Pool Season Extended

Wheatlands Residents

With the temperature remaining in the 80’s all through next week, the Wheatlands Board and YMCA are happy to announce that the pool will remain open for another week.

The pool will now close for the season on Sunday, September 27th at 7:00 pm.

With it getting dark earlier please see the operating hours below as they are a little different for the last week. These hours will go into affect on Monday, September 21st.

Monday-Friday

12-4pm – Swim at Own Risk
4:15pm-7pm Lifeguard on duty- Open Swim

Saturday and Sunday

Lifeguard on Duty
Open swim times

10-11:30am
12pm-1:30pm
2pm-3:30pm
4pm-5:30pm
6-7pm

Topping Off the Wheatlands YMCA

 


You are invited to the following event:

Topping Off the Wheatlands YMCA
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Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Friday, September 25, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (MDT)

Wheatlands YMCA
6100 South Kewaunee Way
Aurora, CO 80016
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We are reaching a massive milestone in the building of the Wheatlands YMCA and you’re invited to be part of it.

We hope you can make it!

Kimberly ArmitageVP of Strategic Growth and MembershipYMCA of Metro Denver

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Dumpster Day

Dumpster Day at the Clubhouse
Save the date for this years community dumpster day at the Wheatlands Clubhouse!

When: Saturday, October 3rd
9:00 am- 5:00 pm

Where: Wheatlands Clubhouse Parking Lot
6601 S Wheatlands Pkwy
Aurora, CO 80016

Come and dump your unwanted items in the community dumpster provided by the Wheatlands Metropolitan District and Waste Management.

Please see below for guidelines and items that are not allowed. We will have staff all day monitoring the items so if you show up with an item on the not allowed list you will be turned away. Thank you for your cooperation on this!

Update from Waste Management

Dear Wheatlands Residents,


After several residents have reported that their trash has not been picked up recently. We looked into the issue and Waste Management noted they recently completed an audit of our neighborhood trash collection service and noted that they had been picking up trash that was outside of their contract.   The board has not changed our contract with them for several years and we wanted to pass on the below message from Waste Management:  

“What tends to happen is people put out extra trash bags or extra trash carts/bins, in addition to contracted amounts and the driver, thinking he is helping or doing someone a favor, picks up the excess trash. Then something happens, like a new driver is assigned, or someone from Operations does a ride along or inspection and explains the correct service level. Then of course residents feel like we have reduced the service or something along those lines.”

Per the existing agreement, the scope of service included is as follows:  
* Scope of Service; (1) 96 Gallon Trash & (1) 96 Gallon Recycle cart included per household. All items inside carts.
* Additional Carts Available; $ 5.15 each per month, billed direct to the resident on quarterly basis and can be started and stopped at any time.  

We know our neighborhood was used to the level of service we were getting and the Wheatlands Metro District Board did inquire if we could increase our contract and add 5 additional bags to our service. Waste Management said they haven’t allowed that for 5-6 years now, everything must be placed inside a waste management cart, it must be a WM cart because they work with their lift arms on trucks. Lawn clippings, yard waste, and all trash need to be in a cart.

We appreciate your understanding, with Covid, Waste Management has been tightened up, and levels adhered too, as they don’t want drivers out of their trucks or dealing with loose trash anymore then they need to be.

Please Contact Waste Management Customer Service (303) 797-1600; if you need to get setup with delivery of initial WM carts.

Please note that this coming up Monday September 7 is Labor Day, which is an observed holiday and trash pick up will be delayed by one day.



September Newsletter

September Newsletter
Upcoming Community Events


September Food Truck Night – Save the Date For The Last Food Truck Night of the Summer. It will be Thursday September 17th at the Wheatlands Community Park. Have a night off from cooking and enjoy some delicious food! Thank you to the YMCA and Amber Prom for organizing these nights for our community. A big thank you to all the residents who participated and made the events successful this summer!

Save the Date – We will be having a fall pumpkin patch at the Wheatlands Community Park on Sunday, October 25th from 10am-12pm. More information to come.



