Beaver Creek Property Owners Association
Summer Newsletter – June 17, 2016
Dear Members of the BCPOA:
The 2015/2016 winter brought a slightly above average snow pack to Beaver Creek. Coupled with an abnormally wet Spring, Beaver Creek is looking very, very lush and green. Now that more typical warm and sunny weather has arrived, conditions are ideal for golf, hiking, biking, rafting, fishing, rodeo-ing etc as well as concerts on the lawn at the Ford Amphitheater and Beaver Creek.
As always, there’s a lot going on in our community.
Beaver Creek Public Safety in a joint effort with Vail Resorts has started a project to significantly improve the quality of security camera coverage throughout the community. All existing analog cameras are being replaced with digital cameras to provide higher resolution images. Additional cameras will be placed throughout the village to improve overall coverage. Also included in this project is a state of the art central recording and memory drive that will allow storage of high-resolution data for a minimum of 30 days. The impetus for this upgrade is not in response to any particular concerns here in Beaver Creek, but rather to ensure our system will provide the best possible functionality with today’s technology. This project is expected to be completed by the middle of July.
It’s that time of year again when black bears and mountain lions are active. Be mindful when pets, children or grandchildren are outdoors. Officials remind people to be vigilant at all times and become educated about these potential predators. First and foremost in coexisting with wildlife, DO NOT LEAVE FOOD OUT TO FEED THEM. It will draw a crowd, some unwanted. If you do have a lion or bear sighting, find evidence of their presence or have other concerns, notify Colorado Wildlife officials at (970) 947-2920 and inform BC Public Safety at (970) 949-4911. For more information about mountain lions, visit www.cpw.state.co.us/documents/education/livingwithwildlife/livingwithlions.pdf.
Design Review Board Project
In the first comprehensive review since 2001, the BC Resort Company is updating the DRB processes, procedures, communications and guidelines which govern residential real estate construction and remodels within Beaver Creek. To assist in this effort, Shepherd Resources and a consortium of other local architectural, planning and construction experts have been retained.
The BCPOA has appointed a Special Committee, chaired by Bonnie Vogt, to be actively involved in and contribute to this Project as it progresses. In addition to providing your input to Bonnie and the Special Committee, the BC Resort Company also plans to host a “town hall” meeting this summer to solicit input from property owners. We will let you know the date/time/place when confirmed.
It is envisioned that this project will be completed by October 2016 with implementation of the revised guidelines, etc to begin in 2017.
Kenny Thayer has announced two new additions to the Golf Club’s staff for the 2016 season; Head Professional, John Lacrosse and Assistant Professional, Janine Moffa.
John has extensive experience in providing outstanding service to many well-established clubs – including Bristol Harbour in New York; Lake Arrowhead Country Club in California and Indian Peaks Golf Club in Lafayette, Colorado – and maintains a wide network of strong relationships with other outstanding golf professionals.
Janine comes to Beaver Creek from PGA West in La Quinta, California, where she has spent the past 17 winter seasons. She has spent the past 7 summers at Midland Hills in St. Paul, Minnesota as Assistant Golf Professional and prior to that at various clubs in the New York/ Connecticut metropolitan area.
BC Metro District News
The new firehouse is complete and transition to the new facility is scheduled to be completed by July 1. There will be an open house for BC residents to view the new facility in mid-July. You will be notified when the date and other details are set.
The project was completed slightly below the planned construction budget.
The Metro Board is now focusing on selling the former firehouse site. This includes an aggressive marketing campaign and razing the old firehouse to clear the site.
Larry Graveel and Barry Parker were sworn in as BCMD Directors at the May 25 meeting and replace Lou Kreig and Jim Power.
Village Rd. Landscaping Improvements
Upgraded landscaping, flowers and other plantings are being installed at all street intersections along Village Road. This $250,000 project is being jointly funded by BC Metro District and BC Resort Company and represents the continued implementation of Project Legacy to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the Village Road entry way to Beaver Creek.
Battle Mountain Land Swap
Crave Communities Company is proposing to swap 5,000 acres that they own on Battle Mountain (think Gilman and Red Cliff) for 5,000 acres of USFS land on Meadow Mountain. CCC’s expressed intention is to develop this parcel with 1,700 housing units ranging in price from $200K to $2M+. In their plan, the Meadow Mountain property would then be annexed into the Town of Minturn.
Since the April elections, the new Minturn Town Council has been meeting in Executive Session twice per month to consider whether to support the proposed land swap and, if so, under what terms and conditions. On June 1, the Town Council announced that supporting the swap was a “dead issue”. At least for now.
BCPOA Social Activities
BCPOA’s annual Summer Picnic will take place on Sunday, July 3 from 3 PM to 7 PM. Once again the Picnic will be held at Powder 8 and catered by the Park Hyatt. Great food and music will make this a fun event for the entire family. If you have not already registered, tickets are available at the door.
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Information
The single most important factor in surviving sudden cardiac arrest (aka heart attack) is quickly stabilizing/restarting the heart’s rhythm through CPR and AED. The first 10 minutes are critical. Beaver Creek is unique in having close to 50 AED’s available in many locations throughout our community and many staff and citizens who have been trained how to use AED’s. A map/list of AED locations can be found athttps://startinghearts.org/aed-map/. Starting Hearts can be reached for additional information at 970-331-3983.
The Beaver Creek Club will be hosting one-hour AED training sessions for Club Members only throughout the summer. The first session will be conducted on June 27 and sign up can be made at www.beavercreekclub.com. Future training dates will be announced in the BCC Weekly Newsletter.
BCPOA Financial Health
BCPOA’s finances continue to remain very strong with total assets currently of $782K in cash and other short-term investments. The Legal Reserve stands at $562K 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