Changes to Rules and Regulations!

By Brian Yowell, Community Administrator

No matter the original intentions and circumstances, at some point everything needs to be re-evaluated and updated to be current with the times, technology and the climate and needs of the community.  Remember when you thought mauve was a good color for paint and carpet? See? No longer the case.

As such, Ken-Caryl Ranch Master Association and the Architectural Committee are updating the Temporary Signage Rules and Regulations, the Holiday Decorations and Lights Rules and Regulations, and the Lights and Lighting Rules and Regulations.

I don’t want to bore you with all the nitty gritty details in this quick read.  You can – and are encouraged to – read the full rules with proposed changes HERE. By clicking on each rule, you will see the proposed changes in red.

The quick and dirty of the changes are:

Temporary Signage Rules and Regulations – 2020 was full of firsts for us as a community, a nation, and a world. Some of the events of the past year spurred us (the community and the Master Association) to take a deeper look at the Temporary Signage Rule to ensure that we include signage such as safety-focused alarm company provided signs, no soliciting signs and “dog on premises” signs. Additionally, rules and guidelines have been added for decorative porch and garden signs and celebratory signage for birthday/anniversary and birth announcements. Also, time limits for ‘youth activity’ signs have been added to limit posting of these signs to one month.

Holiday Decorations and Lighting Rules and Regulations – The time had come to update this rule for clarity and inclusion of new technology as it relates to holiday lighting. Updated verbiage will make it easier to understand what is defined as holiday decorations, lighting and the rules surrounding displaying them.

Lights and Lighting Rules and Regulations – Like the Holiday Decoration and Lighting Rules, it too was time to update the Lights and Lighting Rules. Categories and definitions of Landscape Lighting, Decorative Lighting and Permanent Lighting have been added. Light Trespass and Wash Over will still be subject to the Architectural Committee. Also, in an effort to limit light trespass into neighboring properties, decorative lighting – as defined – is required to be turned off by 12 a.m. if the area(s) in which it is installed is not actively being used.

We hope that these proposed changes, clarifications, inclusions and definitions will assist residents in knowing what is, and what is not, allowed. We believe that these changes will make Ken-Caryl an even more harmonious place to live.

Please feel free to send comments on any of these changes to me via email at briany@kcranch.org, or by calling 303-979-1876, ext. 113. The Architectural Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 13 at 7:30 a.m. at the Ranch House is when these rules will be officially voted on by the Architectural Committee and, if approved, will go into action.

Thank you, Ken-Caryl!

At your service,

Brian Yowell


  1. Audrey DiPaola

    The HOA board who drives around must really be board because the nit picky things they are writing up letters for are ridiculous and very minimal. They need to remember it’s our neighborhood. They don’t live here.

    1. Brian Yowell

      Hi Audrey,
      As your community administrator it is part of my job – and legal and fiduciary responsibility – to unbiasedly enforce our covenants and to uphold the aesthetic astuteness of the neighborhood. Not only does this make for a more attractive and enjoyable community, but it increases property values and can serve as a reminder to perform maintenance that may otherwise be overlooked and cause further damage to properties if left un-cured. As a long-term resident of Ken-Caryl Ranch I’m fully vested in our community and hold it very near and dear to my heart. If anyone ever feels as though a violation is “nit picky” they are more than welcome to contact me directly and we can work together toward solution.
      Brian Yowell
      303-979-1876 ext. 113.

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