UTAH – 27-home subdivision disbands homeowners association, reverts to control of Smithfield City

HJNews.com:  27-home subdivision disbands homeowners association, reverts to control of Smithfield City
By Kelly Cannon
April 5, 2014

SMITHFIELD — A 27-home subdivision has opted to disband its homeowners association and revert to the control of Smithfield City, a move that was approved by the Smithfield City Council. The 5-1 vote regarding the Three Creeks subdivision took place during the council meeting on Wednesday, March 26. Councilmember Brent Buttars was the lone nay.

The subdivision first sought the change in January, but more information was needed before a vote could take place. Under the final terms approved by the council, the homeowners agreed to contribute a one-time lump sum of around $20,000 to the city to partly offset the city’s costs in taking care of the subdivision near 700 Canyon Rd. Councilmember Kris Monson was a champion of the subdivision’s cause, bringing its request back to the council.

“I know that the $20,000 that they offered wasn’t very much, but they are still paying taxes, which will continue to go toward taking care of those roads. I don’t think we can dismiss that they won’t be doing anything after that because they are paying taxes,” Monson said. “I personally feel, and not because of my friendships, that this is a good idea. I like the idea because it looks just like a regular neighborhood.”  Read more:

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