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Old 12-26-2017, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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Wilberry was talking about Windsor, and so was I.

Harmony - going east - runs into the Timnath area, so a different town. I won't comment about Timnath, as I know less about it.
The Harmony Ridge development has a Windsor address, though it is closer to Timnath. That whole area was subject to a land grab from both towns in the early 2000's as both were putting significant numbers of acres into their growth management areas in order to annex property and grow their tax bases. Windsor has a few "flag pole" annexations to the north that stretch town limits along a road and around a subdivision quite a ways from the majority of the town.

The closest groceries to the Harmony Ridge development will be at the Super Wal-Mart at I-25 and Harmony.
The distance from Harmony Ridge to other shopping along Harmony Road in Fort Collins will be about the same as the distance to the shopping in Windsor. The drive to Windsor will be more pleasant and take less time, but the selection will be greater in Fort Collins.
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Old 12-27-2017, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Windsor, CO
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The Harmony Ridge development has a Windsor address, though it is closer to Timnath. That whole area was subject to a land grab from both towns in the early 2000's as both were putting significant numbers of acres into their growth management areas in order to annex property and grow their tax bases. Windsor has a few "flag pole" annexations to the north that stretch town limits along a road and around a subdivision quite a ways from the majority of the town.

The closest groceries to the Harmony Ridge development will be at the Super Wal-Mart at I-25 and Harmony.
The distance from Harmony Ridge to other shopping along Harmony Road in Fort Collins will be about the same as the distance to the shopping in Windsor. The drive to Windsor will be more pleasant and take less time, but the selection will be greater in Fort Collins.
Thanks Mike.
Where is the county line between Larimar & Weld counties in that area?
Mark
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Old 12-27-2017, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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Thanks Mike.
Where is the county line between Larimar & Weld counties in that area?
Mark
The county line runs down Latham Parkway on the east side of the Ridge at Harmony Road subdivision, between that subdivision and Harmony - the golf course community. Harmony is in Larimer County and Ridge at Harmony Road is in Weld County.

MW
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Old 12-28-2017, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Windsor, CO
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Thanks Mike,

I found out that the Ridge at Harmony Road was in Weld County while I was at the development. I went to the Wal-Mart and in the parking lot there was one of those mobile security cameras on a pole. The base of the camera said "Larimar County Sherif", so I figured that the county line was somewhere in-between the two.
Mark
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Old 12-29-2017, 06:28 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I trust Weld County still has a few of the many benefits they offered over their more demanding and hungry Larimer County neighbor.

Sounds like the better choice, tho I'm sure revenue needs has caught up with Weld County and they extract plenty from residential land and personal property owners.

In my non-CO region the AG centric counties get a lot more benefit from USDA-ED. (such as internet and other infrastructure grants). Usually no-emission requirements for vehicles. (can vary with population density)
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Old 12-31-2017, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Windsor, CO
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One thing I've noticed is that the CCR's for this development is only 18 pages long. The CCR's for another development by the same builder in Larimer County was about 3 times as long. The Homeowner's Documents (including CCR's) for Trilogy at Lake Fredrick in VA was over 10 times (190 pages +) longer.
Another thing is that instead of HOA Dues, a "Metro" is added to the Property Tax bill. I'm a little confused by the difference between an HOA Dues & the Metro, and the Metro & the Property tax.
Mark
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:17 AM
 
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Metropolitan districts are permitted by Colorado state statute to finance community planning and certain critical infrastructure, including initial construction of streets and certain utilities, as well as amenities such as common-use pools, parks, and community structures.
Once the initial infrastructure has been completed, a metropolitan district will typically continue to exist for many years while the infrastructure bonds are being paid and retired.
According to Colorado statute, homeowners associations are separate and legally different from special districts. . This arrangement can lead to unnecessary confusion among homeowners, as well as some duplication of services and costs.
I think......
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