Wednesday, May 16, 2012


I received the email below as I currently live in Alta Sierra. I have been a member of it's ASPOA since moving into the subdivision many years ago. The annual fee has been raised by 62% for the 2012-13 calendar year over the previous. While I know the cost of life on a whole has gone up, I did not realize it had escalated to this level. The list of benefits for being a member were pulled from the Association's website ( and pasted below. The benefits out weight the added expense therefore I will be joining the association again. Thank you to the volunteers who take care of the things we do not see on a daily basis.

Benefits for being a member:
Reduced propane costs from Ferrellgas
Maintaining the CC&R’s of Alta Sierra
The Alta Sierran Newspaper
Architectural Review Committee
Dead Deer removal
Road Clean-up & neighborhood improvements
Artistic landscaping at the four entrances
Fire Safety & Evacuation Plan
Neighborhood Watch Program
Youth Activities and sponsorship of local teams
The ASPOA Web Site (
Maintenance of Hiking Trails in Alta Sierra
Annual yard waste clean-up day – plus Scotch Broom removal
Annual picnic and special events (holiday golf cart parade)

As a member, I do purchase my propane from Ferrellgas (530.823.0607,  ferrellgas website) and I do find the savings to be of benefit to warrent the 62% increased in the membership fee.


101 W. McKnight Way, PMB 317 • Grass Valley, CA 95949
On the web at
Your support for the Alta Sierra Property Owners Association is greatly appreciated.  Your membership to ASPOA expires June 30th 2012This year you can renew your membership online!  Or you can renew by mail.  We’d appreciate you renewing before June 15th.  This will save the cost of printing, postage, and volunteer hours.
For renewing online, go to the web site ( and scroll down to find the link “Renew Online.”  First you provide information for who you are and what ASPOA property you are renewing.  You have the opportunity to update the information in our database at the same time!  Then you are connected to PayPal for paying your dues.  This is another service provided as a convenience to our members.  We hope you give it a try.
For renewing by mail, please provide desired changes for your ASPOA information along with your check for $40 to 101 W. McKnight Way, PMB 317, Grass Valley, CA 95949.  We are mailing renewal notices on June 15th.
We guarantee that the personal information you provide (including your email address), will not be passed to anyone else and will be used solely to contact you regarding ASPOA.
We look forward to continuing to serve our members and the community.  Thank you for renewing your membership.
Carol Baker
Membership Coordinator   477-5877
Tricia Pellegrino, Membership Committee   263-7612
Jeannie Niemi, Membership Committee    274-1779

I live and work as a Realtor in Alta Sierra as well as my children went to Alta Sierra School and my wife owns Grass Valley Yoga.

Scott Hopper - Realtor 530.477.2277

1 comment:

  1. Scott: Nice advertising for yourself.


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