Important and Useful Info For Owners
Please scroll down on this page to view information on a number of important subjects and links.
Very successful HOA meeting Feb 18!
Enough attendee owners (33) and proxies (36) were submitted such that a “quorum” was enabled, making it the best ever attended meeting.
As a result, we were able to vote in a new Board member, replacing John Trapini. Thank you very much John for giving us this last year as Secretary. You did a great job.
Welcome Jaimee Phillips to the Board:
Jaimee and her husband Keith have lived in Saguaro Canyon for the last 5 years. Together they have a 20-year-old daughter Shelbie, 15-year-old daughter Sydney, and a 9-year-old son, Luke. When not working as a real estate agent in the Treasure Valley, Jaimee and her family enjoy camping, hiking, and four wheeling. Anything they can do to get active and outside is what they love best. Some of the attributes of Saguaro Canyon Jaimee loves most are how beautiful the neighborhood is (it looks like a resort!), the wonderful pool and walking paths, and, of course, some of the best neighbors around! She is looking forward to being on the board to help and to contribute to this already great place to live.
Board positions and persons holding them will remain as-is until the March 2020 meeting, when assignments and re-assignments will occur. Jason Evans will remain President however. Learn more about our HOA Board here.
The Board did a great job of presenting “the state of the subdivision”. Thanks for a job well done.
Watch out for children! Drivers be cautious and watchful!
Speed limits in Saguaro Canyon are 25 miles per hour MAXIMUM!
And if that School Bus Stop sign is out: you MUST STOP! It is state law!
RED LIGHT RUNNING AT A 10 YEAR HIGH!
Unfortunate but true, according to AAA. Read more here.
Do you really need to be in that much of a hurry?
Just to point out about the Saguaro Canyon Nextdoor social site: Nothing against our neighboring subdivisions, but the site is NOT by any means exclusive to the Saguaro Canyon Subdivision residents or boundaries. Anyone can join and post on this social media site. Just keep this in mind when you are posting or responding to a post.
The Saguaro Canyon Subdivision HOA Board does NOT regularly (or even often) monitor or respond to posts on Nextdoor. Your best source of information is this website, or coming to the monthly Board meetings. PLEASE REPORT ANY SAGUARO CANYON ISSUES DIRECTLY TO ERIK@SNAKERIVERHOA.COM. Feel free to use the CONTACT US page on this site to ask questions.
Email Address on file at Snake River?
Occasionally Snake River needs to quickly send out important and urgent messages to our owners. Please be sure your current email address is on file at Snake River HOA Management. Send to email@example.com . Your email addresses will be kept private at Snake River HOA Management and never be used for spamming or ads.
- We will not “spam”. Emails will be limited to perhaps 1 per quarter, most likely a short newsletter style, unless there is some very important reason to send additional emails such as an emergency in the area.
- Only SRHM will have access to the email address list. The SCS Board has no interest in having the list.
- Your email addresses, either in part or as a whole, will NOT be passed beyond SRHM.
- Only the SCS Board can generate/trigger SRHM to push out emails.
- Emails will NOT contain advertising and will strictly be limited to SCS business and events
- You may opt out of emails from SRHM by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org, but this is not advised as you may miss out on important information about the subdivision
Pool Area Security
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.
In 2019 a new high-resolution video security system has been installed that monitors, records, and provides us with a visual that clearly individuals who choose to make use of our property illegally or causes vandelization. Three additional cameras will be added in 2020. The system is connected to the internet, allowing for quick access and identification of activities.
Cameras 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, providing us with a historical visual record.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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!