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December 2016 San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) Updates

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Recent San Elijo Hills Community Association  (HOA) Updates:

Annual Tree Lighting Celebration-Tonight!

Tis the season to light up the night! Come celebrate this long standing tradition in San Elijo Hills!

Join us in the Town Square on Friday, December 2nd. Festivities will run from 6:00PM-8:30PM with the tree lighting at 7:00PM.

Here are some fun activities to look forward too!

 Santa and Mrs. Clause will be here for pictures so make sure you are on his “nice” list! Don’t forget to bring your camera!

 Carolers dressed in Dickens-style attire will fill the air with classic holiday tunes.

 A Colorful Universe will have an ornament painting station for only $5.00 per ornament. Stop by to create a one-of-a-kind decoration for your home! They also make great gifts for family.

 Holiday elves will join us to show off their artistic skills with balloons.

 Cookies, cider and hot chocolate will be served to warm your belly!

 Some delicious food trucks will be serving up a variety of specialties available for purchase.

We hope that you and your family are able to make it out to this magical event! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Liz McCardle at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

To good friends, family, and laughter during this Holiday season!

Annual Elections: December 13, 2016

This year’s Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 13th at 6:00PM at the San Elijo Hills Rec Center (1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos, CA 92078).

Neighborhood Representatives are required to attend to the meeting to ensure quorum is established and the votes from their neighborhood are counted. All homeowners are also welcome to attend the meeting. Thank you all in advance for your participation in this process for our community!

Questhaven Park

As a reminder to residents, Questhaven Park is closed at dusk and persons in the park will be cited by the Sheriff. Please be courteous and refrain from entering this area after the park is closed, which often disturbs the residents nearby.

Parking

The Holiday season is upon us! Food, shopping, and school breaks (how are you going to get your shopping done?!) are most likely on your mind. Parking may not be on your radar. Add parking for guests during the Holidays on top of your current parking situation can always be a challenge. Not only is this a good time to think about where to put all those cars, but to consider the Association’s rules and year round parking issues within the community.

• Streets become more crowded when garages and driveways are not utilized for parking. Vehicles should be parked in available garage space first, then parked in the driveway, and then, if necessary, parked in the street.
• Garages shall be used for vehicles and other personal storage only.
• (Section 8.6): No trailer, camper, boat, recreation vehicle, commercial vehicle or similar equipment shall hereafter be permitted to remain upon the property (unless placed or maintained within an enclosed garage) nor permitted to be parked on any street, whether public or private, alley or community common area or project common area within the San Elijo Hills Community other than temporarily for purposes of loading, unloading or cleaning.
Pet Waste

Please pick up after your pets and remind your children to do so as well if they are responsible for the dog-walking duties. Don’t forget those common areas next to homes! Pet waste is probably the #1 complaint amongst our residents, so please be diligent and keep San Elijo Hills looking and smelling beautiful!

Trash Cans

We appreciate a majority of the homeowners that ensure trash cans are brought in and out on a regular basis!

Please remember that trash cans must be stored behind the side yard fence or in garages. Containers may not be placed outside for pick up before 6:00 p.m. on the day prior to service and must be removed no later than 9:00 p.m. the evening of pick up. In addition, homeowners may not put trash in receptacles that do not belong to them. Trash is collected in San Elijo Hills on Thursdays.

Thank you for your efforts!

Onsite Office Holiday Hours

In recognition of the holiday season and to give our staff more time with their families, our offices will be closed from Monday, December 26, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017.    We will return on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.   If you have an emergency, please call Walters Management at (858) 495-0900 and our on-call staff will address your emergency immediately.   Have a happy holiday season!

San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) Updates for November 2016

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San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) Updates:

Annual Tree Lighting Celebration

Tis the season to light up the night! Come celebrate this long standing tradition in San Elijo Hills!

Join us in the Town Square on Friday, December 2nd. Festivities will run from 6:00PM-8:30PM with the tree lighting at 7:00PM.

Here are some fun activities to look forward too!
Santa and Mrs. Clause will be here for pictures so make sure you are on his “nice” list! Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Carolers dressed in Dickens-style attire will fill the air with classic holiday tunes.

