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The Week Of August 10th
Conservancy News & Events

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Conservancy Board Meeting

Wednesday, August 22nd | 10:00 a.m.
The Outfitter’s Cabin Board Room

 

Emergency Notifications

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.

Fire Percautions

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.

Tollgate Bridge Construction

August 1st to Mid – October

What To Expect:

  • 70 – Day Full Bridge Closure
  • The Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail Will Be Closed At The Tollgate Bridge
  • Daytime Work With Lane Closures
  • Noise, Dust & Vibration

Detour Routes:

Silver Creek Junction Detour (Exit 146)

  • Drivers traveling eastbound from Tollgate Canyon to Wyoming
  • Drivers traveling westbound from Wyoming to Promontory

Wanship Interchange Detour (Exit 155)

  • Drivers traveling eastbound from Park City to Tollgate Canyon
  • Drivers traveling westbound from Promontory to Park City

Living With Porcupines

Several of our neighbors have reported seeing porcupines or seeing that porcupines have been snacking on their trees.

Here is some information from Wild AwareUtah’s website about living with porcupines.

Updated Design Guidelines

The revised Design Guidelines were formally approved on Wednesday, July 17th, 2018 in the Conservancy Board of Director’s meeting. Our shared goal is for an outstanding luxury home community nestled in the
beautiful mountains overlooking the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains.

In an effort to make Promontory the best it can be for the owner, the Conservancy staff has been tasked with bringing the existing homes that have strayed from the Guidelines back into compliance. Accordingly, over the coming weeks, you may receive notice regarding issues at your homesite relating to: address boulders and landscaping outside of the property line in the street right-of-way; visible turf and/or manicured native grasses; unscreened and unpainted meters, satellite dishes,
hot tubs, air conditioners; exterior lighting that is directed up or onto adjoining properties, overly bright, or out of season holiday type lighting; and miscellaneous unapproved or unfinished home and landscape improvements.

If you receive a notice, please do your part by making the requested corrections or contact Christine Morr or Logan Finlayson for options or assistance.

Let’s work together to make Promontory the best it can be!

You can read the approved guidelines below:
Design GuidelinesConstruction Regulations, & Review Procedures.

Wildlife & Rodenticides

Rodenticides, the poisons sometimes used to kill rodents, can have an impact far beyond the location where they were initially used. For example, 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. (Because the rodents don’t die immediately upon ingesting the poison, they may leave that site, such as a home or shed, and instead end up in places outdoors where they are available to wildlife.)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found these second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides to cause “unreasonable adverse effects on the environment”. Products containing brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difethialione, and difenacoum are capable of bioaccumulating in ecosystems, posing a risk to non-target wildlife. Though products containing these active ingredients are no longer registered for “consumer” use, they are still widely available as stores sell out their existing stock, and they are still used by commercial pest controllers. For these reasons, snap traps are a preferable means of controlling rodent infestations without negatively impacting non-target wildlife.

Off -Leash Trail Now Open!

The Conservancy has officially opened its first designated off-leash trail area! The off-leash trail is the trail segment between the
Dog Park and Promontory Ranch Road.  Please remember that ALL dogs must be on a leash at all times, unless you are at the Dog Park or the off-leash trail.

Lighting Guidelines

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).

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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.

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Let's Keep Promontory Roads Safe!

Golf carts and other unconventional vehicles may be operated on Promontory roads only if registered with the state, with correct license plates mounted.

These vehicles MUST be operated by a LICENSED driver.

Let's Talk About Landscape Care!

Weeds

Regarding thistle and other noxious weeds, it is imperative to start treatment early to control weeds before they grow in size and spread seeds.  It is equally important to continue weed treatment efforts throughout the year to maintain control.

To that end, the Conservancy offers this reminder and request, that each homeowner actively treat their respective lots to prevent the spread throughout the community.  Such a spread limits the resources and nutrients required by other, desired plants and trees.

If you’re looking for a provider to help with eradication:

  • Healthy Trees For Life: 801.731.2492
  • Specialized Pest Control & Lawn Care: 435.563.2643

Let's Talk About Landscape Care!

Trees

To best protect the substantial investment made in the trees at your homesite, please consider how your trees might benefit from fertilization and other treatments.  Spring is a natural time to review your plant health, and the right plan can ensure a long, healthy life for your trees.

If you do not have a plan in place for nourishing and irrigation, the Conservancy has identified several providers who are willing to offer assistance:

  • Healthy Trees For Life: 801.731.2492
  • Park City Trees: 435.640.5825
  • Specialized Pest Control & Lawn: 435.563.2643
  • Falling Waters: 435.640.8247
  • Green Leaf: 435.645.9342

Let's Talk About Landscape Care!

Grass

The Design Guidelines require natural grasses at homesites to grow undisturbed, according to their natural growth patterns (see Section 5.9).  Being aware of the potential risk this poses to wild land fire issues, the Conservancy Board of Directors offers some direction to also preserve the mountain aesthetic for which Promontory is known:

  • If the grass is green, let it grow freely.  When it is becoming dry, feel free to cut and remove the debris across the whole of your lot.  Such a strategy would allow for a few trims throughout the later summer season.  Weekly cutting to less than four inches is not approved outside of wild fire “fuel break” areas.
  • During the spring and summer seasons, natural grass can be cut in a “tapered’ fashion, away from the home, such that it is shorter near the home, but longer as it extends toward the property line.  The shorter grass should still have some length (i.e., it should not look like a manicured lawn or golf course) and should gradually extend to the longer length.
  • Continuously maintain “fuel breaks” by removing dead or dry landscaping.

Help Us Save Our Trees!

The conifer and deciduous trees that line our streets and surround our homes are primarily Aspen trees. They are having a difficult time due to several types of fungus and disease that has been spreading quickly throughout the development. In the past few years controlling the situation has been
proven difficult primarily due to the way the fungus spreads. Severe outbreaks can effect the overall health of the tree and eventually cause death. In order for us to get total control of the situation, we have to spray as many of our trees as possible,  including those around the homes.

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