|Mario Thomas Georgio
Yesterday at 9:58am ·
A woman walked into the kitchen to find her
husband stalking around with a fly swatter
'What are you doing?'She asked.
'Hunting Flies' He responded.
'Oh. ! Killing any?' She asked.
'Yep, 3 males, 2 Females,' he replied.
Intrigued, she asked.'How can you tell them apart?'
He responded, '3 were on a beer can, 2 were on the phone'
|FHA Approval. On February 1, 2010, the FHA stopped
giving spot approvals and now requires that condominium
developments become approved as an entity. FHA
certification applies to condominium projects not planned
developments. To qualify for an FHA insured loan,
condominiums must be in a common interest development
that has been "certified" by the FHA. Certification of the
development means the association meets guidelines
established by the FHA which it believes will reduce the risk
of default on home loans insured by the FHA in that
development. Once the association has been certified,
buyers of condominiums in the development can apply for
FHA insured loans. It does not mean buyers automatically
receive FHA insured loans, they must still qualify as buyers.
The bottom line is that BDSA is a planned development and
cannot be FHA certified since it is not a condominium
project. Anything stated to the contrary is incorrect and has
not been fact checked.
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LIFE IS GOOD IN BERMUDA DUNES
|Today is Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Meets the 2nd Thursday
every other month
supervisor benoit's office
760 863 8211
Lt. Mike Manning
760 863 8784
760 540 1878
760 393 3344
Bermuda Dunes Community
Dunes Community Center
1 951 955 3333
1 866 732 1444
760 320 1048
1 393 3344
Dept of Animal Services
760 343 3644
Bermuda dunes Airport
Robert Berriman, Mgr.
PH: 760 345 2558
4th Thurs. of
Bermuda Dunes Security
Association (BDSA) is
responsible for streets
(potholes, cracks, street
drainage and dry wells),
Security entry/exit, patrol
vehicles, cable TV
agreement, fee collection
& payment, gates & gate
lights, medians, walls,
guardhouses and all
BDSA is managed by
Desert Resort Mgmt
John Edward Clark
The Admin Office is open
Monday thru Friday for
questions and concerns.
Admin staff can also assist
with access to the
Resident Login System
Admin hours are as
If this is urgent, please
contact Security at:
Main Gate: 760-360-1322
Glass Gate: 760-772-3137
Here is what
(BDCA) is responsible
most problems relating
property owner's home
and lot, dogs,
draining, trash cans,
at the main gate.
Committee reports to
Dues are $100 per year
and are payable in
January in lump sum
New Manager is
The Management Co.
39755 Berkey Drive,
Suite A • Palm Desert,
P: (760) 776-5100 x6343
F: (760) 776-5111
THE BLOGFOLKS CONTACT INFORMATION
Email us: Theblogfolks@bdcommun.com
|Help restore the
Take your support for
the Salton Sea “on the
road.” You can reserve a
specialty license plate of
the Salton Sea and do
your part to help restore
the Sea’s air quality,
wildlife habitat and
precious water. When
7,500 people have sent
in their reservation form
and paid the
corresponding fee, the
plates will go into
Be one of the first to
Save the Sea! -
|FERAL CAT AND KITTY
REMEMBER...IF YOU ARE
FEEDING FERAL CATS
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE
PLEASE email MRS. B
if you find kittens that need
attention prior to 8 weeks. I
will come and get them and
take care of them.
|BERMUDA DUNES SECURITY
Would you please post this on our site?
YES voters...remember for all the yellow signs you still see - 50
plus are still
voting YES even though their opportunity to be seen was taken
away; but we know you are out there! Thanks for
your support in our effort to make a difference.
To the people who are borrowing our signs, please do not throw
We will collect them at the appropriate time.
|NOTE FROM MRS. B
Ballots were mailed July 25
BALLOTS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER 8TH
Cheryl at Accurate Voting Services, Inc.
23322 Peralta Drive, Suite 4, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 588-8500 Telephone
(949) 588-8501 Fax
Be sure to get your YES votes sent in. If you do not send in your ballot; it will automatically
become a NO vote.
