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San Elijo Hills Community Association HOA Updates for November 2017

San Elijo Hills Community Association Updates:

San Elijo Hills Foundation

The San Elijo Hills Foundation is looking to fill a Board positions! If you are looking for a great opportunity to get involved, this is the perfect way to start! The San Elijo Hills Foundation is a California public non-profit organization created to support and enhance projects that improve the quality of life within San Elijo Hills.

The Foundation brings community resources together to address community needs, and relies on the support of the community through the sale of merchandise, fundraising events, sponsorships and donations.  The Board meets quarterly, typically on Mondays evenings every few months, right here in San Elijo Hills. If you are interested, please contact the Foundation at sehfoundation@gmail.com or visit the Foundation website: http://sanelijohillsfoundation.weebly.com/ or call 760-798-9015.

Turkey Classic Golf Tournament

Calling all golfers (and non-golfers)! Whether you are a first time golfer or seasoned pro, it’s time to register for the 15th Annual Turkey Classic Neighborhood Golf Tournament!

Come join us Saturday, November 25, 2017 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. Hosted by the San Elijo Hills Foundation, this long-standing community tradition is something no one should miss. There are tons of great raffle prizes. The spirit of the event is light-hearted and fun. And, you just might win the coveted Turkey Classic Green Jacket & trophy.

Come meet some new friends, get involved and make an impact in our community. It’s going to be a blast! Sponsorship opportunities are available! Visit www.turkeyclassic.com for more information and to register. 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.

Harvest Market

There’s a new Harvest Market coming to town, hosted by the San Elijo Hills Women’s Club (SEHWC)! Proceeds benefit the SEHWC Scholarship Program for eligible female seniors at San Marcos High School!

Saturday, November 18, 2017
10AM – 3PM
San Elijo Rec Center
1105 San Elijo Hills Rd (next to lower softball field)

– This is a vetted event to provide a diverse and fun shopping experience for everyone
– Up to 50 vendors w/artisans, crafters, clothing boutiques, jewelry, along with many favorite SEH vendors
– Cafe Stoked Fall Favorites & Seasonal Treats
– RUSH Coffee Truck specialty coffees and fresh pastries
– Our Women’s Club is hosting a Bake Sale with homemade baked goods from our members
– Live music by members of the SMHS Jazz Band

San Elijo Hills Association Board Meeting-November 14th

The next General Session Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 5:00 pm at the San Elijo Hills Rec Center (1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos, CA 92078).

Save the Date- Annual Tree Lighting

Come celebrate this long standing tradition in San Elijo Hills! Join us in the Town Square on Friday, December 1st.  Festivities will run from 6:00PM-8:30PM with the tree lighting at 7:00PM. Don’t forget your cameras for a photo op with special visitors from the North Pole!  Keep an eye out for more information on this event in the December newsletter and on the community website www.sanelijohills.net.

July 2017 San Elijo Hills Community Association HOA Updates

Movie in the park – Part II-Upper Softball Field

The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting a FREE showing of Sing as part of our summer movie series!

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario’s attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists’ find that their lives will never be the same.

Sing will be shown on Friday, July 28th at the upper 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 after sunset (around 8:15PM).

The San Elijo Hills Foundation will provide food trucks and will have a variety of food & refreshments for purchase.

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

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

Tree Trimming:

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

Save the date: Movie in the Park – Part III –Upper Softball Field

The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting a FREE showing of Disney’s Moana (rated PG) as part of our summer movie series!

An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

Moana will be shown on Friday August 25th at the upper 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 after sunset (around 8:15).

Save the date: The San Elijo Women’s Club Hoedown in the Hills

The San Elijo Hills Women’s Club’s fall fundraiser, Hoedown in the Hills, is coming up!

Hoedown in the Hills benefits Straight from the Heart, a local support and outreach organization serving 5,000 North County foster children and their families. The fundraiser will be held on September 16, 2017 at the Williams Barn, located in San Marcos’ Walnut Grove Park beginning at 6:00 p.m.

