From Jerry Flannery - CEO and General Manager
Summer is winding down and the seasons will soon be changing. At the time of writing this newsletter, it appears that schools will reopen this fall. For HRCA, we have every intention on continuing to provide our premier services to the community. Please make sure you look at our web site on a regular basis as we are currently developing programs for the fall season. Remember, if you haven’t been out to experience our Farmers' Market, it is held every Sunday at Town Center through October and there is still plenty of time to get there and stock up on fresh veggies!
What to do in August: In order to maintain social distancing requirements, many of our events have changed. However, there is still plenty to do for the month of August. Adult Swim Nights, Dive in Movies, the Mountain Bike Series, our new Happy Hour Virtual Tasting Series, 101st Army Rock Band Live Stream, and even movies in the Backcountry. Also, some other pop up events and classes for all ages are happening this month. With information changing rapidly, I encourage you to check our web site often to see if an event or other services have been impacted by State Executive Orders or Tri-County Health directives. Please bookmark www.HRCAonline.org to easily find a full list of activities and constantly updated information!
Reminders: Our facilities have been re-opened since June 1, however we are still adhering to the capacity recommendations directed from governmental agencies. You may notice that classes, pools and facilities are operating with less people. Please be patient with this system, as we are working to accommodate as many people as possible in the safest way possible.
We kindly ask homeowners to be responsible pet owners by both cleaning up after your pet when walking on the sidewalks, trails and parks; as well as refraining from allowing your dog to utilize neighbor’s yards for pet waste.
The HRCA enforces covenants seven days a week. Please help us by keeping up with landscape maintenance along with properly storing your recreational vehicles. These are common and re-occurring issues that are regularly addressed by the Community Improvement Services Team and we appreciate everyone doing their part to help with compliance.
Volunteer Shout Outs: Finance Committee: Budget season is kicking off this month and over the course of the next three months, the Finance Committee will meet regularly to review and analyze the proposed budget for 2021. The Finance Committee spends a great deal of time working with staff during this process to develop the budget. A special thank you to committee members Krystal Woodbury, Rolands Vilums, Ron Welk, Nick Paytas, Mikell Wilcox, Mark Moyer, and John Mackowiak for donating their time and knowledge.
Chatridge2 Fire: A very special thanks to all the incredible emergency responders who protected our community during the Chatridge2 fire in the Backcountry last month. The fire burned nearly 500 acres and the overwhelming response, skill, and professionalism of those fighting the fire prevented significant damage to homes and property. Conditions do remain extremely dry, so please remember we are currently under Stage 2 fire restrictions.