Don't let this happen...pay attention...be proactive...make good things happen in
REMEMBER: ACCURATE VOTING SERVICES HAS HAD TO RESEND SOME BALLOTS TO
INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE NOT RECEIVED THEM...If you did not receive yours, contact
Cheryl and have her send you one (or two - if you are an Equity member at the club).
After returning it to Cheryl - check again to make sure it has been recorded properly, as I
have been told they have a 'trash pile.' Make sure your ballot doesn't end up there.
Time is drawing near...get your votes in and let's win this!
OUR COMMUNITY DESERVES IT
HERE IS HOW THE $50 IS SPLIT
REMEMBER - IT'S ONLY $40 FOR YOUR
COMMUNITY SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP
$10 IS RETAINED BY BDSA FOR PROJECTS TO
HELP IMPROVE OUR COMMUNITY!
|HERE IS HOW THE $50 IS SPLIT
BERMUDA DUNES COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP IS ONLY $40
$10 STAYS WITH BDSA ACCOUNT FOR COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS
The $10 will pay for this park to be built and maintained!!
|HOW ABOUT AN OFF LEASH DOG PARK
OUR OPTIONS ARE UNLIMITED!
|NOTE FROM MRS. B
Our community is for everyone...NOT JUST FOR US
OLDER FOLKS. We need to preserve this beautiful
place for our families and their families
VOTE YES ON THE RCM AND PROTECT OUR
PROPERTY VALUES...MAKE BERMUDA DUNES A
BETTER PLACE TO LIVE.
Let's get our kids out of the streets and into a
nice park! They deserve it!
|How about Pickle Ball
IF YOU DON'T HAVE YOUR YES
BALLOTS IN BY
OCTOBER 8TH AT 4PM... YOUR
BALLOT WILL AUTMATICALLY
BECOME A NO VOTE.
DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN
OUR KIDS NEED A PLACE TO PLAY!
REGARING QUORUM when
amending Bylaw and CC&Rs
Please note that a quorum is inapplicable in elections
to amend the Bylaws and CC&Rs. Specifically,
Article VI, Section 3 of the CC&Rs provides that the
CC&Rs can only be amended by “...the vote or written
consent of a majority of the voting power of...”
Additionally, the Bylaws provide that “These Bylaws
may be adopted, amended or repealed only by a vote
or written assent of Property Owners entitled to
exercise a majority of the voting power of the
The term “majority of the voting power” is defined as
“...approval by an affirmative vote of a majority of the
votes entitled to be cast”. Given the specific
terminology used in the Bylaws and CC&Rs, the issue
of a quorum is not applicable. See also Corporations
Code Section 5033 wherein approval of a majority of
all members does not reference any quorum criteria.
My husband has liver cancer and needs a donor. He is 52
yrs old. The donor must be between 21-55 yrs old. Type
O blood. Positive or negative ok. Healthy weight. BMI of
32 or less. Healthy person!!!
Any assistance you can give us would greatly be
Michele Blackwell, Esplanade
check out www.livingdonorsonline.org HERE
Thanks so much for contacting us.
I am so sorry to hear about your husband,
hopefully, somone will answer your request.
God Bless you.
|Desert Trip TICKETS
Rolling Stones, Paul McCarthy, Bob Dylan,
The Who, Roger Waters, Neil Young
(ALL AT ONE VENUE)
October 14, 15 and 16th!
YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS ONCE IN A
VIP Reserved seating -- Up front and in the center!
Section 203 -- 2300.00 each!
4 to 6 tickets
Entrance to Venue for All Three Days
Reserved Individual Floor Seating
Access to the Platinum Lounge
(Featuring: Shaded Picnic Areas, Picnic Tables,
Couches, Extra Restrooms,
Food and Beverage Vendors and a Full Cash Bar)
Platinum Level Parking Included for purchase of 6
760 200 0845
See you there
|Dates for the 2016 Hwy 62 Open
Studio Art Tours are:
October 15-16th and October
The Hwy 62 Open Studios Art Tour, sponsored by the
Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council, is an annual
gathering in October over the course of two weekends
of artists living in the Morongo Basin who open their
studios to showcase their art and share their creative
process with the public. Visitors create their own
self-guided tour using the printed catalog to map their
way through the open studios.
