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Meeting Agenda- August 19, 2013

BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA
Monday, August 19, 2013
Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board Room
15959 E. Gale Ave., City of Industry, CA 91745

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

ROLL CALL: Jeff Yann, Secretary
John Eckman Joan Licari Mike Williams
Maury Edwards Jeffrey Lin Jeff Yann
Chris Kakimi Brent Palmer Adria Ybarra
Sandy Keat Lucy Pedregon Hanny Zamora

APPROVE MEETING MINUTES: Jeff Yann, Secretary

TREASURER’S REPORT: Chris Kakimi, Treas.

LAW ENFORCEMENT UPDATE: Highway Patrol Officer Al Perez
Town Sheriff Sheriff Brian Sanford

PROGRAM:

COMMUNITY REPORTS: Field Deputy – 39th Congressional Dist. Laura Kung
Field Deputy – 30th State Senate Dist. Claudia Cruz
Field Deputy – 57th Assembly Dist. Lerna Shirinian
Field Deputy – 4th Supervisorial Dist. Dickie Simmons
Hacienda Heights Librarian Amy Boteilho

OLD BUSINESS:

NEW BUSINESS:
Fundraisng Committee Report Jeff Yann
COMMITTEE REPORTS:
• Code Enforcement Brent Palmer
• Community Relations Sandy Keat
• Environmental Jeff Yann
• Membership Adria Ybarra
• Newsletter John Eckman
• Parks & Recreation Maury Edwards
• Programs & Website Chris Kakimi
• Public Relations Mike Williams
• Public Safety & Health Lucy Pedregon
• Streets & Highways Jeffrey Lin
• Water & Utility Services Joan Licari
• Zoning Hanny Zamora

PRESIDENT’S REPORT:

PUBLIC INPUT:

ADJOURNMENT

NOTES: Next Meeting – Monday, September 16, 2013 – 7:00 PM – HLPUSD Board Room
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Meeting Minutes- August 19, 2013

