1 SOUTHPARK 2 TIMES January 2014 Vol. 22 No. 01 Circulation: 575 A Publication of the SouthPark Homeowners Association Number 2, Inc. Holiday Decoration Removal Residents are reminded that all holiday decorations on the townhome exteriors and in common areas need to be removed by January 15th. Snow Removal Policy Snow removal services are contracted through the landscape company, Emerald Isle Landscaping. Plowing of the drives behind the garages begins at 4. Due to a City of Littleton code, plowing of the city streets is prohibited by the Association and is not done. Sanding of drives are done when conditions require. Shoveling of sidewalks throughout the community including those bordering city street begins at 2. Actual shoveling will depend on weather conditions such as, when the snow is anticipated to stop and/or forecasted amounts. When snowfall is less than 2, shoveling will not be done. Exceptions to this may be; shoveling of northern exposures and steps where the sun will not melt the snow, mail kiosk areas or extremely cold temperatures. Clean-up, widening of sidewalks and application of ice melt is typically done the day after snow removal operations. The standards for snow removal adopted by the Board of Directors is intended to ensure that the drives and sidewalks are safe for all residents, but done in a reasonable and cost effective manner. It is very difficult to predict and budget for snow removal operations. However, a change in reducing the plowing and/or snow shoveling depths would be more costly and in all probability increase the monthly assessment. Assessment Rate Change: $ Effective January 1, 2014 As reported in the article from Linda Lancaster, President of the Board of Directors in the November 2013 newsletter and the mailing you recently received, the monthly assessment (dues) will change will change from $ per month to $ per month, effective January 1, All assessment payments are DUE on the first day of each month. If payments are not RECEIVED by the fifteenth (15 th ) day of the month, late fees and processing fees will be assessed. Therefore, when paying with a check & coupon, provide plenty of time for the U.S. mail service. IF PAYMENT IS BY CHECK, A PAYMENT COUPON MUST BE INCLUDED. OTHER PAYMENT OPTIONS ARE; COLORADO MANAGEMENT S AUTO WITHDRAWAL PROGRAM, ON-LINE PAYMENT PROCESSING (www.southpark2-hoa.org for link) OR THROUGH YOUR OWN BANK (BILL PAY SERVICE). If you currently use your bank (Bill Pay Service) to pay your maintenance fees, make sure you notify them of the following prior to the January 1, 2014, assessment being due: 1) Address to send payments: Southpark HOA #2, c/o Colorado Management, P.O. Box , Atlanta, GA ) Change the amount of the monthly payment to: $ ) Account number: Please see enclosed coupons for account number. 4) Processing: Make sure it will be RECEIVED prior to the 15 th day of the month. We strongly RECOMMEND setting up the 1st day of each month for processing. The Board of Directors will not at anytime, under any conditions waive any assessments, late fees, processing fees, attorney fees, interest, etc. as a result of late payments and/ or short payments (anything less than $119.00). Next Board Meeting Tues., January 21, :00 p.m. In the Clubhouse Please attend! Assessment Payment Options You can pay your assessments on-line at the Association s web page. Simply log-on to and click on the link Pay Assessments On-Line to be redirected to Smartstreet s web page. This is a division of the bank, RBC, that the Association uses for banking. You can either pay by credit card, e-check (electronically from your checking account) or set up a monthly recurring payment.
