Reposted by San Lorenzo Express



August 18, 2016

1.0 MEETING CALLED TO ORDER –- The regular meeting of the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Board of Directors was held on Thursday, August 18, 2016. President Clowser called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m.

1.1 SALUTE TO THE FLAG -– President Clowser led the audience in the pledge of allegiance.

1.2 ROLL CALL –- Directors Michelle Clowser, Diane Wydler, and Kathie Ready were present, Kyle Carlson and Steve Kirk had excused absences.

2.0 PUBLIC COMMENT Items not on the Agenda –- President Clowser thanked those who volunteered at the evening’s Ice Cream Social, including the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts who served the ice cream. Rocky Fernandez, District Director from Senator Bob Wieckowski’s office, apologized for the Senator who had to be in Sacramento and could not attend the meeting. He said the Senator has been working on legislation this year battling climate change and climate adaptation, affordable housing for the bay area and protecting homeowners rights and homesteads in bankruptcy. A member reported about the events at the San Lorenzo Library, she brought a flyer of the upcoming events which was on the back table. She also stated that the Friends of the Library group is looking for volunteers to help sort books that are donated to their organization. A member thanked the County and the SLVHA for helping to coordinate the Lorenzo Theater Tours on July 29, 2016. He said the event was a huge success. A member asked that the Association host a yearly rhubarb pie contest.


3.1 Approval of Board Meeting Minutes # 1471 on May 19, 2016 –- Director Wydler moves to approve the minutes as amended, Director Ready seconds, the motion carries unanimously.

*7.1 House of the Month 1369 Via La Paloma, Dona Wessells, (Timed Agenda Item 7:35 p.m.) –- President Clowser presented a $50 gift certificate to the homeowner and said that the home and the front yard were beautiful. The homeowner thanked the Board and stated that some of the landscaping and design was done by her mother, the original homeowner.

**7.2 Approval Rear Addition w/2nd Story (1st fl. 511 square feet (s.f.); 2nd fl. 513 s.f), Final Design, Reng Feng Lui, 684 Via Aires (Timed Agenda Item 7:45 p.m.) –- Staff reported that the homeowner is applying for a second story and a single story addition to his home. His residence is currently about 1000 square feet. He will be adding an additional 1024 square feet all at the rear of the residence. There will be a family room on the bottom and two (2) bedrooms and a bathroom on the second story level. The Association contacted the neighbors around this proposed addition. Only one neighbor came in to review the plans, and had no objections. The homeowner explained that he was adding the addition for his growing family.

Director Ready asked if the addition had any balconies. The homeowner said no balconies would be installed. Director Ready said that this homeowner’s front yard is not in compliance and asked that the homeowner to bring in plans for his front yard. Several members said the addition was an improvement to his property and encouraged approval by the Board. Director Ready moved to approve, Director Wydler seconds, the motion carries unanimously.

3.2 Approval of Board Meeting Minutes # 1481 on July 21, 2016 –- Director Wydler moves to approve the minutes as amended, Director Ready seconds, the motion carries unanimously.

3.3 Approval of Work Session Minutes #1482 on August 9, 2016 –- Director Ready moves to approve the minutes as amended, Director Wyder seconds, the motion carries unanimously.


4.1 Community Event Committee -– Randy Wage reported that the Ice Cream Social before the board meeting tonight was very successful and thanked everyone for attending. The next event will be the Children’s Annual Halloween Parade and Game Extravaganza, on October 29, 2016, volunteers are welcome and needed.

4.2 Ad Hoc CC&R Implementation Committee –- Chair, Diane Wydler, reported that the committee did not meet this month but the Board has approved the Solar Panel Policy. A new draft Fence Policy is on tonight’s agenda.


6.0 FINANCIAL REPORT (motion required)

6.1 Approval of July 2016 Expenditures –- Director Wydler moves to approve, Director Ready seconds, the motion carries unanimously.

6.2 Approval of Bank Reconciliations, 2nd Quarter 2016 –- Director Wydler stated that she had reviewed the bank statements. Director Wydler moves to approve, Director Ready seconds, the motion carries unanimously.

