Events

 

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/Formal Budget Meeting - Tue, Nov 28th, 2017


The next Tollgate Crossing Metro District meeting will be held on the 28th of Nov, 2017. 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).


This meeting is a special/annual budget meeting for the Metro District. All residents of the Tollgate Crossing Metro District are invited to attend. This special meeting will be held at the clubhouse beginning at 6:30pm.


    For more information contact Stephanie Net

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

Quincy Avenue/Gun Club improvements, 2016-2018

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 March 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/Formal Budget Meeting - Wednesday, Nov 15th, 2017


The next Tollgate Crossing HOA meeting will be held on the 15th of Nov, 2017.  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 a special/annual meeting for the HOA budget. All residents of the Tollgate Crossing HOA are invited to attend. This special meeting will be held at the clubhouse beginning at 7pm.


   For more information contact HOA management

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

Tollgate Crossing Budget Meeting - Tuesday, Nov 14th, 2017


The HOA and the Metro District will be jointly sponsoring a homeowners forum on Tuesday, Nov 14th, at 7 pm at the clubhouse to discuss the upcoming budgets for 2018. The Board & Management will answer questions, and discuss issues with homeowners. All residents of the Tollgate Crossing Metro District are invited to attend in order to discuss the budget and provide your input w/regard to how our funds should be allocated.


This presentation will include long-range budget projections and plans. All residents are welcome to attend. This is meant to be an informal discussion; the formal budget hearings/meetings will be November 15 for the HOA and November 28 for the Metro District.


The proposed budget for the Tollgate Crossing HOA will be mailed out in the next few days (1st week of Nov, 2017); it calls for $200 per home next year ($100 in January and $100 in July). The Metro District proposed budget has the same monthly fees for the third straight year ($48 per home per month, collected $96 every 2 months) and a 4% decrease in the property tax rate (50.00 mills, down from 52.06 mills last year).


Here are some highlights from an email that Brian Matise (MD Board member)

sent to residents via the ‘CrossTalk’ mailing list, on the 26th of Oct, 2017.


  1. 1.The mill levy proposed for next year is 50 mills total (4.223 for operations and 45.777 for debt service). That is a REDUCTION of 2.06 mills from the past several years – about 4%. Your actual taxes may increase or decrease depending on your assessed value, which changed from last year when the County re-appraised and the assessed value ratio was reduced from 7.96% to 7.20% of actual value. We were able to reduce the mill levy due to higher assessed values, completion of the Oakwood homes, and the construction of the new town-homes which added over $4 million to our tax base.

  2. 2.Proposed landscaping and recreation fees remain unchanged at $48 per month ($96 every 2 months). This is third consecutive year with the same fees per home.

  3. 3.The proposed budget would pay down our debt by $1.12 million. We are on track to have two of our bonds paid off by 2021, and the third paid off by 2032 which will allow the District to be debt free, resulting in a $1,250 a year tax reduction for the average home.

  4. 4.We had a large increase in Aurora water bills (estimated at $230,000 by year end)  and landscaping costs (over $250,0000) this year, and our contractor has requested another increase for next year. We are doing what we can to keep costs down and looking into other options but in the meantime we have not yet replaced all of the trees that died due to last year’s weather conditions and two late spring hard freezes.  If the end of the year budget has a surplus, this can be reviewed in the early spring. 


You may notice construction beginning in the pool area for replacement/enlargement of the kiddie wader pool. This is with approximately $120,000 of capital improvement/replacement funds that have been saved up in prior years.



A copy of the 2018 draft budget (for the Tollgate Crossing Metro District) is available online. Residents should receive a copy during the first half of November, 2017, or you can obtain a copy here: <https://www.tollgatecrossing.org/Events_files/tollgatecrossing_draftbudgetfor2018.pdf>


   For more information about the meeting Metro District Administrator LeAnn Granic

    Phone: 303-779-4525, email: <leann.granic@claconnect.com>

Tollgate Crossing Holiday Party - Sat, Dec 9th, 2017


Attention all Tollgate Crossing neighbors! Please join the fun at the annual Holiday Party hosted by the Tollgate Crossing HOA, at the Clubhouse on the 9th of Dec, 2017 from 6-8pm. The festivities will include horse carriage rides through the neighborhood, a visit from Santa Claus, a photo booth, an Ugly Sweater contest! Hot coffee and cocoa, snacks and professional carolers. Bring the whole family along for our festive celebration. This event is sponsored by the Tollgate Crossing HOA and Social Committee.


    For more information contact Social Committee chairperson: Troy Wilkerson

    Phone: 303-693-2294, email: <socialcommittee@tollgatecrossing.org>