Member Updates

Posted on July 13, 2024 8:00 AM by Amy Karcher
Categories: General
Posted on June 29, 2024 7:15 PM by Admin
Categories: General
A message from a group of Bear Lake West POA community members:
 
Hey, Bear Lake neighbors
Isn't it magical to look up and see our beautiful night sky full of stars? ✨ Our valley has always been an amazing place for stargazing, but lately, all the bright lights from our homes and cabins are dimming the view. Let’s work together to bring back the wonder of our dark skies!
Here are a few simple steps we can take:
1. Turn off outside lights 
2. Use motion sensors or timers to reduce the duration lights are on ⏲️
3. Install shielded fixtures on any outside lights to direct light downward 
By reducing light pollution, we can continue enjoying the stunning starry nights and save on energy costs. It’s a win-win for everyone! 
Let's help keep the Bear Lake Valley place for everyone to see the stars. Thank you for doing your part! 
#darksky #bearlakeidaho #bearlakeutah #stargazing
Please share your stargazing pics and tips below! ✨ 
- Ben Godfrey, Amy Karcher, Rod Miles, Lowell Howlett
 
Visit https://darksky.org/ for more information
 
 
Posted on May 29, 2024 8:00 AM by Amy Karcher
Categories: Water
Anyone with information is highly encouraged to report it to the local law enforcement and/or to the Board.
 
 
Posted on May 25, 2024 3:02 PM by Amy Karcher
Categories: Activities
June 8th at the BLW tennis courts.

Join us to meet your neighbors and board members. 

Sign up play or just come by to have burger. We are providing the food bring your drinks.

To help us plan, please RSVP:
Text: 801-633-5854 OR
Email: blwactivities@gmail.com
Posted on May 24, 2024 8:00 AM by Amy Karcher
Categories: Garbage
The POA dumpster arrived, but was placed in the wrong area. It’s next to the pump house at 9 Dutch Canyon.

Good news is that it gives more exposure to our little library. So come dump your junk and check out some books!!!
Posted on May 14, 2024 11:18 AM by Amy Karcher
Categories: Roads
For years, the POA has applied magnesium chloride to our POA roads for dust abatement.  The County also applies it to their roads within our community.
 
Magnesium chloride is very corrosive, and can cause damage to vehicles.  Due to this reason, the POA has been exploring alternative products.  
 
We recently approved a trial of Rhino Snot, made of acrylic polymers that interact with soil particles and bind them together, which increases their compression strength and the load-bearing capability of the treated surface.  It is non-corrosive, environmentally friendly, and can withstand the impact of heavy roadway usage. One application can last for up to 2 years.
 
While the product is more expensive than Mag Chloride, we can apply it ourselves, when we want, and the less frequent application will save us the time and expense of the reapplication process. Our trial supply is a similar cost to a single application of Mag Chloride.
 
We were able to purchase a water truck last fall in a County auction.  The truck is in the process of being retrofitted in anticipation for our first application.  
 
While this product will be applied to POA owned roads, we are planning to share the results of our trial application with the County for future consideration.  
Posted on May 8, 2024 5:47 PM by Amy Karcher
Categories: General
Bear Lake West POA is looking for members with interest in our Board- whether it be to participate in committees, fill interim vacancies, or for future ballots. If you are interested, please complete this Board Position Interest form.

Posted on May 8, 2024 5:14 PM by Amy Karcher
Categories: Garbage
Our 2023 roll-off dumpster program was a huge success.  We plan to continue providing a seasonal roll-off dumpster to dispose of larger items that could damage compacting dump trucks. 
 
Please review the below dumpster guidelines and familiarize yourself with items that should be placed in a dumpster, vs. waiting for the seasonal roll-off or being taken directly to the landfill. 
 
 
Posted on January 20, 2024 1:41 PM by Admin
Categories: Garbage
To address ongoing concerns regarding uncontrolled access to our private dumpster areas and to reduce costs associated with inappropriate dumping, we installed a new gate system at the dumpsters. We are utilizing the same technology as the beach gate, allowing members to use their assigned code to access the dumpster area.
 
For now, the gate is in an open position, but we will close it early spring.

If you have not yet received a gate code, please contact our Accountant, Tiffany, by completing this request form.  If you have previously emailed her and not received a response, please check your junk email folder and/or search for the word "SynQ" before contacting her again.

Please note that access to the beach and dumpster gates is restricted to Bear Lake West members only. Access codes are used to monitor gate usage.

There are two options for accessing the gates:

1) Gate Code - A 4-digit code that is manually entered, followed by #. Please do not share this code except with your family.
2) SynQ Prox app - An app that automatically opens the gate by simply getting close to it.

Currently, only one app user per lot is allowed. Other owners and family members can use option 1.
 
Posted on November 12, 2023 2:39 PM by Admin
Categories: General
The POA installed a “little library” at 9 Dutch Canyon Road- at our well house. Anyone is welcome to leave a book and take a book. Please be respectful of the property.
 
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