Minutes 2016

Board Meeting - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

southshoreslogo SOUTH SHORES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 922, San Pedro, CA 90733

 

Minutes of October 18, 2016 Board Meeting

 

Call to Order:    President Richard Scandaliato at 7:30 p.m.

 

Board Members in Attendance:  Richard Scandaliato, Jerry Gaines, Bob Genest, Joyce Hall, Vern Hall, Ed Storti, Noah Modisett, Annette Brodsky, Dave McMullen, John Lange,  and Richard Welsh. 

 

Not attending: Mingi Wang, Joe Lomento, Dave Billings, and David Zatz

 

Guests:  None

 

Secretary’s Report: The Minutes of  August 16, 2016 were approved.  Moved by Noah Modisett, and seconded by Joyce Hall—Passed unanimously)

 

Treasurer’s Report:  John Lang reported a balance of $2,953.72  in checking and $9,358 in a CD.  The costs for the summer social to date are $1,702.34.

 

Board Member Committee Reports:

           

Membership:    There are 544 Members paid for the 2016 year.

 

Viewpoint:      Vern Hall presented an outline of plans to draft the next issue of the annual View Point issue this coming January.  Plans include eight pages designed to catch the reader’s eye.  A proposed revised set of by-laws and name change will be included.

 

Security/Safety Sub-committee:  A presentation was made on preliminary work being done by the Sub-committee on Security/Safety.  A draft of a survey document was presented designed to measure the level of interest that exists among south shores residents to consider employing a security patrol program in the area.  Sample documents from an the Santa Monica Protective Association were reviewed as part of the discussion.  Plans are to establish key focus groups in South Shores to measure interest on the Security Patrol option.  Depending on input from these focus groups, a general survey may be conducted among the South Shores residents.

 

Cyber Watch:  Bob Genest reported that on October 10th, a burglar/prowler was spotted on surveillance cameras entering a CyperWatchers fenced in patio on 25th Street at 3:59 a.m.  Very clear video images were shown of him in the alley by the home and again in the patio area after he climbed the homeowner’s fence.  He was scared away by the CyberWatcher’s dog, but returned to the same property three more times between 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.

 

            At 5:20 a.m. the same suspect then proceeded further up the 25th St. block and entered the property of a neighbor.  He then crawled into the window of that neighbor where he was confronted by the owner.  The suspect then abruptly left the property.

 

            The report and video were then sent to the CyberWatch Block Captain who forwarded the video to Captain Oreb of the LAPD.  Captain Oreb immediately relayed this information to LAPD detectives in the War Room.  The video was also circulated to 403 members of

 

(South Shores HOA Minutes, Oct. 18, 2016, Page 2)

 

            CyberWatch.  Some members posted the video on Nextdoor social media and several neighbors immediately began searching the area for the suspect.

            Hours later on the same day, October 10th, CyuberfWatchers spotted the suspect sitting on the wall of a complex on 25th Street at the Palos Verdes/San Pedro border.  911 was called, LAPD officers responded promptly and the suspect was apprehended at 6:00 p.m. the same day.

 

            The suspect, a parolee, is currently being held at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles on $1,285,000 bail.  He is being charged with trespassing, attempted burglary and possession of methamphetamine and PCP.  His parole has been revoked and he is awaiting a court date of November 15, 2016.  He is an Hispanic male, 25 years of age, 6 feet tall and weighs 180 lbs.  The suspect’s possible involvement in other burglaries is currently being investigated.

 

Feedback on SSHOA:  President Richard Scandaliatio handed out a document highlighting activities that noted (1) accomplishments to date (2) Activities in process (3) Future objectives.  Suggestions were made to add the topics of (a) growing use of AirB&B within the neighborhood and (b) Review and note Emergency Procedures to use in the event of a natural or manmade disaster in the neighborhood.

 

By-Law Revisions (sub-committee input):  Annette Brodsky (sub-committee chair) handed out the latest draft for review, and asked for any added feedback.  The board did not add any further comments at this time.  The plan is to submit the By-laws to the general membership at the January 2017 Annual Meeting.  Annette Brodsky will prepare for the next meeting a brief explanation of the changes in the bylaws made by the ad hoc committee.

