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Pine Meadow Ranch Homeowners Association
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
A1. Pine Meadow Ranch is governed under the CC&Rs, Rules, and Bylaws of the HOA. Board Members, who are elected by property owners, represent individual property owners in decision making and enforcement of rules and regulations within the community.
A2. All information regarding the Ranch is on the PMR website. For potential buyers, if your agent has not shared PMRHOA documents with you, they can be found here at Important Documents
A3. Pine Meadow Mutual Water Company is a separate private water entity from the HOA. For more information about PMMWC, please visit www.pinemeadowwater.com
A4. The Ranch is a residential area designated as a remote, unimproved, wild area within Summit County boundaries. Pine Meadow Ranch is unincorporated and is not subsidized by Summit County, Property Taxes.
A5. There is no hunting or shooting permitted on the Ranch since the area is a designated residential area. If you hear or see shooting activities of any kind, please call the Summit County Sheriff immediately at 435-615-3500 to report the incident.
A6. Majority of roads are dirt. In the summer, the roads are dusty. In fall and spring, they are muddy and become rutted quickly. The roads are snow-covered in the winter. Four-wheel drive vehicles and tire chains are required on snow-packed roads between Oct to April. Some homeowners use snowmobiles to get in and out of the community in the winter.
A7. Main routes are plowed by HOA staff or contracted companies. Other routes are not plowed. Some routes are maintained by neighborhood groups which follow strict rules and guidelines to protect the roads and water lines below. No resident is guaranteed plowing and should make your own plowing arrangements or vacate the area before snowstorms. See our map. PMR Snow Plowing Map
A8. Safety precautions are critical during winter months. Please help protect the safety of our residents by only operating vehicles with four-wheel drive, tire snow chains, snow tires, and only drive the appropriate speeds for current road conditions.
A9. Summit County classifies PMR roads as private. Because the roads aren’t gated off from the public, the community must allow public access through the community to nearby church camp properties and for non-HOA property owners who need to drive further up the mountain to their private properties.
A10. All property owners are required to buy parking stickers for their vehicles. Parking stickers cost $1 each. There are 2 kinds, inside the driver window and outside on the bumper. Park at your own risk. Both upper and lower parking lots are unsecured, by permit for short-term parking only. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call PMR staff at 801-461-0171 to request parking stickers.
A11. There are strict Rules prohibiting parking on the roads and violators will be warned, fined, or towed at the owner’s expense.
A12. Vehicles must remain on HOA roads: if you are not driving on an HOA road, you are on private property and therefore, trespassing. This applies to cars, ATVs, and snowmobiles. Board members monitor the area for trespassing and will fine violators accordingly.
A13. A safe speed on the roads is around 20 mph +/-. Pedestrians, dogs, children, and wildlife all use the
roads in addition to vehicles. Please use caution at all
times to quickly react and stop abruptly in adverse conditions such as snow,
ice, slush, mud,loose gravel and if pets or wildlife
are on the road
A14. Animal Control. The HOA cannot enforce pet regulations; however, understand that if your pet is off your property unleashed, Animal Control may be called and you can be cited. We encourage to be a RESPONSIBLE pet owner and keep your pets on your property. When they are off your property, be courteous by cleaning up your pet’s waste, and keep your pet on a leash
A15. Small dogs and cats, if left outside, are vulnerable to predators. Additionally, cats can prey on the native birds, many of which are declining in numbers. Please consider the negative effects from outside cats and make your decisions accordingly.
A16. Cats are great for indoor rodent control. If you choose another option for rodent control, please refrain from poisons. A poisoned rodent will sicken and kill a domestic cat or dog and wildlife that prey on small mammals. Owls, hawks, ermine, coyote, and bobcat may get very ill and die a terrible death if they consume a poisoned rodent. Please consider reusable or disposable traps on the mountain.
A17. A wide range of wildlife call Pine Meadow Ranch their home. Many wildlife rely on the community for summer range to build-up fat stores for the winter, others use the land for birthing their young. It is a special place, and the wildlife seen and unseen need free-roaming and undisturbed access to open spaces.
Additional information: show caution around wildlife on the Ranch:
1) NEVER, EVER approach the wildlife, ever. Do not EVER feed the wildlife. If you choose to feed birds, just remember that they will come to rely on your food source. If you stop feeding them, think about where else they will get food in the abundance you provided. Best rule of thumb is to let the wildlife remain wild.
2) Occasional Bears come through the neighborhood. Another reason to not feed the wildlife, food will attract bears. Keep garbage indoors. If you keep chickens or bees on your property, keep in mind we have bears from time-to-time. The fewer enticements, such as pet food left outdoors, the fewer bears we see. They can cause serious damage to homes, humans, or pets. BE BEAR AWARE
3) Moose are dangerous. Do not approach them EVER. Not on foot, not on your ATV, not in your car. They will charge you. They can kill you. Females are very protective of their young. Do not get between them. Bull moose in the fall/rut get very aggressive. Avoid getting close to them. Moose will charge your pets. If a moose chases your pet and your pet turns and runs towards you, the moose will follow and run towards you. A moose can trample you to death. Moose are naturalized residents of Utah, migrating into the state from Wyoming and Colorado over 100 years ago. In the fall they will rub their antlers on everything, including your house and car. Keeping your car in a garage, or at least covered will help reduce moose damage.
4) Porcupine are native to Utah and our community. People will tell you otherwise, but it is not true. These are very gentle animals and they will not attack you, nor can they ‘shoot’ their quills. Porcupine are more active morning and evening, but they can be moving any time of the day or night. If your pet provokes or tries to attack a porcupine, they may get quilled. Best practice is to leash your dogs or keep them close within voice command on your property to avoid injury to your pet. Porcupine eat vegetation and will occasionally kill portions of trees (rarely entire trees); however, most of the dead trees on the Ranch are from beetles or from lot development.
A18. Summit County has a DARK SKY ORDINANCE. Use your outdoor lighting when you need it, turn it off when you don’t. Flood lights are not approved lighting by Summit County. If you have flood lighting, please ensure you have installed automatic shut-off sensors. This will make you a considerate neighbor to those who want to enjoy the night sky and don’t want to see your glowing house all night long.
A19. Please be considerate with noise. For further information, Summit County has a noise ordinance. (Summit County Ord. 316-B, 4-6-2011)
A20. Community Post Office Boxes (PO Box) are owned and maintained by the PMRHOA in cooperation with the Coalville Post Office. They are located at the entrance of Tollgate Canyon. You will need to contact Tom LeCheminant, at email@example.com to request and complete post office paperwork. A $50 deposit is required in order to receive three keys. The $50 deposit is refundable when the keys are returned. No keys are kept by the PMRHOA. If a key is lost, there is a charge of $50 for the new key. You will receive an invoice for an annual assessment of $75 rental fee for each and every year a PO Box is rented. The box will be closed and the key forfeited for non-payment. The community PO Box is a convenience provided by the HOA.
A21. PMRHOA consists of about 800 lots with undeveloped land, seasonal cabins, and full-time residents.
A22. Dumpsters for residential garbage are located near the bottom of the mountain. The dumpsters are not for other items such as construction waste, furniture, appliances, and other refuse. Residents will receive a bill from the County through Republic Services.
If you have questions, please call (435) 615-8311Recycling is also located in the same area. There are specific guidelines for what can be recycled listed on the Republic website. Republic Services Website
A23. Regular Board meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. From December to April they are held at the Summit County Library in Kimball Junction. From May to October they are held on the mountain at the Ranch Manager’s Office 1567 W Arapaho Drive or the Gravel Pit.
A24. The PMRHOA CCR’s prohibit signs of any kind on the property. No Realtor or Contractor signs are allowed. At the bottom of Tollgate Canyon, there is a kiosk that realtors may post 8.5 x 11 paper for up to 30 days.