NORTHSTAR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
Northstar Home | Minutes
of Special Meeting on July 5, 2005
Comments by Lot #
- Lot # 1
- Lot # 2
- Lot # 3
- Lot # 4
- Lot # 5
- Lot # 6
- Lot # 7
- Lot # 8
- Point 1: The road was constructed in 1978
before any houses were built.
- Ergo - what (according
to President / Secretary Annie Lewis Garda (lot 7) in her
Minutes ) "Mike Kelly reported that their excavations
had shown that the dirt on their property
[RR ties and dirt are from turnout
removed for lot 7 & 8 driveways] and under
the road [wrong - no way of
looking under the road.] is actually topsoil.
Apparently, the dirt excavated from the first two homes
built was dumped in that area to make it flat enough for a
road [wrong - road was already
built!]. Then the road was built on the flattest
part [wrong- road was built before
any house could be.]. The result is that the road
is not only two feet over the Kelly property line
[totally wrong, see sheet 4 of
7, Northstar Subdivision - As Builts 11-1-78, a copy is
available from the engineering department of the Snyderville
Basin Water Reclamation District, 2800 Homestead Rd, Park
City, UT 84098, point of contact : District Engineer
Bryan Atwood, firstname.lastname@example.org,
(435) 649-7993 extension
245 ], but is also built on soft soil
[wrong - the entire weight of the
three houses on lots 6, 7 and 8, was transported over this
road without incident.].
- Point 2: The road is considered by the Park City
Chief Building Official: Ron Ivie, 615-5105, email@example.com
as an acceptable "existing condition" and any attempt to modify
it will require very expensive compliance with present day
code. Ron also said he "didn't want any cement trucks on the
road until the foundation was back filled".
- Point 3: Once restored to original condition (14 ft
wide) it will handle fire trucks way it does the Mount Olympus
Water truck - drive up back down. Lowell is 32 ft wide, i.e.
two 16 ft wide lanes and a fire/water truck can't turn around
down there either.
- Point 4: The reason the road was placed where it is
because "it reduced the amount of blasting required to get it
flat", PR. The ARC has no association (organizational) memory
and this could cost us all dearly.
- Point 5: A wider upper road would reduce green
space, generate more heat and snow to remove or store.
- Point 6: A higher upper road would impact lot 5.
- Point 7:
- Lot # 9
- Lot # 10
Annie Lewis Garda,
Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District, (435)
649-7993, 2800 Homestead Rd, Park City, UT 84098
Those in attendance could see that the upper part of the Northstar
road is in a precarious position. Excavation of the Kelly home and
leaks in the city water system lead to considerable erosion and
damage. Mike Kelly reported that the road is now safe, even for
trucks. The builder expects construction to be far enough along by
the end of September that he can return the road to its original
condition. He will repair the temporary patches he has made and
install a rolled curb. The dirt area around the fire hydrant is the
responsibility of the city. Bill Truxes indicated there is still
water leaking from a pipe that goes to the VanDenburgh home and that
the city is coming back to repair it.
Bill Truxes said he had engineer's reports indicating otherwise.
He will send these reports to Mike Kelly. Mike has had preliminary
discussions with an engineer regarding the road and suggested that we
hire him to give us options for improving the road. Discussion
pointed out that we are now a subdivision of multi-million dollar
homes and we should have infrastructure which at least supports
safety vehicles. David VanDenburgh moved, and Mike Kelly seconded, a
motion to spend up to $1,000 for an engineer to give us options for
road improvement. The motion passed without dissent.