March, 2006 NORTH PARK NEIGHBOR Prepared for the residents of NorthPark, a covenant controlled community. 16th Annual Garage Sale TENNIS, ANYONE? May 6, 2006 The tennis program is back in Northpark this summer, by popular de- The annual tradition of the wonderful NorthPark mand. Come on out and learn how to play tennis! Lessons will be of- Garage Sale continues! This spring will mark fered by Kim Kochevar, tennis pro, with 16 years of experience. This the 16th Annual Garage sale which is scheduled will be her 6th summer teaching in our community. Lessons will be for Saturday, May 6th. The Association will pay offered beginning June 12th and ending August 4th. Private and group for advertising in the Rocky Mountain News/The lessons will be available. Denver Post and the event will be advertised for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. as in previous years. Please call Kim at 303-829-7446 to schedule your lessons. Lessons fill up quickly so call soon to reserve your spot! Must be at least 8 Please register your address with Prokopiak years of age or older to begin taking lessons. People will be grouped Management (303-466-2432) so that we know by age and ability for the group lessons. how many homes to advertise in the newspaper. Spring is a great time to take advantage of won- Cost: Group Lessons (minimum of six students) $56.00 for eight derful weather and a new burst of energy to get one-hour lessons those garages and basements Private Lessons $35.00/hour and closets cleaned out. Take a Semi-Private Lessons (2 persons) $40.00/hour ($20.00/ look around your yard and home person) and get rid of the clutter. You’ll feel better, the neighborhood Session I June 12-July 7 will look better, and everyone‘s Session II July 10-August 8 property values will benefit. Have a great sale! NORTHPARK MARLINS SWIM TEAM IN SYMPATHY A well-respected resident of the Your NorthPark neighborhood swim team is a wonderful way for your child to be Northpark community, Al Morr part of a team, have fun, improve swimming skills, and learn to compete in a sup- died recently. Al was a tireless portive environment. The NorthPark Marlins swim team will get underway on Mon- volunteer in the community and day evening, June 12, at 6:30 pm at...where else..the pool. served as Chairperson for the If your child is 5 years or older and can swim the length of the pool, bring him or Architectural Control Commit- her to the pool on Monday evening, June 12, and hear more about the Marlins. We tee for over 15 years. The will hold a short meeting for the parents beginning at 6:30 p.m. Practice will begin Board, ACC and management immediately afterward. Practice times will be held in the evenings, Monday- company ask residents to join Thursday, from 6:45-7:30 pm for age 9 and under, and 7:15-8:30 pm for over 9 years them in expressing their condo- of age. We encourage kids to attend as many practices as possible, but we also lences to Al’s wife, Dell, and understand that summer schedules are busy and that not all practices can be at- their family. Al’s presence will tended. be sorely missed. The Marlins will compete in four swim meets this summer (June 24, July 8, July 22 and August 6). Participant fees are $50 for the first child in the family, $45 for the second BFI Recycling Update Clubhouse Rental Here are some tips to make recycling easy! Pick-up is every other week on the same day as your trash pickup. The clubhouse is available for rental by resi- BFI’s Easy Sort Recycling allows you to mix together dents only. The rental fee is $50.00 per day for all types of plastic, aluminum, glass and metal cans in the bin. They functions. will be mechanically sorted at the recycling center. Make your reservations by calling Deborah Vera (303-464- All paper materials should be kept in a separate bin. 8273). Please leave your name, date(s) you have in mind, and BFI recycles the following materials: phone numbers where you can be reached and you will be Newspapers and paper products: Newspapers and the inserts that called back as soon as possible. A $200.00 damage deposit is come in the paper are fine. BFI also accepts magazines, junk required in addition to the rental fees listed. Part or all of the mail, computer printouts, white and colored paper, glossy deposit will be held if the clubhouse is not cleaned properly paper, photocopy and typing paper, receipt and register tape, brochures and pamphlets, direct mail, posters, envelopes, post-it notes, adding machine tape, coated paper, manila fold- ers, phonebooks and cereal boxes! TRASH Aluminum beverage cans: Soft drink and beer cans. Aluminum REMINDER pet food and other cans are also acceptable, but please rinse them out first. Please contain all trash Steel food cans: Also known as tin cans, these include cans from in trash bags inside vegetables and fruit, soup and coffee. Leave the labels on but your trash containers please rinse them out. Glass bottles and jars: Food jars as well as beer, soft drink and to prevent it from be- wine bottles are fine. You may leave the labels on, but please ing blown throughout remove the lids, and rinse food containers. the neighborhood on • Please do not include any window glass, drinking glasses, windy days. Thank Recycling Dates: March 10, 24; April 7, you for your coopera- ceramics, pyrex, light bulbs or any glass that is not a bottle 21; May 5, 19; June 3, 16, 30 July 14, 28; or jar. tion with this request. Aug. 11, 25; Sept. 9, 22; Oct. 6, 20; Nov. Plastic bottles #1 & #2: Most plastic soft drink, milk, juice, deter- 3, 17; Dec. 1, 15, 30. gent and shampoo bottles can be recycled. Look for the recycling symbol with the #1 PETE or #2 HDPE on the bottom of the bot- tle. You may leave on any labels, but please remove the lids. Northpark Board Meeting Please no oil, pesticide or hazardous material bottles. At this