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October 2018 San Elijo Hills Community Association HOA Updates and Events

San Elijo Hills Oktoberfest



Prost!! It’s finally here……join us for our most popular event of the year! Come to celebrate Oktoberfest with your neighbors on Sunday, October 14th from 3:00PM-6:00 PM 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. If you don’t drink beer, we will have several varieties of wines! You 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, inflatables, photo booth, frog hopper ride, elephant aviation ride, zombie maze craze obstacle course, swing ride 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. 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.

No guests will be permitted. No pets are permitted.

Important! You must submit plans prior to making improvements

The Association has observed an increase in owners modifying their front yards without obtaining prior approval. With the current climate and drought conditions, we understand that owners are motivated to quickly throw in rock or decomposed granite along with small succulents. However, this is not always the best solution for the community as a whole. The Board of Directors has agreed to strictly enforce these infractions, and are in discussions on a fine policy to address these matters.

Please remember the following:
• Changes to homes and landscaping require architectural approval. Any change to your landscaping or home must be approved by the San Elijo Hills Architectural Committee (AC) prior to the commencement of work. The AC meets every month on the 2nd Wednesday. The Application and plans should be submitted well in advance of this meeting.
• Homeowners are responsible for maintaining their yards all year long. Please remember to keep yards trimmed, edged, and planter beds clean. Homeowners should pull weeds, trim bushes, mulch planters, remove and replace any dead vegetation, and generally clean landscaped areas regularly.
• Inspect fences, doors, shutters, etc. on an annual basis and paint as needed. A number of homes in San Elijo Hills are in need of some tender loving care. Garage doors, front doors, shutters, wood siding, and trim should be painted every few years or as needed. In addition, all wooden fences should be inspected annually and either stained or painted. If your home is over 10 years old, it may be time to consider repainting the home as a whole.

Trails Committee

Do you enjoy hiking, biking or strolling any of the 18 miles of trails in San Elijo Hills? Are you looking for a way to become more involved in the community? If you answered “yes” to both of these questions then you may be perfectly suited to serve on the Trails Committee! The Committee is dedicated to keeping our trails safe and beautiful. If you are interested, please contact Liz McCardle at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com for more information.

Spooky Movie in the Town Square & Costume Contest!

There’s Mischief Brewing in the Hills! The world’s only hotel for monsters is now open for humans, so hurry up – if you dare! Join us on Friday, October 26th for a free showing of Hotel Transylvania in the Town Square! A Fangtastic DJ will play Halloween hits–you will be sure to have a Howlin’ good time. Dress up the whole family for our costume contest! Only friendly ghosts and goblins welcome. There will be 5 categories: Up to 5 years old, 6 to 12 years, 12-17 years, 18+ (that’s you mom and dad) and friendly on-leash pets! It will be so cute it’s scary! The music and costume contest will begin at 6 pm, and the movie will start at approximately 7 pm. Remember to bring your low-back beach chairs and blankets for lawn seating. The San Elijo Hills Foundation will provide a few food trucks with a variety of food & refreshments for purchase. Please contact Liz McCardle with any questions at ehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

Turkey Classic

Save the Date! The 16th Annual Neighborhood Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, November 24th.  The San Elijo Hills Foundation is starting to plan this year’s Turkey Classic Golf Tournament and is looking for volunteers and event sponsors. If you would like to get involved, please contact sehfoundation@gmail.com.

San Elijo Hills Association Board of Directors-October Meeting: RE-SCHEDULED

The next General Session Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 22, 2018, 6:00 pm at the San Elijo Hills REC Center (1105 Elfin Forest Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078).


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Summer updates from The San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA)

San Elijo Hills HOA Summer Fiesta

Summer Celebration-Fiesta!

Come join us this Saturday, June 20th to celebrate the start of one of our favorite seasons! The event will be held from 12:00PM–3:00PM at the upper sports field (Hilltop Field) of San Elijo Park.
Activities will include crafts, carnival games, airbrush tattoos, bounce houses, musical entertainment, food, refreshments and other fun surprises! Don’t forget to bring your sunscreen and camera to take lots of fun pictures!

Please note: this event is for San Elijo Hills residents only. If you have any questions about the Summer Celebration or community in general, please contact the Community Director at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com or (760) 798-9015.

Movie Night July 10th

The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting a FREE showing of Paddington (rated PG) as part 2 of our summer movie series!

From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (Harry Potter), Paddington tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says “Please look after this bear. Thank you,” and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rare talking bear catches the eye of a museum taxidermist (Nicole Kidman).

Paddington will be shown on Friday, July 10th at the upper sports field (Hilltop Field) of San Elijo 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 8:00PM). 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. A portion of the food truck proceeds benefit the San Elijo Hills Foundation.

For more information, feel free to contact the Community Director at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com or call (760) 798-9015.

Spring Fling/Pirate Party Has Been Rescheduled – (July 25th)

Ahoy me mateys! Hoist up your mainsails! San Elijo Hills is calling all pirates for Saturday, July 25th at the upper field of the San Elijo Park (Hilltop) from 12:00PM–3:00PM. Activities will include:

Pirate Craft Station
Lawn Games
Treasure Hunt
Obstacle Course & bounce houses
Face Painting
Concessions including popcorn, snow cones, and cotton candy.
And more fun surprises!

