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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.
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. Updates were recently made to reflect current lot and cabin ownership. Please contact Donna Mooers at [email protected] if any information is missing or inaccurate.
The DCROA Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, September 18th at the Cedar Mountain Fire Station. Board President Sheri DeMott called the meeting to order at 10:00 AM, in conjunction with Board members Lynn Larson and Leo Basch. Twelve residents were in attendance at the fire station. Board members Roasann Krausch and Donna Mooers participated in the meeting remotely via Zoom. Ten members also joined through the Zoom connection. Minutes from both the annual meeting and the executive board meeting held just prior to the annual meeting will be posted after transcription is completed. The DCROA board wish to thank all of the members who participated in the 2021 Annual Meeting. After last year’s meeting was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions, seeing everyone come together was very gratifying. Appreciation is also expressed to Cedar Mountain Fire Department for availing their facility to host the annual meeting.
The Duck Creek Village area has already experienced wintery blasts, with much more expected as late Fall turns into Winter. Although the western region may still have lower levels of moisture, expect to see numerous weather fronts over the Winter months providing varying amounts of snow. Now is the time to make sure your cabin is adequately winterized and firewood is well stocked.
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 [email protected] 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.
Minutes from the September 18, 2021 DCROA Board meeting can be found in the “Meeting Minutes” section. Due to the current Covid 19 resurgence, the Board has been dealing with many Association issues via emails, texts, and phone calls. Donna Mooers continues to actively address all of the membership concerns. 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. A new version of the Article of Incorporation can be found in the “Documents” section. 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.
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:
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 [email protected]
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.
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.
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.
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:
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