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As of a preliminary vote count on 12/28/2016, the board has not received sufficient votes from residents to indicate a consensus position.  As such the board is invoking the stated procedure of extending the voting period by 30 days.  As such the new vote closing date is Sunday 1/29/2017.  You may continue to return your ballot by mail or directly to a board member.  Board members may contact you in to determine if you are willing to provide a vote.  You may contact a board member for a ballot or print one from here if you did not receive one or no longer have it.

Our mailing address is P.O. Box 1463, Monument, CO 80132

Year End Message:

This has been an interesting year for the board.  We are trying to improve the area and keep it safe. This board has a lot of knowledge of the history of the area and connections to find out what is going on where. 

Please drive carefully... we have kids, pets and lots of wildlife in the area, there are posted 30 and 25 mph speed zones in the Ranch.

There was a strong storm in Spring 2016 that blew the tennis court fence over... who knew bushes could form a sail?  The HOA board has fixed and fortified the fence and it should be good to go for a long time.  Thanks goes out to the board members who volunteered more time to fix the fence and clean-up the tennis courts once cement set.

We had a great turn out for the community clean-up.  This is one service the HOA provides that is greatly appreciated.   Every year we get more residents of the Ranch using this service. Everything gets more expensive over the years and this is no exception.  The board will be considering its options for next year. Look to the newsletter to see what changes are made. Again, thanks go out to the board members who managed the trash drop off organization, implementation and donated a few days of their time to be on the site for the HOA. Our annual dues is $50, and probably one of the best deals around! Please send your dues in January to RRRHOA , PO Box 1463, Monument, CO 80132.

Status of the Residential Rehab facility on Spruce Road: The Board of County Commissioners has continued the stay on prosecution as long as all rehabilitation services are relocated. The Rehabilitation Facility has decided not to expand at this time. We are continuing to monitor this situation and are hoping the covenant changes will bolster the HOA Board position that this is a nuisance business that is not in line with a Single Family Residence. If any residents see something suspicious please report this to the El Paso County Sheriff... either 911 for emergencies or non emergency number:390-5555.   If this is something you want the board to keep track of please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Please check the Tri Lakes Fire Department website, www.tlmfire.org , from time to time to check our fire status. We are in a Stage 1 fire alert and dropping cigarettes on the side of the road is not allowed. This is a crime and hazardous for the entire ranch.

The proposed Monument town water tank is in Forest View Acres IV on Lot Number 6, Forest View Way.  This is not in our HOA, but we have thrown our support that this is not appropriate for a residential neighborhood. Forest View HOA has filed a lawsuit against the town of Monument because this is not a residential use and the town of Monument was offered another site.  We will continue to monitor this situation and see how it develops in the future.

This is a great neighborhood we are honored to be your Red Rock Ranch HOA. 

Have a great holiday season and a prosperous new year. 

The proposed Covenant Changes:

The current covenants for Red Rock Ranch were written in 1997 and revised in 2002. This was prior to any thought for the primary use of a home to be used as a business.  It is ok to work in a home office... it is not ok to turn the house into an office building.

The proposed changes will define a single family.

The proposed changes in covenants apply to the residents... not to guests when residents are present.  You can have a significant other, you are the resident and you have a guest.  You are operating as a single family household.   This also gives the board a basic framework in the future should neighbors have a dispute they want the HOA to consider.  

You can’t have a rotating set of transient people. You can’t have a boarding house or use the residence as a nuisance business. 

The ballots will be mailed out the second week in December and are asked to be returned within 2 weeks.  Board members may continue to collect ballots for another 3 weeks for ballots that have not been returned. 

The ballots were hand stuffed by board members to save money.  Should you be missing any item or not receive a ballot please download the packet from here and return it or provide it to a board member.

Please note that the wording of the revision requires a significant amount of legal text.  The important parts of the ballot are paragraphs 1 and 2.

