Red Rock Ranch Homeowners Association Monthly Meeting
14 May 2018
Presiding: Beth Lonnquist
Present: Beth Lonnquist, Jim Bergeron, Frank Chuba, Jim Zalmanek, Kevin Guy
Guests: Nancy Mann, Lori and Victor McBride, David Bohn, P.K. Robinson, David Betzler.
The meeting was called to order by President Beth Lonnquist at 1900.
President Lonnquist introduced P. K. Robinson who expressed an interest in becoming a Board member. Jim Zalmanek made a motion to accept Mr. Robinson as a Board member, a second was made by Frank Chuba and the members agreed for acceptance.
The minutes of the February minutes were approved following a motion by Kevin Guy and a second by Beth Lonnquist. The March minutes were approved after a motion by Jim Zalmanek and a second by Frank Chuba. It was noted that there were no minutes from the April annual resident’s meeting since there was no quorum of Board members and only five Red Rock Ranch residents attending the meeting.
Treasurer’s Report: No report this meeting in the absence of the Treasurer.
Architectural Control: Resident Nancy Mann of 3760 El Rancho Way requested approval of a color to repaint their house. She presented the color that is earth tone and approval was given following a motion by Frank Chuba and a second by Jim Zalmanek. The required fee was paid.
Lori and Victor McBride presented plans for a home to be built at 3885 Sierra Vista Road that will be 4971 square feet when finished, but they requested a variance so they will be able to build the home in stages. Since the initial stage would be 275 square feet less than the covenants require, a variance is needed. After a discussion among Board members, it was agreed to grant the variance after a motion by Frank Chuba and a second by Kevin Guy. The variance did come with a clause that stated the total construction must be completed within a four year period. Building permit has been obtained and septic system has been approved. The required fee was paid.
Resident David Bohn presented a copy of a letter he submitted to El Paso County concerning a proposed garage his neighbor plans on erecting that would obstruct the views enjoyed by the Bohn family. Dr. Bohn realizes that the Board has no jurisdiction in this matter, but wanted to bring it to the Board’s attention. He plans on discussing the matter with his neighbor and has proposed an alternative site. To date, the Board has not received a request for a garage from Dr. Bohn’s neighbor.
Old Business: Except for an overdose, nothing new has transpired at the Spruce Road business.
Kevin Guy spoke about the web site and stated that the HOA is paying a $20 fee per year, a bargain. As previously noted, the current web site is obsolete and Kevin suggested a new system such as “wordpress” that is user friendly. He will put out information such as the annual picnic, suggested dues of $50.00 (but more would be appreciated), and dates for chipping. President Lonnquist stated that she would like to have approved minutes of the meetings on the web site.
Firewise: David Betzler gave a thorough presentation about the progress of his Firewise committee, but stressed that more volunteer help is always appreciated. He mentioned that the Tri Lakes Fire Department purchased a truck and chipper through a grant and it will be available for residents with proper training. He suggested having a Firewise sign at the Nevins Park to advertise the Ranch being a Firewise Community and also thought bright colored tee shirts with Firewise logo printing for volunteers would be good advertising. He felt using the Association website for spreading Firewise information would be faster than system presently used.
The annual spring cleanup is scheduled for 01 and 02 June 2018 with only two roll offs this year and no slash accepted. Board members signed for shifts to cover the two days. The annual picnic/business meeting will be held on Saturday, 18August 2018 at noon in the Association Park. This year President Lonnquist’s husband will smoke meat for the picnic and the Board will provide paper plates, plastic ware and drinks. Residents are asked to take a side dish to share.
It was agreed that Board members meet with both attorneys (Bryce Meighan and Lenard Rioth) representing the Association in the Spruce Road case within a matter of days when an appointment can be scheduled.
At 2105, President Lonnquist requested an executive session to discuss the Spruce Road problem. That was seconded by Jim Bergeron.
At 2122, the executive session ended and Frank Chuba made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Jim Zalmanek with approval by all Board members.
The next regularly scheduled meeting will be at 1900 on Monday, 11 June 2018 at the Tri Lakes Cares building, 235 Jefferson Street in Monument.