November 2019 Newsletter

November 2019 Newsletter
Upcoming Events
Kids Night Out

Friday, November 8th
6-10 pm at the Lakehouse
Movie: Norm of the North
to register click here 



NEXT BOARD MEETING
 
Thursday, November 14th
6 pm @ the Clubhouse


SAVE THE DATE








Thank You For a Wonderful Grand Opening Celebration

Thank you to all the residents who came out to celebrate the grand opening of the Wheatlands Community Park! We are so grateful to open the park and for all of us to be able to use the space to gather as a community.

It was a beautiful day. Thank you to the YMCA for organizing the grand opening event. The City of Aurora and Chamber of Commerce for attending the ceremony.

Architterra, GoodLand Construction, ID Sculpture, Colorado Hardscape, White Bear Ankele Tanaka & Waldron for all your hard work to create the community park. 

Thank you to Polly Martin, Robert Romero and Kathy Barela for serving on the Wheatlands Metropolitan District Board and creating this space for the community.






Wheatlands Recreation Center Project
For more information and to follow the progress of the new Recreation Center please visit: 


Covenant Updates and Reminders from AMI

10 Tips to Prepare Your Property for Winter

Taking care of a few simple things around your home and yard in fall can save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in preventable repairs.

1. Clean up leaves. Clean up leaves in the yard and finish any needed landscape maintenance.

2. Clean out gutters. Keep gutters clear of leaves, twigs and debris. The debris build up can keep the melting snow and ice from flowing freely, which can cause gutters to freeze.

3. Turn off outside water faucets and drain irrigation systems. Properly drain and blow out irrigation systems to avoid damage from freezing and thawing. Drain and coil hoses for winter storage. Remove hose nozzles, sprayers and wands. Store these items in a non-freezing spot, like a garage or basement. Drain outside faucets, turning off water from inside your home. Consider covering exterior faucets with an insulating cover, especially if you don’t have a turn-off valve inside.

4. Cover outdoor furniture. Clean and cover outdoor furniture, take down umbrellas, making sure it’s all snug and secure for winter.

5. Check outdoor lighting. Inspect outdoor lighting, replacing bulbs as needed.

6. Power wash outside surfaces. Take time to scrub down patios, decks and walkways to remove accumulated dirt from summer.

7. Wash windows. Wash both inside and outside surfaces and inspect seals. Caulk if necessary. Remove screens and stow them for winter.

8. Have the heating system inspected. It is also important to clean your chimney and fireplace

9. Plan snow removal. Plan the removal of snow on your driveway and sidewalks. Make sure your shovels are in good condition. Remember to have the snow removed from your sidewalks within 24 hours from the end of the storm.

10. Buy ice melt. Pick up a few bags of ice melt for decks, stairs and walkways. For a pet-friendly ice melt, you can use magnesium chloride. Magnesium calcium chloride blends are said to be pet friendly, but they aren’t always. It is also not recommended to us salt blends on concrete and especially not new concrete. Using sand for traction is the safest choice on concrete.
 Pool and Clubhouse Information 
The board has been working hard with the YMCA to get some much needed work done at the pool and clubhouse. Below is an update on the improvements that are being made:

* The new dumpster enclosure is complete. This improvement allows us to store 2 dumpsters inside the enclosure and replaces the broken, old enclosure.

* Permanent shade structures at the pool were approved at the last board meeting and are being ordered. These canopy structures will be bolt mounted into the cement. They will fit along the south side of the pool deck. American Awning and Patio Company has a lifetime hail warranty on the shades. The shades are also removable to be taken down in the winter or as needed.

* A Fabric shade has also been approved that will be weaved along the top of the pergola to provide additional shade around the pool.

* Staining of the pool and clubhouse pergolas were approved at the last board meeting and is being scheduled.

* The District has hired an interior designer to revamp our clubhouse and give the space a fresh look with new furniture and updated decor her plans have been approved.
* The Parking lot needs to have rose painting and crack filling completed. This will prevent further damage and a more costly fix later. This improvement was approved at the last board meeting. We recognize several residents use the clubhouse to park during school pick up and drop off. We will partner and communicate with Pine Ridge to when the parking lot closure will occur. We will also send a communication when we have the date scheduled. Thanks for your patience with this fix.

