Help Reduce Neighborhood Vandalism
As the weather turns warmer and it stays light longer, the incidence of neighborhood harassment and vandalism tends to rise (ring and run, egging homes, toilet papering trees, stealing yard ornaments, racing cars and motorcycles, dumping trash, graffiti, etc.). Parents and guardians, please be sure to remind children that it is not OK to prank or harass others, and that what they think is fun may be viewed as a crime, an attack on an individual, or even an attempted home invasion.
In Colorado Springs, it is unlawful for persons under the age of eighteen (18) years to loiter or to aimlessly drive or ride about, on or about any street, road, sidewalk, park, playground, yard, or building, whether public or private, without the consent or permission of the owner or occupant thereof, between Midnight on Friday and Saturday nights (10pm Sunday night through Thursday night) and 6:00am the next morning.
It is unlawful for the parent, guardian, or other adult person having the care and custody of a juvenile under the age of eighteen (18) years to knowingly permit or allow the juvenile to loiter or to aimlessly drive or ride about at the places and within the time prohibited
Read the Loitering Ordinance / Curfew rules for Colorado Springs at
Learn more about neighborhood safety at the National Crime Prevention Council's website http://www.ncpc.org/topics/home-and-neighborhood-safety
New Roofs and Shingles Require Approval
Time for a roof repair or replacement? Be sure to submit a request for approval BEFORE you start work.
4.3.3 ROOFING REPLACEMENT (TILE OR SHINGLES) Any replacement of the roofing material with both the exact same manufacturer type and color or a new type and color requires Modifications Committee (MC) review. All submittals should include a color photo of the home/roof along with a brochure showing the type and color of replacement chosen. Owner must receive Modification Committee approval prior to the work being done.
See the Design Review Request (DRR) process at www.pcva.org/design-review-request.html
Help Keep Our Roads Safe
As the weather is warmer and the days are longer, our friends and neighbors are spending more time outside. Drivers - you can help keep everyone safe by
- Driving the speed limit
- Putting away the distractions. This includes cell phones (even when on hands-free), eating, and looking for things.
Even other people in the vehicle can distract the driver.
- Being on the lookout at intersections, driveways and when backing
- Treating people on bikes as a motor vehicle as they have a legal right to be on the road
Learn more at coloradosprings.gov/trafficsafety
Lawn Watering Tips Available from CSU
There are many factors to consider on how much and how often you should water, but Colorado Springs Utilities provides some good info to consider at https://www.csu.org/Pages/Wateringyouryard.aspx and a fact sheet of how to "cycle and soak" water to maximize your watering efficiency by watering a little bit at a time is available at https://www.csu.org/CSUDocuments/cyclesoak.pdf
Crime Prevention Tips
Burglar-Proof Your Home
Homeowners looking to burglar-proof their homes should take a three-fold approach: deter, detect, and delay. Here are 10 essential crime prevention tips to help make your home a less desirable target for burglary:
Home Security Checklist
Use this National Crime Prevention Center checklist to evaluate your home safety measures and see where you might have room for improvement
Secure Your Garage
Thieves have robbed homes by getting garage remotes from cars parked outside and using them to open the garage and gain entry to the home. Some easy actions can help make it harder for criminals to get your stuff: