The Week Of October 23
Conservancy News & Events
The Fourth Quarter Conservancy Board Meeting
Wednesday, October 28th at 10:00 am
Meeting Via Zoom
Conservancy Board of Directors Election
There are two Class A Member seats available on the Conservancy’s Board of Directors, with service starting January 2021. The successful candidates will serve a two-year term that expires in December 2022.
All Promontory owners are eligible for these positions, and a candidate need not reside at Promontory full-time or hold a Club membership to qualify. If interested in serving on the Board, please email a declaration of candidacy to Logan Finlayson, no later than 11:59 pm tonight, October 23, 2020.
This declaration might include a résumé and statement describing one’s interest in participating and will be shared with all Promontory owners for review. Instructions for voting will be sent out shortly toward the end of October, with voting taking place throughout the fall. The results will be announced either at or immediately following the Conservancy Board’s Annual Meeting in December.
Please reference Article 3 of the Conservancy’s By-Laws for more information.
Closed Fire Season Extended
State fire officials have extended the closed season for burning. Please consider the notice linked below, as we all do our part to limit the risk of wildfire.
Summit County Fire Restriction Order
As of 12:01 am Thursday, August 13th a Fire Restriction Order has gone into effect throughout unincorporated private and all state lands throughout Summit County, restricting the activities described in the order here. This order includes the use of all unimproved fire pits, including rock ring fire pits often found in backcountry areas.
For more information and details visit Summit County’s website below.
Starting mid-October, Conservancy maintenance crews will begin winterizing the cabins, including blowouts of irrigation lines and the final landscape cleanup of the season. Prior to the blowouts, crews will run the water at a higher rate for one good saturation before relying on Mother Nature until spring. As such, you may notice extra water in cabins and even on the roads. The Conservancy is aware of the increase, but if it seems excessive and potentially hazardous, please notify us.
Holiday Decor & Lighting Rules & Guidelines
Owners may display holiday decorations located or visible from outside their Residences if the decorations are of the kinds normally displayed in single-family residential Villages, are of reasonable size and scope, and do not disturb other Owners and residents by excessive light or sound emission or by causing an unreasonable amount of spectator traffic. Holiday decorations may be displayed in season only from November 1 to March 1 and, during other times of the year, from one week before to one week after any nationally recognized holiday. For more information on holiday decor & lighting guidelines, click the link below.
Backflow devices should be inspected and certified each year to ensure clean water at your home, and now may be a good time to consider re-certifying at your property. In the cabins, the Conservancy crews monitor and maintain the irrigation systems, but the certification of the backflow is the responsibility of each cabin owner.
There are a number of licensed contractors in the area who provide this service.
Our community is active, out, and about. Be safe when walking. When walking along a road, walk only on the shoulder (off of the asphalt), as far as practicable from the edge of the asphalt roadway. Where a sidewalk or a road shoulder is not available, walk on the outside edge of the roadway; and walk only on the far left side of the roadway facing oncoming traffic. The best place to walk is on Promontory’s 30 miles of trails.
Street Parking Reminder
All vehicles should be parked in the garage or driveway. This includes parking for any guests, vendors, landscapers, etc. Limited on-street parking is permitted on a case-by-case basis for homes under construction and temporary events (parties, for example). In these instances, we ask that you please contact the Conservancy ahead of the event to coordinate permission. Non-conventional vehicles must be parked in a garage or off-site.
Be Prepared. Know Your Exits.
- Promontory Ranch Road to exit out the Main Gate or Equestrian Gate, when practicable. These routes are paved and lead to major thoroughfares better able to handle traffic.
- Take Painted Valley Pass south as if going to the Nicklaus Golf Course, but continuing onto the dirt road where the paving ends near the driving range, which eventually leads to Brown’s Canyon
- Go west on the dirt road off of the north side of Saddlehorn Drive in Bison Bluffs neighborhood, near the pump house, which will ultimately connect with Silver Gate Drive, Pace Frontage Road, and Promontory Ranch Road outside of the Equestrian Gate.
Some years ago Summit County created a system to provide phone, email, and text messages regarding emergencies. The system was upgraded such that anyone who previously signed up will need to sign up again.
The alert center also provides information about non-emergency matters in and about Summit County.
Contact The Conservancy
Design Review Architect
Conservancy Director Of Operations
Director of Owner Services
Director of Legal Services/Conservancy