Wheatlands Metropolitan District

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Wheatlands Metropolitan District

June Newsletter

June Newsletter


Pool Information – We hope you are staying safe and healthy during this time. Under Safer at Home, public HOA and gym pools are not allowed to open. When further guidance on pools becomes available we will post it and communicate it to the neighborhood. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Clubhouse Information – Clubhouse rentals have been postponed under the Safer at Home guidelines since no more than 10 people are able to gather in one place. If these restrictions lift we will allow clubhouse rentals to resume and will work with residents on rescheduling their events.  

Park Information – Our park fields and walking trails are open for use. We do ask you to pick up after your pets. To help with this, the board has ordered pet waste bag stations to be placed at the neighborhood park and along the trail behind Harvest.  Although discussed with the city, unfortunately we can not put stations on the trail across from Pine Ridge Elementary School between S Kewaunee Way and S Langdale Way as that is not Wheatlands Metro District property and belongs to the City of Aurora. At this time our community playgrounds, pavilions and bathroom remain closed under the Safer at Home guidelines.

Neighborhood Events – Although in-person events might be cancelled, activities have moved online with the YMCA offering virtual workouts and kids activities. We also are continuing our Food Truck nights with pick up only service in place. The neighborhood garage sale that typically takes place the first weekend of June has been postponed this year. As guidelines evolve and change, we will keep the community informed on if/when we can have additional neighborhood events.  

Summer Camp – Summer camps are allowed to open with restrictions and limits on attendance. To enroll in the YMCA summer camp offered at Wheatlands click here.  





Next Board Meeting

Thursday, June 11th at 6:00 pm
this meeting will be a zoom meeting


Telephone #: 720-707-2699
Meeting ID: 986 4245 4190
Password: 519115




COVENANT ENFORCEMENT

Common Violations and How to Avoid Them

As a District, our goal in upholding the Covenants is preserving the nature and character of the
community and protecting property values. It is important to make sure each homeowner is following all of District Guidelines and Covenants. As you read through the list below, you can see how to avoid potential problems.

Here are some of the most common District violations we typically see, and what you should know about each of them.

  • Landscaping: There are rules about overgrown lawns, weeds and dead plants. When you replace dead plants, be sure to check guidelines to see what types of trees/plants/shrubs are allowed. If you are using different plants than what you had, you will need architectural approval.

  • Vehicles: RVs, boats, trailers and commercial vehicles, for example can be kept on a property for up to 72 hours for loading and unloading only. Otherwise they must be kept within the enclosed garage or an off‐site storage facility out of the community.

  • Trash: There are rules on putting trash cans out too early or not bring them in by a certain time, since they can attract pests and make a neighborhood look shabby. “All garbage or trash cans or receptacles shall be stored out of site (except that a container for such materials may be placed outside at such times as may be necessary to permit garbage or trash pickup.) Trash containers may be placed on the street for pickup after 5:00 p.m. on the evening prior to the day that such trash is to be picked up. Trash containers must be removed from the street properly stored by 9:00 p.m. of the day of pickup.”

  • Exterior storage: The District limits what types of equipment may be stored outside. For instance, you should keep items such as bicycles, lawnmowers, kayaks or other items out of view, behind a fence or within your enclosed garage or shed.

  • Pets: To keep all residents safe and comfortable and being respectful of your neighbors, it is important to keep dogs on leashes and to pick up after your pet, while walking them in the neighborhood. The District also limits how many pets you can own, specific breeds and sizes, for example no chickens or livestock are allowed.

  • Noise: The District, as well as the City of Aurora have rules that restrict loud noises or bright lights between certain hours. Noise ordinances must be followed.

  • Holiday decorations: Because you live in the District, there are rules on how long before (45 days) and after (30 days) a holiday that you can decorate the home’s exterior.

