June 1, 2016


President Bryan Murphy called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. The normal agenda was tabled because of guest speakers about starting a Firewise Community Program.

Jeff DeBerry introduced Cpl. Nick Hanning who now patrols Bailey. Cpl. Hanning briefly talked about some common issues of the neighborhood.

-ATV’s are not allowed on county roads

-shooting is allowed on private property

-use 911 for emergency only

-call dispatch at 719-836-4121 option 5 for all other questions or concerns

Our HOA should file complaints about abandoned homes and trash.  He stressed never hesitate to call.

Bryan then introduced John Van Doren from KZ Ranch, Kathy Lower from Woodside in Pine Junction, and Joe Burgett Assistant Chief of Platte Canyon Fire Dept.  KZ Ranch, Deer Creek Ranchos and Woodside are already Firewise.  They discussed how to become a Firewise Community and gave many interesting and helpful tips.  Joe reminded us “it’s not if there is a fire, it’s when there is a fire” County Road 43 & 47 is the evacuation route for all of us back here.  Bryan will start a campaign with up to 10 properties to become Firewise.   Joe will come out and evaluate the properties with an action plan.  Then those property owners will help each other carry out the plans. Work hours need to be logged.  We can check out information on firewise.org

There was a question and answer period.  Thanks to our guests.

A shortened regular meeting was then held.  There were no corrections or additions to the minutes from the May meeting. Tim Bradley made a motion to accept the minutes, Jeff seconded.  The motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report was given by Karen Ellis. Membership is 64 members, 53 with fishing.  Motion to accept the report was made by Paul Ellis, seconded by Walt Wark.  The motion carried.

May 4, 2016

Fish Fund                        $  3,376.57

General Fund                      1,829.82

Checking Account         $  5,206.39


Membership Dues         $     160.00

Fishing Permits              $     125.00

Fish Food Machine        $         8.25

Corral                               $      418.76


Insurance Refund          $     306.62

Total Income:                $  1,018.63


Colorado Natural Gas   $       53.89   April – May gas bill

IREA                                 $       70.28   April – May electric bill


Jeff DeBerry                    $     159.00   T-Posts and cable

Bryan Murphy                $       60.30   Pasture grass seed

Bryan Murphy                $       44.68   Pasture grass seed

Dale Wark                        $       48.50   Books for Jeff DeBerry school donations

Alan Bowman                  $      35.00   Snow Plow April 30th

Total Expenses:             $     471.65

June 1, 2016                                        2016 = 63 members, 52 with fishing permits

Fish Fund                        $  3,509.82

General Fund                       2,243.55

Checking Account         $  5,753.37

Activity Report was given by Dale Wark. The June 11th BBQ is all set. We will order the same amount of meat as last year.  Motion to accept the report was made by Karen and seconded by Tim.  The motion carried.

Blog Report was given by Karen.  There were 763 hits, 8 new articles, and 8 new pictures.  Motion to accept the report was made by Paul, seconded by Tim.  The motion carried.

Building Report Felix Beall was not at the meeting.  The counter top is not attached as of now.  The rain gutter project has to be put on hold.  Motion to accept the report was made by Tim, seconded by Jeff.   The motion carried.

Corral Report was given by Bryan.  There are 7 horses right now but very soon the Burks will be taking their 3 horses to their new home.  Advertising the three openings has begun.  The fencing and seeding is done.  The tractor is still on loan.  Roofing metal has been donated.  A restoration company may buy the old barn wood siding.  There was a question about billing for the Burk’s horses as they are still here.  The community service person did a great job.  Motion to accept was made by Tim, seconded by Karen.  The motion carried.

Pond Report Alan reported all is good, just waiting for hatchery delivery.  Our pond is no longer a private lake.  You must still be a member and buy the fishing passes, but must also have a Colorado License.  Thanks to Mike Felix for getting the dock back in the water.  Motion to accept the report was made by Alan, seconded by Walt.  The motion carried.

Old Business  No old business

New Business  No new business

Motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:36 p.m. was made by Bryan, seconded by Karen.  The motion carried.