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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:

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

The Scoop

The first volume of the new Beaver Springs Newsletter, The Scoop, is now available. Loads of great information packed within it! Many thanks to Angela Arreche for putting this together. Read it here.


In-Canyon Mail Service and Package Delivery

The Upper Weber Canyon Property Owners Association (UWCPOA) has secured a site from the county next to our canyon’s trash transfer station and Josh Hollingshead (with UWCPOA) is working with excavation and concrete companies to secure a bid. He is in need of help to start identifying people who work in trades (electrician, framing, heavy machinery, etc) who could volunteer some work or materials as the budget is very tight.  Anyone who could help in that regard is invited to contact Debbi Fugal (; 435-640-0376).

Winter Restrictions Lifted

Winter road restrictions have been lifted. Some areas are still quite soft or snowy and have been coned off. Do not move the cones and drive through these areas! It will cause costly damage to the roads. Here are the continuing limitations:

  • MacKenzie is closed from Hoback to the top of Mud Hill.
  • Parts of lower Escalante are closed.
  • As usual, large trucks and commercial vehicles are still restricted for a couple more weeks (until May 12th).

Update, May 3rd: Mud Hill and Escalante are now open. Please refrain from bringing large trucks and trailers into the neighborhood until after May 11th, as earlier stated.

Winter Restrictions Ending Soon… But Not YET!

The snow is rapidly melting (picture above from Weber Road on Friday) and the weather forecast shows some pretty high temperatures for this week. At this time, the Board is hoping to lift Winter Restrictions later this week. 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 only 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.

2020 Board of Directors Nominee Information

There are three (3) positions on the Board of Directors to be filled in 2020. Ballots are being e-mailed (via a survey from SurveyMonkey) today 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 2020 Board of Directors Nominees:

Alicia O’Meara

Hi my name is Alicia O’Meara and for some of you that don’t know me, I have had my cabin property since 2006. Now I spend most of my time there which makes it easy for me to address issues on property. I have been on the Beavers Springs Ranch board for the past term. My position on the board has been Treasurer. I worked closely with Jim Stevenson transitioning to a modernized online accounting system and Beaver Springs Ranch HOA is online and working well. I would like to continue streamlining this process as to better serve our members. Sincerely, Alicia.

Angela Dohanos

My family and I have lived here full time since October 2015 – yes, you counted right – 5 winters! We moved from Salt Lake City, but we are originally from Northern Ohio. We live at Rancheros Lot 20 or 6396 Escalante. I am a librarian at the Park City Library. My husband, Dan, is a carpenter in Francis at Uinta Cabinet. We have 3 children – Chloe (16, next month), Andrew (5.5) and Jay (3.5). We have two cats, Maya and Oliver, and two huskies, Oakley and Sunny. The dogs are friendly (even if they bark sometimes) and they are contained by an electric fence. Like many of you, we are working on a million projects at our house. We love being outdoors, and you might see us hiking or by the river. Since we (usually) work full time or have obligations for the kids we are often on the go. I have been on the HOA Board for the past two years, and helped with the install of the automatic gate. I love being involved in the community and helping to improve our neighborhood!

Dave Williams

I was born in 1964, when I was 2 weeks old my Grandparents with help from my parents, aunts, and uncles started to build our family cabin. I spent most of my weekends and holidays (year round) at our family cabin for most of my 56 years.

I have been a professional mechanic since the early 1980’s. In 1993 I started my own business and enjoyed providing a needed service to the public. In 2019 after much thought decided to move on to other business opportunities.

Now I have a little extra time to give to the mountain I enjoy so much.

Kohnie Jensen

My parents purchased our property in 1971. It was my favorite place to go growing up. After they passed, my sister and I retained the property wanting the memories to be passed down through generations. It is still my favorite place to go. I was an educator in Jordan School District for 29 years and one year in Cedar City. My specialty, Mathematics. I served in various positions throughout the years including Department Chairperson and Data Specialist. I also worked closely with the district math consultant developing materials and writing a resource book for the new standards, launched in 2013. After 30 years, I retired from education and worked for Independent Eye Care Professionals with accounts receivable, their rebate program, and individuals and group billings, and distributed funds to states throughout the country. After three years I returned to the classroom. I now teach closer to home at Olympus High in Granite School District. Returning to education was a great decision; I love the classroom and my students. It also frees me up to “head for the hills” on a more regular basis. I love the relationships on the mountain and want to help preserve that heritage.

2020 BSR Annual Meeting

The BSR Annual Meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 11, 2020, beginning at 7:00 PM. Due to restrictions for COVID-19, the Board has decided unanimously to hold the meeting online with access also available via phone. Details for connecting to the meeting will be announced as soon as we know them.

Three board positions are open for election. Voting will be conducted electronically for those whom we have an e-mail address, and will be by mail-in ballot for those whom we do not have an e-mail address.

Packets of the meeting announcement, details for connecting to the meeting, and how to vote will be distributed in the next week or two. We wanted to get the word out ASAP that our meeting will not be in-person this year due.

We are planning to have a recording of the meeting available within a few days after the meeting.