 

Open Business:  (1)  Vern and Joyce Hall reported on a recent meeting with CD 15 Staff at the site of 25th and Morey, discussing potential added safety features to mitigate traffic entering 25th Street from both north and south Moray Ave.  Staff indicated that further investigation will be done regarding what is feasible, including adding traffic enforcement units in the area at specific times.  (2)  Noted that the Bogdanovich Park gate is not always secured when LAPD staff is away for training assignments.  (3)  Welcome Wagon idea to be reviewed in upcoming meetings. (4)  Jerry Gaines is to attend the “Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Paseo Del Mar Permanent Restoration Project on 10/26/16. (5)  Richard Welsh reported he is working with the Bogdanovich Park staff regarding 4 x 4 trucks accessing the park hillside areas.

Social Activity Ideas:  Given time constraints, discussion on social ideas will be deferred to later meetings.

Adjournment:  Meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.  Next meeting is on November 15, 2016, 7:30 p.m. at the home of Jerry and Lorraine Gaines, 2101 West 37th St.

Jerry Gaines, Secretary

 

 
Board Meeting - Tuesday, August 16, 2016

southshoreslogo SOUTH SHORES HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 922, San Pedro, CA 90733

 

Minutes of August 16, 2016 Board Meeting

 

Call to Order:    President Richard Scandaliato at 7:30 p.m.

 

Board Members in Attendance:  Richard Scandaliato, Jerry Gaines, Bob Genest, Joyce Hall, Vern Hall, Ed Storti, Noah Modisett, Joe Lomento, Annette Brodsky, Dave McMullen, John Lange, David Billings, and Richard Welsh. 

 

Not attending: Mingi Wang and David Zatz,

 

Guests:  None

 

Secretary’s Report: The Minutes of July 19, 2016 were approved.  Moved by Noah Modisett, and seconded by Joyce Hall—Passed unanimously)

 

Treasurer’s Report:  John Lang reported a balance of $5,134 in checking and $9,358 in a CD. 

 

Board Member Committee Reports:

           

Membership:    Vern Hall reported that SSHA has current paid members totaling 532.  Invitations for the 9/11 social event are to be delivered by selected board members by 8/21.

 

Website:  Dave McMullen reported on recent data noting the volume of visits to the website.

           

Cyber Watch:  Bob Genest reported on a recent meeting set up with the new Harbor Division Captain, Michael Oreb.  Both Bob and Richard Scandaliato attended this 90 minute session.  The purpose of the meeting was to acquaint the new Captain with CyberWatch and SSHOA and to ensure CyberWatch’s continued partnership with the new Harbor LAPD following its reorganization.  Captain Oreb gave his full commitment to the partnership with CyberWatch and introduced us to Officer Julia Peat who will serve as  CyberWatch’s ongoing point person.  Officer Peat replaces Detective Baran and heads up Harbor LAPD’s “War Room” wherein all Detectives receive assignments. 

 

Report on Waterfront Redevelopment Project:  Bob Genest discussed the upcoming phase one of development of the San Pedro Market Place.  (Noted in the Daily Breeze)  He also mentioned the influx of new investors to the area stimulated by the Port’s lease signing with the developer.  A new project, Nelson One, will begin construction this year.

           

Neighborhood Safety:  SSHA now has organized a subcommittee (Bob Genest, Richard Scandaliato, Ed Storti, and Joe Lomento) on membership and safety issues.  Officer Rubright stopped in to the subcommittee meeting to introduced himself to its members.  Regular meetings are taking place to explore and address various topics, some related to security strategy in the area.

 

Old Business:  LPG Tanks issue is before the EPA via a petition process.  Process is being monitored by Board Member Jerry Gaines.

 

Architectural Committee:  Jerry Gaines reported that the committee approved the application for a new home in lower South Shores at 2301 Warmouth.

 

Annual Reception:  Richard Welsh handed out a list of assignments for various tasks needed to conduct the upcoming September 11, 2016 Annual Reception (separate handout) being held at 2111 Grandeur Dr. at the home of John and Noelle Munn.  A call was made to help out with various tasks, including loaning additional chairs and related items where needed.

 

 

South Shores Minutes of August 16, 2016—Page 2

 

By-Law Revision Ad hoc Committee:  Annette Brodsky has handed out a revised draft for further comment from board members.  The process includes the renaming of the South Shores Homeowners Association the South Shores Residents Association.  Work will continue on the renaming approval process as it goes before the membership at the 2017 membership meeting.  Follow-up will be done to record legal changes to appropriate agencies if approved by the membership.

Board members are to submit comments, suggestions, recommendations or questions at the next forma Board Meeting 10/18/16

 

New Business:

 

So Cal Water Smart overview—deferred until Dave Zatz can attend. 

 

            Research on installing a signal at 25th St. and Morey continues with DOT.

