Homeowners approve new documents
A BIG THANK-YOU to the 177 homeowners who voted on the new Governing Documents by the extended deadline of Sept. 30.
On Tuesday, Oct.7, the three homeowners acting as Elections Inspectors met and counted the ballots. All three documents received more than the necessary 128 yes votes among the 250 total homes. Also, two new Board members were elected to fill the vacancies of Patty Coyle and John Leach, whose two-year terms expired.
Bylaws Yes 138, no 11
CC&R’s (Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions) Yes 158, No 16
Articles of Incorporation Yes 163, No 11
Voting for the two Board positions:
David Coyle 117
Janaize Markland 116
Michel Stamoulis 77
David and Janaize join the board, along with continuing board members Michael Martinez, Barbara Thomas and Melissa Tracy.
At its first meeting Oct. 19, the new Board named Michael Martinez to continue as president, Barbara Thomas vice-president, Janaize Markland secretary, David Coyle treasurer and Melissa Tracy director-at-large. The next board meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 1936 Marin Dr. – all homeowners welcome.
PLEASE KEEP THE FULL TEXT OF THE REVISED DOCUMENTS, WHICH WERE PROVIDED TO YOU IN A BLUE BINDER WITH CLEAR COVER BEFORE THE BALLOTING. THESE NOW BECOME THE OPERATIVE DOCUMENTS FOR RIDGEVIEW GARDENS HOMES ASSOCIATION.
You will be provided with confirmation that the revised governing documents have been recorded with state and county officials as soon as they have been filed with notarized signatures of the Board president and secretary.
Additional copies of the documents are available on request.
A vote of thanks goes to the Elections Inspectors who volunteered their time to open and count the ballots: Tim Casey, Carol Cessna and Sandy Davis.
Also, many thanks to the homeowners who worked on committees revising the documents during the past seven years. They won’t all be happy with the result – there were lively disputes during the process – but they all gave freely of their time in an effort to keep the neighborhood a place where we all want to live.
Thanks go to Barbara Thomas and other members of the Board who began the effort in 2000 . . . Kevin Connolly, who hosted early committee meetings with his wife Honora . . . Jerri Grace, who opposed the revised documents in the version voted on in 2002 but acted as secretary for later meetings designed to reach agreement . . . Claudia Shrum, who opened her home to those meetings . . . Judy Barghini . . . Bruce Brown . . . David Coyle . . . Clay Dodge . . . Kathy Dunnagan . . . David Gouin . . . Christin Kostoff . . Martin McReynolds . . . Rafael Rivera . . . Gail Simons . . . and Steve Wyatt..
The law firm of Glenn Youngling and his assistant Nancy Sparks offered valuable advice throughout the process.
Annual picnic – and pool closing
A good time was reported by those who attended the annual picnic at the pool on Sunday, Sept. 28. The pool season ends Oct. 31, to resume next May.