2 Page 2 / SouthPark 2 TIMES / January 2014 Parking Reminders GUEST PARKING: Residents are reminded that parking in the guest parking areas is prohibited. These areas are only to be used by non-resident guests. Furthermore, please be advised that guests cannot park pick-up trucks or vehicles that display a truck license plate in guest parking when visiting. These vehicles MUST be parked on the city street (see street parking below). Resident vehicles and guests that park their pick-up truck or vehicle (with truck license plates) in the guest parking areas will be ticketed and if necessary towed at the owners expense. FIRE LANES: Residents are reminded that the driveway to and behind all garages are posted fire lanes. These areas must be kept clear of vehicles at all times, by order of the Littleton Fire Department. Loading and unloading of vehicles are permitted, but the owner must be present during this period. As a safety concern for emergency access, residents are urged to call the Littleton Police Department at (non-emergency number) when vehicles are parked in the driveways for long periods of time or overnight. STREET PARKING: Residents with more than two vehicles or oversized vehicles that will not fit in the garage are permitted to park on the city streets within the community. However, vehicles parked on the city streets; Monday Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., MUST display a resident permit parking decal. Failure to display such permit decal can result is a parking ticket from the City of Littleton Police Department. Residents of the community are entitled to a resident permit parking decal. Decals can be obtained at the Littleton Public Services Department at 2255 W. Berry Ave., between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. You will need the following information to obtain the decal. Proof of residency within SouthPark II: This can be in the form of a Colorado Driver s Licenses or a prior-year s property-tax statement for the residence. Vehicle Registration: For each vehicle that you may be requesting a permit, you are required to provide a current Colorado vehicle registration which MUST have included the same address as your place of residency within SouthPark II. VISITOR & GUEST PERMITS: Residents can also obtain a maximum of two (2) visitor permits per calendar year. The permits will expire at the end of the calendar year the permit is issued, except that permits shall immediately expire once the owner or lessor of the vehicle no longer resides within the district. New visitor permits will be available for pick-up on the 1 st Monday after January 1 st. In addition, guest permits for large social events being held at their place of residence during the hours of the parking restriction are also available. Application must be made a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the social event and shall include the date, time and number of permits required. Issuance of guest permits shall be at the discretion of the Public Services Director and abuse of this program will not be allowed. Guest permits shall expire at midnight of the day of the social event. Any permit lawfully issued under this policy shall constitute permission for a visitor or guest to the residence within the permit-parking district to park a vehicle on the street in the permit-parking district during the hours of restricted parking. Such permission shall not be construed as authority to violate, cancel or set aside any other provisions of the City Code, including any other provisions relating to parking within the city. Visitor and guest permits will be hanger-type design and shall be temporarily attached to the rearview mirror of the vehicle. Visitor and guest permits shall be returned to the City of Littleton upon expiration for recycling. Application for visitor and guest permits shall be made to the Public Services Department located at 2255 W. Berry Ave., between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. The applicant shall be required to show proof of residency within the district by providing one of the following; valid Colorado Driver s License, valid landlord lease agreement, prior-year s property-tax statement or current utility bill for the residence. The name of the applicant must be listed on one of these forms of residency. Any exterior changes, replacements and/or additions MUST be approved by the ACC Committee. Please address your request in writing to: Kevin Lavene, Centennial Management Group, LLC P.O. Box 3459, Littleton CO Who To Call: Maintenance Painting Grounds Kevin Lavene SouthPark 2 Board of Directors Linda Lancaster President Jim Ramsay Vice President S. Dorenkamp Secretary Pat Cowdin Treasurer Judie Foster Member at Large Charles Brown Member at Large Norma Theisen Member at Large Committees Maintenance Kevin Lavene, Centennial Management Group, LLC P.O. Box 3459, Littleton CO Finance Linda Lancaster, S. Dorenkamp, Jim Ramsay Pat Cowdin, Evelyn Bowman, Nancy Jack Recreation Jim Ramsay Architectural & Covenant Control, & Area Patrol Kevin Lavene, , Centennial Management Group, LLC P.O. Box 3459, Littleton, CO Clubhouse, Betty Vielhauer, Sandy Frye, Christine Wright Councilman Debbie Brinkman Littleton Police Department Non-Emergency Bookkeeper/Accounting Pat Larson, , prompt #6 Colorado Management & Associates. News Articles The deadline for news articles is the 20th of the month before the next month s issue. Contact Kevin Lavene at to submit a news articles. All articles must be approved by the editor for publication, or as space permits. Advertising The deadline for advertisements is the 15th of the month for the next month s issue, except for the Jan. issue which is Dec. 6th. To place an ad, call Colorado Lasertype, To find ad rates and discounts, go to www. ColoradoLasertype.com and click on the Advertising Rates link. The SouthPark2 newsletter is a monthly publication of the SouthPark2 Homeowners Association. Appearance of an advertisement in this publication does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by the publisher or the association of the goods or services offered therein. The opinions expressed in this newsletter are those of the individual authors and not of the Board of Directors of your association or the publisher. Neither the Board, publisher nor the authors intend to provide any professional service or opinion through this publication.
