As reported in last month’s SRCA Newsletter, approximately $800,000 in unused developer monies and accrued interest for completed developer projects was nearly taken by the city manager to offset some of the city’s budget deficit. Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee’s (MRNPC) Facilities and Finance subcommittee is studying the fund sources and working with Councilmember Brian Maienschein’s office to identify potential projects for the funds to be programmed.
When the Mobil mini-mart project was approved, as part of the conditions for the sale of alcohol, Mobil agreed to limit the time, size, and quantity of alcohol sales. Mobil agreed that alcohol would be sold only from 8 am to 11 pm, that single container sales of beer and malt beverages would be prohibited, and that no container of beer or malt beverage would be greater than 16 ounces. Mobil now seeks to remove these conditions from its license.
As there are two elementary schools and a middle school in close proximity, and because the Arco and soon to be built USA gas station in the Shea Gateway project by the freeway were recommended for approval with the same conditions, the MRNPC has filed an opposition with the ABC.
Working with the Landscape Maintenance Assessment District (MAD), the homeowners in Fieldstone Summit will get landscaping and landscape maintenance services. The residents are part of Miramar Ranch North’s MAD, but had inadvertently been left off the MAD maps. That has now been rectified.
Councilmember Maienschein and his office have trees that will be planted in the area. Councilmember Maienschein has also indicated there are more trees available for city-owned right of way areas. So, if you have any ideas where they might be useful, just let us know. Let’s plant all we can before the budget cuts prohibit it.
Elections for the MRNPC officers were held. The following were elected: Bill Bernard, chair; Peggy Shirey, vice chair; and, Claudia Unhold, secretary. In addition to the officers, Amy Harling joined the committee as a member. We had two resignations last month, so there are presently four vacancies.
If you would like to help shape the community, we can use you. You must be at least 18 years old, have attended at least one MRNPC meeting in the last 12 months, and be either a resident, business owner, or property owner in the Miramar Ranch North planning area.
Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at the Information Center. If you wish to receive an agenda for the meetings, please contact Bill Bernard at 549-0979. Even if you do not want to be a committee member, please come to the meetings. Your voice is important!