Just got this great news from my good friend, Carla Bannock. She got a hole-in-one at Bigwin Island Golf Club.
Congratulations. I guess I had better get my clubs out and ready for your return...
Bob played this course a couple of years ago when we had the pleasure of visiting the Bannocks at their cottage on
the Lake of Bays in Ontario. What a beautiful place.
Bigwin Island is the largest island on Lake of Bays, in the Muskoka District of Ontario, Canada. In 2001 it became the site of a
major re-development, in the form of a private golf club and a planned community of family waterfront cottages and golf villas. It is
the second development to be built on the island, and has regained its recognition as a world class vacation destination and is
major economic contributor to the community.
|REST IN PEACE
|VACATION NOTES FROM MRS. B
Our last journey found us traveling through some of the most gorgeous scenery on Highway 395 and The Eastern
Of notable interest: RED MOUNTAIN, CA
COUNTY: San Bernadino
CLIMATE: Located at 3600 ft. Some snow flurries in the winter about 90 in the summers.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round accessable. Best in the spring.
COMMENTS: Population 130 people.
Located on Hwy 395 about 23 miles north of kramer junction and 23 miles south of Ridgecrest One of three Active Ghost Towns.
Randsburg,Johanesburg and Red Mountain.
REMAINS: Still alot of the original mining cabins and church. Also saloons.A lot of original houses lying off the highway that
house the town's current population; Old gas station; Old general store that looks like heck but is still in use.
Booming mining district in the early 1920's.
About 400 residents between the three mining towns. The original name of Red Mountain was Osdick. Named after one of the
Active and social center for the mining district in the 30's Highlights of the Area 1895 April 25th,Gold discovered by three men, C.
A. Burcham,F.M. Mooers And John Singleton. The place was Called "Rand Camp" Later Called "Yellow Aster Mine".
1896 Population 1500. First oficial post office on April 16,1896.
1915 Gold again in the headlines
Dave Bowman found a gold nugget in Red Rock Cajon that sold for $1,979.00.
Al Wiser and charles Koehn found nugget at their mine near Red Rock Cajon and Las Chance Canjon Rd.
Tungsten boom in Atolia again:price up to $90.00 per unit: 2,000 people in Atolia.
1917 WWI took many ppeople away from the mines and the flu epidemic also took its toll.
1918 Silver in large amounts found in what is now Re Mountain. A boom is on, the kelly mine (stamp mill still visible) being the
biggest producer. Mining creates another boom of people.
1922 the Post office was established as Osdick (later called Red Mountain.)
1933 The randsburg RR., bought by the Sante Fe in 1903, discontinues operation
1935 Randsburg and Red Mountain are doing very well.
1930's Red Mountain was an active Liquor area during prohabiton and had very well known brothels.
1942 All gold mining is stopped in the US.
1984 With gold as high up as it is miners are trying again in the area.
1998 Rand's Mine is operating and still digging up gold. The Silver dollar and the Owl are still habited.
NEXT STOP - GRANT LAKE, CA
The Fall foliage was in it's Glory. Spectacular scenery. Serene and so peaceful.
The largest of the four lakes on the June Lakes Loop, Grant Lake boasts abundant fishing, camping, waterskiing
and wake boarding.
Known as “the home of the German Brown,” Grant Lake promises abundant Trout Fishing. Grant Lake is ideal for
waterskiing, jet skiing, and wakeboarding.
The lake maintains a strict speed limit of 10mph before 10am. Come early for the best fishing, and later to enjoy
Lying in the shadow of Mt. Ritter in a picturesque alpine basin on the June Lakes Loop, Grant Lake is an
outdoorsman’s dream. The lake boasts abundant fishing, camping, waterskiing and wake boarding. Grant is the
second largest of four lakes located on the loop, and is actually a reservoir for the Los Angeles aquaduct system.
Because the lake acts as a water supply, water levels can vary dramatically throughout the year.
