News and Events

This page contains HOA news, updates and events. Check back for up-to-date information.

June 9, 2020

Dryer Vent Cleaning -- Special Rate

Over the years dryer vents can build up with lint. This can make your dryer work harder, take longer to dry clothes and cause the heating element or other dryer parts to wear out prematurely. It is also possible that a dirty vent can cause a fire. If you haven't cleaned your vent in the last two or three years it's probably time to clean it. Cleaning it once every two years is recommended.

Rocky Mountain Duct Cleaning has offered to give a discount to homeowners in the Cottages. Their regular price for dryer vent cleaning is $125. They will do it for $95 if it is done on July 10th. You don't need to be home when they come out, they can access it from the roof.

If you would like to have your dryer vent cleaned for that price call Brandon at 801-759-2509 and tell him it's for the July 10th Cottages at Sycamores cleaning.

May 30, 2020

Dumpster Available for Spring Cleaning

There is a dumpster in the parking lot up by the gazebo for Cottages at Sycamores residents to use.

May 22, 2020

Animal Waste in the Community

We do have a problem with pet waste. There are areas in the grass that have a lot of dog mess. It is the responsibility of all pet owners to remove anything their pets leave behind.

Owners can be fined if they don't clean up after their pets. If you have pets that are out in public areas please make sure all waste is promptly cleaned up. This is not pleasant and is also a health problem with children playing on the lawns.

We love our community and want it to be the best it can be! With a little care it can be cleaner and nicer.

May 19, 2020

Trash Pickup Missed

Ace Disposal did not come to pick up trash yesterday. This is the second time in two weeks they have not picked up on Monday.

A call was made to Ace Disposal today. They were told that this is sub-standard service and is not acceptable. The driver's manager said that she would put our route on "tracking" which means the driver needs to report in when the trash is picked up for our street every Monday. We hope this will resolve this problem with no trash pickup. If not we will take stronger action.

May 15, 2020

Board Meeting

Date/Time: Thursday May 21st, 8 pm.

Due to COVID-19 this meeting will be a virtual meeting via zoom. Click the link below and follow instructions.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 819 667 3862
Password: 636986

December 27, 2019

Dumpster for Christmas trees and excess trash

A dumpster has been placed in the parking lot by the gazebo for excess Christmas trash and discarding Christmas trees. It will be there until January 6th.

December 4, 2019

Snow Removal Failure During the Last Storm

You may have wondered why the snow didn't get cleared during the last storm. Well, the company that did our snow removal for the last two years failed us. When questioned why they didn't come out to clear the snow they said we weren't on their list and if we want them to come we would be last on their list. It isn't clear why they did this to us.

This was a "perfect storm" (pun intended). We found out that they failed us late in the day on Wednesday just before Thanksgiving. Companies were all super busy because of all the snow we got and it was just before the holiday. As you could imagine it was pretty hard to find someone to come out to help us.

Since then we found a new company. We now have a company that we have contracted with to get snow cleared. The next time snow falls they are scheduled to come out to keep our walks, parking lot and drive entries clear.

We have our fingers crossed that we will have reliable snow removal for the rest of the winter season!

October 11, 2019

Early freeze - don't forget to disconnect your hoses


We're currently experiencing pretty cold nights. Sub-freezing temperatures have come early this year. Remember to remove your garden hose from the faucet.

Faucets are designed to keep from freezing but only if the hose is detached. This is what can happen if the hose is still attached. Frozen faucets like this can damage the hose and--even worse--break the faucet or pipe which can cause damage to the interior of your home.

It probably isn't needed but you can also go to the home improvement store and pick up an insulated faucet cover for added protection against frozen pipes.

September 18, 2019

Parking lot is NOT a storage lot

The parking lot at the top of the street is for parking cars for a maximum of 48 hours. It is not a place for storing vehicles.

There are times when the lot is full and cars need to be parked off the Cottages at Sycamores property. This is not convenient for those who can’t find a parking space in the lot.

If a car is left there for longer than 48 hours it is subject to being towed at the owner’s expense. Also note that cars with expired registration are not allowed to park in the lot, and are also subject to being towed at owner's expense.

September 16, 2019

New General information page

There is a new page on the Cottages at Sycamores website called General Information. It contains useful information and is worth reading over. New general information will be placed on that page over time.

This News and Events page will have news and information that is useful for a time and the General information page will have information that is useful long after it is put on the page. Information like where to send your payment can be found on the General information page.

September 13, 2019

Ginger Johnson will be missed

You probably noticed the pink ribbons all over the cottages in May. This was done as a tribute to Ginger Johnson who passed away after a long battle with cancer. Ginger was a board member on the Cottages at Sycamores HOA board. She moved in to our neighborhood a couple of years ago. She had been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer years before and beat it. But unfortunately it came back a couple of times, and the last time she wasn't able to fight it. All those who knew her grew to love her. She will be missed.


October 21, 2017

Thank you gift for Sergio Fernandez

Our previous president, Sergio Fernandez, resigned on March 1st, 2017 after serving all of us in the HOA for seven years. He sent the following letter to the board on January 4, 2017.

The HOA board wants to thank Sergio for his many years of dedicated service to our community. His leadership and hard work have made the Cottages a very nice place to live. The financial situation of Cottages at Sycamores is very sound due to his leadership. We are all indebted to his service.

The HOA board wanted to acknowledge Sergio for all he has done for the community. The board gave him a $100 gift card good toward dining at Darden Restaurants which includes Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse and other restaurants he can choose from.

Sergio, again thank you for your service.