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Next monthly FFHA Board Meeting: Monday, March 19th
Annual Meeting Scheduled
The 2018 FFHA Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 28th. Mark your calendars and make plans to attend. Details as the date nears.
What's Wrong With This Picture?
FEBRUARY 6, 2018 — Why is this bear letting me get so close to it right next to the road?
Why do some people here drive like they have demons chasing them?
Why did this bear have to be killed tonight and leave members of the community dealing with the aftermath?
The answer is simple, careless driving by someone here today caused this. Someone hit this bear on the main road or on Chestnut. The mortally wounded bear with his whole back end broken, found its way to my house, where I found him unable to stand or walk away. Fish and Game sent the sheriff and it was quickly determined that the humane thing to do was to put it down.
This is sad for me, and for others who were present this afternoon. This was a very large perfectly healthy male bear that found our mountain to be his home.
Remember, we all moved here for the peace and quiet and for the wild nature that surrounds us.
Remember, people walk dogs and ride bikes on our roads as well.
Remember, wildlife here needs space and respect.
I mean, how fast do you have to be going to hit a 350 lb bear in broad day light on one of our roads anyway?
So in closing, remember to drive slowly and inform your visitors, contractors and family members to drive with caution. Let's all make a conscious effort to drive slower in the neighborhood, even going down hill.
If you know anything about this incident please contact me.
Special thanks to Mark Batkin for helping me tonight get done what had to be done.
Major Changeover At Mailboxes
In September, the Post Office implemented the changeover in the arrangement of our mailboxes. Postal workers replaced the locks and reordered the addresses.
Questions and/or concerns regarding the new mailbox alignment should be directed to James MacLeod at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special note:
For those of you whose homes are either recently sold or in a pending sale, and you no longer plan to receive mail in Fairview Forest, direct the new owners to contact James MacLeod about getting their mailbox keys. If you do need to continue receiving mail until your closing, please be sure to either pass the mailbox keys on to the new owners at your closing, or turn them in to James MacLeod. This is of logistical importance as, over the years, many keys have been lost which caused additional unnecessary aggravation to the system. So please be conscientious of the new mailbox keys.