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May 2017 San Elijo Hills Community Association Updates from the HOA

May 2017 San Elijo Hills Community Association Updates from the HOA:

San Elijo Hills Women’s Club Women’s Fair

Calling all women, children, and the men in their lives!

On Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10AM-2PM, the San Elijo Hills Town Square will be filled with colorful booths and lively vendors, all part of the second annual San Elijo Hills Women’s Club Women’s Fair.

The Fair will highlight services and products that improve the lives of women and children, from health services to fitness; from safety to fashion. Face painting, crafts for children, and even activities for pets will be included. This also promises to be a great venue for Mother’s Day shopping with vendors featuring a variety of items for purchase. Don’t miss this fun family event. http://sehwc.weebly.com.

San Elijo Elementary Country Fair
Yee-haw! Dust off your boots because the 2017 The Country Fair is back and better than ever before! This year it will be co-hosted by Double Peak School and San Elijo Elementary!
The community of San Elijo has grown and so has the fair!! This year’s shindig will be held Friday, May12th from 5pm – 8pm and Saturday, May 13th 11am – 5pm. Yes, you read that right! Twice the time with a lot more fun!

Seek thrills on your favorite carnival rides like the Zipper, Crazy Plane, Umbrella Cars, Cycle Jump, Alligator Alley and more. Plus enjoy food and live music on Friday night. Saturday will feature the new rides. Plus the same fun activities from the past including Pony Rides and Petting Zoo.
The Country Fair committee needs new ranchers (Sponsors) and ranch hands (volunteers for the committee) to help make their biggest fundraiser of the year a good ole-fashioned success. If you would like more information on how to become a sponsor or volunteer; please contact seesptopresident@gmail.com.
Save the Date – Movie in the Park-Part I

The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting a FREE showing of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (rated PG) as part of our summer movie series Friday June 9th at the lower softball field of San Elijo Hills Park!

The year is 1936. An archeology professor named Indiana Jones is venturing in the jungles of South America searching for a golden statue. Unfortunately, he sets off a deadly trap but miraculously escapes. Then, Jones hears from a museum curator named Marcus Brody about a biblical artifact called The Ark of the Covenant, which can hold the key to humanly existence. Jones has to venture to vast places such as Nepal and Egypt to find this artifact. However, he will have to fight his enemy Rene Belloq and a band of Nazis in order to reach it.

For our younger audiences, we will be showing a 30 minute compilation of Looney Tunes prior to the main feature!

Pre-show activities (including bounce houses, a sticky wall and more!) will begin at 6:00PM and the Looney Tunes will start after sunset (around 8:30PM) with the main feature beginning at approximately 9:00 PM.

Remember to bring your low-back beach chairs and blankets for lawn seating.

This year we will provide free popcorn! The San Elijo Hills Foundation will provide few food trucks and will have a variety of food & refreshments for purchase.

For more information, please e-mail: sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com or call (760) 798-9015.

GOVERNOR ENDS DECLARATION OF DROUGHT

On April 7, 2017, Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-40-17. With this an important change has occurred.

Associations were previously prohibited from enforcement action against homeowners who allowed their yards to “go brown” by not watering it during the declared state of a drought.

Now that the declaration has ended, homeowners are requested to take immediate steps to restore the look of their yards, by either replacing the turf grass or submitting a request for improvements to change to a drought tolerant landscape; or submitting an application for approval for artificial turf, in conformance with the minimum requirements adopted by the Association.

For copies of the current architectural guidelines, including the artificial turf policy, please contact Interim Community Director, Rashell DeYoung at sehstaff@waltersmanagement.com.

Filing Complaints

When living in a community association, neighbor relations is an on-going process. If a concern arises, it can be a challenging and uncomfortable situation. Some would like to be anonymous so as to avoid confrontation with the person who is in violation of the rules.

To take action based on an anonymous complaint interferes with a homeowner’s due process rights. If an anonymous complaint cannot be identified, and the Association cannot independently verify the violation, penalties cannot be levied.

We are here to help! The rules and regulations contain a complaint form that you may submit for review by the Association. Upon verification of the infraction, the Association can begin the enforcement process.

