Royal Canyon Property Owners Association                                                          Summer 2004

The Sentinel





Many neighbors have asked about the status of the California Fan Palms that line Royal Boulevard.  Your Board of Directors met with Daniel Hardgrove, Assistant Maintenance Services Administrator with Public Works Maintenance Services of the City of Glendale, to discuss this issue.  Dan is responsible for maintenance of the Royal Boulevard grove.


Dan told us the trees are approximately seventy-five years old.  They have a two to ten year remaining life expectancy.  As they die, the City will replace them in groups of eight to ten with California Fan Palms, the same specie of palm tree that now exist along Royal.  This will create a stepped effect in contrast to the even height we now enjoy and establish a diversity of age, avoiding the cost of replacing all trees at one time.  The City plans to gage the grove’s failure rate over the next couple years before starting a removal or replacement program.


As the trees die, they will be cut to the stump.  The stump will be ground to approximately eighteen inches below ground level.


The location of each tree has been established by survey.  This will assure replacement trees are planted in the same spot a former tree existed.  The trees were recently sprayed to prevent infection and disease such as Pink Rot and Diamond Scale.


If you have questions regarding the Royal Boulevard grove, Dan Hardgrove will welcome your phone call at 818-548-3950.


Jim Cooper, our neighbor on Las Flores, is chairing a committee to monitor the California Fan Palm issue.  If you would like to serve on Jim’s committee, please contact him at 818-414-2398.


Your Board of Directors also met with Souren Pirjanian.  Mr. Pirjanian owns approximately 3.4 acres of unimproved land beyond the cul-de-sac at the end of Esmeralda Drive.  Mr. Pirjanian’s architect Aram Alajajian, reviewed plans and displayed renderings for their proposed development of the parcel.


A single-family residence, a guesthouse and a caretaker’s house will be built on the property.  Ingress/egress, as now planned, will be over the existing access road near the top of Las Flores Drive.


Welcome to our new Directors:   Your 2004 Officers are:

Jan Garo                                        Robert Merry – President

Nick Friesen                                   Mary Jane Chocek – Vice President

Mary Ann Prelock                          Robert Edwards – Secretary

John Wolff                                      Richard Lee- Treasurer


On page three of this newsletter is a reservation form for our SUMMER PARTY.  We’re fortunate to again enjoy the hospitality of Glenn Webb & Lyn Foster on August 22nd, at their 1670 Arboles Drive home.  Looking forward to seeing you there.


If you have any suggestions or comments for your Association’s officers or directors, please contact me.


Robert Merry



Royal Canyon Property Owners Association






11:30 AM



Glendale City Council Candidates Forum Moderated by Will Rogers.


BRUNCH: $15/person

Using the form below, mail reservation check to:

RCPOA, Box 9082, Glendale 91226

Don’t forget to include separate check covering $20/household RCPOA annual dues.




Name(s):          ____________________________

Address:           ____________________________

Telephone:       (____)_______________

E-mail:              ______________@__________

Number of Reservations:          _____

Royal Canyon Property Owners Association

P.O. Box 9082

Glendale, California 91226