SPRING BRUNCH & EASTER EGG HUNT

Please join us for the Harvest Crossing HOA Spring Activity on Saturday March 28th at 10:30 a.m.   We’ll be having an Easter Egg Hunt, followed by yummy Brunch.

Extended families are invited, so bring your grandkids, nieces, nephews, grandparents, etc., and enjoy some delicious food while you get to know your neighbors.

If you will have family participating in the Easter Egg Hunt, please bring a bag of wrapped easter candy (or similar amount of small toys etc.) per child participating to the Milne’s home 10334 S Cold Moon Place by Wednesday, March 25th.

More help would be much appreciated! Anyone who can help out please contact Jamie Treseder at 385-222-1397.

December 2014 Newsletter

Happy Holidays!
The Harvest Crossing HOA Board extends its best wishes to each of you for a joyous holiday season! Thank you for your individual contributions to our community over the past year, and we look forward to a great 2015!

2015 Annual Meeting
Mark your calendars for the 2015 Annual Residents Meeting, which will be held at 7:00pm on Monday, January 12, at the South Jordan Library. Formal notices with anticipated agenda items will be distributed later this month. Please make every effort to attend—your input is vital to our community!

Committee Participants
Volunteers are needed to serve on the Community Events and the Community ‘Use of Lots’ Exceptions Committee. Please email the Board if you are willing to help.

Maintenance
Backflow Valves
Just one more reminder to check your backflow valves for the winter. Valve maintenance and inspection costs are the responsibility of each homeowner. For more information on the South Jordan City requirements, see: http://www.sjc.utah.gov/backflow.asp.

While we have asked the city to conduct the required inspections, we do not have a date this will occur—we’ve just been “put on the list.” We expect they will notify individual homeowners when they schedule a date, and if the Board receives any other detailed information in this regard we’ll pass it along.

Winter Maintenance
Holmes Property Maintenance has completed all fall landscaping projects, and they have prepared for snow removal by placing plow markers. We have also asked them to keep the snow piles to a minimum so as to avoid blind spots and play hazards. With regard to winter safety, please speak with your children about leaving the snow markers in place, and exercising caution when sledding/playing in the common areas or on snow piles, as this is done at your own risk.

Formal Complaints
We’ve been asked by a few residents how they can file formal complaints they may have with Peterson Homes/Development. While the HOA cannot become involved in individual homeowner issues, or provide any formal legal advice, the following links may be helpful:

Better Business Bureau: https://www.bbb.org/consumer-complaints/file-a-complaint/get-started

Utah Division of Professional Licensing: http://www.dopl.utah.gov/investigations/complaint.html

For formal warranty issues: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0186-warranties-newly-built-homes

If your problems are severe, we encourage you to seek private legal counsel.

October Community Update

Hello Residents,

We hope you’re enjoying this spectacularly beautiful time of year!  Please take a few minutes to review the following community information.

Community Gathering
We hope to see everyone (even if it’s just for a few minutes) at “A Taste of Fall” — our first annual community gathering which will be held Saturday, October 11th at 6:00 p.m. Come get to know your neighbors and bring a treat to share.  You should have received an invitation on your door with all the details.

3rd Amendment Update
As you may recall, an Amendment to the community CC&Rs was passed in the majority at the August community meeting that prohibits rental of properties. Because concerns were raised during the meeting that the Amendment as passed may create a hardship in certain exceptional circumstances, the HOA Board proposed the formation of an oversight committee to review any potential requests to temporarily suspend enforcement of the 3rd Amendment (i.e., requests to rent one’s home).  The Board subsequently crafted the resolution available at the link below, which we invite you to review.  The next step in this process is to form the oversight committee, and we invite community members interested in participating on the committee to contact the Board by October 18th, or you may provide any feedback to the resolution via an email to the Board.  Resolution link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxKPcyZXOrd3N1Z4SF8wZXVxZTQ/view?usp=sharing