The below is quoted from the BOCC website.  They reserve the right to modify these minutes until they are approved.  http://bcc2.elpasoco.com/bocc/agendas/2016AgendaResults/16-10-18.pdf


 

9. A request to have the Board of County Commissioners authorize the County Attorney to pursue litigation in order to bring the property at 18375 Spruce Road into compliance with Table 5-1 Principal Uses, which identifies that operation of a rehabilitation facility is not an allowed use in the RR-0.5 (Residential Rural)zone district. The property is located in Forest View Acres subdivision, west of the Town of Monument. (Parcel No. 71170-03-016). (Steven Klaffky - Assistant County Attorney/Mark Gebhart - Deputy Director, Planning and Community Development)

BOCC ACTION: GLENN MOVED/LITTLETON SECONDED TO ADOPT THE RECOMMENDATION TO PURSUE LITIGATION AT 18375 SPRUCE ROAD WITH THE ADOPTION OF THE PROPOSED STIPULATION AND THE MODIFICATION AS REFERENCED BY THE COUNTY ATTORNEY AS FOLLOWS: THE APPLICANT WILL ADMIT, AND HAS ADMITTED, TO THE VIOLATION AS A REHABILITATION FACILITY IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA AND WILL CURTAIL ANY REHABILITATION FACILITY USES IMMEDIATELY. IN EXCHANGE FOR THE STIPULATION, STAFF WOULD RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD:

1) RECOMMEND AN ABBREVIATED HEARING TO PRESENT THE STIPULATION. STAFF WOULD FURTHER RECOMMEND THAT NEIGHBORHOOD TESTIMONY BE LIMITED TO THE TOPIC OF THE STIPULATION.

2) APPROVE AUTHORIZATION TO ENFORCE, BUT STAY UNTIL NOVEMBER 3, 2016, FOR THE FOLLOWING:

a) ALLOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 3, 2016 TO FILE A VARIANCE APPLICATION AND HAVE IT DEEMED COMPLETE BY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT (PCD). WITHIN THIS TIME, APPLICANT WILL SUBMIT A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF CURRENT ACTIVITIES/USES AT THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, AND STAFF WILL WORK WITH APPLICANT TO INDENTIFY THOSE USES THAT ARE REHABILITATION FACILITY-TYPE USES THAT ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICT AND THAT APPLICANT AGREES TO REMOVE THOSE USES WITHIN 24 HOURS.

b) APPLICANT AGREES THAT IT WILL ALLOW HIPPA COMPLIANT INSPECTIONS OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY BY THE COUNTY WITHOUT NOTICE TO CONFIRM THE CURRENT USE IS NOT A REHABILITATION FACILITY.

c) APPLICANT AGREES TO LIMIT PARKING TO 3 VEHICLES IN THE GARAGE AND 4 VEHICLES IN THE DRIVEWAY.

d) THE COUNTY WILL PROVIDE COPIES OF PUBLIC RECORD-TYPE DOCUMENTS TO THE RED ROCK RANCH, FOREST VIEW ACRES & CLOVENHOOF HOA, INCLUDING RESULTS OF INSPECTIONS, TO KEEP THE HOA APPRISED OF APPLICANT’S COMPLIANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS STIPULATION.

3) IF AN APPLICATION FOR A VARIANCE IS RECEIVED BY PCD AND SAID APPLICATION IS DEEMED COMPLETE, AS DETERMINED BY PCD, BY THE NOVEMBER 3 DEADLINE, THEN THERE SHALL BE A FURTHER STAY ON ENFORCEMENT PENDING THE FINAL BOARD DECISION OF THE VARIANCE PROVIDED THAT: - THE APPLICANT DILIGENTLY PURSUES, AS DETERMINED BY THE PCD DIRECTOR, THE VARIANCE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS, INCLUDING NOT BRINGING ANY REHABILITATION FACILITY ACTIVITIES BACK TO THE PROPERTY DURING THAT TIME. - IF THE VARIANCE IS APPROVED, THE COUNTY WOULD NOT ENFORCE, BUT IF DENIED, THEN COUNTY WOULD IMMEDIATELY ENFORCE AS MAY BE APPROPRIATE.

MOTION CARRIED (5-0).