Ranch News


Updates on the 5th and the 20th

This post is being posted a week early, as there are some date sensitive items.


Greetings to the Ranch Membership

We hope this message finds you all healthy and safe for a wonderful start to the summer months. I just have a few short reminders and items of information to kick off the warmer weather.

Board elections and annual meeting: This year we have two positions up for election. Gary Woirhaye is running for re-election and Rich Mumm is stepping down due to work schedule requirements. Between now and the June 13, 2020 board meeting, we are accepting nominations for the two positions. The primary functions of the Board of Directors are to ensure the maintenance of the Buffalo Creek Reservoir as a water augmentation source for Denver Water, and to assist HOA members with maintaining our attractive environment to promote the continued well being of the Ranch. The five board members are blessed with and rely on a host of former board members and volunteers to fulfill these functions. If you are interested in standing for election to the Board at the annual meeting, please send an email to rorahoa@ghvalley.net with a short paragraph of your history and interest in serving on the Board no later than June 12, 2020.

Open-Top Dumpsters: As a result of a new contract with Mountain View Waste, we are once again able to bring in two open-top dumpsters for larger household trash items. The dumpsters will be located at the Burn Pit, Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31. Only one dumpster will be filled each day. Both days, the area will open at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm or until the one dumpster for that day is full. Additionally, each member is allowed one load per lot number.

Please understand that this is not for construction trash and oversized items like hot tubs. Watch for John’s post on social media for more details on prohibited items. We want to try to ensure that more folks have an opportunity to get rid of those things that cannot be put in the trash compactor. If you have oversized or prohibited items contact Mountain View directly through their website. http://www.mountainviewwaste.com/transfer-stations.html

Fire ban remains in effect: When the Board last met, Fire Chief, Chris Tingle reminded us of the stipulations regarding the Fire Ban. Without going into detail here, I invite you to click on the following link for the restrictions that also include the national forest areas that we live in. Chief Tingle also mentioned that the fines start at $500.00. http://www.hartselfire.org/burn-bans–restrictions–faqs.html

Firewise/USA Recognition Coming: Over the past months, the Board has been working with Firewise/USA, Hartsel Fire Protection District, and the Colorado State Forest Service to conduct an assessment of our area to better prepare for and protect against wildfires. Niki Griffin will be coordinating this effort here on the Ranch for our members to better help mitigate fire danger and destruction. Soon, Niki will communicate with our membership this important assessment information. In the meantime, please keep a log or record of your fire mitigation hours and efforts such as cutting and carrying off dead trees and limbs, cutting and clipping grassy areas, clearing trees and brush immediately surrounding your homes, and opening up the undergrowth in wooded areas. Mitigation even includes replacing an old roof with a new fire retardant roof. We will be given credit for these efforts as a certified Firewise community. Watch for more on this exciting program.






Respectfully submitted,
Dennis Ann Strong
RORA President

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