As the gorgeous colors remind us, Fall has come to the mountain and Winter is not far away.

October 15, 2013 is the official date that Timber Lakes roads are closed to vehicles that weigh more than 10,000 pounds. However, depending on the weather, security may allow a heavy truck after that date. If you are involved in a construction project plan, get your heavy materials to your lot now.

The TLPOA Board is currently looking for members to form two new committees:

1. The CC&R Rewrite Committee (headed by Board members Craig Allen and Cliff Lackman)

2. The Committee to Stop Short-Term Renting (headed by Jeff Meierhofer.)

If you are interested in working on these two very worthy causes for our community please contact the relevant Board member listed above.

Fire Safety

Cabin Fire

Timber Lakes Cabin Fire

Recently, there was a fire in a cabin in Timber Lakes. The residents were not at their home, but fortunately, a neighbor who just happened to be visiting their own cabin saw the flames and called 911. The Fire Department had the fire quickly under control – it could have been much, much worse! Witnesses reported that it could have started with the fireplace. These reports are unconfirmed by Wasatch Fire Marshall, Clint Neerings – the investigation is still officially open. However, Neerings said the Wasatch Fire District, “strongly encourages preventative maintenance, such as annual chimney cleanings and making sure your fire place is to code.”

You can contact the Wasatch Building Dept. at (435) 657-3200 to schedule them to inspect your fireplace.

“Many people close their fireplace damper trying to get an extended burn, but this causes increased build up inside their chimney – and this is not safe. This means they need to have their chimney checked more frequently and more cleanings may be required,” said Josh Reeder, owner of A Step In Time Chimney Sweep. If you Google™ “chimney sweeps in Heber City, Utah” you will find several vendors.

ATVs and Snowmobiles
You will need to complete our permit application form and exchange it for Timber Lakes stickers to operate any motorized recreational equipment in Timber Lakes (snowmobile, ATV, UTV, etc.). If your invited guests are bringing their own snowmobiles or ATVs, you will need to obtain a permit for those vehicles as well. Permits are issued to owners only, including permits for their guest’s recreational vehicles. We cannot issue a permit to a guest. Application forms for permits are available here. You can exchange the completed form for stickers in our office or at the security gate house.

Craig Allen
Vice President of Administration, TPLOA