Minutes of the Regular Meeting
Scripps Ranch Civic Association
August 9, 2011


The Agenda was published and e-mailed to all Board Members.


Absent Excused: Buck, Engler, Fields, Lichtenstein, Little, Wurtzler

Absent Unexcused: Braunstein, Boyce

President Ilko called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm.

5th Council District – Tiffany Leal reported:

Fairbrook Property – Up for sale and the original 1998 agreement locked in the sale price for the 3 acre park.

Median improvements SR Blvd & Mira Mesa Blvd. to begin soon which includes a new traffic

signal by Denny’s.

National Night Out – Councilman is paying for 20 Neighborhood Watch signs. There were 24 block parties in Scripps Ranch.

Assemblyman Fletcher – Shea Benton introduced himself as the new representative to Scripps Ranch for the Assemblyman. He reported:

New bill concerning microbreweries – currently must comply with requirements of restaurants and bill to change requirements to those for wine tasting rooms.

Scripps/Mesa RSVP – John Joyce gave us some background on the group. There are three units in the Northeast area – Scripps Ranch, Rancho Bernardo and Rancho Penasquitos (227,000 people). Currently have 44 members with 2 patrol cars out each day with one in SR and one in Mira Mesa and they are adding patrols on Saturday.

Their duties range in support of police officers in the field. They assist detectives by delivering support documents to downtown. Part of “You Are Not Alone” program as they visit and check on welfare of elderly and shut-ins. You can sign up to have your home checked while on vacation. They check schools in morning and late afternoon. Are a visible presence around banks and patrol neighborhoods. They are authorized to write handicap parking violations along with red zone violations. They support the SD Police Foundation events and help Officer Steffen at Christmas.

Community Fair – Drummond asked the group several questions and then did a round table of Board on whether we should continue to have the fair, improve the format or replace with something else. The consensus was to keep the fair but look at modifying the format. We are looking for two volunteers to Co-Chair the event. Mary will set up the initial meeting for this month.

4th of July – Staley reported:

The crowd both at parade and Hoyt Park was quite large this year even though it was a 3 day weekend. The food court in the street of Canyon Lake worked out well and really opened up the park. Were able to add more seating and canopies and people especially liked this. Came in under budget.

Redistricting – Paterniti reported:

The current map that is being presented keeps Scripps Ranch together and stays in District 5. We would be with Rancho Bernardo, Sabre Springs, Torrey Highlands and a portion of PQ. Mira Mesa and majority of Penasquitos would be in District 6. It has a 3.24% deviation between the 9 districts. This map was approved by a 5-2 vote of members of commission. There are 4 more post map community meetings left. Map must have final approval by mid September in order for the Registrar of Voters to have time to print ballots for 2012. 30 days after last hearing the map will be adopted if there are no lawsuits.

Emergency Evacuation Plan – Ilko reported

With Homeland Security working on a plan – where to stage equipment, routes in and out of community. Hope is to make our plan a model to use in other communities. Fire Safe Council may get a grant for use to purchase cones, signs etc.

Elder Care – Randall reported:

They received word that the recent Grant submittal was not accepted.

Elder Care is working with Fire Safe Council to be included in emergency evacuation plan.

Workshops – finishing 9 months of their series of workshops on Senior Preparedness. Taking the Scripps Ranch model and presenting on webinar.

Aging Successful lecture series to begin and will be held in Library. First speak will be popular Joanne Hamilton talking about Alzheimer’s and memory impairment.

Communications – Cavanagh reported:

Many things happening right now with redistricting, new charter school, future new councilman.

Still anticipating another tough year with the City and Scripps Ranch will see the affects of this. Reminding Committee Chairs they can post info on the website, Facebook and E-blasts. Working on more efficient document sharing.

Sustainable SR – Plutner reported:

Will be starting a lecture series through California Sustainable. First topic will be Reduce &

Produce, then Energy Audit and the Water Authority.

SRPG – Ilko reported:

SR Swim & Racquet Club entrance there now has more red curb.

Schools Committee – Barber reported:

No meetings during the summer.

New principal at SRHS and new Area Schools Superintendent.

Innovations Academy a Charter School has moved into the old EBS site and has had Open Houses in July. They are totally funded through the school district. They will have K through 8th, with 20 students to a classroom. Currently they have one class for each grade. Option available if a child is home schooled that they could attend the Charter School a couple of days a week.

August 17th will be the groundbreaking for the Sustainable Technology building at SRHS.

Budget Committee: Staley reported:

Received one request for $500 to Co-Sponsor a Movie Night at the Park with the SR Recreation Council. The $500 was approved by the committee. The Event will be August 27th at the passive area of the Community Park and the movie will be Toy Story 3. Info will be put on website and E-Blast will go out.

Greg Minter and Mary Drummond needed to upgrade their software for use on the website. The cost for the software is less if purchased by a 503c non-profit organization. The Relief Fund committee approved a $900 expenditure to purchase the software. A motion by Jany Staley was made to donate $900 to the Relief Fund for the purchase. Motion was seconded by Drummond. During discussion the question came up on whether there were any legal concerns by the 501C group purchasing the software and SRCA being the user when registering. The motion was amended by Staley that we approve the donation contingent on there are no legal issues. Colmenero seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Financials – Allman reported:

The financial statement which included June and July was passed out to the Board. Indicated a check for $1,800 was sent to the SR Recreation Council as their one half share of the profits from the Community Fair. The Newsletter is running at budget levels and the amount of ads goes up and down. Community Center is generating enough revenue to cover expenses.

MCAS – Mildice reported that there are tours available of the base and passed out a flyer which showed some of the amenities on the base. Environmental document being prepared for the build out of the base and how it mixes with the community. The Sycamore Test Road was just resurfaced.

A motion by Allman and seconded by Suzara was made to adjourn the meeting.

Jany Staley

SRCA Secretary