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.
SPOA ROADWAY MASTER PLAN
The intent of the database was to document and catalogue current conditions of roads within the select subdivisions on the south and east portion of the SPOA properties for the purpose of understanding presence and quality of roads and drainage to aid in prioritizing future maintenance and construction.
MASTER TRAILS PLAN
To be used as a foundation for future discussions
Developed by Patten and Associates, Inc. and Consulting Team MGC Design, Inc. and Whelan Land Surveys in conjunction with the SPOA Board of Directors
IMPORTANT BUILDING INFORMATION – ANY IMPROVEMENTS TO LOTS AND/OR THE OUTSIDE OF EXISTING RESIDENCES SHOULD BE REVIEWED BY THE MANAGER AND ARCHITECTURAL COMMITTEE.
(dwelling size, height, storage on vacant lots)
(regarding fences, sheds, greenhouses)
(regarding colors, materials, applications, decisions)
Relating to approval of new fences pursuant to Article V of the Stagecoach Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions
Relating to the procedures of the Rules Committee
ADDITIONAL ITEMS RELATED TO COMMON AREA USAGE AND LONG TERM STORAGE OF ITEMS ON A LOT
November 21, 2020 – BOD
Meeting to be conducted on Zoom
February 20, 2021 – BOD
May 15, 2020- BOD
July 17, 2020 - BOD
Community Slash Pile is open at Stirrup Way
Dear Stagecoach Property Owners,
I am hoping that you and your loved ones are staying well during these uncertain times. Personally, I’ve never been more grateful to live in Stagecoach than now! It’s truly incredible to live in such a beautiful, remote area that we can practice “social distancing” and still enjoy the luxuries of long hikes, our gorgeous reservoir, spectacular sunsets, and fresh air. Despite the unpredictable social and economic state of affairs, I want to assure you that the Stagecoach Property Owners Association Board of Directors is still working vigilantly on all of our pending initiatives.
Master Trails Plan Update
As you may be aware, the SPOA Board is currently working with a team of professionals to develop a Community Master Trails Plan. This plan will include the details of current and future recreational community trails. Currently, our Master Trails Planner, Peter Patten, has developed a rough draft of trail locations and details and is working with local landowners and public entities to begin working out the logistics of utilizing trail easements, connecting lots, and common areas. The community has expressed a desire to see the southern neighborhoods connected all the way to Stagecoach reservoir with foot and bike paths. Stay tuned this spring or summer for an announcement of a public meeting with Peter Patten to discuss community desires and concerns in regards to the Master Trails Plan.
Proposed ACC Policies Ready for Comment
In an effort to streamline the application review process the ACC has proposed several new policies. These policies aim to clarify the rules set forth by our Covenants. There are five individual policies, covering topics including lot maintenance, fences, motorized vehicles on common areas, and more. Please find the policies as they are currently proposed listed above. We are accepting member comments on these policies between now and our next scheduled board meeting on May 16th. Please send your comments to Bayer@steamboatassociations.com by May 10th.
Community Survey Results:
A big thank you to the community members who took the time to participate in our online survey last quarter. This survey was intended to allow the membership to provide input on several pending and conceptual ideas. The results are as follows:
Many comments were also submitted as a part of this survey. These comments were discussed at the SPOA BOD Meeting on 5-16-2020. The survey is still open for input. The survey can be found here: Results
Article on the 500 minimum square foot initiative:
Download here (.XLS)
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.