Thought for the month:
Sow an act and you reap a habit, sow a habit and you reap a character, sow a character and you reap a destiny. James Allen (28 November 1864 – 24 January 1912) was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books
Hall – Septic tank has been located. It is steel, approximately 800 gallon capacity and pretty much rusted out. It is out about 8 feet from the building and about 2 feet under the surface.
Projects in priority order:
Roof on SE end of building needs patched – completed 11/2020
Mower shed – In progress
Rear yard becoming too rough for mowing. Needs renovation – In progress, moles need trapped
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 (inside and out)
Kitchen and dining hall floors need refinished
Agriculture - Hazel nut industry is facing a second mutated blight strain on the east coast that appears to be capable of wiping out our resistant trees. The new strain is so far confined to the area East of the Rocky Mountains. Please avoid bringing any hazelnut related plant material into Oregon. Some east coast nurseries are selling such stock on line in spite of a quarantine. If you see trees for sale from outside of Oregon please bring it to the Master’s attention.
Education – Governor has changed the school closure rules to advisory and put teaches at the head of the line for vaccine, essentially punting the issue to local school boards. While individual schools are probably in the best position to make this decision, the schools will have to balance benefit to children against possible liability and risks to staff. Be a hot time at the school board meeting this month!
Legislative – Another special session (third one) is in the history books. Resulted in passing all four proposed bills by large margins. Minority party complaints again centered around limited public input due both to speed of the session and virus containment measures. Some protests were violent this time around.
Pomona Report – Elections postponed, master and secretary will not serve again. Volunteers needed.
Community Service – State fire Marshal’s office is launching a program to provide smoke detectors to folks that don’t have and/or can’t afford them. I am coordinating/installing for St. Paul if you know of someone who needs them, particularly if children are going unprotected.
Communications, Quarterly Report Approval
Bills - I have none
Group photo for website – tabled till spring
Hall remodeling cleanup– ramp toe boards, lobby paint
Bike rodeo for spring – no report yet
Reopening party – tabled till spring
Good of the Order: