UPCOMING BOARD MEETING - Posted 03-04-2014The next HOA Board Meeting has been scheduled for Friday, March 7th. The meeting will be held in the HOA Conference Room (96 WPC) and the regular session (open to all homeowners) will begin at 3:00 p.m. Click here to access the agenda.
NEW GATE ACCESS SYSTEM - Posted 03-01-2014Many of you may have noticed the on-going work in the gatehouse area over the past few months. Four new gates have been installed including an RF system in the owner entry lane. The RF system will give owners who register their cars the ability to open the new owner entry gate and the existing entry gate as they approach in the far right entry lane. For now, only owners will be given access to the RF system.
MOUNTAIN LION IN COMMUNITY - Posted 02-10-2014It was brought to our attention today that a mountain lion is in the area. It appears several coyotes met their fate over the past few days and that the lion is very active. Tracks have indicated that it is in the lower Dreamcatcher area. Please use caution when outside your home to keep you, your children and your pets safe. As a general reminder, homeowners are advised to keep pets and pet food inside, so as not to attract unwanted house guests.
UPCOMING BOARD MEETING - Posted 02-06-2014The next HOA Board Meeting has been scheduled for Saturday, February 8th. The meeting will be held in the HOA Conference Room (96 WPC) and the regular session (open to all homeowners) will begin at 3:00 p.m. Click here to access the agenda.
CLARIFICATION TO BYLAWS MATERIAL - Posted 02-05-2014
PLEASE VOTE! BYLAWS AMENDMENT TO ALLOW ELECTRONIC VOTING - Posted 02-03-2014
ANNUAL DUES REMINDER - Posted 01-31-2014
COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED - Posted 01-29-2014The Colony HOA Board invites all homeowners to participate on any committee that might be of interest. Working on a committee is a great way to get involved and meet other Colony owners. The time commitments vary by committee, but overall require much less time than a board position.
UPCOMING BOARD MEETING - Posted 01-22-2014The next HOA Board Meeting has been scheduled for Saturday, January 25th. The meeting will be held in the HOA Conference Room (96 WPC) and the regular session (open to all homeowners) will begin at 3:00 p.m. Click here to access the agenda.
REINVESTMENT AND CONSTRUCTION IMPACT FEES - Posted 01-14-2014
Dear Colony Owner,
INFRASTRUCTURE REPORTLogged in users can access the PowerPoint slides used by the chair of the HOA Infrastructure Committee in his presentation at the annual HOA meeting.
All lifts except Day Break, 9990, Short Cut, Super Condor and Iron Mountain are now open. Enjoy the fresh powder!
LIFTS NOW OPEN - Posted 01-18-2014
All LIFTS ON WIND HOLD - Posted 01-18-2014All Canyons Resort lifts are currently on wind hold due to 60+ mph gusts. Please do NOT leave your homes to ski on closed terrain. If you are found on closed terrain Canyons may take disciplinary action. For your safety, it is very important to always check the status of lifts and terrain before leaving your home. No lifts will be operating until the resort is able to open the base area lifts. An update will be sent as soon as things change.
UPCOMING BOARD MEETING - Posted 01-08-2014The next HOA Board Meeting has been scheduled for Saturday, January 11th. The meeting will be held in the HOA Conference Room (96 WPC) and the regular session (open to all homeowners) will begin at 3:00 p.m. Click here to access the agenda.
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING - Posted 01-03-2014The HOA will once again provide Christmas tree disposal services. Any day throughout the month of January you can leave your tree at the end of your driveway, where trash bins are usually placed. Trees must be free of all ornaments, garland, decorative items, etc. for proper disposal. Please contact the HOA office with any questions.
LIFT OPENINGS AND YURT UPDATE - Posted 12-24-2013Dreamcatcher, Flat Iron and Timberline (loading one-way to Tombstone) are scheduled to open tomorrow morning. Please double check Canyons’ website before starting the day to verify which runs and lifts are operating.
REMINDER! ANNUAL MEETING THIS WEEK - VOTE OR RSVP! - Posted 12-23-2013
COLONY ELECTION NEWSLETTER AND ABSENTEE BALLOT - Posted 12-16-2013Please click the following links to access the Election Newsletter and Absentee Ballot for the 2014 Colony HOA Board election.
