Main Gate work scheduled to begin Monday

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Lions Club member Phil Coughlin was on hand at Tuesday’s meeting to accept a plaque from the Board of Directors acknowledging the Lions Club’s contribution of the Main Gate fountain monument in 1986. Phil actually helped work on the project at that time.

Lions Club member Phil Coughlin was on hand at Tuesday’s meeting to accept a plaque from the Board of Directors acknowledging the Lions Club’s contribution of the Main Gate fountain monument in 1986. Phil actually helped work on the project at that time.

General Manager Chris Mitchell went over a Powerpoint presentation at Tuesday’s POA Board meeting to explain what residents can look forward to with the 60- to 90-day Main Gate construction project, rescheduled to begin Monday, February 8.

The general items of work to be done during this project include building new guard booths, replacing the gates, and improving the roadway, median and landscaping.

In addition, a small building will be added on the Senior Center side of Canyon Lake Dr. South to house electrical equipment along with providing restrooms for staff and storage space.

Traffic and Access Control

During construction, the goal is to  keep at least one entrance lane and one exit lane maintained at all times. Construction hours are planned to be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Message boards will display traffic information on both the east and west sides of Railroad Canyon Rd. to communicate immediate traffic updates. The traffic lights on Railroad Canyon Rd. and Goetz Rd. will be on timers during peak construction hours.

  • Regular traffic and school buses can go through the Main Gate but should expect delays and are advised to use alternate gates.
  • A temporary guard booth will be set up with one guard who will be able to verify residents and guests and administer guest passes, via an iPad. Temporary guest passes will still be issued to visitors at the Main Gate; however, they will not be printed passes.

East Gate Traffic Control

To accommodate the heavier traffic, East Gate entry lanes will be temporarily modified:

  • Left Lane: Visitors
  • Center Lane: Returning guests (with passes) and decals
  • Right Lane: Commercial vehicles and decals

Senior Center Access

Senior Center access and parking from Canyon Lake Drive South will be limited throughout the duration of this project. The back gate will be open for access from Burning Tree Dr. during Senior Center hours.

Motorcycles will continue to have access to their regular motorcycle parking lot behind the construction storage site.

Towne Center Exiting

Except for golf carts, traffic exiting the Towne Center will not be able to use the west exit to enter the Main Gate (Canyon Lake Dr. South). The City of Canyon Lake is requiring that traffic exiting the Towne Center use the east traffic signal. From there, vehicles will be able to turn left or right. Golf carts may continue to cross Railroad Canyon Rd. at the west signal, next to Pepe’s.

Project Stages

Here are the stages in the Main Gate Project:

Stage 1

During this stage, the west lanes will be closed. One lane in and one lane out will be open on the east side. The following work will be done:

  • Demolition of existing structures;
  • Site grading and foundation laid for the electrical building/restrooms;
  • Electrical and irrigation lines installed.

Stage 2

Major construction will take place during this stage. Entrance and exist lanes may change to accommodate the following work:

  • Guard booths framed and constructed;
  • Electrical building/restrooms framed and constructed.

Stage 3

Major construction on the east side will take place during this stage. Entrance and exit lanes likely will be on the west side.

  • Sidewalk, curb, ramp and fence will be enhanced to create more accessible pedestrian entrance.
  • Electrical and irrigation lines will be installed.
  • Base pavement and final capping will be added around the center median.

Stage 4

This is the final stage of construction. Entrance and exit lanes may vary during this stage for the following work:

  • Landscaping and planters installed;
  • Final cap paving and loops completed;
  • Final striping and signage placed.

Board Meeting Highlights

Other highlights of the meeting included an update on the lake lease litigation; the need to discuss wording for a potential ballot measure to do away with proxies and cumulative voting in annual elections; a proposed rule dealing with harassment (tabled for this month to revise the wording); several funding requests; and a decision by the Board to take the proposed tennis building off the active project list due to costs.

Roadrunner Park Restrooms

Also at the meeting, it was announced a few items must be completed before permanent restrooms can be built at Roadrunner Park. Building plans have been approved; however, EVMWD is requiring certified engineering drawing details to show how the main sewage line will be connected with a sewer lift system, along with the installation of a commercial water meter. In addition, an architect needs to design a ramp system for ADA access to the park, which sits below street level. The picnic pavilion currently is being refurbished.

Watch a video of the meeting at www.canyonlakepoa.com.

Intent To Run Packets

Members interested in running for the CLPOA Board of Directors can pick up an Intent to Run packet at Member Services. Packets must be completed and returned to Clerk of the Board Lynn Jensen by Friday, February 19, at 3 p.m. Two of the five seats on the Board are up for election on May 12. The two-year terms of Douglas Gordon and David Eilers will expire in May.

For more information about the Intent to Run packet or the election, email Lynn at ljensen@canyonlakepoa.com.

State of the Association

The Association’s inaugural “State of the Association” event will be held at the Lodge on Friday, February 19, at 12 p.m. The Board of Directors and General Manager will address 2015 achievements and project plans moving into 2016. This is an event for the membership (prime and associate members). Due to limited seating, RSVP for this event by contacting the Corporate Office at 951-244-6841, ext. 210.

POA Exercise Classes

Classes can be purchased at Member Services or the Pool Office. Instructors cannot accept payment. To learn more about each class, visit canyonlakepoa.com.

  • Funk Fitness. meets Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m., and Thursday evening at 7:15 p.m. All classes meet at the Lodge. Class punch cards are $35 for five classes; $70 for 11 classes.
  • Zumba meets Monday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Holiday Bay Room. Cost is $35 for five classes; $40 for 10 classes.
  • Evening Yoga meets Monday at 7 p.m. in the Holiday Bay Room. Cost is $25 for five classes; $40 for 10 classes.
  • Morning Yoga meets Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Sunset Beach Room at the Lodge. Cost is $25 for five classes; $40 for 10.
  • Line Dancing – Beginning meets Tuesday at 2 p.m.; Intermediate meets Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Holiday Bay Room. Cost is $20 for five classes; $40 for 10.
  • Dancercise meets Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the Pool View Room at the Lodge. This class is free.
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