Reminder to Remove Weeds from Properties!

A friendly reminder to be mindful of those pesky weeds!  If weeds are making their presence known in your decorative rock areas, mulched beds, or lawn please take steps to remove and control them. Not only is this a regulation for your community, it is a City of Longmont Ordinance – Code 1993, § 9.32.010; Ord. No. O-92-27, § 1; Ord. No. O-2005-91, § 1.  Homeowners are required to maintain properties to include regular mowing, weeding, watering and the pruning of trees and shrubs.

REMINDER ~ Clover Creek Summer Party

This year’s FREE Summer Party is scheduled for Saturday, July 28th.   Activities begin at 3:30pm.  This is a catered event and food will be available, 4:00pm-6:00pm. Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Games and a Pool Party with DJ follows until 10:00pm.  All Residents of the community are welcome to attend – you must RSVP to enjoy the food and the ice cream!

RSVP to the Social Committee via EMAIL no later than 7/21/2018!! Email your RSVP with Name, Home Address, Number of Adults and Children (10 and under) who will be attending to ~ [email protected].  Sorry, Foster Management is not able to take your RSVP. 

Limb Lifting for Street & Sidewalk Clearance Required

As noted by the City of Longmont Code Enforcement Staff, many of the trees and shrubs throughout the community have grown an extraordinary amount this year!  This has resulted in many trees hanging well below the City of Longmont’s regulation of 15′ above city streets, and 8′ above sidewalks.

Per the City of Longmont’s City Land Development Code:

VIOLATION: 13.24.030.B –  It shall be the obligation of the owner of any property to remove, trim or otherwise treat trees and plants which B. Fail to provide clearance over streets and alleys of at least fifteen (15) feet and over sidewalks of at least eight (8) feet. The City is authorized to prune any tree or shrub to create a clearance need listed above and to assess the cost of such trimming against the owner of the encroaching tree or plant.

Please take a look at the trees and shrubs you own and check to see if they need to be trimmed/pruned to meet the City’s Ordinance for sidewalk and street clearance.

Privately owned trees that are not compliant with the regulation for street and sidewalk clearance may receive enforcement letters directly from the City of Longmont Code Enforcement.  This reminder is initially being sent to all homeowners to give them an opportunity to complete the required limb lifting, before violation notices are sent out.  Limb lifting and pruning of the mature trees will also help prevent catastrophic damage due to snow storms and wind storms.  Trees require periodic trimming/pruning to encourage healthy growth.

Please be assured the HOA is identifying trees in the Common Areas that also need trimming up or removal of broken branches.  The Association’s landscape maintenance crews continue to work their way through the community to resolve issues with Common Area trees and plants.

Clover Creek Summer Party

This year’s FREE Summer Party is scheduled for Saturday, July 28th.   Activities begin at 3:30pm.  This is a catered event and food will be available, 4:00pm-6:00pm. Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Games and a Pool Party with DJ follows until 10:00pm.  All Residents of the community are welcome to attend – you must RSVP to enjoy the food and the ice cream!

RSVP to the Social Committee via EMAIL no later than 7/21/2018!! Email your RSVP with Name, Home Address, Number of Adults and Children (10 and under) who will be attending to ~ [email protected]Sorry, Foster Management is not able to take your RSVP. 

 

Volunteers Needed!!

Volunteers are needed for your community!  The Clover Creek HOA is looking for assistance with the following: Social Committee (The Summer Party is coming up – MANY volunteers are needed!!!); Landscape Committee (The Community is in need of a Tree Inventory for trees within the Common Areas and additional members to assist with landscaping issues); NGLA (Neighborhood Group Leaders Assn) The HOA needs a homeowner representative.  Communities which are members of NGLA are eligible for benefits including project funding and free resources.

There are many reasons to volunteer for your community—

Protect your Self-Interests.  Protect your property values and maintain the quality of life in the community.

