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June 2019 Newsletter

The 2019 Newsletter is now available in Residents/Newsletter section of website.

Voting Procedure and Ballot

2019 General Election Ballot and Instructions attached below.

Board Candidate Statements

JEREMY OEPPING – My name is Jeremy Oepping and I am volunteering to assist with the board. My wife Rebecca and I have lived in Sierra los Pinos for about two years now and love it! Quite the change from where we grew up in eastern Iowa. I work in Los Alamos in Human Resources and enjoy all the Jemez has to offer in my free time. Past experience includes being the treasurer for a small HOA back in Iowa for about four years.

Annual Membership Meeting and Board Elections

Saturday September-14 2:00pm

The annual meeting of Sierra los Pinos Property Owners' Association will be held on September 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Fire Station in Sierra los Pinos. There will be a potluck lunch beginning at 1:00 p.m. Please bring a dish to share and a folding chair. SLPPOA will provide the drinks and table service. The agenda for the meeting will include the reading and approval of last year’s annual meeting minutes, officer and committee reports, and old and new business topics. The meeting will also include the election of new Board members.

SLPPOA Water System 2 Leak Search & Repair Status on Cerro Pelado

Yesterday was a struggle with 811 Locaters, to include secondary electric line's that were not marked first time, and 3 dry excavations.

GREAT NEWS today. A leak was found and repaired by our contractor at the end (top) of the Cerro Pelado branch line.

We won't pressurize that line until mid morning tomorrow.

Harold Corn

NM Supreme Court Rejection

The SLPPOA Attorney's and the Board of Directors are delighted to announce that the Supreme Court has denied Suzanne Star's Petition for Writ of Certiorari. The Order can be found below.

Update on Lawsuit

On July 22nd Suzanne Star filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the New Mexico Supreme Court. We are now waiting to see if her Writ of Cert will be accepted. The legal costs are mounting up and yes - this is your money!

SLPPOA Water System 2 Leak Search & Repair Notice

Please be advised more water work on System 2 is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday through Friday this week. Parts have been ordered for delivery on Wednesday afternoon and the NM811 Locates should be complete by Wednesday morning.

SLP will have a contractor working from the intersection of Los Griegos and Cerro Pelado up to possibly the intersection at Shannon's Way.

Water flow should not be affected except for the two houses on Cerro Pelado as that branch water line is recharged after repair.

SLPPOA Water System 2 Update

Tanks are filling and equalizing. Pressure is holding. Every residence except one (Sorry, Mr. & Mrs. Jaramillo) should have normal flow restored going forward. The suspected problem with the gate valve, which was reported yesterday, turned out to be something much less drastic. It was a pressure relief valve that had been closed. Once opened, that problem was resolved. At some point in the short term, we will have to engage a contractor to excavate and replace the line where the leak is now suspected.

SLPPOA Water System 2 Better News

So, finally some good news: An isolation valve was installed on lower Cerro Pelado today and we were finally able to determine that the location of the leak is in that run below Jaramillo's residence.

Paul Lisko
SLPPOA Board Member