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    Monterey Hills CERT


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    Neighborhood : Monterey Hills
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    Join date : 2016-01-25

    Monterey Hills CERT

    Post by Cabrillo-1 on Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:24 pm

    Monterey Hills is made up of 21 townhome and condo complexes and 1624 individual units.  Each complex varries in size from 1-3 buildings and 16 to 198 units.  Each complex has a Home Owner's Association (HOA) and a Property Managementment Company.  The HOA board is made up of elected home owners and is responsible for hiring and overseeing the management company.  The management compay in turn is responsible for taking care of the day-to-day needs of the complex, collecting dues from home owners, and answering home owner concerns.  The board meets at least once a year (as often as monthly).
    The Monterey Hills Federation is made up of representatives from the complexes.  The Federation has put on events such as the Monterey Hills Jazz Festival and various smaller fairs.
    The Monterey Hills Local Issues Committee is part of the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council and chaired by the elected local representatives to the ASNC.  Traditionally, these local represenatives are Federation members.
    The Local Issues Committee must adhere to the Brown Act and laws gonverning the neighborhood councils.  It is able to make motions to the ASNC and the ASNC is able to fund local projects.
    The Federation does not adhere to the Brown Act and is not restricted by the limits placed on ASNC.
    The ASNC is prevented from funding CERT projects.
    The Federation has taken up the importance of disaster preparedness in Monterey Hills.
    Because the complexes are built around a hill, direct FRS simplex communication is impossible between some complexes. The Federation has purchased a GMRS Repeater to facilitate communications between the complexes and the repeater is managed by the Monterey Hills CERT Team.
    The Monterey Hills CERT focus is to prepare each of the complexes to handle a disaster.

    Patrick Botz-Forbes
    CERT Battalion 2 Coordinator
    Monterey Hills Neighborhood Leader

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