 

            Truck parking on Cumbre and Mermaid (still being researched)

           

            Bogdanovich Park Security—LAPD giving more attention to locking the gate at night.

           

            Welcome Wagon—looking for volunteers to help engage with new residents.

 

Social Activity Options—being explored as part of the subcommittee on membership and security.

 

Air B & B Trend—Research is being initiated by Jerry Gaines to learn more about the legal status of R1 residential property being used for short term transit business use by renting to the public.

                       

Assistance to Senior Residents—Discussion took place on finding ways to assist seniors wanting to remain in their residences, but having service needs met. 

 

Interim Vice President Appointment—President Richard Scandaliato appointed Bob Genest to serve the remaining months of the Vice President vacancy with the passing of Julian Jimenez.

            Richard handed out a document (SSHOA Scope) for review containing “ACCOMPLISHMENT – IN PROCESS – FUTURE OBJECTIVES” that are to be reviewed by Board Members make, suggestions and recommendations 10/18/16 meeting

 

Important Dates:

  1.  Sunday, September 11 – Summer Social at 2111 Grandeur Drive at the home of John and Noelle Munn.

     

    2,   Next Board Meeting:  Tuesday, October 18—at the home of Richard and Jo-Ann Scandaliato.

     

     

    Jerry Gaines, Secretary

 
Board Minutes 7/19/16 - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

 SOUTH SHORES HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 922, San Pedro, CA 90733

Minutes of July 19, 2016 Board Meeting

Present:  John Lang, Annette Brodsky, David Zatz, Bob Genest, Mingli Wang, Vernon Hall,  Joyce Hall, Richard Scandaliato, David Billings, David McMullen, Joe Lomento.

Absent:  Jerry Gaines, Noah Modisett, Richard Welsh

Call to Order:  7:30PM

Guests: none

Secretary's Report:  Annette Brodsky:  Minutes of  6/21/16 were approved as corrected

Treasurer's Report:   John Lang:  $5080  in the bank account.  $9360 in the CD.

 Discussion of  ways to increase /save money included options of increasing dues or adding a surcharge to the annual reception.   The board moved to request a detailed budget breakdown for the annual reception from Richard Welsh by the next meeting.  Total budget is $2000.

Committee Reports:

Membership:  Vernon Hall reported  that the “ walkaround” was successful in gaining more members and that the board needed to explore resident's needs for the Association.  A subcommittee established by President Rich Scandaliato is currently working on this issue.   Bob Genest  reported an analysis of single and multifamily structures in South Shores.  Total estimated population is 3,646 residents.

Website:  Dave McMullen  led a discussion of ways the website might help residents with information about irrigation,  attic insulation, etc.  Joe Lomento will explore and report.

Cyberwatch:  Bob Genest reported on the excellent job that our new lead officer, Elliot Rubright, and new police captain, Michael Oreb are doing in responding to crimes and finding suspects.

Waterfront Redevelopment Project:  Bob Genest reported on progress with the final stages of the infrastructure expected in 3.5 years. 

 Neighborhood Safety:  Bob Genest and Richard Scandaliato will meet with Captain Oreb 7/19. 
 
Annual Reception Date:   Changed to  9/11/16.   Invitations will not be printed, but will be “walked around” by board members a weekend after the next meeting.

Bylaws Revisions:  The board will discuss the draft at the next meeting.  Dave Billings will review the legality of the draft.

Next Meeting:  Home of Ed Storti.

Adjourned:  9PM.  ( Minutes recorded by Annette Brodsky  in absence of secretary, Jerry Gaines

 
June 2016 SSHOA Board Minutes - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

South Shores Home Owners Association
Minutes June 21, 2016

Present:  Richard Scandaliato, Vern Hall, Joyce Hall, Noah Modisett, Annette Brodsky, John Lang, Bob Genest, Richard Welsh,  Ed Storti  & Tootsie.
Absent:  Jerry Gaines, Dave McMullen, Dave Zatz, Dave Billings, Joe Lomento, Mingli Wang


1. President Richard Scandaliato called the meeting to order at 7:30PM.  A moment of silence was taken to honor Julian Jimenez, our Vice President, who passed away this month.

2. Guests: Tootsie (Richard Welsh's dog)

3.  Secretary's Report:  The minutes of the last meeting were approved in Jerry Gaines absence.

4.  Treasurer's Report:  John Lang reported $4,674 in BOA account, and $9,357 in the CD.

5. Membership Committee:  Vern Hall reported $6200 in dues, with 523 paid members.  The   workaround strategy netted 99 members.
6. Richard established a Subcommittee to evaluate and roundtable ideas and plan as to how we can improve enthusiasm to join the SSHOA (SSRA)

7. Website Committee:  No Report       

8. Cyberwatch:  Bob Genest applauded the 4 meetings that Elliott Ruberight attended since he became our new Senior Lead Officer.  Burglaries are down, persons going to Bogdanovich Park when it is closed at night are being cited, and homeless are being given info on existing services.

