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Cherie Alvord
Jun 05, 2021
In Cabin Information
June 3, 2021 Email to family from Kent Cornwall From: Stephanie Weems <sweems3319@gmail.com> Subject: Weber Canyon Transfer Station (Refuse Collection Area) To: Stephanie Weems <sweems3319@gmail.com> Cc: <tloveday@summitcounty.org> Greetings Weber Canyon residents and property owners, As most of you are aware, the recycle bin in the Weber Canyon transfer station area was removed last year due to inappropriate dumping and misuse of the facilities by a minority of users. The misuse was egregious enough that the authorities considered shutting down the entire transfer station but ultimately agreed to remove only the recycle bin. Tim Loveday, Summit County Public Works Solid Waste Superintendent, has generously been working to provide and install cameras in the area to help mitigate misuse. Toward that end, Summit County is asking anyone who witnesses dumping of inappropriate materials to please report the date, time and any other useful information by calling or email: Summit County 3-mile landfill 435-336-5297 or Summit County Solid Waste 435-336-3970 or Tim Loveday: tloveday@summitcounty.org 801-712-7476 The recycle bin will be reinstalled - however, the bin and the area must be used correctly. Some types of dumping are illegal, against Summit County ordinances or simply go against common sense and cost limited Summit County Public Works resources to clean up. Please see the attachment for guidelines and the following: - Please do not place any items or refuse on the ground or on top of the dumpsters. - If the recycle bin is full, please take it to another recycling facility (for example, Recycle Utah has an excellent facility in Park City), or deposit it in one of the trash bins. You are also welcome to call one of the phone numbers listed above to report full bins.- Please do not leave any items in the area that you think might be picked up or repurposed by someone else. Again, Recycle Utah has a place for some of these items - Do not throw any kind of household trash in the recycle bin. - Do not throw garbage bags full of recycled material in the recycle bin. Bags that haven't been opened up and emptied out in to the recycle bin will be rejected. - Cardboard boxes (broken down) need to be disposed of in the recycle bin. Summit County has also included dumpster and recycle dumpster violations in their fee schedule - $250 for the first offense, $500 for subsequent offenses. Please see: https://summitcounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/11519/Public-Hearing-Ordinance-834-G-Fee-Schedule-Amendments We all look forward to having access to the recycle bin again and having a clean and manageable area. Summit County needs everyone's help on this. Please pass this message along to your Association members. A big THANK YOU to Angela Dohanos, Alicia O'Meara (Weber Canyon residents) and Tim Loveday for your work and efforts getting the recycle bin back! Thanks to everyone for all your help in this matter Regards, Stephanie Weems, Board Member, Upper Weber Canyon Property Owners Association
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Cherie Alvord
Oct 17, 2020
In Cabin Information
Subject: Pines Ranch Annual Shareholders Meeting Minutes & Updated Contact Info Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2020 13:20:49 -0600 From: Emily Tillett <emtillett7@gmail.com> Hi All, Thank you for attending the Pines Ranch Annual Shareholders Meeting last week! Please review the MINUTES and the updated BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIST. If you have any questions or amendments, please let me know. 2 Attachments
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Cherie Alvord
Oct 05, 2020
In Projects
Last Sunday, September 27th, I was at the cabin with Lissy. We were about to leave to go to Provo for the night when we noticed the rug in the bathroom was soaking wet.  Everything under the sink was completely drenched. There was a consistent leak that seemed to be coming from the bottom of the faucet underneath the cabinet. Being 6 pm on a Sunday, we knew most plumbers would be closed. We were unable to turn the hot and cold valves to shut the water off because they were so old and the mineral deposits had made them impossible to turn without feeling like we were going to break them completely off. We left a voicemail for a local plumber but did not hear back. We found another plumber in Park City, Merlin Jacobsen Plumbing & Heating, that responded right away and said that he could be at the cabin at 8 AM Monday. We stayed the night so we could meet him. Merlin showed us that the faucet was leaking around the base even before he looked under the sink. When he took the faucet off he showed us the parts that were corroded. He was also unable to turn the hot and cold valves off for fear of breaking them off. He shut off the main water so he could replace the support lines and hot and cold support valves (handles). We did ask him first what he estimated the fee to be for replacing the parts. He had a Moen faucet in his supply truck. Under the circumstances, we felt this the best choice to move forward with the repair. Cherie also checked with two of her sons on the price he quoted. Lissy also informed Kent of the situation. We discovered a day later on Tuesday afternoon that the hot water supply valve was dripping. Merlin came back out on Wednesday night to fix the leak. He said the pipe the valve (handle) attaches to was very worn and he had hoped ihe had put it on tight enough as he was worried that tightening it too much would possible break it. He was able to tighten it, and added more plumbing putty, and the leak was fixed. We should be aware that the pipe (see red arrow) is weak and could be a problem in the future. New Moen Faucet Yellow = New Support Valves. Red = Pipe that is weak, corroded, and worn.
