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Table Of Contents YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD | 3 MNC Staff Assessment Payment Info Board of Governors Info District Delegates Neighborhood News Community Updates and Announcements Snow Removal Class/Program Ideas Eblast and Meadowslink Facebook All About Trash and 2021 Recycle Calendar The Grange & Taft Rental Information YOUR EVENTS & LEISURE GUIDE | 10 CLASS REGISTRATION INFORMATION YOUTH CLASSES PJs and Storytime

WHO TO CALL... YOUR COMMUNITY | 16 Castle Rock Spring Home Show Clear Sky Elementary......................303-387-5900 Christmas Tree Recycling Meadow View Elementary............... 303-387-5425

ADULT CLASSES Spring Wreath Making Class

Soaring Hawk Elementary...............303-387-5825 Aspen View Academy...................... 720-733-3436

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS The Grange Book Exchange Royal Ball Eggstravaganza

CR Middle School........................... 303-387-1300

HOME AND GARDEN | 14 Holiday Decorations Planning Ahead For Spring Projects and Architectural Review Lawn and Landscape Snow Removal InformationWinter Outdoor Maintenance Reminders

Gas – Black Hills............................888-890-5554

Castle View High School..................303-387-9000 Electric – IREA................................303-688-3100

Water and Sewer ...........................303-660-1373 Town of Castle Rock........................303-660-1015 Non-Emergency Police....................303-663-6100 Castle Rock Motor Vehicle...............303-660-7440 The Meadows Neighborhood Company Phone Number: 303-814-2358

The Grange Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5 pm Taft House Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5 pm

1263 Park Street, Suite B, Castle Rock, CO 80109 303.688.5692 mmpcastlerock.com The official publication of the Meadows Neighborhood Company This newsletter is delivered to all homeowners in the Meadows Neighborhood Company five times a year. This newsletter is also distributed to surrounding businesses and office complexes. You have received this publication because your HOA believes you take pride in your home environment and community. This newsletter provides - you with HOA information and home product advertising that enhances your home comfort and increases the value of your home. We are always interested in your comments or suggestions. While efforts to ensure accuracy are exercised, the publisher assumes no liability for the information contained in either editorial or advertising content. The Meadows Neighborhood Company does not endorse any commercial products or information that may be advertised in the newsletter.

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Effective July 1, 2020, the MNC Master Association quarterly dues are $225 per quarter, for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

Master Association Assessment Alleyways Special Services – in Stewart, Tyler, and Upland Park *** Shared Driveways Special Services – partial driveways in Tyler Park *** Shared Driveways Special Services – full driveways in Stewart Park *** Tree Lawns Special Services - in Stewart Park ***

2020-2021 Rates per Quarter $225.00 $49.00 $95.00 $115.00 $60.00

***There are some units located in Stewart Park, Tyler Park, and Upland Park that have “Special Services” which can include an alleyway, driveway, tree lawn, and/or a combination of them. However, not all units in these neighborhoods have special services due to it is dependent on the location of the unit.*** Sub Associations Neighborhood