For just $45 per person, attendees will enjoy mouth-watering chicken, pork and tri-tip BBQ, sides and dessert, beer and wine, lively music, line dancing, and silent and live auctions offering guests the opportunity to bid on amazing items, gift baskets and personal services. Tickets will be available online beginning July 1 at sehwc.weebly.com.

San Elijo Hills Association Board of Directors Meeting

The next General Session Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 6:00 pm at the San Elijo Hills onsite office (1277 San Elijo Rd. S., San Marcos, CA 92078).


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Public meeting announcement for new proposed project on Twin Oaks near South Lake.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP

WHEN: WHERE: PROJECT:

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6:00 PM
City of San Marcos – Valley of Discovery Room, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA Brookfield Residential Properties “MU-4 Area” – P17-0015: Specific Plan 17-002, General Plan Amendment 17-002, Rezone 17-001, Tentative Subdivision Map 17-003, Multi-Family Site Development Plan 17-002, Grading Variance 17-003

This notice is to inform you of an upcoming public workshop for the proposed Brookfield Residential Properties MU-4 project. The proposed project includes a Specific Plan Amendment, General Plan Amendment, and Zone Change to modify the permitted land uses onsite from Heart of the City Specific Plan “Business Park” and Public Institutional (PI) to Heart of the City Specific Plan “Low Medium Density Residential” (8-12 dwelling units per acre); a Tentative Subdivision Map and Multi-Family Site Development Plan to construct 218 attached residential condominium units; and, a Grading Variance to allow for slopes in excess of 20 feet. The project site is located at the southwest corner of South Twin Oaks Valley Road and South Village Drive. The workshop is intended to provide to the public an overview of the proposed project by the developer and an opportunity to inquire and comment on the proposed project. For more information, please contact Art Piñon in the Planning Division at (760) 744-1050, extension 3234, or email at apinon@san-marcos.net, or visit the Development Services counter during the week between 7:30 am and 5:30 pm. Note: We are closed every other Friday.

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 March 2017 HOA Updates

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

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.

Community Garden Lottery

It is time for our annual community garden lottery! Grow your own flowers, vegetables and herbs!

Plots will be available from 4.1.17– 3.31.18. The cost of a yearly lease is $50.00 plus a $25.00 key deposit (pre-paid).

All existing lessees must reapply for the lottery. If you would like to participate in the lottery to lease a space in one of the community gardens, please submit your application to the onsite office no later than 3.14.17.

For more information please call 760-798-9015 or email sehstaff@waltersmanagement.com.

Paint Policy

It’s always a great time to paint your home! Many of the homes are reaching that age for a fresh coat of paint. The first indication we typically see are on wood elements such as shutters, garage doors, fascia, etc. However, we also have stucco fading and staining.

Homeowners request to either paint the original colors or change to a new color scheme. The original colors we have on file are provided by the Builder and often outdated or incomplete. Some neighborhoods we have no corresponding information on which home each scheme applies to.

In an effort to simplify the process and assist homeowners in making successful requests, the Association connected with Dunn Edwards who have created color matches to the original colors for each neighborhood.

The Board of Directors recently met and approved the color books along with a new paint policy.

If you are painting any portion of the home, approval is required. Even if it is to another scheme in your neighborhood or the original color.

There are no “pre-approved” list of schemes for any neighborhoods, however, we may have the color match to the existing color scheme 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 themes of the neighborhoods and how the new colors are consistent to the existing schemes.

If you have any questions, please email sehstaff@waltersmanagement.com or call 760-798-9015.

Hops in the Hills
Hops in the Hills Beer Festival will be held March 11, 2017 from 1pm – 4pm @ the Hilltop Field of San Elijo Hills Park! All Proceeds go to SEES and DP K-8 PTO!

20+ Craft Breweries-Music and Food
$40 tickets (10 3oz tasting with souvenir cup)

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hops-in-the-hills-tickets-31080078351. Facebook: SEH Hops in the Hills Website: www.hopsinthehills.net

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).

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.

