UPDATE: Southern California Edison’s work will continue through Wednesday, September 30. Crews will be digging trenches and large SCE trucks will be in the area. There may be a brief 2-hour outage when power is transferred to the new wire. SCE says it will notify affected parties should an outage be necessary.
Homeowners, be advised that there was a power outage in the community due to a faulty Southern California Edison (SCE) wire. You may notice work going on at the end of Via Pato and Via Patito, with holes and trenches. Please proceed with caution in that areas.
First Service Residential will continue to update the community as information is available.
Join us for the September HOA meeting featuring an opportunity to meet the candidates running for the board of directors. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Candidates Night will begin at the conclusion of the Homeowner’s Forum, which begins at 7 p.m. Given the large field of candidates, each will be given three minutes to make a statement. At the conclusion of each statement, there will be Q&A with the audience. You can read all the candidates statements on the blog.
Southern California Edison will be replacing electric poles along Via Conejo, Avenida la Caza and Via Venado. Work will begin on Monday, September 22 and continue until October 6. There will be power outages during this time as power is being transferred to the new poles.
9/22 – Job begins
9/23 – Crane work begins to set (3) poles – no outages
9/24 – Outage on Via Pardal, Via Gallo, Via Oso, tennis Courts and pool.
9/26 – Outage at the condos on Via Conejo and Ave la Caza – Crane set 2 poles
9/30 – Outage on Via Patito, Via Aguila, Via Perdiz, Via Coyote and Via Ortega
Due to mechanical issues, the second coat on Via Buho was not able to be fully completed. The work will continue on Wednesday and the crew will alternate sides so that homeowners will be affected only for a few hours on one side of the street. Thanks for your understanding.
Also, a reminder for Buho / Halcon / Pavo Real / Paloma homeowners — please turn off your sprinklers the day before through the day after scheduled work. The water can wash away the uncured coat, which can incur additional work and costs.
The Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD) is updating meters in the Village to new radio read meters that enable SMWD staff to read meters by driving by instead of walking to each meter.
SMWD crews will be working in the Village on Saturdays between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for the new few weeks. As part of the project, crews will be trimming around and clearing debris (mostly dirt) from the boxes. Meter boxes in need of replacing will be swapped out as well.
As you know, meters must be accessible to SMWD personnel at all times and the agency has easement rights to maintain them.
If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Gerre Bedell, SMWD, at 949-459-6541.
With our six-year street plan beginning this month, many of you may be wondering what that means for our speed bumps. The good news is that our speed bumps will come into compliance with the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) regulations and be fire truck approved. This change will be done over time per the engineer-created street plan. The speed bumps will be identified with white chevrons, embedded reflectors and wooden signs that have been part of our community for years.
Since our streets are private we have some discretion over whether or not our community needs ‘bump ahead’ white markings on our streets. The Board was split on the issue of the markings and would like community input and feedback regarding this issue. The chevrons will be painted with reflective paint so that when a car’s headlights shine on the speed bump, the stripes will be illuminated.
Do you want “bump ahead” painted on our streets in front of each speed bump? Or, do you prefer to eliminate “bump ahead” markings in front of each speed bump?