of the Regular Board Meeting of the
Board of Directors
January 27, 2003
Time and Place
January 27, 2003 at 7:00 p.m., in the Claray Clubhouse, located
at 2760 Claray Drive, in Los Angeles, California.
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
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.
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.
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.
Tennen was nominated to serve as Vice President of the Board,
and was elected with a unanimous vote of the Board.
Colton was nominated to serve as Secretary of the Board, and was
elected with a unanimous vote of the Board.
Cole was nominated to serve as Association Treasurer, and was
elected with a unanimous vote of the Board.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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."
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.
The Regular Board Meeting was adjourned at 9:55 p.m. The Regular
Board Meeting was followed by an Executive Session to discuss legal
Session - General Notes
Executive Session was called to order at 10:10 p.m.
of the December 16, 2002 Executive Session were approved.
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.
Session was adjourned at 10:32 p.m.