Deer Mountain Newsletter July 1 2021


Dear Deer Mountain HOA Members,
Welcome Summer! It is hot and dry with high fire risk. Please do not use of any Fireworks per
Wasatch County Order; Be very careful with all fire sources – cigarettes, fire pits, etc.


Newsletter/Events Summary:
July 13 – Next Board Meeting
By July 23rd – Board Candidates submit Bio/Interest Statement for Elections
August 1 – Mailer with announcement of Annual Meeting and Board Election material
August – Revised expectation for new Street Light Installation
September 21 – Annual Meeting and Board Elections
Ongoing – Update on Builds, Home Improvements & Compliance


Neighbor-to-Neighbor Respect – Strengthening as foundation of Deer Mountain
New Street Lights now projected for August: Like much of rest of world coming out of Covid
economic disruption, we unfortunately have experienced some supply delays for our Street
Lights installation. Street Lights are now scheduled to arrive at end July so we should see
installation in August. If you haven’t already, please look at your own ‘no glare, dark sky’
compliance. Are your lights spilling into your neighbors’ properties? If so, what adjustments
can you make to reduce bulb wattage, turn off/dim excess lights, or upgrade to
shielded/downward directing exterior light fixtures?


Annual Meeting and Board Elections:
• Our Annual HOA Meeting and Election of New Board Members is scheduled for
September 21st. Per lead times in our governing documents, HOA Annual Meeting
materials will be sent out around August 1st which will include materials for voting for
Board Candidates.
• Board Candidates – We have 2 candidates who have stepped forward and 3 board
positions coming open, so if you are interested in serving as a Board Member, please
submit a brief (1 paragraph) bio/statement of interest, through the HOA portal by July
23rd. We are also happy to address any questions about being on the Board.
New Builds & Home Improvements
We have a lot of activity going on in our neighborhood! With lots of new builds and home
improvements underway, we have plenty of construction people around as well as new
neighbors to welcome.
• New Builds – We currently have 1 new home build under HOA review, with 7 builds-inprogress.
• Home Improvements – Over 23 exterior home improvement projects in review or
currently underway.
If you are planning to build or make exterior home/landscape improvements, please go to
HOA Portal/Homeowner Documents/Architectural Control for forms & direction for getting
HOA review and approval


Compliance
Thank you to the many who have been prompt in responding to notices sent over the past
few months. In particular, we have seen improvements in getting:
• Garbage Cans out-of-view from street (in garage or completely screened from view)
• Dumpster and Dump Trailers covered with an enclosure or tarp and regularly emptied
Clarification on Construction Parking: With the season peak of contractor activity juggling
and timeframes being stretched, we have a lot of construction/service vehicles on our
streets. Per our April 2020 AC guidelines:
• To the maximum extent possible, construction-related autos, trucks, and equipment must
be parked in an orderly manner on the construction site.
• If street parking is required due to logistical constraints, vehicles and equipment must be
confined to one side (and preferably the same side) of the street as the lot.
• Under no circumstance will construction personnel leave related vehicles and equipment
on the streets overnight.
We have had complaints of construction/service vehicles parking in front of neighbor’s
houses. With the potential number of vehicles, even if managed as above, this may be
inevitable. We ask for those of you in construction/improvement mode to work with your
suppliers per the above guidelines and we ask for everyone’s respectful communication and
understanding in resolving any issues. Our streets are public and are open to parking during
the day, as we welcome guests including the many workers who build and keep our homes
well-tended.
Again, thank you for doing your part in keeping our neighborhood attractive and well
managed per membership agreements.
Neighbor-to-Neighbor Respect: In the vast majority of our interactions as board members and
neighbors we experience neighbor-to-neighbor respect and cordiality as a great part of Deer
Mountain life. Unfortunately, we also witness a few who at times, frankly, choose to bully
others, newcomers and long-time residents, with opinions and derision about their homes and
their contractors. With respectful input from the community, the HOA Board has the
accountability to respectfully exercise our guidelines and governing documents reasonably,
consistently and confidentially. We all have the responsibility to manage ourselves, including in
our upset and disagreement, respecting each other, treating others as we would like to be
treated. Please join explicitly in demonstrating respect as the foundation of our community,
supporting others in doing the same as best you can.


