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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

2 live in California
74 live in Colorado
2 live in Hawaii
1 lives in Idaho
1 lives in Massachusetts
2 live in Texas
2 live in Virginia
2 live in Washington
1 lives in Wyoming

JOINED HOME OWNERS


Percentage of Joined Home Owners: 58.6%

A:   51   Joined
B:   36   Not Joined
(totals do not include deceased)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The 2024 Annual Summer Cleanup has been rescheduled to Friday, June 21st, from Friday, June 7th, due to possible inclement weather 

The annual summer cleanup by MOHA's landscaper will take place on Friday, June 21st, between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.  This will include cleanup and weed spraying along the curbing on Broadmoor Bluffs Drive and Neal Ranch Road.  Cleanup of commonly owned areas will also be accomplished.  If there is a need to clean up adjacent areas that are owned by individual homeowners (e.g., weed / tree trimming and pickup of branches),  homeowners will be billed individually for the work as appropriate.   

Good morning Champions from Bailey Horton
February 2024

The Wildfire Mitigation Section would like to inform you that grant funding for stipends and project work is available. The Stipend Program provides grant funding to homeowners who hire licensed contractors that are approved to work with the Wildfire Mitigation Section to complete wildfire mitigation work on their property. Through this program a dollar-for-dollar match up to $500 is offered for wildfire risk reduction activities such as hazardous tree and brush removal, and removal of dead and dying limbs on trees within the first thirty feet (30’) of the home. Participants must contact our office prior to initiating any physical work. The Wildfire Mitigation Section cannot reimburse residents for previous work completed or reimburse residents for doing work on their own property. If interested, please have residents in your communities contact Bailey Horton at 719-385-7348 or Bailey.Horton@coloradosprings.gov. Please know that the grant funding is first come-first serve, and locations of funds may be subject to change as additional grant funding is received throughout the year. Additionally, attached is a copy of the licensed contractors approved to work with the Wildfire Mitigation Section.  

If your community has an area of concern, the Wildfire Mitigation Section helps facilitate project work across the wildland urban interface. Project work focuses on hazardous tree and brush removal and removing dead and dying limbs on trees on a larger scale. Projects can vary from several acres to hundreds of acres in size. This work may be contracted by a licensed tree contractor or can be mitigated by employees with the Wildfire Mitigation Section. If you have any areas that may qualify as project work, and you would like to see some mitigation work completed, please contact Cory Ashby at 719-385-7281 or Cory.Ashby@coloradosprings.gov.

The Wildfire Mitigation Section would like to thank you for your continued support and participation in sharing the responsibility to reduce wildfire risk to your homes and communities.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

Thank you,
Bailey Horton|

Wildfire Mitigation
Sr. Administrative Assistant

Colorado Springs Fire Department
375 Printers Parkway=
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Office: 719.385.7348

Fax: 719.385.7334

“Sharing the Responsibility”

“The mission of the Colorado Springs Fire Department is to provide fire, emergency, and prevention services with professionalism, compassion, and excellence.”

List of 2024 approved Tree Contractors

Funding Guidelines

 

2023 Mountain Oaks Homeowners Association Reserve Study

The MOHA Board of Directors concluded a Reserve Study in December 2023 in accordance with Colorado law.  The purpose of the Reserve Study is to help assess the monetary Reserves necessary to maintain, repair, replace and improve the assets for which we, as homeowners, are jointly responsible.  The study also considers requirements for routine, annual Operating Expenses.  Current and future dues assessments are tied to the analysis, and it will be updated as necessary.  The study is located at the following link: 

2023 Mountain Oaks HOA Reserve Study

A little thoughtfulness goes a long way

Walking your dog is a good thing. Some dog owners think it is okay if their dog potties on their neighbor's lawn. No, that is not a good thing. Letting your dog poop on someone else's lawn and leaving it for them to clean up or accidentally run through their lawnmower or step in barefoot is not a good thing. A few folks think it is okay if they scoop up their beloved dog's poop in a bag and leave the "gift" on the potty lawn. No, that is not okay. Your neighbors do not love your dog, even though they love their own dog.  Owning a dog is owning up to responsibility. Most of our dog owning neighbors are responsible. If you are one of the offenders, it's time to up your game.

We could suggest that neighbors who are violated put signs up "No pooping on the lawn," but alas, dogs can't read.

These are never easy questions (killing neighbor’s dog is never your first choice!). And, unfortunately, mailing the dog poo back to the offenders could get you in legal trouble.

An Internet site suggests talking with your offending neighbor:

  1. Find the right time to talk. Most people will be exhausted after a long day at work. So, it is best to talk to your neighbor on weekends, when they are in a peaceful state of mind and both of you can give and take easier.
  2. Get to know more about your neighbor’s true interests. Generally speaking, your neighbor left dog poop in your yard because it is easy and convenient without scooping the poop or walking the dog to an appropriate dog defecation position at a distance.
  3. Share how you feel and your suggestion. You can tell them how you dislike the smell and messy lawn with neighbor’s dog in your yard. But that’s not the end – also offer some solutions like using doggy bags and inform them about the nearest pet waste stations.
  4. Be gentle during the talk. It is best to avoid blaming or threatening your neighbors during a talk.

A survey shows that dog poop ranks the 6th place on a list of Americans’ biggest everyday annoyances, which indicates that the dog feces issue is a common concern. One solution on the Internet was interesting. It read: Establish Neighborhood Watch to Stop Neighbors Pooping in My Yard.
(I hope that is not happening here!)

Your last ditch effort may have to be recording the incidents and contacting local animal control authorities or legal cousel.

