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We Are Highline Meadows Reclamation Project

Highline Meadows Reclamation Project is a group of Homeowners in the
Highline Meadows Condominium Association located in Centennial, Colorado.  
WE ARE NOT THE HOA BOARD NOR THE MANAGEMENT COMPANY FOR THE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION!   PLEASE DO NOT GET US CONFUSED !
Our Project is designed to protect and preserve our community, and to spread the word to all it's
homeowners about the what is going on in our Community.  
Of most importance are the events that our HOA Board and Management Company are doing to us.

JUST A NOTE TO EVERYONE WANTING TO CONTACT THE HIGHLINE MEADOWS HOA BOARD OR THE MANAGEMENT COMPANY
I receive emails on almost a daily basis from realtors, insurance agents, residents of Highline Meadows, etc., who are looking for information from the Board or the Management Company because their client is purchasing a condo or townhome, or whatever the case may be.

We are NOT the Board nor the Management Company.    Getting ahold of the Board is virtually impossible ... they don't want to hear from you.  So you are probably better contacting the management company at:
5150 Community Management / Manager: Renee Hughes  (Renee@5150cm.com)
 7936 E Arapahoe Pl #2300, Englewood, CO 80112{cke_protected}{C}%3C!%2D%2Dn%2D%2D%3E
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SO I'M BACK!!!!   I really wanted to stay away ...
No, I really did.   I was leaving everything alone hoping
that Highline Meadows would pull it's head out and start
making things right.  WELL, that's not going to happen!

So you are probably wondering ... What's it going to take?!   We MUST
kick out the Board and the Management Company,  5150 Community
Management, MUST BE FIRED and a NEW Property Management
Company must be brought in.
(DID YOU KNOW:  5150 is the California police code for basically "crazy")

That is exactly what is going on a Highline Meadows ... crazy non-sense!!

Do you know how we got here?   Let me tell you some history.  Several years ago we had a management company called TMMC, the manager was Denise Haas.  This is when I began this battle arguing mismanagement of our money.  I brought in another management company recommended by a  Highline Meadows homeowner who using them on other properties.  They were appalled at the mismangement of Highline Meadows.   So Denise quits TMMC and moves to BRC Community Management, from which she later opened 5150 Community Management.   While at TMMC, Denise and her husband opened "Virtus Build" (see the story below), using this company and other companies at each of the HOA's she manages.  There are other stories on this webpage about Denise.

NEW 2018 ROOF ASSESSMENTS

So how many times are we going to do this?!   About 5+ years ago we paid 1.25 million for new roofs.   A couple of living units got new roofs, while the rest of us got leak after leak after leak. I myself had to recently file a claim with my insurance company for repairs in my unit, and they in turn will have to force the HOA to pay up!   Did I want to do this ... of course not!   However,  the inside of my unit is destroyed by water damage.

So now after 5 years of paying for the new roofs, and not getting one ... we are back to new assessments for the roofs.  They are replacing mansards to make people think that we have new roofs.  Yet, the leaks tell a much different story!

I understand that many of the Highline homeowners are not privy to information provided to our Board members.

So here are a few tidbits for you.  In October 20, 2009, Alpine Roofing provided an estimate, wherein the President of Alpine stated that the townhouses were the worse and would cost $42,885.00 per 8-plex townhome.   That is $5,360.62 per unit in an 8 plex ... yet the owners of the 8-plex were charged $8,562.55 (2 bdrm) and $11,297.90 (3 bdrm).   That is $79,441.80 for that 8-plex townhome!   Do you see where I am going with this!?  That is almost twice what the roof was going to cost!

So not only did we NOT get our EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE ROOFS .... but now in 2018 the HOA is assessing us again to pay for sealing our old roof because the HOA did not replace the roof that we paid for.   Doesn't anyone else see a problem with this!?

If you are sick and tired of this non-sense ... email me and let's get something happening.   Many Homeowners are ready for legal intervention ... ARE YOU!?  We are ready for a lawyer to file litigation, and many Homeowners want a criminal audit to take place.

