Battlement Mesa, Colorado   

February 2012 
Battlement Mesa News

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Upcoming Events 

Antero's Annual Community Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 7th. The meeting starts at 6 PM and will be held at the Grand Valley Fire Protection District's Station #1, 124 Stone Quarry Road in Battlement Mesa.  


The public is invited.



The Battlement Mesa Community Park presentations will be held in March to showcase design ideas for the Community Park project and gather public input. The meetings will be held at the Grand Valley Fire Protection District's Station #1, 124 Stone Quarry Road in Battlement Mesa.  


The dates/times are:

  • Wednesday, March 7th, 1 PM
  • Thursday, March 8th, 7 PM
  • Saturday, March 10th, 10 AM

The three meetings will cover the same material but different dates and times have been scheduled so that everyone that wishes to participate in the process can attend.


2011 Amended Budget

At the end of each year, the BMSA's Board of Directors usually passes an amendment to balance the budgeted vs. actual operating and reserve expenditures. At their January 2012 board meeting, the BMSA Board of Directors amended the final 2011 budget. The 2011 assessment of $296.00 was separated into 18% in the operating and 82% in reserves. The vacant lot and sub-association assessment of $148.00 was also separated into 18% operating and 82% reserves.  


For information on the 2012 budget, Click Here.   


Battlement Mesa Website

Have you checked out the updated yet? A lot of people have and we're receiving a lot of positive feedback but we'd still like to know what you think. Take a peek and let us know. As we have previously explained the comprehensive new site has five major information groups:

  • Explore Battlement Mesa
  • Government Services
  • Community Services
  • Businesses
  • News, Activities and Events  

This is "your city's website" so let us know what we can do to make it more useful for you. And, while you're on the internet, check out Battlement Mesa's Facebook page. You can link to the page by clicking on the Facebook logo at the top right of Battlement Mesa's home page.


New Monument Creek Delegate


Monument Creek Village has elected Ms. Bernita Grove as their new Delegate and Battlement Mesa Service Association Board Member. She replaces Dora Rayne who resigned from the Delegate position in September 2011.


Bernita has been a Battlement Mesa resident since June 2004 and is a 2nd generation resident of Colorado. Prior to her retirement she was a school administrator, middle and high school principal and taught English and Speech. She spent the majority of her career on Colorado's Front Range in Westminster and Boulder but also worked for a few years at Bend Senior High School in Bend, Oregon.


Bernita earned her BA and Administration degrees from Colorado State University and her MA from the University of Denver.  She is an avid gardener and loves to read. When she was asked why she was interested in serving on the BMSA board, she replied, "because I love my neighborhood" and that "it is a good way to give back to the community."


For information about Monument Creek Village, go to then click on "Government Services" then on "HOA Information and Services" then on "Monument Creek"  or just Click HERE.  You will also find a link on the Monument Creek page to send an email to Bernita. Welcome Aboard, Bernita!
Clark's Market News


Clark's Market is delighted to announce a brand new concept for its Battlement Mesa store: "The Drop Zone." The back half of the store will now be devoted to unprecedented bargains, straight from our warehouse, and passed on directly to its customers.  Tom Clark stated that, "It is our objective to be responsive to the feedback of the Battlement Mesa Commuity.  We will maintain all of our top selling items in our regular grocery section, but our new "Drop Zone" will be full of deeply discounted pallet items.  We are pleased and excited to have this new format debut on February 20th."  For more information on Clark's Market CLICK HERE,  

Covenant Corner
Covenant Protected Community

In the spirit of educating more and enforcing less, Covenant Corner is a regular feature in the Battlement Mesa Newsletter. Experience has taught us that most people will comply with the covenants if they know what the covenant says.  


In this issue, we'll explore the rule regarding trash carts. Restrictions on garbage and trash are covered in Article VIII, paragraph 8.7. "No refuse, garbage, trash, lumber, grass, shrub or tree clippings, plant waste, compost, metal, bulk materials, scrap, refuse or debris of any kind shall be kept, stored or allowed to accumulate on any part of the Service Association Area, except within an enclosed structure or appropriately screened from view, except that any container containing such materials may be placed outside at proper times for garbage or trash pickup."


First, it is important to understand what "the Service Association Area" means.   Although the term is defined in Article I, paragraph 1.37 of the covenants, the definition isn't especially helpful since the area has been expanded over the years. In general, any area that is within the Battlement Mesa Planned Unit Development (PUD) is regulated by the covenants.


Secondly, since Article VIII, paragraph 8.7 doesn't define "placed outside at proper times," on December 20, 2005 the BMSA Board of Directors adopted a Resolution of Rules and Regulations which explains this term. This section of the Resolution says,


"a. The proper time to place the container outside for pickup is no sooner than twelve (12) hours prior to trash pickup and;

b. The proper time to return the container to its storage area is no later than twelve (12) hours after trash pickup."


Lastly, although the regulations don't require it, since it reduces the likelihood that bears will be attracted to the smell of trash, we prefer for trash carts to be stored in the garage rather than behind a fence. Help save the bears: Store your trash cart in your garage.


Don't Forget...Valentine's Day is February 14th!
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
2011 Amended Budget
New Battlement Mesa Website
New Monument Creek Delegate
Covenant Corner
Covenant Corner
About Us
Let Us Help
Quick Links
About Us
Battlement Mesa Water Fall
Nestled on a mesa in the picturesque Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains, Battlement Mesa, Colorado is an unincorporated 3,200 acre, residential community with approximately 5,000 residents.  Situated on a mesa above the Colorado River with high desert mountain views of The Battlements and The Roan Plateau, Battlement Mesa offers a unique community with magnificent scenery and a quiet, peaceful, healthy lifestyle.

Battlement Mesa, Colorado....
A Great place to Visit, to Work, to Live or to Retire!




P. O. Box 6006
401 Arroyo Drive
Battlement Mesa, CO 81636

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Let Us Help!

A Suggestion for Clubs and Organizations...
Are you a member of one of our many community clubs or organizations and you'd like some help in publicizing an important event?  If so, please contact us and we'll include your information in the next newsletter.  (No religious or political events, please).

Free Classified Advertising just for you...

Please don't clutter up our neighborhoods, damage our sign posts or get crosswise with our Covenants...USE THE CLASSIFIED ADS section of our city website instead.

Classified Ads are easy to do and FREE.  Simply logon to
then click on "Businesses" then click on "Classifieds."  You'll find a link at the bottom of the page where you can enter your classified advertisement which will run for two weeks for free.  And, if you need to, you can renew your ad.  If that sounds too difficult email us at and we'll do it for you.

If you want, you can even include a photo.

Classified Ads are great for garage sales, cars to sell, places for rent, etc.  Check it out HERE!

...we know, it is still sort of a secret but if you use it, others will too and we all win!