CALL TO ORDER Colette Welch, Chair, called the meeting to order at 1 PM.
The following were present. Members: Colette Welch, Gary Peterson (recorder), Joe Holovachuk, Phil McGouldrick, Paul Moshano, Hank Madura, John Souza, and HOA Liaison Dan Mahoney.
MINUTES: Minutes to the FLCC meeting held April 10, 2020 had been previously distributed. There being no corrections or additions suggested, Joe Holovachuk motioned to accept the minutes as distributed. Motion seconded by John Souza and was passed unanimously.
OLD BUSINESS: a) North American Unity Flag Poles – Colette Welch presented a one page report of her research regarding a request from two park residents to erect two flag poles, one US and one Canadian, at the intersection of El Prado and Estrada. The poles and flags would be donated, but installation, lighting, landscape, and maintenance would require HOA funding. Members had concerns regarding the location – do we really need to add to the 4 flags already on display in the park. Is it appropriate to only include the Canadian Flag and not the Mexican Flag in a North American display? Should the flags of Ireland, England, Germany be flown to represent other resident’s countries? All residents already have the option to display their country’s flag on their privately owned flag pole as long as it is flown beneath a US flag.
Motion: John Souza motioned that the FLCC recommends that a motion before the HOA Board to construct a North American Flag Pole display should not pass. Motion seconded by Paul Moshano and passed unanimously. b) Energy Savings Plan – Now that the Rec Hall has been opened again Mirasol Fafco Solar will contact the Park to get more information regarding current energy use. John Souza believes they will have a final report for our review some time in July. c) Handicap Door at the Club House – The HOA President asked the FLCC look into the feasibility and cost associated with adding a handicap self opening door, or doors to the clubhouse. Paul Moshano did some preliminary cost and availability research and presented it to the Committee.
After further discussion the committee’s consensus was to proceed to developing a report to the HOA. Motion: John Souza motioned that the FLCC research access doors for the handicapped including all pertinent information and costs.
NEW BUSINESS: a) Master Plan Survey – The HOA President has asked the FLCC to develop a survey of park residents to determine their priorities to develop the 40 acres. A master plan is needed before a hydraulic study of the 40 acres can be completed. The Committee’s input included recommendations to list specific projects that have already been identified in the Long Term Planning process and ask residents to prioritize them and also to solicit new suggestions.
Colette Welch and Joe Holovachuk will work on the survey during the summer and will have it available for Committee review at or before our September meeting. b) Research Walkways – The HOA motioned that the FLCC research and make recommendations regarding the need, purpose, placement and cost of new pathways and/or walkways.
Some locations the committee should consider are Rec Hall Parking lot to the Gazebo, from the office parking to the tennis courts, and widening the dog walk sidewalk by 4 feet. Sidewalks should be at least 6 foot wide, or 8 foot if bituminous is used. Check on impervious surface implications. Since no permits are required for sidewalks, they may be exempt from stormwater regulations. ADA standards must be followed. Gary Peterson, Paul Moshano and Hank Madera volunteered to begin work on the project this fall.
LIAISON REPORT: Dan Mahoney complimented the committee on their research into assigned projects.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business the Colette Welch adjourned the meeting at 2 PM. AM. Our next meeting is scheduled for September 9th at 1PM in the Office Board Room.