POINT REYES STATION VILLAGE ASSOCIATION
Membership Meeting 7/9/20 via Zoom
Call to Order 6:34pm -Ken Levin Introductions and welcome Guests. Stacy Laumann, Project Manager for CLAM, Bradon Cartwright, reporter for Point Reyes Light
1. Update on Coast Guard - Stacy Laumann. The developer will be Eden Housing. Due to Covid-19, next steps are delayed until August. Group is still meeting and doing internal business, discussing County goals for project and CLAM’s goals. Will create a vision and then have a conversation with the community. Such issues as: How the community can influence site design Sustainability, zero energy use, advanced methods of water reclamation/reuse. People are welcome to visit the site now, if gate is open. Current plan is for 36 units, housing approx.150 people. Permit will be for “remodel.” Path easement exists to WM School
2. Concerns of Town over Covid-19 precautions and compliance: Crowding on sidewalks, people not wearing masks, noticeable increase in visitor traffic and concern for locals exposure, spread of the virus. Community member suggested a banner across the road by the pharmacy reminding people to wear a mask. Discussion regarding placement and types of signs. Ken will discuss concerns with Dennis and request county support and involvement. Announcement that 17 picnic tables in downtown have been removed from public use due to health issues. This was a result of members contacting business owners and requesting they remove tables to discourage unsafe picnicking in town. Thanks to the owners. Suggestion: Letter to downtown businesses from PRSVA thanking them for having mask signs.
3. PG and E- notice sent out from PGE about their upcoming inspection of power lines using a helicopter flying as low as 100 ft - scheduled for the month of August, M-F Hope that it will be a one-time overflight, primarily along rural transmission lines.
4. Design Review- Steve Antonaros No DR Meetings or new projects to report on. Steve reported on his efforts to meet with other interested community group leaders and CLAM to discuss how to remove barriers and obstacles to the creation of new ADU's (Accessory Dwelling Units) in West Marin. Those obstacles are mostly but not entirely due to current septic system requirements which make it unfeasible for many homeowners to add a small unit for rental and for CLAM's Real Community Rentals program. Letter sent to Senator McGuire to begin conversation at the State level to see what changes can be made to make it easier to build local community housing.
Bob Johnston- County has instituted new short-term rental policy with specific limitations.
5. Tree stump on Wells Fargo property- member voices concern re: unsightliness of tree stump and tripping hazard . PRSVA to write letter to Wells Fargo re: tree stump removal/replanting