Sunday, July 17, 2016, 1 p.m.
Location: SFIA Hall, Divide, CO
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER • PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE • READING OF JANUARY 2016 MINUTES
Mention that real estate offices should be aware of the benefits of paying dues to SFIA
WATER RIGHTS, Lots of rumors going around for years. No facts or actual proof.
Information as of this date, is that the only way our water rights can be restricted is by the State
of Colorado. It is their water that we are using. We are grand-fathered in to this usage. BUT—
If the State needed this water, they could charge us, tax us or cause us to discontinue usage.
We would have to file a complaint to the State. AS AN active, productive, dues paying IMPROVEMENT
ASSOCIATION (HOA), we can prove that we are established back to 1959. Before all the new laws.
INFORMATION NOTE: People have said, in the past we are not an HOA. According to the CCIOA and
legal descriptions. (Improvement Associations) is terms used up until about the 1970s. At that time
legal terms changed it to (HOA). Therefore, they are one in the same.
*WATER WELL USAGE RATE: JANUARY 18, 2015, WAS THERE A VOTE TO RAISE IT TO $100.00 PER YEAR?
*HOME OWNERS DUES: SAME DATE TO RAISE IT TO $50.00 PER YEAR?
ACCOMPLISHED IN 2015:
Fund raiser last summer, contributed $400.00
Winterized the Hall, Saving funds several hundred dollars in heating.
Website is being updated, please go to it for helpful resources and communications. It has been
simplified and revised.
Volunteers and helpers have supported the SFIA, their efforts have not gone unrecognized.
Great big THANK YOU. We ask you as home owners in SFIA, please step up and help in this new year.
SEVERAL BREAK-INS: HAS BEEN MENTIONED. NEED PEOPLE TO WATCH AND REPORT TO SHERIFF OFFICE. Broken window at HALL kitchen was replaced. Thanks Doug.
Open for vote on new members to the board. Volunteers are needed for Members at Large.
We the board, have filed (2) Teller County, Code Enforcement Complaint Forms, one is the fenced in Junk yard on Minstrel Dr. and the other is an open area junk yard on the west end, 179 Elfin Glen Dr. These (2) lots are filed and listed with the County as Vacant Lots. They are in violation of Teller County Ordinance and our Declaration of Restrictions. UPDATE: 13 July 2016, received a call from Dan Williams, Teller County Planning Department, 719-686-5414, they have contacted the land owners and action to remove/cleanup the (2) vacant lots is in progress. It will take time, but it will be done.
SPEEDERS AND ACCIDENTS: CONTACT COUNTY ABOUT PLACING MORE 20 MPH SIGNS IN CRITICAL AREAS. This issue is one of the Presidents most critical concerns: SAFETY AND SPEED. I have been in contact with Teller County Signs and Right away manager Keith on our problems.
UPDATE OF OUR ARTICLES OF INCORPORTATION, BY-LAWS, COVENANT (RESTRICTIONS) (11-03-1959) IS THE ORIGNAL FILING. The language and wording is outdated. We currently have a Lawyer working with us on updating this to the 2000s. Simplifying, understanding and incorporating more to Teller County Laws and Regulations. We currently are working on the revision of the Declaration of Covenants We hope to have them ready to present to you to be voted on at the January 2017 meeting
CONSTRUCTIVE IDEAS TO HELP BUILD OUR ASSOCIATION. FUND RAISERS, PARTIES, ETC.
***ROBIN Hood’s Dash-n-Dine 5K Run/Walk August 6 at 8:30 A.M.
GOALS FOR 2016-2017
Encourage more community member’s participation
Act upon community member’s concerns
Appeal to community member’s to pay dues
Continue to improve website and encourage it as a platform for community member communication
Raise enough funds to construct new school bus stop shelters for our children
ANNOUNCE NEXT MEETING: JANUARY, 15, 2017