7.0 OTHER BUSINESS (motions may be required)

*7.1 House of the Month 1369 Via La Paloma, Dona Wessells (Timed Agenda Item 7:35 p.m.) -- See timed agenda item above.

**7.2 Approval Rear Addition w/2nd Story (1fl. 511 square feet (s.f.); 2fl. 513 s.f), Final Design Reng Feng Lui, 684 Via Aires (Timed Agenda Item 7:45 p.m.) -– See timed agenda item above.

7.3 Introduction of New Administrator Eugene Osipov -– The Administrator introduced himself and gave a brief history of his work in HOA management. He said he looks forward to working with the board and the community.

7.4 Traffic Control Boxes, Ideas from Christine Pacheco (Timed Agenda Item 7:45 p.m.) –- Christine Pacheco introduced herself and showed the proposed artwork which would be done on the traffic control boxes on Washington and Via Enrico and Via Alamitos and Grant Ave. The painting would be done within the next few weeks. Both the Board and members in attendance were very pleased with her art work.

7.5 Fence Policy Approval for publication in the Village Briefs –- President Clowser said that this draft policy is similar to the previous Fence Policy brought before the Board; the only change is that all corner lot references have been removed. If passed, all proposed corner lot fences would need to come before the Board. Director Wydler makes a motion to deny the publication, Director Ready seconds.

Director Wydler said that she is that decisions on corner lots will become arbitrary, and will not be consistent. She said that the Fence Policy should have guidelines for all fencing and should not be dependent upon the Board. Director Ready said that she thought current corner lot fences should be grandfathered in, but felt that more discussion needs to be done about this policy prior to publishing it. A member said that he was present when they discussed this issue at the last board meeting and almost 100 members were in attendance and voiced their objections to restrictions to corner lot fencing. He asked the Board to publish the policy. Director Wydler stated that they had found a diagram which showed that side yard fencing over three (3) feet was not allowed. The motion is approved. Two (2) ayes (Ready, Wydler) and one (1) nay (Clowser).

7.6 Solar Energy System Policy Approval for publication in the Village Briefs –- Director Ready moves to approve, Director Wydler seconds, the motion carries unanimously.

7.7 Proclamation -– President Clowser read a Proclamation that thanked Susan Kleebauer for her service as Administrator of the Association and wished her well in her retirement.


9.0 LIENS AND VIOLATIONS REPORT (motion may be required) – The Administrator stated that there were two (2) liens released since the July 2016 Board meeting. The violation letters were as follows:

July 2016 Violation Report

  Violation                              No. of Letters

Inoperable Vehicles in driveway               3
Recreational veh in front/side yard          12
General maintenance of property               0
Unpaved parking                               0
Yard maintenance                             34
Holiday lights                                3
No signs                                     --
Building maintenance                          0
Lean/miss fence                              --
Working on vehicles                           0 
Dogs/cats more than 2                        --
Barking dogs                                  2
Prohibited animals                            0
Excessive noise                               0
No home business                              0
Other                                         7
Multiple violations                          22
Plans needed                                 16 

Total                                        99

Director Ready moves to approve the liens and violation report, Director Wydler seconds, the motion carries unanimously.


11.0 BOARD REPORTS –- Director Ready reminded homeowners to take care of their front yards and homes. She said that a poorly maintained yard can bring down the entire neighborhood. It is important that we all pay more attention to our neighborhoods. Director Wydler thanked the CEC Committee members Randy Waage and Cheryl Hoffmann for their help with the Board’s “Meet and Greet/Ice Cream Social” and invited residents to join the committee and help work on events. President Clowser encouraged homeowners to attend the Sheriff Department’s Citizen’s Academy starting on September 28, 2016. This is a great way to learn about your local law enforcement agency.

12.0 ADJOURNMENT –- President Clowser adjourned the meeting at 8:27 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Diane Wydler

Recorded and Transcribed by: Kathleen Harrigan
Reviewed by: Eugene Osipov, Administrator