Jonville Team Open House This Saturday and Sunday

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1549 Stargaze Open Houses this Saturday August 30th 1:00-4:00 pm. and Sunday August 31st 11:00-3:00 pm.

Exceptional cul-de-sac location & views in the gated Promontory Ridge community! Panoramic ocean, canyon and sunset views! Spacious outdoor area & total privacy w/ no neighbors behind! 4 bed + large loft/4 baths (dual master suites, one down & main master up)! Beautiful upgrades include gourmet kitchen w/ stone center island & st steel appliances, hardwood, tile & premium carpet flooring, custom paint, view deck off master w/ spa & much more…it’s the former model! Just a short walk to the town center! 

Upcoming San Elijo Hills Association Events-Garage Sale & Trails Clean Up Day

Community Garage Sale

It’s time to decide what you can live without! Pull out your price stickers because the San Elijo Hills Community Association is sponsoring a community-wide garage sale. All residents are welcome to participate in this FREE event! The garage sale will be held on Saturday, September 6th from 7:00AM-11:00AM. The  garage sale will be promoted to the public so expect many shoppers! Directional signage will be placed out the morning of the sale to direct garage-salers to the individual neighborhoods. Do you only have a few items to sell? Join up with your neighbors to create one mega-sale!

Please note, there will be NO MAPS distributed indicating which individuals homes are participating. Please feel free to add additional signage in the community after 8:00PM the night before (Friday  9/5/14) so long as it is removed promptly after the event.

For more information, please contact Christine Cruz at ccruz@waltersmanagement.com.

Trails Clean Up Day

California Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) is scheduled for Saturday, September 20th from 9:00AM – 12:00PM.  The San Elijo Hills trails system is a designated CCD area and we need volunteers!

The abundance of trails in our community is unique.  Many developments from the early 2000’s followed the “sardine” method of community planning – after all, who needs trails when another house can go there?   San Elijo Hills, however, was carefully planned to     include significant open space and an 18-mile trail system.  This is likely one of the qualities that attracted you to life in San Elijo Hills.  We’re all invested in the trails.  Whether you’re a regular trail user or not, your HOA dues pay for trail materials and maintenance.  If we don’t change the habits of some, that cost is bound to increase. Just take a walk through your nearest trail – you’ll be shocked by how many of your neighbors have tossed their drink bottle in the bushes or left their pet waste neatly bagged up on the side of the trail for    someone else to clean up.

So what can we do about it?  The biggest impact and boldest statement we can make is to clean up the trails to bring attention to the deteriorating conditions and make it clear that they are considered a valuable asset to the community. To make this happen, the San Elijo Hills trails have been designated an official CCD cleanup site.

California Coastal Cleanup Day is a statewide beach and coastal and inland waterway cleanup held throughout California each year, part of the largest such cleanup in the country. CCD is a partnership between the California Coastal Commission, non-profit groups such as “I Love A Clean San Diego,” and cities and counties throughout the State. It is a major part of International Coastal Cleanup, which is facilitated by The Ocean Conservancy and includes many U.S. states and territories and over 70 countries. The City of San Marcos has also agreed to help our efforts. In other words, it’s a big deal.

So, please consider the value the trails provide to you and your family and help us make September 20th a successful cleanup day! We’re hoping it leaves a lasting impression for those less considerate members of our community to think twice before trashing our trails.

Volunteer Info.  If you would like to volunteer to help, go to the CCD page and search for the “San Marcos – San Elijo Hills Trails” site or scan the QR code (top of article) to register ahead of time. Walk-ups are welcomed but pre-registration helps us with site logistics, so if you know for sure you want to help, please register online. The team captains for our cleanup site are Kathy Jones and Rebecca Condello of the Trails Committee – an HOA committee made up of San Elijo Hills residents seeking to improve our trails. Volunteers will meet in the lower softball field parking lot of San Elijo Park at 9:00AM on Saturday, September 20th.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: All volunteers should wear comfortable closed toed shoes and sun protection. Help reduce waste by bringing your own reusable water bottle, gardening or work gloves, and a bucket to collect litter. Note: every participant in CCD needs to sign a waiver; anyone under the age of 18 needs a parent or guardian signature to participate!

Together we can all make a difference!

EDCO switching to new automated green waste collection carts

COMING IN SEPTEMBER 2014!
Automated Green-Waste Collection*

Startingmetal can in September 2014, current residential green-waste customers will receive a GREEN 95-gallon green-waste cart, please note that up to two additional green yard-waste carts are available at no additional cost. Residents with carts beyond three may request additional green-waste carts for a nominal fee. Use your green collection cart to separate landscape waste and other organic materials for collection each week on your scheduled EDCO service day and set out by 6 a.m.

*Only customers currently receiving green-waste collection service will receive a cart.

Click here for more information on EDCO’s upcoming automated green-waste collection! 

