01/06/2022, 1:30 PM
“DO YOU THINK SOMETHING STINKS IN YOUR BACKYARD?”
As an Interactive investigative news site we encourage our members/readers to get involved, ask questions and stress that INFORMATION IS POWER!
Our primary goal is to uncover the real story-THE FACTS and to a great extent, we rely on our members/readers for Tips, Leads and Investigative Stories.
Our Tagline, “DO YOU THINK SOMETHING STINKS IN YOUR BACKYARD” has been a catalyst for many of our investigative reports.
Recently that Tagline has stirred some Members/Readers/Association Homeowners into action after the Badger Hill Road fiasco on December 26th. We’ve been asked by several people, who is responsible for the safety and security of the property owners on Crooked River Ranch? Is it the Ranch Officials? The Sheriff’s Office or the Fire Department?
According to Policy, Ranch Officials have the initial responsibility to protect the lives and property of the Association homeowners. However, the safety and security of Association Members lives and property has been a controversial issue for several years. In fact, it appears Ranch Officials have gone out of their way to blatantly ignore the safety needs of the residents.
On April 7, 2020, we published a follow-up article titled , “IN CASE OF EMERGENCY”, that dealt in part with the lack of Plans, Protocols and Procedures on the part of Ranch Management and Directors regarding Crisis Management-Emergencies Of All Types.
We pointed out that according to CRR’s Policy & Procedure Handbook, Section 4.9 “CRISIS MANAGEMENT” states: “The Ranch Manager (Judy Lapora) will normally be the First Responder to any emergency or crisis on Association property or with staff. The Board will be brought into the emergency/crisis response planning and direction as soon as the initial crisis response has been addressed.”
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As an aside, Ranch Manager/First Responder Judy Lapora does not live on the Ranch.
Returning to the December 26 Events, Ranch President Bill Burt just released his “8” Point Edict regarding the “LESSONS LEARNED” from the December 26 “mess” on Badger Hill Road.
As reported earlier, Burt failed to address what really happened on Badger while shifting all responsibility or blame onto some upset Badger Hill homeowners-Badgering the “20%.”
The December 26 fiasco dealt with an emergency on one Ranch road. What if the next emergency is more severe or even catastrophic? Will our leaders be prepared or for that matter, even make themselves available by phone?
We are living in strange and unsettling times and the homeowners of CRR need more than talk.
A few years back, former Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins stated: “Ranch Officials and Association Members need to be self-sufficient and develop plans for all emergencies/crisis.” He stressed, Ranch officials need to explore “out of the box” options in all matters related to the safety and security of the Ranch Homeowners.
President Burt, what LESSONS DID YOU LEARN?
Shouldn’t CRISIS MANAGEMENT be a Ranch Priority?
Ranch Matters Staff