Let me begin this post by reminding you that we (the Timber Lakes Property Owners Association or TLPOA) are NOT the Water Company. See We Are Not the Water Company. If you have any questions or concerns about what follows in this post, please do not email me or call the Association. Instead, contact the Water Company. I will provide their telephone number and website at the end.

As a public service to the Timber Lakes property owners, I am providing my own summary of a legal notice printed in the Wasatch Wave on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 on pages C7-C8. The Timber Lakes Water Special Services District (the “Water Company”) placed the notice in the paper. Remember, we (TLPOA) are not the Water Company. The Water Company is a completely separate entity, governed by a completely different board. The property owners elect our Board. The Wasatch County Council appoints their Board.

The legal notice states that the total cost of improvements to the water storage and delivery system in Timber Lakes is $7,224,758.52. The lot owners will pay for this amount. The per-lot assessment is $4,778.28.

The Wasatch County Council has appointed a Board of Equalization and Review (BEAR) to hear and consider objections to the proposed assessments. The BEAR will meet with lot owners to hear and consider objections on Thursday, November 4 and Friday, November 5, 2010 between the hours of 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm at the County offices located at 25 N. Main in Heber City. On those two dates, the assessment list, plats and amounts of the proposed assessment against each lot will be available for review from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in the County offices.

If a property owner wishes to object to the assessment on his or her lot(s), the owner will need to appear before the BEAR at one of the two meetings listed above.

Finally, the legal notice states that a prepayment option will be available to property owners This means the owner can choose to prepay the entire assessment or to pay monthly for twenty (20) years. The final numbers should be available at the November meeting of the Water Company (Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 6:00 pm at the County offices).

The Water Company will mail a copy of the actual legal notice to the billing address and tax ID address of the owner of each lot, as well as deliver a copy to each cabin on the mountain.

What you are now reading is NOT an official summary of the legal notice and has not been reviewed by the TLPOA Board of Directors. It is my own opinion of what the legal notice states. While I am considered to be an expert on what my opinion is, this summary should not be relied upon for any factual content.

Additional information will be made available on the Water Company website, at http://timberwaterssd.com/. You may also call the Water Company at 435.654.0125.

Please do not contact Timber Lakes about water issues. We are not the Water Company.

John Blickenstaff, Secretary & Webmaster