This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending May 31, 2024

Annual Meeting Date Approaching
The Nellie Gail Ranch Inspector of Election has received 503 of 1,405 possible ballots as of today’s mail.  We do not anticipate reaching the quorum requirement of 703 ballots for the June 5th meeting and will reconvene to July 12th at which we are already assured of exceeding the quorum requirement of 351 ballots.  We would like as much of the membership represented as possible so if you haven’t already, please return your ballot and remember to sign the outside of the return envelope.
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This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending May 24, 2024

Holiday Hours
Due to the Memorial Day Holiday the association office will be closed Monday May 27th. The association club hours are as below in observance of the holiday weekend.
Tennis & Swim ClubMemorial DayHoliday HoursMonday, May 27, 20246:00am – 4:00pm
No Construction on Federal Holidays
Construction Not Permitted on Federal HolidaysPlease remind your contractors that construction is not permitted on Sundays or Federal Holidays in the City of Laguna Hills.  Please do your part to keep Nellie Gail Ranch peaceful over the holiday!
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This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending May 17, 2024

Mail Your Ballot Today
Your annual meeting ballot for the election of directors and special ballot measure is ready for you to complete and return.  Please review the candidate statements and cast your vote at your earliest opportunity.  The owner of record, as reflected on the ballot mailing label, must sign the outside of the return envelope in order for it to be counted as valid by the Inspector of Election. You may return in the self-addressed and stamped envelope. 
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Board Meeting
Below is a link to the agenda for the Tuesday May 21st meeting at 7:30pm located at the Association Clubhouse. Click the button to view the agenda. Contact admin@nelliegailranch.org with any questions.
Agenda
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This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending May 10, 2024

Mail Your Ballot Today
Your annual meeting ballot for the election of directors and special ballot measure is ready for you to complete and return.  Please review the candidate statements and cast your vote at your earliest opportunity.  The owner of record, as reflected on the ballot mailing label, must sign the outside of the return envelope in order for it to be counted as valid by the Inspector of Election. You may return in the self-addressed and stamped envelope. 
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This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending May 3, 2024

Greenfield Monument Damage
The Greenfield monument was damaged in a vehicle accident at 1:20pmon Saturday April 27th.  We are awaiting the police report, confirming insurance coverage and bidding to replace the monument.  Please be patient as this will not be a simple job, there is extensive damage and this will require some time to resolve. 
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Stinging and Burning Nettle Weed Control
Ongoing control of weeds will be occurring through Spring on the trails. Stinging and Burning Nettle is one of the prevalent weeds being battled at this time by our trail crews. Horses and dogs don’t usually eat stinging nettle, however, if they brush up against it while walking or lie down or roll on the plant, glassy hairs from the plant’s leaves and stems cause a skin reaction and an intensely painful stinging sensation that may last 24 hours or more. The standard practice for our trail crews is to weed whip the taller nettles to reduce the height of the plant and spot spray the base of the weeds and adjacent remaining weeds to limit regrowth.
Equines and pets using trails should not be permitted to eat the stinging nettle or grasses or weeds in close proximity to them. Enjoy your time on the trail and the beautiful weather.
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This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending April 26, 2024

This Week in Nellie Gail RanchFrom the Week ending April 26, 2024
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This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending April 19, 2024


Dapple Grey Arena
The Dapple Gray Arena will be closed for much needed base repairs on Monday, April 22 and re-opening Thursday morning, April 25. There are several soft spots in the base that occurred during muddy arena conditions. To help solidify the soft spots temporarily, Boulder Earthwork compacted the entire arena with a rolling, vibrating compacter yesterday, (Thursday) and will do it again today (Friday) to get us through the weekend.
The newly refurbished Round Pen will be open during the arena repairs.
Pickleball Court Fencing Project Update
The Pickleball court divider fencing project is near completion. The new fencing and gates will allow each court to have players in their own space without interference and balls rolling onto courts during play.
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This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending April 12, 2024

Pickleball Court Fence Divider Project
Pickleball court divider fencing will be installed next week.  The new fencing and gates will allow each court to have players in their own space without interference and balls rolling onto courts during play.  Work is scheduled to begin on  Monday, April 15th and be completed by Friday. Work will be done in two phases allowing 4 courts to be open for play throughout the week.  Homeowners who do not have pickleball memberships may play 11:30-3:00 pm but no guest passes will be issued next week due to limited courts.  For more information, please contact the Association office at 949-425-1477.
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Next Board Meeting
Below is a link to the agenda for the Tuesday, April 16th meeting at 7:30pm located at the Association Clubhouse. Click the button to view the agenda. Contact admin@nelliegailranch.org with any questions.
Agenda
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This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending April 5, 2024

April Pony Express Magazine
The April Pony Express Magazine is out now!
Find out all the events, important information and all the happenings around the community. Click below or the photo to view the magazine. Pony Express Magazine
Dapple Grey Round Pen Repairs
Repairs are underway at the Dapple Grey Round Pen following the recent storm damage sustained from a fallen tree.  We are taking the opportunity to not just repair the rail fencing, but also to upgrade the round pen functionality.  We are installing 6” of decomposed granite under the new sand footing to provide a firmer base than the past soil base.  
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Trail Status – Maintenance
The calendar indicates that we are approaching the conclusion of the rainy season. Here is an update on our trail maintenance priorities as we transition into spring. We are currently emphasizing four key areas: Weed Abatement to clear trail path of travelTrail grading after rainsSandbag repairsClear v-ditches and storm drains Weed clearance on slopes will take place later in Spring around late May.  If you have any specific areas of concern as you are out and about hiking or riding you may e-mail photos and locations to Jeff Hinkle at hinkle@nelliegailranch.org.
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