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Copper Hills Development

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San Elijo Life had an informative conversation with Jason and Scott Simmons. They are two brothers that have grown up in San Marcos and their company they are affiliated with are the developers of this project. Their father also has a historical footprint here in San Marcos as a developer.  They are very focused in connecting with the community by providing information on this project. They want to be available to speak and/or meet with anyone to answer questions, hear your feedback and solutions. This is a preview of information on this project and a more detailed article from us is coming soon. They provided this statement below for our San Elijo Life readers to learn more about Copper Hills. The site is a treasure for local residents to hike, bike, run and play and we encourage everyone to go and enjoy the spring green hills and familiarize yourself with the site. The old dump and it’s safety along with the long history of old recycling center are important parts of this area and the history before and during the existence of San Elijo Hills. Traffic, school crowding and designated open space are topics that should be part of the community discussion.

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Just southwest of San Elijo Hills town center, nestled in between Old Creek Ranch and the old recycling center, is a little know gem of a property now known as Copper Hills.

You may have hiked or biked from the old recycling center gates on this property on your way to Copper Creek trailheads or the old Copper Mines southwest of San Elijo Hills. The property is currently located in the jurisdiction of the County of San Diego, but is being proposed to annex into the City of San Marcos. This will give us in San Elijo Hills and San Marcos a voice in the proposed uses for the site.  

While most of the land will remain in open space; a portion will be developed into usable residential and commercial as well as park space and recreation opportunities.  This is the last spot along San Elijo Road that could fulfill some of the needs of the community that have been missing.  Potential uses include community gathering facilities, trail access and parking, large park area, a Boys and Girls Club and Teen Center, a skate park, outdoor basketball courts, community pools, congregate care for seniors, family restaurants and breweries as well as a top notch residential community by respected high end builder Colrich Communities, who has built some beautiful communities in San Elijo Hills and Old Creek Ranch.  

The developer is actively developing solutions for traffic concerns and while the elementary school will be Carrillo, they understand school impact concerns and will be addressing those with the public’s involvement.  Your direct input to the developer is much appreciated and welcomed.  

The Bieri Companies, who has owned the property since 2003; however has been working in San Marcos since the 1980’s and is responsible for CSUSM and areas around it is much appreciated developments.  Local land planning firm CCI or Consultants Collaborative has been involved from the beginning and both principals live in San Elijo Hills.  All 3 firms involved are local and family owned. Please visit www.ExploreCopperHills.com for more information and direct contact information.

*www.ExploreCopperHills.com will be live next week

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2814 Dove Tail Dr [ View ]

4+1 Bedroom/4.5 Bath

3,875 ESF, Exterior Courtyard

Offered from $799,000 to $839,000

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4+1 Bedroom/3.5 Bath

2,708 ESF, Panoramic Views

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Offered at $729,000

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Old Creek Ranch

1714 Weatherwood Ct [ View ]

4 Bedroom/3 Bath

2,373 ESF, Private yard

Offered at $660,000

Calistoga/San Elijo Hills

1139 Calistoga Way [ View ]

4 Bedroom/2.5 Bath

2,106 ESF

Offered at $649,900

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2364 Sentinel Ln [ View ]

4 Bedroom/3.5 Bath

1,428 ESF

Offered at $434,900

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1547 Copper Court 5 Bedr./4 Baths, 2,883 ESF VR $699,999 – $709,999
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2,551 ESF Offered at $699,999
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1723 Thorley Wy 4 Bedr. + Loft,
2,226 ESF Offered at $614,700
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1550 Black Walnut Dr 3 Bedr./2 Baths, 1,664 ESF Offered at $589,000
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1022 Turnstone Rd, Carlsbad
4 Bedrooms/3 Baths, 2,706 ESF
Offered at $849,000
San Elijo Hills/Calistoga [ view ]
1744 Kenwood Pl, San Marcos
3 Bedrooms+Loft/2 Baths, 2,106 ESF
Offered at $619,900
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1519 Chert Dr, San Marcos
3 Bedrooms/2 Baths, 1,459 ESF
Offered at $510,000
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1339 Sky Ridge Ct, San Marcos
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VR $449,900 – $469,500
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2433 Sentinel Ln, San Marcos
3 Bedrooms/3 Baths, 1,649 ESF
VR $447,000 – $464,000
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1160 Goddard St, San Marcos
3 Bedrooms/3 Baths, 1,740 ESF
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2 Bedrooms/2 Baths, 1,477 ESF
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As always, please do not hesitate to call or email with any real estate questions, or visit our office in the heart of San Elijo Hills in San Marcos.Best Regards,

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City of San Marcos refinances bonds to save taxpayers more than $4.6 million

San Marcos
City refinances bonds to save taxpayers more than $4.6 million
 

On October 23, the City of San Marcos refinanced bonds to save money for more than 1,700 property owners in Twin Oaks Valley Ranch and certain areas of San Elijo Hills. Without extending the bond payback period, this move will save taxpayers more than $4.6 million in Mello-Roos special taxes over the next 24 years. Average annual savings per homeowner are expected to range from $150 and $600.

