Spring Update 2016

SLO County Running Deer Ranch Company, Inc. Spring Update

Memorial Day Weekend Rules and Regulations May 2016

Aluffo Rd – Aluffo Rd is in great condition. Work has been completed over the past few weeks with patching, crack sealing and asphalt replacement.

Point – Please help keep the Point and Launch Ramp gates LOCKED. This not only helps ensure that only members and authorized guests are allowed, it helps reduce our risk of a MUSSEL CERTIFICATION VIOLATION which possibly foster the closure of our ramp.

Fire – The fire season is on us very early. Las Tablas fire station was manned a month earlier than normal. With the lack of rain the weeds are high and brown. Good weed abatement is a must, but you must ensure you have a spark arrestor on your equipment and that you do weed clearing very early in the morning. Cal Fire will be making inspections and issue citations if proper weed clearance is not maintained. Open fires are not allowed and BBQs should be closely monitored, especially if it is windy. This is a VERY serious concern this year so all owners/members must be very vigilant.

SNRA – SNRA has contracted a lot of work recently on Gage Irving Rd and Running Deer Road.
Mussel Inspections – The county inspection program remains the same this year. You MUST have a current inspection certificate within the last 21 days on every watercraft (Paddle boards, kayaks included) to be on the lake. Failure to do so risks a $2000 fine. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A CUURENT INSPECTION CERTIFICATE YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE THE RDR LAUNCH RAMP.

RDR General Membership Meeting Memorial Day Rules and Regulations
General Membership Annual Meeting – The 2016 annual meeting will be held for all members at 9 AM on Sunday, May 29, at Lobo’s Place on Whispering Pine Ln. We request all members to make an effort to attend so that you may give direction to the RDR Board for their actions over the next year. This meeting is your say on what is going on and what is to be done in the future. The annual budget and 2017 dues will be voted for approval at the meeting. Your will receive committee chairman updates, and be able to voice your inputs, concerns and desires for future improvements. We will also be electing 4 new Board members. We need volunteers to help on the Board to keep RDR a place we can all enjoy.

Memorial Day Restrictions – As in the past 5 years, there will be specific restrictions for the Point and Launch Ramp for the entire weekend. If you have not paid your dues and DO NOT have your keys you will not be allowed access to the Point or launch ramp. If you paid your dues but did not sign and return the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) your access will also be denied. The will only allow access to those that can present a valid RDR stamped non-duplicable key. The owner/member must be present with their key to launch. No key, no parking or launching!

Parking:
No RV or trailer parking will be allowed on the Point throughout the weekend.
Courtesy mussel inspection will be available on Friday at the Point from 3-6PM or on Saturday at Aloffo Rd and Las Tablas intersection from 8 AM-12 PM. You must be a member in good standing to receive the courtesy inspection and certification. Guests will be required to provide a member’s key number or property address or both. Watercraft that do not have a current valid inspection certification will not be allowed past the Aluffo Rd / Las Tablas intersection.

Volunteer mussel inspectors will also post their phone numbers at the POINT.

Per RDR Bylaws, guests must be accompanied by a member on the Point at all times. If the member is not on the Point guests will be turned away.

No open fires on the Point.

The last 5 years, the above rules have made the Point safer and more enjoyable for all members. Remember!! Owners and members are fully responsible for their guests’ actions and conduct. Violation of RDR rules and regulations by guests or members will result in the RDR Board holding them accountable. This could result of revocation of good standing membership. (See Bylaws).
Have an enjoyable safe weekend, RDR Board Jerry Reese, President

Winter Update 2015/2016

SLO County Running Deer Ranch Company Inc. 2016 Winter Update

“RDR” Owners/Members
The Lake: The Lake is at 18% of capacity. The currant elevation is at 719’. The release is currently at 60 cfs. We have had a decent start to the rainy season. Hopefully the rain will continue well into April. The creeks started flowing on January 5th and the lake is starting to actually rise. Go to the NARMAC web site for more information on Monterey County’s lake connection tunnel plan.

The Point: The point is in fine shape with no new issues. Please remember to close and lock the gate.

Launch Ramp: The launch ramp is waiting patiently for water to rise to it. We are still waiting for the rock delivery to complete our ramp erosion control project on the uphill side of the ramp. There is an issue at the Mine, which will hopefully be resolved soon. The mussel program demands we keep the launch ramp gate closed and locked at all times after launching. Please be respectful to private property and do not trespass on property outside the right-of-way easement and Point easement.

Aluffo Road: Culverts and drainage appear to be working properly and the road is in good shape. Please help maintain culverts throughout the rainy season.

Docks: Most docks are high and dry. This is the time for dock owner’s to bring their docks up to current requirements or prepare to remove them from the Point. Monterey County still has not come out with the new dock ordinance. The board has the current ordinance and so should all dock owners. We will pass on the new ordinance when it comes out. Docks that do not meet the requirements will not receive approval from RDR Board to moor the dock on the point and it will need to be removed.

Fire: Burn season is here. This is the time to reduce the fuel load and remove dead vegetation around all structures. The board will fulfill the agenda items this winter to complete maintenance on the water trailers and replace the water truck (fire truck) with an additional water trailer. There will be a new sign located on Chimney Rock Rd. at the Emergency gate entrance (Gage Irving Rd.) directing emergency responders to the main gate entrance. The sign will also help contactors and guest locate the main gate.

Mussel Program: It is extremely important we take the mussel program very seriously. It is imperative that ALL boats, jet skis, kayaks MUST be inspected by a certified mussel inspector. There is a sign up board at the point for all certified mussel inspectors to place their contact information to help out with inspections. Boats need to be clean, drained and dry or they will not pass inspection.

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the Board at RDRBOARD@gmail.com.
RDR Board

Summer Update 2015

“RDR” Owners/Members

Summer Update

General Meeting: The board would like to thank the Owners/Members who took time out of their Memorial Weekend to come and get involved in our RDR General Meeting. The meeting had good positive discussion and input, which will help direct the board to meet the goals were set on July 11th Board Meeting.
The Board wants to send out a thank you to director Jess Felgenhauer and director Kelly Lobo for their years of outstanding, dedicated service while on the “RDR” Board. They brought professionalism and organization to help make the “RDR” Board meetings run smooth and accomplish items in a timely manner. Welcome to new board members Don Bullard and Jerry Ford.