Next Board Meeting: Our next Board Meeting is scheduled for July 13th, 3:30-5:00pm. Meeting
details can be found on the HOA Portal Calendar. Agenda items in consideration at this point:
• Status updates
• Annual Meeting/New Member Election Process
• Potential for competing Internet Service Providers – Preliminary discussion and
information sharing. No decision making planned.
• Dealing with Tree Overgrowth/view impact and fire risk – Discuss for potential as Annual
Meeting topic and volunteer seeking
• Credit and Collection Practices for homeowner dues and fines – Review
recommendation for updating
Annual Meeting is scheduled for September 21st, 3:30-5:00. Both meetings will be Zoom hosted
online meetings, as this best accommodates participation of Board and community members
who may be traveling or are part-time residents. If you are not able to participate online, dialin only numbers are available. For your convenience, for both meetings the connection logistics
are as follows:
Join Zoom Meeting by simply clicking this link –
https://zoom.us/j/99872318856?pwd=NWZ1Vzd3U1hOemVra3Y5TkQ2Wlp2Zz09
Or from your Zoom browser –
Meeting ID: 998 7231 8856
Passcode: 889355
Or for Dial-in only, any of following by your location
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)
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Meeting ID: 998 7231 8856
Passcode: 889355


Respectfully,
Deer Mountain HOA Board

Deer Mountain Newsletter April 27 2021

April 27, 2021
Dear Deer Mountain HOA Members,
Welcome Spring! As the weather warms up, we have lots going on which we want to keep you
updated on and get your participation.


Newsletter/Events Summary:
May 13-17 – Dumpster for community use as part of Spring Clean-up
June – New Street Lights being installed
July 13 – Next Board Meeting
By July 23rd – Board Candidates submit Bio/Interest Statement for Elections
August – Mailer with announcement of Annual Meeting and Board Election material
September 21 – Annual Meeting and Board Elections
Ongoing – Update on Sales, Builds, Home Improvements & Compliance Reminders


Spring Clean-up and Dumpster Days:
• A dumpster for community use will be delivered on Deer Mountain Blvd, the afternoon
of Thursday, May 13 and removed morning of Monday May 17th
• Plan your spring yard clean-up to take advantage of the dumpster. Pruning overgrowth
and removing dead trees and branches, makes your home, our neighborhood more
attractive and fire wise.
Also, please take a look along your street and pick up any debris and trash that may have
accumulated over winter. If you have neighbors who you know aren’t around or some favorite
HOA common area, consider doing the same with quick street-side clean up in front of that
property. [FYI – due to Covid, the HOA is not scheduling a formal clean-up day as we have done
in years past.]

New Street Lights Coming in June: At our last Board meeting, after receiving much input
through the portal and extensive discussion with community members, we approved the
proposal for replacing our Street Lights. Per input from several members, we thoroughly
explored option of switching to True Amber spectrum lights. Unfortunately, that option proved
much more expensive as current technology would have required doubling up light fixtures to
get adequate lighting. We are proceeding with the originally proposed 3000k lights. With the
programmable dimming feature, we will be able to adjust max lighting, and lights will auto dim
after a period of inactivity in lighting area. These features, with the downward curb to curb
directed light pattern will significantly reduce light wash, supporting the Dark Sky intention of
our AC guidelines. A capital reserve is being started for 24-year useful life maintenance (LED
driver replacement and powder coat refinishing). Removal of existing poles and installation of
new poles will take about 2 weeks, anticipated for June. As part of installation, we will bring
electric supply fusing and weather boots up to code.


Other ‘Light’ Tidbits:
• Holiday Lights are OFF – For HOA entrances, we generally turn on Holiday lights after
November 1st, then turn off around March 1st. While we don’t have a ‘rule’ in our
guidelines, we encourage members to work your ‘holiday light joy’ in this time window.
• Take a look at your ‘No-Glare, Dark Sky’ compliance to our guidelines – With the new
street lights being installed we are taking a big step toward dark sky compliance. The
next steps are up to you, each of us. Are your lights spilling into your neighbors’
properties? If so, what adjustments can you make to reduce bulb wattage, turn off/dim
excess lights, or upgrade to shielded/downward directing exterior light fixtures?


