Since 2008, the National Weather Service has identified Tucson’s official monsoon season as starting June 15 and ending Sept. 30. The storms bring much needed moisture to the desert, but often come with lightning, high winds, flash flooding, hail and driving conditions that can be dangerous.
While the 2020 monsoon season was labeled a “non-soon”, after being the second-driest summer on record, 2021 brings the promise of summer rains.
Here is a short check list to prepare for this annual event.
Are you away for the summer? Have you left emergency contact information with our HOA Manager? Storm damage to your home can be lessened if we can contact you quickly; so you can begin the process of damage mitigation and repair.
Check the condition of your roof and gutters. Broken or missing tiles; and clogged drainage ways can cause roof leakages.
Keep a working flash light or two handy for power outages; candles, if you’re the romantic type.
Battery operated radio.
Cell Phone Booster Battery. Unlike landlines, cell towers may or may not work during power outages; be aware that your cell phone may not function. Your cell phone definitely will not work on a dead battery. Keep a booster battery handy and charged. Tip: You can charge your phone with your car’s USB outlet too.
Trim large over hanging branches. High winds and downdrafts can split or topple a tree.
“Beans” – Clean-up your yard before storm water carries these beans down the street to your neighbor’s yard.
Wind-blown yard furniture is a hazard. Anchor it down or stow it away.
The Memorial Day Weekend is approaching. While this holiday has morphed into the “unofficial start of summer”, and an opportunity for yet another sale of pickup trucks, appliances, and furniture; its original purpose was to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. So while you’re enjoying this long holiday weekend, take a moment to remember why this holiday is celebrated. The History of Memorial Day
Section 9.02 Renting, of our CC&Rs requires a minimum rental period of thirty (30) days. Additionally, a copy of the rental agreement must be provided to the Association. Renters and guests are subject to the sames rules and restrictions of the Association.
For all rentals, the Owner of the Lot must provide the Association’s Management Company with the following information:
A copy of the rental agreement
Contact information of the lessee(s)
Contact information of the Lessor’s property management company (if applicable)
Every Board meeting brings up questions concerning parking in the community. The CC&Rs do not permit any overnight parking on the streets or in the driveways. Starting back in 1998, at the beginning of homeowner control of the HOA, this parking ban was considered too restrictive.
The Board formulated parking regulations that allowed limited overnight and driveway parking within the community. Those parking regulations have evolved over time, and can be found under the “Documents” page of this site. Many of these regulations mimic the Code of the Town of Oro Valley, for public streets.
By HOA standards, these regulations are quite liberal and the Board encourages everyone to review and follow them. Let’s be good neighbors.
Derald Owens and Hugh Mosher were elected to the HOA Board of Directors, at the annual meeting, held on January 25, 2021. Each received 21 votes. Congratulations to the both of you; and thank you for volunteering.
Long-time HOA volunteer Teri McDonough, steps down from the Board of Directors after completing her term. Teri has held multiple HOA leadership positions over the years. Thank you for your years of service to the community.
At the October 15th Board of Directors meeting, the 2021 Budget was approved. This budget requires a 5% increase of the 2020 HOA assessment to cover increased costs for landscape maintenance, and capital funding requirements.
The 2021 HOA Dues are as follows: $273/year ($68.25 paid quarterly). This is an increase of $13 from 2020.
Budget details will be mailed to each homeowner as part of your annual meeting packet.
The Governor’s COVID-19 restrictions required cancellation of our annual community-sponsored, Spring Yard Sale. At present, we have not planned to have a community-sponsored Fall Yard Sale. Look for an email announcement and a posting here if our plans change.
With the extended daylight hours of these long, hot, summer days, it’s easy not to notice this exterior bulb has gone dead.
Not all, but most of the homes in the community have a dawn-to-dusk light sensor on at least one exterior light. So by early morning this light is automatically turned off. By evening, when the light should be lit, we are inside our cool, comfortable homes; unaware that the bulb is dead.
Please take a moment tonight and check the status of your exterior light. If the bulb needs replacing, The Canada Hills Community Association (CHCA), requires you to use a 40-Watt bulb (yes, that is a “thing” with them). Using a compact fluorescent or LED bulb, although more expensive, will last longer and use less electricity.
Are you away for the summer? Have you left emergency contact information with our HOA Manager. Monsoon Storm damage to your home can be lessened if we can contact you quickly; so you can begin the process of damage mitigation and repair.