although these uses
may require a new septic tank. Current clubhouse expenses run about
$600 per year.
Trash pickup was discussed. Instead of a single bin, two
alternatives were suggested. A one-shot house to house pickup or
mandatory garbage service for all residences. With 150 patrons, this
1 can per week service is expected to cost at least $2.00 per month.
This sum to be added to the current monthly assessment. When a firm
quote is obtained the motion will be submitted to the general
membership for vote.
The next scheduled meeting is April 1 at 8:00 pm in the
clubhouse. Everyone is invited to attend and participate.
The board welcomes any and all work and thought contributions from you.
Don't hesitate to let your feelings and opinions be known, as the board
must know your thoughts in order to act fairly in your behalf.\.
\L Respectfully submitted,\R Vic Scheinman