Glacier Springs Property Owners' Association

The community of Glacier Springs is nestled in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. Located approximately thirty miles east of Bellingham, Washington, we enjoy of the beauty of the surrounding mountains and nearby rivers and creeks. Glacier Springs Property Owners Association (GSPOA) is a non-profit homeowners association responsible for the administration of the community. This web site contains current information for the benefit of our membership and others interested in our community.

Association Update for January 9, 2024

Hello, GSPOA owners,

It has been a while since our last update, so we wanted to provide one. Since our Annual General Meeting and update on October 18, we have not had any E.coli hits and continue to get satisfactory coliform results. We are still under a Department of Health boil advisory. Bring water to a rolling boil for one minute and let cool before using.

Thank you to those who have volunteered to serve on a committee! It’s the first time in GSPOA history that we’ve had such great participation.

  • The Water Committee has met and is currently soliciting quotes from contractors for the spring box repair (known as “Phase 1”) and for engineering quotes on possible treatment options (known as “Phase 2”). The committee will make recommendations to the board and once those are approved, the board will send out a special meeting notice to discuss and vote on possible expenses and work. Anything over $10,000 needs to be approved by members.
  • In the coming months, the committee is identifying and fixing leaks around the water system. We are also in the process of getting bids for hazard tree removal around the tanks and spring box area. We hope to start that work in late January.
  • The Finance Committee will be meeting in a few weeks. The Finance and Water Committees will be working closely together on all project budgets/cash forecasting.
  • By-Laws and Covenants Committee is being scheduled.
  • Zoning Committee will be scheduled soon as well.

Note to Members: Whatcom County Appraiser Visits

Parker Taylor-Follis, an appraiser with the Whatcom County Assessors office, is in charge of valuing the parcels in the Glacier Springs community.  This year, the Glacier Springs community is in what they call a revaluation area. This means they will be physically inspecting all of the parcels within the community so you may witness a county car driving around.  Inspection can range from merely taking a picture of the dwelling from inside the car to measuring certain elements of a structure, if the latter happens a door hanger will be left if no one is there to answer the door.

Water Update for 10/18, and Reminder about Boil Water Advisory

Hello, everyone –

We received water test results earlier today and of the eight tests, two were positive for coliform and one was positive for E.coli. This is a reminder that we are still under a boil advisory. Bring all water to a rolling boil, for 1 minute, and let it cool before using.

Thank you to those that attended the AGM and the informational webinar online. The new board met Monday, October 16 and, in the coming weeks, we will be working on scheduling another informational meeting with the Department of Health to address outstanding questions and working on next steps. 

Link to Recording of Water System Info Session – 9/25/2023

As promised, we did record last Monday night’s water system information session for those who were interested but unable to attend. The video is password-protected, using the same password that was provided to you in your AGM notice for all 2023 AGM-related documents. If you have forgotten or misplaced that password, please email info@glaciersprings.org with your name and Glacier Springs address (for validation purposes) and we will provide it to you. Thank you!

https://glaciersprings.sharepoint.com/:v:/s/GSPOAMembers/ERCjk2yxMRFFlI5g8MhQXBsBzJgdHaWG2jlU7RcoVfrKhg?e=T3SFW8