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From the Week ending June 16, 2023
|Annual Meeting Results
|The Nellie Gail Ranch Owners Association annual meeting was held Wednesday evening June 14th at the Association Clubhouse. Congratulations to Loree Blough and Holly Permeh who were elected to serve on the Board through June 2025. Loree and Holly join incumbents Mark Fisk, John Park and Joyce Taylor as your Nellie Gail Ranch Board of Directors.
The ballot measure regarding mobile patrol security passed with 203 votes in favor of continuing 24-hour mobile patrol services. The other options received 76 votes for an alternative 8-hour “premium” patrol, 86 votes to discontinue mobile patrol and 143 votes to discontinue mobile patrol and consider additional camera or technology alternatives.
The official Inspectors Report containing vote counts and write-in candidates will be posted on the website early next week when received and it will be published in the next issue of The Pony Express. Thank you to the 529 homeowners who submitted ballots and participated in the election process. This represents 38% participation as compared to 36% in 2022 and 41% in 2021.
|Next Board Meeting
|Below is a link to the agenda for the Tuesday, June20th meeting at 7:30pm located at the Association Clubhouse. Click the button to view the agenda. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
From the Week ending June 9, 2023
|Summer Concert Series
|Equine Health Update
|As many of you might know there has been a case of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) in Orange County as of (6/5/23). We are carefully monitoring the cases and are in communication with the CDFA veterinarians to ensure we are doing all we can to keep our horses safe from VSV.
|Guidelines for VSV Prevention that you can do to help your horse & others at Nellie Gail Ranch:
Remove all feed buckets, trays that have food particles from the stalls (flies are attracted to food).Keep your area CLEAN and remove any unnecessary food containers that will attract flies.Throw away all trash and keep trash lids closed.Do not store manure pitch forks, manure carts etc. in proximity to your stall as they attract flies.Use fly spray and fly protectant gear (fly sheet, fly mask etc.).Ask your veterinarian about food supplements that help prevent flies ( ex: garlic)Clean your saddle pads and equipment and store them in your trunks.Avoid placing grain balls or any type of treat/toy that will attract flies to your horse’s stall. *VSV is transmissible to humans and causes flu like symptoms for 2 weeks.*
|GVSV in San Diego County, Riverside County, San Bernadino, Orange County & Los Angeles Nellie Gail Ranch has implemented the following protocols:
Boarders leaving Nellie Gail Ranch to go to Riverside County, San Diego County, San Bernadino County or traveling inside Orange County must quarantine at a stable/ranch outside of the infected counties (San Diego County, Riverside County, San Bernadino County Los Angeles & OC ) for a minimum of 9 days before returning to Nellie Gail Ranch (We advise not to travel unless necessary).Required Heath Certificate from a veterinarian stating that the horse or horses on the Health Certificate are free and clear of any signs of symptoms of VSV and are not a health risk to NGR. (Address of quarantine must be included on the health certificate).Nellie Gail Ranch has suspend all monthly memberships to Nellie Gail Ranch Equestrian Center (Non-Homeowners). Homeowners are permitted currently to enter Nellie Gail Ranch Equestrian Center.No trailering in allowed (except from an authorized quarantine facility).
|GVSV Situation Report 6/9/2023:
|Since the last situation report (6/6/2023), there have been 15 new VSV-affected premises identified (4 confirmed positive, 11 suspect) in California with five counties currently affected: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties. To date, all confirmed cases have been vesicular stomatitis New Jersey virus (VSNJV) serotype. Updates are as follows:
Los Angeles County (New Infected County) – 1 confirmed positive equine premises.Riverside County – 6 new suspect equine premisesSan Bernardino County – 1 new confirmed positive equine premisesSan Diego County – 2 new confirmed positive premises (1 equine, 1 wildlife park) and 5 new suspect equine premisesSince the last situation report (6/6/2023), the following previously confirmed positive or suspect premises have been released from quarantine: 1 equine premises in Riverside County and 4 equine premises in San Diego County
|Since the start of the outbreak, 77 VSV-affected premises have been identified (29 confirmed positive, 48 suspect) in 1 state, California. Seventy-five (75) of these premises have had only equine species clinically affected in 5 counties (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties), one (1) premises has had clinically affected cattle (San Diego County), and one (1) premises has had clinically affected rhinoceros (San Diego County). Of the 77 VSV-affected premises, 10 premises have completed the quarantine period with no new clinical cases and have been released from quarantine. Sixty-seven (67) premises remain quarantined.
