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


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