• Controlled Burn in Toll Canyon Open Space

    Slash piles from the 2016 mitigation and forest health project will be burned this this Thursday and Friday, April 19-20. If you smell smoke, don’t be alarmed. If you have any questions, call Jessica Kirby, Open Space Management Supervisor at Basin Rec, 435-649-1564 x26

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  • Water Main Break on Springshire Drive and Pinebrook Road

    A water main break occurred at approximately 2pm today, March 27th, on Springshire Drive near the intersection with Pinebrook Road.  Gorgoza Water Company crews were immediately on scene and are currently working to determine the location, cause, and extent of the leak.  Unfortunately, as of 2:45pm Gorgoza does not have an estimate of when water service to the affected homeowners will be restored.  Gorgoza is working diligently to repair the line and restore water service as soon as possible.  Please visit www.gorgozawater.com for updates to the situation as they become available.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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  • Spring Cleanup Scheduled for May 26th through June 3rd

    The spring cleanup days have been scheduled for Saturday, May 26th through Sunday, June 3rd.  As in prior years, dumpsters will be made available to members of the Pinebrook Master Association and located in the parking lot of the Pinebrook Park.  Crews from Gorgoza Mutual Water Co. will be chipping wood brought to the park with less than a 6″ diameter trunk, so the event will be a good time to remove dead-fall and winter-kill from your property in an effort to reduce fire danger this summer.  Please be courteous with the volume of your loads, and remember you can always contact the Park City Fire District to schedule a time for their free curbside wood chipping service this summer.

    Please do not dispose of ANY hazardous or bio-hazardous chemicals or waste, tires, explosives, propane bottles, paint, medicine, medical devices, syringes, etc.  THESE TYPES OF ITEMS CAN BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO THE CREWS MANAGING THE CLEANUP!  Construction debris is also not allowed.

    Thanks for your cooperation.  Additional information will follow in a forthcoming newsletter.

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  • 2018 Annual Meeting of the Homeowners 5/3/2018

    The annual meeting of the homeowners for 2018 has been scheduled for Thursday, May 3rd at 7pm at the offices of Gorgoza Mutual Water Company.  Official notice along with an agenda will be sent to homeowners as the date draws closer.

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  • April Board Meeting Date Change

    For those interested, the regular April board of directors meeting has been changed to Tuesday, April 3rd at 7pm at the offices of Gorgoza Mutual Water Company.  As always, members of the Pinebrook HOA are always welcome to attend.

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  • February 1st Board Meeting & Woodward Notices

    Thursday’s meeting is a regularly-scheduled, one-hour business meeting of the PHOA Board. The Board holds its regular meetings at the Gorgoza office, where space is limited. The Board always sets aside the first 10 or so minutes of each meeting for input from PHOA members, who are always welcome to attend. One PHOA member asked if he could use that time at the February meeting to inform the Board about his concerns regarding the proposed Woodward project, and time was set aside at Thursday’s Board meeting for that purpose. He did not ask that the Board give notice of and hold a general meeting of PHOA members, and the recent flyers and internet invitations regarding the meeting were neither authored nor distributed by the Pinebrook Homeowners Association, appearances notwithstanding. When the Board schedules general meetings for its members, it provides proper notice and arranges for a facility sufficient for those who are likely to attend.

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  • Controlled Burns Slated for Toll Canyon Open Space

    Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District has scheduled a control burn in Toll Canyon Open Space which lies to the west of Pinebrook. Under the direction of the Summit County Fire Warden, slash piles remaining from the 2016 fire mitigation and forest health project will be burned. The burning of these piles is necessary as they present a continual fuel load that needs to be properly mitigated as part of the project guidelines. Burning operations are planned for some time in late January through late February based on the required ideal conditions for snow cover, weather conditions and air quality regulations to ensure safety. Burn piles will leave a temporary visual scar on the landscape. The District is dedicated to minimizing that scar as much as possible in Summer of 2018 by way of re- seeding, raking debris and disbursing ash. Additional signage will be posted while the area is closed. The District is committed to the safety and wellbeing of the public and our public lands. Additional information can be found here. Questions should be directed to Open Space Management Supervisor, Jessica Kirby, 435-649-1564 x26 or email jessica@basinrecreation.org

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  • Summit County Snow Safety Information

    It’s been a mild winter so far, but soon (hopefully) the snow storms will arrive. Summit County wants to remind Pinebrook residents of their snow safety regulation and guidelines:

