November Board Meeting
The Discovery Homeowners Association Annual Meeting was held Oct. 20 at Woodman Valley Chapel. A quorum of residents was present, thereby allowing official business to be conducted. The 2016 Budget was adopted by unanimous vote. It is a near replica of the 2015 Budget, which resulted in a surplus, thereby increasing our Reserve Fund balance. The 2016 Budget is now available on the web site, along with the 2015 Budget/Actual. Your HOA is in excellent financial shape, which says a lot for our low fee structure and prudent oversight of expenditures.
Elections resulted in the addition of 2 new Board members, Sergio Rosa and Rick Midtbo. The terms of Carole Thurston and Jack Lundberg were extended for one additional year, which required approval of an exception to our By-Laws.
Updates on the 2015 Firewise Project (to be conducted again in 2016) and street paving projects were provided by representatives of the Fire Department and City Street Department. Our City Council Representative, Don Knight, explained the situation which has resulted in a “Marijuana Social Club” opening adjacent to the Rockrimmon Post Office. We are very concerned about the presence of this business in our neighborhood and will keep you advised of developments in this area.
Kudos to those who attended and we hope you all will consider attending next year’s meeting. This is a great way to learn of the activities of your Association and to meet your neighbors.
Discovery is a unique development, located within the Colorado Springs city limits, a few minutes west of I-25 and just South of the Air Force Academy. It is within Academy School District 20, one of the highest rated school districts in Colorado. Discovery was developed in the 1970s and consists of approximately 130 acres of wooded land. To preserve the beauty of the area, streets were designed to follow natural contours and miss special trees, clumps of scrub oak, and rock formations. Covenants were written to provide control over design, quality, and environmental compatibility of the homes. As a result of these covenant protections, today Discovery is a beautiful and mature community.
The Covenants are administrated by the Discovery Homeowner’s Association and is self-managed by a Board elected from the full membership of the 332 property owners within the sub-division. All property owners may nominate and vote on themselves or other members to serve on the Board at the Discovery HOA annual meeting. Monthly meetings are open to all members. Minutes from the last annual meeting and the current budget are available on this website.
In addition to nice neighbors, Discovery has an abundance of Colorado’s signature wild life. Mule deer , bear, fox, rabbits, coyotes, raccoons, bobcats, and the occasional mountain lion all call Discovery home. Also, there is a large bird population including owls, magpies, wood peckers, humming birds, and many more, depending upon the season.
We look forward to meeting and getting to knowing you as friends and neighbors.