Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Water Conservation


Hello Morning Mesa Community!

As you know, this Community Association also pays for water for all units at a cost of $42K per year.  An average of $1K per unit.

Aurora Water Conservation Staff can help all save water and save $$ on these water bills, therefore saving monies to your HOA dues. Here's how:



Indoor Water Assessments

Aurora Water has specialists that will help you detect leaks, pinpoint high water usage areas and give you the tools needed to conserve. Plus, they'll bring a bunch of cool freebies.



Toilet Rebates

If you replace your water-guzzling toilet, our $150 rebate will practically pay for your new Water_Sense ultra high efficiency (1.1 gallons per flush) model. Toilets from 1994 and before are eligible. Restrictions do apply, so check with Water Conservation Staff



Low Income Water Efficiency Program

Provides income-qualifying residents with free high-efficiency toilets, shower heads and aerators. Staff will provide a free indoor water assessment and make arrangements for everything to be installed for free.


Please reach out to Water Conservation below to have your interior unit reviewed to help all of us save some monies. 

WATER CONSERVATION - 303.739.7195

Friday, December 2, 2016

Auto thefts

Hi Folks,

In the month of November 119 cars were stolen in Aurora, year to date the City Of Aurora has had 1253 vehicles stolen. Currently this is a 20% increase over 2015. Puffers (leaving your car running unattended) is a big part of the numbers along with cars left in open garages with the keys left in the ignitions.

We at the Aurora Police Department are asking you to please secure your car like you would secure your house. Your car is an extension of your house, most of us would never leave the front door of your home unlocked or your house keys laying in your driveway or sidewalk when you leave for work or run an errand.

Please don't leave your keys in your car, don't leave your car running unattended (a remote start system is ok), don't leave your car unlocked, don't leave any valuables (money, cell phones, GPS devices, wallets, briefcases, Christmas presents, packages, purses etc.) in plain sight inside your car, check to make sure your garage door is down prior to going to bed, make sure any side doors into your garage are locked and never leave your keys in the car while parked in inside your garage.

Criminals who steal cars go on to commit other crimes. It’s not uncommon for criminals who steal cars to commit business robberies, home and commercial burglaries or worse come back to burglarize your residence as they now how the key to your house, garage door openers and registration/insurance documents to facilitate identity theft.

We at the Aurora Police Department want you to have a safe and prosperous holiday season. For more information on how to stop motor vehicle theft please visit http://lockdownyourcar.org/.

Sincerely,
Lieutenant Jad Lanigan
Aurora Police Department District One
Investigative Support Section Commander
(Gangs, Fugitive, Metro Vehicle Theft, Intelligence)
13347 E. Montview Blvd.
Aurora, Colorado 80047
Office: 303-739-1702
Email: jlanigan@auroragov.org

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Calling Volunteers !!!


Good Day Morning Mesa Community!

The HOA is seeking a Volunteer to help serve the Board of Directors.  The Volunteer would need to be available to meet monthly on the Second Wednesday evening's of every month for Board Meetings.  They will Participate on Monthly Community Walkthroughs and Inspections, and also be able to communicate via email as our major form of communication to handle Community Business.  Currently we have only two Directors, and they need the support of a third individual to properly conduct Community Business.

The HOA is also seeking Rules & Regulations Committee Volunteers to help review and recommend updates to the current Community Rules & Regulations.  Some language currently written is over 20+ years old and not modern in content.  We would love to have community input on rules that they would like to see enforced, removed, or at least updated with newer modern verbiage.

If you are interested in any of the above position's, please reach out to our Community Manager, Shane Lussier at shane@cchoapros.com with an email/letter of interest.

Thank you again for your time,

Your Morning Mesa Homeowners Association Board of Directors
c/o Cherry Creek HOA Professionals

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Centennial Airport Noise Exposure


Subject: Noise Exposure Map Public Open House 11/02/2016


MEMO TO:  Centennial Airport Community Noise Roundtable



FROM:  Robert Olislagers, Centennial Airport Executive Director



As part of noise compatibility planning, Centennial Airport has been working with Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc. (HMMH) to conduct the Noise Exposure Map (NEM) Update per 14 CFR Part 150. Part 150 is a voluntary Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) program that sets guidelines for airport noise compatibility planning.  The NEM is the Part 150 document that provides the current and five-year forecast of aircraft noise exposure levels.



After working on the study for the past nine months, Centennial Airport has prepared a draft of the Part 150 NEM Update for public review.



As part of the process, all interested parties are invited to learn more about the update of the Part 150 NEM and to review the document during this public open house.



When:                         Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, 5:30-7:30 p.m.



Where:                        Ramada Englewood Hotel and Suites

7770 S. Peoria St., Englewood, CO 80112



Please help us assure a good turnout by passing this information on to staff and elected officials within your jurisdiction, as well as to any other contacts you would like to make aware of the Nov. 2 open house.  We look forward to seeing you at the open house and the Noise Roundtable meeting immediately following at the same venue.



