TSRA Wood Burning Fire Pit Ban Petition
We, the undersigned owners of property in Ski Ranches, have read the latest version of the Wildfire Mitigation Plan. We also have an understanding of the Conduct Regulations and Guidelines regarding fire pits. We want to bring to your attention our concern that the Conduct Regulations and Guidelines distinguishes between wood burning vs gas burning fire pits while the Wildfire Mitigation Plan does not. It is an important differentiation. Gas fire pits are by nature, controlled and benign while wood burning fire pits pose an ongoing fire threat to our neighborhood.. We firmly believe that TSRA as an organization responsible for the well being of our community, should not have the be required to oversee and police the regulations it has proposed regarding wood burning firepits. It is not feasible, practical, legally advisable or implementable.
Wildfires are an ongoing threat to our community. We feel that wood burning fire pits contribute to this threat and want formally register this concern. We propose that Wildfire Mitigation Plan and the Conduct Regulations and Guidelines be CHANGED to either prohibit wood burning fire pits entirely, or prohibit them during the drier, non-snow months from May 1 until November 1. Homeowners in our association can convert to gas burning fire pits which pose no threat. We rely on our board to protect the best interests of our community. The board can take a simple action to protect us by banning the use of wood burning fire pits either entirely, or seasonally. This one simple, decisive act by TSRA board may not represent every owner's personal preference on the issue but the benefits to everyone in the community are both obvious and immense.