“We are a covenant-based community with fair, balanced and consistent standards. We are focused on the preservation and enhancement of our tranquil mountain environment, lake and recreational amenities.”

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Need to Reach Us?   You can contact the office by calling 970-627-8120   OR   send us an email … office@columbinelake.com or send a fax to: 970-627-3313

Our mailing address is:  PO Box 714, Grand Lake, CO  80447

For emergency after hours, please call 303-501-7790

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2020 BOAT LOTTERY!

Please click on the link and you will be able to print the Boat Lottery FORM.  All forms are due no later than close of business on Friday, March 8, 2020.

https://columbinelake.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/2020-Boat-Lottery-Form.pdf

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PRESIDENT’S LETTER – 1st Quarter – 2020

Dear fellow Columbine Lake Owners,

To start, I want to wish all of you a very HAPPY 2020!  I hope your recent holidays were restful and joyful.

Last month, on December 14, 2019, the CLCC Board of Directors conducted a Strategic Planning Session in lieu of a regular board meeting.  I want to take this opportunity to share with you the summary results of that planning session so that you know what the board, together with CLCC staff, will be focusing on this year.

To get us grounded, the first order of business in the planning session was to briefly look back at what was accomplished in 2019 for our community.  It was an extremely busy and productive year, so I can only list a few of the 2019 highlights, in no particular order:

  •      Hired a new General Manager (David Kaeding)
  •      Completed a beautiful renovation of the Clubhouse
  •      Renovated and improved the Trash & Recycling areas
  •      Built a new dock for boat access on the north beach
  •      Constructed new and rebuilt existing boat racks at lake access points
  •      Passed an Amendment to our Covenants governing short-term rentals
  •      Implemented key updates or additions to our Bylaws and Owners Regs.

Without a doubt, the most challenging and time-consuming issue we faced last year was addressing the community concerns related to the rapid growth of short-term rentals (STRs) in our community over the past several years.  You should all be aware that our new STR amendment resulted from a significant amount of work including an owner survey, 3 Town Hall meetings and a rare, community-wide referendum.  This was no easy task for the board!  While we are very pleased with the new amendment given its potential benefit to our community going forward, we do recognize that the STR issue was also very polarizing.   We sincerely hope that those divisive sentiments can now be put aside so that we can get back to being one community.

For 2020, the initial focus will be on CLCC staff.  First, we face an important challenge with the imminent retirement of our wonderful Administrator, Nancy Negri.  Currently, we are finalizing the search to find a qualified replacement to fill Nancy’s shoes.  Needless to say, Nancy will definitely be missed by all!  Second, we will fully support our new GM, David Kaeding, as he continues to grow in his understanding of the complexities of managing CLCC.  After just a few months on the job, David has already shown a remarkable ability to grasp the challenges of his job and to develop creative and effective solutions to problems and issues.  Third, we will soon begin a search for a replacement for David’s former maintenance position. This Operations support position will provide backup for David and be responsible for general maintenance as well as for security and safety enforcement across the community.

Once we are fully staffed and trained, the board agreed in our planning session that in 2020, CLCC needs to bring a more consistent focus on compliance with and enforcement of our governing document rules and regulations.  The board consensus was that we don’t necessarily need more regulations but rather, we need to consistently enforce those regulations we already have.

In terms of other strategic plans for 2020, the board has put forth a robust agenda for the year, to include:

  •     Renovation of the Office interior – floor, windows, doors, lighting
  •     Renovation of the Office exterior – chinking, painting, lighting
  •     Replace Clubhouse exercise room windows and install new access door
  •     Build new racks on the north beach for kayaks & SUP boards
  •     Continued focus on Security – new badges, key fobs for trash, cameras
  •     Revise/update Governing Documents – CCIOA compliance, Owner Regs

Please recognize that the above strategic plans for 2020 do not include the normal “business as usual” tasks that the board and staff routinely complete on behalf of the CLCC community.  This is a long list of varied responsibilities, including, but certainly not limited to: road maintenance, snow plowing, Newsletters, Annual Meeting and Election, trash & recycling management, annual budget preparation, insurances, monthly financial management, Slash & Trash, monthly board meetings, billing/collection of assessments, fish stocking, social events (July 4th parade & picnic, Labor Day Pancake Breakfast, summer concert, potlucks and game nights to name just a few), ARC oversight, website maintenance, safety & security enforcement, pool & hot tub maintenance, Clubhouse staffing, compliance with rules and regulations, communications, staff management, answering phones & emails, etc, etc ….

My intention for sharing all these “business as usual” responsibilities is merely to convey to all CLCC owners that our community is really a small town, almost the size of Grand Lake in terms of houses, residents, responsibilities and challenges, but with far fewer employees.  I personally want to take this opportunity to recognize and thank our paid staff (full and part-time) and our volunteer Board of Directors for doing such an incredible job of managing our CLCC “town”.

Enjoy the rest of our cold winter and hope for more snow!  I look forward to seeing you around the lake or at future board meetings.

Sincerely,

Mark Woltkamp

President, Board of Directors Columbine Country Club Grand Lake, Colorado

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The Columbine Lake Country Club Board of Directors has an opening for a new Board Member!

Being a board member is a volunteer position that requires attendance at board meetings held on the second Saturday of each month plus additional committee or sub-committee meetings on an ad-hoc basis.  By becoming a board member, you would agree to act as a fiduciary on behalf of all CLCC owners – meaning you would have an obligation to set aside personal interests and put the interests of the CLCC community collectively first.

A more formal description can be found in our CLCC Bylaws, Article IV – easily accessed on the CLCC website: columbinelake.com/downloads/governing-documents.