Annual Meeting and Board Elections:
• Our Annual HOA Meeting and Election of New Board Members is scheduled for
September 21st. Per our governing documents HOA Meeting details will be sent out in
the beginning of August ( at least 10 days and no more than 60 days in advance J )
• Board Candidates – Serving on our HOA Board is great way to contribute to our
community. We have 3 board positions coming open. If you are interested in serving as
a Board Member, please submit a brief (1 paragraph) bio/statement of interest, through
the HOA portal by July 23rd. This statement will be included in voting materials sent out
in preparation for Annual Meeting at the beginning of August.
Sales, New Builds, Home Improvements & Compliance Reminders
We have a lot of activity going on in our neighborhood! With lots of new builds and home
improvements underway, we have plenty of construction people around as well as new
neighbors to welcome.
• Home Sales – We are seeing a high volume of home sales at record prices for the
neighborhood!
• New Builds – We currently have 3 new home builds under HOA review, with 4 builds in progress.
• Home Improvements – Over 19 exterior home improvement projects are currently
underway. If you are planning exterior home/landscape improvements, please go to
HOA Portal/Homeowner Documents/Architectural Control for forms & direction for
getting HOA review and approval
Compliance Reminders – With all of this activity, it is important we pay attention to keeping
our neighborhood looking as best we can in compliance with our governing documents.
Here are a couple of areas where we have particular issues. The goal is to avoid any
garbage blow into your neighbors’ yards and reduce the ‘unsightly factor’ for neighbors and
real estate prospects:
• Garbage Cans are to be out-of-view from street (in garage or completely screened from
view) per our CC&Rs, except for the afternoon before trash day and trash day. If you
have tenants, you are responsible for your tenants’ compliance.
• Dumpster and Dump Trailers are to be covered with an enclosure or tarp and be
emptied regularly. Home Build site dumpsters are expected for duration of the build (1
year of less). Other dumpsters/dump trailers that are not in active use should be
removed, just as we require for RV’s and trailers. As owners, you are responsible for
compliance of your contractors.
• We are sending notices, then fines to ‘addresses of record’ for owners who are not
complying. This is simply part of each of our responsibilities in keeping our
neighborhood attractive per membership agreements.
Next Board Meeting: Due to recent March Board meeting, we cancelled the April Meeting. Our
next Board Meeting is scheduled for July 13th, 3:30-5:00pm. Meeting details can be found on
the HOA Portal Calendar.

Respectfully,
Deer Mountain HOA Board

Deer Mountain​®​ Neighborhood News Update January 13 2021

Dear Deer Mountain HOA Members,
Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year, and welcome to our many new neighbors!
(Please go to https://deermountain.hoa.emphoa.com to learn more about and communicate
with our HOA.)
In 2021, we have a number of initiatives underway of which we would like to keep you
apprised, as well as ask for some help. In brief:
• Thank you for keeping your garbage cans hidden from street view! We have seen some
very creative and attractive solutions. In reminder, please put garbage cans on street no
earlier than afternoon before pick-up and remove from street the day of pick-up.
• Please take a look at your Exterior Lighting and eliminate ‘glaring, high intensity light
sources’ per HOA Guidelines. And, the Board is looking at cost effective ways to improve
our street lights.
• We are updating Architectural Guidelines to better guide home improvement and
construction.
The rest of this letter shares details on some on these initiatives, as well as logistics for
supporting communications and timing of next Board meeting.
Your exterior lighting and our HOA Street Lights: The Exterior Lighting section of our
Architectural Guidelines (on Portal, see page 25 of Homeowner Documents/Architectural
Control/1 – Design Guidelines April 2020.pdf), states “The objective is to allow for limited, but
functional, lighting around the perimeter of every home without disturbing neighboring lots
with glaring or high intensity light sources,” specifically requesting homeowners to: “Avoid
exposed light bulbs visible through transparent glass lenses, and install dimming switches for
exterior light fixtures.”
In that spirit:
• Please take a look at your own home: Are your lights spilling into your neighbors’
properties? If so, what adjustments can you make to reduce bulb wattage, turn off/dim
excess lights, or upgrade to shielded/downward directing exterior light fixtures?
• While we look to improve HOA Street Lights: We are evaluating upgrading street lights
to downward directed LED fixtures to eliminate excess light spill, improve long-term
serviceability and significantly reduce our electricity consumption.
Architectural Guideline Updates: We have several guideline update proposals in development
addressing artificial ground cover, roof finishing, build site management practices and real
estate signs. Once proposals are completed, these will be communicated for HOA community
review and comment 10 days prior to board review and action, per our CC&Rs.
Our next Board Meeting is scheduled for March 2nd at 3:30pm. Please refer to the Portal
Calendar for Zoom log-in information it you would like to attend.
Respectfully,
Deer Mountain HOA Board

