It is a punishable offense to allow possible cross contamination
of water systems. This occurs when water from a home, sprinkler
system, hose, RV , etc. flows back into the system.
There are still many owners who have not complied with the
numerous requests to install back flow preventers! This is not a
matter of personal choice. It is a requirement that must be met.
We plan to have these available for purchase at the annual
meeting. They will also be available from the board throughout the
They are inexpensive and easy to install.
DATE: July 2, 2016
PLACE: Garden City Offices
TIME: 10:00 am
Please Plan to attend!
A porta potty will be placed near the lower playground. Please
remind family and guests not to abuse this convenience.
Please consider running for the board, if you would be willing to
volunteer your time and skills. Send an email or letter to Kay if
you are interested.
Board Members who are running this year are:
Bob Moore Curtis Stromberg
Carol Vigil Paul Ellsworth
Please make sure that your lots are free of weeds and debris. If
you cannot do the work yourself we do have some local companies that
have agreed to do the work for a fee.
The code that could be used to enter the pool has been
deactivated. You must now use you key card to enter.
Key replacements are $15.00 and will require the deactivation of
the originally issued key.
GOLF CART PARADE
DATE: July 2, 2016
TIME: 5:00 pm
The speed limit throughout the park is 10mph. Please adhere to
Stop signs are for everyone’s safety! STOP!
BREAKFAST IN THE PARK
DATE: June 25, 2016
TIME: 8:30 am
DATE: August 20, 2016
Please plan to come at 5:00 to get to know new neighbors and
renew old friendships!
Bring a family size side dish to share. Dinner will be served at
All dogs must be on a leash.
Dogs barking excessively, chasing people and/or exhibiting other
aggressive behaviors are the owner’s liability.
Clean up your pets waste from common areas and roadways.
|This is an excerpt
from the BLWC minutes explaining their stance on responsibility for
water lines in the park.
Confusion over Who is Responsible ~
One issue is that there is a widespread feeling within the
Trailer Park that the Water Company is responsible for the water
lines right up to and including the faucet that serves their
trailer. The reason for that feeling likely comes from the fact that
the original Park developer planned the Park to be a transient area
for campers and trailers who would come, stay for a few or several
days, and then leave. As a result, the Park developer(s) ran the
water lines randomly through the area with no record of location and
with the assumption that any water system problem could be fixed
simply by moving any trailers that might be in the way of needed
repair work. In that type of a situation the Park operator assumed
responsibility for the entire water system up to and including the
hydrants to which trailer owners connected and used as their
culinary water source.
Once people began to purchase individual lots and install
trailers and/or units more or less permanently with landscaping and
elevation walls, the individual owner’s relationship to the water
system changed. Trailers are now extremely difficult or impossible
to move, and any water system repairs that have to be done on the
owner’s property can result in damage to those things that have been
constructed or installed by the property owner as improvements to
the property owner’s lot or residence.
The policy of the Water Company throughout its service area is
that it is responsible for main lines in the system and laterals up
to the individual customer’s property line. Anything on the
customer’s side of the property line is the responsibility of the
customer. There are exceptions in the Trailer Park because instead
of water mains having been run in roadways, we sometimes find that
water lines installed by the original Trailer Park developer run
across what is now private property. Sometimes water mains even run
under trailers and/or out buildings. In those cases, the Water
Company is responsible either to repair or reroute the mainline that
crosses private property. That is the reason that the Water Company
has been gradually installing new main lines in the Trailer Park
streets with laterals to the property line where setters and meters
will be installed. There is no use doing that work, however, if
individual property owners refuse to purchase the meter so that they
can hook into the new line. It is important to note that in all
other areas of the BLWC service area, property owners pay a $3,000
connection fee which includes the cost of installing the lateral
line from the water main to the property line plus purchasing and
installing the meter barrel, the setter, and the meter. When a new
water main is installed in a Trailer Park street the property owner
is only asked to pay for the meter (currently $235) plus take care
of the connection between the meter and the trailer.
Terry Allen proposed that the same policy be followed in the
Trailer Park as in the rest of the BLWC Service Area. We are
responsible for the main lines and the laterals up to the property
line. Main lines that run across private property are a special
situation and will be handled as deemed appropriate by the Water
All lots must be cleared of weeds and debris by June 30, 2016.
This includes weeds on all four sides of the lot(s) .
Broken down or damaged decks and sheds need to be repaired.
dump limbs, weeds,
leaves, or junk on common land!
Fine letters will be issued after June 30, 2016.
POWER IS THE ABILITY TO DO GOOD THINGS