The Hacienda Heights Improvement Association

Meeting Minutes
August 19, 2013

LOCATION: Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, 15959 E. Gale Ave., Industry, CA
MEETING STARTED: 7:00 PM
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIENCE: The Pledge was led by Maury Edwards
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
John Eckman, Maury Edwards, Chris Kakimi, Sandy Keat, Jeffrey Lin, Brent Palmer, Lucy Pedregon, Mike Williams, Jeff Yann, Hanny Zamora
MINUTES: Minutes of the July 15, 2013 meeting were approved unanimously on motion by Maury Edwards, seconded by Chris Kakimi.
TREASURER’s REPORT: Expenditures of $242.40 were recorded for activities associated with Jim Davis Beautification Day and payment to the County for Taste of the Heights. Additional receipts from Taste of the Heights and interest, as well as cancellation of a check for newsletter printing in the amount of $193.86 resulted in additions of $244.15 producing an account balance of $6,735.44. The check for printing will be reissued.
LAW ENFORCEMENT UPDATE:
Town Sheriff Brian Sanford reported that burglaries are down this year. He continues to encourage Neighborhood Watch programs. More effort is being placed on identifying taggers. Dickie Simmons stated that Supervisor Knabe pays for graffiti removal at any time day or night.
Hacienda Heights resident Ted Chang, along with a large group of his neighbors, reported on excessive partying by one of his neighbors on Ember Glen Ave., with loud music, profane language and excessive disturbance on a nearly daily basis. The group was directed to Sheriff Sanford and told to call the Sheriff’s station for each occurrence, regardless of frequency.
PROGRAM: Dickie Simmons introduced Steve Jareb and Ai-Viet Huynh from the LA County Department of Regional Planning who provide zoning enforcement in Hacienda Heights. Ms Huynh has principal responsibility for correcting code violations and should be contacted when such conditions are observed. Enforcement of trash can storage is handled by Public Works.
COMMUNITY REPORTS
Laura Kung reported on Congressman Royce’s work to support a delay in implementation of portions of the Affordable Care Act. She also noted that she will be in classes at Biola College for the next several months on Monday nights, but will be available during the day.
Dickie Simmons once again reminded residents that coyotes are active in the hills and may stray into the community seeking water or food. These are wild animals and it is best not to leave items outdoors that may be attractive to coyotes. Nuisance coyotes are euthanized if captured by County workers.
Amy Boteilho reminded residents that the library will continue to operate as a cooling center through the summer. Several programs will be presented in September now that schools regionally have gone back into session.
OLD BUSINESS: No old business was discussed.
NEW BUSINESS: Jeff Yann provided a summary of discussions and recommendations from the Funding Committee. These recommendations will be sent to all Board members for comment and possible adoption at the September Board meeting.
Mike Williams summarized the revisions he has prepared to the HHIA By-laws. These revisions both update the by-laws to current conditions and reflect desirable changes. An additional revision will also be necessary if some of the Funding Committee recommendations are adopted. The revised by-laws will also be emailed to Board members for consideration at a future meeting. If approved, ratification by two-thirds of the members at a special meeting will be required.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
• Code Enforcement: Brent Palmer: Reported on a drive through with Ms Huynh to view various code enforcement problems he is following. He also noted that equipment parked at the “Great Wall” project is currently blocked on-site by a County barricade and little progress is being made to correct problems there. A substantial improvement has been observed in trash clean-up around the Mr. Swiss restaurant.
• Community Relations: Sandy Keat: Reported on the service club event in which volunteers packed 300 backpacks with school supplies for donation to local school children. She also described activities by Hacienda Heights service clubs and local events.
• Environment: Jeff Yann: Reported that efforts to allow access to Orange Grove Park from neighborhoods along Ameluxen Avenue from the existing school ramp have been turned down by County because of concerns that the ramp will have to be modified to conform to modern ADA standards. Discussions are ongoing with the school district to possibly allow park access through the school gate during times when school is not in session. He also reported on a potential settlement in the litigation to stop the Whittier Oil Project.
• Membership: Adria Ybarra: No report.
• Newsletter: John Eckman: The next newsletter is scheduled for September. Mike Williams will provide an article on the by-laws change.
• Parks & Recreation: Maury Edwards: Reported that six Eagle Scouts were honored at Schabarum Park for projects completed there. He also reported on future activities at Schabarum Park and the Steinmetz Senior Center.
• Programs & Website: Chris Kakimi: Reported that he is working on changes to the website with the website committee. Members interested in posting reports on the website should communicate with him. Hanny Zamora will be preparing a more detailed proposal for Board consideration regarding future work on the website.
• Public Relations: Mike Williams: Described the process for approval of HHIA’s by-laws and asked how many audience members were members of HHIA. At least 8-10 audience members responded with raised hands.
• Public Safety & Health: Lucy Pedregon: Reported on a recent experience where a burglar pretending to be a utility employee entered her home. Such burglaries are becoming more common. Residents were encouraged to use cell phones to photograph these individuals and their identification badges, if possible. She described the process of forming a Neighborhood Watch group with her neighbors.
• Streets & Highways: Jeffrey Lin No report
• Water & Utility Services: Joan Licari: No report.
• Zoning: Hanny Zamora: Described recent cases submitted to Regional Planning, including two garage conversions, with a recommendation that no action by HHIA was required. She was encouraged to prepare a letter outlining a position on garage conversions for Board consideration.

PRESIDENTS REPORT : Announced that HHIA’s tax returns for 2012 have been filed. He also announced that a home division previously discussed by HHIA is scheduled for consideration by the Planning Commission this week.

PUBLIC INPUT: Former Assemblywoman Sally Havice complimented HHIA on its attention to community issues and noted that many of these issues are common to cities throughout the area. She also announced her candidacy for State Senate.

ADJOURNMENT: Meeting adjourned at 9:01 P.M.

