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There will be No Meeting Thursday December 12, 2019 

The next regular meeting is scheduled for

Thursday January 9, 2020
12:30 p.m. in the District building - 56827 Aspen Dr.  
 
Winterize!
The winter season is arriving here in Ponderosa. While Ponderosa does not typically receive significant snowfall before Thanksgiving, we will likely have freezing temperatures before that. Therefore, it is the time to plan for winterizing your cabin in order to avoid broken household water lines.
  • Please turn off your cabin’s main water valve if you will be absent for a considerable duration,
  • and be sure to close the drain valve when you turn water on to your cabin.
If the PCSD water staff determines significant water loss was due to property owner negligence, you may be charged for PCSD expenses incurred while searching for the source of water loss at a rate of $25.00/hour for a minimum charge of 3 hours ($75.00)

Winter Parking
Additionally, the board would like to remind everyone to observe the Parking Ordinance during snow conditions.
Snow Removal equipment may be operating day or night within the Ponderosa.
Please inform all your guests or renters that, per PCSD Ordinance 2005-1-S,
all vehicles must be parked off the Ponderosa community streets or they may be towed.
 
Snow Removal
The past 2018-2019 snow season produced a more significant snowfall than the Ponderosa area has seen for several years.
On average, over the past six snow seasons, we have been on track with our snow removal contract costs.
However during this past snow season the costs were significantly more than the revenues. This is a cause for concern because, though last season’s snowfall was above the recent average, it actually was well within the historical average for our area.
The board was required to use ‘reserve snow removal funds’ in order to continue the current level of snow removal service to the community.The treasurer has informed the board, that should we have one more season like the 2018-2019 season, the reserves will be completely depleted.
The snow removal rates have remained unchanged since July 1, 2015. The board has begun discussion of increasing snow removal rates. They are in the process of researching the historical costs of snow removal with the current contractor, High Sierra Snow Removal, and comparing that with anticipated costs in the future.
The board wants to hear from you. All suggestions and ideas are welcome. No rate changes can go into effect until there has been a public hearing, protest period, and public vote. Any changes in snow removal rates would not go into effect until July 1, 2021.
 
We want to hear from you!
Please send mail to
Ponderosa CSD
Attn: Board of Directors
56287 Aspen Dr,
Springville, CA 93265
Or email to secretary@ponderosacsd.com
 
 
Reminder
In spite of the Governor's declaring the end of a state wide drought, the State Water Resource Board still requires water systems to reduce and report annual water usage. Therefore, the PCSD Board requests property owners reduce water use and conserve water whenever possible. Ordinance 2014-1-W Restrictions on Water Use is in effect and will be enforced as necessary. On behalf of the Board, thank you for your cooperation!
 

SCE – Bark Beetle Tree Removal Project

SCE is working with federal, state, and local agencies to remove dead, dying and diseased trees that were weakened by an insect called the bark beetle and by years of drought. This situation poses a potential hazard to people and property in affected communities, as well as to our electricity facilities.

SCE has an ongoing contract for removal of dead bark beetle trees, even if located on private property. Property owners may contact SCE customer service, contact arborist for P&J, Terry Dollar (tdollar@pandj.com), contact Phillips and Jordan corporate directly (800.955.0876), or send preferences to the PCSD secretary (secretary@ponderosacsd.com). 

SCE customer service contact:
If your trees have grown into or near power lines, pruning requires the expertise of a qualified line-clearance arborist.To report trees growing into or near power lines, call us at 1-800-655-4555.

 

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