Local San Marcos Businesses, Associations and Project EverGreen Join Forces to Deliver More Than $22,000 in Playing Surface Improvements and Create A Greener, Healthier, Cooler Earth
Saturday, December 2, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (rain or shine). Media can film b-roll of renovation work being performed and conduct interviews with participating donors and Project EverGreen staff. From Noon – 1:00 p.m. there will be a donor recognition ceremony, honoring Hunter Industries, participating landscape contractors and suppliers, and the City of San Marcos Parks & Recreation Department. Boxed lunches will be available for media and volunteers.
William Bradley Park, 1587 Linda Vista Dr, San Marcos, CA 92078
The playing surface of William Bradley Park’s Field # 3 has become uneven due to the settling of decomposing organic matter (the park was built on a former landfill in the 1960s). Field # 3 receives significant year around usage – an estimated 4,000 youth use the multi-sport field annually for baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse – and is in immediate need of attention.
Project EverGreen, with a Hunter Industries community service grant and Hunter Helping Others employees, along with the Southern California Sports Turf Managers Association, and local landscape contractors and suppliers – all volunteers, have come together to donate time, expertise and supplies – with an estimated value exceeding $22,000 – to make this improvement in the City of San Marcos a reality.
Renovation Project Facts & Community Benefits
The renovation of William Bradley Park Field # 3 encompasses a variety of elements and tasks that will not only revitalize the park’s green spaces but also provide a sustainable platform for future generations to enjoy and maintain the facility. Work scheduled to be completed includes:
Add nutrients to improve grass health
Cut field turfgrass edges, install new sod to improve player safety
Field laser level grading
Install Infield clay soil mix
Install outfield warning track mix
Outfield top dress sand to fill in uneven areas
Field and shrub beds Irrigation repair and re-alignment
New trees and shrubs bed planting
Mulching plant beds
Repair and paint ballfield dugouts, benches, fences, and backstop
San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) updates:
Disaster Preparedness Seminar
Is your family prepared for an emergency? Did the 2014 Coco’s fire surprise you? Did you know what to do? Would you like to be more prepared?
Let’s be prepared together! Please join us on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 6:00 PM at the San Elijo Hills Recreation Center. 1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos, CA 92078.
The City of San Marcos Emergency Preparedness Manager, along with 2-1-1 San Diego, will present information to help our residents be better prepared for major emergencies or disasters.
The City of San Marcos Fire Department Battalion Chief and staff will also be present to discuss the hazards faced in our community and how you can be better prepared to handle these hazards.
You will be provided easy to use resources to assist in developing a family emergency plan, and opportunities for more information and training. This is a great way to get informed and get your questions answered. For more information, contact Liz McCardle at email@example.com or call (760) 798-9015.
Questhaven Park Turf Renovations
Turf renovations are now underway at Questhaven Park. We ask that all residents stay out of the fenced areas while the turf if being repaired.
Our parks are some of our best assets. Turf repair is a normal part of maintenance, and the rate of deterioration of the grass is accelerated when the park is used for commercial purposes or when residents heavily use the grass when it is wet.
Please limit your 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 our residents without excessive damage and unnecessary closures. Thank you for looking out for our parks!
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!
In observance of the upcoming holidays, the San Elijo Hills Visitor’s Center will be closed on the following dates:
-Thursday, December 24th
-Friday, December 25th
-Thursday, December 31st
-Friday, January 1st
Walters Management will also have a modified holiday schedule. Our offices will be closed from Wednesday, December 23, 2015 through Friday, December 25, 2015 and Wednesday, December 30th-Friday, January 1, 2016. If you have an emergency, please call Walters Management at (858) 495-0900 and our on-call staff will address your emergency immediately.
The onsite Community Director’s office will be closed Wednesday, December 23, 2015 through Friday, January 1, 2016. We will be checking messages and emails periodically through that time.
Have a happy holiday season!
San Elijo Hills Foundation
The San Elijo Hills Foundation is looking to fill a couple of Board positions opening up in January. The Board meets monthly, typically on the first Monday of the month at 5:30 right here in San Elijo Hills.
