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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Christopher And Diana Levy  7/24
•   Joseph & Mary Rabas  3/16
•   Theresa Fouda  10/28
•   Craig And Yvonne Cude  9/22
•   Nick & Charla Olivares  6/17
•   Patrick And Alysia Loerch  6/4
•   David & Joyce Luken  2/14
•   John & Christine Morphet  11/8
•   Thomas & Kristie Oetjen  7/21
•   Jana Fajardo  7/20
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WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in California
80 live in Colorado
1 lives in North Dakota
1 lives in Ohio
2 live in Texas
1 lives in Washington

JOINED HOME OWNERS


Percentage of Joined Home Owners: 61.6%


A:   53   Joined
B:   33   Not Joined

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Reminder to all homeowners: If you sustained damage to your property from last week's hailstorm, please remember to obtain prior Architectural Control approval for any roof replacement, windows, decking or house repainting. The Approval Request form is found on the HOA website at mountainoakshoa.org.

MOHA Homeowners:

There have been several instances of homeowners erecting fences on their property without prior authorization. Homeowners are reminded that fence structures of any kind are not permitted around the perimeter of any property. The only fence structure that may be considered is pet containment fencing which requires prior approval depending on fence style, size and location. Any fence structure that is installed without authorization will require immediate removal. Homeowners who do not comply will receive a notification letter for non-compliance with a fine starting at $100.00 and that goes to $300.00 for each subsequent notification. Fines that go unpaid may result in the placing of a lien on your property filed with the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office.

The request form for Architectural Control Approval is posted on the HOA website, mountainoakshoa.org.

Note: All homeowners who live in HOAs should be familiar with the specific Covenants, Bylaws, and RULES which govern the HOA in which they reside. MOHA Covenants, Bylaws, Policies, and RULES may be accessed from the left navigation on this website, or by clicking here. Please note that RULES are specific updates to the Covenants and supercede Covenant requirements.

Mail Theft

Outgoing mail is being stolen from neighborhood mailboxes and from the blue mailbox at Star Ranch Road and Hwy 115. In the latter case, thieves are using sticky mouse trap paper to steal outgoing mail. The safest place to mail your letters nearby is the Postal Annex store next to Safeway or at the Post Office on So. 8th St.

Mailbox Address Numbers

The only address numbers permitted on the HOA-owned mailboxes are the ones placed on the front of your mailbox by the HOA. Additional numbers are not authorized. If you need to better identify your property address, you can have your house number professionally painted on the curbing in front of your mailbox as was done at 5050 Broadmoor Bluffs Drive. Please contact Bev Collins at bev@sitesandsounds.com for more information. If you need new HOA mailbox numbers, please contact Vince DeSandro at vinced65@yahoo.com. The HOA periodically checks that address numbers are not damaged or coming off the mailbox and replaces them if needed.

Dog Poop Deposits

Please refrain from depositing your dog poop collections anywhere in the neighborhood except in your own trash container. Dog owners have been leaving poop collections in neighbors' yards, at mailboxes and along the fence on Broadmoor Bluffs Drive. Be courteous to your neighbors!

Dave Luken  is our Firewise contact with the Colorado Springs Fire Department. The certificate above certifies we are an approved Firewise neighborhood for the 2020 calendar year. Homeowners may want to contact their homeowner's insurance company and inform them they live in a Certified Firewise Nieghborhood, as their insurance company may give them a discount on their annual premium. Dave was informed by the CSFD that USAA gives a discount and several other insurance companies were considering it and may have approved a discount at this time.

Did you know? 
(from Dave Luken, our Firewise representative for MOHA)

There is a 2020 grant program from the Colorado Springs Fire Department that will do a cost share with MOHA homeowners. To qualify, work must be approved by the fire department prior to beginning a tree removal project to make sure your project meets fire mitigation requirments, rather than a landscape project. The Tree Removal Company must be registered and properly insured through the city. Cost share cannot be approved after the fact.

