Neighborhood Night Out 2019 Photos

Neighborhood Night Out was a blast this year! Thanks to the City of Fort Collins, Fort Collins Bounce House, Off the Clock Band, Bindle Coffee, the Hale Family for grilling, and those who volunteered time into making this happen, and for all of the you who showed up to make it a great night of fun! Special thanks to Jason Menon, the talented photographer who helped us get some fun photos of the event.

The photos are posted on our neighborhood Facebook page. If you are not already a member, please answer the membership questions and I will approve your request to join the group.

Getting your roof redone?

Many neighbors need shingles on their roof because of the unfortunate hail storms this summer. For any design changes to what color your roof has been, you can review the design guidelines and submit a form for approval to change the color. Please see below for those links.

Click here to view the Bucking Horse Design Guidelines. Click here to view the form to submit for design approval. If you have any questions or need to submit a form, please email info@bellisimo-inc.com.

Neighborhood Night Out - August 6th / 6-8 pm

Join us! It will be a great night to bring the neighborhood together and celebrate our community + summer! Please feel free to bring yard games, tables, chairs, tent coverings, etc. We would love if everyone could bring a side dish to share with a serving utensil. We are also in need of two 10 x 10 tent coverings or one 15 x 25 tent covering + a few more tables for food. If you can let us borrow these items, please email hello@buckinghorseneighborhood.com. We can’t wait, see you there!

The pool will still be open during this event. The band will be playing on the concrete area just east of the the pool house entrance, but please feel free to still use the pool during this time.

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New Community Coordinator!

Hi Neighbors!

A message from our new community coordinator, Dani Hart.

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Hello!

I am so excited to be taking on the role of Community Coordinator for the Bucking Horse Neighborhood, and wanted to introduce myself.

I am a Fort Collins native and love all that Fort Collins has to offer. I am a student at Colorado State University and will be gradating in December 2019 with a Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Management and a minor in Business Administration. For the last three years, I have been an assistant to the wedding coordinator at Everyday Joe’s Coffee House, which is located in downtown Fort Collins. In addition to this position, I am also the Lead Coordinator + Designer at Courtney Cyr Design + Events and help to manage wedding days, event days, blog development, and social media marketing. I fell in love with special events because of the joy it can bring to a community, just by coming together to celebrate something! I believe in the power of community and am so honored to get to be a part of yours.

My role will be to plan and host community events in the neighborhood, manage the social media, website, and newsletter, and facilitate neighborhood communication. Please feel free to contact me at hello@buckinghorseneighborhood.com, or say hi if you see me up at Bindle Coffee (one of my favorite places!) or at a neighborhood event. I would love to meet you!

— Dani Hart

Photo | The DeLaCastros

Pool tags + other pool info

Pool Tags:

Last year’s pool tags are valid for the 2019 season!!

If you still have your pool tag from last year, they will be valid for this year (we opt'd not to send out new ones this year since they were all new last year). If you are new to the neighborhood or lost your tag after last summer, you need to contact the HOA to have a new one mailed to you. Please include your address and the name of the person the HOA has on record as owning the home in order to get your tag.

hoa@vintage-corp.com

970-353-3000 


Pool Opening

The pool opens on Saturday May 25th at 9am. More details about pool hours, rules, private parties, etc can be found on the Pool page of this website.

We are working on a couple surprises for opening day, which will be announced as it gets closer.

Neighborhood Garage Sale - information for neighbors

The annual neighborhood garage sale will be held Saturday June 15th from 8am-1pm. Info is posted on FB and on Next Door if you would like to comment with your address and what type of items you’ll be selling. This has helped in the past with attracting lots of great crowds into the neighborhood to buy all the stuff! :)

If you have any other questions about the garage sale, please submit a contact form via the “For Neighbors” page on the website. Use the “Community Coordinator” form.

Thank you!

