The erosion damage to the Keystone Road Turnaround (see 4-25-19 post) was repaired near the end of April. The asphalt circle was patched and reinforced, and the access road to the East was filled and graded to eliminate the deep ruts caused by water runoff. We all owe a big "thank you" to Mark Bulot (Cabin 16) and Ken Masters (Cabin 14) for coordinating, supervising, and completing this important project before the busy Memorial Day weekend. Keystone Road is used by roughly half of all the cabins in the Southwest Shore Tract, so safe, reliable access is important.
This project raised an issue about allocation of costs for road repairs. We currently have the Keystone Road Fund, which is responsible for road maintenance and repair of Keystone Road from Highway 18 down the hill to the turnaround circle. All users of Keystone Road contribute to the Keystone Road Fund.
For the small dirt roads that attach to Keystone Road, such as Spring Road and the two dirt roads that branch from the turnaround circle, there should be separate road funds responsible for repair and maintenance of those roads. Spring Road does already have such a fund, but as far as we know, there is no such fund either for the dirt road that goes north from the turnaround, nor for the dirt road that goes east from the turnaround.
Because of the urgency of the Keystone Turnaround repair, the entire bill of $850 was paid by the Keystone Road Fund. We will have further discussions about how the cost should be allocated.