Lomond Terrace Road Association
Start Time: 5:30 PM
Attendees: All Board Members & Area Representatives
Welcome to the annual update of the activities of the Lomond Terrace Road Association.
As usual, it has been a busy year and there is much to report. On October 22,
2003 a meeting of the Board was held at the home of Michael Saunders, 1000 Valley
View, Ben Lomond, CA. The following are the minutes of that meeting.
Minutes of October 22, 2003 Board Meeting
1.1 Road Repairs
Road repairs are scheduled for Thursday and Friday, November 6th
and 7th, 2003. The contractor is Granite Construction Company.
Please pardon the inconveniences
the work may cause and do your best to help the repairs go successfully
by limiting traffic while work is underway and complying with
traffic control measures.
1.2 Scope of Work
The scope of work had to be reduced by approximately 50%, due to a lack of funds.
Therefore, not all areas marked with paint will be paved or repaired. See Rate
Increase 3.1 below.
The Association currently has $6,373.00 available for work this
year. The pending work to be completed on November 6th and 7th and
is contracted to cost $17,583.00,
plus county inspection fees. Therefore, the County of Santa Cruz will
carry a deficit for us until the first installment of property taxes
are collected on
December 10, 2003.
3.1 Rate Increase
During the annual meeting, held on May 13, 2003, the membership
determined the rate of deterioration of our roads is outpacing
our abilities to maintain
repair them, given our current finances. Therefore, the membership voted
to increase the annual fee by $100, from $300 to $400. At
the completion of this
repairs on November 6th and 7th, the Board has requested that the County
initiate the rate increase process.
The County administers the election. We pay the County $800 for this service.
In return, they will prepare ballots for every parcel in our County Service Area
#28 and send them to the parcel owners.
The ballot will be a simple majority vote in a “yes” or “no” format.
Yes…means raise it. No…means keep it the same. The parcel
owners have 45 days to send their ballots back into the County to be
45 days the ballots are counted with a simple majority of the ballots
received deciding the issue. Ballots not received within the 45-day period
If the measure passes, the result is then approved by the County Board of Supervisors
and becomes effective on the next installment of property tax statements. This
would likely be in December of 2004.
The Holmes family has been accessing their property via our road
system in order to complete improvements on their logging roads.
These improvements include upgraded
firefighting access, water storage capacity and extensive erosion control
measures. The Board has determined that the result of this work
is beneficial to the neighborhood
and has chosen not to contest their access at this time. However, the
Board has written a letter to Holmes family reserving the right
to contest their access
at a later time should their activities be deemed detrimental to the
assets of the neighborhood.
5.1 Mailer Fund
The Board requests your annual contribution of $10 per parcel.
These funds are used for miscellaneous expenses, such as mailings
and volunteer road projects.
During 2003, these funds were used for the installation of a stop sign
at the intersection of Valley View and Park Drive, for traffic control
paint and dump fees for the roadside tree trimming project.
Please send your check for $10.00 to:
Lomond Terrace Road Association, P.O. Box 24, Ben Lomond, CA 95005
We would like to expand our number of volunteers. This will lighten
the burden on those who currently volunteer for roadwork. Contact
your area representatives to
volunteer for work in your area. Michael Saunders at 336-2412 or
Some suggested projects that residents can undertake include:
Upper Area: Clean v-ditches and culverts
Middle Area: Clean v-ditches and culverts, brush cutting
Lower Area: Clean v-ditches and culverts, brush cutting
Landlords: We encourage you to support your tenants’ participation
in these projects by granting rent reductions when they complete work
projects on the
7.1 Web Site
The Lomond Terrace Road Association web site offers the association’s
by-laws, maps, posting of current issues, information about residents,
an on-line discussion
forum, a buy/sell/trade posting and other information for residents.
8.1 Officers and Board Members
The Officers for 2003 are:
President: Michael Saunders, 336-2421
Vice President: Dan Robinson, 336-8011
Secretary: Alan Hankla, 336-2694
Treasurer: Bill Anderson, 336-3606
Board Members for 2003 are:
Upper Area: Paul Lawton, 336-8187, Thomas Wynn, 336-5683
Middle Area: Scott Vogler, 336-4663; Clyde Clark
Lower Area: Joel Tarbox, 336-3723; Paul Boodt 336-1047.