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Update on Wood Chipping 2020

The process of wood chipping has changed some since Summit County has taken it over. They are now ALLOWING volunteers to help their crew. Community Volunteers could make the process go a lot faster, ensuring more piles will get chipped!

Our wonderful resident, Mike Jones, worked with the County Crew last week. Unfortunately, the chipper broke, and they didn’t get through as many piles as hoped. Over the next week the chipper is getting repaired. The County has agreed to return on August 29th and September 4th-5th. The starting time is not set in stone, but is usually around 8:30 AM -9 AM.

If you would like to help volunteer for a few hours on the days listed please contact Mike at 702-858-2693. He is happy to help coordinate volunteers. Volunteers must have eye protection (at least sunglasses) and ear protection (ear plugs), and should wear gloves. Volunteer hours CAN be counted on In-Kind forms. If you are available and can give a few hours of your weekend to help the community it would be greatly appreciated!

As a reminder: This service helps us ensure the reduction of fire hazards by chipping wood piles that have been prepared through our cleanup work. The crews will complete as many piles as time allows.

Remember, only piles that have been properly stacked will be chipped. Stacks must be near the road or your driveway. Do not extend stacks into the borrow ditches or BSR roads so as to not hinder traffic or any necessary road work. Wood must be stacked in parallel formation. Do not cut logs into short pieces. Longer logs allow for more efficient work and cleanup. Stacking similar diameter pieces together will also help the crew be more efficient. Chippings will be left near your pile.

The picture shows how the wood needs to be stacked: larger diameter end facing the road for easy access and handling.  If not properly stacked, the crews may bypass your property. Now is a good time to begin if you have not already started cleaning your property and stacking wood in preparation for the chipping project. Don’t forget to file a NFP In-Kind Form.

Wood Chipping 2020

Wood chipping is planned for August 18th-19th. Summit County is now the responsible entity that provides us with this service.

This service helps us ensure the reduction of fire hazards by chipping wood piles that have been prepared through our cleanup work. The crews will complete as many piles as time allows.

As a reminder: only piles that have been properly stacked will be chipped. Stacks must be near the road or your driveway. Do not extend stacks into the borrow ditches or BSR roads so as to not hinder traffic or any necessary road work. Wood must be stacked in parallel formation. Do not cut logs into short pieces. Longer logs allow for more efficient work and cleanup. Stacking similar diameter pieces together will also help the crew be more efficient. Chippings will be left near your pile.

The picture shows how the wood needs to be stacked: larger diameter end facing the road for easy access and handling.  If not properly stacked, the crews may bypass your property. Now is a good time to begin if you have not already started cleaning your property and stacking wood in preparation for the chipping project. Don’t forget to file a NFP In-Kind Form.

2019 Spring Cleanup — Saturday, June 1

Our annual spring cleanup day is scheduled for Saturday, June 1st, at 9:00am. Please meet at the corral for work review and assignments. Bring shovels and chain saws if you have them available.

The DNR will again assist us with cleanup efforts and reduction of fire hazards by chipping wood piles that have been prepared through our cleanup work. DNR chipping dates will be posted once they are known.

As a reminder: DNR will only work on piles that have been properly stacked. Stacks must be near the road or your driveway. Do not extend stacks into the bar ditches or BSR roads so as to not hinder traffic or any necessary road work. Wood must be stacked in parallel formation. Do not cut logs into short pieces. Longer logs allow for more efficient work and cleanup. Stacking similar diameter pieces together will also help the crew be more efficient. Chippings will be left near your pile.

The pictures below show how the wood needs to be stacked: larger diameter end facing the road for easy access and handling.  If not properly stacked, the DNR crews may bypass your property. Several property owners have already stacked wood close to the roads. Now is a good time to begin if you have not already started cleaning your property and stacking wood in preparation for the chipping project. Don’t forget to file a NFP In-Kind Form for work done outside of our Annual Cleanup (we’ll do the tracking for work done with the group during the Cleanup).

Wood Pile 2
Organized & Ready for Chipping

Wood Pile 1
Note: Cut side facing the road

2018 Spring Cleanup — Saturday, June 2

Our annual spring cleanup day is scheduled for Saturday, June 2nd, at 9:00am. Please meet at the corral for work review and assignments. Bring shovels and chain saws if you have them available.

The DNR will again assist us with cleanup efforts and reduction of fire hazards by chipping wood piles that have been prepared through our cleanup work. DNR chipping dates will be posted once they are known.

As a reminder: DNR will only work on piles that have been properly stacked. Stacks must be near the road or your driveway. Do not extend stacks into the bar ditches or BSR roads so as to not hinder traffic or any necessary road work. Wood must be stacked in parallel formation. Do not cut logs into short pieces. Longer logs allow for more efficient work and cleanup. Stacking similar diameter pieces together will also help the crew be more efficient. Chippings will be left near your pile.

The pictures below show how the wood needs to be stacked: larger diameter end facing the road for easy access and handling.  If not properly stacked, the DNR crews may bypass your property. Several property owners have already stacked wood close to the roads. Now is a good time to begin if you have not already started cleaning your property and stacking wood in preparation for the chipping project. Don’t forget to file a NFP In-Kind Form for work done outside of our Annual Cleanup (we’ll do the tracking for work done with the group during the Cleanup).

Organized & Ready for Chipping
Organized & Ready for Chipping

Note:  Cut side facing the road
Note: Cut side facing the road

2017 Spring Cleanup Photos

We had several people show up to assist with the annual cleanup project on Saturday, June 6th. (More than those shown in the pictures… A few people didn’t want their picture taken.) Cleanup focused on the western half of Colter Road. Thank you to all who helped!

Photos from the 2017 Spring Cleanup:

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Photos can also be viewed in the album on Facebook.

DNR Chipping

It is anticipated that the DNR will chip properly stacked wood piles in BSR the week of June 26. We encourage property owners to have their wood piles properly organized and stacked. (Thanks to all who participated in the Spring Cleanup last Saturday. Photos will be posted soon.)

As a reminder, the chipping crew is also a firefighting crew. The June 26 anticipated chipping date may be postponed depending on firefighting requirements.

Update, July 20: The DNR crews have been busy fighting fires and have been unable to come in and chip, yet. We probably won’t see them until later in the year after the fire season has slowed down.

Update, August 30: The DNR crew coordinator has us on the schedule and is hoping the crew come can before the program is shut down for the year.

2017 Spring Cleanup — Saturday, June 3

Our annual spring cleanup day is scheduled for Saturday, June 3rd, at 9:00am. Please meet at the corral for work review and assignments.

As mentioned at our annual meeting, the DNR will again assist us with cleanup efforts and reduction of fire hazards by chipping wood piles that have been prepared through our cleanup work.  DNR chipping dates will be posted once they are known.

As a reminder: DNR will only work on piles that have been properly stacked. Stacks must be near the road or your driveway. Do not extend stacks into the bar ditches or BSR roads so as to not hinder traffic or any necessary road work. Wood must be stacked in parallel formation. Do not cut logs into short pieces. Longer logs allow for more efficient work and cleanup. Stacking similar diameter pieces together will also help the crew be more efficient. Chippings will be left near your pile.

The pictures below show how the wood needs to be stacked: larger diameter end facing the road for easy access and handling.  If not properly stacked, the DNR crews may bypass your property. Several property owners have already stacked wood close to the roads. Now is a good time to begin if you have not already started cleaning your property and stacking wood in preparation for the chipping project.

Organized & Ready for Chipping
Organized & Ready for Chipping

Note:  Cut side facing the road
Note: Cut side facing the road