Pagosa Lakes Property Owners’ Association
The Pagosa Lakes area lies outside the Pagosa Springs town limits, and is governed by a property owners’ association rather than by the Town of Pagosa Springs. The Pagosa Lakes Property Owners’ Association, known locally as the PLPOA, is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the members. It finances its operations mainly through membership fees and permit fees.
PLPOA Board of Directors
The Board consists of seven members, four officers and three additional Directors who divide the responsibilities of the homeowners association into manageable categories, and can be assigned specific authority to carry out assigned duties and responsibilities. Directors are elected for a term of three years. The terms are staggered so that 2 or 3 directors are elected annually.
Department of Covenant and Compliance
The Department of Covenant Compliance has a dual role – that of working directly with the environmental Control Committee in issuing of permits for new building, alterations and improvements and secondly, through the efforts of the Covenant Compliance Inspectors to enforce the covenants to protect property values. The Environmental Control Committee (ECC) is created by the master declarations of restrictions and is composed of Association Member volunteers appointed by the Board of Directors. The principal function of the ECC is to review and approve or disapprove plans, specifications and related details for any structures, additions or improvements to be constructed, erected or maintained on any lot.
Department of Property and Environment
The Department of Property and Environment provides landscaping, maintenance and repair for all Association buildings, fifteen miles of fence repair along National Forest boundaries with the Pagosa Lakes subdivisions, installation and maintenance of street and subdivision signs, insect and noxious weed control and lake and fisheries management.
Department of Recreational Amenities
The Department of Recreational Amenities manages and operates the 2 million dollar Association owned Ralph Eaton Recreation Center, named after Pagosa Lakes’ pioneer developer. This fine amenity is a quality recreational facility that facilitates interesting, challenging and healthy programs. First opened in 1987, the Recreation Center has seen increased usage from property owners each year. In 1988, the annual total sign-ins by Recreation Center users was 39,650. The final 2001 count of sign-ins came in at 98,673.
Department of Administration
The Department of Administration performs accounting, billing and collection services including foreclosures, maintenance of property owner records, membership communications, production and mailing of the official Association quarterly publication, the Pagosa Lakes News, plus implementation of the policies and decisions of the Association Board of Directors.
Environmental Control Committee
Lakes Fisheries and Parks Committee
Road Advisory Committee