A Colorful Universe will have an ornament painting station for only $5.00 per ornament. Stop by to create a one-of-a-kind decoration for your home! They also make great gifts for family.

Holiday elves will join us to show off their artistic skills with balloons.

Cookies, cider and hot chocolate will be served to warm your belly!

Some delicious food trucks will be serving up a variety of specialties available for purchase.

We hope that you and your family are able to make it out to this magical event! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Liz McCardle atsehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

To good friends, family, and laughter during this Holiday season!

Annual Elections: December 13, 2016

This year’s Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 13th at 6:00PM at the San Elijo Hills Rec Center (1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos, CA 92078).

Neighborhood Representatives are required to attend to the meeting to ensure quorum is established and the votes from their neighborhood are counted. All homeowners are also welcome to attend the meeting. Thank you all in advance for your participation in this process for our community!

14th Turkey Annual Classic Golf Tournament

Calling all golfers! Whether you are a first time golfer or seasoned pro, it’s time to register for the 14th Annual Turkey Classic Neighborhood Golf Tournament! Come join us November 26, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. for some golf, food, and drinks!

The San Elijo Hills Foundation is busy taking this long-standing community tradition to a whole new level. It’s going to be a blast!

You can organize your own four-some or we can match you up with the perfect partners for a great day of golf right here at the St. Mark Executive Course in San Marcos. We’re aiming for a shotgun start this year. This means we need at least 48 players. Are you in?
This is an amazing tournament, and sponsorship opportunities are available!

Come meet some new friends, get involved and make an impact in our community. Visit www.turkeyclassic.com for more information. Hope to see you all there!

If you have any questions regarding the event or would like additional information, please feel free to contact your Community Director, Liz McCardle, at(760) 798-9015 or email sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

Questhaven Park

As a reminder to residents, Questhaven Park is closed at dusk and persons in the park will be cited by the Sheriff. Please be courteous and refrain from entering this area after the park is closed, which often disturbs the residents nearby.

Holiday Closures

In observance of Thanksgiving, the San Elijo Hills Onsite Office will be closed on the following dates:

Thursday, November 24th
Friday, November 25th

If you have an emergency during this time, please call Walters Management at (858) 495-0900 and our on-call staff will address your emergency immediately.

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**This website – San Elijo Life is independent from the developer San Elijo Hills Development Company and the San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA). The HOA updates are provided as a service to our readership. …Enjoy Life in The Hills.

Annual Veterans Day Ceremony returns to San Marcos

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On Friday, Nov. 11, San Marcos residents are encouraged to join the City of San Marcos for a Veterans Day Ceremony to celebrate and thank the city’s hometown veteran heroes.

Taking place from 11 to 2 pm at Helen Bougher Memorial Park, 1243 Borden Road, and the program will celebrate local veterans though a formal military ceremony. The lunch hour at 11 am will feature patriotic displays, music and retiring of the flag followed by a traditional reception with complimentary cake provided by Mission Hills High School and coffee and tea provided by Old California Coffee Company. Chick-fil-A will be providing lunch meals for $5 and picnics are also encouraged.
The military ceremony will feature the Presentation of Colors by the Camp Pendleton United States Marine Corps and musical performances by Doreen Treadwell and the San Elijo Middle School Jazz Band. Retired Colonel Greg Rassatt, who has served more than 25 years of active duty Army Service including hazardous duty tours in Bosnia and Kuwait, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.

Each year the program celebrates all veterans while highlighting the wartime experiences across different conflicts. This year’s theme, entitled “Honoring veterans who served in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations,” will focus on peacekeeping efforts that span the spectrum of conflict prevention, peacemaking, and peacebuilding interventions authorized by the U.N. Security Council.

Local veteran guest speaker—Anthony D. Leppellere, Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Air Force (ret)—will share his experiences about his 1999 deployment in support of Operations Joint Forge and Allied Force in the Balkans. Mr. Leppellere served on active duty for 24 years until his retirement in 2009.
Admission to this special event is free but seating and parking is limited so guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and carpool. Military veterans and active duty personnel are invited to attend in uniform.
For more information, please visit www.san-marcos.net/veterans or call Communications Officer Sarah Macdonald at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3174.

