Important Issues & Policies in TrailMark
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Kona Ice Back to School Party -
Celebrating an Awesome Summer and an Exciting School Year ahead!
The HOA Board would like to extend a huge Thank You to resident Coleen Thurber for organizing the Kona Ice Back to School Party at TrailMark Park. Wow, was it a success for kids to talk about school while cooling off with a Kona Ice! Parents were especially grateful to talk about the upcoming school year, teachers, and bus schedules.
Starting next week, we’d like to send a reminder to all drivers. Please be aware and respectful to the school buses in our neighborhood - so our kids can make it to school safely.
Thanks again for participating in this great community event. We wish all of our TrailMark students a successful school year ahead. Once again, thank you Coleen Thurber!!!
Photos by Coleen Thurber
Posted August 9, 2022
Littleton's Community Safety Volunteers offer Vacation Checks among other things
There are flashing lights on their cars, they wear a uniform and they are out to help any and all in need, but they are not paid police officers. In fact, they are volunteers. The Community Safety Volunteer (CSV) program began in 2015 with a group of graduates from the Littleton Police Citizens Academy Alumni Association (LPCAAA).
CSV's perform a variety of duties including: patrolling areas with a high concentration of criminal activity, assisting officers by helping control traffic at accident scenes, waiting for tow trucks so officers can be freed up to handle calls for service, vacation checks of houses when the home owner is away, documenting new graffiti, assisting code enforcement with some code violations, and most importantly, serving as police department ambassadors to the community.
If you would like a vacation check, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is a list of the information that is requested -
This is a lot of information, but it helps the CSV to be more efficient and aware of the surroundings in regards to your home.
At this point in time, the numbers are small so the car doesn’t get out to patrol everyday. But when it does get out, the CSV will be checking on your home.
CSV shifts are always after work so they would be there in the dark and they will have their flashlights on. This is why your neighbors should be alerted.
You may contact CSV liaison Deb Scherff if you have further questions - 303-552-7340. Please leave a message.
The City of Littleton would be interested in getting members of our community to take their Littleton Police Citizens Academy. This is a great way to learn more about the police department that serves us. They usually have a class in the fall and spring.
To find more information about the CSV program or the Littleton Police Citizens Academy go to littletongov.org.
CSV volunteers visited TrailMark during National Night Out
Posted August 7, 2022
A Letter from the President about National Night Out
August 2, 2022
Dear TrailMark Residents,
Thank you to all of you who attended the National Night Out event sponsored by Littleton Police at TrailMark Park. Several residents came out and enjoyed meeting the Littleton Police Officers who came to spend time with us this evening.
Littleton Police provided free ice cream and water to our residents. Our HOA worked cooperatively with Littleton Police in organizing the two wonderful food trucks who cooked some great tacos from LB Tacos, and some great hot dogs from Slife’s Devil Dogs.
On behalf of our entire HOA Board, I would like to extend a very sincere thank you to the Littleton Police for allowing all of the children who attended the opportunity to play in your police cars. There’s nothing that lights up your eyes more than watching a kid behind the wheel of the police car - pushing the siren button uncontrollably. Kids had a blast tonight getting to play in a real police car!
Residents enjoyed getting to meet the Littleton Police Officers and thanked them for their hard work to our community. It was great to see that the police officers made the event fun for all - even if they arrested your HOA President! It was just a joke, but we sure had fun placing me under arrest tonight as I was the volunteer bad guy.
Again, thank you to Littleton Police for spoiling our residents. National Night Out was a grand slam with TrailMark, the best neighborhood in Littleton!
Ken Colaizzi, President
Littleton, CO 80127
Photos by Ken Colaizzi and Linda Jagiello
Posted August 2, 2022
TrailMark Monthly News Update
The August issue of the TRAILMARK NEWS UPDATE has been emailed out to the TrailMark community. It can be viewed online at: http://www.trailmark.org/news-update.html
If you didn't receive your email copy, please sign up here to join the email list: http://www.trailmark.org/email-sign-up.html
If you are signed up and still did not receive your issue, please email the communications committee at: email@example.com.
