Indy didn't publish my first comment.... I live in one of the few homes in Parkside that didn't burn thanks to the brave firefighters. I'm really disturbed that the unpaid, hardworking board members are now catching flack from a 'journalist' that hasn't done her homework. I have been privy to a lot of the discussions and the numbers are open for the community to see. Our insurance agent told us NO HOA that he insures has insurance on the underground components of any system. We could have gotten insurance and paid more in premiums over the last 25 years than it will take to replace the system. The drainage was destroyed by the demolition and debris removal. Curbs, street and gutters were damaged by homeowner's contractors in rebuild and the ass'n is looking to recapture those costs from each individual lot owner. But at the moment it behooves us to get on with life as rapidly as possible . It is not constructive of you few that don't like what's going on to be so negative....we are trying our very best in a terrible painful situation to put our lives back together. If you wish to add constructive input feel free to join our bi-monthly meetings or attend Board meetings. They are open to everyone in the community.
I'm only quoting the Gazette and other journalists. I didn't personally witness or research the Cripple Creek fire, but thanks for the heads up.
The already very low assessment of $113 per month only covers operating expenses and a small portion, $8.35, is set aside for reserve funds (to replace things as they wear out, not get burned down in the most catastrophic fire in Colorado history). The monies collected pay for management services, weekly trash service, snow removal, landscape maintenance and community water for our formerly gorgeous neighborhood. When we tell people how much we pay for all those services most people think it's a bargain! We agree. We love our neighborhood and would love to get back to living our lives. The Indy isn't helping, really. Journalism this is NOT!
Patience, is all I can say. This too shall pass....Working in Parkside will be like working in a 'one butt kitchen' for quite a while....Pouring a new driveway to line up with the new home is part of the package of rebuilding. You really want it to go with the rest of the new place... Premier Builders are some of the best in the business as well... and no I don't work for them
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