Updated: SCE Work on Pato and Patito

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.

Next Board Meeting – Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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.

Agenda items include:

  • Patrol Services Proposals
  • Burgess Engineering Yearly Drainage Inspection Retain
  • Alpha Regional – Amended Parking Lot and Gravel Removal Proposals
  • Committee Reports and Updates

Wednesday, September 9
6 p.m. – Open Meeting Session
7 p.m. – Homeowners Forum
Candidates Forum follows Homeowners Forum
Coto Valley Community Club

September 2015 Open Meeting Agenda

September 2015 Executive Agenda


SCE Repairs and Power Outages

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

10/2  – Outage on Via Alondra

10/6 – Outage at condos and Via Alondra

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


Street Repair Update

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.


Street Repairs Begin September 9

Year 1 of the street repairs is scheduled for September 9-13 and 16-20.  No street work will be conducted on Mondays to avoid interference with trash pickup.

The streets scheduled for repair are Alondra, Pavo Real, Halcon, Paloma and Buho.

During this time, major defects on non-Year 1 streets will be repaired. If you are aware of any street issues that need review, please contact Jeremy or Courtney at FirstService Residential.

SMWD Upgrading Meters in the Village

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.

Via Alondra Sewer Repairs

Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD) crews will be performing repairs to the sewer line behind homes on Via Alondra.  As a result, water service will be shut off periodically.

The repairs are scheduled for July 16 – 19 during the hours of 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

SMWD staff will contact each resident each morning to deliver a schedule of daily work and progress.

Contact Gerre Bedell, SMWD, at 949-279-4867 for further information.

POLL: Street Markings

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?

Please weigh in via our poll!

Next Board Meeting – TONIGHT – Wednesday, April 17

Join us for tonight’s meeting. Homeowners who want to comment on the proposed Architectural Guidelines or proposed street paving plans will be given time to speak during the 6 p.m. Open Session.

Agenda items include:

  • Architectural Guidelines adoption
  • Streets – year one contractor approval, CHEC’s project management oversight proposal, street striping discussion
  • Lot 424 – what’s next
  • Hazardous drain at Coyote / Ortega
  • Information (Welcome) Committee

5 p.m. – Executive Session
6 p.m. – Open Session
7 p.m. – Homeowner Forum

Where: Canyon Room, Coto Valley Club

We hope to see you there!

pdficon_largeApril 2013 HOA Agenda