The kids will have a blast! We hope to see you there!
Please feel free to contact Liz McCardle at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com with any questions!

San Elijo Hills Foundation Pace Car Campaign

The PACE Car Campaign was originally triggered by a long-time resident of San Elijo Hills. Her idea stemmed from the concept of PACE Cars and how they help set the pace during a race.
-What if every resident was driving the speed limit in SEH?
-How would that affect the pace of traffic through the community?
-Can we as residents help set the pace in SEH?

Let’s find out! By building on this PACE Car concept & getting residents to commit to being vigilant about the traffic limits around our community, we believe, together, we can create a culture of safety in SEH.

Anyone who lives in SEH is encouraged to TAKE THE PACE PLEDGE. In exchange for your pledge, the SEH Foundation will provide you with a special SEH PACE Car sticker for your car window. Not only will seeing this sticker remind you to drive the speed limit, it will also serve as a moving billboard that reminds others around you to consider doing the same.

To take the pledge, please visit the SEH Foundation Website: http://sanelijohillsfoundation.weebly.com/pace-car-campaign.html.
You may also visit the San Elijo Hills Foundation Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SanElijoHillsFoundation

  • The San Elijo Hills Community Association supports the individual action by community members to address issues that affect us all, however, as a reminder, the streets within the community are public and under the purview of the City of San Marcos. The Association has no direct enforcement ability with regard to speeding, parking, or other traffic related concerns”

San Elijo Hills Events

You may be wondering why all recent events have been scheduled for the upper Hilltop field. The City of San Marcos has required all of our events are located on the Hilltop (most upper field) as a result of damage to the ball fields. Based on concerns by local organizations, the fields have been off limits so that the turf has time to “heal.” The Association is making every effort possible to schedule future events at the ball fields.

Community Director News

Special Delivery! Liz McCardle continues to compliment the Management team and has now transitioned as the new onsite Community Director. Liz will also continue supporting the Board of Directors and Architectural Review Committee through the management of community-building activities and the architectural approval process. Interested in modifying your yard? Freshening up the paint to your home? Now you may simply complete an Architectural Application along with the necessary plans and head on down to the Visitor’s Center! 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, or her assistant Michael Farinelli at 760-431-2522.

Water Restrictions Effective June 1st

On May 20, 2015, Vallecitos’ Board of Directors adopted emergency drought restrictions under Ordinance 195 that limits all outdoor irrigation, excluding certified agricultural or commercial growers, during the months of June through October to 2 unassigned days per week/8 minutes per station. If demands are not reduced by 24%, additional enforcement may be needed and the District may need to reduce watering to 1 assigned day per week.

Please remember to keep your yard weed free and maintained to ensure our community continues to look its best!

Fourth of July Celebrations

There are several spots around town to celebrate the 4th of July in true patriotic fashion! Here are a few that you may want to check out:

San Marcos 4th of July Celebration
Location: Bradley Park, Rancho Santa Fe Road and Linda Vista Drive, San Marcos
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Carnival games, jumpers, food and fireworks!

Red, White and BOOM!
Location: LEGOLAND California – One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad
Time: Fireworks at 8:30 PM
Take the whole family and spend the day enjoying over 60 rides, shows and attractions along with some all-American picnic games like burlap races and water-balloon tosses and then top it off with an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to patriotic music.

San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar
Time: Starts at 9:30 AM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM
Start off the day at the Fair with a patriotic opening ceremony at 9:30 AM, then enjoy the Hometown Heroes Parade at 7:00 PM, a concert provided by the Navy Band Southwest followed by a spectacular fireworks display.

Firework displays subject to change. Be sure to confirm the shows prior to attending!

Committee Members Needed

Do you enjoy hiking, biking or strolling any of the 18 miles of trails in San Elijo Hills? Are you looking for a way to become more involved in the community? If you answered “yes” to both of these questions then you may be perfectly suited to serve on the Trails Committee! The Committee is dedicated to keeping our trails safe and beautiful. If you are interested, please contact Rebecca McDonald at rmcdonald@waltersmanagement.com for more information.

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Help clean up San Elijo Hills Trails


San Elijo Hills Trails

Help clean up San Elijo Hills Trails

Meeting Place: Saturday Sept. 20th 9:00 am at the San Elijo Hills Town Square. Meet at the park near San Elijo Hills Town Square across from Cafe Stoked, the closest address is 1215 San Elijo Rd Elfin Forest Rd E, San Marcos, CA 92078

Sign up online:


Students can earn community service credit. Prizes for most trash collected! First 50 attendees get a free Rubios taco.

Walk-ups are welcomed but pre-registration helps us with site logistics, please register online. The team captains for our SEH cleanup site are Kathy Jones and Rebecca Condello of the San Elijo Hills Association – Trails Committee – an HOA committee made up of San Elijo Hills residents seeking to improve our trails.

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 needs to sign a waiver; anyone under the age of 18 needs a parent or guardian signature to participate!