time The next board meeting of the NorthPark Homeowners we cannot take yogurt cups, butter dishes or any plastic that is not Association will be held on Monday, May 8, 2006 at 7:00 a bottle. p.m. at the clubhouse. Middle School Boundaries Due to the growth that is happening in Northern Westminster and Thornton, Adams 12 Five Star Schools is building several new schools. One of these new schools will be the new Huron Middle School that will be built at 124th and Huron, relocated from the current location at 109th and Huron. With this comes the need to modify existing boundaries. Currently, NorthPark is within the old Huron Middle School boundary. There is a possibility that the boundaries may change and NorthPark could be placed within the Niver Creek Middle School boundary located at 9450 Pecos St. The district has created a team to assess information from various sources in the community and create different scenarios of boundaries to consider. At the open house dates listed below, community members may view and evaluate these middle school boundaries and give their input to the Boundary Team. The boundary scenarios can also be viewed and commented on by going to the District’s web site at www.adams12.org. Please take the time to investigate these two schools and attend one of these meetings to give your opinion. Scenario Open Houses will be held: March 7 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Niver Creek MS Cafeteria 9450 Pecos Street, Thornton March 9 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Shadow Ridge MS Cafeteria 12551 Holly Street, Thornton March 11 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. ESC Conference Center 1500 E. 128th Avenue, Thornton March 13 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Westlake MS Cafeteria 2800 W. 135th Avenue, Broomfield Northpark Web Site ♦ Need a copy of the DRC Request for Approval form or the House Repaint Request form? ♦ Need a copy of the most current Design Guidelines? ♦ Need a copy of the Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions? ♦ Misplace your last newsletter? ♦ Need a Pool ID application? All these items can be obtained from the Association’s web site: www.northparkhoa.com Summer Swim Lessons Swim Lessons at the pool will be offered again this summer by our pool company, Wild Iris. They have a new web site on which you can register your child for swim lessons. Check our their schedule on www.wildirisrecreation.com and get your child regis- tered early before all the sessions are filled. Registration information may also be obtained at www.northparkhoa.com House Paint Process Take advantage of this warm spring weather to evalu- ate the exterior of your home and get a painting con- tractor scheduled to repaint your home. Keeping your home painted regularly and shutters repaired adds value to your home. Please be aware that you must submit your paint color choices to the ACC before you paint. And you must select colors from the approved paint colors. You can obtain the paint sticks from Mil- lie Truitt (303-466-3225) to help you determine your color choice. Once you’ve selected your color, submit the color names to the ACC by completing the ACC House Repaint Form which you can print from the forms section on the Association’s web site (www.northparkhoa.com). Please allow at least 2 Senate Bill 100 Policies In newsletters last year, the Board informed residents of several policies which were adopted as requirements for compliance with Senate Bill 100. These policies are available to residents on the Association’s web site. At their February board meeting, the Board adopted two additional policies which will be posted shortly on the Association’s web site. These policies outline proce- dures to be used by the Association in submitting insur- ance claims, and procedures to be used by the Associa- tion in assisting seller’s to provide purchasers with As- sociation documents. Pool ID Cards & Updates NorthPark Pool Application Form Use the Application form as part of the mail- REPLACEMENT KEYS COST $5.00. in system for obtaining pool ID cards this year. Lifeguards are required to check each Last Name of Household ____________________________________________________ pool user’s card so that unauthorized persons are not allowed to use the pool. Dues must Address__________________________________________________________________ be current in order for cards and renewal stickers to be issued. Submit your applica- Home Phone #_____________________________________________________________ tion now and avoid the spring/summer rush. Emergency Phone #________________________________________________________ The procedure is New as follows: Cards: (Cost $5 each, ages 9 FIRST NAME AGE NEW CARD/RENEWAL and Older ONLY) ____________________________________________________________________________ ♦ Complete the Application Form. ____________________________________________________________________________ ♦ Send a snapshot or photograph of each person needing an ID card in ____________________________________________________________________________ your household. (Must be 9 years ____________________________________________________________________________ or older). Size of the face should not ____________________________________________________________________________ exceed 1”. School photos work ________________________________________________________________ well for children and xerox copies of driver’s license photos work well I agree to abide by the NorthPark Homeowners Association Pool Rules. If I have children under the age of for adults. Label photos on back so 18 years old. I also agree to the terms of the pool rules specifically addressing children. I understand that that we can match the photos to the the Association Bylaws empower the Board of Directors to adopt rules and