“RDR Board”
President: Jerry Reese
Vice President: Jerry Ford
Secretary: Treasurer: Director: Director: Director: NRWMAC SNRA SNRA
Bob Boals
Louise Organesian Don Bullard
Renda McAlister
Carol Bosman-Anderson
Don Bullard Carl Steinkraus Leo Kennedy

The Lake: The water is at 25% of capacity. The Lake level is at 730’. The release is currently at 60 cfs it was raised from 25 cfs after farmers complained of a low water table level. The Monterey County Board voted in the emergency order to raise the release rate. After a month of the release increase it doesn’t look like there is any rise in the farmers water table. Go to the NARMAC web site for more information. We still have water at the point so come on out and enjoy it.

The Point: The point is in fine shape with no new issues. Please remember to close and lock the gate.
Launch Ramp: Launch ramp is still in the water. The mussel program demands we keep the launch ramp gate closed and locked at all times after launching.

Aluffo Road: Fredrick’s has completed all roadwork.

Docks: Most docks are high and dry. We still have not seen the new dock ordinance Monterey County has been working on. The board has the current ordinance and will get a copy to the dock owners. We will pass on the new ordinance when it comes out. All docks at the point will need to meet the current ordinance and owners will be required to bring them up to Monterey County standards.

Fire: 2015 will be an extremely hazardous fire season. The Board wants to thank all people that have assisted on the fires. A fallen tree knocking down power lines caused the fire in Running Deer. An illegal marijuana growing operation caused the fire in Rancho Del Lago area. Please be very cautious and prepare your properties. Clear flammable vegetation 100’ from all structures, limb up trees at least 6 off of ground, remove leaves and debris from roofs, store trash cans, fire wood, patio furniture at least 30’ from all structures. It is a good idea to keep a copy of the emergency call list information in your home and all vehicles. Be prepared to assist if a fire does break out in the area. The response time for Cal Fire is 30 to 45 minutes at best. We as a community can help keep a fire small when we work together while keeping safety the priority.

Mussel Program: It is extremely important we take the mussel program very seriously. It is imperative that all boats, jet skis, kayaks are inspected by a certified mussel inspector. Boats need to be clean, drained and dry or they will not be pass inspection.

Be alert rattlesnakes and scorpions are out roaming the neighborhood. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the Board at RDRBOARD@gmail.com.

RDR Board

Meeting Minutes, 2014

SLO Running Deer Ranch Co, Inc

2014 General Membership Meeting

May 25, 2014

Lobo’s

Call to Order; The meeting was called to order by Pres. Don Bullard at 9:05am followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. He indicated we would be following the agenda and there would be a time at the end to discuss any matters. The goals of this meeting include the Financial report, budget for next year, information on last year’s activities by the board, election of 4 new officers and concerns and direction the membership had for the next year. He asked anyone making a motion, to state their name. He dedicated this meeting to the memory of a recently lost founding member, Harvey Lobo.

Roll Call; Sec. Chuck Enterline had board members indicate their presence and tell where they lived. There was 100% attendance by the current RDR board. Owners introduced themselves.

Chuck gave a record of the board member’s attendance at the 8 meetings. There was an 86% attendance by board members overall.

Chuck reported on the 5 goals for the board as outlined in the 2013 General Meeting. Those included

1-Funding and improvement for Aluffo, point and launch ramp.

2-Increase mussel compliance and owner accountability.

3-Begin developing a long range plan for Running Deer

4-Look at ways to improve the launch ramp

5-Proceed with approved by-law changes

Presidents Opening Remarks;

It has NOT been a great rain year. We received between 8 ½ to 9 ½ inches which is about 40% normal. This is our third year of a drought.

The RDR board had 5 goals for the year as directed by the membership at last year’s meeting, which we worked on. We accomplished most of what the membership had directed us to do. We have remained in a solid financial state with transparency and accountability to our members. We have remained very professional in our efforts and our main concern has always been what is best for Running Deer both now and in the future and followed theapproved by-laws. Our board has done a lot of work this year. We want to thank you for all your support. We still have concerns over motor cycle riding at the point area. It is very important to all of us to keep the launch ramp gate LOCKED. Don discussed issues with our non-profit tax status and attempts to get it fixed right. Louise has done a tremendous job in getting this fixed right.

Treasure’s Report (FISCAL Year ending 2014 Financial Report) Louise Oganesian, our treasurer distributed and reviewed the SLO County RDR Financial report for Fiscal Year ending 2014 (see attached). She based her proposed budget upon Dues remaining the same at #300/member. After presenting her report, Jim Hill made a motion and Jerry Ford seconded it, The membership accepted the treasure’s report as stated as well as the proposed budget for 2014-15. The motion passed.

Leo Kennedy made a motion and Jim Hill seconded it that We keep RDR dues the same. The motion passed.

Committee Chairman Reports and Discussion;

—Point/Roads; Don reported there are issues on the left side of our launch ramp. The board looked into a wake boom, but found Monterey County opposed and the costs prohibitive. We brought in rocks around the curve and are working on stopping erosion. We are not sure what to do with the right side of the ramp. Jerry Reese proposed possibly using water bars of cement and reinforcing with gunite. Several people requested an extension be made to the current ramp or an alternative launch site be evaluated. Leo Kennedy proposed the new board look into this issue.

Don reported we have been, and likely to continue, using Fredrick’s to maintain Aluffo. Fredrick’s by far is the best deal even though we are not opposed to other bids. Don asked Fredrick’s for a 3 year plan for Aluffo. Fredrick’s proposed to hot patch the shoulder, prepare for a possible El Nino year, seal it with crack seal and seal 1/3 of Aluffo this year. The next two years we would finish the remaining 2/3 of the road at a cost of $15,000 each year. With that, WE should get 5-7 years of a good road

—Docks; Jessie Felgenhauer reported that Monterey County is coming out with new dock rules for the lake as well as the co-op dock issues. He suggested dock owners team up or have some kind of a plan if we get some heavy rains. We don’t want docks loose on the lake. Jesse Reese reported on the Dragon Dock with 10 owners. He indicated it is a very slow process. It was reported that Monterey County is tending towards the co-op, multiple slip docks and less toward individual docks.

—Fire Tanks/Call Tree: Leo reported a new calling list is available. He indicated the fire wagon at the Oganesian’s needs new hoses and could be handled for around $200. It was reported that Maple Canyon has a working fire wagon as well. Don reported there are multiple issues regarding the donated fire truck water wagon and suggested it may not be a good idea to keep and maintain it. The new board will take up this issue.

—Main Gate and Point Keys: Don reported all is working well

—Mussel Report; Chuck indicated there were new issues since Lake Piru was found contaminated. Cachuma now has a new 30 day quarantine. A new duplicate Mussel Inspection form is in use and Chuck has the forms available to all RDR inspectors. It was asked how many qualified inspectors RDR has. Chuck reported the issue was not the total number of qualified number, but how many actually volunteered their time. (Not many).

Website/Correspondence; Chuck reported very little correspondence. Nick is maintaining our web site.

