Palomar Fire Safe Council Annual Board Meeting
October 15, 2016 Time 10:am Location: TBA
All interested community members are invited.
The annual, general meeting of the PMFCS Foundation Board of Directors
will be held on Saturday October 15, 2016 at 10 AM. Location TBA.
At this meeting PMFSC Board of Director members will be elected. A
maximum of 5 positions are open this year. The term of office is 3 years.
Current PMFSC Board members:
Yvonne Vaucher, President (up for re-election)
Mike Wilson, Vice President
Gina Aven, Treasurer (up for re-election)
Cecelia Borland, Secretary
Robert Carlyle, Member at Large (up for re-election)
Nick Spear, Member at Large
Mike Pique, Member at Large
Community members interested in joining the PMFSC Board should submit
their names to the PMFSC Board at <<
email@example.com >> by October 2 to be placed on the
ballot and must be present at the annual meeting to be elected.
Very good news for this little mountain! Your Fire Safe Council secured a new grant for defensible space clean up and chipping.
Simply visit http://www.mypalomarmountain.com/firesafecouncil to read all about it and follow the directions there to register your property.
Fire Safe Council, Board Member
The Cruz family was going down South Grade and reports there are big rocks in the middle of the road above 45.4 mile marker. You can get around them just fine. I’ve called it in to the County Road Station. They will be out today, doing their job taking care of it and watching for mud slides and more.
You might keep the Road Station number handy: 760 749-0521 Hooray for James and Crew!
We had well over an inch of rain yesterday and it is raining steady all morning. So thankful for this beautiful rain!
Pure eye-candy out there! Such an absolutely beautiful day with over an inch of gentle rain. I ran over to take photos for the insurance company for Log Cabin Lodge’s escrow. Had to share this with you, of low clouds over Mendenhall Valley, showing off one of the observatories. Pretty special up here!
Have you seen ‘Crater Lake Monster’? A film made in the 1970’s with many of the shots here on Palomar Mountain. In fact, the cabin known as ‘Honey, Stop the Car’ was used in this shot above. That was back in the days when the kitchen was on the south side of the living area. You see a bit of the beautiful stone fireplace behind the sheriff, going over maps and doing his job to solve the mystery.
Now the cabin is all brand new and back on the market with a beautiful virtual tour! Check it out all the new photos at http://www.palomarproperties.com/homes and I’m always glad to open the door!
Love to have YOU for new neighbors!
Bonnie Phelps, Realtor
Over the couple months, I have met with three different propane companies. All three drivers have been servicing Palomar for many years. All three told me there are some properties they can no longer get to safely. They have bigger trucks now, with tandem back wheels, and wouldn’t you know it – trees have grown and branches are lower. Some of our little dirt roads have soft shoulders and very tight areas because of trees taking up more of the roads. Some areas have large stumps that are difficult to navigate. A couple weeks ago a propane truck needed to be towed as the weight of the truck slid it over the side.
The three drivers I talked to said they all carry only 200 feet of hose. For some areas to get your next propane delivery, tree and road work will need to be done first.
Just a tip to take advantage of this clear weather and maybe evaluate your roads. You might connect with your neighbors and have a work party or call in the locals.
Your Fire Safe Council has a list of ‘Local Resources’ waiting for you at: http://www.mypalomarmountain.com/firesafecouncil/
Look who came for breakfast! Thanks to neighbor Jim Hamerly for having his camera close to their table this morning and sharing his amazing photos with us. Here are notes from his Facebook post:
<<< Eating breakfast at 7 am and these two young mountain lions sauntered by our home and stopped and just looked at us. For at least a minute. Explains why we haven’t seen any deer in the area this weekend.
We were inside our home, otherwise I think we would have been their breakfast. They stood there are stared at us for the longest time with a intensity that cannot be described. I felt like prey. I both respect and fear them. Walked right up to us and stared us down.
Apparently very unusual to see a male-female pair together. What is scary is that
(1) they can outrun a deer (and me!)
(2) can jump 15 vertical feet standing still and
(3) leap 30 feet out from a standing position. Awesome creatures, beautiful too. >>>
So… I googled how to avoid a mountain lion attack and came up with over a million tips: https://www.google.com/#q=mountain+lion+avoid+attack
There just may be good news for some property owners in the County and on Palomar in 2017. Here is the press release telling all about it: http://www.palomarproperties.com/ISO_ratings_RELEASE_updated.pdf
From: Schmidt, Steve
Subject: ISO ratings
Thanks again for reaching out to me. Please see the attachment. If you have any follow-up questions, you can also contact Supervisor Bill Horn’s office at 619-531-5555.
Steve Schmidt | Communications Advisor
C: 619-206-9108 | O: 619-531-4766
Office of County Supervisor Dianne Jacob