Master Association July 21 Board Meeting Summary
On July 21, the Ken-Caryl Ranch Master Association Board held a regular meeting and discussed the following items:
- The Board reviewed the draft annual audit. A motion to accept the audit was rescinded. An updated draft will be presented at the August Board meeting for review.
- Victoria DeSair reported on delays for the Ranch House pool construction, the State of Colorado mask order, dues payment methods and an overall decrease in the number of Equestrian Center boarders from 2017 to 2020. A new conference phone was purchased to improve sound quality for remote participation at board meetings.
- Ranger Matt Oven presented the annual Open Space Statistics. The trespassing rate on the trails for January to June was 1.2% in 2019 and 1.6% in 2020. There was a significant increase in trail users, but not a significant increase in the trespass rate.
- Volunteer Trail Coordinator Mark Celusniak presented a trail safety reroute of the Mastodon and Lyons trail, designed to create a safe crossing of Ken-Caryl Avenue at the stop light. The Board expressed support for the safety reroute and directed the Open Space Committee to review the plans and prioritize the elimination of the existing dangerous crossing. The Board requested the reroute be shared with the community for feedback.
- Resident Jim Fodor expressed concerns about trespassing on the trails, bicycle activity on the trails and the proposed trail reroute.
- Resident Cathy Packard expressed concerns about Metropolitan District parks maintenance, budget priorities and staffing reductions.
- Resident Rilla Reinsma expressed concerns regarding the original design of the Lyons and Hogback trails.
- Victoria DeSair presented the Reserve Plan update.
- Scotty Martin reviewed the KCRMA Board priorities including community input, assessments, a capital investment plan and community safety.