Following are a few items that were really stressed at the meeting.
1. Fire Prevention and Control
a. We are to have 30 feet clear between our house and any foliage
b. Open fire pits ringed with stones are not permissible, unless the pit is very deep.
Some owners have lined their open pits with tin or some other fire resistant material.
2. We are responsible for weeds around our cabin area (can anyone identify the weeds for us?) Weed repellent is in the ranch utility shed at the cross roads. Anyone going can help with this project.
3. There was some talk about not personally using the spring for drinks, but I’m not certain of the outcome of the discussion because it led into a very long discussion about the water system and the possibility of installing a pond and water system to lead directly to the cabins in case of fires. The system would cost each share holder $4,500 a year until the $18,000 would be paid. Voted to be discussed and investigated more as to feasibility.
4. Bears and other wild life have been sighted frequently of late, so food and garbage must be carefully removed from outdoors. Even the smell of the barbecued meat is enticing. Be on the lookout and keep food remains inside. Don’t dump garbage in open fire pits.
5. Work Days are Saturday June 15 and June 22 and August 10. If you have some time on another day available work on a project, that would be acceptable. Just make known the number of hours you worked. I think sending that information to the secretary of the board, Emily Tillett (at the Lewis Cabin), 801-634-3354 and firstname.lastname@example.org. There was some discussion about having donuts and drinks on the morning of work days instead of the lunch after, but the consensus was split between lunch only or donuts and lunch. If a lunch is finalized as the choice, I would like to propose that we mingle with the other share holders and attend this year. Craig Cardall, the president, is really stressing a sense of comradery and fellowship among the share holders, and certainly the lunch is one way to bring many of us together. It would be helpful if any of you who are able to represent our cabin on workdays would let me know. Otherwise I don’t know how to calculate the time we have contributed. Fourteen is the minimum agent of participation. We need some organization about our contribution since the cost for not providing man/woman power is rising.
6. And finally, ideas for work day projects are very welcome.
Thanks for all you do in maintaining our cabin. It brings us all much pleasure and we want to keep it the lovely get-away it is for all of us.