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.

Welcome to new cabin and lot owners

The Association would like to welcome everyone who is new to the DCROA this year.  The area has seen a tremendous growth in lot sales and cabin construction in 2020, with continued expansion into 2021. With growth and change come new opportunities to help make the DCROA community stronger and a more enjoyable place to call home, or “vacation” home. We encourage new members to become familiar with their neighbors and support the common causes advanced by the DCROA.

Please check out the detailed Subdivision Map which is part of our Association website (see side tabs). Updates were recently made to reflect current lot and cabin ownership. Please contact Donna Mooers at dcroa1@cox.net if any information is missing or inaccurate.

DCROA Annual Meeting has been scheduled

On Saturday, August 28th, all members are invited to attend the Association annual meeting. Emails have been sent out to all members with details about the meeting. Please plan to attend. This is YOUR association and we encourage members to get involved with all aspects of the Association objectives.

Hello, Summer Season!

Winter has finally given way to longer days and warmer temperatures. As more people feel greater freedom to roam about the country, be prepared to share the Mountains with more visitors. Unless we are fortunate enough to have ample rain showers over the next few months, also be prepared for dry conditions with increased threat of forest fires.  If your lot has a fire pit, please make sure the pit is approved by the Cedar Mountain Fire Department.  For all fire prevention services, please contact the Fire Department directly or Spencer Rollo with the US Forest Service.

Fire danger is very REAL and very NEAR. Thanks to the tremendous effort of fire fighters and Forest Service personnel, the Mammoth Creek fire which burned north of Duck Creek Village along Mammoth Creek Road is well contained . As of June 14th, local new outlets were providing the following report:  “Fire officials lifted an evacuation order Monday for the Mammoth Highway in the mountains east of Cedar City, announcing that the wildfire that had threatened the area for more than a week had been adequately contained. The fire, started by a lightning strike last Saturday, grew to about 700 acres as it burned through ponderosa pine and Douglas fir forests and threatened hundreds of homes and other buildings scattered around the Mammoth Creek Village area. By Monday, the fire was 93% contained.”

All Association members are urged to take extra precaution to minimize the threat of fire in our community. Uncleared lots increase the risk of fire for EVERYONE. Please take advantage of the In-Kind Fire Prevention Credit in the lower section.

Dust abatement for 2021 has been completed

The weather was very cooperative during June 1st-3rd when crews prepared community roads for the annual Dust Abatement process. Roads have properly dried and should provide minimal dust over the summer months. Remember, dust reduction will be more sustained with proper driving, especially while operating ATVs. Spin-outs and wild maneuvers should be saved for the trails, never on the community streets. Please remind family, friends, and renters to be gentle on our roads so that we can all breath a lot easier!

PUBLIC MEETING ON TUESDAY, JUNE 29 AT 6:00 PM TO DISCUSS DUST ABATEMENT.  The Cedar Mountain Fire Protection District governing board will be holding a public hearing at the Fire Station on Mammoth. Creek Road. The board will be taking questions regarding the Dust Abatement Project on Cedar Mountain. Participation via Zoom is also being arranged. Please contact cedarmtncommunitycoalition@gmail.com for more details.

New documents for ARCOM reviews available in the “Documents” section

Lot owners who wish to make property improvements can now view the revised checklist forms used by the ARCOM members to review owner requests. The documents are particularly helpful in providing awareness of the guidelines used to evaluate any type of lot improvement or building project. The goal of the ARCOM committee is to ensure that community standards are maintained to reflect the quality and integrity of the greater DCROA. When members wish to initiate building projects or property enhancements, contact Donna Mooers at dcroa1@cox.net to begin the process

Always remember, your DCROA is solely managed by the members of the Association. The opportunity to “be involved” is afforded to every member. The Association wants participation of members on all boards, committees, and special projects.

DCROA Board and Related Committees

Minutes from the August 29th, 2020 DCROA Board meeting can be found in the “Meeting Minutes” section. Due to the current Covid 19 resurgence, the Board has been dealing with any Association issues via emails, texts, and phone calls. Donna Mooers continues to actively address all of the membership concerns. The next formal Board meeting will be arranged via telephonic conferencing. Until pandemic concerns have subsided, the Board Annual Meeting will be scheduled accordingly. The DCROA committee for review and updating of the Association bylaws and CCR’s has been meeting regularly. Drafts are being written with input from all board members.  Every Association member is encourage to email Donna Mooers with any  general comments for the Board or specific concerns regarding the Bylaws/CCR’s.

 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 Under new Ownership

Pinewood Resort will continue to provide the Duck Creek community with a full range of resort services, but brothers Don Beggs and Ed Beggs will be passing ownership to new proprietors at the end of May 2021. Plans are for the the kitchen to begin providing a full menu beginning on the Memorial Day weekend. The new owners also will move forward with upgrades and property enhancements started by the Beggs brothers. After the transition is complete, more news will be available concerning future developments. We wish Don and Ed all the best as they depart from the Mountain. Thank you for many years of great service and for being very generous and supportive members of the DCROA.   The new owners wanted to remind resort guests that pets are allowed in the RV and camping areas of the resort, but only service pets are permitted in the hotel rooms and suites. For additional information, please contact the Pinewoods Resort directly at (435) 682-2512.

Duck Creek Village Association website–another information source

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.