If you have questions or would like to obtain a form, please contact Walters Management at 760-431-2522 or access on the Association’s website.

San Elijo Hills Executive Board of Directors Meeting
The next Executive Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 6:00 pm at the on-site office in San Elijo Hills (1277 San Elijo Rd S, San Marcos, CA 92078).


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Summer 2016 San Elijo Hills Community Association – HOA updates

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Please see below for the most recent San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) updates:

Movie In the Park- Last Movie of the Summer

The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting a FREE showing of Sony Pictures Hotel Transylvania 2 (rated PG) as part of our summer movie series!

Now that Dracula (Adam Sandler) has opened the Hotel Transylvania’s doors to humans, things are changing for the better; however, Drac is secretly worried that his half-human grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing his vampire side. So, while Mavis and Johnny are away, Drac enlists his friends to help him put the boy through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But things really get batty when Drac’s cantankerous, old-school dad (Mel Brooks) pays an unexpected visit.

Hotel Transylvania 2 will be shown on Friday, August 5th at the lower softball field of San Elijo Hills Park. Pre-show activities (including bounce houses, a sticky wall and more!) will begin at 6:00PM and the movie will start at sunset (around 8:15PM). Remember to bring your low-back beach chairs and blankets for lawn seating! A few food trucks will be there and will have a variety of food & refreshments for purchase.

Contact Liz McCardle with any questions at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com or call (760) 798-9015.

Vallecitos Water District Ends Restrictions On Outdoor Watering

The Vallecitos Water District’s Board of Directors recently voted to rescind the mandatory drought restrictions under its “Level 2 Drought Alert” and move to voluntary conservation measures under its “Level 1 Drought Watch,” thereby ending restrictions on outdoor watering. Vallecitos customers may now irrigate any day of the week with no limit on the number of watering days, and may irrigate their landscapes as long as necessary. However, the Board expressed their desire to sustain water conservation as a permanent way of life and adopted a new ordinance permanently prohibiting wasteful practices, such as:

• Visible signs of runoff when watering landscapes
• Watering between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
• Watering within 48 hours of a measurable rain event
• Hosing down hardscapes (patios, sidewalks, etc.)
• Not using a shut-off nozzle when washing cars
• Not fixing leaks within 48 hours of discovery

The District’s action was taken in response to the State Water Resources Control Board recently terminating water use reduction mandates and allowing water agencies to set their own water use targets based upon their specific supply conditions. Recognizing persistent yet less severe drought conditions throughout California, the newly adopted emergency regulation, which is in effect through January 2017, mandates that urban water suppliers act to ensure at least a three year supply of water to their customers under drought conditions.  A thorough analysis determined that Vallecitos has sufficient water supplies for its customers, even if drought conditions continue for the next three years; therefore, the District won’t be subject to state-mandated water-use reductions through January 2017. This is due largely to its customers who saved 25 percent since June 2015 and the fact that Vallecitos now receives a portion of its water directly from the Carlsbad Desalination Plant, which is a local, drought-resilient supply. “Due to the exceptional conservation efforts by our customers and the foresight of the District to secure desalinated seawater, we are now able to give our customers greater flexibility when it comes to keeping trees, plants and vegetation alive,” said Vallecitos Board President, Mike Sannella. “We applaud our customers’ efforts and encourage them to continue to use water efficiently at all times.”

For more detailed information on the new permanent prohibitions, go to www.vwd.org/drought.

Entry Feature Landscape Renovation

If you have driven through our entrance, you probably noticed the various flags and drying vegetation. This was intentional and for a great reason….a fresh new look!

The Board of Directors recently approved a proposal from O’Connell Landscape to enhance the entry area by opening visibility to the water feature and providing a diverse environment of colorful plants, ground covers, and accents. A rendering will be available soon to homeowners who are interested in seeing the design. Stay tuned!

For more information, feel free to contact Liz McCardle at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com or call (760) 798-9015.

Next Board of Directors Meeting: August 29, 2016

The next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for 8/29/16, 6:00 pm at a different (temporary) location.

City of San Marcos Community Center
3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069 (Dining Room)

See you there!

