We Need Your Vote
The Ponderosa Board of Directors found that a majority vote of the Ponderosa Membership to change the use of one community owned lot to greenbelt property will reduce the tax paid by the Membership. Currently, this lot is being used recreationally for beach access and reclassification to greenbelt is more appropriate classification. This will reduce the amount of tax paid on this lot determined by the Assessor’s office. Once this passes, the property will join the current green belt properties. The property that is being referenced is at 23101 Saddle Street, Parcel number 261724792005. Every vote counts! Please sign the attached document and return to the Ponderosa office at Ponderosa Community club
Leavenworth, WA 98826.
Fourth of July Celebration
What a fun time! The parade was twice as big as last year and lots of great decorations. Four prizes were awarded, but everyone deserved a "job well done". Ice cream afterward was a hit. What a parade.
Are Fires Allowed in the Ponderosa??
Please see important information about outdoor fires:
- Recreational Campfires Only
- natural wood materials other than rubbish
- all combustible material removed down to bare soil
- must have containment area of Rock, metal, concrete or non-combustible material no more than 36 inches in diameter
- aAll combustible material 1.5 feet surrounding the campfire area shall be removed
- fuel for recreational campfire shall not exceed above edge of campfire area.
- Fire Dept recommends you always have a garden hose that can reach the campfire and a shovel on site.
It’s actually best not even have a fire as conditions are getting dryer.
Water System Information
A new annual water quality report is available: Water Quality Report
Please use this link to find information on Water Use Efficiency: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/eh/portal/odw/wue/WUEReportViewer.aspx?WSId=68417&RptYear=2015
Information from the Watershed Committee
The Trails Master Plan has been completed. It contains descriptions of our current trails and the vision and plans for the expanded trail system of the future with a diverse variety of experiences, destinations, lengths and levels of difficulty to appeal to all our members year round. It articulates the criteria and standards for the development and maintenance of PCC trails. Please click on this Trails Master Plan link to review the information.
Noxious Weeds: Spring is a good time to eliminate noxious weeds. The Watershed Committee is seeking a volunteer to step up and lead the charge against noxious weeds in the Ponderosa. Please see attached flyer.
The Watershed Committee reports that all trails were cleared, restored, widened or constructed as planned! Enjoy!
The attached flier for the Chiwawa River Pines News, is very informative and relevant to the Ponderosa. EVERY MEMBER of the Ponderosa who has not yet signed up for the FireWise Program for their personal property is encouraged to sign up for FireWise by contacting me at DougPen@nwi.net to get on the list. For those already on the list, a new revised online home form is being finalized and so we will be able to begin conducting Ponderosa home evaluations with the owners this summer.
New Social Calendar is now posted. Mark your calendar for upcoming events.
Keep your eyes open for information on our next events such as our chili feed for the Memorial Day celebration.
Help Us, Help you
Order reflective address signs so that responders can find your home in a fire or medical emergency. Forms to order signs are available at the Ponderosa Office. If you have questions, call (509) 662-4734 or go to www.chelancountyfire.com.
******* Board Meeting Reports *******
Minutes of Board Meeting July 9, 2016
Minutes of Special Board Meeting June 30, 2015
Agenda for Upcoming Workshops/Board Meetings
Annual Members Meeting May 28, 2016
Strategic Planning Committee
******* Needler *******
Previous Copies of Needler
******* Miscellaneous Reports *******
Latest Association Manager Report
Watershed Committee Report
New Trails Map
We now have new greenbelt trails maps on the web site. All are welcome to hike these trails. To find out where the trails are use the trails map. Happy hiking!
Chelcie has updated the New Member Packet – it has a lot of useful information. If you’d like a copy, please let us know.
See Social Calendar
If you would like to plan a Social Activity for 2016, please contact the Board with your ideas. 509-763-0320. _