Thursday, July 30, 2015

SRRA Board of Directors Minutes July 20, 2015

July 20, 2015

Directors Present:         Jim Garland, Jake Greene, Henry McCormick, Al Webster
Director Absent:          Mary Anne Stickler
Guests:                         Roberta Armstrong, Carole Garland

The meeting was called to order at 7:10 pm.

The first order of business was a discussion of the current road conditions.  Up to Junipero, conditions are good.  West of Junipero, recent rains have impacted the road.  The ditches are filling with silt, road gravel, and tumbleweed.  The culvert pipe is about half full of silt on the downstream side and there is some minor undercutting of the road surface on the north side of the road.

We then reviewed the Treasurer’s Report.  After discussion, Jake moved that the report be accepted, Henry seconded the motion, and it was unanimously approved.

The current balance is $6,462.71.  We need to reserve funds for the following expenses (amounts are approximate) in this budget year:

                        Commercial liability insurance:                          $1600
                        One more grading of road                                  2500
                        Snowplowing                                                      600

Thus, we have approximately $1700 left should additional expenses arise. 

The topic of slowing traffic was then discussed.  Several residents have asked whether speed bumps could be installed.  Various options for traffic calming were discussed but no decisions were made. Al will seek information on the optimal width and depth of rolling dips (a traffic calming device) and how such dips need to be marked. At some point we may survey the community to determine the level of support for some means of slowing traffic.

We will implement a few ideas to encourage people to drive more slowly:

            A sign in English and Spanish, asking people to slow down
            A set of humorous signs (to be paid for privately)
            A letter to residents, reminding them to drive slowly and to ask delivery people, workmen, etc. 
                 to slow down as well.

Jim will send an email to the SRRA members with a general update. We also need to contact residents on the west end of the road so that they are aware that the $1700 remaining in our budget would not be enough to repair the road if a flash flood washes it out again.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Spur Ranch Road repair and maintenance

To: Spur Ranch Road Association (SRRA) Members

From: Al Webster, Member, SRRA Board of Directors

Re: Road repair and maintenance

Please be aware that, depending on monsoonal activities, grading and rolling of Spur Ranch Road from NM 285 to Ave Compadres will begin Friday, 10 July, 2015.  If the road is too wet on Friday, grading and rolling will occur on either Monday or Tuesday, 13 or 14 July, 2015.  Please know that the grader weighs in excess of 10 tons and is not as agile as a car or truck – the same is true for the roller.  The equipment operator(s) will be concentrating on getting the job done so the road is left in excellent condition– please drive slowly around the road equipment and be courteous to the operator(s).  In fact, please drive slowly on Spur Ranch Road at all times; the posted speed of 30 mph is the ‘maximum’ speed recommended in order to prevent further damage to the road.

Drive safely,