Contact Name

Phone

Email

The Meadows Filing 20 Amendment 2 The Meadows Filing 20 Amendment 6 New Haven

Diana Jansen

303-420-4433

djansen@msihoa.com

Cheri Miller

720-974-4137

cmiller@msihoa.com

Kellie Cole

303-605-6924

kellie.cole@kchoa.com

Morgans Run

Jeff Calhoun

303-804-9800

support@hgmanage.com

Cyan

Stephanie Anttila

303-420-4433

santtila@msihoa.com

Ways to Pay Assessments: There are several ways to make your payment: ACH-Homeowners are now able to set up an automatic payment through their bank online. All that is needed is a meadowslink.com account. - Log in to meadowslink.com - Select PAY HERE - Select MY RESIDENT AREA - Select RECURRING ACH/EFT ACCOUNT PLANS - his is where you will set up the automatic payment. *Please note - Do NOT fill in a dollar amount when setting up the automatic payment. eCheck- A one-time payment from an owner's bank account via www.meadowslink.com, Pay Here, My Account. This will connect you to MSI's main site. On-line Bill Pay – One-time payment or recurring payment 1) Login to your Meadowslink.com account 2) Select Pay Here from the menu at the top of the page. 3) Select My Account - this is where you will be able to select your payment options. Please note there is a 3.5% processing fee. It is extremely important to note that if you utilize an online bill pay service your bank does not send a coupon with your payment and it is your responsibility to ensure that your bank or bill pay service includes the proper information. In Person- You may utilize the Drop Box at The Grange or Taft House 24 hours a day or stop in during business hours. By Mail with Payment Coupon- Choosing to mail a check accompanied by your assessment payment coupon (if you have chosen ACH you will not have a coupon book).Make your check payable to "The MNC." Please note: Proper payment mailing address & careful labeling on checks along with inclusion of your payment coupon is essential to timely posting. To mail a payment please mail to the following address: The Meadows Neighborhood c/o, MSI LLC P.O. Box 173307 Denver, CO 80217-3307

The Grange in The Meadows 3692 Meadows Boulevard Castle Rock, CO 80109 303-814-2358 MNC Admin Office-Taft House 3570 Celestial Avenue Castle Rock, CO 80109

Meadows Neighborhood Company Jill Allen Executive Director jallen@meadowslink.com 303-814-3952

Kent Krause

Assistant Director kkrause@meadowslink.com 303-814-3958

Taylor Brown

Recreation Supervisor tbrown@meadowslink.com 303-814-3953

Doc Ray

Community Standards Manager dray@meadowslink.com 720-476-4002

Jana Valley

Community Standards Specialist jvalley@meadowslink.com 720-476-4007

Joe Klopfenstein

Grounds and Facilities Manager jklopfenstein@meadowslink.com 720-287-1206

Sam Garman

Community Standards Administrator sgarman@meadowslink.com 303-468-5212

Michelle Weyand

Community Coordinator mweyand@meadowslink.com 303-814-2358

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Board of Governors Meetings Wondering how your HOA does business? Have a question or comment you want to discuss with the Board? Come to a meeting at the Grange or Taft House. Homeowners are welcome and encouraged to attend. Most Board meetings are held on the first Monday of the month and in order to accommodate different homeowner schedules, there are both afternoon and evening meeting times. The schedule for the Board of Governors upcoming meetings are: January 4, 2021 1 pm Taft House Board Meeting February 1, 2021 1 pm Taft House Board Meeting March 1, 2021 6 pm The Grange Annual Board Meeting March 8, 2021 1 pm Taft House Board Meeting Homeowners are welcome to provide input, comments or ask questions at the beginning of every regular monthly Board meeting during a time called Open Forum. Minutes from the Board of Governors Meetings are available on Meadowslink.com in the Document Section.

MNC Board of Governors Brian Wegert              John Beystehner             Adrienne Hammond Fonda Hamilton          Gary Polage

President           bwegert@meadowslink.com Vice President           jbeystehner@meadowslink.com Treasurer ahammond@meadowslink.com Secretary       fhamilton@meadowslink.com Governor at Large gpolage@meadowslink.com

District Delegates Aaron Colby Roger Elsbury Joshua Conner Derek Allen James Pierce Lindsey Smithson Jeff Kutzer Vacant

