The Board of Directors has hired a new water manager to replace our dear friend Dave Mathis, who passed recently.
Our new water manager is Jose Escalera.
Jose has been the Water Distribution Manager for Jefferson County PUD since 2011.
He is well versed in managing water systems and has an impressive list of skills and abilities, including:
Water sampling, well testing, consumer confidence reports, water efficiency reports, new installs, water main inspection and break repairs, water reservoir monitoring, and leak detection.
In addition, Jose can operate heavy machinery like excavators and tractors and has basic knowledge of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic theory and application.
Jose welcomes direct communication from Bridgehaven residents and water customers. You can find his contact information on the Contacts page.
Due to a move, Rod Mash can no longer provide the “Bridgehaven Emergency Communications” support for the Bridgehaven neighborhood which included using his licensed Amateur Radio capability to be a link to the Jefferson County Emergency Operations Center.
The local emergency communications support has also involved the initiation of a local low-powered, license-free network (using the FRS radios) within the neighborhood to facilitate emergency communications in the event of phone & cell system outages.
Fortunately, a local neighbor (Trail’s End on South Beach), Deb Reithmeyer, is very knowledgeable and involved in the Neighbor Preparedness effort (NPREP) with the Jefferson County Emergency Operations Center. She has volunteered to help support readiness for our Bridgehaven area. Also, her husband, Ken, has been very involved in training and preparation as part of the DART program (Disaster Airlift Response Team) to assist in emergency helicopter and/or float plane evacuation and support.
Deb can also be available to provide information and training on emergency preparedness.
They can be reached by e-mail at: email@example.com or by cell phone at 816-510-7055. They will occasionally run tests using the FRS network.
The Amateur radio link needs to be reestablished. If anyone is interested in becoming involved, there are classes available to obtain the basic, limited license authority needed (there is no Morse Code requirement) and the higher frequency hand-held radios and antenna are not very expensive. Please contact Rod Mash at 360-351-0632 for more information.
PLEASE SHUT THE GATE AT THE MARINA!!!!!!!!
We have been having people who are using our Marina leave the gate open, and some who have left the gate/door at the entrance to the dock open as
People have also noticed non-Bridgehaven members using the Marina facilities. The whole marina area is off limits to any who are not members in good standing in the club.
Some have tried to justify their presence down there by saying they are a friend or relative of "so and so", who is a member in good standing. The rule is that if you have guests who want to use the marina, then YOU the BCCA member, must be physically present there too.
Bridgehaven renters do not have marina priviledges.
We have just posted the report on our Marina page. Click on "MARINA" link at the top of this page and then in the left hand column of the MARINA page, click on "MARINA CONDITION ASSESSMENT" link to vew the report. Its a large file so it may take a few minutes to show up on your screen the first time you try to view it. It may not be viewable on your cell phone or tablet.
Our area is so beautiful, we get less rain than most places around here, we enjoy the bounty of shellfish from Hood Canal right at our front door, but there are a few downsides like when the bridge is not open for vehicle traffic, and the windstorms can be pretty severe here a few times each fall/winter knocking out power for several hours. Every once in a while a storm combined with an unfortunate high tide can wreck havoc for the people who live on the spit. But all in all, those who live here love it!
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Check it out! Bridgehaven FaceBook Site
Since we are a small community and want to keep our "conversations" for our ears only, we set it up as what is called a "closed group". That means that the only people that will be able to read or write posts are those who are BCCA Members. When you post to the Bridgehaven FB page, members only will get notifications of the posts, and may reply. If you would like to try it out, request membership there on the site. Requests will be screened to make sure they are membrs of our community. Link above.
The "Login" link is used by the webmaster only to make changes to the website. If you want to communicate with Bridgehaven members, please use the Bridgehaven FaceBook page. Otherwise use the "Contacts" page to contact us directly via phone or email. Thanks!