Apply for a FireWise Grant – $1,000 in matching funds
Our community survey recently reiterated that fire is one of the biggest concerns for Summit Park residents. With smoke in the air and multiple fires burning statewide (and sixty nationwide), it’s not surprising that wildfire is top of mind.
With the aim to mitigate fire risk in our area, the HOA is offering ten grants to Summit Park residents, matching dollar-for-dollar up to $1,000 per house or lot to help offset the expense of making your home or lot FireWise. For example, if you spend $700 removing dead/beetle-infested trees and brush from your property, the HOA will reimburse you $350; if you spend $1,000, you will get reimbursed $500; and if you spend $2,000 or more, the HOA will reimburse you $1,000. Please see more information about these grants below. You can download a PDF copy here.
We are all worried about fire – let’s work to mitigate our risks!
Summit Park FireWise Grants
Receive up to $1,000 to help make your property Firewise
The Summit Park Home Owners Association (HOA) is offering property owners a monetary incentive to help support our collective neighborhood goal in becoming a fire adaptive community. For approved projects, the HOA will match dollar-for-dollar up to $1,000 per house or lot to help offset the expense of making your home or lot FireWise. This includes work such as:
- Removing dead or beetle-infested trees
- Removing combustible material, including landscaping mulch and bark chips, pine cones and pine needles around any structures and decks on the property
- Cleaning roof valleys and gutters of pine needles, leaves and debris, which can be a bed for embers
The HOA has partnered with Wasatch Arborists and Royal Tree Services – both local businesses – to provide wildland fire assessment, fuels reduction and tree services. A total of ten grants are available to Summit Park residents. Applications need to be received by October 1, 2018.
- Applicant will receive assessment and bid from Wasatch Arborists or Royal Tree Services
- Applicant will send a letter of intent via email to the HOA board: email@example.com. In the email, please include:
- Name, address, phone number
- The bid from vendor and explanation of what work you will be moving forward with
- The HOA will confirm whether you are approved for the grant
- Once the tree removal has taken place, submit your invoice to the HOA via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Once this important work is verified, an HOA member will deliver your check
- Trees cut down must be removed from the property unless the homeowner intends to use it for firewood
- 2018 HOA dues are paid
- With permission, before and after pictures may be placed on the HOA website and social properties
- Property owner agrees to have a temporary sign placed on their newly fire adapted lot to promote FireWise awareness
- Recipients acknowledge that the Summit Park Home Owners Association and its current and past board members are not liable for damages resulting from tree removal activities or from Wildland fire
Approved Vendor Information: