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The PRIDES CROSSING next Board Meeting is March 20, 2019 AT 6:00pm @ the Management Office of 14901 E. Hampden Ave. #320 in Aurora, CO 80014

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Waste Management Recycling Do's and Don'ts for HOA Residents.

Focus on Recycling Quality –
The Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling
The recycling industry is experiencing high levels of contamination – trash in the recycling - at a time when the requirements for quality (clean recycling) have increased significantly. In 2017, China began to limit the quality and quantity of material it accepts for recycling,  impacting the recycling industry world-wide. As a result, our focus on quality is higher than ever, as we work to ensure the long-term sustainability of our recycling programs.

When non-recyclable items (contamination) end up in your recycling, they have the potential to turn
the entire load into trash, resulting in contamination or increased costs. We want to provide you with tools for recycling success. 

Follow these simple do’s and don’ts:
Recycling Do’s
• Do recycle all empty bottles, cans, paper and cardboard.
• Do keep foods and liquids out of recycling.
• Do keep plastic bags out of recycling.
Recycling Don’ts
• Don’t bag your recyclables. Plastic bags and film get tangled in the machinery.
• Don’t include food-soiled items – they can turn an entire load of recycling into trash.
• Don’t add sharp or dangerous materials like needles and electronics – they can cause injury to our workers.
• Don’t toss in “tanglers” like rubber hoses and wires – they can shut down an entire recycling center!
• Don’t include bulky items like propane tanks or construction debris.

For more tools, visit www.RecycleOftenRecycleRight.com

Aurora Fire Rescue presents Camp Spark

Aurora Fire Rescue presents Camp Spark
Aurora Fire Rescue is planning a free two-day camp that provides leadership development and hands-on skills to inspire young women! Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Guest speakers and members of the department will discuss:
• Self Confidence
• Leadership
• Challenging Workouts
• Teamwork
• Networking
• Career Building
• Nutrition/Hydration

Camp Spark is intended for young women ages 12 to 18, and space is limited to 20 participants.

Learn more about the camp at https://www.facebook.com/events/245257803080994/, and apply at https://auroraco.seamlessdocs.com/f/AuroraFireRescueSparkAcademyApplication.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Aurora will test emergency sirens at 11:30 a.m. March 12

Aurora will test emergency sirens at 11:30 a.m. March 12
The city of Aurora Office of Emergency Management will conduct an audible test of the city’s emergency outdoor warning sirens at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 12. The test will include more than 50 sirens throughout Aurora. If you are outdoors, you should hear a 3-minute wailing sound. There will be no voice heard during the test, and the sirens may not be audible indoors.

The city conducts audible tests of the sirens twice a year (in March and November), and silent testing weekly year-round. The second audible test for 2019 is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Nov. 12.

The purpose of these all-hazards sirens is to provide notice regarding an emergency situation, such as a tornado warning or hazardous-material spill. There is no “all-clear” tone that sounds when the situation has been resolved or mitigated. Instead, any tone coming from the sirens should be viewed as a call to immediately take shelter and seek additional information via weather radio, local TV and radio, or the city’s Facebook (Facebook.com/AuroraGov) and Twitter (@AuroraGov) accounts. In the event of an emergency, both residents and businesses should use the information available to make a determination as to when the threat has passed. It should be noted that sirens will be re-activated in the event a new warning or a new threat arises.

For more information about the outdoor warning sirens and to hear an example of the siren wail, go to www.AuroraGov.org/OEM.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Prides Crossing Newsletter


March 2019 Update from the Prides Crossing Board of Directors:



Dedicated Volunteers

A mere ten volunteers currently comprise the Prides Crossing Board of Directors and Landscape Committee (LC).  These individuals are dedicated to upholding the appearance of Prides Crossing by maintaining high standards for the community which, in turn, upholds your property values.  Because of the efforts of these volunteers, the homes in Prides Crossing continue sell quickly and at a good price.  We challenge you to find another community in Aurora that is over 25+ years old that looks as good as ours does.  Help us keep it that way!




Invitation to Participate

            The Prides Crossing Board of Directors wishes to extend an open invitation to members of the Prides Crossing Community who are in good standing, to become actively involved in the workings of the community.  Additional volunteers are always welcome to assist the Architectural Review Committee (ARC), Welcome Committee (WC), or even creating a Social Committee (SC).  Contact Shane or any member of the Board of Directors to become an active participant.




