March 22, 2019Krachel Murdock, Community and Public Affairs, Summit County
Last week the Summit County Council adopted lighting regulations for both the east side planning area and the Snyderville Basin area. Ordinance highlights include: 1. Required compliance of all uses, commercial and residential. 2. Requires that all new lighting be full cutoff. 3. Provides exemptions for certain lighting (agriculture, traffic lights, public safety, holiday lights etc.). 4. Prohibits certain types of lights (architectural lighting, landscape lighting, spot/flood lights). 5. Establishes an amortization schedule requiring that all lighting be in compliance with the code after 7 years of the adoption of the ordinance. We're working to update the code on our website but in the meantime anyone who has questions may call (435) 336-3118.
April 1, 2019
The SSSFHOA Communications Committee worked the past month to identify the primary concerns owners had about the CC&Rs re-write and then prepare a survey to explore what solutions the owners would most like to see.
The survey was emailed to owners on April 1st ( no joke!) and the deadline for responses is Sunday April 7.
April 1, 2019'Tis the season when thoughts turn to...landscaping! But wait! Before you grab that chainsaw, bring in that crew to add a water feature, Xeriscape that street strip, remember.......All these activities and anything else involving a change to the physical appearance of your property, needs approval from the Architectural Review Committee (ARC). Last year the review process was a bit slower than many liked due to the overwhelming demand but this year the folks on ARC promise it will be different. Nevertheless, always a good idea to get those applications in sooner than later.
March 8, 2019
SSL is looking to create a section with services provided by locals and recommended by those in the neighborhood. We thought we would start with sitters.
Sitters: If you have someone in your household who would like to have their name available for child-sitting duty - Let Us know. We will need the person’s name, age, contact info, and up to 35 words about them, qualifications, or the service. Send your recommendations to: Editor@SilverSprings.Life
We will create a mini-directory with names and contact information which will be available to the Silver Springs community.
March 2, 2019A lot of activity at the Feb BoT meeting. A packed room with lots of comments from owners as to what the year ahead should hold. Read Feb. Minutes
March 1, 2019As the weather warms it is common for thoughts to turn to remodeling, adding pergolas, maybe a shed, replacing siding, replacing a roof, painting, etc. All these activities and anything else involving a change to the physical appearance of your property, needs approval from the Architectural Review Committee (ARC). Last year the review process was a bit slower than many liked due to the overwhelming demand but this year the folks on ARC promise it will be different. Nevertheless, always a good idea to get those applications in sooner than later.
February 8, 2019
During the winter months Salt Lake City has some of the worst air quality in the nation. Just as Summit County residents and visitors move across the county boundaries so does the particulate matter that makes up the dangerous air pollution in the valley. We’re responsible for generating the same pollution up here, we just don’t see the same accumulation yet due to our different geographic and climatic conditions.
February 7, 2019
A reminder on behalf of your property management company:
Holiday decorations need to be taken down no later than 30 days after the holiday. That means that Frosty guy parked in your yard...gone. Reindeer prancing on your roof...send them home. The 20,000 watt spotlight you wowed the kids with by searching the skies for Santa's sleigh...uh,uh..gotta go.
H.O.A. Dues ...seems the bill comes earlier each year, what's with that? Smart bookkeeping is our guess. In any case, your HOA bill was due at the end of January...did you remember? If not, penalties may incur. (ouch!)
February 1, 2019
Its official...Owners declined to pass the proposed CC&Rs
Record voter turnout for CC&R vote. Despite Board claims of voter apathy the results are in and show approximately 85% voter turnout. The turnout numbers certainly seem to reflect the interest people have in getting the CC&R issue resolved.
Exit Survey - We asked owners how they voted and why they voted the way they did. The survey will close at midnight Friday February 8th with the results tallied on Saturday. For a copy of the results, to view current results or to add your comments to the mix, visit out new SURVEYS page.
January 18, 2019
Breaking News... This week it was determined that the current lease term specified in the CC&Rs is actually 1 month, not the 12 months as represented by the proposed new CC&R. This is a BIG deal for many owners as this was part of their decision making process on how to vote.
Editor: At SSL we feel that owners should have the right to lease their property for any term of 1 month or more. We have been operating just fine under a 1 month minimum lease rule and there is no need to change that. The inclusion of this change to 12 months minimum is an unfair burden on those who wish to travel and cover their home while gone.
We strongly support maintaining the 1 month minimum lease currently in effect and suggest that if you feel it should be maintained as-is then you must vote "NO". If you have already voted Yes you may Change Your Vote.
January 18, 2019
The Q&A meeting on Wednesday will be the last of the voting period which ends on Jan 31st. Yet it was maybe the most important one yet.
1. 12 Month Minimum Lease - Richard Callahan again brought to the board's attention that the inclusion of a 12 month minimum lease in the new CC&Rs was NOT an original term and was in fact a change from the current term minimum which is a 1 Month Minimum Lease Term.
Paul Reddy agreed that they could find no information to the contrary and that, barring undiscovered information to the contrary, it appears the current minimum lease is in fact 1 Month.
2. 100% rule to pass dissolution of HOA - It was pointed out that the current writing of the rule constituted a change from our current 51%. It was also pointed out that it likely violated Utah State law:
Utah Community Association Act . … Section 57-8a-104(1)(a)(i)(A) of the Utah Code expressly states: “To amend the governing documents, the governing documents may not require . . . the vote or approval of lot owners with more than 67% of the voting interests.”
It was generally agreed by most at the meeting that this clause should not be in the CC&Rs.
January 18, 2019
This past week was busy with a BOT meeting on Monday(1/14) followed by a CC&R Q&A session on Wednesday(1/16). Here are the Top 4 important things that occurred.
1. It was brought before the board that the representation of the board's support of the proposed underdrains as being "unananimous" may be inaccurate as Hunt Williams had actually voted against it. It was agreed that the minutes should be noted to reflect that Hunt Williams was the lone dissenting vote regarding the proposed CC&R's.
2. Parcel 1c - (this is the piece of open space land at the corner of Meadows Connection and Silver Springs Dr.) It was discussed what options there may be for managing and maintaining the property which has up until now been in limbo as to who owns it. It was agreed to form an "Open Space Committee" to begin the process of securing title to the property.
3. Richard Callahan brought to the board's attention the fact that the current lease restriction were for a minimum 1 month rental, not the 12 month minimum as has been represented by the board and the rewrite committee. He was asked to provide proof. (he later did)
4. The board requested that ALL owner communication which they wished to forward to the attorney, John Richards, be first sent to the board en masse at Board@SSSFHOA.org. The board will then respond or forward as neccessary.
At the December Masters Assoc. annual meeting the board unveiled what plans were in store for 2019. We created a 2019 Master's Plan - a summary of what was shared and present it here for all those interested in what the Master's has going for this new year... for what it is worth, some pretty good stuff.
A reminder to all who may be interested... Masters is always looking for interested residents to join the board or one of the committees. There are some great things being done and being contemplated for 2019 and help is always welcome.
Contact: Robyn Bailey, 435-645-9342, Email Robyn
With winter upon us it is important to remember that on-street parking is subject to restrictions, especially when there is snow. Don't get ticketed or towed!
Article X, Use Restrictions, Section 9
"... No vehicle of any kind shall be permitted to be parked on any public street between the hours of 1:00 PM and 8:00 AM. No parking is permitted at any other time while snow is present requiring removal. ... "