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Winter Storms 2017!

With    three    storms    lined    up    to    hit    Southern    California,    rain    is expected   to   begin   Wednesday   night,   Jan.   18,   2017,   into   Thursday,   with a   more   powerful   storm   moving   in   Friday   and   the   third   storm   slated   to hit   from   Sunday   to   Monday.      The   first   storm   will   move   over   the   region Wednesday   night   through   Thursday,   accompanied   by   moderate   rain and   mountain   snow.   The   snow   level   will   be   near   5,000   feet,   with   4   to   8 inches   of   snow   expected   above   that   elevation.      A   more   powerful   storm is   expected   Friday,   bringing   moderate   to   heavy   rain   and   mountain snow,   with   6-16   inches   of   snow   above   5,000   feet.   Snow   levels   may drop   to   3,500   to   4,000   feet,   creating   winter   driving   conditions   over major   mountain   passes.      Gusty   south   winds   are   also   expected.   Details on   the   third   storm,   expected   from   Sunday   to   Monday,   remain   unclear, but   it   is   expected   to   pack   the   potential   for   heavy   rain,   mountain   snow and strong south winds, according to the National Weather Service. The   mountains   have   been   fortunate   to   receive   much   needed   rain this   winter.      With   3   storms   scheduled   to   hit   the   Lake   Arrowhead   area this    week,    be    aware    that    with    the    needed    rainfall/snowfall,    comes necessary   precautions   to   help   insure   the   safety   and   security   of   our mountain and lakeside properties. If   you   have   any   drainage   issues   around   your   home,   sandbags properly   place   around   your   property   can   help   divert   water   away   from your    home    and    help    prevent    unnecessary    damage.    Sandbags    and sand   are   available   at   Fire   Station   91   located   near   the   entrance   to   the Lake Arrowhead Village.  If   your   boat   is   still   in   the   water,   be   sure   that   it   is   properly   set   up to   handle   heavy   rain   and   the   weight   of   very   wet   snow.      Secure   all furniture   and   unattached   property   that   may   be   stored   on   your   dock, slip, platform or on the shoreline which may move in a winter storm.  You   may   want   to   consider   a   "Dock   Watch"   program   offered   by   the registered   Dock   Builders   on   Lake   Arrowhead.      These   programs   help   to monitor    your    docks    during    the    winter    season    when    you    are    not around.      As   the   lake   rises   from   the   storms,   it   will   have   an   impact   on docks   that   have   been   pushed   out   or   ramps/gangways   that   have   been lowered or detached during the low lake level. We   are   now   at   the   same   lake   level   we   were   at   this   time   in   2016.     With   a   steady   stream   of   storms   this   winter,   it   will   be   possible   to   enjoy a full lake by spring time .

CHANGES AT THE “NEW ALA”

With    the    new    year    comes    changes    at    the    Arrowhead    Lake Association.   In   late   December,   Shoreline   Supervisor   Ken   Nelsen   retired from the ALA, leaving his position to be filled.  Prior   to   the   new   Board   being   seated   on   October   22,   ALA   accepted l egal   counsel   Wayne   Guralnick’s   resignation.   After   a   thorough   search, The     Board     of     Directors     has     hired     Gregory Garrison       as       the       new       corporate       counsel representing     the     Association.     Garrison     is     the same   lawyer   that   represented   ALA   Board   Member Brian    Hall    in    successfully    suing    the    Association over a flawed board election in 2014. Also,   in   late   December,   former   ALA   President   Patti   McGonigle resigned    from    the    Association.    McGonigle    was    the    subject    of    a member   initiated   recall   attempt   in   2016.   The   Board   of   Directors   has the   option   to   appoint   a   member   to   fill   McGonigle’s   vacant   seat   in   the Grass    Valley    District    or    wait    until    the    next    election    period    in    the summer of 2017.

SKYPARK AT SANTA’S VILLAGE IS OPEN!

SkyPark   at   Santa’s   Village has       been       issued       a Temporary      Use      Permit (TUP)    by    the    County    of San        Bernardino        that          allowed   the   park   to   open December   2,   2016.         Also, approval   is   subject   to   final inspection   approvals   from county   fire,   building   and   safety,   planning   and   solid   waste.   The   TUP runs until April 1, 2018, and can be extended upon request. The   permit   allows   the   re-opening   of   the   original   18 Santa’s   Village structures,   but   not   the   larger   vision   of   outdoor-oriented   activities   that will    turn    the    park    into    a    year-around    destination    for    locals    and tourists.      The   park   will   operate   from   9:00 a.m.   until   10 p.m.   seven   days a    week.    Santa’s    Village    features    a    log    cabin    community    with    two restaurants and a pub. The     county     temporary     permit     restricts     all     parking     to     the approximately    300 spaces    adjacent    to    the    amusement    attractions, while   excluding   for   now   SkyPark’s   300   space   parking   area   south   of Highway 18.   The   TUP   halts   the   use   of   trails   outside   the   “amusement zone” of the original 72 acres of Santa’s Village. SkyPark’s    management    plans    include    the    use    of    153 acres    of property   including   a   fly-fishing   stream   and   pond   along   with   mountain biking, hiking trails and archery. SkyPark   at   Santa’s   Village   construction   crews   have   been   non-stop to   open   the   1955-era   park   by   Thanksgiving   weekend.   A   great   deal   of thanks   goes   to   Project   Manager,   Bill   Johnson   for   bringing   this   project t o where it is today.  Santa’s Village has been closed for 18 years. UPDATE FROM SKYPARK: LOCAL AFTERNOONS:  3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 7 Days a Week! Calling    all    mountain    residents!    SkyPark    now    is    offering    local afternoons every day of the week, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Starting   January   10,   2017   SkyPark   at   Santa’s   Village   will   shift   to winter    hours.    The    park    will    be    closed    Tuesdays,    Wednesdays    and Thursdays   and   open   from   10   a.m.   to   6   p.m.   the   other   days   of   the week. For   the   locals   rate,   proof   of   residency   is   required,   and   local   tickets are   available   on   a   first   come,   first   serve   basis,   pending   availability   and are not available for pre-sale. For   only   $10,   you   can   experience   the   entire   park   at   your   pace. Whether   pedaling   a   go   kart   through   Arrow's   Adventure   in   search   of Santa's   Magical   Key,   enjoying   an   ice   cold   brew   or   fragrant   glass   of   wine at    our    Pedal    Pub,    or    visiting    the    "big    man    in    red"    himself,    Local Afternoons    are    our    way    of    giving    back    to    the    community    that supported this park from the very beginning. So   please,   by   all   means,   come   grab   a   burger,   do   some   Christmas shopping or simply stop by to say "hi." Thank   you   for   everything   and   we'll   be   seeing   you   soon.   Oh   and bring your ice skates!

