To All Owners,
On behalf of the Rocky Mountain Estates Owner’s Association (RMEOA) Board of Directors and the Design Review Committee (DRC) we welcome you to the community.
Rocky Mountain Estates is a 280 lot community located on slopes with commanding views of Lake Granby and the surrounding majestic mountains. The community was originally platted in 1953. The original plat was used to determine lot sizes and locations when the community was developed in 2005.
Rocky Mountain Estates is a covenant controlled community. We offer 4 season road maintenance, underground utilities (natural gas, electricity, phone & cable) and a fire tank on site. In order to maintain your property values, safety and quality of life the Association enforces restrictions itemized in the Declaration (Covenants), Bylaws , Rules and Regulations and Design Guidelines. These documents were provided to you during your closing process. If you need copies of these documents, they are available on this web site.
It is important to note that “the Design Guidelines apply to all new construction, subsequent exterior renovations, interior renovations visible from outside and/or any other site improvements. Unless otherwise specified in the Design Guidelines, any alteration, improvement and addition made on any property within the community must receive prior written approval.” (Design Review Guidelines, section II paragraph 3)
For new or substantially new (only foundations exist) construction, two fees apply. A review fee of $750.00 and an approval compliance and construction damage deposit of $2,000.00 are required at the time of the preliminary design submittal. “At 100% completion, after a final certificate of compliance has been granted, the approval compliance and damage deposit of $2,000.00 is refundable.” (Design Review Guidelines, Page 15 of the under Review Fees and Approval Compliance and Construction Damage Deposit) Please take the time to review the Design Guidelines when you are considering your construction and landscaping projects. The individual homeowners are responsible for their own water wells.
We are subject to the rules and regulations of Grand County. In addition, we must be in compliance with the requirements of the Three Lakes Design Review Guidelines. You can access these documents on the Grand County Website. “In the event of a discrepancy between these Covenants and the Three Lakes Review regulations, the most restrictive shall apply.”
Important points concerning the maintenance of lots are addressed in the Covenants. Weed control (section 3.12) is subject to the Grand County Noxious Weed Control provisions and requirements. Many noxious weeds look like ornamental flowers but can be deadly to birds, wildlife and domestic animals. For more information access the Grand County Website, under departments, chose Natural Resources and click on noxious weeds. Dead trees should be removed (section 3.11). Tree removal requirements (section 6.01) specify that all parts of felled and downed trees including slash are to be removed. Trees cut into firewood and neatly stacked are deemed to meet the requirement. Stacks of wood or other excess building materials on the lot or visible under porches are not allowed.
Parking on the streets is prohibited. Motor vehicles and or trailers must be parked on the property in parking spaces specified on the plans. Vehicles and trailers parked on the roads may be towed at the owner’s expense. Vehicles in the roads prevent proper snow removal and block access to your neighbor’s homes for emergency vehicles.
The speed limit is 15 miles per hour.
RMEOA Board of Directors, and the Design Review Committee