Update: Neighborhood Park on Miles House

Here are a few updates provided by the City’s Parks Department regarding the future neighborhood park that will be built along Miles House:

  • Letter of Intent has been signed by the City and provided to Gino Campana regarding purchase of the land, which will occur in 2019

  • Depending on the City’s budget, construction is slated to start in late 2021, but could possibly be pushed to 2022

  • It is designated a “Neighborhood Park”, which means:

    • Hours: 5am - 11pm

    • Will have turf area/playing field

    • Drop in use only (so no programmed sports like soccer leagues, etc)

    • No major lighting

    • Age appropriate playground areas - one for toddlers and small children, one for older kids

    • Shares parking lot with child care center; parking is also allowed all along Miles House

A special HOA subcommittee was convened in February to offer additional feedback and ideas to the City for amenities at this park. Those ideas and feedback have been submitted to the City and confirmed to be considered in the planning of this future park. As the construction date draws closer and the budget is finalized, the City will host a series of neighborhood meetings regarding amenities at the park and construction timelines and implications to traffic. Notices of those meetings will be shared in the future.

Update: Proposed Child Care Center Approved

On Thursday April 18th, the Fort Collins Planning & Zoning Board approved the major amendment allowing the construction of the Sunshine House Child Care Center on Miles House.

More details and minutes from the meeting will be available soon on the City’s website. Questions about the approval process and what happens from here can be directed to the City resources listed at the link below.

https://www.fcgov.com/cityclerk/planning-zoning

Because the project is will be constructed on privately-owned land that is not maintained by the HOA, the HOA management company does not have any specific information about construction timelines, traffic implications, or other issues related to the child care center. For those type of questions, please contact the developer, Bellisimo Inc.

Planning/Zoning Board meeting - proposed daycare

The next Planning/Zoning Board meeting will revisit the topic of approving the proposed day care center on Miles House. You can find all details about the meeting and the agenda at the link below. The location of the meeting, how to send in comments ahead of time, and other details are also available via this link:

https://citydocs.fcgov.com/?cmd=convert&vid=46&dt=AGENDA&docid=3329277&board=PLANNING+AND+ZONING+BOARD&docdate=APR-18-2019

UPDATE: Nancy Gray/Sharp Point construction

From the City today:

The City of Fort Collins has hired a contractor to construct the Sharp Point / Nancy Gray Connection Project. The project consists of a roadway connection between Sharp Point / Midpoint and Nancy Gray including asphalt pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalks, and a railroad crossing. The new roadway will also provide a safe, legal connection across the Great Western Railway with direct access to the Poudre River Trail. Traffic impacts are expected to be minor. Construction is anticipated to begin in April and last approximately 90 days.

As part of the project, Great Western Railway will construct a new roadway crossing at the railroad tracks including full railroad signalization. City staff are working with the Federal Railroad Administration, Colorado Public Utilities Commission, and Great Western to establish a railroad quiet zone. Train horns are expected during construction and for approximately 30 days after the new signals are installed and tested for safety requirements.

A map of the project area is attached.

Project dates are estimates based on favorable conditions; variances may occur due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

For more information about the Sharp Point / Nancy Gray Connection Project , please visit fcgov.com/engineering/sharppoint or call the Engineering Department at 970-221-6605. For information about railroad safety, please visit the Operation Lifesaver website at www.oli.org.

 
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Annual HOA Meeting Notes + Budget Details

The HOA has uploaded all the meeting notes and the detailed budget info that was discussed at the Annual Meeting in late March.

You can access it on the HOA's website (different from the Bucking Horse website) at http://www.associationonline.com/ and the login/password provided to you when you moved in.

For those who do not have that login/password handy, please join the private FB group for Bucking Horse (https://www.facebook.com/groups/buckinghorseneighborhood) or email hello@buckinghorseneighborhood.com as its private to the neighborhood and I can't post it here.

Proposed Daycare Update - Planning & Zoning Board meeting outcome

The City’s Planning & Zoning Board met on Thursday March 21st regarding the proposed daycare center on Miles House.