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the Association. Please vote no later than Friday, February 26th, 2021 by 5:00pm so that we can establish quorum. The record date for this meeting is January 29th, 2021. If you settled on your home after January 29th then you are not eligible to vote in this year’s election. This is the MNC Policies cut-off date for homeowners new to the Association and The Meadows Neighborhood Company (MNC) Board of determines our quorum number. More information will Governors adopted two new policies at their last Board meeting on November 2nd, 2020. The Policy Concerning be sent out in the upcoming months regarding the voting process and deadline. Every vote counts and is important The Use Of The Meadows Open Space and the Political to the success of the Association. Flag and Sign Policy are posted on our website at www. meadowslink.com under the MNC Info tab at the top of Architectural Guidelines the page and then by selecting Document Center from The Board of Governors, the Architectural Committee, and the drop-down menu. Please take a moment to read the MNC staff are actively working on proposed revisions them and familiarize yourself with the newly adopted to the Architectural Guidelines and Fence Guidelines. policies. The guidelines are periodically updated (generally, once every 1-3 years). There is a lengthy process involved with District Delegate Election these revisions and part of that process involves asking Are you interested in running for a District Delegate for suggestions from homeowners. While not every position? The Meadows Neighborhood Company has suggestion can be implemented, they are all thoroughly District Delegate positions coming available in the next reviewed by the Board, the Architectural Committee and few months. The community is broken up into eight MNC staff. In the next few months, we will be sending out districts. The District Delegates are elected annually the newly proposed draft of the guidelines. The draft will to represent the homeowners within their respective have tracked changes so that you can see what is being District. The Delegates serve one-year terms and as their role as a Delegate, they vote to approve the annual proposed. Notification will be sent out to the community budget, Bylaw amendments, and to elect the homeowner by email and posted on the MNC Facebook page. Please watch for our notifications to the membership in the next representatives to serve as the Board of Governors. few months and feel free to make revision suggestions. We will be accepting revisions from the community If you are interested in running as a Delegate for your district, please submit a brief one paragraph statement of for approximately a 3 week timeframe. Your input is welcomed and encouraged. Final revisions are eventually candidacy and resume no later than January 31st, 2021. sent on to the Board of Governors, who have the final say You may mail or drop off your statement of candidacy on what, if any, revisions are accepted. The ultimate goal at either The Grange or the Taft House, or you can email for strong architectural guidelines within a community it to Jill Allen at jallen@meadowslink.com. If you have any questions regarding the positions please contact me is to help ensure maximized property values through an appealing, harmonious appearance throughout the entire via email or call 303-814-3952. All candidate bios will community. be posted on www.meadowslink.com. Please note that if you are interested in a District Delegate position, you Pet Reminder must be available on the following dates: Friendly reminder to please pick up after your pets! There • March 1st, 2021 at 6:00 pm for the Annual Meeting of are over 100 pet waste stations located throughout Members and Election of Delegates the community for residents to utilize to properly • May 3rd, 2021 at 6:00 pm for the Annual Delegate dispose of pet waste. Pet owners are responsible for the meeting and approval of 2021-2022 budget immediate removal and proper disposal of animal waste on all portions of private yards, on common areas, and Annual Members Meeting including your own yard as well. In order to help keep the The annual members meeting will be held on Monday, community clean and beautiful, please remember to pick March 1st, 2021 at 6:00 pm at The Grange. The meeting for District #1 begins at 6:00pm and we will move quickly up after your pets. through each successive District’s meeting. Members will Solicitors and No Knock List cast one vote for the Delegate position and will elect a The Town of Castle Rock (TOCR) has a No Knock List which Delegate to represent each of their respective Districts. was created to allow homeowners to opt out of door-toThere is one vote per household and the vote must be cast by an owner of record. Each candidate will have the door solicitation and sales. The TOCR municipal code 5.04 opportunity to introduce themselves to the members at prohibits solicitors from knocking on your door if: • Your address is listed for the No Knock List the annual meeting. • You display a Town of Castle Rock No Knock Sticker • You have a posted a “No Soliciting” sign There are three ways you can cast your vote for the Delegate candidate of your choice. You may attend the March 1st meeting and vote in person, you may vote by To register or review the TOCR information please go to proxy, or you may vote with the online electronic ballot. https://crgov.com/2404/No-Knock-List A notice of the election and complete voting instructions Wishing you a Happy New Year! will be sent in the mail to all owners who are eligible to vote. It is imperative that you vote so that we can establish quorum which is 10% of each Delegate District. Jill Allen Executive Director, CMCA, AMS, LSM, PCAM If we do not meet quorum we have to do another mailing and hold another Delegate District meeting the following month which increases the election costs to

Community Updates and Announcements Article Submission by Jill Allen the Executive Director

