Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hays County Lifts Burn Ban

The Hays County Commissioners Court has lifted the burn ban in Hays County, effective July 16, due to recent and expected rainfall in the area. The Court reviews the need for a burn ban at is weekly Commissioners Court meeting. If conditions warrant, the County Judge has the authority to impose the ban without the Court convening.

Residents are asked to notify their local fire department when planning to burn and as a courtesy their neighbors as well.

Questions about this announcement can be forwarded to the Hays County Fire Marshal at 512.393.7339.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Hays County Reinstates Burn Ban

The Hays County Commissioners Court has reinstated the burn ban in unincorporated areas of county because of increasingly dry conditions. On July 9 the Keetch-Byram Drought Index for Hays County was 597 and expected to rise. Typically a burn ban is indicated when the KBDI reaches 575, although it is not the singular indicator – also considered is the amount of fine fuel (such as dead grass) as well as the number of large, uncontrolled fires.

A burn ban prohibits outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of Hays County. Fires in burn barrels, even those with lids, are prohibited; however, gas and charcoal grills with lids can be used.

“Please use caution and common sense when grilling,” Fire Marshal Mark Chambers said. “Never leave a grill unattended, ensure that all embers are out before leaving the area and have a source of water nearby in case of fire.”

For more information about this announcement, please contact the Hays County Fire Marshal’s office at 512-393-7339, or visit their web site.

Hidden Springs Ranch Asked to Conserve Water

The Dripping Springs Water Supply Corporation asked all members to halt all outdoor watering, and to conserve as much water as possible, between 11:00PM Monday and 5:00AM Tuesday, July 15-16. DSWSC is performing system maintenance and expects full service to be restored by 5:00AM Tuesday Morning.

Questions about this announcement may be forwarded to the Dripping Springs Water Supply Corporation at 512.858-7897.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Swimming Pool to Close for Inspection

The swimming pool will be closed for the state-required annual inspection beginning Thursday, July 11. While the Hidden Springs Ranch board anticipates a favorable inspection, the pool will remain closed until any required repairs or improvements are complete.

Any questions about this announcement may be forwarded to the HOA Administrator or any board member.

Thank you for your cooperation!