The bonds are part of Community Facilities District (CFD) 91-01 and CFD 99-01 and help pay for public infrastructure such as roads, utilities, and water and sewer facilities. Marking the fourth bond refinancing in the last three years, this move refinances $37.4 million of outstanding bonds and reduces interest rates from 4.9 percent to 3.1 percent.

Similar action was taken in 2012 when the City refinanced $54.2 million in bonds to save taxpayers in Old Creek Ranch, certain areas of San Elijo Hills and the Paloma/Santa Fe Hills area an estimated $4.1 million. The outstanding bonds are for Community Facilities Districts (CFD) 2002-01 and certain areas of CFD 99-01 and CFD 88-1.

Community Facilities Districts, or Mello-Roos as they are more commonly known, help finance local public facilities and services such as law enforcement, fire, landscaping, lighting and other community services. Cities often consider refinancing these long-term bonds if market conditions are favorable enough to save money – something San Marcos has done at least a half a dozen times over the past 20 years to capture similar savings.

For more information about the City’s budget, please visit www.san-marcos.net/finance.

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SAN ELIJO/OCR GARAGE SALE & CHARITY EVENT POSTPONED

Dear San Elijo/Old Creek Ranch garage sale participants and shoppers,

First of all, our thoughts and prayers for the people who have lost loved ones or property in the San Diego County fires and a huge thank you and support to the our amazing firefighters and law enforcement personnel.

Please note that the garage sale and charity event in the area is cancelled for this weekend and postponed to Saturday May 31st, 7-11am. San Elijo/OCR are still closed but even if it were to reopen today, it would not be safe to have the garage sale. Emergency personnel need fast and easy access to the Twin Oaks Valley Rd area, Coronado Hills & San Elijo areas.  It is also time to regroup, assist each other and heal.  Our thoughts to all our neighbors who have been displaced.

Please find updates regarding the Cocos fire at http://www.sdcountyemergency.com/maps/ and www.SanElijoLife.com.

Again, the garage sale and charity event scheduled for this weekend is cancelled and rescheduled for May 31st, 2014. We will place updates on the event at www.SEHgaragesale.com and reach out to all families who had signed-up to see if they are planning on participating. Let us know if we can assist in any way or have any questions.

Best wishes and stay safe!

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San Elijo Hills Attendance Area Meeting Wrap Up

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Thursday night at 7:30pm there was a meeting at the San Elijo Elementary School to discuss the Attendance Area for San Elijo Hills and adjacent communities.  It was a Town Hall feel with about 100 passionate, concerned parents and residents.

There is a committee formed within the district of parents and administrators to focus specifically on this subject. It is composed of 5 representatives from every school in the San Marcos School District.  They call themselves “The District Committee.”  The goal from this committee is to gather feedback, and  information from the parents, communities and other resources to develop one (1) option  that was reached by consensus of this committee.  They will take this one (1) option and present it to the School Board for consideration.

Other schools in the district are scheduled to have similar meetings as this one.  This committee and administrators want the parents and residents to provide feedback prior to the school board meeting.  They want to hear from you. Your suggestions, feedback and alternative proposals will be forwarded to the District Committee for review.

The Principal, Carolyn Kalicki and the Vice Principal, Jimmy Miringoff are advocates for the students, the parents, the residents and the community of San Elijo Hills.

This is the current proposed option the District Committee has agreed upon thus far:

K-8 School – listed by developments in San Elijo Hills – Woodley’s Glen, Venzano, Waterford, Meridian, Mariner’s Landing and Atherton.  This does not mean that only San Elijo Residents will be attending this school.  For example, it appears that it will include down Twin Oaks  Valley Rd. etc.

San Elijo Elementary and Middle Schools – all other developments in San Elijo Hills

(We are not clear at this time, how these boundaries will affect Old Creek Ranch.  However I am still working on the clarification. In the meantime, if someone else has the information, please post it here and let’s get it out to our neighbors. Thank You..)

The attendees of this meeting were instructed tonight to write down their proposals, comments, suggestions on index cards and these cards will be forwarded to the District Committee for review.

Below are some of those proposals/suggestions:

* Build the second school but split the 2 schools for San Elijo Hills Residents  K- 4th and 5th -8th grade.

* Build a Middle School near La Costa Meadows and Carrillo and help with the overcrowding for the west side of San Marcos.

The goal for both of these options is to operate under the premise of  keeping  the communities together. Keep San Elijo Hills and Venzano proper together. Keep Old Creek Ranch and the students for La Costa Meadows, Carrillo, Discovery and other elementary schools together.

