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Meetings & Events

Upcoming meetings and events in our community

Announce & Promote Your Community event here

Are you a member of a group who meets regularly in our community? Are you providing a community benefit or service that you’d like to promote? Perhaps you’re looking for members, new ideas, participants and volunteers. If you’d like to post announcements, agendas or information on the Tollgate Crossing website, please contact me with information about your group and it’s goals. If your group is non-profit, non-religious, tolerant and benefits the community, I’m willing to consider your proposal - I don’t charge anything for promoting your community event(s).


Examples of organizations that are permitted* to post announcements/promote activities (free of charge): Social Committee, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Gardening club, Photography club, School Activities, Sports Teams, Gaming groups, etc.


  For more information contact webmaster: Robert L. Vaessen

  Email: <webmaster@tollgatecrossing.org>



*FYI: This is my personal (not for profit) website, it’s not an official part of the HOA or Metro District. I’ll decide who gets to promote/post announcements on a case-by-case basis. I can’t promise everyone equal time, but I will consider any groups that promote activities for/within our community. See the policy and agreement page for additional info.

Tollgate Crossing Bulletin Boards:

Back in January of 2012, I created a set of bulletin boards for the Tollgate Crossing community. The bulletin boards are a web based place where residents, family and friends can discuss matters relevant to our community. I set up four broad categories for discussions: Classifieds, Events, Talk, and Meta. The bulletin boards are free to use, and I hope they facilitate more communication and a broader sense of community in Tollgate Crossing. Please feel free to sign up today. Tell your neighbors, family and friends. Chat it up in the new Tollgate Crossing bulletin boards. Web page: <http://www.tollgatecrossing.org/bulletinboard/index.php>


    Questions, problems or feedback? Please contact the webmaster: Robert Vaessen

    email: <webmaster@tollgatecrossing.org>

Tollgate Crossing Metro District Meeting - Tue, Apr 24th, 2018


The next Tollgate Crossing Metro District meeting will be held on the 24th of Mar, 2018. All residents are invited to attend. Metro District meetings are ‘normally’ held every 4th Tuesday of the month. The meetings begin at 6:30pm. Location is the community clubhouse (unless attendance is expected to exceed capacity).


    For more information contact Stephanie Net

    Phone: 303-265-7816, email: <stephanie.net@claconnect.com>

Quincy Avenue/Gun Club improvements, 2017-2019

I know that everyone in our community/area is very keen on any news regarding changes or improvements to Quincy and Gun Club. The good news: The intersection will be getting a major improvement/upgrade over the next two years. Hopefully the information below (and links referenced) will help address some of your/our questions and concerns regarding traffic in/around our community. <http://www.arapahoegov.com/documentcenter/view/4030> Project construction tentatively set for late October 2018



On the 24th of Feb, 2016, I received an email notification from Arapahoe County concerning the planned improvement/upgrade scheduled for the Quincy/Gun Club intersection.  Be sure to check out all the links mentioned below. The traffic flow animation link on YouTube is especially informative: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dsEZ8CvWZs&feature=youtu.be>.


To see all the available information (and there’s a lot of information) you’ll have to follow all the links found within this announcement and the web pages linked via this announcement. Once the construction begins, we may find our commutes to be especially challenging, as there will be numerous detours, road closures and traffic flow disruptions.























Quincy Avenue/Gun Club Road intersection improvement project in final design stage
As of Jan, 2017, Arapahoe County Public Works and Development, in conjunction with the City of Aurora, is working on a final design for improvements to the intersection of Quincy Avenue and Gun Club Road. The total project cost is estimated to be $14 million (broken down as): 

Federal Contribution: $4,892,000
City of Aurora Contribution: $4,554,000
Arapahoe County Contribution: $4,554,000)

The project improvements will include the construction of a ‘Partial Continuous Flow Intersection’. The benefit of a partial continuous flow intersection is that the north/south left turn movement on Gun Club Road is accommodated at the same time the north and southbound through movements are occurring on Gun Club Road. This will significantly help traffic flow through the intersection.

Public meetings will be held during the summer of 2016, and construction is estimated to begin in 2017. More information on this project can be found at <www.arapahoegov.com/index.aspx?nid=1570> The Arapahoe County Public Works and Development Department is located at: 6924 S. Lima St., Centennial 80112. For more information about this and other projects, please call 720-874-6500 or visit Public Works and Development webpage at <http://www.arapahoegov.com/index.aspx?nid=519>

Quincy Avenue/Gun Club Road intersection improvement project in final design stage

As of Jan, 2017, Arapahoe County Public Works and Development, in conjunction with the City of Aurora, is working on a final design for improvements to the intersection of Quincy Avenue and Gun Club Road. The total project cost is estimated to be $14 million (broken down as):


  1. Federal Contribution: $4,892,000

  2. City of Aurora Contribution: $4,554,000

  3. Arapahoe County Contribution: $4,554,000)


The project improvements will include the construction of a ‘Partial Continuous Flow Intersection’. The benefit of a partial continuous flow intersection is that the north/south left turn movement on Gun Club Road is accommodated at the same time the north and southbound through movements are occurring on Gun Club Road. This will significantly help traffic flow through the intersection.


