Parachute/Battlement Mesa Chamber News
Don't miss the Annual Chamber dinner and auction on March 17th at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. Kick off a fun night of St. Patrick's Day themed activities with the 5 pm social hour. Dinner will be served at 6 pm which will be followed by silent and live auctions.
Everyone is invited to participate in this important fund raising event even if you are not a chamber member. Funds from this event help pay for the fall fireworks display.
Support your community. Meet the community's business owners. Tickets are only $30 and are available at Alpine Bank, Wells Fargo and Old Mountain Gifts and Jewelry.
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.
A Night Out at the Movies
Please join the inaugural Night Out at the Movies on March 23 in the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. This planned for adults only event will be shown in the lobby on the same large screen used during last summer's Family Film Fest.
Enjoy the romantic comedy "It's Complicated" starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door and includes a complimentary glass of wine and a wonderful assortment of both cold and warm appetizers. A cash bar will be available. Join the fun at 7 p.m. The movie starts at 7:30 p.m.
Ladies' Golf Coffee
The Battlement Mesa Ladies' Golf Club kicks off its 2012 season with a get acquainted coffee in the clubhouse on Tuesday, March 27 at 10 a.m.
The group is open to all 9 or 18-hole women golfers of all ability levels. In addition to Tuesday morning weekly play, April - October, the club will again join the Men's Club to co-sponsor the "Battle for the Cure" in September. The 2012 season begins Tuesday, April 3 with a 2-best ball format at 10 a.m. For more information contact Sara McCurdy at 285.9182.
|Looking for Volunteers
Have you ever considered volunteering your time for one of Battlement Mesa's Committees?
Prospective volunteers can chose from seven different committees:
- Architectural/Covenant Committee
- Finance Committee
- Oil & Gas Committee
- Parks/Open Space/Trails Committee
- Planning Committee
- Public & Community Relations Committee
- Public Works Committee
Each committee consists of five members and meets once or twice a month, or as needed. Currently there are open positions on the Architectural Committee, the Finance Committee and the Public Works Committee. If you are interested, more information and a Volunteer Information Form is available HERE. Complete it and turn it into the BMSA office.
Meet Your Delegate
Each Battlement Mesa Village is represented by an elected Delegate that serves on the Battlement Mesa Service Association Board of Directors. Typically Delegates are elected at each Village's Annual Meeting but, occasionally, are elected by mail-in ballots. Delegates are elected to a three year term. Since there are no term limits for Delegates, frequently Delegates serve multiple terms.
In total, Battlement Mesa has fourteen Delegates; however since Tamarisk Village does not currently have a Delegate there are only thirteen Delegates. Your thirteen Delegates are:
- Laurel Koning, Battlement Creek
- John Shepherd, Canyon View
- Jeff Hill, Fairway Villas
- Sara McCurdy, First Eagles Point
- Keith Lammey, Mesa Ridge
- Bernita Grove, Monument Creek
- Keith Sheppelman, Stone Ridge
- Jason Fletcher, The Reserve
- Greg Davidson, Tamarisk Meadows
- (Vacant), Tamarisk Village
- Brad Hoy, Valley View Village
- Bob Arrington, Willow Creek
- Eric Schmela, Declarant
- Jonathan Lay, Declarant
Contact information for your Delegate is available at www.BattlementMesaColorado.com under Government Services and Battlement Mesa Service Association. If you own property in Tamarisk Village and are interested in serving as a Delegate, please contact the BMSA office at 970.285.9432.
Village Delegates automatically serve on the BMSA Board of Directors. The BMSA Board meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. All of the BMSA meetings are open to the public.
Watch future Newsletters for articles about each of the Delegates!
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 parking and storing of vehicles. Restrictions on vehicular parking, storage and repairs are covered in Article VIII, paragraph 8.16.
8.16 (a), as amended in the 5th Amendment, states, "...no trailer, camping trailer, boat, boat accessories, trailer carrying recreation devices, snowmobiles, all terrain vehicles, trucks or commercial vehicles larger than one (1) ton, ...shall be parked or stored ...unless... parked or stored within a garage, behind a six foot (6) high solid fence." The amendment also defines a non-recreational over sized vehicle as "larger than twenty-five (25) feet in length or one hundred (100) inches in height or ninety (90) inches in width."
8.16 (b) states that "No abandoned or inoperable vehicles of any kind shall be stored or parked within the Service Association Area, except in garages, designated parking or storage areas,.." and that, "An abandoned or inoperable vehicle shall be defined as any automobile, truck, motorcycle, van, trailer, house trailer, camper, recreational vehicle or other device for carrying passengers, goods or equipment, which has not been driven under its own propulsion for a period of two (2) weeks or longer..." Storing or parking an abandoned or inoperable vehicle behind a six-foot fence is not allowed.
8.16 (c) says, " No activity such as, but not limited to, maintenance, repair, rebuilding, dismantling, painting or servicing any kind of vehicle shall take place within the Service Association Area, except within completely enclosed structures which prevent such activities from being seen or heard from the street and from adjoining property." It is important to note that this provision specifically exempts washing and polishing of vehicles from this restriction.
In addition to paragraph 8.16 (b) and (c) in November 2001 an amendment to 8.16 (a) was approved which in sub-paragraph ii clarifies the term "parking for temporary expediencies" which says, "Parking for temporary expediencies is allowed for seventy-two (72) hours" with seventy-two hours being defined as "A total of seventy-two hours during any thirty-day (30) period."
Under the regulations, twice per year, owners of RV's and boats can request approval to extend the parking for temporary expediencies period from 72 hours to five days. Parking extension request forms are AVAILABLE HERE or on www.BattlementMesaColorado.com.
Please remember that sub-associations may have more restrictive covenants than the BMSA.
Don't Forget...Daylight Savings Time begins on March 11th!
|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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Board of Director Elections
The Battlement Mesa Metropolitan District and the Grand Valley Fire Protection District are accepting nominations for positions on their Boards.
If you are interested, you can contact the BMMD office at 970.285.9050 or the GVFPD office at 970.285.9119.
New terms begin in May.
Redesigned Clark's Market
|As previously announced Clark's Market is now featuring "The Drop Zone" which is an area in the back half of the store which is devoted to unprecedented bargains, straight from their warehouse. For more information on Clark's Market CLICK HERE,
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