BOD Meeting Set for July

Dear White Pine Lodge Owners:
A meeting of the Board of Directors for the Condominium Association will be held Saturday July 27th at 9 o’clock in the morning.  The location is the White Pine Lodge Owners Room.
An Agenda will be sent out under a separate email cover.
A favor of an RSVP is requested if you plan to attend the meeting.  The agenda will comprise of a year to date financial review as well as a normal business review.   If there is a topic you would like the Board to address, please reply with that request.
Sincerely,
Tom Curtiss, Managing Agent
White Pine Lodge Condominium Association, Inc.
208-255-1645
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Board of Directors Meeting Scheduled for April 6th, 2013

Greetings to all White Pine Lodge owners,

The 2012 – 2103 ski season is winding down with just over two weeks left to get some turns in. We’re enjoying sunshine, warm temperatures, and fun spring conditions on the mountain! Come on up!

Here’s the schedule for the next HOA Board of Directors meeting…

  • Saturday, April 6, 2013
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • White Pine Owner’s Club

All owners are invited and encouraged to attend. We hope to see you there!

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New Board of Directors Elected at Annual Meeting

At the HOA annual meeting on February 17, 2013, three board positions were up for election. After a vote of the members, the new Board consists of…

Randy Haddock – president
Randy Johnson – vice president
Paul Pimentel – treasurer
Linda Sakai – secretary
Tom Chasse – president (commercial)

Please contact Tom Curtiss if you have any questions or need additional information.

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Annual HOA Meeting Set for February 17, 2013

The annual homeowner’s association meeting will be held in the Owners Club of the White Pine Lodge at Schweitzer Mountain Resort on Sunday February 17th, 2013 at 4:00 PM.

We must receive sufficient proxies to conduct the meeting (a Quorum is reached with 27 units being represented). You may return your proxy by U.S. Mail to P.O. Box 1544, Sandpoint, ID 83864 or Fax to 208.255.1658, or email to tcurtiss@sandoint.net. Please sign and return the Revocable Proxy Form, whether or not you will be attending the meeting. We must receive your proxy prior to February 12th, 2013 in order to recognize your vote at the meeting on February 17th. If you attend the meeting, your proxy will be returned to you in order that you may vote in person.

Click here to download the meeting announcement and proxy - 2013-annual-meeting-announcement-proxy

Hope to see you all at the meeting!

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Open House for the White Pine Lodge Addition

Dear White Pine Lodge Home Owners,

Schweitzer Mountain Resort would like to invite you to attend an open house in the White Pine Lodge great room on December 15th from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm to preview the proposed addition to the White Pine Lodge.

Please join us after a day of skiing at Schweitzer for some wine and cheese and a look at the new addition to the White Pine Lodge.

All the best,

Rod Engel
CFO/Director of Real Estate
Schweitzer Mountain Resort

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2012 Fall Newsletter

White Pine LodgeDear White Pine Lodge Owners,

Hello from Schweitzer! As the 2012-2013 ski season approaches it’s time again for an update on the White Pine Lodge and Schweitzer Mountain Resort.

This summer we’ve been keeping up with many maintenance items at the Lodge… here are a few highlights

  • All of the wood on the north, west, and south sides of the building was re-stained and looks great. The stain color is slightly darker which gives the building a more distinctive look and the darker stains are longer-lasting. The east side of the building is scheduled to be re-stained in summer, 2014.
  • All of the carpets in the building were cleaned and look great.
  • Both garage levels were hosed out and cleaned.
  • The fire alarm and sprinkler systems were tested and re-certified.

Overall, the building looks nice and is ready for another season!

Schweitzer has been busy this summer spending nearly $1 million on upgrades

  • Gourmandie market is now twice as big (taking over the space previously occupied by Stiles) and is beautiful. Stop by soon!
  • The Musical Chairs lift has been rebuilt with new chairs featuring outside poles and safety bars, and a new variable-speed drive now powers the bull-wheel.
  • The Great Escape quad underwent significant electrical system upgrades.
  • The Mill Building has been completely remodeled and The Source and Ski & Ride Center have been redesigned within.

More Village news

  • The Alpine Shop is under new ownership and is planning to expand.
  • The Mountain Market is closing. I don’t have any other details at this time.

Schweitzer announced a possible expansion of the White Pine Lodge

Schweitzer Mountain Resort notified the White Pine Board of Directors this summer that SMR was looking at the possibility of expanding the Lodge in accordance with the “Final Declaration” Covenants, Conventions, and Restrictions (CCRs) for the White Pine Lodge. The Board, as a matter of due diligence, obtained a legal opinion on the matter to ensure that SMR’s “right to expand” was still in force. The legal opinion came back in the affirmative, that is, SMR does have the right to expand according to the CCRs. A copy of the legal opinion is attached for reference.

If the project is approved by SMR ownership and moves forward, Schweitzer will host a meeting for all White Pine owners to discuss the project details. At this time the Board does not have any additional information on the expansion, other than what is outlined below.

In the 2012 – 2013 issue of Schweitzer Magazine the article “Planning For The Future” appears which outlines the expansion project. The following is the article reprinted with permission from SMR:

The Schweitzer Mountain Resort real estate market emerged from an extended slumber last year, showing signs that interest in homes and property on the mountain is on the the upswing. In addition to a number of transactions around Schweitzer, several lots and a home in the resort’s slopeside community, MountainSide, were sold, allowing forward-thinking resort planner to begin talking about the next phase of development.

“Interest in MountainSide homes and lots picked up steam during the 2011/2012 winter season,” said Schweitzer Real Estate Development Director Rod Engel. “The development’s prime location appeals to buyers looking for buildable lots and freestanding homes.”

Located just above the village, MountainSide offers stunning mountain- and lake-views. With only 35 lots, the community is arguably the prime location for a vacation home on the mountain.

Resort planners have also noted a decreased inventory of Selkirk Lodge and White Pine Lodge units on the market, prompting a strong look at the village core for the next phase of development.

“Owner satisfaction in the White Pine Lodge is high. Many of these units are actively used on a regular basis by individual owners, with fewer units in our rental pool,” Engel said.

When priced competitively, two-bedroom units in the White Pine have not remained on the resale market for long, showing the desirability of these units. The price point, moreover, has made these units accessible to a wider market. It is with these ideas in mind that Schweitzer has launched the design phase of an addition to the White Pine Lodge.

“We’re in the early design phase of a White Pine Lodge addition that we believe would add 15 to 20, new two-bedroom units to the building,” said Engel. “We’re approaching this with the hope that we can ascertain a price point that makes sense in the market place and then work toward a presale process as early as this winter.”

The White Pine Lodge was built in 2002 and was designed to accommodate future expansion; therefore, a number of efficiencies are in place, making this an attractive option over building a new freestanding building. The addition would tie into the southern end of the building, adjacent to the main parking lot. Tentative plans call for an expansion of underground parking and four floors of residential space. The resort is currently working with an architectural firm to analyze construction costs and determine whether a quality product can be constructed at an attractive price.

For more information on MountainSide, the White Pine Lodge or other real estate opportunities, visit the Schweitzer Discovery Center, located in the Selkirk Lodge, call 208-255-7300, or go online to www.SchweitzerRealEstate.com.

Hope you all had a great summer and are geared-up for winter! We’ll see you on the mountain soon!

Best regards,

Kyle Garrett

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Next Board of Directors Meeting

White Pine LodgeHello all,

The next White Pine Lodge Board Of Directors meeting will be held Monday, October 29th at 2:00 pm in the Owners Club.

All owners are invited and encouraged to attend. Hope to see you there!

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Board of Directors Meeting August 17th

The next White Pine Lodge BOD meeting is set for August 17th at 9:00 a.m.

All owners are invited to attend. Hope to see you there!

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Next Board of Directors Meeting Set

The White Pine Board of Directors will meet for a quarterly meeting

  • June 4th, 2012
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • White Pine Owner’s Club

Agenda items will include…

  • snow/ice melt issues on roof and how to remedy
  • awarding bid to painting company to stain west side of building
  • ongoing maintenance concerns

All owners are invited. Hope you can make it!

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White Pine Lodge in Power Saver Mode

Hi all,

We have transitioned the White Pine Lodge into power-saving mode:

  • Heaters off
  • Refrigerators off (if empty)
  • Ice machines shut down (except 4th floor)
  • Lights in garage cut by half
  • Large hot tub heater off
  • Pilot lights off

If you have any additional energy-saving ideas, please let me know.

Hope you’re enjoying Spring.

Kyle

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