The Week Of August 9th
Conservancy News & Events
Mixed Use Public Hearing
Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Sheldon D. Richins County Services Building (County Library)
1885 W. Ute Boulevard, Park City, UT 84098
We are encouraging Owners & Members to join us at this public hearing regarding the adoption of the Mixed Use Zone into the Snyderville Basin Land Use Code. This discussion will involve the proposed new NMU (New Mixed Use) and MPD (Master Plan Development) zoning ordinances for Snyderville Basin.
The reason this is significant is the following:
- Creates sites for the development of essential services.
- Concentrates density into habitat friendly environment.
- Preserves open spaces.
- Creates housing alternatives and expedites and incentivizes
- Improves circulation.
- Reduces trip generated traffic to what is currently a single
commercial area (Kimball Jct.)
- Provides municipal and civic amenities in a centralized area.
- Improves on the quality and type of development currently
permitted in the Community Commercial Zone (CC)
- The properties contemplated for the new zone are already
identified in the 2015 Snyderville Basin General Plan
- County Council has directed the Planning Commission to forward the previously created ordinance with amendments.
This hearing is not about any one particular development however adoption of the ordinance will open the door for the development of essential services including grocery, drugstore, restaurants, live/work habitat, Hospitality banking and general retail in the Silver Summit Area. The ordinance is conducive to the creation of
vibrant civic and commercial communities providing gathering opportunities for
the community. Additionally alternative retail and commercial hubs will serve to
reduce trip generated traffic through out the basin especially to Kimball Junction.
The new zone will hedge against the development of certain currently permitted uses (strip shopping centers car dealerships, mini storage, flex industrial, apartments only, fast food only) by offering developers and the county the opportunity to create more habitat friendly and pedestrian interactive experiences on those sites within the newly proposed zone. Additionally smart collaborative development with the county will mitigate the potential for traffic and circulation impacts created by development in areas where the new ordinance would apply.
Anyone who would like to speak should address the need for essential services and support developments that create these positive and interesting interactive commerce opportunities especially in Silver Summit.
Wildfire Prevention Tips & Tricks
Recently, Conservancy representatives, including homeowners, met with the Park City Fire District to discuss fire preparedness and mitigation at Promontory. Generally, PCFD was very complimentary of the measures already taken within the community, and noted that, even being in a dry mountain desert, we are not as likely to experience a “California-type” fire due to different wind patterns and fuel sources. PCFD also made us aware that our trail system and golf courses provide excellent fuel breaks, with the golf courses even being potential safety zones to escape to in the event of a catastrophic blaze.
As the Conservancy studies further how to best prepare for the worst, please consider these simple tips and how you might make your home fire ready.
- 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
- 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. For questions on adding an address boulder near the entrance of your driveway, contact Christine Morr (435-333-4067 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Conservancy’s continued readiness efforts include a Community Wildfire Protection Plan, to be reviewed and endorsed by the State of Utah, and a series of homesite evaluations from PCFD throughout the various neighborhoods. In the meantime, please stay educated and understand the risks that your home faces.
There is still plenty of time this summer season to be outdoors and enjoy the amenities available to all Promontory owners:
- 30+ miles of trails
- Soccer field, sand volleyball, sport court, and 10-station par fitness course at Mountain Garden Park
- Mountain Garden Pond and Boat House – rowboats and fishing
- Saddle Lake dock and beach – open through Labor Day
- Dog Park
- Bocce ball in the Nicklaus Village
- Beach House Amphitheater
During the winter season, please know that Luke Ridge Tubing Hill and daily ski shuttle service to Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort are also open to all Promontory owners.
The Conservancy is always open to recommendations for additional amenities. If you have an idea for something that would add value and enjoyment to the Promontory ownership experience, please contact a member of the Conservancy board.
The Conservancy Board of Directors has adopted the below, to take effect August 19th, 2019. This message serves as a notice to all owners that any new trees installed should conform with this policy, to better prevent unnecessary spread of disease. The Conservancy will also contact local nurseries, landscapers, and contractors who regularly do work at Promontory to inform them of this new plan, and notes that many are already offering these products in the best interest of their clients.
All trees installed at private homesites shall be grown by a certified grower/nursery who has been issued a certificate pursuant to §4-15-108 of the Utah Code. Upon arrival at the construction gate for delivery of the trees, a certificate or other instrument proving each unit is free of disease shall be provided. The Conservancy reserves the right to inspect each delivery of trees, certificates notwithstanding, to patrol for disease and better deter spreading within the community. Owners are further encouraged to receive at least a one-year warranty on individual trees, whether from the grower, nursery, landscaper, etc.
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.
The Design Guidelines require natural grasses at homesites to grow undisturbed, according to their natural growth patterns. Being aware of the potential risk this poses to wild fire issues, the Conservancy Board of Directors offers some direction to preserve the mountain aesthetic for which Promontory is known:
- If the grass is green, let it grow freely. When it’s becoming dry, please cut and remove the debris across your lot. This would allow for a few trims at the mid to end of the 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’s shorter near the home, but longer as it extends toward the property line.
- Continuously maintain “fuel breaks” by removing dead or dry landscaping.
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.
Tree Care Tips
With spring just around the corner and spring fever to get out and enjoy our yards and the outdoors, we hope this update will help you with any new landscaping plans and management of your current mountain home landscape.
There are three areas of concern that we hope to make you aware of: Diseases, Water, and Planting.
Please click the link below for our Tree Care Tips.
Shedding Some Light
“How much exterior lighting is too much” was one of the questions we asked in our survey last year. It was the same question Summit County was asking last year at the same time, and as a result they answered the question for all of us with a new Dark Sky Ordinance.
While it’s very similar to the current Promontory Lighting Guidelines, it does have a few more requirements, unfortunately they won’t “grandfather in” the things that home owners have done in the past that don’t comply. They’ll be giving everyone SEVEN YEARS, to up-grade everything, but all new lighting will need to comply going forward.
No landscape lighting or architecture lighting will be allowed other than what is needed for safety or limited in many aspects from fixture design to wattage/lumens and color range.
Click The Link below for Summit County’s Dark Ordinance.
If you have any further questions please contact Christine Morr at 435.333.4067 or click the below.
Cabin landscape maintenance season is upon us. The Conservancy wishes to alert cabin owners to a few noteworthy items related to this maintenance:
- Cabin landscape maintenance will be performed largely by Conservancy staff this season, as opposed to a contractor as has been done previously. The services provided will be the same as you have come to expect, including pruning, planting, irrigation, etc., with the added benefit of more control and immediate response, being done in-house.
- In working to implement industry best practices and Firewise recommendations, the Conservancy will be “limbing up” the trees found throughout the cabin neighborhoods. Crews will be removing the limbs on the lowest 24-36” of each evergreen trunk and the lowest 48” of each deciduous tree. The Conservancy does this trimming with an eye toward healthy growth and mitigating damage in the event of wildfire.
- Various spraying treatments will be applied throughout the cabins this summer season. To accommodate sensitivities to these sprays, cabin owners will be notified approximately 48 hours ahead of each spraying, based on neighborhoods affected.
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.
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