LANGDON LAKE ASSOCIATION/CANCELLATION OF ANNUAL MEETINGS

Posted Thursday August 6, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 baseline restrictions that were mandated by Governor Brown for Umatilla County, Oregon, on July 31, 2020, the scheduled August 15, 2020, Annual Meetings of the Langdon Lake Association, Langdon Lake Water Cooperative and the Tollgate Historical Society at Langdon Lake will need to be cancelled. 

Two Langdon Lake Association Board of Directors positions are up for re-election this year.  Connie Graybeal and Dale Freeman have both agreed to run again for five-year terms.  The current Association Board of Directors has approved the process of mail-in ballots for this election.  You will be receiving ballots with instructions by the US Postal Service between August 12-15, 2020.

If you don’t receive a ballot by August 17, 2020, please email the office: langdon@eotnet.net

Thank you,

Dale Freeman, President

Langdon Lake Association

 


Oregon Department of Forestry Regulated Number 1 Effective July 31, 2020

Posted Wednesday August 5, 2020

Below is a copy of the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Regulated Closure Proclamation, which is now in effect.

There are no designated locations on Langdon Lake property for open fires during a Regulated Closure.  Jerry has posted the “No Burn” signs at the Kiosk (Gatehouse) building and on Langdon Lake property at the first entrance road just past Woodward Park.  The ODF sign is located near the main entrance to the Lake. 

Additional terms of the Regulated Closure:

         *     Mowing of dry, cured grass with power driven equipment is prohibited between the hours of 12:00 PM and 8:00 PM.

         *     Non-industrial use of chain saws is prohibited between the hours of 12:00 PM and 8:00 PM.

Please read the Regulated Closure Proclamation carefully and share with family and guests.

STATE OF OREGON
DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY
REGU LATED CLOSURE PROCLAMATION
Number 01
Effective 12:01 a.m., PDT, July 31,2020

By virtue of the authority vested in me under the provisions of ORS 477.535 to 477.550, I
hereby proclaim a Regulated Closure to be in effect in the following subject area:

All lands protected by the Northeast Oregon Forest Protection District and all
forestland within one-eighth mile thereof.

Under this Regulated Closure it is unlawful to be in violation of the following restrictions:

. Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads, in boats on the
water or at a cleared area free of flammable vegetation.
. Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoalfires, cooking fires and warming
fires, except at designated locations. Designated locations within the Regulated Use
Closure area are available at each ODF office. Designated locations within the Oregon
State Parks system include but are not limited to: Emiqrant Sprinqs, Ukiah Dale, Catherine
Creek, Hilqard Junction, Red Bridqe, Wallowa Lake, Minam and Unitv Lakg.
. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed. Open fires may be
allowed by waiver through a written order, if, in the judgement of the forester, conditions so
warrant.
. Non-lndustrial use of chain saws is prohibited between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Chain saw use is permitted at all other hours, if the following fire fighting equipment is present
with each operating saw: one axe, one shovel, and one 8 ounce or larger fire extinguisher.
ln addition, a fire watch is required at least one hour following the use of each saw.
. Possession of the following fire fighting equipment is required while traveling, except on state
highways, county roads and driveways: one shovel and one gallon of water or one 2 1/2 pound
or larger fire extinguisher.
. Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is prohibited, between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and
8:00 p.m. Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is permitted at all other hours, if conducted
in a cleared area and if a water supply is present.
. The mowing of dry, cured grass with power driven equipment is prohibited between the hours
of 12.OO p.m. and 8:00 p.m., except for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural
crops.
. Any electric fence controller in use shall be: 1) Listed be a nationally recognized testing
laboratory or be certified by the Department of Consumer and Business Services; and 2)
Operated in compliance with manufacturer’s instructions.

. Use of fireworks is prohibited.

Aside from these restrictions, also prohibited throughout fire season is the use of exploding
targets and tracer ammunition. Debris burning is prohibited, except in burn barrels for which a
Burning Permit has been issued pursuant to ORS 477.515.

