Fall President’s Letter 2020

Dear Beaver Springs Ranch Community,

Another summer is in the books! A huge thank you to everyone for making BSR a safe and enjoyable respite during a troubling year. I would especially like to thank Mike Jones for his assistance with wood chipping, Dennis Anderson for trimming branches; and Bill Kamp, Dave Williams, Drue Bunting and all the other volunteers who got the bridge into a useable condition.

About that bridge… As you are certain to have noticed, our beloved bridge is in need of an overhaul. I am writing today to ask for your support as we embark on a fund-raising effort to refresh our bridge and conduct more significant road improvements in the coming years. I know that no one likes to see fees increased, which is why the BSR Board has fought hard to keep our annual assessments low. However, in order to maintain our beautiful shared spaces in a safe and enjoyable condition we have unanimously agreed to increase the HOA fees by $100 annually, effective immediately. This will facilitate much needed infrastructure improvements, while still keeping the BSR budget bare-bones. Because of the increase, the Board has agreed that each Board member will also pay the same amount of dues as each of you- even though fees had been waived for Board members as a “thank you” for their many hours of volunteer time.

The Board would also ask that you consider making an additional, voluntary, donation to the association. Any extra funds we collect in this manner will be used to make aesthetic improvements to our infrastructure or to allow for faster solutions to non-critical problems. For instance, we could afford to raise the road bed in some spots that are low and wet during the spring or we might be able to repair potholes more than once a year. The Board gets a lot of great suggestions for repairs and improvements that we simply don’t have the funds to complete. For those of you interested in making such a gift, you may simply increase the amount of your annual fee payment or provide a separate payment to our treasurer Alicia O’Meara any time. If such a gift is not in the cards this year, we ask that you remember us in the future. Bear in mind that your voluntary gift today will help keep mandatory fees low in the future for both yourself and your neighbors.

As fall approaches, I ask that we continue to be safe with fire and think about how you and your family will help prevent wildfires and how you would react should one spark anywhere in the upper Weber Canyon. As part of that, I would like to thank BSR Board members Alicia O’Meara and Angela Arreche-Dohanos for working with the county to get improved street names and addresses for everyone. These improved addresses will allow first responders to react more quickly should an emergency arise on the mountain.

Remember to wave to everyone you pass and to keep vehicle speeds low. Have a great fall and SEE YOU ON THE MOUNTAIN!

-Jess Hofberger
President, Beaver Springs Ranch Association