The full, official minutes of the meeting are not yet published on the City’s website, but the general outcome was as follows (as reported by neighbors who were in attendance):

1) Several members of the board had concerns about the “change in character” that the daycare center represents based on what was originally planned for the lot and based on the negative feedback from the neighborhood

2) Voting for approval/denial of the project is supposed to be based on Land Use Code only, which the City Attorney in attendance and the Board chair reiterated multiple times

3) Based on additional information that several board members wanted (information about the survey, a deeper look at the flood plain issues, examination of Land Use Code rules in more detail), they voted for a “Continuance” rather than making a final decision on Thursday

OUTCOME: No official yes/no decision was made on Thursday. It sounds like the conversation will be continued at the next P&Z Board meeting, which is currently slated for Thursday April 18th at 6pm.

They did “re-open” the opportunity to share your feedback about the proposed daycare with the City but reiterated that the decision will be based on compliance/non-compliance with the City’s Land Use Code rules around use of the lot. You can email that feedback to statman-burruss@fcgov.com

Here is the website where you can stay current on the status of the Planning & Zoning Board activities and where they will publish the materials for the April meeting.

https://www.fcgov.com/cityclerk/planning-zoning

HOA Annual Meeting Notice

The Annual HOA Meeting has been scheduled. You should be receiving a notice of the meeting to your homes. The details are as follows:

Meeting Time and Location:

Thursday, March 28th at 6pm
Timberline Church, Meeting Room 201/202

Agenda:

Roll Call
Proof of Notice of Meeting
Approve Minutes of Prior Annual Meeting Directors Report
2019 Budget Presentation
Executive Board Election
Homeowner Comments

Executive Board Position Open:

If you would like to nominate yourself or a neighbor for the open board position, please email hoa@vintage-corp.com

Proxy Form:

If you will not attend the meeting in person, you must sign and email back the Proxy Form (or print and sign and send it with a neighbor) if you want your vote to be counted. There is an increase in dues proposed for the Bungalows and Townhomes. There is no increase in dues proposed for Single Family or Patio Homes.

To send a signed copy back to the HOA please email it to hoa@vintage-corp.com

Please use the correct version of the form (linked below) based on your home type.

If you are unsure about what type of home you live in, please contact the HOA directly.

HOA contact info: hoa@vintage-corp.com or 970 353 3000

The links above contain the formal notices that were sent out to all homes in the HOA and the proxy forms. If you have any additional questions about the Annual Meeting, please contact Vintage Corp directly.

Meeting Notice: Sharp Point/Nancy Gray Connection Project Open House

The City will be hosting another Open House meeting regarding the connection project for Nancy Gray/Sharp Point that will be under construction this spring. You can drop by anytime during this meeting and ask the city reps your questions and share your concerns about the project. You should have received a postcard in the mail with a notice about this meeting too. The meeting details are:

Wednesday March 6th, 5-7pm
Bucking Horse Apartments Clubhouse

You can also find more details on the project at fcgov.com/engineering/sharppoint

Update about the new park on Miles House from the City

This update was provided directly by Kurt at the City. We have a Park Planning Subcommittee as part of the HOA that is sharing thoughts and ideas with Kurt and his team, so if you have thoughts or questions you’d like to share about it. Please go to the Neighbors page and send them in via the Community Coordinator form. Thank you!


Here are some Bucking Horse Park facts:

·         A City owned and operated neighborhood park is planned in the Bucking Horse neighborhood.

·         The park is identified as a future neighborhood park in the 2008 Parks & Recreation Policy Plan.

·         The City does not yet own the park land, but intends to purchase it from the Developer in 2019-20.

·         The neighborhood park will be approximately 6 acres in size, and will be located between Miles House Avenue and the Great Western Railway, north of the existing parking lot located east of Miles House Avenue. 

·         Anticipated elements in the park include a turf area, restroom, playground & concrete walks

·         The neighborhood will have ample opportunity to influence the design of the park through several planned neighborhood meetings.

·         The City plans to begin the design process for Sidehill Park in 2019-20. The construction of the park is tentatively scheduled for 2021-22.

Kurt

Kurt Friesen, PLA
Director of Park Planning & Development
City of Fort Collins