Our property management company submitted Kristin's review to the owner and then he forwarded the review with his concern to the President of the HOA. Below is their conversation and response. We thank Kristin for her review, which allowed us to address and possibly correct the situation for future renters.
From Owner to President of HOA of condo building
Hope you and your family are doing well. As you know, I rent my unit out during the winter months. My unit is a good size and I advertise it as sleeps 10. We had a large group staying there and their only negative comment was parking. I know we had a rough winter with the plow situation which doesn’t help, but I remember parking was not assigned and on a first come basis. I had issues with parking myself this winter but I didn’t make someone move from the front of my unit. Is this something we should bring up at the next HOA meeting? Is there a maximum of 2 cars? If I go up with my family, we would have more than 2 cars. If there are rules, it should be clarified. I remember you telling me there were no reserved spaces and it was on a first come basis. If there is a maximum, I will let my management company know.
Response back from HOA President to condo owner -
I think I know where this is coming from.....
First of all, allow me to respond by saying that parking IS on a first come/first serve basis. There are NO reserved spaces. And, there is NO maximum number of cars allowed.
I believe this issue stemmed from a few weeks ago. I heard about it from (name) (4B) who has been doing the shoveling, and has now taken on the plowing responsibility for the rest of the season. I, actually, was up there at the time when your unit was rented President's Day weekend. (Historically, this IS one of the most popular weekends to be in Brian Head...probably THE most popular.) When your renters arrived in 5 vehicles, there simply was no more spaces to accommodate them all. They parked behind themselves (for two out of the 5 pickup trucks that they came in). This, essentially, blocked access to ALL---as this blocked the actual roundabout driveway. This not only made it next to impossible for (name) to do his snow removal, but it represented a bit of a hazardous situation preventing thoroughfare/access. (name) told me that he had told the renters that they simply "can't park stacked" like they were (because of the above reasons). He needed to plow and shovel, AND people couldn't drive around the roundabout with them parked like that. He told me that he suggested to them that they park those 2 trucks over at Navaho parking lot as there simply was not sufficient parking during this busy weekend.
(Name) talked with me AFTER he spoke with them, and told me the situation (above). He also asked me what is the "rule"?, shouldn't there be a maximum allowed?, etc. I responded the same, "No maximum", "First come/first serve". This led to further conversation that maybe we SHOULD discuss this at the next HOA meeting. His point was that during the winter months, when "snow removal" and "access" are truly difficult but important issues to manage, maybe there SHOULD be a "maximum allowed" per unit..... 5 trucks for one unit on this particular holiday weekend truly occupies one half of the entire snow-laden parking lot (supposed to serve 18 units). I told him that it would certainly be a good topic for discussion at our next HOA meeting. Sounds like good minds think alike. For now, there is no maximum allowed rule. First come/first serve. I AM sorry if our paucity-of-parking situation inconvenienced your renters.