Deer Mountain​®​ Neighborhood News Update March 3, 2020

Calendar Notices:

● Open Board Meetings held via conference call. ​You may call in at
319- 527-3511, code: 9952953#. If you plan to call in, please let us know by posting on the ACS portal.
o April 14, 2020 – 5 to 7pm.
o July 14, 2020 – 5 to 7pm.
● Community Conversation – March 23, 2020 – 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Neighbor Steve Slade has invited a member of the Wasatch Sherriff’s Department to talk with us about neighborhood and community safety practices.

Hi Deer Mountain Neighbors,
Over the last few months, the HOA Board has been working to improve our Architectural Committee (AC) documents, plan for the Spring and address issues raised by a few neighbors.
Improving our AC documents​ – Over the last several years, significant steps have been taken to improve the workings of our AC, including adopting revised Guidelines in November of 2018 and hiring a professional architect to oversee the implementation of our Guidelines.

At our April 14, 2020 Board Meeting, we will be taking the following actions to continue improving the workings of our AC: AC Charter ​- Up until now, the AC has functioned without a charter. We will be voting to approve the AC Charter, which will be posted by March 12 in draft form on the portal under Documents – Homeowner Documents –Architectural Control.

● Revised Guidelines​ – The November 2018 Guidelines, as well as prior Guidelines, focused primarily on new construction, which was understandable given that our neighborhood was relatively new. As our neighborhood ages, we will begin to see more improvement projects in addition to new builds. So, it is important that our Guidelines also focus on Improvements, which are broadly defined in our CC&Rs. We will be voting on approving the April 2020 Guidelines, which will be posted by March 12 in draft form on the portal under Documents – Homeowner Documents – Architectural Control.
● Revised AC Plan Application Forms​ – We will be voting on the AC Plan Application Forms, which will be posted by March 12 in draft form on the portal under Documents – Homeowner Documents – Architectural Control.
● Approval and Variance Flow Charts​ – For convenience only, we will post flow charts for proposed plan approval process and variance request process on the portal under Documents – Homeowner Documents –Architectural Control.

Spring Plans​ – In late April/early May, we will begin a significant landscaping project to enhance the beauty of each of our Deer Mountain entrances.
Homeowner concerns: ​ The following issues have been raised by a few homeowners:

Curbing Short-Term Rentals​: Several Deer Mountain homes have been used as short-term rentals. Our CC&Rs prohibit rentals of less than 6 months. In an effort to eliminate short-term rentals, the Board will vote on the following proposal, as recommended by our HOA attorney, at our April 14, 2020 meeting.

● Adopt a fine schedule that deters such rentals. Currently, our fine schedule allows for a $200 per violation fine which is not a deterrent when properties are listing for as much as $1,400 per night. The proposed fine schedule would be as follows:
o First violation – $200
o Second violation – $1,000
o Third violation – $5,000
o Any additional violations – $10,000
● Adopt a rule prohibiting owners from advertising their Deer Mountain homes as available for short-term rentals.

