May 2021 Newsletter

May Newsletter
Community Events
Wheatlands YMCA Soft Opening for Residents!
Open to Wheatlands residents only and those who signed up for a membership before April 30th

Hours of Operations during the soft opening:

Monday, May 3rd
9am-6pm
We will be open for residents and those who signed up on line to get there pictures taken and tours

Starting Tuesday May 4th, we will be open for workouts and pool use

Tues, May 4th – Friday, May -7th
9am -6pm

CLOSED- May 8th and May 9th

Monday, May 10th – Friday, May 14th
9am-6pm

CLOSED- Tuesday, May 11th for a Special Event

We will not start any fitness classes or Adventure zone till Monday, May 17th 


Wheatlands residents are encourage to register at the building if you haven’t signed up already.

Please remember, this is a soft opening. The facility will not be perfect. A few things will still need to be installed and repaired during the soft opening. So please be patient as we get things up and running.

Soft Opening Pool Sign Ups
Interested in getting some time in the new pool during the soft opening?

Reservations for the lap pool and family swim are available.

Sign ups for the week of May 3rd will open this Friday, April 30th and sign ups for the week of May 10th will open on Friday, May 7th


Week 1 Lap Pool Click here to register
Week 2 Lap Pool Click here to register

Week 1 Family Swim Click here to register
Week 2 Family Swim Click here to register

Wheatlands YMCA Grand Opening event

Saturday, May 15th
10am-2pm


Festivities include:
  • Ribbon Cutting
  • Tour of the new facility
  • Equipment demos
  • Music (DJ)
  • Kids activities – face painting, lawn games, bounce house
  • Food trucks and refreshments
,
Food trucks from 11am-1pm
A special thank you to our sponsors:
Summer Food Truck Nights are Back!
Food, Friends, Fun, Music,
Entertainment, Games and more .

Our 1st Food Truck Night is just around the corner!


Wednesday, May 26th from 5-7pm
Wheatlands Clubhouse

The food trucks featured will be:

WeChef Kitchen
Farm to Truck
Wheels on Fire
Waffle Cakes
“Welcome Back to Summer” and Grand Re-opening of the Wheatlands Clubhouse
Saturday, May 29th 1-4pm
Wheatlands Clubhouse and Pool
 
Festivities will include:
  • Music
  • Outdoor games
  • Tour of the Remodeled Clubhouse
  • Pool time
  • Bounce House
  • Ice cream Social with a HipPop Food Truck/Tent

Stay tuned for a lot more fun social events coming this summer!
Save the dates

Mark your calendars for the other Summer Food Truck Nights
Food, Friends, Fun, Music,
Entertainment, Games and more .

June 16th
July 21st
August 25th
September 8th

From 5-7pm at the Wheatlands Clubhouse
Wheatlands Neighborhood Garage Sale

Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12
8:00am-4:00pm

(Tallyn’s Reach and Southshore neighborhoods will be hosting their events that weekend as well, so their should be a lot of activity) More details and sign up info coming soon!
Shred and Dumpster Day

Saturday, June 19th 2pm-5pm
Wheatlands Clubhouse Parking Lot

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!

A very special thank you to Jen Cronk with 1320 Homes and Michelle Engle with Home Mortgage Alliance for sponsoring and organizing this event!
Jen Cronk
Cell: 303-957-7177
Melissa M Engel
NMLS#391328
Cell: 303-870-7801
Community Event Recap
Wheatlands Virtual Beer Tasting via Zoom

Our first virtual beer tasting was a hit! 
A special thank you to Kevin Ferguson from Breckenridge Brewery for taking the time to teach us about some of the wonderful beers that Breckenridge Brewery has to offer. We had over 50 residents participate and purchase almost 40 six packs of the Wheatlands sixers. Kevin gave away 48 Breckenridge Pint glasses, along with a lot of wonderful Breckenridge swag to our residents.
We thank all the residents who attended and hope you enjoyed the beers and the prizes.
Community Information
Pool Information
Get ready for the 2021 Pool Season! 

Activate your pool key fobs today by filling out the online form available HERE.   Are you new to the neighborhood and need a pool key fob?  If you haven’t yet picked up your Pool Fob to enjoy the Wheatlands Pool you will need to fill out the Card Request Form.  Once you have completed your form, you can pick up your Pool Key Fob at the District Management office for the YMCA (located at the YMCA Youth Center at Southlands).  
During the pool season, we must comply with all local and state regulations. We are hopeful that we will be able to operate closer to full capacity and without restrictions this summer however we will update the community as we get closer to opening day on what the pool restrictions (if any) will be. We appreciate your understanding and help complying with Tri-County Health’s guidelines.

Swim Team
We want to welcome back to the pool this summer the Wheatlands Sharks! They will be practicing in the mornings before the pool opens and will have 3 meets scheduled on Saturday mornings. The board recognizes how important the pool is to all our residents and we want to find a balance with allowing the swim team and having more family swim time.

