Firewise USA Renewal Application Approved

Paul Ellis, ECHPOA President, submitted our Firewise Community application for 2018 and it was approved on November 9th!  Congratulations on being officially recognized for the 2nd year!  Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped reduce the risk of wildfires spreading while building a safer place to live!  Both hours and money spent on mitigating properties, attending presentations, buying and posting reflective address signs all contributed towards our achievement!  A Firewise community not only improves property values and community relationships, it may even reduce insurance premiums.  Please consider becoming a volunteer in 2019!  Learn more by clicking on the Firewise menu option above.

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Finally!

Finally, some much needed moisture!

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House for Sale

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Greenhouse Project

Please support our local children that attend Deer Creek Preschool and Deer Creek Elementary School in reaching their goals of an outdoor classroom!  This exciting outdoor classroom will consist of a 26 ft in diameter geodesic dome that is rated for high wind and snow loads of which will be phase 1 of the project.  Phase 2 will consist of 6 raised beds with fencing around them to keep wildlife out.  We’re currently at $16,150 and need to be at $22,450!  Please send checks to Deer Creek located at 1737 County Rd 43, Bailey, CO  80421.  Attn:  Greenhouse Committee.  Checks can be made payable to DCES and in the memo section put Greenhouse Project.

Thank you!
Sarah Bowman

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November 7, 2018 Association Meeting

The Elk Creek Highlands/Meadows Property Owners Association will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2018, in the basement of the Association Building located at 86 Elk Creek Drive, Bailey.  Nominations for 2019 Board of Director candidates are currently being accepted, we need volunteers!  Meeting night will be the last call for Firewise related volunteer hours and expense amounts to be included this year towards community recognition.  You do not need 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 Wildfires – Can we get out alive?

Platte Canyon Fire has signed an agreement with the County to do work in the right-of-way.  The next step is to raise the funds and since Federal and State grant money cannot be used for roadway work, Bailey will have to come together as a community and get this done on our own.

Here is a quick summary:

THE WHY

When the Sheriff calls for a wildfire evacuation there will be chaos.  The call could happen at any time of day or night.  Hundreds of vehicles may be attempting to evacuate.  In the midst of this chaos, it is absolutely essential that our major evacuation routes not be in flames.

WHY CROWDFUND?

Traditional federal and state sources of funds for wildfire mitigation specifically exclude roadway mitigation.  Think of this $100,000 project as an investment in our collective safety.  Just an average of $25 from every household would get the job done.

OUR MAJOR EVACUATION ROUTES

(roadways that could become blocked by a wildfire, trapping 100’s of evacuees)

  • CR43 & Shelton Road
  • CR72, Rosalie Rd, Roland Valley Drive
  • Mt Evans Blvd & Nova Rd

If you’ve heard enough and are ready to donate to the cause go to:

www.IOBY.org/baileywildfires 

If you need more info and want to hear the whole safe evacuation story go to: 

https://spark.adobe.com/page/J9P5iVNs4bmON/

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School Survey

Please take a minute and complete this quick survey.  The input is crucial for making our community schools relevant.  It doesn’t matter if you have students in the district.

From Platte Canyon School District:
We want to make sure that every citizen of our district feels that they have a voice within the schools. Please take a moment to provide feedback regarding the direction of our district moving forward. Responses are anonymous. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9MCTGYQ  Please share this survey.

Thanks,
Heather Prewitt

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