Location & Information
Grant lake is located off California State Route 158, on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. From
Mammoth Lakes, head north on US-395 for 14 miles, then exit CA-158 N/June Lake Loop, and follow until you
reach Grant Lake. Call the June Lake Loop Chamber of Commerce at (760) 648-7964.
Long known as the “home of the German Brown,” Grant Lake has trout fishing a plenty. Fish from shore, or launch
your boat from the lake Marina. On Grant, the best fishing takes place before 10am, as the lake maintains as strict
speed limit of 10 mph. After 10am, faster crafts arrive.
Grant Lake is ideal for wakeboarding, waterskiing, and jet skiing; however, a strict 10 mph speed limit is enforced
Camping is available at the Marina Campground. The area maintains 70 sites, many with views of the lake. Spots
are available for tent campers as well as recreational vehicles (max length on RV’s is 60 feet). The facilities are open
from the last Saturday in April until mid-October.
The lake marina sells refreshments, snacks, bait, tackle, and gasoline.
This is the turn off to Death Valley.
NEXT IS LONE PINE
Lone Pine is a census designated place in Inyo County, California, United States. Lone Pine is located 16 miles south-southeast
of Independence, at an elevation of 3727 feet. The population was 2,035 at the 2010 census, up from 1,655 at the 2000 census.
The town is located in the Owens Valley, near the Alabama Hills. From possible choices of urban, rural, and frontier, the Census
Bureau identifies this area as "frontier". The local hospital, Southern Inyo Hospital, offers standby emergency services. On March
26, 1872, the very large Lone Pine earthquake destroyed most of the town and killed 27 of its 250 to 300 residents.
My Son, Bart has worked in Hollywood for over 25 years...so we had to visit the Lone Pine Film Museum
The wonderful memories that the Lone Ranger and Tonto, Hopalong Cassidy, Roy Rogers and Clint Eastwood bring
to mind are all part of the unique era of Hollywood film making known as the westerns.
The Lone Pine Movie Room is dedicated to preserving that magical time of cowboys and Indians, of stagecoaches
and stem engines when heroes reigned over the wild and rugged west, and the bad guys always got their due.
Be sure to stop by the Movie Stars Autographed Wall inside the Indian Trading Post and scout our your favorite
stars autograph among the ones collected here.
The movie Room is located at 126 S. Main Street in the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce courtyard.
You can find the filming locations of some of your favorite movies in the Alabama Hills on the map below. Historic
movie photo provided by the Eastern California Museum.
Click HERE for lots of other cool stuff
Independence has been Inyo County’s seat since the county’s formation in 1866. The courthouse is the fourth in Inyo’s history.
The first collapsed in the 1872 earthquake, the second burned in 1892, the third was determined to be too small and was
replaced in 1922 by the stately building we have today. The original town site was laid out by Thomas Edwards.
In contrast to the other towns in the Owens Valley, Highway 395 is not Main Street but Edwards Street. The Edwards House on
West Market Street was built around the 1860s. The adobe portion is the oldest structure still standing in Inyo County. The
Eastern California Museum, three blocks west of the courthouse, houses much of the region’s history. The museum displays a
large collection of artifacts, historic photographs, quality Native American basketry, extensive mining and farming equipment, the
history of Los Angeles in the Owens Valley, a Manzanar artifact and photographic collection, a local history research library, the
Mary DeDecker native plant garden, and a bookstore.
The Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery, a little over 3 miles northwest of Independence, is a wonderful place to visit. It is the favored site
for high school graduation, summer weddings, and family picnics. Built in 1916 on land donated by the citizens of Independence,
it was the second state hatchery built in California. For many years it has supplied trout eggs to other hatcheries in California and
other western states. It is the only hatchery to produce golden trout, California’s state fish.
Mount Whitney Hatchery has been closed for hatchery use. Visitation for some areas is permitted.
The hatchery, which is located in Inyo County, and the surrounding area were severely damaged in 2008 when heavy rains
pounded the already fire damaged Oak Creek watershed. This triggered a massive debris flow that killed all the rainbow trout,
destroyed four buildings and buried the fish rearing ponds.
