Notice to Members

The RESA Board of Directors has recently decided to make a change to the schedule for nominations to the Board of Directors, the Meet the Candidates meeting, and the Annual Meeting of the Members.

As you were previously informed in a letter sent in November 2020, Board nominations may be submitted until March 3, 2021. We discovered a conflict between this statement, the scheduled date of the annual meeting, and the RESA Bylaws. In addition, at least two members have shown interest in submitting nominations for the Board of Directors, after the nominations were declared to be closed, in accordance with the RESA Bylaws.

To honor the member requests and the information in the November 2020 RESA letter, and to continue to conform to the RESA Bylaws, the RESA Board has decided to continue to allow receipt of Board nominations up to the previously announced date of March 3, 2021.

The Meet the Candidates meeting, which was previously scheduled for February 23, 2021, is now scheduled for March 9, 2021 at 6:00 pm. A link to the Zoom meeting to Meet the Candidates can be obtained from the RESA Staff. 

Ballots for election of three Board members will be distributed by mail to members in good standing approximately two weeks before the annual meeting. Only members/candidates whose names appear on the ballot will be eligible for election to the Board. The cutoff for submitting ballots will be Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm.

The Annual Meeting of the Members has been rescheduled to allow at least 30 days between the closure of the nominations and the election. The Annual Meeting of the Members is scheduled for Sunday, April 11, 2021, at 2:00 pm.

If you are not using either Constant Contact or Nextdoor, you may contact the RESA staff for additional information. RESA and its Board of Directors sincerely apologize to you for any inconvenience caused by these schedule changes.

Rick Swayne
President, RESA Board of Directors

Agenda: February 17, 2021 board meeting

7:30     Determination of Quorum

7:35     Approval of Agenda

7:40     Approval of Minutes – January 20, 2021

7:50     President’s Report – President Rick Swayne

  • Santa Clara County Fire Department Construction and Approval
  • Alice Hoagland Memorial

8:05     Treasurer’s Report – David Hubbard

8:15     Firewise Report – David Hubbard         

8:30     Operations Manager’s Report – Jeff Bates

  • Office Manager’s Report – Mona Raby 

8:45     New Business/Public Comment         

  • Resignation of David Hubbard and appointment of replacement

9:00     Old Business

9:10     Adjourn

9:15     Executive Session

January board meeting rescheduled to Jan. 27


7:30 Determination of quorum

7:35 Approval of agenda

7:40 Approval of minutes of December 16, 2020

7:50    President’s report – President Rick Swayne

  • Santa Clara County Fire Department construction and approval
  • Alice Hoagland Memorial

8:05    Treasurer’s report – David Hubbard

8:15    Firewise report – David Hubbard        

8:30    Operations Manager’s report – Jeff Bates

  • Office Manager’s report – Mona Raby 

8:45    New business/public comment         

9:00    Old business

9:10    Adjourn

9:15    Executive Session

The board meeting originally scheduled for January 20 was canceled due to a power outage and rescheduled for January 27, 2021.              

Agenda for December 16, 2020 board meeting

7:30 Determination of Quorum

7:35  Approval of Agenda

7:40 Approval of November 18 meeting minutes

7:45 President’s Report – President Rick Swayne
2021 Budget

8:00 Treasurer’s Report – David Hubbard 

8:15 FireWise Report – David Hubbard

8:30 Operations Manager’s Report – Jeff Bates
Office Manager’s Report – Mona Raby 

8:45 New Business/Public Comment 
Web submitted community questions

9:00 Old Business

9:15 Adjourn

FireWise recommendations

Dear RESA Members,

As part of becoming a FireWise community, we pledged annual improvement in reducing fuel loads and maintaining a safe community.  We have two requests of our community members and an announcement that you can read more about below. In brief:

  • Please record your annual brush abatement efforts in this form
  • Using this form, please purchase and affix minimum 4-inch reflective house numbers to your home
  • Our FireWise status has been renewed for 2020!  

Brush Abatement

We have an annual commitment to reduce hazardous fuels in our community, and we can see and hear the chainsaws and chippers working actively to make homes more fire safe in our area.  We applaud your efforts, as they add to our ability to keep our FireWise Certification.  In order for us to count that effort toward our annual FireWise commitment we need to track it, so we have built this form. We ask you to please fill it out when you do any brush abatement.  You can record hours, truckloads, or dollars spent, and we just ask that you put the address where the work was done so that we can keep track.  All of this data will be properly anonymized.

Reflective House Numbers

In 2019 we had a fire risk assessment performed by Battalion Chief Jonathan Black, and he identified that we could greatly help our first responders by installing reflective house numbers that are easily visible.  Santa Clara County Fire requests that residents use four inch (4”) Black or Blue numbers on a White Reflective background posted at the roadside.   We would like to urge each and every member to fulfill this request to purchase and display house numbers.

In addition, if you would like to purchase high quality two-sided reflective metal signs (6”x24”) as in the example above ($30-40), please fill out this form and we will charge your account and batch up the requests to save $$ on shipping.

FireWise recognized for 2020!

Due to our ongoing annual efforts to reduce hazardous fuel within our community, Redwood Estates has again been recognized  as a FireWise Community  in good standing.  We would like to say thank you to all those residents who have worked tirelessly to maintain their properties and reduce their brush!  It is due to these efforts that we are able to maintain this status.  

Thank you for your time,

RESA Board of Directors