November 2015 Newsletter

The November 2015 Village Newsletter is now available.

This issue features the dates for the annual holiday decorating contest; guidance on putting in artificial turf, installing a new roof and planting vegetation on HOA property; and the transition to a new patrol company as of December 1.

November 2015 Newsletter

October 2015 Newsletter

The October 2015 Village Newsletter is now available.

This issue features a reminder about the general election on October 14, an update on artificial turf, the resurfacing schedule for the overflow parking lot on Ortega, reminders on ARC guidelines for a new roof and other El Nino preparations and a proposed election policy for 2016-2017.

October 2015 Newsletter

August 2015 Newsletter

The August 2015 Village Newsletter is now available.

This issue includes a call-for-candidates for the upcoming Village Board of Directors elections and articles on animal poisoning, the encroachment policy, the South Orange County Fire Watch, architectural submissions and more.

pdficon_large August 2015 Newsletter

Important Changes to OCFA Landscape Clearance Rules

Over the next few days, Village residents will be receiving letters from FirstService Residential explaining important changes mandated by the Orange County Fire Authority, and agreed upon by the board, regarding landscape clearance.

In order to comply with the OCFA’s mandate, the Village’s landscape crew will begin work on April 1 to trim/prune and remove overgrown trees and groundcover. This landscape maintenance may include vegetation within the greenbelt areas around Village homes.

For full details, please read the letter to homeowners and OCFA diagram documents, posted below.

OCFA Letter to Village Homeowners
OCFA PDF guide

2014 Village Budget Update

At the December HOA meeting, the board will be discussing and voting on the 2014 budget. One issue before the board — that may significantly affect the budget — is the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) mandate that the Village follow OCFA’s vegetation management prescription.

The OCFA is requiring communities to maintain vegetation according to its guidelines within the 100-foot area behind all homes. In order to comply, the Village may be faced with an almost 100% increase (2x) in landscape maintenance costs.

The board also will be discussing and prioritizing projects for the year, such as landscape improvements, tree and trail maintenance, new mailboxes and a social committee.

To learn more about the 2014 budget, homeowners may attend the board meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11.

Next Board Meeting – Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Join us for Wednesday’s board meeting and election of the board of directors for 2013-2014.

Ballots will be available from 6 p.m . – 7 p.m. at the Coto Valley Country Club. 

Agenda items include:

  • Drain basins and Via Ortega drain
  • Defensible space clearing proposal and WB Starr weed abatement proposal
  • Landscape contract
  • Mailbox logo and number plate proposal
  • 2014-2015 budget planning and 2014 budget reserve study
  • Village handyman
  • Election of board of directors for 2013-2014 (if quorum is met)

Wednesday, October 9
6 p.m. for Open Session
7 p.m. for Homeowners Forum / Election
Canyon Room, Coto Valley Club

pdficon_large October 2013 Open Agenda