With this in mind, we will be offering extended family swim nights the first three Saturdays in July to offset the swim team time. We choose these nights in July since the weather will be warmer and daylight will be longer. Mark your calendars for July 3, 10 and 17 the pool will be stay open until 9:30pm. We hope you will enjoy swimming under the stars.

To get details on joining the Wheatlands Sharks  CLICK HERE
Wheatlands Sharks Swim Meet Schedule

June 5th Home
June 12th Home
June 19th Away
June 26th Home
July 10th Away
Pool Maintenance
We have been working to spruce up our pool. 

Here are some of the items that will be completed before the pool opens for the season:
  • We have replaced the tiles at the zero entry pool and will be painting the water mushroom.
  • We have added 2 additional shade structures that will be painted to match the structures put in last year.  
  • We have fixed the fencing around the pool. The pool fence was tilting down the hill along the southside and needed to be repaired.  
  • We are remodeling the boys bathroom at the pool. We had our interior designer come in and help us remove the old plastic molding and replace with new tiles, change out the sinks and replace the lighting. With limited time and budget, we decided to complete one bathroom at a time and hope to complete the girls bathroom which will be a bigger remodel next year.
  • We will be adding more tables to the pool deck.

Clubhouse
We will be re-staining the outside of the clubhouse this month. Please be aware this will not impact activities. This work will help ensure our clubhouse continues to look nice for years to come.
We can’t wait for more residents to be able to enjoy our newly remodeled clubhouse. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE DETAILS on how to rent the clubhouse.

Yard Game Rentals
New this year, Wheatlands residents can borrow yard games free of charge for their next gathering at the park or clubhouse. We will have: Giant Connect Four, Giant Jenga, Yard Pong, Slam Ball, Ring Toss, Ladder Golf and Corn Click here for details

Summer Camp
The YMCA summer camp that used to be held at our Wheatlands Clubhouse is moving up the road to our new Recreation center facility..  Summer camp registration has begun, to get additional information and to enroll CLICK HERE
District Landscaping Information
The board has chosen a landscaper to complete the work around our entrances. We anticipate the plantings going in over the next few months. The landscapers will be completing the plantings at all our monument signs. These perennial plantings will save our district money on annual planting. We look forward to enjoying the new colors and seeing the design completed.

In addition, to the new landscaping design, the board has approved for the trees to be sprayed this spring to keep them healthy and bug free.

Tree Spraying
Arbor Scape Services will be spraying trees on
Saturday May 1st between the hours of 6:30am – 12:00pm.
Please keep dogs inside and windows closed when we are working near your property. 
We will be treating Evergreen and Ash trees.

Park Trash Removal 
As we approach warmer weather, the trash in the trash cans at the park will be removed twice a week by Cox Landscaping. They will be out on Fridays and Mondays to remove the trash from trash receptacles. We are encouraging pavilion rentals to bring their own trash bags as well. We want to keep it clean for everyone and appreciate your help carrying out large picnic/trash items if you have them at the park.
Park Phase II Update
The City of Aurora is running behind on their review process. With COVID-19 they have furloughed employees and are running short staffed. Once the City has approved our phase two design, we will be able to go out to bid and start our construction. With the delay in the approval process, we anticipate the park construction not beginning until Fall. We hope to start sooner but want to be realistic with the timeframe.  We will keep the community informed as the project progresses.
 
COVENANT ENFORCEMENT
Fence Staining and Painting
Spring is here and it is time to refresh your fences. The inspector will be going through the District over the next month and sending notices for fences that need to be stained or painted. The compliance date will be set for May 31st, 2021 to allow time for warmer weather and planning. Non- perimeter fences need to be stained with one of the approved stain colors in the guidelines. Perimeter split rail fences need to be painted the Sherwin Williams Nightingale color listed in the guidelines. For more details and information on determining if you fence is a perimeter or non- perimeter fence, please visit the Wheatlands website with the below HERE

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Sharon at wheatlands@amihoa.com

Thank you for helping us keep the community beautiful!

Design Review
If you would like to sign up for email correspondence for any Covenant related notices or Design review updates, please email wheatlands@amihoa.com
Make sure your email includes the following
•            Your name(s)
•            Home address and mailing address if different
•            Main email address you would like to receive all communication
•            Any additional information you would like added to your account

-Please make sure to store Trash containers out of sight.
-Please do not put Trash containers out before 5pm the night before trash pick up and return within 24 hours after pickup.
-Please make sure any items are stored out of sight.
-Please Shovel your walks and driveways for your safety and the safety of your neighbors.


