INFORMATION UPDATES FOR PHCA RESIDENTS

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Additional Review for Proposed Amendment: Douglas County Zoning Resolution     DR2012-008

Request for Review: Please review the additional proposed amendment to the Douglas County Zoning Resolution and forward any comments to me by November 20, 2012.  This revision is in addition to the other proposed amendments to the Douglas County Zoning Resolution, project file DR2012-008 sent on referral on September 11, 2012.

The definition of “Swimming Pool” currently reads as follows: “Any structure intended for swimming or recreational bathing capable of containing water greater than 42 inches in depth. This includes in-ground, above-ground, and on-ground swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas. Any fencing required in association with such structure shall be permanently affixed to the ground.”

The proposed amendment to the definition affects the depth of swimming pools.  The new definition of “Swimming Pool” will read as follows:  “Any structure intended for swimming or recreational bathing capable of containing water greater than 24 inches in depth. This includes in-ground, above-ground, and on-ground swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas. Any fencing required in association with such structure shall be permanently affixed to the ground.”

The full text of the proposed amendments can be obtained by contacting this office, or by accessing the Douglas County website at:

http://www.douglas.co.us/planning/Whats_New_-_Hot_Topics.html

Synopsis of Proposed Amendments:   This additional proposed amendment is to ensure concurrence between the Douglas County Zoning Resolution and the Building Code.

Process Once comments have been received and reviewed, the proposed revisions will be modified as appropriate and a formal recommendation will be prepared for the Planning Commission.  The public hearing before the Planning Commission is tentatively scheduled for December 3, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. and the public hearing before the Board of County Commissioners is tentatively scheduled for December 18, 2012, at 2:30
p.m.  Notice will be provided in the newspaper at least 14 days prior to the hearings.  Please contact me at 303-660-7460 or  cairy@douglas.co.us if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Michael Cairy, Zoning Compliance Manager

Douglas County Community Planning & Sustainable Development

Phone: 303.660.7460   Fax: 303.660.9550

NEIGHBORHOOD ALERT:  Be on the lookout for someone trespassing onto people’s properties, likely under cover of darkness, to cut off the tails of horses.  If you see something
suspicious, please call the sheriff (and respond to this email so PHCA can spread the word to help get them apprehended).  In addition to being theft, this is cruel to the horses as they need their tails to fight flies and other insects.  It’s the only defense they have against those bugs, and it
takes many years (10+) for their tails to re-grow.

Thanks for watching out for one-another.

COPY OF E-MAIL RE: INSPIRATION DRIVE ROAD

From: Joe Fowler [mailto:JFowler@douglas.co.us]
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2012 5:20 PM
To: Gary Smith
Cc: Janet Herman; Curt Weitkunat

Subject: Inspiration Drive improvements

Hi Gary

Based on our recent conversation, I spoke with Mike Smyth at Aurora Planning. He indicated that Lennar has not requested that the IGA be submitted to the City Council for final approval, apparently pending resolution of other small matters between Lennar and the City.

As established in the IGA, Lennar is to submit the necessary road construction plans to both the City and the County, in accordance with the building permit trigger provisions, as a basis for the review by both jurisdictions of the final Inspiration-related road designs. Upon their delivery, the plans will be provided to the Board of County Commissioners for their review and direction to staff.

I believe that your neighborhood’s input concerning traffic impacts will be most effective if it is provided concurrent with the County review of the proposed design.  Planning Services will be happy to stay in touch with you and Aurora Planning staff in order to track the progress of
development activity within Rockinghorse. This will allow us to gauge the actual, likely timing for the road design and construction process. At this point, if you could contact me quarterly, that would seem sufficient for keeping tabs on the project.

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance on this matter.

Thanks,

Joe Fowler | Douglas County Community Planning & Sustainable Development

100 Third St | Castle Rock, CO 80104

Ph. 303-814-4367 direct | 303-660-7460 main | fax
303-660-9550

This is a letter from Douglas County to Interested Parties:   Please read and provide comment to board@ponderosahills.com or attend the meeting!

Proposed Amendments:  Douglas County Zoning Resolution  DR2012-008

Request for Review:   Please review the proposed amendments to the Douglas County Zoning Resolution (DCZR) and forward any comments to me by October 26, 2012.

