Sunday, September 3, 2017

Spur Ranch Road Update on Miller Water Line

Dear Neighbors,

We have received inquiries about the trenching for a water line on the north side of Spur Ranch Road that has been under way for the past several weeks. The trenching is being done by Mr. Joe Miller, who owns five lots abutting Spur Ranch Road that span roughly 3/4 mile from Rte 285, to the Rancho San Lucas development. Spur Ranch Road provides the only access to Mr. Miller's properties.

SRRA has several concerns about this project. First, it has gone on far too long, disrupting the community with construction activity and large, noisy, trenching equipment. Second, the movement of heavy construction vehicles places great stress on the road.  And finally, Mr. Miller is in arrears in paying his share for road upkeep and maintenance, to the accumulated total of more than $3000. He has not responded to multiple letters, emails or phone calls, nor did he inform anyone in advance of this project, as is customary for other developers who go to great lengths to maintain courteous working relationships with their neighborhoods.

Mr. Miller is using Christopher Streit at Barker Real Estate company to sell his lots, and we will copy Mr. Streit and his company with this notice, as well as the relevant zoning authorities, so they will be aware of Mr. Miller's lack of cooperation with our community.

Sincerely,
Jim Garland, President
Spur Ranch Road Association

Monday, August 7, 2017

Santa Fe Rail Trail Public Meeting

Spur Ranch Road Association Members:

 

Below is a notice of a meeting regarding the Rail Trail construction mentioned earlier.

 

Please be aware that significant grading of your Spur Ranch Road will commence this afternoon (8 August) or tomorrow (9 August) – please drive slowly and carefully as you approach any and all heavy equipment doing the work.

 

Be safe,

 

Al

 

Al Webster

Board of Directors

Spur Ranch Road Association

 

 

 

Colleen Baker

Project Manager

Public Works Department, Projects Division

Santa Fe County

(505) 992-9868

 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Grading Spur Ranch Road

Members of the Spur Ranch Road Association:

 

The monsoons for 2018 have arrived and your Spur Ranch Road Association (SRRA) has determined that now is the optimal time to grade our Road again - within the next few days Spur Ranch Road from US 285 west to the tracks will be deeply graded & rolled, the ditches reshaped and the crown renewed.  Spur Ranch Road from the tracks west to Ave. de Compadres will be graded sufficient to correct the wash boarding.

 

During the same time frame New Mexico Gas Co. will continue to install the gas line east from Rancho San Lucas along the north side of Spur Ranch Road – road grading and pipe line installation will be coordinated.  Please be aware that there will be ‘work in progress’ road signs, traffic cones, parked  vehicles and grading occurring along Spur Ranch Road – PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY AND SLOWLY in these construction zones.

 

Please be aware that Ave. de Compadres will likely be passable by 4x4 vehicles only during and immediately following strong monsoon events such as those forecast for the next few days and until the monsoons are over.

 

Several of us have been advised that there will be increasing train traffic on the Santa Fe Southern rail line this summer.  Please note that the STOP signs at the level crossing are there for your safety and that in any collision with a train the lighter vehicle would incur the most damage.  Most vehicles using Spur Ranch Road are significantly lighter than any train.

 

Plans are being made by Santa Fe County to upgrade the Rail Trail from Avenida Eldorado south to Spur Ranch Road.  This upgrade is scheduled to occur during the summer of 2018 with staging of equipment at the parking area at the junction of the Rail Trail and Avenida Eldorado. There will, however, likely be additional traffic and some equipment using Spur Ranch Road.  Your SRRA Directors will be monitoring this and will try to give you timely updates.

 

Be safe,

 

Al Webster

Board of Directors

Spur Ranch Road Association

 

 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Trains crossing Spur Ranch Road

Spur Ranch Road Association members:

 

This is from Santa Fe Southern Railway:

 

Today, July 7, there will once again be activity on the rail line through Eldorado, so please be aware of your surroundings when near the tracks. Activity will slowly be picking up on the line over the coming months. Thanks, Erich Brock, Santa Fe Southern Railway.

 

This warning impacts the tracks that cross Spur Ranch Road by the mailboxes for trains enroute Lamy. 

 

There are ‘STOP’ signs both east and west of the tracks.  I recommend that you stop at the signs then look left and right to ensure that you do not collide with a train.

 

Al

 

Al Webster

Spur Ranch Road Ass’n

Board of Directors

 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

NM Road Conditions

For updated NM Road Conditions I recommend this site:    http://m.nmroads.com/site.html?RoadConditions

 

Al Webster

Member

Spur Ranch Road Ass’n

Board of Directors

Deep snow on Spur Ranch Road

At 0845 Spur Ranch Road is being plowed - please drive carefully and slowly - it is very likely that Spur Ranch Road will need to be plowed again later today based on the snow fall forecast of some 8 inches in our area.  Also please note that many of the streets in Santa Fe are snow-packed and slippery as are both NM 285 and I-25.

 

Al Webster, Member

SRR Board of Directors

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Grading Spur Ranch Road from tracks west to Compadres

On Wednesday or Thursday of this week Spur Ranch Road from the railroad tracks west to Ave. de Compadres will be graded – the wash boarding is severe on this section of our road.  As the grader is working please give it lots of room and, as always, please drive the posted speed limit of 30 mph or even more slowly -  excessive speed on our road causes it to deteriorate quickly.  When the road is dry and the wind is up the dust that you see blowing away behind speeding vehicles is the surface of the road being blown away.

 

Thanks,

 

Al

 

Al Webster

Member

Spur Ranch Road Board of directors.