2024 Archives

FOOD TRUCK THURSDAY
Thursday, May 16th
5:00-7:30 pm South Field Way near TrailMark Park (map) FOOD TRUCK(S): 🚚 Smokin’ Bones BBQ https://denverbarbecuefoodtruck.com/ 🚚 Lucky Mary’s https://www.facebook.com/luckymarys/ All trucks offer walk-up ordering. If trucks offer online ordering, it will be available when service begins. 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 trailmark.org for cancellation information.

HOA BOARD MEETING
Tuesday, May 14th 6:00 pm Falcon Bluffs Middle School, 8449 South Garrison St. Agenda All are welcome.

New Shea Homes in TrailMark update at HOA Meeting May 14th
May 13, 2024 – Dear TrailMark Residents, The TrailMark HOA Board of Directors has a special guest attending tomorrow night’s HOA meeting to give us an update on the 35 new homes that are scheduled to be built in the vacant lot across from the fire station. It’s been about a year since our neighborhood has had an update, so our HOA Board invited The Pachner Company to come enlighten all of us with a current status of the new homes. The Pachner Company update will be the first item on the New Business section of the agenda at tomorrow night’s HOA meeting. Our HOA meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14th, at the Falcon Bluffs Middle School Library, 2nd Floor, located at: Falcon Bluffs Middle School 8449 S Garrison St Littleton, CO 80128 Please attend if you would like to hear the updates as to the new Shea homes that will be built in the front of TrailMark. We want to make sure all residents are notified of the update. We look forward to seeing you at our HOA meeting tomorrow night. Sincerely, Ken Colaizzi, President TrailMark HOA Littleton, CO  80127 president@trailmark.org https://www.trailmark.org
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Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday, May 11th
Please wait until Saturday to drop off your donations. Not an HOA sponsored event.

​HOA schedules Meet and Greet for TrailMark residents with City Council Member Andrea Peters
April 4, 2024 – Dear TrailMark Residents, On behalf of our HOA Board, I am pleased to announce that the TrailMark HOA Board of Directors has scheduled a Meet and Greet with Andrea Peters, our Littleton City Council Member for District 4. Andrea Peters has agreed to come visit with our TrailMark residents during a one hour meet and greet. Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 8th, 2024 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. We will be meeting on the 2nd floor in the library at Falcon Bluffs Middle School, located at 8449 S Garrison Street Littleton, CO 80128. All TrailMark residents are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be provided. A huge thank you goes out to Principal Tom Burns at Falcon Bluffs Middle School for allowing us to meet in the library that evening. We are very thankful for the accommodations that Mr. Burns extends to TrailMark. This is not an official HOA meeting, nor is it an official Littleton City Council Meeting. Periodically, City Council Members like to visit with their constituents to hear the concerns, accolades, and questions of the community. Our TrailMark HOA Board is excited to have secured this special meeting with Councilwoman Peters, so please take advantage of this great opportunity to come meet your City Council Member. Our Board tried diligently to invite Ms. Peters to one of our Tuesday HOA meetings, however, Littleton City Council meetings are also on Tuesdays, so there was a conflict. Thankfully, Councilwoman Peters has agreed to a special one hour question and answer session for TrailMark residents. Please join our HOA Board in welcoming Ms. Andrea Peters on Wednesday, May 8th, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. at Falcon Bluffs Middle School. Cordially, Ken Colaizzi, President TrailMark HOA Littleton, CO 80127 president@trailmark.org https://www.trailmark.org
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Invitation from the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
​TrailMark Neighbors, Please read the attached invitation card – Join us Friday, May 3rd – tour starts at noon, followed by a planting project in our Community Supported Agriculture fields. We will have a sneak peak of our solar garden project and you will get to chat with the experts about sustainable energy and garden produce production under solar panels. Until June 1st, we are also offering our TrailMark neighbors a discounted share option to be able to pick up weekly fresh vegetables right here at Chatfield Farms. To claim your discounted share, please email csa.waitlist@BotanicGardens.org. Lastly, we are hosting a Farm to Fork dinner under the August stars – tickets are limited, so check your newsletters soon for a chance to get two complimentary tickets! Larry Vickerman, Director of Chatfield Farms O 720-865-4337 A 8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80128 E VickermL@botanicgardens.org W botanicgardens.org
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FOOD TRUCK THURSDAY
Thursday, May 2, 2024 – All trucks offer walk-up ordering. If trucks offer online ordering, it will be available when service begins. 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 trailmark.org for cancellation information. Please check the Hand-to-Mouth food truck calendar for real-time changes and cancellation information.

Drug Take-Back Day
CANCELED – Twice a year, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office joins law enforcement agencies nationwide to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. Drug Take-Back Day allows the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction. These drugs are a potential supply source for illegal use and unacceptable public health and safety risks. The DEA holds the National Drug Take-Back events in April and October each year. The next event is on Saturday, April 27th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Sheriff’s Office will accommodate collections at Dakota Ridge High School, West Parking Lot, 13399 West Coal Mine Avenue, Littleton. Can’t make it to the event? The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has installed a safe disposal site for residents to drop off unused or expired household medications. A secure medication drop box is now available at South Precinct, 11139 Bradford Road, Littleton. Use this interactive map to find other take back locations that participate in the state program. Drop boxes are the best option for families and individuals to dispose of potentially harmful medications safely. Prescription, over-the-counter, and vitamins can be disposed of in the drop box. However, Sharps items, chemotherapy medication, and marijuana products may not be disposed of in drop boxes. Healthcare facility waste is also not permitted. Read the full article here – â€‹https://www.jeffco.us/1068/Drug-Take-Back

