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Updated: February 22, 2018 16:00 MST


Posted (11/07/2017)  Annual BTR Holiday Party





Join us for this traditional gathering of all BTR neighbors

Catered by Flying Horse Catering

Saturday, December 9, 2017

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

    Cheryl and Scott Lindberg’s Residence, 2241 Burnt Oak Drive

Children are welcome to attend

Catered dinner, including beverages, is complimentary by the BTRHOA

 Residents are welcome to bring an appetizer

and/or 1-2 doz. cookies for a cookie exchange

Join your neighbors for fellowship, good food, and fun

RSVP to Debbie Quella at 303-688-2715 or


Posted (09/23/2017)  Annual HOA Meeting

Reminder of Annual HOA Meeting

September 28, 2017 at Franktown Fire


6:30 PM to 8:45 PM

Posted (09/23/2017) Final Hearing on Legacy Pines East Application 


Final Hearing on Legacy Pines East Application

Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)

September 26, 2017 at 2:30 PM

Hearing Room at 100 Third St. in Castle Rock


This is the last opportunity for BTR residents to voice their opinions regarding the proposed sub-division being directly built to the North of BTR.    Although the development primarily impacts residents who live on lots 1-10, we need community members to support their neighbors who are concerned that the depiction of a road running parallel to the back of their properties in the current sketch plan does not have significant green belt buffers or “community separators” (Section 3 of Comprehensive Master Plan).


If a permanent roadway access versus the current existing emergency access between Legacy Pines and BTR is not disputed, a paved thoroughfare to Burning Ridge Drive could eventually be built, thus impacting over 27 BTR homeowners living along Burning Ridge Drive/Burning Tree Drive with an increase in traffic volume, noise, and pollution.  If commuters begin to take other short-cuts through the BTR neighborhood, additional residents will be impacted adversely. 


Please attend the hearing whether you testify or not.  It is important for elected officials to know we want the construction of new sub-divisions to meet the needs of residents living in surrounding communities.


Posted (05/03/2017) Updated Covenants and Architectural Guidelines  

The updated BTRHOA Covenants and Architectural Guidelines have been posted to the downloads page of this website.


Posted (05/03/2017) Annual Adopt-A-Road Project

                                     ANNUAL ADOPT-A-ROAD PROJECT  

                            SATURDAY, May 6, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet us at the corner of Burning Ridge Drive and Burning Tree Trail (the same corner where the trash bash dumpsters were located) for this annual neighborhood road clean-up event.  Doughnuts and drinks will be provided, as well as orange vests and trash bags for you to collect trash. 

Attendees will form teams to ensure coverage of all roads within BTR.  As always, participating in this event is a terrific way for children or high schoolers to complete community service hours required for various clubs or graduation.   Keeping our neighborhood clean and pleasing to the eye has historically been a matter of pride for those of us living here, and Adopt-a-Road event is one way of maintaining the neighborhood’s beauty. 

Each of us can individually do our part throughout the year by properly disposing of cigarette butts and trash that makes its way into our yards and bordering easements, and being mindful of and taking measures to correct visible violations of the BTR covenants

Posted (05/03/2017) Save Franktown


A request to rezone the open acreage on the SE corner of Highway 83 and Highway

86 is making its way to Douglas County for final consideration. The Franktown Village

Proposed Development requests rezoning for construction of nearly 300 residences

on 63 acres, along with 180,000 square feet of shops and offices. Franktown

is presently zoned for one house per five-acre lot – in compliance with the rural

character required by the Comprehensive Master Plan.



All Franktown area homes rely on underground aquifers to feed their wells. While

alternate sources of water are continually investigated, for the foreseeable future our

water supply – drinking, cooking, washing, flushing, irrigating – comes from an

underground aquifer. All our aquifers are finite; when we use them up, they're gone!

The primary Franktown domestic aquifer is dropping rapidly due to demand from rapid

growth. Some Franktown wells have already gone dry, and drilling into the next

aquifer costs up to $60,000. Drilling to a deeper aquifer would cost even more.




