21st Annual FREE Concerts at the Crescent

Goldsmith Metropolitan District invites you to the 21st Annual Concerts at the Crescent. The series is free for the enjoyment of the community and is once again held in Crescent Park (Belleview Avenue/DTC Blvd.).

Parking at surrounding buildings is free, but car-pooling, walking, or riding bikes (when appropriate) is highly recommended. The 2017 series starts June 6th and ends August 1st – unless rain dates are necessary. All shows are on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. There will be no scheduled rain dates this year.

There will once again be specific areas for lawn chairs. (Please remember, if you choose to sit in the blanket area, your seat must be flat on the ground.) Seating starts at 5 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring picnics, but please leave your pet friends at home … they are not allowed in the park during events.

Click here to see this year’s list of performances.

Next Meeting, HVAC Offer, Marina Square Closing, and Visioning Town Hall Announcement

As mentioned in a previous call, tomorrow is the next HOA Meeting. We will be discussing the updated phone directory and would be delighted if you can attend. It will be held at my place 8635 E. Bellewood Pl. at 10 am. 

The Denver Environmental Health and the Energy Efficiency Business Coalition launched a limited-time offer to make it easier and more affordable for Denver residents to upgrade to energy efficient furnaces and/or AC units for 15% less until November 1st.  Visit Denvergov.org/HomeEnergyDeals or call Rheem Pro Partners at 720.204.3403 for more information.

Philip Jolas notified that there are plans to close the Marina Square shopping center as soon as the leases expire and apartments are anticipated to replace the businesses. He recommended contacting Councilwoman Kendra Black to express your views.

Also, Councilwoman Black is hosting Visioning Town Halls to discuss ideas within our communities. The next two occur on Tuesday, Sept 20, from 6-7:30 pm or Saturday, Sept 24, 12:30-2:00 pm. Both meetings are at Thomas Jefferson High School at 3950 S. Holly St. A visioning survey has been created that you complete on her website.

On a final note, Councilwoman Black’s website offers a number of community events, including an interactive art project, senior-related talks, a housing and financing fair’s information, and Denveright community workshops (discussing Denver’s development). Check it out!

Thank you and have a lovely evening.

All Good Updates Come In Sevens

First, a big welcome and congratulations to our new HOA Board Members! Our new members include the President Brett Zuckerman, Vice President Chris Crosby, and Member-at-Large Ray Hogg! We have the continued awesome leadership of Bianca Braiotta as Treasurer and DeLynn Berry as Webmaster. We have an amazing team to support an amazing community! 

Second, we would like to thank our Vice President Chris Crosby and his wife Lindsay of the Crosby Team Remax Professionals for hosting a Shred-a-thon for Pine Valley residents this Sunday, Aug. 28th, from 10:00 am -12:00 pm at the corner of Saratoga Pl. and Wabash St. Fliers have been distributed providing guidelines for the shredding.

Third, please note that if a garage door is left open during a neighborhood police patrol, the officers will perform a safety check.

Fourth, Martha Good wanted our neighbors to know that Animal Control truck has begun patrolling our neighborhood, targeting off-leash dogs, fining owners $80 per offense.

Fifth, I will be calling to confirm directory listings and notification preferences over the next week—we want to confirm the accuracy of our information before printing and posting information online.

Speaking of the directory, we have had neighbors expressing interest in sponsoring it. If you or your business would also like to sponsor the directory, please give me a call and I will coordinate it with our HOA board.

Sixth, we will have two upcoming events to note. We will have a September Board Meeting to review the directory—more information will follow within a week. Our President, Brett Zuckerman, will be sponsoring a canned food drive in the fall.

Finally, if you still want to pay your dues, feel free to call me and I will coordinate a pick up for you! We appreciate your support!

Next Meeting, Spring Cleanup, and Upcoming Picnic

This is a notice regarding the next HOA meeting, the scheduled entry way Spring cleanup, and the upcoming picnic. So dust off your calendars!

Our next HOA Meeting is scheduled for May 15th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm and will be held at the Berry residence at 8635 E. Bellewood Pl. Snacks and refreshments will be served–we hope to see you there!

The Spring Cleanup of the Pine Valley entry points will take place on May 29th at 9:00 am and participants will meet at Philip Jolas’ residence–our President’s–residence at 8622 E. Grand Ave. He is the contact for the event and can be reached at 303.770.1589. We will be disposing of rubbish, trimming back overhanging trees and shrubs, and general cleanup–it’s not anticipated to last more than an hour or two. Come on out and join your HOA Board to improve our community!

The annual picnic will be held this year on August 7th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. We will provide additional information in later announcements.

On a final note, we want to wish you all a lovely Mother’s Day!

20th Annual FREE Concerts at the Crescent

Goldsmith Metropolitan District invites you to the 20th Annual Concerts at the Crescent. The series is free for the enjoyment of the community and is once again held in Crescent Park (Belleview Avenue/DTC Blvd.).

Parking at surrounding buildings is free, but car-pooling, walking, or riding bikes (when appropriate) is highly recommended. The 2016 series starts June 7 and ends July 26 – unless rain dates are necessary. All shows are on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. In case of cancellation due to inclement weather, rain dates will be scheduled on August 2 & 9 as needed. In case of questionable weather, call 720.375.2595 or check http://www.theaxsgroup.com/.

