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!
Featured events include the Haunted Forest on October 22 and 23 located behind Rocky Heights Middle School just off Monarch Blvd, the Halloween House Decorating Contest, and the Classical Music Series at the Mansion. Be sure to check the online calendar where all events are listed!
HRCA Draft 2022 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 on October 19 at 5:30 p.m.
Backcountry Outdoor Center Project Highlands Ranch’s trails, parks, recreation centers, and neighborhoods have long highlighted our vibrant community. Our residents find value and passion in a life lived in connection with the outdoors. After years of rapid participation growth in the Backcountry Wilderness Area, including the max capacity of 1,300 campers at Camp Backcountry this summer, we’re excited to begin the process to consider a new amenity: the Backcountry Outdoor Center. The proposed project includes a building at Backcountry Base Camp which would add an on-site storm shelter, office space, and adequate room for programming that will make the Backcountry Wilderness Area the place for environmental education on the Front Range. Additionally, the proposed plan includes an indoor horse facility at the Horse Corrals to provide affordable, year-round, close-to-home equine opportunities.
Learn more by visiting the Backcountry Outdoor Center project web site www.hrcabackcountryoutdoorcenter.org. Please join us for an open house to visit Base Camp (6005 Ron King Trail, 80125) on October 2 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Following the Open House, we invite you to a virtual public meeting with HRCA representatives, Backcountry Wilderness Area staff, and the project design consultants to hear more and provide feedback. Visit our web site for the date, meeting link, and details.
Member Education: This quarter I would like to provide information about the 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.