The Week Of November 2nd
Conservancy News & Events
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The Promontory Design Guidelines Survey is now here!
Voting is now open for the Conservancy’s Board of Directors, with service starting January 2019. The successful candidates will serve a two-year term that expires in December 2020.
Promontory's Yappy Hour!
Friday, November 16th
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Dog Park
Join us for the Ribbon Cutting of the new and improved dog park! We’ll be celebrating with a Yappy Hour, bring your
furry friend and enjoy treats and drinks.
- The Dog Park has doubled in size
- Separate spaces for large and small dogs
- We’ve added grass and more shaded seating
- Dog playground in the works
You can now access the park from the parking lot and trail on Promontory Ranch Road
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.
Cabin Owners: Sprinkler Blowouts
Sprinkler blowouts have begun!
Healthy Trees for Life will be going through the cabin yards starting next week. The crew will be cutting all diseased tops off of the spruce trees and spraying the ground under the trees. As the weather changes the tip weevil insect begins its migration from the top of the tree to the ground in order to survive the winter. This is the time to care for all the diseased spruce.
For all owners in Promontory, if you have diseased spruce, this is the time to have your trees cared for. Trim the dead top and have the soil treated under and around the tree.
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.
Throughout the dry summer months, please continuously maintain fuel breaks at your property by removing dead or overly dry landscaping. As native grass becomes dry late in the season, feel free to cut and remove the debris.
If you have questions about fire prevention, the Park City Fire District offers free on-site consultations to review landscaping at your home. Contact Them at 435.940.2500
For further information on fire prevention and how you can help, please click the link below.
The Conservancy offers a reminder that exterior lighting at individual homesites is permitted only under limited circumstances. Exterior lighting can have a disorienting effect on migratory birds.
All exterior lighting must conform with the following Design Guideline provisions, as directed by Summit County:
- (i) such light must be of a low-level, subdued intensity;
- (ii) the bulb must be fully shielded with frosted glass so as not to be visible;
- (iii) lighting must be directed downward; and
- (iv) all lighting must be pre-approved by the Architectural Review Committee. Please see Section 3.13 of the Design Guidelines.
The Conservancy’s Board of Directors has instructed staff to monitor the community for lighting. Some Conservancy members will be notified of violations. Accordingly, please be aware of how your exterior lights are presently displayed and adjust as necessary.
Any questions regarding the design and display of these lights may be directed to Christine Morr (435-333-4067).
Promontory has a very diverse population of wildlife that we all need to be aware of to ensure both our safety and their safety. For example, driving safely on Promontory roads will help us all to avoid collisions with our wildlife.
Awareness of our surroundings also gives us greater safety awareness for ourselves, our families and our pets. We have a very large population of deer and the elk are also returning. With the deer and elk here, there is also the potential mountain lions (cougars) to be on property.
We report sightings to the State and they help us in monitoring these large predators. If you should see a mountain lion we
want you to let us know the time and place for the sighting.
For more information on cougars and how to safely enjoy our beautiful area, please click the link below.
Wildlife & Rodenticides
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.