Timber Lakes Lot Owners: From the US Forest Service Heber City, Utah July 9, 2014 –The Rainbow Family gathering is officially over and approximately 85 percent of the gatherers have left the area. More are expected to be leaving throughout the week. A group within the Rainbow gatherers calling themselves “Fat Kids” is heading up the cleaning efforts. They will remain until Forest Service resource advisors feel rehabilitation guidelines have been met per the Operating Plan. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer did remain busy throughout the Rainbow Family gathering. There were 587 total incidents, 31 arrest, 136 violations issued, 195 warnings given, and 225 other incidents documented. From Timber Lakes Note that the law enforcement numbers above only include incidents in the National Forest and do not include the incidents in town or on the roads leading to the forest. Wasatch County deputies, along with the Utah Highway Patrol, Heber City Police Department and Tooele City Police Department (Tooele loaned officers) did a fantastic job of riding herd on the Rainbow Family. As for security in Timber Lakes, we will discontinue the extra security on the upper portion of the mountain near the snowmobile gate as of Thursday July 10, 2014. We will continue 24/7 security at the entrance to Timber Lakes for a few more days. Thanks to all of you for keeping a watchful eye on your own place as well as your neighbors. Timber Lakes did not have anything out of the ordinary occur during the time the Rainbow Family were camped in the forest above our community. Thanks to our security guys for their extra-long hours and many days straight without time off. Thanks to Strider Security, from Provo, for filling in when another
Timber Lakes Owners: According to the National Forest Service, the count attending the Rainbow Family gathering is now about 5,000. As far as Timber Lakes Security is concerned, there are no changes to our original plan, with the exception of waiting a couple of days to bring in extra security personnel. The company who originally agreed to provide us with extra people failed to do so. Therefore, as of today, Strider Security of Provo, Utah will be supporting us with four (4) additional security guards. They will maintain the gate overnight and will also watch the snowmobile gate area 24 hours a day. As we have already stated, please keep a watchful eye out for your property and your neighbor’s property. Report any questionable activities to our security gate house at 435.785.8764 or if it is an emergency, call the Wasatch County Sheriff at 911 or 435.654.1411. For the TLPOA Board, Gary Hume, President
The US Forest Service sent out the following press release yesterday. We have had no reports of Rainbow Children in Timber Lakes. The following entities are posting Rainbow press releases on their websites: U.S. Forest Service, Wasatch County and Heber City Police Department. Gary Hume President, TLPOA For Immediate Release Contact: Kim Osborn 801-710-3664 Kathy Jo Pollock 801-558-8016 Follow us on Twitter: UintaWasatchCacheNF@UWCNF http://fs.usda.gov/uwcnf UPDATE June 26, 2014: Annual Rainbow Gathering Heber City, Utah June 26, 2014 – Approximately 1144 Rainbow Family members have now arrived on the Heber-Kamas Ranger District site with numbers expected to increase daily. The gathering site is located approximately 15 mile east of Heber City in the West Fork of the Duchesne River area. Wednesday was a fairly quiet day at the Rainbow gathering as more members arrived and began setting up camp. The Rainbow family members come from all walks of life all across the country. There are locals attending and some have come as far as North Carolina. The high elevation of approximate 9,200 feet is making it challenging for some gatherers that have come from sea level. Altitude sickness can cause dizziness, fatigue, headache, nausea, loss of appetite, difficulty in sleeping, and shortness of breath with exertion. The hike into the main gathering is at least half or one mile uphill making it difficult for some. Forest Service resource advisors continue to visit the area daily checking the effects that attendees are having on the resources. Resource advisors are finding gatherers are abiding by the operating plan and impressed with the cleanliness of the camps. The Rainbow Family gathering is continued to be managed by local, city, county and federal cooperators.
