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New Road Signs Installed

posted Aug 12, 2020, 1:17 PM by EastHatchet Admin   [ updated Aug 12, 2020, 1:54 PM ]

            On Sunday, August 9, a small group of volunteers put up new road signs in various areas around the Ranch. There are three Fire Danger signs: one at the front entrance; one at Mountain View and Sunflower Lane entering from Wolfenberger; and at the Railroad Spring Drive entrance via Cedarwood Road. These signs are interchangeable, and when it's safe to be able to have a fire, these will display either a "Moderate," "High," or "Extreme" (or nothing at all). There are also several "Slow Down, Speed Causes Washboarding" signs near the areas most affected due to speeding.

            Thank you to Tanya and Corey Carlin for donating the sturdy wooden posts. And a HUGE thank you to Road Committee members Kegan Singleton (Interim RC Chairman), Russ Jackson, Bill Polniak; and BOD President Schuyler Kellogg for spending your Sunday morning working for all of us at East Hatchet Ranch! 

                    

Magnesium Chloride/Sugar Beet Extract Job Complete

posted Jun 7, 2020, 1:51 PM by EastHatchet Admin   [ updated Jul 8, 2020, 11:53 AM ]

     Thank you to Mike Williams and crew from All Seasons Excavating for the excellent job done on Friday, May 29.  The road areas treated were from the front portal at Pine Bluff Drive up to Safayan Hill, and again from Cattle Guard Hill through the "S" Curve on Sunflower Lane.  There was just enough left to do the small area near the cattle guard at the cattle guard on Greenhorn Creek Drive.  Thank you all for your patience for the delays and closures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* * * Magnesium Chloride Schedule Update * * *

posted Jun 7, 2020, 1:46 PM by EastHatchet Admin

         Due to our Magnesium Chloride Supplier's schedule on Friday, May 29, the first area to be treated will be from Cattle Guard Hill to the "S" Curve beginning at approximately 8:30am until noon.   The second application area will begin at approximately noon until 4:00pm between the entry portal on Pine Bluff Drive up to Safayan Hill.  There will be volunteer traffic coordinators on site to direct all drivers to the nearest available detour.  Please plan accordingly, and thank you for your patience.

! ! ! Road Closure May 29, 2020 ! ! !

posted Jun 7, 2020, 1:44 PM by EastHatchet Admin

            The Road Committee has planned another magnesium chloride and sugar beet extract application for parts of the main road on Friday, May 29, 2020.  The area begins at the front entrance and continues up to Safayan Hill (the first paved area on Pine Bluff Drive East).  The second area is from the top of Cattle Guard Hill (second paved area on Sunflower Lane) up to the “S” curve on Sunflower. 

            As magnesium chloride is very corrosive and sugar beet extract is very sticky, this combination is not good for vehicles.  Once this mixture percolates into the road base and hardens, it will help to stabilize our road base on our most traveled roads.

            These areas will be closed to traffic beginning approximately 9:30am and will reopen approximately 4:00pm.

            Alternate routes include Railroad Spring to Cedarwood Road.  Please give yourself plenty of time for this detour.

            There will be volunteer traffic coordinators from our neighborhood to help direct you to the safest exit from the Ranch.  If you would like to volunteer to help with this project, please contact Dan Warren at 676-2729.

            Thank you for your patience.

