2013 Summer Report
With this mailing and on the HOA web page you will find the announcement of the Annual Membership meeting. The meeting will be held at the Oroville Senior Center, 1521 Golden St., Oroville, WA. on June 29,2013 at 2:00 PM. All members are urged to attend.
As summer approaches we all must be aware of seasonal issues and the many pleasures of the season as well:
First and foremost, FIRE season is upon us. We have already had one fire that I know of that required Fire Department assistance. When a fire starts in the dry season it takes very little wind to create a really bad day. The only rule worth following is: No open fires, period. As the summer progresses there will be fire regulations published, and later in the Summer fires will be banned. Starting today let your rule be, all fires are banned.
Second, roadside weeds: Last fall the roads were not sprayed as they had been sprayed for three years running. With this much use of Sahara our roads should be weed free this year. The plan is to spray again this Fall and then every other year thereafter. All of our roads have been inspected this Spring and no weeds were seen while the off road grass and other growth was about 4 to 6 inches. The Sahara spray does not cover the ditches so weed and grass growth can be expected. When enough growth is present a broad leaf spraying will be scheduled where necessary. Weed growth is a very dynamic process, therefore is is very important that owners report significant growth to the Road Manager.
Third, the road report: As this is written the Spring road maintenance is about half completed. This was a very wet year for our roads, and as such there were several areas of serious rutting. When the work is completed we will have spread about 300 yards of pit run and crush. We will also be clearing a number of ditches and filling minor washouts. The work is scheduled to be complete around the end of May and all our roads will be as good as last year and in some cases better.
The streams and rivers are flowing near maximum level and all the lakes are full. The grass is now green and the fruit trees are at their prime. All the various views available to us are at their best. I would suggest you set down at your favorite spot with an East view, have a hot cup of coffee or tea and watch the sun rise, should be near 5:30. You might try a similar program for sunset. As some of us say, “it’s all good".
Have a great summer,
Last Reported Road Conditions
Damp in most areas. Snow and ice in the higher elevations. Drive with extreme caution.
Please keep your speed down to help minimize damage to our roads.
-- last update November 17, 2013
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