Starlight Mesa Homeowners Association

Board Meeting

2-13-17, 7:30 p.m.

SP House



Present: Greg Goeckner (GG), Albert Chang (AC), Cynthia Smither (CS), Sylvia Paz (SP)

Not: Janet Edberg (JE)





Tree Planting:SP reported that she and JE walked around the Mesa with Jose Toribio to determine locations for tree planting this year.They met with Claus Boettger on lower Stardust.They recommended planting 3 oaks along lower Stardust, 2 oaks and 1 citrus in the putting green park, and 6 oak/ash/eucalyptus in the pool area for a total cost of $1637. AC explained that the budget has $12k for the year for tree replanting and trimming.The Board approved $1700 for the proposed tree planting project.


Other:SP reported that the steps at the bottom of the stairs down to the pool area needed to be replaced.The cost of doing so with railroad ties would be $900.The Board approved the repair.SP reported that the last house on lower Stardust had cut trees and dumped them onto Lot 93.The cost to clean up the debris is $220.The Association will charge the homeowner for Jose to clean it up.SP reported that Jose had quoted $880 to remove the junipers near the JPL driveway on Starlight Crest and replant the area with apple greens.The project was deferred to March.SP reported that the broken lamp at the pool had been replaced. Glenn Cunningham will fix the signs at the pool that were damaged in the recent winds.Several of the lamps in the putting green park do not work.Board member Alex Benderskii replaced them a couple of years ago, but the model he used has been discontinued since then.AC noted that he has the same model of lamp in front of his house and that is also does not work.GG asked how many people use the park at night?The Board decided to defer replacing these lamps for now.


New JPL Survey:


GG reported that he and the Berrymans (and possibly other Mesa residents) had received notice of another JPL boundary survey, this time from the Bureau of Land Management.Since the General Services Administration just completed a survey last year, it isnít clear why this new survey is being done now.†† He is trying to reach BLM.


Playground Project:


No news


Pool Project:


††††††††††† No news


Treasurerís Report:


AC reported that we had $75k in the reserve and $11k in the operating account at the end of December 2016.He will start tracking expenses against the budget.The Board then reviewed HOA dues delinquencies and other legal matters in executive session.


Next Meeting:

††††††††††† 3-21-17

††††††††††† 7:30 p.m.

††††††††††† SP House