Current Events & Issues

Website Redesign
CVOA is looking to redesign our website. We’re inviting any homeowners with suggestions, ideas, or web design experience who want to help to attend a planning meeting August 5th @6pm at the rec center. If you’re unable to attend but still want to contribute ideas, send them to by August 17th. Although we may not respond to every email, we will read them. Thank you.




Last week, the Board received a homeowner email requesting what steps the Board plans to take as it relates to the Havenwood development.  They specifically asked if we were going to file an appeal.

Based on advice from the Association’s lawyer (see below), the Board is not going to appeal last week’s Planning and Zoning’s decisions/recommendation. The Board’s focus remains in the area where we have legal authority: that is, the enforcement of the CVOA Master CC&R declaration.

The Havenwood developers have indicated that they would like to meet with the Board to discuss “CC&Rs” this month.  After the meeting, the Board will make an assessment of the situation.

If any CVOA owner has matters that they would like the Board to consider, please feel free to submit them in writing to the CVOA Recreation Center for the Board’s consideration.

On behalf of the CVOA Volunteer Board of Directors,

Chris Eden – President

Selected notes from CVOA lawyer dated 10JUL15…


P&Z were correct in indicating that the question before them would not include compliance with the Columbia Village CCRs.  They are strictly a civil matter.  As I had earlier indicated, the CCRs would not figure in the P&Z decision.  The Local Land Use Plannning Act does not include CCRs as an item that can be considered in approving or disapproving an application.

The CVOA would not have legal standing to challenge the P&Z decision.  The lot in question was originally intended to be developed for apartments as were the adjacent lots designed for business development.

There do not appear to be any grounds for an appeal in any event as the responses from the various agencies would not have supported a denial.


 Remember that ACHD will be chipsealing for several weeks in July and possibly into August.

For a weekly schedule update please visit


Fence Maintenance

As a Board, one of the goals is keep Columbia Village a great place to live. This spring CVOA is actively addressing fence maintenance issues throughout all of Columbia Village.  Please check for and repair any missing or broken lattice work, planks/boards, leaning/broken posts, and remember to keep up on staining.

If you are planning to replace your fence and not just repair it, please remember to complete and submit an ACC request.  ACC forms can be found on the website and at the Rec Center.


SLN has provided the schedule below for the Havenwood project:  (We will post updates as we get them).  Questions regarding this item should be directed to Susan Riggs at 384-3830.

May 26th    Application was submitted to City of Boise

July 6th   Boise Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing at 6L00pm in the Boise City Hall Council Chambers, 3rd Floor. –

August 11th Tentative date for Boise City Council public hearing*

Note that neighbors within 300 feet and the Association will be notified by the City 14 days prior to public hearings, and the property will be noticed with signs by the City approximately 10 days prior to public hearings.

Letter from the board regarding Havenwood: CVOA – City of Boise



“The goats have been hired again to reduce fine fuels in Columbia Village.  This year their target area is a small piece on the south side of Pegasus Way and then across Lake Forest in the common area between S. Impatiens and Hollyhock.  They will be eating in that corridor to the ‘loop’ on the trail there.  They will be in Columbia Village through July.  Please remember the following: The paths will be closed during this time.   They will begin their work for the City of Boise near Hwy 21 and Surprise Valley soon!  Please plan ahead and use alternate routes. The goats come with their own guard dog.  This dog is there for their protection from predators.  Guess what?  Your dog looks like a predator to the guard dog.  If you go to view the goats, PLEASE DO NOT TAKE YOUR DOG!  It will only agitate the guard dog.  You will probably be followed and barked at aggressively.  That is what the dog is supposed to do. If you have any questions, concerns, or compliments, please contact DSI at 433-0643. Goats 2015 Grazing Area


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  • WiFi is now available in the rec center! Stop on by and try it out! (You must accept the terms & conditions in order to connect. Please be considerate and responsible when connected.)
  • Pay your dues online: visit to learn how.
  • All are invited to attend CVOA Board Meetings held the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm in the meeting room at the Rec Center. If you wish to speak, please call Shirlee with Development Services the Wednesday before at 939-6000 to be placed on the agenda.
  • The Board has an open position. If you are interested in volunteering  for the Board please call or email Shirlee at 939-6000 or .
  • Columbia Village RV Storage is filling fast. Come down to the Rec Center to reserve your spot today.


  • If you are a resident of  Columbia Village Phase 15 (Townhomes) and are wanting to report issues with sprinklers, please contact AMI at 385-9650.
  • For all other sprinkler issues please contact The Rec Center office at 433-0643. Please be sure to have details as to the issue and the location.
  • Concerns with maintenance of the Simplot Sports Complex? Please contact City of Boise Parks & Rec at 608-7600.