ANNUAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT:
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017 @ 2PM at the Blind Dog Restaurant
ANNUAL REQUEST FOR ATTENDANCE OR PROXIES AND DUES PAYMENT OF $200 PER LOT: MAIL TO: BEPOA, P.O. BOX 683010, PARK CITY, UTAH 84068
Dear Brighton Estates Property Owner, November 9, 2017
The purpose of this letter is to communicate with you about our upcoming Annual Meeting, which is scheduled at 2PM on December 9, 2017 at 1251 Kearns Blvd, Park City in the Blind Dog Restaurant. The meeting will be held in the same room as last year’s meeting.
As a reminder, if you cannot make the meeting please complete the proxy that will arrive in your mailbox next week and send it to our BEPOA P.O. Box 683010 with your annual dues check. In order to attend and vote or vote via proxy,, your annual dues must be post marked by December 4th or hand delivered to Warren Epstein, our Board Secretary, by December 4th. His phone # is 801-230-9944. Warren’s email is: email@example.com.
This year’s Annual Meeting will be restricted to members who have paid their annual dues and have the right to vote. Non-members and people actively involved in a lawsuit against our Association will not be allowed to attend because of proprietary information and the unruly behavior of several non-members in last year’s meeting. I personally accept and try to understand their viewpoint but we will not allow folks to disrupt the flow of our Annual meeting.
We have made progress during the past year in resolving the important long-term direction of our community. We are now engaged in 3 lawsuits because it has become apparent that this legally driven approach is the only way we will eventually determine the long-term direction of our neighborhood. I will explain in more detail as part of my remarks at the Annual Meeting.
Below are a few highlights explaining our current efforts:
- Building permits: In the BEPOA Board’s opinion, the Wasatch County Council has unlawfully dissolved the Brighton Estates Special Service District(BESSD). As a result, we are in a lawsuit against the County so this matter can be properly resolved. The Court has been engaged to review the case and eventually will rule on whether the District was properly or improperly dissolved. Once this decision is known everyone will have a better idea what to do with his or her Brighton Estates property from a personal planning perspective. As I stated in last year’s letter, you should know that we do have a group of neighbors that consists mainly of folks who already have cabins with water who have actively and aggressively tried to convince the WC Council and fellow vacant lot owners that there is 1970’s-era alternative to obtain building permits. Their incorrect implication is that BESSD is not necessary. This simply is not true because if it was then we would be getting building permits by now. Evidence of this situation is verified by the fact that the last building permit was issued in 2006.
- The Winter Plow Program went reasonably well in the 2016-2017 season, although we had to make adjustments (like plowing to the S-curves at times) because we ran low on funds due to a big snow year. As you probably know from a previous announcement, we have raised the key fee for the 2017-18-plow season to $600.00 so we have more money, if needed. Please know the key fee money goes into a specific plow fund account at Chase Bank and is only used for plowing activities.
As our gate key agreement states, the BEPOA will continue to plow as long as the plow program has funds. If we run out of money, we will stop plowing before the end of the snow season. The plow fund accounting will be managed independent of our general fund and will be fully transparent to anyone who buys a key. Our plow manager is long-time resident, Matt Meinhold. He can be reached at 435-640-3005. His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your direct contact to purchase a gate key is long time resident, Bridgette Meinhold. Her cell is #435-640-7558 and her email is: email@example.com.
Please buy a key and help support BEPOA’s effort to plow all season and maintain permanent access from Park City to our neighborhoods even if you rarely intend to use the key.
- Just like last year, your BEPOA Board has continued to meet on the third Tuesday of most months to handle our ongoing business. I am pleased to report that things have gone fine and that our finances are better than ever. We have sold 3 water shares in the past year at record prices and the Board is very careful in allocating how the money is spent. Our main focus continues to be centered on the effort to satisfy the County’s infrastructure requirements so our members who have legally platted vacant lots may get building permits. As stated above, the last such permit was issued in 2006. This is simply ridiculous.
- Annual Dues: They remain unchanged at $200/lot. Your invoice will be enclosed in a mailing that will go out shortly. Please be looking for that in your mailbox and contact me by email if you need direct assistance. You can also pay the dues on line by going to: brightonestatespropertyowners.org.
Of course, you also need to contribute your dues so you can attend the meeting and vote for new directors and vote on any other issues presented.
Can’t attend the meeting? Please send your check and proxy to BEPOA, PO Box 683010, Park City, UT 84068 no later than December 4th. The needed paperwork will arrive in your mailbox next week. If you do not receive the mailing, please reach out to me via my email, below.
- Original signature proxies (including those signed via DocuSign) and corresponding dues payments must be post marked and mailed to the above mailing address by December 4th, 2017. No payments or proxies will be accepted after the hard deadline or at the December 9th meeting due to past improprieties. Payment will not be accepted at the door in an effort to eliminate any conflicts or delays in starting the meeting like we have experienced at past Annual Meetings. No exceptions will be made in fairness to everyone who properly conforms to the stated deadlines.
We thank you for your ongoing support and assistance in helping the neighborhood improve in a thoughtful manner. If you haven’t been involved in the past, we now urge you to now get involved! The Board is committed to making appropriate and respectful decisions aimed at facilitating day-to-day business of the BEPOA and the issuance of building permits along with improved roads and water infrastructure for our neighborhood.
We are striving to be responsive and inclusive to all our members.
Mark J Fischer
President, Brighton Estates Property Owners Association, Inc.
Cell #: 435-640-6858