Forest Ranch Community Association
April 19, 2018
Attendees: Dona La Franchi, Lon Halley, Sandy Santos, Marlene Fune, Samantha Hardy, Beth Wattenberg, Sharon Hintz, Ed Fish, Stephen Konstenius, and Johnny Hardy.
Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
- Reading of Minutes by Secretary
- Corrections made
- Ed Fish made a motion to approve; Dona LaFranchi seconded the motion; minutes passed unanimously.
- Secretary’s report: none
- Treasurer’s report
- Total Income: $636.46
- Total Expenses: $1955.96
- Money Market: $6020.90
- Complete details attached
- Vice President’s report (position still vacant)
- POST report
- Service Organization reports
- FR Community Center
- Outside Cleanup Day for the Center that was scheduled for Saturday April 7th had to be moved to April 8th due to the weather. The basketball court and the horseshoe areas were revitalized. The people who participated in the clean-up worked extremely hard to prepare the grounds for the upcoming School Reunion. (Names to be provided later.)
- Kim Carter has agreed to become the new Center Coordinator. Sandy will work with her to provide a smooth transition.
- Membership Drive for Women’s Club took place on April 7th. A few new women attended.
- June 6th: Installation of officers.
- Fundraising event tonight (4/19/18) at the restaurant, Pineras.
- Enrollment at 135; still need 15 more students
- FR Community Center
- April 27th, Meals from the Heart
- Dec. 15th an All Star Football Speaker at the Lions Meeting
- Fire Safe Council:
- The reverse 911 calls for the Emergency Evacuation Drill was approved. Only people who signed up to receive the reverse 911 calls will receive them. The calls will first go out to residents east of the school at 9:00 am. The next calls will be made at 9:30 for the remaining residents who are located west of Forest Ranch Charter School.
- A Press release has been sent to local media alerting them to the possible traffic delays due to the evacuation.
- Reminder that NVADG does not want people to bring live animals, only stuffed animals and questions.
- The field at the school will be opened up for parking.
- Door prizes are being offered. The ‘grand prize’ is for the RPM Rake (value $90.00).
- Attendees will be asked to evaluate the drill.
- Agenda for the Evacuation Drill is attached.
- Rob Hill is finishing up spraying broom to fulfill the grant.
- There is a research project to determine how effective the gall mite which only eats broom is for eradicating the plant.
- Volunteer Fire Dept.
- The Water Tender and Fire Engine have been recently tested and are ready to go.
- Old Business
- Money still owed to Dale Ulsh for the septic is $4700.00. Marlene suggested that we put out ‘thermometer sign’ at the School Reunion to encourage folks to donate to the cause. Tank said he would put a new toilet there to attract attention.
- Tank said he spoke with Dale and he is okay with the rate of the fundraising for reimbursing him. It was decided to wait to see how much money was raised at the reunion and then brainstorm on the next fundraising event for the septic bill.
- The slate for FRCA Executive Board and At Large Members is:
- President: Marlene Fune
Secretary: Christy Pitts
Tresurer: Samantha Hardy
At Large: Sharon Hintz
Steve ‘Tank’ Konstenius
- The slate will be presented at the May 17th meeting which will begin at 6:45.
- New Business
- Eli Goodsell, Manager of BCCER described a 2 year $90,000 grant he is applying for which is designed to build a firebreak between Hwy 32 and the reserve. The plan is to use hand tools and train local residents in how to protect their own property as well as helping create the fire break. The grant requires matching funds which would entail volunteer hours. He requested support from FRCA in which we would commit to 40 volunteer hours. A motion to volunteer the 40 hours was made by Sharon Hintz and seconded by Lon Halley. It passed unanimously.
- The General Meeting in May will be a forum in which all three candidates for the upcoming election of Board of Supervisors will be presenting their views. They have all been interviewed by telephone by Beth Wattenberg and will be published in the May issue of the Post. People will be encouraged to submit their questions to the Post via email before the meeting; however, they can also ask questions at the meeting.
- The candidates are: Bob Evans, Norm Rosene and Tami Ritter.
- Meeting adjourned at 8:00 pm.