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Board Officer Assignments for March, 2016 thru February, 2017
President – John Ingstad
Vice President – Amanda Mendez
Secretary – Mark Schwing
Treasurer – Larry Powell
Member-at-Large - Bob Dawson

2016 Election Results
The RDTA 2016 Annual Meeting was Wednesday, March 16. The ballots were counted and the results were Mark Schwing - 97 votes; Amanda Mendez - 68; Bob Dawson - 3; Sonia Jensen - 1. There were three Board positions open, so Mark, Amanda and Bob were elected.

Notice about Weed Control
Dear Fellow Residents:

Many folks have asked why are there so many weeds this year. Well the simple answer is - we made a mistake, and it will not happen again! The non-toxic Broad Leaf Weed extermination will begin by March 30th, there will be several applications.

The following conditions all played a part in the problem:
The Association had to reduce water consumption severely last year. Hopefully with the changes we have made and are continuing to make to our irrigation system, if this summer is no worse than last year we will have more water available for lawn watering.

Every year the Association has had a separate weed service contractor handle Broad Leaf Weed spraying (Broad Leaf Weeds are what you are seeing right now) and spraying for Crab Grass. When we hired Ultimate Landscape, we terminated the weed service contractor and neglected to make sure that our current landscape contractor understood they needed to take that service over, accordingly there was not any Broad Leaf Weed extermination done last year, hence the abundance of weeds this year.

The Association in the past has often seeded sparse grass areas with seed. Because we knew we would not be able to water effectively last summer, it was not done last year. We expect to be able to continue with the seeding program this year because of the water saving measure we have completed and are still working on.This issue was discovered last fall, and we knew this was going to be a problem, but spraying for Broad Leaf Weeds needs to be completed when the soil is warm and the weeds reach maximum growth rate, otherwise it is not as effective.

The spraying for Crab Grass will also begin shortly.

Please know that we don't like looking at the weeds any more than you do. Thank you for your understanding.

RDTA Landscape Committee

Water Conservation
The Yorba Linda Water District reminds us that we remain in Stage 3 of Water Conservation. The Spring Watering Schedule for April 1 through October 31, 2016 is
• odd numbered addresses can irrigate Mondays and Fridays
• even numbered addresses can irrigate Tuesdays and Saturdays
Watering is prohibited between the hours of 9:00am and 6:00pm any day. No washing down hard or paved surfaces. When washing your vehicle, If you use a hose, it must have an automatic shut-off water nozzle or device.

Notice to RDTA Residents
The Association is very happy to report that we were able to get the escrow closed for the sale of 5841 Via Romero. Please note that the Dues for the upcoming fiscal year are now only $283.00 per month. If you paid Dues of $295 for March, the additional $12.00 will show as a credit on your account. A complete account of the transaction will be made within the next 60 days. The Board thanks you for you positive support in this matter and helping the Association close the escrow in a timely fashion. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Jan Standish
Golden West Property Management Company

Who To Call Guidelines
Who To Call – In case of an Emergency

  • In case of fire, medical or intruder emergency, immediately call 911. Get appropriate emergency services on their way to respond. If any RDTA property is involved, next call Golden West Property Management (714-220-5920). Know that GWPM has a property manager on call 24/7 to address an emergency.
  • In case of a threat to RDTA property or residents (such as running water or a tree about to fall), your first call is to Golden West Property Management (714-220-5920).
Who To Call – In case of a Non-emergency
  • Contact Golden West Property Management (714-220-5920 info@gwpm.com about:
    Billing matters
    Repair/maintenance matters
    Requests to use Common Area
    Report vandalism
    Report active bee/wasp nests
    Messages to be forwarded to RDTA Board members (complaints/concerns)
    [note that messages to Board need to be in writing by fax, email, or mail]
    Cardkey matters
    Parking matters
    Architectural change applications
    Register to be on email notice list
    Register tenants

Expanding RDTA Website Committee
RDTA has an extensive website for sharing information about living in our community. This site was set up a decade ago. It is time for review and updates. Open invitation to join the RDTA Website Committee. We are looking for people to share their creative talents to come up with a new look, organizational talent to rearrange the site pages to be more user friendly, and technology talent to code our ideas into on-screen results. Help us make this site a more effective and exciting online communication tool for our community. If you are interested, email webmaster@rdta.org.

No Parking on Curved Corners
The safety of everyone in our community is important. Residents are reminded that there is to be NO PARKING on CURVED CORNERS. For safety there is also no parking for one car length on each side of the corner to allow visibility for vehicles leaving RDTA private streets and entering Ramona Road to see oncoming vehicles.

Termite Inspection & Treatment
RDTA has a policy that covers inspection and treatment for termites both inside and outside of buildings. Board has authorized owners and tenants to contact the current vendor directly to schedule an inspection appointment. Currently, this vendor is Dewey Pest Control at (714) 750-1051. So, if you see any signs of termites, don’t hesitate. Call immediately.

Police Service for YL Changed
If you keep the non-emergency number for the local police near your phone, this needs to be changed. As of January 5, 2013, police enforcement for the City of Yorba Linda changed from Brea Police Department to the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

Emergency remains 911
Non-emergency number is now (714) 647-7000.

For further details reference our Police/Fire Services page.

RDTA Project Calendar
The Board is sharing the RDTA Schedule of Contracts and Events for those interested.

Reminder of No Smoking Rule
As of April 21, 2011 there is a new rule in the RDTA Rules & Regulations that prohibits smoking anywhere on the RDTA Common Area.
Smoking is prohibited in or on all common areas (including the pool area, the tot lot, tennis courts and all outdoor common areas). For the purpose of this rule, the term "Smoking" means smoking of any kind (including, without limitation, cigarettes, cigars, or pipes).

Customization Rule Passed
The proposed rule change and licensing agreement that is the core of the new customization rule allows certain model units to have option to request landscape changes in Common Area. The rule and the procedures have been finalized.

The models that qualify for this customization option are:
* The one story end unit model Modjeska Plan 2A
* The two story, two bedroom unit model Silverado Plan 1
* The one story tall chimney unit Modjeska Plan 2B.

For details visit Customization page.

Responsibility Matrix
Wondering if a maintenance or repair matter is your responsibility or RDTA's? Check out the Responsibility Matrix prepared by the attorney based on RDTA CC&Rs and other governing documents. Click here to see chart.

Dogs on Leash
The City of Yorba Linda and RDTA have strict regulations that your dogs must be on a leash at all times outside of your residence. It is important that there are no exceptions. This is for the protection of our residents AND protection of the pets.

RDTA Committees Need You!
There are RDTA committees who do research to support the Board in saving money and enhancing the qualify of life in our community. In these challenging economic times your help is needed more than ever.

Please consider donating a few hours a month on one of the following committees.
* Architectural Committee
* Landscape Committee
* Parking Committee
* Recreational Area Committee
* Website Committee
Click here to learn more about what each committee does. To volunteer call (714) 779-2084.

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