Lucas Valley Homeowners Association
Hungry Owl Project Presentation
Wildcare will be giving a presentation on the Hungry Owl Project at Lucas Valley HOA community room on March 22, 2014 at 11 AM. This informative presentation will include an appearance by a live ambassador Spotted Owl (a species found in Lucas Valley) as well as information on exclusion as a means of home rat control.
Learn how to solve rat problems without harming wildlife. Alex Godbe and Maggie Rufo, of the Hungry Own Project, will present information on the life history of the barn owls we have attracted to our community by installing owl boxes.
The recent death of a local barn owl has been attributed to rat poison use, possibly in our neighborhoods. To take advantage of the beneficial predators we already have living amongst us, we need to use methods of rat control that don't cause secondary poisoning to our beneficial predators and our pets. Learn the seven steps to rodent control!
RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH FUN AND COMMUNITY SPIRIT!
A message from Greg Kamman, President and the LVHA Social Committee
It is exciting to announce the formation of the New LVHA Social Committee. Over the past several months, in concert with the LVHA Board of Directors, a wonderful team of community volunteers has stepped up offering their talents, and willingness to serve our beautiful community.
On the heels of the 1st Annual LVHA Party in September last year, the connection and joy fostered enthusiasm for many LVHA members to participate in furthering the community events. With a reorganization of the scope and new funding, together with the new team of volunteers, you can expect to see a broader outreach and super fun events.
The 2014 calendar of events kicks off on February 9th with a “Welcoming Meet and Greet” for new homeowners. Invitations have been sent out, reaching back over the past two years to include any new members of the community.
The Social Committee team and Board members will host the event for these new homeowners with light bites, a toast and community camaraderie. Moving forward, this event will happen on a more regular basis to welcome new homeowners.
Whether you have little kids or are a big kid, there will be something for everyone. The Easter egg hunt, Halloween parade, a kick-off to summer with a BBQ/pool party, and the 2nd Annual Celebration for the adults will assist in the unity and connection of our neighbors, and add yet another thing that makes our community so special.
We look forward to bringing all together in the New Year!
LVHA has been notified that the Comcast installation on Idylberry has been completed and service is now available from Comcast. Construction work is continuing on the other streets in the community. Comcast representatives will be contacting residents who live on Idylberry to inform them about the services offered by Comcast.
The One Bay Area Plan and the Environmental Impact Report:
Group co-founded by Larkspur lawyer files suit to block Plan Bay Area http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_23806427/group-co-founded-by-larkspur-lawyer-files-suit
Street Construction Projects in Lucas Valley
Several street construction projects are occurring in our community over the next two or three months.
The crosswalks on Idylberry are being modified to be ADA compliant, TV and Internet cable is being installed on all streets, and Idylberry Road is being repaved. New cable connection boxes and pedestals will be installed along the sidewalks. Some of these projects may result in temporary delays or inconvenience, but this should be for only a short time.
The existing natural gas, electric, communication, water, and sewer lines have been marked to help the contractors avoid damaging the existing utilities. However, some outages could occur because of the need to relocate some utilities and due to accidental damage. If you experience problems, please contact the appropriate service provider.
Lucas Valley Cable 415.259.5856
Marin Municipal Water District 415.945.1400
Proposed Landscape/Hardscape Remodel Plans
Please be sure to turn in your survery regarding your choices for the proposed landscape remodel plans. You can view the two plans. Plan A and Plan B. These are of the CC area only. Large scale drawings are avalable in the office including ones for the tennis courts.
The survey was included in the March Valley Vibration that went out last weekend, however it is also available HERE.
Please return it to the office.
Marin County Stream Conservation Ordinance
Oct. 1, 2013 Board of Supervisors Public Hearing: The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to consider a work program, budget, and timeframe for interim Stream Conservation Area regulations, potential amendments to the Countywide Plan, and measures for landowner assistance and education. The hearing will be held in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, Suite 330, Administration Building, Civic Center, San Rafael. (Revised notice will be posted soon.)
For more information visit the CDA Planning Commission's web page at www.marincounty.org/planningcommission.
The May 13 PC Hearing agenda and meeting materials are now available on the SCA web page, www.co.marin.ca.us/sca.
Public comments on the SCA Ordinance can be offered in writing before the hearing and presented verbally at the Planning Commission meeting. We invite you to also share your ideas and feedback about the SCA Ordinance using our online engagement forum, Open Marin.
Here's an article on mountain lions and bob cats with good pictures. Mountain lions are more elusive than bob cats and far less prevalent. Article.
LVHA Community Online Forum: 230 Members and Growing
The LVHA Community Online Forum is a way for neighbors to connect through the Internet to read and discuss issues of interest affecting Upper Lucas Valley. In addition, the online group is used for announcements and classified ads for LVHA residents.
Read more here...