The Colorado City Architectural Control Committee is taking two Colorado City landowners to small claims court. At the August 19 meeting, the Committee announced that it had taken every procedural step available to it, but has not been able to get a response from the landowners in over a year. There is no other recourse available to the Committee, so they are exploring how to use small claims court to enforce their claims. The Committee has never gone to court over an issue before, but Chairman Bill Dye stressed that the Colorado City covenants are legally binding and can be upheld in a court of law.
4200 Decker Place has an over-sized for sale sign. The covenant does not allow any signs, with the exception of a for sale or for rent sign, limited to three square feet. The Committee has repeatedly sent certified letters, but has not received any response.
214 Applewood Drive has auto parts and pieces of vehicles in the driveway. The vehicles appear to be in various stages of construction. By covenant, only licensed, operable vehicles are allowed to be parked on residential lots. The Committee has sent several letters, all of which have gone unanswered.
The Committee’s action on August 19 allows the Committee to begin exploring the small claims court action. No information on specific accusations, fines, or court dates are available at this time.
This artictle originally appeared in the August 27, 2008, edition of the Greenhorn Valley View.