HOA Meeting November 13

To all SLE Homeowners:

The fall meeting will be held on Monday, November 13th at 6:30PM at the Timberlake High School. The following is the agenda for the meeting:

Committee Reports
Old Business
New Business

We have requested a second podium for members to stand at while speaking in an effort to ensure everyone attending the meeting can hear what is being said. We will place a sign up sheet for anyone requesting to address the board. Questions and comments will be limited to two minutes to allow everyone who wants to speak a chance to be heard within the time frame of our meeting. We respectfully request that all members maintain a polite and professional demeanor to facilitate a productive meeting.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Sincerely,

Spirit Lake East Board of Directors

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Road Preparation For Winter

All Spirit Lake East Residents. We need your help getting our roads ready for plowing snow. There are many limbs overhanging our roads that can and have damaged windshields and mirrors on our trucks. The road committee does not have the time nor resources to remove all of them. Fell free to remove any and all overhanging branches, trees growing in ditches and on banks, and down trees on road edges and ditches. This will allow us to better remove snow.

Please DO NOT attempt to remove any tree that could possibly touch a power line. Call Kootenai Electric or a Road Committee member and we will contact them.

We also need volunteers for other tasks on occasion for various task like working on a truck, help organize our SLE shop, or a little carpentry work.
Two of our residents repaired our road grader tire chains this summer and saved us $600. Most tasks take only a few hours and can make a lot of difference in our operations. If you are willing to help send an e-mail road at jessblocker43@gmail.com ,or call (208)623-6001.

We are in need of at least one more backup snowplow operator for this winter. The ideal candidate would live in Spirit Lake East, be retired, know something about driving a dump truck, and be willing to start work about 5 AM. We will teach you how to operate the truck.

Jess Blocker, SLE Committee Chair

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Excavator Needed

Hello Spirit Lake East Residents,

The Road Committee needs use of an 18,500 pound excavator for about 5 days so they can stockpile sand and gravel for the winter. We can rent an excavator from a commercial dealer but the cost is a bit high and we would rather do business with an SLE resident, if possible.

So, if anyone within the community has an excavator they would like to rent out to the HOA or even run themselves for the HOA Road Committee, please contact the Road Committee Chair, Jeff Evans at roads@spiritlakeeast.org.

Also, if any of you have other equipment you feel may be useful in maintaining the common areas of SLE and you are willing to have it rented, or you are willing to volunteer a bit and assist with any type of community maintenance, please let us know.

This is our community and every bit of help is appreciated to keep it safe and beautiful.

Thank you,

SLE Board and the Road Committee

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Community Road Cleanup

Hello,

I hope all of you are enjoying your summer here in Spirit Lake East! It has been hot, but even as hot as it is, winter is still right around the corner. I am sure most of us are busy with summer chores and, hopefully some fun, while still getting ready for the snow that will be here before we know it.

That being said, one of the items that would be great to have on everyone’s list of “things to do before the white stuff arrives” is clearing the dead branches and low hanging trees from the edges of your property near the roads. Dead brush and branches are a fire hazard in the summer and loose branches and the low hanging trees interfere with snow removal in the winter.

Last winter a low branch heavy with snow fell as the grader was passing and it hit the front window of the cab, breaking it. When the driver got out to move the branch, a second branch fell behind the cab of the grader lodging the grader in place. The driver had to call for help and get a chainsaw to extricate the machine from the trees.

On other occasions the side mirrors of our plow trucks have been hit and damaged by tree branches sticking out over the road because the snow is weighing them down. These accidents cost all of us money and time and we would love to avoid more damage to the communities equipment this year.

If everyone walks the perimeter of their property near the road and cleans up as much as they can it will make snow removal faster and easier and help save the HOA time and money. By clearing dead branches and trees near the edge of the road, it also allows us to push the snow further off the roadway which prevents the roads from narrowing due to too much snow being piled up.

If you need assistance then email the board and we will put out a notice for volunteers. If anyone would like to volunteer to assist with a property clean-up, than please email the Road Committee Chair, Jeff Evans at roads@spiritlakeeast.org or any of the Board Members and let them know, or you can post that you are available to help those that need it directly to the Spirit Lake Neighborhood site.

It is also important to keep our road signs visible by clearing any tree limbs or bushes that may be obstructing them, so if you have a road sign on the edge of your property please ensure it is easily seen by drivers.

If we work together as a community we can get our community ready for the snow and have a beautiful white winter with wonderful roads!

Thank you for your help,

SLE Board and Road Chair

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Weed Abatement Spray Update

Weed abatement spraying scheduled for Monday morning 5th June ( as long as winds stay as predicted ).  Drying time for spray is 6-8 hours for normal temps.

Capt. Jeff

Road Committee Chair

 

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Board Meeting Change

The informal board meeting has been changed to Friday, June 2 at 5:30. This is for the current board members and for those who would like to join the board. Please read the Bylaws to make sure you qualify to be on the board before applying. We will also be going through the Bylaws to make sure everyone knows their responsibilities. If you plan to attend, please R.S.V.P. to pamela@pamelaworks4u.com

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HOA Phone

Hi All,

There is an issue with the HOA Phone. The phone has completely died and will not be back up and running for about a week.

You can reach each Board Member via the contact list on the web site if you need to get a hold of us before the phone is up and running again.

Thank you,

SLE HOA

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