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Jefferson County Board of Health releases Draft update to the Indian Hills OWTS Resolution and Policy

For many years if not decades, a large group of very concerned Indian Hills residents have been working very closely with the Jefferson County Board Of Health to improve upon the situation concerning OWTS Density and the negative effect overloading of nitrate can have on water within the community.

The community has been asking for an updated policy that eliminates the randomly selected dates within the infamous table “4-1” in current OWTS policy by the Board of Health and more to a more science based approach. Over the recent years, with changes on the Board of Health, many of the new Board members also have asked for a more science based approach in regards to OWTS Density. This has taken years of effort by so many within the Indian Hills community. Concerned citizens working all together for the same common goal.

On July 20, 2021, the Environmental Health Services Division presented a draft Indian Hills OWTS Resolution and Policy to the Board of Health, moving to a new science based approach.

Following the Jefferson County Board Of Health meeting held on July 20, 2021 and upon a request from a local Indian Hills resident, Steve Hosie, the attached Draft Indian Hills OWTS Resolution and Policy was released. Along with the document was a note (dated July 20, 2021) in response to the request as shared below from Mr. Jim Rada, Environmental Health Services Division Director:

Hello all,

At Steve’s request below, I’m sharing the draft BOH Resolution and BOH Policy that was shared with the Board of Health this evening and approved to move into a public comment period.  The formal announcement will be forthcoming and we will be opening a page on the website for people to enter their comments.  We will also be publicizing this effort widely in an attempt to gain as much input as possible from residents and property owners across the Parmalee Gulch watershed.  We are very aware that what has been prepared at this point is not perfect and likely needs additional clarifying information and perhaps some changes, but we believe that it begins to align with many of the ideas that have been presented in the past. 

That said, the Board has also expressed interest in holding a listening session in the Indian Hills Community within the month or so.  This will give community members an opportunity to voice opinions and concerns as well as to offer ideas.

We look forward to this public engagement process and working with you and all of the Indian Hills Community.

Thank you,

Jim Rada

Environmental Health Services Division Director

Jefferson County Public Health

Indian Hills Improvement Association Board Meeting 06/03/2021

The Indian Hills Improvement Association Board of Directors met this evening from 7pm to 9pm. The most important business that resulted from the meeting was nominating candidates for next months Election to fill four board seats. As of this evening, there are 10 candidate (Volunteers) members of Indian Hills Improvement Association will get to select from to fill four vacant seats. Name of those candidates will be posted soon. Next month members will hold an election. Stay tuned for more details as well as when the election date will be. https://IndianHillsCO.org is the website for IHIA.

4th of July Indian Hills fun run (update)

Please go to: https://indianhillsfunrun.com/ for registration and information.

7:00-8:00am: Race registration and packet pickup at Arrowhead Park
8:00am-10:30: 5k Fun Run, starts/ends at Arrowhead Park

7:00-11:00am: Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station – $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and children under 5. (Note: The Pancake Breakfast is not 100% confirmed, however we are doing all we can to work out all of the details in order to keep this part of the event safe.)
9:00am: Extrication demonstration with Indian Hills Volunteer Fire Fighters
9:30am: Kids’ 1k Fun Run around Arrowhead Park. This free race is open to kids ages 2-10.  All runners will receive a prize! (No registration needed for Kids’ 1k)
10:00am: Helicopter Fly-in at Arrowhead Park
11:00am-1:00pm: Fourth of July Parade on Parmalee Gulch Road

Winter Storm Watch

WINTER STORM WATCHISSUED: 3:40 AM MAY. 9, 2021 – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 14
inches possible.

* WHERE...Rocky Mountain National Park and the Medicine Bow Range,
The Mountains of Summit County, the Mosquito Range, and the Indian
Peaks, The Northern Front Range Foothills, and The Southern Front
Range Foothills.

* WHEN...From Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be difficult. The hazardous conditions
could impact the Monday evening and Tuesday morning commutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

https://www.wunderground.com/severe/us/co/indian-hills/39.62,-105.23