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  • 03 Sep 2016 9:59 AM | John Burch

    Her name is Gracie! Tabby with front paws de-clawed.

    Please call 303-588-3245

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  • 11 Apr 2016 9:47 PM | Dan Hartman (Administrator)

    We wanted to send out a follow up message based on questions from the e-blast last week about suspicious activity in the neighborhood.
    We have reason to believe there are problems with solicitors in the neighborhood.  PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO THEM, OTHER THAN TELLING THEM THEY SHOULDN’T BE HERE.  We should always call the Arapahoe County Sheriff at 303-795-4711 to report any solicitors in the neighborhood.
    Out of respect for the neighbors, we will not give the exact address where the incident occurred last week.   The incident was near S Flanders St, E Hinsdale Pl, and S Chapparal Cir E.   We've had many instances where cars will randomly be parked in this area (especially on E Hinsdale Pl), and the driver was confronted. They always have no real excuse and just drive away. This was the first time we've seen it escalate to this point. The police have been patrolling more over the last few months, and we don't see as many random cars, but the incident on Thursday proves we're still at risk for crime.
    We have reason to believe the incident on Thursday was tied to a black male solicitor that was walking through the neighborhood on the Tuesday prior (2 days earlier). More than one neighbor saw him walking up and down S Flanders St from mid-afternoon to early evening. We think he was possibly casing out homes for who appeared to be away, especially since it was spring break and many families were gone. The home reported to have intruders were away, but they happened to come home later that day, which could have led to an even worse situation if the perpetrators had gotten into the home only to find people were there - could have been a very dangerous situation.
    The man driving the car was a black man. It was assumed the two individuals that went into the neighbor's back yard were also black because that's what the observer saw - all black, head to toe. Also, the car had no license plate. Very scary since these guys obviously knew what they were doing. Especially having a map, which he had laying across the top of his steering wheel (assuming of our neighborhood and surroundings), and a getaway plan to alert his accomplices by honking the horn to flee and jump back into the car to get away.
    As far as locking the green boxes, any lock for the electrical box will do. You will notice the hole is small, so a large lock will not work. It's just to prevent someone from lifting the metal door to a switch that can be turned off - like a switch on your control panel. The lock just helps prevent easy access.   Fortunately, a neighbor discovered the switch to the outside electric box had been turned off. If an electric box had been tripped, let's say do an electrical shortage, the switch would be in the middle (like the switches on the control panel inside your home), but this one was in the full off position, meaning someone had to physically flip the switch to off.  Not everyone has a security system, so even a lock on the outside box will help deter this from happening to them.
    One last note, the police said we can always call them when solicitors are in our neighborhood. Solicitors should not be here - and the police will make them leave (plus ensure our safety).  
    Residents can call the Arapahoe County Sheriff at 303-795-4711.
     

  • 01 Apr 2016 9:44 PM | Dan Hartman (Administrator)

    Residents in Chaparral should be on alert for an suspicious vehicles and individuals (including solicitors) and call the police to investigate. Last night, just after 11pm, there appears to have been a possible attempt to burglarize a home in our neighborhood. The police were called and the vehicle and individuals drove away before the police could catch them. What is disturbing is that the driver had a map, and two individuals (dressed all in black) exited the car and went straight to the back of the house (which was very dark). When the driver was confronted, he speed off honking his horn, while driving to the other side of the home, to alert his accomplices to flee and get back into the car. They eventually did and speed away.

    All residents should be vigilant and call the police if they see anything suspicious in our neighborhood.

    I would also like to make residents aware of another incident that happened to a homeowner while away on vacation. The main power box to their home was turned off. Anyone can do this, which is quite frightening since you have to exit the home to turn the power back on. Also, if you have an alarm system, back-up batteries will eventually fail, deactivating your security system. IREA informed the resident that you CAN put a lock on the electrical box - IREA can still get access if needed, and that way no one can randomly turn off the power to your home. Attached is a picture to show you (see the black lock). Just make sure it's the box that belongs to your home.

    Our neighborhood has been safe and let's keep it that way. The best thing we can do is look out for each other, bring as much awareness as possible, and always call the police if you see anything suspicious. Police have been patrolling our neighborhood more lately, put have even said we need to continue to ask for this and remind them to patrol here more often.

    Take care and be safe. 
     

  • 21 Mar 2016 7:51 AM | Dan Hartman (Administrator)

    The Chapparal Metro District has recently launched new website contained in the Colorado.gov website. Check it out at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/chapparalmd 

  • 15 Jan 2016 7:30 AM | Dan Hartman (Administrator)

    If you use Waste Management trash pickup, this is to inform you that pickup is now 4-5 hours sooner on Thursdays. This is because the truck that services out neighborhood no longer does another neighborhood earlier that same day and Waste Management has added another employee to the truck. On average the trash pickup is being completed about mid day instead of the end of the day. Please plan accordingly.

     

  • 21 Sep 2015 12:00 PM | Dan Hartman (Administrator)

    All Architectural Control Committee ("ACC") communication should be addressed to the ACC at the email address shown below. Rick Poppe has been appointed by the Chapparal HOA Board as the ACC Chair, with two additional community members on the committee. Updating your ACC contact information will allow for a timely response to your ACC requests.

    Rick Poppe: rickpoppe22@gmail.com

     

     

  • 31 Aug 2015 12:00 PM | Dan Hartman (Administrator)

    KINGS POINT, a very large development project (944 acres) on the south side of Chenango is preparing to get underway.  The project includes land on both side of E470, and is in the City of Aurora.  It extends from Parker Rd. east to Gartrell Rd. 

    The official application was filed with the City of Aurora in August.  The primary document(s) appear to show that initial development is planned for the open land between Creekside Elementary and Liberty Middle Schools, both east and west of Ireland Way, and on the north side of E470.

    Cathy Noon, our Mayor and Chapparal resident, has expressed concerns about the impact of additional new traffic through our neighborhood and elsewhere within Centennial.  As a result the City will be conducting our own traffic study, especially regarding Ireland Way, Long Ave, Arapahoe Rd. and the communities of Chapparal, Chenango, Arapahoe Heights and Antelope.

    Documents regarding this project are posted in the Document Library of this site, in a folder labeled "Kings Point"   The City of Aurora's Case Manager for this project is Elizabeth Tart: 303-739-7250303-739-7250; or email: etart@auroragov.org  Click here for the links below for the documents:
    Map Overview
    Land Use Maps
    Development Framework
    Comments by Centennial, Chenango, Antelope
    Additional Maps
    Site Plan Phase 1 (8/15/2015)

  • 24 Feb 2015 12:30 PM | Dan Hartman (Administrator)

    The Chapparal HOA contract with Waste Management has been billed at $130.44 per participating household for the period 3/1/15 to 2/29/16.  If you are interested in joining this contract, please contact Mary Ann Neumann @ ChapparalHOATreasurer@centurylink.net.  Service fees will be prorated if joining after the contract start date.  The fees are due by February 28, 2015. 

     

  • 24 Feb 2015 12:00 PM | Dan Hartman (Administrator)

    The Chapparal 480 HOA Dues for 2015 have been set by the Board of Directors at $62.00.  The dues have been billed and are payble by February 28, 2015, and become delinquent on March 31, 2015. Please contact Mary Ann Neumann at ChapparalHOATreasurer@centurylink.net if you have any questions.

     

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