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Cherie Alvord
Sep 30, 2020
In Projects
Hello cabin family, Lissy and I had time this week to go through some of the kitchen cupboards and did a little spring cleaning. The corner cabinet (under telephone) was packed with old, unused items. Many of the pots and pans were full of mouse droppings. The old kitchen items from the cabinet will be placed in black trash bags and put by the front door. Reps can email a link to this post to those they represent to see if anyone wants to keep any of these kitchen items. If these items have sentimental value, perhaps that person can take the item(s) home. The family reps can decide what to do with these items. We hope the goal of all cabin users is to simplify while still having all the essentials that are needed in a kitchen and to have room in the cupboards and cabinets to find things and room to put things away. Many items in the photos below have either already been replaced, do not work, or are just gross, dirty and/or unusable. This skillet has a broken leg. There is another newer skillet in the cabinet. Do we need two? Other Items Lissy also went through some of the kitchen drawers and "grandpa's dresser" drawers. Since the cabin can potentially be used by 17 families, we suggest that all personal linens or items be kept in your personal trunks and not kept in any of the cabin dressers. The reason for this is that the mice chew on the linens, placemats, and towels in the dressers and make nests in the drawers (or elsewhere.) Our goal should be to NOT provide free housing materials to the mice. (The mice love the straw placemats and unless they are kept in a storage bag, they will attract the mice. They are also hard to clean.) The items below have been put in plastic bags in grandpa's dresser drawers. (There is already plenty of trivets and hot pads, etc. If these aren't claimed perhaps they could be donated.) Placemats Number of jute placemats: 55 Total number of placemats: 82 (Are these all used?) Towels Can they be put in personal trunks? Full Sheets
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Cherie Alvord
Sep 06, 2019
In Projects
Leveling the Bed! As you know the queen bed in the middle bedroom upstairs slants down towards the window. The floor is not level at all! My son Travis helped me come up with a solution! We found an old level in the shed and with the help of a leveling app on Travis's phone, we figured out how much rise we needed for the foot legs. We removed the wheels to make it more stable. The left bed leg needed a 4x4 block of wood with a 5" rise and the other 4x4 needed a 3.75" rise. We bought a butterfly drill bit and Kurt drilled holes in the top of the wood block for the leg post to fit into. We may need to perfect our idea next time we are there since we realized if we would have attached furniture sliders on the bottom of the blocks of wood, the bed could more easily be pushed in and out for making the bed. Power Washing the Back and Front Porch! My son, Trent, had the idea all on his own to bring our small power washer to the cabin. He told me it would probably do a really good job cleaning the wood on the back porch. He was right! Thank you, Trent!!! New Comforters in West Bedroom! New Toaster! Two breakfast items we took were bagels and frozen Eggo waffles. Both of these items did not fit into the slots of the toaster without getting stuck and burnt.(The old toaster was NOT discarded and is in the lower cupboard.) We hope you like the new toaster. It has a wide slots, plus a bagel AND frozen setting!
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Cherie Alvord
Aug 31, 2019
In Cabin Journal
I felt so lucky to go to the cabin this summer as there was a "5th week" that wasn't claimed and no one had asked to use it. My kids came and went throughout the week: Tyler, Cecilly and their daughter Claire, Rachel, Travis and their son Benjamin, and my two boys, Tevin & Trent. Kurt came on Saturday only (due to some health issues.) Family Things We Did Hiking Petting Zoo Road Island Diner - Oakley High Star Ranch in Kamas for brunch! And of course, Just Relax!
