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Post  Admin on Sat 30 Jun 2012, 1:03 pm

Wildfire Report to Members (Seeley Fire)
June 30, 2012


My son Chad & I were able to gain access to our properly yesterday. We had to check in with the Sanpete County Sherriff’s road-block checkpoint that is located at the top of Fairview Canyon where SR-264 junctions with SR-31. All we had to do was give our names, property location & Lot # along with the purpose of our visit. We were instructed that we had to be out before dark & check out with them before returning down Fairview Canyon. We were given specific instructions that we could not go down to Schofield via SR-264 and must return via Fairview. We were told that this process to gain access to the SPOA property will remain in effect until the Sanpete County Sherriff is informed otherwise.

After taking care of tasks we wanted to do at our cabin, we checked out at the checkpoint and drove back to Fairview and on to Price where we attended a meeting that was conducted by the combined efforts of the US National Forest, State of Utah DNR and Carbon County. Below is a brief summary of what we heard and is our interpretation by attending that meeting:

• As of yesterday morning the Seeley Fire has burned approximately 20,000 acres and is about 2 miles south of the Electric Lake Dam. It is burning on both sides of SR-31.
• A type 2 Fire fighting Team arrived on site yesterday & took over the management of the Seeley Fire. This team is the Eastern AZ Incident Management Team. All Great Basin Teams are actively dispatched to other fires in Utah and is the reason the AZ team was dispatched to the Seeley Fire.
• The effort to fight this fire is a “total suppression” effort. No area within the fire area has been or will be deemed as a “let burn” area.
• Seven helicopters will now be used to drop water to fight the fire along with occasional air tankers that will drop fire retardant as needed. Helicopter drops will be the major method to suppress this fire due to the rugged terrain.
• Ground fighting efforts will take place as needed to the degree that it can be done in a safe manner for firefighters.
• Multiple engines & ground firefighting crews will be used where possible to fight the fire in order to save structures. These crews will be assigned to specific structures that are deemed possible to save by safe firefighting efforts.
• There is a mandatory evacuation order in place for Clear Creek and Schofield.
• SR-96 from US Hwy 6 to Schofield is closed & will remain closed until the evacuation order is lifted. Residents of Clear Creek and Schofield will be escorted into their property & escorted back out for the purpose of quickly removing heirlooms, boats, trailers, ATVs, snowmobiles, etc. that may be removed quickly (approx. 15 minutes at property). Escort trips must be arranged for in advance of showing up at the roadblock on US Hwy 6. Escort appointments must be made thru the Carbon County Sherriff’s office. There will not be any escort trips allowed to the SPOA property thru Schofield. The only access to SPOA property will be from the Fairview (Sanpete County) side.
• The Skyline & Horizon mines are closed until further notice.
• Road closures & evacuation orders are the responsibility of the respective Counties & the State of Utah. The Type 2 Firefighting/Incident Team does not have authority to open or close roads.

There was no mention in the formal portion of the meeting about anything pertaining to Sanpete County and there was no official representation from Sanpete County at this meeting. However, after the formal meeting presentation concluded, there were several breakout stations where questions could be asked of the respective organization personnel. I was able to confirm that Sanpete County has identified the locations of the various subdivisions in Sanpete County such as Gooseberry Canyons (SPOA) and Fairview Lakes so that if it becomes necessary to have ground crews there to fight the fire the Type 2 Team will do so.

The best news from all of this is that the Type 2 Team is optimistic that it can establish a northern perimeter & contain the Seeley Fire’s march northward at some ridges south of Electric Lake. This optimism is contingent upon having cooperative weather with the prevailing winds continuing from the S & SW. The fire is obviously still in the hands of Mother Nature to the greatest degree. However, if the projections for weather patterns & firefighting efforts play out as expected then the authorities involved with the firefighting efforts do not believe that the fire will reach our SPOA property.

Again, I would recommend that you take whatever measures you feel are appropriate for your respective property ASAP since there is no guarantee how this Seeley Fire will ultimately behave. The Type 2 Team Manager did term the Seeley Fire as an “Angry Fire” that demands the highest respect for safety of all involved because it has all of the potential to behave in a very erratic way and its behavior will definitely be affected by changes in the weather.

I hope this helps each of you in some way to at least have more knowledge & be better informed.

Best regards,
Jeff Thomsen
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Re: Seeley Creek Fire

Post  Admin on Sat 30 Jun 2012, 1:06 pm

For latest info on the fire please visit Inciweb.org
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Pictures

Post  Admin on Sat 30 Jun 2012, 1:17 pm

Here are a few pictures that I took while going to the property on Friday 29th.








