I hope the New Year finds all of you regenerated after the holiday season and that you had a chance to enjoy time with friends and family. Hard to believe another year has passed! Yes, we are already into 2023. This last year has been somewhat tumultuous for the HOA and our members. The board is committed to moving forward from the challenges of 2022 in a positive and transparent manner.
As we begin 2023 the board is working to finalize an updated budget, hire a new bookkeeper and add two new board members. I have been taking notes for ‘New Business’ on the good ideas presented by Members during our board meetings and will be bringing some of these ideas forward over the next few months. Some of these topics include long-term options for the Ranch House, ideas for different committees, a Neighborhood Watch program and Town Hall Meetings. We also hope to find better ways to get feedback on priorities for the Ranch.
Speaking about priorities, our number one priority is the Reservoir. The board is committed to installing a staff gauge this spring and has recently begun discussing the possibility of purchasing a tractor that would allow us to clean the silt traps without renting or borrowing a piece of equipment. There are many ways a tractor would be beneficial around the Ranch. We still have a commitment to making upgrades to the Ranch House especially with regards to safety while we look at long-term options. In addition, our infrastructure has had few upgrades or maintenance over the years. For example, an additional trash compactor for improved access. The Ranch isn’t getting any smaller and if we could locate a 2d compactor centrally it would benefit all of us. Upgrades to the bathrooms and the RV dump station have been mentioned and we need to look at this as well.
Thanks to our volunteers for their service to the broader Ranch community. For those of you looking for a way to positively contribute, get with our Ranch Manager for volunteer opportunities. Together with our Members and volunteers I believe that this can and will be a good year for the Ranch of the Rockies community.
In closing, I would ask all of our members to strive for encouraging and constructive dialogue as we enter the New Year. All of us should have a voice and be able to air our opinions. The board is committed to resolve our challenges in a respectful, constructive and positive manner. We would ask for the members’ support and to approach issues similarly. Here’s to a great 2023!