Schools: High density housing will add approximately 100 students to the already

crowded Franktown Elementary: larger classes, detached modular classrooms, longer

walks through outdoor weather, and increased wear and tear on the large group

spaces - cafeteria, library, and gym, which are all designed for fewer students.

Traffic: Franktown Village's offices, shops and families would generate an additional

8,300 daily vehicle trips through the two-lane 83/86 intersection, as estimated for the

developer by LSC Transportation Consultants. That adds to the already congested

corridor for Franktown, Elizabeth, and other rapidly growing communities to the east.



A proposed rezoning request must be approved by Douglas County government, in

two steps: 1) By the DC Planning Commission and 2) By your elected officials, the

County Commissioners. If you are worried about the proposed development, which

would significantly change the distinct Franktown Area rural identity for current and

future citizens, take action now!


Express Your Concerns by Writing or Calling. A polite, handwritten note, email

or phone message, stating your specific concerns - water, traffic, schools, crime - is

suggested. All Franktown residents, young and old, are encouraged to contact

Douglas County via USPS or email - the more the better.

Douglas County Planning Division

Mr. Joe Fowler, AICP - - (303) 660-7460

300 Fifth Street - Castle Rock, CO 80104

County Commissioners (elected officials)

Roger Partridge

David Weaver

Lora Thomas

300 Fifth Street - Castle Rock, CO 80104 - (303) 660-7401


Attend the Hearings:

Planning Commission Public Hearings: Show up at the Douglas County Building (100

Third Street, Castle Rock) for the hearing(s). Planning Commission Public Hearings are

the first or third Monday of the month (holidays excepted) at 7:00 pm.

If you wish to speak, sign up before 7:00 pm. Individual Speakers are limited to 3

minutes; HOA representatives receive six minutes. Even if you’re unable to address

the commissioners, your presence at the meeting speaks volumes!

County Commissioners' Hearings: Scheduled at 2:00 pm on Wednesday afternoons, as


Community Meetings: Franktown Citizen’s Coalition II holds frequent meetings to

update citizens on the status of the rezoning fight. Dates for hearings and meetings

are posted on, the Franktown Firehouse (South Door), and the

Franktown Post Office.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: the Douglas County Comprehensive Master Plan - designates Franktown as

zoned for five acre, single family lots, emphasizing a commitment to the rural





Thank you for supporting Franktown's historic rural character.


Posted (04/22/2016) BTRHOA Board Member Changes


The Board sadly accepted the resignation of Joanna Halda from serving on the HOA Board, as well as the Architectural Review Committee.  We all thank her for the many years of service she has provided, and appreciate her willingness to remain involved in HOA Committees.    We are pleased to announce that Tamara Thiess has been appointed to fulfill the remainder of Joanna’s term on the Board.  The HOA Board meets monthly and invites one and all to attend its meetings, volunteer to participate on committees, assist with community projects, provide input for newsletters, and participate in HOA events.  Feel free to contact your Board at any time with questions/comments by calling them or sending e-mails as follows:


                President:             Carol Alexander                

                VP:                         Debbie Quella         

                VP:                         Tamara Thiess         

                Treasurer:            Mark Winkler           

                Secretary:            Joanne Sistek          


Posted (02/10/2016) Tuesday March 8, 2016 2:30 PM

This is just a reminder that the BOCC meeting that was previously scheduled for next week has been moved to Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 2:30pm in the BOCC Hearing Room, Phillip S. Miller Building (please note this is not the Library, but rather the County Building at 100 3rd street just West of the Old Stone Church Restaurant).

This meeting is for the FINAL VOTE by the Board of County Commissioners to regulate the use of motorsport vehicles on rural residential parcels.  This is the last opportunity for the public to weigh in on the proposed regulation before the Commissioners’ vote on it at the end of the evening. 

Should you wish to share your comments, please come early, as speakers will be called in the order in which they signed in.”    .  Please come early, as speakers will be called by the order in which they signed in.






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Next meeting of the Burning Tree Ranch HOA Board Meeting will be on February 9th, 2018, @ 09:30 AM at Joanne Sistek's home.  For more details/questions contact