We did see one Fire fighting plane pass over our cabin while we were there.








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6-30-12 Update

Post  Jeff Thomsen on Sat 30 Jun 2012, 2:34 pm

6-30-12
Below is the latest update I received from the Fire Management Team
Regards,
Jeff Thomsen

Date started: Tuesday, 6/26/2012 5:30 a.m. Number of personnel: 268
Location: 15 miles NW of Huntington, Utah Equipment: 22 engines
Cause: Dry Lightning Aircraft: 3 helicopters
Size: 19,700 acres Hand Crews: 5 (20-person each)
Percent contained: 0% Estimated containment date: none
Injuries to date: none Cost to date: $608,655
Property threatened: Evacuated Communities, recreation facilities, guard stations, communication towers, utility lines, gas lines, coal mining facilities. No structures have been lost. Structure protection in place.

Fire Activity:
Incident Commander John Philbin’s Eastern Arizona Incident Management Team has taken command of this fire, bringing with them additional resources to supplement the local firefighters effort. A structure protection group and an air attack group are in place on the fire. More handcrews and aircraft to support them are on order. Extreme drought conditions, bark-beetle-killed trees, strong gusty and unpredictable winds are still driving the fire. Smoke conditions and directions continue to vary with the changing winds throughout the day and continuing overnight.

Significant Events:
Full suppression strategy continues on all fronts of this fire, and structure protection measures continue to hold. Crews have secured utility lines, gas lines and coal mining infrastructure within the fire perimeter.

Closures/Evacuations/Advisories:
Road closures include: SR-31 at Cleveland Reservoir and at Crandall Canyon. SR-284 at Electric Lake. SR-96 at SR-6. Fish Creek and Bear Ridge Roads at Scofield. No Forest Service Area Closure.

Evacuation areas include: Electric Lake, Scofield, Clear Creek, Hiawatha and several youth camps. A major oil and gas field has been shut down, and several working coal mines have been shut down, causing a hardship to the entire community. Carbon County Sheriff’s office is coordinating escorted visits into evacuation areas for immediate needs, please call 435-636-3746 for appointments.

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Re: Seeley Creek Fire

Post  Jeff Thomsen on Sun 01 Jul 2012, 7:38 pm

Latest Seeley Fire update from the Fire Team is shown below.
Regards,
Jeff Thomsen
 
  Eastern Arizona Incident Management Team
 
 
 
For Immediate Release​Fire Information Call Center: 435-687-3030
8:30 a.m. July 1, 2012​Media Calls at EOC:  435-636-3761
Evacuees please call Carbon County
Evacuation Coordinator:  435-636-3746
                                                                                 

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SEELEY Fire Update
 
Fire Facts
Date started: Tuesday, 6/26/2012 5:30 a.m.
Number of personnel: 379 (from all over the country)
Location: 15 miles NW of Huntington, Utah
Equipment:  19 engines  
Cause:   Dry Lightning
Aircraft:   8 helicopters (more on order)
Size:   20,175 acres
Hand Crews: 8 (20-person each)
Percent contained: 5 %
Estimated containment date:  none
Injuries to date:  none
Cost to date:  $1,082,472
Complexity of Incident:  John Philbin’s Eastern Arizona Type-2 Interagency Incident Management Team
Property threatened:  Several evacuated communities, 45 residences, recreation facilities, guard stations, communication towers, utility lines, gas lines, coal mining facilities.  Structure protection crews are in place. No structures have been lost on this fire.  Weather pattern projected to carry fire to the Northeast & South.
 
Fire Activity:
Increased fire behavior took place in the heavy 20-30 tons/acre bug-kill down dead timber on the southeast perimeter of the fire yesterday afternoon. Firefighters observed 200’ flame lengths, fire whorls, and ½ mile spotting.  Night shift crews provided structure protection for the evacuated town of Hiawatha.
Additional firefighting resources continue to arrive from around the country to fill requests for assistance.  A Structure Protection Group and an Air Attack Group are in place on the fire. More handcrews and aircraft to support them are on order. Extreme drought conditions, bark-beetle-killed trees, strong gusty and unpredictable winds are still driving the fire.  Smoke conditions and smoke plume directions continue to vary with the changing winds throughout the day and continuing overnight.
 
