Pine Meadow Ranch is in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, located minutes away from Park City, Utah. The ranch consists of roughly 800 privately-owned lots, ranging in size from 1/2 to 10 acres. The Ranch is managed by the Pine Meadow Ranch Home Owners Association.
Summer is almost here!!
This is the best time of year on the Ranch. Please enjoy the peace, quiet, and exceptional beauty. A few items to keep in mind…
Please be mindful of your speed while driving on our roads:
· People, dogs, and wildlife use the roads along with vehicles.
· Take care and slow down.
· Slowing down reduces dust.
· If you aren’t on a PMR marked road, you are likely trespassing. Please respect private property in summer and winter.
Our big game neighbors will be having babies in the next month:
· Again, please slow down when driving.
· Keep your dogs on leash, you can be fined if dogs chase the wildlife.
· Please keep your distance from elk and especially moose. Females will protect their young and may injure humans or pets if approached.
The board is receiving more complaints about off-leash dogs, excessive barking, and have had experience themselves with aggressive dogs.
· Please do not let your dogs roam unattended.
· Keep your dog on a leash when not on your property.
· Use an invisible fence if you must allow your dog to be outside unattended.
· Respect your neighbors, please be responsible for your pet and ensure they are not outside barking for extended periods of time.
· Animal control may be called for violations.
Fire season is around the corner:
· Ensure you are maintaining a defensible space around your home/cabin. If you have questions about defensible space, click here: (http://www.pinemeadowranch.org/safety.html)
· DO NOT drop cigarettes on the roads-
o One gust of wind and some dry grass is all it takes to start a wildfire.
o It is littering in addition to being extremely dangerous!!
· Keep your vehicles on maintained roads.
If you haven’t voted for the updated and revised CCRs, please take a moment and do so. See information on the website below for more details.
Finally, enjoy our neighborhood and the natural beauty that makes this place so special. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your area representative, a board member, or our office manager (see the Contact tab, above).
Textedly ~ 05/27/2020
We recently became aware of an issue with our Textedly notifications earlier this month. We have worked to identify and resolve the issue which was due to a change in numbers at the host site. Instructions on how to sign up for text message alerts can be found under the Communications tab of the NEWS link.
There are currently 125 users signed up for INFO messages and 231 users signed up for FIRE messages.
A test message is scheduled for the INFO texts on June 1st at 10:20 a.m. so that owners can verify they are receiving texts as intended. A test message for the FIRE texts will be sent shortly after on June 1st at 10:25 am.
Please join the HOA in welcoming the new members* to the board.
The full board for 2020 is as follows:
President: Pamela Middleton
V. Pres.: Nick Jackson
Secretary: Michelle Suitor
Treasurer: Andrew Pagel
Area 1: Tom Brace
Area 2: Bennett Wetch
Area 3: Joe Pagel
Area 4: Nicole Irving
Area 5: Bruce Hutchinson
Area 6: Paul Suitor
Area 7: George Sears
*New members will officially join the board January 1st, 2020.
Holiday Parking Reminder
With the holiday weekend approaching, please remember that the lower lot at the bottom of Tollgate and the parking near the dumpsters should be used for temporary parking only. If you have a car that has been parked (and not moved) in the lower lot for over 7 days, please move it in the next 48 hours or it will be towed. If you have any concerns or need to make arrangements with the HOA, please contact Carol at email@example.com. Thank you!
Vote for the proposed PMR CC&Rs!
Vote ballots with instructions were emailed to owners on November 28. Please print out the ballot, complete the information and mail it back to the Ranch Office to the address provided to you.
A printed copy of the ballot will be mailed to all owners in the coming days if you would prefer to vote by mail.
While there will be ample time provided for owners to vote, it is important that if approved by 67% of owners, that the proposed CC&Rs are ratified as soon as possible to ensure increased protections for all owners.
NOTE: There are only two official HOA Facebook pages. They are:
1. Pine Meadow Ranch Homeowners Association
2. Pine Meadow Ranch CC&Rs Page
All other Facebook pages ands groups are NOT AFFILIATED with the PMROA and do not represent the opinions or views of the Pine Meadow Ranch Owners Association.
Pine Meadow Ranch 11/12/2019 Voter Results
Total Votes Received: 91 11% of the shareholders attending
Robert Rosing, Attorney for Pine Meadow Ranch Owners Association joins CC&Rs Committee Chair, Ted Bonnitt, to help explain in simple language the proposed CC&Rs document by Article and Section.
It concludes with a brief discussion of how voting to approve the proposed CC&Rs will greatly improve ranch owner rights and protections.
