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Road Work THIS THURSDAY, August 26th

THIS THURSDAY, August 26th, beginning at 8:45 a.m., all of the speed bumps in the park will be re-striped. Most of the speed bumps are on Comanche between Bunny’s Corner and Nez Perce. There is one at the very bottom of Comanche and a couple on the other side of Comanche between Sioux Trail and Delaware Trail. THE ROAD WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE DRYING TIME. 

Every effort will be made to keep one side of Comanche open while the other side is being worked on, but please be patient. You may need to park your car at the Playground or at a neighbors’ for an hour or so. The crew will not begin until 8:45 a.m. to accommodate school drop-offs that morning. 

Any questions, send a message to the Board at www.chemeketapark.org/contact/ . Thanks for your support and kindness toward others. 

Leaking Hydrant on Apache Trail

Thank you to the community members who have reported the leak from the wharf hydrant on Apache at Walla Walla. It’s good news that we are all aware of preserving our water resource. The Chemeketa Park Board is aware of this leak. The parts for the repair have just arrived. Working on a repair date with the contractor and which valves will need to be shut off during the repair.

Will notify community via Nextdoor and the Chemeketa Park website, www.chemeketapark.org/news/ when work is scheduled to be repaired, and which streets will be affected. Please share the information with your neighbors who do not use Nextdoor or who do not have access to the website.

Focus on the First 5 Feet

The Firewise emphasis for the month of August is "Focus on the First 5 Feet".   This is the area closest to your house, including plants, decks, and outdoor furniture.  This area is most vulnerable and should be ore aggressively maintained for fire resistance.  Read on for some great ideas and considerations...

Focus on the First 5 Feet

Evacuation Roadside Clearing - June 2020

Top 5 reasons why we need to clear brush and ivy from our roads:

1. It improves firefighter safety and makes it easier for them to work.
2. Firefighters won’t have to drive through a wall of flames to protect our homes.
3. Roadside brush clearing strengthens and widens the existing fire lines already created by roads. This helps all of us.
4. Retaining walls covered by ivy add a flammable material to an existing fire break.
5. The point of roadside edge clearing is to improve visibility for both citizens and emergency vehicles, reduce the chance of roadside edge fire ignition and to reduce heat in the event of a fire.

Here are the specs:

  • - Grasses and other light vegetation should be no higher than 4 inches tall and cleared 10 feet up from the side of the road (or to the fence line).
  • - Trees that overhang the roadway should be limbed up 14 feet and other trees 10 feet.
  • - We understand that this isn’t always possible. We are targeting 4 specific species: english ivy, broom, blackberries, and grasses.
  • - And, don’t forget to look at your property from all angles! It’s a jungle out there!


june-is-evacuation-roadside-clearing-month.pdf

Ogallala Warpath Roadside Edge Clearing Project

The Santa Clara County Fire Safe Council will be managing a roadside edge clearing project along the entire length of Ogallala Warpath Trail. The project start date is Monday, December 21, 2020, through Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Work will begin each day at 8:00AM and end around 3:00PM on both days.

Ogallala Project Edge Clearing Flyer