The official web home of Cherry Creek III HOA
Third Cherry Creek Townhouse Corporation
managed by Realty One Property Management (303) 834-0311
Colorado's first HOA to win a Habitat Hero award (2014)
Colorado WaterWise 2015 statewide Conservation Award winner




 

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Useful info

      Just so you know: Who runs the HOA, trash pick-up, sewer back-ups, falling snow, pets, parking, satellite dishes and almost everything else you'd want to know...

  Topics on this page include:
* Emergency contacts
* Advantages to living here
* Management information/monthly HOA payments
* Elected Board of Directors
* Board of Directors meeting schedule in 2016
* General information about homes in the complex
* Snow removal information
* Weekly trash removal schedule and recycling
* Having a problem with a neighbor?
* If you own a pet
* General information about sewer problems and how to prevent them
* Before you start: permission for new windows, furnace vents, satellite dishes, exterior changes, etc.
* Why parking in a fire lane may cost you over $230 (it's illegal)
* Important information for parents
* Water: why conservation is important for all of us

 Emergency contacts:

       Call 911 for police, fire or medical assistance.

       The Denver Police non-emergency number is (720) 913-2000. You can request to remain anonymous if you call the non-emergency number. You also can request anonymity if you're reporting something occurring to Cherry Creek 3's property manager, Realty One Property Management, at (303) 834-0311.

 What are the advantages to living here?

  * Swimming pool (open Memorial Day through Labor Day) Click here for 2016 pool use rules.

  * Residents can sign up for their own plot in the Community Garden each year. (There is a plot fee to cover costs.)

 * Kid's tot lot, including swings, slides and things for climbing!

  * Clubhouse (available for rental for groups up to 25 people).

  * Family Play Area (asphalt surface in central yard area: great for Big Wheels, small bicyclists, training wheel bikes)

  * Walking and biking trails, a mountain bike course and disc golf area are adjoining our Dayton Light Rail station (you can take the trails to Cherry Creek State Park or to the bikeway along Cherry Creek to downtown Denver.)

  * Several Denver Parks are only a few blocks away by foot or car. That includes a city dog park (next to Kennedy Golf Course and Wal-Mart on Hampden Avenue).

  * Extremely close RTD Light Rail access to downtown, Park Meadows and a connecting link to Denver International Airport.

  There is a public bus stop adjoining the west side of the neighborhood on Yosemite Street at Nassau, too.

  * On the final Saturday of July, you can bring a lawn chair to many places in the neighborhood and view the super fireworks display that is launched just across I-225 at the Greenwood Village Days festival.

TV and Satellite TV information: Comcast Cable (1-800-COMCAST) is available. In 2013, all buildings were wired for either Dish Network or DirecTV service. If you want satellite service from either DirecTV or Dish, you must call the Association's exclusive provider, Adamo Communications (also called ComDish Technologies) at 720-281-5352. If you call the regular numbers for Dish or DirecTV, your call will be re-routed to Adamo and it could take several days. So, to save time and effort, please only call Adamo if you are interested in service.

 Cherry Creek 3 management information, including paying the maintenance dues 

      Third Cherry Creek Townhouse Corp. is governed by a Board of Directors elected by owners. The Board, in turn, hires two professional companies to help manage the complex. The Association hires no employees but utilizes contracted services from several individuals and companies to perform work in the complex.

      The club house address is 9084 E. Nassau Ave., Denver, CO 80237. However, the office in the building is not staffed, although a mail drop-off slot is available on the south side of the building, near the playground. Never drop off your monthly HOA maintenance fee in the mail slot and do not mail it to the Association. For information on monthly maintenance payments, please contact Lei Balogh using the information below.

        Day-to-day property management is handled by Jim Robson of Realty One Property Management. You can call Jim and his staff at (303) 834-0311 or e-mail: jrobson@realtyonepropmgmt.com.

       If you have a financial question about paying the monthly maintenance fee, HOA accounting or need financial information related to your home or a mortgage, please cal Lei Balogh at Leimay Accounting. The phone number is (303) 779-5123. The e-mail address is :  lei@leimayacct.com    If you lost your coupon payment book, please contact Leimay Accounting.
      Monthly HOA maintenance dues are payable by check to: Third Cherry Creek Townhouse Corp. Payments can be made at Bank of Colorado  (formerly AmFirst Bank), 5201 S. Yosemite St., Suite 101, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. Please note on the check your account number, which is your four-digit house address. You can drop off or mail your payment to AmFirst. Payments are not accepted at the Club House or through Realty One. Please contact LeiMay Accounting for information on paying your HOA monthly maintenance dues automatically by means of ACH (Automated Clearing House) withdrawal. Contact LeiMay Accounting by calling 303-779-5123 or by e-mailing lei@leymayacct.com.

