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Owners, over the last holiday weekend we experienced
some concerns reported by our members of people
skiing and snowmobiling around cabins and across
private property. Please remind your guests that
roads and common areas (The Lake, Park, etc) are the
only areas other than your lots that your guests are
legally entitled to use, all other property is
privately owned by our members… your neighbors. The
lots near the parking lots are most commonly abused
and are still privately owned even though some have
no structures. Be good neighbors and watch out for
one another but also respect others property rights
and properly instruct those using your cabins as you
are responsible for their actions.
SEASON ROADS & TRAVEL
- We expect a lot of visitors to HLA during this
winter season. As the number of winter
visitors grows, parking space becomes tighter and
tighter. When you and your guests come up to
HLA, please be courteous by parking close to each
other and make room for everyone in the parking
lots. Longer trailers are required to be
parked before the bridge and parallel to the road.
The turnaround before the bridge is plowed so please
use it rather than dragging the big rigs across the
bridge to turn around.
Some HLA members are plowing to
their residences at their own expense. If your
cabin is along one of these routes, feel free to
drive to your cabin if you have a suitable vehicle.
But, please shovel your apron and pull into your
driveway. Parking on HLA roads is never allowed.
If the path to your cabin isn't plowed, please park
in the parking lot. Do not plow to your cabin
without first consulting the HLA Roads Director.
Travel on HLA roads is always at
your own risk. Even if a road is plowed, check the
road condition before you travel on it. Only 4WD or
AWD vehicles with good snow tires are suitable on
the plowed roads. If you or your guest gets stuck,
you are responsible for getting unstuck! If a
vehicle isn't suitable, please park it in the
Snowmobilers and ATVs: When
riding on plowed roads, please stay on the flats and
do not ride the berms. Riding the banks crushes the
edge and makes it harder for the plows to keep the
A final reminder: If you come
through the HLA gate and the gate area is icy,
please stop and spread some ice melt. This
reduces the chance that the next member slides into
and damages the gate. A large blue bin with
ice melt is located at each HLA gate. Please
spread ice melt liberally. It is much easier
to refill the bin than to fix a damaged gate!
HLA Roads Director
ACCESS PROJECT CONTINUES - We are excited to learn
our volunteer plow group will continue the winter access
program to several sections of Mountainside this winter.
Last year's winter access program was very successful in
moving vehicles from the parking lot to driveways to allow
less parking congestion. Not all areas can be plowed by the
group based on current donated equipment and volunteered
A group of volunteer members have been trained to remove
snow from the roads in an effort to keep roads passable by capable
motor vehicles in certain areas during the winter. A base of
snow will be maintained for infrastructure protection and
for snow machine travel.
Four wheel drive will be necessary to travel on the roads for many
reasons. While the obvious of not getting stuck may seem most
important another nearly as important reason is to carefully transit
the area without spinning wheels which disrupts the base that has
been groomed very intentionally and carefully for winter stability
and spring run-off.
**In an effort to maintain good order and passable roads please help
the plow group by not interfering with their pushback areas. DO NOT
park on any road or off the road in these areas - even to unload.
**If you drive your vehicle in to your property you MUST park your
vehicle entirely on your property. At the end of each plow area there is a
turn around zone, these are not parking areas.
There will be times where the volunteer non-funded plow group has
not had an opportunity to clear the roads based on other
During this time help by using good sense and walk in until such time that the
plow group has cleared the roads.
If your vehicle gets stuck or disabled you are required to have it
towed out immediately as there will be no margins for
other vehicles to pass as snow begins to stack on the sides.
It is with great hope and anticipation that this program will allow
easy access to homes and greatly reduce parking issues in both
parking lots allowing that area to be used for parking large
trailers and two wheel drive cars.
At some point during late winter the volunteer group has
graciously agreed to pay for a snow blow back out of personal funds.