PREPARED BY: Jeff Yann, Secretary

Meeting Minutes- July 15, 2013

Meeting Minutes
July 15, 2013

LOCATION: Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, 15959 E. Gale Ave., Industry, CA
MEETING STARTED: 7:00 PM
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIENCE: The Pledge was led by Hanny Zamora
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
John Eckman, Maury Edwards, Chris Kakimi, Joan Licari, Jeffrey Lin, Lucy Pedregon, Mike Williams, Jeff Yann, Adria Ybarra, Hanny Zamora
MINUTES: Minutes of the June 17, 2013 meeting were approved unanimously on motion by Mike Williams, seconded by Adria Ybarra.
TREASURER’s REPORT: Expenditures of $193.86 and $97.91 were recorded for printing of newsletters and membership envelopes, respectively. Income of $365.27 was received from Taste of the Heights and interest resulted in an account balance of $6,733.59.
LAW ENFORCEMENT UPDATE:
CHP Officer Al Perez reported that 40 DUI arrests were made by CHP officers from the Santa Fe Springs office over the July 4 holiday. He also cautioned residents to verify that their vehicles are properly maintained before leaving on long summer trips.
Town Sheriff Brian Sanford reported that a suspect who threatened three young people with a gun was apprehended and arrested. He also described a daylight purse snatching in a Hacienda Heights residential area and advised residents to maintain awareness of their surroundings even when situations appear safe. Sheriffs participated in an ABC sting which resulted in a brief closure of the Sunset Room for violations. He has also issued eight citations for homeless found drinking or urinating in public places.
PROGRAM: Diane Oranda of LA County Public Works responded to concerns raised by HHIA Board members and audience members about garage conversions that result in cars being left in streets or parked on lawns. County requires each residence to have covered parking for two vehicles and will not approve a garage conversion that does not conform to these requirements. Homes with less parking space are not in compliance and will be issued a corrective action warning if reported or detected. Violators are given several opportunities to comply and may be fined up to $2,000 if they refuse.
COMMUNITY REPORTS
Samantha Marquez reported from Assemblyman Ian Calderon’s office on several upcoming activities sponsored by the assemblyman. She will be the new representative serving Hacienda Heights.
Dickie Simmons provided tickets from Supervisor Knabe for the August 8 Hollywood Bowl concert. He also warned residents of the constant threat to homeowner’s pets posed by coyotes in areas near the hills, and warned that items attractive to coyotes should not be left outdoors. He also advised that the citrus quarantine remains in effect although no new infestations have been reported.
The Hillgrove Community Center is 16 per cent complete.
Trucks and other vehicles continue to park along Stimson Avenue between Sigman and Lujon. This area is also designated as a bike lane although no room exists to accommodate both parked vehicles and bicycles in this area. All other bicycle lane areas along Stimson do not allow curb parking. Public Works will investigate.
James Yang summarized the County’s investigation to date of providing screening plants along Hacienda Blvd. The most feasible solution appears to be planting these plants near the walls, allowing gaps at street tree locations where wheelchair access would be restricted. County expects a final proposal in three months.
John Eckman reported on behalf of Amy Boteilho that the library will continue to operate as a cooling center through the summer and the summer reading program continues through August 17.
OLD BUSINESS: Maury Edwards thanked HHIA Board members who were able to help with Jim Davis Beautification Day and reported that, despite a reduced turnout (125 volunteers) and liability waiver requirements, the event was still quite successful. HHIA received a third place award for its parade entry.
NEW BUSINESS: No new business was discussed.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
• Code Enforcement: Brent Palmer: A written report of issues Brent is investigating has been emailed to Board members.
• Community Relations: Sandy Keat: No report.
• Environment: Jeff Yann: Reported on decision to restrict access to Orange Grove Park from neighborhoods north of the park and presented a letter requesting reconsideration from the existing ramp into the school at Ameluxen Avenue.
MOTION: Moved that HHIA should send a letter to Supervisor Knabe with a copy to Dickie Simmons requesting an evaluation of feasibility for providing access to Orange Grove Park from Ameluxen Ave.
Moved: Jeff Yann Second: Hanny Zamora Approved: 9-1-0
MOTION: Moved that the letter be amended to state that community input must be considered if this access is provided.
Moved: John Eckman Seconded: Joan Licari Approved: 9-1-0
Jeff also provided input from the Puente Hills Landfill CAC and HOSEC meetings.
• Membership: Adria Ybarra: Reported that revised membership renewal envelopes have been printed and renewal notices will be sent out shortly.
Adria also reported on website training, preparations for the 2014 Annual Dinner, status of activity on the Great Wall, and recommended that those interested in HLPUSD Superintendent selection attend Thursday’s school board meeting.
• Newsletter: John Eckman: The next newsletter is scheduled for September.
• Parks & Recreation: Maury Edwards: No report.
• Programs & Website: Chris Kakimi: Instructions will be emailed to members for website access.
• Public Relations: Mike Williams: Input from Board members was requested regarding areas of HHIA’s bylaws requiring consideration for revisions.
• Public Safety & Health: Lucy Pedregon: Reported on serious consequences that may result from heat afflictions during summer months and provided suggestions to avoid these problems.
• Streets & Highways: Jeffrey Lin No report
• Water & Utility Services: Joan Licari: Reported that work on the Tehachapi transmission project has been slowed by required design changes. She also warned of the dangers metallic balloons cause to power lines when arcs are induced between line phases. She also warned that drought conditions this year will require limited water use.
• Zoning: Hanny Zamora: Described 14 recent cases submitted to Regional Planning, with a recommendation that no action by HHIA was required.

