Please note that intermittent traffic control on Fort George Wright Drive has commenced August 8, 2019.
In preparation for the new traffic light signals at the intersection of Fort George Wright Drive and Elliot Drive, the Spokane Transit Authority (STA) will implement intermittent traffic control on Fort George Wright Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting August 8, 2019 and continuing up to two weeks. The subcontractor will only be closing one lane at a time starting with the east bound lanes.
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.
We have had a change in Board Members. Due to health concerns, Hugh Imhof had to step down. The person who received the next highest votes at our September, 2018 meeting was Tim Murphy. Tim has agreed to step in and fill out the rest of Hugh’s term. Here is your updated Board information:
- President, Carl Sohn, cell: 509-944-1423 (carl.sohn @ northwestfcs.com)
- Vice President, Bob Bordonaro, cell: 509- 869-1658 (bobb @ datapronw.com)
- Treasurer, Taryn Hutchins, cell: 509-951- 9522 (tarynhutchins @ comcast.net)
- Secretary, Kay Comstock-Farrell, phone: 509-750-1153 (ketc7 @ yahoo.com)
- At large, Tim Murphy, cell: 509-990-3549 (tmurp43 @ comcast.net)
- At large, Dan Arch, cell: 509-869-6687 (d_arch @ hotmail.com)
The River Run Homeowner’s Association annual meeting is set for September 10. It will be held in the Multipurpose Room at Life Center Church from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Most importantly, we will be electing two Board members. If anyone is interested in running for a Board position, please call one of the Board members above. This is an unpaid, volunteer commitment to a three-year term. Many of the current members have done more than one term. It is healthy for the Board to have new voices. Please consider becoming a Board member!
We have set a date for an informal BBQ and large park spruce-up party. This date also coincides with the National Night Out.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
Date: August 6
- Time: 5:30-8 p.m.
- Location: The “Big” Park
- Food: Burgers, Hot Dogs, basic fixins provided by the HOA.
- Feel free to bring a dish to share!
- Tools and Equipment: If you would like to help with some light park improvement, bring your wheelbarrow, gloves, shovel, nippers, or saw.
Kids are welcome and encouraged! Feel free to stop by for a burger and catch up with your neighbors even if you don’t plan to work on projects. We look forward to seeing you there! If you have questions or if you would like to help with the BBQ, contact Kay Comstock at ketc7 @ yahoo.com
The CC&R Compliance and Architectural Committee consists of Dan Arch, Stephanie Klein, Kaye Dingfield and Tim Murphy. The Board voted to expand the committee to five members, so we need volunteers willing to serve on this Committee. These positions are non-elected and there is no set length that you must serve.
All architectural and CC&R questions/ requests should be directed to Dan Arch. Any outside construction (patio covers, pergolas, gazebos, sheds, etc.) must have plans submitted and approved before construction begins.
We have seen several homes being repainted 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. (Warm earth tones, only.)
We have done some checking regarding HOA liability regarding organized sports activities in our parks. 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
Greenleaf has always provided River Run Residents with a 5% discount on mowing, irrigation and lawn application services. Their contact number is: 509-536-2885.
Due to the fact that Avista has an easement between the upper trail and the residents on Sandbrook, any planting off property must be approved in advance and current/prospective homeowners bear all maintenance and removal responsibilities.
General maintenance of street trees is the homeowner’s responsibility, but we are in the process of approving a bid from Greenleaf to prune, straighten or replace some street trees.
Our Webmaster has made some significant improvements to our website. Please check out the beautiful flowers! And, while you are there, take the time to register by using this link.
Yes, we also have Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Basketball hoops left on city streets violate Spokane Municipal Code, Section 12.02.0737: “Obstruction of Public Right of Way.” Basketball hoops are not allowed on City streets at any time. A complaint to the City may be filed anonymously, but the complainant must have a view of the obstruction.
This is still the policy, but the City is exploring adjustments to it in the name of exercise promotion.
Section 6.8 of the River Run By-laws prohibits the display of any type of sign in a homeowner’s yard (with the exception of for sale signs). However, Washington State RCW’s have overruled any governing document restriction with regard to political signs. Governing documents may include restrictions regarding the number and size of political signs and how long they are displayed.
The Board agrees with Washington State Law. We also feel that this has not been an issue; it just needed some clarification to homeowners.
We request that homeowners follow reasonable standards in placement, size and duration when displaying political signs.