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The 2020/21 Board held its last Regular Session Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 4. This was also the first hybrid meeting we have had since the pandemic began. The meeting was at the Canyon Lake Lodge, in the Holiday Bay Room, and online through Zoom. As always, it also streamed live on Facebook. The technology worked well and allowed nearly 100 people to attend and participate, primarily online. We expect to improve the process in the future and continue to offer hybrid meetings.
The meeting began with a moment of silence for our good friend, pioneer owner, long-time resident, Canyon Lake POA leader, and City Council member Jordan Ehrenkrantz. Jordan was a friend to all, a gentle spirit, a gracious though focused leader who always understood what was needed and got things done.
The Board and all of the departments' accomplishments this past year were summarized in an uplifting presentation delivered by the Canyon Lake POA's leadership. It is impressive to see all that is going on behind the scenes to make Canyon Lake "a little bit of paradise". The presentation is available online (view 2020/21 Year In Review Presentation), and you can also watch it presented in the May 4 Board Meeting recording (starts at 17:44 mark).
The General Manager also delivered a presentation on the seven measures on the Election Ballot. The Ballot Presentation is posted online (view Ballot Presentation), and you can also watch it presented in the May 4 Board Meeting recording (starts at 1:02:40 mark). The General Manager also recognized the service of retiring Directors Jeanne O'Dell and Tom Nathan and his service as Board President, Chris Poland.
Our three-month-long conversation about Signs, Flags, Banners & Posters came to an end at this Board Meeting with the passage of the modifications to General Rules 4.5 and 4.6. What turned out to be a long and difficult discussion resulted in a set of acceptable changes that protected our members' freedom of speech, clarified the type and time periods election advertising could be displayed, and further defined inappropriate content.
The Board approved the expansion of the large dog park at Eastport alongside the small dog park recently updated in 2020. The park will include a large fetch area, walking paths lined with concrete mow curbs, 10 new shade trees, dog agility equipment, and other new features. This long-awaited project will be funded with the Repair & Replacement Fund.
The Board approved a new restroom structure at Roadrunner Park located on Gray Fox Drive along the East Bay. With its tee-shaped dock, this park is widely used for picnics, fishing, volleyball, and lake access. This restroom, along with the newly completed ADA ramp and expanded picnic area, will significantly improve the functionality and enjoyment of this park.
The Board commissioned the first phase of our multi-year Road Repair Project by approving a design contract for the work to be done during the 2021-2022 year. Detailed condition assessments will lead to the design and specification of appropriate repairs to six miles of our streets that are in the poorest condition. This first phase is expected to begin in 3 to 4 months and it is the beginning of a 7+ year project that will eventually bring all 37 miles of our streets into satisfactory condition.