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Important and Useful Info For Owners

Please scroll down on this page to view information on a number of important subjects and links.

Always Check the Pools, Events, Irrigation, and Calendar Pages for Information

June 3 2023! A message from your Board

In light of recent events it is encouraging to see that so many of our homeowners would like to be active participants in our neighborhood planning.

There are several committees in need of more people to make our neighborhood a more enjoyable place for everyone. If you have thought about how your ideas or helping hands could make the place we live better please consider joining the following committees:

Landscape Committee

ACC Committee

Social Committee

Pool Committee

If none of these committees are a good to fit for the skills and talents you have to offer, feel free to suggest a new committee and take the leadership role.

We thank you for showing your enthusiasm and love for your neighborhood and your willingness to participate.

If you have interest, please download the form from the Documents menu and submit to erik@snakeriverhoa.com .

NEW: MyGreenCondo Saguaro Canyon Sub Web Portal !

Earlier this month, Snake River Management Company, our subdivision property management company (https://snakeriverhoamgmt.homesteadcloud.com/) launched a new web-based app/website that provides a new and unique web “portal” for Saguaro Canyon Subdivision owners/residents, as well as other HOA/subdivisions that they manage.

The specific “portal” site for Saguaro Canyon Subdivision is https://www.mygreencondo.net/saguarocanyon/index. All Saguaro Canyon Owners/residents are encouraged to log in at https://www.mygreencondo.net/saguarocanyon/login.php and create your own account. If Snake River already has your email address on file, you will find that your account username (email address) is already populated in the account user name window. The first time you log in, you must create a password to complete the application for your account. If you do not find your email already populated, please inform erik@snakeriverhoa.com and provide with a proper one, which will also be used for broadcast emails to our subdivision.

The portal offers numerous options to help improve homeowners’ visibility on HOA issues such as check your account balance and make payments, submit ARC applications for improvements to your property, respond to violation letters, access documents and forms, and much more. A “neighbors” section is also included, such that you can see the names and addresses of Saguaro Canyon subdivision residents. (Residents can opt in/out of this feature, or various parts of it).

Except for our Saguaro Canyon Subdivision unique data, the MyGreenCondo website is not a one-off for Saguaro Canyon. Snake River has implemented MyGreenCondo as a service for all of their Snake River Managed HOAs, as a benefit to all owner/residences.

MyGreenCondo includes features that support/assist Snake River in their property management services, as well as the Saguaro Canyon Subdivision Board of Directors to have direct access to subdivision statistics, financial/budget records, vendor/contractors, and the ability to do surveys, polls, and manage voting on important issues, which is an important feature.

Snake River will be populating the appropriate fields/windows with Saguaro Canyon subdivision specific data.

Please create your account, log in, and explore the site, and provide feedback to erik@snakeriverhoa.com. We think you will find the site very helpful and powerful given its wide selection of important features.

This MyGreenCondo portal for our Saguaro Canyon subdivision is not intended to replace our https://www.saguarocanyonsub.com/ website, which contains much more “real-time” detailed information regarding just about anything you might want to know about our subdivision in general.

Snake River  HOA Property Management Service Drive-bys: Potential Residential Violations

Worried about getting one of those compliance letters from Snake River HOA Management?

Drive through observations by Snake River occur 2 times per month during the summer months!

View a list of property issues that may be observed during Snake River HOA Management regular Drive-throughs.

Exterior Property/Home Lighting Issues

Earlier in February, many homeowners received letters from Snake River HOA Management, our property management service, regarding exterior lighting violations. The letters were sent out due to a misinterpretation of the exterior lighting requirements as noted in Section 8 of the Saguaro Canyon Subdivision Architecture-Landscape Standards document.

Please disregard these specific letters. Clarification of the lighting requirements has been provided to Snake River HOA Management to ensure that future letters are accurate.

For your information. Section 8 reads:

  • “Exterior Lighting: An exterior light pole with a 60 watt bulb shall be installed within 10 feet of the front property line. In lieu of the requirement for a light pole, two decorative exterior lights mounted on the front corners of the garage. (Recessed) CAN lighting may be substituted. In either case, the lights shall have a photosensitive switch that automatically activates the lights (on) in the evenings, and does not have an override switch to turn the lights off.

  • Other approved lighting includes normal entrance lights on porches, garages, and other entries to the home providing they do not exceed 100 watts each. High watt fixtures intended for lighting back yard play access may be permitted with the approval of the ACC. Such fixtures must be mounted in an unobtrusive manner and shall not illuminate neighboring properties and shall not be operated at late hours that cause a nuisance to neighboring property builders (owners).”

February 21, 2023 Annual Owners Meeting Summary

The 2023 annual HOA “Owners” meeting was held on February 21, at 7:00 p.m., at the Ambrose School on Locust Grove.

Note: out of 423 homes in Saguaro Canyon Subdivision, only 47 homes, including proxies, were in attendance or represented. This number is a pretty sad representation of interest in our subdivision community. At least 106 homeowners must be represented at a meeting in order to have a “quorum”.  As a result, no voting was done. The upcoming Board member elections will be accomplished by the Board itself.

The 2023 Board did a great job of presenting the messages (presentation below) and discussing current issues and challenges. Great job and thank you Kathy, Angella, Linda, and Jaimee. Well done.

We seriously need at least two more volunteers for Board and committee positions for 2023. Kathy Lamson and Jaimee Phillips are leaving our Board immediately. We thank them for their time and dedication, especially Kathy who has served as our President for the last 3.5 years. Jaimee, for an excellent job of Social and Pool Committee Head.

If you are interested in a Board or Committee position, please fill out an application from this link and email to erik@snakeriverhoa.com. Board and Committee positions will be determined (by the Board) and the March Board meeting. Board positions and the various committees are noted here.

Homeowners are ALWAYS invited to the monthly Board meetings, which typically are on-line ZOOM meetings. Check our calendar (above) for Board Meeting and other event dates and times.

View the Feb 21, 2023 annual owners meeting presentation by clicking this link.

Questions about the City of Meridian?

Check our their new website (Feb 2023) at https://meridiancity.org/

About NextDoor and Facebook Groups

This website Saguarocanyonsub.com is the ONLY website that is the official information source for the subdivsion, sanctioned by the HOA Board.

The Saguaro Canyon Subdivision HOA Board as a whole does NOT sanction, endorse, or validate comments and communications on any social media, i.e. NextDoor or Facebook, although Nextdoor/Saguaro Canyon groups do exist and are supported subdivision residents. The Facebook Group is https://www.facebook.com/groups/1012620898766737 .

Our Board STRONGLY advises to ONLY refer to this Saguarocanyonsub.com website for the most current and accurate information for residents, and additionally, if possible attend the regular monthly HOA Board meetings to which all owners/residents are invited. The monthly Board meetings are noted on the “Calendar” page, and the agenda preview is available on the OWNER INFORMATION => Board Meetings menu.

Snake River HOA Management Company (SnakeRiverHOA.com) our Property Management Service, maintains basic important information regarding our subdivision, however not to the extent and detail as you expect from a dedicated subdivision website.

RECAP: Special Home Owners (HOA) Meeting November 21, 2022

The special meeting to discuss and vote on a revised HOA voting process was terminated and will be revisited in 2023.


We occasionally have an urgent need to get important information to our residents and owners. This is also to manage HOA costs by not using the postal service.

PLEASE BE SURE that your current email address is on file at our property management company, Snake River HOA Management Company. This is as easy as sending an email to erik@snakeriverhoa.com. Be sure to include your full name and address.

Snake River HOA Management will only send occasional emails as necessary, never spam, and will keep your information completely private.

Dog Poop: If it is your dog => Please pick it up!

Taking your dog(s) for a walk? PLEASE pick up your own dog’s poop and take it home with you or deposit into the Sub garbage cans!

Carry POOP bags with you, however poop-bags are usually available at various stations around the Sub. Bags and garbage service are paid for by Saguaro Canyon Subdivision Owners = YOU! 

It’s no fun to see and come across POOP that has been left careless owners.

PLEASE help to keep our Sub free of dog poop! Also, if you see litter laying around..please pick it up! 

Stray animals (including cats) and endlessly barking dogs: What to do?

Animal control for Saguaro Canyon falls under the State of Idaho Humane Society as noted at https://idahohumanesociety.org/animal-control/animal-laws/

If you know who the cat/dog/whatever belongs to, we first suggest that you discuss with the owner. Otherwise contact the Idaho Humane Society at  208-343-3166 as noted at https://idahohumanesociety.org/animal-control/contact-us/

Saguaro Canyon Sub Library!

Located on the front corner of the POOL HOUSE, near the Parking Lot!  Take a book! Leave a book!  Free!

Streetlight Outages

Streetlamp not working on your street or in the subdivision? You can easily report a specific streetlight issue by using the MERIDIAN CITY INTERACTIVE MAP BY CLICKING HERE. Simply find the light/lamp location on the map and click on it.

The decorative street lamps along Red Horse (designated in the yellow/gold color) up to Joshua Tree belong to the Subdivision and are maintained by the Subdivision. Contact Eric@SnakeRiverHOA.com if one of the lamps along Red Horse is not working.

Pool Area Security

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.

Our high-resolution video security system monitors, records, and provides us with a visual that clearly individuals who choose to make use of our property illegally or causes vandalization. Three additional cameras were added in 2020, that provide great views of the entire pool area.

Cameras monitor the gate entrance area, both pools, and the fireplace den 24-7. This system will also help in the event any unfortunate accident occurs within the area, providing us with a historical visual record.

More information about the pool is available on the “Pool Info” page.

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

Home Painting

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 erik@snakeriverhoa.com. 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 erik@snakeriverhoa.com. The Architectural Committee will evaluate and respond quickly.

Parking: Autos, Trucks, RVs, Trailers, Boats

For more information, click this link

Street/pavement Issues

Street maintenance/repairs/potholes, etc. in Saguaro Canyon are under the jurisdiction of the Ada County Highway Department (ACHD). This includes the street storm drains in the streets. Contact erik@snakeriverhoa.com with any issues.

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!