February 2014 News


·Dues are due for 2014 (only $30 per year). The Q1 newsletter, recently sent out, is the last one you will receive until 2014 dues are paid. Thank you for doing so.

·A ballot to vote on an investment option for our CD will be in the mail in March for all residents who have participated in the water adjudication. If you are unsure, check the website: http://ponderosahills.org/

·Fire drill plans will be presented for all of Ponderosa at a community meeting on April 16th at the Parker Mainstreet auditorium. Please plan on attending. This could save your life!

·Xcel Energy is proposing to permit, site and construct a new 345kV transmission line from Pawnee Substation in northeastern Colorado to the Daniels Park Substation, south of the Denver metro-area. The Pawnee to Daniels Park 345kV Transmission Line Project consists of stringing 13 miles of new 345kV conductor on existing structures from the Missile Site Substation to a point known as the Byers Transition (approximately 4 miles south of Byers, CO), rebuilding approximately 29 miles of existing single circuit 230 kV to double circuit 345 kV (from Byers Transition to Smoky Hill Substation), the new Smoky Hill to Daniels Park 345 kV double circuit line (21 miles) and construction of a new electric substation to just east of the existing Smoky Hill Substation.
·This Excel line runs along the east and south borders of Ponderosa Hills. A March 17 public meeting, 6-8pm, is planned for the PACE center. Ponderosa Hills has asked for our own meeting with the Excel representatives on April 16th to address our questions. Come to both to get the best information.

·Board membership. Two new board members have been added: Amy Arnett and Carmen Wilkes. Congratulations and thank you. If you are interested in joining the board, contact President@PonderosaHills.com with a short bio and a statement about why you want to join the board.

·Horse trails, access and easements. We have been fielding a lot of questions about horse trails and easements. An Open Space map is being added to the Ponderosa Hills web site to show where horse riding is allowed. Excel does allow horse riding access on their easement property. For easements on private property look for postings. If the property has a No Trespassing sign, please honor that.

·Ponderosa Hills Web site. Keep your eyes on this site! It will be undergoing some significant updates and renovation in the coming month. Yeah!!


Contact. As always contact us at Board@Ponderosahills.com If you have questions or want to raise concerns, feel free to do so. Communication is the key to community success.
TTThatss Allll Folks!!!!


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