AS I SAID, WE MUST GET RID OF THE MANAGMENT COMPANY AND THE CARELESS HOA BOARD  ...

WE NEED TO TURN OUR GHETTO BACK INTO A COMMUNITY THAT WE ARE PROUD OF!

ROOFING THE MANSARDS

So as some of you may have noticed, the HOA is putting shingles on some of the Mansards.   Just so we are all on the same page ... THIS IS ONLY A PART OF THE ROOFING PROJECT THAT WE PAID FOR IN THE 2011 SPECIAL ASSESSMENT.

Now that we all have an understanding of this.   Let us take a look at the work that
was performed by the "company"  (and I use that term loosely) that roofed the
Mansards.  First off, the people performing this work were dangerous at best.  They                                         
                                                      continuously left ladders unattended leaning up
                                                      against the buildings.  In one case, while a
                                                      homeowner was talking to them about them
                                                      damaging the rose bushes with the falling shingles
                                                      outside of her home, the ladder near them came
                                                      sliding down off the building coming close to
                                                      striking the homeowner.

                                                      Let's now take a look at their work on the Mansard.
                                                      well ... what can a person conclude ... these guys have
                                                      no business working on our buildings.   After a week
                                                      the shingles are already coming off.   Why are they
coming off you ask?   Well, according to Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the best
temperatures to install asphalt shingles is between 40 and 85 degrees F.  Even the
manufacturer (Owens Corning) of the "Duration" shingles that were used on our
Mansards warns about handling shingles in temps under 40 degrees F.

There wasn't one day during the installation of the shingles on the Mansard of this
building that the temperature was above 40 degrees F.

When I spoke with a very large roofing company, as soon as I mentioned roofing with
shingles they immediately said ... "I hope they aren't doing it right now!  It's too cold!"

ATTEMPTING TO BETTER THE COMMUNITY
AND RAISE PROPERTY VALUES

So in our many attempts to better our property values, we asked the Board
to consider allowing the Townhomes (now remember that we pay over 60%
of the dues into the Community, while the Condos use over 60% of the dues)
on their own dime, to attach decks to the rear of the townhomes.  
We received a flat - NO!   Their reasoning is that the structural integrity
of the townhomes cannot withstand attaching a deck (with supporting
posts into the ground).

REALLY!?  Here is a little history.   Broadway Ramparts (The townhomes in
front of us that sit on Broadway) were built the same year, by the same
contractor, and using the same materials.   Albeit, over the years they have
modernized the community, installed better metal shingles on their
mansards, and they take care of their grounds a millions times better that
our HOA.

So one of the many things they did was to install decks on the back of the
townhomes.  Granted, I'm not sure I like their design of the decks they
installed, nevertheless, they have made changes over the years to the
buildings to better the looks of the community.   As a result, the townhomes at Broadway Ramparts sell for
considerably more than the same unit in Highline Meadows does.   And do not let anyone tell you differently, I have the plans for the decks and they were installed AFTER  the buildings were built.  It's funny that the same exact buildings in Broadway Ramparts are structurally strong enough to support a deck, but our townhouses are not.   HMMM, kinda makes you wonder!


THERE SEEMS TO BE SOME CONFUSION ABOUT THE COURT RULING FOR THE 2008 ASSESSMENT

I originally posted an article on this site about the 2008 Special Assessment and  how the Arapahoe County Courts ruled the 2008 assessment was improper (illegal).  On  August 6, 2009, Arapahoe
County Court found by a preponderance of the  evidence that the HOA did not have the
authority to levy the special assessment in 2008.  THE COURT'S DECISION WAS NEVER
APPEALED.   My neighbor and I are the parties involved in this case ... so we know a bit
about it.

Denise/TMMC and the Board then argued for attorney fees ... they lost that argument as

well.  The Court found that my neighbor and I did not have to pay attorney fees.  Why?  
Because under Colorado law there must be a prevailing party to a claim brought, while f
urthermore if a claim or defense is brought in good faith, then C.R.S. 13-17- 103, supported
by 13-17-102(6) which states that "No party who is appearing without an attorney shall be
assessed attorney fees unless the court finds that the party clearly knew or reasonably
should have known that his action or defense, or any part thereof, was substantially
frivolous, substantially groundless, or substantially vexatious ...", bars an award of attorney
fees.

