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A proposal to lower the YLOA’s vote quorum to allow members to make changes to the bylaws and DORs has passed with an 80 percent voter approval, but it will not take effect because the turnout fell far short of what our bylaws require.

PROXY VOTE RESULTS

YLOA included a voting proxy form in packets that were mailed to all members earlier this year, and in recent days, as well as in postings online. It instructs the board to vote as each member directs on just two issues that would give ALL members — not the board or anyone else — the ability to make changes to our bylaws and Declaration of Restrictions.

The proposed changes would take place ONLY if 50 percent of all YLOA members, plus one, approve of them. That’s what our current bylaws require.

Here are the election results, revealed Tuesday evening:

Bylaws change: Bylaws may be amended or repealed by a majority vote or written assent of members in good standing provided that no less than 25% of the voting power participates.

YES  votes   530   —   80%

NO votes 133   —  20%

Abstained* 51 votes

Total votes 714 

*Submitted ballot but did not cast a yes or no vote

DORs change: Declaration of Restrictions may be amended or repealed by the majority vote or the written assent of members in good standing provided that no less than 25% of the voting power participates

YES votes 521  — 79%

NO votes 139 — 21%

Abstained* 54 votes

Total votes 714

*Submitted ballot but did not cast a yes or no vote


At Tuesday’s monthly meeting, the YLOA Board of Directors also: adopted policies to speed approval of insurer-required defensible space requirements and to clarify board member responses to social media comments, and also gave notice of a state-required change in election rules with public comment period.

DEFENSIBLE SPACE

Whereas, our current DORs Section 8 (o) requires that the written approval of the Environmental Control Committee (ECC) must be obtained in order to remove any tree in excess of three (3) inches in diameter. Whereas in November of 2008 the Board approved an ECC recommendation to allow the removal of branches from trees without ECC approval where the compliance with CalFire requirements was concerned, the ECC discussed and began a policy that allows our members to begin creating and maintaining defensible space upon receiving such notification from their insurance carrier.

Now, therefore be it resolved a policy that allows our members to begin creating and maintaining defensible space upon receiving such notification from their insurance carrier. Upon submittals to the YLOA office of a copy of the letter from an insurance carrier, the ECC inspector will review the letter and this will enable members to immediately begin the work of creating defensible space without having to wait for the next ECC meeting. In most cases, the inspector will not have to visit the member’s lot in order to approve the work. A copy of the letter from the insurance company will be put in the appropriate Lot File.

ELECTION RULES

Whereas all home owner associations must adopt new election rules per SB 323, Whereas our attorney prepared the attached election rules compliant with SB 323, Whereas the board reviews, approves and gives general notice to the membership of these proposed rules

Now therefore be it resolved the Board provide notice of a proposed rule change for the following 28 days (Civ. Code §4360(a).) The Board request written comments from membership on election rules and will consider said written comments during this 28 day time period before voting on the proposed rules at the December 29 Board meeting (Civil Code 4360(a).). The proposed rules will be posted on the yosemitelakespark.org website and bulletin board sent by to those members who agreed to receive documents
by email.

BOARD RESPONSE TO SOCIAL MEDIA

Whereas the Board of Directors are committed to providing valuable and accurate information and resources to members that educate and promote member involvement and understanding of policies, Civil Code, and Association records

Now therefore, be it resolved individual board members may respond to social media comments, without advocating a position, by simply quoting or providing a link to accurate, current and relevant information found on the official yosemitelakespark.org website without opinion or judgement.


NORTH DOME PAVING

YLOA managers had arranged with a contractor to have about a half-mile of new-pipeline trench on North Dome Drive paved with asphalt on Monday, Nov. 25. In preparation, YLOA General Manager Jonathan Penrose stated at Tuesday’s meeting that road crews had worked over the weekend prepping the stretch for the work.

But on Monday, General Manager Penrose got a phone call from the contractor saying they would not appear on Monday because of the inclement weather forecast. YLOA and the contractor are now discussing when to schedule a new date when the ground is suitable for paving.

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