COCC Meeting Minutes – December 2018

Candlelight Oaks Civic Club, Inc
Minutes of Board of Directors Meeting
December 13, 2018

Sandy Ericksen President
Lori Bulla Vice-President (temp)
Darilene Bonnet Secretary
Jill Prado Salyers Treasurer
Lori Bulla Pool Committee Chair
A.D. Koen Security Committee Chair
Michael Kuhnen Deed Restrictions Chair
Richard Solis Social Chair; Acorn Delivery
Darin Lee Landscaping Chair
Charlie Bowman Assistant to Treasurer
Marilyn Harper (temp) ; Acorn Editor

Present: Sandy Ericksen, Lori Bulla, Marilyn Harper, Michael Kuhnen, A.D. Koen, Darin Lee. Absent: Richard Solis, Jill Prado, Darilene Bonnet, Charlie Bowman. Guest: SEAL Sgt Bonsey.

Sandy opened the meeting at 7:35 pm and asked Sgt Bonsey to give the Security Report. November was notable for having so few incidents reported. There was an uptick in the SEAL patrol reports of dog poop left in the parking lot at the CO playground. There were reports of suspicious people in the neighborhood, but one turned out to be a home reconstruction worker in a hazmat suit. Comcast had people surveying their cable boxes in back yards, and there were teenagers soliciting for school team uniforms. Two potential criminal sightings were reported: one woman got a late night call from her neighbor who had just seen a man walking away from the woman’s garage. The other was a possible 2-man burglary team with one knocking at the front door while the other tried to get in the back door. It was reported that the woman of the house was at home and managed to scare them off.

Darin reported the new landscaping company is in their 3rd month now. One of their hardest jobs is getting the edging on Tidwell up to snuff after many years of it not being done. They are also finding a line of rock-hard dirt along the curbs, and are using shovels to get it loose, then pitching it up onto the esplanades. With city mowing machines, those hard clods should be broken up and blend back in with the soil.

The board went over the arrangements for all the events scheduled for Sunday the 16th. Richard Solis and his Santa Claus will be at the Kiger Family home on Oakhaven to get started at 2 pm. A.D. Koen’s wife Bobbie will be reading holiday stories at the cul-de-sac in front of the pool. There was a discussion about who is going on the Holiday Lights judging drive. After allowing for time for supper, then A.D. will drive by to pick up the other judges at 7 pm. We will remind everyone with a post to social media to have their lights on that night if they want to be in the contest.

Sandy said one of the old Christmas signs is too worn out to use again this year, and will be replaced with a new sign. There was also a discussion of whether we could again have a NO DOGS sign at the Oakhaven entrance to the parking lot. Most felt that the problem is not the dogs, but the owners who walk them. Therefore a new sign will be made, politely asking dog walkers to pick up the poop if their dogs make a mess at the playground entrance or in the parking lot. Sandy said there is also a problem with lots of dog poop on the cul-de-sac on Droddy, so a Pick-Up-The-Poop sign should be placed there also.

DR Chairman Mike Kuhnen said he wants to have the next drive-through in the 2nd half of January, depending on everyone’s schedule. The date and who all will go on the drive will be decided at the January 10 board meeting.

Sandy reported that the COCC financial audit that was started during the summer has not finished yet, which seems to be running too slowly. She is going to check with another HOA in the area that is using the same auditing company and see if it is normal to take this long.

Sandy adjourned the meeting at 9:05 pm.