Candidates announced for POA Special Election


Just two candidates completed the paperwork necessary to run for the Board of Directors in the Special Meeting of Members Recall and Election scheduled for October 15. They are George Irvine and Michael J. Harris. Notice of Intent to Run was due by August 31.

At a regular meeting of the CLPOA Board of Directors on July 21, former POA Treasurer Sean McDonald (2011-2013) presented a packet containing 286 signed petitions calling for the recall of Directors David Eilers, Bruce Yarbrough and Doug Gordon. The number of petitions met the minimum required for a recall election in Canyon Lake under the Davis-Stirling Act.

The Inspector of Election will be Feldsott & Lee, A Law Corporation. The Notice of Annual Meeting, Ballots and Candidate Statements are scheduled to be mailed to primary members by September 15. Civil code requires they be sent out at least 30 days prior to the meeting date, which is October 15. If quorum isn’t met on that date, the alternate date will be October 17.

In the event of a successful recall, a vote to elect new Directors to fill the vacant Director seat(s) will take place at that time.

Effective August 14, David Eilers relinquished his role as CLPOA President but says he will remain on the Board and serve the remainder of his term through May 2016 (pending recall). Vice-President Douglas Gordon has taken on the duties of President until next Tuesday’s Board Meeting, at which time a vote will be held for new positions.

During the Emergency Executive Session of the Board of Directors held on Friday August 7, the Board determined that an immediate rule change was needed to prohibit the consumption of alcohol at Board meetings so as to protect the safety of the membership and to help insure that meetings are conducted in an orderly manner. The following rule was put in place for a period of 120 days:

“No alcohol shall be permitted or consumed at Board meetings, membership meetings, committee meetings or CLPOA workshops. Failure to comply with this rule will (result in the member being) asked to leave the meeting and be subject to a fine.”

Closed Labor Day

The Association’s offices (including Member Services) will be closed on Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day. Member Services hours will change for fall and winter, starting September 8. They will be

  • Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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