Monthly Board Meeting
Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month. You are encouraged to attend these meetings and participate during open session. By attending, you will remain informed of association business and upcoming changes or improvements. If you have any concerns and requests, please submit written correspondence so that the Board of Directors may review it at the next HOA meeting.Next Board Meetings
6:00 PM Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club
14050 Carmel Ridge Rd
San Diego, CA 92128 Map
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Mice and Rats are pretty smart little creatures. They know how to work hard and they prepare in advance for the rough times. Rodents are so smart, in fact, that they will spend the autumn months making sure that they will be able to meet their most basic needs of food, water, and shelter over the cooler months.
Rodents know that once the cold winds begin to blow that these very precious commodities will be scarce, so they plan for that eventuality. By now, these resourceful creatures are most likely already
tucked away in some attic, basement, or wall void where they can remain nice and toasty warm all winter long and have access to all the food they can dream of right there in the kitchen cupboards or on the pantry shelves. They aren't too worried about water, either. They are well aware of that slow drip in the pipe inside the kitchen wall - a drip that you are not even aware of yet. And they are not worried one single little bit about what the winter holds because they are pretty well set up living the high life perhaps right inside your home.
There are a few things that you can do in late summer and fall to ensure they cannot easily gain access to your home.
- Keep clutter in your yard to a minimum by removing leaves and other debris as soon as possible.
- Ensure that trash is stored in receptacles with tight-fitting lids and regularly removed from your property.
- Inspect your foundation and seal any cracks, gaps, or holes that are the size of a dime or larger; a tiny hole is all it will take for a mouse to squeeze in.
- Make sure that your exterior doors have door sweeps installed, and fix any gaps around utility entrances.
- Check the roofline. Rats will try to gain entrance there. Be sure that soffits and eaves are intact and that roof shingles are in good working order with no lifting, cracking, or wear.
- Fortify screens on attic windows and make sure there that the window framework is solid.
- Store food that is kept inside the home in storage, such as flour, pastas, cereals, and even pet food, in plastic or glass containers with tight lids.
- Clean out from under large appliances in your kitchen, and make sure crumbs and spills are quickly dealt with - even those crumbs that tend to gather under the toaster.
The only way to completely outsmart rodents like squirrels, mice, and rats is to put in place a year-round pest protection plan. Contact a rodent pest company that offers a monthly maintenance service, which is one of the most comprehensive, effective ways to eliminate rodents that are in your home or business.
These simple tips can really make a difference when dealing with pests throughout the fall and into the winter quickly.
Friendly Reminder: Pets
It has been brought to the attention of the Board that there have been recent issues with owners allowing their dogs to roam off leash. This has led to dogs urinating and defecating in the yards of other owners; causing damage to their lawns.
Per the Rules and Regulations, dogs are to remain on a leash at all times when in common areas. Also, owners are responsible for damage caused by their pets to the common area and to other lots.
Please be respectful to the common area and more importantly other community members by cleaning up after your pets and on a leash when in common areas.
Dear Carmel Mountain Ranch Homeowner:
This notice is directed only to those homeowners living within districts of CMR-RCA that are not regulated by a sub-association.
First off, thank you to those homeowners who have taken the necessary steps to once again make their front yard green and attractive; your co-operation is truly appreciated.
To those homeowners who still have areas of dead grass, weeds, old dying plants, exposed tree roots, irrigation lines, or dirt. We understand the former drought restrictions made it difficult to maintain your front lawns. However, now that the restrictions have been lifted we need homeowners to bring their yards back into compliance. This could be seen as opportunity to update your landscaping to water-wise plants or approved artificial turf systems and management would be more than happy to assist any interested homeowner in the architectural process.
Attached are the landscaping guidelines and artificial turf guidelines for the Association. Please review carefully! If you are making a substantial change to your existing front yard landscape, you will need to submit an architectural application for MAC approval prior to commencing any renovation. The architectural application may be found on the CMRRCA .org website on the Walters Management portal.
Owners who refuse to water their lawns and replace dead turf by the end of August will be called to disciplinary hearings where penalties may be imposed.
Thank you for your anticipated assistance and co-operation in taking immediate steps to return your front yard to a green and attractive condition, which in turn will greatly enhance the appearance at CMR-RCA and increase property values.
Trespassing on the Golf Course
The Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club is concerned about the rising number of
trespassers on their property. It appears that trespassers are primarily residents in the
Carmel Mountain community. Residents are most often seen taking walks on cart
There are several issues that arise from this sort of trespassing. First, it is not
safe for people to be walking on the golf course, as there are golfers hitting balls in
excess of 150mph. Secondly, due to the risk of possible injury to these trespassers,
golfers are forced to wait until the trespassers are gone until they can take their turns.