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Cherie Alvord
Aug 10, 2019
In Cabin Information
Those present: Carol and Gordon Madsen, Diane and Mark Ebert, Rosalyn Drage, Kent and Sue Cornwall 1 Family News 1.1 Bonnie Henderson’s 100 birthday will be September 14 . Rosalyn will send out the address so we can all send birthday cards. Phone calls are not recommended. Bonnie is reported to be doing quite well physically. (Rosalyn) 1.2 Gordon recently celebrated his 90 Birthday. 2 Cabin Finances & Pines Ranch Business 2.1 Budget: Expenses and income for 2018 was reviewed. Budget for 2019 was discussed and $1,500.00 per each of the 4 active families was agreed to. 2.2 Mattresses: The check has not been cashed for the mattress reimbursement in 2018. Reps unanimously approved cutting a second check to Cherie with encouragement to deposit it. Rave reviews and appreciation was expressed for the new mattresses and efforts of Cherie’s family to get rid of the old and install the new. Kent went over Cherie’s review questionnaire with the reps which had been left at the cabin to record any comments about the new mattresses. All reports were that things were comfortably great. (Sue) 2.3 Pines Work Hours: Need to find out the work day hours already put in from the J.S. Cornwall cabin. Projects around personal cabins can be recorded. The recording log is in the Ranch Shed. Check with Emily regarding current hours. (Carol) 2.4 All Terrain Vehicles - Clarification was given about where you can ride all-terrain vehicles on the Ranch property. The following was received from the Pines Ranch President in 2018 Four wheelers, Razors and other ATV’s cannot be used anywhere on Ranch property. These type of vehicles must remain on the trailer if on Ranch Property. Additionally, camping trailers are not permitted to be parked for use or stored at the cross roads for any reason. If used for cabin overflow trailers must be parked at your cabin site. Violators of this policy will also be fined in accordance with the Ranch bylaws 2.5 Water Service Pipe Replacement: All were reminded that the Ranch will be replacing water lines so the entire system will be shut down and there will be no running water September 9-14. 3 Cabin Needs & Improvements 3.1 FIREPIT - Discussion was held as to the requirements put forth in the Pines Ranch Meetings for open fires. It was determined that there would be no fires for the rest of 2019 . Gordon will check with the Summit County Fire Marshall about the J.S. Cornwall cabin conditions and needs to allow open fires at the fire ring. It was noted that recently the existing fire pit was dug down a couple of feet. CAUTION: The pit now poses a hazard for falling into it and a danger for children who like to walk on the fire ring stones. The existing stone ring will likely fail due to the undercutting. Normally a recessed fire pit is bowl shaped with sloping sides to inhibit the chance of the sides of the pit collapsing. There is now the risk with rain and snow of the collapse of the pit. (Note: Carter offered that his fire pit is lined with the cut off end of an old propane tank. It is large and sturdy - but needs holes drilled in the bottom with gravel under for drainage.) (Gordon) 3.2 LANDSCAPING - Discussion about beautifying the outside of the cabin. It was suggested that there be some trimming to allow view of the river from the dining room and n/e corner of the cabin. (Kent made good headway with his visit.) 3.3 SLATE ENTRY PATH - The slate stones to the back door need to be reset. The pine tree roots and age have made the path very uneven. Maybe this can be a J.S. Cornwall Family Work Project. Discussion was held on extending the stone to where the grass does not grow. What will be needed is to remove all the stones, grade down the tree roots, place an inch or two of sand and relay the stones. It was noted that the water hose real is discarded. 