The Week Of November 16th
Conservancy News & Events
Holiday Decor & Lighting
Owners may display holiday decorations located or visible from outside their Residences, if they are of reasonable size and scope, and do not disturb other Owners and residents by excessive light, sound emission or by causing an unreasonable amount of spectator traffic.
Holiday decorations may be displayed from November 1st to March 1st
Colored or white lights are permitted. The Board recommends that any owner purchasing new white lights please purchase
those designated as “warm” and “soft” rather than “cool.”
For more information on holiday decor and lighting please click the link below.
Cell Tower Update!
Construction on the cell tower has begun. Initial site crews have completed staking of the tower site as well as utility easement areas. We expect to see heavy equipment on the site next week. The tower was designed to co-locate up to three service providers. So far Verizon has leased space on the tower.
Be sure to notify your carriers to upgrade your service!
A snow fence is a barrier that is designed to direct windblown, drifting snow to accumulate in a desired place. They are used along highways throughout the rocky mountains during the winters and typically removed and stored during the summers. State highway departments have a calculus to determine if a snow fence would be useful on a given stretch of roadway. Many states now use a “Living Snow Fence” program consisting of tree planting which has the added benefits of highway beautification and it does not need to be removed at the end of the winter. Depending on the wind dynamics of the particular location, a snow fence may not significantly reduce drifting snow.
For the Promontory homeowners want to put up a snow fence the Promontory architectural review committee is happy to help ensure it is visually appealing for both the homeowner and the neighborhood. As an expression of the owner’s personal requirement for quality and beauty, as well as snow drift protection, the ARC asks that any snow fence be designed to be a visual extension of the home and the community, as well as functional.
Let's Go Paperless!
Help Promontory go paperless! If you would like your member statement sent to you via email, please call or email our Member Services accountant, Molly Bohman.
Call Molly at 435.333.4024 or click the link below.
Do Trees Need Protection?
One of the most common Promontory Design Guidelines violations (section 3.7) is the placement of a “tree fence” around large groups of trees to protect them from the critters. We have heard from some of you about your concerns for the wellbeing of your newly planted trees as they face life with other forms of Promontory wildlife – and we listened. We sat down with our arborist, tree expert Ron Curtis, and his staff and asked for their best recommendations – and we listened to them too.
We all agree that design, craftsmanship, and materials of the fence should match our high-quality community. Promontory is all about quality and beauty for all.
If you have trees that have been in place for over a year and have fenced them in, it is time to for the fence to be removed. If you have new trees that you have fenced or would like to fence, please contact Christine Morr, Design Review Architect.
Contact Christine Morr at 435.333.4067 or clink the below.
Trail Riding - Told By Shawn Potter
I rode a leisurely loop starting and ending at the Ranch Club Compound. Summer may be dwindling away but we definitely have plenty of time to make full use of the trails. It was a leisurely ride but it was not without its technical trials and cardiac hill climbs. The portion of the trail immediately leaving the Ranch Clubhouse and climbing up the retaining wall has a fun little switchback and short, but steep, climb.
I’m not above getting off my bike when my skills or conditioning require it! Riding a loop you know that what goes up must come down and the descent in that area was exciting! According to my app, I started the ride at an elevation of 6890, went up, down, up again, peaked at 7150 (near the Outfitter’s Cabin), and then continued down, up, down until I worked my way back about an hour and a half (and just over eight miles) after I started.
Be sure to get out every week to see the colors start to change!
Modified Design Guidelines
Conservancy staff have been busy working to meet the mandate from the Conservancy Board of Directors to bring all the homes in Promontory that have strayed from the landscape Design Guidelines back into compliance. As a result, we are hearing back from some of you that you would like to see some tweaks to the Design Guidelines relating to landscaping.
The issues you have expressed an interest in seeing modified are:
- Allowable Grasses – what kind, where, and when – this includes issues about what constitutes the allowable private area and adequate screening; and native grasses and fire prevention
- Landscape/Exterior Lighting, – what is necessary for safety, limits on wattage or brightness, and how much is too much.
We will be sending out a brief survey to all of you and look forward to getting your feed-back. Please watch for the survey and provide us with your feedback.
In the days following the fire just North of I-80, Conservancy staff have received a number of requests about notifications in the case of an emergency.
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.
What Is Dwelling Live?
Dwelling Live is the gate management software that we us to manage all guest that come to Promontory. Our goal is have every property owner in Promontory to be a registered user before the end of this year!
If you’re not already a user of Dwelling Live, let Joe Ellis help you! Send him an email requesting to be registered into Dwelling Live. You’ll want to include your property address, full names & emails for those you wish to register. Joe will register you and send you an email with instructions and a temporary password.
If you download the app to your phone, you’ll have access to register a guest at any time!
Becoming a user will guarantee an easy exchange at the gate houses, the guest will identify themselves, a pass will given to them and you will receive a confirmation email letting you know your guest has arrived.