Quarterly Board Meeting Schedule

January 6, 2018

 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

April 7, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

July 7, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Annual Meeting

October 6, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

 Deer Mountain Fire Station 




INFO from the President

Some members have called with questions regarding the water augmentation plan described in minutes of our annual Members’ Meeting of October, 2016. This is offered to help clear up the issue.
The expenditure reported in the minutes is a cost to GVPOA, not to individual members.

The background.  In the early 1970s, the continued development of the Glen Vista lands was  stalled due to a change in the water laws of Colorado.  In order to proceed with subdividing and marketing the property, Glen Terra Corporation was required to purchase sufficient water rights in the Arkansas River to augment (make up for) water expected to be diverted by the private wells. 

                One component of the water rights purchase was a 1/12 part of the Pleasant Valley Ditch, located at Howard, Colorado.  The court decree required GVPOA, INC. to install and maintain a diversion and measuring facility on Pleasant Valley Ditch, to prove the water we own is actually present in the river.  The  water is measured, and is returned to the river.  In addition, two shares were purchased in the Twin Lakes Reservoir and Canal Company.

                This purchase of water rights, and the requirement to meter individual wells in filings 9 through 16 was detailed in a decision in District Court, Water Division Number 2, Case Number W-3967, in 1973.   

                The stipulation to meter wells is spelled out in the court decision, and by ruling of the court, was included in the Bylaws. 

                In the past 4 years, Penrose Water District purchased a majority of the water rights in the Pleasant Valley Ditch.  In addition to PWD and GVPOA, there is a third owner of the total water rights.  That owner to date has not entered into any agreement with us to meter or maintain the facility.  Penrose Water District was required by the state to upgrade the existing diversion and metering facility, which was in disrepair, and which hadn’t been kept up for several years.

                Penrose Water District spent over $150,000 engineering and building a new, up-to-date facility.  Had they not done so, GVPOA would have been obligated by the water court to build the facility, and spend that money alone. 

                With a vote of the members, the board of directors was authorized to enter into an agreement with Penrose Water District.  We agreed to pay a pro-rated amount toward the initial design and construction of the new facility, and not to exceed amount annually for maintenance, repair, and caretaker costs. 

(Recorded Fremont County Clerk and Recorder, reception number 43771, Book 565, Page 255)

Section 4, paragraph c.
… Gate valve, flume, recording gauge and related works, as presently installed on the pleasant Valley Ditch in Fremont County (note, this is located at Howard) together with the water rights and other interests in real property as conveyed and described in Warranty Deed dated February 2, 1974, and recorded February 7, 1974. in Book 560 at page 567 of the records of Fremont County, Colorado; subject, however , to the perpetual dedication of said water rights to the aquifer of the Arkansas River, as provided in the Conditional Decree entered January 23, 1974, and recorded February 1, 1974, in Book 566, Page 439 of the records of Fremont County, Colorado.

Paragraph e. Such additional facilities, equipment, machinery, tools, supplies, works, buildings, improvements, fixtures, and other real and personal property as may be conveyed to or acquired by the Association.








Road Gulch and Copper Gulch Intersection


As of 12-15-17, this site remains trash-free.  Thank you one and all for contributing to keeping it clean.

8-17-17: Someone dumped their trash at the recycle collection site.  PLEASE: EVERYONE WHO SEES THIS HAPPENING, CALL THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO REPORT IT.




One of our board members has requested that advertising flyers not be taped to the locked postal mail units.  If a Community board is available, please attach your notices to them.

Thank you.



Due to the fantastic response of owners, most of the abandoned mailboxes have been removed.  Thank you one and all!



The Upper Arkansas Area of Government (www.uaacog.com) will be providing an electronic recycle drop for computers, etc.

The Event has passed, but the services are still available.  Contact the person and number listed below for more information.

There is a fee for electronic recycling, price varies per item.  Most electronics are accepted: Computers ($5), televisions ($1/inch, measured diagonally), stereos ($5-$10), microwaves ($5), etc. All hard drives are shredded to ensure privacy of participants and all items will be recycled responsibly in accordance with state regulations. NO air conditioners, freezers, refrigerators, or anything containing Freon.
For additional pricing or information, please call Beth @ 719.275.1675



There is a vacant lot for sale in the Glen Vista Subdivision.  If you are looking for land, please contact the board through the e-mail site.


Annual Membership Dues Invoices

Assessments for Dues are $104.00 Per Calendar Year for Each Member Lot.

A  $10.00 Per Member Lot Early Payment Discount Applies
to 2018 Dues If The Account is Paid In Full Before April 1, 2018.

I.E.: If Payment is Postmarked On or Before March 31, 2018
Payment Will be $94.00 Per Lot.


Filings 9 – 16 Must Meter Your Wells!

It’s your Responsibility and it’s a Court Ordered Act.


