The Scoop is the official newsletter of BSR.
The zoom information for the annual meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, May 4th at 7pm has changed. Please see the information below:
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
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Please see the announcement below:
On May 19th at 7:00 pm at Cattleman’s Hall in Oakley, (911 West Center Street in Oakley) there will be an annual meeting of the Upper Weber Canyon Property Owners Association. We are all members of this association and are all invited to attend. There will be lots of new information to share with everyone, ie. upgrading internet service, fire mitigation information, safety information and more.
Please attend!! We all have a stake in our canyon community and we need everyone’s input. The original meeting was on May 10th in Salt Lake but Mayor Wilson has cancelled all meetings in the county building so we had to move and reschedule.
The Winter Road Restrictions are now lifted. Spring has arrived!
Thanks to Karl Lund for spending two days scrapping most of the roads. And, thanks to Park City Snow CAT service for lending us the CAT. This helped speed up the drying process tremendously! Even Mud Hill is already dry!
Please use caution as there are still some muddy areas, especially on Morehouse, Weber, Coulter, and our newly named Escalante Loop. It is recommended that recreational driving is limited at this time. Also, large construction or propane vehicles will still be prohibited for the time being.
There is some light rain and snow expected over the next few days, please plan accordingly.
There are two (2) positions on the Board of Directors to be filled in 2021. Ballots are being e-mailed (via a survey from SurveyMonkey) this week to those who have e-mail addresses on record with the Association. Paper ballots are being mailed to those whom we do not have an e-mail address. Please follow the instructions given in your ballot to vote. Only one ballot per Association Member.
Below is information on the 2021 Board of Directors Nominees:
Drue & Colleen and their children have been coming to Upper Weber Canyon for the last 43 years. Drue’s family has a cabin at Pines Ranch. Drue Helped his Dad for many years while his Dad served as Secretary of the UWCPOA. Five years ago Drue’s family decided that they needed a place of their own. After a long and arduous search they chose a cabin in the Beaver Springs Ranch and are coming up on two years of enjoyment there. Drue has spent 40 years as part owner of two commercial sheet metal contracting company’s and it goes without saying they enjoy all their free time, or as much as they can, in the mountains. Drue has served as the PTA President of Taylorsville High School during the 2000-2001 & 2001-2002 school years. One of his accomplishments there was bringing the Association back in the black after several years of deficit spending. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Utah since 1998. He also served as Secretary from 9/12-9/14 and Vice President from 9/14-9/16 and as President from 9/16-9/18. He holds a Board position as Past President until 9/20. Drue commits to give his best to the Association to continue making this Association a beautiful lifestyle for all of our neighbors.
Hello Beaver Springs Ranch Community,
It has been an honor to serve as one of your HOA Board members for the last two years. My wife and I have been homeowners at BSR since 2007 and it’s been a pleasure to meet our owners, work alongside neighbors, and give back to this wonderful community.
Over the past two years, we have focused on bringing the association’s fiscal house in order in anticipation of some major work ahead of us (a new bridge and our ongoing endeavor to better the roads). While this did mean HOA fees were raised slightly, I believe this will keep our community maintained and safe for the long haul! I am also extremely proud of the board’s efforts in repairing the Morehouse road without a community assessment and believe that thoughtful projects like this, coupled with the slight raise in the HOA fee, will ensure our communities’ future is bright.
I am asking for your support in running for another term so I can continue to serve the BSR community and “finish what I’ve started”. This includes: maintaining the current bridge this year; in order to replace it the following year, beginning a process to address the changing winter needs of the community- especially as a continued lack of cold and snow alter the way the roads are used. And most importantly, putting a renewed focus on community rules and regulations. There are more people than ever spending time on the mountain and it is the Board’s responsibility to educate newcomers, respect our neighbors and maintain our small town atmosphere.
Thanks for your support. See you on the mountain.
My name is Sean Steinman and recently became an owner and resident of Beaver Springs with my Wife & 2 children back in August 2020. We jumped right in and fell in love with the community in all ways and split time between our Residence at the Base of Big Cottonwood Canyon & Beaver Springs about 70/30.
I was born and raised in Utah, and own multiple businesses within Utah with a mantra across all of the entities which is Love Your City. From Restaurants to Real Estate Development we cover it all and have a thoughtful approach to create a sense of community and foundation of growth. Our Developments consist of affordable housing, market rate townhomes, single family spec and we have thrown a Community cafe into the mix to create a sense of place for the communities we love.
I would enjoy being a part of the board within Beaver Springs to preserve the beauty and serenity of the community.
Thank you for your consideration.
This year was a low snowpack at Beaver Springs, and the snow we do have is rapidly melting. At this time, the Board is hoping to lift Winter Restrictions in the near future. Please stay tuned and continue to hold off driving over roads which will be damaged by automotive traffic. Also, avoid the river banks in the upcoming weeks, these weather conditions typically cause fast high-water conditions.
Winter road restrictions are in effect any time the winter restrictions sign is posted on the gate. During winter restrictions, only snow vehicles—such as snowmobiles, snow cats, and ATVs—are permitted on BSR roads. Cars, trucks, and 4-wheel drive vehicles are not permitted until restrictions are lifted. At this time, we highly recommend tracked ATVs due to patches of snow (either frozen or very soft), mud, and areas lacking either.
As a reminder, large trucks and commercial vehicles are typically restricted for an additional 1-3 weeks after the winter restrictions are lifted (depending on weather). This is to prevent costly damage to the still-soft roads.
We are monitoring the weather, the remaining snow, and the road conditions in general with hopes of lifting the restriction some time soon. It is, however, too soon to know when we will be able to lift the restrictions. Recent Spring storms have slowed the melting and sometimes added new snow.
Please check back here or on our Facebook page before assuming restrictions have been lifted.