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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, Jun 26th, 2018


The next Tollgate Crossing Metro District meeting will be held on the 26th of Jun, 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>

Tollgate Crossing HOA Meeting - Wed, Jun 20th, 2018


The next Tollgate Crossing HOA meeting will be held on the 20th of Jun, 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).


   For more information contact HOA management

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

Tollgate Crossing Metro District discontinues ‘Fees’ - Effective January 1st, 2019

District expenses will be covered by property taxes


In April of 2018, our Metro District Board proposed a ballot initiative affecting all residents of the community. They proposed that our Metro District fees (Bi-monthly assessments of $96.00 = annual cost of $576.00 per household) be eliminated, and appropriate expenses be funded by way of Property Taxes as opposed to a ‘fee’ being collected and processed by the Metro District management company (Clifton Larson Allen (as of May 2018)). Meetings (with the community) were held to discuss the proposal, and MD Board Member Brian Matise produced a PDF Presentation to inform residents.


On May 8th, 2018, Tollgate Crossing Metro District No 2. held a mail-in ballot election to elect directors and consider the proposed ballot initiative. Ballot initiative 5A proposed elimination of the $576.00 annual fees, replacing the fees with funding from property taxes. As a result, the property taxes of Tollgate Crossing residents will increase, but most residents should see a net savings, as the cost of collecting and processing the fees will be eliminated. On average, home owners should save approximately ~$347.50 per home per year.


Ballots were mailed out to residents (2233 ballots issued), and 318 ballots were returned. According to the official count: Of those 318, 180 residents voted for the ballot initiative 5A, and 127 voted against the ballot initiative. The initiative passed. The mil levy for our property taxes will be raised in order to collect funds sufficient to pay for our MD operating expenses and maintenance, thus eliminating the need for MD management collection and processing of any ‘Fees’. The fees are due to be discontinued on the 1st of January, 2019.


See PDF Presentation.pdf prepared by Metro District Board member Brian Matise for more information/explanation. There is also additional information available on the Tollgate Crossing Metro District website: <http://tgcmd.org/2018-election.html>


    For more information about the meetings held, and the board’s position on the ballot initiative,

    please contact Metro District Administrator: Stephanie Net

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

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>















Tollgate Crossing pool: Tollgate Crossing Metro District runs our pool. Pool operations (for summer of 2018) are managed by Front Range Recreation.


Hours of operations (for summer of 2018) are:
May 26 - Aug 12 (daily 10am - 9pm); Aug 13 - Sep 3 (M-F 4pm - 8pm / Sa-Su 10am - 8pm.
(Note: During regular pool hours, the pool will be cleared every hour for a 15 minute period. Adults 18 and over only will be permitted to will be permitted to swim. An adult may take one non-swimming child 3 years or under into the water, but must remain in direct contact with the child).


Front Range Recreations has a webpage for our pool: <http://frontrangerecreation.com/pooldetail.php?Code=TG> The webpage has information about the pool and links to downloads: A swimming lesson flyer, pool rules (for our pool), and a pool party reservation calendar: <https://frontrangerecreation.com/party_calendar.php?Code=TG>. For clubhouse reservations, contact Clifton Larson Allen/Tollgate Crossing Metro District Management: 303-779-5710. To arrange additional lifeguards for an event, obtain key cards for the pool, or if you have any other questions about the pool operations, please contact Front Range Recreation: Phone: 303-617-0221, email: <office@frontrangerecreation.com>, the phone number at the pool is: 720-642-0156.

Tollgate Crossing Independence Day Celebration - Saturday, Jul 4th, 2017

Come on out and enjoy some Fun in the Sun on the 4th of July.


Who: All residents of Tollgate Crossing / When: July 4th, 2017, 11:00am - 2:00pm / Where: Tollgate Crossing clubhouse. Hey Neighbors! You’re invited to join us at the Tollgate Crossing 4th of July Freedom Bash on July 4, from 11am - 2pm. We have a fun event planned for you including bike decorating and a parade, a free lunch including burgers and hot dogs, an inflatable bounce house, face painting, and so much more. Come celebrate the 4th with your family, get to know your neighbors, and have some fun! Hope to see you there!


   This event sponsored by the Tollgate Crossing HOA

   For more information / to volunteer to help, contact Social Committee chairperson Troy Wilkerson:

   email: <socialcommittee@tollgatecrossing.org>

Public Meeting to discuss newTollgate Crossing Park - Tue, Jun 26th, 2018


There will be a follow-up community meeting on the future City of Aurora park on the 26th of June at 6:00pm at the City of Aurora’s public safety training facility on Quincy Ave. (25950E. Quincy Ave, Aurora, CO 80016).  A presentation on the City’s park in Tollgate Crossing will be given. Unfortunately, that conflicts with our Metro District meeting (see announcement above), but it is the only day that our City councilor can attend.


The City has also prepared a survey for all Tollgate Crossing residents on what they would like in the park. This new park will be located inside our community, so please take the survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5TYKRNC


    For more information contact Katie Thompson

    Phone: 303-739-7156, email: <kthompson@auroragov.org