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Neighborhood news Meadows Neighborhood Company Snow Removal Information General information regarding snow removal procedures is listed below. For detailed information please visit our website at www.meadowslink. com then click on the MNC Info tab at the top left of the screen and and select Snow Removal Information. Streets: The Meadows Neighborhood Company (MNC) is not responsible for clearing snow from the streets throughout the community. The streets are owned and maintained by the Town of Castle Rock. Sidewalks: It is the property owner’s responsibility to keep the sidewalks on or adjacent to their property free from snow and ice. It is deemed appropriate that snow and ice shall be removed from the sidewalks within 48 hours following the termination of any weather condition which causes 2 or more inches of accumulation upon such sidewalks. (Reference Town Municipal Code 12.16.030, letter D, for more information). The MNC does not enforce snow removal in regards to residents not clearing their sidewalks. This is enforced by the Town of Castle Rock. Please do not report these violations to the MNC. They should be reported to the Town of Castle Rock at: zoning@crgov.com or 720-733-3557. Trails: Some trails throughout The Meadows are owned and maintained by the MNC and some are owned and maintained by the Town of Castle Rock. We work in collaboration with the Town of Castle Rock to ensure the trails are clear of snow. Alleys & Shared Driveways: The Stewart Park, Upland Park, and Tyler Park neighborhoods in The Meadows have alleys and shared driveways that the MNC clears of snow. Please visit our website for more detailed information for these areas. MNC Areas: The MNC clears snow for the Grange, Taft House, MNC owned trails, sidewalks on or adjacent to MNC property, alleys, and shared driveways. • The MNC will begin snow removal procedures oncethere is 2 or more inches of snow accumulation ( 4 inches for shared driveways) and the snow has stopped falling unless forecasted temperaturesdeem snow removal efforts to be unnecessary as the snowwill quickly melt. • The MNC may apply salt/sand as it deems necessary. • The MNC operates according to a priority list. The Grange, Taft House, alleys, and shared driveways will always be cleared of snow first. Sidewalks on or adjacent to MNC property close to schools will be cleared next. All 6

other sidewalks and the trail system will be cleared last. • If you have questions or concerns regarding MNC snow removal practices please feel free to call 303-814-2358 for additional information. Facility Closures: The Grange and Taft House follow the Douglas County School District snow delay/cancellation schedule. If the schools are delayed then the Grange and Taft House will open at 10 a.m. If school is cancelled then the Grange and Taft House will be closed for the day. Disclaimer: The information provided above is correct for the majority of The Meadows. Please note that there are areas throughout The Meadows where this information does not apply. For example, some sub-associations have additional snow removal benefits included in their association fees. For additional information, please visit our website which was referenced above. Town of Castle Rock: The Town has a helpful website with all of their snow information which includes a map with the location of snowplows, the snow route priorities map, ice removal operations, and lots of other useful information. Please visit: https://www.crgov.com/1835/Snow-Information Outdoor Maintenance Reminders If the weather has been dry be sure to water trees, shrubs and perennials. Choose warmer days and remember to remove the hose from the spigot when you are done. Your lawn will continue to need moisture all winter long. If there is no snow cover, you should water dry areas about every 4-5 weeks especially: * Hills with a southern exposure * Areas subject to heat reflection from windows or reflective surface * Make sure gutters are clear of fall debris so water doesn’t freeze in the gutters and backflow into the house


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Class/Program Ideas?

Sign Up for the Weekly Eblast!

Do you have a class/program idea? We want to hear from you!

Did you know the HOA sends out a weekly email to the community every Tuesday? This eblast includes important information about upcoming meetings, community events, friendly reminders such as trash delays and other helpful information. Stay up to date and signup to receive the weekly eblast!

Is there a class or program that The Meadows recreation department could possibly offer during this crazy time? Do you have a special skill or interest area that would love to share with others? Please reach out and let us know! With COVID and social distancing restrictions in place, we are on the hunt for ideas that could keep our community active and involved. Please reach out to the Recreation Supervisor, Taylor Brown with your proposals and ideas. tbrown@ meadowslink.com or call us at 303-814-2358.

To sign up, please create a meadowslink account by visiting www.meadowslink.com. The meadowslink account is also a great resource for homeowner information such as account balance or paying your HOA assessment. Once on www.meadowslink.com you can go to the “welcome visitor” tab and then choose “register”. If you have an active meadowslink account but do not receive weekly eblasts, please call us at 303-814-2358 to make sure we have the correct email address.

Advertising in Meadows Living The Meadows Living newsletter is published 5 times a year and reaches over 5,000 homes each publication. It is distributed among Castle Rock Businesses and homebuilders in The Meadows Neighborhood for each publication. The publications are published in the following months, January/February/March, April/May, June/July/August, September/October and November/December.

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Facebook The Meadows Neighborhood Company (MNC) homeowner’s association has its own Facebook Page called The Meadows Neighborhood Company. Many of you may already follow “The Meadows at Castle Rock”, however, that page is not controlled by the HOA. It is operated by the development company that developed The Meadows.

