October Newsletter

October Newsletter
Upcoming Community Events

Dumpster Day – Reminder Dumpster Day is this Saturday October 3rd at the Wheatlands clubhouse.  To view all the details click here.

Fall Pumpkin Patch –  It’s time to celebrate Fall and bring your kids up to the park to pick out a free pumpkin!  We will be having a fall pumpkin patch at the Wheatlands Community Park on Sunday, October 25th from 10am-12pm. This event is hosted by the Wheatlands Metropolitan District and the YMCA.  Thank you to our sponsor, Jennifer Cronk with 1320 Homes, who will be providing a free Hot Chocolate Bar!  We will also have a breakfast food truck onsite (Comforts of Home) serving breakfast burritos and pastries so don’t forget your credit card. We hope you can join us for this fun fall event!


Community Survey – It is that time of the year that the Board sends out the fall survey. We ask that residents take the time to take the survey to help the board see where the community has concerns. This helps the board make decisions throughout the year. To take the survey please click here.

Clubhouse Information:  New roller shades were recently installed in the clubhouse to finish the clubhouse remodel project. The board also ordered a fog cleaning machine to reduce the rental cleaning fee for our clubhouse. This cut our fee in half and It is now a $75 cleaning fee instead of $150. To rent the clubhouse for your next gathering, visit our website at https://www.wheatlandsmetro.org/parks-recreation/clubhouse/ 

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 have noticed the park is getting a lot of use and we are so glad everyone can enjoy it! The replacement bumble bee has been installed and the wall was fixed this past month. We appreciate your help keeping the trash in the trash containers and picking up after your pets. We do have security cameras at the park and this has helped with decreasing vandalism.  The Wheatlands board is looking at continuing with Phase 2 for the park and discussions are being had with our architect on the design and the timing for construction.


District Landscape Information – Our district landscaping crew, is working hard to remove and replace the dead trees in the district.  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.

Pool Wrap Up – The pool closed for the season this past Sunday. Thank you all for your patience and understanding this summer as we navigated through a strange time and always changing guidelines due to COVID. We are happy we were able to open the pool for the community to enjoy.


Next Board Meeting

Thursday, October 8th at 6:00 pm
this meeting will be a zoom meeting



Telephone #: 720-707-2699
Meeting ID: 927 9420 2546
Passcode: 780914



COVENANT ENFORCEMENT


Political Signs
 
It’s that time of year again – Election Season. With Election Day Coming November 3rd, 2020 we wanted to give you the opportunity to review your community’s rules regarding political signs. Colorado State law protects a homeowner’s right to place political signs on their property, while still permitting the community association to adopt some limitations regarding the timeframe, size, number and placement of the political signs.
 
Per the Wheatlands Guidelines section 3.73 Signs
“One (1) political sign per household may be placed in the front yard of the lot during elections. All political signs must be removed within forty-eight (48) hours of said election. No signs may be placed on District property without the written consent of the District. A temporary trade sign pertaining to, but not limited to, contractors, landscapers, painters, and roofers, may only be displayed while work is in progress, or not to exceed two (2) months, whichever is less. This signage must meet the above specifications. In an effort to maintain neighborhood aesthetics, it is requested that political signs not be displayed more than three (3) weeks prior to election. Please also refer to the City of Aurora’s Sign Code for any signs not covered as part of this section.”





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
A BIG THANK YOU to all the community members who came out and celebrated the structural completion of the YMCA Recreation Center at Wheatlands!  

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, October 23rd
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.

Movie: Moana
Register Here
Registration is Open