 The elected 2017-18 Board of Directors:

 (In parentheses at the right is the year which the current seat term expires)

 Don Ireland - President (Spring 2018) E-mail: cc3president@gmail.com

 Trudy Hardin - Vice President (Spring 2019)
 
 
Jack Graves - Secretary (Spring 2019)

 Marvin Becker - Treasurer (Spring 2018)

Julie Barnes - Member at Large (Spring 2018)

 Renata Canino- Member at Large (Spring 2018)

Lance Auberry - Member at Large (Spring 2019)

 Three Board members were elected during the Annual Owners Meeting on April 8, 2017. Officers were selected by the Board during its annual reorganization session following the meeting.

  2017 HOA Board of Directors meeting schedule:

     All meetings are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the club house and are open to all Owners. A homeowner’s forum will be at the start of each meeting. There may be time limits for Owners’ questions and comments due to the length of the business agenda slated for the meeting. If you are a tenant with a concern, please contact Jim Robson at Realty One Property Management, the property manager.

 Scheduled Board meeting dates for 2017, by month

Meetings are typically held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, unless noted. Board meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the club house (entrance across from the swimming pool).. Here are tentative meeting dates:
         * Tuesday, Jan. 24

  • Tuesday, Feb. 28
  • Tuesday, March 28
  • Annual Meeting: Saturday, April 8 (Easter is April 16). Lunch at 11 a.m. Business meeting and election starts at noon.
  • Tuesday, May 23 (pool opens that coming weekend)
  • Tuesday, June 27
  • Thursday, Sept. 14 - rescheduled meeting from August
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 24 – budget meeting

Any notice of a special meeting will be posted in advance of the session.

 General unit information:

 * Our 251 condos are townhouse-style models and about 65% are owner-occupied. Each owner has their own separate front and back entrances and a private patio. There are no common hallways or entrances and no one lives above or below you. The units are side by side, meaning there are no upstairs or downstairs neighbors.

 * Each unit has its own private patio space (covered by a translucent cover that allows sunshine in but keeps snow and rain out) and exclusive private, covered carport spaces. There are common guest lots throughout the plan for company, in addition to on-street public parking on East Nassau and E. Oxford Drives. However, owners are not permitted to park in designated guest-parking spaces. If a resident has more vehicles than exclusive reserved spaces (for example, 3 cars but only 2 exclusive parking spots), they must park on the public streets and cannot park in guest-only sections). Each resident is responsible for keeping their parking spaces clean and free of litter, cigarette butts, toys, etc.

 (Please consult the homeowner's guide given to all owners for detailed parking and vehicle regulations.)

Snow reminders:

   * Cherry Creek III sidewalks will cleared after 2” of snow has fallen while driveways will be plowed and cleared after 4” of snow.

   * Residents are reminded that they cannot park in fire lanes or designated guest spaces during snowy weather. Plowed snow is piled in the guest spaces since it cannot be pushed out onto public streets. Parking violators will be towed at the vehicle owner's expense.

    * This year, several black containers of ice melt have been placed next to outdoor stairs, along north-facing building fronts and in carport areas. These ice melt containers are used by snow-shoveling crews and can be used by adult residents to help melt ice and snow.


2017 dates for Denver trash pick-up, recycling and Extra Trash pick-up are posted on the Home page. Please click that link for full information.

See the purple recycling container in the photo?. That's how Denver uses its recycling truck to grab them with a mechanical claw and hoists them up onto the top of the vehicle. This process requires everyone to put their recycling container several feet out from their carport (and not in an uncovered space), so it can be grabbed by the claw. Also, because of the height, residents cannot place recycling bins below overhead power lines. Recently, the recycling-can hoisting process caused a power line to become broken.


Large Item Pick-Up dates have increased for 2017: To sign up for automatic reminders for Large Item Pick-up, sign up at: www.DenverGov.org/Trash 

Disposing of TVs, computers, printers, DVD players and other electronics: Denver will NOT accept these types of items in your trash. To recycle old and outdated elections, call 3-1-1 or visit DenverGov.org/Ecycle. Dumping electronics is illegal. 

