NOVEMBER 2017 HOA MEETING

November 21st at 7:00 PM
The Marsden Residence
11906 W. 107th Ave

The Walnut Creek Homeowners' Association Monthly Meeting is on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

RULES & REGULATIONS

The board of your HOA has been diligently working on the wording of the "Rules & Regulations". Why, do you ask? Well, over the past few months there were numerous complaints from neighbors, mostly regarding the parking situations. Seems there were a few homes that had cars that weren't properly licensed, others were parked on the streets blocking views of neighbors driving past. It became such an issue that we actually discussed how we could correct these problems with our attorney and thus, the "Rules & Regulations" have been created.

Everything is nearly approved and should be finalized shortly. Once the wording is in place, the "Rules & Regulations will be added to our Bylaws. They will be included in the next edition of the HOA Directory as well as this website.

SKUNKS, RACCOONS, AND RATS  IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

There have been several reports of skunks, raccoons, and coyotes reported in Walnut Creek. Now, we have received a report of a rather large rat being trapped on Tabor Court. So, please be aware of this when letting your pets and children outside. Seeing all the reports that have been on the NextDoor.com website, there have been multiple incidents that people are missing their small dogs and cats after letting them outside, even for a few minutes. Plus, I just saw a report that Badgers are also in the area. To be honest, I didn't know there were badgers in Colorado, but then again, I'm not much of an outdoorsman. Just be aware!

STOP SIGNS MEAN YOU MUST STOP!

We now have Stop Signs installed at all intersections with 107th Ave. Although they are in place, several residents are choosing to ignore them. Why? Do you not realize it is a State & County law that you must come to a complete stop at the intersection? The County may be starting to enforce the law. So to avoid a ticket or even an accident, simply Obey the law! STOP!

CODE RED MOBILE ALERT

 

CODE RED MOBILE ALERT allows you to stay informed and aware, no matter where you are! Receive notifications that affect you - directly on your home or mobile device. You can register your phone/phones by clicking the button below. A vital service that everyone should use.

SMART 911

Smart911 is a free national service provided to you by your local 9-1-1 agency. Create a Safety Profile for your household that includes the vital personal and medical information you would want response teams to have in the event of an emergency. Then if you dial 9-1-1, your profile is immediately available allowing call takers and first responders to assist you faster and more effectively."

SAVE $25.00 ON A RING VIDEO DOORBELL

I have arranged for Residents of Walnut Creek, as well as your Friends & Family, to save $25.00 when you purchase a Ring Video Doorbell. Click the Button below to view the details and see what a Ring Video Doorbell can do to help protect your home and make Walnut Creek an even safer community.

Feel free to share the link with your Neighbors, Friends, and Family.

WE NOW HAVE A SECURE WEBSITE

You may notice a little padlock in the URL line of our website that wasn't there before. An SSL Certificate has now been added to WalnutCreekHOA.com and that means that our site is much more secure for our residents. The technical URL for our website is https://walnutcreekhoa.com but you really only need to type the usual walnutcreekhoa.com to reach the site. Please take a moment to Bookmark the site for easier access in the future.
Beginning right after the start of 2017, Google announced that they were placing a higher ranking on sites with the SSL Certificate than those without. So, I have arranged for that to happen for our website. In the event that you were to enter any personal information somewhere on the website, you may be asked to trust the certificate before proceeding. This is normal for any secure website, so don't be alarmed. I'm just looking out for our community.

FRIENDLY COVENANT REMINDERS

The HOA continues to receive complaints from residents within Walnut Creek about a few issues. While we do our best to enforce what we can, it's up to each individual homeowner to take responsibility for adhering to the COVENANTS that follow their land. Doing so helps all of our home values to remain strong and our neighborhood looking clean and valued by it's residents.

Our biggest offenders are:

  1. Trash Cans and Debris. Trash cans must be hidden from view at all times other than when they are out for collection. In addition, Yard Debris, Furniture and other items considered "trash" must be hidden from view at all times. This is a violation of Covenant #7
  2. Vehicle Parking. Vehicles that are parked on the streets must be moved after 7 days. If your vehicle is not properly licensed, it must be in your garage. This is a violation of Covenant #5.
  3. Snow Removal. Please remove the snow from your sidewalk within 24 hours of the end of a storm. We have many residents that walk through the neighborhood and you don't want them getting injured on your property! There are people that will help you shovel your walk if you are unable. Send a message to John Boyd and he will put you in touch with those willing to help.

The HOA does not enjoy sending letters to those in violation, but our job is to enforce ALL COVENANTS of Walnut Creek. If these issues are not resolved within a reasonable amount of time, Citations will be issued.

SIGN UP FOR ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATIONS

You may have noticed that there is a brand new Walnut Creek HOA website. I sure hope you like and utilize it so you know what is happening within Walnut Creek.

Occasionally, the HOA may have an urgent reason to contact you that is much faster than printing a Rambler and having it distributed to your door. The Electronic Notification method is much faster than calling every home.

Unfortunately, even though you had registered for the old website, you will have to re-register again. This is for better website security and to register to be notified for our Electronic Notifications. We promise we won't spam nor release your information to anyone.

Please take a moment, click on the button and provide the necessary information. Thank You!

THE PREFERRED TRASH COMPANY FOR WALNUT CREEK

Tired of trash company rate hikes? Is your initial contract period over with your current provider? If you haven't already, it's never too late to sign-up with Waste Connections. The more residents that sign-up, the lower the fees for everyone, PLUS there will be fewer trash trucks on our streets, which cut down on the noise, air pollution and wear and tear on the streets. The normal pick-up day is Thursday with the recycling every other Thursday.

Here is what they have offered our HOA:

* (2) 96-Gallon bins that will be delivered to new customers: 1 for trash and 1 for recycling.

* Trash service is every week; Recycling is every-other-week.

* Tiered Pricing: The more residents who sign-up, the more we all save!

*** If 16-50 homes sign-up...$16/home per month (Last Report...We have 31 residents signed-up)

*** If 51-75 homes sign-up...$15/home per month

*** If 76-98 homes sign-up...$13/home per month

* Sign up for RecycleBank and earn points for your recycling efforts. The more you recycle, the more points you earn. These points can be exchanged for vouchers to a variety of businesses

* Learn more at www.wcdenver.com

To set-up new service OR to update pricing for current customers,

contact NadineAn@wasteconnections.com or 720-382-7882


In the event that Nadine is not available, please ask for Scott in Customer Service at 303-288-2100 ext. 57847
He has the necessary information to make sure you are registered with Walnut Creek HOA.

WEBSITE INFORMATION

If you have any questions or comments, please send a message to John Boyd and he will do his best to get you the answer.