Summer Newsletter – June 1, 2017
Dear BCPOA Members:
The BC Golf Course opened May 5 with the fairways and greens in excellent condition. The course has never looked better. That’s the upside of a wet and cold Spring.
Resort News from Beth Howard
Thank you for the warm welcome back to Beaver Creek and for your partnership this winter. It has been great reconnecting with everyone.
As we look ahead to summer, Beaver Creek Resort will see an exciting upgrade of the Drink of Water Lift (#5) from a two-person fixed grip to a new high-speed quad that will debut as Red Buffalo Express (#5) during the 2017-2018 winter season. The new Red Buffalo Express will be named after the signature, beginner Red Buffalo trail, which provides incredible views of the Gore Range and is named after two signature peaks, Red and Buffalo. The new lift will reduce ride time by 50 percent, from 8.6 minutes to 4.3 minutes, and will increase uphill capacity by 75 percent. With the upgrade, all primary lifts on Beaver Creek will be high-speed, and more than that, it is an enhancement to the prime beginner and family terrain of that area that is signature to the Beaver Creek experience. (This plan is subject to U.S. Forest Service approval.)
This summer will also feature Beaver Creek’s signature events, such as: Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, May 27-28; Wine & Spirits Festival, Aug. 10-13; Oktoberfest, Sept. 2-3; Hike to the Mic, Sept. 15-17; and more. Information about each event is currently posted at www.beavercreek.com under the Summer tab.
We hope to see you at Beaver Creek this summer!
Ford Hall Parking
Be careful where you park in Ford Hall garage. Throughout this winter and spring several leaks have developed in the ceiling of the garage and while many of the areas have been marked off by parking cones, not all have been. The unknown dripping liquid (perhaps magnesium chloride) leaves a hard to remove residue and is potentially damaging to automobile finishes.
Emergency and Urgent Care
Beaver Creek Medical Center is closed for the season and will re-open in November 2017. Homeowners and guests seeking medical care can drive down the hill to Avon Urgent Care, located across from City Market at 230 Chapel Place or Colorado Mountain Medical located at 50 Buck Creek Road across from the Northside Coffee and Kitchen. Both are open 8 AM – 8 PM, 365 days/year.
BCPOA Social Activities
BCPOA’s annual Summer Picnic – 2017 will be held on Sunday, July 2 at Powder 8.
This year, as an extension of BCPOA’s ongoing underwriting support of the VPAC, we will be offering a combination package of Picnic and Bruce Hornsby concert tickets (Monday, July 3) at an attractive (discounted) price.
Picnic invitations will be emailed (only) on or about June 1 and contain all the details.
This year we are implementing what we think will be a simplified credit card payment option. If it proves to be so, the system will be expanded to enable BCPOA dues renewal payments via credit card in September.
We look forward to seeing you at the Picnic.
Annual Elk Calving Closure
Just a reminder that the annual Elk Closure began Saturday, May 6th and runs through Friday, June 30. This closure effects several areas on Beaver Creek Mountain including Lower Rose Bowl, Larkspur Bowl, Strawberry Park, Bachelor Gulch, and Arrowhead.
This closure also includes the Village to Village Trail from Chair 14 to Arrowhead, Elkhorn Trail and Paulie’s Plunge Trail. Please obey all posted signs and closures during this period. Spread the word to all of our guests, employees, and contractors that utilize the mountain. We can only enter these areas for true emergencies and water control until July 1st.
Dog Regulations — Reminder
– Dogs should be within owner’s control and leashed in public areas
– For any dog-related incidents, property owners should first report the issue to the Eagle County Animal Control office (970-308-3647), and then call Beaver Creek Public Safety (970-949-4911) so that they can log the incident.
– As always, in case of an emergency call 911.
Design Regulations Project
In the first comprehensive review since 2001, the BC Resort Company has updated the processes, procedures, communications and guidelines which govern single-family and duplex home construction and remodels within Beaver Creek.
The BC Resort Company Board of Directors ratified the new Design Regulations on March 23 and the revised Construction Activity and Compliance Deposit Regulations were adopted on May 25.
The BCPOA Special Committee was tasked with representing the voice and point-of-view of property owners and has had substantial input throughout the revision process.
The new regulations expand the range of materials and designs permitted in Beaver Creek and allow for contemporary “mountain modern” home designs. Additionally, the regulations clarify/simplify the process and procedures for construction projects as well as for routine maintenance, repairs and interior remodels.
BC Metro District News
The Metro District Board has spent the past 6 months evaluating Village Transportation’s performance for both Fixed Routes & On-Demand “Dial A Ride”. By contract with the Metro District, the Beaver Creek Resort Company must provide service that meets certain standards agreed upon between the two parties. The Resort Company failed to achieve several stated transportation service measures during the 2016 – 2017 ski season. The BCMD is working closely with Village Transportation and the Resort Company to elevate the level of service and to possibly raise some standards to even higher levels for the 2017 – 2018 ski season.
The BCMD continues to make progress on the old Fire Station site sale. In order to maximize value on the sale, and meet the commitment to pay for the new station, the District demolished and removed the old fire station and eliminated the access easement which restricted the developable space on the lot.
The lot had a requirement for the access easement attached to the Planned Unit Development (PUD) through Eagle County. The District was required to amend the PUD through the County process which included public hearings with the County Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners. On January 24, the Eagle County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the PUD Amendment.
In addition to the PUD requirement, there was also an easement agreement with Vail Resorts that needed to be vacated. After months of negotiation, the District reached an agreement on May 31, 2017 with VR to abandon the easement.
The District is now in position to sell the property and meet the commitment to the property owners.
BCPOA Financial Health
BCPOA’s finances remain very strong with total assets of $223.5K in cash and other short term investments. In addition the Legal Reserve stands at $642K and it is projected that our goal of $750,000 will be attained by the end of 2018.
Very best regards,
Dave Eickholt Larry Graveel Jim Fraser
President VP/Treasurer VP/Secretary