Five Contestants, Including Two Incumbents, In SVLA Board Race April 28

SPRING VALLEY LAKE—With two of four incumbents whose positions are up for election in this year’s race ineligible to seek reinstatement to the Spring Valley Lake Association Board of Directors, there will be a total of five candidates on the ballot for the board April 28.
Incumbents Jeff Morgan, who is currently Spring Valley Lake Association vice president, and recent board appointee Scott Eckert are vying to remain on the board. They are joined by challengers Marvin Jobes, Dennis Verhagen and Mike Visser.
Current vice president Ernie Martell and Ken Bodle cannot run again, as both have served two consecutive terms on the board and thus must depart because of the term limitations in the association’s charter.
There are 8,220 people living in 3,072 households at Spring Valley Lake, which encompasses 2.969 square miles of land surrounding a .564 square mile man-made lake. The community has not yet reached build out, as there are 4,200 parcels in the confines of the property.
Residents at Spring Valley Lake are now wrestling with approval of the site plan and environmental impact report for the 25-acre Tamarisk Marketplace project, which is to involve a Wal-Mart supercenter to be built near the community’s entrance on Bear Valley Road.
Another perpetual issue at Spring Valley Lake is the continual tension between preventing runaway homeowner costs to maintain and administer the association while providing services and amenities.
Those elected at the April 28 election will join treasurer Ilene Bandringa, secretary Derek Couse and director Jonathan Tasker on the board.
A candidate forum will be held at 10 a.m. on March 31 at the Equestrian Estates Clubhouse, at 12660 Indian River Drive, Apple Valley.
The election will be held at the Spring Valley Lake Association Community Building and commence

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