Significant Events:
The full suppression strategy that has been in place from the beginning will continue on all fronts of this fire.  Structure protection measures continue to hold, and no structures have been burned.  Crews have secured utility lines, gas lines and coal mining infrastructure within the fire perimeter.  
 
Closures/Evacuations/Advisories:
Road closures include:  SR-31 at Cleveland Reservoir and at Crandall Canyon.  SR-284 at Electric Lake.  SR-96 at SR-6. Fish Creek and Bear Ridge Roads at Scofield. No Forest Service Area Closure.
Evacuation areas include:  Electric Lake, Scofield, Clear Creek, Hiawatha and several youth camps.  A major oil and gas field has been shut down, and several working coal mines have been shut down, causing a hardship to the entire community.  Carbon County Sheriff’s office is coordinating escorted visits into evacuation areas for immediate needs, please call 435-636-3746 for appointments.

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Road Closure

Post  tysont20 on Tue 03 Jul 2012, 4:27 pm

It sounds like they have opened SR-264 to Electric Lake. Hopefully they will open SR-264 past Electric soon! Thanks for all of these updates.

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Re: Seeley Creek Fire

Post  Admin on Tue 03 Jul 2012, 5:32 pm

I would not count on them opening the road past Electric Lake any time soon. From what I have heard is they are not letting anybody past the county line on that road. The fire is moving north toward Electric Lake and is about 1.5 miles south and 3 miles east of the lake now. Please see the map below for the latest fire map. You can find this map and open it in Google Earth from this link. http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2953/

Anybody else wish there was an East/West connecting road yet?


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Road Closure

Post  tysont20 on Tue 03 Jul 2012, 5:48 pm

Thank you, that's good to know. Sounds like I won't plan on being up there this week then.

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Re: Seeley Creek Fire

Post  Admin on Tue 03 Jul 2012, 6:45 pm

Yep. They wont let you in right now. If we had the east west connection they would. From what we were told the West side owners can still get in for now.

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Re: Seeley Creek Fire

Post  Admin on Wed 04 Jul 2012, 12:22 am

Ok we just are coining down from the mountain. Right now we are able to get into both sides without a problem. Fire is just south of electric lake. But it is east of the lake getting very close to clear creek. If you need or want to get stuff out you may still have a day, two or three before the fire would reach our place. You never know what the fire is going to do though.

Let's hope and pray it doesn't reach us.

Good luck to us all.

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Re: Seeley Creek Fire

Post  Admin on Wed 04 Jul 2012, 1:14 am

Jeff Thomsen was told today by the sanpete county fire marshall to make sure the gates were locked open so fire personnel could get into the association if it is needed. The east and west gates have been locked so open please do not attempt the cut those locks and close the gates. It's our only hope that the fire fighters will go in and try to protect our structures.

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Re: Seeley Creek Fire

Post  tysont20 on Wed 04 Jul 2012, 10:26 am

Let's hope if needed the firefighters will go in and try to save all the cabins. It seems that having the west entrance road connected would be a good idea. It's almost a safety issue. In the case of an evacuation it would be better to have two was out. Thanks again for the update. My brother has a trailer up there that we are going to go try to rescue today, hopefully they will still let us in. Was there any road blocks you had to go through?

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Re: Seeley Creek Fire

Post  Admin on Wed 04 Jul 2012, 10:41 am

As of last night the road blocks were gone.

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Re: Seeley Creek Fire

Post  tysont20 on Wed 04 Jul 2012, 10:43 am

Awesome. If we find out or see anything new I'll let you know.

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Latest update from the Fire Managment Team

Post  Admin on Thu 05 Jul 2012, 11:21 am

Seeley Fire Update
Fire Facts
Date started: Tuesday, 6/26/2012 5:30 a.m. Number of personnel: 690 national resources
Location: 15 miles NW of Huntington, Utah Equipment: 22 engines
Cause: Dry Lightning Aircraft: 8 helicopters
Size: 42,126 (65.8 square miles) Hand Crews: 15 (20-person each)
Percent contained: 17% Dozers: 2
Projected Spread: North and Northeast Water Tenders: 14
Management Strategy: Full Suppression Estimated containment date: none
Injuries to date: none Cost to date: $3,846,672

Weather Forecast: A moist trough of low pressure has developed over the area continuing to bring an increased chance of erratic winds and possible dry lightning.

Property threatened: Several evacuated communities, 250 residences, 15 commercial properties, 500 outbuildings, recreation facilities, communication towers, utility lines, gas lines, coal mining facilities.