The hatchery site is located on an alluvial fan or natural mud flow out of the Sierra and thus is prone to such events. Due to the
high amounts of loose sediment still in large stretches of the creeks, CDFW geologists advised against reconnecting the
hatchery's fish rearing water source. Restoration of the watershed may take several years to complete and until that time, Oak
Creek is susceptible to reoccurrence of flooding. Several alternatives for stabilizing the area are under consideration, but
definitive plans have yet to be approved.
CDFW remains committed to trout stocking goals in the Eastern Sierra. No disruption to CDFW's stocking program in the Eastern
Sierra is anticipated. Nearby Black Rock Hatchery, where fish production takes place for the Eastern Sierra, was not damaged
and continues to stock fish on a regular basis.
NEXT STOP - LEE VINING/MONO LAKE AREA
Lee Vining (formerly, Leevining, Poverty Flat, and Lakeview) is a census-designated place in Mono County, California, United
States. It is located 21 miles (34 km) south-southeast of Bridgeport, at an elevation of 6781 feet (2067 m). Lee Vining is located
on the southwest shore of Mono Lake. The population was 222 as of the 2010 census, down from 250 reported as of 2000 by
Mono County. At the previous census (1990) the town population was 398, and at the census before that (1980) it was 315.
The economy of Lee Vining relies largely on tourism, since it is the closest town to the east entrance of Yosemite National Park,
and is near other tourist destinations such as Mono Lake, the ghost town of Bodie, popular trout fishing destinations, and June
Mountain and Mammoth Mountain ski areas and the June Lake recreational area. Tourism is mostly confined to the summer
months, because State Route 120 through Yosemite is closed otherwise because of heavy snowfall, although year-round tourism
has been increasing in recent years. Lee Vining has a year-round Information Center for visitors.
Located in California's spectacular Eastern Sierra, Mono Lake is an oasis in the dry Great Basin and a vital habitat for millions of
migratory and nesting birds. For over 30 years target lake level the Mono Lake Committee has Current lake level been working to
protect Mono Lake from lowest lake level destruction, to heal the damage done in the Mono Basin, and to educate the public
about the natural environment and
wise water use.
Updated February 10, 2016.
Mono Lake (rhymes with "OH no") is the largest natural lake completely within the state of California. Once endangered when
water feeding it was diverted toward the Los Angeles basin, it lost half its volume in the 40 years before an agreement was
reached to save it.
Today's Mono Lake is lower than the targeted level of 6,392 feet. Drought conditions slowed progress toward the goal and it
could take well into the 2020's before it reaches that depth.
The best-known feature of Mono Lake are its dramatic tufa (TWO-fuh) towers. Over time, rainfall at Mono Lake did not keep up
with evaporation, and minerals in the water built up. The lake is now 2.5 times as salty and 80 times as alkaline as the ocean.
When the lake level was higher, freshwater springs flowed into the lake under the surface and reacted with the lake's minerals to
form the dramatic cement-like calcium carbonate spires and towers that line Mono Lake shores today, looking like abandoned
Why You Should Go to Mono Lake Now
As the lake fills up, the tufa towers are less prominent.
Things to Do at Mono Lake
Mono Lake is beautiful when viewed from any direction. Visitors who take the time will also find a lot to do here:
Mono Lake Visitor Center:
At the visitor center just off US Hwy 395, you can see exhibits about the area's history. The center is also the best place to find
out about current conditions and get some expert advice.
South Tufa Reserve: The most dramatic tufa towers are on the south shore. You can walk among them, at least for now.
Naturalist Tours: In the summer, you can take a boat tour or a walking tour of the tufa towers
Photography: The Mono Lake tufa towers make dramatic photographs, especially with colorful skies behind them. Depending on
the day, sunrise and sunset can both present spectacular photo opportunities. If you choose to go at sunset, arrive at least an
hour before the "official" sunset time, as the sun sinks below the mountains earlier than you might think.
Lake Tours: The best way to get to know Mono Lake is to get out on it. You can take a canoe tour with Caldera Kayaks or one
sponsored by the Mono Lake Committee.