Timber Lakes Owners: Increased Security During the monthly meeting of the Timber Lakes Property Owners Association Board of Directors in Salt Lake on June 18, 2014, the Board voted to adjust the budget to reflect increased expenses that will be used for additional security related to the Rainbow Family gathering. The Board voted to increase the security at the gate to 24/7 coverage for the next few weeks. Also we voted to hire an outside security company to help with the coverage of the entrance gate and also to patrol the upper mountain around the snowmobile gate area. The snowmobile gate area down to the Moose trail north area is where the Board feels it most likely that if Timber Lakes is visited by a neighbor from the east, they would come through that area. Thus the contracted security will be responsible for 24/7 coverage of that part of the upper mountain until the Board feels the potential crisis has passed and the residents of Timber Lakes can feel comfortable that there will be less chance of intruders from the east. Stopping Cars As I stated in the first email alert about this subject, the Board has instructed Security to stop all cars and check to see that the driver knows the lot number and the name of the owner of the lot before security is to let them pass. Some owners are not too happy about being stopped as they come through the gate several times a day, every day. We only do this for your and your neighbors' safety. So please bear with us as we will continue to stop all cars no matter who you are. Public Meeting Craig Allen and I, along with many owners, attended the public meeting held last night in
Notice of Annual Meeting The Timber Lakes Property Owners Association Annual Meeting will be held Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the Wasatch County Senior Citizens Center, located at 465 East 1200 South, Heber City, Utah. Registration is from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The meeting starts at 10:00 a.m. We will elect three owners to serve on the Board of Directors at this meeting plus conduct any other business that may be appropriately brought before the meeting. Volunteers Needed The TLPOA Election Committee needs to rally 10 volunteers to help at the check-in tables and count ballots. This is great way to meet your neighbors and help play an important role in our community. Contact Craig Allen (Nominating Committee Chairperson) if you can help, CraigAllen@TimberLakesUtah.com . Vote All property owners should have received a TLPOA Ballot Packet in the mail. Please read through all the information and follow the directions carefully. Complete either the Official Ballot or the Official Proxy Form. Make sure to write your lot number(s) on the pre-addressed #9 envelope, put a First Class Stamp on it and mail it back to us at: TLPOA Nomination Committee 218 Timber Lakes Estates Heber City, UT 84032-9695 The owner of each lot that is paid current is entitled to one ballot. You may choose one of three ways to vote: mail, proxy or in person at the Annual Meeting. Mailed ballots and mailed proxy forms must be must be received in the TLPOA office by Thursday, July 10, 2014. If you have questions call the TLPOA office (435) 785-8762. If you have not received your Ballot Packet in the mail, please call the office to update your address. For the TLPOA Board
This morning, the Wasatch County Reverse 911 system sent a telephone message to all registered property owners: A public information meeting regarding the 2014 gathering of the Rainbow Family of the Living Light being held east of Heber City in the Wasatch Forest, will be held Thursday, June 19th at 7 pm in the Wasatch High School Auditorium located at 930 South 500 East in Heber City. Representatives for the Forest Service, Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office, Heber City Police Department and various County departments will be on hand to answer questions business owners and private property owners may have. If you are not signed up for Reverse 911 you can do so by Clicking Here. NOTE: You will need to register with your physical (tax) address, not your TLPOA lot number. The County has also posted a press release regarding the Rainbow Family Gathering on its website. You can read it by Clicking Here. For the TLPOA Board, Gary Hume, President
Timber Lakes Owners: We have been notified by the Wasatch County Sheriff that the Rainbow Family of Living Light World Peace and Healing Gathering has moved its location to the following coordinates: 40˚ 25’ 39.4” N and 111˚ 09’ 42.4” W. This is approximately three miles southeast of our most eastern Timber Lakes border and is about six miles closer to us than their previous location. Rainbow Camp marked with yellow pin The Heber City Police Department is notifying businesses in Heber City of the extra number of people that are arriving in the County. As a precautionary measure, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has closed two stake camps along Lake Creek Road just east of Timber Lakes. They have also increased the number of personnel at the Heber Valley Camp. The Sheriff previously advised Timber Lakes property owners to take this seriously and make sure property is secure. A KSL News story about the Rainbow gathering may be viewed by clicking here. Gary Hume, President, TLPOA
