FireWise recommendations

Dear RESA Members,

As part of becoming a FireWise community, we pledged annual improvement in reducing fuel loads and maintaining a safe community.  We have two requests of our community members and an announcement that you can read more about below. In brief:

  • Please record your annual brush abatement efforts in this form
  • Using this form, please purchase and affix minimum 4-inch reflective house numbers to your home
  • Our FireWise status has been renewed for 2020!  

Brush Abatement

We have an annual commitment to reduce hazardous fuels in our community, and we can see and hear the chainsaws and chippers working actively to make homes more fire safe in our area.  We applaud your efforts, as they add to our ability to keep our FireWise Certification.  In order for us to count that effort toward our annual FireWise commitment we need to track it, so we have built this form. We ask you to please fill it out when you do any brush abatement.  You can record hours, truckloads, or dollars spent, and we just ask that you put the address where the work was done so that we can keep track.  All of this data will be properly anonymized.

Reflective House Numbers

In 2019 we had a fire risk assessment performed by Battalion Chief Jonathan Black, and he identified that we could greatly help our first responders by installing reflective house numbers that are easily visible.  Santa Clara County Fire requests that residents use four inch (4”) Black or Blue numbers on a White Reflective background posted at the roadside.   We would like to urge each and every member to fulfill this request to purchase and display house numbers.

In addition, if you would like to purchase high quality two-sided reflective metal signs (6”x24”) as in the example above ($30-40), please fill out this form and we will charge your account and batch up the requests to save $$ on shipping.

FireWise recognized for 2020!

Due to our ongoing annual efforts to reduce hazardous fuel within our community, Redwood Estates has again been recognized  as a FireWise Community  in good standing.  We would like to say thank you to all those residents who have worked tirelessly to maintain their properties and reduce their brush!  It is due to these efforts that we are able to maintain this status.  

Thank you for your time,

RESA Board of Directors

November 18, 2020 Board Meeting Agenda

The next meeting of the board of directors will be on the usual third Wednesday of the month, November 18, 2020. This will be an in-person meeting at the Pavilion at Redwood Estates, so members attending are requested to wear masks and be appropriately distanced. The State of California and subsequently the County of Santa Clara updated their COVID-19 public health orders moving us into the more restrictive purple tier at midnight, November 17. Following this meeting we will consider returning to virtual board meetings should the county remain in that tier. The safety of the community is our top priority during these unusual times.

7:30     Determination of Quorum

7:35     Approval of Agenda

7:40     Approval of Minutes: October 21, 2020

7:45     President’s Report: President Rick Swayne

  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Pool shade structure          
  • Recording of Board meetings

8:00     Treasurer’s Report: David Hubbard 

8:15     FireWise Report: David Hubbard

8:30     Operations Manager’s Report: Jeff Bates

  • Office Manager’s Report – Mona Raby 

8:45     New Business/Public Comment 

  • Web submitted community questions

9:00     Old Business

  • Oneda Court Update

9:15    Adjourn