The Forester may, in writing, approve a modification or waiver of these requirements.
These restrictions shall remain in effect until replaced, suspended, or terminated by an additional
proclamation of the Forester.
Maps of the subject area may be viewed at the State Forester’s Office, in Salem, Oregon, and
at principal offices of the Forest Protection District.
Definitions of words and phrases used in this proclamation may be found in ORS 477.001, OAR
629-041-0005.

Joe Hessel, District Forester
Northeast Oregon District
Oregon Department of Forestry
July 27,2020

 


EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS

Posted Tuesday August 4, 2020

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS

ALL EMERGENCIES – 911

JERRY SMITH, CARETAKER, 541-429-1580 (voice only – no text)

OREGON STATE POLICE: emergency dispatch 541-276-2121;
Other business: 541-278-4090

UMATILLA COUNTY SHERIFF: non-emergency 541-966-3650;
Other business: 541-966-3600

EAST UMATILLA COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT: 541-566-2311

OR DEPT. OF FORESTRY (Pendleton): 541-276-3491

OR DEPT. OF FISH & WILDLIFE (Pendleton): 541-276-2344

OR DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION (LaGrande): 541-963-8406

U. S. FOREST SERVICE (Walla Walla Ranger Dist.): 509-522-6290

UMATILLA ELCTRIC COOP: 541-567-6414

PENDLETON ELECTRIC (Septic Pump Repair): 541-276-2672


Waste Water Tips

Posted Tuesday August 4, 2020

HELPFUL TIPS FOR THE WASTEWATER SYSTEM
WASTEWATER TREAMENT SYSTEM DO’S AND DON’TSDO• DO AVOID BUYING A NEW GRINDER PUMP COSTING YOU $1,600.00 OR MORE, BY COMPLYING WITH THE FOLLOWING
DO’S & DON’TS• DO CONSERVE WATER

• DO KEEP LINT OUT OF SYSTEM

• DO USE SUBSTITUTES FOR HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

• DO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH LOCATION OF GRINDER PUMP AND ELECTRICAL CONTROL PANEL

• DO KEEP THE LID TO GRINDER PUMP SECURE

• DO CALL THE SYSTEM OPERATOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IF YOURS OR THE NEIGHBOR’S AUDIBLE ALARM GOES OFF. THE ALARM CAN BE SILENCED BY PUSHING THE LIGHTED BUTTON ABOVE THE “PUSH TO SILENCE” LABEL ON THE FRONT OF THE ELECTRICAL CONTROL PANEL. AND REMEMBER, SILENCING THE ALARM WILL NOT CURE THE PROBLEM.

• DO REPAIR LEAKY PLUMBING FIXTURES (A NECESSITY)

• DO COMPLETELY DRAIN PIPES TO WINTERIZE (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

• DO USE AN ALCOHOL-BASED (RV-TYPE) ANTIFREEZE TO WINTERIZE PIPES IF THAT IS YOUR PRACTICE

DON’T

• DON’T FLUSH INTO SYSTEM THE FOLLOWING:
SANITARY NAPKINS, CONDOMS, DIAPERS, CIGARETTE BUTTS, PAPER TOWELS, TEA BAGS, COFFEE GROUNDS, KITTY LITTER, EGG SHELLS, NEWSPAPERS, RAGS, LARGE AMOUNTS OF HAIR, COOKING GREASE OR OILS, BATH OR BODY OILS, WATER SOFTENER BACKWASH

• DON’T FLUSH DANGEROUS AND DAMAGING SUBSTANCES INTO THE SYSTEM:
– RV WASTE
– FLAMMABLE OR TOXIC PRODUCTS
– HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS
– CHLORINE, CHLORIDES, POOL OR SPA PRODUCTS

• DON’T DRIVE OVER YOUR GRINDER PUMP STATION

• DON’T DIG WITHOUT KNOWING LOCATION OF SYSTEM

• DON’T LEAVE INTERIOR FAUCETS ON TO PROTECT WATER LINES DURING COLD WEATHER

• DON’T USE ETHYLENE GLYCOL-BASED (AUTO) ANTIFREEZE TO PREVENT PIPES AND FIXTURES FROM FREEZING

• DON’T TURN OFF THE MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER TO GRINDER PUMP

IF THE ELECTRICITY TO YOUR HOME IS TURNED OFF FOR THE WINTER, THE WATER TO YOUR HOME MUST ALSO BE COMPLETELY SHUT OFF.