Attention All Property Owners: Wasatch County has notified the Association that a large group of people (estimated between 8,000 and 20,000) will be camping in the Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, a few miles southeast of the Timber Lakes snowmobile exit. Some of these people are already encamped and many more will be arriving over the next few weeks. The majority of them will be camping during the first week of July. County law enforcement officials asked the Association to advise Timber Lakes owners to make sure their cabins are locked and their possessions are secured. County officials are concerned about the behavior of this group based on reports of their previous encampments in other locations. As a result of law enforcement concerns, we are tightening up security checks at our gate. Effective immediately, guests must be able to correctly state both the lot number and lot owner of the cabin they are visiting. We will check lot numbers and owners in our database and if they do not match, we will not allow the guest into the subdivision. Please make sure your guests are able to provide this information. We know this will lengthen the amount of time it takes to clear security at the gate, and ask you to be patient. Those of you that will be on the mountain during the next month, please be aware. We encourage you to be a good neighbor and watch out for other properties on your road. If you see something suspicious, please call Security at (435) 785-8764 or the Wasatch County Sheriff Dispatch at (435) 654-1411. More information about the group, provided by the group, can be found at http://welcomehome.org/rainbow For the TLPOA Board, Gary Hume, President
Timber Lakes Owners: We have had reports of recent black bear sightings on the east side. Please alert any guests using your cabin and take necessary precautions. Do not leave food or garbage outside. For more information see the recent newsletter. Moose are on the mountain. The cows and their calves are foraging. Please respect them and do not get between a mother and her baby. The Association is selling a large, unique lot. It is located on the upper east side at 10555 E Short Cut Road, Lot 5. This is west of the intersection of Blue Spruce and Short Cut. It is a wooded 5-acre parcel with beautiful views. If you are interested, please contact the TLPOA office at 435-785-8762. This Saturday, June 14, 2013, is our annual Weedstock Day in Timber Lakes, from 8:00 am till noon. Join the Wasatch County Weed Control Department near the recycling center from 8 am to noon this Saturday for free weed killer and help identifying noxious weeds on your property. Remember, Utah has specific laws prohibiting certain weeds on your property. The Common Area Committee will also be selling wildflower and grass seed designed specifically for Timber Lakes. Tell your neighbors and don’t miss it! We hope you enjoy summer on the mountain. Gary Hume President, TLPOA Board of Directors
Grand Opening of the Aspen Lake Family Area 12:00 – 2:00 Memorial Day, May 26, 2014 Located on Greenleaf Road Pot Luck BBQ - Bring something to grill for yourselves and something to share! Bring chairs, blankets, binoculars for watching the Red-winged Blackbirds, toys for the sand box, etc. Enjoy the large sand box, swing set, Oggs logs obstacle course, floating dock, and hiking trail! Join in the Teepee raising at 1 pm. Thanks to all the residents who helped complete the first phase for us to enjoy! For the Timber Lakes Board, Mark Runia
Timber Lakes Owners: The woodpile is open for wood and tree branches/limbs only. At the end of the summer, we chip the woodpile for residents of Timber Lakes. The chips are spread in many areas of our community. It is critical that we do not spread weed seeds. All weeds, construction materials, and nonorganic material should be taken to the Wasatch County Landfill on Hwy 189 (1891 W 3000 South) in Heber City. Each property owner receives three free trips each year. Check your Wasatch County Solid Waste Invoice for the timing this year. You need to present your invoice in order to receive your free waster transfer. This year we will test separating probable firewood from rotten wood and limbs/branches. We hope this will keep the pile more manageable. Look for the signs, and be sure to fill in the forms for your wood clearing efforts with the forms provided on the entry signs. Jeff Meierhofer for the TLPOA Board
Timber Lakes Owners: The woodpile will open this Friday, May 16th for wood and tree branches/limbs only. Our chip pile is used by residents of Timber Lakes and chips are spread in many areas of our community. It is critical that we do not spread weed seeds. All weeds, construction materials, and nonorganic material should be taken to the Wasatch County Landfill on Hwy 189 (1891 W 3000 South) in Heber City. Each property owner receives three free trips each year. Check your Wasatch County Solid Waste Invoice for the timing this year. You need to present your invoice in order to receive your free waster transfer. This year we will test separating probable firewood from rotten wood and limbs/branches. We hope this will keep the pile more manageable. Look for the signs, and be sure to fill in the forms for your wood clearing efforts with the forms provided on the entry signs. Our May Board Meetings will be held next week. Check the private owners-only website for location and time details. Jeff Meierhofer for the TLPOA Board