    • Summit County plow operators will work from 4:00 am – 10:00 pm, unless a storm rolls in overnight and continues throughout the day.
    • KEEP YOUR SNOW ON YOUR PROPERTY – NOT IN THE STREET. Snow storage – property owners must contain ALL of the snow from their property, including their driveway, onto their own property (Summit County Code 7-3-4 & 7-3-5). They may not push their snow out onto the County Road or into the County Right-of-Way. Doing so creates hazards to plow operators and other drivers.
    • YOUR MAILBOX IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. All landscaping, mail boxes, markers and other items placed in the County Right-of-Way are at RISK. Damage to these items will not be the responsibility of the County (Summit County Code 7-3-10). Crews do everything they can to miss/avoid hitting these items, but they cannot see what’s under the snow, and as heavy/wet snow rolls out the end of the plow blade, there is a lot of force that easily knocks things over (like mailboxes). Any damage that may be caused to County snow removal equipment may become the responsibility of the property owner.
    • DON’T PARK IN THE STREET. No on-street parking on County Roads (except as otherwise marked by the County) between November 15th and April 15th. Vehicles or other obstacles which hamper County snow removal operations will be towed or removed at the owner’s expense. The County shall not assume any liability for damage to vehicles parked on the street, or other obstacles placed in the County right-of-way in violation of this chapter. Damage to snow removal equipment resulting from contact with vehicles which are illegally parked or other obstacles placed in the County right-of-way shall be the responsibility of the vehicle owner or persons responsible for the obstacles placed in the County right-of-way. (Summit County Code 7-3-3)
    • GARBAGE/RECYCLING DAYS – If weather delays trash or recycling pickup, they will be serviced the next day, if possible. Please pull your cans off of the road so plows can keep clearing snow. Severe weather delays can cause a cascade of delays to areas that are supposed to be served on subsequent days.
    • GENERAL SAFETY:

    – When walking or riding watch for plows. Plow drivers may not see you.
    – Do not run into the street to flag down a plow. This may surprise the operator and cause an accident.
    – Do not build snow forts in the big snow berms along the road. A plow could come along at any time and push into the piles.

    For the full county document, click here. If you have questions, you can reach the county at (435) 336-3970

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  • Winter Curbside Garbage and Recycling Pickup

    Summit County has asked the PHOA to circulate information to its members regarding issues faced by sanitation crews as they pick up garbage and recycling during the winter.  A link to a recent interview they did with Park City TV is below:

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  • Spring Water Sales

    From Gorgoza Mutual Water Company:

    You may have wondered about tanker trucks you have seen entering and leaving Pinebrook.  They represent a short-term test of a possible opportunity for the Gorgoza Mutual Water Company to increase needed capital reserves without having to make a significant increase in rates.

    Parts of the Gorgoza system are more than 40 years old.  The Company has recently completed a comprehensive study of its assets to identify useful lives and repair and replacement costs.  That study illuminated the need to increase the Company’s capital reserves to approximately $3,000,000 by the year 2030, a requirement that would require an immediate increase your water bills of at least $10.00 per month.

    Coincidentally, Gorgoza was approached by the parent company of Mount Olympus Water about the possibility of purchasing water from Gorgoza’s spring water source to supplement their spring water production during down times for maintenance, high demand and emergencies such as the multiple hurricanes that hit the southeastern United States in 2017.

    The Gorgoza Board recognized that this might be a way to fund part of our capital reserve needs.  The Board carefully reviewed our current and historic water system yields and demands, and determined that the system we have built up over years has source capacities and redundancies well in excess of current and projected needs.  In other words, Gorgoza has sufficient source capacity to sell water to Mount Olympus without compromising its ability to meet all obligations to its shareholders.

    Accordingly, Gorgoza’s Board determined to authorize the sale of a limited amount of its spring water on a trial basis during the fall and winter months when our system has minimal other demands.

    A few summary points:

    • The sales price to the purchaser is significantly higher than what shareholders pay.
    • All equipment and delivery costs are paid by the water purchaser, at no cost to the Gorgoza shareholders
    • Water deliveries are restricted to daylight hours on weekdays, with no idling of the trucks while the tanks are being filled.
    • All revenues from water sales will be added to Gorgoza’s capital reserve funds, offsetting needs that would otherwise have to be met by increased assessments.
    • The Company’s highest obligation is to its shareholders. The arrangement with this purchaser is for the sale of surplus water, and will be curtailed or cut-off entirely if needed to protect local needs.
    • In the event the purchaser wants to explore a long-term arrangement with Gorgoza after the purchaser’s current emergency passes, the Board will conduct a thorough review of the trial period operations before any further commitment is made.
    • Long-term arrangements, if made, will include the purchaser paying to move the location where the trucks are loaded to a better location, likely somewhere along Pinebrook Boulevard.

    Gorgoza hopes that this information will be helpful to you.  If you have further questions, please contact Shelly at 435-6497948 or via email at gmwc@gorgozawater.com.

    Thank you.

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