What’s New

ROAD GRADING June 2018

The SVHOA maintained roads will be graded the weekend of June 16, 2018.

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SPECIAL ELECTION DETAILS

SVHOA members,

Due to an open position on the Saguaro View Board of Directors, there will be a special election to fill the open seat.

If you wish to run for the board, the important dates are as follows:

May 4, 2018 – Your personal bio is due. Submit your bio by emailing it to bod@saguaroview.org.
May 5, 2018 – All submitted bio’s will be sent to Colby Management to prepare the ballots.
May 7 or 8, 2018 – Colby Management will mail out the ballots to all SVHOA members.
May 25, 2018 – Returned ballots are due.
June 2, 2018 – Election results will be announced during a special meeting.

A special meeting will take place on June 2, 2018 at 9:00am at

Hampton Inn & Suites
14783 W Grand Ave
Surprise, AZ 85374

The dates are posted on the SVHOA website on the Important Dates page.

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October 2017 163rd Avenue Closed Details
163rd Ave Road Closure Details

https://www.azdot.gov/media/News/news-release/2017/10/28/restrictions-along-grand-avenue-near-loop-303-start-oct.-30

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Hello SV Water Utility CoOwners
2016 1st Quarter

Please take a moment to review this newsletter, stay up to date, and stay involved!

Happy New Year, All!

2015 was a very good year. Our new well hole construction project was successfully finished, on time and on budget, as planned & communicated. We’ve now assured our SVHOA water delivery system is completely redundant & more secure than ever!

Next, our previous problem with delinquent water bills has been mostly addressed by enforcing a strict water service shutoff policy, for any/all 60 day past due delinquent accounts. Do remember, we do not want to shut off anyone’s water service. However, if anyone fails to pay their own SV water utility bill, we’ll terminate your service and require you to pay penalty fees, to get services reestablished.

The continued success of our small business forces us to ensure all SV bills are paid in full and on time; keeping delinquents to a very small and thirsty minority!!

2016 SVHOA Meeting Schedule
Held at Hampton Inn on Grand Ave, southeast of 303 freeway
APR 9th — 9am SAT
AUG 24th — 7PM WED
NOV 19th — 9am SAT

2016 Board Election Information
If you are interested in volunteering to run for the Board
February 28 2016 – Deadline to submit your bio to the SV Board BOD@saguaroview.org
February 29 2016 – Board forwards all bios to Colby Mgt
March 01 2016 – Colby Mgt mails election ballots to members
April 03 2016 – Election ballots due back at Colby Mgt for counting
April 09 2016 – Election results reviewed with members at our Annual Membership Meeting

Have a GREAT year and see y’all at our next meeting,

Rick Molera
SV President

Next scheduled meeting Saturday, April 9th, 2016 Hampton Inn 9AM (mst) in the morning.

Reminder AGENDA to be mailed out free to contact us via www.saguaroview.org contact tab!
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Hello SV Members & Coowners!

2015 2nd Quarter
Please take a moment to review this newsletter, stay up to date, and then get involved!

New well hole construction has been successfully completed. We are now finalizing all licensing and water testing requirements, as per legal stipulations New well hole should get online & be fully operational by June. Your SV water system is now completely redundant & H2O delivery service is more secure than ever!

In addition, as promised, SV dirt road maintenance grading was signed off and completed by Ted Chittenden and Bob Allen, the middle of May, 2015. Great job, Ted and Bob we do appreciate your professionalism.

Next, I am quite happy to let you all know, after working with our city council person Mr. Roland Winters & public works director Mr. Mike Gent The City of Surprise has graciously proposed to SVHOA their willingness to again provide waste trash pickup, plus curbside recycling services – All at a reduced monthly charge, as compared to what we pay for Parks & Sons, Inc., today!
FYI – I speak for the entire SV board. We unanimously agree we should accept the City’s trash / recycling services restoration offer, on behalf of all our SV neighbors and we request your support,as well.

Moreover, I have invited Roland & Mike to attend our next scheduled meeting, AUG 26th, 7PM at Hampton Inn, to allow our members the opportunity to review / discuss the proposed option; to everyone’s satisfaction. I’ve also attached the official City of Surprise proposal it contains everything you need toknow for the meeting.
So, please plan to attend your next meeting to show our City partners the vast majority of our SVHOA neighbors are strongly in favor of accepting this offer and to request the change be made by the September timeframe. In other words as soon as possible!!

