Deadline approaching to vote on health club, swimming pool planning cost


By Karen Billing

The Rancho Santa Fe Association has so far collected about 900 ballots on the health club and pool vote, asking residents whether they approve a $350,000 professional planning phase for the proposed facility between the Rancho Santa Fe Tennis and Golf Clubs.

Registered voters have until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, to cast their ballots.

The votes will be counted by hand on Nov. 20 by election inspector Bruce Bishop and volunteer assistants Kim Higgins, Rob Schaefer and David Moon, appointed by the Association board at its Nov. 6 meeting.

Acting RSF Association Manager Ivan Holler said the number of registered voters is now 2,085. Holler said the Association continues its ongoing efforts to reach out to potential voters — of the nine real estate transactions completed in October, five property owners registered to vote.

In May, the Covenant-wide vote on the RSF Garden Club purchase received 1,297 votes, and 1,544 ballots were cast in the Association board election in June, the most in the history of the Ranch.