03 Oct 2018
October is for Celebrating Halloween *and* Safe Communities
The Denver Police Department has information on their website on how to prevent Neighborhood Crime.
Landscaping: The LCMA has guidelines for good landscape maintenance that also make our community safer. For example, keep trees trimmed to provide eight feet of clearance from sidewalks and streets. The Denver Police Department (DPD) also recommends that you keep bushes trimmed to six inches below windows and three feet from doors.
Lighting and Timers: Motion activated outdoor lighting is very effective in deterring crime. In addition, lights on timers in your home help to set a schedule of activity that is consistent even when you are not present. Leaving porch lights on or having landscaping that incorporates lighting is also recommended. DPD has an extensive list of suggestions around the use of lights, timers, and even radios to deter unwanted activity.
Doors, Windows & Garages: Close and lock doors and windows when you’re away and when you’re home. Making sure that your deadbolt locks meet the criteria for being effective. For window and sliding glass doors it is recommended that you use an additional locking mechanism to ensure security. Keep garage doors closed when not present, even if you only leave for a few minutes. In addition, DPD recommends that garage door openers be removed from your vehicle if your vehicle is parked in front of your home but not in the garage.
House Numbers: The LCMA requires clearly, legible house numbers on the front of the home and, if you have an alley-facing garage, on the garage. DPD also recommends them so emergency personnel can find your home.
Vehicle Safety: Keep vehicles locked at all times and don’t leave valuable items inside. If you park your vehicle in your driveway, make sure it is well-lit or use motion-activated lighting.
Please visit the Denver Police Department’s website for more tips and tricks on crime prevention!
03 Oct 2018
The Lowry Community Master Association (LCMA) has three Board of Directors seats up for election at the annual meeting on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at 6P in the Eisenhower Chapel.
The LCMA Board maintains the physical assets and protects the financial assets of the association, oversees the Design Review process for new construction and changes to existing properties, enforces the covenants of the Association, and works to promote quality of life for those who live, work and play in Lowry. The LCMA manages, maintains and insures all common elements, such as LCMA-owned parks, sidewalks, alleys, private roads, trees, landscaping, park equipment, lighting, monuments and walls, so that they are preserved for current and future owners in Lowry to enjoy (you can find a more comprehensive list of those assets here).
The LCMA’s Lowry Design Review Committee works with developers and builders to review and approve proposed building plans. The LCMA’s Buildings and Grounds Committee oversees maintenance activities and reviews Design Review Requests for changes to existing homes and commercial buildings. The LCMA also puts on several community events each year and provides neighborhood communications via a weekly eNewsletter and the Lowry Facebook page and Twitter feed.
Those interested in being considered to serve on the Board of Directors should complete the 2018 LCMA Board of Directors Application. Any property owner, owner’s spouse or domestic partner or representative of a commercial owner is eligible to run for the LCMA Board of Directors if they are in good standing with the Association. Qualifications that are helpful, but not required, for an LCMA Board Member to have are a background in architecture, landscape architecture, construction, construction management, finance, communications, legal and/or HOA, not-for-profit, or non-profit Board experience.
For inclusion on the Proxy Form mailed out to all property owners and the ballot, the application must be received by 5P on Friday, October 26th, 2018. For inclusion on the ballot only, the application must be received by 5P on Monday, December 3, 2018. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered write-in candidates.