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March Annual Meeting & Election
The RDTA Annual Meeting & Election will be Wednesday, March 18 at the Travis Ranch Activity Center starting at 6:45pm. Agenda available online.

Coyote Sightings
Coyote sighting about 8:00pm on Saturday, October 11 in area north of Via Arnaz near Ramona Road in center of the RDTA complex. This is same area of coyote sighting about 8:20pm on Friday, October 10 on green belt in front of Via Canon facing Ramona Road just north of Via Romero in the center of the RDTA complex. On Friday the coyote traveled west, north of Via Arnaz toward dog run area along western edge of the complex. This makes three sightings in three days in same general area. Please keep this in mind and protect your children and pets when in the Common Area. And remember that a coyote can jump a six foot fence.

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]
  • Contact RDTA on-site liaison (714-779-2084 repair@rdta.org) about:
    Cardkey matters
    Parking matters
    Architectural change applications
    Register to be on email notice list
    Register tenants

Board Officer Assignments for June, 2014 thru February, 2015
President – Craig Lockwood
Vice President – Raquel Luebcke
Secretary – Mark Schwing
Treasurer – Joe Shapley
Member-at-Large - Larry Powell

Water Conservation
RDTA residents are encouraged to consider ways they can conserve water. RDTA is doing everything it can to reduce water usage.

Here is excerpt from article outlining the state government's position:
State officials are telling Californians not to water their lawns, saying every drop saved now will ensure there's more water for everyone when warmer months arrive. Recent rains have provided plenty of moisture to keep grass happy for several weeks, according to state water experts. Yet it hasn't rained nearly enought to end the drought. "We need to start preparing for a potentially dry 2015 as well, so that means everybody needs to do their part," said Mark Cowin, director of the California Department of Water Resources. "The easiest way you can do that is by taking advantage of recent storms by turning off your sprinklers." Click here for full article

Some time ago a "Water Conservation Ordinance" trifold was enclosed in your water bill. In case you did not notice it, click here to review the water regulations. Note that odd numbered addresses can irrigate M-W-F. Even numbered addresses can irrigate T-Th-Sat. The RDTA irrigation system has been assigned T-Th-Sat.

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. 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.

Public Street Sweeping on Ramona
Thank you for your cooperation with keeping your vehicles off Ramona on street sweeping days. Upcoming known sweeping dates: January 12 and 26. February 9 and 23. Reminder: Residents may park their vehicles in guest parking stalls on these dates between the hours of 5:00am and 10:00pm.

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Board Highlights

Highlights of the RDTA Board meeting January 21, 2015

The Board voted and finalized the budget for the fiscal year March 2015 thru February 2016. Concerns were discussed regarding landscape water usage going over budget by $13,000 this past year. Reserve funding for the next year will be lowered in order to not raise the monthly HOA dues for this year. This is possible because our level of Reserves is currently ahead of where we need to be.

We will be replacing all of the lights mounted on the garages to be more efficient.

Expanded Guidelines for Installing a Satellite Dish were approved to provide more options.

The Board approved a letter to put into escrow packages providing new owners with important tips.

Our on-site liaison, Suzan Walter, is retiring after serving our RDTA for 13 years. She will be truly missed and we would like to wish her luck. We welcome our new on-site liaison, Kim Quinn. She will be taking over next week using the same phone number 714-779-2084 and email repair@rdta.org.

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