July - September 2019

From the President –

We are back with a newsletter!!! Thank you Marjie Clark for undertaking a very large job on behalf of our community. The Board and I are truly thankful and as a community if you see Marjie out and about thank her personally.

We also have a new Landscape Committee chair in Lora Witt as well which we are all very excited about. That leaves one last committee that we are hoping to chair here in the next few weeks and that is the Nominating Committee. The task of this committee is to solicit and coordinate information for new homeowners to run for the board. We will have two openings this year.

I have been advised to better clarify the election process at Three Fountains. If you run for the Board, you are not running for a specific position. After the election the Board meets and then we choose positions for the next year. In other words, Kathy Mehlmann, the Treasurer, is not running this year, so you would replace her on the Board, but you are not replacing the position. The Board will determine everyone’s position after the election. I hope that makes sense. Last year when I was up for reelection, I did hear that we may have had more people run but they thought they would have to be President and that made them not run.

Finally, I would like to address the major roof repairs going on in Three Fountains because it is causing a lot of conflict for many of our neighbors. In an attempt to keep people calm I believe I understated the critical nature of this roof emergency. We must complete all roof repairs this year so we can continue to have affordable insurance. It sounds simple but in fact is rather catastrophic. We usually replace 5 – 6 roofs a year. This year we are replacing 23 roofs in a three-month time frame. Wow! And since we have started this process, we have had snow, hail and rain almost every day. What does that mean? It means we start a roof on one side of the property in the morning and must shift to another in the afternoon. The crews are working very hard and fast and sometimes that leads to confusion and lack of notice. I am sorry for that inconvenience but please understand this is a community emergency that must be dealt with.

So, please ask yourself “are you helping in this time of crisis or are you just adding to the problem”? The roofers do want to make this as easy as possible and to clean up their mess, but we all have to work together. We have had multiple complaints about debris being left behind on patios but when asked to unlock gates so the crew can do clean-up the homeowner refuses. If your garage is blocked in and you need out, let us or the roofer know, and they/we will help. Thank you all for your support and looking forward to a great summer.

--Jeff Rickard

Something New!

A suggestion box is being put in the clubhouse basement (at the entrance to the office, across from the exercise room). If you have a suggestion, or even a question about something happening at Three Fountains, drop a note in the box.

Meet the Three Fountains Maintenance Crew

Maintenance Crew

From left to right - Victor Lara Raphael Cabrera José Carbajal

Three Fountains has the best maintenance crew in Denver! These guys come out even on snowy weekends to plow the lanes and clear the walks.

Most of Three Fountains residents don’t even know their names, much less anything else about these workers who keep our complex looking spiffy.

Victor, originally from El Salvador, has worked here for 15 years. He has four children and lives eight miles from Three Fountains.

Originally from Mexico, Raphael (Ráfe) has worked here 131⁄2 years. He has three children and lives only four minutes from Three Fountains.

José, originally from El Salvador, became a U.S. citizen a few years ago. He has worked here 14 years and has two children. His commute is seven miles.

They all agree that pool and fountain maintenance are their favorite jobs, and understandably, sewer clean-up is what they least look forward to.

Once in a while, why not show how much you appreciate the crew by taking some goodies to their break room in the maintenance building – it’s the least we can do!

Annual Meeting

The Annual Homeowners’ Meeting will be Tuesday, September 24, at 7 p.m. in the Clubhouse.

Election of two Board members will take place, so it is important that there be a quorum. If you are unable to attend, please give your proxy to someone who is attending or to Toby Bargas in the Maintenance Office.

The regular Board of Managers meeting will be at 4 p.m. on that day.

You will be receiving the proxy, agenda, and candidate resumés by mail.

Summer Party

The Three Fountains Summer Party will be Sunday, August 4, from 12 to 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse. Barbecue and all the trimmings will be provided by Smokin’ Yards. And it’s free! Invitations and RSVP contact will be going out soon.

This will also be a Meet-and-Greet for candidates for the Board to be elected at the Annual Meeting.

Three Fountains Committees

Three Fountains has several committees. If you would like to serve on one of these committees or have a suggestion, drop a note in the suggestion box in the clubhouse basement and it will be forwarded to the proper committee chair.


  • Finance - Abby Marsh

  • Pool - Barbara Griswold

  • Landscape - Lara Witt

  • Social - Barbara Griswold