Maintenance Items

Lawns & Sprinkler Shut-down

  • Fertilization was completed Friday, October 3rd
  • Final mowing will occur Monday October 13th
  • Water turnoff / line blow out will occur sometime after October 15th
    • If you have an interior turnoff, you should turn it off no later than October 15th
    • If you have an exterior turnoff, please clear the grass away so the landscaper can easily find it

Stop-Waste – UPDATE
Thanks to Tammy Robinson for sharing updated information on the stop waste valves. In this regard, it was confirmed with South Jordan City that they will pay for the certifications of your stop waste valves, and the city indicated they would add Harvest Crossing to their list to complete.  Until then, homeowners do NOT need to do anything. Once South Jordan has added our community to the list, you should receive a post card indicating the timing for the certification.  You do not need to be present for the inspection.  When the certification is successfully completed, the inspection company will provide a certification document, which is effective for one year.  If your valve fails inspection, you will need to, at your expense, repair the value and have it certified again either by the same company or one you choose. Again, the good news is that you do not need to do nothing until the city engages our homes.

Best wishes for a Happy Fall!

HOA Board

IMPORTANT FALL 2014 MAINTENANCE INFORMATION & COMMUNITY REMINDERS

Happy Fall to all!
Please take a moment to review important information regarding upcoming maintenance dates /actions, and a few CC&R reminders.

DOGSPlease clean up after your dogs, and place any waste in your own garbage cans, not the pavilion cans.

CARSCars cannot be left parked on the street overnight. This CC&R will be strictly enforced with fines and towing.

HOA DUESAs noted in the CC&Rs, HOA dues statements are only sent if you are delinquent. This helps control HOA costs. If you would like a monthly statement, the cost is $10 a month, and must be requested in writing.

SPRINKLER DAMAGE – Remember to immediately report sprinkler damage caused by the maintenance company. See last month’s post for reporting information.

BLOCK PARTY – We’ve asked our Community Events Committee to consider doing a Fall Block Party on October 18th, and will be providing more updates on this if it is finalized. If you are interested in helping, or have input, please contact the Board.

FALL FERTILIZING – A fall fertilizer/weed killer will be applied at the end of the month. Confirmation of the date will be sent the week prior. To improve efficacy, do not water for at least 24 hours before/after application.

WATER SHUT-OFF / SPRINKLER DRAINING – The maintenance company will be turning off the water and blowing out sprinkler lines on approximately October 15th, depending on weather. Confirmation of the date will be the week prior. While the maintenance company will blow out the lines, you are responsible for certain steps based on the type of system on your property, so carefully read the instructions below to ensure you’re prepared. Please also carefully read the “Backflow Valves” information at the bottom of the post.

INTERIOR VALVESHomeowners are responsible to shut off interior valves—the maintenance company will not be entering homes to do this. In this regard, if your turnoff is in your basement, and if you have a drain valve, you should turn your water off and drain any minimal residual water. After draining the line, make sure you close it so nothing gets blown back into your basement when the maintenance company blows out the lines.

EXTERIOR VALVES – If your water is turned off from the outside, the maintenance company will turn your water off prior to blowing out the lines.

BACKFLOW VALVESIndividual homeowners are responsible for the certification (see below), maintenance, and repair of their backflow valves. Blowing out your sprinkler system helps prevent damage to your backflow valves but does not guarantee it from damage. The only way to prevent damage to your backflow is to remove and store it during the winter. If removed, cover the exposed pipes to prevent contamination.

If you have an all-metal backflow the complete unit needs to be removed at the couplers. If you have a plastic insert backflow, the plastic insert needs to be removed and the valves left open and covered to prevent contamination.

BACKFLOW VALVE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT – Last spring we learned that there is a city law that requires backflows be certified every year to make sure they are working properly. A copy of the requirement can be found on the South Jordan City website. Certification is the responsibility of individual homeowners and typically costs $45-$50.00 per year.

We have found a vendor that is willing to perform this certification for $30.00 per valve if the entire community commits (more if not). The vendor is: Smart Backflow Services, 801-566-5756, trams.russ@gmail.com (Russell Smart, Owner), and you should contact them directly. Smart Backflow also provides service and repairs if needed. The best time to complete this certification is in the spring after the water is turned on.