|Additional information and maps of the affected area are contained in the attached situation report. The situation report is posted publicly on the APHIS website and is accessible by clicking the button below.
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From the Week ending June 2, 2023
Equine Health Notification
|We wish to make Nellie Gail Ranch homeowners aware of outbreaks of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) in San Diego County, San Bernardino County & Riverside County. VSV is primarily spread by infected flies. The Nellie Gail Ranch Equestrian Center has implemented precautionary measures to reduce exposure to our horses. To date there are not any cases in Orange County and therefore no restrictions on shows or trailering inside OC or any non-infected area, but we are encouraging restricting movement unless necessary.
|Nellie Gail Ranch Equestrian Center recommends the following:
|Avoid traveling to infected counties (San Diego, San Bernardino & Riverside).Do not allow horses that have been to infected counties for the past 30 days to trailer onto your property.Use fly spray and fly protectant equipment.VSV is transferable to humans and causes flu like symptoms, avoid touching unfamiliar horses.Do not share communal waters or equipment with other horses.
|Please make any of your private boarders aware of the outbreak and consider implementing your own protocols to restrict movement of horses under your care.
Please feel free to contact the Equestrian Center Manager at 949-371-1595 if you have any questions or concerns.
|Please click in links for more information on VSV:
1. CDFA – AHFSS – AHB – Vesicular Stomatitis (ca.gov)2. VSV Situation report 3. VS_Factsheet 4. vesicular-stomatitis-infographic
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|Summer Swim Schedule
|The Summer Swim Program schedule begins Monday, June 5, 2023.
|Summer Concert Series
From the Week ending May 26, 2023
Memorial Day Holiday Hours
In observance of the Memorial Day holiday the Association office will be closed Monday May 29th, and the Tennis & Swim Center will close at 4:00pm
Dapple Grey Arena Update
Work is underway to fix the damage to the arena. We expect the arena to be operational again within the next week.
Summer Swim Schedule
The Summer Swim Program schedule
begins Monday, June 5, 2023.
Summer Concert Series
We would like to remind you that the voting for the upcoming initiatives is still underway, and your vote matters. Let’s make a difference and shape the future of our wonderful community together.
From the Week ending May 19, 2023
Committee Formed to Evaluate
the Feasibility of Gating
Homeowners have expressed an interest in updating the current logistics and costs to gate the Nellie Gail Ranch community entries. At the Tuesday, May 16th meeting the Board approved forming a committee to evaluate the feasibility and potential expense. We are seeking homeowners with disparate views and expertise interested in participating. The following links are to the Draft Charter and application for appointment. Please submit your application if you would like to be considered for appointment.
We would like to remind you that the voting for the upcoming initiatives is still underway, and your vote matters. So far, we have received 261 ballots, which is a great start. However, we still have 1,146 ballots to go. Your voice and your vote count, so please take a few moments to cast your ballot and ensure that your opinions are heard. Let’s make a difference and shape the future of our wonderful community together.
From the Week ending May 12, 2023
Join Us For These Upcoming Events
Next Board Meeting
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From the Week ending May 5, 2023
Annual Meeting Ballot
Check Your Mailbox for Your Annual Meeting Ballot
Ballots for the June 7th Annual Meeting were mailed Thursday. The Candidate Statements and Mobile Patrol Special Ballot Measure Statement may be reviewed at the following link. Please complete your ballot at your earliest opportunity and return it in the postage pre-paid envelope.
Remember to sign the outside of your ballot return envelope!