PRESIDENTS REPORT : Thanked Maury Edwards and other July 4 and Beautification Day volunteers for their support to holiday activities.

PUBLIC INPUT: An audience member reported monthly trash bill increases resulting from the landfill closure will be about ten per cent.

ADJOURNMENT: Meeting adjourned at 8:54 P.M.

PREPARED BY: Jeff Yann, Secretary

Meeting Agenda- July 15, 2013

BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA
Monday, July 15, 2013
Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board Room
15959 E. Gale Ave., City of Industry, CA 91745

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

ROLL CALL: Jeff Yann, Secretary
John Eckman Joan Licari Mike Williams
Maury Edwards Jeffrey Lin Jeff Yann
Chris Kakimi Brent Palmer Adria Ybarra
Sandy Keat Lucy Pedregon Hanny Zamora

APPROVE MEETING MINUTES: Jeff Yann, Secretary

TREASURER’S REPORT: Chris Kakimi, Treas.

LAW ENFORCEMENT UPDATE: Highway Patrol Officer Al Perez
Town Sheriff Sheriff Brian Sanford

PROGRAM:

COMMUNITY REPORTS: Field Deputy – 30th State Senate Dist. Claudia Cruz
Field Deputy – 57th Assembly Dist. Lerna Shirinian
Field Deputy – 4th Supervisorial Dist. Dickie Simmons

OLD BUSINESS: Jim Davis Beautification Day Recap Maury Edwards

NEW BUSINESS:
COMMITTEE REPORTS:
• Code Enforcement Brent Palmer
• Community Relations Sandy Keat
• Environmental Jeff Yann
• Membership Adria Ybarra
• Newsletter John Eckman
• Parks & Recreation Maury Edwards
• Programs & Website Chris Kakimi
• Public Relations Mike Williams
• Public Safety & Health Lucy Pedregon
• Streets & Highways Jeffrey Lin
• Water & Utility Service Joan Licari
• Zoning Hanny Zamora

PRESIDENT’S REPORT:

PUBLIC INPUT:

ADJOURNMENT

NOTES: Next Meeting – Monday, August 19, 2013 – 7:00 PM – HLPUSD Board Room

Meeting Agenda- June 17, 2013

BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA
Monday, June 17, 2013
Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board Room
15959 E. Gale Ave., City of Industry, CA 91745

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

ROLL CALL: Jeff Yann, Secretary
John Eckman Joan Licari Mike Williams
Maury Edwards Jeffrey Lin Jeff Yann
Chris Kakimi Brent Palmer Adria Ybarra
Sandy Keat Lucy Pedregon Hanny Zamora

APPROVE MEETING MINUTES:Jeff Yann, Secretary

TREASURER’SREPORT: Chris Kakimi, Treas.

LAW ENFORCEMENT UPDATE: Highway Patrol Officer Al Perez
Town Sheriff Sheriff Brian Sanford

PROGRAM:
COMMUNITY REPORTS:
Field Deputy – 39th Congressional Dist. Laura Kung
Field Deputy – 30th State Senate Dist. Luis Gonzalez
Field Deputy – 57th Assembly Dist. Lerna Shirinian
Hacienda Heights Librarian Amy Boteilho

OLD BUSINESS: Status of Jim Davis Beautification Day Maury Edwards
Update on Fundraising Committee Jeff Yann
Update on Annual Meeting Adria Ybarra

NEW BUSINESS:
COMMITTEE REPORTS:
• Code Enforcement Brent Palmer
• Community Relations Sandy Keat
• Environmental Jeff Yann
• Membership Adria Ybarra
• Newsletter John Eckman
• Parks & Recreation Maury Edwards
• Programs & Website Chris Kakimi
• Public Relations Mike Williams
• Public Safety & Health Lucy Pedregon
• Streets & Highways Jeffrey Lin
• Water & Utility Services Joan Licari
• Zoning Hanny Zamora

PRESIDENT’S REPORT:

PUBLIC INPUT:

ADJOURNMENT

NOTES: Jim Davis Beautification Day – Saturday, June 29, 2013 – 8:00 AM – LDS Church

Hac. Hts. 4th of July Parade – Thursday, July 4, 2013 – 9:00 AM – Stimson Ave.

