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The following lists the main highlights of the January 18, 2020 SCPOA Board open session meeting:
Our board treasurer indicated that as of November, 2019. The operating cash was $184, 253.88 with net available cash at $270,670.90. Income/expenses showed monthly income of $38,879.18 with after budget expenses left a balance of $15,418.56. All in all, the association is doing well and showed a year to date net income of $77,630.60. The treasurer also indicated he shall be obtaining information to place operating funds into interest bearing accounts and then make monthly transfers for covering expenses.
Action to lien on two accounts was approved by the board.
With the advent of the new snow plow the board wished to let our maintenance team, Kevin, know how well it worked during the last snowfall. Thanks to Kevin he was able to plow the roads in the upper elevations of the association. Members expressed the need for the plow for too many years and your present board was happy to finally approve this purchase.
The ad-hoc fire grant committee provide a report regarding the Community Wildfire Protection Plan, which can be downloaded HERE. Grant monies are in control of the Resource Conservation District (RCD). It is the RCD that has been responsible to plan and map areas for fire fuels reduction, and have put to bid requests for tree service companies to do the work. The RCD will sign a contract with a winning bid contractor on January 28th with work beginning soon thereafter, weather permitting. Work is scheduled to begin along Rock Creek Road from the Cutoff and going west to create a fire break area.
The architectural review committee indicated that one outbuilding design was approved.
The communications committee indicated that the website had 981 views in a two-month period.
The common area committee indicated willow trimming at Trout Lake, cattail removal at Bass lake, and cleaning the Dyer Lake drainage ditch were concerns. The management company, who also supervise our maintenance, stated they will review the information.
The board also approved a resolution to require resident/local aircraft owners to supply a copy of their aircraft liability insurance paperwork. A letter will be sent to all members regarding this. The board voted 5 to 1 to approve. A copy of it may be downloaded HERE.
The association’s attorney was approved to create 2020 Election Law Rules. These will affect the bylaws as these rules are required by California Law. As such they will change the bylaws so as they conform to state law.
The airport committee made a motion to fog seal, crack fill, and re-stripe the common area runway. The need to re-stripe has become a requirement of CalTrans to ensure the airport is in compliance. Due to the need to follow the compliance measure it was pointed out that this would also be the time to fog seal (black asphalt slurry seal) the runway and seal cracks along its edge areas. The board was unanimous in its vote to approve the work.
Also, as a point of clarification, some members were under the impression that runway lighting was in the works to allow night flying. It was pointed out that any lighting would only be used for civil twilight (roughly 30 minutes before dawn and 30 minutes after dusk). Night flight is not allowed at Swansboro’s airport. At this time there are no plans for any additional type of lighting. As a side note - the board did approve and budgeted for reflectors to be placed along the side of the runway. To date the airport committee has not acted upon this. As they were already approved it appears they may be more cost effective than other types of electrical lighting.
Your SCPOA Board nominations list and ballots have already been mailed. A return, addressed, and postage paid envelope were supplied with the ballot. You may mail the ballot, or insert it in the prepaid envelope and deposit it in the ballot box at the annual members meeting. As a recommendation it is suggested that members attend the upcoming “Meet and Greet”. This will provide you a time to get to know the candidates, and ask them questions about their thoughts regarding Swansboro leadership. This will take place on Saturday, January 25th beginning at 10AM, 6770 Sluice Street.
Current board members do not endorse any candidates, as such SCPOA.info, and the newsletter, do not provide any information regarding candidacy other than names. There are three board positions available for the 2020 election. Each board member serves for a two year term that begins and ends at the annual members’ meeting which occurs in February. All candidates must be members in good standing, as per the bylaws. This year the annual meeting will be held on Saturday, February 8th at 10AM, also to be held at Dyer Lake Hall, 6770 Sluice Street.
The candidates are: Gail Barrett; Paul Beacham; Dan Van Dusen; Dennis Janca; Megan Lattanner; Kellie Stubblefield; Frank Surfas.
Members of The Management Trust will be counting the ballots and announce the results during the meeting. Ballots will not be accepted if not enclosed in the envelope that was provided with the ballot information.