The Must Dash For A Cure – walk/run to benefit Type 1 Diabetes

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The Must Dash is a casual walk/run to benefit Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), an autoimmune disease that impacts millions of people around the world. Type 1 Diabetes strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet or lifestyle. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure.

JOIN US AND HELP RAISE MONEY TO FIND A CURE

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT JDRF

5K WALK/DASH • SILENT AUCTION • RAFFLE • LUNCH • FUN ZONE

SIGN UP / www.mustdashforacure.org

WHEN /

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH 9 AM

WHERE /

SAN ELIJO HILLSLOWER SOFTBALL FIELD 1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos, CA 92078

November 2016 San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) Updates

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San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) Updates:

Save the Date! Annual Tree Lighting Celebration

Tis the season to light up the night! Come celebrate this long standing tradition in San Elijo Hills!

Join us in the Town Square on Friday, December 2nd. Festivities will run from 6:00PM-8:30PM with the tree lighting at 7:00PM.

Here are some fun activities to look forward too!
 Santa and Mrs. Clause will be here for pictures so make sure you are on his “nice” list! Don’t forget to bring your camera!

 Carolers dressed in Dickens-style attire will fill the air with classic holiday tunes.

 A Colorful Universe will have an ornament painting station for only $5.00 per ornament. Stop by to create a one-of-a-kind decoration for your home! They also make great gifts for family.

 Holiday elves will join us to show off their artistic skills with balloons.

 Cookies, cider and hot chocolate will be served to warm your belly!

 Some delicious food trucks will be serving up a variety of specialties available for purchase.

We hope that you and your family are able to make it out to this magical event! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Liz McCardle at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

To good friends, family, and laughter during this Holiday season!

Annual Elections: December 13, 2016

Voting Day is ahead of us here in San Elijo Hills! This year’s Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 13th at 6:00PM at the San Elijo Hills Rec Center (1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos, CA 92078).

Homeowners are encouraged to either return their ballots by mail or drop them in the ballot box at the onsite office at 1277 San Elijo Road S. by November 7th to ensure they are counted.

Neighborhood Representatives are required to attend to the meeting to ensure quorum is established and the votes from their neighborhood are counted. All homeowners are also welcome to attend the meeting. Thank you all in advance for your participation in this process for our community!

14th Turkey Annual Classic Golf Tournament

Calling all golfers! Whether you are a first time golfer or seasoned pro, it’s time to register for the 14th Annual Turkey Classic Neighborhood Golf Tournament! Come join us November 26, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. for some golf, food, and drinks!

The San Elijo Hills Foundation is busy taking this long-standing community tradition to a whole new level. It’s going to be a blast!

You can organize your own four-some or we can match you up with the perfect partners for a great day of golf right here at the St. Mark Executive Course in San Marcos. We’re aiming for a shotgun start this year. This means we need at least 48 players. Are you in?
This is an amazing tournament, and sponsorship opportunities are available!

Come meet some new friends, get involved and make an impact in our community. Visit www.turkeyclassic.com for more information. Hope to see you all there!

If you have any questions regarding the event or would like additional information, please feel free to contact your Community Director, Liz McCardle, at (760) 798-9015 or email sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

Open House Signs

The San Elijo Hills Community Association has a very specific sign policy in place regarding Open House signs in the community implemented to keep our community beautiful!

The San Elijo Hills Community Association’s governing documents prohibit the display of any non-Association signs in the Common Area. The intent of the San Elijo Hills Open House Sign Policy is to (1) provide an acceptable means for homeowners to market homes for sale within the community; (2) reduce the number of open house signs used in the community; and (3) discourage the ‘alternative’ means of signage that have been used in the past (sign spinners, signs on cars, etc.).

We are seeing an increasing number of unapproved signs, signs with balloons, flags, and riders that are directly in conflict with our policy. Here are some highlights:

Approved Open House signage is allowed for use on Saturday’s and Sundays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm only.

No riders, balloons, flags or other attention generating devises may be used with the sign.

