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San Elijo Hills Community Association – HOA Updates for the end of Summer

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Town Square Fountain:

The fountain in our town square park is a valued feature of our community, and enjoyed by all of our residents.

We have noticed an increase in vandalism to the fountain. Soap has been poured into the water, kids have been found jumping in or on the tiered areas that have damaged lights, and the structure itself.

When these types of vandalism occur, the fountain has to be drained and the necessary repairs are performed. This is often costly to the Association.

We encourage you to speak to your kids, and help us stop the ongoing damage. The Board of Directors will be looking at options on enforcing these matters.

We appreciate your help! (This happened again this last weekend)

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!

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.

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 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 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 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 www.CreektoBay.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!


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San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) announcements and upcoming events for San Elijo Hills


San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) announcements and upcoming events for San Elijo Hills:

Sidewalk Saturday in the Square

The San Elijo Hills Foundation Sidewalk Saturday in the Town Square is this Saturday, November 7th 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!

Turkey Classic Golf Tournament

Calling all golfers! Whether you are a first time golfer or seasoned pro, it’s time to register for the 13th Annual Turkey Classic Neighborhood Golf Tournament! Come join us November 28, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. for some golf, food, and drinks!

You can organize your own four-some or we can match you up with the perfect partners for a great day of golf right here at the St. Mark Executive Course in San Marcos. We’re aiming for a shotgun start this year. This means we need at least 48 players. Are you in? This is an amazing tournament, and sponsorship opportunities are available!

The San Elijo Hills Foundation (http://sanelijohillsfoundation.weebly.com/) is busy taking this long-standing community tradition to a whole new level. It’s going to be a blast! Come meet some new friends, get involved and make an impact in our community. Visit www.turkeyclassic.com for more information. Hope to see you all there!

Annual Tree Lighting Celebration

Tis the season to light up the night! Come celebrate this long standing tradition in San Elijo Hills! Join us in the Town Square on Friday, December 4th. Festivities will run from 6:00PM-8:30PM with the tree lighting at 7:00PM. Activities include:

-Santa will be here for pictures so make sure you are on his “nice” list! Don’t forget to bring your camera!

-Carolers dressed in Dickens-style attire will fill the air with classic holiday tunes.

-A Colorful Universe will have an ornament painting station for only $5.00 per ornament. Stop by to create a one-of-a-kind decoration for your home! They also make great gifts for family.

-Holiday elves will join us to show off their artistic skills with balloons.

-Cookies, cider and hot chocolate will be served to warm your belly!

-Some delicious food trucks will be serving up a variety of specialties available for purchase.

We hope that you and your family are able to make it out to this magical event ! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Liz McCardle at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com. Here’s to good friends, family, and laughter during this Holiday season!

Town Square Fountain

Our beautiful fountain located in the center of the Town Square Park is a community asset which has been long enjoyed by residents.

The fountain uses recirculating water. A pump sends water from a reservoir at the base throughout the entire system. The pump continues to recycle the water as long as it is turned on.

Recently, in order to conserve water resources and to further the Association’s efforts to comply with the water reduction measures mandated by the State, the Association drained the fountain.

Unfortunately, in that time numerous incidents of children running through the empty fountain, skateboarders skating in the fountain, and children climbing on the fountain have occurred. Such activity has led the Association to reevaluate their previous decision to shut the fountain down, primarily due to public safety issues as well as the very real economic concern regarding what it may cost to restore the fountain if it were damaged during such activities. The potential safety and financial concerns heavily outweighed any minimal gains in water conservation that might be made by having it shut down.

Therefore, weighing all factors as thoroughly and objectively as possible, the Board of Directors voted in favor of having the fountain refilled and the pump turned back on for residents to again enjoy. It is expected that the fountain will be flowing again prior to the upcoming Thanksgiving Weekend.

Address Numbers

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.

Artificial Turf

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 340 does not prohibit an Association from applying landscaping rules, 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 1357.130.

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 courteous and refrain from entering this area after the park is closed, which often disturbs the residents nearby.

Annual Elections

Voting Day is ahead of us here in San Elijo Hills! This year’s Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 15th at 6:00PM at the San Elijo Elementary School auditorium. Homeowners are encouraged to either return their ballots by mail or drop them in the ballot box in the Visitor’s Center by the deadline listed on the notice to ensure they are counted. Neighborhood Representatives are required to attend to the meeting to ensure quorum is established and the votes from their neighborhood are counted. All homeowners are also welcome to attend the meeting. Thank you all in advance for your participation in this process for our community!

Walters Management Carlsbad Office

The Carlsbad office will be moving on December 3rd- 4th. During this move they will have limited access to emails, however phone calls will be forwarded to the San Diego Corporate office. All emergencies will be addressed immediately and nonemergency calls/emails will be addressed as soon as possible. The office will be fully operational in the new office on Monday, December 7th. Both the phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same. Our new location is 3207 Grey Hawk Court, Suite 140, Carlsbad, CA, 92010 Phone: (760) 431-2522 Toll Free: (866) 431-2522

San Elio Hills Community Association (HOA) – Water Restrictions & San Elijo Hills

San Elijo Hills

Dear Residents,

As you are aware, California is experiencing a significant drought. The drought is not only impacting the water supplies to residential locations but to the vast industry throughout the state. The purpose of this communication is to share with you the impact on the San Elijo Hills community and to discuss the ways we can work together to ensure San Elijo Hills supports our agencies and neighbors through conservation efforts.

