Murphys Drive Closure
Most of you probably know that Murphys drive is closed where it washed out at Moran Creek.
So for the next several months access will be up the very narrow section of Murphys and around Flanders.
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. Voluntary CalFire Inspectors are moving through Pinebrook right now inspecting
compliance failed properties from about June 16th (approximately 83 properties).
Early results indicate about a 40% repeat failure rate. All Passers and Failures for
this second inspection will receive a notice of status in the mail. CalFire officers
will pick up the non-compliant properties going forward for citation and prosecution.
. Joan Lark of EPFD is working the bare unimproved lots and will continue to be in
contact with you with needed actions to get in compliance.
. As previously communicated to you, inspectors are also assessing properties that
passed the 1st inspection but now have tall grasses and weeds or debris buildup.
If you received a PASS back in June, you may receive a FAIL now if your property
has not been maintained.
. Previous NEWS releases have outlined active programs for removing Dead and Dying
trees by PG&E and Calaveras County. PG&E also has a live tree removal program.
. If you have a dead or diseased tree that can fall and hit County roads or buildings,
you can contact Dr. Richard Harris at 707 685-5508, firstname.lastname@example.org and
ask questions about your dead tree candidate or if scheduled removals moving
through Pinebrook right now will address trees on your property. All marking may not
be completed but look for CC on a tree in white paint meaning marked for removal. This
program normally calls for your approval of removal.
. PG&E (Call PG&E at the normal service number and ask for Vegetation Management to get
an ACRT contractor to come out and assess your dead/dying trees that could fall and
hit PG&E wires and hardware). Negotiate removal of the logs and debris as they usually
remove the debris but want you to take care of the logs. A X or XX or 3X sign on the
tree in various colors indicates trees to be removed. Colored dots mean trimming.
. PG&E also has a program to take out live trees within 25’ of high power lines. Again
call PG&E about this program, get a signed contract and have them remove everything
unless you want the logs. They eventually take them away. Again usually red X markings
on trees and yellow x markings on down logs.
. Your final chance to get someone else to remove a dead tree, would be if it is in the
county easement next to the paved roads (usually about 12’ from the pavement) it is a
county tree, so call Public Works and request the removal.
. A drive through Pinebrook will reveal newly dead and dying pine trees. The Beetles
are active again evident by the pitch on the trunks and the quick needle color change.
. Many of those observed are in a location where one of the removal programs above
will apply. Check your property and make contact now before the beetles spread to
the rest of your trees and your neighbor’s trees.
. Be ready to handle this expensive removal yourself. Contractors are in the Pinebrook
website (www.pinebrookhoa.org) under the Services section (Green Debris removal and
Tree Fallers). Fire Safety compliance inspections will also identify these trees.
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