-Please remember to submit signed Notice of Completion, as well as color pictures of completed projects, once your approved project has been completed.
-If you have Home improvements that you are planning to do in the Spring, now is the perfect time to start the approval process. That way when the warm weather hits you can go ahead and start those pre-approved projects in your yard and home.
Next Board Meeting

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



Telephone #: 720-707-2699
Meeting ID: 927 9420 2546
Passcode: 780914
Southlands & YMCA Events and Programs
YMCA Blood Drive at Southlands Mall

The YMCA will be continuing to host their monthly blood drive, the 3rd Thursday of every month (May 20th) from 2-6pm at the YMCA Southlands classroom.

Located at 6295 S Main Street Unit 104 (next to Message Envy), Aurora Colorado 80016

Click HERE to register HELP SAVE A LIFE…GIVE THE GIFT OF BLOOD

In the month of April alone, the Southlands location had 68 donors and saved over 196 lives!!! That’s amazing!! Keep up the good work!
Kids Night Out at the YMCA at Southlands

When: Friday MAY 14 AND MAY 21
5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Where: Southlands 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 10 kids.

The Southlands Shopping center continues to offer events and programs virtually and in-person

Check it out HERE
Wheatlands Recreation Center
Wheatlands Residents can register for classes and see the programing at the Aurora Family YMCA at Wheatlands website https://www.denverymca.org/locations/aurora-ymca-wheatlands   

Welcome to the YMCA of Metro Denver community!
As Residents, you are encouraged to register at the new facility if you haven’t signed up already. Registering at the new facility will be the fastest and easiest way to register. You can set up your account, get your picture taken and sign your waiver, all at one time and then you are ready to go!!

Your family membership is included with your monthly district fee, but an account still needs to created in order to use the facility.
We would love for you take advantage of your soft open privileges!!

Wheatlands residents receive a free basic family membership which includes two adults and dependents, 23 years of age and younger that live in the house. Anyone living in your home that is over 23 years of age is considered another adult and must pay $25 a month.

Contact the YMCA membership sales team at 303-869-3501 or email at membership@denverymca.org
or
In Person: Visit us during office hours at Southlands
6295 S Main St # 104, Aurora, CO 80016 (next to Massage Envy in Southlands)

Monday – Friday 9am to 1pm
Neighborhood Watch Meeting
Neighborhood Watch Meeting – Areas 26 & 27
Apr 28, 2021 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 635 763 7391
Passcode: 3W5CyU
One tap mobile
+13462487799,,6357637391#,,,,*976311# US (Houston)
+16699006833,,6357637391#,,,,*976311# US (San Jose)
Dial by your location
    +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
    +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
    +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
    +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
    +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
    +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
Meeting ID: 635 763 7391
Passcode: 976311
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbuRQdxLlp
Hope to see you all there!
Important Neighborhood Watch Info
We are seeing an increase in the number of motor vehicle thefts and motor vehicle trespasses in our community.  Please be sure to report all suspicious activity to the Aurora Police Department (303-627-3100/911). “If you see something, say something.”

Tips to Help Prevent Motor Vehicle Theft and Motor Vehicle Trespasses:

1.      NEVER leave your vehicle running unattended in your driveway, garage, or on the street – if you use a remote start you may do so however be sure doors are locked and key/key fobs are in a safe place away from the vehicle.

2.      ALWAYS keep your vehicle doors locked, when driving and parked.

3.      Park in your garage. If you must park outside, park in a well-lit location.

4.      Do not keep a spare set of keys in the vehicle.

5.      Do not store firearms or other weapons in the vehicle.

6.      Do not “advertise” what’s in your vehicle. Remove all items each time you depart the vehicle and do not leave anything visible.

7.      Avoid leaving documents with your address in the glove box.

8.      Purchase comprehensive insurance which covers stolen vehicles.

9.      Use a theft deterrent system such as “The Club” or an alarm system.

For more information on motor vehicle theft prevention please visit: www.lockdownyourcar.org.

Are you interested in volunteering as an Area Coordinator for Neighborhood Watch in the community of Wheatlands or setting up a Neighborhood Watch meeting (virtually)? If you would like to learn more about Neighborhood Watch please contact Jennifer Dubrow at jdubrow@auroragov.org. If you are a Facebook user you can join Neighborhood Watch Information – Aurora CO (this covers all of Aurora, not just the Wheatlands). More information on Neighborhood Watch can be found at: https://www.nnw.org/.



Fast Enterprises is excited to announce that we will be hosting our fifth annual Camp Code for Girls during the summer of 2021! We will be hosting Camp Code remotely again this summer due to the uncertain nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.  
 
CLICK HERE for details and the registration page for the 2021 session on our corporate website.

Camp Code is free to all accepted participants.   
Camp Code is led by a group of female software developers who work at Fast Enterprises. As a technology company, FAST recognizes that there is a lack of women in technology fields. We’re hosting this camp with the hope of introducing girls to the opportunities available to them in those fields. We’re offering this camp to rising ninth graders, who are at an age where they will be making education decisions that may guide them into technology-oriented fields.