Bird Watching: In fall, many migrating birds stop at Mono Lake, which is on the Pacific flyway, a major migratory route.
Tips for Visiting Mono Lake
Mono Lake is at 6,300 feet. Before you go, check these tips for being comfortable and save at high elevation.
If you want to photograph the lake in afternoon light, get there an hour or two before official sunset time. The sun drops below the
mountains well before then.
The water in the lake feels slippery or soapy. It can deteriorate you shoes and clothing if you get it on them repeatedly. If they
just get wet once, a good wash should take care of the problem.
The lake shore is muddy and sticky. In fact, there's a spot north of Lee Vining that's nicknamed "Sneaker Flat" because so many
people leave their shoes behind, stuck in the mud.
More from Mrs. B
We finally arrive in Reno, NV our more than mid-way point to Lakeview, Oregon...
More of our trip next time.
Would you ask people with dogs to please pick up after their
I live on Ryan Way and a big dog keeps doing its business in
I will REMIND PEOPLE WITH DOGS to please pick up
after them. Be kind to your neighbors.
I had someone knock on my door and want to talk with
me.I live on Starlight Lane.
He had a business card and felt that since he had this
card he could worm his way into my home.
I told him to get off my property, quit sending me his
vote NO crap and take a hike. These creeps are really
beginning to annoy me.
I hear you. Perhaps, you could call the sheriff's
|NOTE FROM MRS.
It would appear that my 'intimidation' comment
was indeed, correct. Kent representing his group
has been threatening to stop the election process
They sent a letter to Accurate Voting Services
demanding that the election process be stopped.
Notice: I said 'DEMANDING.'
It will be interesting to see how the chips fall. I do
know that Accurate Voting Services in as much
told them to pound sand.
It is just too bad this group feels they have the
right to challenge everything.
I find it interesting that they feel they represent
the majority of the people in our community.
Just wanted to tell everyone that my new book
Crossing the Bar has just been published by Skyhorse
in New York. It is a tale about my careeer as a San
Francisco Bar Pilot for 31 years where I piloted over
6100 ships of all descriptions including the Love Boat,
USS Enterprise and the Exxon Valdez. It is available on
Amazon. I will gladly sign any books purchased and I
am hoping to have a book party at the club when I
Enlcosed is the cover.
Captain Paul E. Lobo
Hope you will give us a head's up when you
return to town. I want to make sure you sign my
The cover is just gorgeous. I remember going
under the Golden Gate as a child.
|NEWS FROM OUR NEIGHBORS
We will be having a 'Trunk or Treat' Halloween at the
Bermuda Dunes Country Club parking lot on
We have lots of fun things planned
Please have your readers 'mark their calendars' for
this fun event.
EVERYONE IS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE
I am not a member at the club, but saw Carley's
comments on the blog last week.
We, and others, will be working on this event.
|I FEEL LIKE I’M DIAGONALLY PARKED IN A PARALLEL UNIVERSE!!!
Hello,I am your neighbour and I just wanted to put this out
there (I hope it's not agains the rules, but I really don't trust
craigslist) that I am availalbe for dog -, cat-, and house- sitting
while you are on vacation.
I do dog walkings, beddings cleanings, give medications, do
light house-cleaning, check mail, water plants, provide
animals with play time, feed fish, and watch cats (or,birds).
I am not bonded & insured but I* do* have a lot of years
experience with pets, and also I live near you in the area (I
live off of Fred Waring, near Adams).
So if you have a weekend or a week or two away, please
cosnider me. I can stay in your residence, or visit only for the
Just please give me a day or two notice so I can be prepared.
I CHARGE $10/ HOUR.
Rhonda M. Higdon
P.S.Here is my doggie, Whiley. You may have seen me
walking him around,
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bruce Larson
Author and Sunset garden editor Johanna Silver joins a team of
desert garden experts at the 11th Annual Desert Garden
August 22, 2016 – Join the desert’s landscape and garden
enthusiasts at UCR Palm Desert on Saturday, October 15 from
8:30 AM to 1:00 PM for a day of workshops, demonstrations
and informational exhibits.