Groups have continued 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.
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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June 2016 San Elijo Hills Community Association Updates

Movie in San Elijo Hills Park

Movie in the Park-Part I

The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting a FREE showing of Illumination Nation’s Minions (rated PG) as part of our summer movie showings!

Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan; accompanied by his pals Stuart and Bob, Kevin sets forth to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. Their search leads them to Scarlet Overkill, the world’s first-ever super-villainess.

Minions will be shown on Friday, June 3rd at the lower softball field of San Elijo Park. Pre-show activities (including bounce houses, bungee run, a sticky wall and more!) will begin at 6:00PM and the movie will start at sunset (around 8:00PM). 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.

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

Foam Party in the Town Square

Come join us in the town square park for a foam party! Dr. Bronner’s Foam truck will be coming out on June 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. for a free foam party on the last day of school! The foam is biodegradable and made simply from organic soap, water and compressed air. Take the family down for music, foam, and fun!

Board of Directors Meeting: June 21, 2016

The next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for 6/21/16, 6:00 pm at a different location.

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

See you there!

Save the Date: 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, 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 pm to 9 pm at the lower softball field of San Elijo Hills Park!

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.

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 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.

Who to Contact Within the Management Team

Do you have questions regarding your assessments or considering making exterior changes to your home or yard? Here are some tips on who to contact within our Management team!

For any questions involving community events or architectural matters, please call Liz McCardle 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 Rebecca McDonald and Clarisa Bratcher at 760-431-2522 or by email (cbratcher@waltersmanagement.com / rmcdonald@waltersmanagement.com).

If you need to report an after-hours emergency, please contact our after-hours on call service at 858-495-0900.

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Complete Video and Photos from San Elijo Hills Town Center Development Meeting

Watch the Facebook Live video stream of the Town Center update from the developer Ambient Communities as they share proposed plans and elevations for development in the second phase of San Elijo Hills Town Center.

Join the conversation on our Facebook page with over 205 comments so far. Here are some design and overview maps and photos from the meeting.

 

BRADLEY ST NORTH CORNER Site Plan that goes with dimension plan Phase 1 (Click to see over view site map)SOUTH CORNER EAST CORNER-2 Site plan that goes with dimension plan All phases (Click to see over view site map)

The City of San Marcos to host an informational meeting in San Elijo Hills

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Please note the following meeting update for August 18, 2015:

City of San Marcos Presentation (6:15 PM-7:00PM)

The City of San Marcos will be hosting an informational meeting prior to the next San Elijo Hills Community Association Board meeting to discuss the plan to correct potential issues with the trees and the sidewalks located around the Town Center. Additionally, they will be discussing concerns expressed by San Elijo Hills owners regarding noise disturbances around the Double Peak Park area after hours.

The General Session meeting of the San Elijo Hills Homeowners Association will commence immediately following the conclusion of the City’s presentation at approximately 7:00 p.m.

Please note the location change for the meeting; the meeting will be held at the San Elijo Recreation Center located at:

1105 Elfin Forest Rd
San Marcos, CA 92078

All interested homeowners are welcome to attend.

August San Elijo Hills Community Association HOA Updates

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Board Meeting August 18th –NEW LOCATION

The next San Elijo Hills Board of Directors meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015- 6:15PM at the San Elijo Hills REC Center: 1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos 92078. All homeowners are welcome to attend. The meeting will be held at this particular location for the August meeting only. All future meetings will resume back at one of the local schools.

Trails Clean Up Day

The California Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) has been set for 2015! 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!

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.

Save the Date: Block Party in the Town Square: September 11, 2015

Summer has ended, and the new school year is beginning, which can mean only one thing…..BLOCK PARTY! What better way to welcome your newest neighbors and catch up with your favorite friends! Let’s celebrate our award-winning community, and bring everyone together!

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 and more! 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 at 6:00 p.m. and goes until 9:00 p.m. For more information, feel free to contact Liz McCardle at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com or call (760) 798-9015.