Wednesday’s Fire Activity: Seeley Mountain on the southwest side showed little smoke toady as most of the dead and down fuels have now burned out. Fire crews continued to monitor a spot fire on the west side of Seeley Ridge. A handcrew used direct attack to build an additional section of fireline on the west side of the fire near Candland Mountain. Overall risk to structures on the west side of the fire has significantly diminished. Hughes Canyon continued to burn as it has for the past couple of days. A burnout operation was completed on a southeast slope all the way to the top of the ridge. This is part of the plan to establish a good solid blackline for containment of the fire along the north perimeter. This has helped to keep the fire south of the community of Clear Creek. An additional burnout operation was also initiated which established a solid blackline at the north to northeast fire perimeter along the pipeline easement and into Bob Wright Canyon. Fire activity remains low along the east to southeast side of the fire with crews continuing to patrol and mop-up. Smoke continued to be visible from stringers of dead spruce burning near the southern edge of the fireline.

Today: Weather conditions permitting, burnout operations will continue to be executed from the northwest to northeast corner of the fire. Residents can expect to see smoke over the Huntington Creek, Castle Valley and Bob Wright Canyon areas. A handcrew will continue to improve existing and build additional fireline near Candland Mountain. Crews will continue with mop-up and patrol along the east, southern, and southwest perimeter of the fire. Structure protection remains in place if needed.

Closures/Evacuations/Advisories: Road closures include: SR-31 at Crandall Canyon and at Miller Flat, FS-014 from Miller Flat Road south to Potters Flat, SR-122 at junction of SR-10, SR-139W at the railroad tracks, SR-96 and SR-6, FR-150 south of Tucker Rest Area on SR-6. SR-264 at Flat CanyonReservoir. Evacuation areas include: Electric Lake, Scofield, Clear Creek, Hiawatha, Cleveland campground, Miller Flat Reservoir and Hog Flat areas, and several youth camps. Carbon County Sheriff’s office is coordinating escorted visits into evacuation areas for immediate needs. Please call 435-636-3746 for appointments.

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Message to the members

Post  Admin on Thu 05 Jul 2012, 12:13 pm

A message to the members from the President has been posted on the website. Skyline website message

Also here is the latest map of what the fire has consumed.


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Update July 6th

Post  Admin on Fri 06 Jul 2012, 10:21 am

Rain Event on Thursday Helps, Does Not Extinguish Fire
Incident: Seeley Fire Wildfire
Released: 12 hrs. ago

The ridge of high pressure anchored across western Texas pushed moisture across Utah and the Seeley Fire today. The widespread wetting rain dropped 0.15 to 0.3 inches of rain on the fire.

It may appear this amount of moisture could extinguish the Seeley Fire, but that is not the case.

Burnout operations planned to halt the northern movement of the fire were not completed. Firefighters will need to wait for better weather conditions to complete the containment lines along the northern perimeter.

Weather conditions are now predicted to revert to a warming, drying period with lower relative humidities. Warmer weather will dry out vegetation in the fire area in the next 2-3 days, returning the Seeley Fire to more active fire behavior and growth.

Containment has not been met and as a result the evacuated communities of Clear Creek and Scofield, adjacent coal mines and utility improvements remain at risk. Firefighters have four miles of containment line to complete and 40 miles of fireline to cold trail before containment is achieved.



Seeley Fire Update
Fire Facts
Date started: Tuesday, 6/26/2012 5:30 a.m. Number of personnel: 638 national resources
Location: 15 miles NW of Huntington, Utah Equipment: 21 engines from all over the country
Cause: Dry Lightning Aircraft: 8 helicopters
Size: 48,449 acres, (76 square miles) Hand Crews: 14 (20-person each)
Percent contained: 21% Dozers: 2
Projected Spread: North and West Water Tenders: 14
Management Strategy: Full Suppression Estimated containment date: 7/15/2012
Injuries to date: none Cost to date: $4,602,505

Weather Forecast: A moist trough of low pressure remains over the area continuing to bring an increased chance of erratic winds and possible dry lightning. High pressure ridge to redevelop by the weekend.

Property threatened: Several evacuated communities, 250 residences, 15 commercial properties, 500 outbuildings, recreation facilities, communication towers, utility lines, gas lines, coal mining facilities.

