Red Rock Ranch Homeowners Association Monthly Meeting
10 September 2018
Presiding: Beth Lonnquist
Present: Jim Bergeron, Frank Chuba, Kevin Guy, Beth Lonnquist, P.K. Robinson
Guests: Julie and Steve Nelson, Paul Tillotson
Meeting called to order at 1900.
The minutes of the 09 July 2018 meeting were read and approved unanimously after a motion by Frank Chuba and a second by P.K. Robinson. The Memo for Record of 18 August 2018 was read and approved unanimously after a motion by Kevin Guy and a second by Frank Chuba.
As per Association policy, Julie and Steve Nelson were allowed to speak prior to regular business. Julie began by stating that she feels there should be a prohibition against fire pits on Red Rock Ranch and would like to see that as an amendment to the covenants. She added that a neighbor has a pit that produces large amounts of smoke that infiltrates her residence and has made her ill. She has talked with the neighbor and was told they will continue using their fire pit. President Lonnquist told Julie that she had previously given her the procedure for altering covenants and said she would send that to her again, but reminded Julie that the process is entirely up to her and the Association would not be liable for any expenses incurred.
Guest Paul Tillotson was introduced and he said he would like to become a member of the RRRHOA Board. He is a long-time resident of the Ranch and lives at 18250 Spruce Road. Frank Chuba made a motion to accept Paul as a member and it was agreed to by the Board following a second by Kevin Guy.
Treasurer’s Report: Bank balance is $15,272.37. Annual 2018 bank interest is$3.81.
Total expenses to date are:
Total Contributions to date.......$8,085.00
Contributors above $50 ..................34
Treasurer’s Report accepted following a motion by Kevin Guy and a second by P.K. Robinson.
Architectural Control: AC Chairman Frank Chuba reports no new requests, but let the record show that Susanne Ferrell’s fencing was approved electronically. There is concern about two residences that have accomplished work without making requests through theAssociation. One is at Abo Lane and Sandstone where four cuts have been made (two are allowed) and pads have been put in to park trailers. A residence at 4315 Red Forest added an addition and applied stucco to the home without approval. Frank Chuba will address both issues.
Resident Paul Tillotson requested permission to re-roof his residence at 18250 Spruce Road with fire resistant shingles. He was advised to use the Association request form and that there is a $25.00 fee. Frank Chuba made a motion to accept pending receipt of the request form and fee. That was accepted by the Board following a second by Kevin Guy.
Firewise: Dave Betzler will pursue another opportunity, “Sites of Excellence” through Firewise. He is still in contact with CUSP and says he can always use more volunteers. The Tri Lakes Methodist Church has done fire mitigation on three properties on the Ranch and will now move on to help other communities.
Park: The broken basketball pole was discussed. A new 4 inch pole costs $304.00 plus tax, and a 5 inch pole is $605.00 plus tax. Welding the broken pole is not feasible. It was agreed to cut the pole at ground level and table buying a new one until spring since no one will be using it with autumn and winter approaching. Paul Tillotson volunteered to cut the pole.
It was noted that the grass at Nevins Park needs to be cut. Jim Bergeron will contact Clair Brenneman who has cut the grass in the past. Paul Tillotson volunteered to continue mowing grass around the Association bus stop.
Web Site: Kevin Guy states it is in the same state as last meeting, and he will continue bringing it up to speed. Paul Tillotson volunteered to assist him.
New Business: The October business meeting has been scheduled for Monday, 29 October 2018 instead of the normal second Monday of the month.
Round the Table: Paul Tillotson raised the question that has been mentioned before – land behind his property that is a utility easement and is being used as a road for a trailer by a neighbor. He and fellow neighbor Kevin Guy have paperwork that indicate the area is supposed to be a sanctuary and they will bring that to the next meeting so it can be discussed in more detail by Board members.
With no further business to discuss, the meeting was unanimously adjourned at 2029 to enter executive session on a motion by Frank Chuba and a second by P.K. Robinson. The executive session ended at 2101.
The next regularly scheduled meeting will be at 1900 on Monday, 29 October 2018 at the Tri Lakes Cares building, 235 Jefferson Street, Monument, Colorado.
Jim Bergeron Secretary/Recorder, RRRHOA