Important and Useful Info For Owners
Please scroll down on this page to view information on a number of important subjects and links.
Pool Opening: Saturday May 15. Click Here for details
2021 Irrigation Water turn-on April 20.
Settlers Water District manages our irrigation.
As in previous years, irrigation water in the subdivision IS ON A ROTATION BASIS SUCH THAT THERE WILL BE ENOUGH WATER FOR ALL..FOR A LONG SUMMER SEASON! The system is not designed to allow, and will not work, if all homeowners water at the same time. If too many homes irrigate at the same time, especially during the peak use time of 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., the pump station will produce low pressure and volume and may shut off.
Homeowners are allowed to water only 3 days per week for no more than 2 hours TOTAL for all sprinkler stations on each of those days.
WATERING SCHEDULES: (As prescribed by Settlers Water District) https://www.settlersirrigation.org/
Saguaro Canyon Subdivision watering time is based on the last number in your house address number. For example, if your house address ends in a 3, you can water starting at 3:00 a.m. OR at 3:00 p.m.
Odd house numbers water on Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Even house numbers water on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Sundays are reserved for common areas only.
Each homeowner must set their sprinkler controller to begin watering at a start time to coincide with this schedule.
The time elapsed for ALL sprinkler stations on your controller is 2 HOURS TOTAL per scheduled day. For example, if you have 6 stations, this equates to 20 minutes total per station.
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!
Spring Garage Sales: Saturday May 8 — all day!
Start gathering your accumulated dusty stuff together. Let’s hope for good weather.
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/
2021 Owners Meeting Presentation
Cholla Hills Waterfall/Water Feature Concerns
The Saguaro Canyon HOA Board has received comments from concerned homeowners regarding the waterfall feature on Cholla Hills Street located in front of the large Settlers irrigation pond . This waterfall/pond area is wrongly being used as a rock climbing area, plus rocks are being thrown at the wildlife in the area and into the main pond itself, and the recently installed lighting in and around the waterfall has been vandalized.
This 2020 summer has seen an increase in this type of behavior around the waterfall and the irrigation pond.
The cost to further maintain the pond for repairs, additional lighting, security cameras, and etc. is very expensive, and is not in the remaining 2020 budget or in the 2021 budget. There is work that needs to be completed in 2021, which is being considered in the budget, but there are major concerns about spending the funds only to have continued vandalism and disrespect for the signage regarding no climbing on the rocks that support the waterfall.
If, homeowners can make members of the family and friends that visit aware of the situation occurring at the waterfall and the cost that is associated for repairs and maintenance, Saguaro Canyon may be able to keep the waterfall functioning and an enjoyable and a well-kept area in our subdivision.
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.
Saguaro Canyon Sub Library!
Located on the front corner of the POOL HOUSE, near the Parking Lot! Take a book! Leave a book! Free!
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
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!