Street Lights

Our street lights are serviced by Avista. If you see one that is burnt out, please call 800-227- 9187 right away and provide the location of the light.

Trailers/RVs/Boats/Cars

The River Run CC&Rs allow trailers, boats and RV’s street/driveway access for up to 48 hours. However, new rules just enacted by the City of Spokane allow only 24 hours. (The “intent” is loading and unloading.) Cars are now 72 hours. (Spokesman-Review, June 25.) More trailers/boats are around in the summer months. Please do not abuse this and be communicative with your neighbors. 

CC&R Summary

The Homeowner’s Association is managed by an elected, volunteer Board. 

Property owners are assessed annual dues set by the Board to pay for maintenance and other administrative expenses. 

There are specific guidelines that pertain to additional structures and maintenance of all properties in River Run. Any architectural questions/approval should be directed to the Architectural Control Committee. 

A home office is permitted, but no commercial business that brings customers to the property is allowed. 

Renting your home is not prohibited, but please make sure your tenants are aware of and follow all pertinent CC&R’s.

The full text of the summary and complete texts of all governing documents are available on the River Run website: https://riverrunspokane.com. Homeowners should be familiar and comply with all governing documents. 

Crime and Safety

We do not have a significant crime issue in River Run, but the most common issue is theft from cars left in a driveway or on the street. This would be less of a problem if the cars are locked and all items of value removed or kept out of sight. (Or, kept in your garage…) 

There is a website available to residents called Next Door. (nextdoor.com) You can choose River Run to report or monitor any neighborhood activity. 

Fort George Wright Drive Construction

The HOA Board has received several inquiries about the status and plans for construction of undeveloped areas along Fort George Wright Drive above the upper trail. This property is not owned by the HOA, and the HOA will share additional information as it becomes publicly available. 

How to File a Complaint in the Neighborhood

First: Address the issue with your neighbor— in a neighborly way, of course! If you can’t negotiate a resolution, then: 

Second—Email all relevant information to Bob Bordonaro: facts, reference to specific CC&R violated, documentation of direct conversation with neighbor. 

Third—The Board will follow up and proceed in accordance with the Third Supplemental Declaration of the CC&R’s. 

Quiet Hours

In the summer months, we understand that builders and yard maintenance companies are busy and it can get hot later in the day. And, people are spending more time outside enjoying the lovely Spokane weather! Please curtail any noisy work until after 7 a.m. and wind down partying before 10 p.m.

Architectural Committee

The CC&R Compliance and Architectural Committee consists of Dan Arch, Stephanie Klein, Kaye Dingfield and Hugh Imhof. The Board voted to expand the committee to five members and Tim Murphy will stay on in an advisory position. 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. (Earth tones, only.)

Non-architectural and 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.

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 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 and right of ways violate Spokane Municipal  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.