January 2024 Newsletter






January Newsletter






Upcoming Community Events









Community Event Recap




Thank you to everyone that came out to enjoy the wonderful holiday festivities at the clubhouse on December 2nd. We had Santa come for a special visit and he read Christmas stories and listened to children’s wish lists. Everyone was able to enjoy cookies and hot chocolate sponsored by 1320 Homes Real Estate, make a fun Christmas ornament craft and get a ride on a horse drawn carriage rides from Colorado Carriages. Thank you for another wonderful year full of fun. Happy Holidays!










Congratulations to the top 3 winners of 2023 Wheatlands Winter Wonderland Decoration Contest! You are the winners of a $75 gift card and will be contacted about pick up. Go check them out if you haven’t already!







Want to advertise your business and help your community have amazing social events or have a panel to advertise your business on the new Urban Soccer Fields that have been installed at the Aurora YMCA at Wheatlands?


Become a sponsor at our social events.


have a panel on the Urban Soccer Fields.


We are in the planning process for the 2024 social events, and we are always looking for sponsors to help with the events.


We also have the Urban Soccer Fields open and ready for use and we would love to help promote your business!


If you are interested in being a sponsor, please click on the link below to download the form. Fill it out and email it and any questions to [email protected]






Community Information






Dear Residents,


As inflation and costs rise across the country, so have the costs to operate and maintain the district property. As the board reviewed our finances for 2024, we came to the tough conclusion that we will need to raise our monthly fee by $5 next year. The monthly fee will go from $65 a month to $70 a month. The increase will begin on January 1, 2024. The Wheatlands Board is composed of your fellow homeowners and we did not make this decision lightly understanding the impact it would have to our community members.  However, we have not raised the monthly fee in over 10 years, and we appreciate the community’s understanding as costs have significantly increased for the district. By raising the fee, the board will be able to maintain and operate our community clubhouse, parks, and recreation center to the high standards that residents expect and deserve.  


AMCOBI does our current monthly billing, and we are not changing them as our billing company. For those enrolled in auto payment directly with AMCOBI, no change is needed on your end. They will change your monthly draft for you beginning January 1, 2024. For those that have opted to have their bank send an ACH directly to AMCOBI instead of having them draft the payment, you will need to contact your bank to have the monthly draft updated to $70 a month. Please reach out to AMCOBI if you have any questions or concerns regarding your payments. Their contact information is as follows:



PO Box 57280

Colorado Springs, CO 80949

877-410-0167 x 2

[email protected]



Landscape Maintenance-

The board was presented several proposals from COX Landscaping to review during our November meeting. The board approved removing the dead trees located near the recreation center and replacing them. They also approved placing rocks near the new urban soccer field to eliminate the mud right next to the sidewalk and help with erosion control. The board is looking at next year hiring a design architect to look at our medians throughout the community to xeriscape and take advantage of the rebate being offered by the City of Aurora.


Dog Waste

We have been contacted about dog waste in front yards, especially for those residents that live near mailboxes. They are seeing frequent dog droppings in front of their homes.  Please be a good neighbor and pick up after your pet.  


Park Bathroom –

The park bathroom has been winterized and will remain closed for the winter months. We plan on re-opening it in the spring with more frequent cleaning to help with the vandalism.



Covenant Information



10 Tips to Prepare Your Property for Winter

Taking care of a few simple things around your home and yard in the 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 buildup 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, and ensure 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 remove the snow from your sidewalks within 24 hours from the storm’s end.

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. Using salt blends on concrete is also not recommended, especially not new concrete. Using sand for traction is the safest choice on concrete.




Design Review Process

Are you planning on making some home improvements or updates to your landscaping? Or are you someone who needs to repaint or replace your roof?


As some of us have experienced, if we wait too long it can be hard to find a painter,

landscaper or construction firm that isn’t already booked out for months. Now is the perfect time to plan the work you want to do on your home or yard and meet with contractors. Once your plans are finalized and you have a time frame for the work, submitting your application and supporting documents to the Design Review Committee is the next step.