● Removing Dead Trees and Repairing/Replacing Dead Lawn Cover​: Dead landscaping is visually unattractive and potentially a fire hazard. Please plan to remove any such landscaping this Spring. Going forward, we will be sending out violation notices for these landscaping violations.
● Neighborhood Safety​ – At the request of several homeowners, we sent out an email regarding two incidents that required homeowners to contact the police. One incident involved a significant amount of missing ski equipment and the other involved an unknown person trying to enter a home while the homeowner was present. These matters are between the homeowner and the Wasatch County Sherriff’s department. And, thank you to the homeowners who wanted us all to know so we can be more mindful of safety.

Other Business​ –

The December Financials are posted on the portal under Documents –Homeowner Documents – Financials.

Please note that any encroachment by homeowners into Common Areas (ex. landscaping) is not approved.

Warm regards,

Deer Mountain HOA Board

Deer Mountain ® Neighborhood News Update July 23, 2019

Save the Date for Annual Meeting – September 10, 2019
Hi Deer Mountain Neighbors,
Summertime is in full swing with long hot sunny days and cool after sunset eves,
open-air concerts, fiesta days, bbqs, wild flowers, etc. Wherever your summer
adventures take you, we hope this newsletter finds you happy, healthy and
hydrated!
What’s Good in the Neighborhood:
● Doing Good -Thank You Neighbors ! As you know, over the last 6 months
we’ve transitioned to a new property manager (ACS) and adopted new
procedures for how to handle the business of our HOA. While we
continue to make improvements, we are excited about the early
successes of using the portal, holding regularly scheduled open board
meetings and emailing Neighborhood News Updates. Thank you for
making these successes possible by your participation on the portal and at
the meetings!
● Looking Good !
o Trails – The upper trail’s name is Crank It Up and the lower one is
Low Rider. The Trails are 90% complete with an expected
completion date on or about July 31, 2019. Upon completion, a trail
map will be posted on the portal.
o Entry Way Arches, Pavilion and Bus Stops have all been spruced
up, including fresh coats of stain/paint, new shingles and repairs.
o Weeds Be Gone – Common areas have been sprayed for noxious
weeds and notices have gone out to owners who still have these
weeds.
Just the Facts:
● Hideout Annexation Plans – We asked Scott DuBois, our HOA attorney, to
look into Hideout’s recent Annexation Plan and it’s potential impact on
Deer Mountain. From Scott: “ Utah law requires the town to include in its
annexation plan property that might be annexed into the town (usually
contiguous land), and that is what has been created. It does show that
DM could be annexed into the town. However, annexation is usually done
at the request of the property owner(s) that want to be annexed into the
town. The town has no plans to annex DM, unless there is a petition from
DM property owners to be annexed. There are no plans to conduct a
“hostile” annexation or attempt to annex over any objections … So, nothing
immanent and nothing to be concerned about at this point.” The next
planning commission meeting in Hideout is August 1 st .
● Financials – 2 nd quarter financials are posted on the portal under
Homeowner Documents/Financials.
● Access Road (sometimes called Fire Road) – This road is for official use
only, which means we are not permitted to walk on it. When one trail
closes, another opens – use our new trails.
For Your Consideration:
● Noise Nuisances – We can all agree that the 248 road noise is nuisance.
What about noise from people using those portions of the trails that pass
by neighbors’ homes? As one neighbor reports, it’s disturbing when trail
users can be heard talking loudly at 7 am. It’s summertime and many of
us have our windows open, so please be mindful.
● Fire Hazard – Check out your trees and bushes. Dead trees/bushes and
those growing too close to our homes are fire hazards. Please consider
removing or pruning them.
● Serving on the Board – If you are interested in serving on the Board,
please let us know. Three seats will be up for election on September 10,
2019.
HOA Board Business – Our next open meeting is Friday, August 16, 2019 from
3 to 5 pm at Zions Bank, 1100 Snow Creek Drive. If you cannot attend in person,
you may call in at 319-527-3511, code: 9952953#. If you plan to call in, please
let us know by posting on the ACS portal.
Warm regards,
Deer Mountain HOA Board

Deer Mountain® Neighborhood News Update June 27, 2019

Happy Summer!