 Your EHRHOA Road Committee

Road Stabilizer Application

posted Dec 14, 2019, 11:46 AM by EastHatchet Admin

As many of you have seen, our test of the hybrid road treatment was completed successfully. This product is magnesium chloride mixed with a sugar beet extract that has sugar and some pulp in it that stabilizes the road as well as controls dust losses of aggregate due to wind. This is why it looks darker than our treatment of only mag chloride last year. Since it was our second purchase from this vendor and we applied the product in their off-season, we received the same price as the large municipalities, a savings from last year. Additionally, we were able to negotiate a deal with Rye Fire for the free use of their tanker which has been stored here for years empty, saving money by not renting a water truck. Dan Warren fitted some additional piping in order to spray the water necessary to grade the roads and have them wet enough to accept the stabilizing product. Rye Fire was on-site to help drain the large cistern at the entrance, as it needs some repairs and leveling. They continued to supply free water with their fire tender on Thursday when the application was scheduled. Their support was tremendous and much appreciated. Along with dedicated personnel, the project was supervised by Chief Steve Bennett, who committed his department’s considerable resources to the project at no charge. We are extremely grateful for their support for two days. As a token of our appreciation, we treated the staff to a cold cut lunch, which was well received. Mike Williams will store the tanker at his facility on Wolfenberger Road and it will be available for our use in the future.

We hope this experiment has the results that we intended, and would like to hear from you regarding your experiences on this section of road. This is a costly undertaking and needs to be used judiciously, as this cost was approximately $10,000. Please contact a Board member or the Road Committee directly as these social media sites are not a chat forum monitored by the Board or Road Committee. All contact information is listed at www.hatcheteast.org. There was a lot of time and effort put into this by the Road Committee and the Board trying to maximize the results and reduce costs. Mike Williams, our road contractor, was the driving force (literally) that was able to accomplish this event and juggle the many balls in the air for our benefit. Mike has been a part of the Hatchet family for over 15 years and we are deeply indebted to his commitment to our roads.

Additionally, others from the Ranch that deserve thanks include: Andrew Arnold, Tanya Carlin, Sheila Edelson, and Russ Jackson. Board members were involved from the beginning of this project from the negotiations with Rye Fire to the traffic directing on the application day. All these efforts saved thousands of dollars for the Association on this project and will generate savings in the future with the use of the Rye Fire tanker and preferred pricing from our supplier.

Schuyler Kellogg

President
EHRHOA

Plague in Pueblo County

posted Aug 29, 2019, 7:23 AM by EastHatchet Admin

 Though there have been no actual reports on or near East Hatchet Ranch, it is wise to be prepared.  Here is a link to the Pueblo County website with good information:

Annual Meeting - 2019

posted Jul 30, 2019, 6:19 PM by EastHatchet Admin   [ updated Aug 4, 2019, 11:54 AM ]

 The 2019 Annual Meeting of East Hatchet Ranch Home Owners Association, Inc., was held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Hatchet Ranch Events Center.  A quorum was achieved with 88 in attendance, which included 47 + proxies.  Here are the minutes from this Annual Meeting.  Thanks to the following EHRHOA members who are also known as the Minutes Review Committee:  Ruth Cortese, Kris & Scott McAllister, Paula Moore, Rona Player, and Terry Sanders.  See the minutes in the Annual Meeting Minutes and Materials folder.

History of East Hatchet Ranch HOA

posted Jul 22, 2019, 12:55 PM by EastHatchet Admin   [ updated Jul 29, 2019, 6:20 AM ]

There have been various articles and presentations about EHRHOA - its history and inception as an official working homeowner association.

Annual Meeting - 2018

posted Aug 8, 2018, 9:52 AM by EastHatchet Admin

The minutes of the 2018 Annual Meeting of the members of East Hatchet Ranch Homeowners Association have been posted.  See "Annual Meeting Minutes and Materials" in the directory on the left.

Putting in a Driveway Culvert?

posted Nov 21, 2017, 12:09 PM by EastHatchet Admin

    First recommendation – contact a Road Committee Member to determine a need and if so, location. This decision will be based on the expected "ditch" flow on the side of the road where the driveway will be located. Culverts should be 15" to 18" in diameter and made of corrugated steel or polyethylene. Culverts come in 20’ lengths, but should be installed with at least 6” to 12” of uncovered culvert on each side of the owner’s access road, which will allow tractor trailers, propane, garbage, and delivery trucks easy access without the danger of crushing the end of the culvert. 
     Improper culvert installation can cause flood or erosion damage, and though installation is the owner’s responsibility, it is generally placed in the HOA’s common area easement (37.5 feet from center of the road), so be sure to contact an expert before installation.

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