Next Meeting – Monday, July 15, 2013 – 7:00 PM – HLPUSD Board Room

Meeting Minutes- June 17, 2013

The Hacienda Heights Improvement Association

Meeting Minutes
June 17, 2013

LOCATION: Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, 15959 E. Gale Ave., Industry, CA
MEETING STARTED: 7:00 PM
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIENCE: The Pledge was led by Maury Edwards
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
John Eckman, Maury Edwards, Chris Kakimi, Sandra Keat, Joan Licari, Jeffrey Lin, Brent Palmer, Lucy Pedregon, Mi8ke Williams, Jeff Yann, Adria Ybarra, Hanny Zamora
MINUTES: Minutes of the May 20, 2013 meeting were approved unanimously on motion by Mike Williams, seconded by Hanny Zamora.
TREASURER’s REPORT: An expenditure of $1,000.00 was recorded for Directors and Officers Insurance per Board approval in May, 2013. Interest income of $0.33 resulted in an account balance of $6,660.09.
Jeff Yann reported that the motion providing for inclusion of the No on the Dump fund as a separate HHIA account was introduced on July 17, 1995 and provided for management of that fund independent of the HHIA Treasurer until one year after closure of the landfill. John Eckman will verify approval of that motion in minutes of that meeting. These funds will continue to be reported separately in the monthly Treasurer’s Report.
LAW ENFORCEMENT UPDATE:
CHP Officer Al Perez reported on a motorcycle/van collision during the morning that resulted in fatalities in the Santa Fe Springs office jurisdiction. He also noted that CHP has been able to assist in enforcement on County roads when personnel availability allows such assistance. SF Springs has about 100 officers.
Town Sheriff Brian Sanford that thefts of third-row SUV seats continues and there has been an increase in commercial burglaries. He described an arrest involving a suspect caught trying to sell cell phones to the owner of the shop from which they were stolen a few days before. If notified, Sheriff’s deputies will monitor homes whose owners are on extended vacations.
PROGRAM: No program was presented
COMMUNITY REPORTS
• HLPUSD Board President Jay Chen reported that the early start school calendar has been highly successful. Newton middle School and Wilson High School have been honored for their achievements. He also reported on the candidate search to replace Dr. Nakaoka as Superintendent.
• Amy Boteilho reminded the Board that the Hacienda Heights Library is designated as an official cooling center during the summer. She also reported that the summer reading program will continue through July..
OLD BUSINESS: Maury Edwards reported that letters have been sent to 10 potential participants in Jim Davis Beautification Day as well as notice that insurance requirements will make it necessary for participating organizations to either demonstrate coverage for their participants or sign waivers relieving HHIA of responsibility for possible mishaps. Because of these additional requirements, he stressed the need for assistance from Board members.
Jeff Yann reported on the meeting held by the ad hoc Funding Committee on June 4. Recommendations included: 1.) Developing a Fundraising Committee of community volunteers chaired by a Board member if HHIA chooses to conduct fundraising events, 2.) Develop an annual budget considering both expenses and revenue sources, and 3.) consider possible increases in dues and board member contributions.
Adria Ybarra reported on preparations for HHIA’s 2014 Annual Meeting. It will be held between 6 and 8 PM at the Steinmetz Senior Center on January 24. County will cover costs for use of the Center. The committee is developing the program and soliciting gift items for door prizes. She also advised that the City of Los Angeles is considering an ordinance to ban use of plastic and paper bags in the city.

