Q: Who is our management company and how do I contact them? A: Hammersmith is our Managing Agent - if you have ANY questions or issues, please email PineCreek@ehammersmith.com or call (719) 389-0700. Be sure to identify yourself as a "Pine Creek" resident to speed things along.
Q: How can I see the status of my account and confirm it is in good standing? A: You can view your account balance, make a payment, submit a request to Management, access Association Documents, and more at portal.ehammersmith.com. If you need help with your logon and password - call (719) 389-0700.
Q: How do I report City street problems? A: The City of Colorado Springs maintains the City owned streets within Pine Creek. Please contact them with snow removal problems at (719) 385-5934 and report potholes by calling 385-ROAD (7623). The PCVA cannot maintain city streets.
Q. Where can I more information about our trash & recycling service? A. Please review our trash & recycling page.
Q. What color should I paint my outdoor light post. Where can I get paint? A. All light posts should be painted Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black SW6258 in a matte finish. Get it at the Sherwin Williams store near Powers and Dublin (6345 Source Center Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80923, (719) 260-1767) or take the information to any Home Depot or Lowes hardware stores and they can mix a match.
Q. What color should I paint my fence? Where can I get paint? There are two types of fencing in Pine Creek - the dark green metal "view" fence, and the brown wood plank fence. Much of the fencing is maintained by PCVA, but if you wish to paint your own fence, the correct paint / stain colors are: Green View Fence: To purchase the correct green paint (Olympic Pine; Pine Creek Green) homeowners must go to the Sherwin Williams store near Powers and Dublin (6345 Source Center Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80923, (719) 260-1767). The paint is an oil based Alkyd Enamel, #N8-809. Use the number, and if they cannot find the formula, tell them it is under the Rainbow Paint company mixtures. (Updated December 12, 2019) Brown Wood Plank Fence: Homeowners now can purchase the PCVA approved wood fence color at either Lowe's or Home Depot Ask for Lowe's "Pine Creek Picket" Valspar exterior solid stain OR Home Depot's "Pine Creek Brown Fence" Behr solid wood stain.
Q. I'm having problems with coyotes. What can I do? A. The Association has investigated the issue and has information available for dealing with coyotes.
Q. Are there parking restrictions in Pine Creek? A. Yes. One of the visions of the developer when planning Pine Creek was to minimize street parking and to keep streets wide open and spacious. The Association is in agreement with this vision and strives to enforce parking regulations. But this doesn't mean street parking is illegal - there are just some restrictions. CLICK HERE for the the sections from the Community Guidelines on parking in Pine Creek.
Q. Can I pay my monthly dues online? A. Yes! CLICK HERE for more information on how to pay your dues online.
Q. There are contractors working very early or very late in my neighborhood. Aren't there rules regarding when contractors can work in Pine Creek? A. Yes - there are restrictions. By city law, contractors can work from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Q. I want to have a garage sale - what are the rules about having a private garage sale? A. The PCVA governing documents do not prohibit private garage sales. They do, however, prohibit the placement of signs advertising and directing garage sales. PCVA sponsors 2 community wide garage sales a year - one in the spring and one in the fall. Please visit the home page (www.pcva.org) to see when the next garage sale is planned. It's really a good deal - the PCVA Community Connection Committee sets up online registration, provides digital maps and address lists, and advertises online and via social media. We highly recommend that you take advantage of the association's twice annual garage sales rather than holding a private garage sale.
Q. My exterior lamp / lighting fixture broke. Where can I get a replacement? Homeowners are responsible for maintaining yard lights on their lot in like-new condition. Damaged fixtures must be replaced with the identical type and color fixture (bronze/dark). Refer to Section 2.16.1 of the Community Guidelines. You can get the HOA approved yard light fixture (http://peak-lighting.com/260106) at Peak Lighting, 4315 Sinton Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. The item number for this fixture is 3010LTES. Contact Donna Anderson of Peak Lighting if you need a replacement light at 719-531-5200 or firstname.lastname@example.org (Updated Dec 12, 2019)
Q: What are the CC&R's? A: CC&Rs is real estate acronym which stands for Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions. CC&Rs variously regulate the usages and aesthetics of a neighborhood or development to a greater or lesser degree. The Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&R's) are the governing legal documents that set up the guidelines for the operation of PCVA as a non-profit corporation. The governing legal documents for the association may be viewed online at https://www.pcva.org/governing-documents.html
Q: What are the Bylaws? A: The bylaws for the Association are the written documents that guide the structure and operation of the HOA. The bylaws provide for the election of the Board of Directors, the responsibilities of the Board and the Associations residents. You can view the bylaws online at https://www.pcva.org/governing-documents.html
Q: What is the Board of Directors? A: The Board of Directors is a group of residents (or other individuals as provided by the bylaws), elected by the residents who have decision making authority and supervisory control over the management company. The Board of Directors has the responsibility of enforcing the CC&R's and other guidelines. Visit https://www.pcva.org/board-of-directors.html to see who the current Board members are, when the meetings are, and how to email them.
Q: Are there any other rules? A: PCVA's rules are primarily defined in the CC&Rs. However, there are other rules and guidelines defined in various governing documents that residents are required to adhere to. For example, PCVA has very well defined Community Guidelines that provide direction on parking, landscaping, exterior maintenance, and so on. All the governing documents are available in the section of this website.