Pool Information

The pool will be open until September 20th this year! In August, we transitioned to school pool hours with Swim at your Own Risk from Noon – 4pm during the week day. Lifeguards are on duty after 4pm on week days and on duty all day during the weekends. To get all the details on the pool visit our website:  https://www.wheatlandsmetro.org/parks-recreation/pools/


Swim at Your Own Risk M-F Noon – 4pm : We will have a YMCA staff member at the gate to ensure our pool stays under the capacity limit but we will not have any lifeguards in the stands during this time.  The swim times will be 12-1:45pm and 2:15-4pm. All children under the age of 18, need to be accompanied by their parents or guardians to participate in the Swim at Your Own Risk hours.

Lifeguards on Duty M-F from 4-8pm: We will have Lifeguards on Duty during the evenings Monday – Friday.  The swim times will be 4:15-5:45pm and 6:15-7:45pm.

Weekend hours: Weekend hours will remain the same as during the summer and are Saturday and Sunday 8 am – 8pm with lap swimming in the morning. Lap swimming will be from 8-9:30am. Then the following swim times are available for open swim: 10-11:30, 12-1:30, 2-3:30, 4-5:30, and 6-7:30.


Clubhouse Information – The clubhouse is now open for rentals again. Due to COVID-19, we do have a few changes to our rental policy that can be found on our website. To view the new details regarding renting the clubhouse click here.
For more information or questions you can call the YMCA office at 720-274-5759 or email wheatlandsdistrict@denverymca.org. Office Hours are Monday-Friday 9am-1pm.
Office is located at the Southlands Mall:
6295 S. Main St Unit 104 (next to massage envy)
Aurora, CO 80016

Park Information – We appreciate your help keeping our park a safe and fun place to play.  Security cameras are being installed at the park after the recent vandalism.  We appreciate our neighbors also keeping an eye out for any destructive behavior and reporting it if you see it. We want everyone in our community to be able to enjoy the park and by following the
Park Rules we can keep the park in good condition for years to come.

District Landscape Information – Our district landscaping crew, is working hard to remove and replace the dead trees in the district.  You may notice new trees stored at the Wheatlands clubhouse parking lot during this time while they wait to be planted.  This winter was really hard on our trees however the board recognizes the importance of replacing them and keeping the aesthetics of our neighborhood in pristine condition. In addition, the board is partnering with a landscape architect to enhance the plants and look of our main entrance at Wheatlands Pkwy and Smoky Hill. Now that the City of Aurora has completed placing the new street lights, we see an opportunity to have additional plants and a better design around our monuments on these two corners.


Next Board Meeting

Thursday, September 10th at 6:00 pm
this meeting will be a zoom meeting



Telephone #: 720-707-2699
Meeting ID: 927 9420 2546
Passcode: 780914



COVENANT ENFORCEMENT


Common Violation Trends

There are some common violation trends we can see from comparing the violation reports from last year and this year. During the summer months the most common violations we see are Weeds, Lawn Maintenance, Dead Trees and other seasonal related items.

-Many violation types have gone down from last year. 
Fence Maintenance, Weeds and Lawn maintenance violations have all gone down by over half from 2019

-Some have increased.
Dead tree violations have tripled from 2019 due to the early freeze we had in the fall of 2019 and the late freeze we had this spring.

-Some have remained consistent
Trash can and items stored violations have remained static.
If you have any questions on violations or issues you are seeing around the neighborhood please email wheatlands@amihoa.com with your questions or concerns.


 


Tree Information

Please remember that the dead tree replacement deadline is fast approaching. All dead trees must be replaced by September 30th, 2020. If you have already purchased your tree, but you are awaiting delivery or it is on back order due to high demand, please make sure to communicate that to us at wheatlands@amihoa.com




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 & YMCA Events and Programs


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






Kids Night Out at the YMCA at Southlands

When: Friday, September 18th
5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Where: YMCA 6295 S Main St. (next to massage envy)
Aurora, CO 80016

What: Kids Night Out
Drop the kids off for 3 hours of fun. Games, crafts and a movie. Due to Covid no food will be served. You can pack a drink and snack for your child if you would like.