3.4 SIGNAGE - Thank you to Rosalyn for getting the sign completed at the gate of the J.S. Cornwall Cabin. A sign and address is still needed at the crossroads to the J.S. Cornwall/Lewis lane. (Rosalyn) 3.5 QUILTS - Carol brought up the need for purging some of the old quilts. The quilt closet has become somewhat unmanageable. Each family uses some of the quilts for different reasons. A request was from the Kent Cornwalls that no handmade quilts should be thrown away - they would love to give them a home if need be. Maybe each family can indicate which quilts they feel are not of value at the cabin any more and at the end of the season an inventory will be taken to what is generally agreed as excess. (Each Family & Carol) 3.6 LAMPSHADE - The removed living room lampshade nearest the front door has not been found. Kent was asked to do a last thorough check this past week. Several family members have looked for the past several months for a possible replacement but have not been successful. Rosalyn will be looking for a new shade as she thinks she has a source. (Rosalyn) 3.7 RAFTERS - TERMITES - Check to see if there are any new termite signs in the attic space at the top of the stairs. No signs have been noted since 3 past treatments. Gordon asked Kent to check. (Kent - Completed) 3.8 OLD REFRIGERATOR - There was discussion of what to do with the old refrigerator. It has been determined that a washing machine will be not feasible to maintain with a non-winterized cabin subject to freezing. The old refrigerator is not be be repaired. A vote was taken to replace the old refrigerator with a new one to fit to the space. Cabinets to match the kitchen cabinets are proposed above for storage of paper goods and tools. (Kent) Dismantling of the side walls of the alcovewill be investigated in order to remove the old fridge. (Ebert) CLOTHESLINE - With the decision to not pursue a washer and dryer it was proposed to put in a retractable clothesline outside. (Kent) 3.9 ELECTRICAL PANEL - It was voted on that the first upgrade to the electrical system be the installation of a main breaker panel. An estimate for the work should be obtained. When the main breaker is in place then work can be done on other parts of the electrical system like removing the heaters, semi-permanent lamp cords and further upgrades. 3.10 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS - Two new fire extinguishers arrived at the cabin recently. They need to be hung and the information of where the extinguishers are located is to be distributed to each family. (Kent installed the new extinguishers - 1) Downstairs on the stair post facing the fireplace wood box, 2) Upstairs on the backside of the chimney.) (Kent - Completed) 3.11 BEDDING - Great, great, great thanks to Cherie Alvord for the immense work of replacing the mattresses, and to her family to hauling out the old mattresses, cleaning under the new mattresses and then getting everything so beautiful. It was noted that Cherie also replaced all the bedding for the crib. Cherie’s proposal to replace the bedding on the double and queen units in the west bedroom with sets to match the new crib bunting was presented and voted upon. Unanimous - yea votes. Cherie is requested to send the receipts to Carol for reimbursement. (Cherie) 3.12 LP GAS - Kent set up with Utah LP Gas for them to top off the gas every summer to save some money with summer gas rates and avoid the emergency of an empty tank. Each year the cabin uses 60% - 70% of the tank. (Kent - Completed) 3.13 RAIL FENCE POSTS - Gordon noted that the fence post on the north side of the chain link gate has rotted clear through at ground level and needs to be replaced. Closer inspection revealed that the post on the opposite end of the rail fence was rotted clear through as well. (Kent - Completed) (In visiting with Carter Cornwall early in the week of July 29, Carter offered some logs for fire wood he stacked out near the ranch sheds. Carter has taken it upon himself, with his son to clear logging roads up the mountainside for fire fighter access. Due to the pine tree die-off the old logging roads are a tangle of hundreds of 'pick-up-sticks' of pine logs. It was noticed the logs Carter had brought down, were about 4 ft. long and there for the taking. With the need in mind to replace the JS Cornwall fence posts Carter was asked if he would cut some about 6'-7' long, 8" in diameter. Next day Carter arrived at the JSC cabin with his chain saw and 4 wheel drive truck. High up the logging road a few fallen trees were cleared which included a proper size for JSC fence posts. The next few days Carter assisted to replace the two bad posts. (The center post is solid, tho' it may be wished it had been replaced as it looks a bit old and weathered now.) It was decided to keep the rails as they are relatively easy to replace when the time comes. . No one has a better cousin - and Pines Ranch helper - than Carter.) Addendum Items Noted Post Cabin Meeting: 3.14 LEATHER CHAIR - The back caster is broken on the leather chair. It appears to have been replaced before with a plastic replacement caster that is now broken. The new replacement caster should be the brass ball type to match the rest. (Kent has a couple of sets of the brass wheels to match the existing. If someone does another temp. replacement let Kent know and he will get his caster(s) to the cabin with another family member.) 