The Week Of April 24th
Conservancy News & Events
Crews will be in the cabins neighborhoods April 27-29 for tree spraying.
Please do not overfill your garbage cans. If you feel that you could use another
can, please contact Republic Services (435-615-8311).
The next Conservancy Board meeting is scheduled for May 20, 2020.
Road maintenance crews have begun repairs on community roads. Between now and May 18th, crews will be doing cut and patch, crack seal, and asphalt repair. From May 18th through June 25th, crews will be doing slurry and painting work.
Please note that’s these dates are weather dependent and subject to change.
Please check the ForeTees app for notices that may impact your neighborhood.
It's Tick Season
Being tick aware and removing them before they have started to feed will keep you and your pets healthy from tick related diseases.
According to Summit County Health Department Nursing Director, Carolyn Rose, prevention includes wearing long sleeves and pants tucked into socks when in the outdoors. She says after coming inside, remove all your clothes and wash them immediately. A full body check is important because they gravitate to warm areas like underarms, hairline and the groin. They can be very tiny at first but will get larger as they feed on their host.
How to remove ticks:
- Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin’s surface as possible.
- Pull upward with steady, even pressure. Don’t twist or jerk the tick; this can cause the mouth-parts to break off and remain in the skin. If this happens, remove the mouth-parts with tweezers. If you are unable to remove the mouth easily with clean tweezers, leave it alone and let the skin heal.
- After removing the tick, thoroughly clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol or soap and water.
- Never crush a tick with your fingers. Dispose of a live tick by putting it in alcohol, placing it in a sealed bag/container, wrapping it tightly in tape, or flushing it down the toilet.
For more information on ticks please click the link below.
With the arrival of spring we expect many Promontory residents will be eager to beautify their homesites. If you are considering significant changes to your landscaping, please contact Christine Morr prior to doing any work to ensure your plans are consistent with the Design Guidelines.
The Conservancy provides cleanup bags for animal waste throughout the trails system for owner convenience. Please continue to use these bags and deposit them in the waste containers provided.
Conservancy staff has noticed an increase in used bags left on the trail and we thank you for disposing of this waste responsibly.
Promontory Holiday Lights
The Conservancy Board has received many comments about holiday lights. We want your input, which could potentially change the existing holiday light policy. Please share your thoughts in our survey.
Seasonal Health Tips
To help prevent seasonal cold and flu spread, promote good hygiene habits in your home:
- Wash hands frequently with hot, soapy water
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth
- Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing
- Avoid close contact with others, especially in public areas
For more information, take a look at these suggestions from the Utah State Department of Health.
Homeowner Dumpster Use
The Conservancy has a roll-off dumpster in the parking lot behind the Equestrian Center that can be used by homeowners when curbside pickup cannot handle the increased volume.
Please use this location and not the dumpster enclosures being utilized by club operations in the clubhouse areas. The club
areas cannot handle the additional volume.
The First Conservancy Burn Day
On February 3, Conservancy staff, with the oversight and expert assistance of state and local fire authorities, successfully conducted the FIRST Conservancy burn day. The Fire Warden estimated about 90% of the large pile of organic material near the equestrian gate was burned and called the operation ideal, thanks to weather conditions and staff preparation.
We are beyond pleased with the outcome and look forward to implementing this as part of regular hazardous fuel mitigation,
especially being a practice recommended by these agencies.
Trash & Recycling Update
A friendly reminder that trash and recycling are now picked up on Friday instead of Thursday.
This is a permanent change. Recycling will continue to be picked up every other week.
In order to make snow removal easier, we ask that you please put your bins out either Thursday night or early Friday morning, though no later than 7:00 am. If a bin is left out past noon on Saturday, the Conservancy staff will return it to the home and a $25 service fee will be assessed.
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.
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.
You may see more of the Sheriff’s department on property in the future. This is a result of some concerned neighbors that went to the Sheriff to ask for more support in managing speed violators in and around Promontory.
The Sheriff appears to have stepped up traffic and speed enforcement, particularly on Promontory Ranch Road and other more heavily travelled roads.
Be sure to follow all traffic signs and drive safely.
Motorized Vehicles At Promontory
Any and all vehicles driven on Promontory roadways (with the sole exception of Conservancy, Club Trail, and Golf Maintenance Equipment) must be properly registered and licensed with the State of Utah. All vehicles driven on Promontory Roadways must be driven by a licensed driver. Although they are gated, Promontory’s streets are made subject to the traffic laws of the State of Utah by these rules. Traffic laws may be enforced by the Summit County Sheriff’s Department and violations are also subject to penalties imposed by the Conservancy.
ATV’s, four-wheelers, and the like SHALL NEVER be driven on Promontory’s open space, trails and/or golf courses.
Dog Leash Policy
Please remember that all dogs are required to be on a leash, unless on the designated OFF-Leash Trail or at The Dog Park.
For more detailed information on Promontory Conservancy’sPolicy Regarding Pets please click the link below.
Wildlife & Rodenticides
Rodenticides, the poisons sometimes used to kill rodents, have an impact beyond the location where they were initially used. Birds of prey, such as owls and hawks, may be harmed or killed by consuming poisoned rodents, even at non-lethal doses. Additionally, hawks and owls may feed poisoned rodents to their young.
We ask that you please use snap traps to control rodent infestations without negatively impacting non-target wildlife.
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.
Guest Gate Access
Promontory will now be using ForeTees for generating guest passes.
If you’ve been using ForeTees already, all you need to do is login, go
to the home page and scroll down to “Guest & Visitor Pass”.
Owners That Are Not Members
Go to https://members.promontoryclub.com/. Sign in using your legal lot ID (Example: HSD-5) as your username and your last name with the first letter capitalized as your password (Example: Smith). You’ll be able to change your username and password after your first log in. Once you are logged in, you’ll see a menu on the left side. Click on “Gate & Visitor Pass” and create the pass.
If you have any problems or questions about logging in, please contact Joe Ellis.
Contact The Conservancy
Design Review Architect
Conservancy Director Of Operations
Director of Owner Services
Director of Legal Services/Conservancy