* Make the K-8 a Charter School

* Change the Boundaries – Allow all existing developments on Questhaven  and Wild Canyon and Atherton to attend San Elijo Elementary and San Elijo Middle Schools and have the newer neighborhoods that are still building and releasing phases be scheduled to attend the K-8.

* Have Carrillo and La Costa Meadows go  to the Carlsbad School District.  These schools are in the Carlsbad city limits.

* Ask Carlsbad School District if they have any schools that are currently closed and see if there are any options available for San Marcos School District or if  there is an opportunity for collaboration?

* Is there an option for Year round school? The answer : It was not really considered at this time. This would mean school administration would be essentially managing 4 separate schools on one  (1) site.

Comments from the residents/parents

There were a lot of parents that felt like this is not what they signed up for.  They had a different expectation when they decided to have their family here in San Elijo Hills.  If we have kids, we do our very best to give them a good upbringing, we sacrifice, we do research, we move for the schools. The quality of life, the experience we can provide for our families.  This community is special and unique. I personally would not want to live anywhere else except for in San Elijo Hills.

San Elijo Hills provides an atmosphere as a walking community.  By building a K-8 school on the border of San Elijo Hills it will be more difficult to continue to do this.

The API test scores were discussed re: San Elijo Elementary compared to Discovery Elementary scores.

Mrs. Kalicki did mention that current teachers could have the option to transfer to the new K-8 school based on the district policies.

Families do have the option to voluntarily request a transfer to the new K-8 even if they are not in the specified boundaries.

The property the School district is currently considering the location on the South Side of Twin Oaks Valley Rd across the street from the trail head parking lot and fire station.

2 questions already forwarded to the School Board for review are: Grandfathering Upper grade students? Grandfathering sibling  of upper grade students?

San Elijo Elementary is the 4th largest school in the San Marcos School District.

City Boundaries DO NOT dictate School Boundaries.

Safety regarding the excessive traffic was also discussed.

It was suggested to do research re: the effects on children whom attended K-8 schools.  The research shows it is very positive.

Many attendees echoed the feeling of “you divide the schools and you divide the community.”

It is hard for parents to understand and accept that residents whom live in San Elijo Hills and pay the SEH HOA fee, taxes and then are told you CAN NOT go to the San Elijo Hills Schools and will be relocated outside the community to attend a school. Then have Residents that DO NOT pay SEH HOA fee, or similar taxes, and DO NOT  live in San Elijo Hills are allowed to attend the San Elijo Hills Schools.  This is quite a sting. It logically does not make sense, seem fair or appropriate.

 

What are the Next Steps?

Now is the time to provide your feedback, suggestions and alternative proposals to the District Committee  starting now until next Tuesday, May 14th.

You may email them at: seessitecouncil@gmail.com

You can find more information on the San Marcos District Website and/or San Elijo Elementary Website.  For the San Elijo Elementary website, it is located on the Home page at the top titled: ” Information about Proposed Attendance Areas.”

Click here to view the San Marcos District Presentation on the Attendance Area Boundaries

The District Committee will present their one (1) option to the School Board on Monday, June 10th. At this time, it appears this is a closed meeting to the public.

Mrs. Kalicki will be requesting from the school board the opportunity to provide another “Town Hall” meeting for the residents and parents.  The intent is to provide the parents and residents the continued opportunity to be apart of this process by asking questions, exchange information in a more meaningful way. To continue to provide a medium for  your voice be heard and bring the community together to support and to collaborate.

 

Please Post your comments here and our Facebook page, share this information, post pictures of the maps. We will continue to post information as it becomes available.

UPDATED LINKS

Attendance Area Revisions Posted on SEMS website 

Facebook link to “Keep San Elijo United”

City of San Marcos, CA: City refinances more bonds to save taxpayers almost $2 million

For the second time this year, the City of San Marcos refinanced bonds to save property owners money. Property owners in the Old Creek Ranch area of San Marcos will save about $2 million in special taxes over the next two decades as a result of the refinancing. The bonds are part of Community Facility District (CFD) 2002-01, which helps pay for public infrastructure such as roads, traffic signals, and water and sewer facilities.

This move will refinance the $19.125 million of outstanding bonds from 5.88 percent to 4.60 percent. The city made a similar move in January 2012 by refinancing $22.6 million of outstanding bonds for CFD 88-1, which is saving taxpayers in the Paloma/Santa Fe Hills area an estimated $2.1 million.

Community Facility Districts, or Mello-Roos as they are more commonly known, help finance local public facilities and services like law enforcement, fire, landscaping, lighting and other community services. Cities often consider refinancing these long-term bonds if market conditions are favorable enough to save taxpayers money — something San Marcos has done at least a half a dozen times over the past 20 years to capture similar savings.

For more information, please visit the city’s comprehensive CFD online resource center or call (760) 744-1050.

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