Minutes of the Palomar Mountain Planning Organization Meeting
April 6, 2002
Terri Bailey, Thomas Burton, Tracy Dixon, Donna Dose, Elizabeth Getzoff (alternate), Bruce Graves, Susan Humason, Elliott Miller, Jack Norvall, and Michael Pique.
The PMPO Board meeting was convened 10:15 A.M. April 6, 2002, at the Palomar Mountain Volunteer Fire Department.
Distribution of the minutes of previous meetings was deferred to a later meeting.
The treasurer, Tracy Dixon, reported no income or expenditures since the last board meeting. Our current assets stand as $26,948.98 in the bank account. The report was approved.
Elizabeth Getzoff reported on the status of William Yale's proposed commercial development along the East Grade Road to pump and sell well water from his 7 acre parcel. Mr. Yale applied for a Major Use Permit (P99-021) in August 1999. He has received another extension of the deadline for preparing his Environmental Impact Report (EIR) until June 2002.
Jack Norvall says there are still some field locations to search. Bob Haase is working to assemble a letter and report to the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Tom Burton, Bonnie Phelps, and Bruce Graves met with new county planner Davia Lock-Rubenstein, in February. She wrote a letter that the county does not accept the PMPO's evidence that the Palomar Mountain community constitutes a "Country Town". She asserts that Country Towns that were recognized at the time of the passage of the Forest Conservation Initiative (FCI) are grandfathered but that no new Country Towns may be designated. However, this is nowhere stated in the text of the FCI as approved by the voters. Tom Burton says the PMPO has two approaches: litigation or legislation. He suggests that he, Bob Haase, and Arley Bergman go personally to the County Counsel to make our case.
Bonnie Phelps has reported that the Lodge's owners welcome us to having our annual meeting and pancake breakfast there again, on May 25, 2002. The board accepted the offer with thanks. Donna Dose is organizing the breakfast. Bruce Graves will bring rented grills.
Susan Humason brought proof copies of the newsletter and accepted corrections.
The annual meeting will be held May 25, 2002 (immediately following pancake breakfast). Board members whose terms expire then are Steve Clark, Bonnie Phelps, Robert Carlyle, Jack Norvall, and John Tainer/Elizabeth Getzoff. Steve Clark has asked to leave the Board at that time. The next scheduled board meeting is May 25, 2002 (immediately following Annual Meeting).
The meeting was adjourned at 11:40 A.M.
Michael E. Pique, Secretary.