5K event in TrailMark to benefit Shaffer Elementary’s sister school in Kenya
Ronesa Junior School, Shaffer Elementary’s sister school in Kenya, is facing a severe water crisis due to a 4-year drought that has depleted the water levels in the aquifer. The school’s well has run dry, and two new wells drilled nearby are drawing all the available water. This has resulted in a financial burden on the school, and has put the health and well-being of students and staff at risk from water-borne diseases. Read more here. Join others on April 27th at 8 a.m. to run/walk a 5K in the TrailMark neighborhood. Parking is limited so please plan on arriving early to park on neighborhood streets and walk to the start at Hogback Hill Park. Packet pickup details will be provided to you via email one week prior to the event. There are other options offered through the registration form if you can not attend in person on Saturday, April 27th, but still want to donate to the cause. For questions please reach out to TrailMark resident Kim at R4r@gritzmaker.com. Information: https://givebutter.com/run4ronesa​ Not an HOA sponsored event.

Power outage updates
​UPDATE SUNDAY, APRIL 7th: 9:00 pm – The power has been restored throughout TrailMark. PLEASE NOTE: You can check the status of your electric outage by texting STAT to 98936. Please do not contact the HOA with questions about the power outage. Xcel is not sharing any extra information with the HOA than is being shared with the general public. Updates from Xcel and an interactive map may be found here. https://co.my.xcelenergy.com/s/outage-safety/update. More information https://co.my.xcelenergy.com/s/outage-safety​.​
​Posted April 7, 2024

Electricity may be cut at 3:00 today
​Saturday, April 6th – Xcel Energy Prepares for Increased Fire Risks, Outages and Limited Public Safety Power Shutoffs https://co.my.xcelenergy.com/s/outage-safety/update. From South Metro Fire Rescue https://www.facebook.com/SouthMetroPIO. With the scheduled power shutoff to portions of South Metro’s District in northwestern Douglas County including Solstice and Sterling Ranch, we have a few safety recommendations. Oxygen dependent people should be prepared with enough spare bottles to last through Sunday, or consider staying with family, friends or in a hotel outside of the planned outage area. SMFR is only equipped to provide oxygen for medical emergencies and your regular provider should be contacted for non-emergent needs. Smoke alarms may start intermittently chirping because their back up batteries are low. If this happens, the batteries should be replaced. Please do not use a gas stove to heat your home and do not use outdoor stoves indoors for heating or cooking. If using a generator, keep it outside in a well ventilated area away from windows. Xcel Energy Colorado provided this map. Customers within the black polygon will lose electricity beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday.

FOOD TRUCK THURSDAY
Thursday, April 4th, 5:00-7:30 pm, S Field Way by TrailMark Park. FOOD TRUCKS: Dude Bro TacoLucky Mary’s. If you plan on eating near the food trucks, please bring your own chairs. The playground, benches and pavilion are fenced off due to construction. All trucks offer walk-up ordering. If trucks offer online ordering, it will be available when service begins. 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 trailmark.org for cancellation information. Please check the Hand-to-Mouth food truck calendar for real-time changes and cancellation information.

Fence Work in Filing 2
TrailMark’s annual fence work will be completed later this springtime. Fence repairs and paint for the 2024 rotation is in Filing 2. Please be mindful when contractors are operating in the area. Also, please have all landscaping overgrowth cleaned up to ensure a proper service to the fencing. Lastly, please think of your pets when brief access to the fence posts are to be replaced.
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Republic Services Update: No delay April 2nd
Tuesday, April 2nd is a regular garbage and recycling pick-up day. No delay due to the Easter holiday.

HOA ASSESSMENTS DUE APRIL 1st
The quarterly assessment for April 1st is $165. More information can be found on our Pay Assessment Fees page. If you have any questions, please contact Westwind Management Group.

​TrailMark Monthly Newsletter
The April issue of the TRAILMARK NEWSLETTER has been emailed out to the TrailMark community. It can be viewed online at: https://www.trailmark.org/newsletter/. If you didn’t receive your email copy, please sign up here to join the email list: https://www.trailmark.org/email-sign-up/. If you are signed up and still did not receive your issue, please email the communications committee at: communications@trailmark.org

Easter Egg Hunt was a smashing success
March 30, 2024 – Dear TrailMark Residents, One of the joys of being your HOA President is working with our HOA Board and Social Committee to volunteer at our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Hundreds of kids came out, and many parents, to hunt for 2,000 Easter Eggs and take some selfies with the Easter Bunny. By the way, all 3 golden eggs were found! Two of the golden eggs had a Starbucks gift card, and one golden egg had a grand prize of a custom gift basket from our local Starbucks at Chatfield and Wadsworth. A huge thank you to the Starbucks at Chatfield and Wadsworth for donating all the coffee and lemonade. All the extra coffee went to our local fire station #19. I provided the donuts and Easter eggs as a special token of my appreciation for all of the outstanding neighbors who make TrailMark such a special neighborhood. Events like this bring our community together so we can call it HOME. Thank you all for coming out to our annual Easter Egg Hunt. On behalf of the entire Board, may you and your family enjoy a very special Easter! Happy Easter, Ken Colaizzi, President TrailMark HOA Littleton, CO  80127 president@trailmark.org https://www.trailmark.org

EASTER EGG HUNT
​Saturday, March 30th, 9:00 am, Hogback Hill Park in TrailMark. All ages welcome! Bring your kiddos and their Easter baskets. See the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs! 3 eggs will be special surprise eggs! For those who come around 8:15 to 8:30 a.m., there will be free donuts and coffee to enjoy. Take your family’s photo with the Easter Bunny either before or after the Easter Egg Hunt. Special thanks to Secure-All Security Doors for providing the filled Easter eggs and donuts. We are in need of volunteers to help set up the event, maintain the food and drink stations, and help with cleanup. Please reach out to social@trailmark.org to volunteer.

