From Jerry Flannery - CEO and General Manager
Happy New Year! We at HRCA hope that 2021 is filled with health and prosperity for all. Get the year started off right by keeping your resolution to get fit and healthy. With New Year Resolutions comes a high volume of visitation at our recreation centers, so please be sure that you are aware of current COVID restrictions and policies.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to covid restrictions our administration offices are closed temporarily to the public. Drop off your assessment payments at the drop box located outside each of the recreation centers. If you need to drop off architectural submittals or checks, please use the outdoor drop box at Eastridge Recreation Center. Find submittal forms and online options at: www.HRCAonline.org. To contact the Community Improvement Services office or the Assessments office, or to make an appointment:
CIS – 303.471.8821 or email [email protected]
Assessments – 303.471.8815 or email [email protected]
Masks and temperature checks will still be required. We encourage everyone entering the recreation centers to be mindful of the increased risk at this time and remember to keep your mask on, stay home when feeling unwell, maintain 6 ft. of distance between yourself and others and hand sanitize whenever possible.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES: This month our events will be all virtual based. These events include the Virtual Family Magic Show on January 21, Happy Hours on the 14 and
28 and a special masterclass tasting Burns Night with Bruichladdich. Lastly, take control of your health with the UCHealth series on January 6.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is volunteerism, HRCA has opportunities available. The Delegates will elect two Board Members on Tuesday, March 9, to serve on the five-member Board. Delegate positions will be available. Seventy nine Delegates currently represent the different subdivisions throughout Highlands Ranch. Delegates attend a monthly meeting to be informed about community issues and vote on a variety of governing documents including the budget and bylaws. Delegates are elected by the homeowners in their own subdivisions. The deadline for candidate names to be printed on election documents is February 18. There is also an opening on the Finance Committee. All finance professionals are encouraged to apply. More information about volunteer opportunities and the election process are available on our web site at www.HRCAonline.org/Leadership.
MEMBER EDUCATION: For this quarter I would like to share some information about the differences between the Highlands Ranch Community Association (HRCA) and the Highlands Ranch Metro District (HRMD). We often get questions from homeowners about the different functions of the two organizations. Perhaps the main difference between our two organizations is that HRMD serves as the local government in our community. They are funded by tax dollars and provide many of the municipal services offered in Highlands Ranch. Some examples of HRMD services include construction of public utilities such as roads, light signals and street lights; landscaping and fencing; trails and parks; outdoor sports programming and, through their sister public organization, water/sewer services through a contract with Centennial Water and Sanitation District.
In contrast, HRCA serves the homeowners in Highlands Ranch through the quarterly assessment dues that are paid by each household. With the assessment dollars HRCA maintains and operates the four recreation centers; provides architectural control and covenant enforcement for more than 30,000 homes in the Ranch; manages the Backcountry Wilderness area and hosts numerous community events every year.
FINANCE COMMITTEE OPENING: HRCA currently has an opening on the Finance Committee. The committee reviews, approves, and/or make recommendations to the monthly detailed financial statements which the HRCA accounting department staff present. For more information or to apply, go to https://hrcaonline.org/hrca-news/finance-committee-opening.
PAYMENT REMINDER: Please remember to pay your first quarter assessment dues by January 1 for the same quarterly amount of $155.72. For business owners and qualifying homes that pay only the Administrative Assessment, the increased annual fee of $73.44 is also due on January 1. Customers who are signed up for Auto Pay with PayLease, will not need to make any changes to their accounts. The new amount will be automatically updated. All other customers will need to update their payments accordingly.