CANYONS LIFT TICKETSAs in past years, lift tickets will be available for purchase at the gatehouse by Colony homeowners and guests. Adult day passes will be available for $76 each and Youth/Senior passes will be available for $53 each. Up to 50 tickets may purchased at a time. If you are interested in purchasing a larger quantity, please call the Gatehouse at least 3 days in advance to ensure that we maintain sufficient ticket inventory.
LAST CALL FOR COLONY BOARD CANDIDATES - Posted 11-29-2013The Colony HOA Needs You!
WE NEED YOUR VOTE! Posted 11-26-2013
The deadline for the Reinvestment Fee and Construction Impact Fee Vote is next Friday, December 6th. Currently, we’ve received 75 ballots, which is less than 50% participation. Of those ballots, 82% have responded in favor of the proposed Reinvestment Fee and 93% have responded in favor of the proposed Construction Impact Fee.
SECOND CALL FOR COLONY BOARD CANDIDATES - Posted 11-23-2013The Colony HOA Needs You!
MANDITORY BACKFLOW INSPECTIONS - Posted 11-11-2013
On October 29, 2013 Mountain Regional Water sent letters to all homeowners notifying them that testing of their fire suppression system backflow assembly is now required by the state of Utah. This notification also went on to say that there is the possibility of water being shut off to residences that do not have the appropriate testing complete by the end of this November.
The HOA has reached out to Mt. Regional and discussed the terms stated in their letter. They have assured us that they are willing to work with all of their customers in order to protect them and the water system. They also understand that this is short notice. With this in mind, Mt. Regional is giving extensions to homeowners who contact them. At the first of the year, Mountain Regional will reevaluate the number of responses and resend another letter will reevaluate the number of responses and resend another letter. It will not be until the spring of 2014 when they will start shutting off residential water.
In order to facilitate the mandated backflow preventer inspections, the HOA has contacted a number of certified inspectors to inquire about a bulk inspection arrangement. Fire Services Inc. (435-649-9537) has offered the HOA what appears to be the best deal. Click here to view their letter. If we can schedule five or more Colony home inspections on the same day they will perform the inspection for $50 per owner.
If you want a complete backflow inspection test and fire sprinkler annual test/inspection the cost will be $160. Fire Services Inc has appointments available as early as Wednesday, November 13th.
Homeowner calls for inspection appointments should be made by the end of this month, November 29, 2013.
If you have any questions or would like to request an extension, please contact Stacey Blonquist at Mountain Regional (435.640.5729). The link for state certified inspectors is the following: http://www.drinkingwater.utah.gov/documents/compliance/backflow_technicians_by_city.pdf
The HOA Staff
COLONY DIRECTORY UPDATES - Posted 11-11-2013We are currently updating the Colony Directory of Homeowners for 2014. This private directory will only include residents who have agreed to list their information.
WE NEED YOUR VOTE! - Posted 10-25-2013
The Homeowners Association has carefully studied the current and future maintenance and capital needs of our community. Our duty, and we believe our common interest, is to make sure the Association has taken the actions necessary to reasonably address and reserve for these expenses on an ongoing basis.You will recall the information we have distributed and the “soft poll” about the implementation of reinvestment and new construction impact fees. A majority of those who responded encouraged the Board to explore implementation of those fees. We have done so and encourage your support for these initiatives. The only sound alternative to the implementation of these fees will be a material increase in the level of our annual dues and assessments, beginning next year.
FIRST CALL FOR COLONY BOARD CANDIDATES - Posted 10-23-2013
The annual HOA Board elections will take place at the HOA Annual Meeting on December 28, 2013. The Board is currently comprised of 7 officers. This year, with 3 members having one year remaining on their term, elections will be held for 4 of the 7 board seats. The HOA Board formally invites any Colony owners interested in running for one of the 4 open Board of Trustees seats to advise the Board of their interest in running prior to December 1st.
As you know, Board members have served selflessly on the Board, many for multiple terms. It is important that we have continued participation from interested HOA members in a Board position, including those who haven't served yet. The newly elected officers will complete the seven-member board, and have a 2-year term ending on February 1, 2016.
All homeowners that are current on their HOA dues and fees are eligible to run for office. For more information and/or to be added to the list of candidates please contact me at the HOA Office.
COLONY FALL NEWSLETTER - Posted 09-26-2013
Logged-in members may find the Fall edition (more like Winter, today!) of The Colony Newsletter under the Newsletters > Newsletters 2013 menu item. There you will find details on upcoming events and projects, the new holiday lighting policy, special offers for Colony owners, fire mitigation details, and more!
