The District tries to keep policies to minimum. The following are policies the Board has put in place to fulfill its purposes and mission as well as to provide for the safety and welfare of the residents.
Snow plowing of the roads within the District is the responsibility of Douglas County.
Generally the County will plow main arteries. The interior streets and cul-de-sacs are a lower priority for the County and frequently the District Manager will plow those areas as quickly as he can get to it as a service to the homeowners. Residents are responsible for clearing all sidewalks adjacent to their property within 24 hours after a snowstorm to allow safe use by pedestrians. This is especially important along school pedestrian routes to prevent children from having to walk in the street. It is required that owners place snow from their driveways and sidewalks onto their own yard and not into the street. This reduces the number of icy areas on streets and ensures proper drainage into the gutters and storm sewer. Homeowners who fail to comply with these regulations could be cited and fined. The District will plow the sidewalks along the open space and common areas (i.e. mailbox clusters and parks) as soon as possible.
This policy was established to control the number of signs along the roadways within the District. As part of the ongoing mission of the District to enhance and maintain the beauty of the property within the District, the Board of Directors of the District establishes this signage policy.
The District is a landowner as defined by the various Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CCR). The CCR provide that “No signs or flags shall be displayed to the public view on any Lot without the prior approval of the Architectural Review Committee (ARC).” To maintain the integrity of the neighborhoods, homeowners need the approval of the appropriate ARC for signs. If the sign is to be placed on District property, which would include the medians, open space, parks and along the S. Pinery Parkway, the homeowner must get written approval from the appropriate ARC, then request permission of the Board of Directors for the District to place the signs. The District will indicate where signs may be placed and will not allow any signs on medians, monuments, street signs, lampposts or traffic signs or any location which will necessitate walking in landscaping such as flowerbeds or cause a distraction to the flow of traffic. Therefore, any signs, including those advertising garage sales or offering directions to a home for any purpose, without the appropriate approval will be removed and destroyed.
NO WHEELED VEHICLES ON THE WALKING PATHS AND EQUESTRIAN TRAIL
The District has an easement for the equestrian trail. The easement sets forth an affirmative duty that the District enforce a policy of no wheeled vehicles on the riding trail except for maintenance vehicles. Therefore the District has signs up to advise residents that there are no wheeled vehicles on the riding trail. The District has extended that policy to the walking trails as well. If homeowners see residents violating that policy, the District should be notified and the reporting resident is requested to get as much information on the violator (any license plate, description of the driver, name if known) to allow the District and/or Sheriff to follow up.
USE OF THE ENTRYWAY POND
The District maintains the entryway pond. In the past some residents and other members of the public have attempted to ice skate on the pond in the winter. The District has a policy that there is no ice skating on the pond and has placed signs at the pond the indicated that ice skating is not allowed and that it is dangerous to ice skate on the pond. Occasionally residents and members of the public have tried to swim, wade or fish in the pond. The District has a policy that there is no swimming, wading or fishing in the pond and has placed signs to prohibit that activity both for safety to pond ecology as well as to prevent injuries.
HPFMD OPEN SPACE ACCESS POLICY
The District owns and maintains approximately 380 acres of open space in High Prairie Farms and The Timbers. This open space has an abundance of ponderosa trees, scrub oak and other native Colorado plants. Our open space benefits all of our residents and is the reason that many of us have chosen to make this community our home. It is our responsibility as a community and as individual property owners to protect this natural resource. The District understands that from time to time homeowners may want to access our adjoining open space for projects specific to their property when other reasonable options are not available or prohibitive to them based on home property placement/ access options.
Such projects may include:
o First Time Landscaping
o Landscape Maintenance
o Tree Maintenance / Removal
o Home Improvements/Maintenance
Property owners are required to contact the District and obtain approval for any access of District Open Space which is considered private property prior to such access. Because District Open Space is private property, please be advised that your specific HOA or Property Management Company cannot grant approval for such access.
The District will review such requests and share best access options and what if any mitigation requirements or fees may be required to proceed with the request. The District will work with individual property owners to work toward positive solutions to access requirements. Homeowners should be aware that if access of District Open Space results in damage to native vegetation that is not mitigated, the District can and will pursue open space remediation at the
To make an ‘Open Space Access Request’ , please contact the District using our Website
‘Contact Us’ option.