Save the date: Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 30th
Call for Easter Bunny Helpers – Looking to meet your neighbors and help the Easter Bunny spread good cheer? Have we got the event for you! The Easter Bunny needs helpers to hide prefilled Easter eggs on March 30th. This is the perfect opportunity for Scout troops needing to earn service merit badges, families teaching kids how to serve their community, or simply an excuse to be front and center to see the arrival of a very special bunny! If hiding eggs is not for you, there are other easy tasks that need to be done to once again create memories that will last a lifetime. Reach out to the social committee at social@trailmark.org.

HOA President receives special phone call from the Easter Bunny
​March 23, 2024 – Dear TrailMark Residents, For those of you who have children, you may want to read this special announcement to your kids. This morning I received a very special phone call from the Easter Bunny!!  I was told that the Easter Bunny will be making a surprise appearance in TrailMark, at Hogback Hill Park, on Saturday, March 30th at 9:00 a.m. The Easter Bunny said that there will be 2,003 eggs covering the soccer field. 2,000 of the eggs will be candy filled eggs. 3 eggs will be special surprise eggs that will be hidden within the 2,000 eggs. WOW, won’t this year’s Easter Egg Hunt be fun? Families, please make sure your child has their own Easter Basket to round up all the eggs from the soccer field. Social Committee members will be on hand coordinating the Easter Egg Hunt to start at 9:00 a.m. sharp for kids of all ages. The Easter Bunny also reminded me that kids may not hunt for Easter Eggs prior to 9:00 a.m. For those of you who come around 8:15 to 8:30 a.m., there will be free donuts and coffee to enjoy. The Easter Bunny told me that you are welcome to take your family’s photo with the Easter Bunny either before or after the Easter Egg Hunt. â€‹Please mark your calendars for Saturday, March 30th at 9:00 a.m. sharp for our TrailMark Easter Egg Hunt. 7 more sleeps until the Easter Bunny visits TrailMark – this is going to be so much fun! “Hoppy” Easter, Ken Colaizzi, President, TrailMark HOA, Littleton, CO 80127, president@trailmark.orghttps://www.trailmark.org

TrailMark Park Construction Update
March 22, 2024 – Good morning Ken, My name is Will Barringer, and I am the planner who will be managing the TrailMark Park Improvement Project on behalf of South Suburban. I wanted to provide you with an update on where we are in the design/construction process and the best way TrailMark residents can access information. South Suburban has completed the design and bidding phases of the project and have now moved into the construction phase. South Suburban has awarded a construction contract to Sabell’s Civil and Landscape to complete the project. The contractor (SCL) is scheduled to begin mobilizing the first week of April and have the project completed by the end of the summer. We are hoping to open sections of the park before then; however, the shelter is a 24-week lead item and will be installed last. South Suburban is also in the process of replacing the entire irrigation system within the park. The design is anticipated to be complete late spring and construction will begin mid-summer. We are hoping to integrate the playground construction project with irrigation project; however, it may be that the playground project is completed without sod having been installed. If this is the case, the areas intended to be sodded as part of the playground project would either receive erosion control blankets or hydro mulched until the irrigation system replacement project has been completed. Once the irrigation system replacement project is complete, those areas adjacent to the playground would then receive sod. You are welcome to utilize the attached pdf in your upcoming April newsletter; however, the best way for the TrailMark community to stay up to date with the construction progress will be by accessing our Game Plan website. I have included a link below to the TrailMark Improvement Project page. The QR code located in the bottom right corner of the Construction Sign pdf will also take you to the webpage. TrailMark Park Improvement Project Game Plan page link: https://gameplan.ssprd.org/trailmark-park-playground-improvements Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information. Thank you, Will Barringer, Park Planner II, South Suburban Parks and Recreation, 4810 E County Line Rd, Littleton, CO 80126, ssprd.org, 303.483.7024

New Landscaping Allowances Policy for TrailMark residents
March 20, 2024 – Dear TrailMark Residents, In the last two years, the Colorado state legislature has adopted new laws regarding landscaping in HOA communities. Our Design Review Committee (DRC) has always followed our covenants while reviewing homeowner’s requests to re-landscape their properties. To keep our policies current with the new state laws, our legal team advised the TrailMark HOA Board to update our Landscape Policy. As of March 20th, 2024, the TrailMark HOA Board has unanimously approved and adopted the new Landscaping Allowances Policy for all TrailMark homeowners when choosing to re-landscape their properties. All landscape projects need to be approved by the DRC by filling out a DRC Home Improvement Request Form (https://www.trailmark.org/uploads/1/4/2/0/142002170/hoa_home_improvement_request_yd_access_202303.pdf). Below is a copy of the new Landscaping Allowances Policy for TrailMark. Westwind Management Group will be sending copies of this newly adopted policy to all homeowners as this will now be enforceable from March 20th, 2024 forward. For clarification, this Landscaping Allowances Policy only pertains to the 659 single family homes, and not residents in Star Canyon. The Star Canyon patio homes and condos have their covenants governed by a separate HOA. Again, a big thank you goes out to our volunteers on the DRC Committee as they work hard preserving the look of our neighborhood, while balancing the new state laws that get interwoven into their volunteer duties. If any further questions arise regarding this newly adopted Landscaping Allowances Policy, then please email the board a, TrailMark HOA, Littleton, CO  80127 president@trailmark.org https://www.trailmark.org Landscaping Allowances Policy

