Ann Boon was removed as president of the Rancho Santa Fe Association Board of Directors at a Feb. 20 meeting. Directors voted 5-2 in favor of her removal, with Boon and director Craig McAllister voting against the ouster.
“The board lost confidence in Ann’s leadership and felt she was no longer the right person to run the board,” RSF Association Vice President Rochelle Putnam said.
Rancho Santa Fe Association Board President Ann Boon said in a statement that she expects her fellow board members to vote to remove her from her seat as president at a Feb. 20 Association meeting. The board is using its option to hold a second monthly board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 20, and an item is listed on the agenda as “Office of the president of the board.” The next agenda item is to elect board officers.
The Rancho Santa Fe Association will soon begin replacing 7,000 linear feet of fencing along the lower half of the RFS Golf Club’s golf course. At its Feb. 6 meeting, the board approved $44,100 for the work, which is expected to begin next month.
The Trails and Recreation Committee, as well as the RSF Golf Club board, recommended the project.
The Rancho Santa Fe Association board approved six consulting contracts for various projects at its Feb. 6 meeting — a total of $121,480.
Five of the consulting contracts were approved in one motion, passing 4-2 with Rochelle Putnam and Philip Wilkinson voting against the motion. A $15,480 consulting contract for a consulting firm to pursue getting the Osuna Adobe on the National Register of Historic Places was approved as part of the consent calendar.
In 2013, Rancho Santa Fe saw a decease in burglaries from 2012, said RSF Patrol Chief Matt Wellhouser in his annual report presented Feb. 6 to the RSF Association board.
In 2012 there were 30 residential burglaries and in 2013 that number went down to 22. There was also a small reduction in commercial burglaries, from six in 2012 to four in 2013.
The Rancho Santa Fe Association Board of Directors voted Feb. 6 to approve a resolution to buy the RSF Garden Club for $2.4 million, following nearly a year of detailed negotiations. Held before a large crowd at the RSF Garden Club, the purchase was approved by a 4-3 vote.
The Rancho Santa Fe Association board will pursue a bylaw change to establish a Compensation Committee after the RSF Association board voted to have an attorney draft language for approval of the bylaw change at the March 6 meeting. The committee would assist the board in annually reviewing all policies and practices related to human resources and personnel, specifically overseeing and authorizing employee compensation packages, and approving the annual performance review of the Association manager.
Rancho Santa Fe School District continues to prepare a survey that will ask district members how they would feel about expanding the school gym and a possible general obligation bond to cover the cost. The survey is not yet complete but district superintendent Lindy Delaney hopes that once the survey is finished and mailed out, the district could get results by mid-March.
After some parents complained last year about the RSF School District’s dress code treatment of skinny jeans and yoga pants, the Rancho Santa Fe School board set out to review and clarify its policy. The board approved the updated policy at its Feb. 5 meeting.
Fairbanks Ranch Country Club uses both lethal and non-lethal means to deal with migratory birds, prompting some complaints