Unannounced Visitor Safety
If an individual arrives at your door unannounced and tries to sell you something or requests access to your home, you determine what happens.
Do not provide your credit or debit card number or any other personal information to any caller or visitor without knowing their true identity.
Colorado Springs Solicitation Ordinance allows for residents to protect themselves from unwanted solicitation on private or residential property.
9.2.111: SOLICITATION PROHIBITED: Paragraph C. 2.
C. Soliciting Prohibited: It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in soliciting on any private or residential property after having been asked to leave, or after having been asked to refrain from soliciting, by the owner or other person lawfully in possession of the property. Displaying a "No Soliciting" sign constitutes a request to refrain from soliciting. https://codelibrary.amlegal.com/codes/coloradospringsco/latest/coloradosprings_co/0-0-0-16194
Learn more about personal safety and crime prevention at https://coloradosprings.gov/office-emergency-management/page/personal-safety-and-awareness
Clean Up Pet Waste
Scoop the Poop
Pet waste is a problem in our neighborhoods when pet owners do not clean up after their pets. Not only is it violating the PCVA covenants to leave your pet’s waste laying in the common areas, the poop is a nuisance and can carry viruses and bacteria that are harmful to humans and animals.
** Pet owners are ALWAYS responsible for cleaning up after their pet in common and homeowner areas **
Pet Feces a Danger to Our Water
Dog owners, please take responsibility and clean up after your pets in Pine Creek common areas (sidewalks, roads, greenways, etc.). Dog poop smells bad and no one likes stepping in it, but it is more than an inconvenience: it is a legitimate danger. Dog poop dangers come in several forms:
- It pollutes waterways and is in the same EPA category as oil and mine runoff!
- It poisons grass and lawns.
- It carries hookworms, ringworms, tapeworms, and more.
- It transmits human diseases, too!
Learn more at https://pethelpful.com/dogs/Why-Pick-up-Dog-Poop-The-Dangers-of-Dog-Feces
Pet Waste Stations
Pine Creek has 24 pet waste stations that provide a convenient way to dispose of your pet's waste properly while keeping the walkways clear and smelling nice. Each station has bags and a waste disposal container. The stations are serviced each Wednesday. Find them while you are out and about:
- Download a map: http://www.pcva.org/uploads/7/8/8/7/78875826/pine_creek_pet_waste_station_map.pdf
- Use GoogleMaps: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VDAn8Q1ccIKemMDV6nVwEHaMPWI&usp=sharing
Vegetable Garden Planning Guidelines
Thinking about adding a vegetable garden to your home? See the community guideline excerpt below before submitting a modifications request for approval (https://www.pcva.org/submit-a-design-review-request.html)
4.13.18 VEGETABLE GARDENS
a. Gardens shall be located a minimum of 5 feet from the house foundation and 10 feet from any property line. GARDENS MUST BE IN REAR YARDS.
b. Gardens shall not be located where lot drainage patterns would be impaired.
c. The maximum garden size allowed is 200 square feet.
d. Raised planters or garden boxes are acceptable but must minimize visual impact. Muted, earth-tone colors are required. Refer to Section 2.11 for the definition of “Visual Impact”. Additional screening may be required at the discretion of the modifications committee.
e. Plants may not exceed 4 feet tall or the height of an adjacent wall or fence, whichever is greater. Dead plant material must be removed or mulched into the soil at the end of the growing season.
f. Greater flexibility may be given where gardens are located within fully wood fenced yards.
g. A garden should be automatically irrigated on its own drip zone for water efficiency.
h. Smaller garden fencing around a specified area will be allowed, and be lower than the interior wood fence or the view fence. Fencing shall be 5 feet from the home; if fencing is less than 5 feet from the home, it will be required to be painted the body color of the home to minimize visual impact. Fencing material will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Potholes are generally caused by moisture, freeze-thaw action, traffic, poor underlying support, or some combination of these factors.
If you would like to report a pothole to the City of Colorado Springs Operations & Maintenance Division you can do one of the following:
- Call 385-ROAD and leave a message detailing the pothole's location
- Use the GoCoSprings App. See a pothole or graffiti? Want to report water wasting? Ask a question, report an issue, or give feedback to the City of Colorado Springs anytime.
Get the link for your phone at https://www.coloradosprings.gov/gocosprings
811 Before You Dig
If you plan to dig anywhere, from home projects to large construction jobs, you must contact 811 before you dig. Thousands of miles of pipeline, wires and cables for critical services such as electricity, natural gas, water, sewage, communications and utilities are located underground. Damaging these lines could result in large utility outages, expensive repair costs, and could cause injury, and even death.
Learn all the details at https://www.csu.org/pages/call-before-you-dig-r.aspx and https://colorado811.org/