Last thing Remember, we’re all part owners of this private water system so, please do pay SV bills on time and in full. Otherwise, you shall be subject to water shutoff and/or property liens; necessary to recoup all past due amounts, on behalf of our SV co-owners.

Best,
Rick Molera
SV President

Next scheduled meeting Wednesday, AUG 26th, 2015 Hampton Inn 7PM (mst) in the evening
Reminder AGENDA to be mailed out Feel free to contact us via www.saguaroview.org contact tab!
Post Script: SPECIAL THANKS to the City of Surprise for chip sealing Peak View Road, this past April!!
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Hello SV Members!
2015 1st Quarter
Please take a moment to review our newsletter & Happy New Year!!

Given we are a self-managed private water utility company & HOA, we expect our members to abide by their legal & signed contractual agreements to pay their water bills & yearly assessments, on time and in full. Those not current on their association bills will be subject to water service termination and/or property liens, to re-coupe any/all past due amounts owed Saguaro View homeowners association.

Remember, we’re all part owners of this water system so, please do pay SV bills on time and in full.

New well hole update:
We have tentatively scheduled the build out of our new well hole to begin the end of January and/or beginning of February the board decided not to schedule the new construction during the holiday season, to avoid the potential of any/all water outages, at this time.

As previously noted, Sunbelt Drilling Co. Rod Beeman was selected to complete the build out of our new well hole.
● We do not expect any water system outages during construction
● Our water maintenance contractor Ted Chittenden will oversee construction end to end
● Additional updates shall be forthcoming, as we proceed thru construction process

Next, our meeting schedule & SV board election information for New Year 2015
2015 Meeting Schedule three total all held at Hampton Inn located on Grand Ave.
April 11th, 9am – SAT — Annual Meeting board elections
August 26th, 7pm – WED — Week day meeting, as we had promised.
November 14th, 9am – SAT –Year end meeting Approve next year’s budget

2015 Board Election Information
If you are interested in volunteering to run for the Board
Feb 27 2015 – Deadline to submit your bio to the SV Board – BOD@saguaroview.org
Feb 28 2015 – Board will forward all bios to Colby Mgt
March 03 2015 – Election ballots mailed to members
April 03 2015 – Election ballots due back at Colby Mgt for counting
April 11 2015 – Election results reviewed with members at our Annual Membership meet
Please do plan on attending our next scheduled meeting
Saturday, APR 11th, 2015 Hampton Inn 9AM (mst)
Reminder to be mailed out. www.saguaroview.org

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2014 3rd Quarter Update

Hello SV Members!
2014 3rdQuarter Please take a moment to review our newsletter to get yourselves up to date on what’s happening, in and around our SV association!

Quick reminder: As you’re all aware, we are a selfmanaged private water utility company & HOA we all rely on our members to abide by their legal & signed contractual agreements to pay their water bills & yearly assessments, on time and in full. Those not current on their association bills will be subject to water service termination and/or property liens, to recoupe any/all past due amounts owed Saguaro View HOA.

To the majority of SV members who do pay their bills on time and in full, THANK YOU!!

Again, if anyone is having trouble paying their SV bills, simply call Colby Management and we’ll work out a deferred payment schedule, limiting and/or negating any/all late fees, etc. However, YOU must take proactive steps do not wait for late nonpayment notices, as this causes us more work; requiring additional late fees, and etc. We do not want to shut off anyone’s water service, send folks to collection agencies, nor do we want to place legal liens on anyone’s property for nonpayment of bills But we will take these actions, on behalf of our members! Please abide by your legal agreement(s) and take action sooner, rather than later, for the benefit of your own household & our entire SV community.

Next, our 2013 Annual Drinking Water Quality report was submitted and accepted by AZ Dept of Environmental Quality we passed, again, with no issues or problems. Please see the 2013 report on our website under “WATER” section www.saguaroview.org.

Concerning the sinking of our new well hole the board has been working diligently to obtain two final and complete bids from Sunbelt Drilling & Empire Pump Drilling

● We met with both Sunbelt and Empire Pump representatives to review their bids, in detail
● We will review both bids at our upcoming August 27th meeting with our members
● The board will vote to select one of the two bids drilling will be scheduled for OCT or NOV, 2014
● Please do plan on attending our AUG 27th meeting to review and assist with this process!

