HRCA Delegate Update April 2015
Lisa Frizell, Douglas County Assessor, reported that Highlands Ranch will have an average of 20-21% increases in assessed values this year. The assessed values were based on sales during the period July 2012 - June 2014. Homes valued between $300,000 - $450,000 in Highlands Ranch averaged 18-18.5% increases. Homeowners will be receiving postcards at the beginning of May. Owners can appeal their assessed values from May 1 - June 1. For more details, go to the Douglas County Assessor's office at www.douglas.co.us/assessor/ . Seniors who have reached age 65 by January 1 and have owned their homes for 10 years are eligible for a significant discount. Applications and instructions are available on the county assessor website. Owners who have mortgage insurance on their mortgages, may want to check to see if their values have gone up enough to allow them to drop their mortgage insurance.
The Douglas County Sheriff Highlands Ranch substation will host a public meeting on Thursday April 30 at 6pm to discuss UAV drones. The county received a drone but it has not been put into use yet.
The Sheriff reported that there have been problems with street racers coming to Highlands Ranch. They drive fancy cars and race at high speeds. If you hear or see cars racing, call 911 immediately.
The Highlands Ranch Neighborhood Coalition is working with CDOT concerning noise mitigation along C470 from Broadway to Quebec.
Laura Sanchez, an HRCA attorney, discussed Senate bill SB15-177, concerning the law's potential impact on HRCA and sub-associations. The bill addresses construction defect processes, but the language is broad enough to negatively affect other HOA activities. The delegates voted to ask the HRCA Board to write a letter in opposition of the bill.
Check out the new Art Encounters art pieces throughout Highlands Ranch, including the library, rec centers, Town Center, and Civic Green Park.
HRCA updated their website but it is still undergoing changes. HRCA changed the vendor that handles invoicing so people,who have paperless invoices will have to sign up again. Visit the website at www.hrcaonline.org and click on Property Owners.
Activities Calendar (go to hrcaonline.org for full details)
May 1 The Taste of Highlands Ranch, Eastridge, 6-9pm, $30 advance
May 3 Farmers' Market starts season, Town Center South, 10am-2pm
May 3 Electronics Recycling, Town Center, HRP & Lucent, 11am-3pm
May 9 Mother's Day 5k, Mountain Vista High School, 7:30am, 9am race
May 9 Hooked on Fishing, Redstone Park Pond, 3 sessions, $15 advance
Summer Concert Series, Highland Heritage Regional Park, 6:30-8pm
Jun 4 Tripping Griswolds (Rock)
Jun 11 No Visible Flaws (Rock, R&B)
Jun 18 Tunisia (Variety)
Jun 25 The Fab 4 (Beatles)
Jul 2 Soul School (R&B, Motown, Pop)
Jul 9 The Country Music Project (Country)
Jul 16 Eclipse (Journey)
Jul 23 6 Million Dollar Band (80's)
Sue Leidolph, District 9