HIGHLIGHTS OF THE STARLIGHT MESA HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING HELD AT LA CANADA COUNTRY CLUB ON NOVERMBER 18,
--Scott Swanson, President, acknowledged Mesa residents who
moved here since our last annual meeting. Those present were Regina Hsu, Chari
Gilmore, Armond Kotikian and Trang Tran.
--Scott expressed our sadness for long time Mesa residents who
passed away this year: Bob Berta and Maynard Morris. Maynard served on the Mesa
Board in 1985, 1993 and 2005.
--Joe Bergen gave a comprehensive report on maintenance activities,
including the success rate of various plants on the hillsides, changes in
irrigation systems, the renovation of the poolhouse, and funding for future
--Joe also encouraged residents to attend board meetings if they have any
concerns about the Board's actions. The Board tries its best to follow
procedures in our CC&Rs and state legal requirements when making decisions.
--Muriel Horacek encouraged residents to carry a plastic bag
when walking around the Mesa, in order to pick up beer and soda cans, and
fast-food wrappers. This is our home and we should all take pride in it. She
reported that dog walkers have been diligent in cleaning up after their dogs on
grassy areas, but they should continue that practice on the Starlane slope,
along Starlight Mesa Lane and on their own front lawn.
--It was reported that Mesa residents have not been paying
their dues promptly, which resulted in having to borrow from Reserves in order
to pay bills several months ago. As of October 31, seventeen residents had not
paid dues that were due October 1st, and two of those residents owe over
--Barbara and Jay Schellen from TMEI counted the ballots
during the meeting. Elected to the 2011 Mesa Board were Joe Bergen, Mary
Freeman, Dirk Heinrich, Muriel Horacek and Jenny Kong.
--Joe Bergen presented a binder containing the "Transitional
Continuity and Maintenance Guide" to each new Board member. The 2010 Board felt
that little guidance is given to each new board. This Guide lists the duties of
the officers, maintenance schedules as to tree trimming, brush clearance,
culvert repair and hillside maintenance.
The Guide also lists the vendors we use for pool maintenance,
general repairs, where purchases have been made for pool furniture, insurance
requirements and much more.
It is our hope that each Board will update this guide, and
make changes as necessary, before passing it on to the next Board.
This Guide may be accessed on our website:
--During the Question and Answer period:
--there was a discussion about having a STOP sign at the
corner of Starlane and Mariners View. That has to be petitioned to the City
--complaints about leaves and ivy not cleaned up during our
windy period last week. This was due to the gardeners' being away for the
funeral of their father the previous week, and trying to catch up on neglected
--recommendation that gardeners' helpers have uniform shirts
so they can be identified as Mesa gardeners. Joe will speak to Jose about
--31 Mesa residents attended the meeting, representing 29
Muriel Horacek, Mesa Secretary