If you are unable to attend the open house a draft of the NEM Update will be posted on the Centennial Airport website and further information can be found at the following link: http://www.centennialairport.com/index.php/noise-exposure-map-update/nem-update



Thank you for your assistance.







Aaron Repp
Noise& Environmental Specialist
Centennial Airport |Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority
7800 S. Peoria St., Box G-1
Englewood, CO 80112
Main: 303-790-0598
Direct: 303-218-2922


Friday, September 9, 2016

Aurora News


*** For questions, contact Daniel Krzyzanowski at 303.739.7187 or dkrzyzan@auroragov.org.



The city of Aurora is creating a new plan over the next 18 months that will help to guide city leaders for another decade and beyond. We’re calling it Aurora Places, and it will represent a collective vision for Aurora’s future. While a project team from the Planning & Development Services Department is leading the effort, this plan will serve the entire community and city organization.



This comprehensive plan will serve as a foundation for decision-making in the city. It will establish policies and recommendations related to land use and development, neighborhood livability and housing, transportation and mobility, community health and sustainability, economic vitality, cultural diversity, community life and more.



The plan will be built on a foundation of community participation and feedback. City employees offer a unique perspective on Aurora, the challenges it will face and the opportunities the future may hold. Whether you call Aurora home or simply your home away from home, make sure your voice is heard through any or all of these methods:



  1. Visit AuroraPlacesPlan.com, fill out a survey and take part in the interactive mapping activity. This site is the best resource for information throughout the process.
  2. The city is hosting a series of public workshops next month. Attend any one of these dates:

Sept. 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m., North Middle School, 12095 Montview Blvd. (also available in Spanish)

Sept. 22, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Aurora Association of Realtors, 14201 E. Evans Drive (also available in Amharic)

Sept. 22, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Cherokee Trail High School, 25901 E. Arapahoe Road (also available in Korean)

  1. The Aurora Places project team has developed the “DIY Workshop Kit,” a guided discussion to identify Aurora’s challenges, opportunities and assets. If you would like a representative of our project team to facilitate this activity with your managers or staff, please contact Daniel Krzyzanowski directly at 303.739.7187 or dkrzyzan@auroragov.org. The activity takes about 1 hour and is designed to accommodate roughly 10 to 20 participants.

For additional information about the project or these input opportunities, contact Bob Watkins or Daniel Krzyzanowski with the Planning & Development Services Department.



*** For questions, contact Daniel Krzyzanowski at 303.739.7187 or dkrzyzan@auroragov.org.











City of Aurora

Neighborhood Liaison

15151 E. Alameda Parkway

Aurora, Colorado 80012

303.739.7402

Friday, July 22, 2016

Real Estate Market Update


Real Estate Market Update

Mid-Year Market Review




Looking back at the first half of 2016, the real estate market has performed much as expected. In a year that has already seen a series of tumultuous events unfold on the world stage and at home, real estate has remained surprisingly insulated and stable. 

The market has been driven by internal fundamentals rather than outside forces. Specifically, the imbalance between low supply and high demand remains the primary driver. This month, we will compare actual year-to-date market performance with our 2016 predictions and look ahead to what we can expect in the second half of the year. But first, a quick review of last month’s market data. 

The volume of real estate sold across all Front Range markets in June decreased 0.2% compared to June of last year and was up 12.9% over May. The supply of inventory ticked up slightly to 1.6 months. Many markets saw a significant increase in new listings in June.  

In Douglas and Arapahoe Counties, the volume of real estate sold in June fell 5.9% and 7.1% respectively on a year-over-year basis. The supply of available homes in Douglas County remained below the 2 month mark at 1.7 months and 1.0 months in Arapahoe County.






Now let’s compare the actual year-to-date numbers with the predictions we made at the outset of 2016.

#1. Sellers Keep the Advantage

Inventory levels will remain well below the six-month benchmark that divides a sellers market from a buyers market.

Mid-Year Update: This prediction has proven accurate. Even though many home owners have realized now is a great time to sell, not enough of them have listed their homes to satisfy the demand of first-time buyers, move-up buyers and relocators entering the market. 

Looking ahead to the second half of 2016, expect to see a more balanced market with more inventory. June saw a flurry of new listings come on the market. Many of these listings were immediately snapped up, but if this trend continues, inventory shortages may ease a bit in the second half of the year. Rather than the 1 - 2 months of supply that has been the norm, inventory levels could edge up to the 3 - 5 month range. This will give buyers not only more listings from which to choose, but a bit more negotiating power as multiple offers become less prevalent. 