Mandatory Water Conservation Regulations

On April 1, 2015, Governor Brown ordered the State Water Resources Control Board to implement reductions that will cut usage by 25%. As a result, the Vallecitos Water District raised its drought restrictions to Level 2. For a complete list of conservation actions, please visit www.vwd.org. We have also posted the drought restriction information (published by Vallecitos) on the Community Network at www.sanelijohillsnet.

Mandatory conservation actions related to landscape and irrigation include:

• Residential and commercial landscape irrigation is limited to no more than one day per week from November to May (no more than three days per week June through October).
• Irrigation is limited to no more than ten minutes per watering station. Systems using new water-efficient devices are excluded to this time constraint).
• Irrigation may only occur between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.
• All water leaks must be repaired within 72 hours of notification by the water district.
• Outdoor watering is prohibited during and up to 48 hours after a rain event.
• Stop operation of ornamental fountains unless reticulating water is used.
• Prevent waste water associated with inefficient landscaping as well as flows onto non-targeted areas.

These regulations include both residential landscaping as well as the common areas, parks, etc. throughout the community. The San Elijo Hills Community Association is cooperating with the restrictions and has cut back irrigation accordingly. Please note: there are locations throughout the community with water efficient devices. These areas will operate with different run times to ensure the plants receive the appropriate level of irrigation within the restricted time frames. The Board is also continuing to look at areas where irrigation conversion is appropriate (switching from spray heads to drip tubing), and we will implement upgrades to the system throughout the year.

Maintenance Requirements

We understand the water restrictions will impact the health of plant material. The Association will continue to maintain its landscaped areas through regular weeding, mowing, edging and removal of dead material. Owners are expected to do the same. Therefore, please continue to maintain your yards. Owners should remove dead plant material and keep areas neat and tidy but weeding, mulching, trimming, etc.

Landscape Renovation Options

There are many options available to owners wishing to upgrade their landscaping and introduce drought tolerant themes. The Community Design Standards spell out a number of approved low water use plants from front yards. This list is NOT all inclusive but is an excellent starting point for residents. The Standards also include details on plant coverage and the use of rock in landscaping. Owners who wish to upgrade the landscaping on their properties must obtain approval from the San Elijo Hills Architectural Committee prior to installation. The regulations, explanation of process and application can be found on the Community Network at www.sanelijohills.net. Please contact Liz McCardle at lmccardle@waltersmanagement.com with questions.

Other Important Items to Note

The recent changes to the drought regulations will impact the Questhaven Park renovation project. The second part of the project was scheduled to begin on April 27. This project is on hold until the drought alter is reduced. Unfortunately, the new turf installed in the first phase of the project will be impacted. Please, please, please take care of the new grass area by reducing usage as much as possible. Wear appropriate shoes, use different areas to avoid wearing down the middle section, and avoid using the new grass for organized sports as much as possible.

In addition, while it uses recirculating water and is excluded from the ordinance, the fountain located in the town square will be turned off. The goal is to send a message that the community is sensitive to the water restrictions and will reduce opportunities for water loss and evaporation as much as possible. Please take a moment to talk with your children about the fountain and ask them to refrain from playing in the structure or vandalizing the area. The cost to repair assets from vandalism directly impacts our HOA dues.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and efforts to work together during this challenging time.


Board of Directors
San Elijo Hills Community Association

San Elijo Hills Association (HOA) Updates


Following is a list of important announcements and upcoming events for San Elijo Hills Association:

Trails Clean Up Day: Saturday, September 20th

The trail system within San Elijo Hills is such a beloved feature of our community! Please join us on Saturday, September 20th from 9:00AM-12:00PM to help clean up the trails! Volunteers will meet in the Town Square 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://www.cleanupday.org/cleanupsites.htm?ID=B&ID2=622.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: All volunteers should wear comfortable closed toed shoes and sun protection. Help reduce waste by bringing your own reusable water bottle, gardening or work gloves, and a bucket to collect litter. Note: every participant in CCD needs to sign a waiver; anyone under the age of 18 needs a parent or guardian signature to participate!

California Coastal CleanUp Day (CCD) is a statewide event and the San Elijo Hills trails system is a designated CCD area. We need volunteers for this truly awesome event!! The first 50 people to attend will receive a voucher for a free taco from Rubios, 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!
Paris in the Hills: Saturday, September 20th

The San Elijo Hills Women’s Club is hosting Paris in the Hills on Saturday, September 20th at 6:00PM at Café Stoked. The night will include a live jazz band, festive dinner, drinks, and a silent & live auction! Tickets are $40.00. All proceeds benefit Straight from the Heart, a 501c3 non-profit that supports over 5,000 foster children in 1,500 foster & adoptive families throughout San Diego.

Purchase tickets online at http://sehwc.weebly.com or call Suzanne Scull at (760) 522-3125 to pay by phone.
Save the Date! Oktoberfest: Sunday, October 19th

Our most popular event of the year is coming back in San Elijo Hills! Mark your calendar for Oktoberfest on Sunday, October 19th. More details will be available on the community website and October newsletter. We hope to see you there!
Town Center Fountain & General Water Restrictions

It has been brought to the attention of the HOA that there may be concerns regarding the fountain in the Town Square during California’s drought. The water in the fountain is re-circulated and there is no additional waste of water while the fountain is running. It must be run regularly to keep the equipment functioning properly. We have been working with the Vallecitos Water District to ensure that all restrictions and guidelines are being met.

On a related note, the Association has dialed back the landscape irrigation in areas where water restrictions are applicable. Therefore, you may notice our grass areas in the community are under stress. While much of the irrigation on our perimeter slopes is not subject to water restrictions due to type of irrigation system in place, we are sensitive to the drought conditions and have restricted water use where possible in these areas.