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