Annual Meeting of the Members & Board Election
The Annual Meeting of the Members will be held on October 15, 2018, beginning at 7:00 pm at the SouthPark I clubhouse. The 2019 budget will be presented and discussed, and residents will vote to fill open seats on the board of directors. Following the election will be the regular monthly meeting with the new board. All residents are welcome and encouraged to attend.
There are three open director seats. Janette Rourke and Tom Zichterman are stepping down and we thank them for their service to our community. Ken Dold has decided to run for a second term. On the ballot will be Ken Dold, David Gomes and John Obourn. See the candidate biographies at the end of this article. Write-ins are also welcome.
The 2019 budget and election ballots will be mailed the week of September 24 to all resident owners. Additional communication will be sent via email and posted at www.southparkhoa.com.
Dave Gomes – I have lived in SouthPark with my wife Tami and three children (Audrey, Mason, and Daphne) for 12 years. My family and I love this neighborhood and can’t imagine living anywhere else. I work as a Principal Engineer/Project Manager at an environmental consulting firm in Highlands Ranch. I have previously volunteered in our neighborhood, serving as Men’s Night Out coordinator for four years, assisting with the grounds committee for a year, and organizing an informal tennis group. As a member of the board, I would truly enjoy applying my project management skill sets towards opportunities in SouthPark that would maintain and improve this amazing place.
John L. Obourn, Jr. – I have been a Southpark townhome resident since 1998 and am interested in filling one of the vacancies on the Southpark I HOA Board. I grew up in Littleton, attended Euclid Middle School and graduated from Littleton High School in 1974. I am a 1978 graduate of Arizona State University’s business school majoring in Finance and Real Estate. In 1980 I entered the energy sector and have been working as a consultant ever since. My company specializes in land related services for oil, gas, wind and solar clients. I have experience serving on community boards from the 1990’s at Appletree Condominium Homeowners Association and Orchard Hills Water District. Both were educational and enjoyable experiences. I am married with boy/girl twins who are now seniors at Battle Mountain HS in Edwards, CO (no, they are not identical and yes, I still get asked that question often). My past board experiences have taught me that strong groups of board members with diverse backgrounds work well for the benefit of the community at large. I hope to be a positive addition to the Southpark Board. I would appreciate your support.
Ken Dold – I've been on the Southpark 1 HOA board for the last three years and I've decided to run again. I'm a Systems Analyst for Kaiser Permanente and my wife, Susan, and our two kids, Zach and Sarah, have lived in Southpark for seven years now. My strengths include project management, conflict resolution and risk management. I like the direction the current board is taking and would like to be a part of this for the next three years. My goal and the board’s goal is, as always, the betterment and continued improvement of our neighborhood. We have a good mix of people currently on the board and I very much enjoy working with them. I initially joined the board as a way to give back to our wonderful neighborhood that has given my family and me so much - I still feel the same way. In our time here we've made great friendships and fond memories. Thanks for your consideration!
Townhome Dues Increase
At the October Board Meeting, the Board will be voting to increase the dues of the townhome owners to $160/month. This is a monthly increase of $16.00. There are 135 townhomes in Southpark 1 and, currently, the townhome reserves are short by $275,000. Our options are to institute a special assessment to make the reserves healthy or to increase the monthly dues. Even this $16.00 increase means only a bump in our budget for the townhomes of almost $26,000/year. In 2019, we will continue to make necessary improvements to the asphalt in the alleyways and the concrete of some garage aprons and front stoops.
Dog Watcher Watch Program
Dog Walker Watch is a program developed by the National Association of Town Watch, the same organization that brought National Night Out to our communities. The program encourages neighbors to assist local law enforcement as extra eyes and ears in the community. The program enhances the partnership between police and community, while teaching neighbors how to effectively observe and report suspicious activity.
Who can Participate?
Anyone can participate! Despite its name, the program is not just for dog walkers, and requires no special training. While dog walkers are out frequently and along the same route, so are runners, walkers, and parents out playing with children. Because law enforcement officers can't be everywhere, citizen involvement is essential. Many arrests of criminals come as a direct result of citizens contacting police about suspicious activity.