Thirty San Elijo Hills Residents Exchanged Traffic Concerns With Sheriff Department

San Elijo Hills Traffic and Safety Meeting

Wednesday Night The San Marcos Sheriff held a community forum with 30-40 San Marcos and San Elijo Hills Residents. The following is an outline of some of the questions from residents and responses from The Sheriff Deputies.

A San Elijo Hills resident pointed out the ten or so accidents at the corner of Eclipse and San Elijo Hills Road. The Sheriff pointed out the improvements The City had made to the area with reflectors, LED lighting, chevrons signs, lighting at that corner. The Sheriff remind the audience that the City of San Marcos is responsible is for streets, signage, and traffic lights. They are aware of the problems of that intersection.

One resident asked if more stop signs could be placed in San Elijo Hills. The resident give example of traffic calming on Olivenhain Road as a result of stop signs. This should be taken up with The City of San Marcos and it’s Traffic Commission and City Traffic Engineers.

A resident stated they lived in the San Elijo Hills Town Center immediately adjacent to the San Elijo Hills visitor Center and that an accident last summer had caused a car to land right their front door.  They also reported that an accident had taken place there this morning in front of the Epoch Wine Bar. They also stated that there are numerous accidents late at night that go unreported and that there is high-speed travel through the town center at late at night. They asked why there is a not patrol after 6:00 PM?

Another resident asked why and when they do targeted mass patrols in particular areas and what makes that happen. The sheriff responded and said monthly the additional patrol groups work together and target particular trouble areas in San Marcos, Poway, and other areas they patrol. Call and make complaints. Data drives patrols.

Some residents asked why there are no patrols early in the morning. The sheriff stated that their patrol shifts change over at 6:00 AM and they have briefing meetings and then they head out for patrol.

One resident spoke about calling the sheriff and being told that San Elijo Hills residents need to make up their mind whether they like the patrols or not a lot of pushback against the amount of patrols. The audience appeared to respond that they overwhelmingly like the patrols.

It was pointed out by one resident that the students need to be educated on traffic and safety. Students are seen walking to the town center texting, not taking preventative measures to keep themselves safe, nor obeying the crossing guards etc. or traffic lights.

The City has done studies and is currently doing studies to optimize the traffic lights and the timing of the lights to best protect children in the crosswalks.

The City of San Marcos is going to paint 25 MPH speed limit on the road in the San Elijo Hills Town Center and add additional street signs.

One of the deputies stated that he likes the social media campaigns and chain emails that alert SEH residents to their patrols. He says 5 years ago a lot of the tickets were given to residents now they see a shift to people who are commuters from Riverside County, Escondido coming through the area. He felt is was helping residents slowdown.

The Sheriff deputies also recommended that residents should carpool, that simply carpooling could cut the traffic in half and cut down the traffic impact on the area they recommended an education campaign at the local schools.

Theme of the night was “Go” to the San Marcos City Traffic and Safety Commission meetings the first Wednesday of the month. The sheriff deputies recommended that residents attend those meetings as the commission and the traffic engineers have the biggest impact on signs, and lights.

One Sheriff deputy told a story about how speed bumps can backfire. Residents in Poway asked for and got speed bumps. People passing through would honk to express frustration after they passed over the speed bumps. The theme of this story was careful what you ask for.

One San Marcos resident expressed frustration in the notification of this meeting he felt residents outside of San Elijo Hills were not properly notified of this meeting. He was confused by the Sheriff’s Nixel notification system, and the last-minute nature of the meeting.

One San Elijo Hills resident pointed out that the developer, school district and ultimately The City are responsible for traffic and congestion. The traffic has far exceeded their original forecasts and enrollment has far outgrown the capacity of the schools.

The Sheriff Department was asked how many deputies are on patrol at any one time. 2 are on traffic (4 on Wednesday), 6 are on city-wide patrol throughout the city. They recommend you tell The City and elected officials you would like more deputies under contract.

One San Elijo Hills resident recommended that residents drive the speed limit to effectively block speeders and slow down the traffic.

Residents expressed their appreciation to The Sheriff Deputies for protecting their homes during the Cocos fire.

Meeting was cordial and lasted approximately one hour.

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