  Other things to know about trash pick-up and your trash area:

     Here's the simple way to remember trash: Put your trash out AFTER 6 p.m. the night before the scheduled pick-up and get your trash cans out of the driveways NO LATER THAN 6 p.m. the same day pick-up occurs.

      * Typically, trash is picked up at Cherry Creek III on Tuesdays. If there is an official holiday on Monday, trash will be picked up on Wednesday rather than Tuesday. Please see the attached schedule.

       *Trash must be in containers and cannot be placed along the driveways until after 6 p.m. the night before the regularly-scheduled pick-up time (one day later following holidays). Effective April 2017, the City will ONLY pick up trash in city-issued black carts. You can no longer put out traditional trash cans, boxes or bags of trash.

       *Owners and residents may be cited and fined for placing trash along the driveways before 6 p.m. the day before the scheduled pick-up time. Also, trash cans should be taken back from the driveways no later than 6 p.m. that evening after pick-up takes place. You may also be cited and fine for putting furniture, mattresses and other household items out on non--trash days OR if you place a "free to take" sign on them.    

        * Purple recycling containers must be used. Recycling containers must be placed in the driveways (and free from overhead obstructions) every other Tuesday because a special truck picks up the recycling container with a robotic arm. That is why recycling bins cannot be placed under a carport or too close to one, nor below overhead electric wires.

         * Call 3-1-1 for trash and recycling pick-up information.

         

Having problem with a neighbor?

       "Please treat your neighbors the way you'd like to be treated."

          Most people follow that simple saying but - unfortunately - others do not. Whenever possible, please try to speak to your neighbor first to see if you can resolve the situation. If you cannot, and have a neighbor who is causing a disturbance or violating Association rules, please call Realty One Property Management or use one of the e-mail links on the home page to report the problem. You do not have to give your name when filing a complaint.

Pet owners:

      You are responsible for cleaning up after your pet outdoors immediately after it does its business. Pet-waste bags and disposal containers are located throughout the community. Pets should be leashed and under their owner's control at all times and not allowed to run loose. Violators will be cited and fined. If you see someone not following these rules, please call (303) 834-0311.

Sewer line back-up:

    For sewer clogs or back-ups, the Association suggests using vendors on this list.
           If you have a sewer back-up, call this company for service. You will be required to pay $99 for the sewer-cleaning service at the time of the call. There will not be an additional charge for removal of a basement toilet for clean-out purposes. If there are reasons the Association may be responsible for the sewer back-up, please submit a copy of your paid invoice for possible reimbursement. If you do not call a suggested vendor from this list, you will not be considered for potential reimbursement. (Note: Some companies charge $300-500 for the same work as the firms suggested by the HOA.)
          
Here is the information on calling to have your sewer cleaned (please tell them you are calling from Cherry Creek 3 to insure you get the $99 rate):
           
            *  Joe McCloud at Diamondback Drains: 303-650-2903 or 303-601-2714.
         The Association, at its discretion and at no additional charge to residents, also may have a camera inspection of your sewer line conducted after your have your sewer unclogged by one of the two above firms. 
           * For $99 Main-Line Services will conduct a video inspection of your basement sewer system. This is recommended for all owners every 2-3 years to help prevent a back-up. Main-Line can be reached at (303) 596-5803.

      Also, note that - in most recent months - the Association has declined to reimburse residents for sewage back-ups because the unit owner didn't make an effort to maintain their line properly prior to the back-up. Owners should keep copies of invoices from plumbers or sewer cleaners to show they have properly maintained their lines every 2-3 years.

       Owners of units in Cherry Creek III have a private 4” sewer line that exits their home and flows into a bigger, main line (owned by the Association) about 10 to 35 feet from the front of their unit. Each year, the Association pays to have the main lines cleaned to help sewage move from those lines to the main Denver connection down the hill.

         The primary responsibility of the private lines from individual units to the HOA main line belongs to Cherry Creek III owners. If your private line clogs or becomes blocked, it is your responsibility – not the Association’s – to get it unclogged from your unit to the main line.

         Prevention can help prevent problems: There are some things owners and residents should do to help prevent sewer back-ups.