Please contact the Board should you have questions on any of the items above.

Happy Fall!

2014 Community Meeting Report & August Newsletter

Dear Residents,

We hope everyone is enjoying the final days of summer– it is passing all too quickly!

As you are aware, the 2014 Community Meeting was held Tuesday, August 5th, where a new amendment to the CC&Rs was passed, new Board Members were elected, the financials updated through June and various HOA matters were discussed.

Following is a brief meeting report on the key items.

COMMUNITY MEETING REPORT

Financial Report

Shane Siddoway, (The HOA CPA) reported on the June Year-to-Date 2014 Income Statement & Balance Sheet, which was provided to all residents in the pre-meeting packet. To date the HOA is trending slightly under budget, with maintenance as the largest HOA expense.   Costs have been controlled with significant reductions since the HOA was transferred to the residents, and there is currently a balance of approximately $25,000 in the HOA reserve account, which is helping to build the necessary reserve for future expenditures.

If you have questions regarding your Homeowner statements (which will only be sent for delinquencies and late fees), please directly contact Mr. Siddoway at his E-mail address of: physmgmt@utahisp.com or business number of 801-253-0813.  For any other financial-related questions, you may email the Board at HOAHarvestCrossing@gmail.com.

Board Elections

Harvest Crossing’s Board was expanded from three to five members.  Kevin Stevenson, Mike Truman and Merilee Hunt were elected, joining Craig Romney and Alicia Holdaway.  Subsequent to the Community Meeting, Andrew Petersen, who was nominated and received votes, was invited to join the Board to replace Alicia Holdaway, who tendered her resignation.

On behalf of the residents and the Board we thank Alicia for her service and contributions to the community.

On August 11, 2014, the new Board met and voted on new board assignments and terms, which were established as follows:

  • Kevin Stevenson will remain as President and HOA Treasurer. (1.5 Year Term)
  • Craig Romney will serve the Chair of the Modification Committee and will remain on the HOA Account for review and expense approvals. (1.5 Year Term).
  • Merilee Hunt will serve as the Board Secretary and as a member of the Litigation Committee. She will also be added to the HOA Account for review and expense approvals. (2.5 Year Term).
  • Michael Truman will serve as the Chair of the Legal Committee and Chair of the Litigation Committee. (3.5 Year Term)
  • Andrew Petersen will serve as the Chair of the CC&R Committee (2.5 Year Term)
  • All other volunteer committee members from the community will remain the same.

Legal Opinion Update

As you may recall from the last Community Meeting, the residents approved having the Board engage outside counsel to provide an opinion letter regarding potential legal action against Peterson Development. This letter was provided to the Board just prior to the Community Meeting, and there was not sufficient time to review it prior to the meeting. The Board-appointed Litigation Committee is conducting an in-depth review of the legal opinion and will provide updates in the near future.

Amendment 3 to CC&Rs

The proposed Amendment 3 to the CC&Rs to prohibit rental properties was passed, and was filed with the State of Utah on August 15, 2014. As requested at the Community Meeting; the Board will also further review the request for an additional study of potential exception guidelines to the Amendment.  As a result, the Board unanimously appointed Mike Truman as Chairman of an oversight committee to begin this process, and he will work to accomplish this in conjunction with additional Board Members and Community volunteers who have expressed an interest in this process.

The rest of the Community Meeting was dedicated to sharing updates and information on other general community items.   Those items, as well as calendaring and general reminders are included below.

INFO, REMINDERS, CALENDAR ITEMS & OTHER STUFF!

Communication

As a reminder, the best place for community information is here on the Blog, and the majority of community information will be shared here. Email notifications will be sent to let you know when there are new posts.   Any official or important matters, however, will be handled through email or US mail.

Information Note:

In the past we have provided a copy of the community directory to get to know our neighbors. We have had new neighbors move in and would like to update and publish this in the next newsletter. If you object to having your information shared in the community please let us know. As always, this information is confidential and may not be used for personal or business purposes.