If you are one of the offenders and can't figure out how to control your dog, these tips may help:

Tip 1. Train Your Dog to Poop in Appropriate Sites

In fact, dogs will use their urine and droppings in specific sites as markers to confine their territories. And this explains why your dog poops in neighbor’s yard: they treat the lawn as their domains.

However, you can train your dog to defecate and urinate at appropriate sites like specific areas in your yards or dog litter box. By doing so, your pet won’t urinate and defecate on neighbors' lawns anymore.

Tip 2. Bring 3 or More Doggy Bags with You When You Walk the Dog

Even after training your dogs to pee and poop in your own property, you may have to deal with dog feces during a walk sometimes. A handful of doggy bags will be very helpful and reduce your concerns when your dog poops in neighbor’s lawn suddenly. But remember to take your little treasure with you to dispose of properly.

Here are some other consequences of dogs not properly trained:

  • Introduces Diseases to Your Yard: Did you know that the poop of a dog, if not lifted and disposed of properly, can cause as well as spread an illness? Many believe that it is a good fertilizer; but no, it is not! While the herbivorous cows’ manure is a good fertilizer, the poop of a dog contains harmful bacteria and worms such as ringworms, E. coli, and parvovirus. This means that your dog becomes vulnerable by roaming in your yard where someone else’s dog has left poop packed with worm eggs. Even humans can become sick due to the present nasty parasites. On top of that, the dog waste draws pests and insects such as breeding flies, only to transmit diseases to you or your dog. Further, even worst can be the fact that the neighbor's dog who pooped is suffering from a disease, as the feces would then contain its germs. Removing this poop from your yard needs much attention and care. All these facts make even the health of your kids also vulnerable. Thus, it is the responsibility of the pet owners to keep their dogs and other dog owners healthy.
  • Contaminates Water: Many people will tell you not to worry if poop is there on your lawn, as the upcoming rain will clear it for you. However, did you know that not cleaning the poop area when it is just about the rain is quite harmful? Unpleasingly, this poop reaches the local water channels through the drainage system by the medium of rainwater.This contaminates the water of a nearby lake or a pond wherein you like to swim or play. The fecal matter of dogs contains coliform bacteria that are as risky as EPA pollutants and is likely to cause a hike in bacteria levels. Further, the increased level of bacteria in the water bodies also end up harming the marine creatures and their environment.
  • Spoils Plants and Lawn Grass: Dog feces is rich in several nutritive materials that can result in noticeable tall grass along with dark green spots on your lawn. If left for a long time, the dog poop in your yard can also give rise to brown patches.

There can be legal and monetary consequences for not training your dog.

Sincerely,
Admin Bev

From Bailey Horton at Colorado Springs Fire Department:
Good afternoon Champions, 

As we are approaching the end of the year, the Wildfire Mitigation Section would like to remind you that grant funding for stipends and project work is still available. The Stipend Program provides grant funding to homeowners who hire licensed contractors that are approved to work with the Wildfire Mitigation Section to complete wildfire mitigation work on their property. Through this program a dollar-for-dollar match up to $500 is offered for wildfire risk reduction activities such as hazardous tree and brush removal, and removal of dead and dying limbs on trees within the first thirty feet (30’) of the home. Participants must contact our office prior to initiating any physical work. The Wildfire Mitigation Section cannot reimburse residents for previous work completed or reimburse residents for doing work on their own property. If interested, please have residents in your communities contact Bailey Horton at 719-385-7348 or Bailey.Horton@coloradosprings.gov. Please know that the grant funding is first come-first serve, and locations of funds may be subject to change as additional grant funding is received throughout the year. Additionally, attached is a copy of the licensed contractors approved to work with the Wildfire Mitigation Section.   

If your community has an area of concern, the Wildfire Mitigation Section helps facilitate project work across the wildland urban interface. Project work focuses on hazardous tree and brush removal and removing dead and dying limbs on trees on a larger scale. Projects can vary from several acres to hundreds of acres in size. This work may be contracted by a licensed tree contractor or can be mitigated by employees with the Wildfire Mitigation Section. If you have any areas that may qualify as project work, and you would like to see some mitigation work completed, please contact Cory Ashby at 719-385-7281 or Cory.Ashby@coloradosprings.gov. 

The Wildfire Mitigation Section would like to thank you for your continued support and participation in sharing the responsibility to reduce wildfire risk to your homes and communities. 

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

Thank you!
Bailey Horton
Wildfire Mitigation
Sr. Administrative Assistant

Colorado Springs Fire Department
375 Printers Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Office: 719.385.7348
Fax: 719.385.7334

“Sharing the Responsibility” 

“The mission of the Colorado Springs Fire Department is to provide fire, emergency, and prevention services with professionalism, compassion, and excellence.”

  

Homeowners - Do you know there is a Peak Alerts system where you can sign up  to receive emergency warnings? Go here to learn how you can be notified in case of neighborhood emergency. Scroll to the topic COSReady- New Evacuation Software System.

Please update your email if you have changed providers

From admin Bev: I have some email bouncebacks. If you are not receiving emails from MOHA, please check that the email address you have in your profile is correct. I cannot change it for you. Thank you. 

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).

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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.

 

MOHA Mailing Address:

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

Is your mail on hold?

Your mailperson needs 30 feet of clearance in front of your mailbox to deliver your mail. 

MOHA Homeowners, Renters, Leasers:

All homeowners, as well as renters/leasers, who live in the MOHA 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.

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.

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

For Evacuation Routes from neighborhood, click here.