LTWCA Newsletter - October/November 2001



The New Los Trancos Woods Community Association Board

Elections were held in September 2001 and the following are the results of the election.

President - vacant

Treasurer - Julie Duncan

Secretary - Peri Nielsen

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator - Carol Wagner

District I Representatives - Dale Smith and Armin Staprans

District II Representatives - Nelson Dake and David Lowin

District III Representatives - Jan Avilla and Christine Hunner

District IV Representatives - Linda Drey-Nightingale and Rebecca Reynolds

Representatives-at-Large - Michael Glenn, Marguerite Thayer, Tom Thayer

Revisions to Articles of Association - Yes to all sections


A BIG thank you to all who participated, both those on the ballot and those who took time out of their busy schedules to vote!


An Oakland Fire HERE!!

You bet that is a possibility. Let’s be prepared. SAVE the 27th of Oct. from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. There will be an emergency drill at 1247 Los Trancos Rd., the Hunner’s house. We will do a simulation of an emergency and practice for the real thing. District Emergency Reps need to be there and at least 3 other members of that District. As a bonus, free coffee will be served.

Submitted by Carol Wagner


Zoning Committee News

The new LTWCA Zoning Committee held its first meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9, ‘01, to determine the appropriateness of rezoning. Our aim is to strike balanced proposals that would limit over-building in the Woods, but would not constrict many of us who would like to develop our properties. We are reviewing current septic conditions, the introduction of sewers, geotechnical constraints, water availability, and other issues to see how they relate to zoning.


The next meeting will be held on Nov. 13, ‘01 at 7:00 pm at 159 Ramona Road. Generally the meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month. Anyone who would like to take part is welcome to attend. If you have any questions, please call Armin Staprans at 851-7403.

Submitted by Armin Staprans


16 September Annual Picnic

A very pleasant afternoon was shared by those that attended the Annual Picnic hosted this year by Kate and Michael Glenn at their home on Lake Rd. Thanks to them for their hospitality.

Submitted by Julie Duncan


News from Two (District II that is)

Congratulations from the Woods to proud parents Mark Levaggi and Mary Kelley. Mary and Mark had a baby girl, Kelli Marie Levaggi, on 26 Sept. She was 9 lbs. and 21”. Everybody is healthy and happy.


County Elections Office needs YOU!

The San Mateo County Elections Department is looking for Election Officers (poll workers) to serve in your community. The requirements are simple. You must be: 1) registered to vote in San Mateo Co., 2) fluent in English, and 3) available to work from 6 am - 9 pm on Election Day.


Behind every election are thousands of people who ensure a smooth and proper operation at polling places. The County Elections Department recruits and trains over 2,000 Election Officers, but with today's busy schedules, it is increasingly difficult to find poll workers for Election Day. Serving in a neighborhood polling place gets you a first-hand look at the voting process in San Mateo County. And it is a great chance to see/meet your neighbors. It pays! Entry-level pay is $105. Please call 650.286.2810 or visit Thank you for serving your neighborhood!

Submitted by Melinda Dubroff with San Mateo County Elections Department


Town of Portola Valley Activities

- In November there will be a new lighted crosswalk on Portola Rd. at the Woodside Priory crossing.

- Town Council Meetings are being held on Wednesdays, 24 Oct., 14 Nov., 28 Nov., at 8 p.m. in the Historic Schoolhouse.

- Planning Commission Meetings are being held on Wednesdays, 17 Oct., 7 Nov., 21 Nov., at 8 p.m. in the Historic Schoolhouse.


Next Board Meeting - 7 Nov., 7:00 p.m., at 21 Old Spanish Trail. There will be a discussion of working without a President. For minutes of the last meeting, please see the LTWCA Web Site or your District Representative.


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