3 January 2014 / SouthPark 2 TIMES / Page 3 Indoor Water-Saving Tips By: Denver Water BATHROOM Shower Quickly: Five (5) minutes max. Flush Less: Two fewer flushes a day cuts your indoor use the most. Fix all leaky toilets, faucets and pipes. Install a low-flow showerhead and take only a 4-minute shower or 3-inch bath. (Showers use less water than baths.) Replace your high-water use toilet with a new low flow one. (Denver Water has a rebate program.) Insulate your water heater and water pipes so you waste less while waiting for hot water to flow. Catch water in a bucket or watering can while waiting for hot or cold water and add to house plants., or use to flush a toilet. Turn off water while shaving, brushing teeth, and lathering in the shower. Shave with a small amount of water in the sink rather than running water. Put a water displacement bag or plastic bottle in each toilet tank. KITCHEN AND LAUNDRY Wash Only Full Loads (laundry and dishwasher): Try to wash two fewer loads per week. Wash vegetables and fruits in a bowl or basin using a vegetable brush; don t let the water run. Use water on house plants. If you have to pre-rinse dishes, soak them instead of running water. Chill drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the faucet until the water is cold. Defrost food in the refrigerator, not in a pan of water on the counter or in the sink. Besides saving water, it s less likely to breed bacteria. Run garbage disposals only when necessary. Compost your food waste instead. Replace your inefficient clothes washer with a highlyefficient horizontal-axis clothes washer. (Denver Water may have a rebate program.) 100% FREE!! Let me help find your dream home at no cost (sellers always pay the realtor s fees). Julie Montgomery
4 Page 4 / SouthPark 2 TIMES / January 2014 Alleyway Safety Precautions The alleyways behind the garages can be a dangerous. Parents are advised to discourage their children from playing in the alleys behind the garages. There are many other open areas within the community that are safe and available for children s activities. All residents are encouraged to drive slowly and cautiously through the alleyways and neighborhood. Before backing out of the garage, check the surrounding area for pedestrians and obstacles. Furthermore, the alleyways are posted fire lanes and vehicle parking is prohibited. National Mentoring Month National Mentoring Month was created to raise awareness of mentoring and as a rallying point for recruiting more adults to step up and be present for young people. Become a mentor to a young person this month (and throughout the year). Teen Services To add your teen s name, please Colorado Lasertype at lasertype.com and leave the following information: the neighborhood you live in, your age, phone number and the categories you would like included. Categories: (B) Baby-sitting; (*) Red Cross Cert for CPR; (L) Lawn care; (S) Snow removal; (P) Pet & House sitting. No recommendation or endorsement of any of the names on this list is implied or stated by the homeowners association board or Colorado Lasertype. Harrison B. 13 B*/P/L/S Audrey M. 17 B*/P Emily M. 15 B*/P Jacob M. 13 B*/P/L/S Find The Right Balance In Your Hectic Life The typical family today puts in a lot more hours a year at work than ever before frequently by working at two or more jobs. So finding a balance between work and life is essential to our well-being. Here are some ways to get on the right track: Simplify. Need help with housecleaning? Consider hiring a cleaning person once a month. Feel like you don t have enough time? Say no to things you don t want to do or don t have time to do. Don t make commitments unless they re important to you. Be grateful. Even in the midst of the most hectic and stressful times of life, there are things for which we can be thankful. Reflecting on the good things in our lives helps keep an all-important balance in our outlook. Play with your kids. Get down in the dirt and help the kids make mud pies, watch a movie with them, have a long chat over coffee with your teen, and so forth. Give your family more one-on-one time. Pay attention to your health. Maintain a sensible diet and a consistent exercise schedule. If you don t stay healthy, you ll be less able to handle the stress of work and home. Stop procrastinating. You ll frequently spend more energy fretting over not doing a project than actually doing it. So eliminate the worry and just get started. SouthPark Real Estate 101 ~ SUPPLY and DEMAND! ~ We have strong DEMAND for our beautiful SouthPark community, and very low SUPPLY! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Forget the myth that winter is a bad time to sell real estate. While sales usually inch lower in the colder months, this winter in particular, may be a great time to sell a home in 2014 when several trends and key housing indicators suggest an active and rebounding Real Estate market. If you re interested in Buying or Selling a home, please call me for a free consultation and market analysis. Cheers! Jan Excellent Real Estate Services, Affordable MATES RATES. Australian charm with client focus and a smile ~ Cheers!! Complimentary Consultations for Buying, Selling, Investment Properties, Self Directed IRA and/or Mountain second home, purchases are always available, Cheers! Jan Baer, Realtor Baer Realty LLC
