At its meeting Tuesday, the Rancho Murieta Association board voted not to extend the voting deadline for the election to amend the motorcycle CC&R for the North beyond the Oct. 6 deadline. The board announced the three candidates for two board seats -- Lou Lopez, Tom Landwehr and incumbent Randy Jenco -- and set Oct. 11 for Candidates’ Night and Nov. 15 for the annual meeting and election.
The board revisited the Community Services District’s draft policy for DUI vehicle stops and repeated some of the objections raised last month. Although DUI arrests currently take place in the community, the policy would allow Security patrol officers to attempt a voluntary vehicle stop in the gated community when they observe erratic driving that “presents an imminent threat to public safety or property.” The DUI discussion continued at the CSD board meeting the following day.
Coverage of the topic from CSD and RMA board meetings and the RMA Compliance Committee meeting is available here.
Vote on motorcycle CC&R
The board voted unanimously not to extend the motorcycle vote beyond the Oct. 6 deadline after General Manager Nick Arther reported the RMA had received 1,300 ballots and fewer than one a day were still coming in. The 30-day extension would have taken the deadline to Nov. 5.
Arther said an approval vote of 60 percent plus one was needed for passage, "which would be 1,300."
"Seems to me that even if we did extend it, it won't be enough ballots to make a difference," President Jim Moore remarked.
"This thing has lost all its momentum and there's absolutely no way it's going to be approved. We're just at the number that we need to pass and they all have to be 'yes' votes," Director Scott Adams said.
The vote count is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 9 at the RMA Building. Members can attend the count.
Community center and pool vote
Assistant General Manager Danise Hetland presented the results of the community center and pool vote, saying the project received a total of 1,559 votes. Of these, 580 were in favor of the project and 979 voted against it. Hetland said the project needed 1,064 yes votes to pass.
Ballots went out in June, and the initial 30-day voting period was extended twice.
The center was proposed for a 14-acre site across from Stonehouse Park on Escuela Drive, with acquisition of the site contingent on approval of the project. Members voted on a plan for a $1,200 assessment for construction costs and ongoing charges of $12 a month for operation and maintenance.
Director Sam Somers noted that about 73 percent of the 2,300 membership had voted, and said he only wished the rest of the members had voted "so their voices could be heard also."
The workshop for the 2013 budget will be held 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at the RMA Building.
In his president's report on the executive session that preceded the open meeting, Jim Moore said the board discussed a contract for the purchase of land near Stonehouse Park and collection activity for Lot 170 Murieta South.
The board approved an amendment to an existing exclusive-use lease for construction of a pool.
Architectural Review Committee chair Sam Somers reported the committee approved an unspecified number of driveway parking variances.
Basic digital TV programming costs will increase $2 a month Oct. 1 with the addition of the Pac-12 sports package. The NFL Network and RedZone Channel cannot be added at this time since the number of digital customers doesn't meet the required threshold of 20 percent of total RMA cable TV customers.
A bus trip to San Francisco is planned for Dec. 5. The cost is $35. Contact the RMA at 354-3500 for reservations.
The autumn bingo event takes place 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at the RMA Building. For reservations, call the RMA at 354-3500.