The 2016 Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. It is at 5:30 pm in the Community Bible Church (1450 South Park Loop Rd.) Please be sure to send in your proxy if you cannot make it to this meeting. We will be voting for your 2016 annual budget at this meeting.
Bushong Property Services will be grooming the cross country ski track in Melody Ranch every Monday and Thursday throughout the winter. Feel free to visit his Facebook page: Jackson Hole Cross Country Ski Trail Grooming or on Twitter under Bushong Home Care.
The 2014 Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014. It is at 5:30 pm in the Community Bible Church (1450 South Park Loop Rd.) Please be sure to send in your proxy if you cannot make it to this meeting. We will be voting for your 2014 annual budget and two board positions.
The developers engineer’s Jorgensen Associates, P.C. will be doing a water line leak detection test October 11th through the 14th. Be sure to turn off your irrigation systems during the day (8-5 +/-) and any other major water use (washers, hot tub refilling, etc.) to make this exercise more effective.
Wondering why the project is focused on the pedestrian bridge this week?
While work on both bridges is happening simultaneously, the scheduling is set to ensure the necessary work is completed prior to the arrival of both bridges, the roadway bridge and the pedestrian bridge. It just happens that the pedestrian bridge is available for delivery BEFORE the roadway bridge so it is important that the contractors are prepare for when that bridge arrives at the site!
Please be aware that the contractor sets the work schedule and sequencing, while ensuring they will meet the deadlines set forth in the project contract.
Update is written and issued by the County, not the HOA.
As some of you may know; during the transition work a study was done on the adequacy of the culinary water system including the number of wells that feed the system. In that study it was noted that the water system is providing a substantial amount of water above and beyond what is being billed to current homeowners. One possible cause of this discrepancy could be leaks in the water systems. Since the system is still owned by the Development Company, they have hired a company to perform a leak detection study. As part of the pending leak detection work, which has already started, Jorgensen & Associates will be going through the subdivision finding all the curb stops. A curb stop is the valves that connect each house to the water main near the street. There are approximately 400 of these curb stops on the water system and every house has one.
Please be aware that this work has already started.
To find the curb stop to each lot, Jorgensen may need to dig through lawns or landscaping. They will be as neat as practical; however it has been their experience from past searches that landscaping done by homeowners often covers the curb stop by as much as a foot of soil. The curb stops are part of the water system and are to be accessible for emergency purposes. They plan on exposing each curb stop and marking the location with blue paint and possibly a 12” stake painted blue. We ask that these markings remain until the leak detection operation is complete in mid October.
After the leak detection study the stake can be removed, however all homeowners are required to maintain access to the curb stops. Some options to do this are a pipe with a lid or a valve box which can be installed over the curb stop. This will maintain access and still allows the landscaping to look good at the same time.
If a homeowner does not maintain access to the curb stop, any costs to find the curb stop in the future will be billed to the homeowner.
South Park Loop Road is scheduled to close by the end of the day Tuesday, September 6th. A crew will be on site throughout the day doing preparation work starting around 10:00a.m. So please be aware and drive cautiously in the construction area. Please review the detour map, posted on the home page of www.tetonwyo.org to be prepared for this extended, yet temporary road closure. – Teton County
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The construction project on South Park Loop Road is moving forward, however the road closure associated with the bridge replacement near Melody Ranch is slated to occur after the Labor Day weekend. – Teton County
“The home owners of Melody Ranch have a substantial investment in the roads throughout the subdivision. The reason the roads are chip sealed is to increase the life of the pavement. The oil and the aggregate work in combination to protect the asphalt from oxidization and “drying out”. The aggregate also provides a good coefficient of friction for skid resistance.
There are several other surface treatment alternatives that can be used on asphalt pavement as well, but none of them provide the longevity, durability and cost effectiveness as the chip seal does. It would be a disservice to the members of the HOA for the Board to have opted for a more expensive treatment that would not have been as cost effective.
Portions of Balsam and Melody Creek Lane, and Fallen Leaf and Sandy Creek, in their entirety, had been chip sealed about seven or eight years ago. Those areas were not addressed because that chip seal job remains 95% intact. There are some areas of missing chips on those streets; the results of winter plowing and sharp turning movements, but the performance of the treatment has served the neighborhood well.
The Board, along with most neighbors, was frustrated with the contractor’s delay in picking up the excess chips. The Board was also disappointed in the quality of the transverse and longitudinal seams. Large ridges and bumps should not have been left after the sweeping was done. The Board has contacted the contractor and expressed their disappointment with certain aspects of the job. In response, the contractor sent a crew out to smooth out these areas of overlap this week.
With a few months of traffic driving on them and after a winter of plowing, the road surfaces will smooth out a bit. Please be patient and thank you for your understanding.”
“Teton County recognizes the significant impact the planned construction of the South Park Loop Bridge replacement will have on the community. Throughout the county’s planning process we have explored a variety of options to keep the inconvenience to a minimum. At this time, all alternatives other than closing the road during the construction period have proven unattainable due to environmental and easement restrictions.
We are currently working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to explore one final option that may allow a temporary structure to be placed over Flat Creek, avoiding the need to close South Park Loop Road. We are hopeful, although not confident this option will prove successful but we want the public to know we understand your concerns and are pursuing every possible opportunity to minimize impacts to those who travel on or near South Park Loop Road.”