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, March 14, 2016
6:00 PM Tuesday, April 11, 2016
6:00 PM Tuesday, May 09, 2016
Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club
14050 Carmel Ridge Rd
San Diego, CA 92128 Map
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The Carmel Mountain Ranch (CMR) Master Architectural Committee (MAC) has been busy creating guidance and FAQs to assist our members with MAC related topics.
Landscaping Guidelines - The intent of these Guidelines is to ensure design continuity that will help preserve or improve the community’s appearance, protect property values, and enhance the overall environment of the Carmel Mountain Ranch (CMR) Community. These guidelines apply to traditional landscaping as well as water-conserving, drought-tolerant, and smart-scape landscaping schemes. Click here to view Landscaping Guidelines
Artificial Turf Guidelines - Due to restrictions/reductions by various government entities on the use of water resources, there have been several requests from our homeowners for Master Architectural Committee (MAC) approval of the installation of artificial turf. Our desire is to give a variety of choices while limiting materials to the best, most natural looking. It is not in our members’ best interests to see their property values diminished due to the use of inferior materials. For this reason, we have done extensive research into the products and processes currently available and provide the following guidelines. Click here to view Artificial Turf Guidelines
FAQs - Several new most frequently asked questions commonly encounter. Click here to view FAQs.
Happy New Year! Thank you for celebrating the holiday season with all the wonderful decorations and lights. While we all enjoy the beautiful displays and creativity, please remember that all holiday decorations are to be removed within 30 days of the holiday.
This information is directed only to those homeowners living within Walden Terrace.
To ensure the fair treatment of all CMRRCA members, the Board of Directors performed a thorough investigation into the maintenance responsibility of the walls and fences within Walden after several homeowners indicated a concern. The Board conferred with our property management and property maintenance agents and requested our legal counsel research and provide a legal opinion outlining the maintenance responsibility of the walls and fences within Walden.
Fence and wall maintenance was determined by the developer when the property was developed and not by the previous or current Board of Directors. The maintenance responsibility became binding when the annexation documents were filed by the developer with the County of San Diego back when the property was developed.
It has been determined that CMRRCA is only responsible for the maintenance of walls and fences where the developer annexed the maintenance of said walls or fences to CRMRCA. CMRRCA is NOT responsible for all wall or fence maintenance within CMR and never has been.
Based on the annexation documents, it has been determined that CMRRCA is responsible for the maintenance of the fences within Walden Terrace that are listed at the link below. Numerous fences that are the responsibility of CMRRCA were replaced 3 years ago and are not on the list. If an address is not on the list, then it was determined that CMRRCA is not responsible for the rear fence or wall on the lot based on the annexation documents filed by the developer.
Thank you for your patience while the Board sorted this very complex issue out. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Lee Leibenson at (858) 576-5557.
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 Chanel Nelson, Architectural Coordinator.
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.
Keep Trees Healthy for Multiple Benefits
Trees are a precious resource that provide multiple benefits, including shade and improved water and air quality. Trees should be given highest priority for irrigation since lawns and shrubs can be replaced more easily.
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.