  • Design changes: The District set up the Guidelines, so that if you have questions changing the appearance or structure of your home or simple things like painting your house, making changes to any landscaping or adding a patio or deck, do require written approval from the District’s design review committee. To review the Guidelines or to get a design review application go to https://www.wheatlandsmetro.org/covenants/



How to respond to District rule violation notices

  • Address it: Ignoring a violation notice won’t make it go away and can make the situation much worse, if not responded to. Once you’ve received a violation notice, take steps to understand and correct the violation, and either pay or appeal the fine if issued.

  • Don’t take it personally: Remember that the rules were created to keep the community safe and comfortable for residents, including you. You agreed to abide by the rules when you bought your home.

  • Communicate: While friendly phone or email communication can address minor infractions or warnings, written communication and documentation helps create clarity for everyone involved. When you’ve been accused of a rule’s violation, it’s best to address it in writing. If there are extenuating circumstances—like a family emergency that causes you to fall behind on lawn care—communicate that to your Covenant enforcement manager at wheatlands@amihoa.com . You don’t know if an exception might be made until you ask.

  • Get involved: There is usually a correlation between the level of homeowner involvement and the success of a community. So, if you want to improve your community, volunteer for a board or committee position or attend meetings to see how you can contribute.
Wheatlands Recreation Center
To follow the construction of the new Wheatlands Recreation Center.



Southlands Virtual Events


The Southlands Shopping center continues to offer events and programs virtually. Check it out HERE

Memorial Day

Our sincere gratitude to those brave men and woman who have served our country and paid the ultimate sacrifice.

In observance of Memorial Day,  All Trash and Recycle collection’s will be delayed by one day the week of 05/25/2020.

The Waste Management calendar can be found under the Community Documents. Click here to view the calendar.

Tree Service

Arborscape tree service will be in the community this Saturday, May 16th between 7am-1pm. They will be spraying, All Pine, Spruce and Ash trees for Bark Beetle and Borer prevention.

Please keep pets inside and windows closed during this time.

Thank you.

5/11/20 Your YMCA at Home News & Updates

Your YMCA at Home News & Updates
5/11/2020 |
Story Time with Adrian and Kewhan
No pictures, but lots of laughs! Take a few minutes to get silly and have fun with two YMCA youth development staff.
May is in Bloom!
April showers brought May flowers, and now you can enjoy the blooms from home. Take a virtual tour of the Denver Botanic Gardens, or learn about seasonal plants throughout Denver!
Who Misses Youth Sports? 
We do, and we know our YMCA families do, too! That’s why we’ve created a new resource page for players, parents and coaches to stay connected with their favorite sports at home. Check it out and get the ball moving!

KEEP THE YMCA STRONG

As you can imagine, closing our centers and programs and providing emergency response is straining our resources. Your support will keep the Y strong and provide emergency support to vulnerable neighbors. Donate today and your gift will be doubled!



LIVE Virtual Classes
join us through Zoom to connect with our instructors and other YMCA members during our live fitness classes.

Enjoy live yoga, SilverSneakers, Total Body Conditioning, Essentrics and many more, all taught by our Denver Y fitness instructors. More classes added weekly

MATRIX Master Trainers at Home
Nineteen on-demand classes designed with the 4 Pillars of Fitness in mind (strength, cardio, power and endurance). 

5/4/20 Your YMCA at Home News & Updates

Your YMCA at Home News & Updates
5/4/2020 |
Make Your Own Obstacle Course!
Meg and Raeg are back with another fun craft to try, and this one will get you moving, too! Use yarn, cones, or whatever you have on hand to create this awesome obstacle course.
YMCA Staff Recommendations for Families
Our talented youth development staff have curated a collection of activities and fun for families including: STEM activities, fitness, nutrition and emotional health.
Enter Visit Denver’s Daily Trivia & Win Local Experiences
Already planning exciting things to do post-quarantine? Test your Denver knowledge and you could win fun activities to save for later! 

KEEP THE YMCA STRONG

As you can imagine, closing our centers and programs and providing emergency response is straining our resources. Your support will keep the Y strong and provide emergency support to vulnerable neighbors. Donate today and your gift will be doubled!



