VWG: What SBC’s Changes Mean for The Village

On August 13, Silver-Bronze Corporation (SBC) held a special meeting of members at which a new board of directors was voted in.  A measure also passed that allows multiple memberships to be owned by an equity member. The new SBC board of directors comprises Ken Agid, Bob Atkins, Joe Hart, Randy Johnson (president and treasurer), Rosie King, Phil Martin, Jim Maxwell, Bill Radovich and Signe Radovich (secretary).

Members of the Village Working Group met recently with Oak Grove’s leaders to discuss what Oak Grove’s majority shareholder position in Silver-Bronze means for the Village. The meeting focused on the Coto Valley Club since that facility is located in tract 6970 and pays dues to the Village HOA.

The Village Working Group’s charter is to gather facts on behalf of the community and share them with Village residents.  Below is a recap of the information learned in the meeting with Oak Grove’s Robert O Hill and Alain O’Connor.  The recap does not attempt to endorse, censure or critique any of the plans described by Oak Grove’s leaders.

Oak Grove said they expect the new Silver Bronze board to “move quickly” to resolve the Coto Valley Club situation.  Based on Oak Grove’s conversations with SBC’s new board president, the feeling is that the financial situation with the club is precarious, which will prompt quick action, but they did not give a specific timeframe.  We discussed five options for the club property, but they feel that only three are viable: Continue reading

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Meet the Candidates – Sept. 10

You are invited to meet this year’s candidates for The Village Board of Directors on Wednesday, September 10 at the Coto Valley Club.

Each candidate will have a few minutes to take questions from homeowners and provide brief answers about their qualifications and objectives.

The session will begin at 7:30 or a little before, at the conclusion of the homeowner’s forum portion of the board meeting.

The candidates are:
Doug McCormick (incumbent)
Karen Nyeholt-Park (incumbent)
Jeff Reuter (incumbent)
Ken Upton (incumbent)
Jason Vallone (incumbent)

Candidate Statements 2014

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Next Board Meeting – Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Join us for Wednesday’s board meeting.  After the homeowner’s forum, there will be a “Candidate’s Night” where homeowners can ask questions of the people running to serve on the board of directors.

Wednesday, September 10
6 p.m. for Open Session
7 p.m. for Homeowners Forum
Canyon Room, Coto Valley Club

Open Meeting Agenda
Executive Session Agenda

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Village Working Group Survey Results

Thank you to all Village residents who made time to take the Village Working Group’s survey.  Approximately 40 percent of homeowners participated, which is a terrific response rate.

Click on the link below to view an executive summary of the survey results.

The results have been shared with the Village board of directors.  This survey is a first step in learning what homeowners want with regard to any potential redevelopment of Coto Valley Club.  As Silver-Bronze Corporation figures out what may or may not happen to the club property, we will continue to seek Village homeowners’ opinions so that the data may be used to influence any outcomes.

Village Survey July 2014 pdficon_large

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New Monuments Coming to The Estates

UPDATED with images from Los Ranchos Estates of the planned monuments

You may have noticed the construction taking place in the Estates along Via Pajaro and Trigo Trial.  Put aside any concerns, gates are not being installed.  Rather, Los Ranchos Estates is installing new, large monuments and extensive landscaping.

Perhaps they have seen the great work the Village landscape committee has done beautifying the neighborhood and decided to spruce up the entrances to the Estates!

Entry Exhibit Materials Board
Pajaro Entry
Trigo Pajaro
Via Pajaro Entry at Plano Trabuco Elevation
Via Pajaro South Entry

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UPDATED: Oktoberfest Coming to the Village on October 18

The Village is hosting Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 18 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Coto Valley Country Club.

Enjoy bratwurst, German potato salad, beer, wine and music by the popular Don Ross Band while spending time with your fellow Village neighbors!

This is an adults-only event. Cost is $20 per person and must be pre-paid by October 13.

Make checks payable to the Coto de Caza Community Association and mail your payment to:
Karen Park
31952 Via Faisan
Coto de Caza, CA 92679

For more information or if you have questions about the event, contact Karen Park at 949-690-5605 or via email.

Oktoberfest 2014 Flyer pdficon_large

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Courtney Fischer – new Village community manager

Many of you know Courtney Fischer as the associate community manager for the Village, assisting homeowners with their architectural submissions and other needs.  Courtney’s outstanding work has earned her a promotion to community manager.

Courtney can be reached at 949-448-6197 and at courtney.fischer@fsresidential.com or by filling out the form on the blog’s Contact page.

Also note that First Service Residential’s address has changed.  Its new location is:
FirstService Residential
15241 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Irvine, CA 92618

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