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ALA BOARD VOTES THEMSELVES TERM

EXTENSIONS

  After   a   heated   discussion   by   the   ALA   Board   and   Members,   The Board   voted      4   to   2   to   approve   a   proposed   Bylaws   Amendment   to extend   their   own   office   terms   by   as   many   as   2   years.   Claims   of   the Board   being   "self-serving"   and   "lacking   transparency"   by   members   fell on   deaf   ears   for   Directors   Eran   Heissler,   Ralph   Wagner,   Brian   Hall   and Gary     Clifford.     “To     extend     your     own     Board     term     without     the Memberships    approval    is    simply    wrong”    said    one    member.    The proponents     of     the     Bylaws     Amendment     ignored     comments     by Members   who   emailed   their   opposition   and   those   who   came   to   speak against   the   motion.      One   member   left   the   meeting   saying,   “We're   back to the bad old days of ALA with this vote.” With   the   passing   of   this   Bylaws   Amendment,   the   maker   of   the Motion,   Director   Eran   Heissler,   voted   himself   an   additional   2   years   on his    term    for    a    total    of    5    years    without    the    approval    of    the    ALA membership.   With   the   Directors   voting   to   extend   their   own   terms,   it means   that   it   will   be   a   longer   period   of   time   before   their   seat   can   be challenged. Two         Directors,         President         Roberta         Rindenow         and Secretary/Treasurer   Alan   Kaitz   voted   against   the   Bylaws   Amendment stating    that    the    Membership    needed    to    approve    the    extension    of current Director terms. It   was   stated   by   a   member   that   this   change   impacts   the   election currently   in   progress   and   could   result   in   a   legal   challenge.   The   Board members   supporting   the   motion   were   silent   on   that   fact,   ignoring   the member's concerns. The   second   proposed   Bylaws   Amendment   for   Officers   Schedule and   Rotation,   was   not   approved   by   a   3   to   3   vote   of   the   Board.   The Amendment   would   have   created   an   annual   rotation   of   President   and Vice    President    eliminating    the    long-time    requirement    of    the    Board electing    those    officers.    Members    at    the    meeting    expressed    their concern that not every Board member is qualified to be president.

 

COMMUNITY MEETS WITH FAA OFFICIAL

At   the   January   25,   2018   Special   Meeting   of   the   Lake   Arrowhead Municipal    Advisory    Council,    FAA    Regional    Administrator,    Western Pacific    Region,    Dennis    Roberts    addressed    the    MAC    and    the    Lake Arrowhead   community   regarding   the   FAA’s   rerouting   of   aircraft   over Lake    Arrowhead.    A    Town    Hall    style    meeting    was    orchestrated    by Supervisor   Janice   Rutherford   with   the   assistance   of   other   state   and federal officials. A    standing    room    only    crowd    heard    first    from    Mark    Thorpe, Ontario   International   Airport   Authority   CEO   with   a   short   explanation of   the   growing   needs   of   ONT.   That   was   followed   by   a   presentation   by Mr.   Roberts   on   the   reasoning   for   moving   the   flight   path   into   Ontario Airport   directly   over   Lake   Arrowhead.   It   was   explained   that   the   FAA   is now    using    satellite    guidance    technology    and    in    combination    with newer   style   aircraft,   had   no   choice   other   than   to   reposition   aircraft   in   a path    directly    over    Lake    Arrowhead.    It    was    clear    from    the    crowd’s reaction   to   Mr.   Roberts’s   presentation   that   they   were   not   buying   into the    FAA’s    reasoning    for    the    move.    Questions    submitted    by    the audience    were    read    by    Supervisor    Janice    Rutherford    along    with questions     coming     directly     from     the     members     of     the     Municipal Advisory   Council.   In   response   to   community   questions,   Mr.   Roberts made   it   clear   that   the   FAA   is   not   going   back   to   the   old   flight   path   for safety    reasons.    He    went    on    to    give    a    possible    solution    to    the complaints   by   Lake   Arrowhead   residents   by   suggesting   a   “curfew”   for night    flights    between    11pm    and    7am.    During    those    hours,    flights would   be   redirected   to   a   new   flight   path   not   over   the   lake.   Residents vocally    rejected    that    offer    with    a    loud    roar    of    boos    and    verbal comments.   MAC   member   Scott   Rindenow   asked   Mr.   Roberts   directly, “is   it   going   to   take   the   residents   of   Lake   Arrowhead   suing   the   FAA   like other   communities   have   to   get   the   flight   path   moved   away   from   Lake Arrowhead,   or   are   you   simply   going   to   do   the   right   thing   on   your   own and   relocate   the   current   flight   path?”   At   that   point   the   audience   stood and   cheered   in   support.   Mr.   Roberts   responded   by   rehashing   much   of what   he   already   stated   in   his   presentation.   Quiet   Skies   group   founding member   David   Caine   presented   Mr.   Roberts   with   over   4,000   signed petitions   collected   in   protest   of   the   new   flight   path.   The   next   step   for Lake   Arrowhead   is   with   Supervisor   Rutherford   who   will   be   meeting with   the   FAA   in   Washington   DC   in   March.   The   Lake   Arrowhead   MAC will    continue    to    monitor    and    report    on    this    highly    important    local issue.

Lake Arrowhead’s New High Tech Fire Boat

On    Saturday    October    7 th ,    The    San    Bernardino    County    Fire Department   launched   its   brand   new   state   of   the   art,   high   tech   Fire Boat   on   Lake   Arrowhead   with   the   assistance   of   the   Arrowhead   Lake Association.   This   new   $245,000   boat   replaces   an   older   less   effective boat   with   new   advanced   life   and   property   saving   equipment   on   board. According   to   Captain   Carlos   Corletto,   this   boat   is   capable   of   pumping   a stream   of   water   at   1,500   gallons   per   minute   to   effectively   fight   fires   on the    lake    and    stream    well    onto    lake    front    homes    when    needed.    At speeds    up    to    55    miles    per    hour,    sonar,    GPS,    night-vision    and underwater   mapping,   the   new   Fire   Boat   can   quickly   assist   in   any   type of   emergency   situation   that   comes   up.      Designed   to   be   beached,   this boat   has   a   drop   down   bow   ramp   allowing   for   fast   easy   loading   on   and off.   The   Fire   Boat   is   powered   by   twin   300   horsepower   Mercury   engines and was custom b uilt in Wisconsin by Lake Assault Boat s.

Lake Arrowhead Municipal Advisory Council 

The    next    meeting    of    the    Lake    Arrowhead    Municipal    Advisory Council,   (MAC)   will   take   place   on   Wednesday,   September   5,   2018    at 6:30   pm .      It   will   be   held   at   San   Moritz   Lodge.   The   MAC,   is   our   local community    forum    created    to    provide    a    monthly    meeting    for    our residents    to    hear    about    and    comment    on    a    number    of    local    and countrywide    topics.    County    officials,    staff    and    other    non-county agency   staff   utilize   MAC   meetings   as   an   opportunity   to   provide   the community with information or updates. Matters   of   public   health,   safety,   welfare,   public   works,   planning   or issues   that   may   affect   the   community   are   among   the   concerns   for   the MAC.  Everyone is invited to attend and encouraged to get involved.    
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