Home
Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of the
Board of Directors
January 27, 2003

Date, Time and Place
Monday, January 27, 2003 at 7:00 p.m., in the Claray Clubhouse, located at 2760 Claray Drive, in Los Angeles, California.

Quorum
A quorum was established with the following Board Members present:
Dr. Lynn Ianni-Bagnall, Michael Brill, John Colton, Stan Katz, Douglas Levy, Daniel Platt, Harold Tennen, were present.
Treasurer Marshall Cole and General Manager Robert Avila were also present.

Members Present
The following Members of the Association were present:
Bill & Mary Perry, Jack Root, Bob & Emily Collins, Anita & Arthur Aratow, Kamran & Stephanie Nahai, Gary Rosenberg, David Held, Florence Rosenberg, Edward Gold, Gerald Appel, Sharon Bowman, Arnold & Elayne Barco, Richard Zinman, Dan Weingart, Len Blonder, Michele Paley, Pat Brill, Michael & Sherryl Brachman, Arthur & Barbara Bernstein, Elinore Lenehen, Missy Siskind, Martin & Susan Prince, and Andrew Bagnall.

Election of 2003 Board Officers
Michael Brill nominated Harold Tennen for President. Mr. Tennen's nomination was seconded by John Colton. Dan Platt nominated Stan Katz for President. Mr. Katz's nomination was seconded by Lynn Ianni-Bagnall. The Board discussed the nominations at great length, and invited those in attendance to make comments and give input about the nominations. The discussions about the nominations for President were suspended while a recess was taken at 7:55 p.m.

The meeting resumed at 8:18 p.m. Discussions continued for nominations for President. After more lengthy discussions, Mr. Katz withdrew his nomination. Mr. Platt then nominated Dr. Ianni-Bagnall for President. Dr. Ianni-Bagnall's nomination was seconded by Mr. Katz. Dr. Bagnall was elected as Board President with the following vote: Ayes: Platt, Bagnall, Levy, Katz; Nays: Colton, Brill, Tennen.

Harold Tennen was nominated to serve as Vice President of the Board, and was elected with a unanimous vote of the Board.

John Colton was nominated to serve as Secretary of the Board, and was elected with a unanimous vote of the Board.

Marshall Cole was nominated to serve as Association Treasurer, and was elected with a unanimous vote of the Board.

Minutes
Harold Tennen made the motion to approve the minutes of the December 16, 2002 Special Board Meeting, as presented. The motion was seconded by Doug Levy, and was approved with the following vote: Ayes: Brill, Colton, Levy, Tennen; Abstain: Bagnall, Katz, Platt.

Financial Report
Treasurer Marshall Cole presented and explained the contents of the November 2002 Financial Statement. A summary of the Association's operating financial condition as of November 30, 2002 is as follows:

December
2002
Actual ___________
2002
Budget
___________
2002
Variance
___________
2001
Actual
___________
2002/2001
Variance
___________
Revenues
$ 689,778.00
$ 690,521.44
$ (743.44)
$ 718,917.00
$ (29,139.00)
Expenses
$ 66,494.77
___________
$ 679,281.52
___________
$14,786.75
___________
$ 660,821.53
___________
$ (3,673.24)
___________
Net
$ 25,283.23
$ 11,239.92
$ 14,043.31
$ 58,095.47
$ (32,812.24)

Mr. Tennen made the motion to accept the December 2002 Financial Statement. The motion was seconded by Mr. Levy, and was approved with the following vote: Ayes: Brill, Colton, Levy, Bagnall, Katz, Tennen; Abstain: Platt. Copies of the Financial Statements are available to all Homeowners from the Management Office upon request.

Architectural and Landscaping Committee Report
The Board reviewed the minutes of the Committee's January 21, 2003 meeting. Five (5) out of six (6) architectural and /or landscaping improvement requests were approved. The Committee will consider the sixth request further upon receipt of additional information from the requesting homeowner.

The Board asked Mr. Avila to place the issue of reviewing all Association Committees and their perspective members on the agenda for the next Regular Board Meeting.

Emergency Preparedness Committee Report
Chair Ron Cornell presented the Board with the minutes of the Committee's January 21, 2003 and December 7, 2002 meetings. Ron Cornell was selected to chair the Committee again this year. The Committee has five (5) sub-committees. A Red Cross CPR First Aid class has been scheduled for Sunday, March 2, 2003, which Glenridge residents will be invited to participate in. The Committee will be having an emergency command center drill on Sunday February 2, 2003.

