June 2022 Newsletter

June Newsletter
Community Events
The Wheatlands Sharks Swim Team is doing a COMMUNITY TRASH PICK UP

Friday, June 3rd
8:30-11:30 am. 

The summer swim team is hitting the streets of Wheatlands to pick up trash in the neighborhood’s common areas, streets and the park.  

Be part of a little spring clean up project in our community.
Contact [email protected] for more information

Click below to sign up, so we know how much ice-cream and pizza to purchase for the event
A very special thank you to the sponsors above for helping us
make these social events so great for the community.
Wheatlands Neighborhood Garage Sale

Friday, June 17th
Saturday, June 18th

Click below to sign up and be put on the Garage Sale Map!
Be sure to sign up by June 10th if you are participating.

Click on the link below to see more on the
” Amanda Vs Material Girl and Princess and the Evolution”

Band sponsored by:
Shred and Dumpster Day
is back again this year!

Saturday, June 25th 8am-12noon
Wheatlands Clubhouse Parking Lot
6601 S Wheatlands Parkway

Get organized and shred those documents you have been meaning to get rid of. And bring your unwanted items to the extra dumpsters.

But please only come during the event times! We will send out a list of items that can and can not be put in the dumpster.

A very special thank you to Jen Cronk with 1320 Real Estate and Melissa Engel from Home Mortgage Alliance for sponsoring and organizing this event!
Community Event Recap
Thank you to everyone that come out for the first food truck event of the season! It was lots of fun, great turnout, delicious food and fabulous weather!

A big thanks to Magic Matt and his apprentice, Cameron for wowing the crowd with their magic. And a very special thank you to Melissa Engel from Home Mortgage Alliance and Erin Mehojah from Exit Realty for sponsoring our entertainment.

See you on June 22 at the next one (with a concert and magic)
Community Information
Park Phase II:
The construction of the park is underway! Clearing grub along with demolition has begun on site. Electricity to lights that are being removed has been turned off. Private locates are being performed to ensure no other utilities are affected during demo/construction. 
Landscape Maintenance:
Cox Landscaping is up to date on all the services, irrigation has been started, turf service is completed, mulch done, beds prepped for flowers. We are upgrading the sprinkler system and moving to 4-5g and the parts have been ordered. The Detention pond clean up was started in May, it was not as troubling as before our major cleanup last year which is good news. The landscaping is looking great around the district.

Graffiti at the Park :
We have noticed an increase of graffiti at our bug park and park restroom over the last month. We do have cameras at the park and pass on any footage to the Aurora Police department. The cost to repair and fix the vandalism is paid by our community and we could use your help. We reached out to our PAR officer and they provided the following statement: “IF YOU SEE ANYONE COMMITTING VANDALISM, REPORT IT TO THE POLICE. Many people make the mistake of thinking that acts of vandalism are “too small” to report to the police. This is false. The police are charged with protecting law-abiding citizens from criminals. Crime prevention is important, however, making criminals pay a price for their crimes is also important. The police can only respond to crimes that are reported. At a minimum, timely reporting can allow the police to increase presence in the area to protect our neighbors and prevent our location from being hit again.  I would encourage them to report suspicious behaviors to the Dispatch Center immediately, 303-627-3100 or 911 if warranted. No one should contact these individuals directly, call Dispatch. Even if they are juveniles, you just never know if they are armed and/or under the influence of drugs/alcohol.” The Metro District is working hard to clean up the vandalism and graffiti as soon as it happens and appreciate your help looking out for our community. In addition, we changed the time that the restroom locks to close at 6pm to deter vandalism and graffiti inside the restroom.

No Dumping at the Clubhouse or Open Spaces:
During the last few months we have seen an uptick in dumping at the clubhouse. We do have cameras in the clubhouse parking lot and give license plate numbers to the police. Please be a responsible neighbor and do not dump anything by the clubhouse. Tri-County recently shared this list of ways to recycle that might be helpful for our neighbors if you have bigger items or items that can not be picked up by Waste Management’s normal service.  
Here is there A-Z recycling guide: www.tchd.org/RecycleGuide

In addition, no dumping in the open spaces. Signs have been ordered as a reminder to residents. Please help keep our community beautiful, please dispose of your items properly. 

Clean up after your pet:
Please be a good neighbor and help keep our neighborhood clean and beautiful. Please clean up after your furry friend. There has been an increase of residents not cleaning up after their dogs. Please be considerate and do the right thing.

Urban Soccer Fields at our Recreation Center:
The district is looking into adding Urban Soccer Fields outside the recreation center. These fields are outdoor turf fields and can be multi-purpose used for volleyball, lacrosse, soccer and several sports. A presentation was completed at our last board meeting and a committee was formed to get more details from the contractor during an onsite visit in a few weeks. We look forward to learning more and enhancing the space around our recreation facility.  
Summer is coming and you can get ahead of the landscape common issues that arise. Here is a list of common landscape issues and how to avoid them:

Keep the lawn mowed and edged 
Prune shrubs and ornamental grasses and remove any overgrowth
Remove weeds and non-ornamental grasses from the rock beds
Replace any dead trees or plant material that did not make it through the winter
Tips on responding to violations:

1. Be kind- it’s not personal. The management company issues violations based on Districts policies and as directed by the Board of Directors. 

2. Carefully review the complaint and either comply by the date provided or ask for a hearing in writing (if one is not scheduled automatically). No fine can be issued until the owner has an opportunity for a hearing. However if you don’t comply and don’t attend a hearing the violation process will continue.

3. Know and understand the covenant enforcement policy. This policy dictates how and when notices are sent and time allowed for compliance. 

4. Don’t assume that you are being singled out. For example if you know several people in neighborhood are also in violation they have most likely been issued a letter.

5. Be patient and respond accordingly. Often the number of responses via phone can be fairly high and it’s difficult to catch every call. Allow up to 48 hours for a response. Putting the response or questions in writing is always great to create a paper trail. 

Next Board Meeting

Thursday, June 9th at 6:00pm
this meeting will be a held in person at the Wheatlands Clubhouse located at
6601 S Wheatlands Parkway

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
Kids Night Out!

When: Friday June 10th & June 24th
5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Where: Aurora YMCA at Wheatlands
6100 S Kewaunee Way
Aurora, CO 80016

What: Kids Night Out
Drop the kids off for 3 hours of fun. Dinner, games, crafts, and a movie. Our staff will start the evening with dinner and then lead the kids through a craft and some fun games and activities, followed by a movie. 

Ages: Potty-trained to 12 years old.

Please register by the previous Wednesday.

Cost: $20/child
Limited to 20 kids.

In order for us to have Kids Night Out
will need at least 6 children to sign up. 
Enter Aurora Kids Night Out in the search bar on the left hand side of the page
and then click on Kids Night Out to register
Southlands Events
Southlands Wine Walk
Thursday, June 2nd from 5-8pm

Tickets are $15 in advance and $25 at the door.

Click below to purchase tickets and get more information

Proceeds go to the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver to help provide programs and scholarships!.