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San Elijo Hills Community Association/HOA Updates for March 2017

Please see below for the most recent San Elijo Hills Community Association Updates for March 2017:

Save the Date – BunnyPalooza!

The San Elijo Hills Community Association is having its Annual BUNNYPALOOZA on Saturday, April 8th at the Hilltop field of San Elijo Hills Park.
This year’s event will include an egg hunt, bounce houses, face painting, crafts, photo ops with the Easter bunny, light refreshments, and more! This year we added a DJ! They will provide music, games, and an obstacle course so parents and kids of all ages can enjoy some friendly competition!

BUNNYPALOOZA will begin at 9:30AM and run until 12:00 PM. The Egg Hunt will be split by different age groups in 10 minute increments beginning at 10:00 AM.

Don’t forget to bring your own basket to collect your eggs and a camera to take pictures with the Bunny! Hope to see you there!

For more information please call 760-798-9015 or email sehstaff@waltersmanagement.com.
Save the date – 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!
The Fair will be open Friday night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.

Trails Clean-Up Day

The California Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) is back! The San Elijo Hills trails system is a designated California Coastal Cleanup 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, April 22nd 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 in advance. To register beginning April 1st, simply go to cleanupday.org and then look for San Marcos – San Elijo Trails under the Cleanup Sites link.

Community Reminder

Please pick up after your pets and remind your children to do so as well if they are responsible for the dog-walking duties. Pet waste is probably the #1 complaint amongst our residents so please be diligent and keep San Elijo Hills looking and smelling beautiful!

An increase in dogs of leashes has been reported in various neighborhoods.  Pet owners shall at no times allow pets to run unrestrained in common areas, streets, sidewalks or pathway areas and shall at all times have full and complete control over the animal. Please remember there is a $250 fine from the county (San Diego County Code Sec. 63.0102(b)(2)) for unrestrained pets.

San Elijo Hills Onsite Office

Liz McCardle is currently on maternity leave. The office will remain open during this time. For any questions involving community events or architectural matters, please continue to call the onsite office at 760-798-9015 or email at sehstaff@waltersmanagement.com.

Should you need to submit a work order request, have questions regarding your account, enforcement matters or any other management related matters, please contact Becca Warrillow at 760-431-2522 or by email (bwarrillow@waltersmanagement.com).

San Elijo Hills Association Board of Directors Meeting

The next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6:00 pm at the San Elijo Hills REC Center (1105 Elfin Forest Rd., San Marcos, CA 92078).

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San Elijo Hills Community Association HOA Updates-February 1, 2017

Mardi Gras 2017

The San Elijo Hills Community Association would like to cordially invite our residents 21 and over to our Mardi Gras Party at Café Stoked! The event will be held on Friday, February 10th at 6:00 PM.

Residents will be delighted with delicious food, music, dancing and contests in the true spirit of New Orleans!

Attendance to this event is limited! Cost is $5.00/person. You must provide a check (no cash) payable to San Elijo Hills to Liz McCardle in the San Elijo Hills Onsite Office in order to reserve your spot! All reservations will be taken on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The onsite office is located at 1277 San Elijo Road S., San Marcos, CA 92078. For more information, contact Liz McCardle at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com or call (760) 798-9015.

Graffiti-Update!

It was brought to our attention that several arrests were made the end of January in connection with the recent graffiti vandalism.

If you witness any graffiti within the community, please contact the City of San Marcos. Below is information off the City’s website:

The City of San Marcos removes graffiti on public and private property within 24-48 hours of being reported. If you have graffiti on your property, and you need assistance in removing it, please contact our graffiti hotline (760) 591-9100.

Download a Graffiti Authorization Form: http://www.san-marcos.net/home/showdocument?id=66 . After printing the authorization form, please mail back to the address indicated on the form or you can fax it back to (760) 744-9520.

• Graffiti cleanup is a top priority in The City of San Marcos. The city employs a full-time graffiti removal team.
• Graffiti is the most common type of property vandalism (35%) according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
• Immediate removal – within 24-48 hours – is the key to successful graffiti prevention.
• Please contact the Sheriff’s Department to report suspicious activity at 510-5200.

The City prosecutes vandals when arrests have been made.

San Elijo Hills Onsite Office

Beginning in March, Liz McCardle will be on maternity leave. The office will remain open during this time. For any questions involving community events or architectural matters, please continue to call the onsite office at 760-798-9015 or email at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

Should you need to submit a work order request, have questions regarding your account, enforcement matters or any other management related matters, please contact Becca Warrillow at 760-431-2522 or by email (bwarrillow@waltersmanagement.com).