Follow along with your copy of the document. To find a particular article explanation, slide your cursor along the video timeline to images of each Article Page of the document in the video.
Click here to watch.
Simple Help Guide to understanding the CC&Rs document
The HOA has prepared a help guide that explains in plain English what each part of the proposed CC&Rs document means and why it is included. You can download it by clicking on the file just below.
PMRHOA Treasurer Andrew Pagel and PMRHOA Area Rep and CC&Rs Committee Chair Ted Bonnitt discuss the motivation behind the proposed CC&Rs. They are speaking as private owners on the ranch and are not speaking for the PMRHOA Board. They discuss the reasons behind the biggest initiatives of the CC&Rs: strengthening owner rights and protections with updated rules, caps on new home sizes and nightly rentals.
Click here to listen.
Nightly Rentals on Pine Meadow Ranch is one of the most discussed topics concerning the proposed CC&Rs. Currently, there are no restrictions on nightly rentals in Pine Meadow Ranch. The proposed CC&Rs give owners the choice of allowing them to continue or to stop them all together. Without new CC&Rs in place to control them, there could eventually be significant commercialization of the ranch with short term rentals.
Just about everyone has an opinion about nightly rentals. The CC&Rs Committee wanted to find out from an unbiased, local law enforcement perspective what, if any risks multiple nightly rentals may pose to the ranch.
Dr. Christina Sally is a career police officer and has been Investigator for the Summit County Attorney's Office for 12 years. She joins Ted Bonnitt, PMR CC&Rs Committee chair to discuss her concerns about nightly rentals on the ranch.
Click here to listen.
How to vote for the proposed CC&Rs
Voting is being conducted by a ballot and solicitation process. Voting will be open until October 1, 2020. But please vote as soon as possible! Look for your ballot in your email box. A printed ballot has also been mailed to all owners. You may request a replacement ballot at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The voting process is being conducted in accordance with the following Utah State statute:
REMEMBER- By state law, all votes have to be cast. If you don't vote, it must be counted as a NO vote against approving a critical update of our 50 year-old CC&Rs.
Every YES vote counts!
We need over 500 YES votes by owners to get the critically needed update to our CC&Rs ratified. Every ranch owner's vote is needed for this effort to succeed.
Whatever your preference, PLEASE VOTE!
This is the first CC&Rs vote in ranch history. The existing CC&Rs were only declared during the infancy of the ranch in the early 1970s.
The Voting Draft of the Proposed CC&Rs Has Been Emailed to Owners.
There is also a newsletter included to explain the document and the upcoming vote. If you have not received them, please email us with your name and lot information to: email@example.com. You can download the newsletter here.
The previous newsletters can be found HERE and HERE.
The ranch is experiencing a surge in development. Our community has grown from a part-time cabin retreat to an exurb with over 130 full time homes. Larger homes are being built. The rapid growth is challenging our infrastructure while redefining our community. Updating our CC&Rs will help preserve the unique character of Tollgate.
Updating our CC&Rs requires a 67% “yes” vote by all owners. That translates to over 500 “yes” votes, a tall order for any HOA. If you do not vote, your vote will be counted as a “no” vote. That is why the entire community must get involved in updating the CC&Rs to help protect your investment in our ranch’s natural beauty and wildlife.
Why update the CC&Rs?
CCRs are the rules on which all legal decisions are based on behalf of the ranch.
Our current CCRs were written in the early 1970's. Some of the rules are poorly defined and hinder the board’s ability to govern. Furthermore, there are multiple sets of CCRs that are contradictory and potentially expose the HOA to costly litigation.
The update is intended to close our legal vulnerabilities, clarify the rules and address new issues that have arisen on the ranch since the current CC&Rs were drafted nearly 50 years ago.
June 16th, 2020
July 21st, 2020
Aug 18th, 2020
The 3rd Tuesday of the month
6:30 to 8:00 pm
May through October:
Ranch Manager's Office
Arapahoe Drive / Winter Parking Lot
Pine Meadow Ranch
December through April:
Wrona Dubois Law Firm,1745 Sidewinder Dr, Park City.
(Agendas and Minutes are posted on the HOA Meetings page.)
We're on facebook
In an attempt to create an easy access forum for owners, we've started a Facebook page.
Go to www.facebook.com/pinemeadowranch to share thoughts about the ranch as well as find out about road conditions, or share a picture of that moose in your yard.
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If you have building questions or need help with forms, please contact our Architectural Committee here:
Tollgate Snow Cam