CLPOA assessments to go up $3 per month


At Tuesday night’s CLPOA Board meeting, just three of the Directors were on hand to approve a number of items on the agenda. They were President Bruce Yarbrough, VP Doug Gordon and Secretary David Eilers. Absent were Directors Ted Horton and Mark Spitzer. Among the items approved was a $3 per month increase in POA assessments.

Controller Bryan Knechtel presented the Fiscal Year 2016-17 budgetary items. The Fiscal Year is May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017.

First up for approval was the Schedule of Fees. Bryan noted that fees did not go up in the proposed budget. Sean McDonald was the only member to comment on this item when he stated that deficits continue to increase at the Golf Course, and the cost of rounds should have been raised $3 per round.

Next up for approval was Reserve Funding for 2016-17. Based on a list of projects for both the Repair and Replacement Reserve and the Road Reserve, the Board approved $1,300,000 and $900,000 respectively to go toward these Reserve accounts.

The third budgetary item for approval was the 2016-17 Annual Assessment in the amount of $2,844, or a monthly amount of $237 plus installment fee. This is a $3 per month increase.

The fourth item for approval (actually listed as first in the agenda) was the 2016-17 Annual Budget, inclusive of a Pro Forma Budget, Summary of Reserves, Reserve Funding Plan, Operating Budget, Reserve Projects, Schedule of Fees, Collection Policy and Insurance Policy Disclosures.

The Annual Budget was reviewed and recommended by management and the Finance Committee. Two Budget Workshops were held in February, open to members; however, Director Eilers noted no members took advantage of the opportunity to sit in on the budget discussions. He thanked staff, management and Finance Committee members for their efforts, which began last September. All budgetary items received unanimous approval.

Two Ballot Measures

The Board approved two items for inclusion on the ballot in the Annual Meeting and Election in May.

The first is a revised CC&R for fence height that does away with a standard height limit and gives the Architectural Control Committee the right to use its discretion on fence heights based on members’ individual lots..

The second is a revised Bylaw that would eliminate proxies and cumulative voting. For the wording on these ballot measures, see the Board Agenda for the March 1 meeting on the POA website.

Funding Requests

Funding requests approved by the Board included the following:

  • Wireless Access Point replacement at the Lodge
  • Golf Course Maintenance Carts (reapportion costs from Operating fund to CFDF fund)
  • Sierra Park dock replacement
  • Holiday Harbor fence repair/replacement
  • Irrigation pump replacement on Golf Course Sixth Tee
  • Buoy replacement (solar lighted) in lake traffic lane

Main Gate Construction

It was announced at Tuesday’s meeting that, after a few delays, the Main Gate construction is scheduled to begin Tuesday, March 15.


The Association released the following statement on February 26:

The Canyon Lake Property Owners Association Board of Directors and the CLPOA’s independent Litigation Committee have unanimously agreed to appeal the February 1, 2016 Riverside Superior Court ruling as they continue to work on securing a long-term lease that is fair and reasonable for all CLPOA members.

This case involves complex Constitutional issues and we anticipated the case would end up in a higher court where such issues are traditionally determined.

The February 1 ruling prevents the case from stretching out for months in a lower court and expedites its review by a higher court. At the February 1 hearing, the judge said the POA had done well in teeing up the issues in this case for appeal.

The existing lease remains valid through 2022 – and the CLPOA has the right to unilaterally extend the lease terms for another 44 years through 2066.

The Association has posted a status update to the membership from Board President Bruce Yarbrough. Members are encouraged to visit and click on the Lake Lease icon to view the most up-to-date information.

Collin Raye in Concert

Collin Raye, one of the country music hit makers during the 1990s, is coming to Canyon Lake on April 2. VIP tickets for this concert are $55 and include seating closest to the stage, a private VIP entrance and a private VIP bar. General Admission tickets are $30. Tickets may be purchased online on the POA website or at Member Services.

State of the Association

The Association’s inaugural “State of the Association” event was held at the Lodge on February 19. Powerpoint presentations by President Bruce Yarbrough and General Manager Chris Mitchell can be viewed at (Click on About Us, then Newsroom.)

Country Club Website

The Association launched a new website for the Canyon Lake Country Club. The new site,, offers information about the Canyon Lake Golf Course, Canyon Lake Country Club Restaurant and Bar, banquets and event booking information, a calendar of events and much more.

A social media campaign was launched in December that utilizes Facebook, Yelp, Instagram, and Google+. This stronger online presence will support the current “Non-resident Annual Golf Membership” campaign.

AARP Driving Class

The AARP, in conjunction with the CLPOA, is providing an eight-hour Drivers Safety Program in the POA Conference Room on Saturday, March 5, from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The class is $20, however, AARP members can present their AARP card for a discounted price of $15. Residents can sign up for the class by visiting the Association’s Member Services office.

This class is taught by trained instructor, Don Duncan. By taking this driver safety course, participants will learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate a vehicle more safely. Many insurance companies offer a discount for completing this course. For questions about this course, call Don at 951-244-7513.

Pool Opens next Saturday

The pool is scheduled to open March 12. Hours will be 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Water Aerobics will will be held every Monday through Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

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

  • 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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