CEPOA Annual Board Meeting on 28 July 2013Call to Order.
The meeting, which was held at the Red Barn at the time of the annual Barbecue, was called to order by Walt Bradshaw, president, at approximately 1:30pm.
Board members in attendance were: Walt Bradshaw, President Mickie Spencer, 1st Vice President Ted Ladewski, Treasurer Michael Moore, Secretary David Farber, 2nd Vice President, was not able to attend. About 42 members were also present.
Walt began the meeting by thanking volunteers who put the BBQ together and thanked the members for the recent re-painting of the Cabrillo Estates sign at the entrance to the neighborhood. And he also thanked Harold Vest for his years of service as Treasurer, and introduced Ted Ladewski as the New Treasurer.
Ted Ladewski indicated that there haven’t been any major costs in the last year, and the current balance in the treasury’s cash account is about $5,890. He also indicated that the treasury also holds two CDs valued at approximately $3,400 and $5,500.
A. PG&E Equipment Upgrade.
Walt reported that PG&E’s equipment changes appear to be working with fewer outages since the upgrade. He also thanked Bob Garner for his help in coordinating the upgrade.
B. Membership Campaign.
Walt reported that this year's campaign was completed, and that the 2013-2014 membership directory was also completed and distributed. He thanked the membership committee – namely, Joanie, David, Ted, Mickie and Sandy – for their help. He also asked that members support the local companies who advertise in the directory, which helps defray costs of publication.
C. Christmas Party.
Mickie mentioned that there were only 23 members at last year’s party, and suggested that the reason for sparse attendance might be that there is usually a lot going on for members about that time of year. She suggested that late November or mid January might be better times. She asked for a showing of hands for preference as to late November, mid December (as has been the practice) and mid January. Most members present expressed a preference for mid January. Mickie asks that people contact her individually on this issue, if they have any comments or suggestions. Mickie’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
D. Fire Hazard Abatement Program.
Leon Goldin described his coordination with the county on fire abatement. The California Conservation Core (CCC) plans to do some work, funded by the recent tax collected by the state, throughout the CSD service area (including Cabrillo Estates) on fire abatement. Leon said he will advise the board on availability of wood chips that are expected to be product of this work so that this information can be disseminated to our members.
A. Street Lights.
Gary Dove suggested that a long-term solution to the situation involving street lights in Cabrillo Estates might be to replace all the lights with LEDs with a canopy that directs the light downward. He said that the operating cost of LEDs is much less than that of the existing lights; he also said that cost of replacement would have to be negotiated with PG&E.
B. Emergency Response.
Gary also mentioned that it might be a good idea for residents of Cabrillo to obtain a citizen’s band (CB) radio in the event of an emergency when landlines and/or cell phones might not be working. He said that CB radios will operate independently of landline and/or cell phones on channels 25 and 40.
Questions and Answers.
Walt announced that the current board has agreed to serve for another year, and he asked if there were any objections. As there were none, the current board was reelected to another year’s term by voice acclamation.