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.


This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the week ending October 14, 2022

Home Alarm System Review

Roofs eventually leak, appliances need replacing, carpet becomes worn. These are all things we become aware of and fix or replace when they don’t work or don’t look as nice as they used to. Your home alarm system may not give you the same warning as a leaky roof that it is time to replace. And since you can’t “see” your alarm system you may not worry as much about worn components or old technology. In fact, you might have just stopped using it.

Now is not the time to become complacent. Crime in Orange County is on the rise and Nellie Gail Ranch, with its proximity to the freeway and relative affluence, is a target for crimes of convenience. Please take time now to review your alarm system. Maybe it is time to replace or maybe just add new layers of protection. If you alarmed your first story, consider adding a second story alarm. Or maybe you alarmed all doors and now you can add glass-break detectors to windows. Or maybe you just stopped setting the alarm when leaving for an early evening dinner. Early evening while you are away is prime time for thieves and one of the most important times to use your alarm system.

Time spent this weekend reviewing your alarm system will be time well spent!


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Next Board Meeting

Below is a link to the agenda for the Tuesday, October 18th 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 October 7, 2022

Wine & Design – October 20th 5:00 p.m

Are you thinking about, or in the process of drawing up plans for a home improvement project? Our consulting architect will be on site Thursday, October 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to help homeowners with plan submittal conformity with the NGR Architectural Guidelines & CC&Rs. We will not be taking the place of your architect in design and aesthetic guidance, but we will assist in brief 10-15 minute sessions with you, and your architect if you wish, to provide counseling on the submittal requirements including but not limited to the following:
• What is required for an Accessory Dwelling Unit?
• What can and can’t be located in proximity to the Equestrian Easement?
• What drainage may be required based on your proposed improvements?
• What material samples should be included with the submittal?
• What are the setbacks for your property?
• What is the maximum permitted height of the structure?
• Is a survey required?
• What level of detail needs to be on the plans for your specific improvements?
• What screening may be required to soften hardscape elements like solar panels, retaining walls and sport courts?
Please call the Association office at 949-425-1477 for an RSVP 10-15 minute appointment at The Watering Hole Multi-Purpose Room on Thursday, October 20th from 5 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. You may attend with your plans, or ideas, and your wish list! The goal of this new program is to improve the homeowner experience with the review process and increase the number of 1st review approvals. Your appointment comes with a complimentary glass of wine.

Gallup Park • Playground Sub-Committee Volunteers Wanted!

We are considering replacement of the playground equipment at Gallup Park and are seeking parents who have an interest in helping select new equipment. Please complete the application by clicking on the button below and e-mail the completed form to admin@nelliegailranch.org if you have an interest in participating. Please return by November 7, 2022.


There are three active investigations for reported burglaries in Nellie Gail Ranch that occurred this past week. Two are on the North side of Oso and one on the South. We have asked OCSD if they believe the three are connected in any way and they have advised the three are in active investigation and they have no additional information they can release. OCSD recommends homeowner sign up for crime alerts on Crimemapping.com. This website accurately depicts all reported crimes in the area. It is easy to sign up, you enter your address and e-mail and identify which categories of crimes you want to receive e-mail alerts for.

Click the button below to view some tips and precautions provided by the OCSD.


No bikes of any type are permitted on the trails. It’s not just a rule for the sake of having a rule. Our community is an equestrian community and horses and bikes do not mix safely. Horses are flight animals and speeding bikes appear to horses to be predators. The easements our homeowners have over their properties are easements for equestrian purposes, not easements for every conceivable sport. Bicycles from Stingrays to E-Bikes and everything in-between are not permitted on trails.

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the week ending August 5, 2022

Summer Concert Series – The Reflexx


August Pony Express is out Now!

Click the photo or button below to view the new Issue of the magazine!


Gallup Park Fence Replacement

Gallup Park Fence Replacement Starting Monday, August 8th

This coming Monday we will begin a fence replacement project at Gallup Park. Over the years we have replaced broken or damaged boards to extend the life but it is to the point that many of the posts are rotted at the base. We will be removing the old fence and replacing with new over the course of the next three weeks. The park will remain open during construction but there will be laborers present and demo and construction activity. Pets must be on leash at all times.

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the week ending July 22, 2022

Summer Concert Series – The Long Run


Congratulations Rogan Egerton

We are pleased to announce that Rogan Egerton will take over as Director of Tennis and Pickleball programs effective October 1st following the retirement of Bob Hochstadter. Rogan has been instrumental in the success of the competitive junior tennis program, coordinated the 2021 and 2022 summer tennis camps and mostly recently begun working on coordination of the ladies’ league play. We look forward to a seamless transition as Bob Hochstadter has worked with Rogan Egerton the past four years and mentored him as his successor.


Solar Panel Cleaning

This week we cleaned our Association Clubhouse solar panels. We are looking forward to improved efficiency with the removal of the dust and grime that occurs over time!

July 2022 Pony Express Magazine

The July Pony Express Magazine is out now!

Click the Image below to view all of the great articles, important information and happenings around the community.