Section 3, A-1 Agricultural   One District

Section 4, LRR – Large Rural Residential District

Section 5, RR- Rural Residential District

Section 6, ER – Estate Residential District

Section 7, SR – Suburban Residential District

Section 8, MF – Multifamily District

Section 9, MH – Mobile Home District

Section 11, B – Business District

Section 12, C – Commercial District

Section 13, LI – Light Industrial District

Section 14, GI – General Industrial District

Section 14A, CMTY – Sedalia Community District

Section 14B, D – Sedalia Downtown District

Section 14C, HC – Sedalia Highway Commercial

Section 14D, MI – Sedalia Mixed Industrial District

Section 16, OS – Open Space Conservation District

Section 28, Parking Standards

Section 36, Definitions

The full text of the proposed amendments can be obtained by contacting this office, or by accessing
the Douglas County website at:

http://www.douglas.co.us/planning/Whats_New_-_Hot_Topics.html

Synopsis of Proposed Amendments:

To ensure concurrence between the Douglas County Zoning Resolution and the Building Code, various sections of the DCZR have been changed regarding the following topics:

Building height definition

Swimming pool fence requirements

Accessible parking requirements

Technical corrections in the Parking Section

Process- Once comments have been received and reviewed, the proposed revisions will be modified as appropriate and a formal recommendation will be prepared for the Planning Commission.  The public hearing before the Planning Commission is tentatively scheduled for
November 19, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. and the public hearing before the Board of County Commissioners is tentatively scheduled for December 18, 2012, at 2:30 p.m.  Notice will be provided in the newspaper at least 14 days prior to the hearings.  A public workshop to review the proposed revisions is scheduled for October 10, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Planning and
Sustainable Development Offices, Suite 220, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock,  CO  80104. Please contact me at 303-660-7460 or mcairy@douglas.co.us if you plan to attend the workshop.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Sincerely,

Michael Cairy, Zoning Compliance Manager

Douglas County Community Planning & Sustainable Development

Phone: 303.660.7460   Fax:  303.660.9550

http://www.douglas.co.us/planning/Whats_New_-_Hot_Topics.html

 

Dumpster and Donation Day     ANOTHER CHANGE:  SATURDAY,  SEPTEMBER 22 

THiS IS A CHANGE IN LOCATION:::::CHANGE IN LOCATION::::: 

ANNUAL PHCA MEETING ——— SEPTEMBER 27 – 7:00 p.m.      This meeting is for voting members only!

NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR!       Grace Baptist Church on Parker Road.   Grace Baptist Church in it’s new location on Parker Road between the Parker Center Animal Clinic and O’Brian Park.

 

 

 

 

ROOFING INFORMATION:

Governor Hickenlooper signs Colorado Consumer Protection/Residential Roofing Bill

Denver, Colorado 6-6-12.  The Colorado Roofing Association is pleased to announce that Governor Hickenlooper has signed SB38 – Colorado’s Consumer Protection/Residential Roofing Bill.  Effective immediately, the much-needed piece of legislation sponsored by Senator Lois Tochtrop gives homeowners some safeguards when engaging a roofing contractor to perform roofing services on residential property.  Most notable is the new 72-hour right of rescission.

The Colorado Roofing Association believes this new legislation will improve the way residential roofing contractors do business in Colorado while providing some basic protection to homeowners when the next big hailstorm hits.

In addition to the 72-hour right of rescission, there are several other provisions in the bill that will help safeguard consumers from harm.  Contracts between the property owner and roofing contractor must include, in writing, the scope of roofing services & materials to be provided, cost for same based on damages known at the time the contract is entered into, approximate dates of service, and roofing contractor’s contact information.

The new statute also requires that the written contract must include provisions (1) stating that the roofing contractor shall hold in trust any payment from the property owner until the roofing contractor has delivered materials or has performed a majority of the work; (2) identifying the contractor’s surety and liability coverage insurer if applicable; (3) stating the contractor’s cancellation and refund policy, including a 72 hour right of rescission; (4) stating that the contract may be rescinded within 72 hours after the property owner receives written notice that its insurance claim has been denied; and (5) stating that that contractor cannot pay or waive an insurance deductible.

Roofing contractors work on the most important investment a person will ever make – their home.  The Colorado Roofing Association feels this legislation will help make the process a bit easier while safeguarding Colorado consumers.

For more information, please log-on to www.coloradoroofing.org.

 

PLEASE SLOW DOWN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD!

We are getting many reports of people speeding in the neighborhood as well as passing on hills.  This neighborhood has many children in it, walkers, horseback riders, and of course our furry friends.  Please report problems to the Douglas County Police Department.  This can become an even larger problem when the Inspiration Road alignment takes place.  Talk to the county about your opinions regarding the road alignment, stop signs, etc.