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Mar 26

COVID-19 Closure and Cancellations

Posted to Association News by Samantha Thomas

Our top priority is to keep our community safe and healthy. We've been closely monitoring the recommendations and actions taken to help decrease the potential spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the City of Peoria and the state of Arizona. 

After careful consideration and much discussion between the Board of Directors and the Association management team, The Village at Vistancia is temporarily canceling all classes, clubs, and events until further notice effective immediately. 

What does that mean for residents?
  • Association and Lifestyle Offices: Effectively immediately and until further notice, The Village offices will be closed to visitors. Our team will still be on-site to assist you but we are requesting that personal contact be limited with staff. We highly recommend calling or emailing our team if you have any questions before visiting the office. We understand that this may be an inconvenience and apologize. See the bottom of this email for contact information.
  • MVC Gymnasium: The Gymnasium will be closed effective immediatly until further notice.
  • MVC Clubhouse: The Clubhouse is closed effective Wednesday, March 18. The Clubhouse will still be used as a Primary Election polling station for Tuesday, March 17.
  • Pools: All pools will be closed effective March, 19 at 5 p.m. until further notice.
  • Private Rentals: If you have a rental scheduled in March or April, staff will be reaching out to you to discuss some options. 
  • Tot Lot: The Tot Lots will be closed until further notice.
  • Classes and Clubs: All classes and clubs are suspended until further notice.
  • Events: All events are canceled until further notice. This includes:
  • March 26, Food Truck Night
  • April 4, Community Garage Sale (will reschedule if possible)
  • April 9, Thirst Thursday (will reschedule if possible)
  • April 11, Eggstranvangza, purchased tickets will be refunded. 
  • April 14, Vistancia Ladybug Release
  • April 16, Food Truck Night
  • April 21, Lake Pleasant Ladybug Release
  • April 23, Lake Pleasant Cruise (will reschedule if possible)
  • April 25, Village Cafe and Artwalk (will reschedule if possible)
  • As more information becomes available, additional events could be canceled.
  • Common Areas: Residents visiting The Village common area amenities are encouraged to take preemptive measures such as hand washing and hand sanitizing during and after visiting these amenities. If you or your family is showing symptoms of an illness; please refrain from using the common area amenities at this time. 
  • Board and Committee Meetings: All non-essential Board and committee meetings are suspended until further notice. Necessary meetings will be posted and held virtually.
  • Annual Meeting: Please watch for further communications regarding the Annual Meeting tomorrow.
  • Modification Applications: Please submit all applications online to practice the recommended social distancing. If you have questions please contact the Association Office via phone or email.

Steps we have taken to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Additional cleaning days are scheduled in all of the common areas.
  • Any staff member who is feeling ill is encouraged to stay home and contact a healthcare provider.
  • We are continuing to follow all health and safety protocols currently in place, as well as maintain a focus on cleaning high traffic, commonly handled surfaces.

Contacts:
Association Office: 623-215-8646
General Information Questions - Casey Doscher 
Maintenance - Jake Monday
Communications - Samantha Thomas
Design Review - Stephanie DeAlba
Compliance - John Ruggles
Lifestyle - Kelly Strand


As this situation progresses, we will continue to evaluate upcoming events and programs. Please keep an eye out for website, Facebook, and email updates. 

Jul 08

Monsoon Season and Turf Monitoring

Posted to Landscaping Tips by Krislyn Powell

With temperatures steadily hovering around 110 degrees throughout the valley and monsoon season approaching, the importance of monitoring your turf’s water consumption is key to a healthy landscape. Prior to receiving summer rains, we recommend setting your irrigation system to provide one inch of water a week to your lawn; this translates to between nine and eleven minutes per day, six days a week. Of course, with monsoon season approaching, you should monitor for rainfall and adjust accordingly to avoid flooding your lawn. With varying amounts of rainfall, you should probe your soil following storms to determine when to begin providing water again. For more information on proper soil probing, please visit dlcresources.com/learning-center. 
For plant areas, retention of the water applied is equally important as the dry air causes water to evaporate quickly. Surrounding your plant with additional mulch can help to create an extra layer of protection from the heat, allowing the roots to take in the water before it’s gone. 

Jul 09

Peoria Mayor Pro Tem Appointed Valley Metro Chair

Posted to Peoria News by Krislyn Powell

PEORIA, Ariz. (July 6, 2020) – The Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority (RPTA) unanimously appointed Peoria Mayor Pro Tem Jon Edwards to serve as the incoming chair for the next year. The term for this office runs from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. 

“This work of this Board is critical to meet the modern transit needs of our growing region,” said Mayor Cathy Carlat. “Councilmember Edwards’ dedicated service on the RPTA Board has helped move key transportation projects forward to benefit Peoria residents and beyond. I am thankful that he answered the call to represent our city in this capacity through the years and I’m thrilled to congratulate him on this important appointment.”

Previously, Edwards served as the RPTA Treasurer and has served on the RPTA Board since 2015. Edwards is the councilmember for the city of Peoria’s Willow District. 

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as chair of the RPTA for the coming year,” said Edwards. “I am committed to working with each of my fellow board members as we work to further improve our regional transit system.”

Valley Metro serves as the regional public transportation agency, providing coordinated transit services to residents of metro Phoenix. Governed by a board of elected officials representing their member agencies, the RPTA plans and operates the regional bus system and alternative transportation programs for riders of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.