Thursday’s Fire Activity: 0.4 to 0.6 inch of precipitation was received over the fire which slowed burnout operations on the west and north fire perimeters. Seeley Mountain on the southwest side showed little smoke as fuels have mostly burned out, coupled with the rain. A handcrew continued direct attack working on a section of fireline on the west side of the fire near Candland Mountain. Burnout operations, to protect structures, between Coal Canyon and Cox Canyon near Electric Lake were successful near the northwest perimeter. Overnight winds on Wednesday pushed the fire north but the movement was checked in Snyder Canyon. A spot fire in Magazine Canyon is being monitored. The main fire remains south of the community of Clear Creek. The burnout operation initiated on Wednesday established a solid blackline at the north perimeter along the pipeline easement. Crews worked late on the burnout until fuels became too moist to burn. Due to the rain, fuels became less burnable on the east side of the burnout and crews were able to go direct and finish the line. Crews were also able to increase containment between Second Water and Bob Wright Canyons. There was little to no fire activity along the fire’s east to southeast perimeter. Firefighters worked near Gentry Mountain and finished constructing direct line on the south perimeter. Fire continues to back down through a small stand of dead spruce close to State Route 31.

Today: Weather conditions permitting, burnout operations will continue to be executed from the northwest to northeast corner of the fire. Residents may see smoke over Huntington Creek, Castle Valley and Bob Wright Canyon. Handcrews will continue to improve existing and build additional fireline near Candland Mountain. Crews plan additional work on containment lines in Bob Wright Canyon and around the stand of dead burning spruce close to State Route 31. Crews will continue with mop-up and patrol along the east, southern, and southwest perimeter of the fire. Structure protection remains in place if needed.

Closures/Evacuations/Advisories: Road closures include: SR-31 at Crandall Canyon and at Miller Flat, FS-014 from Miller Flat Road south to Potters Flat, SR-122 at junction of SR-10, SR-139W at the railroad tracks, SR-96 and SR-6. SR-264 at Flat Canyon Reservoir. Evacuation areas include: Electric Lake, Scofield, Clear Creek, Cleveland campground, Miller Flat Reservoir and Hog Flat areas, and several youth camps. Hiawatha has been re-opened to residents only. Access to a coal load out facility at Wattis was also reopened. Carbon County Sheriff’s office is coordinating permitted escorted visits into evacuation areas for immediate needs. Please call 435-636-3746 to request an appointment with an officer.

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Fire Crew Availability to Property

Post  STorgersen on Sat 07 Jul 2012, 12:57 am

I just finished reading Jeff's letter on the website. It would really be a shame if the fire crews were to refuse enter the SPOA property due to safety issues (i.e., a secondary exit) and all we can do is pray for rain.

It's also a shame that we have upset our neighbors to the North and South to the point they will not allow SPOA members and fire crews to exit through thier properties in an emergency.

It is also upsetting that the safety and property of neighbors on the East is of no consequence to those on the West side. Perhaps if the fire does reach the SPOA property it will continue down the ridge and no one will be winners in that situation either East or West.

Board Members: Isn't there a compromise to the situation that could be worked out for the benefit of all?

Thanks to those who have been posting up information related to the fire and other events.

Please excuse my venting, but we now have a real and credible threat? It's time to bury the hatchet and make the subdivision safe for the firefighters as well as for ourselves.

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Attention SPOA members:Egress to the West side

Post  cbench on Sun 08 Jul 2012, 10:55 pm

SPOA Members,

After reading the latest information from our Association President Jeff Thomsen and others there are several items we feel should be brought to every members attention. Please note, it is unfortunate that our President and Board of Directors have to deal with this situation and be threatened or intimidated by individuals that do not agree with each other’s position. For that we apologize and hope everyone can work together, compromise and find a solution quickly. Let us remember that we should be respectful and helpful in finding solutions to create a safe environment for our families within these association boundaries. We should all remember and make sure that our actions and suggestions be for the benefit of the whole and avoid anything contrary. It should also be noted that any connection between the West and East sides would benefit both equally in times of catastrophe or times of recreation. Below is information that we (several property owners in the SPOA) have discovered over the past three years with regard to egress between the East and West sides of our Association.

