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Presiding: Mark Fears

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

Guests: Gloria Lanyon, P.K. Robinson, Don Bell, Dan Cuvala, Kevin Guy

The meeting was called to order by President Mark Fears at 1900.  

The minutes of the 08 June 2015 meeting were read and unanimously approved following a motion by Kelly McGuire and a second by Michelle Miller. 

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As per Association policy, Builder Dan Cuvala was permitted to present his request at the beginning of the meeting in case he did not want to remain for the entire session.  Mr. Cuvala requested permission to build a 680 square foot addition (340 square feet on each of two levels) to a residence at 4525 Sandstone Road owned by Dion and Jennifer Arellano. The addition will match the existing house, an El Paso County building permit is in place, set-backs are in order, the septic system is adequate and a check in the amount of $68 was submitted.

A motion was made to accept the request by Frank Chuba with a second by Fred Lanyon.  The Board agreed unanimously to accept the motion.

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Treasurer’s Report: Bank balance is $17,448.55.  There have been 131 voluntary donations from residents since the first of the year totaling $4,810.00.  Architectural control fees are $150.00.  Interest amounts to $3.89 for a total income of $4,963.89 to date.  Expenses total $2,313.00 to date. 

Treasurer’s report unanimously accepted following a motion by Fred Lanyon and a second by Jim Zalmanek.

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Architectural Control: Chairman Frank Chuba reports no new requests other than the one presented by Mr. Cuvala.

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Old Business: The flag pole for Nevins Park is ready to be installed with all needed parts obtained by David Weber.  Since Mr. Weber is recuperating from surgery, Mark Fears, Jim Zalmanek, Fred Lanyon and Jim Bergeron volunteered to assemble and erect the flag pole.

The five lawn mowers left at the Park from the spring clean-up have been removed by Jim and Mike Bergeron and taken to Monument Small Motor Repair at no charge by them.  The remaining trash that was dumped during night hours after the roll-offs were removed at the end of spring clean-up has been removed by the father of Director Michelle Miller.

The Board extended its collective thanks to Kelly McGuire for his years of service as president of the RRRHOA.  He has agreed to remain as a Board member.

Thanks also were extended to Treasurer Bill Martin for his contribution in that position for the past 14 years.  Bill and his wife, Val, sold their Red Rock Ranch property and will move to Colorado Springs.  Val helped maintain the Park gardens for years, so a thank you is extended to her for her volunteer work.

The Park has been mowed and trimmed by Claire Brenneman.

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New Business: David Weber reported vandalism at Nevins Park.  Someone spray painted the letters “S, L, 4 A” and the date underneath it, “7- 4 -15” using black paint. The graffiti is on the concrete floor on the east side of the pavilion. Members of the Board will attempt to power wash it off before the annual picnic.

David Weber was asked to assume the post of treasurer of the RRRHOA replacing Bill Martin and he agreed.  The vote was unanimous following a motion by Michelle Miller and a second by Kelly McGuire.

The “Courage to Change” program was again discussed since Dr. Judith Miller has sent registered letters to neighbors on Spruce Road stating that she will be applying for a County permit to have up to 12 residents in her house on Spruce Road.  The Board went on record opposing this increase since it would no longer fall under the “five is a family rule”. This opposition was made in a motion by Jim Zalmanek and seconded by Kelly Mcguire and all Board members present responded with yes votes.  It was further agreed to notify attorney Lenard Rioth of the situation and president Mark Fears will visit the El Paso County Planning Commission to express the HOA’s opposition.

Resident Kevin Guy of 18290 Spruce Road expressed his thanks for the Board’s stance and said he appreciates all that the Board does.  He also stated that several neighbors of the 18375 Spruce Road residence have held strategy meetings to counter an expansion of the Courage to Change program and invited Board members to attend future meetings.

Jim Zalmanek made the statement that many residents do not seem to be getting the message about the Board’s work on the Courage to Change program and suggested more communication is needed.

The annual RRRHOA Picnic/Meeting will be held at Nevins Park on Saturday, 15 August 2015 starting at noon.  Volunteers for food and drinks:

1.      Soft drinks and water…….…Kelly McGuire

2.      Paper plates, condiments…...Mark Fears

3.      Meat………………………...Jim Bergeron

A grill will be needed and Mark Fears said he would take on that responsibility.

Resident P.K. Robinson asked for advice about increased and speeding traffic on his street, Limestone Road.  He also asked if anyone on the Board had some access to the County Roads Department to have the street paved since it has deep ruts following the recent heavy rains.  Jim Bergeron suggested calling the sheriff’s department about having a speed indicator trailer in place.  Also, the County will spray magnesium chloride on the road that will temporarily cut down dust and make a hard surface.  Mr. Robinson stated that he has had trouble accessing the Homeowners web site, so Michelle Miller gave him the e-mail address that will go to all Board members.


With no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 2016 on a motion by Frank Chuba, seconded by Fred Lanyon and carried unanimously.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be the annual picnic/meeting at noon on 15 August 2015 at the Nevins Park on Red Rock Ranch.

Respectfully submitted,

Jim Bergeron 

Secretary/Recorder, RRRHOA

Note: These minutes are in draft form and are not official until approved by the Board at the next meeting.