12/28/21, 6:24 PM
“SOMEBODY’S GOING TO GET KILLED ON THAT ROAD (Badger)-IF WE’RE NOT CAREFUL”
CRR Manager Judy Lapora
A week ago today (12/20/21), at the Regular Board Meeting, President Bill Burt, the Directors and Manager Judy Lapora had a lengthy discussion regarding Badger Hill Safety issues.
Burt immediately deferred to Manager Lapora for the Badger Hill Report. She explained that for “numerous winters whenever we’ve had any kind of a major snow storm…it’s a mess.”
Lapora stated last year, CRR Road Superintendent Jordan Jones and a
“team member ended up spending 8 hours, in the snow, in a driving snow storm, trying to deal with that issue and that’s not a one off, that happens on a fairly regular basis on Badger Hill.”
“One of the things that Jordan came to me awhile back, he said for the safety of everybody, including staff, feels it would be prudent to do what we do on Hill Road and when we have increment weather that makes it hazardous to traverse that road, to go ahead and close it…”
Lapora added, “He (Jordan) has tried on different occasions to do that (close the road), but people move the barricades and they go around them. When he was out there over that 8 hour period, he actually had people, he was standing there with a stop sign and people blew by him and went anyway.
SOMEBODY’S GOING TO GET KILLED ON THAT ROAD IF WE’RE NOT CAREFUL.”
Lapora went on and explained that Jordan is asking to gate both the top and bottom of Badger Road.
President Burt commented, “Jordan and I don’t know who, Cliff, was down at the bottom and Jordan was at the top, or the other way around and they’re standing out there in the cold for 8 hours fighting traffic. THAT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN-WE’RE NOT GOING TO EXPOSE OUR PEOPLE…”
Burt further stated, the decision to close Badger would be left to Jordan based on his assessment of the road conditions. He also added, the Ranch would announce on “all of the social media spots we’ve got, the Phase Reps, whatever, NextDoor, the Chat Group, Hey, Badger Road is closed.”