RED FEATHER LAKES
PLANNING ADVISORY COMMITTEE
FIRE HOUSE MEETING
44 FIRE HOUSE LANE,
RED FEATHER LAKES
November 1, 2012,
The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Lon Hughes at approx. 1:40.
Roger Clark, Terri Donnelly, Lon Hughes, Donald Roger, Lucille Schmitt, Roger
Ted Carter, Shirley Pfankuch, Eunice Michalka
of Agenda: The
agenda was adopted as proposed
of Minutes from
September 6, 2012 Shirley P. e-mailed some proposed corrections to the
September minutes to the Secretary, however the suggested changes were
difficult to decipher from the text. It was decided to request clarification
from Shirley at the next PAC meeting. There was also discussion about the
Slash Solutions vote at the September meeting. The vote was 4 to 3 in favor of
a six-month review. From here on, a roll call vote will be called on issues
like this one ….. per the By-Laws and as done previously by the PAC.
– The subcommittee on Water and Sewer has not
met. A discussion of this subject, which led to a reasonably complete
explanation of PAC conversations and efforts over the past years, took
place. This was probably valuable since we now have a number of new PAC
members that could benefit from that background. There is serious
concern about degrading water quality based on real estate sales sampling
and the quality of treatment systems around the lakes. We continue to
face the same constraint, i.e. without some form of initial funding, it is
not clear how we can move forward. Roger recommended this item to be
removed from future agendas until a path forward is identified.
Middle Bald Mountain Tower:
explained the status of this effort. The comment period is closed. Rob
has clarified what is required in terms of County permits and it depends
on the ultimate scope of the installation. Rob requested that the
Commissioners pay special attention to comments from RFL residents.
Local Communication Towers:
Rob H. told
the PAC that the tower owners in Crystal Lakes and the one in Fox Acres
have requested upgrades to the County. Service will be at least 3G and
perhaps 4G. This would allow better service in RFL
still been no communication from them. Rob H. will forward the
communication with the County Commissioners to Roger S. and Lucille.
They will compose a letter to the PUC alerting them to the extremely poor
service in RFL.
There is early
effort by Apex Plumbing to create a septic dumpsite in the RFL area. It
is in the very early stage, and the approval process is major.
from the Audience: (Non-Agenda
Items, 5-minute limit)
suggestion was made to create a sinking fund for people to contribute toward
starting a water and sewer effort.
Speed Update – See Above
Middle Bald Mountain Tower EIS contract & scoping – See Above
question was raised about what action the PAC should take regarding those
members that miss multiple meetings. The By-Laws allow the PAC to
recommend the removal of members that have 3 or more unexcused absences.
Lon will contact Ross Reid to understand his plans. He has missed six
was decided to not hold a meeting in December since there is no urgent
business. The motion was made, seconded, and passed.
Agenda for Next Meeting:
The current agenda flow will be continued. There were
no new significant items to add.
regular meeting: Thursday, January 3, 2013 @ 1:30 PM