Highlights of the May 21 YLOA & YSPUC Boards of Directors meetings

YLOA Board President Rebecca Brannon announced that three candidates who are YLOA members in good standing filed applications for open board seats in the July annual election.

They are: newcomers Doug Dorsey and Sandy Eigenman and incumbent Dave Mahan. If elected, they will fill the three two-year terms. A fourth seat, vacated by the resignation earlier this year of Kathy Taylor, has a year to go. The YLOA board separately voted to appoint outgoing Director Dennis Ciccarelli, with his consent, to fill that seat when his current term ends July 20. Brannon announced that Candidates’ Night will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, in the clubhouse.

At the start of the meeting, YLP resident Mitch Riegelhuth asked to be allowed to run for the board, citing his nine-year residency, record of community involvement and good works. Riegelhuth acknowledged that he and a companion do reside in YLP and that they pay dues together. President Brannon, a member of the YLOA Elections Committee, responded by quoting state laws and YLOA bylaws that state only listed property owners and their spouses or registered domestic partners may run for board election. Two other residents voiced support for Riegelhuth.

The YLOA board voted to approve:

• The schedule of fees and collection policy for 2019-2020 that’s included in the Financial Packet and Annual Disclosures that recently went out to YLOA members who signed up for digital delivery and soon will be mailed to those who didn’t.

• A new policy stating that contracts for board-approved budget items up a maximum $25,000 must be signed by the general manager. Contracts over that amount must be signed by the general manager and at least one board member unless there is prior specific board authorization. The language replaces the previous limit of $5,000.

In other matters:

• YSPUC managers explained why YLP’s massive Vermeer trencher has been sitting idle for weeks beside Yosemite Springs Parkway near Crystal Cave Circle: (1) the pipeline crew has been occupied installing a new, more sophisticated water pressure station on North Dome which doesn’t require trenching and (2) when trenching resumes likely in the next 2-3 weeks, the machine will be nearby and ready to go to work on the next pipeline-replacement objective — Crystal Cave Circle.

• John Wandler, president of the Yosemite Lakes Golf Association, announced that the annual Golf Gala and Tournament held May 3-4 raised nearly $9,500, or about $800 over the previous year.

• Longtime YLP resident, golfer and generous volunteer Roger Hoff is moving to Riverstone and will be much missed. Wandler offered a heartfelt thanks for all Roger’s contributions and wished him well.

General Manager’s Reports for both board meetings Tuesday can be read in the YSPUC_Board and YLOA_Board sections of our Public Documents page.