FEBRUARY 2018 HOA MEETING

February 20th at 7:00 PM
The Dutcher Residence
10689 Union Way

The Walnut Creek Homeowners’ Association Meeting is scheduled to meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, except for July and December when there will not be a meeting.

2018 HOA DUES

Your 2018 Annual HomeOwners’ Association Dues will be payable at the Annual Meeting on January 16th. As you may recall, the Dues were increased last year to $45.00 to cover the increased expenses for the HOA. Please have your checks made out to “Walnut Creek Homeowners’ Association.” Thank You!

FREE Radon Test Kits

Jefferson County is offering one FREE Radon Test Kit per home during the month of January. After the January period, they are available for $10.00. Click here for the link to the information directly from JEFFCO.

If you can’t make the drive to pick-up your kit, you can click here and using the coupon, have one mailed to you Free of charge.

Rules & Regulations

The HOA board has received many complaints over the last couple of years about vehicles blocking the sidewalks, inoperable vehicles, and excessive numbers of vehicles obstructing views of traffic and pedestrians.  The first draft of these parking regulations was reviewed at our August meeting and further refined at several consecutive monthly meetings.  As a result, the following parking regulations are an addendum to the HOA bylaws, effective January 1, 2018.

Residential vehicles parked in driveways:

  1. Must be street legal and currently registered
  2. Cannot block the sidewalk

On street parking is discouraged as a regular method of residential parking due to the lack of visibility it creates.  If on street parking is necessary:

  1. Park legally, i.e., not more than 12” from the curb or within 10’ of driveways, or 15’ of a fire hydrant
  2. Do not block driveways. Jefferson County Zoning laws put a limit of 7 consecutive days for vehicles parking on the street in a residential area.

Hobbyists and others working on currently inoperable vehicles must do so within their garages per Jefferson County zoning laws.

These laws stipulate that all vehicles, including those in driveways, must be registered and operable.

Yes Sir, Yes Sir, Three Bags Full

As the number of us who regularly walk our dogs increases in the neighborhood (and this is a good thing), one of the not so good things is that some people either don’t notice that their pooch is leaving a trail of bonbons, or they don’t have a cleanup bag…or they have their hands full with other aspects of life and hey, the dog was off the walking path!  Ok then.  It won’t help a lot to virtually say “you MUST cleanup”, because it isn’t going to happen.  It’s pretty irritating to come out into your own front yard, especially if you don’t have a dog, and have to do the cleanup. Yep, even though you may have a smaller dog, where they go attracts other dogs to go.  One thing leads to another, and soon we have Poop Alley.  Poop Alley = That’s the common trail at the end of 107th Avenue that leads over to Skyestone Parkway.  Maybe the philosophy is that no one can see me and my dog, or no one really owns this property so it’s okay for me not to clean up.  Two piles become four or five in a day. So take a minute to do a community service.  Take an extra bag or two with you once in a while, and cleanup the mess that your dog didn’t make.

Better Signage at West End of 107th

Jan Stevenson and John Boyd met with Phillip Cross from Taylor Morrison/Skyestone on November 13th to discuss better signage at the west end of 107th Ave. As things are now, it is very difficult to discern that 107th Avenue isn’t a through street when it’s dark out side. We are trying to prevent someone from possibly damaging their vehicle if they aren’t fully aware of the problem and hit the bit of asphalt in the Emergency Access area. We have just learned that this issue should be resolved in January. Things are a bit busy right now for the people of Taylor Morrison and with the holidays approaching, we’ve been assured that the problem should be rectified in January.

Red Light at 108th & Simms

We have been advised that a Red Light is in the works in the very near future for 108th & Simms. As you are aware, this has become a very dangerous intersection and in our opinion, something that been needed since Skyestone started being built. Well, it should be happening in the first quarter of 2018. We are sure hoping this will give our residents an opportunity to exit & enter Walnut Creek without taking chances at 10th & Simms. Hopefully, the light will create some breaks in traffic and make things a bit easier for al of us.

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.”

Sign-Up for Electronic Notications

You may have noticed YOUR brand new Walnut Creek HOA website. I sure hope you like and utilize it so you know what is happening in 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 and air pollution and the wear and tear on our streets. The normal pick-up day is Thursday with the FREE recycling every other Thursday.

These are the benefits you will enjoy by signing-up with Waste Connections:

  1. (2) 96-Gallon bins that will be delivered to new customers: 1 for trash and 1 for recycling.
  2. Trash service is every week; Recycling is every-other-week.
  3. 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 please contact:

NadineAn@WasteConnections.com
720-382-7882

Holiday Trash

You’re going to have more household trash in the next couple of weeks, whether it’s due to extra people in your house, or all the paper that is shredded in a frenzy.  In anticipation of this, we verified what our contract says with Waste Connections.  Each week, we are allowed the big 96 gallon container AND TWO additional bags that can’t weigh more than 40 lbs each without getting any additional charges. Most of the recycling centers have already put up signs that say that wrapping paper is a contaminant (their word), and can’t be mixed into the paper recycling.  So go ahead and use the extra two bags if you need to do so, and put the wrapping paper and such out with your weekly trash.

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 website and that means that our site is much more secure for our residents. Please take a moment to Bookmark the site for easier access in the future. 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.

Website Comments or Questions

I have been doing my best to create a website to best serve the Residents of Walnut Creek. It is a never-ending learning process, but I really enjoy doing it. I’m sure there are things I have over-looked or neglected to include. That being said, if you have any questions or comments about our website, please send me a message by clicking this button, completing the form, and I will do my best to get the concern corrected.

Thanks,
John Boyd