2014 Official Board Election Vote Tally Results Newilda S. & Mark G. Remain on the Board
Newilda Sosa received – 68 votes
Mark Greenawalt received – 76 votes
Steve Oldham received – 22 votes
Martin Rankin received – 27 votes

Lastly, most recent road grading completed at the end of May Next road grading scheduled for September.

Please do plan on attending our next scheduled meeting Wednesday, AUG 27th, 2014 Hampton Inn 7PM (mst). Reminder card & agenda notice shall be mailed out, two weeks prior www.saguaroview.or
2014 Meeting Schedule – three total all held at Hampton Inn

April 12th, 9am – SAT — Annual Meeting – board elections
August 27th, 7pm – WED — Week day meeting, as we had promised.
November 8th, 9am – SAT — Year end meeting – Approve next year’s budget

Please do plan on attending our next scheduled meeting
Saturday, APR 12th, 2014 Hampton Inn 9AM (mst)

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2014 1st Quarter – Please take a moment to review our newsletter & Happy New Year!!

Given we are a selfmanaged private water utility company & HOA, we expect our members to abide by their legal & signed contractual
agreements to pay their water bills & yearly assessments, on time and in full. Those not current on their association bills will be subject to water service
termination and/or property liens, to recoupe any/all past due amounts owed Saguaro View homeowners association.

To the majority of SV members who do pay their bills on time and in full, THANK YOU!!

Board approved procedural motion from our last meeting – DEC 7th, 2013:

SV water bill payment policy: Colby MGT sends monthly bill for previous month water usage (rates located on our website).
Members are responsible for paying, in full, within 30 days. If any/all amount is not paid in full, your next month bill will include PAST DUE & additional
usage charges with request for payment, in full, within 30 days. This is your final water SHUTOFF NOTIFICATION If full payment is not received, within
next 30 days, your water service will be subject to immediate SHUTOFF – FINAL NOTICE No additional requests for payment shall be sent!

In addition, the board and attending members selected Empire Pump bid – Allen Crawford – for new well hole

● Meeting with Empire Pump Allen C. to be scheduled PENDING
● Major road grading scheduled for end of January, 2014.
● Water pipe stands blown out, as scheduled, with road grading
● Stacey Shiffer compiled previous meeting draft minutes and sent to board for review

2014 Meeting Schedule – three total all held at Hampton Inn
April 12th, 9am – SAT — Annual Meeting – board elections
August 27th, 7pm – WED — Week day meeting, as we had promised.
November 8th, 9am – SAT — Year end meeting – Approve next year’s budget

2014 Board Election – information If you are interested in volunteering to run for the Board

Feb 26 2014 Deadline to submit your bio to the SV Board BOD@saguaroview.org
Feb 28 2014 Board will forward all bios to Colby Mgt
March 03 2014 Election ballots mailed to members
March 31 2014 Election ballots due back at Colby Mgt for counting
April 12 2014 Election results at the Annual Membership meeting

Please do plan on attending our next scheduled meeting
Saturday, APR 12th, 2014 Hampton Inn 9AM (mst)

Reminder to be mailed out. www.saguaroview.org

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2014 Board Election information

If you are interested in volunteering to run for the Board –

Feb 26 2014 Deadline to submit your bio to the Board
Feb 28 2014 Board will forward all bios to Colby Mgt
March 03 2014 Election ballots mailed to members
March 31 2014 Election ballots due back at Colby for counting
April 12 2014 Election results at the Annual Membership meeting

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2013 4th Quarter Newsletter
Hello SV Members!
Please take a moment to review our newsletter, in detail, to keep yourselves current and in the know concerning our SaguaroView homeowners association’s accountability, issues, problems, plans, etc. This is our next official update, to be provided on an ongoing basis, by the current board, prior to every scheduled meeting.

As stated, SVHOA is a semi-rural development of like-minded home & property owners. Moreover, we do strictly abide by our CCRs and City of Surprise city codes. We also expect our members to abide by their signed HOA contractual agreements and pay their water bills & yearly assessments, on time and in full. Those not current on their association bills are subject to water service shutoffs and/or property liens, to re-coupe all amounts due SaguaroView home owners association.

