Santa Susana Knolls, California
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Save The Knolls
T-shirt is Here!

In 2004 we all wore red shirts to the Board of Supervisors meeting where we successfully deterred a high density re-zoning attempt. In bright red, this t-shirt is a must-have for all Knolls residents— especially when we go to future county meetings about re-zoning issues this fall. You can purchase your shirt at Save The Knolls T-Shirt

Don't wait to the last minute, these shirts take two to three weeks to deliver! Of course, these t-shirts are not required attire, but they are cool!

April 2013 — N 1304

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Colton Lee Development Update – No ‘New’ News!

As you all know the Planning Commission meeting for January 31 was cancelled at the last minute. We still do not have a date for the next meeting. We will probably only get about 2 weeks notice. So as soon as we know, you’ll know.

We WILL need everyone to attend the meeting when it is rescheduled. Stay tuned. We will keep you all informed. Watch for emails and signs posted in the neighborhood.

Katherine Road ‘walk’ Update

The Katherine Road walk with Supervisor Foy is to be scheduled after the Planning Commission Meeting and before the Board of Supervisors Meeting. More info to come.

Community Beautification Event

The Knolls Community Beautification Event (CBE) is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Susana Park (by the Depot). This event is sponsored by the county. The CBE allow us to get rid of trash, green waste, wood, electronic waste, and more. Toxic waste will not be accepted. Watch your US mail for the yellow notification notice which has additional information. They have been mailed already. Download flyer here.

Free Landfill Day – May 19, 2013

There is a free landfill day for the Susana Knolls residents – May 19, 2013 - 10:00A.m. to 4:00 p.m. US mail notifications will be sent, so watch your mail for more details. Download flyer here.

Knolls T-Shirts and Tote Bags

We have come upon a few of the old Susana Knolls T-Shirts and Tote Bags with the Oak Tree design from several years ago. We have several Large and Extra Large Knolls T shirts for sale for $12 each and a few Tote Bags for $10 each. Send an email to SusanaKnollsHOA@roadrunner if you are interested.

Santa Susana Railroad Depot 110th Annivesary

On May 18th and 19th afternoons you can look back on a little local history which includes Corriganville, the Model A Club and the Depot Museum. Download the flyer here.

Waste Management Contract Negotiation

Marie Mason and Dawn Kowalski attended the Board of Supervisors meeting on 4/9/2013 to address the Waste Management Contract Negotiations. 

Dawn Kowalski read a letter that our Board sent to the County addressing the Knolls concerns and suggestions. Click here to download and read the letter. In addition, Marie Mason talked about how the hazardous waste collection for the Knolls was moved from Simi to Newbury Park and asked that it be moved back to Simi, so Knolls residents would not have to drive so far.

During the Board of Supervisors meeting the recommended process for new agreements was as follows: 1). Form a 5 member Technical Review Panel made up of county agencies which will look at the number of service areas, hauler agreements based on the number of service areas;  2). Look at rate methods based on status quo, other methods or a competitive process; 3). Have public meeting for stakeholders, one of which will be in Simi Valley.  Following these public meetings recommendations will be presented to the BOS for their discussion on how to proceed.

The Susana Knolls HOA will make sure we are kept in the loop and let the community know when a public meeting is scheduled. The process is in its early stages but both Marie and Dawn feel that our input was heard. Marie and Dawn were the only two residents from the unincorporated areas to speak before the Board.

Public Outreach – Wireless Communication Facility Ordinance

The Ventura County Planning Division is currently drafting a Wireless Communication Facility Ordinance for the non-coastal unincorporated areas within the County. On November 13, 2012, the Board of Supervisors approved the Planning Division’s proposal to develop a Wireless Communication Facility Ordinance that will provide a uniform and comprehensive set of standards and guidelines for the development of wireless communication facilities.

The Ventura County Planning Division will be hosting a two-hour long, interactive session organized and facilitated by County staff. The purpose of these meetings is to receive input from the community on wireless communication facility design and current permitting requirements.

Meetings are scheduled for the following Tuesday evenings:

You can find more information about the public outreach process and other updates to the Wireless Communication Facility Ordinance on the Ventura County Planning Division website.

If you have any questions, please contact Annie Shim at (805)654-2936 or

DTSC – Department of Toxic Substances Control

You're invited to attend an information update for the Santa Susana Field Laboratory Cleanup. Staff from the Department of Toxic Substances Control and the State Water Resources Control Board will provide information on the status of cleanup actions taking place at the site. Additionally, staff from the Department of Energy, Boeing and NASA will be available to answer questions pertaining to their cleanup activities.

Please Join Us

DATE: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

TIME: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

LOCATION: Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley, CA 93065

Event will begin with a poster presentation at 6:00PM. Presentations will start at 6:30PM. For additional information, contact Marina Perez at (818) 717-6569 or via email at

Help us keep the Knolls Informed

The HOA does not have contact info for the majority of the neighborhood. It would be helpful if you would talk to your neighbors about sending us their email address so we can add them to our neighborhood list. We keep the list private (really!) and do not share the email addresses with anyone. We also only send out information about the neighborhood – no spam. If anyone wants to join the list and receive this newsletter and other information about the neighborhood have them send an email to

Susana Knolls HOA Meetings

Susana Knolls HOA meetings are held every other month, on the First Tuesday of that month at 7:00 at the Depot. Join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. See you there!

This newsletter is a production of the Santa Susana Knolls Homeowners Association (SSKHA). If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, please let us know. Please share this newsletter with your neighbors. You do not have to be a member of the SSKHA to be on our email list.  To subscribe to this newsletter click here. If you are a member of the HOA we really do not want you to unsubscribe but if you must, you can use this link: unsubscribe. The newsletter is produced from the spacious Santa Susana Knolls town center offices at 1409 Kuehner, No. 5, Santa Susana, CA 93063.