PPOA Board Vacancies

DISTRICT 1 – 9:30 AM, Ponderosa Property Owners’ Association

2021 Board Special Election, Sunday, December 12, 2021


The PPOA held elections at our September meeting and two positions were filled on the Board of Directors by Rich Thomas and Melanie Cope.  Two more openings are available to fill the remaining 1 year term of recent resignations.  A special election will be held at the PPOA meeting on Sunday, December 12, 2021.

Nominations are now being accepted for interested parties.  Anyone interested in being on the Board of Directors should contact Lorna or Mike McWilliams (serving as our nominating committee) at:  lornamc84@gmail.com or (661)304-4945 by December 1, 2021. If you have questions about the positions you may contact Board Member Richard Thomas at 559-542-2970 cabin or 805-798-0595 cell or richjefe@gmail.com We will also accept nominations from the floor at the Sunday, December 12, 2021 meeting.  Once the slate of candidates is finalized, an election will be conducted by vote of “eligible” members present at the meeting. 

The PPOA Bylaws define “Eligible” members as “dues paying members of the association, including Board Members and shall be restricted to one vote per member.  No property owner may have more than one membership per family, regardless of the numbers of lots or parcels owned by the family or the number of members of such family.”

Additionally, the Bylaws state: “Immediately after such election or as early as feasible thereafter, the new Board shall meet for the purpose of selecting among their members the Officers of the Association.” 

The Ponderosa Property Owners’ Association is a non-profit corporation that was created for the purpose of promoting the welfare and enjoyment of the property owners at Ponderosa. The government of the Association is conducted by a Board of Directors which consists of seven members and various committees. The four officers are President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary.

The PPOA encourages all owners in the community to renew their membership or join the association if they are not members.  Contributions from membership are critical for the association to maintain its activities and consider new initiatives. Through the support of its membership and active engagement of volunteers, the PPOA has provided many services to the community during the past year.  This includes support of the Fire Brigade (now an independent entity), maintenance of the mail room and Commemorative Shelter, replacement of street signs, maintenance and expansion of an internet presence (https://facebook.com/ponderosacalifornia and https://ponderosaca.com), initiating and coordinating social events, maintenance of a membership directory and quarterly publication of a community newsletter.

All the benefits of the PPOA are provided for a minimal annual fee of $30 for homeowner and $15 for landowner. A membership form is available in the back of this newsletter.

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**Ponderosa Fire Brigade Update**

Attn: Ponderosa Community

Chief LaPere and the members of your Ponderosa Fire Brigade would like to thank the Ponderosa Community Services District for allowing the Fire Brigade to house our fire truck at the PCSD building since 2007. The PCSD Board of Directors decided to give the Fire Brigade 30 days’ notice to relocate so the PCSD could have the room for new snow removal equipment.

The Ponderosa Fire Brigade is relocating to John & Annie Bozanich’s property. They both graciously have offered up their entire property to assist us until we find a new permanent home.

Matt Goldsmith of Jordan-Slate Earthwork has offered to donate his snow plowing service to keep the section of road open on the property so we may access it during winter weather conditions. Please take a moment to thank Matt and the Bozanich’s for their dedication to the safety of our beautiful community.

The Ponderosa Fire Brigade is currently looking for property inside the Ponderosa to acquire for its new headquarters. The PFB needs a permanent home so that the community has local support with Fire and EMS services.  If you have any leads, please contact one of the members below.

The Ponderosa Fire Brigade will continue to serve the community and will stay focused on the future for success. 

Ponderosa Fire Brigade

Chief Dave Lapere(559) 542-2452
Asst Chief ( Operations) Frank Ohnesorgen(559) 542-2433
Asst Chief (Admin)  Scott Ray James II (559) 542-2592

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PPOA Newsletter, August 2021

Greetings Ponderosa folks, please read the latest PPOA newsletter. Click here for all the info!

Also, there are several vacancies for the PPOA board of directors. Please download the elections document below if you’re interested serving.

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PPOA meeting, July 4th, 10am.

PPOA Meeting

July 4, 2021

PCSD Building 10: 00 AM


  1. Minutes of the May 30,2021 meeting                  Matthew Corso
  2. Treasurer Report: Finances and Membership      Julie Lapere
  3. Update on Federal 501 ©3 status                        Matthew Corso 
  4. PPOA Welcome pamphlet                                    Yves DeClerck
  5. SQF Recognition Plaque                                       Yves DeClerck and Rich Thomas
  6. Land lease from Kramer family                            Yves DeClerck and Mathew Corso                  
  7. Liability insurance                                                 Matthew Corso
  8. Board positions in September                              Yves DeClerck

Committee reports:

  1. Social and Sunshine committees                                Tammi Stewart
  2. Newsletter                                                                  Lorna and Mike McWilliams
  3. Mail boxes                                                                  Tammi Stewart
  4. Street sign project                                                      Dave Lapere
  5. Fire brigade                                                                 Dave Lapere & rich Thomas

NOTE: The meeting will be held inside the building. As per recommendations of the State of California, the port of a mask is optional for individuals who are vaccinated and requested for those who are not

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