Recyclable Green Waste Includes
  • grass clippings
  • brush
  • weeds
  • hedge trimmings
  • branches
  • leaves
  • palm fronds
  • ice plant
  • ivy
  • floral decorations
  • Halloween pumpkins
  • Christmas trees (flocked trees are OK)
  • untreated and non-lead based painted wood


Place recyclable green waste directly into your designated green collection container. NO Plastic bags, please.


Please do not place any of the following materials in your designated green waste recycling container:

  • No plastic bags.
  • No kitchen scraps, fruit, trash or hazardous waste.
  • No animal waste.
  • No dirt, rocks, asphalt, concrete, sand, etc.
  • No treated or lead-based painted wood or lumber.

What Happens to Green Waste?
Green waste is used in a variety of diversion programs, including but not limited to land application and composting.

EDCO will pick up your old cans the week after your cart is deliverd.

WHEN WILL CARTS BE DELIVERED?

Automated green-waste carts will be delivered to all residential customers between September 15 – October 3, 2014

Automated green-waste collection will begin on your regularly scheduled service day the week following delivery of your new automated cart 

The City Council of San Marcos voted Wednesday to cancel the November 4th election

The City Council of San Marcos voted Wednesday to cancel the November 4th election. The vote was 3-2 with Orlando and Jenkins voting to keep the November 4th election. The next General Municipal Election was scheduled for Tuesday, November 4, 2014 for the expiring terms of Mayor Jim Desmond, Councilmember Kristal Jabara, and Councilmember Chris Orlando. No other candidates signed up to run for election.

The council voted individually to appoint Mayor Jim Desmond, Councilmember Kristal Jabara, and Councilmember Chris Orlando to 4 year terms. Formalities around recusing from voting was followed by each incumbent for the individual seat votes.

The City had a deadline of August 21 to notify the Registrar of Voters it was going to hold an election. Write-in candidates would have had from 9/8 – 10/21 to file as a write in candidate.
The debate centered around saving $21,000-$31,000 in elections costs, transparency, eliminating write-in campaign possibility, and the fundamental right to vote.
This will be the final City Council Term for Chris Orlando due to term limits. He can later run for Mayor. This will also be the final term for Mayor Jim Desmond.

Cal State San Marcos has issued a shelter in place

Cal State San Marcos has issued a shelter in place order due to a possible suspect with a weapon on campus. 

Report of suspect on campus, possibly carrying a weapon. White male, bald, in black shirt & jeans. Police are performing security sweep.

Cal State San Marcos Police (Tweet) Attention Personnel in Science Hall 2, law enforcement is making entry into your building. All Campus remain locked down and sheltered. Thank you, Cal State San Marcos Police

UPDATE-CSUSM has been issued an all clear. Police have made contact with suspect, who was unarmed. The lockdown has been lifted. It was an umbrella

UPDATE-

Community: Report of Gunman at CSU San Marcos Unfounded

There were reports of a possible sighting of a gunman on the campus of Cal State San Marcos this morning. Deputies determined that the report was unfounded and the man was actually carrying an UMBRELLA. There is no danger to anyone on campus.

The call came in just before 9:00 a.m. The witness told deputies
a 30 to 40-year-old man with a shaved head, wearing a black shirt and jeans was carrying what appeared to be a long gun on campus.

Deputies from the San Marcos Sheriff’s Station immediately responded and set up a perimeter. They searched the campus and found the man fitting the description and determined he was not carrying a gun, but an umbrella.

 

 

San Marcos City Council to Consider Canceling The November Election

8-19-14 Agenda & Adjournment Notice

The next General Municipal Election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 4, 2014 for the expiring terms of Mayor Jim Desmond, Councilmember Kristal Jabara, and Councilmember Chris Orlando. San Marcos City Council will hold a special meeting August 20th, at 1:00 pm. to consider canceling the November election and appointing of incumbent candidates for four year terms, because no other candidates have signed up to run for election.

The City has a deadline set by the Registrar of Voters of August 21 to tell them whether or not they are going to hold an election.
Write-in candidates have from 9/8 – 10/21 to file as a write in candidate, City Council could vote tomorrow to eliminate that possibility.

San Marcos goes back to school- Update from The City of San Marcos

San Marcos goes back to school
Traffic delays expected during daily commute

As the summer winds down, San Marcos students are headed back to school. With elementary, middle and high schools along with Cal State San Marcos and Palomar College back in session later this month, I-15 and SR-78 travelers can expect increased traffic delays during their daily commute. 

While the increase in traffic congestion is familiar to city residents, students and commuters alike, the City of San Marcos is pleased to report that continued relief is on the way. In the city’s ongoing efforts to get motorists moving and improve traffic flow, several roadway improvement projects are scheduled over the next five years. Planned projects include feasibility studies for the San Marcos High pedestrian bridge and an extension of the Inland Rail Trail. Interchange improvements slated at Woodland Parkway and SR 78 will help accommodate the City’s anticipated growth near Cal State San Marcos and the University District. 

During the school year and periods of roadway construction, drive with caution and provide ample time to reach your destination safely and on time.

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