Cold Weather Alert - Low Temp Alarms!
Freezing temperatures outside can in turn make your pipes freeze. A low interior temperature alarm will alert Emergency Services and an ES officer will come to your home to make sure that a pipe has not burst and flooding has resulted. A broken pipe and subsequent flooding damage can be easily prevented: if you are leaving town for an extended period of time please remember do NOT turn off your furnace. Simply lower the furnace to a minimum of 65 degrees. Another very important tip is to open up all sink cabinet doors to help the air circulate around the pipes. And last but not least, please visit the ES office and fill out a Vacation Check Request form so that we can monitor your home while you are away.
2014 Village Budget Approved
During the CPHA Board of Directors meeting, held Friday November 22, the Directors approved the Homes Association budget for 2014. The adopted budget includes a $6.00 monthly dues increase for Custom lots and a $4.50 monthly dues increase for Cluster lots. The new assessment rates of $255 per month for Custom lots and $191.25 per month for Cluster lots will go into effect on January 1, 2014.
Revised Speeding Fines Resolution
The CPHA Board of Directors reviewed a modified resolution to change the presumptive fines for speeding within the community during their November monthly meeting.Â This modification to the original resolution was accomplished to reflect input from the community during the comment period. Â Please click here to review a fact sheet on the issue, and the modified resolution.Â On December 13th at 8:00 a.m. in CPHA conference room the Board of Directors will vote on this resolution. The Board thanks residents who provided input on this important issue.
It is holiday decorating time again! Residents are asked to be mindful of the Castle Pines Homes Association rules and regulations regarding outdoor decorations at their homes. The decorations should be a â€śtasteful temporary decoration or display that is incidental to, customarily, and commonly associated with any national, local or religious celebrationâ€ť. Holiday decorations are exempt from any setback regulations. The display should be erected no more that 45 days prior to the holiday. The decorations should be removed no more 21 days after the celebration. Residents are also asked to be considerate of neighbors. Holiday lighting may interfere with sleeping if lighting displays are shining all night.
Two CPHA Board Seats Up For Election - Application Deadline: Monday, December 16th
Two seats on the CPHA Board of Directors will be up for election at the next Annual Meeting of the Members to be held on Monday, March 10, 2013. Anyone interested in running for a seat should submit a resume including name, address, how long they have lived in the Village, past or present CPHA committee memberships, and professional experience, attention Mark Larson, no later than close of business Monday, December 16th. Please refer to the recent edition of the Village Reporter to learn more about the election. To learn more about the commitment required as a Director and the nomination process to run for a seat, contact current Board members or call or email General Manager Mark Larson at the CPHA office 303-814-1345.
Check out the Wildlife Committee's Brand New Wildlife Slideshow!
This wonderful slideshow is made up of resident photos taken in the Village, it will become a permanent feature on the website and will be updated regularly. The Wildlife Committee would love to continually add new photos, so please send any photos you would like included, in jpeg format, to email@example.com. Photos of all forms of wildlife are encouraged as we are trying to capture the full range of our abundant Village wildlife.
Upcoming Activities and Events in the Village and Important Notices
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Avoid Water Damage from Frozen Sprinkler Pipes in Your Home This Winter
As the cold temperatures make their way in to Colorado this winter, The South Metro Fire Rescue Authority would like to wanted to remind all residents of the importance of protecting and maintaining your fire sprinkler systems to avoid the costly damage that broken pipes can cause. There are some simple steps you can take to help ensure your fire sprinkler piping is protected:
* Have your fire sprinkler system evaluated by a professional fire sprinkler company to make sure the system is operational. Systems containing antifreeze should be inspected annually. Click HERE for a list from the CPHA.
*Check to make sure insulation is in place to protect piping adjacent to exterior walls, in attics, etc.
*Ensure that areas where fire sprinkler piping is housed are heated properly and heat is maintained continuously (at or above 40Â°F) throughout the winter and spring months.
Additional resources, including a list of residential fire sprinkler contractors, are available at www.southmetro.org, click on the â€śSafety and Other Informationâ€ť link. Please contact the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority Life Safety Bureau with any questions! (720) 989-2230
Board Adopts Traffic & Safety Enforcement Plan
The Board of Directors in their effort to make our communityâ€™s roadways safer for vehicle and pedestrian traffic adopted a traffic and safety plan the during their recent Board meeting. To review the plan click HERE.
Avoid Delays and Lines at the Gates Clear Your Guests in Advance
ES recommends clearing your visitors through QuickPass at least 30 minutes in advance of their arrival or as soon as you know when they are coming, even several days in advance. Please make sure your guests know your full name and address - this will enable the gate officer to quickly identify and locate your guest clearance permissions, and get your guests through the gates faster.Â
Are You On Our Reverse 911 List?
CPHA has its own Emergency Notification System, called Reverse 911. The Chief of ES will utilize the Reverse 911 program to send an important message pertaining to the Village or in the event of an area emergency. Reverse 911 is programmed to call the phone numbers you have designated for notification. Click HERE for the Emergency Notification form to add or update your contact information. Email the form to Jo@castlepinesvillage.org or fax it to 303.688.4992
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