Welcome To River Run

Conveniently located approximately three miles west of downtown Spokane, River Run is a premier residential community.

Residents enjoy river views, a close proximity to downtown Spokane, convenient access north or south, and easy access to Spokane International Airport and Interstate I-90. Enjoy the many common areas, paved trail system and tree lined entrances.

River Run is located in the Hutton Elementary, Sacajawea Middle and Lewis & Clark High School districts.  Spokane Falls Community College is an easy walk. The development features quality builders for your home building experience.

Directions: From I-90:

Exit I-90 using the Maple Street exit when traveling east or west.  Then travel north on Maple Street, turn left on to Second Avenue and continue west to Sunset Blvd (go past the Rosauers store and and bear right — DO NOT take the underpass).  Right on Goverment Way at the stop light, and travel about one and a half miles, pass the cemetaries, and turn right into development (just prior to W. Fort George Wright Drive). This is part of the Bloomsday route.

Nearby landmarks:  Spokane Falls Community College and Life Center Church.

 

RESIDENTS PLEASE REGISTER FOR INFORMATION.

We ask that all residents of the development submit their e mail addresses to the address included in each of the River Run Ramblings newsletters or use the registration information located on this page.   Suggestions, additional River Run information, and feedback is welcome from all residents in River Run.

Bloomsday Runners Top 45,000 in Run Through River Run

Early reports indicate that over 45,000 runners completed the 2017 Bloomsday Road Race.  Of course the race route passes River Run on two sides, and residents have some of the best seats in the house to cheer on the participants from the elite runners down to the walkers.

 

Bloomsday 2017 Closures for River Run

All new and existing residents of River Run are reminded that access to this area will be restricted commencing at approximately 7:30 am on Sunday, May 7, 2017 due to the Bloomsday running event.  Access generally reopens at approximately 1:00 p.m.  It depends on whether all the runners have passed this area and clean up is complete.  Signs announcing street closures are already posted by City of Spokane crews at the entrances of River Run.  Streets near the start (downtown Spokane) and finish (Monroe Street Bridge) are closed beginning at 5:00 a.m., and reopen about 2:00 p.m. Other streets on the Bloomsday course begin closing at 7:30 a.m. and reopen after the final walkers pass. This will be as early as 11:00 a.m. for Riverside west of Monroe, and as late as 2:00 p.m. for Broadway west of Monroe.

Please remember, you are either in or out of the subdivision on Sunday starting approximately at 7:30 a.m in the morning.

For more information, contact the Bloomsday officials or the City of Spokane.

Fall Election Results

RamblingsAt the Annual Homeowner’s Meeting on September 6, we elected a new board member, Kay Comstock-Farrell, and Bob Bordonaro was re-elected for a new three-year term. Congratulations Kay and Bob! Dan Maguire has moved on to other volunteer opportunities and we thank him for his efforts on behalf of River Run HOA.

The Board and Officer positions are listed below:

At large, Dan Arch, cell: 509-869-6687

  • Vice President, Bob Bordonaro, cell: 509-869-1658
  • Treasurer, Taryn Hutchins, home: 509-747-8303, cell: 951-9522
  • Secretary, Kay Comstock-Farrell, home: 509-747-1047
  • At large, Tim Murphy, cell: 509-990-3549
  • President, Mark Nonnenmacher, cell: 509-953-0181

The CC&R Compliance and Architectural Committee consists of Dan Arch, Ed Murphy, Tim Murphy and Stephanie Klein, who replaces Dan Maguire. All architectural and CC&R questions/requests should be directed to Tim Murphy.

Note: We have seen several homes being repainted this year and the Architectural Committee requests that any house or trim colors differing from the originals be approved beforehand as outlined in the CC&R’s. Thanks!

General questions/problems should be directed to Bob Bordonaro. If necessary, Bob will enlist current Board members to handle these situations. Other Board members who receive inquiries will forward them to Bob with the goal of informing you how the request is being dealt with. We will do our best to address each issue in a timely manner, but there may be times that we cannot address a question until the next Board meeting.

To reference information presented at the fall 2016 meeting, please refer to the PowerPoint Presentation located on the River Run website.

You can click on the link for the presentation and the file will open in your Internet browser.

Please let us know how we can serve you best.

2017 Dues Will Increase Starting January 1st

RamblingsYour HOA Board works diligently to manage expenses within reason. Recently River Run had some unexpected repairs and expenses preventing us from building a reasonable reserve. These events are occurring more often and we feel it is prudent to implement a small increase in dues for the following reasons:

  • The large park had a main irrigation pipe fail, resulting in a $4,800 repair.
  • Our expected year-end reserve of just under $10,000 is not sufficient for unexpected costs.
  • We budgeted $5,000 as a small reserve for potential legal issues.
  • The City billed $700 for previously unbilled water use from a broken water meter.

The dues will increase from $475 to $525 for homes in River Run and from $285 to $315 for the Cottages at River Run.

Approval Required for Organized Park Activities

RamblingsLast summer, we had questions about organized sports activities in our large park. We have done some checking regarding HOA liability in this area. All organized activities must be approved in advance to satisfy our insurance requirements. Please contact Bob Bordonaro and allow plenty of time prior to the first event.

Neighborhood Traffic Issues Continued to Be Addressed

RamblingsSeveral neighbors have expressed concern about speeding in the River Run neighborhood and disregard for traffic rules. Some of your neighbors have been involved in a “Traffic Calming Study” with the City of Spokane for our neighborhood. Grant money through the West Hills Neighborhood Council is available for this, but it will be a long process. In the meantime, please observe traffic laws already in place: the speed limit is 25 unless otherwise marked, all intersections in River Run are “uncontrolled” and when a school bus is loading and unloading, you must stop.

John Meekhof presented updated information at the fall meeting and his notes can be found on the fall meeting PowerPoint presentation as well.