The following is the latest in a series of monthly messages from the RVR Master Association Board, called “A View From the Board.” The messages summarize recent Board decisions and discussions, and are designed to bring RVR homeowners up to date on issues important to the community.
As you know from recent communications and our July Annual Meeting, RVR faces a significant threat of development on the golf course’s driving range. The owner of the golf property, Crystal Outdoors, LLC, wants to eliminate your voice and work directly with the Town of Carbondale to change zoning and enable development.
The Board vigorously opposes this action, and so do you. In a recent community survey, 98 percent of RVR homeowners said they were “strongly opposed” to the owner’s plans. Zero percent support his efforts.
That’s why we’ve developed a strategic community engagement plan to make sure your voice is heard. As part of this plan, several members of the community have agreed to take lead roles for designated neighborhoods to coordinate letter writing, as well as speakers for the Aug. 26 Planning & Zoning Commission meeting.
We thank them for stepping up to make sure your interests are well represented. If you haven’t heard from someone in your neighborhood yet to get you involved, please email RVRIntegrity@gmail.com. You can use this email for any questions or concerns.
Our RVR Master Association attorney, Jeff Conklin, has submitted RVR’s official response to the Town. His letter on behalf of the Master Association can be found HERE.
We have also crafted a letter to the Town from the entire RVR community. If you’d like to sign this in addition to, or in the place of an individual letter, please go to the Ranch House. There you can sign the physical copy any time between now and noon on Aug. 19. A copy of the letter can be found HERE.
We have updated the webpage River Valley Ranch Integrity (rvrintegrity.com) with information that was covered at the July 21 Annual Meeting, as well as documents that many of you were interested in reviewing.
Some important dates to plan for:
Thursday, Aug. 19. The first big deadline we are looking to hit is submitting letters to the Town of Carbondale by close of business on Aug. 19.
HERE are instructions for letter writing if you haven’t received them yet.
If you don’t want to write your own letter, please stop by the Ranch House to sign the community letter. The letter will be on the counter at the front desk.
Thursday, Aug. 26. The Town’s Planning & Zoning Commission meets Aug. 26 at 7 pm at Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave. We will soon have more details about how to participate in the hybrid meeting, either online or in person.
Finally, we are encouraged with the outpouring of support and caring for our community. Thank you for all you’re doing to keep RVR the neighborhood we cherish. Working together, we will be successful.
The next RVRMA Board meeting is Wednesday, Aug. 25, at 5:30 pm. It will be held in the Ranch House upstairs Board Room. If you have questions or concerns about the owner’s efforts to take away your voice, or our opposition to those efforts, please feel free to join us at the Board meeting. Of course, there will also be a full agenda of other important items to the community, and we will be happy to address your concerns on those issues as well.
On behalf of your volunteer RVRMA Board,