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Current News & Information

1. NEW – TIME TO VOTE for Your Document Restatement Project!!

6/28/2020 – The required Pre-Ballot Notification time has passed and the delivery of ballots for voting in the restated CC&Rs and Bylaws has begun. Now is the time to PLACE YOUR VOTE for this very important and critically-needed update to our governing documents. Please check the Document Restatement Project link on the side or top menu for more details and REMEMBER TO VOTE before the deadline. The Document Restatement Committee thanks you in advance for your support!

2. Opportunity to Serve on Your Board of Directors

The Board is currently seeking a qualified person to volunteer for the Secretary/Board Director position. This would be a commitment until September 2021. Duties of the Secretary are attached HERE.  In addition, the Secretary would be responsible for updating the Association website.  If this sounds like something you would be interested in doing or would like to learn more about, please attend the next scheduled Board Meeting on Saturday, July 11th at 9am at the Ranch House or contact Adam Berchem, Board President, at rancholomaserena209@gmail.com or ‪(209) 441-6916. Thank you!

3. NEW – Upcoming Dues for FY2020/2021

Please note that the Dues for the upcoming fiscal year are $540.00. If paid in full before July 30, 2020, a 10% discount will apply for a total due of $486.00. Invoices were mailed out to the Membership June 23, 2020.

4. Next Regular Board Meeting

The next Regular Board Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, July, 11, 2020 at 9:00 am at the Ranch House.

5. Important Message to our Members – Do You Need Assistance?

Dear Members, in response to the Coronavirus, we continue to extend a hand to any of our Members in need of assistance. If you need us to make a trip to the grocery store or run an errand for you, feel free to reach out to us via email rancholomaserena209@gmail.com or call us at 209-441-6916 and leave a message. We will get back to you ASAP. Our mission right now is to ensure, as much as possible, that all of our Members stay safe and well. Best regards, Adam Berchem, President

6. Firewise Committee Update – May 2020

Please CLICK HERE for the most current update of May 2020 from the Firewise Committee. Also, in preparation of the upcoming fire season, you are encouraged to visit this CalFire website for critical information, Wildfire Action Plan and Ready for Wildfire. In addition, here is a great video from CalFire regarding Defensible Space and How to Be Prepared.

7. Wildfire Home Assessment Training has been Postponed Until Further Notice.

The El Rancho Loma Serena Firewise Committee and the Central Calaveras Fire & Rescue Protection District are planning on co-sponsoring a Wildfire Home Assessment Training Class which will be presented by the National Volunteer Fire Council sometime in the near future.

This class will provide information on how to work with homeowners to identify wildfire threats around their property and will also provide information and resources on educating others to perform the assessments. The Fire Department is interested in having community members trained to do assessments to assist in their programs promoting home defensible space awareness.

Sign-ups for this class were held in March, but due to the COVID-19 virus, the original class had to be cancelled and is still on hold. Members who signed up for the course will be contacted once a new date is established. If you have any questions, please email Max Curtis at max@maxinspect.com.

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Website Purpose

This website has three purposes.  First, to provide a place where the members of the Homeowners Association can stay informed on activities and proceedings of the Association.  Second, to provide potential property owners with information about the Association. Third, to provide Realtors and Title Companies with needed information.

About El Rancho Loma Serena

El Rancho Loma Serena HOA was established in 1969.  We are a non-profit organization.  There are 148 privately owned lots in the development that range in size from two to seven acres.  The Association has common areas including the Ranch House, creek frontage, and private roads with little traffic that are perfect for taking a hike and walking your dogs. Located in a beautiful area in the Sierra Foothills, El Rancho Loma Serena is a peaceful place to live, bring your family, raise a family, and be involved in your community.

Ranch House Information/Reservations

The Ranch House facilities are available to all members of the Association. For details on how to reserve the facilities CLICK HERE.

Board Meeting Types

Open Meetings. Members can attend to observe the board conduct business.

Regular (a scheduled  meeting on the same day each month; requires 4-days’ notice) meetings are held quarterly on the second Saturday of the month at 9 am at the Ranch House.  Additionally, an Annual Meeting with Election of Directors occurs on the second Saturday in September at 1 pm at the Ranch House.

Special (for matters that cannot wait for a regularly scheduled meeting; requires 4-days’ notice)

Emergency (to address emergencies, no notice required)

Closed Meetings. Members cannot attend due to the confidential nature of topics discussed.

Executive Session (can be held before or after an open board meeting  or as a stand-alone meeting; requires 2-day’s notice unless an emergency)

Membership Meetings

Annual Meetings. Required by the governing documents for the election of directors.

Special Meetings. Held for a specific purpose to vote on a matter presented to the membership.

Town Hall Meetings. Informational meetings where no voting occurs.

Committee Types

Standing Committees (long-term committees)

Ad Hoc (special purpose advisory)

Executive Committee (directors only)

Additional Information from Davis-Stirling Act

Amendments

Assessments

Exclusive Use Grants or Easements

Recall Elections