Happy June everyone! I
trust this finds you cheerful and in good health.
Let’s catch up on COVID changes first. Checking the
California Blueprint for a Safer Economy updates, fully
vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear a mask or
physically distance in any setting, except where required
by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws,
rules and regulations. That means we can resume our
community activities and events without restrictions.
However, (why is it there is always a “however” in these
situations) residents who have not been vaccinated, masks
and distancing are still highly recommended. Please keep
in mind, these guidelines can change if COVID cases begin
to rise. To be on the safe side, let’s try to maintain as
much distance as feasibly possible in group settings.
Artistic Landscape would like those of us who live on the
golf course side of the community to check the amount of
water being used in backyards. They are concerned about
the number and height of weeds growing outside the rod
iron fences and on the top of the slopes. It you have a
lot of weeds outside your back fence, check your
watering. Over watering leads to an overgrowth of
A few important topics from the HOA meeting. The
Pickleball courts will soon be resurfaced and painted. The
actual Pickleball playing area (the cube) will be painted
blue while the outside court areas will remain green.
Striping will stay white. The orientation or direction of
the courts will not change and will remain facing north,
The board discussed and denied the addition of an iron
entrance gate just prior to the clubhouse rotunda. This
gate would reduce the likelihood of someone entering into
the patio area and wheeling or dragging equipment out into
a waiting car or truck.
The stolen Ping Pong table will be replaced soon. We are
still discussing how to best secure it to keep it from
walking away again. Hopefully, it can be replaced within
the next month.
As many of you are acutely aware, speeding issues have
begun to increase. It is a common occurrence this time of
year as parents are dropping off the grandkids for the
day. The board authorized management to get 3 bids for a
traffic study to determine troublesome areas and recommend
solutions. Acquiring the bids is of no cost.
Please read your ARC guidelines regarding yard art and
decorations. Whirly-gigs, pink flamingos, artificial
flowers and stick-art animals are not approved for front
We still have a terrible on-going issue with dog waste in
yards. I’m not sure why it is so difficult for a dog owner
to carry and USE dog waste bags .It’s really a very
simple process . Avoid fines and please pick-up
after your dog.
I’m constantly being asked about all the golf balls flying
into our backyards. I have lived here for over 20 years
and have never had so many wayward balls crash into my
house. In fact, many of us have had to replace broken
windows at nearly $400 a pop! I’m no expert on the inertia
of a golf ball but I suspect when they restored the golf
course, the angle of the Valley 7th hole tee box was
changed. Even alteration of a foot is enough to cause
mishit balls to come flying our way. Either that or the
golfers of today are horrible compared to those who played
20 years ago! Regardless, as I tell everyone who calls, it
is the responsibility of the homeowner to replace any
broken windows, not that of the HOA.