Scott Lake Custodial and General Maintenance Job Opening

  1. BROAD FUNCTION:
    1. Provides custodial duties, support and general maintenance of park and other areas and properties owned by the Scott Lake Maintenance Company (SLMC). This part time, hourly position reports directly to the SLMC Executive Secretary.
  2. Principal Responsibilities:
    1. Provide general maintenance, custodial and sanitation, and support for community park and other areas of the community as directed by the SLMC Executive Secretary. 
    2. Establish and maintain a good, professional relationship with the SLMC Executive Secretary and elected SLMC Board of Trustees.
    3. Support and maintain a safe working environment through safe work practices and use of personal protective equipment.
    4. Report all safety concerns immediately to SLMC Executive Secretary or Board of Trustees.
    5. Attend SLMC Board of Trustee meetings quarterly or as requested.
    6. Participate in Monthly One on One meetings and Quarterly Performance Reviews with SLMC Executive Secretary.
  3. Basic Knowledge and Skill Requirement:
    1. Self-starter who is well organized and possesses excellent communication skills.
    2. Ability to work independently with strong ownership of assigned duties.
    3. Possess a general understanding of cleaning and sanitation, yard maintenance, and minor maintenance repairs.
    4. Ability to remain flexible with changing priorities and direction as required to support the SLMC properties and facilities.
    5. Must be able to lift up to 50lbs from ground level.
    6. Must be able to turn, twist, bend at the waist repeatedly, occasionally.
    7. Must be able to walk and stand for long periods of time.
    8. Must be able to push/pull repeatedly, occasionally.
    9. Understand and support that frequency of work is variable with Spring and Summer months requiring more work than other seasons. Understand that during Fall and Winter support and work is still required with less regularity and at times may be as needed.  
  4. Areas of responsibility and duties:
    1. Walk park and other SLMC properties picking up litter, downed branches and other discarded items as scheduled or as requested.
    2. Garbage and Trash removal: Empty community garbage cans located in the park, park bathrooms, boat launch, ballfield, and at the dog park weekly, or as requested. Note that park garbage pick-up will occur more often during summer months, when activity is higher than other months of the year.
    3. Park Shelter: Sweep and remove debris weekly or as requested. Clean and wipe down tables weekly or as requested.  Provide minor maintenance and painting as needed or as requested.
    4. Park Bathroom is to be unlocked and locked daily starting June 1st and ending September 30th.  Park bathrooms are to be cleaned as scheduled during the following dates – May 31st to October 1stAdditional cleaning during off season months will be done as needed based on events or in support of basic maintenance of the facility. Minor maintenance, plumbing and painting will occur as needed or as requested.
    5. Seasonal Tasks:
      1. All Scott Lake public signs on all SLMC properties will be washed in May and in September or as requested.
      2. Trash cans in all areas of the community will be washed or sprayed out quarterly or as requested.
      3. Storm Clean Up: after windstorms, snowstorms or acts of nature, there may be the need to support park and grounds clean up.  
      4. Report any damages identified on any SLMC property to the SLMC Executive Secretary. Notify the Thurston County Sheriff Office immediately when appropriate in addition to notification to the SLMC Executive Secretary and Board of Trustees.
      5. All dog waste bags will be checked in all 3 locations weekly and resupplied as necessary. Dog waste cans will be emptied weekly or as requested.
      6. Assist on July 5 of each year in park clean up following 4th of July fireworks.
      7. Other assigned duties or requested.
  5. Compensation dependent on qualifications and experience,
  6. References required upon request.

Submit Resume to Scott Lake Maintenance Company office at the Community Center.

Boil Notice is over

The Boil Notice has been lifted.

Test Results are back and the water is good to drink for all Scott Lake Residents.

If you haven’t done so already to flush the outside lines by running the outside faucet for at least 20 minutes before using water within the house.

Scott Lake Boil Rescinding notice (download here)

For your information the test results should be posted here in the next few days. After accepting the disclaimer you can search for Scott Lake to find all the reports.

