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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.
Jun 13

Monsoons & Your Irrigation System

Posted to Landscaping Tips by Adam Rosen

The monsoon season is just around the corner, and the moisture these summer storms bring can make a big impact on your yard’s irrigation needs.

First of all, make sure you’re setting your controller to take advantage of the extra moisture. Generally, during monsoon season, you can reduce your summer runtimes by about 20%. This is because there is quite a bit of humidity in the air that plants are able to take in. Then, immediately following each monsoon rain, you can more than likely skip an entire irrigation cycle since Mother Nature already applied it for you. However, if you feel your plants need an extra kick (or drink of water) for summer, leave the system on for the first storm.

If you want to take even more advantage of the summer rains, look into Rain Barrels. These will collect rainfall from roof tops and gutters, which you can then redistribute throughout your landscape.

Jun 14

Apply for the Peoria Single Family Major Rehabilitation Program

Posted to Peoria News by Adam Rosen

Peoria's Single Family Major Rehabilitation Program is designed to assist eligible Peoria homeowners with comprehensive repairs to provide a safe home that complies with all adopted city codes. Assistance is a one time, lifetime assistance to an individual, family, household, and property. Total investment will be based on the individual project and necessary scope of work. The home receiving assistance must be located within the Peoria city limits. Rehabilitation may include plumbing, electrical, roofing, cooling/heating, flooring, etc., up to and including total reconstruction of the property. Visit the City of Peoria website for more information or to apply.