Have You Joined Yet?
Spring is around the corner, and things are really blooming in Scripps Ranch. Our SRCA membership is more than 1,400 right now, a good number but far short of a majority of Scripps Ranch households. To give you an idea of how big Scripps Ranch is, we deliver more than 11,000 Newsletters each month. So, we would hope that SRCA membership would be much higher.
If you have not joined yet, please take a moment and send in your membership–you can find a form on page 7–or go online at [www.scrippsranch.org] and join electronically. Remember all funds collected are expended on projects and events that benefit Scripps Ranch.
New Middle School
Wondering about the $5 million mentioned in The San Diego Union-Tribune article? Well, there are several informational items in this month’s Newsletter– on pages 9 and 15–dealing with this issue, and I would encourage all to read these items as there could be community action in this area in the near future.
The middle school Design Task Force has narrowed down the school layout designs to one they think is best. Please see page 27 for the draft site plan.
Water Department Letters
Yes, they are LARGE, silver, and really out of character with the wall and the community. The SRCA is working diligently to get them changed or removed. As the wall is considered art, modifications to it take special permissions and reviews. The Newsletter and website will report any developments.
Fencing on Miramar Dam
We are still waiting for the security report to be made available so we can determine the next step to take to open Miramar Dam for the community to use. Stay tuned, as we will let everyone know what they can do to help once we know what action we need to take.
Wondering About Scripps Ranch Businesses?
Well, in this month’s Newsletter we have the first of a series of articles about our local businesses. It has been an ongoing topic in the Dialogue section of the Newsletter. So, the SRCA thought it was time to take a look at the businesses we have in our community. It’s quite an impressive list.
It’s important for us to support our local businesses–many of the owners are your friends and neighbors. Please turn to page 22 for our Special Report.
Vandalism in Scripps Ranch
Last month we had to spend $1,000 to repaint the restrooms in Jerabek Park because of graffiti. Marshall Middle School was also "tagged."
With wet weather also comes the potential for serious damage to our park play fields due to inappropriate usage and vehicles being driven on the parks. Please keep an eye out for suspicious activities and report them to the SRCA or the police.
It seems we need to restate our community sign display policy. First of all, if a sign is to be displayed for more than a week, the city calls for a permit to be secured. With assurances that we would be "self-policing," the city has tacitly agreed to the policy we have adopted.
It is unfortunate that some organizations and individuals are violating this policy rather consistently, which is placing our informal agreement in jeopardy. The result–all can suffer from tighter controls. Here is a summary of the published item in the September 1995 Newsletter, when we secured the city agreement.
- Three locations are identified for a display of banners and announcements in the Scripps Ranch community: major display area, corner of Pomerado and Willow Creek Roads; corner of Aviary Drive and Scripps Ranch Boulevard; and, on the fences at the corner of Red Cedar and Scripps Lake Drives.
- Only signs and banners with a specific communitywide interest will be displayed. Banners without permits will be removed and returned to the owners.
- No banners for commercial ventures are permitted.
- Banners and signs will be displayed for not more than one week, starting on Friday and removed the following Friday. Changes can be coordinated.
- The Scripps Ranch Landscape Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) is designated to monitor this program, as these areas are city-controlled property.
- In the case of any disagreement as to management of the displays and compliance, the MAD will refer the matter to the SRCA Executive Committee for resolution.
This policy is designed to retain a valuable community asset and places for public announcements. The key to retention is compliance to the rules by all.
As we reported, the community Christmas tree in Jerabek Park blew over in the high winds. It has been uprighted and thoroughly staked with cables. We will have to wait until later in the spring to see if it fully recovers and can still serve as our beautiful Christmas tree.
I have received more calls about trees that may pose a hazard. Thanks for calling me. You can also drop me a note at 10292 Aviary Drive. We will follow up.
SRCA District Representatives
The SRCA needs a representative for District 9–the area south of Pomerado Road, near Semillon Boulevard. For specific boundaries, you can check out the map on the SRCA website at [www.scrippsranch.org]. To volunteer, please call Gordon Boerner at 689-2411.
This month, we continue introducing our SRCA district representatives. Please contact them if you have questions or concerns about your area.
Hi neighbors. My name is Jack Little, and I am pleased to be the new district representative for the SRCA’s District 4. This area is southeast of Miramar Lake, extending to Jerabek Park and Jerabek Elementary School.
District 4 includes Le Chateau, Hunter’s Pointe, Hunter’s Glen, the Promontory, parts of Brighton Manor and the Conservatory. The street boundaries include Scripps Lake Drive, Mesa Madera Drive, Avenida Magnifica, and Scripps Trail.
My wife, Kay, and I moved to Scripps Ranch in 1983, and we have been SRCA members ever since. We are proud of our neighborhood and believe that one of the reasons it is so great is the involvement of the SRCA. By the way, now is the time for all Scripps Ranch residents to join the SRCA or renew their annual memberships.
I am a retired computer scientist, although I am on a temporary contract for a few months with my previous employer. Kay works part time at the Scripps Ranch Library. I am happy to say that two of our five children and their families also live in Scripps Ranch.
Our grandchildren attend Jerabek Elementary School, Marshall Middle School, and Scripps Ranch High School. They are actively involved in the scouts and sports programs offered in our strong family-oriented neighborhood.
I volunteered to be a district representative because there was a vacancy in our district, and I wanted to help my family and neighbors in Scripps Ranch in any way that I can to keep our neighborhood as great as it is. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact me at [[email protected]]. I assure you I will do my best to address them.
Jack Little, District 4 Rep
Newsletter Distributors Theater Night
The SRCA would like to invite Newsletter distributors and a guest to a special performance at the Scripps Ranch Theatre. It’s our way of saying thanks for all your hard work. We will see the play Perfect Wedding on Thursday, May 15, at 8 pm. Check in begins at 7:30 pm.
Tickets will be given to Newsletter distributors on a first come first served basis. If you are interested, please call 695-6916 and leave your name and phone number. We will confirm your reservation.
Again, thank you for your dedication in getting out the Newsletter each month.
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