The Village Working Group would like to thank all who attended last night’s meeting. It was a productive session and the committee received a lot of ideas that it is working on incorporating into its plans. Stay tuned to the blog for more information.
Below is a copy of the presentation from the meeting.
VWG November 12 Presentation
Join us for Wednesday’s board meeting. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Agenda items include:
- 2014-2015 Budget and Reserve Study
- Ratification of Holiday Decorating Policy
- Patrol Contract
- New Encroachment Policy
- Villa Serena Increase in Dues Inquiry
- Presentation by Village Working Group
Wednesday, November 12
6 p.m. – Open Meeting Session
7 p.m. – Homeowners Forum and Village Working Group Presentation
Canyon Room, Coto Valley Club
Open Meeting Agenda – November 2014
Executive Session Agenda – November 2014
The Village Working Group has learned that Silver-Bronze Corporation has put a portion of the club land up for sale. Specifically, for sale is the 6+ acres of land that comprise the clubhouse and parking lot. The tennis courts portion of SBC’s land is not for sale.
WD Land, a land-brokerage and advisory firm, has the listing. The parcel is being listed as an “infill-residential home building opportunity” for 16 homes on 6,000 square foot lots.
Please note that nothing specifically stated in the listing’s marketing proposal is final. This includes the price and a description of a build-out plan. Any change from a light commercial use will require re-zoning, a change to the Coto Master Plan and approval of the Village. That being said, our understanding is the proposal has a requirement that the buyer work with the Village on the details of any plan. If the plan includes homes, the Village will have significant input on what those homes would look like, and they are being described in the proposal as custom-like, and that the buyer has to build new facilities (meeting room, pool, fitness room, etc.) for the Village.
This is good news for our neighborhood. It means the Village has a seat at the table with the buyers to shape plans. This also means it is time to collectively decide what we want given the planned sale of the club and move forward with a strong voice.
The Village Working Group will brief the community on anything else learned about the club area when it presents at the November 12 Village HOA meeting.
Also listed for sale by SBC is 4 acres of the equestrian center for a tract of 18 homes on 12,000 square foot lots.
SBC Listing with WD Land
A new holiday decorations and lights policy was adopted by the Village Board of Directors and goes into effect on November 21, 2014.
The policy states:
“Halloween Decorations may be put out on October 1st and permitted to retain throughout the month of October. Decorations must be removed by the first week of November.
Holiday Decorations may be erected the day after Thanksgiving and are permitted to remain through the second week of January.“
The policy is available on the Resources page of the blog.
As you are aware, change is coming to the Coto Valley Club area. Some members of Silver-Bronze’s board of directors are looking to sell the club property. Likewise, Stonefield Development, which owns the office building and tennis courts adjacent to Coto Valley Club, has expressed interest in redeveloping its property.
Part 2 of the working group’s presentation takes the features and benefits Village residents identified in the survey as important and maps them to various scenarios for SBC’s and Stonefield’s properties.
The Village Working Group’s charter is to gather information on behalf of the Village and share it with the community. The intention of this evaluation exercise is to get everyone thinking about what could happen to that property and to begin unifying behind a few ideas so that we can use our collective leverage to influence whatever change may come for the good of the Village. Continue reading
A tribute to Vic Braden will be held on Saturday, November 1 from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Coto Valley Country Club Tennis Pavilion. Attendees are asked to bring a funny story, appetizer, salad or dessert to share. The PDF has full details.
Additionally, a celebration of Vic’s life will be held on November 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the Jack Kramer Club, 11 Montecillo Dr., Palos Verdes Penisula.
Vic Braden Tribute