The Week Of August 31st
Conservancy News & Events
Modified Design Guidelines
Conservancy staff have been busy working to meet the mandate from the Conservancy Board of Directors to bring all the homes in Promontory that have strayed from the landscape Design Guidelines back into compliance. As a result, we are hearing back from some of you that you would like to see some tweaks to the Design Guidelines relating to landscaping.
The issues you have expressed an interest in seeing modified are:
- Allowable Grasses – what kind, where, and when – this includes issues about what constitutes the allowable private area and adequate screening; and native grasses and fire prevention
- Landscape/Exterior Lighting, – what is necessary for safety, limits on wattage or brightness, and how much is too much.
We will be sending out a brief survey to all of you and look forward to getting your feed-back. Please watch for the survey and provide us with your feedback.
Deer Fencing Around Trees
Fall is in the air and the critters that share our beautiful pristine mountain community are gearing up for winter. That includes getting into yards, rubbing against trees, and fattening up on bark. As a result, we are seeing wire tree fencing popping up to keep them at bay.
Promontory makes an exception for screening individual young trees, but fencing is not allowed around groups of trees or older established trees. If you have fenced groups of trees you may receive a letter asking you to remove the fence around the tree clusters and fence each individual tree.
We are sensitive to the problem, it affects all of us. Let’s work together to maintain the natural condition of Promontory, even if it means a deer gets to nibble on a few of our trees.
Promontory has a very diverse population of wildlife that we all need to be aware of to ensure both our safety and their safety. For example, driving safely on Promontory roads will help us all to avoid collisions with our wildlife.
Awareness of our surroundings also gives us greater safety awareness for ourselves, our families and our pets. We have a very large population of deer and the elk are also returning. With the deer and elk here, there is also the potential mountain lions (cougars) to be on property.
We report sightings to the State and they help us in monitoring these large predators. If you should see a mountain lion we
want you to let us know the time and place for the sighting.
For more information on cougars and how to safely enjoy our beautiful area, please click the link below.
Tree Advisory Committee For The Promontory Conservancy
The conservancy is creating a owner/staff committee that will help to give direction for future planting of trees within the community. If you are interested in serving, please send us your name and why you would like to be on this committee by October 1st, 2018.
Now Accepting Resumes
The Promontory Conservancy board is now accepting resumes for two board members. If you are interested in serving on the Conservancy board please submit your resume to The Conservancy by September 23rd, 2018. For more information you can reference Article 3 of the Promontory bylaws.
Summer Is Still Here. Hit The Trails!
If you need a good bike workout, try the paved trail that runs from the Equestrian entrance. The trail takes you over the hill and down the back side to the Nicklaus Painted Valley course. The pavement ends about halfway down the hill where you can choose to continue onto the Princess Di single track dirt trail or you can take the switchback and continue down the hill to the Painted Valley course.
I was going for an elevation workout so I continued down to the Nicklaus Turf Care Center where I turned around and went right back up the hill. According to my app, I had a 683 foot elevation gain over my 6.32 mile round trip ride. I’d rather not say how long it took!
I rode my mountain bike with road slicks which worked great. On the recently sealed pavement portion of the trail I could have ridden a road bike. I was greeted by one other rider, one maintenance staffer driving a mule up the trail, and one dog walker.
Don’t let the summer run out without getting out on the trails!
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.
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.
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
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!
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).
Wildlife & Rodenticides
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.