Thank you to everyone who attended our Community Meeting on July 11th! We had 2 speakers at our meeting; Francois Bergan our Ward VI representative and Kimberly Armitage VP of the Aurora Family YMCA.
Francois Bergan our Ward VI representative presented in regards to the Aurora Recreation Center being built just south of Infinity Middle School. They have 33 million in tax revenue to build the facility.
She explained that they are currently in the public input phase of the project and she welcomes our community to attend their public input meetings to voice your opinion on what you would like to be at the facility.
They are looking to create a 55,000 sq ft facility and already have an architect on board. She also explained the construction to connect Harvest Road to Powhatan is underway and they hope to have it completed this fall.
Kimberly Armitage presented in regards to the YMCA recreation facility at Wheatlands. She presented the layout of the facility and the amenities they will be offering.
A few of the features include a 6 lane lap pool, family locker rooms, spinning classes, and yoga. She explained that they are hoping to have construction trailers onsite this fall.
We are still waiting on the appraisal from the bank and final approval from the authority board. The deal is structured so each household in Wheatlands would receive a family membership to the YMCA recreation center. This would include all residential homes and townhomes in Wheatlands but does not include the apartments. The membership would be included as part of your existing monthly dues.
Thank you again for all the community support of both projects. We look forward to having both facilities to enjoy in the future.
The park is really starting to come together and exciting new features are being installed in July. Once ID Sculpture comes on site you will see the park really start to transform. Feel free to swing by and take a look next time you are over there.
A few updates since June:
* Goodland completed all the utility work for the restroom. * They have begun excavation for the remedial fill for the shelter. * They put up forms for the playground curb walls. o The final portion of the wall will be poured once the boulders are placed on top of their pedestals. * Materials have arrived on-site for the drainage system in the playground area * While ID Sculpture is installing the climbing wall features, Goodland plans on building the Park ID sign, completing the curb ramps and constructing the shelter. * Concrete flatwork will begin the 1st week of August after ID sculpture has completed the climbing wall. * The shelter permit was issued.
Thank you to our community for all your support of the community park project!
For more images and details of the park please Click Here
Covenant Updates and Reminders from AMI
Please remember to take care of your house and property. Areas of concern include making sure your lawns are mowed and edged, shrubs are pruned,rock beds and lawns are free of weeds, and front and back yards are being watered.
Eager to secure the health and beauty of your grounds? Ziehler recommends these steps:
Clean up any yard debris and dead plant matter. (spring)
apply herbicide crabgrass pre-emergent to your landscape beds to prevent weeds (spring)
Apply fertilizer and weed control to your lawn; (spring and summer)
Inspect for insects; apply proper insect control measures. (spring and summer)
Sharpen you mower blade; mow your grass at least weekly (removing no more than one third of the grass blade. (spring and summer )
Water your lawn and flora water deeply, infrequently, in the morning and before you see signs of drought stress. (spring and summer
Tips on responding to violations:
Be kind- its not personal. The management company issues violations based on District’s policies and as directed by the Board of Directors.
Carefully review the complaint and either comply by the date provided or ask for a hearing in writing (if one is not scheduled automatically.)No fine can be issued until the owner has an opportunity for a hearing. However if you don’t comply and don’t attend a hearing the violation process will continue.
Know and understand the covenant enforcement policy. The policy dictates how and when notices are sent and time allowed for compliance.
Don’t assume that you are being singled out. For example if you know several people in neighborhood are also in violation they have most likely been issued a letter.
Be patient and respond accordingly. Often the number of responses via phone can be fairly high and difficult to catch every call.Allow up to 48 hours for a response. Putting the response or question in writing is always great to create a paper trail.
Pool and Clubhouse Information
Summer is winding down and school will soon be back in session please be aware of the pool hours starting August 12th.
Through August 11th
August 12th-September 2nd
Monday – Friday Swim at your Own Risk from 10am – 4pm; Lifeguards on Duty from 4 – 8pm and on duty Saturday and Sunday 10am – 8pm
Weather Policy If lightning or inclement weather is spotted the pool will close for safety and reopen when the weather has passed. The pool closes for lighting when the strike is 10 miles or less away on weather bug. It will reopen 30 minutes after the last strike. The temperature outside must be 60 degrees or higher for our pools to open. Happy Swimming!
*Homeowners are responsible for sidewalks and driveways
Waste Management Company
New Programs at the YMCA Youth Center at Southlands Shopping Center
Come check out some of our new programs offered at the YMCA Youth Center!
(For more information on any of these programs please call the youth center at 720.274.5759
Our Teen Center comes with a pool table, foosball, Nintendo Wii and X Box and many different craft opportu-nities and games, there is never a dull moment. Cost Free; any themed nights will cost $4
DROP ‘N SHOP:
Southlands Shopping Center and the Aurora YMCA is here to help you! Drop the kids off at the YMCA Teen Center where Kids can participate in activities and crafts as you indulge yourself with everything Southlands has to offer! Please provide a small snack for your child. 11-1pm Ages: Potty trained – 10 years. Fee: $10 per child.
Develop Leadership Skills Youth-led community service projects Bi-monthly meetings – Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00pm at Southlands Teen Center FREE
YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT:
Three-day, intensive, state wide, mock-government program
Grades 7-12 Hands on Experience Teachers curriculum support Full Access to Colorado State
In addition to family activities at Southshore, the YMCA runs programs that benefit the entire Aurora Community.
Spring sports registration is now open! For more info:
Join youth from throughout the state at our premier model government program. High school aged students will write and debate bills, argue state supreme court cases or take part in our press and lobbyist programs. The only group with access to the state Capitol building in this capacity. Click here to find out more!
Reach & Rise Mentoring
What is Reach and Rise?
Reach and Rise is a free group mentoring program of the YMCA, established to provide young people in our community with positive and peer relationships.
2 adult mentors are matched with a group of 6 youth
The group will meet once a week for 2 hours.
The program cycle runs for 8 weeks during the summer and 16 weeks during the fall and spring.
Mentors are meant to serve as role models, friends, and confidants. They’re another source of support for your child. They are not meant to take the role of a parent, babysitter, or financier.
Southlands Cub Club is for children ages 3 to 10. Members get special discounts at Southlands retailers and YMCA programs, monthly events, a club newsletter and during your child’s birth month, they receive a special birthday surprise. Joining is easy. Click here to enroll, then come to the Southlands Management Office during business hours to pick up your child’s membership card and welcome goodie bag. Cub Club Registration is also available at every Southlands Event throughout the year.