Local San Elijo Hills Resident Offers Handmade Fresh Pasta, Sauces for SEH Delivery

Hello San Elijo Hills –

We have something local and special for you! Westridge-San Elijo Hills resident from Italy Chef Fabrizio Facchini has handmade fresh Italian holiday meals ready for delivery this holiday season. Get you orders in soon for Christmas and New Year’s. See San Elijo Hills Menu for selections and pricing. Call Frabrizio with questions at 760 846-9692 and text orders to 760 846-9692.

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Winter/spring edition of City of San Marcos 360

The winter/spring edition of the City of San Marcos 360 Magazine is now available. Residents and businesses will be receiving the publication in their mailboxes this week. Featuring articles on award winning schools, development updates, holiday safety tips, the city’s move to district elections and more, the free magazine serves to connect residents to their government.

San Marcos 360 is published three times per year by the city and includes timely news about the city along with a complete guide to the city’s parks and recreation offerings.

Residents and visitors can also discover exciting recreational activities, special events, day camps, enrichment programs and classes, sporting leagues, and senior programs.

For more information or to view the publication online, visit www.san-marcos.net/newsletter.

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!

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.

2016 Fall Edition of The City of San Marcos – 360 Magazine

 

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The 2016 fall edition of the San Marcos 360 Magazine is now available to San Marcos residents. Featuring articles on city events, economic development efforts, budget updates, fire prevention information and more, the free magazine serves to connect residents to their government.

San Marcos 360 is published three times per year by the city and includes timely news about the city along with a complete guide to the city’s parks and recreation offerings.

Residents and visitors can also discover exciting recreational activities, special events, day camps, enrichment programs and classes, sporting leagues, and senior programs.

In addition to the city’s newsletter, be sure to stay connected and engaged through The city’s social media platforms by finding us @sanmarcoscity on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Tag your posts with the handle #DiscoverSanMarcos to help others learn about our great community.

For more information or to view the publication online, visit www.san-marcos.net/newsletter.

San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) August 2016 updates:

Movie in San Elijo Hills Park

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.

Entry Feature Landscape Renovation-Update

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.

Shortly they will begin trenching and wiring for lighting on the monument wall and trees, and then proceeding with installing decomposed granite pathways and planting.

Completion of this project is anticipated for the end of August. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time!

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!

Tree Trimming:

Please remember to trim any trees growing over the sidewalks or dropping seeds or leaves. They can create unsafe conditions for people and pets (poor little puppy paws!). We appreciate your efforts in keeping the sidewalks and streets looking great!

Dogs Off Leash

An increase in dogs of leashes has been reported in various neighborhoods. Pet owners shall at no times allow pets to run unrestrained in common areas, streets, sidewalks or pathway areas and shall at all times have full and complete control over the animal. Please remember there is a $250 fine from the county (San Diego County Code Sec. 63.0102(b)(2)) for unrestrained pets.

Save the Date: Block Party in the Town Square

Join us September 9, 2016 in the town square park at 6 pm for another Block Party in the Town Square! Getting the party started will be a live DJ, dancers, dance floor, music and lights! We will have interactive games (for all ages!), contests, prizes, photo booth and more surprises! Only one way to find out…come join us!

A local fire truck and ambulance will be on the scene for your enjoyment!

Food and beverages are also just steps away! Enjoy one of the local eateries or grab a bite from one of the delicious food trucks.

The party begins on 9/9/16 at 6:00 p.m. and goes approximately 9:00 p.m. For more information, feel free to contact Liz McCardle at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com or call (760) 798-9015.

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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.

 

July 2016 San Elijo Hills Community Association Updates and Events


July 2016 San Elijo Hills Community Association Updates and Events
Please see below for the most recent San Elijo Hills Community Association updates:

Summer Spectacular and Laser Show!Introducing our very first summer spectacular! This all American themed carnival will entertain our residents of all ages with music, carnival games, and prize booth with tons of glow in the dark prizes, obstacle course, bounce houses, zip line, rock wall, and much more! 

Document your experience with a keepsake, and visit our photo booth! If you are hungry during all that fun, fill up on hamburgers, hot dogs, salad and other classic favorites!

….and the grand finale….LASER SHOW! YES! Our first ever outdoor laser show! Bring your chairs, blankets, sit back and enjoy the show!

There is no need to go anywhere when you can hang out in your own neighborhood and celebrate the Holiday weekend San Elijo Hills style! This event will take place on Saturday July 2, 2016 at 5 p.m. at the lower softball field of San Elijo Park! Food and games will continue until 8 p.m., and the laser show will begin approximately at 8:45 p.m.

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.

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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