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Dead Carcass Removal

For any resident who has an issue with a dead carcass on their property, please see the information below.

When homeowners discover a dead animal (deer, elk, moose) on their property they should call the Utah Division of Wildlife (DWR) Northern Region main office (801) 476-2740. If needed callers can leave a message stating the address of the carcass and species, as well as their name and number. A DWR technician will get in touch with the caller as soon as possible and discuss removal options. 
One thing to note: if an animal is not easily accessible (close to the road, can’t be reached by tow cable) or too large to drag DWR oftentimes won’t be able to get it out. If it is determined that it can be removed DWR technicians are equipped with trucks and winches as well as a dump trailer for larger animals. Please understand that DWR will do everything they can to respond as soon as possible to remove the carcass but it may take 3-5 days. 
If other questions arise please feel free to call the Northern Region office (801) 476-2740

Thanks to all the residents who helped with the dead moose problem – we hate to see a loss of life in a favorite species. Always feel free to contact the Board with any questions or concerns.

ATV Accident at BSR

Today there was an ATV accident on Mud Hill/Mckenzie. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who were injured and their family members.

While we don’t know the exact cause of this accident, it is an important reminder for all residents to slow down, be cautious of blind turns, and wear proper safety gear when riding recreational vehicles.

At this time, we are not sure of the extent of injuries suffered or who was injured. If you are family or friends of the injured, please know we will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Boil Water in effect until Monday, August 2nd at 9:00 p.m.

Dear Beaver Springs Residents:
On Sunday, August 1st several cabins ran out of water. Members of the water board were notified and determined there had been damage at the pump house due to lightening. The damage resulted in no water being pumped to the mid-mountain tank or to homes. When we realized the damage caused, we immediately switched the water source to the upper tank which is fed from the spring. Typically, we will test spring water prior to filling the tank, or allowing residents to use the water. Spring water is good water, and out of an abundance of caution we are
asking all residents to boil their water, or drink bottled water until 9:00 pm on Monday, August 2nd. This will allow us time to collect a water sample, have it tested, and refill mid-mountain water tank, which will restore our original water source.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience, if you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to reach out to anyone on the water board.

Dust Control Solution

The Board has approved the use of the mag chloride dust control solution in a test area. This is similar to the product used by Summit County in South Fork, Smith & Morehouse and Thousand Peaks. This solution is sprayed onto the roads, and minimizes or eliminates dust.

As many of you know, this year has been extremely dry and there has been a lot more dust at Beaver Springs. In addition, there has been a lot more wind this year. Dust can cause allergies and other health conditions for animals and people. Dust also makes quite a mess in homes and vehicles. By using this solution we are attempting one more way of making Beaver Springs a more beautiful and enjoyable community for all.

The Board has agreed to test this solution from the gate to the corral, because it is the most used stretch of our roads. In the Fall, the Board will send out a survey to get feedback from everyone in the community.

On Tuesday, August 3rd at 6AM the company will begin the process of preparing the roads for the dust control solution. This will begin approximately at 8AM. This dust control solution can cause damage to cars – similar to salt put on the roads in winter. It is recommended that you DO NOT drive on the roads for 24 hours. If you have to drive on the roads during the initial 24 hours then you should not go over 5 miles per/hr and rinse your vehicle and undercarriage immediately after. After the initial 24 hours, the solution should not have a negative impact on vehicles. 

Construction and Road Damage

Haight Hill has been damaged by oversized construction and contractor vehicles carrying loads that were too heavy to manage on the grade of the hill. The Board is working to get the road repaired as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, all residents should try to avoid Haight Hill – especially if you are bringing in equipment or a heavy load.

It is very important that residents and contractors are aware that vehicles can’t always make it up Height or Mud Hill with extremely heavy loads. Often times multiple loads should be made in order to safely make it up the hills without causing damage. For instance, if your tires are rising off the ground then this is a sign your load is too large. Residents and contractors who cause damage to the roads will be charged – this is in addition to the construction fees collected for normal wear and tear.

As a reminder, BSR began collection construction impact fees in 2020. Please contact the Board if you are working on a renovation project or new build. The information about the fees can be found here: https://beaverspringsranch.com/2020/06/20/construction-impact-fee-reminder/

Community Potluck

When: Saturday, July 3rd at 5PM

Where: Alicia O’Meara & Karl Lund’s Barn – 2nd drive on the left on Weber Rd (past the green house)

What to bring: An appetizer, side dish or dessert to share. BYOB

RSVP: Please send an email to beaverspringsranchassoc@gmail.com if you plan to attend. Please include what you plan to bring and the number of people in your group.

Dips, Speeding and Dust

As many of you have noticed, the Board has approved the installation of dips in the road along Jim Bridger. These dips will hopefully reduce speeding, and make all residents, visitors and contractors more aware when driving through the neighborhood. We started here, because this is an area where the most drivers travel and it is an easy place to speed. If the speed bumps are successful in mitigating our speeding issue we hope to spread them throughout the community in a systematic way. Please do not install any dips in the roads on your own accord. But, feel free to share your suggestions with the Board. All feedback will be appreciated!

Due to the incredibly early dryness, The Board has also approved the use of Magnesium Chloride (MAG Water) on the roads, which is used by Summit County on the roads leading to Smith and Morehouse, Thousand Peaks and South Fork to mitigate dust in an environmentally friendly way. This will also be a trial, and start from the gate to the corral. Many community members have already offered to pitch in money to get more areas done. However, as with the dips, we need to follow a systematic approach with the goal being to complete the whole neighborhood. Again, all feedback is appreciated.

Lets give a big shout out to Karl Lund for all his work on the dips! And, to Mike Jones for helping us to get moving on the MAG Water! We appreciate community volunteers and input!