regulations for the use of the correct ID card. common areas and facilities and the personal conduct of members and guests thereon. The Association ♦ Send a stamped, self-addressed has the right to establish penalties for the infraction of the rules which could consist of fines or suspension of the right to use the facility. envelope along with the above in- formation to Prokopiak Manage- SIGNED___________________________________________________________________ ment Company, 13700 Troon Court, Broomfield, CO 80020-9587, and a DATE_____________________________________________________________________ check payable to Prokopiak Mgmt. Co. in the amount of $5/ (Send completed form with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Prokopiak Management Co., 13700 card. A copy of the pool rules will Troon Court, Broomfield, CO 80020. Renewal stickers, which are free, and a copy of the pool rules will be be sent to you with your cards. sent to you. New cards cost $5 each, payable to Prokopiak Mgt. Co.) Renewals: (No Charge) POOL USE FOR CHILDREN ♦ Renewals stickers will be provided each year at no charge upon re- (To be completed and signed only by parents wishing to give permission for their children ages 9+ to use ceipt of a completed Application the pool without being accompanied by a homeowners member during lifeguard hours.) Form and a stamped, self- CHILD’S NAME BIRTHDATE addressed envelope. ____________________________________________________________________________ Swim Hours ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ The pool will open on Saturday, May _____________________________________________________________________ RE- 27th at 10 a.m. and will close the Mon- SPONSIBLE PERSON WORK PHONE # day after Labor Day (unless water re- strictions necessitate an earlier closing). MOTHER__________________________________________________________________ The pool will be open from 6 a.m. FATHER___________________________________________________________________ through 10 p.m. daily, but a lifeguard will only be on duty between 10 a.m. and DOCTOR__________________________________________________________________ 7 p.m. Children ages 18 and younger In the event I cannot be reached at a time of illness or accident, or if the emergency is such that time does must be accompanied by an adult when a not permit such contact, you are hereby authorized to contact Fire Dept. paramedics. I give my permission lifeguard is not on duty. Parents are re- for my child to use the pool facilities at NorthPark Homeowners Association. Such use is subject to the minded that they must accompany their current rules and regulations pertaining to pool use, and I have reviewed these rules with my child(ren). I teens to the pool after 7 p.m. in the eve- am the parent or legal guardian of the above children and am authorized to sign this form. I hereby re- ning. lease, indemnify and hold you, your agents and employees harmless from any and all claims, damages, or other liabilities for injuries to or damage by my child which are not a result of gross negligence by North- Park Homeowners Association, its agents and employees. IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Mark McKinnon 303-438-8776 V.PRESIDENT Marie Struckman 303-438-1169 TREASURER Deborah Vera 303-464-8263 SECRETARY Dawn Horras 303-469-4028 MEMBER David Truitt 303-466-3225 MEMBER Lori Goldstein 303-404-9570 MEMBER Lynda Caulk 303-439-7892 COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS AUDIT Deborah Vera 303-464-8263 MAINTENANCE Prokopiak Mgmt. 303-466-2432 TENNIS Mark/Linda Prior 303-465-3661 POOL Mark McKinnon 303-438-8776 CLUBHOUSE Deborah Vera 303-464-8273 A.C.C. Prokopiak Mgmt. 303-466-2432 SWIM TEAM PAINT SAMPLES Millie Truitt 303-466-3225 CLUBHOUSE 3268 NorthPark Ave. 303-466-2676 PROKOPIAK MANAGEMENT 303-466-2432 NORTHPARK WEB SITE www.northparkhoa.com OPTIONS FOR SPRING CLEAN-UP Spring Cleanups Spring is upon us and with spring comes the dreaded spring cleanup. You have a few options. The City of Westminster offers a free spring cleanup each year. At the time of the printing of this newsletter, the City did not have a map schedule of the date that they will be doing the spring cleanup for the Northpark area. Please check your late March edition of the City Edition which will include a map showing the date of the cleanup. For further questions, you should call the City of Westminster at 303-430-2400, ext. 2501 or 2539. If you miss the City’s free program to haul off your debris, the Association’s trash contractor, Allied Waste, can also provide some assistance, although there may be some charges, depending upon the type of materials you wish to dispose. If you are cleaning out your garage, remodeling your basement or just sprucing up your house and you are only doing small jobs, ♦ such as throwing away some furniture, you can put those items at the curb on your regular pickup day. Please call the Allied Waste Customer Service center at (303) 287-8043 at least the day before you plan to put out the extra trash. Customer Service will be able to schedule it for the driver and explain any costs that may be associated with the pickup. If there is a charge, you will need to pre-pay over the phone via credit card. Yard Waste If you are planning to put out limbs or branches, please make sure any tree limbs are bundled, no longer than 4 feet in length. These bundles help the driver to pick up your trash and yard waste quickly so he can move on to the next house. If you have any questions, please call the Allied Waste Customer Service center at (303) 287-8043. Keep the Community Clean Please try to help Allied Waste keep the neighborhood clean by bagging your trash, even when in containers. This keeps the trash from blowing around when the driver is picking up and even when the cans are just sitting at your curb.