Seal Beach City spokesman Sean Crumby
spoke to the GRF board on Aug. 26 bearing a message that many of us have
already heard: California is experiencing its worst drought in recorded
Orange County currently has received only
28 percent of average rainfall.
the face of this crisis, Gov. Jerry Brown on Jan. 17 declared a state of
emergency and asked for a 20 percent across-the-board reduction in water usage.
On July 15, the governor set some conditions to help us meet that goal.
Crumby said that means we must all face
Beach will now require all households to water their landscaping only three (3)
times per week.
Leisure World, Mutual 14 -- as an even-numbered mutual -- will only be able to
water on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. (Odd numbered mutuals will water on
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.)
may not wash down hardscape – driveways, walkways, carports, etc. Sweep
irrigation must not be allowed to
run off into the street where it will be washed into the ocean and wasted.
GRF President Ronde Winkler said a community-wide
Town Hall will be held to discuss the situation. A date has not yet been set.
Ms. Winkler said that if we do not respond to the governor’s stipulations fines
could be imposed.
These new rules will make the work of Landscaping
Chair Muriel Luther and her committee even more difficult. Let’s give them a break and support their efforts
to deal with the problem as best they can. So far, the labors of our
landscapers have met with good results in most areas.
Thanks, everyone. Together we will get
through this trying time and when the rain comes back in full, so will our
Coyotes increasingly cause
concern in our community.
Our GRF Executive Director Randy Ankeny sent out a memo to Mutual
presidents on Aug. 26 outlining plans to address the issue beyond the basic
steps that have been taken by city, county and state officials.
In the memo, he expressed his regret at the news of shareholder’s pets
being lost and/or injured by alleged coyote incidents.
In response, Mr. Ankeny said, The Golden Rain Foundation has secured the
services of Critter Busters to begin a coyote trapping pilot program. The pilot
program will measure if this action can reduce/control coyotes within our
community. Traps will be placed in various locations upon Trust property
in this coyote control effort.
Mr. Ankeny said he would notify us as soon as he has an exact date for
trapping to begin.
1.The GRF Foundation cannot place traps upon Mutual property.
2.Placement of the traps will be upon Trust Property at locations
determined by Critter Busters.
3.Shareholders are advised to:
a.Stay away from and do not interfere with any traps.
b.Keep dogs on 6-foot leashes – no longer - as required by policy at all
times when outside.
c.Do not allow cats to roam free outside.
d.Do not leave any pet food or food products outside under any
e.Report all coyote sighting
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This year, your board began tackling our Mutual's problems, needs, and projects quickly. We've fielded an energetic team of seven committee chairs and their committee members plus our new secretary/parliamentarian to work on our Mutual's behalf.
We're taking on everything from timely major infrastructure projects, such as roofing, painting and plumbing to more personal projects such as getting our caregivers registered and ensuring we will be prepared in an emergency.
We also hope to offer a couple of great, social get-togethers, in addition to our recent Mutual 14 picnic.
I'm proud to be part of this team and to support its efforts to the best of my ability.
We hope you will consider visiting at least a couple of our board meetings this year to get a taste of the new, fresh flavor of our community's civic life.
We're here to serve our Mutual and your needs so don't be afraid to give any one of us a call during regular weekly business hours. If you have an emergency at other times, don't hesitate to call me or any of the other board members if I'm not available.
We want to say thanks for this great new website, so ably hosted by Mutual 14 Webmaster Phil Arnold.
And finally, our appreciation goes out to the more than two dozen volunteers who've stepped up to join board committees this year and to our wonderful building captains, the foundation of everything we do.