Thank You

The Prides Crossing Board of Directors wishes to thank to all homeowners who pay their fees on time.  We currently have the lowest delinquency balance in the last five years!

 The Prides Crossing Board of Directors wish to thank the newly reformed Landscape Committee (LC) as they have worked diligently with the City of Aurora in reviewing and updating our Community Planning & Development regarding plants/trees and their locations over the past few months.  Additionally the LC has recently updated the lighting at the Large Monument Signs and plan a landscape renovation to those large signs this spring with a combination of perennial plants, decorative grasses and rock to rejuvenate these monument signs that need some TLC. 

We also wish to thank the members of the Prides Crossing community who are diligent in their efforts to maintain their front and back yard property.  It helps improve and maintain property values when all neighbors' take diligence to maintain their property.




Welcome Packages:

As mentioned above, The Prides Crossing Board of Directors is seeking a Welcome Committee.  The Prides Crossing Board of Directors want our newest community members to get off on the right foot so, we are seeking volunteers to work with the Managing Office in introductory to the Community.  We are still seeking ideas, but where a Welcome Committee can personally provide a Welcome Packet (versus the current paperwork provided to an owner that is lost in Closing Documents) which includes the Covenants, Rules & Regulations for Prides Crossing in a pre-printed format that they can deliver to new neighbors along with a possible welcome gift (i.e. cooking mitt, flower seeds, etc.).  Please reach out to Shane (Managing agent) or the Board if you are interesting in volunteering and reaching out to our new neighbors this year.





Architectural Review Committee (ARC) Update:

The ARC’s Charter:  Aside from the common areas which are the responsibility of the Board of Directors and the Landscape Committee, the (ARC) carries the responsibility for maintaining the integrity of the visual standards of the community.  This is an on-going challenge.  We are seeking new Volunteers to help assist in Identification and Communicating to neighbors of any concerns to their property that they may not be aware of that violation or non-compliance.  More often than not, new owners or renters have little or no experience living in a covenant-controlled community.  This lack of experience can create problems.  When situations / violations occur, there can be a feeling of being ‘singled out’ which is not the case.  As you will see from the statistics below, the Board treats everyone equally.



Total Number of Homes in Prides Crossing:  546

Total Number of Open Violations:  215

Homes with Open Violation(s):  175

Violations by Type

    House appearance –  54%                                               Landscaping  -- 46%

       Needs Painted  20%                                                  Dead Lawn, Weeds, etc.  34%

                   Trash / Trash Cans Visible  16.5%                            Dead Trees 12%

                   Needs Fence Repaired  6%

                   Oil Stained Driveway  3.5%

       Deteriorating Driveway  2.6%

       Deteriorating Garage Door  1.8%

       Improperly Stored Vehicle  1.8%

       Exterior Alteration and/or Change not completed with prior approval  1.8%


Be Aware:

As noted in an email sent a few weeks ago, there have been a few auto break-ins in our area.  Please insure vehicles left outside are locked and valuables removed.





There is an App for That:

Access Aurora is an app that will give you direct access for reporting problems in your community that are beyond the scope of the Board of Directors and/or the Architectural Control Committee (Barking Dogs, Building Permit Issues, Graffiti, Parking, Abandoned Vehicle, Traffic Signs & Signals, Vegetation, Code Violations).  Download it for free at the App Store.



Spring Is Just Around the Corner:

  Consider sprucing up your property in 2019 but, don’t forget to submit proposed paint colors, roof permits, and/or landscape projects plans to the Managing Office for approval before you start.  Owners are required to obtain approval on all alterations, modifications, changes to the exterior of a property.  Please obtain permission first to avoid any non-compliance.



Coming Soon:  (Governing Document Amendment Special Meeting)!

Beginning in April we will Communicate date/time/location for our Special Meeting reviewing the Amendment of the Governing Docs. so, stay tuned!




Best Regards,


Your Board of Directors

Dale Slemp                                                     Doug Wiedeman

Kate Counter                                                   Larcanne Allen 

Linda Gross



Your Landscape Committee

Mary Kay Ryan                                               Nancy Mucker  

Earl Peterson                                                   Denise Balkas
Roz Reece

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