To better grasp who will serve SCPOA in your best interests It is suggested to hear the candidates responses at the Meet and Greet and then cast your ballot .
Get to know these candidates as their decisions as board members may affect the future of your community.
On Thursday, January 9th, we heard Mark Egbert, of the Resource Conservation District, provide an update on the shaded fire fuels reduction project.
Contractors who will be doing the fuel reduction have submitted their bids. A formal contract will be entered into on January 28th.
Once the contract is accepted, and final, the next step is for the contractor to begin work. This is expected to begin in early February.
It was noted that some property owners who are scheduled to have work done have yet to finalize their right of entry forms. Mr. Egbert and his team are attempting to have all parcel owners complete the form, otherwise those parcels will not enjoy the benefit of fire safety.
During this week and possibly next The RCD team will be surveying work area boundaries and marking the same with pink and blue ribbon.
The photo above is an asset that SCPOA members have asked for many years. As you probably know the roads in the area are only plowed along Rock Creek Road and a portion of Mosquito Road. For several years members asked previous boards for a plow and your 2019 board finally agreed. The above is a photo. It will attach to the association's dump truck and our maintenance manager, Kevin, will handle the duty of plowing our association maintained roads. The plow has its own light bar, vertical lift, and can pivot right to left from the in cab controls of the truck.
Now we only need some snow!
At the June 21, 2018 Open Board Meeting the Board carried a motion to begin publishing a monthly newsletter. The newsletter will be published approximately mid-month. Electronic editions, such as those found below, require Adobe Reader to open and read. Adobe can be downloaded for free by clicking HERE. Additionally, for those members who do not, or cannot, receive things electronically there is a flyer box located at Dyer Lake Hall, 6770 Sluice Street, where a printed copy of the most current newsletter can be obtained.
NOTE: THERE ARE NO NEWSLETTERS FOR JULY, 2019 NOR DECEMBER, 2019
A possible PG&E outage (11-21-19) has caused the next roadside and airport spraying to be rescheduled to Wednesday, December 11th . To opt out of future spraying go to the "Essentials" page to obtain the form and also read the Policy of Roadside Vegetation Abatement policy which also indicates what you need to do at your property to opt out. The opt out form and marking of your property is mandatory.
SCPOA had to respond to CalTrans by March 28th, and airport committee member, Tom Best, emailed a response on March 26th. At the last BOD meeting Tom updated his interactions with CalTrans, all of which have been reported as positive. SCPOA maintenance will soon repaint some of the markings of the airstrip to correct SCPOA's issues. Residents along the airstrip should soon receive and updated letter regarding their potential responsibilities as well. Copies of the CalTrans report, SCPOA's letter to residents, and response to CalTrans can be found by clicking HERE.
Information regarding dates and times of board meetings, committee meetings and important dates can be found using the calendar.
needs to remind all members that the only source for accurate and official information regarding SCPOA is found on this website or in SCPOA's newsletters. No other publication has SCPOA's express permission to report on SCPOA business or activities and as such should not be relied on for being factual. accurate, or unbiased.
SCPOA's commitment to helping Swansboro become a fire safe community is beginning now. As a Swansboro resident SCPOA and the Mosquito Fire Safe Council are offering you a 'no cost to you' chipping program. The request form can be downloaded by clicking the file link below. Please read the entire form, which can be filled out online, and submit it to the email address located at the bottom of the form. Important note: Chipping will be done by SCPOA's maintenance workers. They will have final determination as to what they will or will not chip. They will also chip back onto your property so ensure a clear area is available. As a reminder your time spent to prepare a defensible space, as well as the SCPOA maintenance team's time, is an 'in kind' participation and counts towards the grant received from the US Forest Service. Please download your tracking sheet by clicking HERE. Additional program information can be found HERE.
PLEASE NOTE: SCPOA's maintenance has requested, as of May 18th, that they will only be able to remove wood that has already been chipped. So, if you have a pile of wood chips you need removed please contact them at the maintenance shop, 530-344-0498.
Enjoy the native creatures large and small.
Membership of Swansboro Country allows airport access.
Members and guests may enjoy catch and release fishing.
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