Peregrine Newsletter – November 2021

Peregrine Newsletter – November 2021

Peregrine Newsletter – November 2021

Welcome to our November 2021 Peregrine Newsletter! Our goal is to provide general neighborhood information and updates that will help build our Peregrine community.

In this newsletter you will find:– Community Events – Turkey Trot Registration & Volunteers needed– Annual Membership Meeting Information – Recap of our annual event– Board of Directors Election – McArthur re-elected– 2021 Peregrine Survey – Results of our survey– Safety & Security – Fire mitigation planned for Orchard Valley Rd.– Upcoming Important Dates

You can find further information on our Peregrine Master Association website.

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Peregrine Community EventsThanksgiving Day Turkey Trot       

 

Run, Trot, Walk or Stroll! Join us for a pre-meal workout, while supporting Care and Share!WHO: Peregrine residents, friends and family! Your furry pets are welcome too, but please make sure to keep them on a leash.   WHAT: Peregrine’s Annual Turkey Trot. To REGISTER for this event and sign our liability waiver, REGISTER HERE*This must be completed prior to the event. WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 25 @ 8:30 a.m.WHERE: We will be offering 2 race routes. One option is approximately 1.5 miles and is a more family-friendly option. The second option is approximately 4.5 miles and covers the Woodmen Loop. Meet at the registration table by the Woodmen-Roberts teacher parking lot. COST: There is no defined cost for this event; please donate at-will. Please join us in supporting the Colorado Springs Care and Share Food Bank. All donations will go directly towards those in need to help ‘bridge the gap between hunger and abundance’. Donations will be collected at the registration table; cash or check only, please. Checks can be made out to ‘Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado’. We are in need of volunteers to ensure the safety of our participants! Please consider serving as a race coordinator. To volunteer for this event, SIGN UP HERE.


Peregrine Master Association 2021 Annual Membership Meeting

The 2021 Annual Membership Meeting was held on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at Mount St. Francis Auditorium. Thank you to all who attended. This meeting is a platform that brings together our community to discuss important issues and guide the Association’s near and longer-term future. A big thank you goes to our featured speakers. – Corey Farkas, City of Colorado Springs Operations & Maintenance Division Manager. Mr. Farkas addressed the City’s programs, policies and plans to address future concrete projects, street repairs, paving projects, and snow removal. Good news for Peregrine streets in the next five years!

– Dave Donelson, City Council District 1 Representative. Mr. Donelson discussed City topics, including public safety, infrastructure, small businesses and trails/open spaces. 

Bret Lacey, Fire Marshal; Ashley Whitworth, CSFD Wildfire Mitigation Administrator; Melissa Hoffman,  CSFD Wildfire Mitigation Program Coordinator & Steve Garcia, CSFD Captain/Peregrine HOA Board Member. Collectively, they discussed the results of Peregrine’s two chipping events in 2021, and other important information regarding fire mitigation in common areas and private residential lots. Join us when the Board of Directors formally gathers again, Wednesday, Feb. 9 @ 6 p.m. at Fire Station 18, 6830 Hadler View.


Peregrine Board of Directors2021 Election

We had three excellent candidates standing for the single Director seat on the Peregrine Master Association Board. The term for this position is limited to 3 years and will expire in 2024. We are happy to announce that you have re-elected Michelle McArthur to another 3-year term! Michelle has been an active member of the Peregrine Board of Directors since 2018. In her time on the Board, she has served as a Director at Large, Treasurer and most recently, Vice President. Most importantly, since she started on the board, she has chaired the Community Programs & Special Events Committee, which provides our community with vital social events such as the Peregrine Egg Hunt, Music in the Park, Cinema in the Park and the Turkey Trot. Please help us in congratulating Michelle McArthur and supporting her for another 3-year term!


2021 Peregrine SurveyCommunity Results

The 2021 Peregrine survey was designed to provide the opportunity to gather the opinions and suggestions of residents and property owners within Peregrine. We conduct these surveys every other year and use this valuable information to help guide our decision-making. This year we received 375 responses, which was the highest amount we have received for our community surveys so far. We had a 100% completion rate and the average amount of time spent on the survey was 10 minutes, 40 seconds.Overall, we received a lot of positive feedback on the initiatives set forth by the Board of Directors. We also received a good amount of feedback regarding areas of improvement and will use this information to shape our future plans for the community. Thank you again to all of you that provided this valuable information.You can view a summary of the results | 2021 Peregrine Survey Results.


Safety & Security UpdateFire Mitigation Scheduled

This December, the HOA will perform fire mitigation projects along Orchard Valley Road. We will remove dead vegetation and eliminate ladder fuels in the open space on the north side of Orchard Valley Road. This will also provide some erosion control using the logs in that area. The project is being lead by CSFD Fire Captain Steve Garcia, who also serves as a Peregrine HOA Board Member at Large.These projects represent an increased focus on fire mitigation in the Peregrine community. Based on survey responses of our residents, fire mitigation is a top priority for the Board. The HOA Board has allocated $10,000 for fire mitigation this year and coordinated two free residential chipping opportunities in 2021. If you are interested in learning more about fire mitigation on your property, the CSFD offers a fire mitigation program to meet with you and make suggestions on how to reduce the chance of fire on your property. For more information about this opportunity, contact CSFD Wildfire Mitigation at (719) 385-7493.


Upcoming Dates/Information

Save the Date

– Nov. 25, 2021  Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot – 8:30 a.m. – Woodmen-Roberts Elementary teacher parking lot– Jan. 1, 2022 – Annual Association Assessments due. These will be mailed out to all residents on Dec. 1. Please contact Kristie McKitterick (Balbookacc@aol.com / 719-593-9811) at Balanced Bookkeeping with any questions.– Feb. 9, 2022 – February Board Meeting – 6 p.m. – Fire Station 18 Community Room – 6830 Hadler ViewSee all Peregrine Events here


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