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Presiding: David Weber

Present: Present: Kelly McGuire, Jim Bergeron, Fred Lanyon, Michelle Miller, Frank Chuba

Guests: 30 residents from Red Rock Ranch and surrounding HOA's.

The meeting was called to order by Acting President David Weber at 1900.

The minutes of the 11 January 2016 meeting were read and unanimously approved following a motion by Fred Lanyon and a second by Michelle Miller.

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Treasurer’s Report: Bank balance is $15,968.13.  There have been 8 voluntary donations from residents since the first of the year totaling $300.00.  Interest of $1.30 and resident donations add up to $301.10 for a total income since the beginning of the year.  Expenses were $24.00 for legal expenses to attorney Lenard Rioth.

Kelly McGuire made a motion to accept the report with a second from Frank Chuba and it was unanimously accepted by Board members present.

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Architectural Control: Chairman Frank Chuba reported that there are no new requests.

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Before continuing with regular RRRHOA business, the meeting was turned over for a presentation from Monument Town Manager Chris Lowe and Monument Public Works Director Tom Tharnish concerning a proposed 1 and 1/2 million gallon water storage tank that has been rumored about being constructed on the RRRHOA Association Park.  Also present were members of Forsgren Associates of Englewood, Colorado who are engineers specializing in building water tanks.

Mr. Lowe and Mr. Tharnish started the presentation by asserting that the rumor about building a water tank on Red Rock Ranch is just that – a rumor!  Mr. Lowe stated that the town is looking for a site to build a new tank since the present one on Beacon Lite Road is in need of repair.  But he stated further that no site has been chosen at this time and Red Rock Ranch happened to fall within the parameters for altitude set by the engineers.  The engineers said they had indeed talked with the Forest View Acres Water District, but they are talking with all HOA’s in the area to inform them of proposed plans for a water tank.  Mr. Lowe emphatically stated that any land acquisition would be discussed with an HOA if the land fell within its jurisdiction because Monument wants to be a good neighbor.  The question of Monument using the power of eminent domain to acquire land was raised by a resident to which Mr. Lowe tersely answered, “Monument does not do business that way!”

More questions were asked and answered by Mr. Lowe, Mr. Tharnish, and the presenting engineers.

After 45 minutes of questions, some of which were repetitious, President Weber ended the session and thanked all present for the information presented and the interest shown by residents.  He then called for a five minute recess so presenters and any residents who wished to leave could do so.

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Old Business: The Recovery House on Spruce Road was again discussed at length.  Residents adjoining the house issued complaints such as seeing 14 to 17 cars at a time at the facility that seems in excess for only five clients, who are not even allowed to have vehicles.   Beth Lonnquist said the official police report concerning a suicide in the residence at 0900 reported 12 people in the house at the time the police arrived.  Hans Zimmerman reported seeing trucks emptying the septic tank numerous times indicating a high usage for just five clients.

Acting President Weber made suggestions pending the return and approval of President Mark Fears:

  1. Preemptively present facts to the County Commissioners.
  2. Ask County officials to enforce existing zoning regulations.
  3. Does state licensure change the way the house is operated?

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New Business: It has been noted by several residents that a section of fence around the Association tennis court has been blown over by recent heavy and constant winds.  Action has been tabled for the time being until weather conditions improve and a thorough evaluation can be made.  One concern would be uprooting planted vines on the fence.

The annual spring cleanup is scheduled for 04, 05 and 06 June 2016.  This will be the first time a Monday is included and a Friday deleted so an extra roll-off can be obtained, if needed.  In the past, when the roll-offs were filled by Saturday, there would be no delivery of an empty on a Sunday.  Additionally, there will be chipping of branches offered to residents and a roll-off will be used for the slash to be hauled away.

The annual picnic/business meeting will be held on Saturday, 27 August 2016 at noon in the Association Park.  As in the past, the Association will provide meats, buns and rolls, condiments, paper products and soft drinks.  Residents are asked to bring a side dish to share.


With no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 2026 on a motion by David Weber, seconded by Frank Chuba and the motion was carried unanimously.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be at 1900 on Monday, 11 April 2016 at the Tri Lakes Cares building, 235 Jefferson Street in Monument.

Respectfully submitted,

Jim Bergeron 

Secretary/Recorder, RRRHOA

Note: These minutes are in draft form and are not official since a formal meeting was not held.