Cost: $15/child
limited to 15 kids.

Register Here
Registration is Open

School Pool Hours

We wish all the families in the neighborhood a wonderful school year! Since our lifeguards will also be back at school, our pool hours switch to Swim at Your Own Risk
during the day.

  •  Swim at Your Own Risk Monday-Friday 12pm – 4pm

We will have a YMCA staff member at the gate to ensure our pool stays under the capacity limit but we will not have any lifeguards in the stands during this time. 

The swim times will be 12-1:45pm and 2:15-4pm.  All children under the age of 18, need to be accompanied by their parents or guardians to participate in the Swim at Your Own Risk hours.  

  • Lifeguards on Duty M-F from 4-8pm: 

We will have Lifeguards on Duty during the evenings Monday – Friday.  The swim times will be 4:15-5:45pm and 6:15-7:45pm.  


  • Weekend hours: 8am-8pm
 
Weekend hours will remain the same as during the summer and are Saturday and Sunday 8 am – 8pm with lap swimming in the morning. Lap swimming will be from 8-9:30am. Then the following swim times are available for open swim:  10-11:30, 12-1:30, 2-3:30, 4-5:30, and 6-7:30.

For more information regarding the pool please see here.

Kids’ Night Out is Back

Kids Night Out is Back!

When: Friday, August 28th 5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Where: YMCA office at Southlands
6295 S Main St
Unit 104 (next to massage envy)
Aurora, CO 80016

Cost: $15/child

Register HERE

Drop the kids off to us for some fun games, crafts and a movie. Due to COVID we will not be feeding the kids. You can pack a snack and drink for your child if you would like to. This is limited to 15 kids so be sure to sign up now!


*Due to the highly contagious nature of COVID-19, the following guidelines are in for Kids Night Out. The use of the Kids Night Out program is at your own risk and you are required to utilize a face mask when you are entering and exiting the program. There will be hand sanitizer and staff will wear masks while working with kids inside. Please use the cleaning supplies provided and ensure to wipe down equipment before and after use. Please ensure you help Maintain a healthy Environment.
 
•  When possible we will Practice Social Distancing: Stay 6 feet from other people who are not members of your household

Shred Event

Paper Shredding Event:

Saturday, August 29th 
9 am- noon
Wheatlands Clubhouse parking lot

Shred event is back! Bring paper, CD’s & USB’s! Everything professionally shredded securely on the spot, stay and watch your stuff get shredded. Staples, paper clips, binder clips and hanging file folders are all okay! 

*Event is Free but please bring a food donation to benefit SECOR.*
Sponsored By:
Tammy Welsh, Realtor/Wheatlands Resident
Michelle the Mortgage Lady 
Shredding By:

August Newsletter

August Newsletter
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS &
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Upcoming Community Events

AMI Gives Back – Canned Food Pick up is scheduled for August 7th, 2020. If you wish to participate please email Clientcare@amihoa.com with your address and they will come to your porch and pick up your donations. To view all the details click here.

August Food Truck Night – Save the Date for August 27th for delicious food trucks at the Wheatlands Community Park



Pool Information

As we approach the end of summer, the board has agreed to extend our pool season! We will be open until September 20th this year. We are allowing walk ups on a first come first serve basis until we reach capacity based on Tri-County Healths regulations (currently capacity is set at 75 people). We ask that you maintain social distancing and continue to follow the practices we set in place this summer. You will need to bring your activated pool fob and COVID Waiver when visiting the pool.

Pool Hours August 10-16, the pool will have the same open swim time slots however you will no longer have to sign up. it will be first come first serve and will be capped off at our 75 person max. We will still close for 30 min in between time slots to clean.

