Minutes of the Regular Meeting

Scripps Ranch Civic Association

December 9, 2014


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


Absent Excused: Barber, Engler

Absent Unexcused: Suzara

President Ilko called the meeting to order at 7:05 after a picture of the Board was taken for the January issue of the Newsletter kicking off the Membership Drive.

Wednesday, December 17th 2 pm the West Sycamore Staging Area is having a ribbon cutting ceremony. Located at the east end of Stonebridge Parkway. In January looking to set up a hike.

SDPD – Shannan Oliveras reported:

Month of November been busy in Northeast area. Holiday season car break-ins increase. Reminder not to leave things inside your car. Eight residential breakins in Park Village in Penasquitos primarily during daytime Holiday Safety – be aware of surroundings when shopping, on cell phones, carrying bags etc. Consider having a locks on side gates. There has been an increase in stolen medication from houses.

Newsletter Survey Ilko indicated been reading some of early survey comments. One of comments is we are repeating information more than once. Gloria working to try to make some changes now even before we finish receiving all of the surveys. Once all surveys are in, the Newsletter Committee will review the information and then make a report to the Board.

Membership – McGinn reported:

In January will be doing an e-mail outreach, putting out banners, signs on District Rep. and Officers yards, postings and information you can personalize and distribute to friends and/or neighbors. Tagline stays the same. Highlighting that we are hub of the community like a town council. 100% volunteer. Explain more of the behind the scenes things that we do for the community.

Digital Communication – Barnes reported:

Committee pages on Website – making some updates. Asking Chairpersons to see if they need something updated and she will work with you. Newsletter survey went out as an e-mail and on website. Mary put together a how to for One Drive and will be sending it out to everyone as an e-mail. One Drive is not just a storage depository, also has calendar feature and other tools available. Digital Newsletter is in progress and now working out the process and tool. Have done a dry run to see about the functionality. Residents would need to subscribe to be able to access. On website will allow you subscribe to the full Newsletter and digital format in same order of paper version. The format is a third party tool and it is a PDF file. In January would like the Board to be the test case to view the on-line version. When person subscribes will receive e-mail each month along with a password so that they can access.

SRPG – Wulfeck reported:

Group voted unanimously to include Rancho Encantada into Scripps/Miramar Planning Group. Will require change to bylaws. Currently $11M in various pots for various projects in the ranch.

Eucalyptus trees – adopted overall policy & procedures for tree services in MAD. City trees are identified for maintenance or removal by residents or by City staff inspection. If a tree is a hazard or threat to property it is evaluated by a Certified Arborist for pruning or removal. A second on-site evaluation is made and a recommendation is made to the MAD. A Certified Tree Worker is required to be on site when any work is performed. Lot of trees are currently stressed due to the drought.

Traffic issues – Speed on Semillon residential should be 25 mph. A new sub-committee along with Councilman Mark Kersey and Assemblyman Brian Maienschein’s offices working with the City and CALTRANS on traffic signal issues.

Technology Park – Murphy Development working on designs, still working on library parking, landscaping on lots they will build on,

Carroll Canyon Center and CLC nothing new to report.

Planning groups both have elections in March.

Chabad – received presentation on first dormitories with construction beginning 2015. 228 units they will pay $2.6 mill in FBA funds.

MRNPC – Meissner reported for Burley

Approved some cell antennas. Approved MAD budget. Significantly increased amount for tree maintenance. MAD Community Center landscaping is getting some renovations. Ripping out some diseased plants and replacing with younger plants. Looking to put a patio cover outside Community Center.

Traffic study with request from City to increase speed on Spring Canyon from Scripps Poway Pkwy to Pomerado from 45 mph to 50 mph. A motion was made to keep at the 45 mph and passed 9-0-1.

Med Impact still on hold.

Long Term Planning – Paterniti reported committee began looking at existing goals and what new goals want to establish based on the Strategic Plan. Looking to have the next meeting in 2015.

Recognition Night – Petrucci had first meeting December 7th and went thru lessons learned. Only one other person showed up which was Jan McGinn. Really needs more volunteers to the committee. Putting notices out on website, e-mails etc. for submittals. At 75 day mark right now. Need all notices out by January so we can get the nominees. Event to be March 2nd 6:30 to 9:00 pm in the Library. Next major item is catering and hoping to entice Tina to provide the food items. Plan this year to create a card with an agenda and list all the nominees.

50 Plus – Drummond report”

Aging Successfully Lectures – Next one Friday, January 16th from 10-11:30 am in the SR Library with the subject “Your Road Map to Alzheimer’s & Dementia”. This is a three part series in association with the SD/Imperial Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Sustainable SR – Plutner reported:

Holiday potlock this Friday, December 13th. Recycle gift exchange.

January getting started again.

Financials – Allman reported:

No major expenditures or income sources. Newsletter was only 67 pages. Community Center stripping done to allow for more ADA parking spots. Paid the City $1,100 for this. Paid $6500 for three insurance policies.

Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) – Staley asked who had brought their signed form to the meeting. Those did not will need to sign one in January.

Schools – Ilko reported: Building three new classrooms at SRHS. New access driveway to back of property, upgrade softball fields and adding bleachers on east side of stadium, shade shelters for lunch areas. Future projects in pipeline, soccer field, rebuilding theatre make more useable and old one would be a black box for storage etc., add more parking. $12 M to spend and make priorities. School District asking for developers to come up with plan for the Innovations site on Spring Canyon. Must have something on site that is educational for community. School district voted to change all schools to traditional school year and Jerabek change will take place in 2015-16 school year. School District looking to build pool and have YMCA maintain it.

Motion by Colmenero and seconded by Lichtensteinl to adjourn meeting.

Jany Staley
SRCA Secretary