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
2023 Annual Owners Meeting Scheduled for February, Tuesday 21, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The meeting will be an in-person meeting at the Ambrose School Gymnasium, 6100 N. Locust Grove in Meridian.
Owner information packets will be arriving in your mail shortly, if you have not already received.
THIS MEETING WILL NOT BE HELD VIA ZOOM. IT WILL BE AN IN-PERSON MEETING ONLY!
After lengthy discussion and careful considerations, it has been decided by the Board that audio quality for a combined in-person and on-line Zoom meeting can not be assured due to the meeting room acoustics, environment, technical issues, and budget concerns (equipment would have to be rented etc).
The Annual HOA meeting is open for Saguaro Canyon OWNERS, and will be a VOTING meeting, voting in new Board members and positions. NEW APPLICANTS ARE NEEDED IN ORDER FILL ALL 5 POSITIONS ON THE BOARD.
WE HAVE BEEN OPERATING WITH ONLY 4 OF 5 POSITIONS FILLED, AND AT LEAST ONE CURRENT MEMBER IS LEAVING THIS MONTH. Check the BOARD MEMBERS page for positions and current members.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A BOARD POSITION, PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE FORM AND SUBMIT TO Erik@SnakeRiverHOA.com PRIOR TO THE FEBRUARY 21 MEETING!
OWNERS are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to be present, or otherwise ensure a signed PROXY is in place with Erik@SnakeRiverHOA.com prior to the meeting.
Proxy forms have already been mailed out, included with the information packets you should have already received.
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, 7:00 p.m. Ambrose School
The special meeting to discuss and vote on a revised HOA voting process was terminated and will be revisited in 2023.
FLAGS, SIGNS, AND HOLIDAY LIGHTING POLICY –
The recently published Flags, Signs, and Holiday Lighting Policy document has been taken down for re-review. Disregard the previously posted document/policy. This policy will be revisited in 2023.
IRRIGATION WATER IS OFF FOR THE WINTER!
Notice that the canals adjacent and through the subdivision are going dry or are drained for the winter season. The canals will be filled again in the spring prior to our irrigation systems being turned back on.
DURING THE PERIOD IN WHICH THE SID IRRIGATION SUPPLY IS OFF, OR ANY OTHER TIME, IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE SAGUARO CANYON SUBDIVISION CC&RS TO ATTACH YOUR CITY SUPPLIED HOUSE WATERING SYSTEM TO YOUR OUTSIDE SPRINKLER IRRIGATION SYSTEM! (Article 5: Water Systems/5.2 Irrigation System “Each owner is prohibited from making any cross connection or tie in between the irrigation water system and the domestic water system”).
REMEMBER TO HAVE YOUR SPRINKLER SYSTEMS AIR BLOWN OUT BEFORE THE WINTER FREEZES SET IN TO KEEP SPRINKLEY PIPES FROM FREEZING AND BREAKING! There are many companies/services around the valley that can perform this service for you. Saguaro Canyon Sub does not endorse or suggest any particular company for this important service.
Check with SETTLER’S IRRIGATION DISTRICT (SID) WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING OUR IRRIGATION WATER SUPPLY!
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.
March 15 2022 Annual Owners Meeting Summary
The 2022 annual HOA “Owners” meeting was held on March 15, at 7:00 p.m., at Heritage Middle School, and via ZOOM conferencing.
The 2023 Annual Owners meeting will be held in the first quarter of 2023. The 2022 budget review and 2023 budget will be presented. Watch the calendar for the exact date of the meeting.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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/
Please refer to their Animal Control FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
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!
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
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
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 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!