Member Updates

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 May 12, 2023 12:00 AM by Admin
Categories: Garbage
Our community has faced significant challenges with our dumpsters this year, caused by both member and more likely, increasing non-member activity.
In an effort to reduce damage to the waste management's compacting dump trucks, our maintenance manager has been patrolling our dumpsters regularly and literally dumpster diving to remove inappropriate items. He has been hauling these items to the landfill on a regular basis- totaling 9 tons since May 2022. 
Accordingly, we will be adopting a seasonal roll-off dumpster program to dispose of larger items that could damage compacting dump trucks, similar to BLW HOA (thanks Richard Barako!). We are also looking at physical security restrictions to discourage non-member access to the dumpster area. It is likely we will install a vehicle gate with a keypad that can be upgraded in the future to align with the same technologies Amenities may adopt for beach access- after those decisions are finalized. We met with our waste district to better understand what types of items are causing problems. 
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. Also, please provide feedback on the gate for the Board to consider in our next meeting.