There have been a number of volunteers who have contributed to various work projects in the community this fall. Their efforts have been significant, saved the community lots of dollars and contributed to our driving and lifestyle comfort.
Jim Derowitz has been filling potholes in E-section all fall, as needed, using his tractor to move material to the needed locations.
Greg Parks has hand shoveled material into his pickup and then filled potholes on Alder Loop and the main road.
Jeff Smith has been coordinating with Snohomish County PUD to get a troublesome power pole moved out of the path of the landslide and to a safer location. This is the pole that caused so many outages last winter.
Paul brought his portable welder to the gate location, raised the gate above snow level and strengthened the hinge design. Hopefully we won’t have any more problems with a sagging and dragging gate.
Jay Karlstrom has been using Rex Harmon’s tractor to move material and fill potholes on the access road to E-section all summer and fall.
A number of A-section folks have stepped up to help manage the road work and coordinate with the USFS in that area.
Many thanks to all those who are helping to make this season as safe and comfortable as possible!
Don’t be shy about helping out. I see lots of culverts that need cleaning out and there will always be potholes. If you have a talent you could lend to the community please let a board member know.
Submitted by Mark Haenlein
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Next MIRCC Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for at the Index Fire Station. Please join us for committee updates and budget status report. See you then!
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A-section residents should be happy to hear that grading and road work went well today and we are on our way back to having safe drivable roads. We will continue to work on our roads adding asphalt grindings and/or gravel as needed. All road work is being done as weather permits. Please help do your part by keeping your speed down. Slower speeds greatly increases the time it takes for pot holes and washboards to form.
Gary HubbardA-Sec Road Manager
COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS CONFIRMED -- In our continuing efforts to better serve the community and focus our volunteer efforts more efficiently the MIRCC Board of Directors has made the following committee assignments:
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: BUDGET, FINANCE & ASSESSMENTS
Mark Bollman, President
Earl Van Buskirk, Vice President
Mark Haenlein, Secretary
Phil Reichel, Treasurer
(Responsibilities: Emergency Response, Snow Removal, Bridge Safety, Gate Keepers, Tow Truck)
Mark Haenlein, Committee Chair and Road Manager
Cameron Elias, Assistant Road Road Manager
Tom Grenier, Dave MacFarlane
CANYON FALLS TO SR-2
Earl Van Buskirk, Chair
Mark Bollman, Mark Haenlein, Gary Johnson
(Responsibilities: Emergency Response, Snow Removal, Tow Truck, McCall Creek)
Gary Hubbard, Patty Harbaugh,
Mat Williams, CJ Holmes
USFS ROAD 6020 Lynne Kelly
BYLAWS, ETHICS, LEGAL
Gary Johnson, Chair
Don Larsen, Mark Haenlein, Earl Van Buskirk
Phil Reichel, Chair
Julia Akin, Don Larsen
Julia Akin, Chair
Phil Reichel, Don Larsen
PAYTAN CREEK BRIDGE
Julia Akin, CJ Holmes
We look forward to hearing from you if you have ideas or suggestions a specific committee should consider. Thank you for your input!
Respectfully Submitted by
Mt. Index Riversites Community Club, Inc. PO Box 177, Index, WA 98256
NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMUNITY MEETING
September 24, 2014
I am writing to you on behalf of the MIRCC Board of Directors to ask for your help. At our last meeting the board voted to establish a “committee to make recommendations regarding below- slide road issues” to ensure that MIRCC is responsive to the needs of our downstream neighbors. Of the 13 current board members 11 are from above Sunset Falls and access their property over the new Canyon Falls Bridge so we no longer drive the first two miles of Mt. Index Road.
Since the massive mudslide that divided our community last winter our focus has been to restore access by building a new bridge at Canyon Falls. We are proud of the board members who stepped up and donated their time to make the new bridge a reality. But now we are faced with the equally daunting task of paying back the debt over the next four years exclusively with assessment funds from upstream owners, while continuing to explore and implement solutions for permanent access to Hwy 2.
Meanwhile, as winter fast approaches there is growing concern about ongoing road maintenance needs in your neighborhood as well as a need to plan for snow removal and emergency management in case of flood or other natural disaster. With all of this in mind, I am inviting you to join me in a focus-group discussion to consider the future of road maintenance and management in your sections of MIR below Sunset Falls.
Please mark your calendar and plan to bring your best ideas and suggestions to the Index Fire Station at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 4th immediately following our regular monthly business meeting. There will be time to hear from everyone and we will make sure all comments are noted and reported to the Board of Directors before any critical decisions are made. We look forward to hearing your thoughts and concerns next Saturday or feel free to email email@example.com to let me know how you would like to help improve our community.
Mark Bollman MIRCC President
FYI Aug Fincancials posted see Documents on the left hand side