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Public Correspondence

Current Status of the Yale Pond and Water Feature

The Consolidated Mutual Water Company (CMWC) has determined that the pond at the water feature (referred to as the Yale Pond) is not in compliance with CMWC’s Operating Rule 10.05 entitled “Lakes and Ponds” which prohibits the use of potable water to maintain (augment) the water level in the pond that feeds the water feature. It appears that CMWC may not have been made aware that potable water was planned for such use when the developer’s application was submitted.  As a consequence, CMWC has directed that the line providing water augmentation be cut before irrigation season commences. At this time, the supply valve is closed and the water feature may not be operated unless an alternative is found and approved. 

 

Brookfield is developing alternatives which include significantly reducing the size of the pond and reconfiguring the water feature. However, there is no assurance that a timely resolution will occur or how long the feature will have to remain closed. Additionally, the Colorado Water Commission has requested that Brookfield establish an augmentation plan for the water in the Yale Pond. It is FRMD’s understanding that the Water Commission requires that the storm runoff and lawn over-watering be released within a 72-hour period. Since the water currently in the pond is from these sources and if there is no other source to replenish the pond, it is possible that the pond will need to be drained and continue to remain virtually dry. It should be noted that the City has put the lower tributary from Wesley to Yale into Filing 16 and it is yet to be accepted by either the City or the Fossil Ridge Metropolitan District. The only City requirement is that the pond be retained to provide surge capacity in the event of a high precipitation event.

 

The District has requested that Brookfield keep the community informed of and work with the District to find solutions that are sustainable, steward potable water resources and are compliant with legal requirements.

 

The Fossil Ridge Metropolitan District Board

 

Fossil Ridge Metro District Billing Update

The Quarter 1 Sewage and Sanitation bill along with the Quarter 2 District Metro Fees will be on the same bill. This bill will be sent as soon as today 4/2/2021. This is a billing change from in the past. No longer will there be two bills going forward. The bills are combined to save fees for the community. If there are any questions regarding district or sewage bills, please call CRS at 303-381-4960.

As a reminder HOA bills are different and are still to be sent to Overlook.

 

 

Retreat at Solterra Reopening

The Retreat is reopening in compliance with the structure and guidelines established by the State of Colorado, City of Lakewood, and Jefferson County. The Retreat staff is looking forward to having the community back at our beautiful venue with these limitations.

During the closure of the Retreat, many improvements have been made with some work still underway.  The Retreat staff is excited to showcase the hard work of the Retreat committee and welcomes the community to inquire about hosting private events.

The Retreat will host its first event on Saturday, April 10th.  The reopening phase for the general public will begin on Monday, April 12th.

 

Retreat Reopening Guidelines

 

The capacity in the Retreat will be limited to 50 people during the Level Blue in Jefferson County.  This capacity limit is for any event or gathering inside or outside.

During operational hours, the Retreat will have an open-door policy.

Small gatherings/meetings of residents at the Retreat will require coordination and approval from the staff.  The rental and contract policy remain in effect for private events.

Recognized community groups and clubs will be able to host their gatherings but must be coordinated with Retreat staff.

ALL STATE MANDATES REMAIN IN EFFECT!  IF MASKS ARE STILL MANDATED, THE RETREAT WILL FOLLOW THIS RULING. 

Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance to the Retreat for visitors to use upon entering the facility.  The Retreat staff will encourage social distancing as directed by the government guidelines.

 

PLEASE NOTE!

The Retreat will update the facility guidelines in compliance with changes in state, county, and city requirements.  Residents will be notified of the changes via email blasts or posts on Solterra-Connect.

 

FRMD District Billing Update Changes:

Please visit the Pay Online Tab to view how to make Solterra HOA payments, and below to see how to pay FRMD and Sewage Billing.

In the past, two bills were sent from the Metro District to its residents: (1) operation and
maintenance fees and (2) sewer bill. The operation and maintenance fees were billed quarterly in
advance, typically sent the week prior to the beginning of the new quarter. Sewer fees were
billed in arrears for the past quarter, typically sent the first week of the new quarter.
CRS has been working with Green Mountain W&S to create a file that can be easily uploaded
into the billing system, thus eliminating the necessity for manual entry of sewer charges into
each account. With this automation, CRS can now send one bill during the first week of the
quarter that includes all the fees – operation, maintenance, and sewer fees. This option is more
cost-effective to the District and its residents by decreasing postage, printing, and bill preparation
costs in half. In addition, it is a benefit to the residents to just process one payment.

