Hall – Remodeling cleanup– ramp toe boards and handrails still need secured.
Septic tank has been uncovered. It is smaller than I thought, about 400 gallon capacity and pretty much rusted out with the top sagging down. The outlet pipe is clay tile headed straight for the neighbors yard. Grant application has been turned in. Estimated costs in grant application:
Commercial Permit - $1,100
Tank and accessories – Concrete $4,000
Pipe - $2/ft. Quantity depends on drain field location $1000
Excavator – Aprox. $350/day $700
Bedding rock – 10 yards at $40/Cu. Yd. - $400
Cash Costs $7,200
Guesstimated Contractor Cost $14-20K
Mower shed posts are up, metal skin and lumber is on site
Projects in priority order:
Mower shed – In progress
Rear yard - In progress, moles need trapped, anyone have mulch?
Septic tank needs replaced - Summer 2021 project plus:
Parking bumpers need anchored - Summer 2021 project
Ped path to front door needs pea gravel - Summer 2021 project
Front doors are coming apart at bottom, need glued and painted.
Entrance porch needs refinished
Dance hall floor will need re-oiled for 2021
Dance hall seating upholstery stained, needs replaced - Deferred until Covid resolved.
Northeast side roofing screws
Kitchen needs exhaust fan
Need new rugs in front entry – Done! Thanks to Vicki
Kitchen and dining hall floors need refinished
Agriculture - The ice storm has wrecked considerable damage on trees and trellises in the north valley area, not to mention the power grid. Older hazelnut and Oak trees were hit especially hard. Several hundred acres of hazelnuts will have to be grubbed out and replanted and many of the remnant valley oak groves were badly damaged. Department of Agriculture is of course offering free (tax) money to offset some of the losses.
Education – Vaccinations of teachers and school staff are proceeding but state has deemed more folks eligible for shots than there are shots available, which has caused competition between groups, long lines and difficulty in obtaining appointments for shots, particularly for those not tech savvy. Whether a majority of schools reopen this year remains to be seen.
Legislative – The regular session is in progress but looks anything but regular. Testimony on pending legislation has been almost entirely remote or written and committee meetings are being broadcast for those interested. This years attempts to open up EFU zoned areas to suburban housing and other uses include:
Senate Bill 16 Housing on EFU Lands in Eastern Oregon Border Region (Nyssa Area)
Senate Bill 559 Goat Yoga bill
Pomona Report – ?
Community Service – ?
Communications – Quarterly Report Approval
Bills - I have one for mower shed materials
UNFINISHED BUINESS: Group photo for website – tabled till spring
Bike rodeo for spring – I am not able to pursue this issue until the septic tank is resolved.
Reopening party – Magician using the hall for rehearsal is willing to do a show for the community at Maplewood. Make it part of a reopening party?
Good of the Order:
Thought for the month:
There is one thing that is generally safe from plagiarism, self denial. G.K. Chesterson