Summit County Snow Safety InformationPosted: January 8, 2018
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
Winter Curbside Garbage and Recycling PickupPosted: November 28, 2017
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:
Spring Water SalesPosted: November 13, 2017
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. The Mount Olympus spring had become contaminated forcing them to find other spring sources (some as far away as California), plus their inventory was depleted by the high demand for bottled water caused by the multiple hurricanes that hit the southeastern United States this year.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board Meeting Schedule ChangePosted: October 9, 2017
The next regularly scheduled PHOA board meeting will be Wednesday, November 1st at 7:00pm at the offices of Gorgoza Mutual Water Company. There will not be a board meeting in December. Beginning January 2018, regular board meetings will be scheduled for the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm at Gorgoza Mutual Water Company’s office building located at 7950 Pinebrook Road. PHOA Members are always welcome to attend! Notice of changes to this schedule will be posted on our website with as much advanced notice as possible.
Toll Canyon Forest ThinningPosted: September 14, 2017
Basin Recreation’s Trails and Open Space is working with the Utah Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands (FFSL) to mitigate the risk and hazard of wildfire on Toll Canyon and Summit Park Open Space properties.
The project, which is planned to begin September 13, 2017 will treat an 80-ft corridor of forested open space along the dirt jeep road route (known as the Hoof-it Trail) between Summit Park and Toll Canyon, then continue up the ridge (along the Over Easy Trail to Summit Slam). The FFSL Hot Shot Fire Crews will work throughout the month of September and October, clearing brush and hazardous trees.
This project will create a continuous break from Pinebrook to Summit Park by connecting the fuel reduction zone created in summer 2017 within lower Toll Canyon and previous control areas created in 2006-07. The “Firewise” buffer created by this project will also serve to reduce the volume of surrounding forest vegetation (fuels) that present a hazard to nearby homeowners, while providing a safe route for emergency personnel to attack fire in the case of a catastrophic event. FFLS crews will also remove beetle killed trees and thin dense growing conifers to improve forest health and enhance wildlife habitat in the area. A chipper will be utilized to dispose of the debris and redistribute the residue on the forest floor for recycling. Firewood rounds will be stacked on the road for a community collection, scheduled for later fall.
In the interest of public safely, users of Hoof-it in Toll Canyon and Over Easy to Summit Slam in Summit are advised to avoid the area when crews are actively working. Crew, when working will be in the area from 6am-6pm Monday through Friday. The project is projected to be completed in spring 2018.
Those interested in firewood collection should click HERE to be place on the request list.
Pinebrook Summer Party This Saturday the 12th!Posted: August 10, 2017
Just a reminder that the annual summer party for members of the Pinebrook HOA will be this Saturday evening, August 12th, at 5pm the Pinebrook Park. Chronic Tacos will be providing the food once again. Please join us for a nice evening in the park! Bring chairs or blankets, but please leave the dog(s) at home. Thanks, and we hope to see you there!
New Toll Canyon trail to connect Pinebrook and Summit ParkPosted: July 26, 2017
A new mixed use trail will connect Toll Canyon and Summit Park. Pinebrook’s west perimeter trail already accesses Toll Canyon. See what Basin Rec is planning: http://bit.ly/2v59XnS
Fireworks Ban in Effect in PinebrookPosted: June 27, 2017
Park City has officially banned fireworks this summer within the city limits. While there has not been an official ban of fireworks in Summit County, the board of the Pinebrook HOA has decided to be proactive and declare a fireworks ban in Pinebrook effective immediately through October 31st, 2017. The upcoming 4th of July weekend will be hot, and the tall grass from this spring’s wet weather has once again resulted in a particularly dangerous situation. ALL open fires, fire crackers and aerial fireworks are prohibited. Signage will very soon be put in place reminding residents of the ban. Please pass along the information to your friends and neighbors to help keep Pinebrook safe during the holidays and remainder of the summer. Thank you once again for your understanding and cooperation.
Spring 2017 Newsletter Now OnlinePosted: May 15, 2017
The spring newsletter is now available under the Homeowner Information tab of our website. A printed copy will be mailed this week as well.
Spring Cleanup Days May 27 – June 4thPosted: May 11, 2017
The spring cleanup days have been scheduled for Saturday, May 27th through Sunday, June 4th. As in prior years, dumpsters will be made available to Pinebrook residents 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, so the event will be a good time to remove deadfall 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 for their free curbside wood chipping service as well.
Please do not dispose of ANY hazardous or bio hazardous chemicals or waste, explosives, propane bottles, paint, medicine, etc. Construction debris is also not allowed.
Thanks for your cooperation. Additional information will follow in a forthcoming newsletter.