All About Trash We have a contract with Waste Management for our trash services here in The Meadows Neighborhood Company. Please make sure all your trash is contained in a Waste Management provided trash bin to allow the truck to pick up the bin and collect the garbage with its mechanized arms. This process no longer requires the driver to get out at every house to load up all the trash that is on the curb, therefore making it more efficient. Trash can be put out the evening before pickup and needs to be stored away the evening of pickup. All bins need to be stored in an enclosed structure or appropriately screened from view and only outside at proper pickup times. Additional bags and boxes full of trash curbside will not get picked up, without calling WM at 303-797-1600 to schedule and pay for the larger trash service. Cardboard boxes will still be picked up, but they must be flattened and placed next to your bin on either your regular trash day or recycling day. Leaf and yard waste must be disposed of in the bins. Just a reminder that trash collection is every Friday and recycling is every other Friday. Please see the calendar below for pickups and holidays. This calendar is also available on our website www.meadowslink.com. Any missed pickups reported on Friday prior to close of business, should be collected on Saturday. If your pickup was inadvertently missed, please contact mweyand@meadowslink.com. For all issues regarding trash setup, replacement bins or additional bins, please contact mweyand@meadowslink. com. Please note, each household is entitled to 2 trash bins and 2 recycle bins. If you need more than 2 trash bins, or 2 recycle bins, there will be a $5 monthly fee per bin. Please Note: Bins that are owned by Waste Management must be left at the property when selling for the next owners to utilize.

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THE GRANGE RENTAL RATES

FEE

Meadows Neighborhood Company Residents $75-$125/hour Meadows Community Association Residents $150-$200/hour Non-Profit Community Use $150-$200/hour Non-Resident Use $225-$275/hour Business Use $225-275/hour Grange Damage Deposit $500-1000/hour

Taft House Rental Rates

Meadows Neighborhood Residents Taft House Damage Deposit

$50/hour $250

The Grange and Taft House Rental Information Please visit www.meadowslink. com for all of our rental information including rental contract, fees, policies, and procedures.at The Grange or the Taft House. Linens, silverware, glassware, napkins, etc. are not included nor are they available for rent. The Grange offers a beautiful, affordable venue for your wedding, birthday party, or private event up to 125 people. If you are looking for an intimate, rustic setting, look no further! The Taft House is a smaller meeting space that is great for smaller events up to 25 people. Please visit www.meadowslink. com for rental information including fees, policies, procedures and COVID restrictions or call 303-814-2358.

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Your Events & Leisure Guide If you have a special talent or skill and you would like to teach a class or if there is a program that you would like to see us offer, then please contact tbrown@meadowslink.com to submit a class suggestion/idea, or your resume to teach a class.

YOUTH CLASSES PJ’s and Storytime

To register for Classes & Programs COVID-19 Update & Programming: Due to the uncertain nature of COVID-19 and ever-changing distancing guidelines, all programming is subject to cancellation. We will issue full refunds for classes cancelled.

To register for any class or program, either stop into The Grange, call us at 303-814-2358, or go to www.Meadowslink.com under the Events and Programs tab, then click Register for Classes and Activities. Cancellation Policy Registrations can be cancelled by contacting The Grange at least one week prior to the start of the scheduled program or class. Registrants are entitled to a full refund less a 15% processing fee (minimum $5 cancellation fee). Registrations cancelled less than one week prior to the start of the programs, classes and activities are not refundable. Eligible refunds will be issued within 30 days of the request to cancel. Special Notes Please register for all classes and programs by the registration deadline date. Classes will be offered at The Grange and the Taft House. Please pay special attention to the location under each program description. MNC Addresses: The Grange- 3692 Meadows Boulevard, Castle Rock, 303-814-2358 Taft House- 3570 Celestial Avenue, Castle Rock, 720-476-4006 10

PJ’s and Storytime, ZOOM Style! Mr. Cliff from Storytime Parties will entertain the kids with his own unique style of reading, audience interactive storytelling, and songs. The ZOOM link will be available on The Meadows Neighborhood Company’s Facebook Page or www.meadowslink.com under the programs and events tab, then PJ’s and Storytime a few hours before Mr. Cliff will go live on ZOOM! Date January 6 February 3 March 3

