This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch | 6/25/21

Beers, Burgers & Bingo

Join your Nellie Gail Ranch neighbors and friends for a fun evening of Beers, Burgers & Bingo! The adult (21 and over) event will take place Friday, July 9, 2021, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Association Clubhouse.

Limited tickets now available online at nelliegailranch.org/events.

$20 – Nellie Gail Ranch residents | $25 – Non-resident guest

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Special Thanks to our contributing sponsor

New Tennis Benches

A total of 8 player seating area benches are currently being replaced near the entrances of tennis courts 3 through 12. The new benches are part of the on-going reserve projects being completed at the Tennis & Swim Center.

Landscape Committee Volunteer Opportunity

We are seeking volunteers to serve on the Landscape Committee. The Committee works to improve Nellie Gail Ranch for each of its residents through beautification of the community and preservation of its open space.

Goals of the Landscape Committee:

  • Develop recommendations to the HOA Board for projects/programs
  • Identify tree replacement and also new areas for planting
  • Inform the Community on project undertakings
  • Create long-term solutions for landscape development (i.e. drought resistant foliage)
  • Elevate the community aesthetics for the benefit of Nellie Gail Ranch residents

If you have an interest in serving on the Committee please complete the attached application and return to admin@nelliegailranch.org.

Landscape Committee Application

Hidden Trail Park: Playground Sub-Committee Volunteers Wanted!

We are considering replacement of the playground equipment at Hidden Trail Park and are seeking Mom’s or Dad’s who have an interest in helping select new equipment. Please e-mail admin@nelliegailranch.org if you have an interest in participating.

Nellie Gail Ranch “New” Operations Vehicle

Our Facilities Manager Jeff Hinkle is a car guy. And like many car guys, he grows an attachment to the vehicles he puts a lot of miles on. As they say, all good things must come to an end at some point, even beloved vehicles. Our Nellie Gail Ranch 2003 Nissan Frontier, with mostly hard off pavement trail miles, should be a familiar site to you. And so too would be Jeff who has been the primary driver of the 18 year old truck for all of his 12 years with Nellie Gail Ranch.

Like most of us, when a vehicle starts to require costly repairs we replace rather than continue to repair the vehicle. So this month we shopped around and found an excellent pre-owned low mileage 2019 Nissan Frontier. So while you may see a “new” truck on your trails, you will still have the same careful trail driver. And we wish them many productive miles together!

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch | 6/18/21

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the week ending on June 18, 2021

Board of Directors Organizational Meeting

The Board of Directors held their organizational meeting Tuesday evening to select officer positions as follows:

Mark Fisk | President

Joyce Taylor | Vice President

Alex Presley | Secretary

John Park | Co-Treasurer

Loree Blough | Co-Treasurer

Click the following link to review the June 9, 2021 Annual Meeting Inspector of Elections Report of balloting results including write-in candidates.

Inspector of Elections Report

License Plate Recognition Cameras and Camera Data Management Policy

The special ballot measure for license plate recognition cameras passed with 415 votes in favor of contracting for the service. At the Board Meeting of June 15, 2021, the Board approved moving forward with the Flock Safety contract for installation of cameras. The approximate time to go live with the system is August 15th. The $34.08 per homeowner annual expense will be incorporated into the 2021-22 budget commencing October 1, 2021. We will provide more updates as we get an installation schedule lined up.

The following Camera Data Management Policy provided to the homeowners with the Special Ballot Measure was also approved at the June 15, 2021 meeting. The policy explains how and to whom data collected will be disseminated.

License Plate Recognition Policy

OFFICIAL NOTICE OF PROPOSED EASEMENT PLANTING GUIDELINES

Nellie Gail Ranch Owners Association’s proposed Easement Planting Guidelines have been drafted to facilitate Architectural Review Committee review and approval of homeowner planting in equestrian easements. Current guidelines restrict homeowners from implementing landscape improvements within the easements on their property. These guidelines would allow for planting that would further enhance trail aesthetics and the hiking and riding experience.

