duck creek ridge owners association

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Welcome to Duck Creek Ridge Owners’ Association

Welcome to the Duck Creek Ridge Owners’ Association web page. We are a homeowner owned Association with 257 lots and about 186 owners located 31 miles east on Highway 14 from Cedar City in Southern Utah’s Color Country. We are very proud of our Association; the members have worked hard to make it an attractive and fun place to live and visit. Our strong CC&Rs and Bylaws have been developed by the members to permit nice homes to be built in the wooded setting of the area while maintaining the rustic atmosphere of the Dixie National Forest. If you are looking to purchase a home in the Color Country area, please consider looking in the Duck Creek Ridge / Color Country Subdivision area. We think you will find the people here to be outgoing and friendly and the overall visual impact of the homes in the community and the hidden wonders of the forest second to none.

Making Fire Safety Effort PAY with Fire Council “In-Kind” grant credit

Every cabin and lot owner within DCROA can now take credit for all fire prevention efforts going back over the past year and including all current fire safety activity. By accounting for time and money expended on cleaning up our personal property to make the space more fire-safe, grant dollars can be earned for continued and expanded community fire prevention projects. These projects include the annual Chip Fest, fire prevention seminars, and reduction of fire threat “hot spots” in the Greater Duck Creek Area. Simple acts of man or nature can be devastating, with resulting fires having no boundaries or limits until fire crews can extinguish the final embers. By having all Association members take an active role in reducing fire fuels, we make our immediate and surrounding properties safer, AND we contribute to increased grant fund dollars to benefit the entire community. Click on the following link to become a participant in Fire Council “In-Kind” grant project:

Fire Prevention In-Kind Credit

If you have any questions about this Fire Council project or need assistance in completing the form, please contact DCROA board member Lynn Larson by text at (702) 301-9180 or email at larsonvegas@gmail.com

Travel Notice : Expect Delays on I-15 at Virgin River Gorge and along Highway 14 from Cedar City to Duck Creek Village

**Travel Update: Feedback from drivers going through the Gorge indicate approximately a one-hour delay on peak weekend/Holiday periods. On off-peak days, the traffic flows fairly steady, with only a 5-10 minute delay.  The construction site is not extensive and thus far a single lane of traffic is open in each direction. Along Highway 14, traffic IS restricted to one lane, with alternating travel in each direction. Peak-time travel will be very slow.

Beginning at the end of May 2019 and continuing through the Spring of 2020, travelers between Las Vegas and Duck Creek Village can expect significant delays through the Virgin River Gorge. The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin a $6.4 million bridge deck repair project which will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction. Driver’s should plan for delays and allow for extra travel time due to the restricted lanes between milepost 13 and 16. Any vehicles wider than ten feet will be required to take a detour route consisting of U.S. 93, State Route 319, and Utah State Route 56 between Las Vegas and Cedar City, Utah (motorists will pass through Crystal Springs and Panaca on that route.

For vehicles less than 10 feet wide, another route to avoid the Virgin River Gorge would use Highway 91. From Las Vegas, exit off I-15 at the Littlefield/Beaver Dam area and take West Old Highway 91 through the Paiute (UT) Reservation, through Shivwits and Santa Clara. The road becomes West Sunset Boulevard or “8”. Merge onto Bluff Street or “18”, and then turn east onto St. George Boulevard which provides access back onto I-15. While in Santa Clara, a great place for a wide array of groceries and wonderful prepared foods is Harmons Grocery at 3520 Pioneer Parkway (just off Old Highway 91).

Along Highway 14, crews are doing extensive maintenance work along the side of the road. In two locations, traffic is controlled by temporary traffic lights, limiting travel to only one lane in either direction. At peak times, traveling may be delayed by an hour or more. At non-peak times, only 5-10 minute delays can be expected.

BBQ beef brisket at the Pinewoods Resort on Friday night, August 16th

Following the success of last week’s BBQ ribs, Chef “Lou” will be serving BBQ beef brisket with all the fixings on Friday evening. Come early and enjoy this culinary experience only at the Pinewoods Resort. For more information, contact the Resort at (435) 682-2512.

