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The Olivenhain Town Council Newsletter
President's Letter--May 2020
Dear Olivenhain Neighbors,
In the meantime, there have been a number of local developments. For the latest on the Goodson project, please see this (click here) from our partners at Encinitas Residents for Responsible Development. For those who are wondering what is going on at the balloon fields, the water district has established a staging area for a current project on El Camino Real and future projects on Manchester. The Rancho Santa Fe Road task force received an interim study report from the traffic department and their contractor. This work will develop a range of potential options for addressing the peak rush hour congestion and initiate a community conversation about how best to balance those potential improvements with our community character while also increasing the safety and accessibility of our active transportation options. For more details, click here. Finally, we have started an Olivenhain Fire Safe Council to help our community prepare for a potentially devastating fire season. A big thank you to Sarah Lifton for getting this together, and to Denny Neville for taking on the founding president role.
Encinitas Seeks Your Input on Next City Manager
The Encinitas Mayor and City Council are seeking input on the next City Manager. Encinitas residents, community partners and the business community are invited and encouraged to participate in a confidential survey. Your input will be considered by the City Council when selecting candidates to interview.
Dave Morgan, Ralph Andersen & Associates, is recruiting for the next Encinitas City Manager and only Ralph Andersen & Associates' staff will review the responses. All responses will be summarized to protect the confidentiality of individuals.
City Manager Karen Brust announced her retirement effective June 12, 2020. Karen was appointed Encinitas City Manager in September 2015 and is retiring after serving 35 years in municipal government.
Candidates interested in applying for the position of Encinitas City Manager may contact Dave Morgan at (916) 630-4900 or visit Ralph Andersen & Associates at: https://www.ralphandersen.com/
Newsletters and Other OTC Email Communications Going to Spam
We have started to compose and distribute the OTC newsletters and other email communications using a new email marketing service provider. Unfortunately, some OTC emails have been delivered to OTC members' spam folder. If this has happened to you, the easy fix is to add our email address into your address book, and to mark OTC emails as "not spam" and move them to your inbox.
In addition, please add this email address: [email protected]
to your address book as an approved sender. For the email experts out there this is known as "whitelisting". To whitelist an email address just means you add them to your approved senders list. This tells your email client that you know this sender and trust them, which will keep emails from this contact at the top of your inbox and out of the junk folders.
We are still working on this problem with our email marketing service provider and appreciate your patience! Please let your neighbors or fellow OTC members know if they report problems as well. If you have any questions, please email Mark Mayer at [email protected]
City of Encinitas SeeClickFix App
Do you ever see issues around Olivenhain that you would love to let the City of Encinitas know about? Pot holes, broken sprinklers in the public right-of-way, a fallen tree, broken public park playground equipment and more can be reported with the SeeClickFix app and website. SeeClickFix is used to report non-emergency issues to the City. If you are on a desktop computer, you can click this link, fill out, and submit: SeeClickFix.
Even easier is the mobile app which will give you the ability to report a problem on the go. SeeClickFix is available for download for iphone in the App Store and also on Google Play.
Mark Your Calendars (OTC 2020 Events):
(Tentative, depending on stay-at-home orders)
(Setup on Thursday, and Friday prior to event)
All events are held at the Olivenhain Meeting Hall, 423 Rancho Santa Fe Rd., unless otherwise noted.
For more information, please email: [email protected]
Olivenhain Town Council wearables make wonderful gifts, and we have a great selection. Available styles and colors for the t-shirts are available, as well as sweatshirts. Sweatshirts are $30, T-shirts are $15. In addition, 25 oz. glass mugs w/ the Olivenhain logo are $20 & 16 oz. glass mugs w/ the Olivenhain logo are $15. We can deliver locally, or arrange for you to pick up at your convenience. Payment can be made with cash, check or via Venmo. To order, please email [email protected].
In addition, the sturdy, stylish and often-seen Colony Olivenhain metal license plate frames ($30) as well as the Colony Olivenhain history books written by resident and local historian Richard Bumann ($20) are available for purchase at Postal Corner during normal business hours.
Postal Corner is located at 2240 Encinitas Blvd. Suite D, Encinitas, CA 92024
OTC Facebook Page
If you are interested in getting information and updates on Facebook from the Olivenhain Town council, please "like" and "follow" our new Facebook page:
Olivenhain is a unique and history rich community. We are fortunate to have the Meeting Hall and grounds for our community events. The colonists had the foresight to set this area aside for the community. If only they know, it would remain the social gathering place in Olivenhain for more than 120 years. The Olivenhain Town Council now manages the grounds and buildings, but in the spirit of the colonists, it belongs to you, the community. When you join the Olivenhain Town Council, it isn’t just a membership; you are helping to preserve and perpetuate our unique heritage. Thank you for your membership and please tell a neighbor and encourage them to also join the Olivenhain Town Council. That can be done on the OTC website: www.olivenhain.org/membership
2019-2020 Olivenhain Town Council Board and Committee Chairs
City of Encinitas - City Council's Office