URGENT REMINDER TO TIMBER VALLEY MEMBERS
March 5, 2021
From Park Manager and PCM Committee
In looking to the future utility needs of the park, we are undergoing a survey of our current electrical status. On Thursday, February 18, 2021, volunteers conducted an inspection of all electrical pedestals within the park, checking voltage on each outlet and noting any maintenance issues. The second phase of this project will involve taking the pedestals apart, tightening all connections and replacing any broken or faulty parts.
We were very distressed to find so many lots to be “out of compliance” with park standards. The Rules and Regulations established by the Board of Directors are given out to all members upon acceptance of their lot. Those Rules and Regulations clearly state that changes of any kind to the electrical pedestal is not permitted. This includes; “hard wiring” circuits to supply power to the sheds, and installing circuit breaker boxes to the shed.
Any member found to be “out of compliance” with park standards will be put on notice. It will be up to the Board of Directors and Park Manager to decide how to proceed; however, the “spider webs” are a fire hazard and must be removed.
While we all want to be able to run all the electrical appliances we have in our rigs, making the above mentioned changes yourself or having a well-meaning friend or even a licensed electrician do it is not acceptable. Our park is old and the electrical system was never designed to accommodate today’s modern rigs. Our hope is to update the system so all members will have adequate power.
Summer will be upon us very soon and we will again face the potential for power outages due to the use of air conditioners, so please remember to use only one air conditioner at a time.
Current Rules and Regulations:
“Any modification by a Member or their agent of an electric service pedestal, it’s circuit breakers, and connection on any leasehold lots are prohibited. No additional outlets or circuit breakers shall be installed in the pedestal.”