Be Sociable—Meet your neighbors, make friends and exchange opinions and options for the community.

Have Fun—Association work isn’t drudgery, it can be fun accomplishing good things with your neighbors.

Understand the HOA Business—This is a good opportunity to learn how the HOA business works.

Anyone willing to volunteer is encouraged to contact Foster Management for further details.

 

Tree Info- Fire Blight

Do you have an apple tree or a crabapple tree? Are some of its leaves turning brown and almost look burned?  There’s a good chance that your tree has FIRE BLIGHT, which is a bacterial disease that can kill the tree.

Here is some of the information from CSU:

Pruning: Remove and destroy newly infected young twigs as soon as possible.  Do this on a dry, sunny day, when there is no chance of rain for 48 hours.  It may be best to leave pruning until winter when the bacteria are not active.

Make cuts at least 12 inches below the visible edge of infection.

CAUTION! After each cut, surface sterilize all tools used in pruning.  Dip tools in household bleach or ethyl alcohol, or use household spray disinfectants.

During pruning, take care to avoid unnecessary wounds to the tree. Put all blighted twigs and cankered branches in the trash.  Do not compost them!

For complete information, refer to this helpful document on  FIRE BLIGHT from the CSU Cooperative Extension.  Call a tree care company if you are unsure of what to do.  

Bear Sighting in Clover Creek

Reports of a Bear Cub have been received in the Clover Creek Community.  Sightings recently on Wildrose Drive, between Wildrose Place and Clover Creek Lane.

If You See a Bear in Your Backyard:

  1. Stay Calm – If the bear finds no food, it will usually leave.
  2. Stay Away – bears may attack when they feel threatened.
  3. Warn Others – Bring kids and pets indoors. Remind others to keep their distance.
  4. Scare That Bear – Make sure the bear has a clear escape path. Make lots of noise, turn on lights, bang pots. Don’t let the bear become comfortable around your home.
  5. Remove Attractants – After the bear has left, make sure your home is bear proof.
  6. When to Call for Help – If the bear is threatening human safety, pets or destroying property, call the police at 911. Report sightings and encounters by following the link under Black Bears and Mountain Lions or call 303-441-3440.

Pool Opening this FRIDAY

The pool at Clover Creek will be opening this Friday – May 25th at 10amALL homeowners wishing to use the pool will need to complete and sign a 2018 Pool Waiver Form upon their first visit.  Those new to Clover Creek or needing a new FOB WILL need to bring proof of residency and a photo ID along with a signed pool waiver form.  If you have lost your FOB there is a $25 replacement charge – sorry, cash is not accepted.

POOL HOURS:

Monday thru Sunday 10:00 am — 9:00 pm

Lap swim for Adults ONLY (18 or older) times to be posted at the pool.  The Pool is closed daily 9:00 am — 10:00 am for cleaning and maintenance before opening of the pool each day.

Adult Swim Friday and Saturday evenings from 9:00 pm until 11:00 pm MUST BE 18 or older.

Forms for FOB’s and additional information is available at the pool. For pool related matters contact Foster Management or Debbie- the Pool Manager at [email protected]

Pool Opening Info!

The POOL OPENS Friday May 25th! Beat the RUSH and get your Key FOB set up and the family registered!  Come by the pool before opening to get set up, so on the first day at the pool you can just give the guard your name and walk in.  All Residents will need to sign a new POOL WAIVER this year! Every member of the family wanting to use the pool needs to be registered.

When:  Thursday, May 24th from 3:30pm – 6:00pm

What you need to bring:  Photo ID, Signed Pool Waiver AND Proof of residency (Lease agreement with your name on it or piece of mail with name and address)

Working FOB (you will have a chance to test out your FOBS at this time)

Lost FOB:  Fill out a FOB REQUEST FORM and mail a check for $25 to Foster Management or the pool for a new FOB. Remember – only ONE FOB is permitted per property address.