9. Waterfront Development Project:  Bob Genest reported that:  The lease is signed,
construction is due to start the end of the year. 

10. Neighborhood Safety Issues:  No report

11. Old Business:  LPG Tanks:  No report
12.  Architectural CC & R:   No report

13. Status of old photo submittals:  Richard Welsh reported some submissions from the 1950s-60s and regular fixtures on the website.

14. Annual reception date is set for Sunday 9/25.   Richard Welsh reported possibility of the Munn's house on Grandeur.  He also suggested a theme (Fabulous Fifties), A budget of $315 for invitations was approved by the Board.

15. Bylaw Revision ad hoc committee:  Annette Brodsky reported the committee recommended a new name of “South Shores Residents Association.”  After discussion, the board voted for this recommendation, unanimously.  A copy of the draft of new bylaws will be circulated to the board.  Board discussion will be at the next meeting.  The membership will vote on changed bylaws in January. 


16. New Business:   President Scandaliato will appoint a Chair of an ad hoc Safety committee to carry on Julian Jimenez’ work
      
17.  Meeting adjourned at 9:15PM.

          Signed, Annette Brodsky, subbing for Jerry Gaine

 
Board Minutes - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

southshoreslogo SOUTH SHORES HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 922, San Pedro, CA 90733

Minutes of May 17, 2016 Board Meeting

 

Call to Order:    President Richard Scandaliato at 7:30 p.m.

Board Members in Attendance:  Richard Scandaliato, Jerry Gaines, Bob Genest, Joyce Hall, Vern Hall, Ed Storti, Noah Modisett, Joe Lomento, Annette Brodsky, Dave McMullen, and Richard Welsh. 

Not attending: Mingi Wang, David Billings, David Zatz, John Lang, and Julian Jimenez

Guests:  Gerri and Stan Katten

Secretary’s Report: The Minutes of April 19, 2016 were approved.  Moved by Noah Modisett, and seconded by Joyce Hall—Passed unanimously)

Treasurer’s Report:  President Scandaliato reported on behalf of John Lang a balance of $4,034 in checking and $9,367 in a CD. 

Board Member Committee Reports:           

Membership:    Vern Hall reported that SSHA has current paid members totaling 472 vs. 502 in April 2015.  A detailed report was distributed on the results from the recent walk around campaign.  Much discussion focused on future strategies to engage more residents in joining the SSHA.

Website:  Dave McMullen noted recent posting activity of news items and discussed the listing of local businesses contact information on the website.  It was agreed to continue to include businesses within the area around 25th and Western, including those northeast of the intersection.           

CyberWatch:  Bob Genest noted that CyberWatch has 382 members at this time.  He noted a recent theft of tools in a vehicle incident.  The significant news is the change of the local Senior Lead Officer Eve Weight to Interim SLO Elliot Urbright.  Officer Weight is being reassigned to an assignment downtown.  The community saluted her service with a gathering honoring her at Sally’s Waffle Shop recently.           

Report on Waterfront Redevelopment Project:  Bob Genest noted that the Port is preparing in the coming weeks to adopt a long term lease for the redevelopment of Ports O’Call area.  Port driven construction of infrastructure access roads and related improvements will precede actual phased construction of land use improvements now known as The San Pedro Public Market.

Neighborhood Safety:  No report (Julian recovering from open heart surgery)

Architectural Committee:  Jerry Gaines noted that a new application request is coming forth for new construction at 2301 Warmouth St. being planned by Moshe Begim, property owner.  The committee has 30 days to review and respond to the application as it pertains to Tract 22374.

Old Business:

LPG Tank Farm—Jerry Gaines and Vern Hall noted that San Pedro Homeowners United has filed a legal petition against EPA calling them negligent in disclosing the true blast radius from the LPG Tank Farm in North San Pedro.

Status of Old Photo submittal:  Richard Welsh is still seeking photos of early South Shores.

Annual Reception (Sunday, September 25):  Richard Welsh has secured a home at 2111 Granadier Dr.  in upper South Shores as a potential venue, if a Cliffside home is not available in the continuing search process.  He will have a defined site noted by the July 19 Board meeting.  An alert save the date notice will be posted on the Web site.

