At Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo we have had two patients bitten by rattlesnakes just within the last week. We recommend the following precautions to keep your pet safe from rattlesnake envenomation:
Keep your dogs on a leash at all times while walking or hiking.
Walk your dog in the middle of the walkway or trail and keep an eye out for snakes on or beside the trail.
Avoid letting your pet explore areas with brush, tall grass, rocks, and logs.
Keep your yard neat and uncluttered to avoid unwanted reptile guests.
Avoid using bird feeders which attract rodents (and consequently snakes) during the spring and summer.
In the event that your pet is bitten by a rattlesnake seek immediate veterinary care! The doctors at Advanced Veterinary Care are very experienced in treating rattlesnake bites. We are prepared to provide the care that your pet needs, including administration of anti-venin.
Please call our office if you have any questions regarding rattlesnake bite prevention, treatment or vaccination. 760-736-3636
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The city of San Marcos refinanced municipal bonds in June to save some San Elijo property owners $120 to $450 per year in Mello-Roos taxes.“We are trying to be prudent, and whenever we can, with any of our (community facilities districts,) make sure we are getting the best interest rate and moving forward for our taxpayers,” said Finance Director Laura Rocha. Mello-Roos districts are authorized by a 1982 California law which allowed local governments to finance infrastructure improvements and services through special districts. Facilities covered by those bonds include roads, sidewalks, water and sewer lines, police and fire stations. Those special taxes are usually included annually in property tax bills issued by the county. Benefiting from favorable bond markets this year, the San Marcos Public Financing Authority reduced interest rates on $20.6 million in bonds for a number of San Elijo neighborhoods, slashing net interest from 4.82 percent to 3.55 percent, officials said. That produced total savings of about $3.9 million to 882 property owners in the San Elijo communities of Saverne, Azure, Cambria, Woodley’s Glen, Crest View, Waterford, Village Square and Westridge. Savings to individual property owners vary, based on the square footage of their homes, with condominiums typically paying a lower tax rate than single-family homes, said Fiscal Services/Debt Manager Roque Chiriboga. The 31-year Mello-Roos bonds covered the cost of sidewalks, lighting and other infrastructure for the communities, and will mature in 2035. The refinancing reduces annual payments, but will not extend the term of the bond, officials said.The new bond issue, which closed June 6, marks the final step in a series of refinancing efforts to bring down rates in the city’s Mello-Roos districts, Chiriboga said.“Our previous refinances started in 2012, when we initially started seeing the market come down,” he said.As districts became eligible for refinancing, the city issued new bonds at lower rates. It completed three bond refinancing efforts in 2012, one in 2014, and the final one this summer, he said. Those efforts cut bond rates for 5,533 property owners by a total of $23,543,126, officials said.“We try to be very diligent in making sure we are capturing any savings throughout the term of the bond,” Rocha said.
Last week the traffic commission of San Marcos held a meeting in which several improvements were authorized for the San Elijo Hills Town Center to improve pedestrian safety.
Here is the list of items.
All six of the traffic lights had their yellow times and all red times changed. Some were made longer and some were made shorter in accordance with state guidelines. Watch for the changes. All had their all red light times lengthened in order to give an extra cushion of time.
All six of the intersections will have new cross walks painted with piano key type strips. This should give motorists a better sense that this is a shopping area meant for walking.
Two new radar speed signs will be installed on San Elijo road. One between Schoolhouse way and Elfin Forest just before the speed change to 25 MPH. The other will be installed just before the Chevron station before Baker Street also where the speed changes to 25 MPH. These signs will have the ability to tally speeders, the times of day that speeding occurs, number of cars and more data about traffic flows. That information will be sent to the sheriff’s office that can then better staff officers for enforcement if necessary.
The 25 MPH zone on San Elijo Road that starts after you cross Elfin Forrest will be moved to the other side of the road toward Schoolhouse way to slow traffic before the Elfin Forrest traffic light.
The 45 MPH speed change after Baker Street once you pass the Chevron station will be moved closer to Baker Street. Right now you are supposed to continue at 25 MPH till you pass the 45 MPH sign down San Elijo road.
Last, I am not sure how many of the traffic lights will be getting what is called RAT indicators, but they will be installed on some of the traffic lights. They allow officers to stay on the cross streets not in your view from San Elijo road and determine if a red light has been violated for ticketing purposes, so be aware of this change.
It is expected that the changes will be made over the next three months. After that, once the statistics come in from the radar speed signs, the changes will be evaluated in order to determine if more changes are necessary. It has been determined that the current three school zone radar signs are not working properly and are past there useful life but there is no money in the current budget to change them. My hope is that can be accomplished next year.
Meridian Neighborhood Representative
Editors note-Thanks to Elliot for providing this report
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A local San Elijo Hills Boy Scout troop in conjunction with The City of San Marcos, will be labeling storm drains in several San Elijo Hills neighborhoods as part of a eagle project for Dylan Dorny’s Eagle Project. Look for the troop and Dylan Tuesday, August 25th and Thursday August 27th 8am – 12pm.
Back by popular demand Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo is pleased to offer our next veterinary workshop on Wednesday, August 5th!This class is open tohigh school students and will be held from 2:30 to 4:30. Students interested in a career in veterinary medicine are strongly encouraged to attend.
Veterinary Medicine 101
The Art of Physical Examination
This course will cover:
– How to perform a thorough physical examination on a dog
` – How to measure a dog’s vital signs
– How to evaluate a dog’s body condition
– How to use a stethoscope, otoscope and ophthalmoscope
Classes will be interactive lecture followed by a hands-on laboratory component. This class will be taught and directly supervised by a veterinarian. Gentle, friendly pets will be provided for students to learn physical examination skills. Enrollment is extremely limited and classes will be filled on a first come first served basis. Registration is 40.00 per student and is due in cash or check on the day of the workshop. Parents will be notified of your student’s registration status by e-mail. Refreshments will be provided.
Please visit our website at www.sanelijovet.com to fill out a registration form for your student. If you have questions or would like additional information please call our office at 760-736-3636.
Some photos from our similar workshop offered for middle school children. It was a huge success!
If I were to add up my experience so far on the new home builder scene, it might be said that a tour of San Elijo Hills exemplifies a culmination of the aspects of the local building industry that I have learned.San Elijo Hills has it all: master planning, walkability, sustainable building practices, smart designs of single family detached and multi-family homes, and mixed-use projects within a town center.I started my recent visit to this new homes community at the San Elijo Hills Visitor Center, which is located in the town center 1231 Elfin Forest Road West, Suite 111.