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CRR/BOD REGULAR MEETING-11/15/21

11/16/21, 4:52 PM

CRR/BOD REGULAR MEETING

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Yesterday’s (11/15/21), BOD Meeting was held via zoom and started at 6:00 PM.

Following Directors in attendance: President Bill Burt, VP Carl Harbour, Secretary Julia Randall, Treasurer Jerry Cooper, Monte Riddle, Mike Dries, Randy Peterson, Richard Ebers and Ara Erdekian.

Meeting facilitated by President Burt and he followed the attached AGENDA.

 

 

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CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO SNIPPETS OF MEETING

*Video Snippet # 01: Roll Call…

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*Video Snippet # 02: CONSENT ITEMS…

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*Video Snippet # 03: COMMITTEE/STAFF REPORTS: Harbour commented on the number of CC&R complaints not being processed by Jefferson County and stated there have been no updates. He added, “It seems to me, it’s Unacceptable.” Ranch Manager Judy Lapora stated the Code Enforcement Officer is no longer working for the County… Lapora said: “Chris (Code Enforcement Officer) did not do his job and he’s not there any longer.” Harbour proposed authoring a letter of concern, addressed to the County Administrator and Commissioners. After some discussion all of the Directors agreed to write the County.

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Director Jerry Cooper

Commented on the SRD Minutes, specifically focusing on the Sundown Canyon Road issue. Burt explained the current status and said, “Sue (Haley/SRD Chairperson) has given the Water Company time to look into other options.”

Cooper responded: “By reading the text-they’re (Water Company) fighting back.” Burt further explained, “The Water Company doesn’t want to move the vault.”

Cooper asked, “Are we going to look into legal action?” Burt answered, “It could come to that I suppose.” Burt reminded Cooper that the Ranch doesn’t “have any skin in the game.”

Cooper goes on, “We do, well, the people down at the bottom there deserve our attention…

Harbour weighed in and said, “…Sundown Canyon deserves to be, ultimately brought up to the same road conditions…minimum County standards…”

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*Video Snippet # 04: RV PARK Septic System REPORT/QUOTE.

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*Video Snippet # 05: Lapora’s Collections and Holiday Events Updates.

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*Video Snippet # 06: OLD BUSINESS ITEMS including writing attorney Kevin Harker about HB2534 and checking for discriminatory language in Ranch documents.

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*Video Snippet # 07: Panorama Park Update via Karen Atwood.

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*Video Snippet # 08: Volunteer Service Form-Frank Wood approved to serve on Events Committee.

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*Video Snippet # 09: Neighbor Helping Neighbor Report-Karen Atwood.

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*Video Snippet # 10: CRR Crippled Wildlife and Helpless Police/Procedures discussion.

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*Video Snippet # 11: Missing Work Session Packet… PUBLIC INPUT: Ranch residents Herb Parker and Carol Orr’s comments…

6:59 PM Meeting adjourned to Executive Session for “legal and personnel issues.”

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*Video Snippet # 12: Meeting Reconvened at 7:36 PM and President Burt read the following statement from the HOA Board of Directors regarding CC&R Committee Member, Jim Stagl’s “LET IT BURN” comments on social media:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDQlIjY1N2A

“Recently regarding a residential fire a comment was made by an individual (Jim Stagl) who serves on one of our Ranch HOA committees (CC&R). Although it was not an official statement from the committee, we feel it was inappropriate for the circumstances. And that all volunteers represent the entirety of our community. Their actions and comments needs to support our values. The Board of Directors does not condone actions that are not supportive of our property owners and regrets it was made by a volunteer and can be viewed as representing all committee members, Association staff, or the Board of Directors. Based on the above, our expectations have been communicated to the individual (Stagl) and will be shared with all committees and their members.”

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See also yesterday’s (11/15/21), story, “CRR/BOD REG MEETING-ITEM OF INTEREST” and our SPECIAL REPORT-Damage Control published today for further background regarding the above.

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**NOTE: Today, Ranch Matters met with CRR Water Company General Manager Frank Day regarding Director Jerry Cooper’s comments about the SRD Minutes related to Sundown Canyon Rd and the water vault issue as described above.

Day responded, “Unfortunately those are comments from Director Jerry Cooper. However, I do appreciate President Bill Burt staying neutral and supporting the process. I feel we’re working very well with the SRD and will find an option that works for both parties.”

Frank Day explained the process on a grease board involving the difficult terrain issues facing the project parties, costs and legal issues.

When asked, who is behind the push to move the Vault now, he replied, “I don’t know.”

Day said the Water Vault was installed sometime in the ‘80’s and explained how it operates as follows:

“The vault in question is a pressure reducing vault that lowers the pressure to an acceptable level-below 35 PSI and protects all the homes on lower Sundown Canyon from damage due to excessive high pressure.”

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Ranch Matters Staff