3.15 DINING TABLE BENCH FINISH - Something has been put on the bench tops that has ruined the finish making them very dull and blotchy. The table top refinish looks great. Could we request that whoever did the table top or knows the product and process let that be known and it would be well to have them do or help with the benches. 3.16 KITCHEN SHEET VINYL - There is a seam lifting in the flooring in front of the range. Caution is in order until it can be repaired. If the edge is caught and the sheet vinyl is ripped or damaged that is a very big repair, or even replacement job. 3.17 OUT HOUSE - During the week of July 29 there was one day (of heavy use) that the toilet flushed a little slow (by the next day it was fine). To take some load off the indoor facility the path was cleared to the Out House and the interior of the Out House facility was cleaned. It now seems quite usable except that, can we say, it is "full". Who knows what is to be done with a "full" Out House. Perhaps an old-timer can give some directions?? SEPTIC TANK - All users will need to keep an eye on the waste system. If the septic tank needs to be pumped (as they do occasionally) we should be prepared to do this. There may be contact information to the local company that offers this service in the binder at the cabin. Information is needed (from?) about where the septic tank access is located. 3.18 SHED RE-SET - It is recommended that new girders be placed under the shed. It appears there are currently 3) 4 x 4 girders currently which rest on concrete piers. The recommendation is to replace the 4 x 4s with 4 x 6 pressure treated members. At the same time dig out the up-hill side of the shed where soil has built up against the siding. Carter Cornwall offered his jacks, which he keeps at his place, and offered to help with the project. 3.19 SHED STOOP: The cinder blocks which form the stoop at the door to shed have deteriorated and there needs to be a replacement. A “classy” replacement would be to get a very large, thick slate stone to match the slate entry path. 3.20 DINNER BELL - The electrical dinner bell on the shed now works. The remote control is rehung higher on the wall by the back door (with an extra battery). Tape on the remote leaves exposed only the buttons which operate the bell. (Kent - Completed) 3.21 STAIR CARPET TREADS - The stepping edge of the stair carpet treads have stretched and deformed over the years and appear to be about ready to fray and come apart on a few steps. A means to get a little more life out of the carpet treads - which match the floor sheet carpet - is to pull up the carpet treads and rotate them so the worn edge is at the back of the tread and a “new” bound side provides a new stepping edge. Staple the rotated carpet pieces securely in place. (Kent - Completed) 3.22 OUTSIDE WOOD BOX - The plywood backing on the small lid on the wood box has been replaced. The previous particle board had weathered and broken. Thanks to the Dave Cornwalls who cut, split and stocked the wood boxes full. Dave also supplied a new splitting maul. (Kent - Completed) 3.23 JIG SAW - Shirl's old Craftman classic stainless steel jigsaw has been donated to the cabin. It is stored above the 2nd fridge in the drill box. (Shirl Cornwalls - Completed) 4 Cabin Management 4.1 TRUST - Things are progressing with the Trust. Howie has had discussion with and received some requested changes from Lissy & Cherie. Once Howie provides the proposed changes there will be a decision of what to do next. Kent is to inquire of Cherie/Lissy what the plan/expectations are to move forward. (Kent) 4.2 CABIN RULES OF USE - It was discussed that once the Trust is in place it would be well to review the published 30 year old Rules of Use and Management and update them. Issues such as pets inside the cabin will be reviewed and rules established. (Reps)