Hi Deer Mountain Neighbors,

A huge thanks to all who helped at our Annual Neighborhood Clean Up Day! Thirty volunteers, ranging from 8 years old to significantly north of 21 years old, collected more than 30 bags of garbage. Thanks also to our event leader for the warm and delicious breakfast and excellent logistics!

Trail Update – “If you build it, they will come.” A significant portion of our new trail system has been built and is ready for our use. So, check it out and please follow trail etiquette:

Bikers yield to pedestrians

Downhill travelers yield to uphill travelers

Our trail system has two trails, which need to be named. Please submit your name suggestions via the portal by June 30, 2019.

Library-In-A-Box – A Library-In-A-Box has been installed at each of the school bus stops on Deer Mountain Boulevard. Stop by. Browse. Borrow or donate a book.

HOA Board Business –  Our next open meeting is July 9, 2019 from 3 to 5 pm at Zions Bank, 1100 Snow Creek Drive.  If you cannot attend in person, you may call in at 319-527-3511, code: 9952953#.  If you plan to call in, please let us know by posting on the ACS portal. At the July 9, 2019 meeting, we will be discussing the following Board business:

  • Review and recommend changes to procedures adopted by the Board between 2009 and 2010. Many of these procedures are obsolete.  They can be found on the portal under Homeowner Documents – Procedures.
  • Discuss and recommend change to Section 3.4 of the Bylaws regarding the date of the Annual Meeting.

Warm regards,

Deer Mountain HOA Board

Deer Mountain® Neighborhood News Update May 29, 2019

Deer Mountain® Neighborhood News Update

May 29, 2019

Change the Date! Save the Date!

Our Annual Spring Clean Up Date is now June 8th .

Hi Deer Mountain Neighbors, For the first time in a long time, our ten-day weather forecast predicts more days of sunshine than rain or snow! Let’s celebrate the sun and our neighborhood at our June 8th annual spring clean up. Join us for breakfast starting at 8:30 am at the upper Deer Mountain Boulevard bus stop, followed by clean up.

Trail Update – If you enter Deer Mountain through the South Entrance (the one closer to Kamas), you can see the beginnings of our new trail. Weather permitting, work will continue over the next several months. As part of the next phase, you might see or hear motorcycles on the trail. They are being used to haul gas and equipment to the upper portions of the trail.

Library-In-A-Box – A Library-In-A-Box will be installed in the school bus stop on upper Deer Mountain Boulevard and available for use in June. If you would like to donate books, please let us know via the portal.

Do’s and Don’ts – This month’s newsletter emphasizes some Deer Mountain Do’s and Don’ts that may be less well known to long time and newer residents alike.

• Don’t park or drive on the concrete pads in front of the mailboxes. This can cause the concrete to crack, which will cost our HOA money to replace.

• Do keep your garbage cans out of sight. As sections 11.9 and 11.11 of our CC&Rs so elegantly require “…sanitary containers located in appropriate areas screened and concealed from view…” “Refuse, garbage and trash shall be kept at all times in a covered, noiseless container and any such container shall be kept within an enclosed structure or appropriately screened from view.” For now, let’s not dwell on what is a noiseless container but instead turn our attention to what does screened from view mean. If your garbage can is visible from the street or by your neighbors, it is not properly screened.

• Don’t try to create parking on your property other than in your garage or on your driveway. Driveway and garage parking are the only approved parking areas on our properties. Several neighbors have tried to create additional parking by building unauthorized gravel areas on their properties. Violation notices have been sent and, if uncured, fines have or will be levied.

• Do pay your annual dues. Final notices have gone out to those in arrears. • Do continue to post your concerns, suggestions and constructive feedback on our portal.

