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BOD and General Meeting dates will be posted to the website calendar and listed below. Dates are subject to change so always check the website for the most current schedule. All BOD meetings are open to WWV owners and will be held at the Black Forest Fire Station #1 on Teachout Road off Burgess Road, unless otherwise indicated.
BOD Meetings: Next BOD Meeting will be announced soon - see details on side bar under "BOARD MEETINGS"
General Membership Meetings: May 11, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. - see details on side bar under "BOARD MEETINGS"
NEWS, NEWS, NEWS
Click here for the Spring 2015 WWV HOA Newletter
El Paso County Sheriff's Office Notice of Burglaries in Our Area
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be distributing an informational alert to the media regarding an emerging pattern of residential burglaries we have identified in the Black Forest area. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office previously investigated a similar occurrence, and members of the community were a great asset in providing information to the office and assisting with leads, which eventually led to the identification of the suspects. These appear to be daytime burglaries with forced entry. Small electronics such as laptops, iPods, televisions are being targeted, along with cash, and any firearms. In one case in southern Douglas County off County Line Rd, a vehicle was also stolen from the garage.
If you have any information or concerns, please contact Detective John Watts with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office at 719-520-7025.
Black Forest Slash Mulch will open May 2, 2015. A fee of $2 per load will be charged this year.
Black Forest FIRE Information
El Paso County Public Services contractors began removing FEMA-funded Hazard Trees in Black Forest o/a Feb 28, 2014. As of this date there have been issues with abuses of the standards the contractors are using to identify and remove trees. Landowners who have property along county roads with burned (blackened or scorched) trees are advised to monitor which trees are being marked with red dots for cutting...read more.
FIRE DANGER: NO FIRE RESTRICTIONS are currently in effect for the unincorporated areas of El Paso County. Check out FIREWISE program.... Request a free fire mitigation assessment for your property. Access new resources on the BF Fire Dept website like fire preparation for horses, mitigation tax breaks, fire-resistant landscaping, and more. Also visit the Emergency Information page.
BLACK FOREST TOGETHER: Recover-Rebuild-Restore
Keep up to date on efforts and events at www.blackforesttogether.org.
WWV Firewise Community Committee (FCC) - The FCC will coordinate fire mitigation efforts, apply for grant money for mitigation costs reimbursement, share lessons learned, develop emergency plans, and much more to enhance the safety of our community. Contact committee Chair, Jim Painter at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
AROUND THE VILLAGE
PARKS: WWV parks are sprayed each summer for noxious weeds, including the aggressive "yellow toad flax", controlled only with a specific chemical applied by a licensed agent. Warning signs are posted when the parks are sprayed so residents can avoid the area for a short time. Spraying is safe after chemicals have dried. For more information visit the Colorado State University Extension service website http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/natres/03114.html.
WILD THINGS ! It is not uncommon for mountain lions, bears, fox and other wild animals to move through our community. Consider keeping pets and small animals indoors at night and be vigilant while out walking, especially in the dark. MULTIPLE BEAR SIGHTINGS! There is a definite increase of bears in WWV, particularly the treed northeast area. Take precautions. Get tips here.
CRIME CONTROL: Residents are cautioned to remain vigilant in securing your property, and to report any suspicious activity or vehicles to EPC Sheriff'sOffice at 719-390-5555.
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAM - See NWP Webpage for valuable info on safeguarding and securing your property and our community. VOLUNTEER as WWV NWP coordinator or committee member; contact a BOD member today!
MISTLETOE MANAGEMENT- Several lots in WWV have been identified with mistletoe parasitic infection, which spreads and ultimately destroys infected trees. Spring is a great time to inspect trees. Pruning or removing infected trees is the best management measure. Read article on Mistletoe Management and take action to protect yours and your neighbors' properties.