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.

Rally Scheduled for Aug. 22d – 3:00-6:00 pm Government Way

There is a planned rally scheduled for August 22, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Access south and east out of River Run for that time period will be available.  The event will commence at the Unitarian Church at the corner of N. Govt. Way and Ft. George Wright Blvd.  Here is a summary of the event as it appeared in the Inlander Magazine:

“Local groups, including members of the Spokane Tribe, Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane and Spokane Arm in Arm, are hosting a public rally to call for the immediate renaming of Fort George Wright Drive due to the atrocities Col. Wright committed against Native peoples of the region in 1858.

The rally begins in the parking lot of Unitarian Universalist Church, and will continue with a peaceful, socially distanced walk down the street. Sat, Aug. 22 from 3-6 pm. Begins at 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. More details on Facebook.”

Life Center Events Scheduled for June 20-21st

A head’s up on this weekend’s Life Center events that may impact traffic.

Life Center will be hosting a youth conference on Friday night and Saturday night that will be live streamed to its parking lot from 5:00-8:00 pm each night

In addition,  Drive-In services at 9:00 am and 11am will be held on Sunday morning,  These events will conclude by 12:30 pm.  Both the youth event and Sunday services are socially distanced with staff and volunteers wearing masks.

Please contact Life Center with any questions or concerns at 509.998.6367.
The Life Center also has extended an invitation for any residents of River Run to join in the activities!

HOA Board Changes

Our Annual Homeowner’s meeting on September 10 failed to achieve a quorum. In accordance with our Bylaws, we called another meeting within the specified time guidelines. This meeting was held in the park. The votes were cast and tallied, and we have two new Board members to replace Bob Bordonaro and Dan Arch. We all appreciate their years of service! Dale Colen and Lance Abernathy were elected for three-year terms. We welcome them to the Board! Here is your updated Board information:

Architectural Committee

The CC&R Compliance and Architectural Committee consists of Dan Arch, Lance Abernathy 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 Tim Murphy.

Any outside construction (patio covers, pergolas, gazebos, sheds, etc.) must have plans submitted and approved by the Architectural Committee before construction begins.

We have seen several homes being repainted and the Architectural Committee requests that any house or trim colors differing from the original color be approved beforehand, as outlined in the CC&R’s. (Earth tones, only.)

Reminder: Park Usage

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 Dale Colen and allow plenty of time prior to the first event.

Landscaping

 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.

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. 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…

Political Yard Signs

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 64.38.034 has overruled any governing document restriction with regards 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 needs some clarification to homeowners:

We request that homeowners follow reasonable standards in placement, size, quantity and duration when displaying political signs. The accepted practice is to display signs no more than 30 days prior to an election and taking them down promptly after election day.