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Official Alpine Haven Association policy on use of recreation facilities.

Official Alpine Haven Association policy on use of recreation facilities.

Alpine Haven recreation bracelet policy

Hello all,  as many of you who have used the pool lately may have noticed, the new signs at each gate allude to a “green membership bracelet.”  Well the signs were done a little before the bracelet plan was ready to roll-out but we are now ready to begin distributing the bracelets to association members and will begin and the annual general meeting and the community picnic that follows.  If you are unable to attend either of these events please email me and we can discuss alternate ways to get you your bracelets.

The bracelets and the concept are easy.  Every chalet that is a member of the association will get two membership bracelets.  You should put your bracelets somewhere easy to find and remember inside your chalet.  Whenever you or your guests are going to use any of the association recreation facilities (pool, tennis court, volley ball court or Frisbee Golf Course) just bring a bracelet.  One person in your party should be wearing or have in their possession a membership bracelet every time they are using the any of the association rec facilities.  I have also attached the official association policy as a PDF so that members who rent their chalet can easily post the rules in their chalets.

Official Association Recreation Use Policy:

Alpine Haven recreation facilities (pool, tennis court, volley ball court, Frisbee golf course) are for Association members and their guests only. All properties that are members in the Association have been given two “AHA” bracelets that are required to be worn by at least one person in any group at any of the recreation facilities. Property owners who have specifically opted out of Association membership and their guests, or renters, are restricted from using the recreation facilities even as guests of an Association member.

Please feel contact me with any questions or concerns,  Mike

Alpine Haven Pool Job

Alpine Haven Pool Job

Hello residents,  it might not look like it outside but spring is coming and shortly after that, summer.  Presently the association is looking for a person to open and close the pool this season.  The job is not too complicated but does require a self starter that has an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening available.  If you are interested please email to get more details.

Thanks,  Mike

 

Alpine Haven Operations Manager        Mike Pratt

Email:  RockLake.Mike@gmail.com

Phone:   802-326-3171       Cell:   802-324-7554

Visit us at…   AlpineHaven.Org

Winter is here!!! Snow Removal Policies…

Winter is here!!! Snow Removal Policies…

Dear residents,  as many of you know winter has arrived and we’ve gotten a small amount of snow over the last couple days.  For those of you new to the community, here’s a quick recap of our snow removal policies.


It is our goal to make sure the roads are safe and passable for two wheel drive vehicles with good snow tires.  We try to start plowing the roads around 7 am when it’s necessary.  It is our policy that we do not begin to plow the roads until there is at least 2 inches of snow on them and for plowing driveways we usually wait for a little more accumulation.

Early Season Plowing:The first couple decent snow falls of the year make for a very difficult conundrum when it comes to our snow removal policies.  Plowing our roads when the ground isn’t frozen scraps off all the top surface gravel that we work so hard to apply during the summer.  We carefully weigh all the factors and try to make the best decision for our long term road health while also making sure the roads are safe and passable.  We thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.

For non-members that do not receive driveway plowing services, Alpine Haven follows the same plowing model as the town of Montgomery and the State of Vermont, when they plow the town and state roads.  We will not be lifting the plow as we pass driveways, and we will not be cleaning up the mouths of driveways that we do not plow.  If you are a non-member, please communicate our policies to your chosen snow removal contractor to help avoid any issues.  Also, please remind your chosen snow removal professional that snow from your driveway must stay on your property, and not be pushed onto the road, culverts or any Alpine Haven right-of-way.  Further, any driveway snow removal must not damage the grading or surface of Alpine Haven’s road network, including culverts.  All snow removal professionals hired to plow driveways must be adequately insured and licensed.  Snow removal professionals and/or any homeowner that engages a private snow removal may be held liable for any damages to Alpine Haven’s road infrastructure or injuries caused to persons travelling the right of way.  Alpine Haven also reserves the right to charge an additional fee against any homeowner, or his or her agents, found to be removing and placing snow onto the roads, culverts or property of Alpine Haven, or damaging the roads of Alpine Haven.

We would like to remind residents that winter conditions here in the mountains can vary greatly and deteriorate suddenly.  We strongly encourage all owners and their guests to have high quality snow tires when visiting Northern Vermont.  Please also remember that during the wintertime, homeowners are not permitted to park in the Alpine Haven right of way, and may be towed at the owner’s expense.

If you have special concerns regarding the snow removal at your property please contact me to discuss issues and if necessary arrange to meet.

Thanks,  Mike

Alpine Haven Operations Manager
Mike Pratt
Email:  RockLake.Mike@gmail.com
Phone:   802-326-3171
Cell:   802-324-7554

Annual General Meeting is August 12th!

Annual General Meeting is August 12th!

Dear Alpine Haven Residents,

The Alpine Haven Association and The Alpine Haven Water Coop annual general meetings are scheduled for Saturday August 12th at St Isadora’s hall.  The association meeting will begin at 9am and hopefully the Water Coop meeting will begin at 11am.  Coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided at the meetings.  As in years past, after the conclusion of the 2nd meeting we will have our annual picnic at the pool.  Burgers, hot dogs, some beverages will be provided.  If possible please bring a side to share but even if not, we hope you’ll attend.

Please feel free to contact me with any question,  Mike

Alpine Haven Operations Manager        Mike Pratt

Email:  RockLake.Mike@gmail.com

Phone:   802-326-3171       Cell:   802-324-7554

Visit us at…   AlpineHaven.Org

Canceling recycling because of the storm!

Canceling recycling because of the storm!

Good morning,  the forecasters have moved up the expected arrival time of the storm and as a result we have decided to cancel recycling today.  Snow accumulation over the next 36 hours could  total as much as 3ft.  We will be working tirelessly to keep the roads and driveways passable but please realize this storm is going to be massive.  High winds and snow are expected to create white out conditions.  If you don’t need to be out on the roads it is recommended that you stay home and if you do need to go out please be safe.

We will pick-up recycling next Tuesday 3/21 and then again on the following Tuesday 3/28.

Thanks and stay warm,  Mike

Welcome to our new community website!

Welcome to our new community website!

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our new Alpine Haven Community website!  The new site has lots of new features including an interactive community map, a new map of our hiking/snow shoe trails, a calendar containing community events and more!

Please sign up!  The Association and Water Coop pages are restricted to residents so you’ll need to sign up to access them.  Signing up is easy and only takes a couple minutes.  Just go to the member tab on the top right hand side of the home page.  Click on “sign up.”  Fill in your info and your done.  You receive a confirmation email from us within a couple days.

A special thanks to:

Erik Osterlund a new resident who generously volunteered his time to hike and map the snow shoe trails for the new map.

Jared Jewitt of Cairn Creative Media our web designer who has worked tirelessly to get this project online.

Thanks,  Mike Pratt