Clubhouse flooring is in the process of being installed. Tiling of the clubhouse, multi-purpose room and kitchen is scheduled for this week with the reception area scheduled for next week. The carpet will follow then baseboards to complete flooring.
Nellie Gail Ranch Homeowners,
The end of week report is being sent a day early to make you aware that we have been notified by SDG&E that they require drastic reduction of the height of the Sycamore tree behind the Monument Park Monument at Oso and Cabot due to proximity to power lines. The reduction in height will effectively destroy the aesthetics of the tree making it unviable to remain in place. We initially deferred approval but California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) General Order 95, Rule 35 gives SDG&E authority to maintain minimum clearances around high voltage lines. We cannot further decline approval as it puts the Association at risk in event of fire or damage to the power lines that may be caused if the tree fails. The high winds we experienced Wednesday afternoon further heighten our awareness of the potential concerns.
Because this tree has been in place for many years and is iconic to this monument and corner, we wanted to let you know in advance why it is being removed. We have met several times with the SDG&E arborist and the Association’s arborist and have scheduled an additional meeting to review again on-site Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. We will review again the impact of the height reduction /removal and discuss alternatives for a replacement tree(s).
Please know that while we understand why SDG&E is requiring this, and while we recognize they have been very courteous in their notice process, we are saddened at the loss of this tree that has been part of our community for as long as any of us can remember.
The Nellie Gail Ranch Owners Association annual audit is scheduled to be mailed to homeowners by the end of this month. Please sign up using the below link to get your copy of the audit via e-mail instead of the more costly hard copy mailed on CD. We, you and the Association, save $2.50 for each audit that is e-mailed rather than printed with a potential collective savings of over $3,500.
As we move past the second week of the new year we see work on our Clubhouse project progressing as follows. Plumbing was completed earlier this week and cabinet installation is in process. Interior Clubhouse painting of all ceilings and walls commenced today and is scheduled to be finished by Friday of next week. After completion of the painting, flooring is scheduled to begin the week of January 27th with the installation of carpet, tile, and baseboards throughout the Clubhouse. Our focus as we move forward is to finish the interior components of the project in order that the space is available for member use and enjoyment. We anticipate the interior will be substantially complete by late February. Meanwhile, we are moving closer to making contract decisions for the exterior and we will provide updates in the coming weeks.
With the projected warmer weather we should have our new pickleball courts ready for play by the end of next week. Consider joining our growing Pickleball community as we are signing up enthusiastic new members daily.
We are also investing to make our tennis membership experience better too. The replacement of all tennis windscreens is commencing today and will be completed by next week. The anticipated warmer weather next week will make for some nice tennis play for leagues and social play. If you aren’t a Tennis Club Member already and would like to consider membership, come out and play a few sets, give us a call at 949-831-6660 to schedule a court time.
Board Meeting Tuesday, January 21st at 7:30 p.m. at the Association Clubhouse
We are excited to introduce the sport of Pickleball to our Nellie Gail Ranch Tennis Center. Submit your application via the below link to become an inaugural Pickleball Member. Individual, couple and family memberships are available. Join us now and begin enjoying this fast and friendly game that is easy to learn and play.
Pickleball Monthly Membership Fees
Nellie Gail Ranch Owners
Non- Nellie Gail Ranch Owners
Guest Fee $5 per day
- Initiation Fee Waived For 1st Year Members!
- Unlimited Use of 8 Pickleball Courts with lights
- Daily Access to Association Clubhouse
- Enjoyment of Special Member-Only Events and Tournaments
Future Programs / Scheduled Play Days
- Reserved Courts
- Team Doubles (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 & above)
- Lessons for all Levels
- Novice Team Doubles
- Challenge Court System
- Mixed Doubles
- Open Play / Social Group Play
- Mixers / Social Events
Play Court Hours:
Monday – Friday
9:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
9:00am – Dusk
Work progressed this week to complete plumbing work. Installation of cabinets and woodwork has also commenced and will be ongoing for the next three weeks. Meanwhile, we are preparing for interior painting and flooring as the next steps to move this project forward.