The Indian Mountain Property Owners Association (IMPOA) acts, informs, educates and advocates on issues of concern to property owners to maintain the quality of life in Indian Mountain. IMPOA is a voluntary organization of all Indian Mountain property owners. It is a nonprofit corporation registered in 1985 in the State of Colorado and governed by Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. IMPOA enjoys 501(c)4 status under Federal IRS rules. A three to seven-member elected board of directors manages IMPOA. All property owners benefit from the services and activities provided by IMPOA, but only dues-paying members may vote and participate in the governance functions of IMPOA.
The IMPOA dues are currently $45 per year, renewable at the start of the fiscal year on the first of September. There have been nearly 800 dues-paying members in each of the past two years. Dues-paying members get one vote per member and they need pay dues only once per year no matter how many lots they own.
The IMPOA board is a diverse group of volunteers giving their time and talents to the community without compensation. The IMPOA board represents Indian Mountain property owners in matters of general interest. Typically, the board members include full and part time residents. Specific activities of benefit to the community include the following:
- Coordinating wildfire mitigation. Since 2013, IMPOA has coordinated more than $110,000 of forest treatments in Indian Mountain, including grants from the Coalition for the Upper South Platte, matched with cash and in-kind labor from property owners.
- Assisting IMMD to ensure reliability and continuity of augmentation for the water wells in Indian Mountain;
- Assisting property owners in complying with building, zoning, fire protection and public health regulations;
- Teaming with IMMD in publishing newsletters;
- Maintaining lists of dues-paying members and property owners;
- Collaboration with IMMD in recreational activities;
- Liaison with Park County officials;
- Speaking for the community before governmental entities on matters that affect the community, such as water resources and land use regulations;
- Funding materials for street signs installed by Park County;
- Sponsoring an annual Dumpster Day to help control trash in the community;
- Promoting activities that improve the sustainability of our community; and
- Maintaining fences where feasible, separating us from cattle grazing operations.
IMPOA’s fund raising activities include the sale of merchandise with Indian Mountain logos.