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Palomar Mountain Planning Organization Minutes, 2/22/1997 Board Meeting minutes

Minutes of the Palomar Mountain Planning Organization Meeting February 22, 1997

Board Members Present:

Terri Bailey, Thomas Burton, Robert Carlyle, Russ Day, Donna Dose, Elizabeth Getzoff (alternate), Bruce Graves, Susan Humason, Jack Norvall, Michael Pique, John Tainer, Robert Thicksten.

The PMPO Board meeting was convened at 10:00 A.M. February 22, 1997.

The minutes of the August 24, and November 19 1996 meetings were corrected as follows: Getzoff's payment was to the State of California, not the county; "Yoga center land" should read "Tom Burton's land", and Donna Dose was present at both meetings. The minutes were approved with those corrections.


Cedar Creek Water Development:

The board discussed the cover letter to county ground water geologist Mr. Peterson, to accompany the Hatch & Parent (Santa Barbara water-rights attorneys) opinion letter on Mr. Yale's application and the San Diego County water extraction ordinance. The draft was revised and approved.


Off-Road Vehicle Trail

Larry Hendrickson, member of the Julian community planning group, has sent the PMPO chair a packet of information about a trail the county is proposing to establish from the Mexican border to Palomar Mountain's High Point. He wants to come to a PMPO meeting to discuss the idea. No action was taken.


Susan Humason is in charge; the following members volunteered to prepare articles: Russ Day on the State Park; Bob Thicksten on the Observatory; Bruce Graves on the Relay Engineering tower expansion; John Tainer on Cedar Creek well water extraction. Articles are due April 1, will be put in final form April 19 so the newsletter can be in the mail by May 1. Susan is updating the mailing list, which now has about 600 names, and Jack Norvall will arrange to get the current county assessor's list from Chicago Title.

Annual Meeting and Pancake Breakfast

The PMPO Annual Meeting and Pancake Breakfast is to be held at the Palomar Mountain Lodge 8:00 to 11:00 A.M., Saturday, May 24, 1997; Memorial Day weekend. Terri Bailey is tied up that weekend but will outline tasks. Donna Dose, Russ Day, and Susan Humason will help. Prices to be same as last year: $2 for adults, $1 for children.

Dual Government Survey Problem

Jack Norvall noted the long-standing problem of the two inconsistent surveys of the Crestline area, section 14, and his belief it needs to be resolved. He suggests pursuing Congressional effort to influence the Forest Service to abandon their land claims based on the 1930's survey and return to the precedents of the 1889 survey. Jack will investigate further and report at the April board meeting.

Next Meetings:

Board meeting April 19, 1997; Annual meeting May 24, 1997.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:40.

Michael E. Pique, Secretary.

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