MOTION: HHIA to prepare a letter commending Superintendent Nakaoka for her service to HLPUSD.
MOVED: Adria Ybarra Seconded: Lucy Pedregon Motion passed unanimously
NEW BUSINESS: No new business was discussed.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
• Code Enforcement: Brent Palmer: A written report of issues Brent is investigating has been emailed to Board members. He also discussed concerns regarding trash accumulating at the recyclables collection center on Gale Avenue near Turnbull Canyon Road. He will draft a letter to property owners requesting their assistance in correcting these problems.
• Community Relations: Sandy Keat: Reported on activities occurring in the community by Kiwanis, the Homestead Museum, Hsi Lai Temple, and Mount SAC. She also advised that the YMCA needs volunteers to work as summer camp counselors.
• Environment: Jeff Yann: Reported on construction progress at the Orange Grove Middle School park and concerns that neighborhoods north of the park do not have direct access.
• Membership: Adria Ybarra: Reported that HHIA has 323 Life members, 62 Annual members and 6 complimentary members.
• Newsletter: John Eckman: Electronic distribution of the newsletter has been completed and mailed copies will go out this week.
• Parks & Recreation: Maury Edwards: Described upcoming events and presentations at Schabarum Park, Santa Fe Dam, and the Steinmetz Senior Center
• Programs & Website: Chris Kakimi: The website has been modified to allow Board members to upload reports and photographs. Instructions will be emailed to members.
• Public Relations Mike Williams: Reported on the Four Corners Transportation Coalition meeting. A significant problem will be posed by a projected population increase of 5 million people in the four major southern California counties in the next 20 years.
• Public Safety & Health: Lucy Pedregon: Reported on hazards created by makeshift bombs being created as a prank by area teenagers. Some of these devices can be quite hazardous. She also emphasized the importance of volunteering as organ donors. Each person can save up to eight patients needing an organ transplant.
• Streets & Highways: Jeffrey Lin No report
• Water & Utility Services: Joan Licari: Reported on California’s Solar Initiative, which provides significant rebates for installations of home solar photovoltaic or water heating installations
• Zoning: Hanny Zamora: Described recent cases submitted to Regional Planning, with a recommendation that no action by HHIA was required.
PRESIDENTS REPORT : Reported on Anthony Duarte’s birthday celebration and reminded Board members regarding HHIA activities during the July 4 holiday.
PUBLIC INPUT:
• An audience member reported on dangers of dry ice bombs and bombs designed to create highly explosive hydrogen gas under pressure. He also advised that the trial of the suspect in the St. John Vianney Church arson case is scheduled to begin next week. He also advised that Hacienda Heights may soon require a gang injunction as a result of gang activities relocating to our community from nearby neighborhoods which are limiting gang activities.
• Jean Robsen expressed concerns about poor attendance at the Taste of the Heights event at Carolyn Rosas Park.
• A resident expressed concern about health hazards associated with dog droppings on Hacienda Heights sidewalks.

ADJOURNMENT: Meeting adjourned at 9:20 P.M.

PREPARED BY: Jeff Yann, Secretary

Meeting Agenda- May 20, 2013

BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA
Monday, May 20, 2013
Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board Room
15959 E. Gale Ave., City of Industry, CA 91745

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

ROLL CALL: Jeff Yann, Secretary
John Eckman Joan Licari Mike Williams
Maury Edwards Jeffrey Lin Jeff Yann
Chris Kakimi Brent Palmer Adria Ybarra
Sandy Keat Lucy Pedregon Hanny Zamora

APPROVE MEETING MINUTES: Jeff Yann, Secretary

TREASURER’S REPORT: Chris Kakimi, Treas.

LAW ENFORCEMENT UPDATE: Highway Patrol Officer Al Perez
Town Sheriff Sheriff Brian Sanford

PROGRAM:

COMMUNITY REPORTS: Field Deputy – 39th Congressional Dist. Laura Kung
Field Deputy – 30th State Senate Dist. Luis Gonzalez
Field Deputy – 57th Assembly Dist. Lerna Shirinian
Field Deputy – 4th Supervisorial Dist. Dickie Simmons
Hacienda Heights Librarian Amy Boteilho

OLD BUSINESS: Annual Meeting Proposal Adria Ybarra
Update on Website Review Adria Ybarra

NEW BUSINESS: Status of Jim Davis Beautification Day
COMMITTEE REPORTS:
• Code Enforcement Brent Palmer
• Community Relations Sandy Keat
• Environmental Jeff Yann
• Membership Adria Ybarra
• Newsletter John Eckman
• Parks & Recreation Maury Edwards
• Programs & Website Chris Kakimi
• Public Relations Mike Williams
• Public Safety & Health Lucy Pedregon
• Streets & Highways Jeffrey Lin
• Water & Utility Services Joan Licari
• Zoning Hanny Zamora

