Golf Cart Registration and New Rules

Golf Cart Registration will not start until May. 
All rules are in effect. Even if you can’t register your cart it still should be compliant with all park rules. It must have insurance, lot numbers, and a rules sticker on the steering wheel. All drivers must follow all driving rules.

New Golf Cart Rules.

We are still having difficulty identifying problem golf carts because it’s hard to read the numbers on a moving cart from a distance, especially the rear numbers because people are often blocking them. So, we will be making a few minor changes to the rules.
The new golf cart rules will require 4″ numbers, instead of the 3″ numbers currently required, on the front and rear of the cart.  In addition, we will require the rear numbers be attached to the roof of the cart (if you have a roof), as we have done with the park golf carts and the rental golf carts.
Since the season is nearly underway and most golf carts are already identified under the old rules, these new rules will not go into effect until next season.
Of course, we would love for people to do it this season. To encourage early adopters, we will give the usual $10 off golf cart registration coupon only to those whose change over to the new rules prior to registering their cart this year.
To help make this easier for you, we have two people, Jackie Ramey and Deb Furman, who can make these 4″ numbers and plates with the numbers for you.
You can contact Jackie by calling 262-496-5600, emailing her at Whatnots by Jackie, or stopping by Lot 143.
You can contact Deb by calling 608-295-2894 or by emailing her at Canddsgraphics.

Pump Outs Will Begin April 25

Pump Outs Will Begin
We will start doing pump outs next week. As with past practice, you must sign up by lodge closing time on Sunday, which is currently 3pm, to get a pump out during the following week.
Pump Out Guidelines 
Doing pump outs shouldn’t be a difficult or messy job, but in some cases, with some units, it has become a problem. In the past trailers were designed to be pulled up to a dump station, attached by a hose to the readily accessible outlet on the side of your unit, opened by pulling the gate valve, and dumped. Things have changed over the years. Newer trailers make use of larger holding tanks and more complicated plumbing, but the concept remains the same. Our person should be able to come up to your unit, hook up our pumper hose to the readily accessible outlet on the side of you trailer, pull the gate valve and pump you out. No muss, no fuss; just like you would want if you were the one doing it.
To ensure customer satisfaction, we are establishing the following guidelines for your reference:
  • Holding tanks which are added to trailers, as opposed to being part of the trailer, must be located underneath the trailer. In some cases, we have and would consider approving locating them underneath your deck.
  • Piping should come from your tank to an easily accessible point, readily accessible for us, on the side of your unit. There should be a gate valve installed within easy reach and a 4-prong hose adapter on the end that we can hook up to (just like what you would have hooked up your hose to dump in the old days). Readily accessible and within easy reach means there can’t be any obstructions blocking our access to the hookup. No locked compartments, no skirting that must be removed, no crawling around under the trailer, etc.; it’s just right there saying “please hookup here for easy access!” We realize that some of the newer units have hookups or pull valves in a compartment, and that’s fine as long as the compartment is unlocked and again we just open the compartment, hook up, and in some cases pull the valve.
  • If you have multiple valves, or multiple access points, please remind us of that when you register for your pump out. We are updating our list of units, tank sizes, and number of valves to make sure our personnel has all the information needed to help serve you.
We do have a list of 27 people whose units are not up to these standards, and we will be notifying these campers by letter. We will not pump these units out until the shortcomings have been corrected, or you have hired someone to do so and are just waiting for them. We have obtained a quote from Brad (Brad’s Mobile Service), who is available to do the work for you if you so choose. This information will be included in the letters being sent to those affected.

The Water is On — April 20, 2016

The Water Is On!!!
Although the camping season doesn’t officially begin until April 29, I’m happy to confirm that The Water is On!
Unfortunately, the wells haven’t been chlorinated yet, so we can’t say the water is drinkable. Because we are still testing the system, making sure there are no more leaks to fix, please disconnect your hoses when you leave this weekend.