—SNRA Report; Carl Steinkraus reported the SNRA is proposing doing the same thing we are proposing on Aluffo for the roads maintained by SNRA. Leo reported SNRA is in need of a secretary.

—–NRWMAC Report; Don and Chuck serve as co-representatives for Running Deer. He gave a brief summary of all the good support NRWMAC has provided us. The major project NRWMAC is working on is to create a pipeline between lake Nacimiento and San Antonio. If this happens, it would mean ample water for both lakes except in extreme drought years. Currently NRWMAC is working on reducing the release amount from 60cfs to 20cfs. Don reported many clubs are donating money to NRWMAC and suggested we do the same. Karl Steinkraus made a motion and Don Heflin seconded it, that RDR donate $1000. to NRWMAC. Motion passed.

Goals for Next Year; Don summarized we have the same first 4 goals as last year and the board would consider a fifth.

Replacement of 4 RDR Board of Directors; Don Bullard, Louise Oganesian, Bob Boals andChuck Enterline terms are up. The membership voted in the following new RDR board members for 2014-2015; Bob Boals, Louise Oganesian, Carol Bosman, Brenda McKalister.

Meeting adjourned at 10;30am.

After the meeting the new board elected the following officers;

2013-1014 RDR BOARD OFFICERS;

Jerry Reese. President
Kelly Lobo. VP
Bob Boals. Secretary
Louise Oganesian Treasurer

The first board meeting will be July 26, 2014 at Louise’s house 9;00am.

Respectively, RDR Sec. Chuck Enterline

Spring Update, 2014

The following is the Board’s Spring quarterly update email and discussion of Memorial Day Weekend.

The Lake – obviously this has not been a good rain year for us with total amounts around 40% of normal. Even though we had 5″ the beginning of March and about 1-1/2″ after that it was insufficient to raise the lake much and we have since lost all that we had gained. The current elevation is 726′, top of the launch is around 800′. The water is currently at the end of the concrete launch ramp and the water is very shallow until about 20′ out with heavy mud and silt. Launching is NOT recommended as some have been getting stuck even with 4 wheel drive. By Memorial Day our ramp will be total dry. To launch a boat you will need to go to the main marina if they have water. There are many navigational hazards in Las Tablas Bay right now which will only get worse as the water continues to recede. Monterey County is attempting to lower the minimum release from 60CFS to 20CFS since the lake is only at 21% storage, but that decision has yet to be made. If done, it will save water above minimum pool into 2015, if no rain.

The Point – The Point is in fair shape but has undergone a lot of erosion. The trees are really stressed and we had a 70-80 year old red oak break off a 30″ limb and reveal it is totally hollow inside. It will need to be taken down. We also have a very old white oak that is also hollow and dropping limbs. It also will need to be removed. Also there are numerous trees on the edge that have major erosion and squirrel root damage. They probably won’t make it when the lake is full again. An agenda item for the Board will be to investigate the planting of some new oak tress and how to ensure their growth during a dry season.

The Launch Ramp – As stated above it is really no longer useable at this water level. The silver lining is that we were able to place new rock on the left side to control erosion when the lake is up. Over the last two years we have had numerous trailers backing down fall off into the eroded areas and bottom out. Hopefully this will prevent this. We are also investigating preventative erosion measures on the right side of the ramp to curtail future loss of the slope which has been considerable over the years.

Aluffo Road – We have entered into a contract with Frederick’ s paving to do major work on the shoulders of the road which are seriously deteriorated. This is a 3 year plan to bring the road back into condition which should give us another 5 years before eventually having to start re-pave the entire road. This year will be mainly shoulder and patching work starting at the Point and working back, and sealing 1/3 of the road. The next 2 years will be for an additional 1/3 of the road each year. When we receive it, we will send out the dates and areas that are being impacted by the work.

Docks – most docks are dry this year as you can expect. But that dry settling can cause damage. If you have a dry dock you need to inspect it and do repairs if needed before it floats again. Properly maintained safe docks are a requirement to have a dock moored on the Point. Also, Monterey County is in the process of writing and issuing a new dock ordnance. We have not seen a draft but after attending some of their committee meetings it appears they want to up the enforcement on quality of docks and proper anchoring. They have also sent out a letter to all dock permit holders stating if your dock was not floating 1 Apr you do not have to pay for a permit. However, if it floats anytime before 31 Mar 2015 you owe the entire 2014 permit fee.

Fire – the burn season ended 1 May and Cal Fire is about to man the Las Tablas CDF station. This is a new crew with most unfamiliar with the area. They have been out and we have been orienting them to the RDR community. Although not much, we did receive some Apr rain which has made the weeds take off. Weed control will be important very soon. Please do it before 10 AM and ensure you have the required spark arrestor. The two fire tanks at Oganesian’s and Bullard’s are good to go. The RDR water truck will be ready by 15 May.

Mussel Program – nothing has changed to this year’s 21 day inspection requirement other than inspectors must mail in a copy of the inspection form so the county can track all boats who have been inspected on Lake Nacimiento. Chuck Enterline, our mussel coordinator, is collecting the forms and mailing them in for us. This is a result of the infestation at Lake Piru. The goal is a statewide database that can track CF numbers from infested lakes in the last 30 days and provide it to inspectors statewide. If you have been in an infested lake in the last 30 days inspectors are prohibited from inspecting you and giving you a certification form. Some lakes have gone to the extreme. Lake Cachuma now requires that you bring your boat there, have it inspected and then they impound it in their yard for 30 days before you can launch it there. These type of drastic measures are being discussed by Monterey and SLO counties.

Point and Launch Ramp locks – The lock and keys have been changed. If you paid your dues and returned you signed CUP you should have received your new keys. If you need to pay your dues you can still mail in your form and CUP, pay at the Memorial Day general meeting or contact Leo Kennedy or Don Bullard. Also, new security cameras have been placed on the main RDR gate. They can now read license plate numbers and see individuals using the key pad.

Trespassing – The cattle leasee across Towne Creek on Gage Irving Rd has complained to the county about people driving ATV’s on his lease. The county has sided with him and has plans to increase trespassing enforcement. They have already installed a new sign before the lower crossing. Also, with the low water we anticipate there will be an increase in ATV usage instead of boating. Except for the main roads, which are right of way easements, all property that is dry is either private or Monterey county owned. ATVs are required to stay on the right of way easements or their own private property. Off road on the dry lake side can cause future severe erosion when the rain does come.