Learn how to create and maintain a lush, low-water garden at
this free event presented by Desert Horticultural Society of the
Coachella Valley and sponsored by host UCR Palm Desert.
Special guest presenter Johanna Silver joins a host of desert
garden experts who will show participants how to create and
maintain a desert-friendly garden and reduce water
requirements, responding to Southern California’s ongoing
drought conditions and water restrictions. She will talk about
her new book, The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth
Bancroft Garden (Timber Press, September 2016).
Classes and demonstrations include garden design, DIY grass
removal, irrigation practices, patio and courtyard (small garden)
design, proper pruning techniques, growing vegetables in the
desert, and much more. Desert Garden Community Day has
something for novice and expert gardeners, including exhibits
and information booths from local businesses, water agencies,
garden clubs and others that support desert-friendly gardening,
all free of charge.
UCR Palm Desert is located at 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm
Desert, CA 92211
Class schedules, speakers and additional information will be
available online mid-September on our website. Visit us at
deserthorticulturalsociety.org Or visit us on Facebook at
The Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley
(DHSCV) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2005
to promote the use of desert appropriate plants that support
local wildlife and conserve water. Each year, DHSCV supports
community projects including desert landscape conversions and
scholarships for Coachella Valley kids.
|NOTES FROM COUNCIL MEETING, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2016
Yellow are comments from the Chairman, Donna Hubenthal-Nelson
Bermuda Dunes Community Council Agenda
6:00 p.m. Thursday, September 8, 2016
Bermuda Dunes Community Center 78-400 Avenue 42, Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
I. Pledge of Allegiance
II. Roll Call - Donna, Jim and Jacob were in attendance
III. Officer Rotation - Donna is Chairman, Paul Bannock, Vice Chair and Jeff Wattenberger is Recording Secretary, Jim and Jacob
IV. Approval of the Minutes - Minutes from May 12th meeting will be presented at the November 10th meeting, along with the
minutes from the September 8th meeting.
V. Councilmember Reports and Comments
Chairman Nelson asked if the same people who promoted Coachella Fest were the same people promoting the Stones' concert?
If so, did they have their paperwork into the County? Answer: Yes on both questions.
Chairman Nelson requested information regarding the stop light at Country Club and Adams. Answer: Due to start in a couple of
Chairman Nelson also requested Info on the Feral Cat Program. Manny said it had been trashed as the people who wanted to do it
were having issues. He will see if he can get another shelter to help us in this regard.
Chairman asked about the dead palms on Jefferson and Avenue 42. Jacob stated he had contacted the people responsible and
they should be removed asap.
Status on Chandi Corporation property on Avenue and Jefferson. They are selling pads for business.
Bermuda Dunes Airport property and Murph's will be maintained by Bob Merriman, Airport Manager. They are now in the process
of getting the property ready to reseed and make improvements.
Chairman asked him if Myoma had given the okay to overseed in the community and he said 'yes.'
Bob will be available at every Council Meeting forward to answer questions and to interface with our community. The Pancake
Breakfast, air show and antique auto show is still in the works. Date TBD.
Chairman requested that all drains on Avenue 42 and throughout the community be cleaned asap.
Chairman asked Brenda Hannah to check with Big 'O Tires to get their sign straightened as it dangerous when pulling out of
Ralph's. Brenda responded that was out of her jurisdiction. Chairman will calll Big 'O and ask them to fix this issue.
VI. Staff Reports: Presenters must direct their report to the council. At the conclusion of the presentation, Chair may allow
questions. Each speaker must first be recognized by the Chair.
a. Office of Supervisor John J. Benoit – Joe Pradetto, 760-863-8211, email@example.com - Discussed Benoit's Pet Adoption
b. Sheriff’s Department – Lt. Michael Manning, 760-863-8990, firstname.lastname@example.org - Crime is down. Discussed the fact
that the person who stole the cameras from Bermuda Dunes Country Club had been apprehended.
c. CAL Fire – Battalion Chief Eddy Moore, 760-540-1878, email@example.com - Gave report
d. Code Enforcement – Brenda Hannah, 760-393-3344, firstname.lastname@example.org - Gave report stating that it was hard for her to really
ticket people who are not maintaing their yards because of Governor Brown's water regulations.
e. Desert Recreation District – Manny Murrjo, 760-347-3484, email@example.com - Reported that Feral cat program had to be
trashed as the people who were going to do the program were having issues.
