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News from HSTA

JOLLY HOLLY HOLIDAY IN HIDDEN SPRINGS 2021
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Sign Up to Visit with Santa Claus! For your convenience, the Town Association is offering a limited number of pre-registered time slots for Visits with Santa Claus!

Please note the following:

  • In addition to a visit with Santa, there will be cookies, take-away-craft, and specialty hot chocolate available to purchase from Scooped.
  • There will be onsite check-in for this event. Please arrive at the Hidden Springs Community Barn 15 minutes prior to the time slot you register for on SignUpGenius.
  • Should you miss your time slot, the Elves will do their best to provide a walk-in time slot for you. 
  • As time permits, walk-ins will be available starting at 11:30am.
  • Santa Claus will be taking a short break for a Zoom call to the North Pole from 1:30-2:00pm. 
  • This event is for the residents of Hidden Springs and Cartwright Ranch. Names/addresses will be confirmed at check-in for all attendees. This event is co-sponsored by Cartwright Ranch Town Association and the Cartwright Ranch Social Committee.

SignUpGenius instructions:

  • Click Here to link to SignUpGenius.
  • Select a timeslot and then Submit to Sign Up.
  • Enter your name, email, address, phone and how many visiting Santa.
  • Select Sign Up Now.

Questions or need assistance, contact Pam Peters atm@hiddensprings.com or call 208-229-2324.

2022 TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATES
Thursday, November 18, 2021
To the residents and current council members who submitted their "Notice of Intent to Stand for Election,” THANK YOU for your willingness to volunteer and serve your neighbors and community! The candidates standing for election to the 2022 Town Council are John Ahrens, Ryan Luke, Jeff Mousseau, Brad Shafer and Garry Stanislaw. 
 

2022 Town Council Candidate Statements

Candidate Forum Registration Link

IMPROVEMENTS REQUIRE TOWN DESIGN REVIEW BOARD APPROVAL
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Considering a home improvement project (hardscape, shed, patio, fence, play structure, pool, landscape remodel, flagpole, etc.)? Per the governing documents, improvements require design review as set forth in the Residential Design Guidelines, Section 5.0. TDRB meetings are scheduled monthly and Design Review forms can be found on the website or in the Town Office.  The next scheduled meetings are October 20th and November 17th. Submissions are due the Friday before the meeting. If you are selecting new exterior colors for your home, complete and submit a Design Review Submittal and Exterior Color Selection form (available on the website or in the Town Office). Completed forms with paint chips can be dropped off at the Town Office.  Please allow 10 working days for this process. If you are painting your home using the existing colors (not changing anything), you do not need approval.

DRONE USE (Ada County Ordinance No. 883//2018)
Friday, January 29, 2021

If you are operating a drone, please be aware of your surroundings, familiarize yourself with drone laws in Idaho (Ada County Ordinance No. 883//2018) and respect your neighbors’ right to privacy.  Flying a drone over private property can be construed as video voyeurism and/or disturbing the peace.  If you see a drone hovering over your property or a neighbor’s property, at a window or following a person, please call the Ada County Sheriff’s non-emergency line @ 208-377-6790. Ada County Ordinance No. 883 // 2018: This ordinance requires anyone flying a drone, regardless of the drone’s weight or intended use, in Ada County to register their drone with the FAA. The ordinance also states that drones should not be operated in a way that would cause damage to people or property, nor should drones be used for the purpose of capturing a person’s visual image, audio recording, or other physical impression in any place where the person would have a reasonable expectation of privacy.

HSTA & HSSC ANNUAL REPORT
Wednesday, January 6, 2021

The Hidden Springs Town Association and Hidden Springs Sewer Company Annual Report includes HSTA financials (actual/budget), projects completed in 2020 and what's coming up in 2021, HSSC financials (actual/budget), projects completed in 2020 and what's ahead in 2021.  The information provided by the Association to its members is not to be considered public information, and may not be copied or further disseminated in any manner, including online via any website or social media platform. 

Questions regarding content may be directed to the Town Council (towncouncil@hiddensprings.com) or to the Town Manager (hsta@hiddensprings.com)  

2020 HSTA & HSSC Annual Report

2021 HSTA Budget

2021 HSSC Budget

REPAINTING YOUR HOME?
Friday, July 2, 2021

If you are selecting new exterior colors for your home, complete and submit a Design Review and Exterior Color Selection form (available on the website or in the Town Office). Completed forms with paint chips can be dropped off at the Town Office any time.  Please allow 10 working days for this process. If you are painting your home using the existing colors (not changing anything), you do not need approval.

FLAG POLES/FLAGS (Policy 1500/Idaho Code 55-115)
Thursday, January 21, 2021

Temporary U.S. Flags may be mounted in flagpole holders attached to the front walls of a residential structure.  Temporary U.S. Flags must be removed from display by sundown of such display date to comply with U.S. Flag courtesies, procedures and etiquette. Such flags must be in good condition and any faded or torn flags must be replaced.  No banners or flags are permitted that advertise any commercial product or entity.* Seasonal flags must be removed within an appropriate time frame (Policy 1500, Idaho Code 55-115, United States Code Title 4, Section 1). Permanent flagpoles for the purpose of displaying the flag of the United States of America, the State of Idaho, the POW/MIA flag, or an official or replica flag of any branch of the United States Armed Forces may be temporarily or permanently displayed on a flagpole per the guidelines outlined in Policy 1500 and in accordance with Idaho Code 55-115.

