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Presidents Message March/April 2024

Dear Residents, 

I am happy to announce that the Windmill Park pool opened on March 1st! I hope you all have a great pool season and enjoy the warmer weather.

The splash pad tank replacement project began over the winter, with the new pre-cast concrete tank going into production on November 27. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances that are beyond our control, there have been a few delays. We appreciate your patience as we do all we can to get this project completed. Meanwhile, we look forward to seeing you enjoy the pool and spa!

On March 30th, we have the Easter Egg Hunt event, a wonderful opportunity for residents to come together and have fun. We encourage everyone to volunteer and help as it takes many people to make it a success, especially setting up the event the day before. If you have some free time, please call the office and offer your services. Also, be sure to get wristbands for the kids before the event to avoid waiting in line. This event promotes unity within our community and includes activities for residents of all ages.

Spring is a beautiful season that brings us lovely flowers and pleasant weather. However, it also comes with an unwelcome guest: weeds. To avoid receiving a letter from the office, please take control of weeds as soon as you see them. Pre-emergent is an excellent way to prevent weed growth, but it’s best applied before they begin sprouting. So, let’s all work together to keep our community clean and beautiful this Spring season.

Best wishes to all Continental Ranch residents!

Peg Bracken

President’s Message January/February 2024

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful and safe time welcoming the 2024 new year. 

In December 2023, we had a great turnout for the Photos with Santa event at the community center. The management company did an excellent job with the decorations, making the event even more special. I also want to congratulate the winners of the Holiday Decorating Contest!

Our next event is the annual CRCA Easter Egg Hunt, scheduled for the end of March. We have lots of fun and exciting activities planned for the kids, so it’s an event you don’t want to miss. As always, we are looking for volunteers to help us make this event a success. Volunteering is a great way to give back to our community, so please reach out to the office and let them know if you can.

Please note that the board had approved the Windmill Spa to be open through December 2023 and hopefully, for the upcoming year we will be able to provide the same service; also, the splash pad will be opening on March 1st. The splash pad tank is being replaced this January with a cement tank, and we hope it will have a longer lifespan.  I hope everyone enjoys the pool season and warmer weather this upcoming year. 

With spring just around the corner, please take control of weeds as soon as you see them to avoid receiving a letter from the office. Pre-emergent is always an excellent way to go, but it is best applied before the weeds begin sprouting. 

Finally, please be considerate of your neighbors when taking your beloved animals for walks. I have noticed dog owners not being responsible and leaving their dog waste to be picked up by neighbors. Please carry bags and pick them up after your furry friends. It is not your neighbor’s job to pick up your pet’s mess.

-Peg Bracken

President’s Message November/December 2023

Dear Residents,

I hope you had a great summer and are looking forward to the cooler weather. Just a friendly reminder that although the Community Center pool closed after Labor Day, the Windmill Pool is still open and heated through the end of November.

The Board recently approved a proposal from Kappcon, Inc. to replace the splash pad’s underground surge tank, which will get done while the Windmill Pool is closed this January through February. The current plastic tank that cracked earlier this year will be replaced with a pre-cast concrete tank, which is now industry standard and expected to last for years to come.

Mark your calendars and don’t forget to come and get your picture taken with Santa on December 9th! Check inside the newsletter for more details and we hope to see you all there.

In case you missed it, the Annual Meeting took place in October, where four members were elected to the Board. Long-time Board member, Bill Dawes, decided not to run this year, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for volunteering his time over the past 10-plus years to this community.

Thank you,

Peg Bracken

President’s Message September/October 2023

I hope everyone had a nice summer and I’m sure we’re all looking forward to cooler weather. As a reminder, the pool at the Community Center will close after Labor Day weekend, but the Windmill Pool will still be open.

It’s time for the Annual Election and four candidates are running for four open seats. It’s crucial to cast your vote so that quorum can be met so please review your packets in October and mail or drop your absentee ballots at the office. In person voting will take place at the Annual Meeting at 7:00pm in the cafeteria of the Coyote Trail Elementary School on October 24, 2023.

Since the dues were last increased five years ago, the U.S. has seen a cumulative price increase of about 20%. In order to keep up with inflation and maintain the strong levels of Reserves that CRCA currently has, it will be necessary to increase assessments in the upcoming fiscal year by as much as 12%. Board members are analyzing expenses and we will continue to make sure every association dollar is spent wisely and with the community’s best interest in mind. While no increase is taken lightly, I am confident that Continental Ranch will continue to have low dues for all the great amenities it has to offer residents.