Memorial Day Weekend – the RDR annual general meeting will be held Sun, 25 May at Lobo’s on Whispering Pines Ln at 9 AM. Bring a chair. You will get an update from the Board committee chairmen, a review of our financial plan, a chance to provide the Board direction for the up coming year, and to vote for 3 new Board members. Don Bullard, Chuck Enterline and Louise Oganesian’ terms expire. We need your attendance to help us with the Board’s future work and decisions.
Because of the low water there will be no restrictions or passes for the Point other than the normal, no Motorhomes, RVs or trailers parked on the Point during the weekend.There will be no security. There will be no mussel inspection stations set up but there will be volunteer inspectors’ numbers on the white board by the Point gate. All RDR rules and regulations will remain in effect. Both gates must remained locked when not in use. There will be only one porta-pottie. Please take all trash with you when you leave.

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the Board at RDRBOARD@gmail.com. See you at the general meeting, Sun, May 25, at 9 AM.

RDR Board

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Winter Update 2014

Dear RDR Members,

As we open the New Year so far it does not look good for our lake. The current elevation is approximately 725, with the top of the dam and our launch ramp around 800ft. We are basically out of launch ramp. Small fishing boats with 4 wheel drive vehicle can still be launched but that is about it. We have had only about 1/2 inch of rain since 1 October 2013, the beginning of the rain season. No large storms are forecasted in the next 10 days. The lake release is at the minimum of 60 CFS but the water is still going down with nothing coming in. Lake San Antonio is below minimum pool and there is no launching of boats. We will need numerous good storms with a lot of rain between now and April if the lake is going to be useable this coming season. Pray for another “miracle March” as we had a few years back.

Nacimiento Regional Water Management Advisory Council (NRWMAC) -. This organization has been around for awhile and Norm Flowers was active in it. RDR now has a member on the Board. The purpose of the organization is coordinate with county and state organizations that impact decisions about Nacimiento’s water release and put forth recommendations to preserve the lake. The Council is made up of representatives from participating communities and private owners around the lake. They also interface with the state and county’s mussel program leaders.

Docks – those owners that have a dock on the point are reminded to send a request to the board, with required paperwork, to continue to moor their dock for the coming year. Dock approval is on a yearly basis by the Board. Docks must be kept in good condition and moored properly. The request should be received by the Board by 15 Feb, 2014, so that permission forms required to register with Monterey County can be mailed out the beginning of March.

If we do get the much needed rain owners must be ready to tend to their docks as rapidly rising water can set a dock free or have it become a navigational hazard.

The group heading up the co-op dock is moving forward with their request to Monterey County to gain permission to moor their dock on the Point. The Board has given preliminary approval to the group awaiting the County’s decision and comments, final location definition and final structural plans.

Launch Ramp – many thanks to Bob Boals and Jerry Reese who worked hard with their equipment to add rock along the left side of the ramp on the curve. This will help with erosion and help control the drop off where some trailers bottomed out last year. More rock will be added to the ramp in the future.

Aluffo Road – Depending on the rain, major work is being planned for the road from the launch ramp up around the big curve. The road has many widening cracks and there is shoulder deterioration. The work will most likely cause road closure to the launch ramp for short periods of time. When we have a schedule of closures we will send out an email to all owners.

2014 Dues – This year’s dues will again be due 1 April 2015. The notice will be sent out in Feb. Please ensure we have your proper mailing address. The dues for this year will again be $425, $300 for RDR and $125 direct pass through for SNRA dues.

Mussel Inspection Program – The required 21 day current mussel inspection certification is still in effect for all boats to launch. There is some confusion with the state CF license sticker as it came with an addition sticker for the mussel program. That sticker only means you paid your fee to support the State’s mussel program. It does not relieve the requirement for the current 21 day certification be in your boat when on the water. The inspection is community and launch ramp specific. You cannot leave the community and launch elsewhere even with a current certification unless your boat and trailer have been banded.

We highly encourage all RDR members who store their boats on their property to sign up for the Resident Program. You go on SLO County website and fill out the application, submit the required paperwork. Once accepted you will be notified of a mussel awareness class you must attend to receive your Resident sticker. With the sticker you are no longer required to have 21 day inspections. If you must take your boat in for service it can be banded and as long as it is intact when you return your sticker for no inspections is still valid. One of our mussel inspectors can do the banding and validation. We really need as many people to sign up for this as possible as we have had an enormous burden on our volunteer inspectors last season. We even had some boats launch without the certification because they said they could not find an inspector. Not only do they risk a $2000 fine but more importantly they risk having our launch ramp closed. As stated in RDR rules and regulations members are fully responsible for ensuring their guests have a valid certification prior to using the RDR launch ramp.

Bad News. Recently lake Piru in Ventura County was found to have a quagga mussel infestation. They had an active mussel inspection and banding program at the public ramps. We don’t think they have any private ramps. The county and state are still deciding what to do including maybe closing the lake. It has also been rumored that because of this Lake Cachuma may be considering re-instituting their 14 day quarantine. That will mean you must have your boat inspected, banded and stored at their site for 2 weeks before you can launch. Pretty drastic but it is an example of how serious the problem is and what steps counties and the state may take. For lake Nacimiento the county and state mussel coordinators are developing a response plan if mussels are found. It is unknown at this time what that plan is but it could include some of these measures. NRWMAC is working with them and will let us know when the plan is put out.

Fire – RDR remains in a severe fire hazard area with the lack of rain. Even small camp fires can pose a real risk as was evidence in the Glendora fire. SLO County is not issuing any private burn permits at this time. They do issue special Ag burn permits but they do not apply to RDR. There should be absolutely no burning within the confines of RDR at this time.

Meeting Minutes, 2013

SLO Running Deer Ranch Co, Inc
2013 General Membership Meeting
May 26, 2013
Lobo’s

Call to Order; The meeting was called to order by Pres. Don Bullard at 9;00am followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Don addressed the membership indicated the meeting should last between an hour and hour and half. He indicated we would be following the agenda and there would be a time at the end to discuss any matters.

Roll Call; Sec. Chuck Enterline had board members indicate their presence. There was 100% attendance by the current RDR board. Owners introduced themselves.
Chuck gave a record of board members attendance at the 8 meetings. 6 of the 8 had 100% attendance and 2 had 71%. That is an excellent record.

Presidents Opening Remarks; The purpose of our SLO Running Deer Ranch, Co, Inc. is two fold. 1-The oversight of the point easement 2- added in was the maintenance of Aluffo Rd. It is also the RDR board’s responsibility to insure the rules and regulations voted by the membership are followed, as well as oversight for spending our money. 90% of our dues goes to Aluffo Rd maintenance. We continue to look for potential and feasible improvements such as the wave attenuating devices, ramp improvements and community development at the point. Don indicated we are NOT a homeowners or any kind of group association.
There is a crisis going on over the Mussel issue we must and are addressing. Running Deer had been placed on a “HIGH RISK” by having an uncontrolled launch ramp. This had the potential to have the state actually close our ramp. Since then, we installed a locked gate on our ramp, updated a non-duplicate key system and Robin Dickerson (Calif. state Mussel Project Specialist ) since them removed us from this “HIGH RISK” status. A new issue is emerging whereby some Running Deer owners (or guests) with proper keys are launching without proper mussel permits. This puts back on a “threat” level because IF the state finds out people are launching their boats from the Running Deer ramp, without permits, they could close us down. There is a $2000. fine associated with being on the lake without a proper permit.

