Master Association Board Aug. 21 Meeting Summary
On Aug. 21, the Ken-Caryl Ranch Master Association held a regular meeting and discussed the following topics:
- Board Member Erlinda Stafford read a thank-you letter and passed out honey samples from Ed Galisewski, who maintains beehives in Ken-Caryl Ranch Open Space.
- Resident James Fodor requested that one of his letters to the editor in Life at Ken-Caryl not count toward his total of eight allowed letters per year. He also requested that the Board increase the number of allowed letters to the editor per year from eight to twelve. He also requested more transparency regarding trail accidents.
- Resident Cheryl Mouton requested that the Board dismiss the foreclosure against her property. She will put together a timeline of events regarding her property, as will the Master Association staff, so the Board can review the information and make a decision.
- Resident Elizabeth Allison asked the Board if the Master Association is being sued, and the Board said no. She wants information about serious accidents published in the paper and wants procedures in place.
- Bruce Heise provided clarification on some mis-information regarding Docmann Trail and the Trails Master Plan.
- Joe McCabe recommended a book called Factfulness and said all elected officials should read the book.
- The Board discussed the current status of the Docmann Trail Permit. Jefferson County issued a Natural Surface Trail Permit to the Master Association in July 2018. A group of residents filed an appeal with the County in August 2018. The Jefferson County Board of Adjustment will hear the appeal on Sept. 5 at 9 a.m. at the County Administration Building.
- Resident Dale Grau stated issues with the pond aerator at Brannon Gearhart Pond and asked that the Board consider dredging the pond as part of the 2019 budget. Staff is working with a contractor to address the aerator and will solicit a cost to dredge for discussion.
- Staff provided an update on the 2018 one-time project list.
- Chris Pacetti presented the budget planning schedule to the Board. The Board reviewed a list of potential one-time expenses and discussed allotting $250,000 toward the water bill. A draft of the budget and updated budget yellow sheet of potential one-time projects will be presented for discussion at the Sept. 18 Board meeting.
- Open Space Manager Sean Warren discussed some rare plants in a section of the Metropolitan District’s open space near the new Westerly Apartments. The Board discussed the possibility of updating the Trails Master Plan, and Sean Warren discussed the potential for a Protected Habitat Plan.
- The Board supports staying with insurance broker John Archer for the 2019 insurance renewal.
- Board President Seth Murphy discussed an interaction he had with the Chatfield Mountain Biking Team in the Ken-Caryl Ranch Open Space. He was concerned that members of the team were riding out of control and going too fast. Seth talked to the coach and asked him to talk to the students. Chatfield said they may not use our trails in the future.