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January 2017 San Elijo Hills Community Association Updates

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

Recently the community has been experiencing an increase in 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. Within the past year, 15 juveniles were arrested for graffiti vandalism in San Marcos. All of the suspects were convicted of Felony Vandalism; the cost of the damage was over $400 and the defendants had a prior conviction for vandalism. On average, each defendant must reimburse the City approximately $1,200. All were assigned to Juvenile Diversion programs and several served time in Juvenile Hall.

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).

Board Meeting Tonight-Canceled

The Executive Session Board Meeting scheduled for this evening has been canceled, and re-scheduled to January 24th. Please contact the Carlsbad office at 760-431-2522 for details regarding the meeting.

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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.

San Elijo Hills Community Association HOA Updates for January 2017

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

Mardi Gray 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.

Car Burglaries

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

Help Prevent Vehicle Theft
Car thieves, like home burglars, look for easy targets. Car owners obligingly leave doors unlocked, windows open, or their keys in the vehicle. Criminals usually DO NOT want to be seen, heard, or take an excessive amount of time to break in.

PREVENTION CHECKLIST- DO YOU…?
□ Lock your vehicle
□ Lock your windows
□ Take your keys with you
□ Remove your garage remote
□ Set your alarm
□ Remove number codes from your keys
□ Lock vent windows (trucks)
□ Leave only your ignition key when having your vehicle serviced
□ Remove spare keys hidden on or in your vehicle. Consider a spare key in your wallet
□ Park and lock your vehicles in garages when possible. Remove personal information such as driver license, registration etc, from unattended vehicles.
□ Carry a copy of your registration in your wallet for ease of identification in case of emergency or theft
□ Know your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
□ Use additional identification methods such as “Data Dots,” engravers, and dye markers
□ Place additional identification marks in several places such as tailgates, spoilers, and under the hood
□ Take a picture of your car with the plate number visible. Etch VIN numbers into all windows.

Help Prevent Vehicle Burglary
Preventing thieves from breaking into your vehicle to steal valuables is very difficult. If you want to protect your personal property, DO NOT leave it in your car.

PREVENTION CHECKLIST-DO’S and DON’Ts…
□ Do not leave purses, wallets, laptops, expensive sun glasses, cell phones and other valuables in
your vehicle
□ Never leave valuables in plain sight
□ Lock all valuables in the trunk or take them with you
□ Remove detachable stereos and faceplates from your vehicle every time
□ Never leave CASH visible.
□ Always lock your doors
□ Always lock your windows
□ Take your keys with you every time
□ Take purses and wallets inside your house after you lock and park your car in your garage
□ When equipment or tools must be kept in a vehicle, use a strong-walled, tamper proof box that can be bolted down and secured with heavy duty locks. Do not assume a box is secure because it is heavy

PARK CAREFULLY
• Use all the security measures available to you, wherever you park, even in your garage.
• At home, the best place to park is a well secured garage with car doors locked and alarm set. Secure your garage as if you had $20,000.00 cash sitting inside.
• Vehicles are 5 times more likely to be stolen from unattended parking lots than from the street or an attended lot.
• At work and in commercial areas try to park in well-lit areas, close to entrances, and near pedestrian traffic.
• Turn your wheels sharply and apply the emergency brake when parking to deter unauthorized towing.
• Lock your door and windows when parking in your driveway.

SECURITY DEVICES AND ALARMS
No security device is foolproof, but good vehicle security can greatly reduce your chances of becoming a victim. Consider installing at least two of the following security devices on your vehicle.
• Stolen Vehicle Recovery System (SVRS) to assist law enforcement with tracking and recovery.
• A kill switch or cut-off switch (an electrical device that effectively immobilizes the vehicle, even if the ignition has been forced. It prevents electrical current from reaching the coil distributor).
• Alarm devices with visible L.E.D. indicators that activate a siren, horn, lights – or all three.
• Visible L.E.D. alarm indicator
• Fuel switch to prevent fuel from reaching the carburetor.
• Device that attaches to the steering wheel or brake pedal.
• Auxiliary locking devices for window wings, sliding windows, spare tires and the hood.
• Interior hood and trunk releases.
• Locking gas cap.
• Tapered door lock buttons.
• A good quality steering wheel locking device.
• A circular metal band, or “collar” to protect the ignition lock from tampering.
• Self arming and anti code-grabbing alarm features

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

October 2016 San Elijo Hills Community Associations (HOA) Updates

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Oktoberfest

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

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

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

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

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

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

No guests will be permitted. No pets are permitted.

