The Week Of August 20, 2021
Conservancy News & Events
Conservancy Board Meeting-Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday, August 25th at 10:00 am.
Held at The Outfitter’s Cabin or join us via Zoom (link below)
New This Week
Welcome Devin Ovard, Director of Legal Services for The Conservancy
Hi there! My name is Devin Ovard. I was born and raised in Henefer, Utah. I attended North Summit High where I participated in football, basketball, and track. I then lived in Logan while attending Utah State University and graduated with a degree in Finance. During my time in Logan, I met and married my better half, Cassidy. After a couple of years of living in Cedar City, we moved to Boise, Idaho to start Law School. Upon completing my first year, we returned to Utah so I could finish at the U. I have enjoyed my study of the law. I particularly like the area of real estate. It is for this reason that working at Promontory is so intriguing. It’s an exciting time and I look forward to learning and growing with the Promontory team. When I’m not working, Cassidy, Angus (our teacup Yorkie), and I enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, and just about anything that gives us an excuse to enjoy the outdoors.
Contractors will begin installing trail crossings along Promontory Ranch Road.
Please pay attention to construction equipment.
Due to safety reasons, we ask that you please do not park along the roadway or anywhere near dry grass.
Please keep all parking within your driveway. This includes any guests, vendors, landscapers, and even your own vehicles. Temporary on-street parking may be available on a case-by-case basis if pre-approved. For approval please email the Conservancy below.
In Case You Missed It
Trail Detour for Three-Mile Canyon Trail
Due to active construction and necessary access in the new Elk Ridge Bluffs neighborhood, part of the existing Three-Mile Canyon Trail has been closed. Please see the above map for trail detour. (NOTE: The detour utilizes existing dirt trails).
Detour signs have been placed on the trail to safely navigate hikers and bikers away from the section of the paved trail along Promontory Ranch Road. Please follow the detoured route for your safety.
Conservancy Enrichment With Swaner Nature Preserve
Friday, August 27th at 9:00 am
Meet at The Beach House
Join us for our next Conservancy Enrichment Event!
Take a walk with a naturalist in your own backyard! Two Naturalists from the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter will join us for a walk along the Promontory trails to explore the wonderful world of nature. We’ll check out the flora and fauna that calls Promontory home and learn about why this habitat is desirable for these species.
Be sure to dress appropriately and bring your water bottle!
Please RSVP with Joe Ellis below.
Park City Fire District has remarked that Promontory homes are uniquely prepared for fire, due to the use of con-combustible exterior materials, proper vent screening, and incorporating defensible space when installing landscaping. We are not likely to see a catastrophic fire that engulfs the whole community, as there are not enough big fuel sources nor do we get strong enough winds to cause a spread, and our trails and golf courses serve as excellent fuel breaks. Rather, we are most susceptible to individual homesite damage from drifting embers, so it’s important to clear out all dead vegetation, especially from gutters, and cover vents and other openings with a 1/16-1/8” screen.
Please consider these other simple tips to be prepared:
- Prune tree limbs so the lowest branches are several feet above the ground.
- Fire embers are hot and travel easily in the breeze, so cover any exterior attic, soffit, or under-eave vents with metal wire mesh to prevent sparks from entering the home.
- Clear out dead, dry vegetation under all decks and patios and any that directly abuts the home.
- Consult with PCFD, who make themselves available, free of charge, for homesite evaluations. The Fire Inspection office can be reached at 435-940-2500.
- Ensure your home is marked with a visible, easy-to-read, non-combustible address identifier, in the event emergency response is needed at your home.
- Review the many informational resources are available to us from PCFD and Firewise.
- Be sure to familiarize yourself with all Promontory exits in the case of an extreme emergency. View the map 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.
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.
Please Do Not Feed The Animals
Life at Promontory comes with a front-row seat to a unique display: wildlife. Between the deer, elk, porcupines, and many others, the landscape is full of animals most people do not have the opportunity to see. As a steward of the open space at Promontory, the Conservancy is tasked with maintaining and preserving this natural environment, including the wildlife habitat. With input from state wildlife offices, we have learned that the best way to do this is to allow the animals the opportunity to live on their own, without any supplemental care. As such, we ask that Promontory owners please not leave out food or other attractants for the animals. Though it may seem counterintuitive, this practice has the potential to do more harm than good.
Thank you for respecting these creatures. We share their space and are fortunate to
have one-of-a-kind access to their world – our collective cooperation will ensure this access continues for years to come.
Pet Policy Reminder
Please consider other Promontory owners when taking your dogs out:
- Even if your dogs are “friendly” they must remain on leash and under your control.
- Dogs should be on a leash at all times, unless at the Dog Park or the off-leash trail leading up to the Dog Park.
- Please clean up your animals’ waste. Bags are provided at the Dog Park and at various locations on the trails.
- Please properly dispose of the waste bags in the garbage cans provided or otherwise. DO NOT leave these bags on the trails or elsewhere.
Trash Pick up
On trash pickup day, please keep all trash inside your dumpster, with the lid closed. Please DO NOT leave cardboard boxes, furniture, or anything else that won’t fit in the dumpster on the ground – the truck drivers will not stop to collect anything outside the dumpster.
If your weekly trash is more than will fit in your dumpster, please contact Republic Services (435-615-8311) for another dumpster.
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.
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