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Oct 03

Access ID Cards Discounted During October

Posted to Association News by Adam Rosen

Your Access ID card is more than your key to unlocking amazing community amenities; it’s your identification as a resident of our community authorized to use those community assets. Our Community Patrol team use Access ID cards to verify residency when patrolling at the pools or the gym.

Each homeowner is entitled to two free Access ID cards. Additional cards can be purchased, and this month, the management team will offer Village at Vistancia cards* at a special discounted price of $6. This is a great chance to replace any lost cards or to purchase them for children who might not have their own cards yet.

Cards will be issued to those residing in the home; exceptions will be made in special circumstances. Youth must be 10 years old to have their own Access ID cards. Those ages 10-13 will only have access to the MVC Gym. At age 14, they can access all amenities.

I can’t stress enough the importance of carrying your Access ID card with you whenever using community amenities. Community Patrol will be conducting ID checks more often to ensure amenities are being used properly by residents and their guests. As a reminder, each homeowner is allowed to bring two guests. Those using the amenities without proper identification may be asked to leave the property.

Additionally, our maintenance team has recently added security alarms to the doors along the northern glass wall of the MVC Gym. These doors are now emergency exits and should not be used to grant entry to the building. Please use the doors at either end of the building, which are accessible with your Access ID cards. Opening the emergency exit doors will cause an alarm to sound.

Purchasing an Access ID card is simple. Stop by the Association Office between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and visit me at the front desk. An adult must accompany a child who needs an ID. The individual who will be using the card must be present, as the cards require a photo.

Please note: this is for a new or replacement ID. Residents may have one active ID card per person at a time.

*Residents of Acacia Grove and Primrose Estates can receive additional or replacement cards for those neighborhood amenities, as well, for an additional $6.
Nov 15

Tree Pruning

Posted to Landscaping Tips by Adam Rosen

With many trees going into a dormant period over the winter, it is a good time to evaluate pruning needs for your trees. During winter months, deciduous trees lose their leaves and you can see the branch structure much better in order to eliminate bad branching within the tree. 

Here are some items to look for before pruning your trees:

  • Do the lower limbs of the tree need to be raised to create clearance by sidewalks or driveways?
  • Are limbs blocking signage and need to be cleared for visibility?
  • Are branches damaged from wind storms?
  • Is there die back within the tree that needs to be eliminated?
  • Is there cross branching within the tree that needs to be corrected to prevent rubbing and weakening of limbs?
  • How is the overall structure of the tree?
  • Does the tree fit the space allowed?

The winter months are the best time to evaluate your trees and get ready for the flush of growth that will come with springtime temperatures.

Nov 15

Lifeguards Wanted

Posted to Peoria News by Adam Rosen

The City of Peoria is hiring for the 2018 spring and summer aquatics season.

Every year, the city hires many lifeguards to watch over the safety of patrons at Sunrise, Centennial, and Peoria Pools. Applicants must apply online prior to the deadline and must be either StarGuard or American Red Cross certified in lifeguarding, first aid and CPR at the time of the water test.

Those interested in joining the city’s team of lifeguards can call 623-773-7137 or visit their website  for more information.