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2020 Budget Ratification Meeting and Annual Meeting – December 8, 2020 – 7 p.m.

As a reminder the 2020 Budget Ratification Meeting and Annual Meeting will be held December 8, 2020 at 7 p.m. via conference call.  All owners were US Mailed the information along with the password to access the meeting information on October 26, 2020.  Please go to the Financial tab of this website.  Again, this is password protected and only owners can access the information.

How to: Irrigation Winterization

Click here for a detailed comprehensive, step by step account of how to winterize your irrigation system.

Board of Director Candidate Application Form – Due Oct 15, 2020

Dear Plum Creek North Master Homeowners,
Due to Covid-19, the Plum Creek North Master Homeowners Association will be scheduling a virtual Annual Meeting soon.  Currently there are two Board of Directors positions open, each for a two year term.  If you are interested in having your name placed on the ballot for the election please fill out the Candidate Application Form (click here) and submit back to kim@premierpropmgmt.com, or fax 303-974-3292 or mail to Premier Property Management,  PO Box 632018, Highlands Ranch, CO  80163-2018.

We are asking that your candidate application form be submitted no later than October 15, 2020.  A ballot with the names of the candidates who requested to have their names on the ballot will be mailed out for your vote along with additional virtual meeting information.

Sincerely,
Kim Maguire, CMCA – Community Association Manager
For the PCNMA Board of Directors

Good neighbors make great neighborhoods!

Neighborhoods have changed over the years and in today’s fast-paced world, it’s common to live in a bubble. Many people can spend years living just a few feet away from their neighbors without ever learning their names. In fact, a majority of Americans (57%) say they know only some of their neighbors and only 26% say they know most of them. Research shows that good neighbors help build strong, thriving neighborhoods.

One of the keys to having a good experience with your neighbors is to be a good neighbor yourself. There’s an art to being a good neighbor and just like anything else in life, it can take a little time to master. Problems can come up and how you handle them can make all the difference. If you don’t want to be that neighbor, try following these tips and see if you can turn polite encounters into lasting friendships!

Curb appeal – A good neighbor is one who maintains the exterior of the house and lawn. But, using your lawn mower, leaf blower and power tools too early in the morning will not endear you to your neighbors. Falling leaves respect no property lines, and the ones that fall in your yard, even from a neighbor’s tree, are all yours. Make sure that your tree limbs, spreading shrubs and weeds don’t creep into your neighbor’s yard.

Practice courtesy when parking – Few things will sour a relationship with your neighbor quicker than parking where you shouldn’t; take care not to block driveways, obstruct the sidewalk, or park facing the wrong direction. All neighbors appreciate being able to park in front of their own home, so please consider this when you or your guests are parking. Town Code requires all vehicles, including boats, trailers and recreational vehicles, to be parked on a driveway, or an improved surface – parking on grass or dirt is not allowed.

Drive the residential speed limit of 25 mph – Most neighbors observe the speed limit, but many times it’s your guests who don’t. Remind your guests, and if appropriate, let them know that there are small children in the neighborhood. Although it is up to parents to keep a watchful eye, youngsters can easily forget the rules of safety when they’re caught up in play.

Late-night noise – You might be a party animal or maybe you are as quiet as a mouse. Noise acceptability varies by neighborhood. Sitting outside on a warm summer night with your friend is wonderful, but if your house is on a small lot, and the neighbor’s bedroom window is close, you might want to take it inside so your neighbor can sleep. Be respectful of your neighbors when your guests are over late, and be mindful of the noise created by loud good byes or slamming car doors.

Pets – Not everyone is a dog or cat lover, so for your neighbors’ sake, please be responsible for your pets by following Town animal codes. Pets that are noisy or roam freely throughout the neighborhood can create a nuisance for your neighbors. Keep pets leashed, off your neighbor’s lawn and pick up after them. This is a good way to ensure your neighbor loves your pet almost as much as you do!

Having great neighbors is terrific. When people make an effort to be neighborly, the neighborhood is more appealing and it can make your home life far more pleasant. An extra benefit is knowing that you and your neighbors will look out for each other. May your neighborhood be better because of you!

Are you tired of pushy peddlers at your door?

Summer months are upon us, which means pesky door-to-door solicitors are creeping back onto your neighborhood streets. Some people must be excited to see these folks, after all, companies still send them out! Most people, however, dread the ring of the doorbell. Solicitors have a knack for waking sleeping babies and driving dogs crazy. How do you get rid of the door-to-door solicitor, once and for all? We have a plan for that! Sign up for the No Knock List to block the knock on your front door!

Created in 2008, the Town’s No Knock List allows homeowners to opt out of door-to-door solicitation and sales. Town Code prohibits solicitors from knocking on your door if your address is registered on the No Knock List, or if you display either a No Knock sticker or No Soliciting sign. This a simple and effective way to deter most door-to-door solicitors. Please keep in mind, the No Knock List does not prohibit the practice of hanging door hangers or fliers. It only prohibits solicitors from attempting to make contact with residents by knocking on doors. Also, canvassers, such as religious or political groups, and noncommercial solicitors, such as schools, Boy or Girl scouts are exempt from the No Knock ordinance.

Registering your home is simple. Visit CRgov.com/NoKnock, complete a brief form, and a No Knock sticker will be mailed to you; please display it near your front door. Need a replacement No Knock sticker? Use this link to request a replacement, and one will be mailed to you. Questions? Contact Assistant Town Clerk, Robbie Schonher, at RSchonher@CRgov.com.