What is Suspicious Activity?
Despite being most aware of their neighborhoods, we often come across residents who didn’t contact law enforcement about suspicious activity for a variety of reasons:
- They didn’t want to call 911 because they didn't think it was an emergency.
- They didn’t know what number to call instead.
- They might have been afraid they were misinterpreting the activity and didn’t want to be embarrassed.
- They might have assumed someone else was calling authorities.
All are reasons we have heard many times. This program is designed to empower residents with both the knowledge to know who to call, and the confidence to make that call.
Suspicious activity takes into account the totality of the circumstances present to you at the time. And what is suspicious in one neighborhood, might be normal activity in another.
Who to Call
Know where you live and program the non-emergency number into your cell phone. The non-emergency number for the Sheriff’s Office is 303-795-4711. Always call 911 if it is an emergency.
Be specific - Describe the behavior and location. Answer questions from the dispatcher. They are entering all of the information into the computer for the responding deputy.
Remain calm - Speak clearly and remain in a safe location.
Newsletter Editor Needed
After many years as the SouthPark Monthly newsletter editor, I have decided to retire my red pencil. If you are interested in being the new editor, please contact me at email@example.com or 303-730-9005.
This volunteer position is rather rewarding and is not that difficult. Only a few hours are needed each month to prepare the newsletter content and submit it to our publisher. Designing, printing and mailing the newsletter is handled by the publisher. The editor's job is to gather information from various neighborhood and local sources, edit the submissions for content, grammar, punctuation and style, and send the submissions to the publisher by each month's deadline.
The right person will have strong writing and editing skills, attention to detail, the ability to meet a monthly deadline without fail, and a desire to be the eyes and ears of the SouthPark community.
I will train the right person. Thank you for your interest.
~ Dave Rosenthal
Trash pickup is on Mondays. Recycling days are every other Monday. See the Calendar page for the schedule. For service questions, contact Pro Disposal at 303-791-3827 or prodisposal.net
Annual Meeting of the Members and Board Election
October 15, 2018, 7:00 pm
in the clubhouse
All residents welcome. Agenda is emailed by AMI.
Need a Recreation Access Card?
If you need an access card for the swimming pool and sport courts, use the button below to submit your request. A recreation committee volunteer will then contact you when the card is ready. Please allow a few days.
If your card was lost, there is a $30 replacement charge. If your card does not work, there is no fee as long as you turn in the non-working card. If you are a new resident and never received a card, there is no charge. Please visit the pool and sport court pages on this website for more information.
Nextdoor.com is a private social network for neighborhoods and is a viable tool for notices, classifieds, break-ins, lost pets, Litteton news, etc. It's free and secure and is currently being used by a growing number of SouthPark residents. Visit nextdoor.com to learn more and sign up.
Need a plumber? Want your roof fixed? Want to recommend a great painter? Click the happy painter to download the SouthPark Vendor Directory. To recommend a company, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do You Know the Pillows?
The beautiful trees, the lovely flowers, the manicured grounds are the pride of SouthPark, and much of it can be attributed to the 16 years of dedication by Howie and Bev Pillow. Read more >>>
Ladies Night Out
All events are posted on the Calendar page, along with addresses for each location
Denver Water Rebates
SouthPark's water provider, Denver Water, is offering rebates for the installation of new high efficiency toilets and clothes washers. The rebate form requires you to know your water account number. Single-family homeowners can find this number on their water bill. For townhome owners, click here.
Citizen Alert Program
Sign up through the city of Littleton to receive notices about potential safety hazards or concerns. Although all residential land lines are already included in this program, you can add mobile devices and receive notices via texts or voice mails. Click here to get started.
Report a Major Water Leak
If you notice a major water line break in the common areas, call Arrowhead immediately at 720-259-7719 to report. This number is only for a major emergency (that is, water is gushing out of the ground). For all other grounds-related concerns, such as broken sprinkler heads, snow removal or water seepage, please call the SouthPark Hotline at 303-738-0534.