Artificial Turf Policy

On September 14, 2015 AB 349 was approved by the Governor, and set forth a mandate which prevented homeowners associations from disallowing the use of artificial turf in their communities.
The San Elijo Hills Board conducted a thorough review of the requirements of the law and created the Artificial Turf Guidelines. In accordance with California Civil Code 1357.130, homeowners were provided a copy of the proposed policy for review and comment period.
On June 21, 2016, the Board of Directors met to review all comments made either in-person or in-writing. After careful consideration, the Board adopted the policy with minor changes. A copy of the approved policy will be available to homeowners through the Association’s websites or you may request an electronic copy from Walters Management.
Here are some important highlights!

• Quality product that includes minimum 10 year warranty, 100% recyclable and made in USA.
• Installed in accordance with requirements. Refer to section (C) “Installation”
• Maintained professionally with evidence of service contracts upon request.
• Replaced in its entirety when the color has faded.
• The guidelines allow up to 50% of the landscape area in the front of your house to be artificial turf with restrictions. Side and rear yards are unlimited. Turf cannot directly attach to your front sidewalk. A buffer is needed to soften the look and to make it appear natural.
• The turf has to be of high quality and installed correctly. There are specific requirements for the base, turf, installation and warranty requirements. No rubber fill can be used. Artificial turf that loses 20% of its original color must be replaced in entirety.

The Board of Directors will delegate the review duties for artificial turf to an outside consultant. This decision was made so that a qualified professional is able to review the technical components and installation methods.

The anticipated cost will be $100 payable to the San Elijo Hills Community Association. This would cover the cost to review the information and inspection after installation. As with any changes to the exterior of the home, including artificial turf, plans must be approved by the San Elijo Hills Community Association. If you wish to make changes, please contact Liz McCardle at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com or (760) 798-9015 for assistance.

Community Reminders

Clear and visible address numbers are important when it comes to safety. Please check your address numbers and replace any faded or missing numbers. This is a safety concern, which could potentially delay first responders in an emergency response.
It also impacts the general aesthetics of the community and is part of the required maintenance per the Governing Documents.

Paint or stain your fences. Fences should be stained or painted to match the house trim. No red or artificial colors, please. Protect the integrity of your fence while enhancing the look of your home!

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San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) announcements and upcoming events for San Elijo Hills

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San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) announcements and upcoming events for San Elijo Hills:

Sidewalk Saturday in the Square

The San Elijo Hills Foundation Sidewalk Saturday in the Town Square is this Saturday, November 7th from 10am-2pm! This is your chance to meet 50+ local area businesses & get a kick-start on your holiday shopping right in the town square around the fountain area. There will be fun music, food trucks and the opportunity to connect with several of our most active community groups. Stop by and show your support of all things local at this very special community building event!

Turkey Classic Golf Tournament

Calling all golfers! Whether you are a first time golfer or seasoned pro, it’s time to register for the 13th Annual Turkey Classic Neighborhood Golf Tournament! Come join us November 28, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. for some golf, food, and drinks!

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!

The San Elijo Hills Foundation (http://sanelijohillsfoundation.weebly.com/) is busy taking this long-standing community tradition to a whole new level. It’s going to be a blast! 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!

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 4th. Festivities will run from 6:00PM-8:30PM with the tree lighting at 7:00PM. Activities include:

-Santa 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. Here’s to good friends, family, and laughter during this Holiday season!

Town Square Fountain

Our beautiful fountain located in the center of the Town Square Park is a community asset which has been long enjoyed by residents.

The fountain uses recirculating water. A pump sends water from a reservoir at the base throughout the entire system. The pump continues to recycle the water as long as it is turned on.

Recently, in order to conserve water resources and to further the Association’s efforts to comply with the water reduction measures mandated by the State, the Association drained the fountain.

Unfortunately, in that time numerous incidents of children running through the empty fountain, skateboarders skating in the fountain, and children climbing on the fountain have occurred. Such activity has led the Association to reevaluate their previous decision to shut the fountain down, primarily due to public safety issues as well as the very real economic concern regarding what it may cost to restore the fountain if it were damaged during such activities. The potential safety and financial concerns heavily outweighed any minimal gains in water conservation that might be made by having it shut down.