This, in turn, causes golfers to grow impatient and unsatisfied. The additional time
spent waiting also slows the golfer’s rate of play, causing the golf course to lose business
as less people are able to play the course. Finally, if a trespasser is injured on the
Country Club's property, legal action may be taken against the Club by the injured
party. The Country Club does not want to assume these risks.
Next, residents frequently walk their dogs on the course. This action assumes the
same consequences as the previous examples. Unfortunately, there are also owners
who unleash their dogs on the course, causing damage to many areas that are costly
to repair (especially the greens).
There are also MANY children and youth who illegally come to play in the golf
course sand bunkers, ride their bicycles, and play sports. A tremendous strain is
brought on the County Club financially as these sorts of activities tend to cause a great
amount of physical damage to their course and, in turn, create a huge eyesore for customers
who pay for pristine views and conditions.
Please be cognizant of the negative impact of trespassing on the Country Club
grounds. The CMR Community is lucky to have such a beautiful resource, but please
be respectful of the fact that it is private property. Your cooperation is certainly appreciated.
It is the intent of the Carmel Mountain Ranch – Residential Community Association to have architectural control of the dwellings within the association in order to maintain and enhance the appearance and value of the community. A process is in place wherein a homeowner wishing to change the appearance of the exterior of their home or landscaping must first submit their proposed plans to the MAC. The MAC can then approve the plans, approve them with conditions or disapprove them. Please see Section 7.03 of the CC&R’s.
Please be reminded that anyhomeowner that begins or completes any work that would require the submittal of their plans to the MAC prior to submitting their plans may be called to a hearing before the Board of Directors. The standard fine for this violation of procedure is two-hundred and fifty dollars, ($250.00) along with any related expenses incurred to resolve the issue to the satisfaction of the MAC and Board of Directors.
Architectural applicataions can be found on the Carmel Mountain Ranch website under the Design and Review tab. Select the link for MAC Application. Once the application form is completed, please mail, fax or email to the Architectural Coordinator listed below.
9665 Chesapeake Drive Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92123
The MAC meets once a month on the second Tuesday of each month. All applications are reviewed at that time.
All regular session meetings of the Carmel Mountain Ranch-RCA Board are open meetings. Homeowners who wish to address the Board are welcome to do so during the homeowner forum conducted at the beginning of each business meeting.
Here are few tips for participating:
- Put it in writing. You will get the best response if you put your question or opinions in writing prior to the meeting. This isn’t mandatory, but it helps you and the Board. Some issues may require a little research by the manager. Also, the Board can serve you better if members have time to consider your concern.
- Call ahead. As a courtesy, let the manager know that you wish to address the Board. This also allows us to notify you if a meeting is cancelled for any reason.
- Plan your remarks to last no longer than five minutes. Board members enjoy visiting with residents; however, the meeting agenda is always very full, and the five-minute limit ensures that all business gets conducted. this does not mean big issues cannot be presented. If your concern requires more time, please summarize it in five minutes, and the board will add it to the agenda for the next meeting.
- Don’t expect an immediate response. Board members don’t act independently. All issues require discussion and sometimes a vote. Sometimes an immediate answer is possible, but it is just as likely that you will not get a response until after the meeting.
- If you need information, call the manager. The purpose of the Homeowner Forum is for residents to share opinions and concerns with the Board. Residents seeking general information (like a status report on a project or the Board’s position on an issue) can get a more immediate answer from the manager.
eNewsletter for the Community
Carmel Mountain Ranch Residential Community Association eNewsletter allows homeowners in the community to remain informed by email of news, local community events and last minute updates relevant to their Association. Monthly emails will be sent out with Board meeting information, notification of changes to the website, and information and events of interest to you and your community. You may unsubscribe automatically at any time by using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email. Timely emails to your inbox allows for a more active, involved, and informed community.
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Save Time, Save Money
Have you signed up yet for automatic payment of your monthly assessment? If not, please consider doing so, as this will allow you one less check to write and no longer worry about paying your CMR-RCA assessment by the due date. The ACH program with Walters Management allows your monthly assessment payment to be taken from your checking account and guarantees no late fees. To sign up for ACH, and to set up your account on automatic payment, please complete the ACH Debit form which is available here on the Walter's Management Website. Please print the form, fill it out and mail it back to the Walter's Management address indicated on the form.