SAMLARC Committee Highlights: LFEC

SAMLARC’s Landscape & Facilities Enhancement Committee (LFEC) is chartered to review current and potential community projects that maintain and improve SAMLARC’s assets and property values. The Committee is comprised of Director Paul Persiani (Committee Chair), Board Vice President Judy Vasquez, and Director Charles Villafana. The Committee met on August 11, 2020 to discuss projects and initiatives related to the ongoing maintenance and enhancement of the SAMLARC community. The Committee took action on the following items during the August 11 meeting:

  • Recommended that the Board of Directors approve an application for a Little Library to be constructed by local Girl Scout Troop 9670. Pending approval by the Board, the Little library will be installed on the east side of the Lakeshore. This library would be the third to be built at SAMLARC; other locations include Central Park playground and the Lakeshore amphitheater. The “take a book, leave a book” libraries offer Members a way to cultivate a community-wide love for reading.

  • Recommended that the Board of Directors approve a work authorization for replenishment of playground sand at Altisima, Arroyo Vista, Mesa Linda, Solana, Tijeras Creek, Trabuco Mesa, and Vista Verde parks, as well as the playground on the Los Abanicos Trail. The project would ensure that the sand levels of each playground remain within industry safety standards.

  • Recommended that the Board of Directors approve a contract for annual concrete repairs throughout the SAMLARC parks and trails. The repairs include grinding down uneven walkways as well as the replacement of broken or damaged concrete panels. This ensures that walking surfaces remain safe for pedestrians.

  • Received the monthly landscape performance report from SAMLARC’s landscape consultant, Mosaic Consulting. SAMLARC’s new landscape partner BrightView, as well as its existing partner Sunset Landscape Maintenance, have both performed well over the course of Quarter 3. When comparing year over year, this quarter marks the most improvement and strongest landscape conditions in the past five (5) years. This is due to the dedication and expertise o