BRECA Steering Committee Meeting Minutes – Jan 28, 2020

DATE: January 28, 2020
PLACE:  Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, California
MEETING TYPE:  BRECA Steering Committee Meeting


James Adams
Lori Christensen
Ken Crawford
Bonnie Domeny
Rene Hamlin
Gay Jones
Andrea White


Lee Leavelle
Jim Morgan

  1. Call to Order by Chair Bonnie Domeny
  2. Welcome and Introductions
  3. Questions or Comments from the Membership/Community on Non-Agenda items.
    There were no questions or comments from the membership or community.
  4. Minutes
    Gay Jones made a motion to adopt the draft minutes.  James Adams seconded the motion.  The motion was adopted with six votes in favor and one abstention.
  5. Reports
    1. Treasurer
      Andrea White (Treasurer) distributed a handout of BRECA profit and loss, budget vs. actual.  She noted that the BRECA bank balance as of December 31, 2019 was $4,430.36.
    2. CORPAC
      No Report.
    3. Membership
      Welcome Packet Distribution Update
      No Report
      Membership report
      No Report
  6. Old Business
    1. Bradshaw Apartments
      Bonnie Domeny reported that she had talked with the developer Rashad Mammadov of the proposed Bradshaw Apartments.  He stated that he was on his way to submit plans to the County.  The proposal hasn’t changed since the last time he presented to BRECA.  The apartments will be two and three stories with a total of 62 units.  They will be one and two bedrooms and studio apartments.
      Bonnie said she would check the County web site to view the landscaping plan.
    2. Cal Am
      Gay Jones, Ken Crawford, Andrea White and other neighbors attended two Cal Am meetings regarding rate increases and other requests from Cal Am.  The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) was at the second meeting and there was an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in attendance.  Andrea White read the letter from BRECA so that it was officially recorded.  BRECA has received good feedback about the letter.  Cal Am is asking for a 24-25 percent increase in rates and asking to bring new areas into its jurisdiction.  There were some concerns raised by PUC commissioners about the increase and proposed new jurisdictions.  Bonnie noted that we were notified for the first meeting by a post card.  The second PUC meeting notification was included in our bill.
      Gay Jones asked the PUC if they are going to respond to the public data request in BRECA’s letter.  No response has been provided at this point.
    3. Holiday Party Recap
      Everyone at the meeting agreed that the Holiday Party was enjoyable.  There were a few suggestions for next year that included having an ugly sweater contest and limiting the raffle to BRECA members only.
    4. From the Floor.
  7. New Business

    1. Illegal and non-resident parking on Butterfield Way
      It was noted that there are people who come into the neighborhood by turning on Butterfield Way.  They then make a U turn so they can go into the Franchise Tax Board Parking lot or  some of them park at the entrance to Bradshaw which makes it narrow.  It was suggested that the “No Parking” sign should be moved back and this would make it safer to enter the neighborhood.  Bonnie Domeny said she would follow up with County transportation.

    2. BRECA Calendar 2020
      BRECA Calendar for 2020 is as follows:

      Elections (nominations start) – March 24
      Easter Egg Hunt-April 4
      Elections (nominations close) – April 28
      Annual meeting – April 28
      Election results – May 26
      Annual Picnic – September 20
      American River Clean Up – September 26
      November meeting moved from November 24 to 17
      Holiday Party – December 15 (no December BRECA meeting)

    3. BRECA Instagram
      Bonnie Domeny suggested that we open an Instagram Account so that we can post pictures on it.  Gay Jones made a motion that BRECA should have an Instagram Account.  Rene seconded the motion.  The vote was unanimous in support.

    4. In Memoriam of Stan Mofjeld
      Gay Jones noted that Stan Mofjeld had passed away in December.  He was a long-time member and had been on the Steering Committee for many years.  He was instrumental in getting the children’s playground at the park and has participated in many BRECA events.  Everyone noted that he always had a joke to tell, and he was fun to be around.  He will be missed.
    5. From the Floor
      Carmen Mitchell noted that there was a fun holiday event in the neighborhood on the third Friday of December.  It was held by the Kansas access and neighbors used candles without flames to light up the area and hot chocolate and cookies were served. Carmen will check with the organizer to see if BRECA can participate in the event next December.Andrea White noted that the Budget Committee would be meeting the second week in February.Additionally, a moment of silence was observed for Stan Mofjeld.
  8. Meeting Adjourned.

The next meeting will be a Steering Committee Meeting on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at the Rancho Cordova Library.

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