Stagecoach is a residential resort community which is located in the Yampa Valley in Routt County Colorado. It is adjacent to Stagecoach Lake State Park and is just a short drive from Steamboat Springs. The area offers hiking, biking, fishing, boating, skiing and even dog sledding along with residential opportunities in a beautiful natural setting.
COVENANT AMENDMENTS ADOPTED:
UPDATE ON THE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED POLICIES GOVERNING THE ACTIONS OF THE
ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE
November 16, 2019
February 15, 2020
May 16, 2020
SPOA 2020 Annual Meeting
July 18, 2020
Board Meetings held at Resort Group Conference Room 2150 Resort Drive – 2nd Floor 9:00am
Unless otherwise stated.
(for fences, sheds & greenhouses)
Hello SPOA Members!
My name is Kayleen Cohen and I’m pleased to introduce myself as the newly elected President of Stagecoach Property Owners Association. I was honored to be nominated and elected by my fellow board members at our annual meeting in July. I truly look forward to serving our community in this capacity! For those of you that haven’t met me yet, I’m a hiker, dog lover, small business owner and I own a house in Red Hawk Village. I’m enamored by the beauty of our incredible, unique community. Each time I drive into Stagecoach and catch the first glimpse of houses across the lake I feel so incredibly humbled and blessed to have the opportunity to help this community grow and develop in a positive direction.
New President Meet & Greet
Join the new President, Kayleen Cohen, for an informal meet and greet on Monday, October 7th from 6-7:30 p.m. outside the firehouse. Share your opinions and ideas about upcoming community projects and 2019-2020 goals and priorities.
Covenant Amendments Adopted
The SPOA Board is pleased to announce that thanks to the successful participation of more than 60% of our membership, we were able to petition the court to pass all four proposed covenant amendments. Thank you to everyone who submitted their opinions and votes! All four amendments can be found above. In summary, these amendments allow for the drilling of water wells, the keeping of chickens and pack animals, and the parking of a single trailer outside of an enclosed space. Please read further in the newsletter for some reminders as they pertain to the newly adopted amendments. You will be receiving more information regarding details in the coming weeks.
Fire Mitigation Efforts Underway
Although we enjoyed a wet spring and summer in Stagecoach this year, fire mitigation is still a major concern for our community. As the areas that need mitigation are so large, the SPOA Board has decided to take a phased approach and focusing on reducing fuel in one neighborhood at the time, beginning with Sky Hitch III as our focus neighborhood for 2019-2020. These decisions were made in collaboration with Natural Resource Solutions Group who has provided their professional insights about the parts of our community at the greatest risk. All members should consider it their responsibility to maintain the exterior of their lot, including the creation of defensible space, regardless of whether or not there is an existing residence on the property. More information will be sent out in the coming weeks.
Master Trails Plan
We are very excited to be working with a locally renowned community trails planner, Peter Patten, of Patton associates Inc. to develop a Master Trails Plan for Stagecoach! Peter Patten, along with a team of consultants, will be surveying and mapping our existing trails and common spaces, mapping a new system of trails that would connect our southern neighborhoods all the way to the reservoir, as well as plot potential trail connections. Members hoping to contribute ideas to the project should send comments and feedback to the Manager Bryan Ayer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated ACC Policies
Thank you to all of our community members that attending the SPOA meetings in July and August to share their opinions about the 2019 Proposed ACC Policies. Certain aspects of the policies, such as prohibited exterior colors and roof pitch requirements, that were viewed contentiously by the community were removed from the policies. Policies 2019-3 and 2019-4 were passed by the board on August 17th with some amendments. Policies 2019-1 and 2019-2 have been updated and can be found in our newsletter. These two policies are being published once again for your input and then can be adopted at the next scheduled Board meeting. Both the adopted policies as well as the ones still out for review are available for review at www.Stage-coach.com. Please send any feedback to the Board through the Manager.
- Kayleen Cohen
The SPOA Board in conjunction with local contractors has facilitated extensive fire mitigation efforts including the creation and burning of more than 500 burn piles, more than 20 acres of roadside clearance, and three community defensible space assessments. To continue these efforts the SPOA Board, working with Natural Resource Solutions Group, has determined to prioritize fuel reduction in several neighborhoods identified to have the greatest need. We are going to start by prioritizing fuel reduction in Sky Hitch III for 2019-2020. Members with property in Sky Hitch III will receive a letter with more information.
All members should consider it their responsibility to maintain the exterior of their lot, including the creation of defensible space, regardless of whether or not there is an existing residence on the property. Failure to do so will result in the enforcement of Article V. Section p. of the Covenants regarding Exterior Maintenance due to safety concerns and the presence of hazardous materials. The cost of such maintenance shall be added to and become a part of the assessment to which such lot is subject. Your cooperation is necessary for the safety of all owners within SPOA as well as surrounding properties. The Board thanks you in advance for your participation in making your neighborhood more defensible in the event of a wildfire.
IMPORTANT FIRE AWARENESS INFORMATION
Attached are some fire resources to assist you in understanding the risks and mitigation needed to improve the chances of saving your home and the lives of those around you.
“Fire 2012-1 Protecting Your Home from Wildfire: Creating Wildfire-Defensible Zones
A Guide to Firewise Principles” and many other useful publications can be found on the
Colorado State Forest website at: www.csfs.colostate.edu/wildfire-mitigation
And lastly, take strides to begin or improve your evacuation planning; it is a key element in preparing to live with the inevitable wildfire. If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to register with Routt County’s Emergency Alert Notification System. Go to www.co.routt.co.us and click on the “Notify Me” button on the left side of the page. You will have the option to receive notifications via text or e-mail. If you need to evacuate, your notification will come through this system or possibly by a Sheriff’s deputy knocking on your door. You may receive what’s known as a Pre-Evacuation Notice or it may be a full evacuation notice. Either way, you need to be prepared. Preparation actions include:
· Having a “Go Bag” with 48-72 hours of key items you will need. (See attached list)
· Practicing different ways to get in and out of your community.
· Planning where you and your family will meet up, if separated.
· Having a third party you will contact who can let out-of-town family know you are safe (phone lines are often tied up during emergency situations).
Living in a wooded area near public lands increases your wildfire risk but it doesn’t have to be a scary thing. Wildfire is actually easier to prepare for than some natural disasters. But it does take understanding your risk and undertaking some mitigation efforts to reduce that risk. Firefighters actually do a great job and put out about 98% of the wildfire starts every year. It’s those 2% that get away that make the news. Please look over the attached information
Steamboat Association Management (SAM), a subsidiary of Resort Group, was selected by the Board of Directors as the Management Company for SPOA for a new one year contract for the 2018 Fiscal Year. SAM’s history of managing homeowners associations in Steamboat Springs dates back over 40 years. They work on behalf of the communities and are responsible for the financial and physical assets of the association. Please contact them with any questions or concerns.
Bryan Ayer - Association Manager
675 Snapdragon Way Suite 100
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487.