Important Issues & Policies in TrailMark
Vandalism at TrailMark Park
July 24, 2021
Dear TrailMark Residents,
This morning a TrailMark resident reported that the Porta Potty at TrailMark Park had been vandalized over night. As many of you know, the porta potties are contracted through South Suburban Parks and Recreation and are not the property of the HOA.
Since South Suburban Parks and Recreation is closed on Saturdays, this concerned resident reported this vandalism to the HOA. I have been in contact with the porta potty company and South Suburban Parks and Recreation to report this troubling issue. We must get this cleaned up immediately for people to safely use again.
As you can see in the photos, the vandal, loaded the entire porta potty with mud, dirt, rocks, and pine needles. This porta potty is now out of service because of the vandalism.
As a reminder, if you ever see anyone tampering with the porta potties, or vandalizing in general, please report it immediately to Littleton Police at 303-794-1551.
For vandalism in TrailMark or Hogback Hill Park, you may also call the South Suburban Parks and Recreation Ranger at 303-435-8227. The Ranger is on call 24/7, 365 days a year.
We need everyone in the neighborhood to help cease these recent acts of vandalism. Any help you can extend our way will help each and every one of us.
Ken Colaizzi, President
Littleton, CO 80127
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Propane leaks can ruin your grilling plans
Every day is a great day for grilling in our state. Meats, corn, fruit kabobs, pizza; the only limit to grilling is one’s imagination… and safety.
Most grills are fueled by natural gas (which is primarily composed of methane) or propane (liquified petroleum gas). Both of these gases are colorless and odorless. They’re also highly flammable. As a result, each is packaged into a safer product before reaching consumers. A chemical (ethyl mercaptan) is added to provide an odor, which enables humans to notice leaks more quickly.
Unfortunately, it’s easy to forget about these dangers when the equipment is working properly. Leaking propane caught fire and destroyed a home in Roxborough on July 17, according to West Metro Fire Rescue. Several crews from South Metro Fire Rescue responded to that incident.
Leaking propane also ruined Independence Day for five families in Centennial. That fire started at a grill on the back side of the apartment building and extended into the building’s attic. One resident was transported to a hospital for injuries and all five families were displaced.
Follow these simple tips to grill safely:
If you can’t turn off the heat or fuel, move away from the grill and call 911.
South Metro Fire Rescue’s Risk Reduction Specialists created a video with other grilling safety tips: www.facebook.com/SouthMetroPIO/videos/254979045417339/
With safety handled, you can unleash your culinary imagination.
For other safety tips, check out www.southmetro.org and South Metro Fire Rescue’s YouTube channel.
Posted July 22, 2021
Median work has begun
Work has started on the medians of TrailMark. Please remember to drive slow and careful around these LCS workers.
Photos by Phil Kinney and Ken Colaizzi. Click on any image to view full-size.
Posted July 20, 2021
Second Kids Bike Ride with Rob Donovan
Saturday, September 11 at 9:00 a.m.
Back by popular demand!! The kids of TrailMark have twisted Mr. Donovan’s arm to sponsor and lead another Kids Bike Ride through the trails of TrailMark.
Please be at the park a few minutes early. The kids bike ride starts at 9:00 am. Mr. Donovan requires helmets on all bike riders. Helmets are mandatory!
Only pedal bikes will be allowed on the bike ride. No scooters, or electric scooters permitted. This is a fun kids bike ride - not a race. Please come and enjoy an early morning bike ride with Mr. Donovan.
This bike ride is designed for kids only. However, if parents would like to join the ride, you are more than welcome and encouraged. The ride will be approximately 60-90 minutes.
Cold drinks will be provided for all bike riders at the end of the bike ride which will conclude at TrailMark Park. Please make sure all finished drinks end up in the park trash cans.
The TrailMark HOA wishes to thank Mr. Donovan for sponsoring this event and sharing his expertise and skills with the children of TrailMark.
A letter from our HOA President
July 18, 2021
Dear TrailMark Residents,
It was brought to my attention this morning that our landscaper, LCS, will be starting the scheduled median renovations on Tuesday, July 20th.
LCS will be here approximately 2 weeks renovating our medians. Please use extreme caution and decrease your speed while driving. Many LCS workers will be in the street and helping direct traffic during this time.
In the end, TrailMark’s median landscape will be getting a refreshed new look.
LCS and our entire HOA Board appreciate your patience and help with your cooperation.
Ken Colaizzi, President
Littleton, CO 80127
TrailMark's First Senior Citizen Meet and Greet
Seniors - In appreciation of World Senior Citizen's Day, come meet some of your fellow senior citizen neighbors on Sunday, August 22nd at 9:00 a.m. at Hogback Hill Park.
Secure-All Security Doors is sponsoring coffee and donuts for all attendees. Please come enjoy a donut and coffee, and get to know some of your fellow neighbors.
The TrailMark HOA hopes that senior citizens come share some of your lifelong stories with one another, and take advantage of this great opportunity to meet and greet some of your fellow neighbors.
If you consider yourself a senior citizen, then please attend. We promise, no one will be checking ID's or ages. The TrailMark HOA is pleased to approve such a great community building event.
~ VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ~
The CAC needs Volunteers to help keep our Community Beautiful
You don't have to be a horticulturalist, but rather, just someone who loves plants and growing beautiful things.
TrailMark's Common Area Committee puts that finishing touch on our Community plant life, and has a great time putting those green thumbs on our flowerbeds and greenery.
Come join us... Bring your love of plants!
Just send an email to the Common Area Committee - firstname.lastname@example.org, and say that you would like to help!
Pene and Mary marking trees and shrubs for trimming or removal. Photos by Phil Kinney.
Posted July 10, 2021
PLEASE VISIT THE VOLUNTEER PAGE
Laminating COVID-19 Vaccination Cards
If you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and in possession of your vaccination card, you may take your card to Office Depot/Office Max to get it laminated for free. You will need to have it copied first since the stamps on the card are on thermal paper and will turn black when put through the laminator. Office Depot/Office Max is offering this free service through July 25, 2021.
It generally takes about 5 minutes while you wait.
If you destroy or lose your card, you should be able to obtain a replacement through your vaccine provider.
July 4, 2021
This morning at TrailMark Park, the HOA was pleased to work alongside our Social Committee to showcase our annual 4th of July Kids Bike Parade. Thank you to the Social Committee for hitting a home run with an outstanding, festive parade. Also thank you to Secure-All Security Doors for providing Krispy Kreme Donuts, Wave the Grain Gluten-Free Donuts, and Starbucks Coffee. HOA President, Ken Colaizzi and HOA Treasurer, Phil Kinney were hard at work handing out donuts and coffee to all attendees.
The Social Committee provided a bouncy castle, face painting, and yummy Otter Pops. It was nice to see kids and parents enjoying the 4th of July like we all used to remember. The South Metro Fire Truck wasn’t able to lead the parade, so HOA President Ken Colaizzi led the Kids Bike Parade with his decorated truck. Kids were able to ride at their own pace with their beautifully decorated bicycles and scooters. We usually do two laps for the parade, but we were able to squeeze in one extra lap for the kids' sake!
All in all, the kids had the time of their lives! There were lots of donuts eaten, lots of Otter Pops eaten, lots of faces decorated, and lots of laughs! Again, thank you to our entire HOA for allowing this event to take place. Most of all, thank you to our talented Social Committee for planning such a memorable event for our TrailMark kiddos. Today was definitely a day to remember here in TrailMark on our country’s 245th birthday. Happy 4th of July to all!!
(Click on images to enlarge.)
Photos by Phil Kinney and Ken Colaizzi
7/25 - Summer Concert - Rebecca Folsom Band
5:30-7:30 pm at Hogback Hill Park
7/31 - TrailMark Night at Pirates Cove
6:30-8:30 pm at Pirates Cove
8/1 - TrailMark Monthly News Update
8/3 - National Night Out
Get outside - Meet your neighbors!
8/5 - Food Truck Thursday
5:00-7:30 pm at TrailMark Park
8/19 - Food Truck Thursday
5:00-7:30 pm at TrailMark Park
8/21 - TrailMark Movie Night
7:30 pm (dusk) at Hogback Hill Park
8/22 - Senior Citizen Meet & Greet
9:00 am at Hogback Hill Park
8/27 - Family Photo Day #3
6:00-8:00 pm in TrailMark, Sign up
8/29 - TrailMark Mini Festival
3:00-7:15 pm; 3 bands
9/7 - Garbage Pick-up Delayed to September 8th
Due to Labor Day holiday
9/9 - HOA Board Meeting
9/11 - Second Kids Bike Ride
9:00 am at TrailMark Park
9/21 - TMMD Regular Meeting
6:30 pm via Zoom; Agenda
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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FOOD TRUCK THURSDAY
Thursday, August 5th
🚐 Mac & Cheezary
🚐 Kona Ice
• ORDER AT THE TRUCK
• 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, events may be canceled. Please check trailmark.org for cancellation information.
FAMILY PHOTO DAY SERIES #3
Friday, August 27th
near the Fire Station
Sign up for ONE time slot and bring your family for one free family pose. THIS IS NOT A FULL SESSION. Please respect the photographers' time and generosity. Additional poses may be available for purchase IF TIME ALLOWS. There are 4 family slots available per 30 minute time.
Please adhere to social distancing guidelines and wait for your family to be called up by the photographer.
Please only sign up if you can commit to being there!
TRAILMARK MOVIE NIGHT
Saturday, August 21st
7:30 pm (dusk)
Hogback Hill Park
Movie TBD - Join poll here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PS6GH2F?fbclid=IwAR273aHefo7Hj-K_yNfxnC_w2UU0uXclEwtDCgzL2r7c5ZNNL0ZPyPUbVS4
SENIOR CITIZEN MEET & GREET
Sunday, August 22nd
Hogback Hill Park
Seniors - In appreciation of World Senior Citizen's Day, come meet some of your fellow senior citizen neighbors.
If you consider yourself a senior citizen, then please attend. We promise, no one will be checking ID's or ages.
SECOND KIDS BIKE RIDE WITH ROB DONOVAN
Saturday, September 11th