1 - Common Area Aspen Lake Common Area is 90% complete. To finish this project, We need your help next weekend, the 2nd and 3rdh of May. We will put the finishing touches on the Legacy Project for TLPOA owners. We will be installing the swings on the in-place structure, spreading chips around our world class sand box, finishing the Ogg’s Logs children’s walkway, and more. To accommodate families schedules we will be working from 6-8pm on Friday the 2rd and 1-3 on Saturday afternoon the 3rd. If you have been interested in the Common Area enhancement project, this is the “Biggy!" Come out and be part of the fun. Please join the other volunteers and bring your ideas and input. Bring your rakes, shovels, chainsaws, and other tools. See you there! Children welcome to enjoy the efforts! Thank you, The Timber Lakes Common Area Committee 435-785-8185 2 - New Employee Richard Parker has been hired to assume the Mountain Manager duties for the Timber Lakes Property Owner Association. Richard brings with him decades of roads and security experience. We welcome Rich to our Mountain and are excited for the future. Should you have questions regarding this or any other Association related issue, please feel free to contact us at 801-908-5611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in the Common Area enhancement projects, get ready for the best year yet. Spring is around the corner, and we are getting ready to start our 2014 Common Area planning and projects for the season. We are getting together this Saturday April 19th at 10:00 a.m. at the TLPOA office to make plans for the 2014 season. Please join the other volunteers and bring your ideas and input. No rakes, shovels or chainsaws needed for this meeting. That will come later!!! Thank you, The Timber Lakes Common Area Committee 435-785-8185
Timber Lakes Owners: We regret to announce that our April Board Meetings have been canceled. Due to the number of board members who are unable to attend the April meetings, we have been forced to cancel them (the meetings, not the members). We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at the May meetings. Theresa Gubler TLPOA Board
We hold our April board meetings next week. All owners are invited and welcome to attend. Please check the owners-only private site for the date, time and location of these meetings. Click here to login to that site. Theresa Gubler TLPOA Board
Three of the nine TLPOA Board of Director positions will be open for election at our Annual Meeting on Saturday, July 12, 2014. If you are interested in running for a board position, please complete the Declaration of Candidacy form, a.k.a. the “Board Nomination Application” by going to TimberLakesUtah.com | Documents | Election Guidelines | and then printing off pages 8 and 9. Or you can just stop by the office. You must turn in or email to us your completed Declaration of Candidacy form by Thursday, May 1, 2014. Thank you, Theresa Gubler TLPOA Board of Directors
We hold our March board meetings next week. All owners are invited and welcome to attend. Please check the owners-only private site for the date, time and location of these meetings. Click here to login to that site. Theresa Gubler TLPOA Board
Effective February 10th, Marini Selu is no longer working on the Mountain. Marini has decided to go another direction with his employment. We wish him the best of luck. The Board is currently working with management to update the job description and have the position filled. Shaun Simmons, Senior Regional Manager, FCS Community Management and Community Manager at Timber Lakes, will be taking on the duties of the Mountain Manager until a replacement has been hired. As always, should you have questions regarding this or any other Timber Lakes related issue, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or 435-940-1776.
Timber Lakes Owners: 1. Reminder about our February 19 Board Meeting. Check the private site for the details and location. 2. Make sure you obtain your snowmobile stickers! As the number of owners and their guests visiting Timber Lakes continues to increase substantially each season, it is essential that all owners adhere to our policies. This being said, please remember that annual TLPOA stickers are required on all “non-street legal” (not registered with the DMV) motorized vehicles operating in Timber Lakes. This includes snowmobiles, ATVs, side-by-sides, motorcycles, etc. This is important for security and to help emergency personnel identify your property in the event of an accident. Only TLPOA lot owners can obtain these stickers. TLPOA owners must obtain these stickers for their guests too. To get your stickers, a separate Request for an Entertainment Operating Permit by Lot Owner form must be completed by an owner for each ATV, snowmobile, side-by-side, motorcycle, etc. These forms must be filled out, signed and paid for before stickers can be issued. You can fill out your forms ahead of time, either in person at the gate or office, or by mail. Security or the office confirm ownership before issuing stickers. Download the form here. Note: If you are stopping at the gate house to get your stickers, please pull to the right so you’re not blocking the gate while you take care of business. Thanks and we hope to see you at the Board Meeting. Theresa Gubler for the TLPOA Board