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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. 

Nov 30

Frost Protection for Your Yard

Posted to Landscaping Tips by Samantha Thomas

To protect your frost-susceptible plants, cover them with cloth towels, blankets, sheets or cardboard boxes to insulate them. Plastic is not recommended for plant cover. Drape the paper or cloth all the way to the ground to help trap heat radiating from the ground. Be sure to remove the cover after sunrise each morning or when the temperature reaches 35 degrees.

Plants that are not native to the Southwest are most at risk for frost damage. These plants include Bougainvillea, Lantana, winter annuals and others. For cacti such as Mexican Fencepost, covering the tops of the posts with an old t-shirt, foam cup or washcloth can help prevent frost damage. 

Frost Protection for Your Backflow

When temperatures dip below 32 degrees, your backflow preventer is at risk for damage from freezing water that sits in the unit. Usually, the easiest way to protect your backflow is to cover it with a towel or blanket on the nights that temperatures are projected to drop below freezing.  You can also choose to drain the water from your backflow if you are concerned about prolonged freezing temperatures or plan to be gone for several nights.

Please visit dlcresources.com/learning-center for more information on plant care.

Dec 01

City of Peoria Hosts Vaccine Clinics in December

Posted to Peoria News by Samantha Thomas

The City of Peoria will be hosting flu, shingles, pneumonia, and COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots, in partnership with Albertsons/Safeway Pharmacy. COVID-19 and flu shots are free with most insurance plans but individuals should check with their insurance regarding all vaccines. Individuals must bring their insurance cards and photo IDs to the appointment. Individuals may be eligible for a COVID-19 booster vaccine if they are: 

  • 65 years old and older 
  • Live in a long-term care facility 
  • 18 to 64 years of age with underlying medical conditions 
  • 18 years or older and in an occupational or institutional setting where the burden of COVID-19 infection and risk of transmission are high based on individual benefit or risk 
  • Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series have been completed six or more months ago 
  • 18 years of age or older and the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has been administered two or more months ago  

Schedule an appointment or walk in at the Peoria Community Center, located at 8335 W. Jefferson St., Dec. 3, 10, and 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other immunizations can be administered at the same