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Below you will find a list of meetings and community events!

MEETINGS

Events - Feb 15th
6:00 to 7:00 in the CH
 
Firewise - Feb 21st
6:00 to 7:00 in the CH
 
Pool - Feb 22nd
6:00 to 7:00 in the CH
 

EVENTS

 

 

 

News from HSTA

WTCM BRIEF #1
Monday, January 30, 2017

The first Working Town Council Meeting (WTCM) of 2017 was held January 26th.  The meeting was called to order at 6:15 pm and business conducted as follows:
•    The 2017 Town Council was appointed and officers elected by unanimous vote.  Election results are posted on the community website.
    John Ahrens – President
    Phil Schoensee – Vice President
    Criag Lochner – Treasurer
    Jeanie Thomas – Secretary
    Mitch Wood – Council Member
•    To avoid any “conflict of interest,” for operational transparency and security, ALL checks from HSTA or HSSC will be signed by either the Vice President or Treasurer.  ALL checks over $5,000 require two signatures.  

To read the entire WTCM Brief CLICK HERE.

OPEN SPACE AND TRAIL CONCEPT MASTER PLAN UPDATE
Monday, January 30, 2017

The town founders of Hidden Springs set out to create a community residents would be proud to call home by establishing a set of founding principles - several of which mention and embrace the concept of open space set aside for wildlife, scenic values, agriculture, and recreation enjoyment. 

The last community open space planning effort was conducted in 2009 and helped establish specific priorities for maintenance and improvements to benefit the open space. This Concept Master Plan Update is intended to revisit the open space and trail system and set out a list of possible projects to be considered by the Open Space Committee for recommendation to the Town Council for implementation.

The Open Space Committee invites your comments and suggestions regarding the Concept Master Plan Update. Comments may be submitted to the Hidden Springs Town Office at hsta@hiddensprings.com or voiced in person at the Open Meeting February 7th or March 7th. Comments need to be received by the close of business on Wednesday March 8th, 2017.

Open Space and Trails Concept Master Plan

Open Space and Trails Concept Master Plan Map

SNOW REMOVAL
Monday, November 21, 2016

It is the responsibility of the Hidden Springs Town Association to keep the sidewalks clear of snow in front of property owned by the Town Association and the condominiums only. It is the responsibility of the individual homeowner to keep the snow removed from the sidewalk(s) in front of their respective property.  In prior years, the HSTA offered snow removal from the sidewalk(s) in front of resident homes however, this service was offered on a year to year basis.  We will notify residents should we be able to offer it later this season.

ADA AND CANYON COUNTY RESIDENTIAL TRASH AND RECYCLING CUSTOMERS
Monday, January 30, 2017

(Communication on behalf of Republic Services of Idaho
•    ALLEY CUSTOMERS: If your residence receives alley service, please continue to place your trash and recycling as close to the street as possible through January 27th. Many carts and cans are still frozen in the alley or are on icy surfaces and cannot be moved to the street for service. That is okay. Trash will continue to be accepted in plastic bags and recycling will continue to be accepted in large paper leaf bags and boxes (not to exceed 35 lbs.each). 
•    CUL-DE-SAC CUSTOMERS: If your residence is on a plowed cul-de-sac, regular service will resume. If your cul-de-sac was not plowed last week and is still too dangerous to navigate, place your trash and recycling at the closest plowed street for collection. Always make sure your carts are on the street-side of plowed snow berms so the driver and truck can reach them.
•    TRASH AND RECYCLING PLACEMENT: Drivers will be collecting trash and recycling in carts, cans, and bags through January 27th (not to exceed 35 lbs. each). Place materials as close to the street as possible. Trash and recycling behind snow berms or on top of snow covered sidewalks will not be collected.
•    CHRISTMAS TREES: If your Christmas tree has not been collected, please leave it in a visible and accessible location. We will be collecting trees through the last week of January.
•    If you are a customer with Friday service and your recycling was not collected by Saturday, your materials will be collected Monday morning before regular weekly service begins.
•    Please contact Republic Services (208-345-1265) if you have specific needs not addressed by these instructions. 

 

LOCATING STORM DRAINS
Monday, January 30, 2017

After the onslaught of calls about storm drains, ACHD put together an interactive map for the public to use to find storm drains.  Here is the link to that map:

http://achd.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=0aa46ef8164f4f0b8de46cee9aadc6b5

FEEDING BIG GAME DISCOURAGED BY IDFG
Monday, January 30, 2017

(Communication on behalf of IDFG)
IDFG has a great website (https://idfg.idaho.gov/conservation/winter-feeding) with information about the negative effects of feeding deer.  