Yet I am being told that Denise/TMMC through telephone conversations has been telling

Homeowners various stories, such as:  "The case was appealed and reversed by the Court"
and that the "Court decision does not apply to all Homeowners".  THESE ARE LIES!

DO YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON??  It is quite simple.  TMMC asked their attorney, Hindeman/Sanchez, for solutions to the Court Order against the 2008 Special Assessment

due to the above mentioned Court Decision.  Their attorney told them that they have
three (3) choices ... (1) Give everyone back their money ... (2) Make each Homeowner take
the HOA to court ... or (3) Create another Special Assessment and give all Homeowners
credit for the 2008 Special Assessment.  (NOTE: There is not one mention in this letter from
the attorney that the Special Assessment is needed for new roofs and the fire monitoring
system for the condos ...  it is only concerned with the 2008 Special Assessment monies.  
This  letter is telling the Board and TMMC to make up reasons for a new SpecialAssessment,
and then give credit to the Homeowners who paid the illegal 2008 Special Assessment so
they don't have to give the Homeowners their money back who payed the 2008 Special
Assessment.  

This is why the HOA and TMMC came up with this 2011 Special Assessment letter 
in December of 2010, explaining that we need roofs and fire monitoring for the condos
and that all Homeowners who paid the 2008 Assessment will now get credit.  It isn't 
coincidence that all of these documents and the 2010 Special Assessment correspond
with each other.

Yes, we do need roofs, there is no argument there, but that is not why the 2010 (what 
TMMC calls the 2011) Special Assessment was established ... and is likely the reason 
why the 2010 Special Assessment is so HIGH!

Furthermore, if all the discussion about the new Special Assessment is on the up-and-up, why is the Board hiding the discussion from the Homeowners?  The below image on the left  is from the Actual Regular Board Meeting Minutes of January 13, 2010, while the below image on the right is the Board Meeting Minutes of January 13, 2010, that were made available to the Homeowners.









WE LEAVE IT TO THE HOMEOWNERS TO DECIDE THE LEGALITY OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED ...BUT ARE THESE THE ACTIONS OF PEOPLE YOU WANT HANDLING OUR MONEY AND REPRESENTING YOUR INTERESTS IN THIS COMMUNITY?!

CLICK THE IMAGE
TO VIEW
CLICK THE IMAGE
TO VIEW
Actual Board Meeting Minutes of January 13, 2010,

Compare
section V.c.ii.
between these
two documents


Regular Board Meeting Minutes of January 13, 2010, made available to Homeowners

HOA Battle in
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The Westword articles in this section involve Highline Meadows and/or TMMC.


MARCH 2011 ANNUAL
HOMEOWNER MEETING
 
As always, the meeting began with a statement of "NO RECORDING".
Homeowners questioned this policy.   Sharon stated that the
"no recording" is mandated by SB 100.  It should be noted that
nowhere in SB100 is there such a requirement.

The Board was again asked to provide the community with a copy of the 3 bids for the roofing project.  The Board and TMMC continue to put off responding to any requests for this information.

The Board also advised the community as to the progress of the roofing project.  They noted that 2 buildings are completed, along with 1/3 of another building.  The community asked when the next roofing phase will begin.  Denise advised that the next phase will begin around August 2011.  Now we have to ask ... if the phases of this roofing project are taking over a year to finish, then why wasn't this project set up so that Homeowners didn't have to pay such a high assessment all at once ... this roofing project should have been scheduled for 
completion over several years so that Homeowners were not 
burdened with trying to pay for this Special Assessment.

