Water Shut-Off Policy
Snow Plow Policy
No Smoking Policy
Ponderosa Community Club Greenbelt Rules
Enacted August 8, 2009 – Revised July, 2014
- Please keep these areas attractive by cleaning up after use. Walking, jogging, biking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing are allowed. Please pull knapweed if you know it, and dispose of properly.
- Hunting or discharge of firearms is prohibited.
- Motorized vehicles are prohibited on Greenbelts, except for emergency vehicles and those necessary for maintenance and security as specified by the board. No lot shall use greenbelt parcels for vehicular access. No driveways may encroach on Greenbelt parcels.
- Dumping of yard debris, garbage, ashes, household items or fixtures, vehicles or parts, industrial liquids, etc. is strictly prohibited.
- No construction on Greenbelt property. Alterations and/or modifications including: digging, addition of manmade materiel, graffiti, construction of Motor Cross trails, bicycle racing tracks, forts, etc. are prohibited. Trails may be allowed if approved by the Watershed committee.
- No person shall cut or remove trees, logs, brush or other natural growth without first obtaining written consent of the Watershed committee. Owners of property adjoining the Greenbelts are encouraged to maintain these Greenbelt areas. Prior review by the Watershed Committee is required so that sensitive plants are not removed or harmed. No construction or alteration of land contours will be allowed. No pesticides or herbicides are allowed. When property owners have approval from the Watershed committee for their maintenance plan, they will be asked to sign a form agreeing to maintain their piece of greenbelt for a designated time, and recognize that the greenbelt is Ponderosa CC property.
- No fires may be lit on Greenbelt property. A fire in the Greenbelt is an illegal fire, as defined by the Ponderosa Operating Procedures.
- Dogs must not be allowed to harass wildlife, other neighborhood dogs, or people enjoying the Greenbelt. Dogs must be under control. Dog poop is litter and must be picked up and disposed of properly.
- Property owners are not allowed to use the Greenbelt property for their own personal use, such as parking of vehicles, trailers, storage, woodpiles, dumping, construction materials, or commercial activities.
- Members are encouraged to have outdoor lighting that is downcast in order to minimize light pollution.
- Wildfires are a serious threat in the Ponderosa, as in any forested area, and our goal is to maintain a balance between retaining our beautiful forests and protecting homes and property. As a general rule, our policy is to remove only dead trees and to keep lower, dead branches pruned 6 feet above the ground for trees taller than 18 feet. Homeowners can take actions on their own property such as:
- Creating a “survivable space” about 30 feet wide around the home.
- Consider fire resistive building materials (roofing and siding) when remodeling or building in wildfire prone areas.
- Keep your yard and gutters free of pine needles, leaves or other flammable debris. Remove dead branches or close, overhanging branches from the reach of your roof and 10 feet away from your chimney.
- Keep stacked wood at least 30 feet from your home or other buildings, and keep vegetation cleared away from the woodpiles.