2022 ANNUAL HOMEOWNERS ASSOCATION MEETING

The HLE Homeowners Association will hold its 2022 annual meeting at 6:00 PM on Thursday September 29, 2022 at the Povah Community Center, 10 Geyser Street, West Yellowstone, MT. A notice of the annual meeting, agenda, and proxies will be finalized soon and mailed out to all homeowners. 

Board Member positions are open to be filled. Interested HLE homeowners are encouraged to send an email to hleboard@hebgenlakeestates.org by September 28, 2022. Please include basic personal information and a brief account of work/life experiences.

UPDATED WEED SPRAYING SCHEDULE

  • August 29, 2022, the third round of spraying of requested lots and on both sides of the roads was performed by contract sprayer to control Kochia and other noxious weeds. Future spraying notices will be posted when timetables are known.
  • Please Note the Following:
  • Contract sprayer will avoid spraying groomed/manicured yards, even if one or two weeds are sticking up, to avoid affecting trees and other well cared for sections.
  • Contract sprayer will spray areas with long, tall grass and lots of weeds.
  • Contract sprayer will not be using a broadcast spraying method over an entire area but will focus spraying by moving through the subdivision targeting visible noxious weeds such as foxtails & cheat grass.
  • If animals or children are frequenting those areas, they will not be sprayed or at least until they’re no longer being used.
  • Pets should be kept off areas sprayed until dry depending on moisture or dew levels especially in the morning hours. But after a few hours, sprayed areas should be sufficiently safe for normal activity.

As a reminder, if you decline community weed spraying, it is the owner’s responsibility to take care of noxious weeds on their property.  If not, you may be subject to a fine from the county. See the Gallatin County Weed Management Plan for more details.    You can spray, weed by hand, mow, etc.  One easier strategy that you can use is to cut off flower heads of the plants, so they do not go to seed. To learn more about noxious weeds go to Gallatin County Noxious Weeds

HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION’S DUTIES & BENEFITS

An HOA helps to ensure residents are held accountable to community restrictions, and that individual properties and common areas are well-maintained. This all serves one underlying goal: to keep the community appealing to residents and future residents while keeping property values high.  HOAs work to make people feel a part of the communities they live in. One of the many advantages of living in a community association is sharing with other members the costs of certain maintenance and amenities that are often too expensive for a single-family homeowner.  Weed spraying is the primary amenity provided by the HOA. All HLE members are legally bound to share those costs in the form of HOA assessments.

HOA DUES & COLLECTION POLICY

 Homeowner dues are $75 annually per lot payable within 30-days after their receipt. Because of increased dues in arrears, additional collection measures have been enacted. Homeowners with delinquent dues are subject to 10% interest charges per annum on their unpaid balance, and a $25 late penalty fee per lot per year. Additionally, for property owners who have not paid their prior year (s) dues before August 31, 2022, the HOA intends to file Notices of Liens against their properties for delinquent amounts owed. For homeowners who have not paid their current 2022 HOA dues, interest will continue to accue on the unpaid balance until paid. If dues remain unpaid by the calendar year end, the HOA will also file Notices of Liens against homeowners’ properties for delinquent amounts owed. Note that lien amounts will include interest charges, late penalties fees, and filing, recording, and administrative costs of liens. Additional attorney fees and other costs incurred by the HOA will be charged to the property owner.

HEBGEN WATER & SEWER DISTRICT DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT/ Monitoring Year 2021

Hebgen Lake Estates routinely monitors for constituents in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws. The Annual Quality Water Report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our water source is groundwater with two wells and 36 pressure tanks with 86-gallon capacities in the system.

The HLE WSD is pleased to report there were no violations for the monitoring period of 1-1-2021 through 12-31-2021.  For more details, see the file of the report and tables at hebgenwsd.org. Note “Some of our data in the tables are more than one year old, since certain chemical contaminants are monitored less than once a year. Our sampling frequency complies with EPA and State drinking water regulations.