Thursday, July 30, 2015

SRRA Board of Directors Minutes July 20, 2015

July 20, 2015

Directors Present:         Jim Garland, Jake Greene, Henry McCormick, Al Webster
Director Absent:          Mary Anne Stickler
Guests:                         Roberta Armstrong, Carole Garland

The meeting was called to order at 7:10 pm.

The first order of business was a discussion of the current road conditions.  Up to Junipero, conditions are good.  West of Junipero, recent rains have impacted the road.  The ditches are filling with silt, road gravel, and tumbleweed.  The culvert pipe is about half full of silt on the downstream side and there is some minor undercutting of the road surface on the north side of the road.

We then reviewed the Treasurer’s Report.  After discussion, Jake moved that the report be accepted, Henry seconded the motion, and it was unanimously approved.

The current balance is $6,462.71.  We need to reserve funds for the following expenses (amounts are approximate) in this budget year:

                        Commercial liability insurance:                          $1600
                        One more grading of road                                  2500
                        Snowplowing                                                      600

Thus, we have approximately $1700 left should additional expenses arise. 

The topic of slowing traffic was then discussed.  Several residents have asked whether speed bumps could be installed.  Various options for traffic calming were discussed but no decisions were made. Al will seek information on the optimal width and depth of rolling dips (a traffic calming device) and how such dips need to be marked. At some point we may survey the community to determine the level of support for some means of slowing traffic.

We will implement a few ideas to encourage people to drive more slowly:

            A sign in English and Spanish, asking people to slow down
            A set of humorous signs (to be paid for privately)
            A letter to residents, reminding them to drive slowly and to ask delivery people, workmen, etc. 
                 to slow down as well.

Jim will send an email to the SRRA members with a general update. We also need to contact residents on the west end of the road so that they are aware that the $1700 remaining in our budget would not be enough to repair the road if a flash flood washes it out again.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

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