PRESIDENT’S REPORT:

PUBLIC INPUT:

ADJOURNMENT

NOTES: Next Meeting – Monday, June 17, 2013 – 7:00 PM – HLPUSD Board Room

Meeting Minutes- May 20, 2013

The Hacienda Heights Improvement Association

Meeting Minutes
May 20, 2013

LOCATION: Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, 15959 E. Gale Ave., Industry, CA
MEETING STARTED: 7:03 PM
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIENCE: The Pledge was led by Mike Williams
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
John Eckman, Maury Edwards, Chris Kakimi, Sandy Keat, Joan Licari, Jeffrey Lin, Lucy Pedregon, Mike Williams, Jeff Yann, Adria Ybarra, Hanny Zamora
MINUTES: Minutes of the April 15, 2013 meeting were approved unanimously on motion by Mike Williams, seconded by Sandy Keat.
TREASURER’s REPORT: Expenditures of $210.42 were recorded for expenses associated with printing of the newsletter and the HHIA banner for the July 4 Parade. Income of $95.61 was recorded for interest and membership dues, resulting in an account balance of $7,659.76.
John Eckman presented a bill for HHIA’s storage unit for $955 for the next year. The final bill may deduct $99 in insurance charges which may be covered by HHIA’s insurance. Jeff Yann stated that it was agreed that the Landfill Committee would pay for one more year of storage. A review of files requiring permanent storage will be required to determine future storage costs, which, along with the payment for D & O insurance, will add nearly $2,000 to HHIA’s annual cost.
LAW ENFORCEMENT UPDATE:
Town Sheriff Brian Sanford reported that crime statistics for Hacienda Heights again show a reduction in serious crimes. He also reported an arrest for burglary at a Hacienda Heights home. One suspect was caught but two other escaped.
PROGRAM: No program was presented
COMMUNITY REPORTS
• Claudia Cruz, District Director for Senator Ron Calderon, reported on legislation proposed by the senator. She also reported his opposition to a bill seeking to extend closing times at bars. This bill was defeated by the Senate. Calderon is seeking to organize a town hall meeting to address health insurance issues.
• Dickie Simmons reported on upcoming events including Taste of the Heights and Concerts in the Park. He also expressed his sorrow for Hacienda Heights resident William Gilbert who was killed in Afghanistan May 14.
• Dickie advised that residents should be watchful for detrimental activities involving Monarch’s Gentlemen’s Club, now that it has opened, and report any concerns to county personnel.
• Amy Boteilho reported on upcoming library events. The summer reading program will begin in June and will emphasize food information.
OLD BUSINESS:
Adria Ybarra reported on recommendations by the Annual Meeting Committee (Attached). This committee will oversee preparations for the 2014 Annual Meeting in accordance with committee recommendations.
MOTION: Adopt Annual Meeting Committee recommendations as presented
Moved: Adria Ybarra Seconded: Hanny Zamora Approved: Unanimous

Adria Ybarra reported that significant progress has been made on updating the HHIA website. Hyperlinks are being added and provisions have been made for Board members to upload reports to the website.