LIVE Virtual Classes
join us through Zoom to connect with our instructors and other YMCA members during our live fitness classes.

Enjoy live yoga, SilverSneakers, Total Body Conditioning, Essentrics and many more, all taught by our Denver Y fitness instructors. More classes added weekly

MATRIX Master Trainers at Home
Nineteen on-demand classes designed with the 4 Pillars of Fitness in mind (strength, cardio, power and endurance). 

May Newsletter

May Newsletter

Pool and Clubhouse Information
The safety of our community is our top priority and we continue to follow Tri- County health’s recommendations.  At this time, the pool will open no earlier than June 1st. We have prepared the pool to open however their is a real possibility that the opening may be delayed further or not allowed this year due to COVID-19.  We will keep you updated as we learn more.

The Clubhouse is currently closed.. However, we are still moving forward with the speaker installation for the clubhouse and pool.
The new shade structure for the pool has also been installed!
Don’t forget to register your key fob for the 2020 pool season. To register CLICK HERE.




Next Board Meeting

Thursday, May14th at 6:00 pm
this meeting will most likely be a zoom meeting

The call in information will be sent out once decided and also posted on the website.



COVENANT ENFORCEMENT
AMI – Advanced Management and the Wheatlands Board of Directors is monitoring the outbreak of the COVID‐19 coronavirus and its impact on the community. We wanted to give you an update on covenant and design application processes and reassure you that we are here to help navigate you through these events and are ready to help protect and preserve the community.
1. We are still doing bi‐monthly community inspections, while making sure to take extra precautions to maintain social distancing and with the understanding that many are facing hardships due to COVID‐19, also known as the Corona virus and government‐imposed restrictions and closures. So we ask that you please communicate any hardships and requests for extensions on covenant related issues to wheatlands@amihoa.com.
2. With the warm weather here to stay, here are some seasonal things to be aware of: ‐Please trim any low hanging branches over sidewalks, as many people are out taking walks through the neighborhood.
‐Please remove or treat any of the pesky weeds from rock beds and driveways.
‐Please keep materials and items from building up on your property and keep them stored out of sight.
‐Please keep trash cans stored out of sight.
3. We are still accepting and processing design review applications during this time. So now is a great time to submit applications for any projects you are planning for the upcoming season and want to start once the restrictions have lifted. Follow these few simple steps:
1. Go to https://www.wheatlandsmetro.org/covenants/
2. Fill out the Design Application
3. Submit your application via email to wheatlands@amihoa.com or by mailing it to Wheatlands Metro District C/O AMI
P.O. Box 370750
Denver, CO 80237
4. Remember to include the following items with your application submittal:
‐Site Plan showing lot dimensions; outline of home and garage with setbacks; names and positions of adjacent streets; dimensions of improvement (height, width, depth), with setbacks to all boundaries; and an indication of North.
‐Visual(s) of improvement such as; drawing, photo, brochure/ad, paint swatch (es), material samples, tree and plants types, etc.
‐Building Plans, if the improvement is a new or modified building/structure. ‐A copy of your Plot Plan
Please feel free to email any Design Review questions to wheatlands@amihoa.com or by calling 303‐351‐5411
We appreciate everyone in the community taking the necessary precautions to keep themselves and their neighbors healthy and safe during this time.
Wheatlands Recreation Center
To follow the construction of the new Wheatlands Recreation Center.



Southlands wants to help Celebrate the Seniors!
Are you the parent, the friend, the teacher, or a mentor of a class of 2020 graduate? Do you want to shine a spotlight on a talented, special, and important Aurora graduate in your life? To bring a little celebration to our Southlands friends and families, we want to highlight those students & classmates graduating from schools & universities in our community.

Head over to submit the name & photo of someone you want to celebrate and on the day of their intended graduation, we’ll do a special shoutout for them as a member of the #SouthlandsClassOf2020.