The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center recently made a donation to the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Department, funds coming from the Community Center’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the Moroccan Fantasy Gala in May. The donation is pending approval from the RSF Fire District board and a specific amount will be announced in next week’s Review (Sept. 18).
The contribution fits the Community Center’s goal as a nonprofit to serve and support the community, especially an important resource such as the fire department, according to Molly Wohlford, Community Center board president.
After several years of the finance committee requesting a formal charter to provide guidance on how to operate, the Rancho Santa Fe Association board approved the committee’s charter at its Sept. 4 meeting.
The charter details the composition, terms, purpose and general duties of the finance committee. Committee duties include reviews of the budget and investment portfolios, monitoring financial performance of the Association’s divisions and reviews of capital expenditures of $5,000 or more and acquisition or sale of real property.
In September 2013, the Rancho Santa Fe Association formed an ad-hoc Intersection Committee to work on evaluating conceptual designs for signalized intersections in the Ranch as an alternative the proposed roundabouts on Del Dios Highway/Paseo Delicias.
Since that time, the committee has only met once and work was temporarily suspended due to staffing changes at the Association. As the Association has hired Larry Roberts to replace associate planner Chris Livoni, one of his first tasks was to get to jump-start the Intersection Committee.
Changes to the Rancho Santa Fe Association’s Covenant Design Review Committee process have already seen positive results and more improvements are on the way.
The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District Board of Directors, on behalf of the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) and in cooperation with County Service Area 107 (CSA 107), which encompasses Elfin Forest and Harmony Grove, has filed an application with San Diego Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) requesting the two agencies be reorganized so that CSA 107 would be included in the RSFFPD’s service area.
On Friday, Sept. 5, at 8:22 p.m., firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) and Encinitas Fire Department responded to the report of a traffic collision in the 1700 block of Via de Fortuna.
A possible expansion of Rancho Santa Fe’s distributed antenna system (DAS) could improve wireless coverage within the Covenant. Several months ago, AT&T requested that the DAS provider ExteNet map out the biggest holes in coverage and field tests were conducted, according to RSF Association Acting Manager Ivan Holler. The Association plans to meet with ExteNet to discuss potential improvements on Sept. 18.
The RSF Association Health Club and Pool Committee is making the rounds to several local groups’ meetings as it prepares for an October community-wide vote. The Rancho Santa Fe Association’s committee will present its preliminary plans and figures to the RSF Tennis Club members at the Tennis Club at 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15. On Tuesday, Sept. 16, the committee will present to the Public Interest Committee (PIC) at the RSF Golf Club at 8 a.m. and to the RSF Golf Club membership at 5 p.m. that night, also at the club.
The Rancho Santa Fe Association Finance Committee heard an update on the community pool and fitness center effort at its Aug. 27 meeting in preparation for an October community-wide vote to spend $350,000 on a professional planning phase.
The Rancho Santa Fe Association Finance Committee heard a report on the history, current status and potential future of the Osuna Ranch at its Aug. 26 meeting. Kim Eggleston, chair of the RSF Finance Committee and director and treasurer on the RSF Association board, said that there needs to be some new financial analysis on how appropriate the Osuna property is as a community asset in today’s economic context.