Spring Cleaning Required Some Additional Spring Cleaning

 I’m sorry about the trash situation. Because of the number of people coming up so much earlier than usual, the dumpsters were at/over capacity sooner than in previous years.
To alleviate the situation, we called the company to begin the service earlier than usual. In fact, they were supposed to pick up everything last week. They didn’t show up. I’ve received a letter of apology, but it did leave us with a mess.
Fortunately, it has now been picked up and everything is back to normal. Below are the usual beginning of the year reminders about trash and landscape waste:
  • Trash. Please take your trash to one of the dumpsters.  Do not stack trash on top of the dumpster or on the side. If your “trash” will not fit in the dumpster then take it to another dumpster, do not pile it up next to the dumpster. Dumping or disposing of property improperly or where you are not supposed to (e.g. the storage area), or putting trash on the ground in the dumpster area instead of putting trash into dumpster and closing the lid, will result in an immediate $50 fine, no warnings.
  • Landscape Waste This may now be left in the ‘usual’ trailer, next to the gas pumps by the skate park. If the trailer is full, put your waste in a bag and leave it next to the trailer. Landscape waste may not be put in the trash dumpsters.  It is illegal and we are subject to the fines that could be imposed on our trash service if it is discovered when they are dumping at the landfill and they get fined. Putting landscape waste in the trash dumpsters will result in an immediate $50 fine, no warnings. We will also pay a $50 reward for identifying anyone who puts landscape waste in the trash dumpsters.

Park Rules are in effect at all times

All park rules are always in effect when you are here at the park. Golf cart driving rules, trash rules, one-way street rules,ALL THE RULES, ALL THE TIME.
 
I have to laugh when I have to remind someone of a rule infraction I just witnessed from them and I am given the standard reply of “Well, the park’s not open yet.”  
 
Well, yes the park is open, or you wouldn’t be here. Your being here is evidence that the park is open.

Lodge and Store Schedule

 
Lodge – We will be staffing the lodge part time on weekends from here on out, as we have been the past two weekends. It will be open from 10am to 3pm on both Saturday and Sunday.
 
Store – The store will also be open starting this weekend. We won’t have any of the new merchandise out yet, but we will have some of the most important supplies: beer, ice, cigarettes, and soda.

Some short items

 
  • Firewood bundles are available in the lodge. You can also order face cords at this time.
  • By popular request, the poker machines have also been up for a couple of weeks.
  • Trash pickup from the dumpsters doesn’t begin for another couple of weeks. Please save your spring cleaning until then, or take things home. If the trash dumpster nearest you is full, try and find another one. Please do not just pile garbage on the ground. 
  • We have had gravel delivered and are starting to put it on the driveways for people who have turned in their “lot Improvement forms”
  • Propane will not be available this weekend, but we hope to be able to fill tanks next weekend.You may notice that we have a new propane tank located by the trash dumpsters near the skatepark, where we keep the landscape trailer. The new tank is in place, but we still have to have the electrician come in to wire it. 
  • Thanks for letting us know that there were Muskrats in the pond. Apparently there were at least two. We know we have gotten rid of one, and perhaps the second one as well, but we aren’t sure. If you see any muskrats at the pond, please let us know.
  • We aren’t doing pump-outs yet, but hope to be able to provide that service in the next couple of weeks. You can sign up at the lodge for them now. 

Park Beautification Committee  

 
More and more people are taking wonderful care of their lots, trailers, etc., which causes some of our other areas to really “stand out.” We are hearing the question of “can’t we do something about the people who aren’t taking care of their places,” with increasing frequency. And volume. “Can’t you make them cut their grass, or wash their trailer?”  
Well, yes we can, but we need your help. We previously talked about this at one of our meetings, and it was suggested that we have a “Park Beautification Committee” or something similar to evaluate and prioritize the biggest concerns and problems for us. This suggestion received a favorable reaction but, unfortunately, I didn’t follow up on it. I’m ready now. So if you were one of the people who volunteered before, or want to help now, please send an email to scline@jellystonefort.com.

Pond Sites? Maybe . . .


We have avoided renting pond sites out as seasonal sites, as we thought we were going to do something different down there and didn’t want to struggle with relocating people.
 
Well, that project is being put off for at least a year. So if you really want to be near the pond, we are willing to rent some of the open sites there.
 
There aren’t many and we will only rent them for one-year at a time. You are not guaranteed your renewal there next year. If you are interested please talk to Shelly in the office.