Only one sign directing traffic either left or right may be installed at each corner. The first homeowner or agent to reach an intersection on route to their open house will place their sign at the given location. If another homeowner or agent has an open house along the same route, an additional sign is not needed. Homeowners or agents should continue to the next intersection on route to the open house and place their sign as necessary. In many cases, several open houses can be served by the same directional sign.

It is your responsibility as the homeowner to notify your agent of the policy prior to putting out their signage. If it does not follow the guidelines, it will be removed and disposed of. The Open House Policy can be found on our website www.sanelijohills.net for your convenience. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

Trash Cans

We appreciate a majority of the homeowners that ensure trash cans are brought in and out on a regular basis!

Please remember that trash cans must be stored behind the side yard fence or in garages. Containers may not be placed outside for pick up before 6:00 p.m. on the day prior to service and must be removed no later than 9:00 p.m. the evening of pick up. In addition, homeowners may not put trash in receptacles that do not belong to them. Trash is collected in San Elijo Hills on Thursdays.

Thank you for your efforts!

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**This website – San Elijo Life is independent from the developer San Elijo Hills Development Company and the San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA). The HOA updates are provided as a service to our readership. …Enjoy Life in The Hills.

October 2016 San Elijo Hills Community Associations (HOA) Updates

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Oktoberfest

Prost!! ! Fall is in the air and our most popular event of the year is here!

Come celebrate Oktoberfest with your neighbors on Sunday, October 16th from 3:00PM-6:00PM at the lower softball field of San Elijo Hills Park!

We will be celebrating German traditions through food! Bratwurst, hot links, hot dogs, veggie dogs, potato salad, Caesar salad, sauerkraut, soft pretzels, and apple strudel will be served.
Beverages will include ice water, lemonade, iced tea, and root beer floats!

For all residents 21 and over, a beer garden will also be available (must bring a valid state-issued driver’s license or ID). Four drink tickets will be given per household. No outside alcohol will be permitted into the event.

A lively DJ will be playing some German music mixed in with some modern, family-fun hits that will be sure to get you on your feet and dancing!  Carnival games will be sure to entertain our young residents! We will also have face painting, pumpkin decorating, arts & crafts, a rock climbing wall, bounce house, obstacle course, laser tag, wrecking ball ride, photo booth and much, much more!

Please remember to bring proof of residency to gain entrance into the event (i.e.: driver’s license with on-site address, utility bill, HOA statement, etc.). Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow you to enter the event without verifying residency. If your teens or kids come on their own, please remind them to bring identification.

No guests will be permitted. No pets are permitted.

If you have any questions regarding the event or would like additional information, please feel free to contact your Community Director, Liz McCardle, at
(760) 798-9015 or by email at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

Recent Burglaries

It has been brought to the Association’s attention that burglaries are on the rise in San Elijo Hills. We did a little digging, and found great resources on sdsheriff.net. Here are some tips off of their website:

Did You Know? The majority of residential crimes are crimes of opportunity, wherein the victims have left their homes unsecured. The opportunity for residential burglary
must be curtailed both individually and collectively through citizens working with local
Law enforcement agencies. Many people who have never been a victim are often less than diligent about securing their homes and safeguarding their property. Unfortunately, thieves seek out these vulnerable opportunities, accessing homes and garages through unlocked doors and windows with minimum effort. The SD County Sheriff estimates from reports that an average burglary only takes 3-5 minutes.

Shut out burlgars-5 Key Components
WHEN APPLIED TOGETHER, THESE FIVE ITEMS SERVE TO HELP
PREVENT RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES.

• Surveillance-The ability for people to see and be seen by day and by night.
• Lighting- Interior and exterior, on timers when it starts to get dark.
• Physical Security- Locks, hardware and structural elements.
• Evidence- of Activity providing a sense of occupancy at all times.
• Neighborhood Watch- Neighbors watching out for each other.

Most law enforcement agencies promote the principles of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) as the most effective way to confront crime. This environmental approach incorporates the above five key aspects into three specific areas of a residence, each of which is equally important to address.

The Exterior
Included in the exterior category are lighting, landscaping and house numbers. Adequate, appropriate lighting and a well-maintained yard creates an aesthetically pleasing environment while allowing surveillance, defining space and guiding guests on to and out of your property.