Follow these few simple steps.

1.    Go to http://www.wheatlandsmetro.org/covenants/

2.    Fill out the Design Application

3.    Submit your application via email to [email protected] or by mailing it to:

Wheatlands Metro District


P.O. Box 370750

Denver, CO 80237


4.    Remember to include with your application submittal:

1.    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.

2.    Visual(s) of improvement such as drawing, photo, brochure/ad, paint swatch (es), material samples, etc.

3.    Building Plans, if the improvement is a new or modified building/structure.

4.    A copy of your Plot Plan

To get a Plot plan for Aurora

1.        Click on link:  https://www.auroragov.org/city_hall/maps/property_information

2.        Type in Address top left corner of map (It will auto generate, HIT ENTER

3.        Property will show satellite image, SCROLL DOWN TO “MY PROPERTY” IN PURPLE

4.        Click on MY PROPERTY

5.        Scroll down to Public Document Search at bottom

6.        Click on Documents with this address

7.        Scroll down until you find the most recent PLOT PLAN – Permit from Residential Master: Single-Family Detached Plot Plan Approved

8.        Click on VIEW

9.        Save to File


 Please feel free to email any Design Review questions to [email protected] or by calling 303-351-5411


PLEASE NOTE: It is the Owners obligation to check with the Town/County/City and obtain a building permit if it is required for the improvement. Any damage resulting from owner installed improvements to common areas or Association maintained landscaping or structures is the responsibility of the Owner. Any cost associated with repairing damage, discoloration or water leaks resulting from owner installed improvements or penetrations to Association maintained structures, shall be the responsibility of the Owner.




Next Board Meeting


Thursday, January 11th at 6:00pm


We welcome all community members to attend and participate in our board meetings.


Get involved and volunteer for a committee and share your talents!


Going forward the board has decided to allow for flexibility with our meetings

and will post on the agenda prior to each meeting if they will be at the clubhouse or online. 


View our website at www.wheatlandsmetro.org to see the agenda and past meeting minutes. 


Thank you! 



YMCA Programs






















Grab your paddle and wiffle balls and come out and play some pickleball! 


The pickleball court at the Aurora YMCA at Wheatland will open on Friday, September 1st!


Reserve your spot today! 8am-5pm



At least one member of the group playing must be 18 years of age or older. 

If you are sign up for more than one slot per day, we will cancel your reservation. 


Stop in at the front desk 10 minutes before your scheduled playing time to check in and have one of our staff unlock the gate for you. You will be asked to leave your ID at the front desk when you check in and it will be given back to you when you leave. 


Don’t have a paddle or ball? The front desk can supply you with the equipment. 



Thank you and Happy Pickle balling!





Grab your cleats and soccer balls and come out and practice on the Urbans Soccer fields! 


The Urban Soccer Field at the Aurora YMCA at Wheatland will open for open play starting Wednesday, October 25th! From 8am-5:30pm M-F, (No open play will be available on Friday from 9:45-12:15pm due to programming.) Saturday open from 8:00am-4:30pm and Sunday from 8am-3:30pm. Closed on Holidays.


Reserve your spot today! Only ONE (1) HOUR AN A HALF SLOT PER GROUP PER DAY! 


At least one member of the group playing/supervising, must be 18 years of age or older. Up to 10 people allowed on the field per time slot.  All members of the group must check in at the front desk 10 minutes before your scheduled playing time to sign a liability waiver.  Non-members will be charged a $10 drop-in rate. For members, open play on the Urban Soccer Field is included with your membership. 


When you check in at the front desk, one of our staff will unlock the gate for you. You will be asked to leave your ID at the front desk when you check in and it will be given back to you when you leave. 

Remember only ONE (1) HOUR AND A HALF SLOT PER GROUP PER DAY! Thank you for your cooperation.





We are offering all sorts of swim lessons for kids of all ages!

Click on the link below to register! Sign up soon!







Southlands Events





The Southlands Shopping center continues to offer events and programs.


Check on the link below for information