REVIEWING THE SARC PROCESS - Posted 09-24-2013In an effort to continually improve the quality of our community, the HOA Board of Directors has voted to form a new committee whose purpose will be to review and update the Colony's current Design Guidelines and implementation processes. The committee will work with the existing Site and Architectural Review Committee (SARC), tour the community, review our current guidelines, listen to their (SARC) recommendations and ultimately propose modifications to the Board that promote current best practices in Architecture and Engineering.
CANYONS SEASON PASS RATES FOR 2013-2014 SEASON
The following message is from Mike Goar/Canyons regarding season pass rates for the 2013-2014 ski season. Prices listed below are only guaranteed through September 2, 2013. Passes can be purchased by calling 1.888.284.2806 or online at http://www.snow.com/epic-pass.aspx
If I can help with any questions, please do not hesitate to email or call.
VAIL ASSUMING ALL CANYONS RESORT OPERATIONS - Posted 05-29-2013Vail Resorts announced today that they have entered into a long-term lease with Talisker to operate Canyons Resort. For further details, please see this press release.
PROPOSED FEES: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Posted 04-23-2013Further information from the HOA Board regarding the proposed fees which are currently up for vote may be viewed on this website. The information (letter) reviews the various data sources the Board utilized to come to their recommendation, as well as different scenarios taken under consideration. In addition to the letter, you can find other supporting documents (2012 Reserve Study, CARF Committee Discussions) on the secure portion of the website under "Info" and then "Colony CARF 2013". (Members must be logged in.)
ANNUAL DUES REMINDER - Posted 02-01-2013
A friendly reminder that all dues must be returned and/or postmarked to the HOA by February 15, 2013 to avoid penalties. Annual dues notices for 2013 were sent via email to homestead owners in early January. HOA dues for 2013 are $11,900 per homestead.
If payment is not received prior to February 15th, or the 15th of each month thereafter, late fees will be assessed as follows:
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the HOA office.Kelly Simons
WINTER SOCIAL PHOTOS - Published 01-18-2013Thank you to all residents who attended our Annual Winter Social on December 27th! It was an enjoyable time getting to know new neighbors and catching up with old acquaintances.
A very special thank you to the Alden's for hosting such an outstanding event.
Below is a link to the "Photo Booth" images from the Winter Social. You can download your photo, share it on online or order additional copies. Enjoy!
2013 ELECTION RESULTS - Posted 01-07-2013
Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent election. We were successful in reaching a quorum. As a result, the proposed resolution on the reserve fund passed, and all three candidates were voted onto the 2013 Board of Trustees. The Board will consist of seven members for 2013.
The 2013 Board of Trustees is comprised of the following seven owners:
The HOA welcomes Bill, Phil and Tom, and looks forward to their contributions on the vital issues facing The Colony during their respective terms in office.
We would also like to recognize and thank Larry Cohen, Glenn Eisenberg and John Danhakl for their time and effort spent on the Board.
ANNUAL DUES NOTICE - Posted 01-04-2013
As you are aware, 2013 annual dues notices were sent via email to homestead owners earlier this week. HOA dues for 2013 are $11,900 per homestead. All dues must be returned and/or postmarked to the HOA by February 15, 2013 to avoid penalties.
If payment is not received prior to February 15th, or the 15th of each month thereafter, late fees will be assessed as follows:
The Colony Homeowners' Association (HOA) purpose is to serve and protect the collective interests of Colony owners. As the Developer completes each phase of The Colony infrastructure, responsibility for its maintenance is shifted to the HOA.
The Colony HOA was chartered in 1998. Though controlled by the Developer for the first five years, beginning in 2004, the HOA has been governed by a seven member Board of Trustees elected by the Membership. Trustees are unpaid and serve staggered, two-year terms.
The HOA is funded by membership dues, based on a budget adopted by the homeowners at its Annual Meeting. For 2008, homeowner dues are $9500. The HOA employees a full-time general manager, administrative assistant, ranch manager and crew, and 24/7 gatehouse staff. The HOA team provides a variety of services including operations management, forest oversight and protection, seasonal social events, and regular communications.
The Colony Homeowners Association
2590 White Pine Canyon Road, Park City, Utah 84060
NOTE: Slideshow images courtesy of The Colony/Lori Adamski Peek/Allen Birnbach.
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