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PCVA Governing Documents
If you want to know more about living in Pine Creek and what the Covenants and Community Guidelines are -- be sure to view them online via the Pine Creek website (https://www.pcva.org/governing-documents.html) or your Hammersmith Resident Account (portal.ehammersmith.com).
To review the PCVA master or private neighborhood budget/progress, visit https://www.pcva.org/financials-2019-2022.html
Account Logons and Passwords. If you need help with your logon/password - call (719) 389-0700.
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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.
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.
Many homeowners that are removing dead trees on their property are doing so without the prior approval of the Modifications Committee. Many homeowners are also not replacing the trees removed. Please note that dead tree removal is an exterior modification and there are community design guidelines that apply to their removal and replacement. These guidelines are in place to ensure that Pine Creek maintains its landscaped community with beautiful and dynamic yard designs.
Please be sure you have submitted a completed Design Review Request (to include the "DRR" form, images of the tree/location, and also the specification on the proposed replacement tree) via your online homeowner portal for Modification's review and approval before initiating work. The modification request process is outlined at https://www.pcva.org/submit-a-design-review-request.html.
The following Community Guidelines (https://www.pcva.org/uploads/7/8/8/7/78875826/pcva_community_guidelines_august_20_2020__1_.pdf) sections will be helpful to you in your tree project:
Colorado Springs Road Construction
Colorado Springs provides a great way to keep track of what’s happening on the roads that you travel on the most. Visit the Cone Zone map at coloradosprings.gov/public-works/page/cone-zones-map
Living with wildlife
Wildlife can be found in and around the urban areas of Colorado’s fast-growing Front Range. As Colorado Springs and its neighboring communities continue to grow and expand, subdivision development impacts wildlife habitat and wild animals are often displaced. Some species continue to live in open space areas, parks, undeveloped parcels of land, river bottoms, and on or near bodies of water. Others have adapted well to urban living; skunks and raccoons, in particular, appear to thrive around urban environments. In most circumstances, people and wildlife can coexist but the key is to remember that wildlife are not pets; they are wild animals. Most dangerous and potentially harmful encounters with wildlife occur because people fail to leave the animals alone.
Preventing wildlife encounters
-Do not feed wildlife.
-Keep pet food inside.
-Cover window wells with grates, wire, or plastic covers.
-Fill gaps or holes around the foundation of your residence to eliminate a place for animals to live.
-Seal all cracks and holes larger than ¼ inch in diameter to keep rats, mice, bats, and snakes out of a structure.
-Screen fireplace chimneys, and furnace, attic and dryer vents, and keep dampers closed to prevent wildlife entry.
-Bury wire mesh one to two feet deep to prevent animals from burrowing in unwanted areas.
-Store garbage in metal or plastic containers with tight-fitting lids, inside a garage or shed.
-Mark windows with strips of white tape or with raptor silhouettes to help prevent birds from flying into windows.
-Fence gardens and pick fruit from trees before it ripens and clean up fallen fruit.
-Keep bird feeders out of reach.
-Burn food off grills and clean after each use.
-Keep windows and doors closed and locked, including residence, garage, and vehicle doors.
-Do not leave food, trash, coolers, air fresheners, or anything that smells in your vehicle.
Learn more at coloradosprings.gov/office-emergency-management/page/living-wildlife
More information at Colorado Parks and Wildlife page cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/LivingwithWildlife.aspx
Learn about individual animal species https://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/SpeciesProfiles.aspx
Colorado Parks & Wildlife website https://cpw.state.co.us/
Nuisance Wildlife Laws in Colorado https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/WildlifeSpecies/LivingWithWildlife/NuisanceWildlife.pdf
Maintain Area Between Curb and Sidewalk
What is the area between the sidewalk and the curb and who owns it? There are various names for this area of property. Within Pine Creek this area is referred to in your Guidelines as the Parkway – The area between the street curb and sidewalk. This area is the responsibility of the homeowner and is to be maintained by the homeowner.