Drivers: Reminder to Stop when School Bus Lights are Flashing
As we start a new school year, we would like to remind residents that when the school bus lights are flashing RED, drivers must stop from every direction. Colorado law states: "You must stop your vehicle at least 20 feet before reaching a school bus that is stopped with its red lights flashing whether it is on your side of the road, the opposite side of the road, or at an intersection you are approaching. You must remain stopped until the flashing red lights are no longer operating. Watch carefully for children near the school bus and children crossing the roadway before proceeding."
Posted August 1, 2022
A big Thank You to Darcy Hickman!
On behalf of our entire TrailMark Community, we would like to send out an enormous THANK YOU to Darcy Hickman for her selfless years of service to the Social Committee. Both as a member and chair to the committee for many years, Darcy has been the organization and leadership behind years of fun and special moments for the families of TrailMark. We will miss her as she moves on to other volunteer opportunities in her life as she continues to be a servant leader in various organizations. Finally - Darcy can simply attend social events in our neighborhood with zero responsibility! :)
Thank you Darcy!
Posted August 1, 2022
Your CAC has NEARLY accomplished its goals for 2022 by doing the following:
After doing a walk about with LCS, we are waiting for several bids from LCS for the following:
We have also asked LCS to check the water flow in several areas (monument corners) so that the committee can refresh some monument plantings this fall or next spring.
* Some of the plants that we wanted to use were sold out by the time we requested them, so we will add a few more this fall or, next spring.
Posted August 1, 2022
The Littleton Police Citizen Academy is a series of classes designed to give community members a peek into the inner workings of the Littleton Police Department (LPD). A diverse selection of topics is covered in an effort to give attendees an idea of what, why, and how the police operate. The Fall 2022 Citizen Academy will begin on Thursday, September 8.
Each topic is taught by Littleton police officers or civilian staff members, each an expert in their field. Each instructor describes the functions of his/her position and is available to answer questions. Some of the classes also include practical exercises.
Participation in demonstrations and exercises is voluntary. Additionally, each participant has a chance to ride along with a patrol officer and spend time in the communications center. Register today (https://www.littletongov.org/city-services/city-departments/police-department/programs-services/citizen-academy), or call (303) 795-3846 if you have questions.
Posted August 1, 2022
Posted July 31, 2022
Basketball Hoops in TrailMark
During these warm summer months, many families go outside and get some exercise and fun by playing basketball. The Board is aware that many homeowners have portable basketball hoops for their families. We wanted to remind homeowners of the Littleton City Code provision about basketball hoops and the TrailMark HOA basketball standard.
We are not only including a copy of the standard, but we are also supplying some photos of what is PREFERRED, ALLOWED, and NOT ALLOWED.
First, we’d like to provide the TrailMark HOA basketball hoop standard:
Second, we’d like to provide some examples and descriptions of what is PREFERRED, ALLOWED, and NOT ALLOWED.
Picture #1, PREFERRED: The guidelines require homeowners who wish to have a basketball hoop request and receive DRC approval (HOA Home Improvement Request Form) and install a permanent basketball hoop that is perpendicular to their driveway as pictured below. It should be installed on a separate free-standing post or pole. Permanent basketball hoops cannot be attached to the garage or set facing the street. A permanent basketball hoop doesn't blow away in the wind, and is more aesthetically pleasing as a permanent structure.
Picture #2, ALLOWED: The guidelines allow homeowners to use portable basketball hoops on their own driveways - at least half of the length of the driveway away from the street. This location constitutes proper placement and the unit must be kept in this location or stored out of sight. The location should not impede or obstruct the use of the garage or driveway and the unit must be leveled so that the unit is balanced and standing upright. Notice in this photo how the portable basketball hoop is away from the street and sidewalk, and not on the lawn.
Picture #3, NOT ALLOWED: The Littleton City code and the TrailMark basketball standard clearly state that portable basketball hoops cannot be placed in the public right of ways, streets, or sidewalks. This is not only against the TrailMark HOA standard, but is enforced strictly by the City of Littleton Code Enforcement. Code Enforcement can be viewed here. City of Littleton Code Enforcement has the authority and will cite homeowners for this violation. The photo below shows basketball hoop placement that is prohibited by both the City of Littleton and the TrailMark HOA standard. Placing portable basketball hoops in the street and/or sidewalk is not allowed.