 

 

 

 

 

The Retreat at Solterra will be closed Monday March 15, due to the severe snow storm event. All related Retreat inquires will be addressed when reopened. If you have a Retreat inquiry you may call 303-980-5450 or email, solterraretreat@yahoo.com.

 

03.15.2021 Regular Meeting Packet - FRMD 1-3

Meeting Packet Link

NOTICE OF TELEPHONIC/DIGITAL REGULAR MEETINGS
FOSSIL RIDGE METROPOLITAN DISTRICTS NOS. 1-3

Monday, March 15, 2021
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Boards of Directors of the FOSSIL RIDGE
METROPOLITAN DISTRICTS NOS. 1-3, of the County of Jefferson, City of Lakewood, State
of Colorado, will hold concurrent telephonic/digital regular meetings beginning at 6:30 p.m. on
Monday, March 15, 2021 for the purpose of conducting such business as may come before the
Boards.
This meeting is open to the public.
VISUAL and/or AUDIO MEETING ONLY
Join Zoom Meeting from your computer by clicking below:

https://zoom.us/j/91238968997
If you are unable to join from your computer, please call the number below and enter the meeting ID
when prompted.
+1 669 900 9128 US
Meeting ID: 912 3896 8997
FOR THOSE CALLING IN, PLEASE MUTE YOUR PHONES
BY ORDER OF THE BOARDS OF DIRECTORS:
FOSSIL RIDGE METROPOLITAN DISTRICTS NOS. 1-3
By: /s/ COMMUNITY RESOURCE SERVICES OF
COLORADO

 

 

Solterra Road Closures

Brookfield is continuing to install streetlights and repair the roads and sidewalks along S. McIntyre and Yale Ave. As a result, there will be sidewalk and lane closures throughout January. In the interest of safety, residents are requested to avoid those areas posted as closed until work is completed.

 

Closure Details

  • W. Yale Ave. –the westbound lane will be closed next week starting 1/18/21 through 1/22/21.  A flagging crew will be on the road to direct one-way traffic.

 

  • W. Yale Ave. – The sidewalk will have a detour established for pedestrian traffic during the week of 1/18/21.

 

  • North Bound S. McIntyre St. – Lane and sidewalk closure will continue until the concrete is poured and dried/cured.

 

 

 

Orchard Park Dog Waste

There have been recent complaints about inappropriate disposal of dog waste at one of the receptacles in Orchard Park. As shown on the map below, there are four waste containers in close proximity in the park, and the one shown is the only one that is frequently overfilled.  Replacement of this container with a larger one like those at the picnic pavilion and tennis court could potentially cost the community $1500 and would detract from the park’s appearance. If one of the containers is full, request you walk the short distance to another waste receptacle or take it home to dispose of there.  Depositing pet waste bags on the ground is not necessary with the other options available. 

Request you do this out of consideration and respect for your fellow residents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Star= Large Waste Receptacles    Green Star= dog waste station that is used correctly    Red Logo= Problem dog waste area

 

NOTICE OF TELEPHONIC/DIGITAL MEETINGS
FOSSIL RIDGE METROPOLITAN DISTRICTS NOS. 1-3
Monday, January 11, 2021


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Boards of Directors of the FOSSIL RIDGE METROPOLITAN DISTRICTS NOS. 1-3, of the County of Jefferson, City of Lakewood, State of Colorado, will hold a telephonic/digital regular meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, January 11, 2021, for the purpose of conducting such business as may come before the Boards.
This meeting is open to the public.
VISUAL and/or AUDIO MEETING ONLY
Join Zoom Meeting from your computer by clicking below: https://zoom.us/j/99939550174
If you are unable to join from your computer, please call the number below and enter the meeting ID when prompted.
+1 669 900 9128 US
Meeting ID: 999 3955 0174
FOR THOSE CALLING IN, PLEASE MUTE YOUR PHONES
BY ORDER OF THE BOARDS OF DIRECTORS:
FOSSIL RIDGE METROPOLITAN DISTRICTS NOS. 1-3
By: /s/ COMMUNITY RESOURCE SERVICES OF COLORADO

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PACKET