Chuck Enterline attended a NRWMAC meeting in Paso at the beginning of May. Chuck reported to the membership updates; Some value piece broke in our dam forcing them to shut down the huge release schedule they HAD planned…NEW release schedule keeps plenty of water in the lake all summer and the RDR ramp will be usable until maybe 2nd week in SEPT…(based on current the current status)In one other matter there is a proposal to build a pipeline from Naci to San Antonio sending excess water from Naci to San Antonio. San Antonio holds 3 times the water Naci does and excess water is just dumped out the dam here. This could manage plenty of water for BOTH lakes even in times of drought. NRWMAC is hoping for funding from farmers or some source.

THANKS;
The following people were thanked by Don and the board for their contributions;
-John Swift for the 400 gallon fire truck
-Bob Boals for 1 of the 2 concrete tables now at the point including pick up, transport and delivery (the other one was purchased by our funds)
-Mark Draganchuk for a donation of a brand new high quality HD camera for our main front gate (also thanks to Jerry Ahrens and Carl Steinkraus for installation AND maintenance)
-Jessie Felgenhauer for use of his property during Memorial weekend for parking
-Kelly Lobo for assisting in the research and purchasing of the 5mph bouys helping protect our ramp.

Treasure’s Report (2013 Financial Report) Louise Oganesian, our treasurer distributed and reviewed the SLO County RDR Financial report for 2013-2014 (see attached).   She stated the goal this past fiscal year was to make us “Non-Profit” Compliant with IRS & State laws.   She is working with the Accountant for proper filing of the 2012-2013 taxes due later this summer.  Our previous years taxes had been filed as a Non Profit HOA (HomeOwners Association) which we are NOT an HOA per our Articles of Incorporation.  So, to comply with “non-profit” regulations and reduce bank fees, the board voted to make bank changes.  RDR now holds 2 seperate accounts at RABObank.  A Checking Account for Current Year operating expenditures and  a Savings Account for ALL Reserve Accounts.  She explained, that the proposed balanced budget was the Operating Budget for fiscal year 2013 – 2014 (aka Checking Account).  That page 2 showed  ALL the current balances in the Reserve Funds (aka Savings Account),  and what we propose to transfer into the SAVINGS ACCOUNT per previous boards mandated formula for allocation of reserves.  She further explained that the current Board voted, that all funds not spent by fiscal year-end are to be transferred to the the ALUFFO Road Capital Expenditure reserve fund.  The Board’s reasoning being that Aluffo Road includes the Launch Ramp (as it is technically the end of Aluffo Road) and this road/ramp will need some major maintenance in the upcoming years as would be discussed later in the meeting. (see attached).
She indicated the state wants to call us home owners, but we are a non-profit organization. 87% of our funds goes to Aluffo maintenance.
MOTION; Chuck Enterline made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report as stated and in print, there was second and it passed with no “nays”. 26 voted YES

Committee Chairman Reports and Discussion;
—Point/Roads; Don reported the point was in good shape and we have been working on squirrel holes. The roads are in good shape, but the shoulders have little base and with heavy boats, equipment there will be damage. Eventually we wil need to finish crack sealing. We could have issues if we face a heavy rain year. As the water lowers, we will be inspecting our ramp and looking at various methods to reduce erosion there. Heavier boats are making larger waves.
MOTION; Leo Kennedy moved we keep our RDR dues at the same level as last year, there was second and it passed with no “NAYS” (27 votes YES)
—Docks; Jessie Felgenhauer reported a 150’ distance must be maintained from our ramp to the nearest dock. Additional docks at this time are in question. Dock owners need to police themselves.
—Master Plan; Bob Boals reported he looked into wave-attenuating devices with a 300’ wake barrier. Both were to expensive to consider. Oak Shores pulled their telephone poles out they were using as there may be some issue with the creosote in the poles impact on the lake. Two new cement tables are now at the point. They cost $800. each and Bob provided pick up, transport and delivery. The Co-OP dock is still in the works. There are still spots available. Please contact Wayne Woodward. Don Bullard also pointed out there has been no formal proposal to the board yet for this project.
—Fire Tanks/Call Tree Chuck reported our fire wagon at the Oganesian’s had been filled with water and ran. It was operating fine and some algae build up needed still to be dealt with. Don cautioned members that June 15 was the last day for fire permits. Open fires with the wind could easily get out of control. Leo reported the emergency call list is online and there are some issues with getting it printed from that source.
—Main Gate and Point Keys Jerry reported the main gate belongs to Running Deer, but the open mechanism is paid for by SNRA. A new back power system is operational now. If the gate fails to function, remove the two crank handles and open the gate. Call either Jerry Ahrens (239-0367) or Carl Steinkraus (237-1182). Use your gate key for Gage Irving gate.
—SNRA Report Leo wanted to thank Jerry Ahrens and Carl Steinkraus for their time as SNRA representatives. On this side of the creek, their has been considerable maintenance, weed spraying, emergency tree cleanup. We are in the third year of a three year plan. Completing of the chip and seal will be soon. For 2014 the plan is to chip and seal from the Oganesians to Aluffo.
—Mussel Inspections /Website/Correspondence Chuck reported on a new form being used this year, but the 2012 form is still acceptable. Members are encouraged to consider the annual pass of the resident program.. For information, go to; http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/Assets/PW/NacProject/Mussels/ResidentVesselProgram_2012.pdf
or
http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/PW/NacWP/Quagga-Zebra_Mussel_Info.htm

Chuck reported we get more SPAM than letters on our e-mail.

Request of Join RDR and need for Bylaw Change…Discussion on Member Request to Acquire the Point; Don pointed out that to allow a person to join the RDR membership outside the By Laws APN numbers, required a 30 day notice and a vote to change the By Laws. UNKNOWN (Correction needed) addressed the membership and formally asked if he and Brian McCardy (a 3 family ownership) be able to join. He is located behind the RDR gate, but due to some technicalities, when the RDR ranch was sold and divided into parcels, his area was not sold yet, thus his area was left out of the APN numbers we have in our by-laws. Don pointed out the pros (another dues paying member) and the cons (need to change our by-laws which require a 66% YES) to accepting his offer.
Motion; Joanne Russell moved we accept his request and add the appropriate APN numbers to our By-Laws as well as any necessary documents to Jesse Felgenhauer. Motion carried with no “NAYS” (27 YES)
OPEN DISCUSSION; Jesse discussed the proposal to sell the point to the membership and concluded it was virtually impossible. There is a chance it could have been done years ago, but not now. It is neither fiscally or formally feasible.