Maintenance & Projects

  • Various projects have recently been completed including road repair, the addition of safety signs and curb painting as recommended by South Jordan Fire.
  • New mulch has been applied in the common/playground areas. PLEASE monitor your children/grandchildren to ensure they do not remove/throw the mulch or rocks.
  • When the weather cools, the playground shade awning will be temporarily removed for repairs.
  • Bids are being collected to have issues with the water feature addressed. Due to damage and poor design, tremendous amounts of water were being lost at significant cost to the community, so options are being evaluated.

CC&R Reminders

  • Vehicles may not be parked on the street overnight
  • Garbage cans need to be stored out of view

 Landscaping

A big thanks to Stacy Ward in our community who spends countless hours ensuring it looks great– he helps with watering and various maintenance issues, and has saved the community thousands of dollars. He also could use help, so please contact a member of the Board if you can lend a hand with adjusting/turning of sprinklers or other items that help us control costs.

Thus far we have also been pleased with the service provided by the landscaping company, Holmes Property Maintenance, and they have been great to address issues as they arise. They have now agreed to allow the residents to contact them directly so that response times are quicker and you are not waiting on a member of the Board to contact them. Starting immediately, please contact the owner, Travis, at: travis@holmes-pm.com / 801-231-3814 to report issues.   If your issue is not resolved or you do not receive a response, you may then contact the Board by email at HOAHarvestCrossing@gmail.com. You should still report common area issues to the Board, who will interact with Holmes Property.

Pavilion Reservations

Just a reminder that for private use, the Pavilion must be reserved by emailing the Board, who will send you a reservation form for review and your signature. A reservation sign holder is being added so reservations are posted.

Dates to Remember

  • Community Fall Yard Sale – Saturday, September 6 from 7:00 a.m. to Noon. The east gate will be open during this time. Exterior signs will be placed, and you are also encouraged to place online ads to help drive traffic. If you do post ads online, remember to refresh them the night before so they will be “top of the list.” Remember that no private yard sales are allowed.
  • The Spring Community Yard Sale will be held the weekend following Memorial Day.

Thanks to all of you for making Harvest Crossing a great place to live. Members are needed for various committees and projects, so please contact a member of the Board if you can help.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5TH MEETING!!! 7:00 PM

REMINDER!!  Harvest Crossing HOA community meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, August 5th @ 7:00 pm.  You should have all received a meeting packet at your doorstep by now. The primary reason for this meeting is to vote in new Board Members.  We will also be updating the community on a few items as well as discussing the recent petition concerning rental properties.

It is important for every household to have a vote in their community so we ask that you try and attend this meeting!

Location: South Jordan Library @ 10673 S. Redwood Road.

 

Important Landscape & Parking Alerts!

You may have noticed the bright red curb that joined our community this week 🙂   At the suggestion of South Jordan Fire Department and to minimize blind corners for cars, we have painted the curb around the fire hydrants and the east end of the Pavilion.  Please ensure your family and friends know not to park in this area.  This will be especially important when you reserve the pavilion!

Also, we’ve noticed the grass around the community is a bit yellow this year and the Landscape company has recommended some additional applications of fertilizer.  During the year our landscaping company will be fertilizing all of our lawns, both community and personal.  We will have a total of 4 applications; liquid in the spring and fall and granule twice in the summer.  Please watch for the 2 applications in the summer and increase your watering after the application to soak into your grass.  The first application will be in the next couple of weeks.

ALSO – WHILE I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION –

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WE STILL NEED PEOPLE TO STEP UP AND NOMINATE THEMSELVES FOR THE HOA BOARD!!!  IT TAKES A TEAM TO KEEP THE COMMUNITY RUN NICE!  PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING!

PLEASE NOTE!  The Board Members Voting meeting has been moved to TUESDAY, AUGUST 5TH FROM 7:00 – 8:30 PM AT THE SOUTH JORDAN LIBRARY!!