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.

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.

Updated Pool Information

Good Afternoon Wheatlands Residents!  

We wanted to acknowledge that we have received conflicting information from Tri-County Health regarding the Arapahoe County Variance that took place on June 29th. We anticipated being able to move our pool to 50% capacity based on that variance however Tri-County informed us that it did not apply to outdoor pools. 

Now today, July 9, they have clarified that the variance does apply to outdoor pools. This allows our pool to move to 50% capacity, which allows for 75 residents at the pool.  

We are excited more families are able to enjoy the pool this summer and have learned a few lessons in June regarding the reservation system. We have found it is very hard to manage the reservation system as we still have residents reserving slots under multiple emails, reserving slots for 10 plus people and also reserving spots and not showing up. 

We have done our best to manage it and make the pool fair for everyone to use this summer. We appreciate all the residents who did respect the rules and the system we had to put in place.  

Because of all the difficulties with the reservation system, we are leaving the reservation system as it stands with 10 slots and will honor all those that reserved a spot.  However going forward instead of adding more slots, we are going to allow for more walk ups – up until the 75 person limit is reached.

We are thrilled more residents will be able to enjoy the pool and we feel this will allow us to maximize the number of residents who get to use the pool. 

By opening it up to walk ups, we will make it like years past where if you want to go to the pool, you can walk up and attend. To allow for social distancing, residents should sit in the grass area in addition to the reserved sidewalk squares. 

We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we work together to adhere to Tri-County Health’s regulations. To follow all the pool news, weather closure, availability – join the Wheatlands Community Pool Page on Facebook located here.


Also a reminder about lap swim, if you sign up for lap swim each person that is going to swim needs to sign up for a spot. You can’t sign up for one spot and bring more than one person. We have room for 12 people for lap swim, 2 per lane. People who only sign up for one spot and then bring multiple people puts us over our limit. Thank you.

Wheatlands YMCA Recreation Center – Viewing Platform

Come watch construction take place on the new Wheatlands YMCA Recreation Center.  A viewing platform has been constructed on the outside of the safety fence located on Wheatlands Parkway.  The viewing platform allows you to see over the construction fence and watch as the building transforms.   The platform faces what will be the main entrance to the building.  So next time you are strolling by, feel free to stop, climb the stairs and watch the construction progress.   To follow along with the construction progress you can also visit www.wheatlandsparkandrec.com 

July 4th – KONA ICE & High Point Creamery

Take a walk, run or bike ride up to the park to enjoy a sweet treat this 4th of July! We have 2 dessert trucks coming to the Wheatlands Park on July 4th. Please note the staggered times, KONA ICE will be there from 11-12:30 and High Point Creamery will be there from 1-3.

Ice Cream Truck at the Park
Who: High Point Creamery
What: Ice Cream Truck
When: Saturday, July 4th 1 pm-3 pm
Where: Wheatlands New Park
High Point Creamery Food Truck will be at the new Wheatlands Park serving delicious ice cream on the 4th of July from 1-3pm.
Prices are:
Kiddie (single) scoop (cup or cone) $4.25
Small (double) scoop (cup or cone) $5.25
Medium (triple) scoop (cup or cone) $6.25
Root Beer Float $6.75Pints $7.99
For a list of Flavors Click Here

*Please adhere to Tri-County Health’s recommendations and physical distance while picking up your treats*