Important and Useful Info For Owners
Please scroll down on this page to view information on a number of important subjects and links.
July 4th Bike Parade: CANCELLED due to recent COVID-19 phase roll back and restrictions. See https://cdhd.idaho.gov/dac-coronavirus-order.php
Please have a safe and sane 4th of July celebration.
Note: The City of Meridian and ADA County have fireworks restrictions. Please checkout their website before you purchase and ignite!
New Board Member!
Please welcome Angella Tiffany to our Saguaro Canyon Sub Board of Directors. Angella has lived in Saguaro Canyon for approximately eight years with her husband Chad and their three children. Angella and Chad have been married 23 years and have three daughters ages 23, 13, and 7. Angella is a teacher at The Ambrose School and Chad is a Boise firefighter. They both grew up in the area, moved away for several years, and came back to this beautiful state about 16 years ago. Their family loves our neighborhood and Angella is excited to be able to serve our community as a new Board member.
Angella assumes the role of “Director” completing the Board requirements for five members, replacing Cora Wickersham who tirelessly served as Treasurer and Vice President for the past 3+ years. Thank you Cora for a job well done in helping keep Saguaro Canyon Subdivision the great place that we all want it to be. Your significant efforts and accomplishments are much appreciated.
Permanent (3 year) Board positions are decided and voted on at the annual Homeowners HOA meeting in February 2021.
Swimming Pool Status: OPEN – HOWEVER GUESTS ARE NOT ALLOWED!
One condition of the pool being open during this COVID-19 pandemic: NO GUESTS. Don’t be the one responsible for LOSING your pool privileges and possibly closing the pool down for everybody!
FYI: a “Guest” is anyone who does not permanently reside within the boundaries of the Saguaro Canyon Subdivision boundaries, as shown at https://www.saguarocanyonsub.com/about-saguaro-canyon/
City of Meridian, State of Idaho, Center for Disease Control, and Saguaro Canyon Subdivision conditions and rules apply: https://meridiancity.org/government/covid-19
Neighborhood Spraying in Saguaro Canyon
There has been concern from residents regarding spraying done this last weekend in a residential area/s of Saguaro Canyon. Idaho Landscape was contacted and assured the Board that it was not them.
Ada County does spray for mosquito control/abatement but only fogs after dusk and into the evenings. For more information on mosquito abatement here is the link to Ada County’s website is https://adacounty.id.gov/
weedpestmosquito/mosquito- abatement/ .
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Mosquito Abatement Mission: The mission of the Ada County Mosquito Abatement District is to control mosquitoes that are both a nuisance and potential vector of disease to Ada County residents. The district covers 406 square miles, with the majority of the district spanning major residential and urban areas.
Snake River Drive-bys: Potential 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.
Irrigation water from Settlers Water District
Irrigation water from Settlers was turned on Monday April 13.
Irrigation water system leaks/breaks WITHIN YOUR OWN PROPERTY LINES ARE THE OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITIES!
Do not call Snake River if there is a break at your main shut-off valve, or on your sprinkler side of your main shut-off valve. Contact your landscaper or a licensed plumber to repair.
If closing the valve in your main shutoff does not stop the water from flowing, or if the break is on the feed-side of your main shut-off valve, contact Settlers Water District 24/7 emergency number at 208-870-4292 to have the feed to your system shut off. This will likely affect other residences in your area. Please also notify Snake River HOA so we can warn the affected residences. Repairs may be the owner’s responsibility depending on where the break is and what caused it.
Learn more on the IRRIGATION page of this website.
5/29/20 – Settler’s irrigation: shut down today. Reason being: too many properties having their irrigation water on at the same time. Per Settler’s own site, we all must pay attention to THEIR every-other day watering schedule.
Read Settler’s watering schedule and information here: https://www.saguarocanyonsub.com/irrigation/
Playground/Play Equipment Status
The Board has received inquiries about the status of Saguaro Canyon Subdivision playground and play equipment during this time of COVID-19 isolation, social distancing, etc. and is responding with:
“We encourage families to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on staying safe and reducing the chances of spreading the disease. While our (Saguaro Canyon) playgrounds remain open at this time, residents should observe the CDC’s minimum social distancing recommendation of six feet between people to prevent the spread of the virus and practice proper hygiene.”
KTVB Ch7 keeps a running list of closures around Treasure Valley here.
February 18, 2020 Saguaro Canyon Subdivision Annual Homeowners Meeting
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 email@example.com, 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 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.
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!
Stray animals (including cats): What to do?
Animal control in Saguaro Canyon Subdivision is managed by Meridian City code.
Check the Meridian City code Chapter 6 Section 2 part 2 at https://www.sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=306 and is managed by the Idaho Humane Society. Please check their website 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.