Don thanked past President Mike Brannon for his help with the board this past year. A special thanks to Louise Oganesian for her countless hours and commitment to assuring our compliance with the State of California. All the board’s efforts are of a volunteer nature.
Also, Leo Kennedy for his many contributions helping Louise.

Replacement of 3 RDR Board of Directors; Kelly Lobo, Jessie Felgenhauer and Jerry Ford terms expire. They can be re-elected. Kelly Lobo, Jessie Felgenhauer were re-elected with 27 votes YES, no NAYS and Jerry Reese was elected with 27 votes;

2013-1014 RDR BOARD;

Don Bullard…………..President
Bob Boals……………..Vice-President
Chuck Enterlinie…… Sec.
Louise Oganesian…. Tres.
Kelly Lobo…………… Board Member
Jerry Reese…………. Board Member
Jess Felgenhauer…….Board Member
Leo Kennedy/Carl Steinkraus… SNRA Reps

Meeting Minutes, 2012

San Luis Obispo County Running Deer Ranch Company, Inc.

Annual General Membership Meeting

Minutes

27 May 2012

Lobo’s Place, 9 AM

Called to Order: 9:10AM

Roll Call

Board Members Present: Absent:

Woodard, Wayne- Vice President Brannon, Mike – President
Bullard, Don- Secretary
Kennedy, Leo- Treasurer
Felgenhauer, Jessie- Director
Ford, Jerry- Director
Lobo, Kelly- Director
Steinkraus, Carl- SNRA Rep
President’s Opening Remarks – Don Bullard (for Mike Brannon)

Message from Don about Mike Brannon and the loss of his brother, Mark, followed by a moment of silence in his honor
Thank you to all Board members expressed by Don
A thank you to the “stalwarts” that live permanently in RDR for all their help.
A call for action regarding the need for more owners to get involved
A message from Don about the importance of the Mussel Inspection issue and the need for swift action by the Board on this matter as we go forward.
Secretary’s Report – Don Bullard

During the past year the Board of Directors has had a 94% attendance at theBboard meetings.
7 meetings held
Minutes and action items are posted on the Web-site
Also raised the importance of using the RDRboard@gmail.com address to make contact with the Board.
Self -Introduction of RDR Owners – All

Treasurer’s Report – Leo Kennedy

The proposed 2012 budget line item detail review was explained by Leo Kennedy
Vote was taken to approve the 2012 budget as submitted
Motion raised by Chuck Enterline, seconded by Kelly Lobo
Vote results 32-0
Approved
Vote to approve the 2013 Dues as submitted ($300.00 + SNRA required assessment)
Motion raised by Carl Steinkraus, seconded by Louise Oganesian
Vote results 32-0
Approved
Committee Reports

Point and Roads – Don Bullard
Easter Weekend work party was a huge success again this year. Point was cleaned up, Road work patching was done. Made a big difference and was fun for everyone! This will be an annual event
On the Point the downed tree on the south end was pulled out and burned.
Fredrick’s paving is scheduled for crack repairs on the road and several problem areas were marked in advance.
New base was donated by Larry Brannon and used on the Point turnarounds
New signs were posted – Someone raised a concern that the letter erring was very small and should be revisited – Don agreed to look into what could be done.
Squirrels are an issue and while we are baiting traps now as an approach to mitigate this challenge, the worry is will it be enough. New board will need to evaluate and take action as required.
Owner John Swift recommended investigating the: squirrel –a- nater: as a trap instead of the poison baits.
Jerry Ford agreed to follow up
Docks – Jessie Felgenhauer
Private dock management was raised; Jessie wants the Dock owners to form a sub group to manage themselves more effectively. He asked those dock owners at the meeting to meet separately after the meeting
Jessie raised the need for the multi-user “community” dock concept as critical
We have 100% compliance with Insurance needs
CDF and Fire – Leo Kennedy
Review of the Fire Tree was discussed
Members were notified where the key for the Ford truck used for the Saller’s Hill fire wagon is located
Request from CDF is to make sure you have BIG letters and numbers on your house signs to make it easier for CDF to find your address in case of fire. Check out web-site for more details
Leo discussed the CDF feedback on helping to fight local fires. They ask that you be prepared if you get involved. Don’t become a victim or get hurt if you help out as this becomes the priority and not the fire. Again, go to the web-site for more details.
The lock on the fire road Gage Irving Rd was reported as cut. RDR Board will investigate
SNRA Report – Carl Steinkraus
Lots of new improvements have been completed recently including some chip sealing throughout the SNRA road system. There is a breakfast meeting June 8th for the SNRA general meeting, everyone is welcome.
Website/Email – Don Bullard
RDRboard@gmail.com is a very important email address for everyone to have
Request to membership to keep the RDR board up to date with your email addresses
The RDRboard@gmail.com address can be used to get questions answered and to even post comments to the general membership. It was noted that no anonymous email questions or comments will never be posted.
People were reminded that the South Nacimiento Shore Owners (http://lakenacimientosouthshorearea.com/) is the home of the RDR web-site
Fran Heydari has agreed to take over management of the website for RDR
“Regular mail” letters are still always welcome as a form of communication
Master Plan for the Point – Wayne Woodard
Throughout the last year we had 2 formal meetings and several small meetings and board discussions about the master plan for the Point
Some practical realities were highlighted in this process
The dock situation at the Point is not scalable or sustainable
Only a small number of owners can truly use the Point due to the docks that are parked there and as the water goes down it will only get worse.
There is no longer even a place for owners to moor a boat to safely and properly load people on to their boat.
Due to wakes and wind the launch ramp can be challenging
Wayne proposed to the general meeting that we consider two important projects this coming year
A boom system at the launch ramp to protect the ramp from wakes for safer launch operations
The development of a privately funded multi- owner dock that could be allowed at the Point. Quotes and some details were discussed including some preliminary pricing to owners.
People who were interested provided contact information to Wayne Woodard who will organize the steps in this process.
There was interest raised that the RDR Board might consider the option of purchasing a slip for community use on the dock. That will be taken up by the Board.
A vote was taken in favor of moving forward with the boom project at the ramp as soon as practical. The vote was 30-0 in favor
A second vote was taken in support of close coordination between this privately funded group on this dock and the RDR Board. Like all other docks, this dock will need to be formally approved by the RDR Board before anything is done. It was agreed that the RDR Board will stay very active in this project. It was agreed that the board could consider up to 2 slips on this dock. The vote was 30-0 in favor
Results of the Bylaws Changes Ballot – Don Bullard

