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June 14, 2021
To all residents and renters of Villas West,
Thank you everyone for joining our VW community’s effort in assisting our landscaping crew with watering your surrounding common areas. The heat is on! Thank you, also, for stopping to compliment our men on their daily work that is displayed throughout our little community. They are working steadily and tirelessly in this sun and heat.
There are Grounds Alteration Application forms in the kiosk boxes by the office door and on the website. Please use the forms to communicate your concerns and requests. Keep in mind we will cleaning up areas, but replanting will not be done until October. Your requests are needed for the grounds chairman to make decisions and to discuss with you the proper plant based on sun exposure and space needed for a long-term growth.
A watering and fertilizing schedule has been arranged with my committee for the cactus garden (across from the office on Quinta) during the summer months. I’m working on new plant markers and identity sheets for the garden kiosk box. I have complete faith it will be resurrected and will bloom again in the spring.
Homeowners, please pass this message on to your renters.
Have a great summer! THINK MONSOON!!!
Ms. Lou Kifer
Cactus Care Instructions:
70 Degrees - Water every 3 weeks
80 Degrees - Water every 2 weeks
90 + Degrees – Water once, every week
No water December and January
Fertilize monthly March – August (1 TBSP per gallon of water.)
Treat for grubs and insects in spring and fall with a systemic insecticide, and fertilizer.
Most cactus is hardy to 25 degrees. Cover the tops of the plant to protect the growth areas on the nights of the freeze. Do not leave the cover on for the whole season.
May 11, 2021
Greetings, all –
As previously announced, the Board has accepted the resignation of Jim Becker, effective May 11,2021, from the Board of Directors. Jim has served our community in several capacities the last 9 years, most recently as Board President from 2019 to the present. He was dedicated to bringing the Villas into the 21st Century, and his touch can be seen and appreciated throughout many areas in our Community. We wish him only the best and offer our sincere gratitude and blessings.
The Board has also accepted the resignation of Marcella Ehler, effective May 3,2021. As Secretary and Chairman of the Grounds Committee we thank her for her service and vision of improving and updating our parks and common areas. In her short tenure she had plans that we will continue to implement in accordance with our Policies and Procedures and wish Marcella happiness and success in her future endeavors.
The Board of Directors now welcomes Lou Kifer to the Board for the term expiring February 2023. Lou brings a true sense of high energy and community service and will be an invaluable member and contributor to your Board. She has accepted the office of Secretary and chairman of the Grounds Committee and has refreshing ideas for our community. Welcome, Lou!
We have a diverse group of Owners in the Villas West and are eager to add one of you to our Board at this time. Please consider volunteering for the Board and helping us continue to keep the Villas as the premier neighborhood in Green Valley that it has been since 1965. Please contact JD at the office or the Board to become part of our dynamic governing Board before we come knocking on your door and start twisting arms.
As your President, I would like to let you know that I will be holding introductory and listening sessions in the office every Thursday from 1PM-3PM, beginning this Thursday, May 13, 2021. I am looking forward to talking to as many of you as I can, so I am scheduling individual meetings every 20 minutes. Please remember that I am not able to change policies or speak for the Board, but I am told that I am a good listener and will forward all ideas and suggestions to the entire Board for discussion and consideration.
Thank you all for your support and friendship, and for making Villas West the warm and friendly place to live that it has come to be known for.
Chris Fisher, President
Villas West Board of Directors
May 3, 2021
Good Day Homeowners,
The board of directors of Green Valley Villas West Homeowners Association is kindly requesting you to share your ideas for the community’s improvement and development. Thus, we are inviting you to become a member of the Board of Directors. We Currently have TWO (2) openings.
Please send JD Coss-Sotelo our manager at firstname.lastname@example.org an email with your interest and a small bio telling us about you. We understand that some of you might feel hesitant to accept this invitation. A lot of you worry about the amount of time you’d need to commit to the role or about the (mis)perception of the job as ‘meddling” with your neighbor’s violations. This response is common and reasonable, but we urge you to understand that the Board’s role is an integral one in ensuring the success of the community.
In all transparency, serving on the Board of Directors will take up some of your time – perhaps more if there is a major project coming up. We hold board meetings, which we encourage all of you to attend, though many of the work is now conducted via email. If you decide to join the Board, you should also be prepared to make tough decisions that may not be popular among homeowners but objectively the best for the association.
That being said Green Valley Villas West does have an amazing crew that shares all responsibility.
We are asking YOU to join the Board of Directors. We want to hear your ideas on community maintenance and improvement.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us using the information below. We look forward in hearing from you all.
May 4, 2021
Good Afternoon Homeowners,
I want to take the time to send you an informational email. We are currently installing four (4) new mini splits in our laundry rooms. We have finally gotten rid of the swamp coolers. Our North Peña pool has been plastered and the decking was fixed and painted. We will continue work on the other three (3) pools this summer.
We are currently working with Golden Contractors, painting all of our light fixtures. We will be working with them to do all the lamps at Green Valley Villas West. Many of you have been calling to ask if he paints the wrought iron fences and doors. You can give him a call and he will do a Villas Discount for all of you who need your wrought iron painted. Please contact Julio if interested at (520) 441-0000
Please remember that we also have our street project in a couple of months.