Security Committee Report
Chair Harold Tennen reported on the incidents that took place within the Glenridge community in the past month. The incidents included the "egging" of vehicles on Bottlebrush Drive and Basil Lane, an egg thrown through an upstairs window on Basil Lane, a vehicle burglary on Angelo Drive, suspicious circumstances of possible dumping of cement on Claray Drive, and graffiti vandalism in the water catch basin on Beverly Glen Boulevard just south of Ravenwood Court. It was reported that Bel Air Patrol witnessed the incident taking place, contacted LAPD, and assisted with the successful arrest of the three (3) suspects committing the act. At Mr. Brill's suggestion, the Board asked Mr. Avila to write a letter of commendation to Bel Air Patrol regarding the outstanding performance of their officers in the vandalism incident.

Tennis Committee Report
Committee Representative John Colton reported on the Committee's January 14, 2003 meeting. The Committee's "Play with the Pro's social tournament on December 8th was a great success. The next tournament is scheduled for March 23rd. Concern was expressed about the "gap" in the surface of Tennis Court #6. It was reported that the "gap" was inspected by a geotechnical engineer last year, and was determined to be performing as constructed. The "gap" is an expansion joint that is engineered to expand and contract with the underlying slope. The caulking in the "gap" is maintained and replaced as needed.

Status of Clubhouse Construction Project
It was reported that the Clubhouse Construction Project is at a stage where the construction documents for the needed repairs and minor upgrades were prepared, the Project was bid by numerous contractors, and a favored general contractor was selected, and talks are continuing with that contractor. No contracts have been signed yet. After a discussion, Mr. Platt was asked to meet with Mr. Avila and Architect Russ Tyner to determine what elements of the current construction documents are the absolute repairs that need to be made, and what are the upgrades. Once this is determined, obtain a cost estimate to perform only the necessary repairs without the minor upgrades. In addition, to determine how to complete remedial repair work to allow for the removal of the yellow tape around the deck of the Clubhouse.

New Business
There was discussion about revisiting the possibility of allowing Verizon to rent a portion of the land behind the Angelo Gym to construct a cellular antenna site for $2,000 per month. After a discussion, Mr. Colton made the motion to revisit the issue and ask Mr. Avila to contact Verizon to further the negotiations. The motion was seconded by Mr. Levy and was unanimously approved by the Board.

It was also suggested that maybe the cell site arrangement with Verizon could bring DSL Internet service to the west side of the Glenridge community, which currently does not have access to the service. The Board had discussions with Dan Wiengart, who is experienced with such service, and asked him to chair a Technology Committee to explore options to bring DSL Internet service to the entire Glenridge community. Mr. Wiengart accepted the Committee appointment.

Dan Platt requested that the "Status Report of Clubhouse Construction Project" section of the September 24, 2002 Regular Board Meeting Minutes be amended to more accurately reflect his words that evening. The Board agreed, and the section shall be amended to read:

"The Board asked Dan Platt to express his thoughts and opinions as to how the Clubhouse Construction Project is progressing. Mr. Platt stated he has not been provided with sufficient information to form an opinion about whether he is opposed to the proposed project or not, and that the community should be provided with the information necessary for each homeowner to have an informed opinion so the homeowners can have a meaningful vote on the issue. The Board and Mr. Platt had extensive dialogue about the subject matter. It was explained by the Board to Mr. Platt that construction documents are now being prepared. Once construction documents are completed, formal bids will be obtained, with the contractor who submitted his bid at the open meeting at the Angelo Gym to rebuild the Clubhouse for less than $900,000 being included in the bid process."

There was discussion about retaining an insurance consultant to review the Association's insurance coverage to determine whether the Association was adequately insured. Having expressed experience in this area, Mr. Katz was asked to look into this matter. Mr. Katz was also asked to explore funding options for the upcoming Clubhouse Project.

Adjournment
The Regular Board Meeting was adjourned at 9:55 p.m. The Regular Board Meeting was followed by an Executive Session to discuss legal matters.

Executive Session - General Notes
The Executive Session was called to order at 10:10 p.m.
The minutes of the December 16, 2002 Executive Session were approved.
It was reported that the Association's insurance carrier (State Farm Insurance) would be paying an award to one of the homeowners who alleged property damage to his backyard.
The Executive Session was adjourned at 10:32 p.m.

Return to Minutes

 
Association Info
Management
CC&Rs
By-Laws
Rules/Regulations
Committees
Minutes
Contact Us
 
Facilities
Angelo Gym
Pools
Claray Clubhouse
Tennis Courts
Tennis Pro Shop
 
 
News
 
Events
Projects
Activities
FYI
Message Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

k