Forest Lakes Covenants
Forest Lakes subdivision is divided into four different Units (Unit 1, 2, 4 and 5). The covenants for each Unit and a Map that correlates the Units numbers to the Lots are shown below.
Recently, we have received several inquiries from people that are interested in purchasing lots in Unit 3, which is located in the northwest corner of the Forest Lakes Subdivision. Please see the FLMD Unit map below that we included for your convenience. In addition to the inquiries, we understand that there are numerous rumors on whether Forest Lake Metropolitan District’s intends on providing utilities and to establish roads in this Unit. If you are looking to purchase property there, it is important to know and understand the following:
The Forest Lakes Metro District has neither short- or long-range plans to extend services into Unit 3. We don’t have the budget, manpower, nor time to even begin development in Unit 3. This was recognized by the Board of Directors back in 1985 when they passed a resolution that stated:
“the District would not construct or guarantee the construction of any of the public improvements to be located within Unit 3…”
There are several rudimentary roads that were bulldozed in the 70s, but it is my understanding that little or no survey was done and some portions of the roads were installed across private property; these erroneous alignments would require correction. Also the entire unit 3 area is basically solid rock. Correction of any erroneous road alignments or installation of additional roads would likely require blasting with dynamite. Installation of anything underground, such as house foundations, water and wastewater piping, septic systems, etc. would certainly require dynamite. Our advice to you would be to be very careful about buying a lot in Unit 3. Additionally, we advise you to speak with La Plata County about the building permit process and San Juan Basin Public Health about their septic system requirements.
If you need additional information, please don’t hesitate to call our office at 970-884-2925 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Link to Forest Lakes Lot Map
Link to Forest Lakes Unit Map
UNIT 3 RESOLUTION 85-01
FOREST LAKES METROPOLITAN DISTRICT (FLMD) IS NOT THE FOREST LAKES PROPERTY OWNER ASSOCIATION (FLPOA). FLMD HAS NOT TAKEN OVER COVENANT ENFORECEMENT IN FOREST LAKES. PLEASE SEE MEMO.