TRASH CANS
Thursday, January 23, 2020

With the day before and day of trash pick-up being the exception, a CC&R Violation Notice will be issued if your trash cans are left in the street, alley and/or not properly screened.  Trash cans need to be stored in the garage or screened from view by fencing, walls or planting and integrated into the building design (requires TDRB approval).  Refer to CC&R Section 6.5 Nuisances for the entire list of nuisances and section 2.15 Exterior Service Areas/Satellite Dishes in the Residential Design Guidelines which also prohibits the placement of un-screened garbage cans. 

CONSIDERING A HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECT?
Friday, July 2, 2021

Per the governing documents, improvements require design review as set forth in the Residential Design Guidelines, Section 5.0. This is not a new process or procedure and has been a requirement since the governing documents were drafted in 1997. Town Design Review Board meetings are held monthly. Review dates and forms can be found on the website and/or emailed upon request. Submissions are due the Friday before the Wednesday meeting. Improvements include but are not limited to the following:

Exterior Remodels
Sheds (No plastic or aluminum)
Play Structures/Houses
Landscape Remodels
Concrete Patios
Trampolines
Hardscape
Covered Patios
Pet Enclosures
Flagpoles
Zip Lines
Sunrooms
Pools
Spas (above or in ground)
Fences
Raised Garden Boxes
Pergolas
Fire Pits
 
STREETLIGHTS
Thursday, January 23, 2020

The HOA is now utilizing AME Electric for the community’s street light service and repair.  The HSTA conducts a monthly inspection and reports any street lights in need of repair to AME.  If you notice a bulb out or damaged fixture, please email the information and location to hsta@hiddensprings.com.  As a ballast or bulb goes out, AME will be retrofitting the fixtures to LED.  LEDs are up to 50 percent more energy efficient than the high-pressure sodium bulb and are rated for 40,000-hour average life, conserving energy and saving the HOA money in the long term.  LEDs also provide better street lighting, improve visibility and are Dark Sky compliant.

TENNIS COURTS LOCATED AT HIDDEN SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Friday, July 2, 2021

Hidden Springs Elementary School is the only elementary school in the Boise School District fortunate enough to have a tennis courts on school property. Principal Thaemert asked the Town Office to remind residents that the tennis courts are on school district property. Over the years, Principal Thaemert and Boise School District have been more than happy to share the courts with the community neighborhood.  Just like the other school facility buildings and grounds they are not open for public use during general school hours (8:00am-4:00pm) or when being used for a school sanctioned event, like a track meet, school carnival, etc. They currently have only one net up because during COVID they have been using the space for alternate school activities. The other net was destroyed due to vandalism.  They hope to have both nets up and ready for use by the school and community early Fall 2021.

WOOD FENCE STAIN/RE-STAIN SPECIFICATIONS ADDENDUM
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Many of the existing wood fences in the Hidden Springs Community are in need of restoration, repair and staining.  CC&R Courtesy Reminders will be issued this spring if your fence needs attention. In an effort to create a consistent and harmonious look, fresh appearance and maintain property values a new wood stain color was approved by the Town Design Review Board (TDRB) for Hidden Springs, Sherwin Williams Deck Shagbark 3001 (or BEHR Cordovan Brown SC 104 same color alternative brand) solid stain (September 2019).

  • Re-staining an existing wood privacy fence: You can re-stain your existing wood fence with the stain color previously approved for your fence (Olympic Semi Transparent White Birch 901 or Cedar Natural Tone) or use the new color, Sherwin Williams Deck Shagbark 3001 (or BEHR Cordovan Brown SC 104 same color alternative brand) solid stain. Use of ANY OTHER color or stain must be submitted to the TDRB for consideration. 
  • Staining a wood privacy fence for the first time (i.e. new or replacement): If you are constructing a wood privacy fence for the first time or, you are re-constructing a wood privacy fence in disrepair, the approved stain color is Sherwin Williams Deck Shagbark 3001 (or BEHR Cordovan Brown SC 104 same color alternative brand) solid stain. Use of ANY OTHER color or stain must be submitted to the TDRB for consideration. 
TOP TEN MOST COMMON CC&R VIOLATIONS!
Friday, November 6, 2020
The Master Declaration of Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Rs) details the obligations and responsibilities of all Hidden Springs' property owners and residents.  Below are the most typical problem areas along with where further information can be found in the CC&Rs. We can all contribute to the value and appeal of Hidden Springs by avoiding these CC&R violations.
 
#1 - Improperly placed or improperly screened trash bins [garbage cans]. Refer to Residential Design Guidelines section 2.15 and CC&R section 6.5 Nuisances.
 
#2 - Dogs causing a disturbance, barking, running free without a leash, making waste in neighboring yards, and pet waste not being cleaned up, resulting in odors. Refer to CC&R section 6.10 Animals/Pets.
 
#3 - Boats, campers, RVs and utility trailers parked for over 72 hours.  Refer to Residential Design Guidelines section 2.11 and CC&R section 6.9 Vehicles and Equipment.
 
#4 - Various forms of debris allowed to pile up on home sites such as lumber, tires, furniture, boxes, paint cans, and yard waste.  Refer to CC&R section 6.5 Nuisances.
 
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