Please join us at the Index Fire Station. Agenda will include a financial report for the 2014-15 fiscal year, review of what has been accomplished this past year, a discussion of plans for 2015-16, and election of five members to the Board of Directors.
Next MIRCC Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for April 4th 9:00 am at the Index Fire Station. Please join us for committee updates and budget status report. See you then!
Next MIRCC Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for March 7th 9:00 am at the Index Fire Station. Please join us for committee updates and budget status report. See you then!
Next MIRCC Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for FEB 7TH 9:00 am at the Index Fire Station. Please join us for committee updates and budget status report. See you then!
Cameron Elias is putting a together a TEAM for Pot Hole filling starting with the access road from US-2 to the Canyon Falls Bridge and on into E-sec. Date: this coming Saturday the 10th @10 am. Our Friends in G-sec are also asking for Volunteers to help as well.
Last time “TEAM POT HOLE” worked well together and accomplished a great deal in a short time. Hopefully it will work equally as well this coming Saturday and the camaraderie well continue to build with or neighbors in G-sec.
If you would like to join TEAM POT HOLE please contact the following people:
Cameron Elias 360-793-4982 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Grenier 360-799-2363 email@example.com
Dave MacFarlane 360-793-1887 firstname.lastname@example.org
TEAM POT HOLE requests the following when work is being performed on the roads.
Always be respectful and considerate toward TEAM POT HOLE and make sure that they acknowledge your location on the roadway and wave you by before passing them.
When the tractor is working please make sure that the tractor operator acknowledge’s you and waves you by.
This will help with safety on the road, and insure no fast movements which could result in a collision.
A polite “wave” as a gesture of “Thanks” is always welcome.
As always, thanks to the Volunteers of TEAM POT HOLE for a smooth ride!!
This morning at 10:45 am I received a call from PUD that their design engineers had been on site inspecting the locations for options to bring power across the river above the slide. They reported they have two optional locations and were returning to their offices for further study and determination for the best location.
PUD engineers also inspected the power lines through the slide area and have identified options for keeping power on if it were to go out before a long term solution is completed.
PUD said "We will do everything possible to keep the power on in MIRCC"
Merry Christmas to all
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