#2. Tight Inventory and Higher Rates Won’t Stop Buyers

Job growth and relatively low interest rates will give buyers the confidence to enter the market. Buyers will have to compete for a limited supply of inventory, thwarting many from actually completing a purchase. Enough will find a way to closing, resulting in an increase of 5% to 10% in the volume of real estate sold in 2016 compared to 2015.”

Mid-Year Update: This prediction has only proven partially accurate. There is no question that low interest rates, which dropped even lower just after Brexit, are fueling a high level of buyer demand. 
What has proven less accurate is the volume increase prediction. Through the first half of 2016, the volume of real estate sold across all Front Range markets is up just 2.0%. Because the number of transactions is lower this year, this gain is solely the result of higher prices. 

In the second half of 2016, it looks likely that monthly volume will remain flat year-over-year or be down slightly. An increase in available listings will help free up the market and allow more buyers to close. At the same time, uncertainty due to large scale events, including the Presidential elections, may cause some buyers to put their home search on pause.   

#3. Home Values Up 6% to 8% 

We expect to see appreciation rates exceed 10% through the first half of the year before settling back down to the 6% to 8% range by the end of 2016.” 

Mid-Year Update: Home values are performing just as predicted or better! According to the most recent Federal Housing Finance Agency data, of the 20 cities in the entire US with the highest annual appreciation rates, four are located in Colorado: Denver metro, Fort Collins, Greeley, and Boulder. All have seen one-year appreciation in excess of 10%. Overall, Colorado has a one-year appreciation rate of 8.9%.

However, we’re already seeing signs of these appreciation rates moderating a bit in the second half and settling back down to a 6% to 8% range. Mind you, a moderation in appreciation rates does not mean prices will start falling; they just won’t be rising at such a torrid pace. This is a healthy market adjustment and will begin to alleviate growing concerns that a lack of affordability could weaken the overall market. 

Overall, it looks like we will move toward a more balanced market in the second half of the year.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Aurora City News

Hi Neighbors,



Attached and below are some events that may be of interest to you or your neighbors.  Please feel free to share.



Marsha





The Regional Transportation District (RTD), Kiewit and the city of Aurora are hosting a public Open House event on Saturday, June 18th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new Iliff Station Parking structure located at 13905 E Wesley Ave.



The event will feature activities for all ages including a mobile playground, trackless train rides, games, food trucks, vendor booths and more for the Aurora community.



Stop by to meet RTD, Kiewit and city of Aurora project team members, learn how to navigate light rail crossings and take the pledge to be safe around trains. A mock railroad crossing will be available for demonstrations.



It’s your chance to learn more about rail safety, fares and schedules, bikes and trails, transit-oriented development, parking and mobility at light rail stations, and more. Food and kid-friendly activities make it a perfect event for the whole family.







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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Intersection Improvement Notce


INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT STUDY RECOMMENDATIONS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW

AT JUNE 23rd PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE



The City of Aurora has recently developed recommendations for operational improvements at the Parker Road and Smoky Hill intersections along Quincy Avenue. These recommendations are the result of a 10-month-long multimodal transportation study, which involved two levels of alternatives evaluation and coordination with public and agency stakeholders. The improvements are expected to reduce congestion and improve operations and safety in the study area.



The study recommendations will be displayed at an open house for public review on Thursday, June 23rd from 4:30 -6:30 PM at Shalom Park, 14800 E. Belleview Drive, Aurora. Community members are encouraged to attend to view displays and discuss their comments and questions with project team members. No formal presentation is planned.



Following this meeting, the recommendations will be finalized and the City of Aurora will pursue funding for improvements.



For more information or to submit a comment, visit the project web page: www.auroragov.org/parkerquincystudy



Thank you,



Leah Langerman | Public Involvement Coordinator

David Evans and Associates, Inc.

1331 17th Street, Suite 900 | Denver, CO  80202 | www.deainc.com
d: 720.225.4651 | llangerman@deainc.com

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

City of Aurora News

City of Aurora News

Water Conservation - Low-Water Trees
Date/Time:
Wed, May 04, 2016
5:30 PM
Location:
Xeriscape Demonstration Garden   Map
15151 E. Alameda Pkwy. Aurora, Colorado 80012

Contact:
Water Conservation - 303-739-7195


Get to know the low-water, drought-tolerant trees that thrive in our climate. This class will introduce you to many species and their disease and pest-resistant varieties. Learn how to properly maintain your trees year-round for optimal health.


Free Mulch Event
Date/Time:
Sat, May 07, 2016
8:00 AM
Location:
Outside water treatment plant   Map
14201 E. Hampden Ave. Aurora, Colorado 80014

Contact:
Aurora Forestry, 303-739-7177


The city of Aurora's Free Loader Days are back! You bring your pick-up truck or open trailer and we will load the mulch. 2016 Free Loader Dates are May 7, June 25, July 23, and August 27. The city's mulch pile is always open to the public, but these monthly events offer the additional service of having city staff load the mulch for you.