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Cherie Alvord
Jun 19, 2019
In Photos
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Cherie Alvord
May 29, 2019
In Cabin Information
Dear Family,     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 emtillett7@gmail.com. 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. Carol
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Cherie Alvord
Aug 25, 2018
In Projects
The main project that consumed our week was the mattress project. We successfully replaced 6 very old mattresses and couldn't be happier to have helped make this happen! There is an entire blog entry all about it in the Cabin Journal. I did a little bit of deep cleaning. Since I had my handheld vacuum cleaner, I vacuumed out all the window sills upstairs as well as the ceiling fan in west bedroom. I replaced the two light bulbs in downstairs twin bedroom with LED lights, as well as the lamp by side of full bed downstairs, and the upstairs hall light. (I figured out how to do it, Lissy.) Tiffany and I spent an afternoon in Kamas at the laundromat washing the comforters from both downstairs rooms and middle room upstairs. Somehow the scissors disappeared with all the unpackaging we were doing of platform frame boxes, pillows, and mattress covers. I replaced the scissors with a new pair from grocery store. I also bought a new trash can to replace the broken wicker trash basket in west room. I also bought new bathroom cleaning supplies as I couldn't see that there were any in the cabinets or under sink. We noticed a plastic clip is missing off bottom of the kitchen vacuum which can cause the roller to come out when vacuuming. We will send a new replacement clip when Jon and Shirley go up in another couple weeks. My grandson took a bath one night and had a little plastic hedgehog animal toy. When we took the plug out to drain the bathtub, the toy got sucked right down the drain! The drain plug gets stuck onto the strainer basket, so they both pulled out and we didn't notice. The next morning we went under the cabin and opened up the drains but it was nowhere to be seen. If Shane hadn't cleaned the trap out a couple weeks prior, we might have found it. Travis said the pipes were very clean! One last thing I did was to tidy up the middle bedroom closet. I put the highchair from the closet (which totally blocked access to the closet) out by the trunks since it is easier to get to and because the legs do not fit through the door of the closet to get it in and out at all! I put the vacuum cleaner in the closet. Trivia: Did you know that the old heavy vacuum cleaner with the cool retractable (broken) cord once belonged to Kurt and I? That was our vacuum when we first got married. (Or someone else had the same exact one as us and donated it to the cabin.) The drive doesn't work in it anymore and it is extremely hard to vacuum with. May I have permission to contribute a new vacuum cleaner to the cabin? I am going to keep checking KSL classifieds for a good deal on an Oreck. I love my Oreck. They are lightweight and the best vacuums ever for going under beds! Don't worry, I will get approval from the cabin reps first! Like my dad used to say, (or maybe all parents say it), "Leave it cleaner than you found it!"
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Cherie Alvord
Aug 23, 2018
In Cabin Journal
I wanted to post some pictures of the mattress project! The mattresses were ordered thru and delivered by Denver Mattress Company at Furniture Row in Draper, UT. The truck (a BIG truck) arrived around 4:30 PM on Tuesday, August 14th. Cherie and some of her children, (Todd, Trent, Tiffany, and Tevin) had taken all the old mattresses out of the rooms and vacuumed in preparation for the delivery. I tried to remember to cover everything in this blog post. There was a lot going on to take care of. Please do not hesitate to voice opinions, your questions, or your concerns about the mattresses. The mattresses have a 15-year warranty as long as the tags are on and they are not stained. We also have a 365-day guarantee, so we can exchange mattresses or foundations if needed. You are free to email me at cheriealvord@gmail.com.