        Things you should never put down your sink to prevent sewer clogs: Grease, fibrous fruits and vegetables (example: celery), potato peels, rice or pasta, baby wipes, cloth or fabric items, coffee grounds and egg shells.

          Things you should never flush in a toilet: feminine products of any kind, paper towels, wet wipes or diapers.

If you wish to replace doors or windows, alter landscaping… get permission FIRST!

        *Third Cherry Creek Townhouse Corp. requires owners to get approval before conducting any changes to the outside of their units. This may include, but is not limited to, installing new doors and windows, changing landscaping or mailboxes, installing a satellite dish, adding external furnace or dryer ducts, etc. Saying "I didn't know" or "no one told me" are not valid excuses for avoiding the rules. Such actions could lead to warnings, fines and lawsuits.

         * The Association requires that an Architectural/Landscape Review Request must be submitted and approved by the Board of Directors before any work begins. All requests must be in writing and verbal approvals are not given. See the Page, HOA Forms and Documents, for more information.

          * Please call Realty One Property Management before you hire a contractor or start work. Violations to this regulation could result in fines for the property owner.

Parking in fire lanes is illegal! NEVER do it!

       If your vehicle is parked in a fire line, it will be towed without warning. It's against the law to park in a fire line. When your vehicle is towed, it will cost more than $230 to get it back. So, if you choose to ignore the fire lane signs, you are choosing to have your vehicle towed. The Association will NOT reimburse anyone if their vehicle is towed.

           If you see a vehicle parked in a fire lane, you can call Maxx Towing at 303-295-6353 and they will come tow the improperly-parked vehicle. (You may have to sign a copy of the towing form if you call the towing company.) We also ask that you e-mail or call Realty One to report any fire lane violations. Please include the make, color and license plate number of the vehicle in violation. You can also take a picture with your camera or phone and send it to Realty One.

A note or two for parents

     Over the years, parents and guardians have raised countless hundreds of children in Cherry Creek III. We need your help in instructing children of some basic rules:

          * Do not climb on fences or throw things over fences.

          * Swimming pool and play area rules must be observed. There are established hours for these areas.

          * Children cannot play or ride bicycles, skateboards, etc. in the driveways. They must ride or play in the designated play areas.

          * Teach your children that littering is unacceptable, vandalism is a crime and conservation (saving water and electricity) is a good practice.

          * A parent is responsible for their child's behavior. If any child is caught littering, vandalizing or violating community rules, the parent faces potential citations and fines from the Association, plus potential legal action.

Warning to parents about potential dangerous actions by children

      Please tell your children that they could be putting their health and lives in danger if they try to climb up onto the club house roof. Any children caught on the roof will be subject to police arrest for trespassing and their parents could be fined. Parents also are responsible for their children at the swimming pool, which is off limits to any child 14 and under if not escorted by an adult. If you see children trying to climb onto the roof of any building or over the pool fence, please call the police non-emergency number immediately, (720) 913-2000, to report the situation.

What everyone should know about water and conservation

     If you pay any attention to the media, you know this part of the country has limited water resources and at times (example; 2002 and 2012) those of us who live in the Front Range and Denver face droughts and drought restrictions. Cherry Creek 3 residents and owners also should be conservation-oriented for several reasons:

       1. Your monthly HOA maintenance fee includes payment for your water and sewage bills. When you use more water, the Association gets a higher water bill. A higher water bill also translates into a higher sewage bill.

       2. The more water and sewage bills increase, the greater the likelihood the HOA will have to increase the montlhy maintenance fee to keep up with those higher costs.

       What can we do, individually and as an Association, to help keep water (and sewage bills) under control? Click the Water - Conservation link on the left side of this page.

       There are many ways. First, and to quote Denver Water, "Use Only What You Need." Don't let faucets run excessively. Install water-conserving toilets, washers and appliances. (Denver Water offers you a rebate for replacing some water devices. See www.denverwater.org for details.)

       Always get a leaking toilet, faucet or pipe fixed immediately! (A leaking toilet can lose up to 400 gallons a month... or more!)

     Tips  for saving water (and money) in 2017: Click here.

   Disclaimer

        This web site is owned and operated by Third Cherry Creek Townhouse Corp. Although we strive to make it as accurate as possible, the site may contain errors or may be in need of correction. We apologize for any mistakes that may occur. If you have a specific question or need information, please contact the management company, Realty One, the Board President or the Board of Directors.

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