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“THE 7 Ps”

4/7/20, 3:30 PM

 

“PROPER PLANNING & PREPARATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE”

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Last week (4/03/20), former Ranch Director, Carol Orr submitted a LETTER TO THE EDITOR, titled, “CRISIS MANAGEMENT.”

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Later, that same day, Ms. Orr emailed all of the Ranch Directors with the Subject line titled, “FOLLOW UP PLANS.”

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Orr’s theme in her Letter to the Editor and email to all of the Directors focused primarily on Ranch Officials responsibilities during times of crisis.

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She specifically asked,

“WHAT PLAN OR PROGRAM HAS THE RANCH MANAGEMENT/OFFICIALS DEVELOPED TO PROTECT THE LIVES AND PROPERTY OF THE RANCH HOMEOWNERS?”

GOOD QUESTION

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Today, we spoke with Sheriff Jim Adkins regarding the “THE 7 P’s” and he said, “that’s good advice” and added, “If things go really bad, I (Sheriff’s Office) can’t be there.”

Further, Adkins said Ranch Officials and Association Members need to be “self-sufficient and develop plans for all Emergencies/Crises.”

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He stressed, that Ranch Officials need to explore “out of the box” options in all matters related to the safety and security of the Ranch Homeowners.

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One piece of advice Adkins suggested dealt with an Emergency Management Handout titled, “Building and Strengthening Disaster Readiness Among Neighbors.”

He stated that at a minimum, the “9 Steps” described in the booklet should be included in any overall Crises Management Program.

 

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Interestingly, Sheriff Adkins stated, that neither he or his Emergency Manager, have heard from any Ranch Officials, involving Emergency Planning or Programs that potentially could impact the lives and property of the 5K plus residents on the Ranch. After thinking about it a few minutes, Adkins said he was “Surprised” he hadn’t heard from any Ranch Officials and quickly added,

“maybe I should contact them.”

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According to CRR’s Policy & Procedures Handbook, 2018 Edition, Section 4.9

“CRISIS MANAGEMENT” states, “The Ranch Manager will normally be the first responder to any emergency or crisis on Association property or with any 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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Has the Ranch Board addressed this current and unprecedented crisis that is global in nature, yet also is impacting the 5K plus residents living on the Ranch? Have they developed any Plans or Programs in accordance with their own Policies addressing any and all crises, whether natural or man-made?

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To date, Ranch Management/Officials have been silent?

Ranch Matters Staff