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Meeting Date: July 7, 2005
Meeting Location: 140 Sweet Pea Lane, Ben Lomond
Attendees: Joel Tarbox, President; Allen Hankla, Secretary; Bill
Anderson, Treasurer; John Regis, Rep., Jim Johnson, Rep.;
Michael Saunders, Rep.; Paul Boodt, Rep.

Item 1:
2005 Summer Paving and Patching Projects

A. The County informed us that our proposed project will cost over $11,000. Therefore, we would not be eligible for an informal bid, as we requested, and would have to submit the project for a formal bid. The County estimates that such bid would cost us an additional $7,000 in County administrative costs. Therefore, the overlay of part of Sweet Pea Lane was removed from the project and the project was resubmitted as an informal bid project. The County is in the process of re-advertising the project.

B. Jim Johnson and Michael Saunders agreed to work with other area road associations to lobby the County to adjust their project cut-off fees to more accurately represent the current cost of paving.

Item 2:
Park Drive V-ditch Improvements and Park Drive/Pike Drive Culvert Repair A. Earthworks is currently working a bid for the two parts of this job.

Item 3:
Richard Becker's Request to Make Changes to the Road Near 999 Valley View A. The Board has sent a letter to Richard requesting that he supply a proposal to explain the changes he proposes. Once it is received, the Board will vote on the project.

Item 4:
Santa Cruz County Resource Conservation District (SCCRD) A. Joel Tarbox has submitted an applicatoin with the SCCRD to get erosion control assistance with the repair of the drainage ditch a the base of Park Drive.

Item 5:
Upcoming Volunteer Projects A. In an effort to give residents more advanced notice of projects and to increase participation, the Board scheduled the next three projects at this meeting. All residents are encouraged to help on as many projects as possible.

  1. Tree Trimming: Trim overgrown trees near road When: Saturday, July 23 at 9 a.m. Where: Meet near Jaye's Timberlane at the start of Park Drive Bring: Gloves, Clippers, Rakes, Brooms, Shovels
  2. Chain Link Fence Removal: Remove the pieces of the chain link fence that have fallen near Park Drive When: Saturday, August 20 at 9 a.m. Where: Meet near the fallen chain link fence on Park Drive Bring: Gloves, Wire Cutters
  3. First Fall Gutter Cleaning: Clean debris from gutters to prepare for early rains When: Saturday, September 24 at 9 a.m. Where: Meet near Jaye's Timberlane at the start of Park Drive Bring: Gloves, Clippers, Rakes, Brooms, Shovels