UPDATED: Sincere thanks to everyone who came to today’s workshop & brainstorm session. There was a largely and lively crowd. For those interested in getting in touch with the Village Working Group, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, thank you for attending, expressing your opinions and giving input on this very important subject.
Sure, it’s the crazy-busy holiday season but we hope you’ll find time to drop in to the Village Working Group’s Workshop and Brainstorm session from 12-2 this Saturday to give input on proposed tract maps and amenities in the event Coto Valley Club gets sold to a developer who wants to put in houses. Silver-Bronze is expected to make its decision on the sale of the club this month.
The workshop will be open-house style for Village residents with participants dropping by any time during the 2 hour session. Information overviews will be given at 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Bring your friends from the Village. The more the merrier!
Workshop & Brainstorm Session
Saturday, December 6
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Canyon Room, Coto Valley Club
Bob Merritt of Via Pato passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 28. Bob, his wife Linda and daughter Kimberly settled in the Village during the early days and were active in the community. Bob was a long-time member and president of the Village board of directors, and he and Linda were honored as Yule Log “chippers” for their contributions to Coto.
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.