The biggest concerns have to do with feeding the wrong diet and the multiple issues that arise when deer are artificially grouped together (range damage, spread of disease, increased depredation, etc).  

Another issue is the animals grow used to being near people and their landscaping.  Unfortunately, we recently learned that lesson the hard way when we had some elk die from eating Japanese Yew after being drawn into a neighborhood by backyard feeding.

INTERNET SAFETY
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Ada County Sheriff's Office recently held an Internet Safety class for parents. It was well attended and very informative.  Even parents that monitor their children's devices and believed they were knowledgeable and aware of internet and social media dangers - learned a lot! The technology, scams and new apps and sites change weekly.  HSTA and the Ada County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting age appropriate Internet Safety classes in January. For more information or to sign up please email: office@hiddensprings.com or call Kristen at 229-2325.  

HIDDEN SPRINGS TRANSFER FEE
Friday, December 16, 2016

The Hidden Springs Transfer Fee is ½ of 1% of the gross selling price*. The transfer fee is paid upon the initial purchase of the lot and then upon every resale.

The Transfer Fee funds are used to implement the protection, care and enhancement requirements for Conservation Easement lands (Hidden Springs Planned Community Ordinance Section 8-21A-5E).

Approximately 988 acres in Hidden Springs are designated as natural open space subject to the terms of a Conservation Easement (CE) held by Ada County.  The Conservation Area includes:

Wetlands      Dry Creek Corridor      Currant Creek Corridor      Uplands      Farm and Orchard

The Hidden Springs Transfer fee may be used to provide funding for any of the following purposes:  (1) the administrative and operating costs of the Town Association; (2) t

WINTER HOME AND SAFETY TIPS
Monday, January 30, 2017

Storm Drains – To help avoid possible street flooding as the snow begins to melt, clear snow mounds away from storm drains near your home.

Fire Hydrants – Shoveling snow…don’t forget to clear snow and ice from fire hydrants located near your home.

Don’t forget to clear snow and ice from meters and vents

Ice Dams – To avoid, clear snow 3-4 feet from the edge of the roof using a push broom or roof rake.

ANNUAL MEETING / 2017 TOWN COUNCIL ELECTION
Monday, January 30, 2017

Thank you to all the residents who attended the Annual Meeting Tuesday December 13th and the rescheduled meeting Monday December 19th. 

At the close of the rescheduled Annual Meeting, the Town Council Elections roll call of votes totaled 132.  This was less than the necessary 50% of present and proxy votes at the rescheduled meeting, to constitute a quorum. Therefore, business could not be conducted (including electing a new Council)

Below are the results however, enough votes were not received to consitutie a quoroum to make it a valid election. 

  • John Ahrens - 128
  • Craig Lochner - 119
  • Phil Schoensee - 121
  • Jeanie Thomas - 119
  • Mitch Wood - 120
  • Write In - Chuck Miller - 2

The Annual Town Management Report is available below and the Annual Meeting minutes and Council will be announced in January following the first Working Town Council meeting when business can be conducted.

Annual Town Management Report

PARKING LOT SAFETY
Monday, January 30, 2017

The Hidden Springs Marketplace (Mercantile, Mail Room, Library, etc.) most days is a bustling center of activity.  We need everyone’s help to keep our community safe – children and adults.  The HSTA, and business owners will discuss this topic in detail.  Parents, please take a minute this week to discuss the dangers of playing in parking lots. KidsandCars.org recommends reminding your child that parked vehicles may move and that even though they can see a vehicle, the driver may not see them.  We have witnessed unsupervised children, play Hide & Seek around parked cars (even hiding in the back of parked pick-up trucks), disregarding posted signage – skateboarding along the deck colliding with others, disrespecting and vandalizing community property.  Because it seems clear to you, it is easy to overestimate your child’s level of knowledge of these issues.  A child can be seriously injured or die if hit by a driver that simply didn’t see them while backing up. While we do not want to unnecessarily frighten our kids, we don’t want them to be unaware AND TO STAY SAFE.

PAYLEASE NOW INCLUDES A PAYPAL PAYMENT OPTION
Monday, January 30, 2017

Residents utilizing PayLease now have the option to select PayPal as a payment choice.

PayPal lets home owners complete dues payment transactions quickly and easily on a PC, smartphone, or tablet. Just enter your PayPal credentials when prompted during the PayLease payment process.

Homeowners can pay using their existing PayPal balance, or add funds using ACH, credit or debit card.

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