MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
SCRIPPS RANCH CIVIC ASSOCIATION
November 10, 2015
The Agenda was provided to all Board members.
Absent Excused: Elliott, Hern (resigned), Paterniti, Rohrer, Strouse-Takim
Absent Unexcused: Clark, Scelfo
President Ilko called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Wanted to thank everyone for volunteering and the many ways they help the organization.
Neighborhood Watch – Cheryl Shaw started SR Neighborhood Watch 5 ½ years ago. Now have a content list of over 5,500 e-mails and regularly pass on information that is received from the police department. Also pass on lots of tips.
Aaron Andrews on behalf of Senator Joel Anderson presented a Certificate of Appreciation as a Hero Award to Cheryl Shaw through her efforts to now have the largest Neighborhood Watch organization in the City. Save the Date of December 10th at El Cajon Toyota event to meet the Senator. Legislature has ended the year with 808 bills being signed by Governor Brown and he vetoed 133 bills. $550 million reduction in budget.
SDPD – An accident was report at 8:48 pm concerning a man and a dog that were hit and killed. He was trying to cross Spring Canyon at a non-signaled area in the dark. Thursday at 7:18 pm a shooting took place on Moselle Street and our Editor found out about it right away. Person had a hammer and was destroying cars and attempting to hit folks. He had a psychotic episode. A neighbor came out of his house and feeling threatened shot him but no fatality.
Congressman Peters – Brian Elliott provided a written report in his absence to the Secretary.
Congressman participating in series of meetings and town hall discussions aimed at supporting San Diego's world class reputation as being the best city to open a business etc.
Anyone who may know someone having an issue with federal government, be it troubles contacting IRS, getting Veteran's benefits etc. should contact his office.
5th Council District – Alex Vivona reported:
Important information on the SD Infrastructure plan will soon be revealed and how to fund.
November 17th Council will vote on a 17% water rate increase.
New fire station in Mission Valley opened.
50 Plus – Holmes reported:
SR 50 Plus is co-sponsoring with Sustainable SR a tour of the Energy Innovations Center on Clairemont Mesa Blvd. on Wednesday, November 11th.
Next Aging Successfully Lecture is Friday, November 20th at 10-11:30 am in SR Library. The toping is "Managing Chronic Diseases to Live Well: Parkinson's". Speaker will be Jim Paterniti, PHD.
New Pickleball opportunity. They are now also playing on Sundays from noon to 2 PM at the SR Recreation Center.
SR 50 Plus, SSR and SRFOL met with the SR Librarian on October 23rd with the objective to discuss mutual interests and start to collaborate and coordinate better to find ways to mutually promote various events.
Financials – Allman reported:
Received the first grant check of $8,800 and waiting for the second one of $16,200.
Newsletter Volunteer Distributors. T-shirts were ordered and will be distributed with the next month.
Insurance policy for Officers was paid. We spend almost $7,000 for various insurance policies.
Newsletter – had ten new advertisers this month and about $1,000 ahead. Currently in process of notification that beginning in January our ad rates will be going up and will be effective for the January Newsletter.
Community Center – had a slight loss this month. New bridge group will now be expanding to give days a week beginning in January. They are also looking into offering classes to newbies. Other groups looking to rent in January.
Long Term Planning – Peranich reported:
Committee has agreed on working to obtain information from the community as to their thoughts on things what would keep SRCA relevant. Looking at three activities (1) booth in front of Vons in January (2) refresh on general survey that was last done in 2009 and (3) have a Community Fair exit survey which would be more focused on marketing strategies.
SRPG – Wulfeck reported:
The Glen – Planning Group voted to approve their plan. It now goes to the City Planning Group on November 19th. They identified nine conditions that they would like the Council to consider. A motion by Wulfeck and seconded by Vinson was made to have the SRCA support the decision of Planning Group to approve the project. The vote was unanimous in favor.
SDG&E electric transmission lines (Gas & Electric) – both groups came to Planning Group to make a presentation. A 36" gas transmission line is proposed to go down Pomerado Road to MCAS and proposed for 2020. The CPUS released a Draft Environmental Impact Report which included a new alternative for the Sycamore-Penasquitos 230 KV electrical transmission line from Stonebridge Parkway, under Pomerado Road and into Mira Mesa. This was indicated as the preferred route. Planning Group working with the Mira Mesa Community Planning Group to prepare comments for the CPUC concerning inadequacies in the DEIR.
