● August 27, 2019 – Wildfire Safety and Preparedness Information Session from 7pm to 8 pm at the Wasatch Senior Center (465 East 1200 South, Heber City UT)
● September 10, 2019 – Deer Mountain HOA Annual Meeting –5 pm check in then meeting from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Summit County Library in Kamas (110 N. Main Street, Kamas UT)
Hi Deer Mountain Neighbors,
Let’s get right to the HOA news so we can all focus on the business of enjoying these waning days of summer! Hideout Annexation Plans Part 2 (see July News Update for Part 1) – We are aware of “annexation anxiety” among some home owners so we asked our attorney, Scott Dubois, for further clarity regarding the process of a highly remote hostile annexation. Here’s what Scott had to say: “The HOA would only have the ability to weigh in as an owner of property, it would not have the authority to speak for individual home owners. The way it works is:
● Hideout would have to pass a resolution to annex the neighborhood (which the town attorney told me that they do not plan to do).
● The proposed annexation would have to comply with the requirements of the statute – which I don’t believe can be met here (for example, Hideout would have to prove it was providing municipal services to the neighborhood for more than one year).
● Annexation passes if property owners that own more than 75% of the property value in the area provide written consent. Note – that this does not include properties, such as Deer Mountain Affordable Community, which are already part of Hideout.
● Annexation also would pass if fewer than 50% of owners that own more than 50% of the property value in the area submit written protests. In other words if more than 50% of owners (based on the value of their property) protest the annexation, it would fail.
HOA Board Candidates – If you plan on running, please post your name and short bio on the portal so your name will be on the ballot. To date, Staci Shore, Laura Munts and Tracey Marshall have announced that they will be running for the HOA Board. Here are their bios:
Tracey Marshall – Prior to moving to Utah we resided in Wayland, Massachusetts. I have over 26 years of biopharmaceutical experience and have strong managerial experience leading Clinical Operation departments. My primary responsibility was to oversee global clinical trials and study teams to ensure protocols were executed on time, to budget and with quality. My position required adaptability, flexibility, and resourcefulness to multi-task in order to thrive in a fast-paced company environment. I believe that our community should have vital input into the decisions made by the board and see to it that all residents are fairly and appropriately represented. I would like to see the continued growth of the community and help make our Homeowner’s Association successful, efficient and fiscally prudent. I intend to continue to utilize my strengths toward the betterment and continued improvement of our neighborhood. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to submit a brief bio that you may be able to get to know a little about my background.
Laura Munts – My husband, Andrew, and I have been living in Deer Mountain since June 2015. I have been on the HOA Board since October 2017. I am running for a second term to support civil, responsible and representative governance that enhances the quality and value of Deer Mountain living. I am a retired corporate lawyer and nonprofit executive. I’ve served on several boards over the last 25 years and enjoy the creative problem solving process. Recently, I participated in a graduate program in conflict resolution at the University of Utah and as a Utah Civic Engagement Fellow. I also love hiking, biking, skiing and snowshoeing with family and friends. Thank you for your consideration.
Staci Shore – I have lived in Deer Mountain with my husband, Rick, since 2015. I have been a member of the HOA board for the last two years, the last year as the President. My hope is to be reelected for another term so that I can continue to represent all homeowners in making Deer Mountain the wonderful place that it is to live.
Other Business –
● The new trail system is complete! We hope to finalize and post the trail map by the September 10 Annual Meeting. Initial feedback from hikers and bikers is overwhelmingly positive. Enjoy and please follow trail etiquette, which includes removing pet waste and pet waste bags.
● At the August 16, 2019 Open Board Meeting, the Board unanimously approved: o Amending section 3.4 of our Bylaws to read: An annual meeting of members shall be held between September 1 and the second Tuesday in October each year. The board of Trustees shall schedule the annual meeting by June 30 of the then current year (the “Current Year”). The board of Trustees shall notify members of the annual meeting date by July 15 of the Current Year. At each annual meeting trustees shall be elected, reports of the affairs of the Corporation shall be considered, and any other proper business may be transacted. Trustees elected between September 1 and the second Tuesday in October shall begin their term on the second Tuesday in October. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the date of the 2019 annual meeting shall be September 10, 2019 and notice of the meeting will be giving to members at their last known e-mail address.
o Repealing 11 obsolete procedures which were set forth in a July 18, 2019 Notice to Homeowners.
Deer Mountain HOA Board