Fire Safety
Committee Charter
Meetings held on 3rd Thursday of month at 9:30


For the Month of April


Thanks to owner donations to the

Natural Resources Fund

and to a 

Firewise Grant 

obtained by the

Fire Safety Committee,

we have funding for the next

major debris pick-up event.

  • Bring Dead Vegetation from Private Lots and adjacent Common Areas to the roadside (No permit required).
  • Bring from your Private Lot trimmings of live branches which overhang homes and chimneys to the roadside.
  • Bring from the Common area trimmings that overhang homes, driveways and within 18 feet of Chimneys to the roadside (requires a Non-Permit Work Notice, approved same day)


This is a new Permit opportunity for you and your neighbors to trim for Ladder Fuel Reduction.


The Application Fee of $25 will be waived

for the first 20 people

who bring in their Ladder Fuel Applications

to the office for PRC processing

by the deadline of March 30th.


Applications are in the office and on the HPMA Website.

(Select on the link below for the application)  

Ladder Fuel Permit Application


(This Ladder Fuel Reduction Permit debris pick-up

is a FREE opportunity, normally,

cost of pick-up would be the Property Owner's responsibility).


Bring the Fire Fuel Debris

described above

to the roadside from

April 13 to April 28.


Beko's Tree Service will be picking up

Fire Fuel debris 

April 29.




(Select on this link to read the entire Fact Sheets 1-5)

Did you know that …on your Private Lot ….without a permit you can: 

  • Remove dead trees and dead vegetation
  • Limb up 1/3 of a tree to a maximum of 12 feet off the ground
  • Trim or limb trees to keep 10’ from side or roof of a structure and 18’ from a chimney or stove pipe
  • Trim to keep 12’ above a driveway (or gravel path to Island House)
  • Trim shrubs like huckleberry & salal no lower than 3’

Decaying material (leaves, mulch, and nurse logs greater than 4” in diameter) should remain on the forest floor to provide nutrients and hold moisture.

(R&R Article IV, Section 19 A 2)

Did you know  that in the Common Area adjacent to your lot

with a Non-permit Work Order you can:

  • Remove dead vegetation except decaying material (leaves, mulch, and nurse logs greater than 4” in diameter) which should remain on the forest floor to provide nutrients and hold moisture.
  • Remove tree limbs that are within 10’ of a structure or within 18’ of a structure chimney or stovepipe.
  • Trim trees overhanging designated driveways, parking areas and paths to allow 12’ of clearance above a graveled surface.
  • Trim shrubs like huckleberry & salal no lower than 3’ in a previously permitted and approved view corridor.

(R&R Article IV, Section 19 B 3)

Non-permit Work Orders are available at the Office. There is No fee.

The purpose of an NPWO is to document that you are authorized to perform the above actions in the Common Area.  Fines exist for unauthorized work.

Pictures below show roadside vegetation that was a fire hazard, before and after pruning.  The Fire Safety Committee would like to continue this program in the future, but will need community support and possibly changes in the HPMA policies and/or Rules & Regulations to move this program forward.   Comments are welcome.
Reports & Information
Fire Safety Day - May 5, 2018
Committee Structure
Chair, Myron Ougendal
Board Rep:  Nancy Scarola
Members:   David Swart, Frank Rowland, Michelle Bell, Ann Dagle, Ann McDonald, Roberta Pickert
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