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Palomar Mountain Planning Organization Minutes, 7/31/1999 Board Meeting minutes

Minutes of the Palomar Mountain Planning Organization Meeting

July 31, 1999

Board Members Present:

Terri Bailey, Debbie Bauer, Robert Carlyle, Donna Dose, Bruce Graves, Susan Humason, Jack Norvall, Michael Pique, Robert Sterner, Joseph Weeks.

The PMPO Board meeting was convened 10:26 A.M. July 31, 1999, at the Palomar Mountain Volunteer Fire Department.

The minutes of the May 29, 1999, meeting were distributed and approved.

The treasurer, Debbie Bauer, reported our current assets as $11,056.48 in bank account and $5,000 on retainer to Hatch & Parent attorneys. Income since May 1999 has been $1862.50 in donations, resulting from the newsletter solicitation. Expenses have been $522.50 to Mooney & Associates (Crestline subdivision), $333.16 to Premier Image for newsletter expenses, and $33.00 to the U.S. Postal Service for newsletter postage. The board approved the payment of an additional $222.50 to Mooney & Associates over the previously authorized $500.00. None of the $2,000 allocated for surveying has been spent. The board authorized the treasurer to open an interest-bearing account and transfer the PMPO account to it, at her discretion.


Cedar Creek Yale Water Project

No activity by Mr. Yale was known at the time of the meeting. (Subsequently it has been found that Mr. Yale has made application for a Major Use Permit and is trying to advance the project rapidly.)

Dual Government Survey Problem

David James, Chair of the Forest Preservation Society of Southern California, has faxed a draft memo but is still searching for records on the ``Mount Baldy'' subdivision. County Supervisor Bill Horn's policy adviser Duane Dichiara (531-5555, is ready to help us with our Crestline subdivision work but wants to review the Mount Baldy documents first. One objection may be that Crestline is a substandard subdivision because of unpaved roads. A letter needs to be drafted to Phillip Guirbino in the county Planning Department. The county says the subdivision review is a Public Works project and needs money from us to be done.

A modern resurvey of Crestline might be necessary to prove that the existing lines of occupation are, as the PMPO contends, derived from the original Ward 1894 survey and consistent with num early recorded assessors maps. Bob Wallace, surveyor, has not been able to borrow the GPS unit he needs to perform this survey.

The board decided to ask Jerry McLees for help in obtaining the subdivision and authorized an initial payment of $250 to him.


Antenna near State Park Road

Robert Carlyle said an antenna tower he believed was commercial had been moved from within the antenna overlay zone to outside the zone. He was authorized and requested to go to Ruffin Road or Vista and file a zoning complaint.

Observatory Museum

The Palomar Observatory Museum has been closed and the Board wondered if there were anything they could do to help re-open it, such as writing a letter of support to the California Institute of Technology, who operate the observatory. Bruce Graves said Bob Thicksten advised that such action did not appear necessary at this time.

Next Meeting:

The next scheduled board meeting is November 20, 1999.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:23 A.M.

Michael E. Pique, Secretary.

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