There will once again be specific areas for lawn chairs. (Please remember, if you choose to sit in the blanket area, your seat must be flat on the ground.) Seating starts at 5 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring picnics, but please leave your pet friends at home … they are not allowed in the park during events.

Meeting Minutes

Pine Valley HOA meeting on 24 April 2016 came to order at 2:12 pm.

A quorum was reached through Philip Jolas, Nicole Berry, and Philip acting as Bianca Braiotta’s proxy. DeLynn Berry was also present (and is the community Webmaster).

  1. Reading the Minutes of the previous meeting [and their approval]
    1. Minutes were approved.
  2. Reports of Boards and Standing Committees
    1. Treasurer report: 
      1. $3038.41 – current balance
      2. 24% contributing to HOA
  3. Reports of Special (Select) Committees
    1. N/A
  4. Special Orders (special items of business)
    1. While discussing HOA due collection, DeLynn mentioned credit card payment options or subscription options to simplify member payments. DeLynn will look into permitting credit card payments and subscription services. 
    2. Bianca will compare banking options for credit card acceptance, savings accounts, and checking accounts.
    3. All Board Members need to raise awareness of the need for additional HOA Board officers. Philip will be dropping the presidency at a later point this year. Also, we may possibly add Members at Large to encourage additional participation.
  5. Unfinished Business and General Orders (common business items: next HOA meeting, picnic info, Spring cleanup, directory, phone system…)
    1. All Board Members will determine new date for HOA Meeting. May 15th was offered.
    2. All Board Members will determine new date for picnic. August 7th was suggested.
    3. All Board Members will determine the Spring Cleanup (bush trimming, rubbish pickup, possibly remove the junipers) for the entry points into the community. May 29th was recommended.
      1. Brett will be consulted for both the current and new residents of the recently sold home on the corner of Xenia and Chenango for permission to cleanup the area.
      2. Nicole will contact Tagawa gardeners and seek recommendations (ask about effects of juniper on soil and replacement–soil nutrients, extensive root system, distance from trunk location).
    4. Nicole will add the fact that food will be present at HOA Board Meetings to encourage participation.
      1. Nicole will work on improving communications of HOA events.
      2. Nicole will get the block captain list from either Geno Braiotta or Brett Zuckerman to create a separate communication list on DialMyCalls.com.
    5. Collection of HOA dues was discussed further, as it impacts cleanup efforts, the phone system, the directory, the picnic, and future events.
  6. New Business
    1. Philip attended the informational Councilwoman Kendra Black’s “Annual Neighborhood Presidents’ Dinner.”
      1. New Neighborhood Watch contact: Mike Borquez (cell) 303.505.5471 and 720.913.1183 (desk), mike.borquez@denvergov.org (to be passed onto Brett).
      2. Not going to be funding any of the HOA picnics during “Denver Days” (July 30 – Aug 7) due to budget constraints. In the past, “Denver Days” grant monies and easy permit allocations determined the timeframe of our picnics.
      3. Maintenance of the fence area was brought up by Philip and they will look into it.
    2. Nicole brought information on the Japanese Beetle and Ash Borer for Website.
      1. Nicole will scan the documents and send them to DeLynn for posting.

Board Meeting Rescheduled

This is a board meeting update notice. Due to the weather, the HOA board will be meeting on Sunday, April 24th, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at Nicole Berry’s, residence 8635 E. Bellewood Pl. Please call Nicole Berry at 303.564.0364 with any questions.

Snow Removal and Spring Entrance Sprucing Up

First and foremost, thank you to all neighbors for your hard work shoveling sidewalks, especially with this most recent storm. There are a few Pine Valley residents, however, that still need to get their sidewalks cleared sooner, according to several complaints received by your HOA Board. Please remember that we have many people using our sidewalks daily, such as mothers with babies, errand runners to King Soopers, light rail commuters walking to the station, and those walking their dogs. All need clear passage and promptly-cleared sidewalks, per the City of Denver ordinance. If clearing your sidewalk is difficult for you, ask a neighbor for help or get assistance in getting a snow removal services.

Additionally, spring will be here shortly. Your HOA Board will be setting up a date to spruce up the entrances to Pine Valley. Stay tuned for an announcement next month for the date and time when we can get together to prune and clean the two entrances off of Yosemite and make our neighborhood look welcoming. If you have gardening talents or are just civic-minded, this will be your chance to help!

Thank you for all that you do in making Pine Valley such a great place to live!

Fences On Yosemite

This is a notification for neighbors along our fenced streets, Yosemite and Belleview. The city is delivering notices to attempt to transfer maintenance responsibilities of the fences along Yosemite and Belleview to Pine Valley homeowners along these streets. This has been attempted before and neighbors successfully fought the attempt through a united front, and neighbors will need to band together again to defeat the transfer attempt. Ted Nelson is spearheading the effort and can be reached by phone at 303-337-9000, email at rtnel@aol.com, or at his home at 5022 S. Xenia Street for more information.