Fremont County Rules on Marijuana Limits:

“Over 36 plants is a business and you cannot have a  business in Glen Vista”

“The ordinance limits caregiver marijuana grows to 36 plants on properties less than 10 acres in size in unincorporated Fremont County.

        Caregivers could grow up to 99 plants on parcels of 10 acres or larger                   as long as they are the owner of the property.

To review Fremont County’s ordinance, visit the county’s website at www.fremontco.com.”

Full Article by Carie Canterbury Canon City Daily Record

You can also watch the KOAA TV Report on Ruling at http://www.koaa.com/clip/12357762/fremont-county-sets-new-marijuana-plant-limits-on-growers

Lets hope this ends the question!

Please obey the county rules as well as

Glen Vista Covenants and Bylaws.


Glen Vista By Law and Covenant Enforcement

The information above is why GVPOA is enforcing Active Covenants including the By Laws that state No Fires and 60 Day Camping Enforcement that are not only a GVPOA rules but Fremont County Wide Rules that specifically state you may not live in a travel trailer, RV, any other kind of movable trailer.

**A building must be at least 750 square feet to be considered a dwelling**

To enforce our By Laws, GVPOA asking that all travel trailers, etc.  be removed and stored elsewhere to make sure no one is breaking the covenants by living here illegally.

60 Camping Glen Vista By Law:

“No Trailer, Motor home or mobile home, basement, tent, shack, garage, barn other out-building (sic) shall at any time be used for private habitation temporarily or permanently, except for a period of not to exceed two months”

No Fire Glen Vista By Law:

“Reasonable precautions shall be taken against fire hazards and NO OUTDOOR BURNING OF ANY KIND SHALL BE PERMITTED upon the premises (sic) unless in an approved INCINERATOR WITH ASH CONTROL”

Glen Vista has too many nice, year round homes to allow a camp fire to accidently get out of control and burn our homes down!


Remember – All Lots Are Governed By Our Active Covenants!

Whether you are a “Paying Member” or not

(of our 1162 lots all but a couple hundred are Paying Members)

ALL LOTS are governed by the Covenants and By Laws you signed when you bought your house or land in Glen Vista!

We suggest all lot owners thinking of selling make sure to tell prospective Buyers there are Dues and Active Covenants and we are enforcing them!


Any questions or concerns, please leave a message at this number 719-315-1520


What is happening at the Fire Department

Many of you have watched as bull dozers plowed earth away at the Deer Mountain Fire Department. There are many improvements underway to expand and modernize both fire and rescue. Over the summer months 2 new water tanks have been installed that will increase avalible water from 24,000 gallons to a whopping 56,000 gallons. Many new trucks have been added including 2 new wildland fire trucks, tender trucks and a first responder fire rescue truck. The Emergency Medical Service is now operating out of a brand new ambulance which increased their fleet to 2 ambulances in service. Some of these vehicles can not be put into service as they are presently parked outside in the freezing weather. All of these improvements have caused both fire and rescue to outgrow the existing space. A new 5500 square foot 5 bay addition is being constructed to house all the trucks and equipment. One of these bays will be use exclusively for truck maintenance. Training under the new fire chief, Joe Watts, has increased ten fold and speaking as one of the firefighters…we are ready. There will be  thousands of hours in volunteer hours when the addition is complete and an infinite number of hours on fire and rescue calls so

PLEASE: THANK A FIRE FIGHTER when you see them.


DEA confiscates Rolexes, homes and luxury cars from illegal pot grow:

By Kirk Mitchell
The Denver Post
Posted:   01/29/2016 02:45:12 PM MST45 Comments | Updated:   2 days ago
Federal prosecutors are going after the money side of a southern Colorado marijuana grow enterprise by confiscating cash, homes and luxury cars.
U.S. Attorney John Walsh’s office filed a forfeiture lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court seeking to claim property including four homes, a mobile home, luxury watches, more than 1,000 marijuana plants and nearly 1,000 pieces of marijuana equipment. The value of the forfeitures exceed $1 million, including the $827,000 value of the homes, according to federal court records. The lawsuit stems from a dragnet last year in which 13 men and a woman were charged with federal counts of illegally growing marijuana. According to the recent lawsuit, members of the syndicate bought homes in Cotopaxi and Westcliffe and turned them into illegal grow operations. They shipped marijuana to Florida via UPS. Besides the marijuana plants and equipment, agents from the Southern Colorado Drug Task Force and the Colorado Springs DEA used electric bills as evidence. Marijuana grow operations demand a large amount of electrical power. For example, agents reviewed the electric bills of a home on Thunderbird Drive in Cotopaxi for 10 months before accused drug dealer Victor Garcia bought the home for $160,000 in 2013 and the 10 months after the purchase. The home had used 78 kilowatts from Sangre De Cristo Electric between September 2012 and June 2013.Between May 2014 and July 2015, the home consumed 17,573 kilowatts, the report says.Reference Original Article: