Important and Useful Info For Owners
Latest Irrigation Info:
MARCH 21, 2019 SETTLERS WATER DISTRICT IS POSTING:
“The 2019 tentative water turn-in date for the main Canal is April 8th with deliveries to laterals scheduled to start at the end of that week. Pressure Irrigation pumps will be turned on during the week of the 15th.”
No date yet for specific subdivisions but it looks like water should be available after 4/15. Suggest giving it a few days after.
Check http://settlersirrigation.org/ for full details.
Spring Garage Sales
The Saguaro Canyon Subdivision annual spring garage sale is scheduled for Saturday May 4. Signs are posted at the main entrances. This garage sale usually gets very good drive-through traffic. For those deeper in the sub, it might be a good idea to put some signs on the corners of your block.
Pool Area Security
Last year (2018) we unfortunately experienced vandalism and illegal entry (trespassing) in the pool area. Unfortunately, our video surveillance system was not up to par to be of any help to assist with identifying the culprits.
First off, let there be no question: entering the pool area during the off hours is trespassing and can not be tolerated. Trespassing, and trespassing causing damage to the property are punishable offenses. Repairs are expensive (coming out of HOA revenues) and could jeopardize the future use of the pool for all.
This year a new high-resolution video security system is being installed that will monitor, record, and identify individuals who choose to make use of our property illegally. The system is connected to the internet, allowing for quick access and identification of activities. Cameras will monitor the gate entrance area and both pools 24-7. This system will also help in the event any unfortunate accident occurs within the area.
Pool Area Access
ALL SWIMMING POOL CARD ACCESS KEYS HAVE BEEN DE-ACTIVATED.
NEW CARD-KEYS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ACCESS THE POOL AREA! STAY TUNED ON THIS WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION AS TO HOW/WHEN KEYS CAN BE OBTAINED.
RESIDENTS WHO ALREADY HAVE KEYS WILL NOT BE CHARGED FOR THE NEW CARD, HOWEVER ALL MUST BE IN GOOD STANDING WITH THE HOA (DUES PAID UP TO DATE, ETC.) TO RECEIVE THEIR NEW CARDS.
2019 Common Area Fence Repairs
As soon as winter subsides, continuation of common area walkway fence repairs will get underway. In 2017 – 2018 the 10+ year-old wooden fence post replacement and wrought-iron fence re-coating was accomplished on the fencing bordering the pool and adjacent open area, as well as the fences bordering the storage pond and waterfall at the north end of the subdivision. In 2019, common area fencing restoration will occur in the front of the subdivision, for common area walkways between the cross-streets of Red Horse Way.
Owners in those areas who will be affected by this maintenance should have already received notification (by postal mail). The fencing company work as quickly as possible to do their work and replace these fences. Owners are encouraged to pull any vegetation/landscaping away from the existing fencing. Orange plastic temporary divider material will be put in place by the contractor, however this material will not be strong enough and is not intended to keep dogs in or out, so dog owners should contain their animals for the few days that their property will be affected.
For any questions contact email@example.com
2019 Residential Properties Fence Maintenance
With the aging of this community, the residential fences are the first to show the telltale signs with leaning posts, broken fence slats, and staining. To keep our subdivision looking at it best, homeowners are required to keep their surrounding fences looking sharp.
The ONLY approved fence stain is Behr 501. There no other option, and alternate brands attempting to imitate Behr 501 do not work. Behr 501 can be purchased at Home Depot.
Power washing of the fence prior to re-staining has the best results for a fresh look and long-term effect.
General Maintenance and Common Issues
Note: all notations below are a very short summary of what is covered in the Saguaro Canyon CC&Rs or By-Laws. Refer to these documents for all details
Given the long hot summers and cold winters experienced here in Treasure Valley, typically our homes need to be completely repainted every 6 – 8 years. The hot sun quickly burns and fades any paint.
If you are repainting with exactly the same paint color scheme, you do not need to fill out an architectural form.
If you are repainting with a new color scheme, you must send a completed ACC form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to describe the plan (where each color will go, i.e. trim, main, etc.) plus any details, and include paint color swatches and brand/color names. The Architectural Committee will evaluate and respond quickly. The ACC form can be found on the Documents pull-down menu at the top of the page or by clicking here.
Structures, Landscape Changes, Fencing
The addition of ANY new structure, fencing, or major landscape change on the residential property MUST be approved by the ACC. This includes storage sheds, concrete/patio concrete/structures/covers, arbor/pergola/etc. The ACC Design & Landscape Standards document describes requirements, limitations, and process regarding these kinds of changes. You must send a completed ACC form to email@example.com. The Architectural Committee will evaluate and respond quickly.
Parking: Autos, Trucks, RVs, Trailers, Boats
Saguaro Canyon streets are under the jurisdiction of the Meridian City code enforcement. The city code for vehicle parking of any kind on a Meridian City street is 72 hours. The streets are PUBLIC streets and Saguaro Canyon Subdivision or its owners have no control over who parks in front of your house. Call Meridian City Code enforcement if you have issues with cars parked in the streets in your neighborhood.
Saguaro Canyon homes were typically constructed with three-stall garages such that all cars and vehicles can be parked inside of those garages. Parking for extra vehicles of any type in driveways is limited to 72 hours.
RVs, Trailers, Campers, Boats, etc. may ONLY be stored within the standard fencing of the property IF vertically they are BELOW the fence line, unseen from the street and neighbors. Storage for vehicles taller than the fence MUST by requested from the ACC by completing and submitting an “RV-Trailer Variance Application”. The firm requirements are many. All surrounding neighbors must approve.
Report Street Lamp Outages
With the exception of the decorative street lamps along Red Horse Way that are actually maintained by Saguaro Canyon HOA, the larger street lamps in Saguaro Canyon are maintained by the City of Meridian.
Meridian has a great interactive map for reporting street lamp outages. Go to http://cityofmeridian.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=4cc16cacca4c4a35a5222ef29e830087 . Locate on the street map the exact lamp that is out and click on the (X) that marks the location. This will send a message to Meridian maintenance and it will be repaired.
The streets in Saguaro Canyon are under the jurisdiction of the Ada County Highway Department (ACHD). This includes the street storm drains in the streets. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any issues.
Irrigation water for Saguaro Canyon Subdivision comes from the Settlers Irrigation District. Settlers has not yet posted the “turn-on” date for irrigation water. Keep watching this website and we’ll let know as soon as we know. For more information regarding Saguaro Canyon Subdivision use and watering schedules, go to Owner Information/Irrigation.
25 MPH Speed Limits
All subdivision streets are clearly marked for 25 MPH. Random Radar check occur.
You MUST stop for school busses when they are stopped with lights flashing and signs out. Keep Saguaro Canyon children safe!
Report any emergencies to 911!
It is also our responsibility as home owners to report anything that appears to violate any terms of our CC&Rs, so it can be addressed quickly. We owners, as well as the Board and Snake River HOA want to keep our properties and common areas within the subdivision looking at their peak!