Important and Useful Info For Owners
IRRIGATION WATER WILL BE SHUT OFF Monday OCTOBER 7. (Final day for water to flow) !
Information received today (10/2) from Settlers Water District is the the final day for water deliveries is Monday October 7.
You can continue to monitor Settler’s website at settlersirrigation.org .
Please continue to adhere to the 20% reduction schedule implemented by Settlers in August.
Newcomers to the area need to know that Idaho winters can be extreme (frequently below 32 F freezing temperature), and your sprinkler system needs to be blown out to avoid freezing and breaking the sprinkler pipes. There are many vendors in the area who are skilled at doing this. You should do this by mid- November to be safe.
Kathy Lamson brought in as 5th SC HOA Board member in Sept 17th HOA meeting.
Kathy and her husband moved into Saguaro Canyon in 2014. Kathy loves to garden and read, and travels to Oregon to see family and grandkids. Kathy has helped out on the Landscape Committee since early 2019. Thank you Kathy!
More information about the Board is available here.
SCHOOLS ARE BACK IN SESSION!
Watch out for children! Drivers be cautious and watchful!
Yes it is that time of year again! Children will be running here and there to meet their bus or carelessly get to their destination!
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!
8/25/2019: ACC Committee Participation
We are in immediate need for 1 – 2 volunteers for the ACC (Architectural Control Committee).
ACC members will assist in evaluating ACC requests that our owners submit for desired landscape, structural, paint, etc. changes to their properties. Typically all transactions are handled by email, and amount to 1-2 per month. Attendance to the monthly meetings and good knowledge of the CC&Rs and Structural/Landscape Regulations is desired. Please submit a completed nomination form to Erik@snakeriverhoa.com. Being on a committee is a good way to take part in the management and learning more about activities and issues within our subdivision.
8/25/2019: Landscape update:
As of Saturday 8/24, the island areas up and down N Red Horse have had much of the shrub landscaping significantly thinned out and cut down in order to provide much better visibility for drivers either entering/crossing Red Horse from side streets, or generally being able to see vehicles and activities in the opposite direction as they drive north and south. In the fall, some of the fast growing vegetation will be entirely removed. Thank you HOA Board, landscape committee members, Idaho Landscape, and alert owners who made it happen!
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.
Email to Owners Test:
The following email went to Saguaro Canyon Owners (to the email list on file) on March 29.
Residents have expressed an interest in receiving occasional emails as an efficient means to be made aware of Saguaro Canyon Subdivision (SCS) Board plans and actions. This is not to replace our new website that provides extensive up-to-date coverage, but partially to drive more residents to the website to become more “in the know”.
As a result, Snake River HOA Management (SRHM) will be sending a “test” email soon to test out the system. The email, after a brief introduction, will basically contain the following message:
In using this process, the SCS Board and SRHM Management realize the concerns that you may have:
- 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
At this point SRHM only has a partial email address list of owners. Although the SCS Board or SRHM cannot require your email address, we encourage all owners to reply with their current and correct email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email addresses should be for the main property holder or property holders only.
So that a more inclusive list can be created, at different events this year (such as the pool opening), we will be attempting to add to our list. We realize that we will not be able to collect email addresses for every property. Please feel free to forward the email to your Saguaro Canyon Subdivision friends and neighbors in case they are not getting the email directly.
If you have received this email and you are no longer an SCS resident, or if the email address on file is not correct for you, please inform email@example.com.
Erik, on behalf of Dave, Jason, Cora, Ed, and John
Update 4/20/2019: The results of the email broadcast revealed that Snake River has 275 valid owner email addresses out of 423 properties. The Board will continue to strive to encourage more owners to participate. The list will only be used to broadcast important information, in lieu of expensive postal services. Please communicate your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not already.
Pool Area Security
Last year (2018) we unfortunately experienced vandalism and illegal entry (trespassing) in the pool area. Unfortunately, our video surveillance system was not up to par to be of any help to assist with identifying the culprits.
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.
This year a new high-resolution video security system has been installed that will monitor, record, and identify individuals who choose to make use of our property illegally. The system is connected to the internet, allowing for quick access and identification of activities. Cameras will 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.
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.
25 MPH Speed Limits
All subdivision streets are clearly marked for 25 MPH. Random Radar check occur.
You MUST stop for school buses when they are stopped with lights flashing and signs out. Keep Saguaro Canyon children safe!
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!