GIS survey

Homeowners will receive a mailing with details about GIS survey activities in the neighborhood starting this week. The certified well operator is mapping and testing our curb stops (water on/off valves). Some are not where they are expected to be, and this will help us get ahead of emergencies when plumbers are on site and need to shut off water.

2021 Annual Meeting

The 2021 Annual Meeting is May 2, 2021, at 3:00pm. It’s a virtual meeting that was announced on a flier included with your 2021 hardcopy billing in late March. Please check your email for a link. Thank you.

New package lockers

Due to the sharp increase in package deliveries since the pandemic began, we had new package lockers installed at the subdivision entrance. Like the mailboxes and lockers of the existing unit, the new lockers are only available for Hill Timber residents, not those outside the HOA who have mailboxes installed at the entrance.

2020 billing

2020 water rates will increase nominally (5%), in accordance with the Bylaws. Non-water dues will stay the same per lot.

Please check your email for a notice about a suspicious person spotted in the neighborhood and reported to Troopers.

Working on billing

Several people have inquired about invoices for 2019 water payments and dues.  We are working on it, along with federal taxes, keeping the bills paid, working with the well operator, et cet.

A few friendly reminders:

  • Overnight street parking is not allowed.
  • Do not leave junk mail or phone books on top of the mailboxes for other people to clean up.
  • We will have some potential volunteer opportunities this spring and summer for neighborhood projects and well-house repairs.
  • We will organize an annual meeting barbecue this summer.

Thank you.

VFDs, sensing system

For the well pumps, the variable flow devices and remote sensor system installation are imminent.  We have been waiting for parts to arrive from Lower 48.  This will improve the water system tremendously and should eliminate all water hammer.

Also, if you got your pressure tank checked/serviced by a licensed professional, submit a copy of the paid invoice to us for a two-month water payments credit.

Lastly, we apparently have a new mail carrier contractor.  We’ll find out more and let you know what we know.  We’ll mail the promised newsletter as soon as we can, with full updates on your HOA and water utility.

water hammer

Multiple people have now reported improved water pressure (this is good) after our recent repairs.  Multiple people have also reported water hammer and/or discoloration (this is bad).  The discoloration is caused by the hammer.

I have been in touch with the well operator and tomorrow will get a quote for an improvement that will solve the hammer problem, save us on electricity, and save wear and tear on our old pumps.  We will do this ASAP.

Please have your water pressure tank inspected by a licensed contractor if that’s not up to date.  We will be offering two months’ free water payments if you send us the receipt.  More on that in the upcoming newsletter.

Thank you and thanks to those of you who are providing feedback.  We apologize for the inconvenience.