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 email@example.com or 801 550-2120.
You will notice that Foothill Drive has been graded and roto mill applied. This was done because of the roto millings in Evanston area that had been previously paid for had to be removed immediately. We had three trucks applying roto mill non stop for two days. Thanks to Jim and Tim and their hard work Foothill Drive has been completed . Balance of paid for inventory is in the parking lot near the Green gate. This inventory will be used from the Grey gate to Aspen on Forest, it will not be accomplished as quickly as Foothill.
Just some quick reminders to help minimize the fire risk to MLPOA this summer. If you see anyone violating these rules, please report to board member and the caretaker immediately.
SHOOTING REGULATION: There is NO SHOOTING allowed anywhere in MLPOA per Rules & Regulations and Summit County Ordinance 157. This can result in a violation and a fine
FIRE WORKS ARE NOT PERMITTED: There is NO FIREWORKS allowed per MLPOA, Summit County and Utah State Law Section 65A-8-10. This can result in a violation and a fine
All camp fires must be in an APPROVED fire pit. The caretaker cabin has an example of an approved fire pit and the regulations are on our website. No open fires allowed.
MLPOA will follow the restrictions posted by the USFS, Utah State, and Summit County fire officials. We will keep everyone posted through the summer on the fire conditions/restrictions: No restrictions at this time.
We have been notified that the Summit County chipping crew will only be in Manor Lands for one day this year and that the allotted time has already been reserved.
Therefore, we are going to make removing the slash that is stacked along the roadways a high priority for our work party this year. We are looking to those of you with trailers conducive to hauling slash that would be willing to help with this project. If this is something that you could help with, would you please let us know prior to the 25th of June, so we can assign areas in advance rather than waste time on that morning. If you have a preference as to a particular area where you would want to work, let us know that also.
Also, if you have slash along the roadway with which you need help, please contact us. If you have slash out to be chipped and want the chips and want to make other arrangements, please let us know or put a sign on it saying “don’t remove” so we don’t haul it away. The blue gate and the burn pit gate will be left open that day from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm for easier access.
Other projects earmarked for the 25th are:
Painting the gates
Cleaning up deadfall on the lots near the caretaker cabin
If you have a preference of which project you would like to help with, please let us know in advance.
PLEASE remember to turn in your “in-kind” hours for any tree/slash removal work that you do at the work party or on your own. There will be forms available at the caretaker cabin and at the work party. These hours help us get the chippers, etc. to come to Manor Lands.
Please come and help make our community a more beautiful place. See you on June 25th.
Contact info: email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: Judy Pearce, 801 550-2120