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MINUTES OF THE ELFIN FOREST/HARMONY GROVE TOWN COUNCIL
GP 2020: On Jan. 10, the County Board of Supervisors will host a
workshop. Eric Anderson
plans to attend, as does Nancy Reed.
The county has offered to make a presentation to the community,
one we will accept in the not-too-distant future.
Terry Halbertson, Animal Control, has requested that interested
parties participate in a fire drill in our area this coming April.
They can "rescue"
your animals or provide animals to you for that purpose.
A number of residents have expressed interest -- the town council
will contact Terry for more information.
is continuing to plan for a neighborhood "Tack Sale" to be
held in conjunction with the fire auxiliary pancake breakfast in May.
ITEM #10: Town Council Nominations: There
are two positions open on the town council board. Kim Hunter
nominated Michael Garrison and Mid Hopenrath.
nominated Bill Talesco. Their
bios will be included in the Jan. Chaparral.
presented his proposed 40-acre development project called Redhawk. It is
comprised of 13 lots (the 13th is a 13-acre parcel identified
as mitigation for open space). Perc
tests are being evaluated and the environmental issues are in process.
Individual lots will be sold as custom home sites.
Some deed restrictions will apply, e.g., a height limit is under
consideration to disallow two-story dwellings.
ITEM #12: Pulte/Coastal Farms Proposal: Jim
Simmons, Consultants Collaborative, represented
Lou Sabatasso, Tom Utman of
Pulte/Coastal Farms. The
69-acre parcel, currently owned by Max
Altmann, is adjacent to San Elijo Hills on the north side of
Questhaven Road, and the proposed Quail Ridge project, to the south.
The EIR in process deals with the original proposal for 264
homes. After exhaustive
meetings with community representatives, the project being presented
today is an alternative to that proposal which met with strenuous
opposition. This plan
proposes 131 homes on 25 acres (which would require annexation into San
Marcos). The homes would be
clustered adjacent to SEH; the remainder (45 acres) would be left as
open space (presumably deeded to TECC) and would remain in the
unincorporated area. This
project would require acquisition of approximately 15 acres of coastal
sage scrub, which the developer says, would be purchased in CSA 107 if
available. In addition, the
developer agreed to mitigate the loss of tax revenue to the EF/HG FD.
ITEM #13: Brookfield Homes/University Commons: David Poole
represented the four
property owners and updated the community on University Commons. In 1991, the San Marcos City Council approved the Tentative
Map and the EIR for the project on 416 acres.
After some background information, Poole presented the revised
project. The business park
(La Costa Meadows) will be expanded by 12 acres.
There will be single family housing on the north and south sides,
affordable housing, and a 33-acre park (where the existing "motocross"
is), which abuts SEH. Although
the owners prefer the previous, much higher density version, this
alternative is being presented to San Marcos. To date, there are three plans, one with
1,700 dwelling units, one with 1,200 d/u, and one with 800 d/u.
The third, Poole's plan, eliminated the commercial and added the
industrial. The EIR is
expected next month.
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