PUD is evaluating options to bring power across the river above Sunset Falls. PUD’s design engineers have identified several options for rerouting power across the river above the Sunset Falls slide. There will be more onsite study conducted next week to evaluate several locations to determine the best single option.
When we receive more information we will report via website postings.
The Executive Committee has been in constant communications with PUD on the issues of power the past few weeks. The following is what we can report.
1. PUD will do their best to maintain power, as demonstrated by the restoration of power after the latest outage.
1. PUD has had several high level meetings evaluating options for a long term solution to the issue of power.
2. PUD will be onsite on Thursday for a first hand observation of the situation, including Sunset Falls slide area and the access road from US-2 to the Canyon Falls bridge.
The Executive committee will keep in constant contact with PUD and pass any important information along to property owners.
Next MIRCC Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Jan 3rd 9:00 am at the Index Fire Station. Please join us for committee updates and budget status report. See you then!
There have been a number of volunteers who have contributed to various work projects in the community this fall. Their efforts have been significant, saved the community lots of dollars and contributed to our driving and lifestyle comfort.
Jim Derowitz has been filling potholes in E-section all fall, as needed, using his tractor to move material to the needed locations.
Greg Parks has hand shoveled material into his pickup and then filled potholes on Alder Loop and the main road.
Jeff Smith has been coordinating with Snohomish County PUD to get a troublesome power pole moved out of the path of the landslide and to a safer location. This is the pole that caused so many outages last winter.
Paul brought his portable welder to the gate location, raised the gate above snow level and strengthened the hinge design. Hopefully we won’t have any more problems with a sagging and dragging gate.
Jay Karlstrom has been using Rex Harmon’s tractor to move material and fill potholes on the access road to E-section all summer and fall.
A number of A-section folks have stepped up to help manage the road work and coordinate with the USFS in that area.
Many thanks to all those who are helping to make this season as safe and comfortable as possible!
Don’t be shy about helping out. I see lots of culverts that need cleaning out and there will always be potholes. If you have a talent you could lend to the community please let a board member know.
Submitted by Mark Haenlein
New category listed on the left side of the main website home page.
Committee listing for the Board of Directors, with an email address that when used will send an email to all members of that committee.
If you have questions concerning a particular subject please direct it to the appropriate committee.
Next MIRCC Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for at the Index Fire Station. Please join us for committee updates and budget status report. See you then!
NEW category added under navigation on the left side of the website clicking will display Community Announcements
The first post is information for Heybrook Ridge County Park upcoming Public Meeting
A-section residents should be happy to hear that grading and road work went well today and we are on our way back to having safe drivable roads. We will continue to work on our roads adding asphalt grindings and/or gravel as needed. All road work is being done as weather permits. Please help do your part by keeping your speed down. Slower speeds greatly increases the time it takes for pot holes and washboards to form.
Gary HubbardA-Sec Road Manager
COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS CONFIRMED -- In our continuing efforts to better serve the community and focus our volunteer efforts more efficiently the MIRCC Board of Directors has made the following committee assignments:
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: BUDGET, FINANCE & ASSESSMENTS
Mark Bollman, President
Earl Van Buskirk, Vice President
Mark Haenlein, Secretary
Phil Reichel, Treasurer
(Responsibilities: Emergency Response, Snow Removal, Bridge Safety, Gate Keepers, Tow Truck)
Mark Haenlein, Committee Chair and Road Manager
Cameron Elias, Assistant Road Road Manager
Tom Grenier, Dave MacFarlane
CANYON FALLS TO SR-2
Earl Van Buskirk, Chair
Mark Bollman, Mark Haenlein, Gary Johnson
(Responsibilities: Emergency Response, Snow Removal, Tow Truck, McCall Creek)
Gary Hubbard, Patty Harbaugh,
Mat Williams, CJ Holmes
USFS ROAD 6020 Lynne Kelly
BYLAWS, ETHICS, LEGAL
Gary Johnson, Chair
Don Larsen, Mark Haenlein, Earl Van Buskirk
Phil Reichel, Chair
Julia Akin, Don Larsen
Julia Akin, Chair
Phil Reichel, Don Larsen
PAYTAN CREEK BRIDGE
Julia Akin, CJ Holmes
We look forward to hearing from you if you have ideas or suggestions a specific committee should consider. Thank you for your input!
Respectfully Submitted by