From Jerry Flannery - CEO and General Manager
Halloween and other fall celebrations are happening this month. Whatever you are doing to celebrate the season, make it a safe and happy holiday for you and the kiddos and remember to keep an eye out for the little ghosts and goblins!
The HRCA has some spooky events this month. Our featured events this month include the Haunted Forest on October 23 and 24 located behind Rocky Heights Middle School just off Monarch Blvd, the Halloween House Decorating, Happy Hour Tasting featuring Halloween Cocktails, and a virtual Cold Cases and Cocktails . Be sure to check the web site where all events are listed for your review at HRCAonline.org/Events!
The HRCA Draft 2021 Budget: The HRCA Staff, Finance Committee and Board of Directors have been reviewing the budget proposals for 2021. The Finance Committee Members are volunteers with financial backgrounds from various disciplines. They make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding HRCA’s finances and annual budget. October is the month that the budget will be presented and voted on by the Delegates. This year the meeting will be held on October 20 at 5:30 p.m.
COVID-19 Update: The recreation centers are continuing to operate with safety protocols in place. Masks and temperatures checks continue to be in effect. While the outdoor pools have closed for the season, the indoor pools are open. Due to capacity limitations, reservations are required for the Eastridge Leisure Pool and Southridge Indoor Pools (Activity and Kiddie). Northridge and Westridge Indoor Pools will not require reservations at this time. Please continue to check our web site for the most up to date information.
HOA Compliance: Covenant enforcement is not a favorite topic, but HRCA is here to ensure that property values remain high in the community and that Highlands Ranch remains a great place to live, work, and play. As a covenant controlled community, HRCA is bound by the Community Declaration and other governing documents to enforce the covenants of the community. HRCA is tasked with regular residential and commercial property inspections to ensure compliance and respond to complaints. Residents may encounter HRCA technicians walking on or around properties in the community. Compliance technicians drive HRCA-marked vehicles, or may be on foot, but will always have an HRCA-issued employee badge. Technicians are happy to verify that they are on a property in connection with HRCA business and will also be able to provide a business card with HRCA administrative phone numbers. Many times, to verify a complaint, technicians will take photographs, and may inspect properties by looking over backyard fences. However, a technician will not enter a backyard without prior permission from the property owners.
Member Education: This quarter I would like to provide information about our Delegates. A Delegate is a homeowner either elected by members within a Delegate District or appointed by their sub-association Board to represent such Delegate District and to cast votes on behalf of members within the Delegate District as provided in the Community Declaration. Delegates meet monthly to discuss a variety of topics about the Community Association. Some duties and powers of the Delegate body include amending and approving the community Bylaws, creating rules and regulations for the use and operation of the recreational facilities, proposing increases and/or reductions for the Recreation Function Common Assessments (RFCA’s) necessary for the operation of the Recreation Center and proposing and reviewing improvements to the recreational facilities. Delegates are elected in April of every year to serve the community.