This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending January 27, 2023

Home Safety and Recent Crime

With the recent burglaries that have occurred in Laguna Hills it is important to have a home security system in place. Having a home alarm system can act as a deterrent to potential burglars, as the presence of the system can make a home less of an attractive target. Additionally, the alarm system can also detect smoke, fire, and carbon monoxide, which can provide early warning and increase the chances of survival in case of an emergency. Overall, home alarm systems can provide peace of mind and an added level of security for homeowners and their families.

Crime Prevention Workshop

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending January 20, 2023

Equestrian Center Event – Tack Shop & Swap

Crime Prevention Workshop

Valentine Wine & Dine

Valentine Wine & Dine

Package includes the following:

Sparkling wine upon arrival

Cheese and charcuterie grazing station


Plated roasted beet salad with pistachios and feta

Paired with Rose Whispering Angel Beach Rose


Roasted cauliflower soup shooter with truffle oil drizzle and micro greens

Paired with California Lloyd Chardonnay


Petite beef filet and lobster tail with bearnaise sauce, garlic parmesan risotto, roasted asparagus

Paired with Dressage Pinot Noir or Graves Bordeaux Red Blend


Flourless Chocolate Cake and Red Velvet Cake

Paired with Cockburn Port and Espresso upon request

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending January 13, 2023

CC&R Amendment Ballot

Seeking Ballot Collectors

We are seeking homeowner volunteers who may be willing to assist with a door-to-door effort to gather ballots from homeowners to help achieve the 75% threshold needed to adopt the proposed CC&R amendments. The amendment will require 1,055 “APPROVE” votes to pass. As of this Friday we have received 532 ballots leaving us well short of the required number. Additionally, we will not know the tally of the vote count (“APPROVE” and “DISAPPROVE”) on those submitted ballots until they are opened by the Inspector of Election. We will likely need in excess of 1,100 returned ballots to have a chance of passing the amendment.
Ballots are scheduled to be opened and counted February 7th. If we do not have a sufficient number of submitted ballots then we can reconvene to March 7th. The only chance we believe we have of achieving the number of ballots required to pass the amendment is to have volunteers go door to door to collect ballots from homeowners who have not yet voted. The thought is we would issue 10-20 ballots to each owner who confirms a willingness to solicit ballots from neighbors.
Please confirm if you are willing to solicit ballots from your neighbors. We are refining a process for issuing ballots to volunteers and will provide additional information regarding the process to those who reply to this e-mail.
Thank you for considering this opportunity to have a positive impact on this amendment voting process!Please confirm with us via the following link at your earliest opportunity.

CC&R Amendment Restricting Short Term Rentals

I need a Replacement Ballot

If you have not yet submitted a ballot and you misplaced yours please request a replacement ballot to be mailed to you via the following link:

Equestrian Center Event – Tack Shop & Swap

Criminal Activity in Nellie Gail Ranch

Please join us for the Crime Prevention Workshop

There have been several instances this month of theft of packages and decorations from home entries. We have also had several burglaries so it is more important than ever that we look out for each other. Look for suspicious vehicles and report them to the OC Sheriff at 949-770-6011. Know your neighbors phone numbers so you can call them if you see “vendors” who may not be their actual service providers.

Next Board Meeting

Below is a link to the agenda for the Tuesday, January 17th meeting at 7:30pm located at the Association Clubhouse. Click the button to view the agenda. Contact with any questions.

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending January 6, 2023

Trails Closed Due to Wet Conditions

All trails will remain closed to vehicles all weekend due to saturation and with expected rain next week will likely remain closed through next weekend as well. Please do not schedule feed or hay deliveries while the trails are wet. Every year we get one or two drivers who think they can beat the odds and it turns into an ordeal to offload and wait for the trails to dry enough to send out a rescue.

Ballot Collection Update Regarding

CC&R Amendment Restricting Short Term Rentals

To date we have received 519 valid returned ballots. Our goal is to receive a minimum of 1,100 before ballots are counted February 7th so we are a little over 47% of the way there. Please return your ballot at your earliest opportunity. If you need a replacement ballot please contact our office at Remember, a non-vote is essentially a vote in favor of allowing short term rentals to continue unabated.