Next, update on what has transpired since our last SV meeting – SEPT 21st, 2013:
Good news – Ted Chittenden, our SV water maintenance contractor, is much better after having survived his rattle snake bite – he also appreciated our SV gift card of $250 – As we all agreed to during our last meeting, a unanimous decision, by all members present.

In addition, here’s our critical bullet item task list we’ve gotten done & completed since last meeting:
• Well site re-fencing completed by American Fence 300 feet and new 20 ft gate – final cost $5,700.+ new fence came out great and the new 20 ft rolling gate is very nice – looks like a brand new yard. + our two SV well-site parcels #’s – 503-51-135G & 503-51-135P.
• Major road grading completed, as scheduled, in late September
• Water standpipes ALL blown out, as scheduled, in early November
• Stacey Shiffer compiled previous meeting draft minutes and sent to board for review

Please do plan on attending our next scheduled meeting, to review the above, and to address selecting final bid for digging our new secondary backup well hole, as discussed at previous meeting.
IMPORTANT ITEM: Again, each of us are accountable for paying their water bill and yearly assessment, on time and in full! Plz attend the meeting to discuss this, as necessary.
SV water bill payment policy: Monthly, you are billed for previous month water usage (rates located on our website) – Member is responsible for mailing in payment, within 30 days. If any/all amount is not paid in full, your next month bill will include the PAST DUE amounts and request for payment in full, within 30 days, plus a water SHUTOFF FINAL NOTIFICATION stating – If full payment is not received, within next 30 days, you will be subject to WATER SHUTOFF – Startup fee will be added and water shall remain shutoff until in-full payment to SVHOA is received.

Next Meeting – Saturday, DEC 7th, 2013 Hampton Inn 9AM (mst) – reminder to be mailed out.

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2013 3rd Quarter Newsletter

Hello SV Members!
Please take a moment to review our newsletter, in detail, to keep yourselves current and in the know concerning our SaguaroView homeowners association’s accountability, issues, problems, plans, etc.

This is our 2nd official update, to be provided on an ongoing basis, by the current board.
First, we again begin by saying: SVHOA is a loose federation of like-minded & free spirited home & property owners. We do not have STRICTLY ENFORCED regulations; nor do we have an enforcement arm capable of dictating how our member-neighbors should conduct their personal business. However, we do strictly abide by City of Surprise city codes. Although, we ask our members contact the city, directly, with their neighborhood concerns, when it comes to city code violations, as they deem necessary.

We must also remind our membership, our SV board will not get involved in personal / individual property owner conflicts, since SVHOA owns no common property and/or is not responsible for any/all property rights disputes – aside from our two SV well-site parcels #s – 503-51-135G & 503-51-135P.

To be clear – Our SV board will not get involved in any/all individual property disputes, outside of our two commonly owned SVHOA property parcels, where our well-site resides.
Next, an update on what has transpired since our last SV meeting – JUN 29th, 2013:

Bad news – Ted Chittenden, our SV water maintenance contractor, was bit by a rattle snake four weeks ago. This has caused us delays on the projects we’ve been working on, not to mention, much discomfort and concern for Ted! The board agreed to send Ted a get well basket of edibles, as a token of our concern – Thanks to Newilda Sosa for taking care of that, on all of our behalves – Get Well Soon, Ted!

In addition, here are the critical bullet item task list we have gotten done & completed, to date:
• Water Main leak on 159th ave & Peakview repaired by Ted, Bob Allen, & Crew Monday – Aug 5th
• Mark Greenawalt volunteered to cut overhanging tree on 161st ave & Peakview – July 4th
• Doug Villa updated website with proper contact info and added approved April meeting minutes
• Rick Molera volunteered to hire K-West Surveying to complete survey of wellsite parcels – Aug 13th
• Received water disconnection written request from member who sunk their own personal well+ Request was completed – water meter has been shutoff – end of July bill period. Board has asked Ted to schedule removal of water meter from member property. Member is responsible for addressing black water issues with their dead line to their home. If/when member wants to reconnect to our SV system, they MUST re-pay water buy-in fee.
Please do plan on attending our next scheduled meeting, to review the above, and to continue discussions on finalizing next steps for digging our new secondary backup well hole, as discussed at the last meeting.

