Jul 27 2017

HappyFeet Playgroup Clothing Drive

Mark your calendars!!

Beginning August 1st HappyFeet Playgroup will begin accepting clean, gently used clothing for children and families in our community.  The clothing drop spot will be at 2518 113th Way SW.

This would be a great way to get rid of any clothing you didn’t sell at the community garage sale!!!!

Clothing distribution day is scheduled for August 19th at the community center from 11am-3pm.

Have questions or know someone looking for volunteer opportunities? Call or text Stephanie at 360-402-8577

Jul 02 2017

Residential and Land Clearing Burn Bans Implemented

Because of wildfire and public safety concerns in our wooded counties, annual summer-long burn bans take effect this month. Prohibitions on residential outdoor burning in Jefferson and Clallam Counties begin July 1, 2017, while the annual Thurston County Fire-Safety Burn Ban begins Friday, July 14, 2017. These seasonal bans continue through September 30. The fire curtailments an enacted annually as summer’s dry, hot weather creates greater regional fire dangers.
The Fire Safety Burn Bans apply to residential yard-waste burning as well as all Land Clearing Burns. The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has yet to announce the start of the seasonal burn ban on DNR-protected lands, but that restriction is typically implemented by mid-July statewide.
At this time, recreational fires are allowed in all counties on private residential properties and in established fire rings within official county, state or federal campgrounds.
The restrictions on outdoor burning during the summer has resulted in a significant drop in brush fires and property damage each of the past several years, according to fire officials.
To stay up-to-date on the status of burn bans, please register for the ORCAA email news alerts on the ORCAA website (www.orcaa.org) or simply visit this site regularly for news and information on our region’s air quality issues.
For statewide Burn Ban information, visit http://waburnbans.net

Jun 30 2017

4th of July Fireworks Rules

Big Explosion

  1. Only Safe and Sane fireworks permitted
  2. Fireworks may be lit within 15 feet of lake shore in designated area.  NO fireworks in ball field, Community Center parking lot, or tennis court.
  3. Bring your own platform to launch fireworks. Tables, docks, and other park equipment MAY NOT be used.
  4. Bring a bucket to pick up ALL fireworks debris.  Dumpsters available at park kitchen area.
  5. Anyone carelessly setting off fireworks will be asked to leave.
  6. No one under the age of 12 may set off fireworks without parental supervision.
  7. No fireworks after 11:00 PM.

County Ordinance 6.68.055

Dicharge restricted to:

  • July 3, 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • July 4, 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM

 

Jun 28 2017

Scott Lake Community Garage Sale

Garage SaleIt’s time again for the Scott Lake Community-wide Yardsale Event which will be held on Saturday and Sunday August 5th- 6th from 9:00am to 4:00pm. This event will be advertised on Craigslist and surrounding communities Facebook pages. Participants are responsible for posting and removing their own signs. Colored balloons will be available again this year at the Office (limit 4) or will be delivered upon request. if you have any questions please contact Kelly Braun via Private Message or call or text Kelly @ 360-556-8774

Jun 12 2017

Fishing Derby

FishingThanks to all who attended, and many thanks to all of the volunteers that helped put this wonderful community event on.

To see the 2017 winners and pictures, click here.

May 28 2017

Don’t Forget to Flush… Your Hot Water Heater

HotWaterHeaterFlushing your water heater is an important maintenance step to ensure you get the most out of your water heater.  By keeping your water heater clean from sediment buildup, you help ensure the maximum life is reached from this important home appliance.

To help you flush your water heater properly, please refer to the instructions below, provided by Paul Robischon, Manager of Washington Water Service.

How to Flush Your Water Heater

CAUTION: When flushing your water heater there is danger of being scalded.  Be careful and keep children and pets away during the procedure.

Water heater manufacturers recommend flushing sediment from your storage type water heater periodically.  How often your model needs to be flushed depends upon the quality of the water in your area.  Areas with high mineral content will have to flush more often.

What is sediment, and why is it a problem?  The sediment is sand or other grit from a well, or any other material that has gotten into the municipal water mains.  Sediment can also come into your home after the water company flushes out their lines.

