Monthly Archives: May 2007

The Adobe Press Reports On Nipomo’s Incorporation

Tentative Boundaries for the Town of Nipomo

Today’s Adobe Press has a front page article on the most recent update to Nipomo’s Incorporation movement. Reporter Todd Cralley’s article is similar to last week’s Santa Maria Times article in that it deals with incorporation; however, there are significantly different aspects to the Adobe Press article, including the proposed boundary map above.   See here for a more detailed boundary map. Continue reading


501(c)3 Committee Meeting Minutes 5/10/07


501C3 Committee Minutes –    May 10, 2007

Present: Bonnie Eisner, Guy Murray, Mike Eisner
Absent: Terri Howard Susie Hermreck, Donna Mehlschau

The meeting was called to order at 10:00 a.m.

Articles of Incorporation-  Guy has them all typed and ready to send, but we need two more people to agree to have their name placed on the document. We will contact a few of the steering committee and see if they will agree. We will then send out, by e-mail, the articles of incorporation for all of the steering committee to vote on. When we have a majority, we will file these papers. We will have 27 months from the date these are filed to complete our incorporation non-profit status.

Draft Bylaws- It was agreed that all paperwork will be reviewed by the steering committee and not just the board of directors. It is felt that the steering committee is the full board and will be kept up to date on all matters regarding N.I..C.E.. We discussed various questions involved in creating the bylaws. We will follow the direction of the book and make them simple and concise.

EIN Number- Guy has secured this number and will be going to the bank to open up a checking account.

Paperwork- Donna has reviewed the C.D. from Guy and believes that if we have all of the pertinent information at hand, we can fill out the paperwork for incorporation in about 10 hours. She has agreed to assist Bonnie with this task.  Donna has all of the pages from Chapter 9 printed and has reviewed them. The one item she needed was the person to keep all of the paperwork for public inspection. Guy has agreed to keep the binder at his office and we will use his address.

Next meeting will be July 12th at 2:00 at Mr. Murray’s office.

The committee meeting adjourned at 11:00 a.m.

Proposed Articles of Incorporation for 501(c)3

The 501(c)3 committee has decided that the entire steering committee should approve the articles of incorporation. Before approval, we are posting them on the website for everyone to review and provide any input if you want. Feel free to leave a comment or suggestion if you have one. You can read the proposed articles of incorporation here.   Articles of Incorporation

Santa Maria Times Looks At Nipomo Incorporation

Today’s Santa Maria Times has an article discussing the Nipomo Incorporation movement. Staff writer Tood Cralley reported on the most recent workshop, 5/12/07 and also provides our website address. Todd did a good job on this article, and it helps NICE fulfill its mission of educating the public about incorporation. You can read the entire article at the link above or after the jump. If anyone has questions about the article or incorporation, feel free to leave comments. Continue reading

Nipomo: Preserving the village

In an ongoing effort to provide as comprehensive coverage as is possible of Nipomo’s Incorporation movement, I am adding various media stories to our archives. Most of what is there now is current media coverage; however, I have several stories which date back several years, such as this one, which appeared in the New Times on 10/4/01. Where a link to an existing story still exists, I am providing that link to the original story, such as with this one. I am also re-posting the entire story below in case the original story at some time is removed from the online archives of the original source. For a comprehensive listing of all media coverage in our archives click on the Media Coverage section on the side bar: Continue reading

Nipomo City Proposed City Limits

You can see the proposed Nipomo City Boundaries by clicking on the link below to download or open up the pdf file with the map of these boundaries.

Proposed Nipomo City Limits

Next Incorporation Workshop 5/12/07 9:00 a.m.

The next Incorporation workshop has been planned for May 12, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. at the NCSD building, 148 Wilson, Nipomo. The Keynote speaker will be Paul Hood, the Executive Officer of San Luis Obispo LAFCO. Paul is very knowledgeable about the incorporation process. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions about the incorporation process. I also believe Katcho will also be in attendance.

In addition to Paul Hood, we will formally introduce the Steering Committee members for the Nipomo Incorporation Committee for Education (NICE), as well as the board of directors and an update on the committee’s activities. We will also see a very informative presentation about the most accurate and credible population figures for Nipomo and the boundaries which encompass that population projection.

Don’t miss out on this informative workshop. You will also have the opportunity to exchange your own ideas with fellow residents, and help shape and move Nipomo’s incorporation movement forward. Please plan to attend and plan to bring a friend or neighbor.

If you have questions, email Mike Eisner at, or Guy Murray at

We look forward to seeing you all there. The agenda follows:


Workshop #2 Agenda

Saturday, May 12, 2007 9:00 a.m.

N.C.S.D Building
148 Wilson

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome and N.I.C.E. Update Mike Eisner/ Guy Murray
Introduction of Officers
Introduction of Steering Committee
Introduction of Committee Chairs

9:15- 10:15 “What is LAFCO”? Paul Hood, Executive Director

10:15– 10:30 Break

10:30- 11:00 “Population Mystery Solved” Dan Gaddis

11:00- 11:45 “What Has N.I.C.E Been Up To”? Mike Eisner
(Committee Updates)

11:45- 12:15 Questions, Answers, Suggestions! Everyone

Notes: Volunteers for Chamber of Commerce Summerfest Booth