9/10/2020 Board Minutes

San Vicente Homeowners Board Meeting Minutes

Monthly Meeting

September 10, 2020


Bob called the Meeting to order at 7:00

Pledge of allegiance

Officers Present: Bob Mann, Tony Jimenez, Cheryl Mrachek

Board Members Present: Lilith Imbrogno, Ellen Duke, Dick Mires

Board Members Absent: Carolyn Howe, Don Webb, Cindy Enderby

The minutes from the July 9th meeting. Motion to approve by Tony, seconded by Dick and approved by the board.

Guests: 9 guests were in attendance.

Treasurer’s Report:

Checking Balance $3236.95

Income $0

Expenses $0

Balance as of August 31, 2020 $3236.95

Legal Defense Money Market $7539.81

Interest $0.96

Money Market as of August 31, 2020 $7540.77

CD $12,302.24


Social Committee Report: Luau dinner on September 26th. Menu will be Kaula ham, fried rice, tropical fruit salad, Hawaiian sweet rolls and Pineapple Upside-down Cake. There will be a pre-dinner drawing for a Free Dinner. 20 names will be drawn.

GSMOL Report by Ellen Duke:

The 2019-2020 Legislative Session has ended with GSMOL victories:

AB 2782 (including provisions of SB 999) – Establishes minimum state standards for park conversions and closures and eliminates loophole that denies mobilehome residents with long term leases the protection of rent control.

AB 3088 (includes some protections of SB 915) – Protects tenants, including mobilehome residents, from eviction and property owners from foreclosure due to economic impacts of COVID-19. (SB 915 would have also required deferred rent payments for mobilehome residents affected by Covid-19 but legislature ran out of time before vote.)

GSMOL-Opposed AB 2895: Proposed to extend the same percentages and numbers in rental base adjustments as applied to apartment renters, which would have increased rents for mobilehomes. Bill was withdrawn before vote.

There were two GSMOL-Sponsored Townhalls this week:

1) Thursday, September 10th at 1 PM – HCD* State Audit Report Virtual Townhall:  Streamed live from State Senator Leyva’s office with State Auditor Elaine Howel. The audit was the result of GSMOL’s advocacy efforts and revealed significant issues that are being addressed. (*California Dept of Housing and Community Development – which inspects mobilehome parks.)

2) Friday, September 11th at 1:30 PM: Telephone Townhall with GSMOL Attorney Bruce Stanton:  GSMOL’s attorney will explain what the passage of AB 2782 and AB 3088 means for manufactured-home owners.

DPG Report: Meeting will be Sept. 16 at 7:00 in the Clubhouse. Please bring your radio.

New Business: These items were discussed via Teleconference this afternoon. In attendance were, Bob Mann, Cheryl Mracheck, Mary Manzo and Antonio Frausto.

Roads: Slurry seal gooks great, with few exceptions. Antonio and Frank will inspect and address the problem areas.

Water Project: Is complete except for the final connection of the emergency standby generator and fencing.

Pool Project: More delays with County Environmental Heath involved with the permitting and inspections. Plumbing problems have been completed. Now in the process of grading, compaction and installing the drains. Pavers will be installed and interior of the pool will take place soon. Late October is now the time for completion.

RV Parking area: This project is on hold until the final completion of Water and Pool project.

Street signs: Signs and numbers are being redone and should be completed by the end of September. The street known as Indian Wells will become a continuation of Stagecoach. Hang Tree will become Olive Branch.

Signs painted on roadways that read 10 MPH. Why these are not painted in other areas and the possibly of painting them a different color that would be more visible.

San Vicente has hired an Assistant Manager. Until training is complete the office hours will be 1:00-5:00 Monday-Friday. The phone message will be changed to reflect the new hours.

Sign on San Vicente property between San Vicente and RSB: Please do not use the arroyo to travel from our park to Rancho Santa Barbara. This is private property and a liability issue.

There was a discussion on what to do with the unused property next to the Water plant. Possible uses could include a new home site for an onsite manager.

Questions from residents:

A resident has notified the board about some political signs being removed from their property.


Despite how divided this country has become, the opinions of all should be respected. The theft of personal property is a misdemeanor and will be subject to arrest and prosecution. In addition, verbal harassment of residents (haranguing, cussing and photographing of residents of different opinions then theirs) needs to stop.

A resident asked, why we are being charged for the pass-thru on the RV area when it is unknown and not on the calendar to be completed.


Speeding is still a problem……………..SLOW DOWN

The next HOA meeting will be on October 8, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Thank you for supporting your HOA

Motion to adjourn meeting by Bob, seconded by Tony. Adjourned at 7:48


7/9/2020 Board Minutes

San Vicente Homeowners Board Meeting Minutes

Monthly Meeting

July 9, 2020


Bob called the Meeting to order at 7:00

Pledge of allegiance

Officers Present: Bob Mann, Tony Jimenez, Cheryl Mrachek

Board Members Present: Lilith Imbrogno, Ellen Duke, Dick Mires

Board Members Absent: Carolyn Howe, Don Webb, Cindy Enderby

The minutes from the March 12th meeting. Motion to approve by Tony, seconded by Dick and approved by the board.

