New CC&Rs for Review

UPDATED POST 12/5/17

Update after the meeting


The Board was thrilled to receive several emails prior to the meeting on November 30 and happy to see dozens more at the meeting. Many of the ideas expressed in email were addressed at the meeting but unfortunately we did not have time to address them all. Therefore we will host another meeting on Wednesday, December 20 from 6-8 pm at the Harmons in Traverse Mountain. At this meeting we will be able to discuss the concerns that were not addressed previously as well as any new concerns arising from the updated copy from the attorney. We will send out the updated CC&Rs as soon as we have them back from the attorney.

Updates made during the meeting  


  1. 7.6 and 13.1 Owner neglect and Right to enter lots
    1. Remove ability to enter Residence of single unit homes. Better define the scenarios where townhomes can be entered for insurance reasons. 
    2. The language about "hearing or seeing running water, smelling or seeing smoke, hearing abnormal or excessive noises and foul smells" needs to be removed from single unit homes. The townhomes need something for insurance reasons but it needs to be specific and clear what the scenarios are that insurance would require us to enter in order to reduce liability of the HOA. Currently it is too vague and open for potential abuse and isn't clear these are emergency situations.
    3. Segregate out the ability to enter an uninhabited lot from a single unit or townhome lot to handle owner neglect or violations. Define uninhabited lot so it states they never have, or are no longer, living at the residence. The process followed to enter the lot in both scenarios needs to be spelled out (2 notices and fine will have been sent via email or letter).
    4. Change the wording about "reasonable notice shall be given to enter lot" and "48 hours to enter lot." Have full process for notifying and that entering the lot is a last resort to rectify a situation (2 notices and fine will have been sent via email or letter). 
    5. Add the ability to enter the lot, but not a fenced back yard without permission, to inspect a reported violation in order to send a notice. Still allow for the ability to enter the the townhomes for the situations mentioned in section above.
    6. Consider whether Article 13 is needed at all as it's own section due to the above mentioned changes, or if everything would be covered with the Owner neglect section.
  2. 5.5 Special Assessments
    1. Change to $200 for all units, both single unit and townhomes.
    2. Remove special assessment for being used towards "Construction." It can be used for reconstruction or unexpected repair or replacement, just not construction.
  3. 9.4 Recreational and Commercial vehicles
    1. Personal use trucks are allowed. Clarify wording so that no one can be confused about personal trucks; It is the massive trucks, such as non passenger work trucks such as Ford 550, dump trucks and semi trucks. 
    2. Reference that parking will also be governed by the city guidelines, in addition to these rules.
    3. The language of the third sentence from the last needs to change from "Such vehicles are not allowed on trails within the Project." to "No vehicles with an internal combustion engine are allowed on the trails within the Project." The intent here is that bicycles and mountain bikes are allowed on the trails but we don't want ATVs and other such things with engines that allow the user to go incredibly fast.
  4. 9.5 Pets and Animals
    1. Call out that chickens are allowed per the Rules, see the Rules for further details.
    2. Call out that no roosters are allowed.
  5. 5.19 Reinvestment fee
    1. Change language to specify that it can match the amount set by the management company, or if no management company then in accordance with Utah Code section 57-1-46 (as is stated currently).
  6. 9.12 Equipment and Automobile Maintenance
    1. Allow for maintenance in the driveway so long as the vehicle is not left overnight in a condition that appears that maintenance is still in progress.
  7. 9.15 Leases
    1. Remove the last sentence, "If the Owner fails to act accordingly, the Board may initiate eviction proceedings on behalf of the Owner, and through this Declaration the Owner hereby assigns the Association the authority to do so." unless there is some legal requirement for us to have it for protection or other liability issue.
    2. Change initial lease term down to 6 months.
  8. 5.15 subsection 5 Collection Action at Law
    1. Sub section 5 - Remove as we don't pay any utilities going directly to single unit homes or townhomes.

The following is a timeline of events: 

  • Hope to receive changes by December 11 and sent out to the community by December 12. 
  • Meeting on Wednesday, December 20 from 6-8 pm.
  • Receive any additional changes by January 7.
  • Final discussion at Annual Board Meeting Tuesday, January 9 at 7 pm.
  • Finalized CC&Rs will be sent along with a ballot to vote. Votes need to be returned by January 31.
  • Starting February 1 volunteers will start knocking on doors to request signatures of those we have not received a response from. These volunteers will likely come in the evenings.



ORIGINAL POST 11/15/17

The new CC&Rs are ready for review by the community. Please take a moment to read through the new CC&Rs below and provide feedback by 11:59 PM on November 30, 2017. On December 1, 2017 the Board will meet and review the feedback with our attorney and make any necessary changes before sending out ballots for you to vote.

View the CC&Rs by clicking the image below 




View the Articles of Incorporation by clicking the image below 




Feedback should be emailed to board@springcreekranchhoa.com.

For those who have questions, a special meeting will be held Thursday, November 30 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Legacy Center located at 123 Center St., Lehi, UT 84043. You will have the opportunity to ask your questions or raise your concerns to the Board in person. 

As you may know our CC&Rs are in desperate need of updating, especially due to the purchase of the creek this year and the dissolution of our relationship with Pure Now. We have also been working with attorneys to bring our CC&Rs current with state legislation.

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