Cottonwood Canyon Hills HOA
|District Delegates - Would like to see
the District Delegates be more involved in the community.
I've been a Delegate for many years. We counted the ballots
and cast the votes for our district at the annual meeting.
Now we are at the annual meeting to make quorum. Not all
districts have a representative from their district, so
outside alternates are appointed. We need more volunteers.
|Future Board Members - Soon, we will
have all homeowners to the board. Would like to discuss what
a board member does, the meetings, and the information
packets. We need Board Members that are available
during the day for various meetings and common area reviews.
Community business involves a lot of meetings
throughout the month and mostly during the day. For
example: 2/23 Executive Board Meeting 3:30-6pm, 2/23 Board
Meeting 6-7:30pm, 2/28 Budget Meeting 1-3:30pm, 2/28 Finance
Committee 3:30-5:30pm, 3/2 Executive Hearing 4:30-7:30pm,
3/8 Landscape Committee 9:30-11am, 3/8 Social Committee
3-4pm, 3/10 Executive Board Meeting 1-2:30pm, 3/17 Executive
Board Meeting 11-12:30pm, 3/22 Architectural Committee
9-11am, 3/23 Executive Board Meeting 3:30-6, 7:30-8:30, 3/23
Board Meeting 6-7:30pm, 3/27 Finance Committee 10-12am, 3/28
AdHoc Committee 9-10am, etc.
|ElsinoreRadio.Org - How do you
communicate when your cell phone and internet are down. Just
like a phone tree, you rely on written word, notes,
face-to-face encounters. Some may have FRS and GMRS radios
for local communication. Others will have a FCC Amateur
radio license from the FCC. But having a radio and a license
is only part way there. You need to understand how to use it
and what channels will be used during an emergency. The FCC
gives us the ability to use 5 watt handheld radios and 50/75
watt mobile/base station radios. We typically operate on 2
meter and .70 meter bands. With these radios we can talk on
simplex (point to point) with the Riverside EOCs on Lemon St
and Riverwalk, as well as our local cities. The RACES south
district is available to support the cities (Elsinore,
Wildomar, Murrieta, and Temecula), the hospitals (Inland
Valley, Rancho, Temecula Valley, and Loma Linda), the school
districts (LEUSD, MVSD, TVUSD), and the water districts
(EVMWD and Rancho). Many of the radio operators are
also members of ARES and some are tied directly into their
local city. Go to ElsinoreRadio.org for more information.
|CERT - Community Emergency Response Team
information is available on a separate page. Just click on
the "CERT" link above. At Fire Station 94 there is a
CERT trailer and a FEMA shelter trailer. You may become the
only trained support for our community. When fire, sheriff,
ambulance personnel become short handed during a county wide
emergency, the mutual aid concept becomes moot. Too many
incidents and not enough resources. CERT training is free
and available from the cities and is funded by a government
grant. Check with the cities for further information
|Wisdom: Children are supposed to dig
out weeds ... that's why GOD made them closer to the ground.
|Home values in our community could be
improved if we pay attention to our streetscape view. In
preparation for sale we spend time and money painting,
remodeling and making our home look good. When a new buyer
views the home, the homes in the neighborhood and the
streets coming into the neighborhood will affect how the new
buyer values the home for sale. If the house sells for
a good value, then the general trend of neighborhood house
prices will increase. Higher comps also might give you a
better loan-to-value ratio when refinancing you home.
Street trees, lawn maintenance, nice landscaping, fresh
paint all makes for a nice neighborhood appearance. Some of
our neighborhoods are now more than 10 years old and need
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