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


Salad:

Plated roasted beet salad with pistachios and feta

Paired with Rose Whispering Angel Beach Rose

Soup:

Roasted cauliflower soup shooter with truffle oil drizzle and micro greens

Paired with California Lloyd Chardonnay

Entrée:

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

Paired with Dressage Pinot Noir or Graves Bordeaux Red Blend

Dessert:

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 admin@nelliegailranch.org 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 admin@nelliegailranch.org. Remember, a non-vote is essentially a vote in favor of allowing short term rentals to continue unabated.


January 2023 Pony Express Magazine

Click the photo below to view the new issue.

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the week ending December 16, 2022

Snow Day at Gallup Park


Holiday Home Decorating Contestants Map

Thank you to our registered Holiday Lighting contestants and to all Nellie Gail Ranch neighbors who decorated and made our community so festive again this year! Take a drive this weekend and check out all of the homes entered in the contest! Click the button below for the Site map and list of addresses. Winners will be posted Monday but all reflect the spirit of the holidays and are well worth seeing!


Ballot Collection Update Regarding

CC&R Amendment Restricting Short Term Rentals

To date we have received 465 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 40% of the way there. Please return your ballot at your earliest opportunity. If you need a replacement ballot please contact our office at admin@nelliegailranch.org. Remember, a non-vote is essentially a vote in favor of allowing short term rentals to continue unabated.


Join us for our Monday Night Football at The Watering Hole as the Rams take on the Packers Monday, December 19th!

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the week ending December 2, 2022

December Pony Express

The new Pony Express magazine is available now! The issue includes our upcoming December events, informative articles and home security safety tips.


December Events

Nellie Gail Ranch is excited to host the below events for the month of December. Enjoy our Snow Day event, Santa and Mrs. Claus event and our Holiday Home Decorating Contest. Click on the event photo to learn more.


Equestrian Center Crossing

Proposed Speed Table Petition Results

At the request of Nellie Gail Ranch, the City distributed a petition on November 7th to homes in proximity to the Nellie Gail Road Equestrian Center entry. The petition proposed installation of a speed table to slow traffic at this location. The November 30th deadline for submitting the speed table petition has passed. The city reports it mailed 172 petitions and 25 petitions in favor of a speed table were returned. The city required a minimum of 115 petitions to reach the 67% threshold for approval.

While the speed table is no longer a proposed solution at the Equestrian Center entry, we did receive some enhancement this past year as the City installed additional flashing lights at the crossing median and added additional street markings to better identify two crossings.

We continue to ask homeowners to have heightened awareness of all Equestrian Crossings in Nellie Gail Ranch. Horses are flight animals and subject to startling. When horses are in view it is important to pass slowly, and when crossing, to stop well in front of the crossing.

Thank you to all who participated in the speed table survey, the petition and at the city level.


CC&R Amendment Ballot

Please return your ballot today and make your voice heard. A non-vote is effectively a vote in favor of short-term weekend rentals and the associated use of Nellie Gail Ranch homes for recreational events. This is your best opportunity to take constructive control over the issue of short-term rentals and their associated nuisance to the immediate neighbors.


Join us for our Monday Night Football at The Watering Hole.

Enjoy crafted drinks and delicious eats as the New Orleans Saints take on Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday December 5th!


The Watering Hole Gift Cards

Gift Cards are now available at The Watering Hole (any amount) for purchase. Just in time for Christmas!


Next Board Meeting

There will be no board meeting the month of December. The next board meeting is scheduled for January 17, 2023. Contact the association office for more information.

December Pony Express Magazine

Click the button below to view the new issue of the magazine.