Chatfield Project – Wadsworth/TrailMark Parkway Trail Closure
Due to the trail closure sign at Wadsworth and TrailMark Parkway, a trail frequented by TrailMark residents, a question was posed to the Chatfield Reservoir Mitigation Company asking whether the closure is permanent and if not, when it will re-open. The Mitigation Company responded:
January 11, 2018
The trail at Wadsworth Boulevard and TrailMark Parkway (“TrailMark trail”) is included in the day use areas, roads, and trails that are closed for the first season of construction activities, effective January 2, 2018. We anticipate that the TrailMark trail will be reopened by May 2018.
Unfortunately, the TrailMark trail was closed earlier than anticipated due to the construction of a temporary access road to the horse stables. We apologize that prior notice of the closure was not provided. Based upon your inquiry, we have updated our construction map to reflect that the trail is now closed.
We reached out to Chatfield State Park and the general contractor to determine if a trail access solution could be provided, however after further review, it was determined that the trail must remain closed due to safety concerns.
For the most updated information on closures and construction activities, we encourage you to continue to visit our Construction Updates web page (https://chatfieldreallocation.org/construction/). Please feel free to pass along this information to the TrailMark Residents and the HOA Board.
Chatfield Reservoir Mitigation Company
We hope this information is useful for those who used to frequent the trail. Hopefully construction schedule will stay on target and we will be able to access the trail in May 2018.
Meet the 2018 HOA Board
Introducing your HOA board for 2018!
President: Sally Janssen is a long-term resident moving into TrailMark in 2003. She is a retired Army officer with 23 years of service, followed by employment with the National Park Service and Denver Public Schools. Sally has been a volunteer for the Design Review Committee (DRC) since 2004 and a Board member since 2012. She enjoys skiing, gardening, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking and traveling.
Vice President: Michael Penny and his wife Lisa moved to Trailmark in July 2015. They love it here and have made the community their home. They have two children, Garret, a senior at UCCS, and Anna, a sophomore at Heritage High School. The family is completed by their three dogs. Michael looks forward to getting more involved in the community through the HOA.
Secretary: Mary Kreeger and husband Dennis live in the Star Canyon patio homes. Original owners, they have lived here since June of 2003 having moved from Illinois following Dennis’s retirement. In Illinois she was Director of Special Services for a school district where she previously taught SPED. When moving to Colorado, she went back to the classroom and taught in Littleton at Euclid Middle School. Since retiring in 2010 Mary volunteers at her grandchildren’s schools, and helps in her daughter’s classroom as well. Hobbies include walking her dog, cycling, golfing, traveling and spending time with her 9 grandkids.
Treasurer: Amy Howard and her husband Philo have lived in TrailMark for 17 years. They built their first home in TrailMark in 2000 and then moved to their current home in 2007. They obviously love TrailMark! Along with being a wife and mom, Amy enjoys hiking, biking, skiing and running the trails here in TrailMark.
Member-at-Large: Kim Gritzmaker is an original homeowner, living in Colorado since 1996 and TrailMark since 2003. She works at Charles Schwab in Lone Tree as a Senior Team Manager. Kim and husband Brian have 3 children – Emma, 15, Quinn, 12 and Chris, 12. Kim is active in running, triathlons, soccer, hockey or just hanging out with family and attending one of the many kids' sporting events. Kim is volunteering for the HOA Board to assist with keeping the neighborhood beautiful and representing the community.
Posted January 2, 2018
Changes to Trash & Recycling
As many of you have seen and heard, the trash service will be experiencing some changes in the coming months. The pick-up day and the company will stay the same, but the way they pick up the trash is changing. There will be a new, side-load type of truck. The new truck is more efficient and leaves the area cleaner than the current, rear-load type of truck. The new truck requires that all trash be inside a container/cart. This is because the truck has automated arms on the side of the truck that picks up the trash cart and empties it into the truck. These arms cannot pick up bags or loose trash. There is also not an open area in which the driver can pick up items and throw them in the truck. This is important to note as any loose trash will be left and not picked up. This change does not mean that you cannot get large items or extra trash picked up. Homeowners will need to call Alpine Waste & Recycle and schedule a pick-up of these items. The goal of this change is to ensure our rates stay low and we allow Alpine to efficiently service the neighborhood and to ensure the area stays clear of loose and blowing trash. Recently, complaints have been received about trash bags that have been torn apart by animals and trash scattered everywhere. By making sure all trash is inside of a container, the neighborhood will stay cleaner and less trash will be blowing around the property. At this time, recycle services are not changing. While we aim to make the same change in recycle eventually, this service currently will remain the same. It is important to always try and place trash and recycling into a closed container to ensure cleanliness around the neighborhood.
Alpine Waste & Recycling has offered to provide a 95-gallon trash cart to each homeowner. They will deliver these carts to your home, free of charge. This is often a $100 expense to homeowners that Alpine is giving the community for free. The carts are an important part of the change to the service. If the trash is not in a container, the truck cannot pick it up! To date, we have not received the exact time frame of these changes or the time frame for the cart delivery. If you currently have a trash cart you are using, you have options. You can make the one that is delivered, or the one that you already have, into a recycle container. The management company will be receiving stickers that will designate containers as recycle. Once these are received, the management company can distribute them to homeowners who wish to make one of their containers into a recycle container.
Once we have more information, we will continue to communicate and send notices as quickly as possible. These notices can be found on the TrailMark website, the TrailMark newsletter, and the Annual Compliance mailing that is sent to each homeowner within the first 90 days of 2018. We will make sure that many attempts at communication are made to provide adequate information regarding this service. If you have any questions, please contact the property management team at 303-381-4960.
Posted January 1, 2018
TrailMark Holiday Lights Contest Winners
Thank you to everyone who participated in the TrailMark Holiday Lights contest on our Facebook page!
Congratulations! Our neighborhood looked very festive!
Posted January 1, 2018
Home Page Archives
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6:30 pm at TrailMark Learning Center
2/1 - TrailMark Monthly News Update
2/28 - TrailMark Skate Night
6:30 pm at Skate City
3/8 - HOA Board Meeting
7:00 pm at Fire Station 19
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