The Week Of June 19th
Conservancy News & Events
Please do not overfill your garbage cans. If you feel that you could use another can, please contact Republic Services (435-615-8311).
Green Waste Pile
The green waste pile, found by following the dirt road to the southeast end of the equestrian area, is also available for owners to dispose of organic matter from their home sites.
Please completely remove all debris and garbage (metal wires, plastic bags, etc.) before dumping. No grass or hedge clippings, please.
Wildlife Expert Visiting Promontory
Friday, June 26th at 10:00 am
The Shed Amphitheater
All Promontory owners are welcome, reservations are required as space is limited.
The Conservancy has enlisted a wildlife expert, Scott Root from Salt Lake City to speak to our residents about the diverse animals found across the community.
Scott is a University of Utah graduate in Communications/Public Relations. He has worked with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources for 30 years and has loved every minute of it! He works out of the Springville office and considers himself a biologist as well, with those 30 years of “on-the-job training” with his friends.
He loves to photograph and video wildlife and specializes in making short trail camera videos in his spare time. Several of his videos have gone viral and has taught over 100,000 students with presentations, field trips, etc. Some of his favorite parts of the job include education, wildlife-watching events, working with the media, bear denning, social media work and of course, photography and videography.
Please RSVP with Joe Ellis
With the arrival of warm weather, 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.
Unapproved landscaping is subject to compliance enforcement, including fines.
Each owner must maintain a course of treatment to control weeds throughout the spring and summer. The Conservancy is particularly concerned with those noxious plants, like thistle (prickly stem and purple flower) and dyer’s woad (yellow flower), and offers this reminder that each homeowner is responsible for treating their respective lots to prevent the spread throughout the community. Such spread limits the resources and nutrients required by desired plants and trees.
In response to the state of pandemic and to better monitor access to the community, the Conservancy’s Board of Directors has approved a change to public access through the gates. Beginning June 1, the gates will “close” at 7:00 pm. At that time, members of the public (i.e., not visiting a specific owner, not an approved vendor, just wanting to drive through) wishing to enter the community would be turned away. When gates are “open” (6:00 am-7:00 pm), members of the public wanting to drive through will be entered into a log with name and vehicle information and issued a pass to travel through to the other gate only.
During all hours, legitimate guests will be allowed access if a pass has been created by an owner-host or if the host can be contacted by telephone when the guest is at the gate. If the host cannot be contacted, the guest would be turned away. Gate staff will continue to follow protocol for real estate visitors to ensure limited disruption of showings.
As such, it is extremely important for Promontory owners to do two things: (1) Please enter a pass in ForeTees for ALL guests ahead of their arrival; and (2) please provide a good phone number so you can be contacted if a pass has not been entered. Guests will be turned away if you cannot be contacted. To add or update a phone number, please submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This policy is enacted for both the Main Gate and the Equestrian Gate. Construction gate access will continue to operate as is. The Board is hopeful this change will limit the people in Promontory to those with business in the community.
Motorized Vehicles on Trails
The Board has adopted a fine schedule for those who operate motorized vehicles on the trails, as described in the existing policy:
- First Offense: Warning
- Second Offense: $100 Fine
- Third Offense: $500 Fine
This is effective May 20, 2020 and is subject to adjustment at the Board’s discretion.
Homeowner Dumpster Use
The dumpster near the equestrian gate is a convenience available to all Promontory owners. Even as large as it is, it is scheduled for dumping twice a week. However, there are times when it becomes too full and cannot hold any more trash. When this happens, please do not leave trash in a pile on the ground outside of the dumpster.
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, WHICH IS NOT ALLOWED. We ask that you please put used bags in the waste containers. Thank you for disposing of this waste responsibly.
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.
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.
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.
Contact The Conservancy
Design Review Architect
Conservancy Director Of Operations
Director of Owner Services
Director of Legal Services/Conservancy