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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. 

Oct 21

Cooler Nights Ahead

Posted to Landscaping Tips by Krislyn Powell

With the cool nights and warm days of Arizona fall finally on the horizon, our environment will become more welcoming to the growth of many fungi and mildew species that grow on plants. To help mitigate the risk of infection in your lawns, along with other potential issues, you should be careful to avoid overwatering in your landscape. 

Most fungus species thrive in moist environments created with excess amounts of water, especially here in the Valley where these environments are harder to come by for the fungus. To help avoid this issue, keep a close eye on your soil moisture levels and adjust your irrigation system as necessary. Moisture levels can be checked by using a soil probe in areas around your landscape. 

Adjusting when your irrigation system is run will also be an important factor. While beneficial in the summer, watering at night during the cooler months can allow any excess moisture to linger and invite fungal growth. 

For more tips on irrigation management and fungus treatment, visit https://www.dlcresources.com/learning-center .


Oct 21

Stay Safe This Halloween

Posted to Peoria News by Krislyn Powell

Children love Halloween and all of the excitement that goes along with it - collecting candy, dressing up in costumes, and looking at Halloween decorations. As excited as the children can be, often this time of year can bring uncertainty to parents. General pedestrian, road and health safety can be a concern to any parent. To help with these concerns, here is a list of safety tips.

Fasten safety reflectors to your child’s costume or give them glow sticks for light during the evening. 
Be sure to purchase fire resistant costumes and wigs. 
Make sure masks, costumes and shoes fit well to prevent tripping or blocking their vision. 
Walk on sidewalks whenever possible or on the far edge of the road facing traffic.
Avoid eating homemade treats and inspect candy before consuming. 
If your kids are old enough to trick or treat without you, develop a route that you feel comfortable with, establish a curfew and make sure they know to stay with family members or friends.