• Don’t post your issues in mean-spirited or entitled manner. Please be reminded that the Board will not be holding an open meeting in June. Our next open meeting is July 9, 2019 from 3 to 5 pm at Zions Bank, 1100 Snow Creek Drive. If you cannot attend in person, you may call in at 319-527-3511, code: 9952953#. If you plan to call in, please let us know by posting on the ACS portal. Warm regards, Deer Mountain HOA Board

Warm regards, Deer Mountain HOA Board

Deer Mountain® Neighborhood News Update April 22, 2019

“Clean up. Clean up. Everybody everywhere. Clean up.

Clean up. Everybody do your share.”           

Barney

Hi Deer Mountain Neighbors! 

Spring clean up plans are underway.  Here’s what’s happening:

·         May Dumpster Dates – May 10th – 13th.  The dumpster will be located by the bus stop on the upper portion of Deer Mountain Blvd.

·         June Neighborhood Clean Up Day is June 15th and a dumpster will be available (location to be determined). Thank you to the Longos for volunteering to chair this event. If you would like to help, please let us know via the portal.

·         Bus Stops – Thank you to the Parkers and Bolts who will spearhead cleaning up the two bus stops on Deer Mountain Blvd. If you would like to help, please let us know via the portal.

·         Streetlights – The streetlights are scheduled for maintenance in May. If you know of any streetlights that are not working properly, please let us know via the portal ASAP.

·         Entrance Arches – The arches will be stained this spring.

·         Weed Control – The HOA will be controlling weeds in common areas. And, each homeowner is responsible for controlling weeds on our private properties. See https://www.wasatch.utah.gov/PublicWorks#63773-noxious-weed-control for noxious weed control information.

When one gate closes, another opens…

·         “Private Property. No Public Access.” signs are being posted on the gates on the emergency access road. Let’s be good law abiding neighbors and stay off this private road.

·         New Trail construction will be starting soon. Once flags are posted outlining the proposed trail, homeowners will be given the opportunity to review the layout and give input via the portal.

And, here’s a notice and update about Board business:

·         Notice – At the Board’s May 14, 2019 meeting, we will be reviewing and adopting standards for real estate “for sale” signs, including but not limited to size, orientation to the property, materials and color of the sign posts.

·         2018 Financial Statements are posted on the portal under Homeowner Documents.

·         HOA business, including communication with Board and Committee members, will only be conducted via the portal. In a significant effort to increase transparency, accountability, responsiveness and continuity of business for new board and committee members, HOA Board and Committee members will not respond to private communications.

·         Due to travel schedules, the Board will not be holding an open meeting in June.

Our next open meeting is May 14, 2019 from 3 to 5 pm at Zions Bank, 1100 Snow Creek Drive.  If you cannot attend in person, you may call in at 319-527-3511, code: 9952953#.  If you plan to call in, please let us know by posting on the ACS portal.

Warm regards, Deer Mountain HOA Board

Deer Mountain® Neighborhood News

UpdateMarch 29, 2019

Hi Deer Mountain Neighbors!Good-bye snow piles (almost) and hello birds! Springtime growth is all around –

● Daffodils popping up

● Entrance arches getting fresh coats of stain

● Construction workers buzzing around

● Average sale price of neighborhood homes rising from $767,175 in 2016 to $899,571 in 2018

● Work on our new trail starting as soon as ground conditions permit

Along with all this welcomed growth come spring-cleaning, winter damage repair,maintenance and weed control. Here’s what we can all being doing to keep ourhomes beautiful:

● Weeds – the bad news is that they are coming. The good news is that we all know how to control them. Please be proactive in spraying and/or removing your weeds.

● Home exteriors – the bad news is that our exterior finishes age, especiallygiven the strength of the sun. The good news is that fading fascia, rottingwood, crumbling stone, etc., can be restored and improve the value of ourhomes. Please take a walk around your property and see what needs tobe repaired or restored.And, here’s what we can be doing to keep our neighborhood beautiful:

● Dog waste pickup and disposal – Yes, this topic is once again in the news.Thank you to those neighbors who pick up after their dogs and other people’s dogs! For those of us who are dog owners, please note that picking up waste is only half of our responsibility. Proper disposal is the other half of our responsibility. Leaving poo bags on the side of the road is not proper disposal. Other neighborhoods have successfully embraced a culture of personal responsibility around handling their dogs’ waste.Let’s join them and walk with confidence on our streets, in our yards and on our new trails when they are built.