Therefore, weighing all factors as thoroughly and objectively as possible, the Board of Directors voted in favor of having the fountain refilled and the pump turned back on for residents to again enjoy. It is expected that the fountain will be flowing again prior to the upcoming Thanksgiving Weekend.

Address Numbers

Clear and visible address numbers are important when it comes to safety. Please check your address numbers and replace any faded or missing numbers. This is a safety concern, which could potentially delay first responders in an emergency response.

It also impacts the general aesthetics of the community and is part of the required maintenance per the Governing Documents.

Artificial Turf

The San Elijo Hills Community Association Board of Directors is aware that Governor Brown has signed emergency legislation (AB 349) restricting Associations from prohibiting the use of artificial turf or any other synthetic surface that resembles grass. Bill AB 340 does not prohibit an Association from applying landscaping rules, so long as the rules fully conform to restrictions in Civil Code 4735(a).

The Board is currently in the process of creating a proposed policy, which will be provided to the membership and formally adopted after the review and comment period in accordance with California Civil Code 1357.130.

We appreciate your patience and understanding while the Board of Directors creates a policy that incorporates the synthetic material while maintaining a certain level of aesthetics and consistency in the community.

Double Peak Park Hours

As a reminder to residents, Double Peak Park is closed at dusk and persons in the parking lot and behind the lower gate 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.

Annual Elections

Voting Day is ahead of us here in San Elijo Hills! This year’s Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 15th at 6:00PM at the San Elijo Elementary School auditorium. Homeowners are encouraged to either return their ballots by mail or drop them in the ballot box in the Visitor’s Center by the deadline listed on the notice 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!

Walters Management Carlsbad Office

The Carlsbad office will be moving on December 3rd- 4th. During this move they will have limited access to emails, however phone calls will be forwarded to the San Diego Corporate office. All emergencies will be addressed immediately and nonemergency calls/emails will be addressed as soon as possible. The office will be fully operational in the new office on Monday, December 7th. Both the phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same. Our new location is 3207 Grey Hawk Court, Suite 140, Carlsbad, CA, 92010 Phone: (760) 431-2522 Toll Free: (866) 431-2522

October San Elijo Hills Community Association Updates

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Following is a list of important announcements and upcoming events from The San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA):

Oktoberfest

Prost!! ! Fall is in the air and our most popular event of the year is back! Come celebrate Oktoberfest with your neighbors on Sunday, October 18th from 3:00PM-6:00PM at the lower softball field of San Elijo Park! Expect some of your past favorites, and some new surprises!

We will be celebrating German traditions through food! Bratwurst, hot dogs, veggie dogs, potato salad, sauerkraut, soft pretzels, and apple strudel will be served. A beer garden will also be available to residents 21 and over (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, 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. No guests will be 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 email sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com. Hope to see you all there!

Artificial Turf

The San Elijo Hills Community Association Board of Directors is aware that Governor Brown has signed emergency legislation (AB 349) restricting Associations from prohibiting the use of artificial turf or any other synthetic surface that resembles grass. Bill AB 340 does not prohibit an Association from applying landscaping rules, so long as the rules fully conform to restrictions in Civil Code 4735(a).

The Board is currently in the process of creating a proposed policy, which will be provided to the membership and formally adopted after the review and comment period in accordance with California Civil Code 1357.130.

We appreciate your patience and understanding while the Board of Directors creates a policy that incorporates the synthetic material while maintaining a certain level of aesthetics and consistency in the community.

Double Peak Park Hours

As a reminder to residents, Double Peak Park is closed at dusk and persons in the parking lot and behind the lower gate 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.

Address Numbers

Clear and visible address numbers are important when it comes to safety. Please check your address numbers and replace any faded or missing numbers. This is a safety concern, which could potentially delay first responders in an emergency response. It also impacts the general aesthetics of the community and is part of the required maintenance per the Governing Documents.

Yard Maintenance

Keep your yards looking their best! During the on-going drought and reduced watering times, owners must continue to maintain their yard areas by mowing, edging, weeding, trimming, and pruning.