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

Recent Burglaries

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

San Elijo Hills Community Association Onsite Office

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

Next Board of Directors Meeting: October 18, 2016

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

San Elijo Hills Women’s Club Hoedown in the Hills

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

Exterior Paint

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

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

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

Questhaven Park

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

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

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

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

Interested in making an impact on your San Elijo Hills community?

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Interested in making an impact on your San Elijo Hills community? Get involved, and support your neighbors!

In the coming months, homeowners will have the opportunity to elect three members to the San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) Board of Directors as well as Neighborhood Representatives for the following communities: Acacia, Bella Vista, Calistoga, Cambria, Carmel, Cedar Crossing, Crest View, Luminara, Promontory Ridge, Saverne, Sanctuary, Terraza, The Estates, Waterford, and Westcliffe. It is important to note that the HOA Board of Directors meets on the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held in the evening, and typically last 2-3 hours. All homeowners interested in running for the Board should take in to account this time obligation when submitting your name for consideration.

If you are interested in serving your community in either of these positions, please complete and return the Candidate Nomination Form no later than Monday, October 3, 2016. In order to obtain the forms or if you have any questions, please contact Rebecca McDonald, Community Association Manager, at (760) 431-2522 or rmcdonald@waltersmanagement.com.

September 2016 San Elio Hills Community Association (HOA) Updates

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California Coastal Cleanup Day in San Elijo Hills

Please see below for the most recent San Elio Hills Community Association (HOA) Updates:

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.

Speed Bumps

Over the years, owners have expressed interest in speed reduction measures such as speed bumps.

The Association has reached out to the City on numerous occasions to pursue the possibility of speed bumps in our gated neighborhoods. The City, specifically the Fire Marshal, has affirmed that speed bumps will not be approved. Speed bumps slow down the response time for emergency vehicles and causes damage to their vehicle suspension.

The San Elijo Hills Community Association specifically maintains roads located in gated neighborhoods only. Gated neighborhoods in the San Elijo Hills Community Association include Westcliffe, Saverne, Azure, The Estates and Promontory Ridge.

All public streets are under the jurisdiction of the City. If you have concerns regarding public streets, please direct any correspondence to the Traffic and Engineering Department at the City.

Town Square Trees

The Liquidambar trees that line our streets have become a highlight of our cherished community.

What you may not know is that some of these trees have root structures that are causing the sidewalks to lift, creating unsafe conditions for our pedestrians. The combination of rocky soil and the proximity to the streets and sidewalks has impacted the root systems on certain trees in the community.

The San Elijo Hills Community Association and the City of San Marcos came to a mutual agreement where the City will perform the tree replacements and repairs to the sidewalks.

The Community Association and the City also came to an agreement regarding the new tree replacements, and selected Chinese Pistache and Crape Myrtle trees. The new trees will provide fall color, are better suited for the small planter areas and rocky soil, and naturally have a resistance to diseases.

The trees will be hand selected by the Association’s Arborist from local growers, and installed with the proper irrigation and root barriers.

If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca McDonald at rmcdonald@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.

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.

2016 Annual Meeting & Election

In the coming months, homeowners will have the opportunity to elect one member to the Board of Directors as well as Neighborhood Representatives for the following communities: Acacia, Bella Vista, Calistoga, Cambria, Carmel, Cedar Crossing, Crest View, Luminara, Promontory Ridge, Saverne, Sanctuary, Terraza, The Estates, Waterford, and Westcliffe.

