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 Proposal to Amend and Restate the Potomac Farms Declaration of CC&Rs 
 
At the June 16, 2020 board meeting, the Board approved the proposed Amended and Restated Declaration of CC&Rs for the Potomac Farms neighborhood. Although the Board can recommend changes to the Declaration Document, only the homeowners can vote on whether to approve such proposed changes.

The primary reason for proposing to change the Declaration of CC&Rs is to allow for the dissolution of the Potomac Farms HOA corporation. The HOA corporation has been inactive since 2016 and transferred all of its responsibilities (including the responsibilities to enforce the CC&Rs in the Declaration Document) to the Metro District. Although the HOA is inactive, the District (which is funded by the homeowners) still incurs various reporting and other costs related to the inactive HOA.

Because changes to the Declaration must be made to allow for the dissolution of the HOA corporation, the Board is also proposing other changes to the Declaration document. While several changes update the Declaration to comply with current Colorado Statutes and eliminate language related to rights and powers granted to the land developer, the Board is proposing two key changes to the Declaration document. First, the Board is proposing changes to the Declaration that eliminates powers granted to the District and its contractors to enter onto any homeowner's property to correct property maintenance violations. Second, th Board is proposing to add a restriction limiting how many of the 406 homes can be converted into rental units. Currently, 6% of all homes in Potomac Farms are used rental units. The Board's proposed cap is 8%. 

The next homeowner vote will occur at the beginning of the Metro District's board meeting scheduled for May 18th at 6pm (meeting details provided below in the Board meeting calendar). If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may download, complete and submit your proxy vote to the District, which will be counted at the meeting.
 
 Proxy Form

Redline Version of the Proposed
Amended and Restated Declaration of
CC&Rs for Potomac Farms

Frequently Asked Questions


The Potomac Farms Neighborhood

The Potomac Farms neighborhood is a covenant-controlled community located in Commerce City in the northwest corner of the intersection of 104th Avenue and Potomac Street. The neighborhood is comprised of 406 single family homes.

The neighborhood is perfectly situated around several nearby recreational amenities. Within the neighborhood is a half-acre park area with a playground. On the north west border of the community lies a 9.5-acre City park that contains a playground, sports field, basketball courts, picnic facilities and restrooms. Finally, Commerce City's new $32.9 million recreation center (construction completed in May 2018) is located approximately 1.5 miles northeast from Potomac Farms.

South Adams Fire Station No. 6 is located nearby and the community also borders the 6-acre North Forest office park.

Turnberry elementary school (Brighton 27J School District) is within walking distance for many kids - less than a 1/2 mile from the neighborhood.

Regarding the neighborhood's proximity to retail shopping, the neighborhood is only 1 1/2 miles from a King Soopers superstore and Walgreens (east of the neighborhood), and one mile from the Turnberry Marketplace (west of the neighborhood). Potomac Farms is less than a 30-minute drive away from downtown Denver and the Denver International Airport.

The District

The Potomac Farms Metropolitan District (the District) is a quasi-municipal corporation and political subdivision of the State of Colorado. The District's boundaries wholly encompass the Potomac Farms neighborhood and the District's board of directors are elected solely by Colorado registered voters living and/or owning property within the Potomac Farms subdivision. Beginning in 2017, the District began performing all functions previously provided by the Homeowners Association including (1) maintaining the open spaces and recreational facilities within the neighborhood, (2) monitoring and enforcing the Potomac Farms restrictive covenants and maintenance standards applicable to every lot and (3) providing architectural review services in accordance with the neighborhood's restrictive covenants and architectural guidelines.

Metro District Board Meeting Schedule
November 17, 2020 (Tuesday) Regular board meeting [Agenda]
(Public hearing on 2021 budget)
Jan. 11, 2021 (Monday) Special board meeting [Agenda]
March 16, 2021 (Tuesday) Regular board meeting [Agenda ]
May 18, 2021 (Tuesday) Regular board meeting [Agenda]
July 20, 2021 (Tuesday) Regular board meeting [Agenda] Online meeting
September 21, 2021 (Tuesday) Regular board meeting [Agenda] Online meeting
November 16, 2021 (Tuesday) Regular board meeting and
2022 public budget hearing [Agenda]
All board meetings are open to the public. Unless otherwise noted on the above schedule, all District board meetings start at 6:00pm and will be held at Bison Ridge Recreation Center (13905 E 112th Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022).

Neighborhood Rules & Restrictions
The Potomac Farms neighborhood is a covenant-controlled community. The rules and restrictions are embodied in three documents - the Declaration, the Architectural Guidelines and the Covenant Enforcement Policy.

The Declaration
The Declaration contains the basic covenants and restrictions for Potomac Farms. Article 4 of the Declaration assigns powers to the Architectural Committee to establish guidelines, standards, rules, regulations and procedures for the neighborhood. Article 3 of the Declaration establishes various restrictions on the use and maintenance of Lots within Potomac Farms. Some of these restrictions are explicit and some are not - but the Declaration allows all rules to interpreted and clarified by the District Board. Any changes to the Declaration must be approved by a vote of the homeowners.

Click HERE to go to the document library to download a copy of the Declaration document.

Architectural Guidelines
The Architectural Guidelines provides guidelines, standards, rules, regulations and procedures for installing, removing or modifying improvements on homeowners' Lots, including the house exterior. The Guidelines also provide the minimum standards for maintaining landscaping, the home exterior and other improvements on homeowners' Lots. The District Board - in consultation with the Architectural Committee - is responsible for updating and changing the Guidelines.

Click HERE to go to the webpage where you can download a copy of the Architectural Guidelines.

Covenant Enforcement Policy
To ensure homeowners comply with the rules, restrictions and standards established by the Declaration and the Architectural Guidelines, the District Board has established covenant enforcement policies and procedures. These policies and procedures document the District Board's written course of action for enforcing the rules, restrictions and standards established in the Declaration and the Architectural Guidelines. The District Board may change its enforcement policies and procedures as it deems necessary.

Click HERE to go to the document library to download a copy of the District Board's covenant enforcement policies and procedures.
 
 

 

 
POTOMAC FARMS
IS ON FACEBOOK!


The residents created a Facebook page for the Potomac Farms neighborhood. Please note the District does not manage or monitor this site. Click on the Facebook icon below to jump to the Potomac Farms Facebook site.

 

The Homeowners' Association

The Potomac Farms Homeowners Association, Inc. (the Association) is a private non-profit corporation. The Association is wholly owned by the property owners. The property owners of each lot are assigned one ownership unit and vote in the Association. Beginning January 01, 2017, the Association turned over all of its responsibilities to the Potomac farms Metropolitan District. Consequently, the Association no longer assesses dues on homeowners (since all neighborhood services are provided by the District and funded through property taxes paid to the District).

 

Trash Service
  Commerce City provides weekly trash pick-up service to the neighborhood through its contractor - Republic Services. Any questions or concerns about trash service should be directed to Republic Services at (303) 286-1200.

Additional information about your trash service can be found in the following flyer published by the City:

Trash Service Flyer

 
Important Dates to Remember
 
Trash pick-up is provided by Commerce City and occurs weekly on Thursdays. If a holiday occurs during any given week, trash pick-up service is moved to Friday. Recycling pick-up occurs every other week on Thursdays (on even-numbered dates--16th, 30th, etc).

South Adams County Water & Sanitation District shuts off the irrigation water supply between October 15th and April 15th each year. (All neighborhood residents' sprinkler systems are hooked into the irrigation water system.)