Pleasant View Estates

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Pleasant View Estates

Pleasant View Neighborhood History

In 1950 George and Stella Hardesty moved to this area from an area near Raton, New Mexico. They bought 1,600 acres of land from the Sweet Family for about $40 an acre. This area is now Sun Hills, Gleneagle, and Pleasant View Estates. Like most people here they raised Angus and Hereford cattle that were either bought by midwest corn farmers to fatten up or shipped directly to the Chicago Packing Plants. Buyers stayed at the Broodmoor in the Small Town of Colorado Springs which went up to where Fillmore Street is now.

The United States Air Force Academy was formed in 1954 from 135 separately owned properties. The first 306 cadets, the Air Force Class of 1959 moved to the academy ground in 1958. The Building Boom was on. On April 9, 1958 George Hardesty listed himself as owner of an area of land to be called Sun Hills Subdivision #1 and filed a subdivision Plat with El Paso County. By 1958 147 5-acre lots were sold to Air Force and NORAD personnel.

In the early 1960s the widowered George Hardesty moved to California to live with his nephew and sold the part of his ranch on which we live to Bob McCollom (a local chiropracter), Georgia McCollom, Ed Morast and Peggy Morast. The McCollom children Becky, Tari, and Deby all have several streets named after them. Deby and Michael Wangness still live in the original ranch house on Spring Valley Drive.

The Pleasant View Homeowners Association began informally in the early 1970s, and continues as a volunteer organization today, renamed the Pleasant View Social Club, meeting at the Fire Station as needed and communicating with the neighborhood via the newsletter, "Pleasant View Estates Community Newsletter". Visit the Community Calendar for important events, as well as the Newsletter & Meeting Minutes link for an on-line version of the community newsletter (Adobe Acrobat required).

Pleasant View Geology

70 million years ago our area was a sandy sea bottom. Plate tectonics caused Volcanos. The land began to tip up. Layers of hard igneous rock which included many minerals such as gold, silver, copper and tellurde to formed the Rocky Mountains. The entire center of the USA rose up to drain into the current Gulf of Mexico. This is why you can have sand, gravel, limestone, clay and granite that requires a diamond drill to cut it right next to each other. The sandy soil will grow potatoes if it is not a dry year but generally mother nature does not provide enough water for anything more than some conifer trees, especially Ponderosa which have long tap roots, Gambol oak bush/trees which spread underground by rhizomes, Rye, Fescues and other tough grasses and desert plants, especially Yucca. Many beautiful wildflowers bloom each year in the more open areas.

The Dawson and Denver aquifers are below us and are used to supply our drinking water. Our area is domintated by the Front Range and The Palmer Divide which is an area of higher ground jutting out from the Front Range and splits the South Platte River Watershed which tips north, and the Arkansas River Watershed which tips south. This is why the air pollution of Denver City which lies in a shallow bowl near the front range, rarely gets here. The Divide ends somewhere near Calhan.


About our association

Pleasant View Social Club

President - Linda Kean
Vice President - Jo Weilbrenner
Secretary - Steve Fulton
Treasurer - Paul Bosma
Member-at Large - Sam Hartman
Neighborhood Watch Chair - Sheila Frey
Website Design and Maintenance - Bob Watts

Newsletter Chair - Rod Smith

Our Mailing Address:
- Pleasant View Social Club
- PO Box 1857
- Monument, CO 80132-1857

What we do: address issues like Neighborhood Watch and security, hold annual town meetings and picnics so that you can meet and interact with each other and with the people at the local and county level who affect our neighborhood's quality of life, clean up the roadsides, plant flowers, hold the "Best-Ever" holiday light contest, coordinate a mass Garage Sale, and arrange for "Pleasant View" signage.

What we are not: Sorry, but we do not have the authority to enforce covenants, keep dogs from barking, or represent you in legal matters with your neighbors.

Contact the PVSC President

To contact the President of the PVSC, please send your comments and questions to or select "Email Your Neighborhood Leader" under Questions and Comments on the left hand side of the Homepage.

DRAFT Bylaws of the Pleasant View Social Club - 18 May 2006



SECTION I, IDENTITY. The name of this organization is “Pleasant View Social Club (PVSC).” It is an unofficial, non-profit, unincorporated entity with no governmental authority.

SECTION II, OFFICE. The office of the PVSC is P.O. 1857, Monument, CO 80132.

SECTION III, PURPOSE AND AUTHORITY. The purpose and authority of the PVSC shall be as follows:

A. To protect and promote the best interests of the owners and residents and their guests of property within the Pleasant View Estates; to promote and strive for improvement and betterment of all facilities and services within the area of said subdivision; to promote and encourage a better community and civic spirit and to foster goodwill and friendship between and among all residents and property owners of said subdivision and their respective families and guests; to be a source of community information to the residents and property owners of said subdivision; and to cooperate with state, county, town and government officials and other civic and public organizations for the general welfare of the entire community surrounding said subdivision.

B. To represent the homeowners and residents within our community in matters of mutual concern in connection with the proper operation and maintenance of roads, streets, ways, sidewalks, utilities, and other community areas including the operation and management of any common facilities which may be acquired for the benefit of the community.