By-Law Revision Sub-Committee:  Annette Brodsky is scheduling a subcommittee meeting for Friday, June 3, to begin the review of the existing by-laws, and drafting recommendations for modifying them to reflect a new name and other defined needs of the association.

New Business:

Rebranding of SSHOA—Much discussion continued on revising the association name to better note the focus of the area membership. This will be incorporated with work of the subcommittee reviewing the by-laws of the association.

Safety Issues:  :

                        1.  Four-way stop sign at 25th St. and Moray.  DOT not supporting this action at this time.

                        2.  Signal light at 25th St. and Moray. Not feasible

                        3.  Overnight truck parking on Cumbre & Mermaid.  No update.

                        4.  Bogdanovich Recreation Center unlocked late at night. No update.                                   

Social Association Event Options:                       

Board continued to explore engagement ideas for building membership interest.  It was noted that outdoor activities at the local park and beach have been scheduled with limited interest in the past.  Board members are encouraged to brainstorm on outreach methods, including use of social media.

California Secretary of State

John Lang will be asked to submit a card to the California Secretary of State noting the existence of the local association by July 31.  (required annually)

 Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council Annual Election:

The CSPNC will hold its annual election on Saturday, May 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  A mailer was sent out recently listing some 35 candidates seeking 17 seats.

Next Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday,  June 21, 2016 at the home of Richard Welsh.

Jerry Gaines, Secretary

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Board Minutes - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

SOUTH SHORES HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 922, San Pedro, CA 90733

Minutes of  April 19, 2016 Board Meeting

Call to Order: President Richard Scandaliato at 7:30 p.m.

Board Members in Attendance: President Richard Scandaliato, Vice President Julian Jimenez, Secretary Jerry Gaines, Bob Genest, Joyce Hall, Vern Hall, Ed Storti, Noah Modisett, David Billings, Joe Lomento, and David Zatz.  Not attending: Mingi Wang, Richard Welsh, John Lang, Annette Brodsky, Dave McMullen

Guests:  None

Secretary’s Report: The Minutes of  March 15, 2016 were approved.  Moved by Noah Modisett, and seconded by Joe Lomento—Passed unanimously)

Treasurer’s Report:  President Scandaliato reported on behalf of John Lang a balance of $3,153 in checking and $9,367 in a CD. 

Board Member Committee Reports:
 
 Membership: Vern Hall reported that SSHA has current paid members totaling 414 vs. 487 in  March 2015.  Walk around support should be considered for further outreach for membership.   Board Members will work with Vern Hall in facilitating the walk around program.
 
 Website:   In the absence of Dave McMullen, information was given by President Scandaliato to  note the removal of the  “next door” link for the SSHA website, and the business of the ad hoc  website committee has now been completed.
 
 CyberWatch:  Bob Genest noted that CyberWatch has 377 members at this time.  Criminal  activity remains low at this time, but the need to follow known defensive practices continues.  There is continued interest in acquiring alarm and security systems.  A new smart door bell  camara was noted for use as a remote security tool.   The use of the three tiered  911 system was  discussed so that response times can be as short as possible.
 
 Report on Waterfront Redevelopment Project:  Bob Genest provided an update on port planning,
 describing the steps taken to date to bring about a phased build out process for the West Bank  Ports O’Call area and downtown San Pedro.  He noted upcoming events over the next few  months including the signing of a ground lease and the promotion of Navy Week later in the  summer.  He suggested continued community engagement is needed to support the planned stages  to completion by 2020.

 Neighborhood Safety:  Julian Jimenez continues to work with park and area security issues, noting late night noise issues at Bogdanovich Recreation Center.  He also noted irrigation and water supply line issues taking place along Paseo del Mar.

Old Business:

 LPG Tank Farm—No Report at this time.

 Status of Old Photo submittal:

 Richard Welsh has put out a call via the website for finding old historical pictures for noting the  South Shores area from its early development days forward. 

Annual Reception (Tentative Date Sunday, September 25):  No Report at this time.  Richard Scandaliato to contact Richard Welsh on status of this event.

 By-Law Revision Sub-Committee:  No Report at this time.
 
New Business:

 August 16 meeting site:  Ed Storti will host meeting.

Rebranding of SSHOA—Much discussion occurred on revising the association name to better  note the focus of the area membership.  Suggestions are encouraged for consideration in the  coming months, including some from Vern Hall.  The current wording “homeowners” should be revised to reflect the overall  interest of all neighborhood stakeholders (renters, local businesses, etc.)  Richard Scandaliato will also get input from Annette Brodsky before the next meeting.
 