Lawn Watering

Posted Tuesday August 4, 2020

LAWN WATERING ON LANGDON LAKE HOMESITES

Just a reminder to Langdon Lake Homeowners – The domestic water system at the Lake is not be be used to water lawns. A small horsepower portable pump may be used to utilize lake water for watering lawns. This restriction is found on Page 16 of the Rules and Guidelines Booklet, Section 16.1.

Thank you for abiding by this rule.


Summer Safety

Posted Tuesday August 4, 2020

SUMMER SAFETY AT LANGDON LAKE

Langdon Lake Association is sending all homeowners these important reminders for safety during the summer months. The Association wishes all an enjoyable, relaxing and safe summer at the Lake.

The Langdon Lake Association Board of Directors adopted the following rules at its February 4, 2019, Board of Directors Meeting.

ADDITION TO GUIDELINES AND RULES NUMBER 4, SECTION 4.4:
a. Open fires are prohibited per the Oregon Department of Forestry when regulated closures are posted. Fires prohibited include campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires, warming fires, tiki torches, candles and other sources that cannot be turned off with a valve. PROPANE FIRE PITS AND TRAEGER-STYLE WOOD BURNING GRILLS ARE PROHIBITED (NOTE: NEW CHANGE BY THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY).

AMENDMENT TO GUIDELINES AND RULES NUMBER 4, SECTION 4.6:
The Langdon Lake Association website will also give updated information of burning. Note that while open burning and fire pit burning are not allowed when the signs are posted, portable stoves, cooking devices and barbecues that use propane or liquid gas are permitted.

HELPFUL YEAR-ROUND FIRE TIPS

1. Fire extinguishers – upstairs and down
2. Fire blankets – can be used to extinguish small fires
3. Smoke detectors
4. Fire escape ladders – for escape from second floors
5. Keep access roads clear
6. Keep 100-foot garden hose attached to cabin
7. Keep chimneys clean and install spark arresters
8. Keep roofs clean of needles and debris
9. Have a 5-gallon bucket of water and a shovel available when using chainsaws or fire pits
10. Never leave burning fire pits unattended. Make sure all embers are extinguished.

BOATING SAFETY AT LANGDON LAKE
Langdon Lake Association has adopted the State of Oregon Watercraft Regulations as our guidelines. Please refer to Pages 11-13 in the Langdon Lake Rules and Guidelines booklet. Several highlights:

The Association only allows motorized watercraft on the lake that is registered in the name of the lease holder and has a sticker attesting to that fact affixed to the motorized watercraft.

Motorized watercraft shall generally be required to operate in a counter clockwise direction and be at least 100 feet from the shore.

Speeds shall be reasonable and safe for the conditions on the lake.

Permitted hours of watercraft usage of the lake is 10:00 AM—6:00 PM.

The website for the Oregon Marine Board is: www.oregon.gov/osmb


Text Messaging Program

Posted Tuesday August 4, 2020

TEXT MESSAGING PROGRAM – TEXTEDLY. PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE PROGRAM IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO.
 

The Langdon Lake Association has obtained access to a “Text Messaging” program, TEXTEDLY, as was recommended by several members at the August 2018 annual homeowners’ meeting.

Research indicates text messages have a 98% read rate compared to a 20% read rate for emails. This should be a more effective way to communicate with homeowners, especially while at the lake. Text messages will be for quick updates. Texts will be sent with “No Reply” response. Homeowners will be directed to the website for more detailed information.