• Sun Land Asphalt will continue doing more work on our streets in July.
• S. Paseo Sarta will be poly chipped on Monday the 5th and Tuesday July 6th from 6:00am – 6:00pm.
• S Paseo Tierra will be poly chipped on Wednesday the July 7th and Thursday July 8th from 6:00am – 6:00pm.
We have our preventive maintenance plan in place and have started removing some oleanders. Please note that we have to BLUE STAKE before we remove any plants because of power or electric lines. We will continue painting and fixing our benches around the parks. Marcella had great ideas to move them where people would actually sit and enjoy themselves. With summer right around the corner please be careful and look at your surroundings.
Villas West Condominium Association
Some Do’s and Don’ts for Scorpion Stings and Snakebites
•Do Not Panic ◦Instead: Remain calm and call Banner Poison & Drug Information Center at 800-222-1222. Most patients can safely observe for and manage symptoms from a scorpion sting at home.
•Do not apply ice to the sting site ◦Instead: Ice may feel good when applied but once removed, the pain will return with worse intensity. Instead, use a cool compress. Use several small towels and soak them in a bowl of ice water. Apply one of the cool compresses to the sting site and rotate it with another freshly cooled towel from the bowl as needed.
•Do not try to trap or retrieve the scorpion for identification ◦Instead: This puts you at risk for another sting. You can instead kill the scorpion and dispose of it if it’s inside your home. “The identification won’t alter what symptoms to look for or what treatment options you have,” Dr. Kuhn said. “While bark scorpions are a smaller relative to other species of scorpions, “baby scorpions” are not more harmful or deadly. The age of the scorpion doesn’t determine the extent to which symptoms will occur, just the species.”
•Do Not Panic ◦Instead: Remain calm and call 911. Then call Banner Poison & Drug Information Center at 800-222-1222.
•Do not attempt to watch for symptoms at home ◦Instead: All rattlesnake bites MUST be evaluated in an emergency department, sometimes for at least 24 hours. “Obvious signs of an envenomation (the site of the bite) include bruising and swelling, but the venom can also effect different components in your bloodstream that don’t present with obvious signs,” Dr. Kuhn said.
•Do not try to suck out the venom from the bite site ◦Instead: Go to the hospital for treatment. Sucking out the venom is not effective at removing venom and may introduce more bacteria at the site of the bite, which can result in an infection.
•Do not apply a tourniquet or other constrictive dressing around the bite site or limb ◦Instead: Don’t wrap or tourniquet the bite. This does not prevent venom from moving around the bloodstream to other parts of the body. It does decrease the amount of blood flow to the bite area but could further worsen the venom-related effects. This also applies to jewelry and other constricting clothing or items.
•Do not cut around the bite site or use a venom removal instrument ◦Instead: Don’t touch the site of the bite, and just seek immediate medical attention. Trying to make the bite site bleed won’t eliminate venom from the body. It is painful and will likely increase the chances of an infection and disfiguration from the cut.
•Do not wrap the affected limb ◦Instead: It’s best to leave the bite site alone. You can use a non-compressive splint to immobilize and straighten the limb.
•Do not try to trap or retrieve the snake for identification ◦Instead: This will put you at greater risk for another bite. Leave the snake alone and head to the hospital. Identifying the type of snake that bit you won’t alter the type of medical management offered at a hospital.
With some of the Covid protocol being reduced, we have determined we can change the pool usage rules and protocol starting on Monday, March 29th.
The Board has agreed to the following:
1. Open pools to the following regular hours:
November 1 through April 30 – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
May 1 through October 31 – 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
2. Allow guests as long as accompanied by an adult resident.
3. Allow visiting guest children of residents to use the pool during the following hours that have been reserved for children:
November 1 through April 30 – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
May 1 through October 31 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
4. Encourage residents to bring their own chairs and take them home when done. We will continue to have a table and four chairs at each pool. We will be adding some furniture in the next few weeks.
5. Encourage residents to sanitize as they go. We will continue to sanitize on a routine basis.
6. Require that the protocol for social distancing will continue.
7. If these rules are abused then we will go back to limiting pool to the strict Covid Protocol.
These rules apply to all residents and homeowners and it is the expected that all residents and homeowners self-govern and follow the rules.
After reviewing complaints about the continuing abuse of the recycle area rules, the Board has determined something needed to be done. The recycle area has been an ongoing issue for years and it is past time for us to improve the process.
We will be instituting the following changes:
1. The recycle area can be accessed from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday; it will be closed after hours and on the weekend.
2. The gates will be locked when the recycle area is closed.
3. We will look at eliminating this privilege to residents If the abuse continues, including:
not placing items in the bins
not breaking down boxes
tossing items over the fence
leaving items stacked in front to the gate
placing non-recyclable items in bins
A harsh solution is needed to solve a problem created by few while the majority of members follow the rules,
Because of Covid-19 restrictions all board of directors meetings and the annual meeting in February will be virtual meetings using ZOOM. To get registered and join a meeting you need to click on the link and follow the instructions