NEW BUSINESS:
Insurance requirements for Jim Davis Beautification Day were discussed. HHIA’s D & O insurance will not cover an event this large. Kiwanis is reluctant to cover this event and will be unable to participate this year. Some participant organizations may be able to cover their members. Others will have to sign a waiver letter releasing HHIA from responsibility for participant safety. Other avenues will be explored between now and HHIA’s June meeting and a final determination regarding advisability of holding the event will be made at that time. Preparations will proceed on the basis that the event will be held.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
• Code Enforcement: Brent Palmer: A written report of issues Brent is investigating has been emailed to Board members.
• Community Relations: Sandy Keat: Reported on activities occurring in the community by Kiwanis, the Homestead Museum, Hsi Lai Temple, and a Memorial Day concert honoring Kenneth R. Huey who was a POW during the Vietnam War.
• Environment: Jeff Yann: Reported that CSD will honor HHIA’s request to continue CAC meetings on a quarterly basis through landfill closure operations. He also reported that County DPR met with Supv. Knabe and staff to reaffirm their interest in proceeding with park development at the landfill site and thanked the supervisor for his support.
• Membership: Adria Ybarra: Reported the need to order additional HHIA membership envelopes.
MOTION: Authorize $185 for an order of 500 envelopes
Moved: Adria Ybarra Seconded: Joan Licari Approved: Unanimous
• Newsletter: John Eckman: The next newsletter will come out in time to announce Jim Davis Beautification Day..
• Parks & Recreation: Maury Edwards: Described upcoming events and presentations at Schabarum Park, including recognition for park employee Chang Eng, as well as events at Santa Fe Dam, and the Steinmetz Senior Center. A Father’s Day event will be held at Steinmetz Park. He also reported on improvements being made to the Schabarum Park Equestrian Center.
• Programs & Website: Chris Kakimi: No report
• Public Relations Mike Williams: Continues to work with the San Gabriel Valley Tribune
• Public Safety & Health: Lucy Pedregon: Announced opening of a 50-year time capsule by the City of San Gabriel and suggested HHIA may wish to consider such a capsule for the new community center.
• Streets & Highways: Jeffrey Lin Reported that concerns submitted by resident Brian Akey have been referred to DPR’s James Yang.
• Water & Utility Services: Joan Licari: A limited EIR/EIS is being circulated to cover aircraft warning devices required for installation on Tehachapi Project ground wires at certain locations. She also reported that the area may experience water shortages because of a dry winter throughout the southwest.
• Zoning: Hanny Zamora: Reported on new code cases submitted to County Regional Planning. One that may attract interest involves addition of a second story to a home on Ridley Avenue.

PRESIDENTS REPORT : Acknowledge appearance by HLPUSD Board members Anthony Duarte and Geno Kwok.
Reported that comments are due on the County Housing Element by May 30.
Sandy Keat, Mike Williams, and Jeff Yann were asked to develop a recommendation to the Board regarding ways in which additional costs described under Treasurer’s Report could be met.

PUBLIC INPUT: No items were reported by members of the audience.

ADJOURNMENT: Meeting adjourned at 9:14 P.M.

PREPARED BY: Jeff Yann, Secretary

Meeting Agenda- January 28, 2013

BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA

Monday, January 28, 2013

Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board Room

15959 E. Gale Ave., City of Industry, CA  91745

 

 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

 

ROLL CALL:                                                               Jeff Yann, Secretary

John Eckman                Jeffrey Lin                    Mike Williams

Maury Edwards             Joan Licari                    Jeff Yann

Chris Kakimi                  Brent Palmer                 Adria Ybarra

Sandy Keat                   Lucy Pedregon              Hanny Zamora

APPROVE MEETING MINUTES:                                                                                   Jeff Yann, Secretary

 

TREASURER’S REPORT:                                                                                             Chris Kakimi, Treas.

 

ü  LAW ENFORCEMENT UPDATE:            Highway Patrol                                                  Officer Al Perez

Town Sheriff                                                     Sheriff Brian Sanford

 

ü  PROGRAM:                                                                                                                                                                     

                                   

ü  COMMUNITY REPORTS:                      Field Deputy – 4th Supervisorial Dist.                   Dickie Simmons

Hacienda Heights Librarian                                 Amy Boteilho

                                                                       

 

ü  OLD BUSINESS:                                   65th Anniversary Dinner Review                           Adria Ybarra

                       

ü  NEW BUSINESS:                                  CUP for Shanghailander Restaurant                    Abigail Wei

CUP for Great Commission Church

International                                                            C.C. Chang

Election of 2013 Board Officers                         John Eckman

                                                                                                                                   

ü  COMMITTEE REPORTS:

  • Code Enforcement                                            Brent Palmer
  • Community Relations                                         Hanny Zamora
  • Environmental                                                   Jeff Yann
  • Membership                                                      Adria Ybarra
  • Newsletter                                                         John Eckman
  • Parks & Recreation                                            Maury Edwards
  • Programs & Website                                         Chris Kakimi
  • Public Relations                                                            Mike Williams
  • Public Safety & Health                                       Lucy Pedregon
  • Streets & Highways                                           Jeffrey Lin
  • Water & Utility Services                                     Joan Licari
  • Zoning                                                                                     

 

ü  PRESIDENT’S REPORT:                                                                                              

 

ü  PUBLIC INPUT:

 

ü  ADJOURNMENT

 

 

NOTES:  Next Meeting – Monday, February 25, 2013 – 7:00 PM – HLPUSD Board Room