Please Help…..

  1. Become an ECHPOA member
  2. Board your horse with ECHPOA – currently 3 open spaces
  3. Donate money (or time) to ECHPOA

ECHPOA has 3 ways to obtain income.  Annual income from boarding horses has always been the largest portion, membership second, and donations third.  Unfortunately, during the past few years, there has been a decrease in all three areas, while expenses have increased.  New state required water development projects have been an additional unexpected expense with substantial volunteer hours.  Resulting in the lowest bank account balance ECHPOA has experienced in many years.  If you care about keeping fish and water in our pond, if you enjoy having approximately 20 acres of open space and wetlands in our community, PLEASE give what you can, talk to your neighbors, and volunteer to help!  Thank you for taking the time to read this!

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

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TO: ECHPOA

86 Elk Creek Drive

Bailey, CO 80421

FROM:

Name_________________________Email_____________________________

Property Address__________________________________________________

Home Phone____________________Cellular Phone_______________________

Mailing Address (if different than above):_________________________________

2017 Calendar Year Dues:

$40 Annual Family Membership only

$25 Optional Annual Fishing Permit (4 badges)

$65 Total – Check/Money Order to ECHPOA

$______ Donation included

_______ I am willing to volunteer my time

(For:  ___required water development projects, ___Firewise community projects, ___gutter installation, ___deck replacement, ___interior painting, ___shelter roof repair, ___hay barn replacement, ___other___________________________)

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Beaver: Nuisance or Opportunity? Thursday, March 16th, 7 p.m.

Co-Hosted by Beaver Ponds EEC & MRHI:

Sherri Tippie, of PBS Documentary – “Leave it to Beavers” – fame is going to speak at Alma Town Hall on March 16th at 7pm.  The name of her talk is “Beaver: Nuisance or Opportunity?”

Sherri Tippie, the top live trapper of the beaver species in North America, rescues unwanted beavers in the Denver suburbs and then places them with farmers and beaver enthusiasts who eagerly provide new homes for them.  Whether displaced from their pond, now part of a new housing development, or singled out for gnawing on trees at a golf course, Tippie has relocated over 1,000 beavers to date and her chief priority remains to keep families together.  According to Tippie, “We’re asking so much of these animals and we’re displacing them.  They’ve moved into a place where they should be and we don’t want them there. So if we’re going to mess around with them then we need to treat them as well as possible and then put them at a place where they can live out their lives.”

Please join us for this engaging and inspirational talk from Sherri at the Alma Town Hall!

For more information about Beavers go to our Animal Facts page under the above Photo Gallery menu option and scroll down to the Beavers section.  To learn more about Sherri Tippie and the PBS Documentary go to http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/leave-it-to-beavers-video-beaver-rescue-in-denver/8845.

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March 1, 2017 Association Meeting

NewsThe Elk Creek Highlands/Meadows Property Owners Association will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, in the Association Building located at 86 Elk Creek Drive, Bailey.  Goals for our 2017 Firewise Community projects will be discussed and kickoff date scheduled.  If you are interested in mitigating your property this year to help reduce the risk of wildfires spreading while building a safer place to live, do not miss this meeting.  For more information, contact Karen Ellis at 303-514-8620, or CUNColorado@aol.com.
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New Water Storage

water-tank-storage-01212017aMany thanks to the volunteers who helped design and build the new water storage project!  Paul Ellis, Jeff DeBerry, Walt Wark, and Mike Felix.  Water for the horse corral troughs has been purchased and hauled in 50 gallon barrels by the boarders since October to be in compliance with state regulations.  Proving to be quite a challenge during the winter months!  Now, thanks to these volunteers, water can be pumped into the water-tank-storage-01212017b2 large 550 gallon storage tanks located in the basement of the association building from a delivery truck through the intake pipe outside under the deck.  The water can then be pumped back out through garden hoses and into the horse corral troughs as needed.  Resulting in far fewer trips to Bailey and less effort to fill the water troughs for the horses.

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February 1, 2017 Association Meeting

NewsThe Elk Creek Highlands/Meadows Property Owners Association will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, February 1st.  There will be a status update for our community Firewise certification, and for our state required water projects.  Election ballots for the Board of Directors must be returned by this meeting.  Newsletter and membership information can be found on our blog and on the bulletin boards near the mail boxes and Association building.  For more information, contact Karen Ellis at 303-514-8620, or CUNColorado@aol.com.

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Be prepared to be amazed!

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January 4, 2017 Association Meeting

NewsThe Elk Creek Highlands/Meadows Property Owners Association will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, January 4th.  The annual ECHPOA newsletter will not be mailed to our property owners this year.  However, our financial statement, membership form, and election ballot have been made available on our blog, printed copies placed in the 5 bulletin board brochure boxes near the mail boxes and Association Building.  ECHPOA membership is entirely voluntary.  Please consider becoming a member to help keep the open space, fishing pond, and wetlands available to our community.  There will be several large required expenses during 2017; property and liability insurance, property taxes, utilities, and state required water augmentation development.  The 2016 annual membership and fishing permits will expire Dec. 31st.   For more information, contact Karen Ellis at 303-514-8620, or CUNColorado@aol.com.

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