Pine Creek Village residents are reminded not to impede or interfere with work being performed by our Brightview landscape maintenance team. A friendly wave is always welcome. However, asking questions or making comments to Brightview workers could result in project delay and increased labor hour costs to the Association--a situation we need to avoid. Please do bring forward any constructive comment, question or concern to our management team at PineCreek@eHammersmith.com
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.
More information at Colorado Parks and Wildlife page cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/LivingwithWildlife.aspx
A PCVA homeowner was injured while running on a neighborhood sidewalk (homeowner owned). Please examine your sidewalks for offsets or uneven surfaces (usually from tree roots) and have them repaired as soon as weather allows. As always, you are welcome to report issues with homeowner or PCVA property toPineCreek@ehammersmith.com.
Per the community guidelines (3.2), homeowners are responsible for the maintenance of landscape, irrigation and sidewalks within the easements on their property. Lot owners are also responsible for the maintenance of landscape, irrigation and sidewalks in the street right-of-way from the back of curb to their property line.
According to city code, homeowners must ensure their sidewalks are clean and undamaged to allow pedestrians to pass freely. The city can levy a fine for sidewalk litter, debris, obstructions or projections or a homeowner may be liable for injuries sustained on a damaged or uneven sidewalk.
Review the responsibility of real property owners pertaining to sidewalks (3.4.103) at http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=855&chapter_id=62665 and property maintenance (6.12.305 C) at https://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=855&chapter_id=62719#s599038 and keeping them free of litter (9.6.206 B) at https://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=855&chapter_id=62819#s599658
Per Colorado Springs City Code 4.4.104: DUTY TO PRUNE, The owner of any house, building or property within the City shall not permit the branches of any shade, ornamental or other tree to project over any street, avenue or sidewalk, in front of or alongside of the house, building or property, lower than eight feet (8') from the surface of the sidewalk and fourteen feet (14') over the surface of the alley or street. (Ord. 4716; 1968 Code §10-33.6; Ord. 77-190; Ord. 01-42)
Read the code at
The Colorado Springs Planning & Community Development Department invite you to take part in the planning process by emailing or mailing them your thoughts, concerns, support, or ideas in relation to this project by April 9th. Residents’ written comments will be included as part of the public record and forwarded to the applicant for review and consideration as their design process moves forward.
This project proposes 4,092sf theater addition and internal renovations to the administration and commons areas at
Challenger Middle School, 10215 Lexington Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Additional information, including the application and plans, can be found on their database located at www.coloradosprings.gov/LDRS Use file number AR DP 97-00032-A1MN19 to search for this project.
See more information in the file below