Public meetings will be held during the summer of 2016, and construction is estimated to begin in 2017. More information on this project can be found at <www.arapahoegov.com/index.aspx?nid=1570> The Arapahoe County Public Works and Development Department is located at: 6924 S. Lima St., Centennial 80112. For more information about this and other projects, please call 720-874-6500 or visit Public Works and Development webpage at <http://www.arapahoegov.com/index.aspx?nid=519>

Annual Tollgate Crossing HOA Members Meeting - Wednesday, Apr 18th, 2018


The next Tollgate Crossing HOA meeting will be held on the 18th of Apr, 2018.  All residents are invited to attend the meeting. HOA meetings are ‘normally’ held every 3rd Wednesday of the month. The meetings normally begin at 7pm. Location is the community clubhouse (unless attendance is expected to exceed capacity).


This meeting is the Annual Meeting of the Members - Please plan on attending the 2018 Annual Meeting.

The purpose of this meeting is to elect two Board Members; one for a 3‐year term (ending 2021) and one to complete a vacated position (ending 2019); and to discuss business of the Association. Current Directors are: Brian Matise (term ends 2018/not running for reelection), Shelly Gregory (term ends 2019), Tom Gillette (term ends 2020) and Jeff Wells (term ends 2020).

The Board of Directors votes on the Executive positions (President, Vice‐President, Secretary/Treasurer) that the member will hold. These are volunteer positions and attendance at regular meetings is required. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved in the decision‐making process of your Community. If you are interested in being part of the Board of Directors, please complete the Self Nomination Form.

If you are unable to attend the Annual Meeting, please complete The Proxy and give it to the person you are authorizing to vote for you, or mail it in to the HOA management company (You can also email it,. The Proxy must be signed and dated to be valid.

The Annual Meeting portion of the meeting can only take place if a quorum is obtained, so please attend or submit Your Proxy. At least 10%, (102) of the Owners (1022) entitled to vote must be present, in person or by proxy, to reach a quorum. To be eligible to cast a vote at the meeting the homeowners account with the Association must be in good standing as described in Article 2.2.0 of the Bylaws.

   Annual Meeting Notice/Proxy/Self-Nomination form:

   <https://www.tollgatecrossing.org/Events_files/TCHA_Annual_Meeting_Notice_2018.pdf>

   Annual Meeting Agenda / Meeting minutes from last years Annual Meeting:
   <https://www.tollgatecrossing.org/Event_files/TCHA_Annual_Meeting_and_Minutes.pdf>

   For more information contact HOA management

   Phone: 720-633-9722, email: <clientcare@amihoa.com>

Tollgate Crossing Metro District considering ballot proposition


Our Metro District Board is currently considering a ballot proposition affecting all residents of the community. They held a special meeting (at 7pm) on the 15th of Feb, 2018 (in the Clubhouse) to discuss the matter and invite resident comments. They discussed the proposed elimination of our annual fees (the Metro District fees) in favor of raising the Mil Levy cap (to increase property taxes) in order to fully fund our Metro District’s operational costs. - R. Vaessen


Announcement/Info below was included in a postcard mailed to all residents. I received my copy on the 8th of Feb, 2018:


On May 8, 2018, the Tollgate Crossing Metro District No. 2 will hold a mail-in ballot election to elect directors and consider ballot issues (you should receive your ballot some time between the ~16th - 28th of April). The Board of Directors is considering whether to ask voters for authority to levy more property taxes for operations, which would eliminate the need for the $576 annual fees. The proposed question would reduce or eliminate this new tax if the total District levy exceeded a cap. On average, owners could save about $347.50 per home per year. The Board is hosting an informational meeting for residents to learn about the issue and provide input. The meeting will be held at the Tollgate Crossing Club House on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m, The current proposed ballot language is below (Updated as of 19 Mar, 2019, to reflect final ballot certification language):




















   

See PDF Presentation.pdf prepared by Metro District Board member

Brian Matise for more information/explanation.


Additional information was provided (by one of the Tollgate Crossing Metro District board members) to me (Robert Vaessen) on the 19th of Mar, 2018.  If you would like your statements (pro or con) included in the election’s ballot summary, your comments must be received no later than 5pm on the 23rd. See below for more details.  While the deadline is very tight, please note that there is an email option. You may email your pro/con statement to: <bneiman@wbapc.com> / This information was sent out to members of the Tollgate Crossing ‘CrossTalk’ mailing list on the 19th of Mar, 2018, and it is available on the web at: <http://tgcmd.org/2018-election.html>.


