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Dakota Ridge Homeowners Association
December 13, 2007
A meeting of the Dakota Ridge Homeowners Association was held on December 13, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. in the Board Room of The Commercial Property Group, LLC at 3001 S. Lincoln, Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Board Members: Diane Pietig
Guests: Medora Fralick Stephanie McDonald
The meeting of the Board of the Dakota Ridge Homeowners Association was called to order at 1:00 p.m.
Tomas Stone gave the Financials report. He noted that the Association is under budget on road maintenance and snow plowing to date. Tim DePuy stated that the water expense is also under budget and that the water repair line item be reviewed regarding the 2008 Budget. Tomas suggested that the Board consider keeping the existing cushion for the water repair expense since a few more months are left in the current budget year.
A draft road report was distributed to the Board members for review and will be discussed at the next meeting. A copy is included with the minutes for the record.
Diane Pietig gave the ARC report. An ARC meeting was held Monday, Dec. 10th, and the owners of Lot 59 have submitted plans for enlarging their garage. They are asking for a variance due to the fact that the garage will be outside of the building envelope. All effected neighbors are being contacted.
Medora Fralick reported that Lot 20 is for sale and that the owner has started the 18 month building time. The owner has previously been granted a variance to add 2 months to the building time. After discussion, the Board directed that a letter be drafted by the Association attorney asking the owner to remove the dirt currently being stored on the lot (after the snow melts) and re-vegetate the lot to its prior natural state if owner does not intend to complete the building of the approved home within the time allotted (as extended). The Board further decided to ask its attorney to include in that letter a reminder that failure to complete building within the allotted time will give rise to fines and other remedies as per Association bylaws. The letter will be presented to the Board at the January meeting.
A letter from Jim Makens was presented to the Board for review concerning overgrowth of vegetation in the meadow of the south section of Dakota Ridge. Medora will look into the matter and collect recommendations from local agencies.
Medora presented a copy of the Water Loss report to each Board member for review. She stated that the report finds that there is a 45% loss from the pump to the meter. The illegal taps are not reflected in this report, but will be included once the 4th Qtr readings have been read. Medora said that the recertification program would be able to verify that all irrigation water is being measured per Jeanie Richardson (DRHOA water meter certifier). Diane suggested that a separate meter for home use and irrigation use be a consideration. Tim suggested that another tier be added to the water rate schedule for water abusers. The Board wants to make sure all lot owners are aware that at the current rate of water usage, the neighborhood will run out of water once all lots are built out and there is currently a fire hazard with the water usage during the dry months. Medora suggested that an extra storage tank be considered. A letter will be sent out with the next water billings informing owners of potential water usage problems. Brent Langevin asked if the next step after the final water report update is given is recertification and the remaining Board answered yes.
Due to the low attendance of the Holiday Party December 8th, the Board agreed that confirmations for attendance prior to the party date for 2008 will be gathered to see if a party is appropriate. Diane suggested that the party be held sometime after the holiday season.
No one has submitted their name to the upcoming Board election. The Annual Meeting packets will be mailed out no later than January 26th, 2008.
The next monthly meeting is January 10, 2007 at 1:00 p.m.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.
Secretary for the meeting