70 votes cast
2 were invalidated as dues were not paid
68 eligible
58 YES in favor
11 NO in opposition
Bylaws changes passed
Comments
Chuck Enterline expressed opposition to these changes
He wanted more face to face discussion on these matters before a vote.
( Don Bullard noted that the procedure defined in the our bylaws was followed exactly as required)
He mentioned concerns with the Ingress/Egress easement section as it applies to RDR 2 & # owners and that these right could be terminated by the Board
(Don Bullard responded to several of Chuck’s points)
He mentioned concerns that members could be eliminated or lose privileges from the Board with no definable criteria and without a general membership vote
No proposed solution were made
Nancy Brownell expressed concern with the balance of making everyone happy with getting more open discussion and moving forward in a timely manner
Don Bullard proposed that the Board in the future send out important issues to all RDR owners for 30 days for comment. The Board would take those comments into consideration before any final decision or mail-out ballots were made. There was general agreement by the membership that this was a good idea.
Mussel Inspections – Chuck Enterline

There were several documents available on the information table for people at the meeting to take and read
The Board needs to submit an application to the county for the Resident annual inspection program approval for RDR owners.
There will be several steps to follow for RDR owners that want these resident annual approvals
A motion to direct the Board to pass the required resolution was raised by Chuck Enterline, seconded and passed 32-0
Allufo Road Gate Proposal – Mike Brannon (via Don Bullard)

A proposal was circulated and reviewed at the meeting to consider a new gate somewhere on Allufo road to better protect the RDR members’ asset and the launch ramp from unlawful use. This has become especially important with the current situation regarding compliance with mussel inspections.
It was noted that RDR is the only association with a community ramp that is not gated behind the RDR gate
RDR has been flagged as an “at-risk” ramp and our response is important to maintaining the ramp access.
Funding is available from current reserves
The Board’s proposal should be attached electronically and sent to all RDR owners for comment
Discussion
Concern over maintenance was raised
Liability insurance
Location
Solar or electric?
Inconvenience to owners inside the gate
Vote was taken to proceed 32-0 in favor of moving forward with securing the launch ramp
New board will take this feedback and get on this project right away.
Open Discussion – General

Brian McCarty representing 3 new owners of the old Bill Irving property adjacent to RDR 2 properties addressed the group requesting admission into the RDR association. They are currently SNRA members behind the RDR gate and want to be members in good standing in RDR. Question of how to add them was raised. Don Bullard asked them to submit a formal request letter to the Board and it was agreed that the new Board will a way to see if they can be admitted.
New Board Member Elections – Don Bullard

4 current Board Members’ terms expire this year. The following people were nominated to fill the vacancies and were accepted:
Vote results
Don Bullard 27-0 in favor
Chuck Enterline 27-0 in favor
Bob Boals 27-0 in favor
Louise Oganesian 27-0 in favor
Adjournment – Don Bullard

The 2012 annual RDR membership meeting was adjourned at 11:17 AM

Post Annual Meeting Board Meeting – New Board Members

-The following officers were elected by the new Board

Don Bullard – President

Jerry Ford – Vice President

Chuck Enterline – Secretary

Louise Oganesian – Treasurer

Kelly Lobo – Director

Jessie Felgenhauer – Director

Bob Boals – Director

Carl Steinkraus – SNRS Rep (non-voting member)

Leo Kennedy – SNRA Rep (no-voting member)

Mike Brannon – Past President (non-voting member)

-The Board passed the required SLO County resolution to enter RDR in the Resident Mussel Inspection Program. Chuck Enterline will file it with the county.

-The Board set 16 June 2012 at Don Bullard’s for the next RDR Board meeting

Minutes Submitted:

Don Bullard, RDR Board Secretary

Mussel Prevention Reminder

To all the valued screeners:

As another Memorial day approaches, it marks the beginning of another boating season for many.  The mussel prevention program is now entering its fourth year.  Lake Nacimiento continues to be mussel-free thanks mostly to the volunteer screeners like you.

REMEMBER AS ALWAYS CLEAN, DRAIN AND DRY

ALL VESSELS REQUIRE A VALID VESSEL SCREENING PERMIT PRIOR TO LAUNCH, EXCEPT THOSE VESSEL IN THE RESIDENT VESSEL PROGRAM.

Not much has changed with the 2013 program from last year.

  • There is a new form but the old forms are still being accepted until they run  out.  If you need more forms please contact your mussel coordinator or San Luis Obispo County.
  • The Resident Vessel Program is in full swing with 5 ramps participating.  They do not need to complete a vessel screening permit.  These boats will need to be banded prior to leaving the community for maintenance or repairs.  Check with your mussel coordinator for bands and protocol for banding vessels prior to community departure.
  • Monterey County and San Luis Obispo Counties have added banding programs for both public and private ramps.  These bands may show up at your ramp.  Talk with your community mussel coordinator regarding banding protocols for your community.  See attached screener refresher packet for more information.
  • Recertification for Level I screeners is now being provided.  Recertification is every three years.  Those certified in 2010 will need to be recertified this year.  Next class is June 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the Cal Shasta Club House.   Please contact me at rdickerson@tjcross.com or 661-831-8782  Ext. 217 if interested in attending.  Future classes will be scheduled.

Handy Contacts

Websites

Phone Numbers

  • Mussel Prevention Hotline (805) 788-6006
  • Ranger Station   (805) 472-2311

If you should have any questions or need additional information please contact one of the following:
Misty Pontes (805) 788-2387
Kari Heaberlin (805) 781-5117

As always thank you for your continued support.

Have a safe and mussel-free Memorial Day Weekend.

Robin S. Dickerson, PE
Project Specialist
TJCross Engineers
200 New Stine Road, Suite 270
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(o) 661-831-8782 Ext. 217
(c) 661-364-5523

Memorial Day 2013

SLO County Running Deer Ranch Company, Inc.
Spring Update
Memorial Day Weekend
May 2013

The Lake – Given the below normal rain amount we received this year the lake is below the last 2 years’ mark at the beginning of this season. The water level reached its peak in April and is now on its way down. The lake release has varied considerably over the last few weeks. The Nacimiento Regional Water Management Advisory Council (NRWMAC) had initially indicated the lake would be lowered to a very low level to repair a dam pipeline issue. Recently, RDR became a member of the council and at last meeting, which Chuck Enterline attended, they said the repair had been delayed due to a parts issue and we should have water to launch boats until September. But this can always be adjusted if there are new developments. Currently there is approximately 200 linear feet of launch ramp under water. The Towne Creek Island across from the launch is only about 3 feet underwater and the first hazard buoys are on the surface so please be careful in that area.

