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Nov 26

APS Open House Informational Meetings

Posted to Association News by Adam Rosen

Earlier this year, APS brought a plan forward to generate power substations and power lines north of the Vistancia community.

Many of you attended their open house informational meetings in May to voice your concerns over the project that would bring power lines through your view to the north. As a result, APS developed the next stages of their plan.

The proposed alternatives, which were mailed to all homes in the community earlier this month, contain a couple routes that could be a visual distraction from the beautiful desert and mountain views all Vistancia residents have come to enjoy. Line 4 in the photo below calls for a 69 kV power line directly north of the CAP Canal, through Vistancia and extending a couple miles east and west of our community. Line 7 impacts future phases of the overall Vistancia community.

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APS will hold three open house informational meetings this week to receive input on their proposal, and you can have your voice heard by attending one of the meetings.

Meetings are scheduled for:

Tuesday, Nov. 27
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Desert Oasis Elementary (17161 W. Bajada Road, Surprise)

Wednesday, Nov. 28
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Vistancia Elementary

Thursday, Nov. 29
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Lake Pleasant Elementary

Comments can also be submitted directly through the comment form, by email to APS Siting Consultant Stephen Eich, or by calling 888.352.4365.

If you’re unable to attend the meetings, there are still ways you can have your voice heard. Submit your comment by email to tell them you oppose the APS north Peoria siting project plan.

There is strength in numbers. The more comments APS receives regarding this issue the more likely they will be to choose a plan that preserves views and home values. Send in your comments, copy your legislators, and attend the open house!

Jan 16

January Landscape Update

Posted to Landscaping Tips by Adam Rosen

DLC Resources has been starting the new year off fresh with new plants and routine maintenance.

New plants have been added throughout the community to fill in sparse areas and bring new life and color to the community's landscape. Some of these plants include germanders, silver cloud sage, outback sunrise, Mexican bird of paradise, artichoke agave and golden barrel.

Our on-site crew has been performing routine maintenance, like trimming low hanging branches and overgrown shrubs. The crew will be working on the front common areas and behind homes as they move throughout the community.

The crew has also been adding two types of fertilizer to keep the winter ryegrass looking lush and healthy. We have also been spraying turf weeds as needed to help keep the community looking clean.

During the cooler months, we check on the functionality of your community’s irrigation components before the growing season begins. This month, we’ve been specifically looking at valves in order to make sure that they are working correctly and are able to provide your plants the water they need to be healthy in the upcoming blooming season.

Jan 16

Buy Three Months, Get One Free at Rio Vista

Posted to Peoria News by Adam Rosen

Reach your New Year’s fitness goals at Rio Vista Recreation Center. A gem in the heart of the city, Rio Vista is so much more than a gym. The 52,000 square-foot facility offers a climbing wall, basketball and racquetball courts, an indoor track, group classes and a kid’s game room. Childcare is available while you work out. Rio Vista Recreation Center is in the Rio Vista Community Park. Right now, if your purchase a three-month membership, you will get an additional month for free.