Please stop by the San Elijo Hills Visitor’s Center (open daily 10:00AM-5:00PM) if you are interested or e-mail the foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The San Elijo Hills Visitor Center is located across from the Town Square at:
1277 San Elijo Rd. South
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Elijo Hills Election Results
Thank you to all of our homeowners who participated in the election process! The results are as follows:
-Halé Richardson and Elliot Herman were both elected to the Board of Directors (2-year terms) during the Annual Meeting of Neighborhoods.
There were also some new Neighborhood Representatives elected. If you are unsure of whom your Neighborhood Representative is, you can find out by visiting www.sanelijohills.net. Simply login, click on Library-General-December 2015 Neighborhood Reps. If you would like to contact your representative, send an e-mail to (communityname)email@example.com. Example: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A shout out to Phil Makrogiannis for his time served on the Board! You will be missed!
San Elijo Hills Foundation: Amazon Smiles
Did you know that every time you order something from Amazon – you could be giving back to our community? It’s super easy. Just go to this link & designate San Elijo Hills Foundation as your charity. Can you imagine what great things we could do together for our community if we each took 1 minute to do this? Especially with all of our holiday purchases? Make it happen right here & help us spread the word! http://smile.amazon.com/
Walters Management Carlsbad Office
The Carlsbad office has moved! Our new location is 3207 Grey Hawk Court, Suite 140, Carlsbad, CA, 92010 Phone: (760) 431-2522 Toll Free: (866) 431-2522
Mardi Gras: Save the Date!
The San Elijo Hills Community Association is bringing back a great event! Residents 21 and over will be invited to our Mardi Gras celebration at Café Stoked! The event will be held on Friday, February 5th at 6:00PM. Residents will be delighted with delicious food, drinks, music and dancing in the true spirit of New Orleans!
Following is a list of important announcements and upcoming events for San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA):
Trails Clean Up Day
Don’t forget The California Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, September 19th! 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!
Tuscany in the Hills
Next Saturday, September 26th, San Elijo Women’s Club will hold its annual fundraiser at Cafe Stoked beginning at 6:00 p.m. This year’s theme is Tuscany in the Hills and delicious hors d’oeuvres, varieties of beer and wine, music, live and silent auctions, and door prizes will be part of the evening’s festivities.
All proceeds will benefit Straight from the Heart (straightfromtheheartinc.org), a 501c3 non-profit that provides on-going support to over 5000 foster children and their families throughout San Diego County. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased at sehwc.weebly.com.
See you there!
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.
The San Elijo Hills Community Association Board of Directors is aware that Governor Brown has signed emergency legislation (AB 349) restricting Associations from prohibiting the use of artificial turf or any other synthetic surface that resembles grass. Bill AB 349 does not prohibit an Association from applying landscaping rules established in the governing documents so long as the rules fully conform to restrictions in Civil Code 4735(a).
The Board is currently in the process of creating a proposed policy, which will be provided to the membership and formally adopted after the review and comment period in accordance with California Civil Code.
We appreciate your patience and understanding while the Board of Directors creates a policy that incorporates the synthetic material while maintaining a certain level of aesthetics and consistency in the community.
Double Peak Park Hours
As a reminder to residents, Double Peak Park is closed at dusk and persons in the parking lot and behind the lower gate will be cited by the Sheriff.
Please be advised that we will be repairing the turf in the Questhaven Park over the next two months. This is an extensive project that will be completed in two phases in order to allow you to continue to use portions of the park during the renovation. The renovations will not impact your use of the playground.
The project will begin on March 16th. A portion of the grass area will be closed so that we may remove the damaged areas and re-sod and re-seed the turf. We will be starting with the south side of the park. Once this area is completed, it will be reopened and we will close the north side of the park. Each section will be closed for up to six weeks. Please follow are signage and do not use the areas that are closed. If residents do not follow the signs and use areas before they are re-opened, we may need to extend the project.
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. Please limit your 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 Community Association Manager