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Cherie Alvord
Aug 09, 2018
In Cabin Information
Subject: Couple of Items - Trespassing Signs and Beaver Traps Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2018 From: Cardall, Craig @ Salt Lake City <Craig.Cardall@cbre.com> To: Pines Ranch Shareholders: I hope all of you have had a chance to enjoy the Ranch this summer. I just came down from the mountain Saturday and had an enjoyable couple of days. I wanted to send a quick email to make you all aware of a couple of recent happenings. Some of you may be aware, but we have been dealing with a beaver issue on the east end of the ranch for a couple of years. The beavers have constructed a couple of dams on our property near the upper Cornwall cabin, as well as on the land directly east of the ranch. I have been informed that several traps, each marked with a red flag, have been placed on the property to the east by a licensed beaver trapper. The traps are expected to be in place for several months. Additionally, please do not try and resolve the beaver issue on your own. Destroying the beaver dams and lodge without removing the beavers will only result in the further loss of the small trees along the river. Please share this information with those who intend to use your cabin as the traps can be dangerous for pets, and ask that they do not cross over into the neighboring property to the east. I also have been asked to remind everyone that “No Trespassing Signs” are not to be removed from the fences for any reason. This includes removing a sign to any neighboring properties. Removal of a sign is against the law. Several signs have been removed on the east end of the ranch and the neighbors have asked that we send a friendly reminder to each of you regarding this concern. Please share this information with anyone who will be visiting the ranch. Thanks, Craig L. Cardall,   Pines Ranch Board President  801-707-1892
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Cherie Alvord
May 31, 2018
In Cabin Information
Minutes of the Cabin Meeting held on April 13, 2018 Those in attendance: Carol and Gordon Madsen, Denise and Mike Farrington, Diane and Mark Ebert, Rosalyn Drage, Sue and Kent Cornwall • Finance sheet for 2017 was reviewed. It was determined to have the 2018 allotment remain at $1500.00 per share. • Gratitude and praise was expressed for the swings - a nice (re)addition to the cabin. • Rosalyn displayed the finished address sign that will go up. • LP Gas - it was discussed how the tank actually ran out last fall. Arrangements were made by Kent to have the LP company do an annual topping off of the gas every summer. In the summer the rates are cheaper. Each annual year uses between 65% - 75% of the tank. • The phone will be connected just prior to Memorial Day • There was a discussion about several incidents of the dogs from O. Lewis cabin aggressively coming into the J. Spencer Cornwall cabin area and with guests. This should be an item that is brought up at the Ranch Meeting IMPROVEMENTS • There was concern about wood eating ants being in or around the cabin • Appreciate Mike for getting the bar sink faucet installed • There is a new chain saw and a new ax • Appreciate the new step by step book which helps to open and close the cabin summer and winter. Please don’t HIDE the manual. Leave it out on the counter when you leave so the next guest can see it and use it if they are not familiar with the processes. • Reminder that foliage needs to be cleared within 10 feet of the cabin per the Fire Marshal. • Foliage needs to be cleared around the septic tank • Talked about recharging and cleaning the septic tank • Appreciate the cabin notebook • Talked about checking the shingles on the roof - Kent said he did that • Work days will be June 9 and June 16 and a makeup day August 11 . Gordon pointed out that we can work on the site around our own cabin those days and those hours will count. • Josh Hollingshead is the new ranch caretaker. He can be contacted at webercanyoncc@gmail.com • There was discussion on the puddles that continue to accumulate near the flagstone. There was discussion on putting more flagstone or more seed and sod. • Need to check the mouse traps when you arrive • Discussion was held on the permanent bed coverings. The assignments for washing the coverlets and shams is as follows: • West bedroom - Carol • East Bedroom - Rosalyn • Middle bedroom - Rosalyn • Grandpa’s room - Allen • Twin bedroom downstairs - Shirl • Mattress replacement was discussed but no action determined • Long discussion on the safety of the electrical panel. It was determined to have Kent look at the schematic of electrical panel, assess what certain actions would be taken to upgrade and ensure safety including the discontinued use of the two room heaters • Circuits too small for load • Trip circuits • Bigger main • Not grounded • Fire detection • Carbon monoxide detector TRUST DOCUMENT • Lengthy discussion on the Trust • Send suggestions through appointed representative by July 1st • Set a goal to have it signed by the end of summer