Time 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm 7:00pm - 7:30 pm 7:00pm - 7:30 pm

ADULT CLASSES Spring Décor Wreath Class Looking for something new? Have a fun afternoon learning to make a wreath with Sass’n Around Door Decor.  There will be several spring and Easter designs to choose from. The picture below is an example of what can be made. Date: March 6 Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: $70 Meadows Resident/$75 NonResident Registration Deadline: February 27 Location: The Grange


The Grange Book Exchange This event was originally scheduled for January 9. Due to COVID, we have postponed the event to Saturday March 27. Depending on COVID guidelines, this date could be changed again. This event is for all the readers in the community! Just how does the Book Exchange work? Participants are encouraged to bring their used books and DVD’s and puzzles to The Grange in boxes that you do not want back. These items can be dropped off the week before the event at The Grange during the allowed drop off dates/times. Please note that we are unable to accept encyclopedias, VHS tapes, or outdated school books and how to/ instruction books (Example: Learn Windows 98). Please do not bring books with you to the actual event on Saturday, March 27, as we will not accept them. All books need to be dropped off before the event during the designated drop off times. Drop Off Dates/Times: Monday, March 22 through Thursday, March 25 from 9 am to 8 pm. Then participants come back for the main event, which happens on Saturday, March 27 from 9 am to 2 pm. The Grange staff and a group of wonderful volunteers will have gone through all of the books and organized them into various categories. You can then come into The Grange and rummage through hundreds of books and take whatever you would like to read. The event is completely free and you do not have to have donated books to be able to come to the exchange. There is no limit on the number of books, movies or puzzles you can take and all items are on a first come, first served basis. New Event Date: Saturday, March 27 Time: 9:00 am-2:00 pm Cost: Free Age Requirements: All Ages Welcome Location: The Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO) Special Note: We recommend that participants bring a tote bag or box with them to the event to make it easier to bring their books back home. The Meadows Neighborhood Company also reserves the right to refuse to accept books at their discretion. THE MEADOWS AT CASTLE ROCK 119


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Doggy Daycare

Cat and Dog Boarding

Grooming

1320 Virtuoso Loop in Castle Rock 303-688-2290

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Royal Ball at The Grange Please note, this event may be changed or cancelled due to COVID restrictions. Are there any princes and princesses out there dreaming about attending a magical ball? This is your chance to dress up your dad, mom, grandma, grandpa, or any other special adult figure in your life and have them accompany you to the Royal Ball! Participants will enjoy a night of dancing, fabulous refreshments, and other exquisite treats. Sign up early because this event fills up fast and space is limited. Participants must pre-register. We will not be selling tickets at the door as the tickets sell out prior to the event date. Date: This event is typically held in early February, due to COVID, this event may be postponed to a later date in 2021. Please check www.meadowslink.com under the programs and events tab for updates. Location: The Grange

Eggstravaganza

Event details to be deteremined based on COVID restrictions and guidelines. Please check www.meadowslink.com under the programs and events tab for updated information. Sponsors:


Home and Garden PLANNING AHEAD FOR SPRING PROJECTS –ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW

Holiday & Seasonal Decorations Holiday decorating is fun and exciting in late fall. It is far less exciting to take the lights and decorations down in January when the weather may be colder. Make sure to take down any holiday lights, and put away all holiday decorations by January 31st.

Now is the perfect time to start planning for your spring and summer projects that require Architectural Review Committee (ARC) approval. In a nutshell, ARC approval is required for any improvement, change or addition to the exterior of your home or your yard. Even if you are planning to paint your home the same colors, you still need to submit an ARC application for approval. Several Meadows homeowners had indicated throughout the summer that it was often challenging to find available painters and other contractors to complete their projects in a timely manner. So, whether you are planning to repaint your home or install a new fence or deck, this is the ideal time to contact contractors for an estimate or design plan for your project. Once your plans are finalized, schedule a date right away with your contractor for spring or summer installation. You’ll then need to allow for adequate time to receive ARC approval, which can sometimes take up to 30 days, depending on when you submit your application. During the winter months, the Committee only meets once a month, so the entire process can take several weeks. In addition, if your application is incomplete or missing any needed documentation, this can delay your approval as well. Keep in mind that if you have recently moved into a new construction home, the HOA requires all landscaping to be completed within 6 months, so advance planning is extremely important when trying to work around our winter weather. Below is a list of the upcoming meetings.