Please refer to the full set of requirements for grant approval, as well as information on how homeowners can get a Colorado Income Tax credit for the cost of fire mitigation work.

Also, homeowners, please keep track of your costs incurred and hours of work, including all fire mitigation work and the September free chipping, as these can be applied as a credit to the entire HOA to contiue our certification for next year. Hours and costs can be turned into Dave Luken.

Click Here for Stipend Guidelines.

Click Here for income tax guidelines:

Free Chipping

Mountain Oaks Free Chipping will be week of 09/21/2020

Individual homeowners must register to participate. To register, visit 
coloradosprings.gov/wildfiremitigation
and select "Neighborhood Chipping Program," then "Submit a Request for Chipping." We are Mountain Oaks. You will be asked to enter your email address and fill out a "New Chipping Request." All chipping dates are the "Week Of" - material must be stacked curbside by 8:00 am Monday morning and will be picked up by the end of the week. Addresses not registered and incorrectly stacked piles WILL NOT BE PICKED UP. You can sign up until 8 pm on the night before your chipping week begins.

It is a great way to get your tree and shrub debris cleaned
up by simply stacking bundles at the curb on the pickup
week. Note that your piles must be stacked curbside by
8:00 am Monday morning of our designated
chipping week and each bundle is limited to 5'x5'x5' with
diameter of logs no more than 9 inches. Incorrectly stacked
piles WILL NOT BE PICKED UP.

 What’s Acceptable:

  • Woody limbs and branches only, up to 9” in diameter
  • No construction or building materials.
  • Woody material must be clear of nails or wire.
  • Piles only; no bags.
  • No trash, weeds or yuccas.
  • No root wads, dirt or rocks.
  • No grass clipping or bags of leaves.
  • Pile Guidelines:

  • Piles must be stacked with cut ends facing the road.
  • Piles must be within 5’ of the roadway.
  • Limit pile size to 5’x5’x5’. No limit as to the number of piles.
  • Slash mulch will be hauled away for recycling or a full load can be
         left on-site for mulch when requested.
  • Do not combine piles with neighbors or haul in material from
         other neighborhoods.
  • Do not bind or bail/tie the piles.
  • Piles must be free of foreign objects.
  • Did you know that the city of Colorado Springs has departments set up to help keep Colorado Springs a beautiful place to live? 
    City of CO Springs Code Enforcement - housing (min. stds) 719-444-7891
    Unlicensed vehicles on private property - 719-444-7891
    Weeds, Litter, and Junk problems - 719-444-7891

    Welcome to the
    Mountain Oaks Homeowners Association 
    web site!

    This website was created to help build our community and to get to know each other better. If you have not yet done so, please create a Home Profile about your family. The mailing address and email address you submit on your profile are used to contact you. Renters are welcome to register as guests (use the Contact Us form and we will help you register).

    Bookmark this site!

    Homeowners: Be aware that in a fire emergency you can exit the community by going west on Broadmoor Bluffs Drive. Take the NORAD Road exit from Broadmoor Bluffs Drive to 115.

     

     

    Please be reminded: Do not feed the bears (by leaving your trash can out or putting your trash out the night before pickup). When food is available, bears will find it and the possible bad outcomes include either a resident is scared or injured or a wild animal may have to be put down. For the health and safety of our neighborhood, please remember to keep trash inside your garage. 

    Our locally assigned Department of Wildlife officer is Cody Widner at 719 227-5287. For real emergencies (e.g., the bear breaks into your house), call Colorado State Patrol at 719-544-2424.

     

    MOHA Mailing Address:

    Mountain Oaks HOA
    6510 S. Academy Blvd., Ste. A #310
    Colorado Springs, CO 80906-8691

     

    Complaints: In order to better service complaints and issues associated with MOHA covenant violations, the MOHA is requesting that homeowners complete and mail the complaint form to the board.   This process will more narrowly define concerns and allow for accurate response by your MOHA volunteer board. The form can be located at this link for printing.  Click here