If you are interested in becoming a CLCC board member, please send a letter expressing your intent to office@columbinelake.com no later than January 31, 2020.  Even if you have previously submitted a letter of interest, we ask that you please submit a letter once again.  Your letter of interest should include the following:

  1. A list of any Board experience you may have,
  2. Your professional work experience,
  3. Length of time you have lived/owned in Columbine Lake,
  4. Your motivation in wishing to join the Board of Directors,
  5. Anything else you feel is relevant or helpful to your interest

Following brief interviews, the current Board of Directors will select a new board member from the list of interested parties.  The new board member will serve for the un-expired term of the vacant board position and then be subject to an election by the entire community.

Please consider getting involved by volunteering your time and effort to be part of the team that works together on behalf of your CLCC community.

Thank you very much!

Mark Woltkamp

President, Board of Directors Columbine Country Club Grand Lake, Colorado

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ATTN:  Short Term Rental Property Owners!

Host Owners,

We are rapidly approaching the end of January and the deadline for registering a currently active STR Property for 2020. An active STR Property is one with an active ad(s) and/or one with a current Grand County Permit. Registration is due no later than January 31, 2020. This year we will be utilizing a Web based registration process to decrease the workload and cost to the HOA of registering your STR property

The following link,

https://forms.gle/z7UiAxM1VLtyEEmk7

 

will connect you with the Google form registration. It will walk you through a few short questions and upon completion you will be directed to email a copy (picture or scan) of your Grand County permit to clccstrreg@gmail.com.  You will also be able to copy and paste the advertisement site (s) specific to your property’s ad (s). This will dramatically simplify the registration process and workload associated with that process.

This registration process can be completed on your smart phone, tablet or computer. You will need the following information to register:

  • Home Purchase Date
  • Host Owner Contact Details
  • Block & Lot #
  • Copy of Grand County Permit (scan or picture)
  • Grand County Permit Details
  • Ad Link Details
  • Property Manager Details (Only if managed by a third party)

I have provided my contact information below in the form of my email and my personal mobile number. I am happy to answer questions but ask that you gain assistance from people around you and contact me only as a last resort.

Thank You in Advance for Registering,

Geoffrey Schaney

303-929-9084

gjsclcchoaboard@gmail.com

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WINTER HOURS are in effect

CLUBHOUSE:  (970) 557-3291

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday                           4pm – 8pm

Friday                                                                       4pm – 9pm

Saturday                                                             12:00 Noon – 9:00pm

Sunday                                                                12:00 Noon – 6:00pm

CLOSED EVERY TUESDAY!

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Adult Swim:

Mon, Wed, Fri                                        12:00 Noon – 4:00pm

Saturday, Sunday                                   10:00am – 12:00 Noon

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OFFICE:  (970) 627-8120        FAX:  (970) 627-3313

Monday – Friday                      9:00am – 4:00pm  CLOSED every WEDNESDAY in WINTER

Closed Saturday & Sunday

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RENTAL INFORMATION:

     * Short-Term Rental Policy:  Effective November 2018                      Short Term Rental Complaint Hot Line #   970-725-6022

CLCC RENTAL REGULATIONS:

https://columbinelake.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Article-VI.STR_.LTR_.11.14.18-Final-002-Email-Blast-11.20.18.pdf

CLCC RENTAL REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS:

https://columbinelake.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Letter-to-ALL-Homeowners-12.17.2018-GSchaney.pdf

STR Registration Form:

https://columbinelake.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/STR-Registration-Form-FINAL-12.17.18.pdf

Grand County Permit:

https://columbinelake.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Grand-County-Permit-12.17.18.pdf

CLCC Renters Regulations to Post in Your Home:

https://columbinelake.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/CLCC-Renters-Regulations-Registration-12.17.18-Final.pdf

STR Frequently Asked Questions:

https://columbinelake.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/STRs-FAQs.pdf

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2019 Boat Rack Map

Below is a map of the NEW numbers for our boat racks. If you were not awarded a boat rack, you may use the grassy area on North Beach. Please be sure your BLOCK & LOT numbers are on your boat!  Any questions, feel free to contact the office at 970-627-8120  Thank you.

Weed Warrior

Don’t forget…. we always need YOUR help with Noxious Weeds!

Columbine Lake has an active effort to manage & control our noxious weeds, both on private & community property. It is aptly named, the Weed Warrior Program. It is headed today by Betty Bush. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the noxious weeds around Columbine Lake. The 4 main state-listed noxious weed plants are:

  • Scentless Chamomile (primary target this year)
  • Oxeye Daisy
  • Yellow Toadflax
  • Canada Thistle

You can obtain a flyer from the clubhouse or the office which will give you lots of information. If you want specific information or would like to help, feel free to contact Betty Bush at hubbush@comcast.net. Let’s remember … Wildlife will NOT eat them, so let’s get rid of them!

Animal Control Ordinances . . .

Please click here to read the Grand County Animal Control Ordinances.

Animal Shelter: (970) 887-2988

Sherriff’s Office: (970) 725-3343

OFFICE:  (970) 627-8120

Monday – Friday                                       9:00am – 4:00pm

Closed every Wednesday in Winter

Closed Saturday & Sunday

PO Box 714

Grand Lake, CO 80447

970-627-8120

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CLCC CLUBHOUSE

CLUBHOUSE PHONE: 970-557-3291

EMAIL: OFFICE@COLUMBINELAKE.COM

WINTER HOURS :

CLUBHOUSE:  (970) 557-3291

Monday – Wednesday – Thursday                   4:00pm – 8:00pm

Friday                                                               4:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday                                                        12:00 Noon – 9:00pm

Sunday                                                          12:00 Noon – 6:00pm

CLOSED EVERY TUESDAY!

Adult Swim:

Mon, Wed, Fri                                               12:00 Noon – 4:00pm

Saturday, Sunday                                          10:00am – 12:00 Noon