Types of information that could be communicated include:
– Changes in fire danger levels/open fire restrictions
– Rules updates from the Board of Directors
– Updates on lake treatments or fish stocking
– Association meeting notices
– Emergency information

To sign up and participate in the TEXTEDLY Text Message program:

On your cell go to new message, text to: 77222, type in the word Langdon and press send. For those already signed up for the texting program, you do not need to do anything.

You will receive a “welcome page” requesting additional information. To register, all required information must be completed and sent immediately at that time.

(This is a no-reply system available to all homeowners. Adults only.)

Some text messages will direct homeowners to more detailed information on the tollgate-langdonlake.com website. You will need to establish an account on the website, only if you do not have one, to be able to view information available only to homeowners on the website. To request an account on the website:


OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY REGULATED-USE CLOSURE TERMINATED AS OF 9/10/2019 POSTED 9/10/2019

Posted Monday September 9, 2019

The Oregon Department of Forestry has terminated the Regulated Use Closure dated July 25, 2019. Open fires are now allowed on Langdon Lake property. Open fires include campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires, warming fires, tiki torches, candles and other sources that cannot be turned off with a valve. Propane fires pits and Traeger-style wood burning grills are also now allowed.

Below is the termination document issued by the Oregon Department of Forestry, dated 9/9/2019.

Oregon
Kate Brown, Governor

Department of Forestry
Northeast Oregon District
611 20th Street La Grande, OR 97850 Phone: (541) 963-3168
FAX: (541) 962-1058

September 9, 2019

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jamie Knight, (541) 786-2039

Regulated-Use Closure terminated on lands protected by Oregon Department of Forestry
Fire Season still in effect

As of 12:01 am, September 10, 2019, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has terminated the Regulated- Use Closure, or Public Use Restrictions for forestlands protected by the Northeast Oregon District. Due to moderating weather and seasonal temperatures and precipitation, the closure and the associated fire prevention restrictions are no longer necessary. Campfires fires are now allowed with landowner permission. Steve Meyer, Baker Wildland Fire Supervisor, cautions “The recent precipitation has been welcome across the region. Although we seem to have entered a fall weather pattern, it’s important to stay aware of how quickly conditions can change. A warm or breezy day can dry the lighter fuels out and we can quickly be back into a dangerous fire situation. Making sure that campfires and burn barrels are always attended is a good step towards fire safety. Ensure the fire is dead out before leaving.”

While Public Use fire restrictions have eased, Fire Season remains in effect for private, state, county, municipal and tribal lands protected by Oregon Department of Forestry. Burn permits are required for all open fires (except campfires), debris burns and burn barrels. ODF will still need to issue a burn permit for any open burns or burn barrels within the protection district until weather conditions warrant an end to fire season.

The Northeast Oregon District includes lands in the following counties: Union, Baker, Umatilla, Wallowa and small portions of Grant, Morrow and Malheur counties.

To obtain a burn permit from ODF, call your local ODF office:
La Grande Unit (541)963-3168
Baker City Sub-Unit (541)523-5831
Wallowa Unit (541)886-2881
Pendleton Unit (541)276-3491

Fire restrictions may differ on lands protected by rural fire departments or lands managed by the US Forest Service or BLM. Check local regulations before burning. More information on fire restrictions can be found the Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center website at www.bmidc.org.

To report a fire, call the Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center at (541)963-7171, or dial 9-1-1.

http://bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com/ is your spot for current fire information in the Blue Mountains.


OREGON DEPT. OF FORESTRY REGULATED CLOSURE NO #1 EFFECTIVE 7/25/2019

Posted Friday July 26, 2019

Below is a copy of the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Regulated Closure Proclamation, which is now in effect.

There are no designated locations on Langdon Lake property for open fires during a regulated closure. See Section 4 of the Langdon Lake Rules and Guidelines booklet for Association rules in following the Department of Forestry’s proclamation. See below of additions and amendments to that rule.

