Minutes of the Regular Meeting
Scripps Ranch Civic Association
August 14, 2012
The Agenda was published and e-mailed to all Board Members.
Absent Excused: Buck, Cavanagh, Ilko, McGinn, Suzara
Absent Unexcused: Capacia, Wurtzler
Vice President Paterniti called the meeting to order at 7:10 pm. The library parking lot was full upon arrival and folks were delayed in trying to find a parking place. Paterniti mentioned that both Ilko and Sue Hunt would not be present because their father-in-laws just passed away.
Troop 301 Boy Scouts were introduced as in attendance working towards Citizenship Merit Badge. They led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.
SDPD – Officer Susan Steffan introduced Dan Christman as the new Captain for Northeast. The Captain indicated he has been with the department 30 years and his contact info.
Steffan indicated she had read where there had been a rash of burglaries in Scripps Ranch and she was not aware there had been. She did some research and found the following stats:
June 11th – August 14th 5 residential burglaries in Scripps Ranch
Same timeframe 23 residential burglaries in Rancho Bernardo
Local postmen have been contacted to be aware and keep eye open for suspicious activity.
National Night Out – there were 28 requests and they were able to visit 16 of the parties.
Crime Stoppers “Light The Night” in Balboa Park will be in October.
Casino Night – Braunstein reported:
So far we have only received 6 reservations for the event which is a concern even though the event is not until October. The August Newsletter focus section was devoted to this event and there will be a one page in the September issue. Braunstein is asking for help by more of the Board attending as well as getting the word out and asking some friends and neighbors to attend. We need 150 attendees to break even.
4th of July – Staley reported: Due to the holiday being mid-week, we had very large attendance for both the parade and festivities in the park. We had one issue in that one food vendor backed out the night before the holiday. This meant food lines were a little longer due to the reduction of one vendor. Some popular entries were missing this year from the parade – the fire truck, Marine color guard and SRHS band. Every effort will be made to have them next year as well as increase number of entries that have been decreasing over past few years. It was brought up that residents are setting their chairs and blankets too early which causes issues with blocking sidewalks. The committee will discuss the issue.
Schools – Barber reported:
Committee does not meet over the summer. Meetings are the third Wednesday of the month and held in the Library. Upcoming meeting will be in September. The SRCA $1,000 checks to each school will be mailed by the end of August.
Financials – Allman reported:
The financials for June and July were passed out to members along with a sample of a color Newsletter for front, back and inside front and back. Our first color edition will be January 2013 and plans are for 4 editions in the 2012-13 budget year. Ad rates have not been increased for 7 years and we must now do so to keep up with increased costs and plans to distribute copies to Stonebridge. A proposal will be made to increase rates every year over 3 years. The Budget Committee will be meeting to prepare the 2012-13 budget to be presented to the Board in September. We purchased a supply of license plate holders for $1,200 and have already sold $280 worth. The June and July issues of the Newsletter have been slightly unprofitable. For September things are looking up in that we will have 51 pages of ads which is the first time in quite awhile.
SRPG – Boerner reported:
94% of our community is built out. Dealing more with re-building of some areas.
1. HG Fenton – Irma Road project continues working on their 90 multi-family units.
2. Sudberry – Old PSA site at I/15 & Carroll Canyon Road. Seeking a big box type tenant (ie Lowes or Target) along with adding some office/retain/restaurants.
3. Aliant University – Has formally announced that the campus is up for sale. Current zoning has an instructional overlay/teaching campus, however flexability with City.
There has been some concern over recent Brush Management where recently some trees larger indiameter than 3″ had been cut, as well as cutting back more than the 100ft from back of residence.
SREAC & 50+ Club – Drummond reported:
August 26th from noon to 3:00 pm they will be having a Socializing Picnic at Miramar Lake.
Attendees are to bring their own food, drinks and chairs.
Aging Successfully lectures is September 5th, 10 – 11:30 am in the Library with the topic
“Overview Various Parts of Medicare”.
Later in September offering one-on-one counseling from a Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) representative. They do not sell insurance but provide free service.
Drum Circle and PAWS Group have had increased attendance which in part may be the highlighting of these activities in the newsletter and e-mail blasts.
The Steering Committee is setting up sub-committees to work on various activities and/or events.
Sustainable SR – Plutner reported:
July had their first garden show and had good attendance.
Hydroponics Workshop being held Saturday, August 18th from 9 am to noon $75 for 2 people.
Workshop being led by AG PALS and all proceeds to support this group.
Lecture series will begin in September with topic of Using public transportation from SR.
October/November Low Carbon Diet workshop, local trends in sustainable agricultural practices by the Diretor of the San Diego County Farm Bureau.
Future tours will be The Greenest Home in SD, SD Demonstration water project and more Garden Shares.
Library – Librarian Bob Cronk introduced himself and wanted to become more familiar with our organization and planns on attending some future meetings.
Urgent Care Facility – Kevin Schwerdtfeger introduced himself indicating their facility located in the Von’s Shopping Center off Scripps Poway Pkwy will open in September. They are currently working to get their website up and running. They will have four rooms with nurses on staff. No appointment is required and hours will be 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week including holidays.
A motion by Carol Bastian and seconded by Cathy Burciaga was made to adjourn the meeting.