JUNE 2017 HOA MEETING

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

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

WANT A CHANCE TO BECOME MORE INVOLVED IN WALNUT CREEK?

We have two exciting things about to happen in your community.

Due to the possible Freeze this week, Kim is advising you to wait until this weekend to pick-up the plants. If you have available garden space, this would really help our community. We still need several volunteers to accept FREE Pumpkin Plants to plant and grow in your garden. All plants are ready to be picked up from Kim & Aaron Hysom at 11985 W. 107th Ave.  Please take a moment to call Kim and let her know how many plants you will be taking so she can arrange for equal distribution. You can reach her at 303-469-0515. When the pumpkins are ready for harvest, arrangements will be made for you to return them to the HOA for distribution to all residents of Walnut Creek. This will save the HOA money in October by not having to purchase pumpkins for the residents and at the same time give you the pleasure of watching them grow in your own garden. What a great family experience that your children will enjoy.

Walnut Creek's Little LibraryThe Little Free Library has arrived! Yes, a street side library with donated books that are free to check out, read and return for someone else to enjoy. The Library has been installed and is ready for the community's use. Pick a few of your favorite books from your home library that you think others would enjoy and place them in the Little Library. Feel free to take any of the books already in place that you or your family would enjoy, take them home, read them and return them when you are done. It's that easy and is totally FREE, courtesy of your HOA.

 
Our purpose for these projects is to encourage our residents to become more involved and build stronger neighborhood ties. We want our members to take an active part in making Walnut Creek a more tightly knit community.

Thanks, Kim & Aaron for your generosity and community involvement!

THANKS, DEPUTY BRAD HERMAN OF THE JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT!

Deputy Herman had a very informative presentation at our March HOA meeting. It was a packed house, literally, and I know everyone in attendance really appreciated the information he provided. Deputy Herman talked about some issues right here in Walnut Creek such as speeding on 107th Ave. He is also working with the Road & Bridge Department to have speed limit signs (on 107th Ave) as well as stop signs installed on all streets as they enter 107th. There have been many "near accidents" by people not looking as they enter 107th and nearly getting broad-sided.

Deputy Herman also provided hand-outs to those in attendance about 2 programs offered by the Sheriff's Department. The HOA recommends that you sign-up for both programs.


"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."

 


The other service is 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.

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.

YOUR "MANDATORY" ANNUAL DUES INCREASED ON MARCH 1st, 2017

The HOA voted at the Annual meeting in January to increase the dues from $35.00 to $45.00 per year, effective on March 1st, 2017.

This is the first time in 14 years the HOA has raised the dues, and just like everything else these days, the costs of operation have been increasing each year. By raising the dues, it will enable the HOA to continue to operate in a fiscal manner.

In addition to ensuring that you continue to have your vote in neighborhood matters, your annual dues also contribute to:

  • Maintaining the integrity of Walnut Creek by ensuring that the Covenants and Bylaws are enforced for everyone
  • Legal fees required by the state and lawyers to keep your HOA a viable part of Walnut Creek
  • Costs associated with the Annual Spring Clean-up
  • Neighborhood Activities such as an Ice Cream Social, Pumpkins and other activities as planned
  • The expense of The Rambler, HOA Directory, the WalnutCreekHOA.com website plus other occasional expenses that may arise

 

Please make your checks payable to:

Walnut Creek HOA
P.O. Box 6174
Broomfield, CO 80021

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.