Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tenaya Estates Board Meeting Minutes - December 4, 2010

A special meeting of the Tenaya Estates Board of Directors was held on Saturday, December 4, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. at the Grant residence.

Board members present:
Vern Grant
Cynthia Downing
Paul Heath
Michael Jenkins
Jim McKelvey
Janice Normart
Brad Stevens

Board member absent:

Guests Present:
Jeff Kollenkark from Weed Man

A quorum of the Board of Directors was called to order at 9:15 a.m. with Vern Grant, President, presiding.

Since this was a special meeting of the Board, minutes of prior meetings and financial statements were not presented.

Jeff Kollenkark from Weed Man presented information about the condition of the turf at the Park. Bermuda grass looks good in the summer but turns brown in the winter. If other kinds of grass are allowed to grow during the winter, the turf looks mottled and not as attractive. Recently, the Park was seeded with rye grass. It was seeded late this year because there were so many organized soccer and rugby teams playing at the Park. As a result of the late seeding, the Park has mottled dead spots and muddy areas.

To maintain the turf in reasonable shape, the Park should be reseeded and not used between Labor Day and the end of November. After seeding, there should not be any sports activities for 30 days to allow the turf to germinate. The turf needs an additional 60-day period to restore itself. Cleats are harder and provide more wear and tear on the turf.

One possible suggestion was to rope the Park off for maintenance for 60 days. Everyone would not be allowed to use the Park during this period.

The irrigation system should provide uniform coverage and water efficiency.

It was agreed that Dave Sodolsky from the Water Technology Institute at Fresno State will come evaluate the turf and irrigation system.

It was agreed to mail out surveys to determine what the neighbors want in terms of use of the Park. The Board will comment on and approve the draft survey that Michael Jenkins prepared by December 11, 2010. Neighbors will be asked to complete and return the surveys before the January 5, 2010, Tenaya Estates Board meeting.

It was agreed to leave up the signs and tape for the time being in the hopes of deterring rugby players and other sports teams.

The County took more than $1,900 out of the Park budget this year to pay for PG&E costs. The Park now has three service accounts on its PG&E bill. The Park has about $2,000 less to spend than it did before.

There being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 10:40 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Cynthia Downing, Secretary

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