 Safety Issues:  A letter was sent to Ryan Ferguson CD15 to note the following:
  1.  Four-way stop sign at 25th St. and Moray.
  2.  Signal light at 25th St. and Moray.
  3.  Overnight truck parking on Cumbre & Mermaid.
  4.  Bogdanovich Recreation Center unlocked late at night.
   Richard Scandaliato asked Julian Jimenez to follow up with Ryan Ferguson.

 Social Association Event Options:
  Consideration and discussion focused on methods to engage residents in a social activity    that fosters neighborhood engagement say once a year.  Golf tournaments, casino nights,    dodger games, or ice cream socials were ideas to explore.

 Legal Status of the Association:   Clarification of the tax status needs to be done with the State    Franchise Tax Board (refilling of exemption) pending a revision of the legal name of the    association now being considered.

Board adjourned the meeting at 9:30 p.m.

Next Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday,  May 17, 2016 at the home of  John Lang/Annette Brodsky, 2209 S. Anchovy.

Jerry Gaines, Secretary

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Board Minutes - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

SOUTH SHORES HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 922, San Pedro, CA 90733

Minutes of the March 15, 2016 Board Meeting

Call to Order: President Richard Scandaliato at 7:35 p.m.

Board Members in Attendance: President Richard Scandaliato, Treasurer John Lang, Secretary Jerry Gaines, Annette Brodsky, Bob Genest, Dave McMullen, Ed Storti, Vice President Julian Jimenez,  Mingi Wang, Richard Welsh, Dave Billings, Joe Lomento, and David Zatz.  Not attending Noah Modisett, Joyce and Vern Hall.

Guests:  None

Secretary’s Report: The Minutes of the February 16, 2016 meeting were approved.  Moved by Robert Genest, and seconded by John Lang—Passed unanimously)

Treasurer’s Report:  John Lang reported $2890 in checking and $9,356 in a CD.  Richard Scandaliato noted work on going to draft a working budget.  Some $7,000 is estimated revenue and $5,000 overall expenses for a full program year (January 1 to December 31).

Board Member Committee Reports:
 
 Membership: A written report from Vern Hall reported that SSHA has current paid members  totaling 379.  Information was noted for various methods (Mail, Annual Meeting, Pay Pal) used  to renew or start annual memberships.  Discussion focused on additional efforts to reach those  who were previous members or are new residents via Mail Chimp (reviews email address  responses).  Discussion from various board members covered ideas for reaching prospective  members during the year.  Future meetings will explore some of the input on ideas for  membership growth.
 
 Website:  The Tech subcommittee met to review the efforts used via Mail Chimp, PayPal and  monitoring of the SSHA website to see what trends can be learned.  More will be reviewed on the  topics included via electronic media for future community events.

 CyberWatch:  Bob Genest summarized recent robbery and burglary activity in the area.  So far, in  2016, there has been one burglary reported in the neighborhood and one vandalism event at the  Bank of America (broken window).  Discussion focused on use of 911 and what input given that  may gain the quickest response.  Data from CyberWatch is being cross referenced with SSHA  data to learn of who is active in SSHA membership.

 Neighborhood Safety:  Julian Jimenez continues observe park and area security issues, as well as monitoring of the large vehicle parking control ordinance.

Report on Waterfront Redevelopment Project:

 Bob Genest provided an update on port planning, noting the March 2 presentation by the selected  developers at the Warner Grand. The presentation noted a time line (completion in 2020) and a  theme for development of the Ports O’Call area that will develop Phase I (150,000 square feet)  following a restaurant and specialty market format.  The brand name is to be known as San Pedro  Public  Market.  A master lease is planned for in the coming months. 
South Shores Minutes of  March 15, 2016—Page 2

Old Business:

 LPG Tank Farm-- No further information noted at this time.

New Business:

 Old Photographs—Richard Welsh leading effort.  Looking at outreach strategies, including  MailChimp for email input.

 Annual Reception—Richard Welsh noted a need to find a suitable venue for the reception next  September as previous known hosts are unable to participate later this year.  It was agreed to hold  the next reception on Sunday, September 25, 2016.  Board members are asked to help search for  our next host site later this year.

 By-Law Revisions:  Annette Brodsky will be chairing an ad hoc committee to review and draft  recommendations for consideration by the membership at the 2017 Annual Meeting.  Richard  Scandaliato, Joe Lomento, and Jerry Gaines will join Annette on this committee.

 New Markets:  Albertson will return to the North Western Ave. site and Smart and Final will be  assuming the 25th St. site sometime in June.