Tollgate Crossing homeowners who wish to comment on the proposed ballot tax question must do so by the 23rd of Mar, 2018.


As part of the election process, because the District is proposing a tax question, notices are required to be mailed to each household pursuant to TABOR (the Taxpayers Bill of Rights).


As part of the TABOR notice, electors are able to submit statements for or against the question.


The summary contained with the TABOR Notice that will be circulated to the community will only contain those pro or con statements (either supporting or opposing the proposed ballot issue) received by the Designated Election Official (DEO) that were submitted by eligible electors of the District. To be summarized in the actual TABOR Notice, the comments need to:


  1. 1.Be submitted by an eligible elector of the District;

  2. 2.Address the specific ballot issue being voted upon;

  3. 3.Include a signature and an address where the person submitting the pro or con statement is registered to vote;

  4. 4.Not mention the names of persons or private groups, nor any endorsements of or resolutions against the proposal; and

  5. 5.Be filed with the DEO NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM on FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018.


Please note that anyone can submit a pro/con statement, but only those that are actually received from an eligible elector of the District will actually end up being summarized into the actual TABOR Notice. While the comments that are submitted to the DEO may be as long as the author wishes, the respective summaries for both pro and con statements will be limited to 500 words each.


If you would like to submit any pro or con statements in support of, or opposition to, the proposed Election ballot issue, please be submit your comment to the DEO at the following:


Designated Election Official
Tollgate Crossing Metropolitan District No. 2
c/o White Bear Ankele Tanaka & Waldron
2154 East Commons Avenue, Suite 2000
Centennial, Colorado 80122


Or electronically at: bneiman@wbapc.com


As a reminder, all properly submitted pro or con statements MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE DEO NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM ON FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018.


    For more information about the meeting, and the board’s position, please contact Stephanie Net

    Phone: 303-265-7816, email: <stephanie.net@claconnect.com>



SHALL TOLLGATE CROSSING METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NO. 2 TAXES BE INCREASED $655,000 ANNUALLY (FOR COLLECTION IN CALENDAR YEAR 2019), OR BY SUCH LESSER OR GREATER ANNUAL AMOUNT AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO PAY THE DISTRICT’S ADMINISTRATION, OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE, CAPITAL REPLACEMENT, AND OTHER SIMILAR EXPENSES; SUCH TAXES TO CONSIST OF A GENERAL FUND AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAX LEVY IMPOSED WITH SUCH LIMITATIONS AS EXIST IN THE DISTRICT'S SERVICE PLAN, AS IT CURRENTLY EXISTS OR MAY BE AMENDED, OR OTHER APPLICABLE LAW, AND AS MAY BE DETERMINED BY THE DISTRICT, AND BY THE FOLLOWING LIMITATION: THE PROPERTY TAX INCREASE SET FORTH ABOVE SHALL BE REDUCED OR ELIMINATED, BUT SHALL NOT BE BELOW ZERO, IF THE TOTAL MILL LEVY IMPOSED BY TOLLGATE CROSSING METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NO. 2 FOR ALL PURPOSES WOULD OTHERWISE EXCEED 57.556 MILLS, PROVIDED THAT IF ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 2019, IF THERE ARE CHANGES IN THE METHOD OF CALCULATING RESIDENTIAL ASSESSED VALUATION, SUCH MILL LEVY LIMIT SHALL BE INCREASED OR DECREASED SO THAT TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, THE ACTUAL TAX REVENUES AS ADJUSTED FOR SUCH CHANGES ARE NEITHER DIMINISHED NOR ENHANCED AS A RESULT OF SUCH CHANGES; AND SHALL THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH TAXES AND INVESTMENT INCOME THEREON CONSTITUTE VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGES AND BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE DISTRICT IN 2019 AND IN EACH YEAR THEREAFTER WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY SPENDING,      REVENUE-RAISING, OR OTHER LIMITATION CONTAINED WITHIN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION, OR SECTION 29-I-301, COLORADO REVISED STATUTES?


Tollgate Crossing Neighborhood Park:

Since the beginning of our community, the City of Aurora has made commitments/statements regarding the establishment of a City of Aurora park within Tollgate Crossing. Property for the park is sited directly south of our community clubhouse, in the vacant lot on the southeast corner of E. Belleview Ave. and E. Progress Dr. (Tract C of Filing 5), just west of Tollgate Creek.


A recent (Mar, 2018) inquiry by a member (Brian Matise) of our Metro District board revealed the following information: The City plans to start construction in late spring (May/June). Before then they plan to hold neighborhood meetings on what we would like to see there.


The park was delayed in part because one of the City’s landscape architects resigned last year so they had to re-assign the park project to another architect. Our Metro District board member is in contact with the architect. Hopefully, this will help facilitate the flow of information and expedite the construction of this new park.


    Questions about the status of our Tollgate Crossing Neighborhood Park should be directed to:

    City of Aurora, Planning division - email: <planning@auroragov.org>