Successful Application of Mag Chloride on DCROA roads

The application of the dust-suppressant Mag Chloride occurred this year with favorable weather and good grading of the road surfaces. To help preserve the quality of the roads, owners and guests are encouraged to drive the posted speed limits and stop anyone from tearing up the surface with ATVs or motorcycles.

40th Anniversary of DCROA celebrated on Saturday, June 22nd

Following this year’s Annual Meeting, owners and guests were treated to a delicious BBQ luncheon catered by the staff of Pinewoods Resort. Desserts were provided by Aunt Sue’s Chalet. The celebration gave owners an opportunity to enjoy a beautiful day on the Mountain and to get to know one another.  Staff from the Fire Station and Sheriff’s Office joined in the event. Games for the kids included horseshoes, beanbag toss, and a hula hoop competition. The gala concluded with a  giant raffle with prizes and gifts donated by local businesses in the Duck Creek Village area. Below is a listing of all the business donors who deserve a “Thank You” from Association members, along with continued patronage of the businesses throughout the year.

Party Prizes

 Permanent Dumpster Site Now Open

The Kane County Special Services District has been working to prepare a permanent dumpster site immediately across Highway 14 from Duck Creek Ridge Road (just beyond the horse-back ride area but before the Fire Station).  Weather conditions have hindered the progress of construction for the new site, but an access road and basic  site preparation have been completed. The County will continue to make improvements on the dumpster site. The roll-off dumpster on the DCROA parking lot (Lot 113) has been removed.  Kane County assumes full responsibility of clean up, snow removal on the lot, (road snow removal is already in place), clean-up of hazardous and dangerous waste material.

We are counting on everyone to:
DO NOT DUMP asbestos, paint, tires, gas bottles, appliances, furniture, fluorescent tubes, toxic or corrosive materials, liquids, and / or solvents. Should you see someone improperly dumping or note problems in the area of the dumpster please contact:

  1. Wade Heaton of Kane County Special Services District at (435) 691-1997
  2. Sheriff’s office at 911 if an emergency or (435) 644-4916 for a non-emergency

If you notice a fire or smoke, please contact:
The Fire Department at 911 if an emergency or (435) 682-3225 for a non-emergency
THESE ARE THE ONLY AGENCIES/INDIVIDUALS TO BE CONTACTED.

Neither a Board Member nor any other individual will be able to assist you so please direct the issue to the proper agency.
Those items listed above and others of the same type must be disposed of properly. Contact Kane County Special Service District at (435) 644-5089 for information regarding locations for the disposal of these items.

911 Emergencies ONLY
Special Service District Wade Heaton (435) 691-1997
Kane County Sheriff (435) 644-4916
Cedar Mountain Fire Department (435) 682-3225

Mission Statement

The Duck Creek Ridge Owners’ Association was incorporated for several purposes. While originally intended to be a water Corporation owned by the members to maintain the Association’s well and distribution system, the Articles of Incorporation were amended in 2007 when Kane County took over the Association’s well.
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Construction

Lot owners are required to seek ARCOM approval before any construction can begin. It is the owners’ responsibility, not the contractor, to obtain written approval. Please see Article 6 section 6.2 of the Association Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&R’s) for information.

Property Maintenance

In an effort to keep our mountain homes safe, the Duck Creek Ridge Board of Directors, working with Kane County Sheriffs' office and Cedar Mountain Fire Department is taking a proactive position regarding the clearing and maintaining of homeowner lots. Lots with cabins and those without structures are to meet Forest Service standards. Failure to maintain a lot may result in action being taken by the Association under various areas of the Bylaws and/or Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&R's) and legal action by one or more of the listed agencies. Contact the Associaton secretary for a Vegetation Management Plan and Defensible Space Standards.

Emergency Information

Members are encouraged to sign up for Everbridge. This is the Kane County site for emergency and other area information.  Go to Kane.Utah.gov. At the bottom of the page is the Everbridge logo. Click on it and follow the steps to sign up. You can check mark youre interests. Whenever there is an event, if you have signed up, either your phone or cell will receive a voice mail or text message regarding the event. If you have children or family members who live out of the area, they can create their own account under your address and they will be notified.  It is free.

If computers are not your forte, call 877 644-2349, option 3 and the secretary will help talk you through the process.