He also stated that the Bermuda Dunes Community is being used more frequently during the summer months and expects
increased use as the snowbirds return.
f. CHP – Officer Chris Prietto, 760-772-8911 - Officer Prietto will be retiring. His replacement is Daniel Talbot, Division Chief, West
g. Other Departments
VII. New Business: Presenters must direct their report to the council. At the conclusion of the presentation, Chair may allow
questions. Each speaker must first be recognized by the Chair.
a. Presentation: Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce
i. Background: The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce (GCVCC) represents the combination of the Indio, La
Quinta and Coachella Chambers of Commerce. GCVCC will work to support and promote businesses within its territory, which
includes the Community of Bermuda Dunes. This presentation is an introduction to the GCVCC and how you can get involved.
Jason Schneider's presentation was well received.
VIII. Public comments: All persons wishing to address the Council on items not specifically on the agenda or on matters of
general interest should do so at this time. Please limit your remarks to 3 minutes.
Ex-Council Member, Chery Isen brought several items to the forefront: put sand back into the BD monument on Avenue 42 and
Washington, fix solar lights on the monuments at both ends of Avenue 42, remove the white tubes at the medians - not longer
needed, have utility companies paint, close up and maintain their boxes and poles.
Have monument crosses removed from Avenue 42 and Washington, and also on Country Club. These should NOT be a forever
IX. Agenda Items for next meeting
Council member, Jim Snellenberger will ask Coachella Valley Mission to give a presentation.
X. Adjourn meeting
2016 meeting schedule: Jan 14, Mar 10, May 12, Sept 8, Nov 10 (Additional meetings may be added if needed). Please visit
Supervisor Benoit’s Web site to access more information: www.RivCo4.org
If you would like to get agenda’s and other important meeting information for the Bermuda Dunes Community Council, please
send your email address to Joe Pradetto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jacob Alvarez Member jacobalvarez@outloo k.com
Donna Hubenthal Chair email@example.com om
Paul Bannock Vice Chairpaulbannock@aol. com
Jeff Wattenbarger Secretary jeff@wattenbargercon st.com
Jim Snellenberger Member firstname.lastname@example.org
|THIS EVENT IS RUNNING FROM OCTOBER 29TH
2016 UNTIL APRIL 8TH 2017.
IT IS NEXT OCCURRING ON OCTOBER 29TH 2016
Art On Main Street
Enjoy a relaxing day in beautiful Old Town La Quinta
featuring the original art of 70 artists, including paintings,
photography, ceramics, glass, metal sculpture, jewelry,
and textiles. Art on Main Street will be held the following
Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2016: October 29,
November 12, & November 26. 2017: January 21,
February 4, February 18, March 18, April 8. Admission
and parking are free and all Old Town restaurants and
shops will also be open.
|October 30, 2016 - October 31, 2016
Oct 30, 10am - 2pm • Oct 31, 6pm - 8:30pm
A Spooky Zoo Adventure
Sunday, October 30 10am – 2pm
Free for members or with paid admission
Monday, Oct 31 6pm – 8:30pm
Free members night
Kids are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costumes and
enjoy one of the many exciting activities planned for Halloween
night including more than 20 trick or treat stations, a monster
maze, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin decorating, animal
encounters, Living Desert zoo mascots, face painters, bounce
houses, craft workshops and more.
|HALLOWEEN CERAMIC PUMPKIN CARVING
Saturday, October 1st
Join us at the studio for this fun Halloween-themed class and
carve your own ceramic jack-o'-lantern! Each student will be
provided with a pre-thrown clay pumpkin that you can carve
with the assistance of an instructor. You will also learn about
surface design and decoration to make a unique holiday
decoration you can use year after year!
$35 per person (includes all materials for the project &
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