The fire truck training held on Saturday, August 6 was well attended.
Thank you to approximately 35 individuals who took time to learn about each of our 4 trucks.
Jim did an excellent job of demonstrating how to start each truck, start the pumps, use the hoses and nozzles and refill the tanks.
We are in the process of producing written step by step instructions to be kept in the trucks.
Currently there are 3 fires in the general area, none are posing a threat to Manor Lands at this time.
We have not received any rain and have a Red Flag Warning from Summit Co. that is in effect until tomorrow.
Manor Lands is still a ABSOLUTLY NO FIRES UNTIL CONDITIONS IMPROVE.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Over the last few weeks we have had 4 different fires in Manor Lands. This should make everyone that has property in Manor Lands very conscientious about fire. We have also experienced one of them with our caretaker being out. This has brought attention to the board of directors that not very many people, if anyone, besides Jim Crow (our caretaker) knows how to run our fire trucks. Each one of them (4 fire trucks) have their own little quirk either to start, keep running or even as simple as how to fill them.
We will be holding a training session on August 6, 2016 at 10 o’clock a.m. for EVERYONE who would like to attend. I would encourage “ALL” to attend this training session as we could never have too many people to fight a fire and that starts with knowing how to run the equipment.
Thank you all in advance and hope to see you all there.
Board Member over Facilities
On 19 July 16, we had a brush fire just off of Forest Drive in Manor Lands. It covered an area about 50 x 80 feet with about 2 foot flames, burning some downed logs, with much smaller flames burning the vegetation around the edges. Luckily, we had some members find it early and several folks jumped in to put it out and stopped it from spreading. We are very lucky this didn’t turn into a major forest fire with disastrous results for MLPOA. It appears, this fire was caused by members dumping charcoal briquettes in in the woods. It is believed the charcoal was not properly put out or soaked with water and it smoldered before the wind picked up and ignited an old log it was dumped next to.
This summer has been very dry and we ask everyone to be very careful, and only have fires in approved fire pits. The approved fire pit instructions are posted on the website. Additionally, please keep a watchful eye out for smoke or the smell of fire. Due to the high fire hazard this year we will be taking a look to make sure burning fires are in approved pits and following Regulation E, the Fire Regulation.
We will be posting a firetruck training day also for those members who wish to understand how our firetrucks work.
Thanks MLPOA Board
Picture of burned area:
Summit County has announced another no burn/ red flag warning. This is an ever changing situation depending on weather conditions, wind, humidity etc. Please keep an eye on areas near the gates and if you see a red flag or a no fires sign we ask that you refrain from having fires until the flag and signs are taken down.
A Red Flag Warning has been issued, meaning that conditions are ideal for wild land fire combustion, and rapid spread.
This means no campfires and no open fires in Manor Lands even in approved firepits until further notice.
Manor Lands members and Caretaker have had to put out 2 unattended open fires this week. Neither fire was in an approved pit.
The board of directors is asking all members to be on the lookout for unattended fires and to immediatley notify Jim or any board member if one is discovered.
As a reminder–Manor Lands Regulation E., the Fire Regulation states that–
There are NO OPEN FIRES allowed in Manor Lands. An Open fire can cause vegetation, tree roots & hanging trees to catch fire & burn. This includes the burning of slash in a non designated area, unless controlled by Summit County and/or the State.
Outdoor fires are only authorized in a safe fire pit that meets MLPOA, Summit County & State suggested & preventive guidelines.
Any member found to be in violation of Regulation-E and the above Rules is subject to a Two hundred dollar penalty assessment and a mandatory meeting with the Board of Directors to resolve the issue. Failure to appear when properly notified by certified mail will constitute an omission of non-compliance and the Board of Directors will automatically assess the action they deem appropriate. The board is also authorized to report the infraction to the proper authorities (Sheriff’s department, Wildlife enforcement, etc.) Last, but not least, legal action may be initiated with recovery of expenses as defined in Article III, Section 7 of the Manor Lands Bylaws.
The entire regulation E. can be found at the following link: https://manorlands.org/homepage/rules-and-regulations-index/e-fire-regulation/
There is also a link to Fines, Penalties and Assessments: https://manorlands.org/homepage/rules-and-regulations-index/fines-penalties-and-assessments/
The Association had a successful work party this year. It was well organized and well attended. The board of directors would like to thank the members for donating hamburgers, hot dogs, equipment and their time.
Slash from the sides of the roads was cleaned up and taken to the burn pit, thistle throughout the association was sprayed, there was electrical work that was done outside the caretaker cabin that resolved a safety issue, the gates were painted and dead trees behind the caretaker cabin were taken down, cleaned up, and hauled to the burn pit.
The pot luck provided a fun atmosphere, good food and a chance for members to meet new people and visit with friends.
The 2016 work party and social will be held June 25th at the Caretaker’s Cabin.
Please meet at 9:00 am to sign up for work projects. Please bring work gloves. We will also need some chain saws and shovels. Identified projects for this year: Clean up deadfall on caretaker’s cabin lot, fix fence at grey gate, replace road signs that have rotted out, caretaker cabin improvements, paint gates, haul slash to the burn pit, spray thistle etc.
Following the work projects, we will have a pot luck lunch beginning at 1:00pm. MLPOA will furnish hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks but would like everyone to bring a side dish or dessert to share with the group. Also, please bring a chair.
In addition to helping with the maintenance and improvement of our community, the purpose of the work party and social is so Manor Lands owners can get to know each other and meet their neighbors.
Hope to see lots of you there. MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK!
If you have any questions, please contact Judy Pearce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801 550-2120.