River Run Homeowners December 2010 Newsletter
We want to again remind all homeowners that M-T MANAGEMENT, INC. manages the River Run Homeowners Association and that yearly dues must be paid directly to them when billed to avoid late charges. To do their job properly, please provide M-T with current homeowner information. If you sell your home here, please promptly notify M-T of the date of the move and the identity of the new owner. The owner(s) of record are responsible for all HOA dues until M-T has been notified of a change. It is in your best interest to promptly provide this information. M-T’s address is on the dues statement included with this letter.
We have decided to not raise the yearly HOA dues, currently at $350.00 per year. For Wright LLC pays the $350.00 dues on all unsold lots. We will break even on our operating budget of about $60,000 this year, but have no money for a reserve fund. We had a shortfall of $6000 in 2009 and $9000 in 2008 that the Fort Wright LLC underwrote. The breakeven this year was accomplished with the additional mowing and watering costs incurred with the addition of the small part in the fall of 2009. We have worked to reduce the costs and have lowered them by $3000 by working with Augustine (Greenleaf) monitoring more closely our water needs and installing rain monitors. Even though we have lowered our costs somewhat, we are still not raising any money for a reserve fund and will have to re-evaluate the HOA fee again next year.
We replaced and added several street and park trees and again remind you that you are responsible to water, fertilize and care for the street trees in front of your home. We do have a master plan for planting specific trees on every street and have been making an effort to follow the plan. Winter is here, and again we want to remind people to PLEASE SHOVEL your sidewalks! People living near the mailboxes should make every effort to keep those areas clear for both the residents and the mailperson. The City of Spokane is responsible for clearing the streets. Please contact the City if you don’t see a plow.
We want to remind people of the CC&R’s and to please follow the rules set forth in them. We have had some people stretching the limits on motor homes, utility trailers, campers, boats, etc. parked on the streets and in driveways and there have been some sightings of unleashed dogs. Please refer to 6.2 (Vehicle and Equipment Restrictions) and 6.7 (Animals) for clarification of these items. Most have been very good at submitting plans to the Architectural committee for additional landscaping and fencing, thank you for your cooperation.
There are a few new homes under construction by Dave Largent and Ted Miller, three are customs and two are specs. We have opened up the south end of the development, done some clearing on the view lots and have some activity on those lots. We are trying to make the construction process as painless as possible to existing homeowners. The builders are working with the neighbors around them to minimize the construction chaos.
IMPORTANT: We are reconstructing our web site to make it timelier and enable us to deliver important information about River Run more quickly. The new address will be https://riverrunspokane.com/ and it should be live in the next four weeks. For this to work effectively, we will need your e-mail address. Your address will not be used for any other purpose. Please send your e-mail address to pixelcraft02 at comcast.net if you wish to know what is going on in River Run. If you don’t participate, don’t complain!
If you have any questions regarding this or any other problems please call either Jack Couch [370-5600] or Tim Murphy [922-1504, 1304 N. River Vista Street] and one of them will help you.
Happy Holidays and we wish you all a Prosperous and Healthy New Year.
Fort Wright LLC
Mike, Dan and Tim Murphy