Last week, the Golden Rain Foundation discussed a proposal to replace 21 stop signs in the village of Laguna Woods. The new signs would include red solar-powered LED lights.
The project would require an additional appropriation of an estimated $ 42,913.
“The reason for this is really to get more visibility (for drivers),” Security Director Eric Nunez said during a regular board meeting on June 7th.
According to a staff report, traffic experts have written about 500 stop sign violations in 2021.
Intersections that would receive new stop signs would be monitored for six months to measure efficiency, such as a pilot program, Nunez said.
The proposed program covers only about 10 per cent of community stop signs, estimated at about 250, he added.
Director Debbie Dotson agreed that new signs are necessary.
“We don’t need death to show that we need (this program),” she said.
The committee adopted the proposal, 9-1-0, in the first reading. He must now satisfy the 28-day notice request after reviewing the member.
The GRF board discussed the creation of an inter-committee commission to deal with reports of harassment, abuse and intimidation in all respects – residents, village management staff and board directors.
The six-member committee would consist of two members from each board – GRF, United Mutual and Third Mutual – and would work with VMS representatives, legal advisers and other relevant individuals to introduce discipline as needed, according to the report. staff.
In addition to state and federal definitions of harassment, abuse, and intimidation, politics interprets shouting, stalking, such as following someone around to intimidate or “point out,” disrupting ongoing activities, and making excessive phone calls as valid points of harassment, according to the Guidelines. for housing and urban development.
Complaints would be investigated by the Security Service, which would then report its findings to the committee for further action. The commission would be modeled on the Rural Traffic Hearing Committee.
Resident Dick Raider called on the board to consider notifying residents if the director violates the policy, despite privacy restrictions, saying: “The only way residents know what to vote for is what the candidates say about themselves.
Citing the protection of privacy in the Davis-Stirling Act, Board Chairman Bani Carpenter replied: “We are still bound by the law and we must abide by it. We cannot, as a committee, announce that in order to influence the elections. “
The board unanimously adopted the decision. Due to substantial changes to the policy, the decision was postponed for an additional 28 days and must satisfy the request for notification upon review by the member.
Broadband reconnection fee
GRF has passed a resolution that will apply a reconnection fee of $ 52.50 for residents who negligently pay fees for cable and / or internet services.
According to the report of the VMS staff, many residents fail to fulfill the payment, which leads to the collection of bad debt in the Broadband Services budget and the balance sheet at the end of the year.
$ 52.50 would cover $ 50 for a truck and technician and a city tax of $ 2.50 for services rendered.
In the one-year period – from March 2021 to March 2022 – the cost of the reconnection order was $ 3,742, which is 77 service calls, according to a staff report.
Eligible residents will receive a letter informing them that they must pay a reconnection fee before renewing the cable / internet service.
The committee unanimously adopted the resolution in the second reading. The resolution enters into force immediately.
Donation of a miniature horse
The GRF passed a resolution accepting a $ 3,000 donation to care for Sebastian, a miniature horse living at the Equestrian Center.
The donation is a gift from the husband to the wife for Mother’s Day, officials said.
The committee unanimously adopted the resolution in the first reading. The resolution enters into force immediately.
The adjusted daily rate of COVID-19 cases jumped in Orange County last month, reaching 29.3 new cases per 100,000 residents, as of Tuesday, according to the OC Health Care Agency.
The positive test rate – the number of reported swabs and saliva tests that tested positive for coronavirus – reached 13.9 percent this week.
The health equity rate – a test of the positivity of disproportionately affected settlements – is 13.7%.
In the town of Laguna Woods, public health officials reported 1,217 cases of COVID-19 by Tuesday. No additional deaths were reported, counting a total of 77 related deaths.