If you are interested in serving your community in either of these positions, please complete and return the Candidate Nomination Form no later than Monday, October 3, 2016. If you have any questions please contact Rebecca McDonald, Community Association Manager, at (760) 431-2522 or rmcdonald@waltersmanagement.com

Shop the Square

The San Elijo Hills Foundation is supporting the Sidewalk Saturday in the Town Square is this Saturday, September 24th 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!

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).

Community Yard Sale

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, 9/24/16 from 7AM-11AM. Directional signage will be placed out the morning of the sale to the individual neighborhoods. 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 8PM the night before (Friday 9/23/16) so long as it is removed promptly after the event.

For more information, please contact Liz McCardle at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

Trails Cleanup Day

The California Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) has been set for 2016! 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, September 17th 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 cleanupday.org.

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!

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.

September 2016 San Elijo Hills Community Association HOA updates

San Elijo Hills Block Party

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

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.

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.

2016 Annual Meeting & Election

In the coming months, homeowners will have the opportunity to elect one member to the Board of Directors as well as Neighborhood Representatives for the following communities: Acacia, Bella Vista, Calistoga, Cambria, Carmel, Cedar Crossing, Crest View, Luminara, Promontory Ridge, Saverne, Sanctuary, Terraza, The Estates, Waterford, and Westcliffe.

If you are interested in serving your community in either of these positions, please complete and return the Candidate Nomination Form no later than Monday, October 3, 2016. If you have any questions please contact Rebecca McDonald, Community Association Manager, at (760) 431-2522 or rmcdonald@waltersmanagement.com

Entry Feature Landscape Renovation-Update

O’Connell Landscape is out there working hard and installing the finishing touches for the entry feature location. Many of the plants are in, and we anticipate completion of this project the first few weeks of September. 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.

Shop the Square

The San Elijo Hills Foundation is supporting the Sidewalk Saturday in the Town Square is this Saturday, September 24th 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!

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).

Community Yard Sale

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, 9/24/16 from 7AM-11AM. Directional signage will be placed out the morning of the sale to the individual neighborhoods. 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 8PM the night before (Friday 9/23/16) so long as it is removed promptly after the event.

For more information, please contact Liz McCardle at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

Save the Date-Oktoberfest

Save the date for the most popular event of the year! Oktoberfest!

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

Please remember to bring proof of residency to gain entrance into the event. If your teens or kids come on their own, please remind them to bring identification.

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!

Trails Cleanup Day

The California Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) has been set for 2016! 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, September 17th 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 cleanupday.org.

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!

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.

 

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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**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.

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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**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.

San Elijo Hills Community Association Updates for May 2016

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

San Elijo Hills Women’s Club Women’s Fair

The San Elijo Hills Women’s Club (SEHWC) presents their Women’s Fair on May 7th at the San Elijo Hills Town Center Park from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

The fair is dedicated to women and children’s issues and will host a main canopy which will feature speakers on health and wellness, as well as, a fashion show, craft activities, yoga classes, self-defense demonstrations, skin safety, anti-aging talks, parenting tips and much, much more!

A local health team will be offering free blood pressure tests all day, as well as life-saving CPR tips for adults & kids! Lining the fair will be booths with lots of fun shopping opportunities; jewelry, health & fitness products, clothing, crafts and much, much more! Also, there will be booths representing a wide variety of non-profits that serve women & children in our area. Come down and take the time to browse and see how you can help your support your community!

Visit the San Elijo Hills Women’s Club website for more details at http://sehwc.weebly.com.

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!

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 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.

Eucalyptus Trees: San Elijo Hills “City” Park

A cluster of “volunteer” Eucalyptus trees will be removed on Friday, May 6th, in the San Elijo Hills Park between the lower and upper softball fields.

The trees are located in an easement for the San Diego County Water Authority, and currently sit on top of two pipelines. In addition to limiting access to the pipes, the trees are beginning to arc creating a health and safety issue.

The San Elijo Hills Park is not owned or maintained by the San Elijo Hills Community Association.

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

 

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