Aluffo Rd and the Point – Aluffo Rd has had a lot of work done the past year with patching and crack sealing. There is more to be done this season, concentrating on finishing the crack sealing and patching shoulder areas that are deteriorating. We are planning for a major chip and sealing in the next 2 years and we are putting funds in the budget reserve to accommodate the future required work. This will be a major project to add material to the road to give us another 6-7 years.
The Easter weekend Point work Party was a huge success again. Thanks so much for all who could attend as we accomplished a lot. We did a lot of road patching and squirrel hole abatement as well as cleaning debris from Point, trimming trees and raking leaves. This annual event has proven to help us get ready for the season and we need all members who can make it to attend. Special thanks to Louise Oganesian and Jerry Ahrens for fixing the great Tri-Tip Launch.
The Board voted to purchase No Wake Buoys to be placed 200 feet from the launch to help with safety for boats launching and to curb wake erosion to the ramp.
The Board also purchased a concrete picnic table for the Point. The Bob Boals family also donated one. We thank them so much for making the purchase and doing the delivery. These will be lasting improvements to the Point.
Please help keep the Point and Launch Ramp gates locked. This not only helps ensure that only members and authorized guests are allowed, it helps reduce our risk of a mussel certification violation which possibly foster the closure of our ramp. The new locks with non-duplicable keys has been another security improvement which will help with both issues

Docks – All members that currently have a dock on the Point must have a permission form from the RDR Board to receive their Monterey County permit. To receive the form they must have paid their dues and provided the dock chairman a copy of their liability insurance. Members desiring a new dock on the Point must submit a formal request to the Board for approval before placing a dock. The request must include the requested location of the dock on the Point. All docks owners must ensure their docks are moored property and do not become a navigational hazard or damage other owner’s docks.
Note: No docks may be moored closer than 150 feet to the right side of the launch ramp at the water’s edge.

Fire – The fire season is on us very early. Las Tablas fire station was manned a month earlier than normal, even though they were called away for the Camarillo fire. With the lack of rain the weeds are already high and brown. Good weed abatement is a must, but you must ensure you have a spark arrestor on your equipment and that you do weed eating very early in the morning. Cal Fire will be making inspections and issue citations if proper weed clearance is not maintained. Open fires are not allowed and BBQs should be closely monitored, especially if it is windy. This is a VERY serious concern this year so all owners/members must be very vigilant.

SNRA – SNRA has contracted a lot of work recently on Gage Irving Rd and Running Deer Road and it will continue throughout the season. They have been doing tree trimming, patching and crack sealing. Pleas obey the caution and detour signs.

Mussel Inspections – The county inspection program remains the same this year. You MUST have a current inspection certificate within the last 21 days on every watercraft to be on the lake. Failure to do so risks a $2000 fine. This is now a California state law. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A CUURENT INSPECTION CERTIFICATE YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE THE RDR LAUNCH RAMP. You should have received an email a couple of months ago giving the information to register for the Resident Program. For those members who never take their watercraft outside of the RDR main gate this gives you a yearly pass with only one inspection. We highly recommend members register and go to the required, class as volunteer inspectors for every 21 day certifications are becoming sparse.

RDR General Membership Meeting
Memorial Day Rules and Regulations

General Membership Annual Meeting – The 2013 annual meeting will be held for all members at 9 AM on Sunday, 26 May, at Lobo’s Place on Whispering Pine Ln. We request all members to make an effort to attend so that you may give direction to the RDR Board for their actions over the next year. This meeting is your say on what is going on and what is to be done in the future. We promise to keep it orderly and as short as possible. The annual budget and 2014 dues will be voted for approval at the meeting. Your will receive committee chairman updates, and be able to voice your inputs, concerns and desires for future improvements. We will also be electing 3 new Board members. Jerry Ford, Jessie Felgenhauer, and Kelly Lobo’s terms expire. We need volunteers to help on the Board to keep RDR a place we can all enjoy.

Memorial Day Restrictions – As in the past 2 years, there will be specific restrictions for the Point and Launch Ramp for the entire weekend. Security will be on duty Friday through Sunday. If you have not paid your dues and DO NOT have your keys you will not be allowed access to the Point or launch ramp. If you paid your dues but did not sign and return the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) your access will also be denied. The security guard will only allow access to those that can present a valid RDR stamped non-duplicable key. Each owner will be provided with 2 Point parking passes on presentation of their key. The owner/member must be present to present their key to receive their passes. Their key number will be recorded on the pass. The pass must be displayed on the dashboard when parking on the Point. The key or pass may be used to show security use the launch ramp. No pass or key, no parking or launching!

There will also be parking available at Jessie Felgenhauer’s property, where marked for parking, next to the Point for members’ trailers and guest vehicles. When you register with security to get your Point passes with your key, he will give up to 3 guest/trailer passes to park at Jessie’s. The member’s key number must be on the pass as well as a contact phone number. Trailers may be left overnight, but vehicles must be removed by sunset. Vehicles left over night will be subject to being towed at the owners’/RDR members’ expense. Jessie is providing this as a very generous privilege for RDR members and their guests so please don’t abuse it.

Courtesy mussel inspection will be available on Friday at the Point from 3-6PM or on Saturday at Aloffo Rd and Las Tablas intersection from 8 AM-12 PM. You must be a member in good standing to receive the courtesy inspection and certification. Guests will be required to provide a member’s key number or property address or both. They will also be asked to donate $5 per inspection to help with the upkeep of the launch ramp. Water craft that do not have a current valid inspection certification will not be allowed past the Aluffo Rd / Las Tablas intersection.

Volunteer mussel inspectors will also post their phone numbers at the POINT.

Per RDR Bylaws, guests must be accompanied by a member on the Point at all times. If the member is not on the Point guests will be turned away. Drop off of guestS on the Point will be allowed if the member is present but the vehicle must leave immediate after drop off.

There will be no parking of trailers or RV vehicles on the Point throughout the weekend.

2 wheeled motor cycles will not be allowed on the Point for the weekend.

Golf carts, utility vehicles, 4 tracks counts as a vehicle and must have a Point pass.

No open fires on the Point.

The last 2 years, the above rules have made the Point safer and more enjoyable for all members. Remember!! Owners and members are fully responsible for their guests’ actions and conduct. Violation of RDR rules and regulations by guests or members will result in the RDR BoarD holding them accountable. This could result of revocation of good standing membership. (See Bylaws).

Have a good weekend, RDR Board
Don Bullard, President