A View from the Board
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.


Today begins week five of the Ranch House closure. The Ranch House has
been shut down since March 16, but our staff remains engaged, taking care of
the day-to-day business of running RVR.

Our top priority is protecting the safety and well-being of our staff, and the RVR
community. Most of our team continues to work from home. RVR’s outside
services crew is actively working to keep the community beautiful and get our
neighborhood ready for the summer season.

All are doing a fabulous job in very challenging times. I’m gratified at how our
team is pitching in, showing extraordinary flexibility. Today, their work is largely
invisible, but it remains vital. I want to thank all of them for their exceptional

During the closure, as your personal contact with RVR staff is limited, it’s all the
more important to carefully read each Friday’s RVR weekly newsletter – to stay
up to date on what’s happening in our community.

Here are a few things I’d like to share with you:

Ranch House Closure Update: The Ranch House is now expected to be closed
until at least April 30. We are following the State of Colorado’s Public Health
Orders, which mandates that facilities like ours remain closed. To read the latest
guidance from the state regarding COVID-19, click here.

Fitness Classes Available Online: During the Ranch House closure, many of
our fitness classes have transitioned from in-person to on-line. Our instructors
have done a tremendous job of making themselves and their expertise available
to all of us with an internet connection. Click here or the latest schedule of
available classes.

Irrigation Start-up: Every spring, our outside services team turns on the
irrigation system throughout the community, following a winter of hibernation.
That process began late last week, in Old Town, and should take about a month
to complete. When your home’s system is ready, our crews will leave a note on
your front door handle, letting you know water is available to you, at the street. At
that point, you’ll be able to activate your own sprinkler system to begin watering.

Deer Fencing Removal: Another post-winter ritual is removing deer fencing.
This year, you have until May 15 to take yours down and put it away. Depending
on where you live, you may feel comfortable doing it sooner. For those of you
new to our community, something to consider: deer love new landscaping.

Next RVR Board Meeting: After cancelling our March meeting, the RVR Master Association Board is set to meet, virtually, on Wednesday, April 22. We plan to use a remote video conferencing service like Zoom, which has become
increasingly popular during these times of social distancing. We are currently
working on logistics of this meeting, and will let you know details as they become

Tomorrow is Recycling Day: As we’ve communicated to you recently,
tomorrow (Tuesday, April 14) is recycling day, and trash pickup day as well. Our
new recycling bins are now picked up every other week; this will take a little time
to get used to. Garbage will continue to be picked up every Tuesday. Click
here for the RVR recycling schedule.

Golf Course Following State Guidance: The RVR golf course is open, as
currently allowed by the State of Colorado. The course is doing its best to comply
with state, county and Town of Carbondale guidance, and is asking golfers to
practice social distancing to help slow the spread of the virus. Click here to
view the guidelines the golf course is using to promote public health.

Thank you again for all you’re doing to maintain the fabric of our community
during these challenging times.

Please maintain physical distancing, and safe social connections – with your
friends, family and neighbors.

On behalf of your volunteer RVRMA Board,

Yvonne Perry
Board President

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