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Meeting Minutes
October 5, 2016

Meeting called to order by Vice President Chris Petrus; at 6:39PM


David Coyle (Treasurer), Lone Svoma (Secretary), Anne Martinez (Member at Large), Katie Florian (member at large).

Previous meeting minutes:

The meeting minutes from the previous meeting on August 24, 2016 were approved by all.

Treasurer�s Report:

Checking: $17,913.03
Reserve Account: $23,378.14

Total unpaid dues: 2016: $650.00 (4 unpaid); 2015: $260.00 (2 unpaid); 2014: $130.00 (1 unpaid)

Old Business
  • 4/27/16: A homeowner had brought forward a concern about speeding cars in the neighborhood. A subcommittee was formed to further investigate and research possible solutions to the issue.
  • 5/24/16: Mr. Snyder, a homeowner in RGHA, attended the board meeting to share updates on the issue of speeding and unsafe driving in the neighborhood. Mr Snyder had been in contact with the Chief of Police, SRPD. It was discussed to place trailers on Summerfield Rd. to monitor driving speeds, and make drivers aware of the 35 mph speed limit. In addition, the City Traffic Engineer came and took pictures of the area in question. He suggested drafting a letter to the city regarding the concerns of unsafe road conditions and driving in the area. The board discussed the option of the city installing stop signs at the intersection of Summerfield Rd and Carissa. Marc to follow up with the city by calling the City Engineer Department.
  • 7/6/16: In lieu of President Marc Faustino not being able to attend the July board meeting, any updates on the traffic issue will be discussed at the August meeting. The Santa Rosa Police Department did install temporary traffic control trailers on Brookshire Circle to monitor driving speed.
  • 8/24/16: Marc has been in contact with the city traffic engineer and Santa Rosa Police Department. Some progress has been made in resolving the traffic issues in the neighborhood. The city will add stop signs at the intersection of Siskiyou and Calavaras, and add a four way stop at the Contra Costa and Siskiyou intersection. In addition reflective markers will be added on Siskiyou leading on to Brookshire Circle. This will help with traffic safety and discourage drivers from cutting over into the left side of the street when making a turn at the intersection. Other options, such as a yield or stop sign, are being considered for the small stretch of road where Carissa meets Brookshire Circle. All of the above mentioned changes have been submitted to the city of Santa Rosa and are waiting for approval.
  • 10/5/16: Discussion tabled until next meeting.
New Business
  • The board discussed potential actions in regards to a homeowner who has not paid association dues for the past 3 years. The board has contacted the homeowner several times to attempt to collect dues owed. Since the homeowner has not responded or paid the amount owed the case will be passed on to the lawyers for collection.
  • A discussion took place regarding next years budget and RGHA Association fees. The treasurer presented a pro forma budget to the board. The board considered the cost of potential maintenance expenses needed in 2017 as well as the current status of the Association's reserve account.The funds in the reserve account covered the cost of the work completed at the pool; resurfacing of the pool and part of the surrounding pool deck surface and sidewalk. A plan is in place to restore the reserve account within the next 3 years. The board decided to not raise yearly Association dues for 2017, but to keep them at the same cost as the previous year
  • The board decided on a tentative pool closure date of 10/31/16, pending the weather conditions.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:22pm.

Next meeting will be held Wednesday 11/9/16 at 6pm at Anne's house.

Respectfully submitted
Lone Svoma
RGHA Secretary

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