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Waterford HOA board recalled

Waterford residents have recalled their homeowners association board for allowing a dimensional composition roof in the otherwise tile, stone-covered metal and shake-shingled upscale El Dorado Hills neighborhood.

Waterford’s Covenants Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs), written in 1989 before the current generation of composition roof materials existed, prohibit all composition roofs. The now-former board allowed a variance of that rule for Waterford resident Tony Marchionna, who lives at the corner of Sheffield Drive and Yardley Place.

Reached by phone after the election, Marchionna said the recall “put a bad light on Waterford; The turmoil didn’t add to making this a better place to live.

Two of the five prior board members resigned over the issue before the matter went to a vote. Rob George, the local Bartile distributor, quit to protest the variance. Paul Raveling left to oppose the recall and advocate for a softening of the HOA roof rules.

The three remaining board members — Jeff Wilcox, Paul Matloff and Diana Vaughn — were recalled.

Ray Meyers, Gabrielle Guest and Rob George were elected to replace the three recalled directors.

The prior board appointed Sean Hansen to fill one of the two empty seats before the Jan. 31 recall election. The new board members named Bob Hoffman to the other vacant position shortly after they were elected, then elected Hansen as president.

The final recall vote counts were Diana Vaughn: 97 Yes, 75 No; Jeff Wilcox 103 Yes, 65 No; Paul Matloff 105 Yes, 64 No.

The top five replacement director vote counts were Sean Hansen, 76 votes; Ray Myers, 69; Gabriele Guest, 67; Rob George, 62; Diana Vaughn, 50.

New board president Hansen opposes composition roofs in Waterford but represents a middle ground in a community divided over the issue, and wants to patch things up. “I’m a proponent of the CC&Rs as they stand, but I can see eye to eye with everyone on this issue,” he said. “It’s a wonderful neighborhood. My kids are going to call it home. I want to bring this place back together.”

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