C. To levy dues upon its members. The amount of said dues shall be established by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

D. To encourage and support compliance with the existing Declaration of Protective Covenants.

E. To exercise any and all authority deemed necessary and appropriate by the Board of Directors.


SECTION I, QUALIFICATIONS. All residents and property owners within the Pleasant View Estates subdivision are eligible for membership in the PVSC. Each household/property owner upon payment of annual dues shall be entitled to all privileges of PVSC membership to include the right to vote and hold any office.

SECTION II, MANNER OF VOTING. Up to two adult members of each household (includes renters and homeowners residing in Pleasant View Estates) in good standing shall be entitled to cast one vote each. Each property owner, who does not reside in Pleasant View Estates and who is in good standing, is entitled to cast one vote each regardless of the number of properties owned.

SECTION III, ANNUAL MEETING. An annual meeting of members shall be held as determined by the Board of Directors for the purpose of electing directors and for the transaction of such other business as may be presented before the meeting.

SECTION IV, SPECIAL MEETINGS. Special meetings of the members may be called by the President or by a majority of the members of the Board of Directors.

SECTION V, PLACE OF MEETING. The Board of Directors may designate a place of meeting anywhere within El Paso County, but preferably in the Pleasant View Estates area.

SECTION VI, NOTICE OF MEETING. Notice of meetings, electronic, written, or printed, stating the place, day, and hour of the meeting, and, in case of a special meeting, the purpose or purposes for which the meeting is called shall be delivered, mailed, emailed, and/or posted on the PVSC website not less than ten (10) days nor more than thirty (30) days before the date of the meeting. Each member shall be solely responsible for providing accurate information to the Secretary of the PVSC concerning his address to which notices of meetings shall be sent.

SECTION VII, MEMBERSHIP LIST. The Secretary shall prepare a complete list of the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of all members.

SECTION VIII, QUORUM. At any meeting of the members, 25% of those entitled to vote, present in person or represented by proxy or vote by mail, shall constitute a quorum.

SECTION IX, PROXIES. A member may vote by proxy executed in writing by the member or by his authorized attorney-in-fact. Such proxy shall be filed with the Secretary. Members may also vote by mail.


SECTION I, GENERAL AUTHORITY. The business and affairs of the PVSC shall be managed by its Board of Directors.

SECTION II, NUMBER, TENURE, AND QUALIFICATIONS. The number of Directors of the PVSC shall be five (5). Each Director shall hold office for the term for which he is elected or until his successor shall have been elected and qualified for the office, whichever period is longer. Each Director is to be elected for a period of one (1) year and may succeed himself to provide for continuity of the Board of Directors. Any member of the PVSC, in good standing, shall be qualified to serve as a Director. At least thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors shall, as a nominating committee, present the names of persons for the elective offices, and additional nominations, with prior consent of the nominee, may be made from the floor.

SECTION III, MEETINGS. Meetings of the Board of Directors may be called by or at the request of the President or any two (2) Directors.

SECTION IV, NOTICE. Notice of any meeting shall be given not less than ten (10) days nor more than thirty (30) days before the date of the meeting by written notice, email, telephone, or the PVSC website.

SECTION V, QUORUM AND MANNER OF ACTION. A majority of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum. The act of the majority of the Directors present at a meeting shall be the act of the Board of Directors.

SECTION VI, VACANCIES. Any vacancy occurring in the Board of Directors will be filled by appointment by the remaining Directors. Any appointments shall continue only during the unexpired portion of the term vacated.


SECTION I, CLASSES, ELECTION, AND TERM OF OFFICE. The officers of the PVSC shall include a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and an At-Large Director. The officers shall be elected annually by majority vote at the Annual Meeting. Any officer may be removed by the Board of Directors whenever in its judgment the best interest of the PVSC would be served thereby. Vacancies may be filled at any time during a meeting of the Board of Directors.

SECTION II, PRESIDENT. The President shall be the principal executive officer of the PVSC and shall in general supervise and control all of the business and affairs of the PVSC, and, in general, shall perform all duties incident to the office of the President and such other duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors. He shall also appoint standing committees.

SECTION III, VICE PRESIDENT. The Vice President shall take the place of the President at any time the President is unable to perform his duties and shall perform such other functions as may be assigned by the President or the Board of Directors.

SECTION IV, SECRETARY. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the members and of the Board of Directors; see that all notices are duly given, and maintain/update the PVSC membership roster. Additionally, perform such other functions as may be assigned by the President or the Board of Directors.

SECTION V, TREASURER. The Treasurer shall have charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds of the PVSC. Additionally, perform such other functions as may be assigned by the President or the Board of Directors.

SECTION VI, AT-LARGE DIRECTOR. The At-Large Director shall perform such functions as may be assigned by the President or the Board of Directors.

Article IV. DUES

SECTION I, ANNUAL DUES. Annual dues shall be established by the Board of Directors.


SECTION I, TYPE OF CHANGES. The members, by a majority vote, may change the By-Laws by altering, amending, or rescinding the present By-Laws, in addition to adding new amendments at any Annual Meeting or Special Meeting of members.




By: ____________________________________

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