THE “NEW ALA” BOARD ELECTS OFFICERS

At         the         Saturday, October        22,        2016 Arrowhead               Lake Associaton              Board Meeting,   newly   elected Board     Member     Jack Tingley      was      seated filling   the   seat   vacated by    Director    Brian    Hall.    Hall    who    ran    in    West    District    was    seated replacing   Board   Member   Jane   St.   John.   Following   the   seating   of   the new    Board,    elections    were    held    for    President,    Vice    President    and Secretary/Treasurer. ELECTED      Roberta Rindenow - President      Brian Hall - Vice President       J ack Ting ley - Secretary/ Treasurer Following    the    election    of    officers,    via    telephone    newly    elected    ALA President    Roberta    Rindenow    said    “    Your    new    ALA    Board    has    new leadership   and   new   energy.   Rindenow   went   on   to   say   “we   will   strive   to earn   your   trust   and   confidence   by   demonstrating   good   stewardship over   our   resources,   to   insure   a   greater   degree   of   transparency   and accountablility    in    our    decision    making.    We    will    be    reaching    out    to members    to    join    us    in    planning    the    future    of    “our”    beautiful    and glorious   Lake   Arrowhead,   so   our   members   will   continue   to   enjoy   our lake   and   facilities   and   be   proud   once   again   to   say,   I   am   a   member   of the   “New   ALA!”   Roberta   Rindenow   also   invited   all   ALA   Members   to   the next   Board   Meeting   at   the   Burnt   Mill   Beach   Club,   Saturday,   November 19, 2016 to meet the new ALA leadership.

LACSD:  IRRIGATION SEASON IS NOW OVER!

The       Lake       Arrowhead       Community Services    District    (our    water    company) reminds    us    that    irrigation    season    is now   over.      If   you   have   been   running your    irrigation    system    this    year,    the last    day    of    the    irrigation    season    was October   14,   2016.   Please   turn   off   your automatic    timers    and    begin    making plans    to    protect    your    system    for    the winter. Irrigation season will start again in the beginning of May 2017. If   you   are   a   part-time   home   owner   or   are   planning   to   be   gone during   the   colder   months,   remember   to   winterize   your   home   when you are not occupying the property. Here are some tips to remember; 1)   Leaving   your   heater   on   to   prevent   frozen   pipes   might   be   a good    secondary    measure    but    shutting    the    water    off    is    the    best practice. 2)   Just   because   your   pipes   didn’t   freeze   last   year,   you   are   not exempt this year. Keep in mind your pipes are now one year older. 3)   Don’t   forget   to   protect   your   hose   bibs.   These   can   freeze   and crack causing large water loss. 4)   Download   Dropcountr.com   and   manage   your   water   use   from the comfort of your home, office or while on vacation. 

 

ALA DEMONSTRATION GARDEN  RE-DEDICATED

Saturday,   June   11 th ,   2016   a   rededication   ceremony   was   held   at   the Arrowhead   Lake   Association’s   Demonstration   Garden   in   honor   of   the late     Lori     Pearson, who    designed    and helped         maintain the    garden.        Now known    as    the    Lori Pearson     Memorial   Garden,       a       large crowd     of     friends, family,                    the Soroptimists   and   members   of   the   community   gathered   to   honor   Lori. In   attendance   was   Lori’s   son   Brian,   sister   Elaine   and   life   partner   Jack Cooperman   who   spoke   about   Lori’s   dedication   to   this   garden.      Located at   ALA’s   Tavern   Bay   Beach   Club,   the   garden   is   open   to   everyone.   Lori’s knowledge                and   expertise   in   creating   a beautiful             garden, provides    visitors    with a    setting    of    available native     and     adaptive trees,       shrubs       and ground       covers       for planting    in    our    area. The   garden   also   has   a holding/nursery   area   for   native   trees   to   be   used   for   reforestation   on ALA property.

                              

Lake Arrowhead Municipal Advisory Council  The   next   meeting   of   the   Lake   Arrowhead   Municipal   Advisory   Council, (MAC)   will   take   place   on   Thursday,   February   2,   2017    at   6:00   pm .      It will   be   held   at   Fire   Station   91   in   the   Community   Room.      The   MAC,   is our   local   community   forum   created   to   provide   a   monthly   meeting   for our   residents   to   hear   about   and   comment   on   a   number   of   local   and countrywide    topics.    County    officials,    staff    and    other    non-county agency   staff   utilize   MAC   meetings   as   an   opportunity   to   provide   the community with information or updates. Matters   of   public   health,   safety,   welfare,   public   works,   planning   or issues   that   may   affect   the   community   are   among   the   concerns   for   the MAC.  Everyone is invited to attend and encouraged to get involved.    
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