Guests: 8 guests were in attendance.

Treasurer’s Report:

Checking Balance $3236.95

Income (membership dues) $0

Expenses (for Chili dinner) check to Mollie Mann $0

Balance as of June 30, 2020 $3236.95

Legal Defense Money Market $7537.86

Interest $0.99

Money Market as of June 30, 2020 $7538.85

CD $12,276.77

April and May Treasurer’s report was read.

Social Committee Report: The Champagne Brunch was a success with 34 persons in attendance. Next event is a Luau on July 25th. The menu will be Kalua ham, fried rice, tropical fruit salad, Hawaiian sweet rolls and Pineapple upside down cake. Cost is $12 for residents and $15 for guests. Cutoff date to sign up is July 18th.

GSMOL Report by Ellen Duke:

Bills supported by GSMOL are moving successfully through the California Legislature. Park owners are pushing against them so it is important that we show our support.

Letters are awaiting your signature at Ellen Duke’s’ front deck at Space #194 (Indian Wells Road). The signed letters can be placed in the marked box. Ellen will scan and email the letters to our lobbyist. Here are the four bills:

SB 915 (Leyva) prevents evictions and requires deferred rent payments for mobilehome residents impacted by COVID-19. 

SB 999 (Umberg) eliminates the loophole that denies mobilehome residents with long-term leases local rent stabilization protection.

AB 2690 (Low) eliminates the loophole denying local rent stabilization protections if a park or space was created after the year 1990.

AB 2782 (Stone) establishes state standards for park conversion, including requiring a relocation plan, report on impact on low-income housing stock and, if no space is available in another park, ensuring impacted residents receive in-place market value of their mobilehome. (Note: Santa Barbara County already has a comprehensive ordinance and would not be affected by this bill.)

Mobilehome owners are an important voting block and your help is needed to make sure these needed changes happen. Please call Ellen at 805-637-3327 for information or if you need to have these letters brought or emailed to you for signature.

DPG Report: No report

President’s statement:

New Business: The last few months have been difficult for all, but life must go on. SVMHA understands that extra caution must be taken for our protection. The Board will continue to take care of business and members will be updated via email.

It appears that someone in the park has complained to management about two street names that appear to be offensive. Hang Tree and Indian Wells are in the process of being changed.

Someone who has access to the gym has stolen two #20 dumbbells. After all the effort from management to make a commitment to purchasing and maintaining this equipment, this is the thanks they get. Please if you know who has stolen this equipment, please notify management or the HOA. Thank you.

Roads to be slurry coated in August. If any resident notices problems in the road surface, please notify management or the HOA so these issues can be fixed before the slurry seal is applied.

Water Project is completed, except for the installation of the Emergency stand by generator.

Pool Project is moving rapidly now. Upon the deck removal, county inspectors noticed that the plumbing was not buried deep enough. The project has been delayed because everything had to be brought up to 2020 standards. Now a projected August completion is expected.

RV Parking area Management is looking for a different contractor to do this project. Late summer estimated completion.

Questions from residents:

Trees on Cathedral Oaks need trimming, Lilith will notify Cristina.

The walk way between our park and Rancho was blocked. Why? Many residents use this path to walk between parks for exercise. RSB does not appear to have a problem with this. Could San Vicente and RSB jointly create a permanent pathway between the parks? The board was instructed to send a letter to management with our concerns.

A question was asked about the size of the pavers that will be used around the pool area. Will there be a gap between the pavers for drainage and would such a gap become a hazard for a cane or walker with narrow wheels?

Speeding still a problem……………..SLOW DOWN

The next HOA meeting will be on August 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Thank you for supporting your HOA

Motion to adjourn meeting by Tony, seconded by Dick. Adjourned at 7:35

Pool/Deck info/photos

Letter from Bob Mann, HOA president 6.9.20:

Monthly meeting on Thursday 6/11 is cancelled.
Tony and I had a teleconference call (6.9.20) with Mary and Antonio.
Items that were discussed:
•Pool project. After the concrete decking was removed, the county inspectors noticed that the plumbing was too small in diameter and the piping was not buried deep enough. You must remember that this forty year old pool that must be brought to updated 2020 standards.These items were noticed and will add approximately one to one and a half weeks to the project. The new completion date is now around mid August.

•Security patrol. The patrol is now back to it’s regular schedule.

•July will be starting the homesite inspections.

•Roads are to be slurry sealed and the RV area will hopefully start in mid July.

We hope to be back to our regular meeting schedule in July.

Be safe everyone

Bob Mann
San Vicente Homeowners Association

Photos by John Wiley 5/27 & 6/10/2020 (click to enlarge):

Pool 5/26/2020
5/26-Deck Removed, coping & tile removal in process.


5/26/2020 Pool Entrance from street.
5/26/2020 Pool Entrance from street.
6/10: Coping & tile replaced, pipes partially exposed.
6/10/2020-Deck area adjoining clubhouse.

