March 27th SOA BOD Meeting Update

The previously published Agenda for the March 27th SOA BOD Meeting has been updated to include a few more items. The BOD Meeting Packet supporting the Meeting is also now available on the SOA website at http://www.somersett.net under the SOA/Committees & Meetings tab. The revised Meeting Agenda may be accessed by clicking on the following:

March 27th Final BOD Meeting Agenda

Three New Business Agenda items were added as follows:

  • Change Order for Gypsy Hill Rockery Wall Repair – $154K to cover shotcrete estimate overages, bringing the project total to approximately $1.6M (excluding any more change orders!)
  • Change Order for Utiliy Conflict at Pool Project – No details were available in the Board Meeting Packet.
  • Ad-HOC Commmittee for SGCC Equipment Repair – This agenda item most likely relates to the report prepared by Padovan Consulting on the condition of SOA and SGCC golf course irrigation system components and recommendaions for both short and long term maintenance/replacement. See previous Posts of March 11th “Golf Course Water Supply Report” and March 12th “SOA and SGCC Water Facilities Agreement” for details on this subject. The question is why a discussion on the formation of a Ad-Hoc Committee? As equipment maintenance responsibilities are clearly identified in a binding Water Facilities Agreement between the SOA and the SGCC, making it a legal issue, not a discussion or compromise on who does what, rather a demand that the SGCC live up to their responsibilities.

Comments on other Agenda items follow:

  • Revised Committee Charters – Committee charter revisions were approved at a previous BOD Meeting, with no indication in the Board Meeting Packet as to what Charters this Agenda item pertains to. Perhaps related to the Agenda item on “AGC Fee Reduction” or the ongoing controversy between the SOA’s AGC and the SCA’s ARC; and/or the Agenda Item on “Allegations of NRS Violations”, which pertain to the Community Standards Committee.
  • Easement Access for Greens at Town C enter – To support this Agenda item a plot plan of the Greens at Town Center was included in the Board Meeting Packet. For those not familiar with this project, which is to be constructed adjacent to TCTC parking lot and Canyon9 Hole 1 and will consist of 10 residences, a copy of the plot plan may be accessed via the following link:   The Greens at Town Center.
  • Access Gate Operations Policy – Proposed revision to the Gate Operations Policy for homeowners living in a gated community. The proposed revision may be accessed via the following link:   Access Gate Operations Policy
  • Sierra Canyon Assessment Collection Box – An agreement between the SOA and the SCA for installation of a lock box in Aspen Lodge for SOA assessment payments. A copy of this agreement may be accessed via the following link: SOA Assessment Lockbox Agreement

4 thoughts on “March 27th SOA BOD Meeting Update

  1. What are some diseases goats can transmit to humans?

    Goats can transmit several diseases to humans, including: Leptospirosis — This disease is widely distributed in domestic and wild animals. Transmission of the organism to humans can occur through skin abrasions and mucous membranes by contact with urine or tissues of animals infected with leptospirosis. Inhalation or ingestion of organisms can also transmit the disease. The disease can vary from an asymptomatic infection to severe disease with symptoms ranging from flu-like ailments to liver and kidney failure, encephalitis, and pulmonary involvement. Cryptosporidia — Some species of this disease have a worldwide distribution that can be found in many animal species, including ruminants. Cryptosporidiosis is caused by a protozoan parasite that lives in the intestines of mammals. Usually the diarrhea is self-limiting, but in immunocompromised individuals, the disease can have a prolonged course. Q fever — This disease is caused by Coxiella burnetii, which is a rickettsial disease of goats and cattle. Humans can be infected by inhalation of infectious particles. The organism is shed in urine, feces, milk, and birth products of domestic sheep, goats, and cattle. Symptoms in humans are usually flu-like. In some cases, more serious symptoms can occur, especially in elderly patients or in immunosuppressed people. Psittacosis (ornithosis, chlamydiosis) — This disease is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia psittaci. C. psittaci is common in wild birds but can also cause enzootic abortion in sheep, goats, and cattle. Exposure to birth fluids and membranes of infected sheep and goats has been reported to cause gestational psittacosis in pregnant women. Contagious echthyma (orf) — This disease is caused by a pox virus and is endemic in sheep and goat herds in the United States. Orf produces pustular lesions on the lips, nostrils, and mucous membranes of the oral cavity in infected animals. Humans are infected by direct contact with exudates from the lesions or from fomites. The disease in humans is characterized by similar lesions on the hand, arm, or face. Rabies — This disease is very rare in the laboratory environment, but any random source animal or wild animal showing central nervous system signs must be considered a potentially rabid animal. The rabies virus is most commonly transmitted to other animals or humans by the bite of a rabid animal or by introduction of saliva containing the virus into skin wounds or intact mucous membranes. Rabies produces a fatal acute viral encephalomyelitis. Escherichia coli 0157:H7 — E. coli 0157:H7 is a bacterial organism that can be found in the intestines of healthy cows. Meat can become contaminated during slaughter, and milk can be contaminated from bacteria on the cow’s udder or on milking equipment. Other sources of infection include eating sprouts, lettuce, salami, unpasteurized milk and juice and swimming in or drinking sewage-contaminated water. Infected persons often have bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps. In children under 5 years of age and the elderly, an E. coli 0157:H7 infection may cause hemolytic uremia and resulting kidney failure. Persons with diarrhea can transmit this organism to other people if personal hygiene is inadequate. Salmonellosis — Along with a variety of other species, Salmonella and other enteric bacteria are capable of causing disease in humans. Salmonellae are transmitted by the fecal-oral route. Infection produces an acute enterocolitis and fever with possible secondary complications such as septicemia. Ringworm — Dermatophytes, which are fungi, cause ringworm in humans and animals. Infection in animals may not be apparent and is transmitted to humans by direct contact with infected animals or by indirect contact with contaminated equipment or materials. Dermatophytes produce flat, circular lesions that are clear in the center and crusted and red on the periphery.

    1. Not sure what this comment is in response too as it does not relate to any recent post on SU. However, it is assumed that it is in relation to the “goats’ that the Sierra Canyon Association (SCA) has contracted for fire abatement purposes of SCA native areas.

      1. Thank You for posting this information. Some people who live here have never been or lived on a farm and should be aware of the hazards of living around or being in contact with farm animals. Again Thank You.

  2. Hi Carl

    Until the early 1500’s there were no cows in the Americas

    By 1550 it was estimated that the pre-Columbian native population was down to 5 million. Before Columbus the book 1491 estimated that there were 125 million folks in N and S America.

    The native populations were killed off by European diseases (no innate immunity), primarily cow pox. How many folks today are lactose intolerant!??

    I am not suggesting that goats helped in this mass extinction – but the dangers from farm animals to folks who have not been exposed to them as children (urban dwellers) should not be under-estimated. This is why ALL children should be vaccinated against common illnesses and diseases. Maybe not for Sierra Canyon residents! (Too old)

    Perhaps cooking your goat well will help to protect you from goat specific bacteria and making sure that your goat’s milk is pasteurized!

    They look cute

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