Items that are in the process of getting approval for 2020 include:

* New Floors/Paint for inside of Clubhouse
* Pool sound system upgrade
* Clubhouse sound system upgrade
* Remodel of the pool bathrooms
* Pool Heater replacement
* Pool Filter addition
* Audit on tables and chairs for the Pool is being completed so we can order new furniture as needed

Wheatlands Community Directory
EMERGENCY (POLICE & FIRE)
911

Non-Emergency – Police
303-739-6000
 
Irrigation 24 hour service
303-693-6878 

CLUBHOUSE & POOL INFORMATION
720-870-9297, 720-870-2221 (Operated by the YMCA)

Water & Sewer Service
303-739-7370

AURORA CITY GOVERNMENT
Police Representative – Officer Cassell 303-627-3172
Public Works Department 303-739-7300

SNOW REMOVAL (Streets) or STREET DAMAGE
City of Aurora 303-326-8200

SNOW REMOVAL (District Property)
YMCA and Coxlandscaping
*Homeowners are responsible for sidewalks and driveways

SERVICES
Waste Management Company
303-797-1600 

YMCA Programs

In addition to family activities at Southshore, the YMCA runs programs that benefit the entire Aurora Community.


Y Sports
Spring sports registration is now open! For more info:
Billy Merryman – Sports Coordinator
BMerryman@denverymca.org
303.988.0196

  
Youth in Government
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.
For more information contact:
Tim Droke



Southlands Shopping Center Events


THIS HOLIDAY SEASON  |  SOUTHLANDS

 
Holiday Hometown Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, November 23 | 6PM | Main Street

The holidays come alive as we kick off the season with our Holiday Hometown Parade & Tree Lighting. Join our annual celebration on Main Street and get into the spirit of the season with entertainers, floats, music, and special guests – including Santa himself!



Wheatlands Metropolitan District

visit us online at www.wheatlandsmetro.org

Next Board Meeting: Thursday, November 14th at 6:00 pm

Thank You For a Wonderful Grand Opening Celebration

Thank you to all the residents who came out to celebrate the grand opening of the Wheatlands Community Park! We are so grateful to open the park and for all of us to be able to use the space to gather as a community.

It was a beautiful day. Thank you to the YMCA for organizing the grand opening event. The City of Aurora and Chamber of Commerce for attending the ceremony. Architterra, GoodLand Construction, ID Sculpture, Colorado Hardscapes, White Bear Ankele Tanaka & Waldron for all your hard work to create the community park. Thank you to Polly Martin, Robert Romero and Kathy Barela for serving on the Wheatlands Metropolitan District Board and creating this space for the community.

Below are a few pictures from the event:

New Board Members

WELCOME!
To Our Two New Board Members
The Wheatlands Board of Directors would like to thank all those who applied to join and fill the two vacant spots on the board. After interviewing and discussing at the last board meeting, they would like to welcome the two newest members, Sameer Bhatnagar and Brooke Holliman.

Please remember we still have opportunities for people to help on either the covenant committee and social committee.
Sameer Bhatnagar

We moved to Colorado in early 2014 from Dallas, Texas. After a short stay in Fort Collins, we moved to Wheatlands in summer of 2016. My wife and I have two daughters and two dogs.

I frequently go hiking with my friends, and family , enjoy taking walks at Aurora Reservoir. After serving on the boards of our old neighborhood as a board member and as President, it didn’t take long for me to realize that I needed to become involved on the board here.

I am very passionate about helping our community grow and bring our diverse community together. I hope to see and meet everyone around the neighborhood.
Brooke Holliman

Four years ago, my husband and I discovered the Wheatlands and instantly knew we wanted to be a part of the community.

It’s a pleasure raising our young daughter in a neighborhood that has so much to offer.

I’m an avid traveler and love immersing myself in new cultures. In my free time, I enjoy snowboarding, camping, and quilting. 

 I look forward to helping with community projects and representing my neighbors in board decisions.
Be Sure to come out to the Grand Opening of the Wheatlands Park! We will have lots of festivities and a ribbon cutting ceremony!

Park Grand Opening

Join us on Saturday, October 26th from 2-4 pm to celebrate the grand opening of Wheatlands Community Park. We can’t wait for our community to enjoy the new playground and park amenities.

The Aurora Chamber of Commerce will be in attendance for a ribbon cutting ceremony. We will also have a face painter, bounce house, Kona Ice, Madly Sugared and Freddy’s Cuisine will all be at the event. We hope to see you there!

When: Saturday, October 26th 2-4pm

Where: Wheatlands Community Park located at 6171 S Wheatlands Parkway, Aurora CO 80016 at the intersection of S Wheatlands Parkway and E Pinewood Drive