Greeting HTC Residents:
The Master Board and CCMC appreciate the numerous supportive, positive and helpful suggestions from residents during the pandemic situation, which is fluid and requires navigating new territory – daily, weekly. There have also been many questions and a few complaints that we have tried to address individually.
The Board and CCMC have been monitoring communications from the state and local governments, the Colo Dept of Public Health and Environment and Tri-County Health as we work with the HOA attorneys on next steps and act in the best interest of all residents. At this time, Adams County does not have an approved variance from the state meaning we must follow state guidelines.
As you know, Master facilities were closed as required during the Stay at Home order. When the Governor moved Colorado to Safer at Home, some public amenities, such as tennis courts, were open. So, why could they open and not HTC?
We learned that the City of Thornton's potential liability differs from HOA's. HOA's do not have governmental immunity, which is one of the reasons our attorneys have steered us in the current direction, even as some of us tried to convince otherwise. Our attorneys assure us that all 55+ communities in Colorado have had similar frustrations as HTC. Liability incurred by the Board, and ultimately residents, for not following attorney advice carries weight. We were able to open the tennis/pickleball courts last week in line with regulations from the organizations noted above.
GOOD NEWS GOING FORWARD
In addition, some amenities in the Clubhouse will open starting the week of June 8th. Two examples, the swimming pools and the fitness room, will be available on a reservation basis for residents only. These guidelines as well as instructions on how to register will be sent next week. Per Tri-County Health directive, the library is to remain closed at this time. We will keep you informed as other HTC Master amenities are opened.
We feel the closure has been frustrating for some and a relief for others as residents run the gamut in their thoughts and feelings around all things related to this pandemic. We have been and will continue to work on detailed plans for moving into the next phases of our
, but we need to do it in a safe and responsible way.
Here is what CCMC and the Master Board is working on for re-opening:
• Developing processes to promote safety and adherence to state and local guidelines.
• Utilizing an online reservation system with fixed time slots for users in some areas of the clubhouse to limit the number of users and allow for sanitizing between reservations
• Creating social distancing space between equipment in the gym
• Requiring appropriate usage of masks, social distancing, and cleaning practices
• Phasing increases in numbers of allowed users as state and local government guidance evolves
We appreciate your continued patience and welcome resident comments and questions.