Over time, your heater can accumulate this sediment consisting of sand, gravel, grit, and various mineral deposits.  This buildup can reduce the amount your water heater holds, create a variety of interesting noises, and reduce the efficiency of your unit.  The buildup of sediment at the bottom can harden and sometimes clog the drain valve.

Cleaning this sediment out of your water heater is not particularly difficult; here is how to do it.

  1. If your water heater is gas, set the gas valve to “Pilot” to prevent the burners from coming on while you are flushing it.  If your heater is electric, be sure to turn off the circuit breakers.  With an electric water heater, if the water level drops below the heating elements, and the thermostat turns the elements on, the heating elements will probably burn out quite rapidly.
  2. Connect a heavy-duty garden hose to the drain valve at the bottom of the tank.  Make sure the outlet of the hose is in a safe area away from pets and children.  It can be very hot and can scald quickly.
  3. Close the shut off valve on the cold inlet to the water heater.
  4. Carefully open the temperature/pressure relief valve at the top of the tank by lifting the lever.  Leave the valve open.
  5. Open the drain valve at the bottom of the heater allowing the water to flow out through the garden hose.  If the sediment is clogging the drain valve then try closing the temperature/pressure relief valve and turn the cold inlet valve back on to “power flush” the sediment out.
  6. In some cases, the sediment hardens into large chunks that can block the drain valve.  If so, then wait until everything cools down, remove the garden hose from the drain valve, remove the valve if necessary, and use a long screw driver to break up the clog.  This is a very messy procedure.  Once completed, re-attach the hose and continue flushing.
  7. Drain the tank completely.  With the drain valve still open, close the pressure relief valve and turn the cold water inlet valve back on. This will scour the bottom of the tank and flush the sediment out.  Flush the tank until the water runs clear.  When the garden hose runs clear, you are finished.
  8. Close the drain valve at the bottom of the tank and remove the garden hose.
  9. Close the pressure relief valve at the top of the tank if it is still open, and turn the cold inlet valve back on.
  10. Open a hot water faucet in your house, and let it run until no air bubbles come out.
  11. Turn the heater back on, and with gas units re-light the pilot if necessary.

Paul Robischon, Manager
Washington Water Service

Apr 20 2017

Annual Meeting

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My Trusty Gavel by Brian Turner

Please join us for the Annual Scott Lake Maintenance Company Meeting on Saturday, May 20th.  The meeting will start at 10:00am.  This is your chance to meet the board members who represent the Scott Lake Maintenance Company, ask questions, and get involved in your community.

Jan 19 2017

2017 Fishing Derby is Coming!

Fishing

The 2017 Scott Lake Kids Fishing Derby is set for Saturday, June 10, 2017 for kids 14 and under.  Every kid gets a prize.  Rain or shine. Great family activity. Sponsored by the Scott Lake Slams Club.

Dec 01 2016

December Emergency Preparedness – Home Hazard Hunt

All of Washington State has the potential of being impacted by a major earthquake.  Earthquakes strike suddenly and without warning.  When they occur, they cause the ground to undulate and shake, perhaps violently.  Buildings – and their contents – are vulnerable to this rocking and rolling.  Fortunately, experts teach how to secure homes to their foundations, and contents to wall studs.

  • Identify potential hazards that will need to be bolted/strapped: such as water heater, tall furniture, cabinets; items that are heavy, breakable, expensive, precious, and/or toxic.
  • Make a timeline to complete these safety projects.

Watch our videos

For complete information go to  http://mil.wa.gov/emergency-management-division/preparedness/personal and find the Prepare in a Year Booklet and the Getting Ready Home Booklet.

Nov 01 2016

November Emergency Preparedness – Shelter in Place

 

Shelter in PlaceYour house provides a good first-layer barrier against airborne chemical agents.  Additional protection is achieved by tightly sealing one room of your home that you have pre-designated and prepared.

  • Designate a “safe’ room, one that can be easily and quickly sealed using plastic sheeting and duct tape.
  • Cut pieces to fits windows, vents, doors; store in in a bin with other supplies: blankets, water, snacks, batter-operated radio, etc.

For complete information go to  http://mil.wa.gov/emergency-management-division/preparedness/personal and find the Prepare in a Year Booklet

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