Alpine Waste Automated Sustainability Report for TrailMark - October 2018
Posted November 14, 2018
The Littleton Leadership Academy
The City of Littleton has reached out to TrailMark residents, looking for good candidates to apply to the 2019 Littleton Leadership Academy. The Academy offers an in-depth study to understand how the City of Littleton and its major partners work together. It is a great opportunity for TrailMark residents to get more involved in Littleton civic issues and to hone leadership skills. Applications are open for the 2019 Littleton Leadership Academy, a community supported non-profit project. To learn more and/or apply, go to http://littletonleadershipacademy.org.
Posted November 12, 2018
TrailMark Night at the Lights
Tuesday, December 11th
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
Hay Rides and Pictures with Santa! Cookies, Cider and Hot Chocolate!
$5/person CASH ONLY. Under 3 is free.
Last entry is 7:15 pm.
Holiday Lights Contest
TrailMark’s Holiday Lights Contest is back! Post a picture of your outdoor holiday light display at night on the HOA Facebook page (or post a neighbor's house on their behalf!). Or, submit an image for posting to the HOA Facebook page by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the address with your submission. The deadline to submit an entry is the end of the day on December 15th. The houses with the most likes by the end of the day on December 20th will win an Amazon gift card! First place prize is a $100 gift card, second place is $50, and third place is $25. Happy Decorating!
TrailMark’s Holiday Lights Contest is sponsored by your neighbors’ businesses:
Posted November 1, 2018
TM5K and Family Fun Run - October 20, 2018
Thanks to Hal Sports and all participants of the TM5K and Family Fun Run! Congrats to the top men's finisher, Matt Thompson, and women's finisher, Eileen Hidayetoglu!
Posted November 1, 2018
Roxborough Running Club
The Roxborough Running Club is a local charitable non-profit that hosts five local races each year, and Saturday morning trail runs. Event dates are posted on TrailMark's website calendar.
This post was requested due to the expressed interest of a number of TrailMark residents who came across a running event in Hildebrand Ranch.
Posted October 31, 2018
TrailMark Metropolitan District Update
The TMMD is a quasi-government board, elected by you and your neighbors. It is also a property taxing entity, and is responsible for the bonds that paid for TrailMark infrastructure construction, such as roads, sidewalks, gutters and streetlights that were completed when the neighborhood was built out. These bonds were completely paid off earlier this year. The TMMD ongoing responsibilities are the maintenance of Reservoirs #1 and #2 as well as Pond G including mosquito control, etc. They, along with the TrailMark HOA, share the cost of fence replacement, maintenance, painting and repair.
A few years ago, the TMMD mill levy was a hefty 66 mills. With excellent management by the directors the mill levy was gradually reduced to 25 mills. Now that the bonds have been paid off, we have approved a future, temporary, mill reduction to only 4 mills, a reduction of 21 mills off of your property taxes effective in 2019.
Please keep this reduction in mind when voting on the South Metro Fire District asking for a mill levy of 9.25 mills. Should this pass, the City of Littleton will be reducing its mill levy resulting in a net increase to TrailMark residents of 5 mills. We are still getting a mill reduction of 16 mills net (considering the above reduction), should this proposition pass. The South Metro Fire District has committed to placing four personnel on each fire apparatus, to include an EMT or Paramedic. This would include a cooperative agreement and automatic dispatch with West Metro Fire Control District (which borders just north of C470), where they will automatically be sent to our rescue if it is the most available unit. A big benefit to us, since we are at the western-most area covered by South Metro.
Posted October 1, 2018
What does a “mill” mean to you?
How much is a mill? Well it depends upon the valuation of your property. If you pull out your property tax statement from Jefferson County this may be easier to understand. The county figures the valuation of your property. Then they assess a percentage of that valuation. This year the assessment is 7.2% of your valuation. Take that assessment and divide by 1,000 (a mill) and that is what a mill costs you in property tax.
Example: Let’s say your house is valued (by Jefferson County) at $500,000. 7.2% of 500,000 is $36,000. Divide that by 1,000 and you get $36. This is the value of a mill on your property tax.
Of course your property may be valued more or less than the above example, and your mill value will vary depending upon your valuation. We hope this helps you understand a “mill.”
Posted October 1, 2018
Friendly Reminder about Holiday Decorations
All exterior holiday decorations and lights utilized as season displays must be removed and properly stored in a timely manner following the conclusion of the holiday, but, in no case later than thirty (30) days following the expiration of the holiday.
[Covenants article 3.8]
Home Page Archives
12/1 - TrailMark Monthly News Update
12/11 - TrailMark Night at the Lights
5:00-8:00 pm at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
12/15 - Last day to submit Holiday Lights Contest entries
12/20 - Last day to vote for Holiday Lights Contest
1/1 - Quarterly Assessments Due
1/10 - HOA Meeting
7:00 pm at Fire Station 19
1/19 - TMMD Meeting
6:30 pm at TrailMark Learning Center
(Scroll down to the bottom of this page for details on upcoming events.)
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