[Please note that the original email incorrectly listed the date as Saturday.  The actual date is Tuesday.  A crorrected email has been sent -dw]

Below is the text of an email received from El Paso County.  The proposed Land Code change may impact our ability to prevent the Shadow Mountain Recovery center currenty occupying the property on Spruce Road from becoming permanent.  The link in the third paragraph will take you to a web page where you can click on the agenda for the May 20th meeting to see the text of the proposed change.  The board encourages you to attend this meeting if you want more information about the issue.


 

This email is being sent to you because you have, or represent someone who has, previously expressed an interest in the El Paso County’s process or regulations regarding group living arrangements in a residential setting for handicapped and disabled persons also known as sober living facilities and drug and alcohol recovery homes.  The County is proposing to revise its current regulations to ensure compliance with the Fair Housing Act Amendments of 1988 (“FHAA”), 42 U.S.C. § 3601, et seq., the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq., and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Rehabilitation Act”), 29 U.S.C. § 701 et seq. 

The proposed amendments will modify the definitions of Group Homes, adjust the occupancy limits upward to maximums that  1)should be accommodating to persons with handicaps or disabilities, and 2) be legally defensible for the County. The amendments remove the requirement for a Special Use Permit for lower occupancy limits and maintain the requirement for a Special Use Permit for such Group Homes above those upper occupancy limits, and  revise the use standards for Group Homes in § 5.2.2, LDC. The proposed amendments will revise the zone districts into which the more institutional Rehabilitation Facility may locate.  Finally, the proposed amendments will eliminate the Adult Care Home use as that will now be covered in the amendments to the Group Home uses.

The language of the proposed amendments is available at http://adm.elpasoco.com/Development%20Services/Pages/PlanningCommission2014.aspx which will be considered by the El Paso County Planning Commission in a public hearing on May 20, 2014, beginning at 9 am.  Subsequent action by the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) is anticipated in June at a yet to be scheduled public hearing.  This timing is based on representations made by the County to the U. S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) in response to DOJ’s investigation into a complaint filed by Courage to Change Recovery Ranch (“CCRR”) with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”)  regarding the BOCC’s denial of CCRR’s application for a Use Subject to Special Review Permit (“special use”) on November 8, 2012.

The public is welcome to attend any of the public hearings.  County staff is also available to meet with interested people in a group format the week of May 12, or before the Board of County Commissioners hearing in June.  Any comments or questions can be directed to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 719-520-6323 (Monday-Thursday).

Mark Gebhart

Deputy Director

El Paso County Development Services Department

719-520-6323

This notice was received from the El aso County Sheriff's Office via the Woodmoor Public Safety officer.

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Thanks to all of you who participated in the Garage Sale and the Annual Spring Cleanup for making them a success. The board wishes to thank Lucy McGuire for all her hard work in once again getting the Garage Sale together.

The large pile of brush at the tennis court has been chipped and the resulting mulch is available to any resident first-com first-served. Some if it is fairly coarse but it would be good for general ground cover. Please come take all you want as otherwise we will have to dispose of it some other way. It would be appreciated if you would tidy the pile after you take your share.
As fall approaches, it is time for the association's annual meeting and picnic.  This year the festivities will be held on Saturday August 24th at 12 noon at Nevins park (the tennis court.)

Hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, rolls, condiments, soft drinks and water will be provided by the Association. Please bring a side dish to share and possibly a chair as seating is limited.  We will discuss the year's activities.  This is a great opportunity to meet some of your neighbors and bring up any questions to the board.  

One topic the board is discussing is if there would be enough interest by the residents to justify an additional fall slash collection event.  This would be for mulchable yard waste only and not for regular household waste.  

From: "Sandy ONeill" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
To: "Sandy ONeill" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Cc: "Joel Meggers" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:28:30 -0700
Subject: 40 homes with water off in Forest View Acres
The District field person reports a major water leak uphill from where
the leak is running, under the pavement on Red Forest Rd. The water is
off to all homes on Red Forest Rd, all the homes on Aspen Way, and 2
homes on Forest View Rd.
A 6 inch line broke, and they have not yet found the leak. There is no
ETA at this time, as to when they will resolve, and have the water back
on.
I will send further information as it comes in.
Thanks,
Sandy ONeill, District Administrator
Community Resource Services, LLC
The Offices at the Promenade East Building
7995 E. Prentice Avenue, Suite 103E
Greenwood Village, CO 80111-2710
(303) 381-4960 - Main
(303) 381-4961 - Facsimile
(303) 381-4988 - Direct
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From: "Sandy ONeill" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Subject: 40 homes with water off in Forest View Acres
The District field person reports a major water leak uphill from where the leak is running, under the pavement on Red Forest Rd. The water is off to all homes on Red Forest Rd, all the homes on Aspen Way, and 2 homes on Forest View Rd.  A 6 inch line broke, and they have not yet found the leak. There is no ETA at this time, as to when they will resolve, and have the water back on.
I will send further information as it comes in.
Thanks,
Sandy ONeill, District Administrator
Community Resource Services, LLC
The Offices at the Promenade East Building
7995 E. Prentice Avenue, Suite 103E
Greenwood Village, CO 80111-2710
(303) 381-4960 - Main
(303) 381-4961 - Facsimile
(303) 381-4988 - Direct
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This message and the accompanying documents are intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law.  If the reader of this message and the accompanying documents is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying