Sunriver Owners Boat Ramp Almost Ready To Go

Sunriver Owners Boat Launch Opening Memorial Day 2015

Sunriver Canoes | Sunriver MarinaMemorial Day weekend should be the kick off for the new boat launch being constructed just south of the Marina in Sunriver. In my opinion, as an owner in Sunriver this is a blessing, as for the past several years there has been some confusion as to who could use the Marina.  As a home owner we were not actually suppose to be allowed to launch our personal kayaks, canoes, etc., but were permitted to do so by the management of Sunriver Resort, as they actually own and operate the marina. The Sunriver Owners Association and the resort management came to an agreement to allow owners to use the marina launch until the owners launch could be planned and built. The agreement all though appreciated, made many home owners feel as though they were not welcome at the marina facility.  Unfortunately for launching your craft then became where? The solution, an owner and their guest’s only boat launch with parking, restrooms, bike rack, concrete ramp for trailer launches and a beach launch for kayaks, rafts, etc. This facility will have a controlled Sunriver Owners Associationentrance by the use of a valid up to date swipe card to allow access to the facility.  Sunriver owners will now have a place within the community that is theirs and not feel as though they are imposing on the resort. This solution of a launch facility by the Owners Association does raise another issue. What enters the river will more than likely head down river and need a way back to the launch facility. The resort operates a shuttle service for their marina guests to return to the marina from the canoe take out a few miles downstream. As an owner what are your chances for a ride on this shuttle service? What will the cost be? Ah, let the negotiations begin. Stay tuned to part two… Will there be a return trip or must the owners find their way back to their new facility? For more details on the launch facility, view the Sunriver Scene or visit the Sunriver Owners Association web site.

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Update 5/27/15-There was some question as to whether the new boat ramp facility would open on time due to a couple of issues. First, readying for the concrete pour of the ramp there was an overnight rise of the Deschutes River rising over a foot.  Next was having the facility pass inspection from Deschutes County inspectors.  Not to worry, as when I drove by Saturday evening May 23rd there was a vehicle with boat trailer parked inside the facility. Access gate was in place, area was fenced, all looking like a top notch boat launch facility that the Sunriver owners and their guests can now use. Not verified, but it is my understanding that you may get a return ride from the canoe take out area down river by the Sunriver Resort’s marina pick bus / van, that returns marina guests to their parking area. It is my understanding that there is a fee involved. Please confirm with the marina staff as to how the system will accommodate you and fees involved, so there are no surprises.  Great job by the SROA management and staff for making this happen as scheduled.

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Berkshire Hathaway | Meet The Team

Kyle Hoak | Sunriver Real Estate AgentThe son of Mary and Dan Hoak, Kyle J. Hoak was born in San Bernardino, CA. Growing up Kyle split years between Southern California and Las Vegas, NV. After Graduating from Silverado High School in Las Vegas, Kyle went on to attend the University Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). In 2006, once obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Hotel Administration, Kyle moved to Central Oregon and began a career with Sunriver Resort at the age of 23. While working at the AAA Rated Four Diamond Resort Property, Kyle elevated himself to Resort Service Manager before deciding to leave the hospitality industry in order to begin a practice in Real Estate. Since then, Kyle has built a successful career with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate from his office in Sunriver, OR. Kyle and Wife Ashley recently purchased their first home where they live with 6 pets (3 dogs & 3 cats)!

Mary Hoak | Sunriver Real Estate AgentMary Alice Hoak was born in Southern California and met her husband Dan Hoak during her college years while attending San Luis Obispo College. After marrying Dan, Mary began to focus most of her time and attention into raising her two sons, Brian and Kyle. After her two sons reached High School age, Mary returned to college in order to complete a minor in Criminal Justice, with a Bachelor”s degree in Secondary Education, earned from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After obtaining her degree, Mary began teaching High School. After spending many family vacations in Sunriver, Mary and Dan harbored a strong desire to one day relocate from Las Vegas, NV, to Sunriver, OR. In the fall of 2006, Mary and her husband Dan made their dream a reality after purchasing their dream home and permanently relocating to Sunriver. Mary, ever the go getter decided to begin a practice in Real Estate and works for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate with her Husband Dan & son Kyle.

Dan Hoak | Sunriver Real Estate AgentThe decision to become a Real Estate professional in Central Oregon was made after spending over 30 years in sales, covering the Western United States as a manufactures representative and regional sales manger. My wife, Mary and myself knew many years back that we wanted to make Sunriver our home. Upon
moving to Sunriver, Mary started her career in real estate and developed a business built on client trust, hard work and professionalism. It was only natural, that I retire from those years traveling and join Mary. We could now spend more time together, working as a team while enjoying all that Central Oregon has to offer. We work with our son Kyle, together our family, the Hoak Team, is committed to helping others discover the enjoyment of living in Central Oregon and all it has to offer. -Dan Hoak

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Bend Urban Growth Boundary Meeting – Bend UGB Expansion

Bend Oregon Real Estate InfoUrban Growth Boundary Public Meeting

The Urban Growth Boundary Steering Committee will hold a public meeting on Thursday, March 19 to considering recommendations brought forward from the three UGB advisory committee (Housing committee, Employment Committee, and Boundary Committee). These recommendations will address how to provide for housing that will accommodate a wide range of needs, taking into consideration our changing demographics, and how to provide land for businesses for growing employment needs. The UGB will also recommend if additional lands should be brought into the city limits based on growth projections. The public is invited to attend and is encouraged to comment.

Meeting Information
Thursday, March 19th 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
City Council Chambers
700 NW Wall St.
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