If you wish to help
with this project contact Clark Hill to receive training prior to moving
snow as infrastructure and pushback have been marked for specific
reasons. Because this project will benefit many and is privately funded at great cost
to these members donations or any help is very much welcomed.
AS ALWAYS TRAVEL ON ANY HLA ROAD OR PROPERTY IS AT
YOUR OWN RISK
*Do not block other vehicle or trailers. This will result in your
vehicle being moved or towed.
*If you vehicle does not have an HLA sticker with lot number please
leave your lot number & name on your dash so you can be contacted if
*Do not park or drive your car or OHV on the properties around
the parking lots. This is trespassing.
*No trailers are allowed beyond the large parking lot just past
*Only two place or smaller trailers are allowed in the large parking
lot just past the bridge.
*Trailers larger than two place MUST be parked on the side of the road
before the bridge.
SYSTEM UPDATE POWERPOINT BY CLARK HILL (CLICK THIS
LINK) - Members please take
a moment and look at the PowerPoint by clicking on
the blue link above. Clark Hill created the
presentation for the membership to see what was
accomplished this year with your water system. Clark
and Verl are also to thank for the amazing
transformation at the bridge this year.
More exciting improvements to come!
WATER SYSTEM INFORMATION REGARDING
PRESSURE REDUCTION VALVES
Over the past
3-4 years HLA has made major improvements in our water
of these include replacing 1-2 inch lines with 4 inch
BLUE BRUTE lines.
We have dug up, identified
and made changes
at the water storage tanks.
We have installed
isolation valves to assist in locating leaks.
We are currently replacing a one inch line with a
four inch BLUE BRUTE line as that line needs to provide
delivery service to three additional cabins.
One of our major goals is to provide redundancy
to the delivery system and this new line will eventually
be tied with one of the two new lines from the lake
tanks. Eventually all four inch lines will be
interconnected. These changes have allowed our system to
increase water pressure to more acceptable levels of
service at the highest points in HLA.
This is possible as the water stored in these new
pipes has increased by 200-400 percent increasing
gravitational push and helping us comply with state
water delivery requirements.
Pressures have increased from
sometimes 20 pounds (top of Aspen Loop) to up to 140
pounds at the cabins on Weber drive. This now requires
that ALL cabins install pressure reduction valves in the
line between your water meter and your cabin.
These PRVs have been required in new construction
for over 15 years.
It is recommended that the installation be
performed prior to turning on your water in the
A main line PRV will be installed at the top of Weber
Drive next spring.
Installing one of these further up River Vu would
have the effect of reducing the water pressure at the
top of Aspen Loop to unacceptable levels.
Our goal is to replace all obsolete
(too small and brittle) lines over the next 3-5 years.
Special thanks to the water
committee, especially Clark Hill who has spent over 400
volunteer hours this year.
Bret Christiansen has done an incredible job of
documenting our system which is a request that has not
been met in almost two decades. As the documentation
continues an effort to gather historical documents from
past water directors and committees members will
continue and all documentation will be scanned and kept
digitally for our future generations to more completely
understand our decisions today and control costs as the
system develops and is replaced with modern engineering
systems and materials.
Clark Hill has prepared a
comprehensive PowerPoint for the membership.
Please click this link to view.
PROHIBITED - HLA
would like to remind members, family and guests that all types
of fireworks are prohibited (yes, even sparklers & snaps) within the
association to include private property, common areas and green
space during the entire year.
Violators will be fined up to $500.00
SUPPLIER ENTRY - The following five propane
companies have been authorized to enter HLA to service customers.
Each company has been provided a FOB
(frequency operated button) registered to that particular company.
Codes previously issued have been
removed from the Security Gate System.
Any member who uses a supplier other
than the five listed must escort that supplier into HLA.
The propane companies are presented in no
particular order and members are encouraged to shop the suppliers
for the best price.
Suburban Propane Co.
T7 Propane Co.
Utah LP Gas Co.
Hone Propane Co.
CERTIFICATION - You can now get your child ATV certified
on-line for $30. Go to
http://stateparks.utah.gov/ohv/education for more information.
