Member Updates

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 October 14, 2023 1:46 PM by Admin
Categories: Roads
After careful consideration, our Board has decided to discontinue plowing individual driveways and instead concentrate on our roads. While there are many providers in the area, we have listed a few for your convenience.

Our decision came down to equipment and labor. Our snow removal equipment is not suitable for plowing driveways, and sustained significant wear and tear last winter. We had to decide whether to invest in better driveway plowing equipment, while also facing a shortage of individuals willing to continue plowing driveways. Lowell was the only person willing to take on the job, and he has procured his own driveway plowing equipment. If you are interested in his services, he is willing to discuss specifics with you.
If you want to have your driveway cleared of snow, you'll need to contact a service provider. Here are a few options to consider:
Bear Lake Landscape
Contact: 435-670-3074
CV Lawn Care
Contact: 435-740-4392
Lowell Howlett
Contact: 515-423-2000
Posted on October 14, 2023 1:46 PM by Admin
Categories: Roads
The 2022/2023 winter was tough on all of our roads. Although we started with two part-time plow operators for our roads, the season proved to be demanding, and we eventually hired a specialized contractor to assist with widening our roads. We have increased to four part-time plow operators for the 2023/2024 season.
The long and harsh winter also had a negative effect on many of the roads owned by the POA. To address this, the POA staff has been working to spread road base in various locations to repair road damage and improve drainage. The access road leading to Plat-C reservoir was improved to allow the water tank repair crew to access the site (see water update). Road base was recently placed on the south end of Mountain Way to enhance the road's condition, in conjunction with maintenance efforts by other neighboring landowners. Red Pine Dr. was graded and had additional road base spread on the southern end.

To help with dust abatement and water spreading, a water truck was purchased and will be put into action in 2024.