SVMHA C-19 Page Updated

The C-19 Page here at the SVMHA website was updated today, adding two new Links for news on the novel Corona virus and related COVID-19 pandemic.

One link is to a short PBS Amanpour & Co. interview about new trends in early home detection and treatment, developed during the NYC case surge. It’s particularly relevant to “at risk” populations, such as those with preexisting medical conditions or over age 55. Significant emphasis is placed on the importance of early detection and treatment, including much that can be done at home.

One detection strategy mentioned several times is to use an inexpensive home “pulse oximeter to monitor our blood oxygen level if we have any reason to suspect risk of C-19. Walmart had one for $20, though it may be sold out as word of this useful tool gets out.

A free detection strategy also mentioned in some detail is to monitor respiration rate. NYC experience showed that base (resting) breathing rate increases as C-19 infection develops, but people don’t notice it. If we establish our normal healthy rate, we can check it to see if there’s a significant increase. That of course could be somewhat difficult to do by ourselves, and perhaps also affected by worrying about C-19. Some oximeters selling for about $50 and up claim to provide both blood oxygen and respiration rate.

The other link is to a review of the 100 or more vaccine development efforts worldwide. The article begins with a brief explanation of the challenges involved in bringing a safe and effective vaccine to global deployment. On page two it describes the eight current top candidates already in clinical trials, and provides a link to a World Health Organization (WHO) site to watch for more info & updates.

8 C-19 Vaccine Trials May 2020
8 C-19 Vaccine Trials May 2020

Walking SV is OK

The California COVID-19 website has added a “FAQ” (Frequently Asked Questions) page clarifying what’s included in the state “Stay Home” Executive Order. Among the Q&A items covered is clarification that walking (including with pets as per the SVMHA rules) is specifically approved.

*The key caveat is that 6′ separation is mandated for anyone not in your household. That standard measure mandated for public places in addition to ample fresh air is deemed safe, so we can get our exercise and enjoy this wonderful Spring air and views of our green hills.

We’ve added links to the FAQ and the full text PDF file of the Executive Order to our C-19 page here on the SVMHA website.


  • “Can I still exercise? Take my kids to the park for fresh air? Take a walk around the block?

    Yes. So long as you are maintaining a safe social distance of six feet from people who aren’t part of your household, it is ok to go outside for exercise, a walk or fresh air. Gyms are closed.”

  • “Can I walk my dog? Take my pet to the vet?

    You can walk your dog. You can go to the vet or pet hospital if your pet is sick. Remember to distance yourself at least six feet from other pets and owners.”

C19 SB Contacts

Call Center staffed by Public Health for info & resources:

Community Wellness Team – referrals to many orgs via single point of contact:

Ibuprofen Warning

Our resident infectious disease expert Bruce Phillips has passed along this warning not to use ibuprofen (aka Advil, Motrin, Nurofen, etc.) if you have any possible symptoms of COVID 19. Instead, the recommendation is to use only the prescribed dose (to avoid liver damage) of acetaminophen (aka Paracetamol or Tylenol). Note that after this warning was issued, the World Health Organization (WHO) investigated and rescinded their warning not to use ibuprophen. To keep you informed, we’re passing along the original warning and this link to more info.

Geneva (AFP) - The World Health Organization recommended Tuesday that people suffering COVID-19 symptoms avoid taking ibuprofen, after French officials warned that anti-inflammatory drugs could worsen effects of the virus.

The warning by French Health Minister Olivier Veran followed a recent study in The Lancet medical journal that hypothesised that an enzyme boosted by anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen could facilitate and worsen COVID-19 infections.

Asked about the study, WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier told reporters in Geneva the UN health agency's experts were "looking into this to give further guidance."

"In the meantime, we recommend using rather paracetamol, and do not use ibuprofen as a self-medication. That's important," he said.

He added that if ibuprofen had been "prescribed by the healthcare professionals, then, of course, that's up to them."

His comments came after Veran sent a tweet cautioning that the use of ibuprofen and similar anti-inflammatory drugs could be "an aggravating factor" in COVID-19 infections.

"In the case of fever, take paracetamol," he wrote.

The French minister stressed that patients already being treated with anti-inflammatory drugs should ask advice from their doctor.

Paracetamol must be taken strictly according to the recommended dose, because too much of it can damage the liver.

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has infected around 190,000 people worldwide and killed more than 7,800, causes mild symptoms in most people, but can result in pneumonia and in some cases severe illness that can lead to multiple organ failure.

Even before the pandemic, French authorities sounded the alarm over serious "infectious complications" linked to the use of ibuprofen, which is sold under various brands like Nurofen and Advil, and other anti-inflammatory drugs.

A spokesperson for British pharmaceutical company Reckitt Benckiser, which makes Nurofen, said in an email statement that the company was aware of concerns raised about "the use of steroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) products, including ibuprofen, for the alleviation of COVID-19 symptoms."

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