Observed the first Monday in September, Labor Day is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers. The holiday is rooted in the late nineteenth century, when labor activists pushed for a federal holiday to recognize the many contributions workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being.
School buses are once again a familiar sight on Oro Valley streets. Drivers are reminded to be especially mindful of children waiting for their bus.
As a reminder to everyone on our community, school buses are not allowed on our private streets. If you happen to see a school bus in our community, please note the date, time and bus number, and notify our HOA Manager. Our manager will notify the school district’s transportation dispatcher to advise drivers that the pickup/drop-off spot is at the entrance to our community.
Monsoon season runs from June 15 through September 30. Are your ready? Here is a short check list to prepare for this annual event.
Emergency Contact Info:
Are you planning to be 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 on hand.
Keep a battery operated radio for weather updates and emergency information.
Unlike landlines, cell towers may or may not work during power outages; be aware that your cell phone may not function. It definitely will not work on a dead battery. Keep a booster battery handy and charged.
You can use to your vehicle’s electrical system to recharge cell phone batteries.
Trim large overhanging branches. High winds and downdrafts can split or topple a tree.
“Beans” Clean-up your yard before storm water carries these down the street to your neighbor’s yard.
Wind-blown yard furniture is a hazard. Anchor it down or stow it away.
Roadways and Washes: Flooded roads and washes can sweep away vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians. DO NOT attempt a crossing while water is flowing or drive around protective barriers.
Deputies respond to 12 to 24 water rescues every year, don’t be one of them.
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 same 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)
A common question that arises during the holiday season is, “Does the HOA have a policy or rule on Christmas lights?” The answer to that question is “no”.
The usual and customary practice within the community, is that folks put up decorations around Thanksgiving and remove them a week or so after New Year’s Day. All holiday decorations are generally removed by the end of January.
Where did the tradition of Christmas lights on houses come from?
Outdoor Christmas light displays on houses evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. The tradition of lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
Christmas trees displayed publicly and illuminated with electric lights became popular in the early 20th century. By the mid-20th century, it became customary to display strings of electric lights along streets and on buildings; Christmas decorations detached from the Christmas tree itself. In the United States, it became popular to outline private homes with such Christmas lights in tract housing beginning in the 1960s.
Helpful Tips for Avoid Holiday Lighting Hassles
Avoid using noisy or music-generating exterior decorations.
At the very least, turn off those decorations by 9PM.
Use a timer
This saves you money on your electric bill, by avoiding having your lights on all night.
Be mindful that going all “Clark Griswold” with your decorations, might just ruin your neighbors’ enjoyment of the holiday season. That timer can save you hassles and money.