CALL TO ORDER
& VERIFICATION OF QUORUM
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Jason
Johnson. Also present were Board members Ross Fife, Tom Flenner
(Vice President), Al Holowinski, Mark Kramer (Treasurer), and
Dave Watts, as well as John O'Connor of Pristine Communities,
Inc. Board member Christine Foote (Secretary) was absent. President
Johnson noted there was a quorum.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion was made, seconded, and passed unanimously
to approve the minutes of May 11, 2005, and June 8, 2005, as presented.
The minutes will be posted on the website.
Deck Project Extension Request-Mr. O'Connor
reviewed the letter from this homeowner requesting an extension
to complete a deck project. The owner was present at the meeting
and provided the board with additional details and reported progress
on the project. After discussion, motion was made, seconded, and
passed unanimously to approve an extension for completion of this
project until August 10. In appreciation, the owner (a Douglas
County detective) offered to give a presentation on burglary protection
at the next annual homeowners meeting, which the board accepted
with their thanks.
Champion's Circle Issues-Mildred Simmons,
President of the Player's Club Estates Homeowners Association,
brought to the board's attention several violations of covenants
by a homeowner's tenant. Discussion was held confirming enforcement
provisions available to the association, including hearings and
fines. President Johnson requested Mr. Watts, who is a neighbor,
to contact the tenant to informally advise them, on behalf of
the Master Association, of the violations that need to be corrected
Another Champion's Circle item was discussed regarding
a line of trees that had been planted and would eventually be
a line-of-sight issue for vehicles stopping at that intersection.
The owner was present and provided the board with photos and additional
details regarding this matter. It was suggested that the owner
schedule a meeting with Dan Sailer, Road Engineer for the Town
of Castle Rock, who could provide assistance to resolve this line-of-sight
Ms. Simmons also noted that a tree mistakenly planted
in the common area by the Player's Club would be moved to a proper
Ms. Simmons informed the board that the vacant lot
at 1955 Champion's Circle had been sold to a construction company
to build a spec home. It was determined that plans, which were
originally submitted quite some time ago but never approved, need
to be resubmitted for review and approval by Player's Club and
the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) of the Master Association.
Mr. O'Connor reviewed key points of the June 2005
financial statements, as follows:
- Income year-to-date $ 62,849 budgeted $ 61,121 actual
- Operating expense year-to-date $ 61,066 budgeted $ 58,900 actual
- Net operating income year-to-date $ 1,783 budgeted $ 2,221 actual
Mr. O'Connor also updated the board regarding several
Deck Approval Update-Mr. O'Connor reviewed
for the board a letter sent to this homeowner, advising that the
ACC had denied plans submitted for a deck and reasons for the
denial. The letter also stated the owner would need to submit
a revised set of plans to the ACC, as well as obtain necessary
permits and licenses from the Town of Castle Rock prior to initiating
work. Mr. O'Connor noted that if no response from the owner was
received by the next board meeting, a hearing would be scheduled
for the August 10 meeting and fines imposed.
Lifeline Form-It was noted that the Lifeline
form had been mailed to all Plum Creek homeowners.
Plum Creek Boulevard Repairs-Mr. O'Connor
reported on the letter he sent to the Town of Castle Rock and
the response he received from Bob Goebel, Director of Public Works.
Mr. Goebel advised that street repairs are not scheduled to be
made in Plum Creek until 2008. However, he also stated, "If
we conclude that we can advance the repairs to Plum Creek Boulevard
to 2007 without causing other streets to deteriorate more quickly
by delaying their repair to 2008, we will do so."
Crystal Crossing-Discussion was held regarding
traffic density and speed issues related to Crystal Crossing at
the south end of Plum Creek Boulevard. Suggestions were made to
install a stop sign northbound on the boulevard at the intersection
of Cherry Plum Way and Mount Royal Drive, as well as an additional
speed limit sign just past that intersection. Other comments included
lack of sidewalks and "blind spots" due to various crowns
along the boulevard. It was requested that Mr. O'Connor send a
letter to Mark Stevens, Town Manager, listing the board's concerns
and requesting a meeting to discuss these important traffic-related
Perry Park Speed Limit Signage-Mr. O'Connor
requested that board members drive to Perry Park to see the powered
speed limit control signage in order to discuss this topic at
the next board meeting.
Landscape Maintenance and Flowers-Mr. Ross
noted the improved appearance of the landscape maintenance of
the park on Mount Royal Drive. He also inquired about the maintenance
of the area south of the Daniel C. Oakes High School on Plum Creek
Boulevard; Mr. O'Connor will notify Douglas County Maintenance
& Repair (DCMR).
Board members complimented the recent landscaping
work done by DCMR along the boulevard median. Board members also
voiced their unanimous appreciation to President Johnson, Ms.
Foote and DCMR for their excellent selection and planting of flowers
located along the boulevard and particularly at the entrance to
Water Feature-Mr. Watts inquired if it would
be useful to install an anemometer by the water feature to monitor
wind speed and control water flow in order to reduce water spray
during windy periods. Mr. O'Connor was requested to check on the
cost and availability of an anemometer.
Netafin Update-It was noted that after the
end of July the Netafin project would be discussed and evaluated
for installation along the entire boulevard median. Mr. O'Connor
requested that board members check the area at the south end of
the boulevard prior to the August 10 meeting.
At 8:00 p.m., a motion was made, seconded, and passed
unanimously to adjourn the meeting.
NEXT MEETING-Wednesday, August 10, 2005,
at 7:00 p.m. at Philip S. Miller Library, 100 South Wilcox Street.