Architectural Committee Meetings             ARC Applications Due by 5 pm   January 13, 2021                    12 pm                Taft House            January 6, 2021          February 10, 2021                  12 pm                Taft House            February 3, 2021 March 10, 2021 12 pm Taft House March 3, 2021 March 24, 2021 12 pm Taft House March 17, 2021

Volunteer Opportunities Our events are possible because of the hard work of our volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved in your community please contact us to see how you can volunteer at the events. It is a great way for High School students to earn community service credit. Please contact Taylor Brown at 303-814-3953 or tbrown@meadowslink.com for more information.

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Many projects, including, but not limited to, landscaping, fencing, patios, decks, pergolas, or retaining walls, require you to submit a copy of your legal plot plan along with your application. The plot plan shows all the dimensions of your property, the utility easements and the drainage pattern. You will need to indicate on the plot plan the location of each proposed improvement in relation to the house and the property lines. If you didn’t receive a copy of your plot plan when you purchased your home, you can request a plot plan from the Town of Castle Rock by emailing buildingcounter@crgov.com. Additional information regarding architectural review can be referenced on our website at www.meadowslink.com – MNC Info – Architectural Review Information. There you will find the ARC Guidelines, Fence Guidelines and the ARC Application. The application also includes detailed “Exterior Painting Instructions,” as well as a checklist of information outlining what needs to be submitted for several other common improvements. Feel free to call or email me if you have questions or need further guidance regarding your project submittal at 720-476-4007 or jvalley@meadowslink.com.


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Lawn and Landscape Colder months are here, but lawn and landscaped areas need winter care. Winter Watering for Healthy Landscape Water trees, shrubs, lawns and perennials during long periods of dry winter weather to help improve the overall health of your landscape. Water only when the temperature is 40 degrees F or higher with no snow cover. It is best to water mid-day, if possible so the area has time to absorb the moisture before temperatures drop at night. Deep Root Watering for Trees The tree dripline is located directly under the outer edge of tree branches. This is the area where the most active root development is. Watering close to the trunk can cause root rot. Spring snows are typically very moist, which can be heavy on your tree branches. Knock snow off the tree branches when possible to prevent the branches from breaking. The moisture is great for roots that are just on the verge of growing. You may notice your lawn starting to turn green in early March. The months of February and March are a great time to prune trees. Begin to devise a plan for Spring and Summer lawn care. If you are planning to make changes to your front yard area, submit an ARC request early so you can begin work ASAP. Continue to maintain all curbs, gutters and sidewalks on, or adjacent to your property free from snow and ice. The State University of Colorado extension office is a great resource for Colorado residents. You can find recommended plants, trees and grasses that fare well in Colorado’s unpredictable weather. https://extension.colostate.edu/ Covenant Inspections will resume on a house by house basis the first of the year. Take a look at your property as a whole and consider where there may be issues and what you need to do to rectify these. Please contact me with questions and concerns at 720.476.4002 or dray@meadowslink.com. THE MEADOWS AT CASTLE ROCK 15


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JANUARY/FEBRUARY/MARCH 2021

Christmas Tree Recycling Give one last holiday gift to the environment by taking your live Christmas tree to one of the three participating parks. Trees are then transported to the Douglas County Fairgrounds, where they are turned into mulch and made available to the public. The Christmas Tree Recycling program is a part of the Town’s overall Project Green environmental initiative. Where: Founders Park, 4671 Enderud Blvd. Metzler Ranch Park, 4175 Trail Boss Dr. Paintbrush Park, 3492 Meadows Blvd. Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Road, for mulch pickup only

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Castle Rock Spring Home Show March 26th – 28th, 2021

The Castle Rock Home Show is happening March 26th - 28th at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Just in time to finish up your home improvement projects for spring! See the latest in home improvement, remodeling, design, outdoor living and more. Meet with local and national vendors that can help you tackle any size project! • Free Admission • Live demonstrations, prizes, show deals and contests to win provided by professional vendors • Masks required upon attending

Friday: 12pm – 7pm Saturday: 10am – 5pm Sunday: 11am – 4pm Douglas County Fairgrounds


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