TRAILMARK METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
TUESDAY, March 19, 2024. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the TrailMark Metropolitan District (the “District”) Town of Littleton, County of Jefferson, State of Colorado, will hold a regular meeting at 6:30 P.M. on March 19, 2024 at 8490 W TrailMark Pkwy, Littleton, CO 80127, also know as South Metro Fire Station 19. For the purpose of conducting such business as may come before the Board.  â€‹The meeting is open to the public. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS TRAILMARK METROPOLITAN DISTRICT. By:  /s/ COMMUNITY RESOURCE SERVICES OF COLORADO. Agenda

WELCOME, NEW RESIDENTS!
​There is a web page that welcomes TrailMark’s incoming residents and offers essential information for a smooth transition. View it here – https://www.trailmark.org/new-residents/
Posted March 15, 2024

HOA Snow Removal coming soon
March 15, 2024 – Dear TrailMark Residents, This afternoon, I received a phone call from Troy, one of the owners at LCS, which is our snow removal company. Unfortunately, the main person at LCS, who coordinates all of the calls and work orders for their snow removal, was rushed to the emergency room during this nasty storm yesterday. Troy apologized and said he was making personal phone calls to all of his HOA clients letting them know that no one has been forgotten. Troy expects his crew to be in TrailMark later today or tomorrow to clear all of our snow on the HOA portions. Troy’s employee is going to be ok and is recovering. I thanked Troy for the update and wished a speedy recovery to his employee. Thank you all in advance for your understanding during this difficult time for LCS. Many thanks, Ken Colaizzi, President, TrailMark HOA, Littleton, CO  80127, president@trailmark.orghttps://www.trailmark.org

Many Home Improvement Requests require a Property Plot Plan
​Many DRC (Design Review Committee) requests such as fence replacement/repair/painting, landscaping plans, driveway/walkway installation/replacement, etc., require a property plot plan. To assist the DRC with these reviews, detail your improvement on the plan including dimensions of the improvement. Improvements such as decks, patios, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, must also include the distance from the improvement to the side and rear property lines. Per the City of Littleton, plot plans for TrailMark addresses are available, over the counter, at the Building Department, 2255 W. Berry Ave., Littleton, CO 80120. (303) 795-3751. Hand-drawn plot plans are also accepted. All plot plans must be legible, easy to read, and well documented of the proposed improvement, including accurate dimensions.
Posted March 14, 2024

Board appoints David Soule to TrailMark HOA Board of Directors
​March 13, 2024 – Dear TrailMark Residents, At the HOA Meeting on March 12th, 2024, the Board discussed Vice President Carole Brooks’ recent resignation as she has recently had to relocate outside of TrailMark. The Board thanked and praised all of the contributions and improvements that Carole Brooks brought to the Board during her Vice Presidency. The Board and TrailMark will miss Carole and her leadership. All of us in TrailMark wish Carole and her husband Paul good luck in their new home. Since Carole’s position was vacant, the Board had the option of leaving the position vacant or appointing a new board member. The Board unanimously approved appointing resident David Soule, a U.S. Navy Veteran, as the newest member of the TrailMark HOA Board. David attends all of our HOA meetings and graciously accepted our appointment. Thank you David! The Board acknowledged that it’s nice to have strong leaders who are eager to jump in, roll up their sleeves and help our community. David has previously been on an HOA Board in another community, and he also continues to volunteer with Jeffco Open Space. David even helped the TrailMark HOA in the meeting last night with an issue with Jeffco Open Space – he’s already tackling his volunteer work for TrailMark! In appointing David to the TrailMark HOA Board, the board members chose to juggle some positions within the Board. The parentheses after each board member’s name indicate when that board member’s term expires in November of that specified year. Your current board members and their positions are: â€‹Ken Colaizzi, President (2025), Arwen Vaughan, Vice President (2025), Tonya Sloan, Secretary (2024), Phil Kinney, Treasurer (2024), David Soule, Member at Large (2024). TrailMark residents, please help me pay tribute to Carole Brooks for a job well done as she exceeded our expectations, and also extend a friendly welcome and salute to our newest Board Member, David Soule. Our Board is excited to keep moving forward on improving TrailMark for all of us. Sincerely, Ken Colaizzi, President, TrailMark HOA, Littleton, CO  80127, president@trailmark.orghttps://www.trailmark.org

Permanent Light policy and Dangerous Dogs policy
adopted by the TrailMark HOA Board effective March 12, 2024. March 13, 2024 – Dear TrailMark Residents,Last night at the March 12th, 2024 HOA meeting, the Board adopted and executed two new policies for residents in TrailMark. Both of these policies are effective and enforceable as of March 12th, 2024. Westwind Management Group has assured the Board and residents attending the meeting last night that copies of these new policies will be mailed to all residents.The Board adopted and approved a Permanent Light Policy which will prohibit any type of permanent decorative or other special lighting to be installed on a home’s trim, roofline, soffit, or fascia of TrailMark homes. The Board also adopted and approved a Dangerous Dogs Policy, which mirrors the Colorado State Statute, Section 18-9-204.5, which prohibits Dangerous Dogs.In this article, we are including links to both new policies so that homeowners are aware of them. For transparency, our HOA legal team reviewed both policies and approved the legality and enforcement of both policies as well.The Board wishes to thank our DRC volunteer committee members for spending an enormous amount of time and research in developing and implementing the now Permanent Light Policy. As mentioned at the meeting, the Board has a fiduciary duty to preserve our community and the property values, and is happy to say that residents will not have to come home to homes that have permanent lights on 365 days a year as this type of lighting is strictly prohibited. Thank you DRC members.The Board also wishes to thank Western Law for their guidance and expertise in developing our Dangerous Dog Policy to help keep all of our residents safe. This policy is also being used in other Colorado HOA’s as well. Please understand this policy doesn’t specifically name certain breeds of dogs as we all understand that every type of dog can be dangerous if not trained correctly. This policy has been adopted to hold dog owners accountable and responsible for keeping your dog safe to others within the neighborhood, and also protects the Board from any type of legal action in the event of a dangerous dog incident.Thank you,Ken Colaizzi, President, TrailMark HOA, Littleton, CO  80127, president@trailmark.orghttps://www.trailmark.org. Permanent Light Policy – https://www.trailmark.org/uploads/1/4/2/0/142002170/permanentoutdoorlightingpolicy_20240312.pdf, Dangerous Dogs Policy – https://www.trailmark.org/uploads/1/4/2/0/142002170/dangerousdogspolicy_20240312.pdf

