The Week of January 19, 2024
Conservancy News & Events
New This Week
Updated Nordic Trail Map
The Nordic ski track at the Nicklaus Golf Course is finally open! Crews have added a figure eight loop in the middle of the Nicklaus driving range in addition to the other groomed trails.
Conservancy Board Meeting
In Case You Missed It
Luke Ridge Tubing Hill is Open for the Season!
Open Noon to 5pm Friday – Sunday
Additional open days: Monday, January 15th (Martin Luther King Day)
February 18th – February 25th (Every day during the week of President’s Day)
– Hot cocoa and cider provided –
- Complimentary for all Promontory owners and members. Guests: $15/day flat rate or $100 for a 10-punch pass you can use through the season for multiple guests.
- Waivers and DAILY LIFT TICKETS are required for ALL tubing hill users – including Promontory owners. Please stop into the Beach Club before heading to the tubing hill to scan in and obtain your LIFT TICKET PASS. Access the gate waiver by using the button below.
To expedite vehicle processing at our gatehouses, please be sure to add guest passes into Northstar before they plan on entering Promontory. For groups of 10 or more, you may email a guest list to the gatehouse email (email@example.com) at least 48 hours in advance, if possible.
The gate staff recognizes that circumstances change, but completing this step before your guests arrive will greatly reduce delay at the gates. In the event a guest or owner must be checked in, and vehicles back up, PLEASE be kind and understanding of the situation. Gate attendees are continually striving to sufficiently vet entrants, but this may lead to slight delays.
2024 Ski Shuttle Service
Remember to keep a safe distance from any body of water, which includes but is not limited to, the Mountain Garden Pond, Saddle Lake, golf course ponds, and retention ponds. Do not go out on the ice. Please inform all family members and guests, (and keep an eye on your pets) to stay away from the ice while enjoying the beautiful winter landscape.
Promontory 2024 Conservancy Budget
A copy of the 2024 budget was reviewed and approved by the Board. A copy is available to all homeowners here. The regular homeowner assessments will increase to $400/month. The Benefitted Assessments for the neighborhoods that have basic landscaping and/or driveway snow removal are also increasing. Homeowners in these benefited service neighborhoods should refer here to see their specific budget increase.
The 2024 Conservancy budget includes several community enhancement projects as well, including paving substantial segments of our private trails to connect amenities and provide a safer place to move pedestrians and cyclists off of our main roads; updating the Mountain Garden Park to add additional pickleball courts, parking, and other enhancements, ongoing roadway and stormwater improvements with landscaping and beautification; gatehouse refurbishing and entry way signage to improve traffic flows.
Even with these planned projects, we will continue to maintain a satisfactory reserve balance according to our most recent reserve study. Please contact Tod Bean, Conservancy Executive Director, with any questions about the budget or benefitted assessment for your neighborhood as well as any information about our exciting planned projects.
Promontory Conservancy Winter Snow Removal
Last week brought our first snow of the season, which means it is once again time to refresh on best practices and protocols for Promontory snow conditions. Please take a few minutes to carefully review this communication to ensure that you are “in the know” and ready to respond before we get heavy into winter.
- Also, be aware of snow depth surrounding your gas meter and other mechanical equipment around your home. Allowing snow or ice to cover these items can pose a risk of damage.
Road Right of Way
As snow season approaches, please be mindful of rocks, landscaping, and other improvements within the road right of way. On most roads within Promontory, the right of way spans 10-12 feet from the edge of the pavement. The right of way exists to provide ample room for runoff control, snow removal, and road/utility maintenance. Making sure the shoulder is clear of objects is crucial for avoiding damage and controlling runoff. The Conservancy has begun to fix eroded shoulders in problem areas and will continue to monitor problem areas. If you have any questions or concerns about landscaping within the right of way, please contact Darrin Nielsen at (801-870-6374).
Our community is active, out, and about. Be safe when walking. Please avoid walking on or along the roads. We understand that trails may be muddy or slushy, but until the snow sufficiently melts, the roadside is not safe. The risk is simply too great under the current circumstances.
Visitor & Guest Registration
Promontory uses an internet-based software system that allows you to manage your guests’ and visitors’ access to Promontory. The Promontory Club app & owner/member website e-mails your guests a gate pass for them to show the gate attendant upon arrival. As a resident, you will set the time frame when your visitors can enter the property.
Recycling & Garbage
Please use your own garbage and recycling containers for garbage and recyclable materials. If you have more than your containers can handle, please DO NOT dispose of trash or recyclable materials in any dumpsters or trash bins located in Promontory.
- If you are planning an event at your home, and your guests will require more parking than your driveway can handle, please contact the Field Safety Manager, Matt Urban, at least 72 hours before the event so parking and logistics can be thoroughly coordinated.