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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.

Neighborhood Annual Party Postponed

In 2019, Alicia O’Meara and Karl Lund generously hosted a neighborhood party on the 4th of July. It was very fun, and a great opportunity for neighbors to mingle and enjoy each other’s company.

The Board wanted to continue this tradition in 2020, but decided in the time of Covid it is better to postpone the party. Hopefully, safety and health can be better managed around Labor Day weekend.

Please watch for an update on this matter in the coming months.

Construction Impact Fee Reminder

As of February 2020, the Board created a new fee schedule for construction projects. These fees will go towards bridge and road maintenance costs, as construction can create a lot of wear and tear on our roads.

It would be best if residents reached out to the Board, via phone or email, prior to starting construction. The steps for assessing fees are as follows:

  • Obtain a permit from Summit County
  • Provide the Board with a copy of the permit, no later than one week after starting construction
  • After the Board receives the permit, an invoice will be sent to you

The fees are as follows:

  • Construction valued over $10,000 will be assessed a $250 impact fee
  • Construction valued over $30,000 (or new construction) will be assessed a $500 impact fee

Annual Meeting Connection Info

We will be hosting our 2020 Annual Meeting via a Zoom webinar on Monday, May 11th, starting at 7:00 PM Mountain Time.

In case you need to work out any technical difficulties, please attempt to join any time between now and Monday at 7:00 PM. If all is well when joining online, you should get a message that says, “The webinar is scheduled for… 2020 BSR Annual Meeting.” You may click on the ‘x’ in the upper right corner and leave the meeting. Be sure to come back closer to our start time using the URL below. For technical support, please contact Zoom Support.

Please click the following link to join the webinar online for the best experience:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85677911370?pwd=OWVTb2RFMHN2NFBIQzltY0hLOEE4UT09

If necessary, you may join our meeting via telephone using any of the methods given below:

  • iPhone one-tap: +12532158782,,85677911370#,,1#,387048#
  • Or Telephone: +1 669 900 9128
        Webinar ID: 856 7791 1370
        Password: 387048
  • International numbers available at https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcZUyvXII0.