October 5, 2016 Association Meeting

NewsThe Elk Creek Highlands/Meadows Property Owners Association will meet at 7 PM, Wednesday, October 5th in the Association Building at 86 Elk Creek Drive, Bailey.  Firewise Community projects are being completed and new goals scheduled.  Nominations for the 2016 ECHPOA Board of Directors election ballots will be accepted.  Volunteers to create the annual newsletter are needed, or alternate plans to distribute the information may be necessary.  It is not too late to become an ECHPOA member, 4th Quarter Membership Discount begins October 1st.  You do not have to be a member to attend.  For more information, contact Karen Ellis at 303-514-8620, or CUNColorado@aol.com.

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Bailey’s Own Slash Collection Site!

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We now have our very own Slash Collection Site to be able to dispose of those branches left behind when mitigating our properties!  It has been open since August 5th and will close for the winter at the end of October.  Weekends only – Friday, Saturday and Sunday – from 9 am to 3 pm.  Located at County Road 72 in Bailey, top of Crow Hill, behind the softball fields.  Prices are $15.00 per load (equivalent to a pickup bed full) for Park County residents and $20.00 per load for non-residents.  Free mulch when available, you load yourself.  Only clean slash accepted, no stumps, no roots, no lumber, no bags of pine cones or needles.  Maximum 6 feet in length and maximum 8 inches in diameter.  Sponsored by the Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP) and Park County.  For more information go to www.baileyslashsite.com or refer to their Bailey Slash Site brochure.  For more information about CUSP go to cusp.ws.

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4th Quarter Membership Discount!

For those who have not joined yetMembership Matters for 2016, there is still time!  We are offering the following 4th Quarter Membership Discount:

If you join during the month of October 2016 you will only pay a 2 month pro-rated amount of $7 for membership and $4 for fishing permits.

If you join during the month of November 2016 you will only pay a 1 month pro-rated amount of $3.50 for membership and $2 for fishing permits.

If you join during the month of December 2016 you will pay the full 2017 membership dues of $40 and $25 for fishing permits with December 2016 being free.

You have to be a member to use any of the community property and to have a vote in any community decision.  Obtaining a fishing permit is optional but required to fish, and the money helps us purchase fish and fish food annually.  Annual membership and fishing permits expire December 31st of the same year purchased for.

To take advantage of this offer, print out this page, tear along dotted line, fill in your information below, check the appropriate lines, make check payable to ECHPOA and either bring it to a monthly association meeting, drop it in the locked box at the association building, or mail it to ECHPOA, 86 Elk Creek Drive, Bailey, CO 80421.  Mail must be postmarked by dates mentioned above to received discounts.

Thank you in advance for your continued support!  You are what makes this community great!

Questions?  Contact Karen Ellis at 303-514-8620, or email CUNColorado@aol.com

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Name:

Property Address:

Mailing Address: (if different than above)

Email Address:

Phone Number:

      2016 Annual Family Membership paid in October = $7

      2016 Annual Fishing Permit paid in October = $4

      2016 Annual Family Membership paid in November = $3.50

      2016 Annual Fishing Permit paid in November = $2

      2017 Annual Family Membership paid in December = $40

      2017 Annual Fishing Permit paid in December = $25

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New GoFundMe page for Aspen Peak Cellars Winery

semi-crash-destroys-aspen-peak-cellarsThe Aspen Peak Cellars winery in Bailey, Colorado was destroyed by a runaway semi truck just after midnight on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.  This picture was taken by the Channel 9 News, go to http://www.9news.com/news/local/crash-destroys-winery-in-bailey/317916194. The building and equipment are a complete loss and very little of their inventory is left.  They need help during this period while they try and rebuild without their winery business income.  This is not the first time they have had to rebuild after a devastating event!

Marcel Flukiger was born in Switzerland,marcel-and-julie-300x286 became certified as a Swiss chef, worked in a ski resort near Austria, served in the military, applied for an exchange program, worked at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver where he met Julie, fell in love and married in 1996.  Julie was born in Pennsylvania and is also a trained chef.  Their daughter, Chantel, was born in 1998 and is an honor student at Platte Canyon High School in Bailey.  In 2009 they established a winery in Conifer, in the summer of 2011 lightning hit their 140-year old barn, which was then destroyed by fire along with their inventory and equipment.  They rebuilt and moved their winery operations to Bailey in 2012.  The community has enjoyed their hand crafted wine, amazing dinners, local music, and welcoming family and staff!  Help us get them back on their feet so that they can feel the love and support to be able to push on and rebuild….AGAIN!

Please visit and make your donations to https://www.gofundme.com/23zrv4q4.

Don’t forget to visit the Aspen Peak Cellars Facebook page to see daily progress postings!

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IMPORTANT Information about Burn Permits

This is a courtesy notification from Platte Canyon Fire Department firebanto advise residents that the process regarding the burn permits have changed for all residents.  You are required to call                    719 836-4160 first to determine if the fire district is allowing burning.  If burning is allowed, you are then required to call the Fire Department at 303 838-5853 to report your burn by leaving your permit number, address, date and time of burn.  If there are any questions, please contact Platte Canyon Fire Department.

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September 7, 2016 Association Meeting

NewsThe Elk Creek Highlands/Meadows Property Owners Association will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, September 7th in the Association Building at 86 Elk Creek Drive, Bailey.  Our guest speaker will be Courtney Peterson, Wildlife Mitigation Education Coordinator.  Progress towards becoming a “certified” Firewise Community will be discussed.  You do not have to be a member to attend.

For more information, contact Karen Ellis at 303-514-8620, or CUNColorado@aol.com.

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Autumn Festival Cancelled

The Autumn Festival Community Social Event scheduled for August 27th has been cancelled.  It was decided at our last monthly association meeting to instead plan for a Firewise Community Work Day Firewise Communityto be held next month on Saturday, September 24th, beginning at 10:00 am. We are in the process of compiling a list of properties and needed projects such as raking pine needles, cutting grass, and gathering slash, that would help protect our houses from fire.  Anyone interested in participating, please contact Bryan Murphy, at longhorns0323@hotmail.com or call 719-209-3147.  You will need to bring your own lunch and ECHPOA will provide the drinks.  Other items that will be needed are trash bags, rakes, saws, and weed wackers.  Look for more details to come.

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