You may have noticed that the burn pit is still full and has not yet been burned this winter.
The decision of when to burn is up to the Hartsel Fire Department which is also who conducts the burn. The Fire Department has criteria for when they can safely do the burn and with the lack of snow this winter there has not been an opportunity to burn it. They need snow cover that has sufficient moisture in it, we just have not seen that this year.
This will have a major impact when or if we will be able to open the burn pit this spring and summer. We are hoping for a large spring snow storm so the burn can happen soon. Even if the burn happened today it will be a month or two before it cools down enough where we can again start dumping into it.
If we do not get a safe opportunity to burn it soon, the burn pit could very likely be closed this summer. I would suggest we prepare for that to happen. At this time, we do not see the burn pit opening this April as originally planned.
We will update you when we know more but everyone may want to look for other options this summer.
RORA Board of Directors
This year we will have two open Board Members positions on the ballot. The Board meets the second Saturday of each month to discuss and address any issues going on and take care of general needs of the association. If you want to have some input and help set direction for the association I would recommend you consider running for the Board.
If you would like to run for a Board of Directors position, please send an email by June 1st, 2018 to email@example.com to let us know. Include a short bio that we can use in the Summer Newsletter. We welcome your participation and interest.