Next Meeting – Saturday, SEPT 21st, 2013 Hampton Inn 9AM (mst) – reminder to be mailed out.

SVHOA Board – Newilda, Stacey, Doug, Mark, Rick – Thanks!

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2013 2nd Quarter Newsletter

Hello SV Members!
Please take a moment to review our newsletter, in detail, to get yourselves up-to-speed on all matters concerning our SaguaroView homeowners association.
FYI – This is our 1st official update, to be provided on an ongoing basis.

First, we begin by saying: SVHOA is a loose federation of like-minded & free spirited home & property owners! We do not have STRICTLY ENFORCED regulations. Nor do we have an enforcement arm capable of dictating how our members should manage their own properties. However, we do strictly abide by City of Surprise city codes, but we ask our members to contact the city, directly, if/when it comes to reporting city code violations.

We must also state: SVHOA board is not a “full-service-board”. In other words, we are five non-salaried volunteers who choose to serve to address the many legal obligations we’re all accountable for. Remember, we’re not politicians – we’re only doing this because it must get done, in an efficient and transparent manner. So, plz do not feel free to send us emails demanding more be done – like you, we don’t work here and we do not get paid to answer SVHOA emails. If you have an issue simply come to the next meeting and review it with our members.

To be clear – We do not conduct SV business via emails. If you feel it necessary, just write a letter & mail it to Colby Management, in care of SV board. Colby MGT has been instructed to send each board member a copy via US mail. We’ll then include it in our next meeting agenda, to be reviewed with the membership.

Next, an update on what has transpired since our last SV meeting – APR 27th, 2013:
GREAT NEWS – Maricopa County Environmental Services has confirmed SVHOA is in FULL & COMPLETE COMPLIANCE on our mandated water quality testing requirements! Thank goodness our increased arsenic levels naturally fell back down to well within legal compliance limits. Please see attached MCES compliance letter; plus, SVHOA 2013 expense & balance sheet reports.
Special thanks to Mike Payne who drove resolution on this matter, on everyone’s behalf!!
THANK YOU, Mike!!

In addition, we contracted, scheduled, & completed our first dirt road grading maintenance, May 29th – 31st. Equipment was rented from New Western Rentals. We re-hired Ted Chittenden (our water operator/manager) & Bob Allen (Preferred Contracting) to complete the road grading work.

Please do plan on attending our next meeting, to review the above, and to begin discussions on starting the process of sinking a new well! First proposed in 2006 SVHOA meeting when we were confronted by the increased arsenic level problem & to fulfill increased usage needs – requiring us to raise water rates – to establish needed WELL reserve funds. Fortunately, we are now at that point and we must meet to discuss overall timelines, bids, end-to-end strategy – to keep it as transparent as possible!

Next Meeting – Saturday, June 29th, 2013 Hampton Inn 9AM (mst) – Reminder to be mailed out.

THX!
SVHOA Board – Newilda, Stacey, Doug, Mark, Rick

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June 4, 2013

GREAT NEWS

Maricopa County Environmental Services has confirmed SVHOA is now in FULL & COMPLETE COMPLIANCE ALL mandated water quality testing requirements met!
Increased arsenic levels naturally fell back down to within legal compliance limits. Special thanks to Mike Payne who drove resolution on this matter,
on each of our behalves!!
THANK YOU, Mike!!

Click here to read the official report.
2013 Meeting Dates
April 27th
June 29th
Sept 21st
Dec 7th

2014 Board Election information

If you are interested in volunteering to run for the Board –

Feb 26 2014 Deadline to submit your bio to the Board
Feb 28 2014 Board will forward all bios to Colby Mgt
March 03 2014 Election ballots mailed to members
March 31 2014 Election ballots due back at Colby for counting
April 2014 Election results at the Annual Membership meeting

Maricopa County has released new flood plain maps, many properties in Saguaro View are affected. This will increase your insurance or limit your building sites.

You can access the maps online here

http://www.fcd.maricopa.gov/Maps/gismaps/apps/floodplains/application/index.cfm

If you cannot get to the map directly, the web site is: http://fcd.maricopa.gov/GIS/maps.aspx

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