from the desk of Helaine…
Don’t forget the monthly open board meeting, Thursday, June 20, at 9 am. Among the agenda items are:
- A report from the Emergency Preparedness group on research into alternate power for emergency use.
- Also the formal setting of the annual membership meeting date. Necessary because of recent change to meeting dates.
- There is an issue with the current gravel being sold not matching former gravel in appearance or safety.
- Work remains ongoing for the snowstorm cleanup. Much of the timber needs to be removed as it is an additional fire hazard. Fire season has officially been declared, already at level two. Harvesting some timber and cleanup must be done to prevent it from becoming an unacceptable fire risk.
These issues and others will be brought forward at the June meeting. Attend the meeting and be an informed member.
Karen and John Ratcliff, our newest members, were given their orientation by the membership committee on June 11th. They can be found on lot 58.
Please give them a hearty Timber Valley welcome when you see them. Welcome to Timber Valley John and Karen.
The Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA) has officially declared the beginning of the 2019 Fire Season on June 11. Here’s a link to their blog post with more information <LINK> The current fire danger rating has also been placed at the upper right corner of our website, where it will remain until rains return this coming Fall.
The City of Sutherlin follows the DFPA guidelines and use restrictions for all lands within the city borders.
We will continue to monitor the situation and strive to keep all of you informed as the summer progresses. But, as always, use common sense and be very careful with any open flame during this time.
from guest contributor Marc Stalnaker…
See something? Say something!
Its no secret that Timber Valley’s water bill has increased to a very high level. This is now a large part of our yearly budget. Several incidents in the past few weeks caused by broken and severely leaking hoses on member lots have caused a lot of water to simply be wasted. And in at least two of those cases, the water was running for a long time before anyone DID anything. At the very least, inform the office or a Board Member.
If you see water in a lot-front ditch that is usually dry this time of the year, please tell someone.
If you see water around a water box, when it should be dry this time of the year, please tell
If you see water running in the street with no apparent reason, please tell someone.
See something? Say something! (Our wallets will thank us)
On May 29 new Members Jim (Gale) & Martha Brown were given their orientation by the Membership Committee. They are on lot 75 and are eager to be involved. So please welcome them to Timber Valley… the best little RV community in the Western USA.
Jim (Gale) and Martha Brown
From the desk of Helaine …
From the Desk of Helaine …
Debbie Hamilton made her third appearance at Timber Valley and gave the large group of members attending all the information of what is going on in Sutherlin. Did you know that our estimated population is now 8140. We are growing. As evidence of growth the Christmas tree lighting has out grown its usual location and will move to Central park which will better accommodate the large crowds. The splash pad has already opened in the warm weather.
On everybody’s mind was Valentine street. Repairs to that teeth chattering street will start in June. Looking forward to a smooth ride.
Tractor Supply is moving into half of the old Ray’s building. Though another business may be interested in the other half no official word on that yet.
Fords pond on the out skirts of the city has a 1.6 mile path around it. Picnic tables and restrooms will be added.
Our Fire Department has grown as well and now includes the fire house on Calapooia . The fire house is now manned 24/7.
Matt Barret was named police officer of the year. Though injured on the job he continued his work from behind a desk targeting computer crimes, nailing the culprits intent on doing harm to others. Snowmagedon shocked the city like it did Timber Valley. They were ill prepared but like us they are taking steps to make sure that they will be better prepared next time.
Oregon Only, the proposed complex will break ground late in 2020. Why so long? Lots of permits and ecological hoops to jump though. Called Oregon Only, the project will feature a convention center, hotel, restaurant, theme park, museum centering on the logging industry and a retail outlet that will sell only items made in Oregon. It will be located between I-5 and old 99. Exit 135 is being prepared for the increased traffic.
And if you feel the need to get a tattoo, Sutherlin has it’s own tattoo parlor, named Wasted Wages. Yes…. we are growing!
Here’s the June Calendar from Helaine; Click on it to bring up a larger image that you can print. I’m trying something new here, so let me know what you think.
And, as always, this calendar is available under the “communications” tab above.
Due to predicted “iffy” weather for Monday, the location of the Memorial Day Picnic has been changed to the CLUBHOUSE. See you at 1pm. You don’t have to bring extra chairs, but all else remains the same.