HOA BOARD MEETING
Tuesday, March 12th, 6:00 pm. Falcon Bluffs Middle School, 8449 South Garrison St. Agenda. All are welcome.

Board works with Westwind on corrective actions for Security Camera and Seasonal Wreath violation notices
March 7, 2024 – Dear TrailMark Residents, Last week, we reported to you that Westwind Management had mistakenly sent out some courtesy violation notices to some homeowners regarding the installation of security cameras. Initially, our Board found out about these as homeowners began to contact the Board regarding these mistakes. I personally went and met with four of these homeowners who were affected by this issue. I assured each of them that our Board would make sure that these courtesy violation notices would be quickly corrected by Westwind. On Thursday, February 29th, the Board also found out through a few homeowners emailing the Board, that some other residents received courtesy notices of violation regarding seasonal wreaths on their front doors. Again, I personally met with two of these affected homeowners to witness one wreath was a Valentine’s Day wreath and one was an Easter wreath. Both of these residents were still in the window of the noted holidays, and neither was in violation per our guidelines. Late evening on Thursday, February 29th, I had a very long phone conversation with the Chief Operating Officer at Westwind and explained that our Board needed all of the security camera notices and seasonal wreath notices immediately corrected for our affected residents. The Board also asked for each affected homeowner to be contacted by Westwind with an email and/or letter explaining that the mistake had been corrected and no further action was required. On Monday, March 4th, I had a conversation with Brian TerHark, the owner of Westwind, regarding this mistake in sending out notices that were in fact not violations. On behalf of every resident, I asked for Westwind to mail a community wide apology and for Westwind to pay for the mailing. Brian not only agreed, but he took full ownership and emphasized that Westwind would quickly correct this matter. Brian deeply apologized and said that his company will not only notify the affected residents with a letter and/or email to be mailed to their homes, but would also send a letter and/or email to all 799 homes apologizing for their mistake. Brian also assured me that Westwind would meet with their entire covenant compliance team to make sure a mistake like this wouldn’t happen again. At noon today, I had a meeting with Westwind Management and learned that the apology letters will be mailed and/or emailed within the next two days. All residents who received security camera and/or wreath violation notices have been resolved and will not receive any fines. In the future, if any question should arise regarding a notice that you receive from Westwind, please email them at TrailMark@westwindmanagement.com, or call Westwind at 720-756-3187.  Westwind will quickly take care of any concerns or issues once they are reported. Again, thank you all for your patience in letting your Board work with Westwind in correcting these issues. Please watch your mailboxes and/or email in the days to come for the apology letter being sent from Westwind Management. Sincerely, Ken Colaizzi, President, TrailMark HOA, Littleton, CO  80127, president@trailmark.orghttps://www.trailmark.org

​Happy 79th Birthday to HOA Treasurer Phil, aka “Money Man”
​March 4, 2024 – Dear Phil, All of us in TrailMark would like to help celebrate your last birthday in the 70’s today, as you hit the big 79! We all appreciate the hard work and dedication that you volunteer on a daily basis as our HOA Treasurer. You are very good at being the HOA Treasurer, that’s why our Board has nicknamed you, “Money Man.” From all 799 homes in TrailMark, we hope you can relax and enjoy your 79th birthday today. Thank you for being the outstanding man that you are – we’re all lucky to know you and call you our neighbor. Happy Birthday, Ken Colaizzi, President, TrailMark HOA, Littleton, CO  80127, president@trailmark.orghttps://www.trailmark.org

A Letter from the HOA President regarding Security Camera Violation Notices
February 29, 2024 – Dear TrailMark Residents, Yesterday afternoon the HOA Board was made aware of a handful of residents who recently received a courtesy violation notice from Westwind Management pertaining to security cameras installed on your home. These notices were received at the end of February 2024. This is clearly a mistake and the Board has ordered Westwind to close each of those security camera notices and inform each homeowner that no further action is required. Installing security cameras on your home is one of the only items allowed without DRC approval. All other improvements to your home do require written DRC approval prior to beginning the improvement. DRC Approval is Not Required for these Routine Maintenance/Repair items â€‹If you received one of these security camera notices please email trailmark@westwindmanagement.com and politely ask them to withdraw the violation due to our TrailMark guidelines. Please know that the Board wants to assure all residents that we will work cooperatively with Westwind to make sure none of the security camera courtesy violation notices will receive any fines and will be corrected. Westwind Management will begin correcting each of these today. Again, we apologize for the mistake that went out from Westwind regarding security cameras. Thank you, Ken Colaizzi, President, TrailMark HOA, Littleton, CO 80127, president@trailmark.orghttps://www.trailmark.org