5 January 2014 / SouthPark 2 TIMES / Page 5 CLASSIFIEDS: The perfect way to advertise your small or large business! Ads are inexpensive and reach many homes! Call or us today! Classified ads are $3.00/line for Contact Colorado Lasertype at or to place an ad. To view our display ad prices, visit our website at The deadline for placing a classified or display ad is the 15th of the month for the next month s issue (i.e., 15th of Sept. for Oct. issue), except the January issue, which has a deadline of December 6th. 600 BsmtApt within Twnhse bath/liv/pantry micro/ref/sink $650mo+50 garage QUEEN PILLOWTOP MATT/BOX SET. Brand new in plastic. Retails $529, asking $265. Also, NEW KING SIZE pillowtop set. Retails $699, asking $ Tom s Top Notch Painting: Interior/ Exterior, Drywall Repairs. Tom Martino approved Aminals Petsitting Service: Pet sitting (in your home). Bonded & ins. Refs. avail. Call Nancy at HANDYMAN in your area, Bill or Highlands Pride Painting Mike the Plumber - Your reliable neighborhood plumber for 14 yrs. Competitive rates. Free estimate Piano lessons: Private lessons and recreational piano for groups. Adults and kids 6+. Call Betsy Johnson at , or visit Happy Tailz Pet Sitting - 15 yr. SouthPark resident will take care of your pets while you re away. Bonded & ins. SouthPark refs. Jeri, Winter air duct cleaning & chimney cleaning. Chimney repairs 10% off 7/ Small Paint Jobs Only Drywall - Basement finishes - Remodeling. Years of exp. w/ refs. Gary A+ Home Improvement Services. Snow removal. Pro-painting (ext. & int.), gutter & trim replacement & stucco. No job too small - we do it all! Basement & bath remodels, drywall repairs/texturing, decks, fencing, carpentry, doors, plumbing, electrical, tiles, carpeting & hrdwd flooring. BBB Member. Call A+ for fast, professional service every time. Steve, Major credit cards accepted. Refs., fully ins. & bonded. Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Each year, more than 11,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and approximately 4,000 die of the disease. Staying informed with the latest news on prevention and screening is an important step in reducing the risk of developing cervical cancer; access to current, in-depth treatment information can help you choose optimal care and achieve the best possible outcome from treatment. People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Tony Robbins
6 SOUTHPARK TWO Colorado Lasertype 7142 W. Morraine Dr. Littleton, CO PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID LITTLETON, CO PERMIT NO. 481 Page 6 / SouthPark 2 TIMES /January Tips to Avoid Freezing Pipes This Winter Cold temperatures can cause your water pipes to freeze. This can result in thousands of dollars in unexpected damages to your home and personal property, but it can be easily avoided. Follow these three simple tips to avoid damages to your home this winter: 1. If you haven t already, disconnect your water hoses from the outside water spigot. 2. Install insulated spigot covers (approx. $2 ea at your local hardware store) 3. When temperatures drop below freezing, leave your inside water faucets to a very slow, continuous drip. If you have a water damage, call a professional immediately. The longer you wait, the farther the water spreads and the more damage it can cause. For more information or a free copy of The 5 easiest ways to avoid water damage me at Pets Are Gaining In The Weight Department America is facing an obesity crisis, and it s not just humans who are in danger. Even our pets are getting heftier. According to the National Pet Obesity Survey, more than 50 percent of cats and dogs in the U.S. are overweight or obese, adding up to more than 80 million pets. And pets aren t the only members of the animal kingdom who could stand to lose a little weight, apparently. An international research team tracking animals used for study in strictly controlled research facilities found that male and female chimps grew plumper between 1985 and 2005, with males experiencing an average weight gain of 33.2 percent and females gaining an average of 37.2 percent increasing their odds of obesity more than tenfold. What are the reasons behind the weight gain? Possibly the use of sugary foods as a reward for good behavior, as well as lack of exercise due to the fact that research animals don t have to search for food as vigorously as they do in the wild IS A GREAT TIME TO SELL YOUR SOUTHPARK HOME! Terry Jenni GRI, CRS YOUR SOUTHPARK REAL ESTATE EXPERT Direct: Some good reasons why you should contact Terry Jenni your SouthPark Real Estate Expert since Terry has a vast knowledge of the SouthPark community, he has enjoyed living in SouthPark since Terry understands and knows how to market the strong selling points of the different SouthPark floor plans. Terry will provide you with a FREE home value analysis of your home showing a listing price range and costs assciated with the sale of your home. Terry will give you suggestions on how to prepare your home to sell. Terry will provide you with some staging ideas to maximize the value of your home. SouthPark Real Estate Update for January 2014 SouthPark Single Family Homes Up to $400,000 $400,000 $475,000 $475,000 Plus For Sale Under Contract Total Sold Total Sold 2010/11 /12 5/4/9 1/0/0 0/0/0 SouthPark Townhomes Up to $200,000 $200,000 $250,000 $250,000 Plus For Sale Under Contract Total Sold Total Sold 2010/11/12 10/9/6 18/13/16 5/2/7 The information is based on MLS Dec. 9, Not all of the properties were listed and/or sold by Terry Jenni, Metro Brokers. Terry s Metro Broker Team office is locted 5 minutes from the SouthPark community. With over 70 experienced agents and a full time staff to address all real estate needs. Please go to TerryJenni.com for references and qualifications. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Look forward to helping you with your real estate needs in 2014.
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