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.
2019 COVENANT AMENDMENTS
BALLOTS WERE SENT OUT ON JANUARY 25TH
Poll Updated 2/6/19
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President’s Message – Winter 2018-2019
It’s that time of year when we begin thinking about the new year and the resolutions we will make to better ourselves and to improve our lives in the coming year. As you consider your resolutions for 2019, may I suggest you include a resolution to be more actively engaged in your Association and the Stagecoach community.
To help you fulfill this resolution, I have briefly outlined five great opportunities for all members to actively participate in the growth and improvement of our community in 2019.
Vote on proposed covenant amendments. All members will soon be mailed ballots asking for their vote on four proposed amendments to the Association’s covenants. Specifically, the proposed amendments would allow, with restrictions, the drilling of a water wells by individual lot owners; the keeping of chickens; the keeping of horses/pack animals on lots of 5 acres or more in certain subdivisions; and the parking of a single trailer on a lot with a residence outside of an enclosed space. These four amendments modify the restrictions in our covenants which currently prohibit these four items.
Additional information on the proposed amendments, including the complete text of the proposed amendments can be found under NEWS on this Home page. Whether you are for or against the proposed amendments, your vote is important. Simply taking a few minutes to read the amendments and mailing in your vote is one of the quickest, easiest and most important ways for all members to actively participate in our community. Please vote when your ballot arrives!
Join preliminary planning effort for Stagecoach community center. In our recent surveys and discussions with members, one of the most desired amenities members would like to see is a community gathering spot. While this will be a multi-year project for the Association, the Board has committed to begin the planning process for this type of facility in 2019. Please click here for more information on how you can become involved in the planning process for a Stagecoach community center.
Provide input to the Stagecoach trail system master plan. The community continues to provide positive feedback, support and encouragement to the Association to further develop a community wide trail system. In 2019 the Board will be working with a local outdoor recreation firm to develop a master plan for a community trail system that allows members to access and explore the many beautiful areas within our community as well as access public lands which surround the community. As a part of the master planning process for the trail system, the Association will be seeking input and assistance from members of the Association in identifying desired locations, destinations and trail amenities.
Take steps to reduce wildfire risk on your lot(s). As discussed in our 3rd quarter newsletter, the Association continues its efforts to mitigate wildfire dangers in our community. One of the biggest wildfire threats that remains in Stagecoach is the standing and downed dead timber on individual owner lots. In 2019 the Association intends to develop and initiate a program, with the assistance of state funding grants, whereby owners can opt in to a program to have dead and standing trees removed from their lot(s). We encourage all owners to participate in this program or take other steps to remove the wildfire fuels from their lot(s) and create adequate defensible space around their residences and auxiliary buildings.
Propose and/or participate in Neighborhood Grant Program project. The Board recently renewed and expanded the Neighborhood Grant program. This program is a great opportunity for members to work on small neighborhood projects/events that bringing our neighbor together to improve of our community. More information and the application can be found here of this newsletter for more information on how you can utilize this exciting grant program in 2019.
As you can see, it will be another busy year for SPOA and my hope for the new year is to continue building on the momentum and renewed interest by current and potential property owners of the Stagecoach community. We continue to have more work and ideas than Association members willing to lead and assist in making projects a reality. If you would like more information on the items I’ve outlined or how you can become more involved with the Association, please contact our Community Manager Bryan Ayer at (970) 875-2810 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, I want to thank all of our members for their input and support in 2018 and request you please continue to actively engage with our Community Manager, the Board of Directors and myself in 2019.
Have a great New Year!
Dear Stagecoach Property Owners,
The Stagecoach State Park has been working on several enhancements to the State Park and surrounding area. Although due to financial concerns, it appeared that the State Park was going to have to close the boat check-in station and ramp, the staff worked very hard to ensure it opened in 2018 and have committed to maintaining the same opening schedule for 2019. It should be noted that this commitment resulted in the park overspending the limited budget by $3,700 in 2018 and this will occur again in 2019. As a result, they are dependent in our partners and local user groups to contribute whenever possible if we are to maintain and improve the services we provide to our visitors.
This summer, the park added boat mooring points, a loaner life jacket station, a new grassed area and four picnic pads complete with BBQ boxes and tables to the area as well. They are committed to growing the use and facilities in this area and plan on adding a swim platform next summer.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Bureau of Land Management and Upper Yampa Water Conservation District staff have also continued to work on the development of a new trail that would connect federal and state managed lands. The planned trail will connect with the Elk Run Trail, just south of the dam wall and a possible new parking area at the terminus of Arapahoe Road where it abuts Stagecoach Stat Park.
Important New Information
Due to the location of the new trail and concerns with winter Elk Habitat, a Seasonal Winter Closure has been enacted for the BLM parcel adjoining the park above the South Shore Community. Signs have been posted with the closure dates from December 1st – April 30. Please respect this important closure.
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.