 Bogdanovich Recreation Center Trust Fund:  Jerry Gaines is serving as the SSHA representative  to this local park trust fund.  It was established in the late 1980’s when San Pedro Park was  renamed to honor the Martin J. Bogdanovich family as part of mitigation for accommodating  new Los Angeles Air Force housing at another nearby park previously named for this family.   The fund is focused on youth scholarships for park activities. 

Board adjourned the meeting at 9:05 p.m.

Next Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the home of Richard Scandaliato, 1756 Vallecito Drive.

Respectively Submitted,

Jerry Gaines, Secretary

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Board Minutes - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

SOUTH SHORES HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 922, San Pedro, CA 90733

Minutes of  February 16, 2016 Board Meeting

Call to Order: President Richard Scandaliato at 7:45 p.m.

Board Members in Attendance: President Richard Scandaliato, Treasurer John Lang, Secretary Jerry Gaines, Annette Brodsky, Bob Genest, Joyce Hall, Vern Hall, Dave McMullen, Ed Storti,Vice President Julian Jimenez.  Not attending: Mingi Wang, Richard Welsh, Noah Modisett, Dave Billings, Joe Lomento, and David Zatz.

Guests:  None

Secretary’s Report: The Minutes of the December 8, 2015 and the January 19, 2016 Annual meeting were approved.  Moved by Robert Genest, and seconded by Vern Hall—Passed unanimously)

Treasurer’s Report:  John Lang reported $1,304 in checking and $9,356 in a CD.  The new Pay Pal account has a balance of $700 to deposit to the checking account.  Some 435 former members have yet to renew

Board Member Committee Reports:
 
 Membership: Vern Hall reported that SSHA has current paid members totaling 324 vs. 307 in  February 2015.  Forty three members signed up at the annual meeting, 24 via Pay Pal, 4 new life  memberships, and 20 first time new members.  Some 435 former members have yet to renew.
 
 Website:  The Tech subcommittee met to review Website revisions.  A separate report was  distributed highlighting the February 11 meeting.  The report focused on authorized expenditures,  website functionality, MailChimp tracking, seeking response experience with reliable feedback.

 CyberWatch:  Bob Genest summarized recent robbery and burglary activity in the area.  So far, in  2016, there has been one burglary reported.  It occurred in the 1700 block of Cumbre Drive.  He  highlighted the presentations of the recent public safety forum at the Warner Grand.  A strong  message was delivered to the Mayor and Chief of Police to utilize the unopened jail in Harbor  Division so that more patrol time can be assigned to the local area.  A commitment was made to  have this facility in full operation within three years with the hiring and training of more civilian  personnel to manage city jail facilities.  Also, on Feb. 12, the LAPD announced a “booking van’  will be available to begin transporting prisoners from the Harbor Division station in San Pedro to  the 77th Division, relieving officers of the commute that took them off local streets at critical  times.

 Neighborhood Safety:  Julian Jimenez continues to work with park and area security issues, as well as monitoring of the large vehicle parking control ordinance.

Report on Waterfront Redevelopment Project:

 Bob Genest provided an update on port planning, noting a March 2 presentation by the selected  developers at the Warner Grand.   The San Pedro Chamber will also hold a special event at  Crafted on February 25.  Councilman Buscaino will speak on “The Future of the Waterfront.”

South Shores Minutes of  February 16, 2016—Page 2

Old Business:

 LPG Tank Farm--Vern Hall presented a draft letter from San Pedro Peninsula Homeowners United being sent to Betty T. Yee, California State Controller expressing appreciation for her concerns of the breech of the Port of LA related to a China Shipping Settlement Agreement.  She noted interest may be undertaken by the State Lands Commission focusing on the array of Port of LA environmental issues associated with port activity.

New Business:

 By-Law Revisions:  Annette Brodsky will be chairing an ad hoc committee to review and draft recommendations for consideration by the membership at the 2017 Annual Meeting.

Board adjourned the meeting at 9:30 p.m.

Next Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at the home of Mingli Wang, 2175 Grenadier Dr.

Respectively Submitted,

Jerry Gaines, Secretary

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Board Minutes - Tuesday, January 19, 2016

SOUTH SHORES HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 922, San Pedro, CA 90733

Minutes of Annual Meeting of January 19, 2016
South Shores Magnet School

Call to Order: President Richard Scandaliato at 7:00 p.m.

Board Members in Attendance: President Richard Scandaliato, Treasurer John Lang, Secretary Jerry Gaines, Richard Welsh, Noah Modisett, Annette Brodsky, Bob Genest, Joyce Hall, Vern Hall, Dave McMullen, Vice President Julian Jimenez.  Not attending: Mingi Wang, Geraldine Katten, and Stan Katten.

Welcome:

SSHA President Richard Scandaliato welcomed everyone to the meeting.  He thanked his wife JoAnn for her support.  Acknowledgement was made of the attendance of Councilman Joe Buscaino. The 2015 SSHA Board was introduced and given thanks for their service during the program year.

Election of 2016 SSHA Board and Officers:

SSHA Secretary Jerry Gaines conducted the annual election of officers.

The following residents were nominated for the Board and Officers for 2016:

Officers:  Richard Scandaliato, President; Julian Jiminez, Vice President; Jerry Gaines, Secretary; John Lang, Treasurer.

Board Members:  Dave Billings, Annette Brodsky, Bob Genest, Joyce Hall, Vern Hall, Joe Lomento, David Mc Mullen, Noah Modisett, Ed Storti, Mingli Wang, Richard Welsh, David Zatz.

It was moved and seconded to elect the nomination slate as presented to the membership.  Motion Passed by unanimous vote of the membership.

Special Presentations:

President Scandaliato awarded the first Annual Anita Mannila Community Service Award to Anita Mannila, who provided special talents to the SSHA as organizer of several Summer Social events as well as other contributions to the community.

He also presented to (John Lang accepted for them) Stan and Geraldine Katten a plaque recognizing their many years of service as board members to the SSHA.

Website Update:

Board members Dr. David McMullen and Vern Hall presented highlights of modifications that have been made to the SSHA website to interface with various media devices as well as accommodate Pay Pal for an alternate way to pay annual $10 dues.  The South Shores View Point (p. 3) has details on updates to the site.

Cyberwatch/Neighborhood Safety:

Board Member Bob Genest and follow-up from Senior Lead Officer Eve Wight presented an overview and current climate of how the neighborhood networks assist in the reduction of criminal activity in the area.  Both burglaries and homeless issues were discussed.  The South Shores View Point (p. 4) has details on the activities and trends, and the way to engage with the Cyberwatch program.  The city will hold a special February 4, 2016 meeting at the Warner Grand featuring LAPD Chief Charles Beck and others to provide input on current crime issues within the city.

Elks Club Update:

South Shores resident and Elks Club Trustee Mike Bennison presented an update on the progress focused on rebuilding the club facilities, destroyed by fire earlier.  Insurance issues have delayed the rebuilding of the facility.  Mitigation is within reach and the reconstruction should begin within a few weeks.  There is an apparent shortfall of some $1.5 million that will be needed to complete the reconstruction program.

Los Angeles Waterfront Development:

South Shores Board Member Bob Genest (and member of Los Angeles Waterfront Access and Redevelopment Coalition) highlighted the current challenge the area is having with city officials, namely with the Mayor of Los Angeles Erick Garcetti and the Port of Los Angeles in completing a port revitalization of the West Bank that would provide economic growth for the community and visitors from afar.  Details of the reasons behind the issue and what the community can do to learn more and engage in the issue are given in the South Shores View Point (p. 8).  There will be a presentation by the developers on what the first proposed phase will look like to the community on March 2, 2016 at the Warner Grand.  The Port will be reviewing a long term lease on the proposal for approval sometime after this presentation.  Councilman Joe Buscaino is holding a meeting on February 25, 2016 at Crafted to review this issue as well.

Other Neighborhood Issues:

Information was given by Councilman Joe Buscaino Deputy Ryan Ferguson on other issues of interest at the meeting. Paso del Mar Road work is noted in the South Shores View Point (p. 7).  (http://eng.lacity.org/whitepoint/whitepointlandslide/htp) is the website for the latest information.  Trees and Alleys are being worked on as time and city budget permits.  The former Haggens market is going to be a Smart and Final Extra market in the coming months.  The Clear Water project has been reduced in cost (pipes from the Harbor Sanitation Plant to White Point) to only underground work at this point.
 (SPECIAL NOTE:  THE PROPOSED PONTE VISITA PROJECT WILL BE RENAMED “HIGH PARK.”  Both LA County and LA City officials are working toward grading permits in the coming weeks.  The project size will remain the same).

Closing:

President Richard Scandaliato gave thanks to everyone helping plan the meeting, and the residents making time to attend on a cool wet evening.

Adjournment at 8:50 p.m.

Next Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at the home of Richard Welsh.

Respectively Submitted, Jerry Gaines, Secretary

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