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Bridge Repair, Storm Damage and Other News

posted May 13, 2019, 7:02 AM by Salem Country Club President   [ updated May 13, 2019, 7:50 AM ]
Greetings everyone, it has been a busy month for our Board, our Caretaker and a few members who have pitched in to help us with some unforeseen circumstances.

In addition to trying to get the club ready for opening day we have had a few things happen that we wanted to inform the membership about. You will find pictures of each below.

1.  Bridge Repair
During our routine maintenance and inspection of the club we found that this past winter had been particularly harsh on the small bridge that everyone crosses as they come into the club. We took pictures and attached them to this email. Immediately we contacted several area companies to come and examine the bridge damage to determine if the bridge was safe to cross and provide a quote for repairs. Each company who came out indicated the bridge was safe to cross but would need to be repaired before the end of the season so that more damage did not occur.
After reviewing 4 quotes we received we choose to go with TFC (Travis Foster Construction). Their approach to the repairs seemed more logically to us, it was the least disruptive to the existing structure, and provided what we felt was the best long term solution to the problem.
TFC is currently making the repairs to the bridge, they should finish up this week, we will send photos of the repairs once we have it all done and the bridge is still open during the repairs. However at times we will need to close the bridge to traffic off and on for the next 5-7 days.

2. Storm Damage

The recent storms that have come through the area really did some damage to the older trees that we have at the club.  Six trees were uprooted or knocked down. All in areas that are used regularly. Most of the down trees have been cleared using a the combined efforts of our grounds crew, our board and member volunteers who came out and helped. We have attached photos below.

3.  New Sand

Now for some good news. New sand was delivered and spread in certain areas of the beach. We have attached photos and hope that  you all come out on opening weekend and enjoy sitting on the beach.

4. Stocking the Fishing Lake

In efforts to keep the Lake healthy we stocked the lake with some new fish from Fenders Fish Farm. We are continuing our goal to clean up the fishing lake without chemicals. We added 30 Amurs, 150 Shellcrackers (Hybrid blue gill) and 1000 Fathead minnows to feed the existing stock. We will be putting in at least 4 more aerators and within the week will be adding good bacteria to continue the push to get rid of the black stinky muck. Thanks for the patients we know the results will be worth it. For you fisherman we will be stocking sporting fish after the 4th of July.

5. The 5k race is this weekend

Please stop out and support a good cause.

6. Opening days is 12 days away

We have 19 lifeguards this summer and we are excited with the great group of kids who have decided to work at the club as guards this summer. If you have any suggestions for them please send them to lifeguards@salemcountryclub.net. The lifeguard work schedule is posted on our website. The snack shack is stocked and ready to serve you some goodies as your relax on the beach. This year we have added a taco salad to the menu. Please stop by and see us.
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May 13, 2019, 7:07 AM
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