Saturday, October 31, 2015

Spur Ranch Road Update 10_31_2015

Dear Neighbors,


With yesterday's 0.63 inches of rain, the year-to-date total rainfall on the road is now 13.21 inches, about thirty percent more than last year's total. The road west of the RR tracks survived the recent rain in reasonably sound shape, with good drainage along the bar ditches. Some of the ditches will require cleaning of silt and debris, but nothing major.  Avenida des Compadres, as of this afternoon, is passable only with 4WD vehicles, with two deep muddy stretches along the unimproved dirt road segment. Until it dries out, we encourage residents to avoid Compadres.


The area east of the RR tracks to Rte 285 has segments where potholes have formed and washboards are beginning to develop. At this point, the road is still drivable, and we plan to wait until later in the year before regrading it. The base of the road still seems solid, so we don't expect the potholes deepen significantly.


I know I sound like a broken record, but speeding continues to be a problem. Driving in excess of 30 mph greatly accelerates the pothole and washboard problem, so please take your time. We have received reports of delivery trucks, especially FedEx, significantly exceeding the posted speed limit.


Our budget for the remainder of the year is about $4000. If we don't have unexpected heavy snowfalls, we'll try and grade the road one last time before the first of the year.  The SRRA directors will be meeting soon to prepare a budget for 2016 to present to the entire membership at our annual meeting. The meeting will be in early December, and we'll notify you as soon as we have a date.


Jim Garland, president

Spur Ranch Road Association.


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