Minutes of the Regular Meeting

Scripps Ranch Civic Association

November 11, 2014


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


Absent Excused: Barnes, C. Burciaga; E. Burciaga; Colmenero; Paterniti

Absent Unexcused: Clark

The meeting was called to order by President Ilko at 7:02 pm

Special Guest Al Garcia from California Coast Credit Union. Came to SR office nine months ago as Manager. Office located at Mira Mesa Blvd. and Hwy. 15. California Coast has become a business supporte with a $500 donation.

Chris Abeyta member of Troop 301 is working on Eagle Scout project and was unable to attend. He is working with Palomar District of California Garden Clubs and Miramar National Cemetery to provide a Blue Star Memorial plaque at Miramar National Cemetery. The plaque will be dedicated on November 13th at 11:00 am at the cemetery. The Blue Star was originally established in the 1900’s by putting this symbol in the window of residents to show someone was in the service.

SR Business Park III – Gordon Boerner indicated that Intel sold 5 lots to Murphy Development and they already have made a presentation to Planning Group for their plans for the lots. Here tonight representing Murphy Development is Katlin Murphy. Now calling the lots SR Technology Park. Looking to do R&D development with 2-3 story buildings. Hoping to attract quality employer. First step of plans are to increase fire safety by cleaning up dried brush around and in lots. Also trim and shape trees along Meanley and Hoyt drives and plant some additional trees in bare areas.

Looking to replace some turf to more drought tolerant type landscaping. Open space lots ( Lot 4) is controlled by City and ( Lot 2) controlled by business association. Looking to enhance those 2 lots by removing brush and trimming trees. Lot 15 has existing walking trails and would like to add trails throughout business park. Two City owned lots are Evans Pond and Water storage area. Might look into some enhancements in these area. Historic wall will continue to be preserved. City park area (grass area on and around water tank)may add shaded area or some picnic tables. Library parking is important to community and looking at lot 3 but also looking at open space area next to parking lot that might be another option.

The site is in a great central location in San Diego. Lots 7 & 8 going into conformance review to the city. City may or may not be able to provide incentives.

Stonebridge Ad Hoc Committee – Executive committee suggested it would be helpful to have a subcommittee create a plan with some timelines and present back to Board. Notify Ilko is interested.

Membership – McGinn reported 2015 membership campaign theme will use same basic one from 2014 but fine tune with what worked last year. Look at more behind the scenes benefits. Looking to provide more examples of what SRCA does for the community, testimonials etc. Take surveys and promote what comes out of that. The revenue needed to generate is $61,000. Looking to increase membership especially in currentto i Promote that. Our of what SRCA doesCemetery to provide a Blue Star Memorial plaque at Miramar National Cemetery.c under-represented areas. Current members would receive more of a reminder or invoice type method.

SRPG – Wulfeck

City has expanded the role of Community Planning Groups. City Council approved $500 a year for each Planning group and SRPG going to use to purchase Internet Service from SRCA. In December City will give full accounting in FBA account. With upcoming Sudberry and Murphy developments, looking for those accounts to grow.

Gordon Boerner will be Chairing Sub Committee on proposal of library parking with Murphy Development.

Sudberry on Horizon Church lots – Now proposing 260 unit apartments, garage parking for many units and on grade parking, plus 10-14,000 sq. ft. retail space. This would mean a couple of restaurants and small amount of retail. Reached agreement with Colton Sudberry not to put in a big box. New proposal still involves zoning change, community plan amendment. Planning Group voted 12-6 to approve beginning the process. Planning group voted unanimously to keep speed limit (45 mph) the same on Pomerado Road for the entire length. There had been a recommendation to increase it for a portion.

Stonebridge sent letter to both Planning Groups on how to improve their representation on planning issues with the City. Proposal to stay as is, join one of our Planning Groups or create their own. Their choice was to join the Scripps Miramar Ranch Planning Group. Will need to change bylaws to allow for enlarging group. The process can take 10-12 months and requires several votes by City. Both Planning Groups will have elections in March with nominations in January. Half elected each year in SRPG. Electing 10 members in March. To be a candidate must have attended two meeting in the prior year.

December 4th at 7:00 pm is next meeting.

MRNPC – Burley

T-Mobile applied to amend their current wireless facility. Disapproved because of lack of information. Delayed till December.

Developer Agreement funds – considering park improvements at Butterfield Park and Spring Canyon Park.

Tom Meissner & Helen Plutner made a presentation on creating a Community Garden and looking for sites.

School District Property Redevelopment Workshop to be held November 12th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Scripps Mesa Conference Center located at 10380 Spring Canyon Road currently occupied by Innovations Academy.

Long Term Planning – Drummond reporting for Paterniti. Committee had their first meeting and going over goals tracking using dashboard. Next meeting will be announced.

Recognition Night – Vince reported date set for March 2nd, start working on planning in December. Will be very busy in notifying various groups. Event will be held in the library.

50 Plus – Drummond reported

The next Aging Successfully lecture will be Wednesday, December 3rd from 10 to 11:30 am at the SR Library with the subject “Crime Prevention for the 50 Plus Crowd”. Speaker will be Katie Wilson of the Office of the District Attorney San Diego Elder Abuse Unit.

In January lectures will be held on the third Friday of each month from 10-11:30 am in SR Library. January 16th topic will be “Your Road Map to Alzheimer’s & Dementia”.

The next Senior Living tour will be a presentation at the Rancho Bernardo Inn on December 10th at 12:15 pm. on the Glenn at Scripps Ranch. Reservations are required.

PAWS first Saturday of each month at 4 pm at Lake View Park. December 6th will be discussing “Dermatology” with Dr. Laura Stokking.

Sustainable SR – Plutner reported:

Wednesday, November 12th at 6:30 pm at SRCA Community Center MTS will give information on the two new express buses available for Scripps Ranch residents. C come out on how to use the new transit station.

Financials – Allman reported that not much activity in October. Only item is paying insurance premiums due for the year at about $5,600. Community Center rental is just slightly above what is expected. Newsletter had 72 pages last month with 39 pages of advertising. Slightly profitable. Year to date it is also slightly profitable. SD Wine Guild monthly meeting group getting kicked out where they are currently meeting. They would like to come to Scripps but our insurance does not cover alcohol. They would have to get their own insurance. Each year must request extension of existing lease to City. In 2016 we must renegotiate for fair market rent.

Schools Committee – Barber reported

Last meeting talking about having more flexibility on decisions, suspensions etc.

Clean up Day went well. Some concern that Kiwanis having trouble finding volunteers to support. We may have to look at finding volunteers to assist in the future.

Dingeman SRCA Scholarship – Selected two outstanding young men. Little disappointing that submittals were down this year. Gave out two scholarships this year instead of three.

Chrismas Caroling December 14th at Jerabek Park. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus have been here for 15 years and this will be 37th year vent held with the Girl Scouts

Non Disclosure Form – Staley reported that the Officers determined that members of the Board, Chairpersons and any volunteers that have access to personal information of residents must sign a Non Disclosure Form. A form will be sent out before the December meeting and appreciate if everyone will read, sign and bring to the meeting.

District Reps. – Ilko asked question if they received e-mails – wants everyone included in information sent out on Sustainable, 50 Plus, etc. If you un-scribe when these are sent out, you will be asked to re-subscribe. This keeps everyone informed on what is happening in community.

Motion by Lichtenstein, seconded Wulfeck to adjourn the meeting.

Jany Staley
SRCA Secretary