Welcome to the Silver Lake
Owner's Association website
Located 8 miles north of
Reno, Nevada, Silver Lake is near the intersection of
Highway 395 and Red Rock Road. The nearby residential
areas of Silver Knolls and the Red Rock community overlook
the lake and Stead Airport, where the exciting Reno
Air Races take place every September.
If you would like more
information about Silver Knolls send us an e-mail with
your questions... firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Room Rental
Planning a party? To rent the
Community Room at the Fire House contact Liz via email at
with "Community Room Rental Info" in the subject line, or
call Liz at 775-972-1869. The Fire House Community Room
address is 11525 Red Rock Road, Reno, NV 89508.
2014 SLPOA Arts & Crafts Fair will be
Saturday, November 22nd at the Fire House here in
Silver Knolls. More than 25 artists participated in
previous years. There will be activities for kids.
Download the entry form. Call Carol or Mary for more
to sign up for a booth was Nov. 7th.
For questions about the fair, contact
Mary: 775-560-3950 or Carol: 775-772-8278 or email:
The SLPOA Board has been gathering information for our
residents about septic systems. We hosted a speaker from
the Washoe County Community Services Department who
addressed this topic at our Board Meeting, June 2014.
to Do About Septic Systems.pdf
memo May 2010.pdf
Valley Newsletter September 2010.pdf
Community Yard Sale 2014: The
19th Annual Community Yard sale was Sunday, June 1st. 54
families participated. The weather could not have been
nicer. Everyone enjoyed BBQ at the firehouse for lunch.
Local Desert Cleanup: Working
with the non-profit Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, local
volunteers met May 10, 2014 to clean up trash on our local
desert. More details here.
Propane Co-op: In an
effort to secure great service and lower propane prices in
our community, after 3 meetings with the residents over 3
months, bids were requested from 7 propane companies. Five
propane companies submitted bids June 14th. On June 28th
the Propane Board met with the final 3 candidates and
selected the winning bid. We now have an agreement
with High Sierra Propane!
Questions? Call Casey at 775-233-6918 or
email at email@example.com.
It's not too late to join our Co-op.
project in Silver Knolls, next to the fire house, was open
April 1 through June 30, 2012. It is now closed. We hope
to host the Bio-Mass project again in 2014. A wood chipper
has been donated to the project.
Our 18th annual Silver Knolls Yard
Sale was Sunday, June 2nd, 2013. The Fire
House provided coffee and pastry in the morning. There was
The 2011 SLPOA Arts
& Crafts Fair
November 27th at the Fire House here in Silver Knolls.
More than 25 artists took part. Cookies and cocoa or
cappuccino were served to all.
Regarding the unpaved streets Wagon Ho and part of Osage
in Silver Knolls, there was a meeting in the Washoe County
complex, September 1st. Commissioner Weber and County road
representatives were present to address the problems of
our Silver Knolls unpaved roads. This meeting was open to
the public. Read the report in the winter issue of the
The water export project from the Rancho Haven area north
of Silver Knolls, has been stopped.The appeal to the
Nevada Supreme Court by the Redrock Valley Ranch, LLC
(RVR) has been denied as of July 7, 2011. Read about the
decision here Caselaw
In 2011, our huge annual multi-family Silver Knolls area
yard sale was on Sunday, June 5th. 54 families
participated. There was a bit of rain later in the day,
but it didn't seem to slow anyone down.
Star Ranch development: adjacent to the planned
Evans Ranch development, came before the Reno Planning
Commission at the February 3rd meeting and was approved.
In pdf format, here is the prospectus from the developer,
complete with maps, LDC09-00058
(Silver Star Ranch PUD). Warning, large file - 30 MB.
Festival was held October 31st 2009 at the Fire
Station; sponsored by the Silver Lake Volunteer Fire
Department and the SLPOA. Kids and parents enjoyed the
costumes and trick or treat fun and games, activities,
prizes and, of course, the treats to eat.
