From Jerry Flannery - CEO and General Manager
The end of the year is finally here, and Christmas and Hanukkah will be quick to appear. Yes, it really is December. We are all set to celebrate the holidays and bring the holiday cheer here at HRCA.
Events and more events: This month’s activities start off in grand style with the Hometown Holiday and Winter Market in our Town Center South on Friday, December 3. Other not-to-miss celebrations are the Holiday Princess Tea Party on December 11; the Chamber Music for the Holidays on December 11 and 12, and of course, the holiday house decorating map! Tickets for many of these events sell out quickly, so buy yours today. Please visit our website calendar for details
Fencing: HRCA Residential Improvement Guidelines (RIGs) require that all fencing be regularly maintained. The RIGs specify one permitted stain color, Highlands Ranch Fence Brown, as adopted by the HRCA Board of Directors in June 2018. Some sub-associations (i.e., Firelight, The Hearth, Falcon Hills, Timberline, and Falcon Hills South) require a different fence stain color, so please be sure to check with your sub-association if you have one to ensure your fence color is compliant. All fences must comply with this guideline and homeowners are required to submit an application for approval to the Community Improvement Services (CIS) Department before staining fences. For questions, go to
HRCAonline.org/Fence. For all Residential Improvement Guidelines, visit HRCAonline.org/Covenants.
We Are Hiring: We are always looking for great employees to join our team! If you or someone you know is looking for a new career path, think HRCA. HRCA offers competitive wages and benefits, along with a variety of employment opportunities for many different skills and abilities. We have lowered the age requirement for some of our lifeguard and swim instructor positions to 15 years and many positions have increased starting wages. Check them out and more by visiting HRCAonline.org/Jobs.
Mobile App Check-In: Have you installed the HRCA App onto your mobile device yet? If not, scan the QR code listed here and follow the prompts for an easy installation. This will allow you and your family members the ability to check-in using a mobile device instead of having to bring and keep track of membership cards.
Budget: It isn’t always the most glamorous topic to talk about at this time of year, but budgeting is important for all of us to understand what is happening for the next year(s) in our community. This year the Board voted to keep the total recreation and administrative assessment of $155.72 per quarter the same for 2022. Cost savings was again one of the main priorities for 2021. Due to the uncertainties created by COVID-19, leadership took on a conservative approach to expenditure and operational decisions. Staff and the Board have worked hard this year to deliver programming options without increasing costs to our members. Some of the highlighted capital projects completed in 2021 have included the refurbishing of the Eastridge leisure pool slide, the installation of touchless water fixtures, the Westridge whale slide replacement, and the Northridge roof replacement project. The HRCA Board of Directors believes that keeping our facilities first-class and up to date will continue to enhance our property values to their highest levels, which is our main responsibility. This initiative will be very important in the coming years and will require an emphasis on service to the community and larger capital improvement projects beyond just maintenance.
First-quarter assessment statements will be mailed or emailed to homeowners in December and payments will be due by January 1. For more detailed information on our budget, please visit HRCAonline.org/Budget.