Did you know that there are many great alternatives to grass? Why not consider gardening with sustainable landscape that benefits the environment. There are trees, shrubs, ground covers, grasses and wildflowers that are already well-adapted to the environment in our region. They will reduce the use of fertilizers, pesticides, watering and maintenance. Native and non-native species can be interspersed to add variety and color. Plant using multiple layers or mixed borders. Trees, shrubs and flowers can be planted in layers which successively shade each other, requiring less water. Plantings should be closely spaced to discourage weeds from sprouting.

Consider mulch! The first line of defense against hot weather, and against windy conditions which can dry surface soil, is to apply a liberal layer of mulch around the plants. This protects the soil from direct sun exposure, keeping it moist at the surface. Mulch also reduces evaporation of water from the soil which reduces the need for watering.

If you are interested in modifying your current design, please remember that you must submit the necessary application and plans for review and approval by the Architectural Committee. Please contact Liz McCardle at 760-798-9015 with any questions.

September HOA updates from San Elijo Hills Community Association

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Following is a list of important announcements and upcoming events for San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA):

Trails Clean Up Day

Don’t forget The California Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, September 19th! The San Elijo Hills trails system is a designated California Coastal Clean-up Day (CCD) area, and we need volunteers!

The trail system within San Elijo Hills is such a beloved feature of our community! Please join us on Saturday, September 19th from 9:00AM-12:00PM to help clean up the trails!

Volunteers will meet in the Town Square (by the fountain) of San Elijo Hills at 9:00AM. Walk-ups are welcome but pre-registration helps us with site logistics, so if you know for sure you want to help, please register online at http://bit.ly/1s3MgoG.

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

Students are eligible for community service hours, and prizes will be given out for the most trash collected!

Together we can all make a difference!

Tuscany in the Hills

Next Saturday, September 26th, San Elijo Women’s Club will hold its annual fundraiser at Cafe Stoked beginning at 6:00 p.m. This year’s theme is Tuscany in the Hills and delicious hors d’oeuvres, varieties of beer and wine, music, live and silent auctions, and door prizes will be part of the evening’s festivities.

All proceeds will benefit Straight from the Heart (straightfromtheheartinc.org), a 501c3 non-profit that provides on-going support to over 5000 foster children and their families throughout San Diego County. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased at sehwc.weebly.com.

See you there!

Community Yard Sale

The community-wide yard sale is back!

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 yard sale. All residents are welcome to participate in this FREE event!

The yard sale will be held on Saturday, September 26th from 7:00AM-11:00AM. The yard sale will be promoted to the public so expect many shoppers! Directional signage will be placed out the morning of the sale to direct yard-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 9/25/15) so long as it is removed promptly after the event.

For more information, please contact Liz McCardle at 760-798-9015 or sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

Artificial Turf

The San Elijo Hills Community Association Board of Directors is aware that Governor Brown has signed emergency legislation (AB 349) restricting Associations from prohibiting the use of artificial turf or any other synthetic surface that resembles grass. Bill AB 349 does not prohibit an Association from applying landscaping rules established in the governing documents so long as the rules fully conform to restrictions in Civil Code 4735(a).

The Board is currently in the process of creating a proposed policy, which will be provided to the membership and formally adopted after the review and comment period in accordance with California Civil Code.

We appreciate your patience and understanding while the Board of Directors creates a policy that incorporates the synthetic material while maintaining a certain level of aesthetics and consistency in the community.

Double Peak Park Hours

As a reminder to residents, Double Peak Park is closed at dusk and persons in the parking lot and behind the lower gate will be cited by the Sheriff.

Upcoming Artificial Turf Rule Change Vote by The San Elijo Hills Association

At this Thursday’s San Elijo Hills Board of Directors meeting the board will vote on allowing artificial turf in front yards in San Elijo Hills. The rules would set standards for material used and maintenance requirements.

How do you feel about this change? Please vote and comment on the San Elijo Life Facebook page.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, July 12th at 6:00PM. at the San Elijo Middle School, all residents are welcome. All San Elijo Hills residents have been sent the proposed artificial turf rule changes.