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.
Wishing all Association Members a Merry Christmas and a Great New Year
We wish to thank everyone who has been a part of DCROA during this most ATYPICAL year. Thank you to all Association members for being supportive and very accommodating of adjustments brought about by the Covid pandemic. By grace, we shall get through the next several months and find that 2021 will begin the process of living in a more normal manner. Please enjoy the Holidays in the most safe and mindful way possible.
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 this summer. Over 20 lots have been sold since January, with pending sales on around 10 other lots. With growth and change comes 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.
Dust Abatement Hearing – Kane County Commission
On Tuesday, January 5th, the Kane County Commission will hold a public hearing on Dust Mitigation. The link below will provide the official “Public Notice”. The Kane County Commissioners adopted a resolution to include Road Dust Mitigation as a service of the Cedar Mountain Fire Protection District. Currently, there are no property taxes levied annually related to the district, and the notice added “and there is no intent to do so in the near future.” However, there are “fees” assessed to properties in the District, and dust abatement would likely result in additional fees. The public is invited to provide written or oral comments to the Kane County Commission.
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 will be meeting via conference call in mid-January. All Association members are 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:
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@example.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.
Condolences to the family of William (Bill) Whitlow
Bill Whitlow was an active DCROA committee member and board member during the thirty years of owning his cabin on Rawhide Circle. His sudden passing on July 9th was a hard loss for family, friends and the Duck Creek community. Bill’s brother, Robert, and his family expressed heart-felt gratitude for everyone who stopped by Bill’s cabin recently to pay respects. Further memorial plans will be announced.
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:
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.
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:
- Wade Heaton of Kane County Special Services District at (435) 691-1997
- 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