- The newly formed Northern Nevada Citizens for Water
Conservation, Inc (NNCWC) is a grassroots movement that
was started in Rancho Haven/Sierra Ranchos to organize
against the Red Rock Valley Ranch LLC water export
pipeline. As a result of their recent victory at the
County Commission they decided to make their group
'official' and incorporate. They meet every 1st and 3rd
Monday night at 6:30 pm at the Red Rock Hounds Clubhouse.
The Red Rock Valley Ranch LLC then asked for a Judicial
review of the Commissioners' decision, resulting in the
judge ruling against them in March 2010. The Red Rock
Valley Ranch LLC has since appealed the case to the Nevada
Supreme Court, which may take several years to produce a
NNCWC will continue to raise
funds for environmental studies and possible future legal
fees to fight this water export via pipeline.
The Red Rock wildfire was burning to our northwest
in mid July 2009. Air tankers, helicopters and ground
crews battled the fire on 4 fronts. Thank you to all those
who fought the fire and kept us safe.
News - The big golf ball you may have seen
parked out on the Stead Airport property near the National
Guard buildings last year was actually a 90 ft. diameter,
helium filled experimental airship with 4 engines and a
pilot gondola. It needs to be tethered when it's windy.
- We've received several complaints this spring
and summer about residents feeding coyotes in our area.
This is a bad practice on several levels and may lead to
the coyotes being destroyed.
The Nevada Dept of Wildlife
has a great page about living with Coyotes.
- Annual Membership Meeting & Election of
Officers. The new Bylaws were approved, new Board members
were voted in, and several current Board members were
re-elected for new terms.
5/12/09 - Appeal of the Board of Adjustment’s
Action Denying Without Prejudice Special Use Permit Case
No. SB08-023 (aka Red Rock water pipeline) -- Community
Development. (Commission District 5.) - Commissioners
denied the appeal without prejudice.
3/5/09 - The
Washoe County Board of Adjustment met March 4th, 2009.
After 5 hours of deliberations, the Board decided
unanimously to 'deny without prejudice' the permit for the
Red Rock Road water pipeline. (Special use permit
SB08-023). Approximately 200 residents of the Sierra
Ranchos and Rancho Haven attended the meeting.
'08 News - FEMA has declared that flood plains
be redefined in many of the areas in the U.S. Our area is
no exception. Many residents in the south Osage and Wagon
Ho areas have received maps and letters from the county
regarding the revised flood plain in our area. Being
included in the flood plain can affect your insurance.
Download the first
map and letter. Second
map and letter. These are large, multi-page pdf
files. View in Adobe Acrobat.
Development Links - the
Evans Ranch development has an informational website
with related documents available for download.
The Silver Hills development has an
with related documents available for download.
The residents of Silver Knolls have formed a very active
Neighborhood Watch group. Join us!
Contact Neighborhood Watch
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The next meeting is Tuesday, November
25, 2014, at 6:30 PM, at the Fire House
Community Room, 11525 Red Rock Road, in Silver Knolls.
Meetings are led by Deputy Sheriff Teresa Aquila.
Residents are encouraged to attend. Note: meetings will
now be quarterly, on the 4th Tuesday. Dates for meetings
in the coming year are:
Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
SLPOA (Silver Knolls)
mailed to members. Next newsletter December 2014.
The SLPOA newsletter is
mailed to SLPOA dues paying members. To become a member
fill out our application.
Some previous SLPOA
newsletters in pdf format:
Quarter (Fall) 2009 newsletter
Quarter (Summer) 2009 newsletter
Quarter (Spring) 2009 newsletter
Quarter (Winter) 2008 newsletter
Quarter (Fall) 2008 newsletter
Quarter (Summer) 2008 newsletter
Quarter (Spring) 2008 newsletter
Quarter (Winter) 2007 newsletter
Approved by SLPOA Membership at the Annual
Membership Meeting May 20, 2009. New
SLPOA Bylaws in pdf format.