Dear Residents of Chemeketa Park:
Construction to build the long-awaited retaining wall on Lower Comanche will begin next week. This is an important infrastructure project to keep that section of road from failing with more rain.
Equipment will be put in place this Monday, May 27th. The project should begin Tuesday, May 28 and take 6-8 days.
Please be aware that there will be road closures in the area of Lower Comanche near Assinboine. As soon as there are more details about which roads will be blocked and the hours the work will be taking place, we will send another notice out. Please notify your neighbors if you live in this area of the park. We will also ask the POD Leaders to get the word out.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
There are two upcoming events that help make it easy to get rid of trash. There is a trash drop off at Holy City on Saturday, May 18th, 8am till 11am, where e-waste, batteries and fluorescent bulbs along with large debris items will be accepted, but not Hazardous Household Waste (HHW). Second, we have the Chemeketa Park Dumpster Weekend June 8th and 9th (watch for more details in a few weeks). The dumpsters are for big debris items that do not fit in your waste bin, and are NOT e-waste or hazardous. Keeping our community tidy in one of many ways we can reduce fire danger along with keeping the forest healthy as well.
Also, we are considering a Hazardous Household Waste pickup, but would like your input on our Poll (hosted on Nextdoor)
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Get your home READY by creating defensible space to buffer it from flammable vegetation such as grass, trees and shrubs. Defensible space helps to slow or stop the spread of wildfire and increases the chance of your home surviving a wildfire.
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Local meetings take place on Tuesday April 30 at Redwood Estates Pavilion 6:30pm - 8:00pm and another on Tuesday May 14, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm at Redwood Estates Pavilion.
Brush chipping signs are up at the park entrances. The dates this year are Saturday, May 4th 2019. The gates will be opened by 8 AM and closed by 6 or 7 PM .
This is a free program for Chemeketa Park residents only and it is very important that we take advantage! After an incredibly wet and windy winter, the vegetation, brush, downed trees and branches will pose a significant threat to maintaining the defensible spaces throughout our community. Now is the time to start preparing for the fire season that will be upon us very soon.
You can read all about the Santa Clara County FireSafe Council’s programs and other fantastic sources of information about defensible space, other wildfire safety topics and preparation information at www.sccfiresafe.org.
Now is the time to start preparing for the upcoming fire season.
Please take a minute to read through the minutes of the Evacuation Workshop done one year ago (November, 2017). The information is a good reminder to have your emergency plan and Go Bag updated each year, and if you haven't prepared either, this can help you begin with that project. October is fire safety month, so check your property to make sure you have a defensible space and rid your property of dangerous brush and wood that can be a fire hazard.
When each one of us stays safe, we all stay safe!