Garage Sale Sponsorship awarded
​Good News TrailMark, After reviewing the submitted applications for the 2024 Garage Sale Sponsorship, the TrailMark HOA Board has awarded this year’s sponsorship to Lori Ross. Congratulations, Lori Ross!! The Garage Sale will be Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th, 2024. Please watch www.trailmark.org for more details to come. Sincerely, Ken Colaizzi, President, TrailMark HOA, Littleton, CO  80127, president@trailmark.org, https://www.trailmark.org/​
Posted February 29, 2024

2024 TRAILMARK ANNUAL GARAGE SALE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY
The 2024 TrailMark Annual Garage Sale event is scheduled June 7th & 8th, 2024. Sponsorship applications are due to the HOA Board not later than 5:00 pm, February 28th, 2024. Applications must be submitted to board@trailmark.org. Applications arriving after 5:00 pm, February 28th, 2024, or submitted to other email addresses, will not be considered. The HOA Board will award the Garage Sale sponsorship on or around March 1st, 2024, and will publish the award in the TrailMark news outlets. As mentioned in the Proposed Social/Community Event form, solicitations/endorsements supporting the event and/or the sponsor are not needed. Thank you, TrailMark HOA Board of Directors. Sponsorship Application (removed)

Republic Services Update: No delay February 20th
Tuesday, February 20th is a regular garbage and recycling pick-up day. No delay due to the Presidents Day holiday.

​Please report speeding in TrailMark to Littleton Police
​February 19, 2024 – Dear TrailMark Residents, Several residents have been complaining of teenagers speeding throughout TrailMark. Specifically, the speeding seems to be concentrated in the main arteries of TrailMark which include TrailMark Parkway, West Baden Drive, and South Johnson Street. We live in a very active community full of joggers, walkers, runners, bikers, and kids playing outside in the streets. Speeding through our neighborhood is extremely dangerous and we do not want to see anyone get hit or injured by a speeder. This kind of erratic driving is unacceptable! If you have a teenage driver, please have a discussion with him or her about safe and acceptable driving habits throughout our neighborhood. Encouraging your teenage driver to drive under the 30 mph speed limit would be a proactive way to keep your new driver safe and also keep fellow residents and wildlife safe. Littleton Police has fielded several speeding complaints here in TrailMark over the past six weeks. The posted speed limit is 30 mph in TrailMark and sometimes that feels too fast, especially with our eleven cross walks. Please slow down. If you observe, or witness a speeding car here in TrailMark, please report to Littleton Police at 303-794-1551. This is a community plea for neighbors to help save our neighborhood from becoming a race track. Enough is enough, our neighborhood will band together and report the speeders. The HOA Board has posted articles about speeding in the past. For the safety of all of us in TrailMark, please slow down, be a respectful driver, and quit speeding. We all want to make it home safely, and we can all do it without speeding. We appreciate your cooperation. Sincerely, Ken Colaizzi, President, TrailMark HOA, Littleton, CO  80127, president@trailmark.orghttps://www.trailmark.org

Friendly Reminder about Holiday Decorations
All exterior holiday decorations and lights utilized as season displays must be removed and properly stored by February 1, 2024.

Deer Creek Canyon Park/Hildebrand Ranch Park Trail Closure
The entirety of Black Bear Trail, which connects Deer Creek Canyon Park and Hildebrand Ranch Park, is closed from February 1 through July 31 to protect nesting birds of prey. More info.

What are your priorities for parks, open space, and trails improvements in Littleton? TAKE THE SURVEY! Root & Renew Survey​ â€‹(TrailMark is in District IV)
​Posted February 1, 2024​

A gentle reminder, Jefferson County has animal control laws in place to protect public health and safety. Please demonstrate responsible pet ownership.
Posted February 1, 2024

Fire Hydrants need clearance
To those who have fire hydrants in their yards… After a heavy snowstorm, fire hydrants throughout the neighborhood should be cleared 3 ft. around, so that if needed, firefighters wouldn’t have to spend time digging out before connecting their hoses. In an emergency, every second counts.
Posted February 1, 2024

Reminder: Snow and ice are required to be removed from sidewalks within a reasonable time after a snowfall.
Littleton, CO City Code and Charter
Posted February 1, 2024

TrailMark Monthly Newsletter
​The February issue of the TRAILMARK NEWSLETTER has been emailed out to the TrailMark community. It can be viewed online at: https://trailmark.org/newsletter/. If you didn’t receive your email copy, please sign up here to join the email list: 
​https://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: communications@trailmark.org

Christmas Tree drop-off
The following information was posted in TrailMark’s December 2022 newsletter and is subject to change. Again this year, Jefferson County Road & Bridge will be taking real Christmas trees for disposal. Here are the specifics: REAL CHRISTMAS TREES ONLY. Please, NO other materials or vegetation. Jefferson County residents ONLY. December 26th to the end of January. KINDLY NOTE: The Christmas trees must be CLEAN, and clear of anything that was not part of the natural tree. NO ornaments, tinsel, lights, bows, garlands, string, etc….. In other words, no attached items of any type – Just a clean tree. LOCATION/DIRECTIONS – 9509 W. Ute Ave., Littleton – Head south on Kipling Parkway Go under C-470 In one block, Kipling dead-ends into Ute Ave. Take a left. Head east on Ute Ave. (Google maps may say “Garrison.”) The gated entrance is immediately on the left, off Ute/Garrison.  Turn left/north, into the driveway. The Christmas tree drop-off location is immediately on your right/east (see photo), behind the “NO Dumping $1000 Fine” sign. (Please note: There is a fine if you dump anything other than a real Christmas tree). Clean, Real Christmas Trees ONLY. THANK YOU.
Posted through January 31, 2024