Hidden Lake Association requires any person
under the age of 16 (or any person without a Utah Driver's License)
operating an Off-Highway Vehicle on HLA Corporation property to
possess a valid Utah OHV certificate. Property owners can be fined
by HLA BoD for violations of this rule.
Also, any person under the age of 18 is
required to wear a helmet while operating an OHV on HLA
Corporation property. If you are over 18 it certainly is a good
example to wear a helmet and it can save your life!
FISHING - The Hidden Lake will be planted by a private vendor
and paid for through HLA funds. The Hidden Lake is private
property and is entirely within the boundaries of the Hidden Lake Association.
Currently the lake suffers complete winter kill each year and there is no
state funded fish left in the lake. Based on this information the
lake has been deemed by the Directors as a private lake for fishing
by members and their approved guests only, with unauthorized people being
officially trespassed per this notification and gate signage. Additionally, the Directors voted to control fishing by
implementing the policy of TWO FISH PER DAY PER CABIN.
LAKE HISTORY - In 2003 then President Dean Carr researched
and authored a summary of our history based on the minutes from
meetings over many decades. The book was bound and offered for a
minimal price to cover the production cost. This week Dean offered
to release the document as a MS Word document. It is available for
download in the
document services section. Enjoy learning or for some members
reliving our interesting past.
County codeRED system is a reverse 911 system that alerts landlines,
cell phones, and VOIPs of critical public safety matters, utility
outages, missing persons, evacuations or other matters deemed
important by county officials. codeRED is available for sign-up
here. Please sign-up today! Cell phones
OF DUES -
If you find that your FOB does not activate the gate and/or
your water has been shut-off, you have
likely been deactivated due to non-payment of dues. Please contact Ways &
Means Director or Treasurer for more information.
SPECIAL PROJECTS INFORMATION - If you are planning demolition, building, remodeling,
reconstruction, landscaping or any other special project which
requires large equipment, may impact the association in general, private
property or infrastructure please contact an HLA Director to make an
appointment with the Special Projects Analysis Program Committee.
If you are unsure whether your project may require SPAPC involvement
please contact a Clark Hill HLA Special Projects Director for further information. The SPAPC form is
available in the Document
YOU'VE GOT MAIL - If you are not receiving mail from HLA,
set your filtering software to allow mail from
as some software may view our mass mailings as spam.
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is not real time and is meant only as notification to the systems and their
current operational or technical status as reported by members.
HLA Fire Alert Condition:
Report fire mitigation hours to
Report problem or request info
Travel on HLA roads or property is at your
own risk at all times in all conditions
Riverside: Open as plowed
Report damage, problems or request info
Report problem or request code/FOB
Mountainside: No reported outages
Riverside: No reported outages
Report outages and/or down lines to
RECREATION AREA MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
All activity on HLA property is at your own risk
including the lake and river recreational area
Fishing Status: Open
Fishing Limits: Fall time no limit
Report Problems to Mike Davis
PUMP HOUSE PARK
Park Rules & Requirements
Park hours 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Main park must be reserved
- Reservation fee of $50 is required
Reservation fee refundable after inspection
If main park is not reserved - first come
East private picnic areas can't be reserved and
are for small family use as
first come only
Park must be cleaned and closed by 10:00 PM
No facilities or running water provided
Members are required to remove and properly
dispose of all garbage
Parking is very limited. Large groups are required
to park in the parking
lot by the river and shuttled
to the park. Walking and ATV transport is
No vehicles or ATV are allowed in the park
Cabins, roads and members in the area are not to
be impacted by park use
Fire pit use:
Prohibited during any fire restrictions
Fire wood not provided
Fire extinguisher and full water buckets must be at
the fire pit
Small controllable fires only not to exceed the fire
pit ring or three feet
Fire must be completely extinguished by copious
amounts of water prior to
Weber Canyon at 7500' msl: 40"
As reported by members or weberweather.com