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7/6/17Irrigation Ditch/Water

As we are now on project water, only those with deeded water rights may use that water.  For the next few days we will be adjusting ditch levels to get optimum flow.  We are hoping to run constantly for fifty days starting early this week.

Eric Sibelius, Water Superintendent

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There is a lot of use at the pond this summer!

Something I have wondered about is the health of the aquatic life down there.

(Some of us have noticed that, this year, there are no minnows nibbling our toes on the shore.)

I did a little research and found that there are certain sunscreen chemicals that can cause deleterious effects on the wildlife.

This is only an FYI. My curiosity can be a fault at times!

Have a nice summer!

Teri Roberts, HOA Board Member and classified Tree Hugger…
Sunscreen chemicals that are showing up in concentrations of fish and other aquatic life around the world:
Hormone Disrupters and DNA destruction:
– oxybenzone,
– benzophenone,
– homosalate,
– octyl methoxycinnamate,
– octyl salicylate,
– octinoxate,
– and butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
(on a side note, some resorts around the world have banned the use of these chemicals due to the deadly effect on coral reefs)

“Safer”, but not perfect, Alternatives to chemicals are:

-Zinc Oxide or

-Titanium diOxide

Sources
https://www.dermveda.com/learn/sun-care/sunscreen/environmental-impact-of-sunscreens

http://www.ewg.org/sunscreen/report/nanoparticles-in-sunscreen/

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Any residents having concerns about water quality please call the system Water Operator, Robert Ludwig at 946-8566 or Marsha at the business office 749-2682.

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Regular meeting of the Metro. District Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 6:00 PM at 755 E. Second Ave., Ste OD, Durango, CO 81301.

The 2017 Budget Hearing  was held on December 7, 2016, 6:00 PM, 755 E. Second Avenue, Suite OD

HOA Regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 11, at 6:00 PM at 280  Sundance Circle, Durango, CO   81303.

* Annual Meeting of the HOA was held on February 14, 2017 at 6:00-8:00 PM at the Oxford Grange – 8016 Hwy. 160


DEO Cancelled May 6, 2016 Election – The District election for 2(two) Directors for 4 (four) year terms each and 1 (one) Director for a 2 (two) year term was cancelled and   Candidates deemed elected due to not more candidates nominated than vacancies open are:

Michael Arries – 2 year Term
Steve Swisher – 4 year Term
Robin Boucher – 4 year Term