TrailMark 4th of July Bike Parade
Volunteers Needed -
Please contact Sunny Puckett at 303-904-4364 or www.sunnysdenverhomes.com, or Juli Hill at social@TrailMarkhoa.org.
HOA Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 8
6:30 pm at the TrailMark Learning Center
All are welcome.
Having fun is a requirement at Littleton’s Meet, Greet and Eat events this summer. Taking place in four outdoor Littleton locations, the program is designed to give citizens the chance to meet their neighbors and talk with the city manager and city council members. Every site will have displays from city departments, and staff will be on-hand to answer questions.
Free pizza, water and ice cream will be available at all Meet, Greet & Eat events. Additionally, there will be a variety of fun activities for kids. For more information, call 303-795-3720.
The HOA had a chance to discuss with Michael Penny, the City Manager of Littleton, some of what the City of Littleton is working on nowadays. Here is summary of that discussion:
1. The City of Littleton is in active negotiations with Shea Homes to obtain the land immediately north of the TrailMark entrance.
2. The negotiations for the land would restrict the land use, i.e., the land could not be developed for residential or commercial use. The land would be used for amenities. Amenities could include items such as recreational facilities, bays for a fire truck, snow plow, or police annex.
3. The City is releasing an RFP on or around June 19th to hire a consultant to initiate a City Parks and Recreation Master Plan that is projected to be presented to the Littleton City Council within 8-9 months of the consultant being hired.
4. The consultant will conduct a survey and collect data on residents' recreational wants both here in TrailMark and throughout the City. This data will be used to develop the City's Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
5. Once the plan has been developed, the City of Littleton will present the plan to SSPRD (South Suburban Parks and Recreation District) for discussion regarding timing, costs, and implementation of the plan.
6. Funding for the Parks & Recreation plan may well be done via partnership among several entities, including the City of Littleton, the SSPRD, and the TrailMark Community.
7. Earlier this year, the TrailMark HOA had discussed leasing land at HogBack Hill from the City for purposes of building an outdoor pool for the TrailMark residents. Because of the City's current efforts to develop an all encompassing Park and Recreation plan, the City Manager has stated that he would NOT recommend to the City Council that the land on the Hogback Hill location be leased to us for purposes of building such pool, until the public process for developing the City Master Plan has been completed.
As more information comes to the Board, we will communicate it. We welcome the opportunity to have the TrailMark community take part in the survey process, and believe this to be a great way to gather additional ideas regarding recreational needs.
Stay tuned for updates.
Information on Sign Displays within TrailMark
This spring, a number of signs were displayed in residents' yards, resulting in one unhappy homeowner requesting that we inform the community of the rules regarding sign restrictions. So, for everyone's clarification, here is the list of what signs are permitted, per paragraph 3.16 of the TrailMark covenants.
Signs are not allowed to be displayed unless they meet one of the following criteria:
1) The sign has been approved in writing by the Design Review Committee.
2) One sign per lot, indicating that the Lot is protected by a security system or service is permitted.
3) If required by law, signs indicating that a legal proceeding or action affecting the Lot has been or will be commenced are permitted.
4) A sign or advertising device erected by Declarant or Participating Builders incident to the development, construction, promotion, marketing or sales of Lots. A sign advertising a lot for sale or lease may be placed on a lot, provided that it meets standards relating to dimensions, color, style, etc.
Additionally, per state law, HOAs are not allowed to prohibit political signs. Homeowners may display a political sign on their property or in their window, for a period of time up to 45 days prior to an election, and 7 days after election day. Political signs are defined as "a sign that carries a message intended to influence the outcome of an election, including supporting or opposing the election of a candidate, the recall of a public official, or the passage of a ballot issue."
If you are uncertain whether a sign can be displayed on your property, please call the Management company for clarification.
From the Common Area Committee:
"Would bicycle racks at Hogback Hill Park and TrailMark Park (the playground) be used?"
Please take our survey.
New TrailMark Sherwin Williams Account
As you may know, KWAL was purchased by Sherwin Williams and Sherwin Williams is in the process of translating KWAL paints into Sherwin Williams formulas. The HOA Board is working with Sherwin Williams to get our paints and approved combinations translated so to make it an easier process for you.
In the meantime, the Board has established a new TrailMark Sherwin Williams account that will allow TrailMark residents to receive a discount on Sherwin Williams paint and stain products. This is a cash account, meaning that purchases may not be charged to TrailMark. You may either pay for the paint or have your paint contractor do so. Generally, this account provides a 15% discount, depending on the product being purchased. Identify yourself as a TrailMark resident and provide the following account number: 230805194.
If for some reason the Sherwin Williams store you are using does not register this account number, they should call 303-932-1352 to confirm the account.
Posted May 7, 2015
Reminder of Design Guidelines & Procedures
Design & Review Committee (DRC)
Spring is here and as we move into the warm weather months, many homeowners will consider outside projects. The Design & Review Committee (DRC) reminds you of the guidelines and procedures you must consider when planning your projects.
Posted April 13, 2015
During a recent neighborhood drive-thru, several items were noted that are in need of homeowner attention. In order for TrailMark to maintain its appearance as a well maintained community, it is imperative that homeowners take immediate action to walk around homes and assess the need for maintenance.
1. Many homes are in need of paint touch-up and, in many cases, complete repainting. If you determine that painting is necessary, you may request paint sample books from Colorado Management for approved home combinations. You may select paint colors from these books or create a combination of your own. Once you’ve settled on your desired colors, you must submit a request to the management company for review by the Design Review Committee prior to painting.
2. Many fences, specifically the wing fences, need care. Broken or missing pickets need to be repaired or replaced. Wood needs to be maintained by cleaning and/or staining. Paragraph C.8. Fencing, in the Design Guidelines, specifies the options for the finish of wood fences as: Natural, untreated finish; a clear, waterproof sealant; or Maxum Formula 2 (Fawn M-2030).
Please assess your fence(s) and determine whether they enhance your property and community. If not, please take action. Submit a request to the management company for review by the Design Review Committee prior to staining advising the DRC of the color you wish to use.
Reminder: During our routine community covenant enforcement review, homeowners whose properties are deemed in need of maintenance will receive violation letters. Please get in front of this issue before it is presented to you!!
Posted April 13, 2015
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Upcoming Events 2015
7/1 - HOA Quarterly Assessments Due
7/4 - 4th of July Bike Parade
at TrailMark Park
7/8 - HOA Board Meeting
6:30 pm at TrailMark Learning Center
7/19 - TrailMark Concert Series - Wendy Woo
5:30 pm at Hogback Hill Park
7/21 - TMMD Regular Meeting
6:30 pm at TrailMark Learning Center
7/28 - Littleton's Meet, Greet & Eat
4-6 pm at TrailMark Park
8/7 - Newsletter Content Due
8/17 - Newsletter Published
8/30 - TrailMark Concert Series - Coverado
5:30 pm at Hogback Hill Park
Please visit the Website Calendar for
more detailed information and other local events not listed above.
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