As many Homeowners may remember, Denise/TMMC was 
asked to contact the insurance  company regarding our insurance 
covering repair of the roofs.  Denise stated she would do this,
and show everone the letter.  This has not happened to date.  We 
had actually spoken with a roofing company who advised us that 
there was in fact hail damage to our roofs in 2009, and that we have
 6 years to make that claim.  The roofs are something that needs to 
be covered by insurance.  Most  Homeowners in our community
are not able to pay this Assessment and are therefore willing to walk 
away instead of paying this.

We have recently discussed our mansards with a roofing company.  They sell the same roofing tiles that are on Broadway Ramparts mansards ... watch this video.  These roofing tiles have a minimum 50 year warranty!  


TMMC/DENISE'S HUSBAND IS WORKING
AT HIGHLINE MEADOWS


As many of you may recall, a question arose at the 2011 Annual Meeting about TMMC/Denise's husband performing work at Highline Meadows. Denise firmly responded that her husband works for a "Major Commercial Construction Company" (listen to the Annual Meeting recording below at approximately the location of the red arrow).

The "Major Commercial Construction Company" is called

"Virtus Build". This picture was taken on May 27, 2011, as
TMMC/Denise's husband was seen carrying equipment into

the Highline Meadows Clubhouse as they began his daily
remodeling of the clubhouse with  HMCA President
Sharon Kellogg.

So one has to ask ... if Richard Haas works for a "Major

Commercial Construction Company", what is he doing here
at Highline Meadows on a Monday morning at 9am?

Answer:  Not only does TMMC/Denise's husband owns

"Virtus Build" (established in 2009), but Denise has actually
filed documents with the Colorado Secretary of State for
this company with her name on those documents, and they
have the same address and suite number as  TMMC in
Castle Rock.


                             Virtus Build Articles of Incorporation

                              Virtus Build Annual 2010 Report

                              BBB Report showing TMMC Address

WHEN DENISE WAS WITH TMMC SHE BEGAN
LOSING HOA PROPERTIES AROUND THE DENVER AREA

So there has been some discussion between a Homeowner and the Board of
Highline Meadows.  The discussion is about Denise/TMMC's termination/resignation
from various communities around the Denver area.  The Board doesn't seem to
know, or believe, that Denise/TMMC has been or would be fired as HOA manager.

A little history.  Second Jefferson Green in Lakewood fired Denise/TMMC

when they realized the poor managment they were receiving from TMMC.  
Cherry Creek Farm, while sharing information with the Highline Meadows
Reclamation Project, organized removing and replacing three (3) Board
members who were supporter of TMMC, whereupon Denise/TMMC resigned.  
The most recent was The Cay at Marina Pointe, who organized with the
Highline Meadows Reclamation Project, and removed their entire Board,
who were TMMC supporters, whereupon Denise/TMMC
immediately resigned.

Second Jefferson
Green

 THERE IS HOPE DEALING WITH OUR HOA!

I have found a fantastic way to deal with our HOA .
I bought Danny Pebbles' Guide to Association Living.
It's a comical DVD series teaching you how to deal
with HOA corruption.  He teaches you how to not
stress over what your Board is doing ... you are only
losing your home and everything you've worked for.  
I mean, things could be alot worse ... you could actually
be happy and living a stress-free life.  And then where
would you be!?

So do what I did ... I bought this DVD series and I only
paid $20,000 dollars!  That's a steal ... at least I got
8 blank DVDs!  Our HOA is making us pay a huge
Special Assessment for roofs that will never be
completed.  You think we will?  Pay the Assessment
and wait ... the thieves of Highline will take your money, laugh in your face, and tell you so many lies that you'll believe you got over on them!

Our Pond Needs Some Fish!!!

As I am sure most of you remember the carp and other fish that we had in our pond prior to last year's pond disaster.  Well everyone loves this pond.  The most effective form of biological control for ponds are the use of the herbivorous fish, the Grass Carp or the Koi.  The Koi are a beautiful fish.


When I was growing up in the Denver
area, a pond near my house had hundreds
of Koi in it.   We can buy Koi here ...
McBride's Oakridge Koi .
I think the bundles of mid-sized
Koi would be best.  We would like to take
up a collection from Homeowners, purchase
the Koi, and put them in the pond.

CONTACT US TO HELP!