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.

Fall 2017 Election Results

At the Annual Homeowner’s Meeting on September 26, the Homeowners re-elected Taryn Hutchins and Dan Arch for new three- year terms.

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, cell: 509-951-9522

Secretary, Kay Comstock-Farrell, cell: 509-750-1153

At large, Tim Murphy, cell: 509-990-3549

President, Mark Nonnenmacher, cell: 509-953-0181

CC&R Compliance and Architectural Committee

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

If you are renting your home out, please make sure your tenants are aware of all pertinent CC&R’s

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!

Non-architectural and general questions or concerns should be directed to Bob Bordonaro. If necessary, Bob will enlist other 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 we cannot address a question until the next Board meeting.

To reference information presented at the fall 2017 meeting, please refer to this link to download the presentation in pdf file format or open the file in your Internet browser.

Please let us know how we can serve you best.

2018 Dues

Your Board works diligently to effectively manage the HOA budget. Our 2017 forecasted budget was closely aligned with actual expenditures and our reserves are growing to a more appropriate level. Accordingly, dues will remain the same for 2018.

Capital Projects for River Run

Often your Board receives requests for capital expenditures to improve our community. These include park improvements, additional lighting, and major landscaping renovations. While these requests have merit, many of them involve substantial expenditures for which we have no budget. Further, we have restrictions in our Bylaws on expenditures for capital improvements as follows:

4.2 Limitation on Board’s Power. Except with the vote or written approval of a majority of the voting power of the Association, the Board shall be prohibited from taking any of the following actions:

4.2.1 Incurring aggregate expenditures for capital improvements to any Common Area in any fiscal year in excess of five percent (5%) of budgeted gross expenses of the Association for that fiscal year.

Our annual budgeted gross expenditures are about $100,000, limiting our annual capital expenditures to approximately $5,000 without membership approval. Also, many projects do not have unanimous support, particularly if we would have to make a special assessment to fund the expenditure.

We encourage those who feel strongly about a capital project to organize with like-minded residents, gather facts about the project, and rally community support. The Board is happy to review requests and will assist in bringing the matter before the membership should a vote be required. That said, the Board is comprised of elected, unpaid (required in the Bylaws) volunteers, all who have busy schedules and may not have time to conduct the research or canvas the neighborhood for support.

We appreciate your understanding and welcome your involvement in the community!

2017 Budget

Below is our year-to-date budget for 2017. We have increased projections for Mowing/Landscaping, Irrigation and Maintenance. All other expenses should remain about the same in 2018. The finalized 2018 budget will be posted on the River Run website in early 2018.

Basketball Hoops

Basketball hoops left on city streets are a violation of Spokane Municipal Code, Section 12.02.0737, “Obstruction of Public Right of Way.” Basketball hoops are not allowed on City streets at any time. Note that this is not a violation of River Run CC&R’s. A complaint to the City may not be filed anonymously,  although confidentiality may be requested in the application.

Here is a link to the application which is self explanatory.

The City may cause the removal or destruction of such obstruction of the public way by notice of violation and may issue a civil infraction or bill for reimbursement of costs incurred.

For more information, here are links to the appropriate section in the SMC and a very informative Neighborhood FAQ page.

There are several hoops on the streets in our neighborhood. Please be conscious of the infraction and your neighbors’ opinions. At the very least, hoops on the street are dangerous for drivers and snow plows. The homeowner is liable for any incident involving street obstructions. 

The common-questions link has links to complaint forms for each violation. If you have any other questions, please contact Bob Bordonaro @ 509-869-1658.

Spring Fling

We had a neighborhood gathering on July 15 for river cleanup and meeting and greeting. We hoped to have it earlier, but the river level was high enough to prohibit safe clean up. Several neighbors pitched in and we gathered a large pickup full of debris. Hot dogs and refreshments followed! Thanks to everyone that showed up to help and/or eat hot dogs! We will do another one in the spring/summer of 2018