Westwind announces new Association Business Manager
January 30, 2024 – Dear TrailMark Homeowners Association Community Member, We are very pleased and excited to announce that Roxanne Chaparro will be taking over as the Association Business Manager for the TrailMark community, effective immediately. Roxanne has exceptional experience in our industry and many years serving community association clients. We know she will be a great asset to the community and will continue to work with your Board of Directors to provide the highest level of service. The community’s client experience team will remain the same which includes your Community Administrator Liana Way and Accounting Representative Anais Torres. For any needs you may have as a homeowner or resident, please login to your owner portal to submit online, or send an email to TrailMark@westwindmanagement.com or call 720-756-3187. Thank you! Westwind Management Group, LLC, 27 Inverness Drive East, Englewood, CO 80112, 303-369-1800 Phone, 303-369-0007 Fax, www.westwindmanagement.com

Social Events Sponsors and Donors Needed 
by Carole Brooks – This year your Social Committee needs sponsors and donors to ensure that every fun event on the calendar is a great success! This summer we are hoping for the return of 3 concerts. No donation is too small. Please fill out the TrailMark Sponsorship Application, or if you’d prefer a paper copy please email trailmark@westwindmanagement.com and we will drop it by your home. Too busy for all that? Great! Contact us and we’ll personally come by to collect a check; please make sure to write “social events” on the memo line. 
​Posted January 30, 2024

Root & Renew Littleton’s Parks, Open Space & Trails Vision Plan (POST)
Community Meeting (virtual) – Thursday, January 25th, 5:30-6:30 pm. The previous City of Littleton Parks, Open Space, and Trails Master Plan was completed in 2016. Root & Renew is being undertaken to ensure that current population needs, which have shifted since 2016, as well as trends in parks and recreation (for example, a desire for more participation in outdoor adventure and alternative sports) are being met. 

HOLIDAY TAKE-DOWN
Sunday, January 21st, 10:00 am. TrailMark shed. Meet at the shed to the west of the fire station to help the CAC take down our wonderful Holiday decorations at the TrailMark entrance.

​Friendly Reminder From the HOA
​January 20, 2024 – Dear TrailMark Residents, The TrailMark HOA Board wanted to send each of you a friendly reminder regarding two time sensitive matters. First, all Quarter-one HOA assessments are due by January 30, 2024. Please remember the new quarterly assessment amount is $165, and no longer $135. If you accidentally mailed in only $135, then you still have ten more days to send in the additional $30 and avoid late fees. Our Board does not want to see anyone charged with late fees – so please make sure your $165 Quarter-one assessment is paid in full and on time. For additional help or guidance on paying your dues on time, please email trailmark@westwindmanagement.com. Secondly, the TrailMark HOA Board is sending a final friendly reminder to please unplug and remove all holiday lights and decorations by February 1st, 2024. Any holiday lights and displays that remain lit, or that remain in yards after February 1st, will be subject to our Covenant Enforcement policy. Again, we want to make sure all residents are aware of these sensitive deadlines. On behalf of our Board, please enjoy the weekend with your family and stay warm. Sincerely, Ken Colaizzi, President, TrailMark HOA, Littleton, CO  80127, president@trailmark.orghttps://www.trailmark.org

Exterior Home Improvement Projects
From the Design Review Committee (DRC) – HOMEOWNERS: Now is the perfect time to consider your spring and summer exterior home improvement projects – decks/patios, landscaping, painting, roofing, windows, driveways/walkways, etc.  As a gentle reminder, per Article 4 of TrailMark’s Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, Design Review Committee (DRC) review and approval is required for exterior property improvements, prior to project initiation.  Please submit your completed Home Improvement Request Form and all project planning documents to trailmark@westwindmanagement.com, or mail to: TrailMark Homeowners Association, Inc. c/o Westwind Management Group, LLC, 27 Inverness Drive East, Englewood, CO  80112. The DRC reviews requests the 1st and 3rd week of every month. To ensure that your project receives a timely review, complete requests must be received not later than 12:00 Noon the Friday prior to a scheduled DRC review week. Find the required forms, guidance, and contact information on the HOA website: trailmark.org/hoa-documents-forms/. TrailMark’s Philosophy: In accordance with our CCRs and TrailMark Design Guidelines, TrailMark’s planning and design philosophy is to maintain a consistent, quality design expression by maintaining the original high prairie and foothills environment.  By adhering to this philosophy, your request will receive a more expeditious review and approval. Worth Repeating: All exterior property improvements require DRC Review and approval.  The only exception is routine home maintenance/repairs that do not require DRC submission.  Review the list at repairs_not_requiring_drc_review.pdf (trailmark.org). The DRC reviews homeowner requests the 1st & 3rd week of each month.  Please ensure that your request is received by the management company the Friday prior to the DRC review week, so your complete request can be reviewed without delay. If you have any questions about the process and/or specific improvements, please send them to designreview@trailmark.org. Thank you. TrailMark Design Review Committee (DRC), TrailMark Homeowner’s Association (HOA), designreview@trailmark.orgtrailmark.org/hoa-documents-forms/.
Posted January 17, 2024

Social Committee 2024 News
by TrailMark HOA Vice President Carole Brooks – It’s a new year and that means your TrailMark Social Committee has been hard at work planning incredible events! We have a lofty goal of bringing back 3 Summer Concerts! The dates are on the trailmark.org calendar as well as on the social committee page. These events you know and love will need volunteers, individual and commercial sponsorship. Be on the lookout for donation opportunities! In the meantime, anyone wanting to contribute financially can contact TrailMark@westwindmanagement.com. All donations are tax deductible.
​Posted January 16, 2024

