Jan 25

Pool Maintenance Begins Feb. 4

Posted on January 25, 2019 at 12:59 PM by Adam Rosen

Some might argue it’s too cold for a dip in the pool to start the year, but there are people that enjoy the heated pools at the Mountain Vista Club and Foothills Center all year long. These are frequented by lap swimmers, water aerobics, and those looking for a milder version of the Polar Plunge or a good workout when the water is warm, and the air is cool.

We keep the pools open 365 days a year for you to enjoy except for when our annual maintenance happens. This maintenance is done during the coolest time of the season to disrupt as little pool fun as possible, and we’ve scheduled maintenance for both community pools for next month at separate times so one pool is always open.

Our annual pool maintenance will begin Monday, Feb. 4, at the Mountain Vista Club. The pool area will be closed for about two weeks as the pools are emptied and cleaned to remove dirt and residue from a long, hot year. The CoolDeck will also be power-washed to ensure it keeps your feet cool on the hottest days for years to come.

Once work is done at the Mountain Vista Club, pools are refilled, and the lap pool is heated to a comfortable temperature, we will reopen the pool area and close the Foothills Center to perform maintenance there. Similar work is expected to take about a week to complete at Foothills, and both pools will be reopened by the end of February.

Check out eNews later this month for exact dates for each pool closure. Thank you for your cooperation as this work is done; we can’t wait to open both pools back up for the spring and summer and reopen the water slides in May!

Acacia Grove and Primrose Estates residents: your neighborhood pool will undergo maintenance once work is done at Foothills Center in late February. We will let you know by email when we have exact dates.

Jan 25

Voting for Your Board of Directors is a Click Away

Posted on January 25, 2019 at 9:52 AM by Adam Rosen

Throughout history, we’ve proven time and again that technology can change the world. Just in the past decade we’ve sent a robot to Mars, developed ways to augment reality, and put supercomputers in the palms of our hands.

It’s these supercomputers – laptops, tablets, and smartphones – that have had the greatest impact on how we live and work. While our magazine is a great resource, it’s not the most effective at delivering timely information, but we make sure that our digital and online communication is at the forefront of technology.

You will receive an Annual Meeting packet in the mail as you have for the last four years, but this will be a condensed version compared to previous years.

Increases technology usage and postage and printing costs led the Communications Committee to recommend removing candidate bios, paper ballots, and stamped return envelopes in this year’s Annual Meeting packet and transitioning to an online voting system.

The online voting system has been a tremendous success over the last two years, and I am sure that many of you will welcome the chance to vote for your Board of Directors from the comfort of your home, office, or wherever you choose to vote.

By not including these sheets of papers, return envelope, and 55-cent stamp on return envelope, we will save thousands of sheets of paper and more than $2,500 in printing and postage costs. 

Not to worry if you’re more of a traditionalist and prefer a paper ballot; there are still ways for you to vote. Paper ballots will be available at the Association Office in the middle of the month through March 20. If you’re unable to make it, call the Association Office at 623-215-8646 and we will make accommodations so you can have your voice heard.

Nov 26

APS Open House Informational Meetings

Posted on November 26, 2018 at 4:38 PM 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!