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Winter Restrictions Temporarily Reduced

Beaver Springs had less snow over the weekend than what was forecasted. There is still quite a lot of snow, more than what is usually on the ground this time of year. So, we will temporarily reduce winter restrictions and allow vehicles with 4 wheel drive into Beaver Springs. No cars or large vehicles should enter Beaver Springs.

Many people were surprised by this storm. So, this is a good reminder for all of us to start preparing cabins for Winter early in the Fall because we can never predict the weather.

WINTER ROAD RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT

Winter road restrictions are now in effect!! ONLY snow vehicles (snowmobiles, snow cats, ATVs, and the like) are permitted on BSR roads. Cars, trucks, and 4-wheel drive vehicles are not permitted until restrictions are lifted in the Spring.

Restrictions are going into place earlier this year, because we are expecting a big snow storm the weekend of 11/13/2020. Two-three feet of snow is expected in areas of Summit County. We have already had some issues with cars stuck in the neighborhood, so please plan accordingly.

*If there is a possibility that the restrictions can be lifted in late November, we will notify residents. However, it seems as though winter has arrived early!

We change to “Winter Road Restrictions” when the snow or ice accumulation is significant enough to make travel on BSR roads hazardous. During winter restrictions, only snow vehicles—such as snowmobiles, snow cats, and ATVs—are permitted past the BSR gate. Cars, trucks, and 4-wheel drive vehicles ARE NOT PERMITED until restrictions are lifted. Even if you see car tracks going past the gate, this does not mean it is okay for you to drive in. This is for everyone’s safety. We’ve had people in the past who disobey the restrictions and end up blocking the road at the bottom of the gated hill.

It is the responsibility of every Association Member to ensure their guests are aware when Winter Restrictions are in effect and what that means. We had a few non-snow vehicles go into BSR last winter by guests. Most required assistance to get out.

Cool Springs Mutual Water Company has the results of the recent election.

What, you didn’t vote? We know, the return rate for ballots was 33% . While that is not bad, it is not great either.


The Board decided to expand to its original seven members, as a result, the volunteers with the next two highest number of votes in the last two elections were asked to join the Board.

All that said, here are the results:

Farley Eskelsen will remain President of the Cool Springs Mutual Water Company
Lee Burke has accepted a position as a member on the Board
Karl Lund has accepted a position as a member on the Board


Thank you all for your continued support and engagement.

Beaver Springs Rental Information

Hello everyone! It’s that time of year again to renew your contract for parking at the Beaver Spring Ranch Rental’s parking lots. There are some changes in pricing and policies so please read your contracts carefully so that you choose the most appropriate parking permit for your situation. Also, this year we will be installing some security cameras and Wi-Fi network as well as creating a long-term parking zone for vehicles remaining parked in one spot for more than 10 days at a time.

We hope to alleviate some of the plowing issues that we have had with permanently parked vehicles and trailers for the past few winters. Please read and fill out the attached contract carefully and feel free to call us with any questions or concerns you might have. We will be holding a meet and greet in the parking lot to pass out keys, collect checks and collect contracts November 7th 10am to 2pm.  As always, we appreciate all of your cooperation with parking in the most orderly and efficient manner possible. 

The key to the seasonal gate (East Gate) of Beaver Springs Rentals’ facility will be changed Nov. 7th, 2020. If you would like to lease space in that facility for the upcoming season, please fill out the attached lease agreement. If you can’t make that weekend please contact me to make arrangements to pick up new keys and drop off your new lease agreement with check. You can email me a signed contract to expedite the transaction at the parking lot.

Also, I can meet with you on the Mountain or you can send a check with a contract and we will mail you a key, whichever works best for you. My contact information is:

            Email: aliciainparkcity@gmail.com

            Cell Phone: 435-602-9103 Karl or Alicia 407-716-1300

            Cabin Landline: 435-783-7770

Email or a text to my cell phone is the best way to contact me.

                                                                Karl Lund / Alicia O’Meara

                                                                Manager

                                     Beaver Springs Rentals

Cool Springs Water Company Project

The Cool Springs Water Company will be doing maintenance on your water system starting Tuesday, September 15 through Friday, September 18.  Smith and Morehouse, Ogden and possibly Jim Bridger Roads will be affected throughout the project.  On Wednesday, September 16 th , Ogden Road will be closed during the morning hours, and Thursday through Friday, September 17 and 18 expect a partial or full closure of Smith and Morehouse Road. This is a carryover from work started last year.  


