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Association By-Laws (pdf)Download
2021 Annual Meeting Information (pdf)Download
Laboratory Results Report - July 2021 (pdf)Download
2022 Annual Survey Results (pdf)Download
2022 July Water Reports (pdf)Download
The Board of Directors has decided that no boats may be stored at Baker Lake Park because of liability issues. There is room at the east end of the split rail fence to drive in to put a boat in the water, but don’t leave your vehicle in the park while you are boating.
Fish are the main diet of Osprey, and they fly over the lake until they spot a snack. They dive from 50’ to 100’ into the water with a huge splash. Their success rate, that we have observed, is about 1 in 4 dives (some neighbors have named one of them “Bulls-eye”). They then come out of the water and at about 10’-15’ it shakes the water of its body like a dog. It then turns the fish in its talons, so the head is facing the direction of its flight. Really is neat to see.
If you see something that needs attention, please let someone on the Board know about the problem.
Lesher Middle School
Fossil Ridge High School
Timnath Middle - High School
Opening to 6-10th grades in August of 2022!
Now accepting school of choice applications.
4700 Prospect Road
VBRA is a non-profit corporation that is insured for any claims arising from the use of the lake or park and at any of our sponsored functions. Individual members are not responsible for claims against the corporation. We are paying over $2000 per year for insurance based on the number of members. This is currently our largest annual expenditure.
We get water from three sources, and it is delivered to us from the canal east of the lake. First is the water share we own which doesn’t provide much water but allows us to access our other two sources. Second is the Replogle reservoir a half mile east of County Road 5 on the north side of Hwy 14. Since that source is downstream from Baker Lake, we have to trade water with the Larimer/Weld ditch company. They give us water here and take it back down there. Replogle is a seepage and runoff lake. The third source is free river water during high runoff time each year. The first fill is traded water since the runoff and allotments don’t start as early as we want water.
These are the kind of issues handled by an HOA like the one in the Trails at Vista Bonita. The other filings do not have an HOA so the best advice is to have a polite conversation with the offending party to try and resolve the issue.
The Trails HOA has been looking into the problem. When they plan a course of action, VBRA will support them in any way that is appropriate according to our By-Laws.
This is a complicated issue involving the health of the lake and the recreational use of the lake. While some seaweed is good for the fish population and water clarity, too much hurts the recreational uses. We have stocked some grass carp (which don’t reproduce) to keep the seaweed under control. If the seaweed gets too thick in some areas, then the best control is to pull it out by hand or rake and remove it from the lake. Call the president for more details.
We are collecting donations with your dues to save for that project. When a proposal and cost estimate are put forward, we will provide the monies that have been accumulated through donations and any remaining amounts will have to be collected through a donation drive. If you want to help with a plan, please call the Trails HOA president or VBRA president to volunteer.
We are moving ahead with park improvements as our finances allow. If you have a specific concern, please contact one of the Board members.
There is a website called Nextdoor Vista Bonita where you can post your interests and get in touch with like-minded neighbors.