Republic Services Update
Republic is currently in the neighborhood! Updated Wednesday afternoon. Posted Tuesday evening: It’s time to bring your garbage and recycling bins inside. If your recycling was not picked up, please put your bin back out tomorrow morning at 7:00 am. Posted Tuesday morning: The recycling truck has broken down. Please leave both your trash and recycling at the curb until 7:00 pm. There is a chance that Republic will be able to pick up recycling today. If your recycling is not picked up by 7:00 tonight, please bring your recycle bin inside and put it back out tomorrow.
Posted January 16, 2024

​TRAILMARK METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING

TMMD Meeting location changed to Zoom online meeting TUESDAY, January 16, 2024 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Trailmark Metropolitan District (the “District”) Town of Littleton, County of Jefferson State of Colorado, will hold a regular  meeting at 6:30 P.M. on, January 16, 2024 via zoom. Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88692547025?pwd=dkbbcqbtdaIvKLeae7a6vOZNWn7krB.1 Meeting ID: 886 9254 7025 Dial by your location +1 720 707 2699 US (Denver) f​or the purpose of conducting such business as may come before the Board. The meeting is open to the public. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS TRAILMARK METROPOLITAN DISTRICT By: /s/ COMMUNITY RESOURCE SERVICES OF COLORADO. Agenda​

TMMD REGULAR MEETING
Tuesday, January 16th 6:30 pm Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88692547025?pwd=dkbbcqbtdaIvKLeae7a6vOZNWn7krB.1Agenda

Republic Services Update: No delay January 16th
Tuesday, January 16th is a regular garbage and recycling pick-up day. No delay due to the MLK Day holiday.

Garbage & Recycling with Republic Services
​Updated Garbage and Recycling list. This flyer replaces the previously published version. Click on the image for a printable PDF.
Posted January 15, 2024

SeeClickFix
Does something in our public areas need attention? Report potholes, graffiti, street lights out, and more on Littleton’s SeeClickFix web portal.
Posted January 12, 2024

Meeting Minutes from September 12, 2023
​Regular HOA Meeting Minutes are approved at the following regular HOA meeting, and therefore posted two to four months after the meeting. Annual minutes get approved during each annual meeting so it seems like it’s missing, but will be posted after the next annual meeting. September 12, 2023 Minutes
Posted January 9, 2024

​The HOA Board Meeting has a NEW LOCATION!​
Falcon Bluffs Middle School, 8449 South Garrison St. Tuesday, January 9th, 6:00 pm. Agenda. All are welcome.

HOA Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 9th, 6:00 pm. NEW LOCATION! Falcon Bluffs Middle School, 8449 South Garrison St. Agenda. All are welcome.

Permanent Outdoor String Lighting standard being proposed to HOA Board
​In response to homeowner inquiries regarding the installation of permanent outdoor lighting that is mounted along the home’s roofline, trim, soffit, or fascia, the Design Review Committee (DRC) conducted research on these systems, performed site visits in surrounding neighborhoods, and discussed the issue extensively. The following draft standard was developed and is being proposed to the HOA Board for their comment and decision. Permanent Outdoor String Lighting – The goal of the design standards is to balance homeowners’ enjoyment and improvement of their properties while considering the impact of those improvements on neighbors, the environment, and wildlife. TrailMark’s design is consistent quality and design expression throughout TrailMark’s boundaries. It is reflective of the original high prairie and foothills environment through a distinctive native prairie landscape design. Thus, our desired design is to be compatible with each other and with TrailMark’s unique setting, while avoiding adverse effects on neighbors, wildlife, and the natural environment. Definition: Permanent string lights:  Permanently installed lighting that consists of bulbs or lights permanently mounted on a home’s trim, roofline, soffit, or fascia, whether face-mounted, accent-mounted, or under-mounted, and whether used for holiday lighting, string lighting, wall-wash lighting, accent lighting, security lighting, or any other purpose. Permanent string lights, as defined above, are not permitted in TrailMark. Any outdoor lighting other than temporarily installed holiday lighting, regardless of type or use, requires DRC approval prior to installation. DRC approval for any outdoor lighting is conditional. If at any time outdoor lighting, even if previously approved by the DRC or HOA Board, becomes a nuisance to neighbors or otherwise detracts from TrailMark’s consistent quality or design expression, the DRC and/or the HOA Board may rescind approval, in whole or in part, and require removal or modification of the outdoor lighting.
Posted January 8, 2024

​HOA 101
Wednesday, January 3rd, 4:00-6:30 pm. Location in TrailMark – Please RSVP for address: TrailMark@westwindmanagement.com. Whether you’re new to the neighborhood or have lived here 20+ years, members of the TrailMark HOA will be on hand to assist homeowners with navigating paying quarterly assessments, understanding how to submit project applications to the Design Review Committee (DRC), and answering general questions. Feel free to bring your laptop if you’d like technology help in setting up your online HOA account. This is not an official HOA board event. It is our goal to provide these HOA 101 events on a quarterly basis. Light refreshments will be provided.  

Garbage & Recycling delayed to January 3rd
Garbage and recycling pick-up is delayed from Tuesday, January 2nd to Wednesday, January 3rd due to the New Year’s Day holiday.

HOA Assessments are due January 1st
The NEW quarterly assessment for January 1st is $165. Payments received after January 30th accrue late fees. More information can be found on our Pay Assessment Fees page. If you have any questions, please contact Westwind Management Group.

TrailMark Monthly Newsletter
​The January issue of the TRAILMARK NEWSLETTER has been emailed out to the TrailMark community. It can be viewed online at: https://trailmark.org/newsletter/. If you didn’t receive your email copy, please sign up here to join the email list: 
​https://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: communications@trailmark.org

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