Bear Lake West POA
FROM THE POA BOARD
March 1, 2022
It is with great sadness that we post pictures of the fire at one of our good POA neighbor’s cabin. This is a huge tragedy. Their cabin was located on Cold Springs Drive in plat B. The fire marshal has not been able to find a cause or where the fire started yet. Efforts to put out the blaze were hampered by the following issues:
The POA does NOT have phone or email contacts for this owner.
The home did not have “house numbers” on it. Rocky Mountain Power could not locate the power box/meter to shut off the power so they could begin pouring water on the blaze.
Fire Department could not locate the propane tank to shut of propane to the cabin.
Probably the most important thing is the fire department always calls the POA when there is an emergency like this, to try and get this information from the owner. Many times cabins will freeze and water lines break – and we’d like to be able to contact owners when we see a problem at their cabin. Right now, the POA only has phone numbers/emails for approximately two/thirds of our owners. I know we talk about this at each homeowner meeting -- and again, we are asking PLEASE put house numbers on (big enough so they can be seen from the road) AND make sure the POA has your contact information.
As of January 1, 2022 We are pleased to announce that Michael Howlett is the new Maintenance Manager for Bear Lake West POA. Michael has vast experience with equipment, roads, and work projects. He has previously worked with Ted at the golf course and has worked for the POA on a part-time basis. Please join with the Board in welcoming him.
Snow Removal: There were several heavy storms over the holidays. The Bear Lake Valley received approximately three to four feet of new snow. Our Maintenance Staff has worked tirelessly to keep the POA roads open and your driveways plowed. They worked over 12 hours per day, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We have also had several mechanical breakdowns that have prevented us from keeping on top of the storms. We ask for your patience as our Maintenance Staff does everything possible to keep up with the snow. We are expecting more snow this week. They will work hard to keep the POA roads and driveways clear. Thank you!
As of December 3, 2021 Maintenance fees/dues will be mailed out this coming week
(December 6th ). Included with your dues invoice is an important questionnaire that the Board
needs you to respond to. Please watch for it in your envelope and respond as soon as possible.
The Board thanks you in advance.
As of December 1, 2021 It is with great appreciation that the Board of Directors announces that Steve Howard will end his services, and will no longer be the Manager of Bear Lake West POA as of December 31st, 2021.
Steve has spent countless hours, days, years, worry, and stress to see that the POA has operated well. When there have been emergencies, Steve has always been the "go to" person - whether it's snowplowing your roads and cul-de-sac pulling you out of the bar ditch, or just being the question-and-answer person.
We all wish Steve well in his future endeavors.
For future questions feel free to find Board contact information under the Board Members tab above.
As of October 4, 2021 Snow removal from driveways will incur an annual $150 fee. If you want to have snow plow services, please click here to download the form.
As of July 12, 2021 THE LOWER GATE ON THE NORTH END OF THE DUMPSTER SITE WILL BE CLOSED OFF AND LOCKED. This is to help prevent wrongful dumping of trash by non-POA members, and to minimize RZR -- four-wheeler -- dirt bike damage to the dumpster site.
Beach Access Questions: We have received several questions and concerns about Beach Access. The Bear Lake West Amenities Group controls all amenities including the beach, pools, golf course, pro shop, restaurant, and tennis court. If you have questions about any of the Bear Lake West Amenities, please contact Lowell Howlett at515-423-2000 or email@example.com.
Flat Fee for Winter Snow Plowing: The POA will be changing to a flat fee schedule for winter snow plowing. The fee will be $150 for the snow season. Members will need to sign up and pay for this service in October.
A POA sign-up form and more details will be coming.
Reservoirs: Please help us keep an eye on the reservoirs. If you see either a flashing or solid red light on the reservoirs please call Dan. Also, if you see children or people whom you think should not be around the reservoirs, please call.
Dan - 208-479-6617
If you are unable to reach him, please leave a message.
2022 Fees & Services
POA Fees - $365 per year (Due January 1st)
Amenities Fees - $310 per year (Due January 1st)
Water Fees - $175 base fee + $2.50 per 1000 gallons of water used up to 100,000 gallons. If usage is above 100,000 gallons, the rate for the additional water is $5.00/1000 gallons.
Snow removal - Flat Fee of $150 for the Winter Season
Sign up and pay in October.
Bear Lake West Property Owners Association is an association made up of
approximately 400 lot owners governed by a board of directors that
has been organized to provide for the upkeep and care of Bear Lake West.
Bear Lake West is owned by two Associations, Bear Lake West Property Owners Association, known as the POA, and the Bear Lake West Home Owners Association,
known as the HOA. The POA is made up of land parcels known as
Plats B & C which are located about one mile west of Fish Haven Idaho.
They can be reached by taking Loveland Lane east off Highway 89,
which is located on the south side of Fish Haven.