Q: What should I do if my neighbor is in violation of the Policies and Guidelines? A: The first thing you should do is try to work out the issue directly with your neighbor. In many cases neighbors may not even be aware that they are in violation. If that fails, please visit the "Contact Us" tab and contact the management company or submit a violation report. Please refer to the https://www.pcva.org/governing-documents.html to determine if a violation has taken place.
Q: Are Board Meetings open to all residents? If so, where and when are they held? A: Yes. The time and place of board meetings is published on the calendar page of this website.
Q: What is the PCVA HOA assessment and what does it do? A: Your assessment is the monthly amount you pay to support the Association's budget. The Association spends money on grounds maintenance, management, various community activities and more. The Association's financials are available to all PCVA residents. Visit the "Documents" link at the top of this page and used the drop down to find the "Financials" page. You must have the PCVA.ORG password (not the same as your eHammersmith account password). If you do not know the PCVA.ORG password, please contact Hammersmith at PineCreek@ehammersmith.com or 719-389-0700 if you have any difficulty logging in.
Q: How is the amount of my assessment determined? A: The Board of Directors, in close collaboration with the management company, develops an annual budget based on historical expenditures, expected future expenditures, and planned contributions to operating and capital reserves. The reserves are necessary to pay for major expenditures that can't be expected to be paid from monthly operating capital. The assessments are calculated based on the planned budget for the upcoming year. The board works hard to maximize services and minimize assessments.
Q: What happens if I don't pay my assessment? A: The Association relies on the timely payment of assessments to pay for current expenses. The CC&R's allow the Association to charge late charges and interest and proceed with a lien on your property, or foreclosure proceedings for nonpayment of assessments. Please pay your assessments on time. If you are having problems, please contact PineCreek@ehammersmith.com or 719-389-0700.
Q: Are Accessory Dwelling Unit(ADU) Prohibited in PCVA? A:The Special Meeting held on July 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. completed the vote resulting in 1,103 votes in favor of the provision to prohibit ADUs in PCVA and 39 votes against.
The Additional Provision was approved and the following is added as Article 10, Section 10.21.
Section 10.21. Accessory Dwelling Units Prohibited. (a) A “Dwelling Unit” is defined as any room or group of rooms located within a dwelling and forming a single habitable unit with facilities which are used or intended to be used for living, sleeping, cooking and eating. Notwithstanding any provision in any applicable zoning regulations, each Unit may contain no more than one Dwelling Unit. (b) An “Accessory Dwelling Unit” is defined as a Dwelling Unit that is subordinate to the principal Dwelling Unit, that is located upon the same lot or Unit as the principal Dwelling Unit, whether located within the principal Dwelling Unit or detached from the principal Dwelling Unit, regardless of whether it remains under the same ownership as the principal Dwelling Unit. Notwithstanding any provision in any applicable zoning regulations, Accessory Dwelling Units are prohibited within the Community.
Q: Is Marijuana Growth and Distribution Restricted in PCVA? A: Per the PCVA limited amendment made February 6, 2017 - "No owner, occupant, or other Person may use the Unit, any portion of the Unit or the Properties for the purpose of growing, cultivating, processing or distributing marijuana, including but not limited to, medical marijuana as a caregiver for any person not residing at that Unit. Notwithstanding the foregoing, an Owner or occupant may possess and grow up to a maximum of twelve (12) marijuana plants total in the Unit, whether the plants are medical marijuana plants, marijuana plants for personal use, or any combination thereof, with one -half (1/2) or fewer being mature, flowering plants; provided however, plants may be possessed and grown only within a primary residence and not within an accessory structure. The Owner or occupant must comply at all times with the Colorado Springs City Code Section 7.3.105P, as may be amended from time to time. No unit may be used for the processing, production, or use of hash oil, whether for personal use or distribution. The restrictions in this section may be futher clarified by the Board through rules and regulations. Owner will be responsible for any costs or damages resulting from a violation of this section."
It is up to each individual to understand and follow the law.
9.7.207: CONSUMPTION OF MARIJUANA IN PUBLIC PROHIBITED: It shall be unlawful for any person to consume marijuana in or upon any street, alley, avenue, or park, or upon any public stairway or hall, or in any other public place within the City. (Ord. 13-19)
9.7.208: CONSUMPTION OF MARIJUANA IN VEHICLES PROHIBITED: It shall be unlawful for any person to consume marijuana while in a vehicle which is on any street, roadway or other public place in the City, or for the driver, owner or person in control of a vehicle to permit any person to consume marijuana in a vehicle while the vehicle is on any street, roadway or other public place in the City. (Ord. 13-19)
Additional Home Growing Requirements Include: A ventilation and filtration system ensures odors from the cultivation activities are not detectible by a person with a typical sense of smell from any adjoining lot, parcel, tract, public right-of-way, building unit or residential unit Marijuana and medical marijuana plants are grown in an enclosed and locked space All personal cultivation of marijuana and medical marijuana shall be limited to an area of one hundred fifty (150) square feet for a single-family dwelling The person growing, cultivating, or processing marijuana or medical marijuana within a residential or accessory structure owned by another person or entity obtains the written consent of the property owner. The written consent of the property owners must be furnished to any requesting City official. If the person growing, cultivating, or processing marijuana or medical marijuana does not provide the City official with the written consent of the property owner, the City may inform the property owner of the marijuana or medical marijuana related activities occurring on the property
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