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PLANNING AN EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENT TO YOUR HOME OR LANDSCAPE?
The Architectural Committee wants to remind homeowners that any exterior work must be approved by the Committee before any construction begins. Should you fail to obtain prior approval, you could run the risk of having to remove your installation at your own expense. The Emmons Company has a pre-approved list of paint colors. Please contact The Emmons Company to view the color book.
TRASH CANS…WE NEED YOUR HELP!
The Board would like to remind homeowners that trash cans, when placed outside for trash collection, should be placed in the street and not on the sidewalk. Placing trash cans on the sidewalk creates a significant safety hazard for pedestrians and children attempting to use the sidewalk. Please be a considerate neighbor and place your cans in the street for collection. Trash cans should be removed from the street and hidden behind your gate no later than Tuesday night after trash pick-up.
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Board meeting is scheduled for November 10, 2020 at 6 p.m. Via Zoom/Telephonically. Please contact If you wish to attend, please contact The Emmons Company for dial in information.
HOW TO CONTACT YOUR HOA MANAGEMENT COMPANY
The Emmons Company 805-413-1170
Kathy Emmons, Association Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Spencer, Office Manager email@example.com
Kathleen McCusker, Accounting firstname.lastname@example.org
DEAD OR DECLINING TREES
Although many homeowners have addressed their dead trees, it has been noted that some still exist. Please take a moment and check your trees and vegetation as this could be a fire and safety concern for you and your neighbors. Please remember that you will need to complete an architectural application and receive approval for the tree removal and or replacement of trees. Please contact Sue Spencer at The Emmons Company if you need an application.
DOGS OFF LEASH
Unfortunately, we are still receiving complaints regarding dogs off leash throughout the community. Please know that the County ordinance requires that dogs be restrained by a leash not exceeding six feet in length whenever they are on public property. It is unlawful to allow dogs to run at large. Allowing dogs to run loose is very dangerous for them. Dogs at large may be hit by cars, attacked by other animals, or exposed to dangerous substances such as poisons. Unsterilized dogs at large will breed with other unsterilized dogs and create more unwanted pets in the community. Pet owners are encouraged to be responsible and ensure their pets are safely restricted to their personal property.
For the safety of everyone PLEASE KEEP YOUR DOGS LEASHED AT ALL TIMES.
On Sunday, November 1st (the first Sunday in November) at 2 a.m., Daylight Savings Time ends in the United States. The phrase "Spring forward, Fall back" helps people remember how Daylight Saving Time affects their clocks. At 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March, we set our clocks forward one hour ahead of standard time ("spring forward"). We "fall back" at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November by setting our clock back one hour and thus returning to standard time. Local fire agencies recommend changing batteries in smoke detectors and checking your fire extinguishers when clock times are changed. In addition, check your emergency supply kit to make sure it is fully stocked and ready.
Fall and early winter is the time to take a serious look around your yard and check your trees. If all you have are small trees in your yard that look healthy, you probably don’t need to do anything to them. One of the main concerns in any yard with large trees however is how safe they are during the winter winds and rain storms.
Of biggest concern are large trees that either lean or are growing on hillsides. Leaning trees may very well be strong or they could be leaning because their root structure is getting weak for one reason or another. Large trees on hillsides are not as well rooted as trees located on flat ground. Look for large dead branches or broken branches hanging up in the tree. Also consider how thick the foliage is on your trees. If you can’t see through them and they catch the wind like a sail on a boat, perhaps it is time to thin them out a little.
Recent history has proven that during heavy winds and saturating rainfall, the most common trees to fall down are eucalyptus and pines. That is not to say that any large tree does not have that potential, it just means that they are usually the most likely species to have a problem with winter weather.
If you are not sure what to look for, call a Certified Arborist to inspect your trees. If you don’t know who to call contact your Property Manager for names of the Certified Arborists that they trust.