Sometimes, a determined salesperson may still choose to knock on your door. If you are having issues with a solicitor, you may report it to the Castle Rock Police non-emergency line at 303-663-6100 while the solicitor is still in your neighborhood. Be prepared to share information such as the individual or business name, badge number, type of vehicle and license plate number. Police officer’s attempt to make contact, if nearby. Remember, you are not obligated to open your door for everyone that shows up – stay safe and don’t let solicitors ruin your day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot Weather Pet Safety Tips – A Friendly Reminder for Castle Rock Residents

Hot Weather Pet Safety Tips

As the heat cranks up this summer, our four-legged friends need a little TLC. They rely on you to keep them healthy and happy. Read below for some great tips on keeping your pet safe in the summer sun!

  • Pets require protection from the wind, rain and sun. Shelter, shade and fresh, clean water should be provided to animals who may be outdoors in warmer temperatures. When possible, please keep pets inside where it’s safest.
  • Don’t let summer fun get ruined because of un-scooped poop! Dog poop smells and stepping in poop is not During hot summer months, dog poop can be especially unpleasant. Why? The summer heat and humidity accelerate the smell of dog poop, so please – pick it up!
  • When it comes to vocalizing dogs, the general rule is – the warmer the weather, the more dogs will bark. And, you expect to hear more barking in warmer weather, because pets are more likely to be outside and you are more likely to have your windows open. To preserve the peace in your neighborhood, please keep your pets quiet; noise is considered excessive after just ten (10) minutes.
  • No matter how tempting it may be, or how quickly you think you may run into a store, never leave your pet in a car – even with the windows cracked. In a matter of minutes, the inside temperature of a vehicle can soar to 120 degrees.
  • Does your pet’s tail wag the moment he/she sees you holding a leash? Most pets love being rewarded with a walk and they are required to be on a leash (ten feet or less) when they are off your property. Keeping your pet leashed is also a good neighbor policy because it prevents them from trespassing on the neighbor’s property during your walk. The use of a leash benefits you, your neighbors, and your pet.
  • Try not to overdo it when exercising with your pet this summer. If you typically walk your dog, be sure it’s during the coolest part of the day (early morning or late evening). Pads on the feet of your pet can burn with hot pavement; test the street or sidewalk by putting your bare hand or foot on it to make sure it’s cool enough for your pet.
  • Do you have a four-legged escape artist? During the summer, many pets escape when gates are open for gardening or landscaping. Pets that suffer from anxiety or thunder phobia can be driven to escape because of their panic, so it is important to be mindful of how loud “booms” from thunderstorms or fireworks can affect your pet. To increase the chances of recovering your pet after an escape, please make sure they are microchipped and wear their collars and tags.

Remember these tips and you and your pet will safely enjoy the summer. For more information about animal care and control in Castle Rock, view the Municipal Code: Animal Control. 🐾

 

Who’s a Good Dog – Pet License Requirements

Animal ownership is welcomed within the Town, and our goal is to make Castle Rock the best place to live for both you and your pet. Town Code requires that all dogs – over the age of 6 months – to be licensed. The tag must be worn on a collar when walking your pet off your property. A license helps your lost pet get home faster and lets us know your pet is up to date on its rabies vaccine. Licensing also provides an excellent way to monitor our domestic animal population. Knowing how many and what types of animals reside within the Town can provide valuable information when it comes time to request funding for pet-related expenditures, like dog parks and cleanup stations.

Getting a license is easy – fill out an online application (www.crgov.com/1778/Animal-License) or mail one in. Your application will be processed and your tag will be mailed in about 10 days. For questions or animal complaints, email policeanimalcontrol@crgov.com or call 303-663-6100, and ask for Animal Care & Control.

For more information about rules and regulations for animals in Castle Rock, view the Municipal Code (https://library.municode.com/co/castle_rock/codes/municipal_code?nodeId=TIT6AN).

If you love them – license them!

It’s snow lie! Here‘s the scoop on your responsibility for sidewalk shoveling.

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The days are shorter, temperatures are colder and winter is here! When it comes to snowfall and your driveway, how quickly you get to shoveling is up to you. Maybe you are an early riser and get right to it; perhaps you are a procrastinator, and you will get around to it when the inspiration hits. But when it comes to your sidewalks, you are on the clock. Town Code requires all property owners and/or tenants to remove snow and ice from sidewalks within 48 hours of each snow event. The best way to keep your sidewalk clear is to shovel snow the old-fashioned way. Shoveling early, before the snow becomes densely packed, will help prevent ice accumulation. If you live on a corner, snow removal is required on both sidewalks – in front of and on the side of your property.

Got Ice? The Town has a strategic plan for removing ice and can assist with ice buildup in the gutter and street. Report ice buildup to 720-733-2462 or by email to roads@crgov.com. Report A Problem If it has been more than 48 hours and the sidewalks near you are still not shoveled, please call 720-733-3557 or send an email to zoning@CRgov.com to provide the address of the unshoveled sidewalk.

Castle Rock, where do you want to go?

Castle Rock is exploring the possibility of future transportation services for the community through a Transit Feasibility Study. The goal of the study is to evaluate realistic options considering the Town’s resources and growing population. The study will look at a variety of transit options and trends.

As part of this effort, we need your input about what mobility means to you and what types of services Castle Rock should explore. To provide your feedback, use this link – Transit Survey – and complete a brief questionnaire, map out your most-traveled routes, or simply share your ideas. To learn more about the Transit Feasibility Study and the history of transit in Castle Rock, visit CRgov.com/TransitStudy.

Plum Creek North Master Association Sets 2019 Annual and Budget Ratification Meeting Date

CLICK HERE for the 2019 Annual Meeting Notice