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Welcome
 
 
 
 
~ 10/14/19-Summer is over ~
Greetings from your Three Springs Homeowners Association.
 
Summer is over and we are seeing signs of fall arriving. Soon the leaves throughout Three Springs will be a display of beautiful reds, oranges and golds!
 
With cooler weather and the end of Daylight Savings Time (November 3rd), Las Virgenes Water District http://www.lvmwd.com/ advises homeowners to adjust their sprinklers to cut-back as plants and grass will need less water. It is important that we all do our part to conserve our natural resources. At the same time, we lower our water bill and conserve "our" resources.
 
For more information about our neighborhood, please visit www.threesprings.org.
 

~ 10/7/19-HOA MEETING UPDATES REGARDING THE FRONT ENTRANCE LANDSCAPING ~
HOA MEETING UPDATES REGARDING THE FRONT ENTRANCE LANDSCAPING
 
On August 18, 2019, the Three Springs Homeowners Association Board (HOA) met and considered the following motions (excerpts from the approved and posted minutes in quotes):
“City Maintenance Agreement: Motion: A motion was made by Pam Johnson that the Three Springs Board of Directors execute the Landscaping Maintenance Agreement, presently before the Board, which has been reviewed and approved by the Association’s legal counsel. The proposed agreement between the City of Westlake Village and the HOA allows for continued landscape maintenance by the HOA on City owned property at the Three Springs entrance as it has done so historically for over 20+ years. The motion was seconded by Pat Brennan and failed 2 - 3 with Steve Kerman, Frank Bonvino and Eva Daneshnia dissenting. “
‘Motion: A motion was made by Pam Johnson that the general landscape maintenance be returned to the City of Westlake Village and that the Three Springs Board of Directors execute a modified Landscaping Maintenance Agreement which allows for the Three Springs HOA to augment the City’s general maintenance with a $250 a month landscape maintenance stipend, the “extra” work to be directed by the HOA. The motion was seconded by Pat Brennan and failed 2 - 3 with Steve Kerman, Frank Bonvino and Eva Daneshnia dissenting.”
(The funding is already approved in this annual budget and would not impact current dues) 
“Motion: A motion was by Pam Johnson stating that by not approving either of these previous proposed options, you are essentially proposing to eliminate control over the appearance of our entry to our community. I move that this proposed change in control of landscape maintenance at the entry on City property be put forth to a vote of the community. The motion was seconded by Pat Brennan and failed 2 - 3 with Steve Kerman, Frank Bonvino and Eva Daneshnia dissenting.”
“ American Heritage Landscape Maintenance Contract: The City Maintenance Agreement was not executed; therefore, the Board did not review this contract.”

 
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On September 18, 2019, the HOA Board met and was presented with information from homeowners regarding the Front Entrance Landscaping.  
Two homeowners presented petitions signed by 143 residents who requested that the HOA continue to maintain the front entrance landscaping and/or authorize a formal balloting to all homeowners on the issue. 
Four Homeowners whose properties abut Triunfo Canyon Road and/or Three Springs Drive, indicated that they had certified maps from Los Angeles County that differed from the maps included in the Three Springs HOA CCR’s, Known as Exhibit “B”.  
The homeowners stated that according to their maps, the City of Westlake Village did not have a landscape easement on Three Springs Drive and/or portions of Triunfo Canyon Road on their property.  
They requested clarity from the HOA and the City on the following issues:
 responsibility for ownership and liability of the front entrance landscaping monument(s).  responsibility for the landscaping and liability for front entrance landscaping on their property, both within and outside of any designated easement.    Definition of all easements on their property (both landscape and utility) and clear markings of their scope and size and responsibility for liability within those easements.  
 They stated the front entrance landscaping on their property had previously been maintained for 23 years by the Three Springs HOA.   They said the August 18, 2019 vote by the HOA board had terminated that maintenance by the HOA.  
The four homeowners presented statements in writing to the HOA that they requested the HOA continue providing the maintenance, and that they did not want the City on their property conducting maintenance.  One homeowner stated that the HOA board had until November 1, 2019, to remedy the situation or he was going to take further action.
The HOA board voted to continue to maintain the landscaping on the Three Springs Drive and Triunfo, Canyon Road portion of the Front Entrance (not the center medians which are owned by the City of Westlake Village) until the matter could be clarified by the City.
The HOA board voted to contact the City of Westlake and request clarity of the easements as to their existence, dimensions, scope, responsibility for maintenance and liability.  
The approved minutes from August 18, 2019 HOA meeting, and the maps from the CCR’s Exhibit “B” are available for review on our website under Minutes and CCR’s.