1) An association road currently exists that was used in the past to connect the East and West sides. On the attached map this road is labeled “Wimmer Way” and “Westside Pass”. This road was part of the association from its inception. This road was damaged after the floods of ’84 due to a 50’ slide that removed part of it. It has been “said” that the Board took a vote and chose not to reopen the road.
2) Last spring we investigated this road that is located on the West side of our association and have discovered that much of the road is still being used and maintained. For example, a slide occurred in the spring of 2011 on the lower half of this road accessible from the West side and was repaired with new culverts within weeks of this slide occurring. We also found that there were a number of water tanks recently installed along its edge. The road minus the old slide areas would be passable once deadfall and overgrowth of small trees were removed. We spoke with contractors familiar with road construction and they believe repair would be feasible. We believe this work could be accomplished in one or two days.
3) We then went to the Sanpete County offices and obtained the subdivision Plat map on file, which defines the association roads. The Plat map on file with the county and county Fire Warden’s map shows that the road in question is still an active association road.
4) Our next step was to review all Board meeting minutes from 1983 to the late 1990’s to determine if a Board vote to close this road had occurred. To our surprise, the only reference regarding the road in question stated that the Board wanted to review their options further before making any decisions regarding repair. During our discovery process we were unable to find any meeting minutes referring to the Board of Directors or Association Members voting to repair or close this road.
It is our conclusion that without minutes supporting any action to be taken this road should be treated as any other association road. Furthermore, SPOA Bylaws and SPOA Restrictive Covenants do not grant the Board of Directors authority to open or close association roads, only to “accept them in their present condition, and hereafter maintain them”(SPOA Restrictive Covenants, pg 2, #Cool. Based on the evidence we have reviewed this is still an active association road and should be fully repaired to usable condition.

We understand that many feel that individual property rights would be trampled by repairing this road. However, it is our opinion that property rights are not infringed upon because the association roads were in existence prior to the subdivision being finalized and approved by the county as outlined in the Restrictive Covenants. Individual property owners that have an association road on their property grant access rights to all SPOA members to use the road regardless of what their personal opinions are.

It is our hope that we can simply repair the damaged portion of this road and give our Association members that are on the East and West side a way to escape in a catastrophe and a way to visit our neighbors and mend what is presently broken.

We encourage a healthy, civil and informed discussion on this topic and encourage everyone to set their personal biases and feelings aside. If other FACTS are available that can be substantiated and proved, we would ask that these be made available to everyone so that informed decisions can be made. Too many discussions have centred on less than factual information, speculation and opinions. Every member of this association has the same rights and no one should feel that their voice does not matter or be intimidated or belittled for speaking up.

Sincerely,

Ralph and Lynda Bench (11A)
Tyler and Katie Bench (11A)
Carl and Megann Bench (12A)
Scott Bench (12A)
Allen and Andrea Day (12B)

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RE: Attention SPOA members:Egress to the West side

Post  nielsen106 on Mon 09 Jul 2012, 2:30 pm

Thank you for taking the time to post this information. We also agree and can state that the information is correct. Could you send this post in the email thread that Scott Halton or Chad Thomsen sent recently so that more owners can be aware and know of this information on the egress road. Not as many owners come onto the forum.

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RE: Attention SPOA members:Egress to the West side

Post  nielsen106 on Mon 09 Jul 2012, 3:23 pm

It is time to make our association roads in compliance with how Sanpete County views them. The road that was closed without proper authorization should be restored. I hope it can be done with cooperation and understanding that we are making our association more safe by doing so. Other egress roads should still be considered as well. State DNR has a GPS mapped egress road alternative at the end of Nina's Way that was pending owner approval to be paid by grant money. As mentioned by others, better relations need to be established with the owners to the North and South of the association so that we can improve those roads to be used in emergency only situations. We need cooperating owners and a cooperating Board to accomplish addressing the need for egress roads.

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Map of Wimmer Way

Post  mccarter2 on Tue 10 Jul 2012, 10:51 pm

Dear Bench family. Could you send me a copy of the map mentioned in your post. I am in the process of filling out a Wildland mitigation permit and I need to show two routes for exit. Even if the road is not passable at present, the intention to provide a second exit may be enough to get approval.

Kim McCarter mkmhome@xmission.com

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July 11th Fire Update

Post  Admin on Thu 12 Jul 2012, 9:22 am

July 11th Fire Update

I was told yesterday, July 11, by the Fire Management Team that they believe there is no longer an imminent threat to our property from the Seeley Wildfire; therefore they said we could secure our gates once again. They will notify me if the fire status changes so I can re-open the gates if necessary. I traveled up to the property and removed the chains & locks from both gates last evening that held the gates open.

The gates are once again secured by the SPOA locks. Even though the fire is listed to be 87% contained, smoke was still clearly visible laying all around the middle to south end of Electric Lake. It rained while I was there, but the fire is continuing to smolder for sure.

100% containment is still anticipated by next week.

Jeff Thomsen
Skyline Property Owners Association President

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