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Important and Useful Info For Owners

Please scroll down on this page to view information on a number of important subjects and links.


August 20: (Saturday) – 9:00 a.m.

Fire Hydrant Rejuvenating (painting) Project: Volunteers needed!

There are approximately fifty (50) total fire hydrants in Saguaro Canyon so the more volunteers the better.  Suez Water Company will be providing all of the materials to do this job, so the Board is just asking for willing volunteers to help with painting them, should be a fun time!

Please contact Erik@SnakeRiverHOA.com if interested in helping!


August Board Meeting Moved to August 23!

7:00 – 8:00 P.M. ZOOM On-Line Meeting.

Check the meeting agenda HERE after August 18.

Contact Erik@SnakeRiverHOA.com for a ZOOM meeting link.


IRRIGATION WATER UPDATE: 

Settlers Irrigation District is our irrigation water supplier.

Per the Settlers Irrigation District (SID) current news update, our irrigation water shortage in SW Idaho was somewhat relieved due to the late spring rainfalls.

AS RESIDENTS, WE MUST ALWAYS BE MINDFUL OF HOW MUCH IRRIGATION WATER WE ARE CONSUMING!

Note that Saguaro Canyon Subdivision residents must conform to the assigned watering schedule. (CLICK THIS LINK).

Please report any COMMON AREA irrigation water issues (broken sprinklers, timers, etc.) to ERIK@SNAKERIVERHOA.COM   Please include location details.


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.

View the presentation from the March 15, 2022 Home Owners meeting by clicking this link.


Tree Spraying (in Common Areas) in Saguaro Canyon

Residents have commented with concerns about the tree spraying that occurring in Saguaro Canyon (by Idaho Landscape).

The dormant oil spray that is being applied is a horticultural oil that is mixed with water and then broadcast sprayed on trees and shrubs. The dormant oil either suffocates the insect by blocking the breathing pores or penetrates and destroys the cells of insects and mites that are exposed to it.

Many insects such as scale, mites, fruit leaf rollers, and whiteflies lay eggs in trees and shrubs in the fall.  In the spring these eggs hatch and produce larvae. The larvae begin feeding on the plant and can cause significant damage.

Dormant oils prevent damage from being done to trees once the larvae hatches.  An additional benefit is that they are less harmful to beneficial insects such as ladybugs than other types of insecticides.

Read more about Idaho Landscape’s materials use by clicking this sentence. Idaho Landscape is our contractor for maintenance of the “common” areas in our subdivision.


EMAIL ADDRESSES

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 erik@snakeriverhoa.com. 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.


UPDATE: TDS 1 Gbps fiber installation for Saguaro Canyon is in process!

Had unrepaired left-over lawn/sprinkler damage after TDS contractors performed work at your property?

Call “Mark” at 208-515-8667.

WE HAVE NO INDICATION FROM TDS CONTRACTORS AS TO THE ORDER IN WHICH OUR VARIOUS STREETS WILL BE EQUIPPED WITH THE FIBER BACKBONES.

WE ALSO HAVE NO INDICATION FROM TDS AS TO WHEN THE FIBER SERVICES FOR SUBDIVISION WILL BEGIN.

Keep in mind the initial work is accomplished by horizontal deep underground drilling equipment inside the easement areas, and should not significantly affect surface areas between the bore points at various intersections intersections. The work is being done in the parkway easements that fall between our streets and the sidewalks. The current work only installs the plastic tubing that eventually will house the fiber. Fiber will be pulled in later, as well as adding splice boxes and other equipment. Trenching up to the home structures will eventually be required. It is not clear if they will trench up to all homes or only to those who have initially subscribed.

PLEASE GIVE THESE WORKERS AND EQUIPMENT AMPLE ROOM TO DO THEIR JOB, AND DRIVE SAFELY WHEN IN THOSE AREAS.

This project is good for Saguaro Canyon as it will support internet, streaming, and other a/v services up to 1 Gbps (1000 Mbps), which is 10 times more than the best standard service available from Sparklight now, which is 100 Mbps.

Learn more about TDS Fiber at:

Local Meridian TDS Office: 855-259-8577 (2845 E Overland, Meridian ID), or 866-571-6662.

https://tdstelecom.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TDS_Telecom


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!


DRIVERS!

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?

 

 

 

 


Streetlight Outages

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.


About NextDoor 

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 erik@snakeriverhoa.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 erik@snakeriverhoa.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.

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

Home Painting

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 erik@snakeriverhoa.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 erik@snakeriverhoa.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.


Street/pavement Issues

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 erik@snakeriverhoa.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!