  • 10:00 am-11:30 am – Open Swim
  • 11:30 am-12:00 pm – closed for cleaning
  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm – Open Swim
  • 1:30 pm-2:00 pm – closed for cleaning
  • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm – Open Swim
  • 3:30 pm-4:00 pm – closed for cleaning
  • 4:00 pm-5:30 pm – Open Swim
  • 5:30 pm-6:00 pm – closed for cleaning
  • 6:00 pm-7:30 pm – Open Swim


Pool Hours: Beginning August 17, the pool transitions to school hours with Monday – Friday Swim at Your Own Risk from Noon until 4pm and then Lifeguards on Duty from 4-8pm. Saturday’s and Sunday’s will be the same as our summer hours and the pool will be open 8am-8pm with Lifeguards on Duty.

Swim at Your Own Risk M-F Noon – 4pm : We will have a YMCA staff member at the gate to ensure our pool stays under the capacity limit but we will not have any lifeguards in the stands during this time.  The swim times will be 12-1:45pm and 2:15-4pm. All children under the age of 18, need to be accompanied by their parents or guardians to participate in the Swim at Your Own Risk hours.

Lifeguards on Duty M-F from 4-8pm: We will have Lifeguards on Duty during the evenings Monday – Friday.  The swim times will be 4:15-5:45pm and 6:15-7:45pm.

Weekend hours: Weekend hours will remain the same as during the summer and are Saturday and Sunday 8 am – 8pm with lap swimming in the morning. Lap swimming will be from 8-9:30am. Then the following swim times are available for open swim: 10-11:30, 12-1:30, 2-3:30, 4-5:30, and 6-7:30.

• All of this information and pool forms can be found on our website here.  


Clubhouse Information – The clubhouse is now open for rentals again. Due to COVID-19, we do have a few changes to our rental policy that can be found on our website. To view the new details regarding renting the clubhouse click here.
For more information or questions you can call the YMCA office at 720-274-5759 or email wheatlandsdistrict@denverymca.org. Office Hours are Monday-Friday 9am-1pm.

Park Information – We appreciate your help keeping our trails and park clean. The new pet waste stations have been placed at the Wheatlands Community Park and along the trail behind Harvest.   We hope you can use them next time you are on a walk with your furry friends! We continue to notice vandalism on our light poles and around our community. If you see something or have any information regarding the vandalism in our community, please contact our PAR officer, Judy Lutkin at JLutkin@auroragov.org or 303 627-3177 and the dispatch (non-emergency) is 303 627-3100. If it’s an emergency situation or in progress, please contact 911.
Next Board Meeting

Thursday, August 13th at 6:00 pm
this meeting will be a zoom meeting


Telephone #: 720-707-2699
Meeting ID: 935 2477 1150
Passcode: 814063



COVENANT ENFORCEMENT

Reminders and Information

“No garbage or trash cans or receptacles shall be maintained in an
exposed or unsightly manner. 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.”

Tree Information

Many trees in our Wheatlands neighborhood are struggling. They experienced an early freeze last fall, and then a late frost this spring. After doing an initial inspection, it was decided by the board to hold off on continuing with the inspection of trees until after July 1. 

If the trees were not showing life by then, the homeowner will have until September 30 to replace. Please note that the Wheatlands Metro District trees have also been evaluated and have been approved to replace the ones deemed necessary.

If a household receives a violation regarding dead trees, please feel free to reach out to AMI at wheatlands@amihoa.com with any questions. Keeping the lines of communication open with them is important.  

We have put together several helpful resources in case there are questions concerning these trees. This information can be found HERE



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.


* On Monday August 3 there will be an early morning concrete pour at the site.
Southlands & YMCA Events and Programs


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






Kids Night Out at the YMCA at Southlands

When: Friday, August 28th
5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Where: YMCA 6295 S Main St. (next to massage envy)
Aurora, CO 80016

What: Kids Night Out
Drop the kids off for 3 hours of fun. Games, crafts and a movie. Due to Covid no food will be served. You can pack a drink and snack for your child if you would like.

Cost: $15/child
limited to 15 kids.

Register Here
Registration Opens on August 5th at 8 am.