ADDITION TO GUIDELINES AND RULES SECTION 4.4:
The Langdon Lake Association Board of Directors adopted the following rules at its February 4, 2019, Board of Directors Meeting.

a. Open fires are prohibited per the Oregon Department of Forestry when regulated closures are posted. Fires prohibited include campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires, warming fires, tiki torches, candles and other sources that cannot be turned off with a valve. PROPANE FIRE PITS AND TRAEGER-STYLE WOOD BURNING GRILLS ARE PROHIBITED (NOTE: NEW CHANGE BY THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY).

AMENDMENT TO GUIDELINES AND RULES NUMBER 4, SECTION 4.6:[u]
The Langdon Lake Association website will also give updated information of burning. Note that while open burning and fire pit burning are not allowed when the signs are posted, portable stoves, cooking devices and barbeques that use propane or liquid gas are permitted.

STATE OF OREGON
DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY

REGULATED CLOSURE PROCLAMATION
Number 01
Effective 12:01 a.m., PDT, July 25, 2019

By virtue of the authority vested in me under the provisions of ORS 477.535 to 477.550, I
hereby proclaim a Regulated Closure to be in effect in the following subject area:

All lands protected by the Northeast Oregon Forest Protection District and all
forestland within one-eighth mile thereof.
Under this Regulated Closure it is unlawful to be in violation of the following restrictions:

• Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads, in boats on the water or at a cleared area free of flammable vegetation.

• Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except at designated locations. Designated locations within the Regulated Use Closure area are available at each ODF office. Designated locations within the Oregon State Parks system include but are not limited to: Emigrant Springs, Ukiah Dale, Catherine Creek, Hilgard Junction, Red Bridge, Wallowa Lake, Minam and Unity Lake.

• Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed. Open fires are allowed if conducted in compliance with a valid Burning Permit issued pursuant to ORS 477.515.

• Non-Industrial use of chain saws is prohibited between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Chain saw use is permitted at all other hours, if the following fire fighting equipment is present
with each operating saw: one axe, one shovel, and one 8 ounce or larger fire extinguisher.
In addition, a fire watch is required at least one hour following the use of each saw.

• Possession of the following fire fighting equipment is required while traveling, except on state
highways, county roads and driveways: one shovel and one gallon of water or one 2½ pound
or larger fire extinguisher.

• Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is prohibited, between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and
8:00 p.m. Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is permitted at all other hours, if conducted
in a cleared area and if a water supply is present.

• The mowing of dry, cured grass with power driven equipment is prohibited between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., except for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural
crops.

• Any electric fence controller in use shall be: 1) Listed be a nationally recognized testing laboratory or be certified by the Department of Consumer and Business Services; and 2) Operated in compliance with manufacturer’s instructions.

• Use of fireworks is prohibited.

Aside from these restrictions, also prohibited throughout fire season is the use of exploding targets and tracer ammunition.

Debris burning is prohibited, except in burn barrels for which a
Burning Permit has been issued pursuant to ORS 477.515.

The Forester may, in writing, approve a modification or waiver of these requirements.

These restrictions shall remain in effect until replaced, suspended, or terminated by an additional
proclamation of the Forester.

Maps of the subject area may be viewed at the State Forester’s Office, in Salem, Oregon, and at principal offices of the Forest Protection District.
Definitions of words and phrases used in this proclamation may be found in ORS 477.001, OAR 629-041-0005.

Joe Hessel, District Forester
Northeast Oregon District
Oregon Department of Forestry
July 23, 2019


4TH OF JULY SAFETY AT THE LAKE PROPERTY

Posted Tuesday July 2, 2019

The Association wishes each of you a safe and happy 4th of July holiday.

As a reminder for homeowners and their guests, the Association has a rule of:

“No fireworks of any kind may be ignited on home site property, common
areas, reserved areas or over the lake at any time.”

There will be a $1,000.00 fine assessed to any homeowner or guest on all Lake site property caught using fireworks of any kind at any time. Please see Page 5, Section 3 of the green Rules and Guidelines booklet.

Stay safe and enjoy the holiday.