SLO County Running Deer Ranch Company, Inc. Spring Update
Memorial Day Weekend Rules and Regulations May 2016
Aluffo Rd – Aluffo Rd is in great condition. Work has been completed over the past few weeks with patching, crack sealing and asphalt replacement.
Point – Please help keep the Point and Launch Ramp gates LOCKED. This not only helps ensure that only members and authorized guests are allowed, it helps reduce our risk of a MUSSEL CERTIFICATION VIOLATION which possibly foster the closure of our ramp.
Fire – The fire season is on us very early. Las Tablas fire station was manned a month earlier than normal. With the lack of rain the weeds are high and brown. Good weed abatement is a must, but you must ensure you have a spark arrestor on your equipment and that you do weed clearing very early in the morning. Cal Fire will be making inspections and issue citations if proper weed clearance is not maintained. Open fires are not allowed and BBQs should be closely monitored, especially if it is windy. This is a VERY serious concern this year so all owners/members must be very vigilant.
SNRA – SNRA has contracted a lot of work recently on Gage Irving Rd and Running Deer Road.
Mussel Inspections – The county inspection program remains the same this year. You MUST have a current inspection certificate within the last 21 days on every watercraft (Paddle boards, kayaks included) to be on the lake. Failure to do so risks a $2000 fine. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A CUURENT INSPECTION CERTIFICATE YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE THE RDR LAUNCH RAMP.
RDR General Membership Meeting Memorial Day Rules and Regulations
General Membership Annual Meeting – The 2016 annual meeting will be held for all members at 9 AM on Sunday, May 29, at Lobo’s Place on Whispering Pine Ln. We request all members to make an effort to attend so that you may give direction to the RDR Board for their actions over the next year. This meeting is your say on what is going on and what is to be done in the future. The annual budget and 2017 dues will be voted for approval at the meeting. Your will receive committee chairman updates, and be able to voice your inputs, concerns and desires for future improvements. We will also be electing 4 new Board members. We need volunteers to help on the Board to keep RDR a place we can all enjoy.
Memorial Day Restrictions – As in the past 5 years, there will be specific restrictions for the Point and Launch Ramp for the entire weekend. If you have not paid your dues and DO NOT have your keys you will not be allowed access to the Point or launch ramp. If you paid your dues but did not sign and return the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) your access will also be denied. The will only allow access to those that can present a valid RDR stamped non-duplicable key. The owner/member must be present with their key to launch. No key, no parking or launching!
No RV or trailer parking will be allowed on the Point throughout the weekend.
Courtesy mussel inspection will be available on Friday at the Point from 3-6PM or on Saturday at Aloffo Rd and Las Tablas intersection from 8 AM-12 PM. You must be a member in good standing to receive the courtesy inspection and certification. Guests will be required to provide a member’s key number or property address or both. Watercraft that do not have a current valid inspection certification will not be allowed past the Aluffo Rd / Las Tablas intersection.
Volunteer mussel inspectors will also post their phone numbers at the POINT.
Per RDR Bylaws, guests must be accompanied by a member on the Point at all times. If the member is not on the Point guests will be turned away.
No open fires on the Point.
The last 5 years, the above rules have made the Point safer and more enjoyable for all members. Remember!! Owners and members are fully responsible for their guests’ actions and conduct. Violation of RDR rules and regulations by guests or members will result in the RDR Board holding them accountable. This could result of revocation of good standing membership. (See Bylaws).
Have an enjoyable safe weekend, RDR Board Jerry Reese, President