We are completing the tie-in of the waterline from the north side of Smith and Morehouse Road (private property), under the Weber River on the south side, down Smith and Morehouse Road to the newly placed vault.  Back under the river to the north side to another newly placed vault, to the waterline on Ogden Road and back up to the blue stake visible between Ogden and Weber Road.  


The Water Company appreciates your patience as we complete this work. Please understand this is one more step in replacing 60-year-old water pipes, lines, and other structures, we are committed to
keeping your water system clean and safe.

Update on Wood Chipping 2020

The process of wood chipping has changed some since Summit County has taken it over. They are now ALLOWING volunteers to help their crew. Community Volunteers could make the process go a lot faster, ensuring more piles will get chipped!

Our wonderful resident, Mike Jones, worked with the County Crew last week. Unfortunately, the chipper broke, and they didn’t get through as many piles as hoped. Over the next week the chipper is getting repaired. The County has agreed to return on August 29th and September 4th-5th. The starting time is not set in stone, but is usually around 8:30 AM -9 AM.

If you would like to help volunteer for a few hours on the days listed please contact Mike at 702-858-2693. He is happy to help coordinate volunteers. Volunteers must have eye protection (at least sunglasses) and ear protection (ear plugs), and should wear gloves. Volunteer hours CAN be counted on In-Kind forms. If you are available and can give a few hours of your weekend to help the community it would be greatly appreciated!

As a reminder: This service helps us ensure the reduction of fire hazards by chipping wood piles that have been prepared through our cleanup work. The crews will complete as many piles as time allows.

Remember, only piles that have been properly stacked will be chipped. Stacks must be near the road or your driveway. Do not extend stacks into the borrow ditches or BSR roads so as to not hinder traffic or any necessary road work. Wood must be stacked in parallel formation. Do not cut logs into short pieces. Longer logs allow for more efficient work and cleanup. Stacking similar diameter pieces together will also help the crew be more efficient. Chippings will be left near your pile.

The picture shows how the wood needs to be stacked: larger diameter end facing the road for easy access and handling.  If not properly stacked, the crews may bypass your property. Now is a good time to begin if you have not already started cleaning your property and stacking wood in preparation for the chipping project. Don’t forget to file a NFP In-Kind Form.

Wood Chipping 2020

Wood chipping is planned for August 18th-19th. Summit County is now the responsible entity that provides us with this service.

This service helps us ensure the reduction of fire hazards by chipping wood piles that have been prepared through our cleanup work. The crews will complete as many piles as time allows.

As a reminder: only piles that have been properly stacked will be chipped. Stacks must be near the road or your driveway. Do not extend stacks into the borrow ditches or BSR roads so as to not hinder traffic or any necessary road work. Wood must be stacked in parallel formation. Do not cut logs into short pieces. Longer logs allow for more efficient work and cleanup. Stacking similar diameter pieces together will also help the crew be more efficient. Chippings will be left near your pile.

The picture shows how the wood needs to be stacked: larger diameter end facing the road for easy access and handling.  If not properly stacked, the crews may bypass your property. Now is a good time to begin if you have not already started cleaning your property and stacking wood in preparation for the chipping project. Don’t forget to file a NFP In-Kind Form.

Fireworks ban 2020

The Utah State Forester has ordered a ban on discharging or using any fireworks for all unincorporated areas of Summit County, starting now through the end of November.

In a statement issued earlier today, State Forester Brian Cottam said he came to the decision, in consultation with county officials, due to the current and forecasted conditions, combined with extremely dry vegetation in northeastern Utah.

The order does not affect private lands within incorporated towns or city limits. An exemption applies if a person has a Display Operator license from the state fire marshal and a local permit required where the display takes place.

Violations of the order are punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

Cited from KPCW on 7/20/20

Bridge Volunteers

Thank you to our awesome volunteers who are working to fix our bridge! They hope to have it complete by mid-August. If you would like to help, please contact the Board.

Friendly reminder, when you see people on the bridge (working or otherwise), slow down and give them a chance to move. We had a volunteer get his foot run over Saturday, luckily no injury occurred.

Bridge Repair Update

Over the weekend more damage to the bridge occurred. Luckily, the Board had already started the process of researching and creating a plan of action to complete repairs. As of today, lumber has been ordered and will arrive in 7 days. We will keep the community updated on the repair timeline.

For the time being please drive in the center of the bridge when crossing. Also, remind guests and contractors to be slow and careful.