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Here's some of the things we did: MOTHS: There seems to be a moth infestation. (It might be worth looking into getting a pest company to come and spray in the cracks. There is a product called CY-Kicks that can be sprayed indoors inside cracks and crevices with a time-released encapsulated formula. The main room we noticed the moths was the room with the crib. They were swarming all around the light and when I shook the valance over the window, dozens and dozens flew out. We actually zapped at least 80 moths during our stay. See Bug Zapper below. BUG ZAPPER: We brought a Bug Zapper from home and decided to leave it at the cabin because we used it every day!!! It looks kind of like a small tennis racket. We got moths, flies, and even spiders dropping from the ceiling. It makes a zap noise and it was really fun and handy to use! Kurt zapping bugs while watering the lawn. LOL DISH DRAINER: We bought two dish drainers at the Wal-Mart in Park City. We figured they could be returned if they didn’t work or fit right. One of them seems to be perfect. It is 17 x 13 and is self-contained with no drainboard needed. (Any bigger wouldn’t fit.) The front “legs” fit over the edge of the sink perfectly and the water drains out of the front “legs.” It is a pretty cool design. It worked great for us. The silverware holder is about twice as big as the previous dishrack. We have a large family like Kent. It would be very hard to dry ALL the dishes by air in the dishrack. We usually have a few family members dry as we wash after a big meal. IF “you” (whoever makes final decisions) doesn’t like the new dishrack, I have left the old one on the coal stove instead of getting rid of it. DIGITAL CLOCK: We contributed a digital clock next to the radio/CD player in the kitchen. It is plug-in with battery backup. It shows the time, temp, and humidity. The right top button dims or turns off the display. It has 2 USB plugs in the front for charging cell phones. It is a slim design and nice to have a clock on this side of the kitchen! SWIFTER WET JET: A Swifter Wet Jet is a very efficient and much easier way to clean the kitchen floor. I'm going to say it is probably a cleaner way than dipping a dirty mop in dirty Pine Sol water. The cleaning solution is safe for all floor types. (except finished or waxed wood.) I looked for “instructions” in the cabin noteboks on cleaning the kitchen floor and didn’t see any. With the Swifter Wet Jet, you sweep or vacuum the kitchen floor first and then just spray and swift away the dirt with the Wet Jet. The dirt gets trapped underneath the disposable cleaning pads (kind of like how a baby diaper. works) The dirty pad gets thrown away. Additional pads and cleaning solution are on the top shelf of the broom closet. The Swifter did a good job mopping up the dirt! COBWEBS: I imagine they appear frequently and from and between one visitor to the next. Todd went through every room of the cabin and got rid of any cobweb he could see. But, I have a feeling there will be cobwebs for the next family. I guess we all just need to get rid of them (with the nifty cobweb duster in broom closet) when we see them. WISH LIST: *Hair Dryer *Waffle Iron *Kitchen Vacuum *Stackable Washer/Dryer *Remove "Lounge Chair" from upstairs middle bedroom and make better use of that space. Friday, September 16, 2016
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Kurt and I had 5 of our children enjoy the cabin with us this week. Tyler & Cecilly (fiance), Todd, Trent (and girlfriend Kayla,) Tiffany, and Tevin. We were so happy to be at the cabin with our family! I've missed it. I just loved being there so much! September is a beautiful month to be at the cabin. It is cool and almost chilly at night to where we have to run the heater, but during the day it is blue skies and plenty of sunshine. We have enjoyed lots of walks and hikes. We drove to Smith-Moorehouse one day and watched as the helicopters for the Box Canyon fire lifted buckets of water from the reservoir to go make water drops on what looked like a fire about to come up over the top of the mountain. The water level in the reservoir and river are so low! We also had a fun day in Park City! As a young girl, I remember enjoying a trip to Kamas to Mountain Drug Store for ice cream and malts. I have so many memories of going to that drug store. Mom always let us choose something from the toy aisle to take back to the cabin. I remember paper dolls were my favorite. The cabin was clean and very nice when we arrived. The new microwave is awesome!!! I spent time going through the Shirl Cornwall family trunk sorting through everything and doing clean-up there. I brought old (20-30 year old) sheets home to dispose of, others will go to D.I. The rest are laundered and ready for the next family member that wants to use them at the cabin. Dad had a set of stoneware dishes that I took to the cabin. They are cream with a brown stripe around the rim. There were no bowls, but they are a close match to the bowls that were already at the cabin.There are also smaller salad plates. I did some slight reshuffling to fit them into the cupboard. If there is any objection to these dishes being added to the cabin’s dish inventory, please let me know and I will take them back. I love the fact that dad's dishes have a home at the cabin. I am impressed after reading through the notebook by all the work and contributions made by those that stay at the cabin. I don’t feel like we did that much during our stay, and, of course, the point is to come and enjoy and relax, but we did try to notice things and help where we saw a need.
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