Click here if you would like information on how to flush your hot water heater.

Please help by passing this information to your neighbors that might not have internet to ensure that everyone is notified.

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

Clearwater and Board Members delivered boil notices to all Scott Lake Residence today

Clearwater and the Scott Lake Board Members just finished delivering boil notices to everyone in the Scott Lake Community. The boil notice is also attached here for more details.

Click here to be directed to the CDC site which will provide more details on boil notices

Important note: the leak repair on Champion Hill that was scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Boil Notice for all Scott Lake Residents

A boil notice is in affect for all Scott Lake Residents till at the earliest Wednesday. Updates will be posted here and Facebook pages. Please pass this information to your neighbors to ensure they are informed.

Next phase will be to have the water tested by DOH. Once that is completed an given the okay the boil notice will be lifted. Once we get that information, this site, Facebook and the reader board will be updated.

Details of what is included for a boil notice can be found here at CDCs website here.

Handwashing

  • In many situations, you can use tap water and soap to wash hands. Follow the guidance from your local public health officials.
  • Be sure to scrub your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and rinse them well under running water.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Bathing and showering

  • Be careful not to swallow any water when bathing or showering.
  • Use caution when bathing babies and young children. Consider giving them a sponge bath to reduce the chance of them swallowing water.

Brushing teeth

  • Brush teeth with boiled or bottled water. Do not use untreated tap water.

Washing dishes

  • If possible, use disposable plates, cups, and utensils during a boil water advisory.
  • Household dishwashers generally are safe to use if the water reaches a final rinse temperature of at least 150 degrees Fahrenheit (65.55°Celsius), or if the dishwater has a sanitizing cycle.
  • Sterilize all baby bottles.
    • To wash dishes by hand:
      • Wash and rinse the dishes as you normally would using hot water.
      • In a separate basin, add 1 teaspoon of unscented household liquid bleach for each gallon of warm water.
      • Soak the rinsed dishes in the water for at least one minute.
      • Let the dishes air dry completely before using again.

Laundry

  • It is safe to wash clothes as usual.

Cleaning

Caring for pets

  • Pets can get sick by some of the same germs as people or spread germs to people. Provide bottled or boiled water after it has been cooled for pets to use.
  • If bottled water is not available, bring water to a full rolling boil for 1 minute (at elevations above 6,500 feet, boil for 3 minutes), then allow it to cool before use.
  • Boil tap water even if it is filtered.
  • Do not use water from any appliance connected to your water line, such as ice and water from a refrigerator.

Caring for your garden and houseplants

  • You can use tap water for household plants and gardens.

Leak Repair on Champion Hill for Monday September 23rd and Tuesday September 24th

UPDATE:
Clearwater will be out on Monday and Tuesday to repair the leak located at Hill Top Court and Champion Drive in the right lane going up the hill. According to Clearwater, residents on the hill should not have any interruption during this repair but wanted to provide a heads up to the possibility if it becomes a requirement for the repair.

Park Restrooms Closing for Maintenance and Winter

The park restrooms will be closing September 26th for cleaning and sanitizing. They will remain closed for the season and reopen in the spring of 2020.

Car and Vehicle Removal Event

To prepare for the Scott Lake Cleanup on September 21, H&H Towing is offering free removal of cars and vehicles. The free removal is from August 19th to September 21st and only available to Scott Lake residents. You can contact H&H Towing at 360-250-0635 or 360-753-6600.

West Thurston Fire Meet & Greet

You are invited to attend to have coffee with Fire Chief Russ Kaleiwahea and Chief Scott Thursday, August 1st from 10am-12pm at the Scott Lake Community Center.

Coffee with the fire chiefs is a great opportunity to meet with your fire chiefs and ask any question about the West Thurston Fire Department and the upcoming replacement levy proposition being presented to our community. We look forward to meeting with our friends and neighbors.

4th of July Fireworks Rules

Big Explosion

  1. Only Safe and Sane fireworks permitted – NO ILLEGAL FIREWORKS
  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