The purpose of this notice is to offer Nellie Gail Ranch Members an opportunity to provide comments on the new guidelines and to propose changes as may be desired. In accordance with California Civil Code section 4360, which requires the Association to provide the Members with a minimum of twenty eight (28) days general notice of proposed rule changes.

The Board invites your comments on these proposed guidelines. Member input will be considered by the Board at its open session meeting set for Tuesday, July 20, 2021. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Association Clubhouse.

Comments may be submitted via email to admin@nelliegailranch.org, may be delivered to the meeting, or may be mailed to 25211 Empty Saddle Drive, Laguna Hills, CA 92653.

Easement Planting Guidelines

Trails & Safety Committee Volunteer Opportunity

We are actively seeking volunteers to serve on the Trails & Safety Committee. With 25 miles of amazing trails we benefit from a volunteer network of active trail users. Volunteers meet as needed to recommend trail improvements and discuss ongoing maintenance. The committee is currently working to collaborate with the city to improve equestrian crossing safety. We would love to have someone who has a strong interest in this important issue. If you have an interest in serving on the Committee please complete the attached application and return to admin@nelliegailranch.org.

Trails Committee Application

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch | 6/11/21

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the week ending on June 11, 2021

Board Meeting Tuesday, June 15th at 7:30 p.m.

We are excited to begin meeting in person again for those interested. We will still offer a Zoom option for those who wish to connect remotely but the Clubhouse will be available for in person attendance.

Open Session Agenda | 06-15-21

Recreation Center News

While Summer may not officially start until June 20th, Summer Camps at the Recreation Center are in full swing. After last summer’s quiet June, July and August, it has been wonderful this week to see happy laughing youth making new friends while enjoying tennis, swimming and other athletic sport games. Check our website for current summer camp programs you may benefit from.

 

Dapple Grey Arena and Round Pen Closure

The Dapple Grey Arena and Round Pen will be closed for repairs starting Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 7:00 am until 4:00 pm on Friday, May 28, 2021.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.  For any questions, please contact the Nellie Gail Ranch HOA office at 949-425-1477.

Equestrian Center Clubhouse Refresh Completed

The Equestrian Center Clubhouse interior work has been completed with all new tile floor, fresh paint, a remodeled kitchen and all new restroom fixtures and partitions.  These reserve projects were funded by boarding and trainer fees to the benefit of the Nellie Gail Ranch Equestrian Center and all Nellie Gail Ranch homeowners.

Speed Enforcement on Nellie Gail Road

Speed enforcement has been active this week on Nellie Gail Road in proximity to the Equestrian Center as patrol officers have been writing tickets for vehicles speeding up and down the hill.  We notify you of this not to suggest you look out for the patrol officers to avoid tickets, but to encourage you and all family members, to always drive safely at the posted speed limits on Nellie Gail Road and all streets within Nellie Gail.

Wine Tasting & Horse Show

Attendees of the Wine Tasting & Horse Show last Saturday were treated to more than just great wine!  They also enjoyed the ambiance of the Nellie Gail Ranch Equestrian Center and an exhibition by some of our world class riders, trainers and horses.  Bree Kenney started things off with a James Bond themed musical freestyle on Dash. Grand Prix Dressage rider and USDF Gold Medalist Cassie Cherry Nolte followed with a patriotic themed freestyle performance on Whizzkid.  To close out the horse show, Grand Prix Jumper Lane Clarke put on a high jumping show on Queen who was flawless over impressive jump heights.  For many attending the wine tasting it was their first visit to the Equestrian Center and an opportunity to see just how special our Equestrian Community is.

Thank you to our contributing sponsor Brad Feldman Group.  Thank you also to Events Committee members Loree Blough, Alex Presley, Susan Phillips and Holly Permeh for planning this unique and fun event!!