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Dakota Ridge Homeowners Association
Board of Directors
July 11, 2013
A regular meeting of the board of directors of the Dakota Ridge Homeowners Association was held on July 11, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. in the Board Room of The Commercial Property Group, LLC at 3001 S. Lincoln, Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Board Members: Mindy Williams
Guests: Medora Fralick
Sarah and Cooper Jones
The meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m.
There was no new activity under Roads or the ARC.
Under the Finance Report, Medora stated that the Association is ahead of Budget. It was noted that water usage is down which makes the net income under for water revenues. The pump house road has had road base and pit run put on it and that project came in under budget. A CD was opened for $75 to keep the revenue balance under the $250 insured balance. On the Balance Sheet, the receivables were discussed. The delinquent account is moving forward and responsive.
Under Water, Medora reported that she spoke with owner Steve Hofman about his sprinkler system efficiency. No surface well is used with this system and it is very efficient.
Under Other Business, the discussion of Board Objectives will be tabled to the next meeting due to time constraints.
Medora stated that there has been no response to “dead tree” letters sent out previously.
Tom Valicenti suggested that new shrubs be planted at the entrances where needed since there is money provided in the Budget for this. He also asked that bids be obtained for the landscaping and the current landscaper be replaced.
Under General Discussion, a letter detailing propane option will be sent out in the near future including tank lease information. This letter will be reviewed and approved by the Board before mailing.
Guests Sarah and Cooper Jones joined the meeting to give a presentation to the Board. Cooper is requesting that the Board take under consideration allowing chickens to be raised in the Dakota Ridge neighborhood. He gave details as to the City requirements for chickens, his proposed city approved coop design and myths and benefits of chickens. Kenny Reisman, city councilman, also provided support for Cooper’s request and the city’s approval of chickens within city limits. Copper concluded with a request for the Board to put the question to the association for a vote. Discussion ensued and questions were posed to Cooper for more clarification and among the Board as how to proceed. Concerns of liability, who monitors the situation, enforcement of code, follow up of any complaints and location of the coop was discussed. In conclusion, the Board agreed to take the request under consideration. The coop site would need to be approved by the ARC prior to any mailing to the association and the association’s attorney will be consulted for declaration language. If a mailing is to be sent to the association, it would not happen until the next quarterly water billing mail out. The Board thanked Cooper, Sarah and Kenny for their presentation and information. Jim suggested that all communication be done as a Board.
There was discussion of solar panels used within the neighborhood. There will further research of the situation.
The next meeting is Thursday, August 8, 2013.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 9:35 a.m.
Secretary for the meeting