A View from the Board
July 2019
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.


Dear RVR Homeowners,
It’s been a month since the RVRMA Executive Board unanimously approved an updated Enforcement Policy and Fine Schedule. The Board took this action in response to the community telling us we were not doing enough to enforce existing rules.

We listened, and we acted.

Even though our new policy has teeth, our desire is to manage violations primarily with warnings, conversations, and courteous dialog between management and RVR property owners – without the need for fines.

I’m pleased to tell you our approach is working. So far, in the six weeks since adopting the new policy, RVR management has been successful in bringing about compliance without the need for either written violations or fines.

We’ll keep a close eye on this and keep you posted on our efforts toward compliance on a variety of issues, including trash, campers and trailers, exterior home improvements and renters.

If you have questions about the Enforcement Policy and Fine Schedule, please contact General Manager Sterling Page:gm@rvrcommunity.com

Talking Trash. Speaking of trash, a number of RVR homeowners have asked about the Town of Carbondale’s new “single hauler” program, which is being phased in over the next year, and will take effect in RVR next April. The concerns are mostly around value – having to pay significantly more for the same service as you get today.

This decision was made by the Town of Carbondale, not RVR.  The Town doesn’t allow us to opt out. The reason for the price increase (or service decrease) is to encourage all Town residents to create less waste, and be more environmentally sensitive. At our July 24 Community Meeting at the Ranch House, Town Manager Jay Harrington will be on hand to fully explain the new program, and answer your questions about it.

July 24 Community Meeting. Please plan to attend our semi-annual RVR community gathering, which will follow the regularly scheduled monthly Executive Board meeting. The Community Meeting is an opportunity for you to hear the “State of RVR,” including RVR finances, key initiatives, a golf update, and presentations from General Manager Sterling Page and Community Services Manager Kendra Ford. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions about whatever’s on your mind. The meeting begins at 6 pm in the Ranch House Great Room.

Golf Course is for Golf. The operator of the RVR Golf course wants to remind RVR homeowners that the course is for golf. Period. There’s no pedestrian or bicycle access on the golf course cart paths, bridges or greens. 

Also, you may be familiar with the emergency road that travels through the golf course between the fifth and sixth holes. This road is also known as Heritage Drive and Crystal Bridge Drive. If you’re in your motor vehicle, please do not use this road as a short cut; you could easily run into a golf cart and cause a serious accident.

It appears the biggest offenders of both concerns above are guests in the community. Please remind your renters, or your visitors, of these rules.

Governing Documents Committee. Finally, as we mentioned in last month’s “View From the Board,” we are establishing a Governing Documents Committee to evaluate what parts of our governing documents need updating – and then ask homeowners to approve whatever changes are necessary. Board members Ben Johnston and Gary Lesser are co-chairing this committee.

Soon, you’ll be seeing a call for candidates interested in serving on this committee. The committee’s work should last about a year, and is expected to culminate in a vote on recommended changes regarding issues like overnight camper parking, short-term rentals, and other provisions of our covenants that may not have kept up with the times.


As always, I look forward to your feedback. Send your questions or concerns to Kendra (csm@rvrcommunity.com). She’ll pass your comments along to the board, or respond to you directly.

Our next Board meeting is Wednesday, July 24, at 5:30pm in the Ranch House Board meeting room. Hope to see you there.

On behalf of your volunteer RVRMA Board,

Yvonne Perry
Board President

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