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Presiding: Kelly McGuire

Present: Bill Martin, Mark Fears, Michelle Miller, Kelly McGuire, Jim Bergeron, Fred Lanyon, Jim Zalmanek, Frank Chuba, David Weber

Guests: Tom Guenther, Sean and Sandra Starks, Paul and Shelly Tillotson, Kevin and Cathlene Guy, Rick Hudnall, Chris and Sherri Monsen.

The meeting was called to order at 1900.

Minutes of the 17 November 2014 meeting were read and approved as written after a motion by Fred Lanyon and a second by Frank Chuba.

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Treasurer’s Report: The bank balance is $14,167.38.  151 voluntary donations have been made that amount to $5,745.00 while Architectural Control fees are $253.50, and bank interest is $9.07 for a total income of $6,007.57.  Expenses are $8,238.79 to date.  All bills have been paid including $2,013 for insurance, $10 for the annual HOA filing fee, and a donation of $250 to Tri Lakes Cares.

The $250 donation to Tri Lakes Cares was a “thank you” to the group for the use of meeting space over the year.  The motion to donate the money was made by Fred Lanyon with a second by Mark Fears; it passed unanimously.

Treasurer’s Report accepted following a motion by Fred Lanyon and a second by Frank Chuba and it was unanimously approved.

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Architectural Control:  Chairman Frank Chuba presented a request from Sean and Sandra Starks to build a 5521 square foot home, including garage and deck, at 18240 Stone View Road on a 1.8 acre lot..  Their contractor, Rick Hudnall, was present to answer questions about the plans.  The home will be a ranch style with basement, with earth tone stucco and stone exterior, and plans were examined by Board members.  Architectural Chairman Frank Chuba made a motion to accept the plans on the condition that final approval rests on a building permit, warranty on the roof shingles, and a final color of the exterior.  Motion was seconded by David Weber and the Board concurred .

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Old Business: None.

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New Business: Director Mark Fears stated that the Courage To Change program at 18375 Spruce Road has no license to operate which was to have been given to him by clinical director Renee de Alba.  Miss de Alba stated that she would like to increase the residency to twelve clients, although Dr. Judith Miller states that there are only five residents at this time.

Mr. Tom Guenther, Mr. and Mrs. Tillotson, Mr. and Mrs. Guy, and Mr. and Mrs. Monson all stated that they were present to voice complaints about the residence at 18375 Spruce Road.  The complaints included the allegations that Courage To Change is a business and not a group home, that clients from the residence are loitering around the school bus stop, that clients are trespassing on private property, and one complaint that her young daughter may be at risk from addicts, the large number of vehicles at the residence considering that clients are not allowed to have cars at the facility, and the loss of value to Red Rock Ranch homes as a result of the presence of Courage To Change.  The main concern from all residents, though, centered on whether or not Courage To Change is or is not a business.

Director Michelle Miller gave an extensive explanation of what the Board has done that includes obtaining legal counsel from attorney Lenard Rioth, conversations with El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn and County Attorney Steven Klappky.  Jim Bergeron read portions of a letter from Mr. Klappky concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act as they relate to the home on Spruce Road.  President Kelly McGuire told residents that he shares their concerns and the Board is not ignoring them.  He further stated that he will again contact attorney Lenard Rioth on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 to follow up on these concerns.


With no further business to conduct, the meeting was adjourned at 2042 on a motion by Jim Zalmanek and a second by Michelle Miller which was carried unanimously.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Monday, 12 January 2015 at the Tri Lakes Cares building, 235 Jefferson Street, Monument, Colorado.

Respectfully submitted,

Jim Bergeron 

Secretary/Recorder, RRRHOA

Note: These minutes are in draft form and are not official until approved at the 12 January 2015 meeting.