The Perimeter
Doors, windows, other entrances and alarm systems comprise the perimeter features. The primary goal is to remove any opportunity for a burglar to gain easy access and to ensure that security hardware and devices are not only adequate, but that they are used consistently.

The Interior
The interior includes all interior factors such as lighting, timers and perceived activity. The goal is to create the sense that someone is home at all times, as most burglars want to avoid confrontation.

By maximizing the security elements in these three environments and maintaining the concepts of the Neighborhood Watch Program, you will enjoy the benefits of a secure home and community. Neighborhoods interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch program should contact the Community Relations Officer with the San Marcos Sheriff’s Station. They will walk you through process, from providing notices for your first meeting, to attending the meeting and discussing concerns with residents. Once a Neighborhood has held their first meeting, and upon submission of a sign in sheet the HOA will provide signs to be displayed in your neighborhood.

San Elijo Hills Community Association Onsite Office

The San Elijo Hills Development Company’s Visitor’s Center is now closed. Not to worry!  The office has now transitioned solely to the Association’s onsite office. Liz McCardle will continue at the onsite office supporting the Board of Directors and Architectural Review Committee through the management of community-building activities, community events and the architectural approval process!  Please contact Liz McCardle at 760-798-9015 or by email: sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com. For all other Association related matters, please contact the Community Association Manager, Rebecca McDonald at 760-431-2522.

Next Board of Directors Meeting: October 18, 2016

The next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for 10/18/16, 6:00 pm at
The San Elijo Hills Recreation Center (1105 Elfin Forest Road
San Marcos, CA 92078).

San Elijo Hills Women’s Club Hoedown in the Hills

Grab your “pardner,” a pal or two, put on your cowboy duds, and join in the fun! San Elijo Hills Women’s Club’s Hoedown in the Hills promises to be an exciting evening of mouth-watering barbeque, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages, toe-tapping music, line dancing, an energetic live auction, and the opportunity to bid on amazing silent auction items throughout the evening, all for only $45 per person. So step right up, purchase your tickets without delay at sehwc.weebly.com, and mark your calendars for Saturday, October 22, 6-10 PM at the Williams Barn in Walnut Grove Park, 1950 Sycamore Drive, San Marcos. All proceeds from this event benefit Straight from the Heart, a local support and outreach organization serving 5000 North County foster children and their families.

Exterior Paint

It’s always a great time to paint your home! Many of the homes are reaching that age for a fresh coat of paint, and San Elijo Hills Homeowners are on the task!

You are permitted to paint the exterior without approval from the Association ONLY if you are painting the same colors currently existing on the home. If you are changing colors on any portion of the house, approval is required. Even if it’s to another scheme in your neighborhood. There are no “pre-approved” list of schemes for any neighborhoods. The Association MAY have a list of colors or the specific color match to the existing homes provided by the prospective builders for each neighborhood.  If you are planning on painting, please provide the Home Improvement Application, paint samples identifying the specific locations they will be applied, and a photo of your home. The Architectural Committee considers the existing color schemes in the neighborhood and how the new colors compliment them.

If you have any questions, please contact Liz McCardle at 760-798-905 or sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

Questhaven Park

While turf repair is a normal part of maintenance, the rate of deterioration of grass is accelerated when the park is used for commercial purposes or when residents heavily use the grass when it is wet. The Association will close off sections of the park when it rains until the grass is dry.

There have recently been groups continuing to use the field on these closed areas. Please refrain from use of the turf areas when the grass is wet, and please report commercial use to Walters Management. If you are able to provide us with the business contact information, we will be happy to follow-up with the commercial entity in order to protect our parks while suggesting alternatives within the city for their use.

The goal is not to take away opportunities for residents to stay active within the community—we simply want to ensure our parks are readily available for use and enjoyed by all residents without excessive damage and unnecessary closures. The Board of Directors feels strongly that we must continue to work together to ensure that San Elijo Hills is well maintained and continues to be a premier community in North County. Thank you for your cooperation and for doing your part to help maintain our community!

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**This website – San Elijo Life is independent from the developer San Elijo Hills Development Company and the San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA). The HOA updates are provided as a service to our readership. …Enjoy Life in The Hills.

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