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.

ROAD WORK AHEAD for Color Country (June 1st-3rd)

It’s time again to repair roads in the community and apply magnesium chloride for dust suppression. Beginning on Monday, June 1st, Kane County crews will blade all of the roads. On June 2nd, water trucks will dampen the roads in preparation for the magnesium chloride to be applied the following day. Residents and visitors are asked to limit use of the roads as much as possible while the road work is underway. Part of the DCROA dues are used at the beginning of the summer season to reduce the level of dust pollution from our roads. Once the roads are “cured”, the dust suppression benefit can be maximized by sensible and proper road usage. Please let family, friends, and renters know that area roads not intended for spin-outs and fish-tailing by any vehicles. There are plenty of back trails for getting such thrills.

Summer 2020–escape from home confinement

The corona virus created unimaginable life changes in the early months of 2020.  As social conditions gradually expand in safe and healthy ways, getting away to the mountains, forests, and streams is the best way to reduce stress levels. The melting snows from winter have brought some muddy roads and trails, but also green meadows and wildflowers galore. Take advantage of this time to enjoy all that Duck Creek has to offer. By the way, if anyone in your family or group happens to be a 4th grader, the National Park Service is providing a free annual pass to 4th graders and their families.  Certain rules apply, so follow along by clicking on the link below:

Free Annual Park Pass for 4th Graders and Their Families

Travel Notice : I-15 at Virgin River Gorge nearing completion

The year-long bridge repair project through the Virgin River Gorge is scheduled to be completed in 2020. Despite all of the traffic signs and warnings, the Cedar City News reported that midway through the project, over 40 crashes had been attributed to drivers not paying attention to slowing or stopped traffic. Until the construction is finished, use caution in passing along this area of I-15

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

Cedar Mountain Community Coalition

As a member of the Duck Creek Ridge Owners Association, you are also part of an even greater network of dedicated property owners with a common goal of maintaining and enhancing our Mountain community. The Cedar Mountain Community Coalition brings together several other Owner Associations along with federal/state/local agencies to focus on emergency issues, fire threats, dust reduction, road maintenance, safe vehicle operation on local roads, proper lot/cabin usage, just to name a few areas of common concern. The Coalition holds regularly scheduled meetings. DCROA members are encouraged to get involved, either by attending the Coalition meetings, or by volunteering your time and talents as a Coalition member.

Pinewoods Resort – a member of  DCROA

Summer season brings additional activity at the Pinewoods. Along with a wide array of rooms and suites, the resort provides RV parking with full amenities. Conference and meeting rooms are available.  The kitchen is open and serving a full menu for take-out or dining in on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. For more information, contact the Resort at (435) 682-2512 or visit their website below:

Pinewoods Resort

Duck Creek Village Association rolling out revised website

The Duck Creek Village Association is a non-profit organization comprised primarily of local business owners. The Association goal is to promote the scenic beauty of the region and provide information about products, services, and events of interest to the public.  Check out the “How can we help?” section of the website and click on any of the helpful buttons. Also look at the “Road Conditions” tab near the top boarder for a very impressive real-time display of four highway camera positions along Highway 14 between Cedar City and the junction at Highway 89 (referred to as Todd’s Junction).   Click on the link below which will direct you to the Association’s new website.

Duck Creek Village Association website

 Permanent Dumpster Site Improvement

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) is available for all area residents.  The County will continue to make improvements on the dumpster site. Kane County assumes full responsibility of clean up, snow removal on the lot, plus clean-up of hazardous or 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.