Four incumbents and a past Board member were installed on the Lakeside Garden Grove Board of Directors during the Election Session of the HOA meeting at the United Methodist Church in Garden Grove on Monday night, Nov. 18, 2013.
A total of 74 ballots, two more than the required quorum of 72, were validated for the five positions available on the Board. Six candidates sought the positions, including past Board member Darcee Golden and newcomer Jill Hamblin.
The leading vote-getter was current Vice President Dick Covert with 113 votes. Incumbent President Patrick Turner was second with 71 votes. Golden and incumbent Secretary Martin Evans tied with 56 votes each. Jeannie Aliss, the current Treasurer, received 42 votes. Hamblin garnered 31 votes, not enough to earn a Board position.
Turner will return as President, Covert as Vice President, Aliss as Treasurer, Evans as secretary and Golden will join as Member at Large. All will serve a term that begins with the Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 Special Refurbishment Board of Directors meeting at the Optimum Professional Property Management office in Tustin. The terms for all will expire in December 2014.
The election came one month after the initial quorum level of 143 ballots was not met. Only 69 ballots were cast during the first round of voting, which ended on Oct. 21, 2013, necessitating a second voting round with a lowered level of ballots needed at 72. A total of 75 ballots were cast, but one was invalidated because of a difference of names on the ballot and on the envelope containing the ballot.
The ballots were validated by Shannon Thornhill, who is serving as temporary Lakeside Garden Grove property manager until a permanent replacement for David Fisher can be hired, and Inspector of Election Kathleen Carter during the Election Session after the regular Board General Session on Monday night.
Young Cho, who served one term on the board as Member at Large, did not seek re-election.