Weatherwood Terrace angry resident about the City painting curbs red around corners. Planning Group had planned to analyze this but the City painted before any study took place.
Group opposed raising speed limit on Avenida Magnifica due to state law. Planning Group voted against it. One other pending increase is on Carroll Canyon Road to go from 35 mph to 40 mph.
VP of Digital Communications – Staley reported:
At a recent Officers meeting discussed this position and how to fill it. Because this is a critical position which requires a skill set difficult to find in an unpaid volunteer, it is being recommended a compensation not to exceed $6,000 be offered. The successful applicant will develop, lead and build an integrated digital presence for SRCA to advance its mission, vision, programs, marketing and fundraising. This includes continual data updates to keep the format and information relevant. The EC anticipates that first year compensation will be offset by greater than expected revenues from the SRCA Community Center occupancy rentals.
A motion by Wulfeck and seconded by Petrucci was made to authorize up to $6,000 a year for the VP Digital Communications position. Vote in favor of the motion was unanimous.
SRCA Housekeeping – Drummond asked for any suggestions for corrections to the old District Representative map. She had business cards available for anyone that needed them.
MCAS – Dorothy Mildice working with a new volunteer who will be announced in near future. There is a new Commanding Officer who is taking a strong stand on anyone that trespasses on Miramar East by walking or riding their bike on military land.
Schools Committee – Barber reported:
Funding down for schools. State has more money and given to school district but it has not gone down to the schools yet. School foundation has also had a dip on money received and they no longer get a kick back from Vons if you were signed up.
High School in AP survey about taking AP classes to get more students involved in AP Program.
Completed the Dingeman Scholarships and had 15 applicants. Interview have been completed. Only one male applicant. Three applicants were picked to receive $1,000 each. Scholarship is not based on academics but looking at exceptional volunteerism.
SR Sustainable – Plutner reported:
Holiday Potluck & recycled Gift exchange will be Friday, December 4th from 5:30-8 pm.
West Sycamore Volunteer Crew will be held on Sunday, December 6th at staging area east end of Stonebridge Parkway. Bring work gloves and wear long pants and sturdy closed shoes. Guided Nature Walks are the third Sundays of the month.
Garden Plus Holiday Share on Saturday, December 12th from 3-4 pm at SRCA Community Center.
MRNPC – Ilko reported that the School District is looking to develop the property through Monarch Developers to build 264 apartments, parking garage, single, two and three story builds. Also included would be a 40,000 sq. ft. school district facility that would have math and science facilities for middle school children. Will find out if discretionary permit or not. Farmer's Market looking at possible alternate sites. Innovations will vacate in May 2017. Developer will be entering into a 66 year lease of property from School District.
Membership – McGinn reported:
She went over two forms that had previously been sent to Board members. Membership will taking over responsibility for the payment data entry, as part of the data base conversion. Allman will till report on total amounts and provide the details. Next month will have a one page summary. Ilko has helped to secure two $1,000 business sponsors.
First e-mail of the campaign will hit in November. In January membership will have center focus of the Newsletter and the first letters will be sent at some point in mid-January to early February.
Part of campaign "Get Connected" is to highlight those stories & testimonials that demonstrate how SRCA has helped individuals. Really need assistance in providing those items.
As part of SRCA's goal to support the Board, will be offering SRCA logo shirts and nametags for those who are interested.
Community Fair – McGinn reported:
The event will be Sunday, May 15, 2016 and this is the 17th year. The theme is "Celebrating Scripps Ranch Cultures" and will focus on highlighting the unique cultures residing within our community. If you know anyone wanting to participate as either non-profit, vendor, sponsor or performer, let her know.
Committee is searching for a few more volunteers to help in the areas of Social Media promotion, Exhibitor outreach, Performer outreach and more.
Jan also announced this is her last year to Chair this event. Looking for someone to Co-Chair so they can use as a learning experience to transition to Chairperson. The Chairperson does not have to be a Board member.
Holiday Tree Lighting – Vinson wanted to remind folks this event will be on December 13th at Jerabek Park.
A motion by Wulfeck and seconded by Meissner was made to adjourn the meeting.