Thirty persons attended the August meeting of the Board at Village Green on August 23, including management and nine Board members.
Topics discussed include potential changes to the Mills Act program; VG Handbook rule changes for signs, flags, and banners; and the prospect for hiring a full time landscape supervisor.
The Board has approved a letter to be sent to the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission to voice the Village Green’s strong opposition to potential changes to the Mills Act program. (A full report on the Mills Act changes, and how it may impact Green residents, is found on Page 3 of this issue.)
SIGNS FLAGS AND BANNERS
The Board voted unanimously to approve a new Handbook rule governing the display of signs, banners and flags that aligns with the California Civil Code 4710. Other than for sale or rent signs, all commercial signs, flags, and banners are prohibited. Noncommercial signs, flags, and banners are not allowed in the common area but may be posted inside unit windows. The new rule also adopts the Civil Code’s language regarding approved sizes and materials.
FULL TIME GROUNDS MANAGER
Tree and Landscape Committee (TLC) liaison Chris Scornaienchi introduced for discussion the prospect of hiring a full time Village Green landscape supervisor. Laura Civiello, chair of the Tree Committee, advocated for the position, which would have oversight over projects, contractors, and Greencrew teams, in order to maintain and improve our most important asset, the urban forest. After a back and forth about cost, funding priorities, and how this position might fit with ongoing discussions about VG staffing, it was decided the Board will review a job description. TLC in conjunction with landscape architect RIOS and the office will generate.