● Help Wanted for Dumpster Days and Community Clean Up Day – Once again, we will be renting a dumpster and scheduling a community clean up day sometime during the last week of April. We welcome one or more Clean up captains to coordinate this year’s clean up efforts. If you are interested, please let us know via our Deer Mountain HOA portal. Stay tuned for the dumpster dates and Community Clean Up date.Finally, here’s an update and notice about Board business:

● At our March 12, 2019 open board meeting, the Board approved reducingthe number of Directors from 7 to 5.

● Recently, Monica Sonnier and Steve Slade have resigned from the Board.Thank you to Monica and Steve for their service to our community!

● Are you called to serve on the Board? Do you have a neighbor you think would be great on the Board? If so, let us know via the portal Three Board members will be elected at our 2019 Annual meeting.

● Notice – At the Board’s May 14, 2019 meeting, we will be reviewing and adopting standards for real estate for sale signs, including but not limited to size, orientation to the property, materials and color of the sign posts.The HOA Board holds open meetings on the second Tuesday of each month.Our next meeting is April 9, 2019 from 3 to 5 pm at Zion Bank, 1100 Snow Creek Drive. If you cannot attend in person, you may call in at 319-527-3511, code:9952953#. If you plan to call in, please let us know by posting on the ACS portal.

Warm regards,

Deer Mountain HOA Board

Deer Mountain® Neighborhood News Update

February 26, 2019

What do you call an old snowman?

Hi Deer Mountain Neighbors! Although the temperatures are well below freezing

and we are surrounded by several feet of snow, Day Light Savings is only 12

days away and Spring is 23 days away!

A couple of hot topics for this month’s update:

● Snow removal from the streets – Our streets are public roads and

Wasatch County is responsible for snow removal. Lately, we’re seeing

our tax dollars at work as Wasatch County vehicles have been plowing,

blowing, scooping, hauling and dumping snow for days. They have done

a great job working to keep our roads clear and wide enough for two

vehicles to pass. And, there have been some challenges. The snow piles

on Keetly Station are so high they block views. If you have praise or

complaints about the streets and snow removal process, please contact

Wasatch County Public Works at (435) 654-1661.

● Late Fees on 2019 HOA Dues that have not been paid – For the handful

of owners who have not paid 2019 dues, please note that your next bill will

include a late fee.

● Nightly, weekly and monthly rentals are prohibited – Several properties in

Deer Mountain are listed online for short-term rentals, which are prohibited

by our CC&Rs. ACS, our property manager, is sending out violation

notices and will begin assessing fines.

● Proposed change in number of Board Members – Currently, our Board

has 7 members. At the March 12, 2019 Open Meeting, the Board will be

voting on whether to reduce the number to 5 members as permitted by our

By-laws. The rationales behind this proposal include:

o Deer Mountain’s business can be readily and effectively be

conducted by 5 members

o Easier to establish a quorum with 5 members

● ‘Who You Gonna Call?’ Reminder – If you are experiencing excessive

neighbor noise, here’s a reminder from last month’s newsletter about the

most effective ways for stopping the noise while it’s happening:

o Best option – Call your neighbor or knock on their door and ask

them to reduce the volume or stop the noise.

o Second best option – Call the Wasatch County Sherriff’s Office

(435-654-1098) and make a formal complaint.

o Third best option – Post a complaint on the Deer Mountain portal.

If you have filed a complaint with the Sherriff’s Office, please note

that in your post so ACS can reference the filed complaint in Deer

Mountain’s violation notice and fine assessment process.

The HOA Board holds open meetings on the second Tuesday of each month.

Our next meeting is March 12, 2019 from 3 to 5 pm at Zion Bank, 1100 Snow

Creek Drive. If you cannot attend in person, you may call in at 319-527-3511,

code: 9952953#. If you plan to call in, please let us know by posting on the ACS

portal.

Warm regards,

Deer Mountain HOA Board

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