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Next Board Meeting
The FFHA February Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 19th, at 6 p.m. at the Clubhouse. Property owners and members of the community are invited to attend these monthly meetings where the business of Fairview Forest is conducted.
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?
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.
Comments to the recent sad event have been pouring in. Here are a few of those comments:
"So sorry this happened. Maybe a sign at entrance? Hoping and thinking not a resident. Thanks for all you do!"
"I'm sorry for the bear, and sorry for those who had to deal with this. We all share the same space. Slow down. Did the minute gained with excessive speed make a difference in where you needed to be?"
"This is terrible. I cannot imagine there wasn't damage to the car that would identify the individual. Our condolences.... so unnecessary."
"I’m so sad about this Rob. Thank you for taking responsibility and sharing this avoidable tragedy with our community."
"So sad and unnecessary!"
"Oh my Rob this was devastating news!! Do you have any ideas how to slow down drivers safely?"
"Oh what a shame... who was this blind stupid person?"
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 email@example.com.
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.