Let’s start off with an apology for the late newsletter. We need to get better at pushing the required information to owners.
Winter is in full swing; the snowfall this year could have been spread out just a little more and we could have fared better. Close to 20 inches in one night hit us hard 2/13/19. Senior Staff say only two other times has it been this deep in the past 18 years. A downed power line and a failed sump pump, no electricity or phones quickly followed. Several roof jacks, lights and other hardware departed the buildings with the snow as it slid off. We did what we could to mitigate damages. With so much to work on and no answers at the time, all activities got delayed for two weeks. Several trees have gone down and we are making progress to get it all cleaned up.
We sent out reports as we got information. Some of you want to be better informed. I understand that discussion. We will do what we can with what we have available. We here never put out “The Ranch is closed”. This winter storm we ask if you are not self-contained you delay or cancel your visit to the Ranch. Water and sewer were limited with the power loss, we cannot pump Propane without electricity. The gate system was inoperable, our computer systems were inoperable and we resorted to the good old fashioned “Pen and Paper”. Now just because we here on the Ranch have the leeway to move a crab feed and a fishing derby, we still have an obligation to meet our business requirements. The State of California and the Federal Government still have requirements to have our business taxes filed. The CPA contract for our annual audit has to be approved, the funds to move us forward after the above-mentioned maintenance requirements, the printing of the P&L statements. The BOD only meets monthly and we as a business are following Roberts Rules. So, we had to push forward with our meeting. We do have the ability to power anything and everything on the Ranch with the proper funding for generators and electrical contractors, we could operate off grid. We have only lost power three times this year. It would not be a smart investment of your money to make off grid a reality. We do think it definitely needs attention and this issue is getting the attention needed.
We as a whole are getting back to the basics such as owner information and hand book rules. Please do your part to abide by the rules.
Now, for the good parts, we have several LIVE Music dates this year. There are major owner events scheduled at a minimum of once a month. In March we had the kids fishing derby and crab feed followed by a live performance from Flat Busted in our Recreation Center. St. Patrick’s Day will be a live band and more fun. We are hosting PAINTBALL every third weekend, we rent the equipment from town so if you want to play get your reservations in by the Wednesday before, if we field enough to play it is GAME ON.
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Your Ranch Manager,