WATER SAFE - BOIL ALERT LIFTED
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As of 10-5-2017, Summit County Health has confirmed the water from the middle spring is safe. We are removing the boil water alert.
HLA Water Committee
SEPTEMBER SPECIAL ASSSEMENT
In our last Board meeting, some attending cabin owners expressed concern about the boards decision to outsource the financial responsibilities to Intermountain Association Management www.IAMHOA.com . I have created a full response to address their concerns,
to read it in its entity. Also note, we purposefully waited to send out this response so as not to interfere with communicating the extreme importance of the urgent water communication sent earlier this week.
All members should have received a personalized multi-paged letter back in August.
to read a generic version of it's content.
The volunteer who had been doing the financial work for last 4 years, resigned as of July 31st.
The following is a summary of our outsourcing decision:
These financial responsibilities are required for the operation of the Hidden Lake Association.
The board has asked for volunteers, to date no one has agreed to take on these responsibilities.
We arranged for a 9 month outsourcing relationship costing $7.50/month per member for a total of $67.50
This was not budgeted for and is why we all received this request for payment.
IAMHOA's mailing address is:
Intermountain Association Management
P.O. Box 155
Draper, UT 84020
Our IAMHOA Account Manager is:
Sara McConkie, CMCA, AMS
Owner/ Association Manager
Intermountain Association Management
IAMHOA makes use of a collection processing organization located in Las Vegas NV.
IAMHOA uses Alliance Association Bank for banking services.
IAMHOA uses Caliber.Cloud software as their account login site/portal
An online payment option is available but service fees will apply, follow the link under Member Services on the HLA web page.
I am sorry for the confusion on this matter, but the financial responsibilities must continue in order for our organization to operate. If you are interested in taking on this role please contact me or any board member.
Bob Kooyman, President
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
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
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: 2 per cabin per day
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:
As reported by members or weberweather.com