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President Mark Bollman's email to A-sec owners

Greetings A-section Neighbors:
Thank you to everyone who attended the focus group meeting last weekend.  As I mentioned on Saturday, the MIRCC Board of Directors asked me to appoint a four-person committee to focus on the road maintenance needs below Sunset Falls.  After careful consideration I've asked these four outstanding community members to work together with A-section owners and report back to the board with specific recommendations:
Gary Hubbard:  full-time resident, retired and living on the main road at beginning of community.
Patty Harbaugh:  non-resident and long-time board member from Loop Road.
CJ Holmes:  from Paytan Creek Road
Mat Williams:  from Sertz Road
I believe these four individuals represent a diverse cross-section of your community and I hope you will consider working closely with them if you have specific suggestions they should bring to the MIRCC Board of Directors to vote on. 

Board Meeting 9 am Oct 4th Index Firestation

Mt. Index Riversites Community Club, Inc. PO Box 177, Index, WA 98256


September 24, 2014

Greetings Neighbors:

I am writing to you on behalf of the MIRCC Board of Directors to ask for your help. At our last meeting the board voted to establish a “committee to make recommendations regarding below- slide road issues” to ensure that MIRCC is responsive to the needs of our downstream neighbors. Of the 13 current board members 11 are from above Sunset Falls and access their property over the new Canyon Falls Bridge so we no longer drive the first two miles of Mt. Index Road.

Since the massive mudslide that divided our community last winter our focus has been to restore access by building a new bridge at Canyon Falls. We are proud of the board members who stepped up and donated their time to make the new bridge a reality. But now we are faced with the equally daunting task of paying back the debt over the next four years exclusively with assessment funds from upstream owners, while continuing to explore and implement solutions for permanent access to Hwy 2.

Meanwhile, as winter fast approaches there is growing concern about ongoing road maintenance needs in your neighborhood as well as a need to plan for snow removal and emergency management in case of flood or other natural disaster. With all of this in mind, I am inviting you to join me in a focus-group discussion to consider the future of road maintenance and management in your sections of MIR below Sunset Falls.

Please mark your calendar and plan to bring your best ideas and suggestions to the Index Fire Station at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 4th immediately following our regular monthly business meeting. There will be time to hear from everyone and we will make sure all comments are noted and reported to the Board of Directors before any critical decisions are made. We look forward to hearing your thoughts and concerns next Saturday or feel free to email markbollman@yahoo.com to let me know how you would like to help improve our community.


Mark Bollman

Mark Bollman MIRCC President 


Volunteer Road work needed

You may have noticed that although the roads in both A-section and E-section are in relatively good shape, there hasn't been a lot of maintenance done this summer.  After  slide mitigation and the new bridge not a lot of funds remain to carry us through any fall natural disaster, snow plowing, etc. 
Consequently road maintenance will be kept to a minimum this fall.  With some volunteer help we can still keep the roads in good shape and do the maintenance necessary to deal with the fall rains and winter snow.
Piles of asphalt grindings have been dumped along the road at various spots in both A-section and E-section.  These are there for volunteers to use to fill potholes.  Shovel the material in the hole, mound it slightly and compact if with your feet.
Brushing and weed whacking of the road shoulders is always needed.  Let's try and get all the shoulders, ditches and culverts cleaned and ready for rain runoff and snowplowing.  If everybody would do their own property and any adjacent untended lot frontages that would be fantastic.  Culverts spanning driveways,  particularly, should be checked for clogging debris.  Any low, overhanging limbs that might interfere with the snowplow should be trimmed.  MIR road ownership extends at least 25' each side of the center line of the road so feel free to brush and clean up to the outer ditch line.
A huge amount of effort by a small group of people went into slide work and bridge building this year.  Now everybody can contribute by helping to  maintain the road and adjacent shoulders this fall. 
Through the generosity of a G-section resident we have been offered several loads of road gravel, free of charge, to be delivered next week.  You will see them either dumped or spread at either end of the E-section road.  Two volunteers with tractors will spread the gravel on the road. 
Thanks for listening and see you on the road, weed whacker in hand!
Mark Haenlein
Road Liason

Board Meeting 9 am Sept 13 Index Firestation

 FYI Aug Fincancials posted see Documents on the left hand side

Wahoo!!!!! The Bridge is open for Traffic!


Exit to the right off SR-2 east bound at mile 36.6,  stay to the left when the road forks, when you come to the gate enter code on the key pad mounted on the post on the left just before the gate  (gate opens slowly) and continue about .7 mile to the bridge.

Please abide by the 10 MPH speed limit and yield to Trucks. Fish Trucks for the Trap and Haul Facility at Sunset Falls makes numerous trips per day up and down the road before you reach the gate, so using extreme caution is advised. Somedays the truck makes as many as two trips per hour.

The bridge is “one lane”. Stop and make sure no vehicles are on the bridge coming in the opposite direction of your travel before you proceed onto the bridge.

Please travel at low speeds 10 MPH to the gate, 15 MPH on the road to the bridge and 10 MPH across the Bridge.

We all need to respect the owners of the private road who have granted easements for use. These owners request slow speeds and to keep the road clear of litter and garbage. If we abuse the road in anyway our easements will be revoked. 

Remember the gate opens automatically when you exit, approach the gate slowly and leave room for it to swing towards you.

If you have not received your gate code email mircc@mountindexriversites.com for a response.









Canyon Falls Bridge update!




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