Most items still accepted for free at May 7 e-cycling event
Recycle your electronics May 7 at the city of Aurora’s e-cycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Facilities Recycling Drop-off Site, 13646 E. Ellsworth Ave.
Most electronic items will continue to be accepted for free. However, due to rising costs associated with processing cathode ray tube electronics, which contain lead, it will now cost $20 to recycle cathode ray tube televisions 22 inches and under, and $40 for cathode ray tube televisions over 22 inches. Cathode ray tube monitors remain $10 each.
A partnership with Techno Rescue is enabling the city to offer this free e-cycling for most electronics. The event is open to both Aurora residents and nonresidents.
As a reminder, electronics tossed in the trash not only cause serious environmental problems, but also are banned from landfills in Colorado. The city of Aurora’s e-cycling events are supported by Environment Aurora, a citywide effort to think green.
Other electronics recycling events for 2016 are scheduled for July 16 at Central Facilities Recycling Drop-off Site, 13464 E. Ellsworth Ave., and Oct. 29 at the Tallyn’s Reach Library parking lot.
For more information, call the city of Aurora recycling hotline at 303.739.7173 or visit www.auroragov.org/recycle.


Aurora Animal Shelter License and Vaccination Clinic
Date/Time:
Sat, May 07, 2016
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location:
Animal Shelter   Map
15750 E. 32nd Ave. Aurora, Colorado 80011

Contact:


Protect your pet from deadly diseases. Each year, the Aurora Animal Shelter hosts quarterly pet License & Vaccination Clinics. Each clinic is held on a Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the shelter, 15750 E. 32nd Ave. In order to participate, cats must be in a carrier and dogs securely controlled on a leash. Aurora owners must also present a current pet license for their dog or cat or purchase one at the clinic.



Star K Kids
Date/Time:
Thu, May 12, 2016
9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Location:
Morrison Nature Center   Map
16002 E. Smith Rd. Aurora, Colorado 80011

Contact:


Ages 5 & under can discover Aurora’s true nature through puppets, interactive activities, and discovery time on the trail. Free. Star K Kids occurs every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. To register call 303.326.8650 or www.auroragov.org/recreation. Call 303.326.8445 for more information.



Bird Walk
Date/Time:
Sat, May 14, 2016
8:30 a.m.
Location:
Ponderosa Preserve  
Aurora, Colorado

Contact:


Enjoy a morning bird walk with a knowledgeable naturalist at this beautiful open space property. Free program for ages 8 and older, but please register by calling 303-326-8650 or online www.auroragov.org/recreation. For more information please call 303-326-8445.









Be Alert for Rabies!

A skunk in the Del Mar Park area tested positive for rabies on Wednesday April 27, 2016. The skunk was found in a residential neighborhood and may have exposed other people or animals.

Rabies is a fatal disease that spreads to animals and people by the bite or scratch of an infected animal. Report any contact with a skunk to Tri-County Health Department immediately at 303-220-9200.

Take these steps to protect your family and pets:
·       Do not feed, touch, or handle wild animals.
·       Be sure your animals are current on their rabies vaccination.  Immediately have your veterinarian vaccinate your dogs, cats, horses, and livestock if they are not up to date.
·       Maintain control of your pets and keep them under direct supervision.
·       Call the Colorado Parks and Wildlife office at
303-291-7227you see a sick wild animal.
·       Contact your health care provider if you are bitten or scratched by a wild animal. Also report the incident Tri-County Health Department at
303-220-9200.




April 25, 2016 – Metro Wastewater Reclamation District is pleased to report that the Pipeline Maintenance Project in western Aurora is nearing completion.

Installation activities at the final project worksite have been substantially completed with materials and equipment being removed this week from Parker Road, between I-225 and Dartmouth Avenue. To minimize traffic delays, roadway resurfacing and other site restoration will occur over the next two weekends – from 8pm on April 29th through May 1st and from 8pm on May 6th through May 8th.

  • All local intersections and exit/entrance ramps will continue to remain open.
  • RTD’s Nine Mile Station and all local neighborhoods and businesses will continue to remain accessible to vehicles and pedestrians.
  • Short-term lane shifts and partial lane closures will be posted.

All work is weather dependent and subject to change.

The Metro District is committed to completing this routine maintenance project safely, efficiently, and with minimal disturbance to local businesses, residents, and visitors. The public’s patience and cooperation during construction is greatly appreciated.

For more information please visit www.metrowastewater.com.

Regards,

Miles Graham
Pipeline Maintenance Project Team
(PAR 1250 – Interceptor Rehabilitation 2015)



Marsha W. Osborn
Neighborhood Liaison | City of Aurora
office 303.739.7402 | fax 303.739.7191
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