New Fire Regulations
Effective immediately: In conjunction with the USFS, Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue is restricting ALL outdoor burning within the District boundaries. This will include recreational fires as well as charcoal briquettes. We expect Chelan County to enact a complete ban as well next week but given current conditions with no relief in sight we are taking this action to save lives and property. Propane fire rings and Barbecues using propane are permitted during this period. When the risks from current conditions permit we will lift these restrictions.
Thank you for your vigilance and compliance.
Mick Lamar, Fire Chief LWFR
I would very much appreciate your help in finding a lost wedding band! My group from British Columbia was staying at a cabin on Thoroughbred Lane this past weekend when one of us lost his wedding band in the river (his wife’s name, Silvia, is engraved on the inside). We were only in the river from Thoroughbred Lane until the large rock that stands just a little ways down, although the current may have taken the ring farther. The ring is of course very meaningful to the owner, and he is offering a reward if it is found! Thank you so much for your help with this. Please call the Ponderosa office if you happen to find the ring.
New Association Manager-Paul Clark
The Ponderosa Community Club Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Paul Clark has accepted the job as Association Manager for the PCC. Paul has deep experience in the field of facility maintenance. For several years recently Paul was the facilities manager for a firm on contract to the National Park Service charged with maintenance of the various resorts the NPS runs in Yosemite National Park in California. Prior to that Paul was the facilities manager for the Moses Lake School District for about 20 years. Paul will bring fresh ideas and a wealth of experience to bear on the on-going capital planning and day-to-day maintenance needs of the assets of the PCC. In the coming weeks Paul will be reaching out to members directly, but in the meantime please feel free to stop by the PCC office and introduce yourself! Paul will be around the office interviewing applicants for the open maintenance worker position with Louis Friday 4/21 and Saturday 4/22 and plans to be on site each Tuesday thru Saturday beginning next week!
Board of Trustees, President
Paul Clark, new Ponderosa Community Manager
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.
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 new signs have been installed to identify all trails in the Ponderosa! 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.
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 8, 2017
Agenda for Upcoming Workshops/Board Meetings
Annual Members Meeting May 29, 2017
Strategic Planning Committee
******* Needler *******
Previous Copies of Needler
******* Miscellaneous Reports *******
Latest Association Manager 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!
Jillana 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 2017, please contact the Board with your ideas. 509-763-0320. _