Please remember that the standards and guidelines are written to not only keep homeowners safe, but to help maintain our property values. The Board hopes that you can use this article to help keep your kids safe and your neighbors happy while playing basketball.
The TrailMark HOA Board of Directors
Posted July 28, 2022
An uplifting event in TrailMark
The TrailMark HOA would like to extend a big Thank You to Sunny Puckett and Kristi Schuster-Bringle for sponsoring the tethered hot air balloon rides for our residents Saturday morning at Hogback Hill Park. Several residents came out and drank some coffee and enjoyed their first ever hot air balloon ride. What a gorgeous morning and comradery amongst our fellow neighbors. Thank you all for attending this "uplifting" event.
Photos by Ken Colaizzi and resident Darin
Posted July 25, 2022
8/14 - CANCELED: Kids Bike Ride
9:00 am at TrailMark Park (playground)
8/18 - Food Truck Thursday
5:00-7:30 pm, S Field Way near TrailMark Park
8/21 - Summer Concert Series: Altitude 5
5:30-7:30 pm at Hogback Hill Park
8/27 - Family Photo Day #3
9/1 - TrailMark Monthly News Update
9/1 - Food Truck Thursday
5:00-7:30 pm, S Field Way near TrailMark Park
9/13 - HOA Board Meeting
9/20 - TMMD Regular Board Meeting
6:30 pm via Zoom
10/1 - HOA Quarterly Assessments Due
All events are subject to change. All TrailMark events will follow whatever current CDC and Jeffco COVID-19 guidelines are in place.
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FOR EMERGENCY - Call 911
City of Littleton
("Click and Fix")
Report non-emergency issues or concerns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Submit issues such as potholes, icy or damaged sidewalk, graffiti, missing or damaged street signs, abandoned vehicle or other zoning issues.
For street light outages, use Xcel Energy's Outdoor Lighting Outage Report
Please be “Bear Aware”
Bears typically emerge from their dens in mid-March and will remain active until around November, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Please be vigilant - Keep your distance, and keep your garbage cans locked up inside until the morning of garbage day. Repeat "visitors” may have to be put down by the city.
Please save our bears!
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Or, visit TrailMark's Who to Contact page.
EMERGENCY: Police / Fire / Medical
Rob Donovan will be leading a Kids' Bike Ride through the trails of TrailMark. The kids' bike ride starts at 9:00 am. Mr. Donovan requires helmets on all bike riders.
This event has been canceled. Sorry.
Get in on this opportunity to have a free family portrait taken in our beautiful neighborhood. Sign up for ONE time slot and bring your family for 1 free family pose. THIS IS NOT A FULL SESSION. Please respect the photographer's time and generosity. Additional poses may be available for purchase IF TIME ALLOWS. If you like the result, consider hiring this photographer to do a full session with your family!
*Note: There are 4 family slots available per 30 minute time. Arrive early in your time slot and be first in line. When you arrive please adhere to social distancing guidelines and wait for your family to be called up by the photographer. Wait time, therefore, should be no more than about 25 minutes! Please only sign up if you can commit to being there!
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FOOD TRUCK THURSDAY
Thursday, August 18th
S Field Way by TrailMark Park
🚚 Chili Con Quesadilla
🚚 Sweet Cow Moomobile
• All trucks offer walk-up ordering.
• Online option: If a truck is offering online ordering that night, it will be turned on and available. If it isn't turned on, they are not offering online service. Online and window service start at 5:00 pm.
• Please respect those who live on that street.
• If garbage cans are full, please bring your trash home.
• Food truck selections subject to change.
• Due to weather and other circumstances, events may be canceled.
• Please check the Hand-to-Mouth food truck calendar for real-time changes and cancellation information.
Date change (from August 28th)
Sunday, August 21st
Hogback Hill Park
Relax with your neighbors and enjoy the scenery while listening to music from some good local bands.