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Nov 27

APS Open House Informational Meetings

Posted to Association News 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.

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!

Oct 30

Mowing Your Rye Turf

Posted to Landscaping Tips by Adam Rosen

As your newly over seeded turf comes in, it is important to dry the grass before your first mow.  Rye grass, by nature, holds more moisture than Bermuda and can be difficult to mow if not dry when cutting.

After germination and getting ready to mow for the first time, make sure your turf is off for a day or two prior to mowing. Mow high the first cut and apply a balanced fertilizer to encourage root growth and greening element. A balanced 21-7-14 product should do the trick. After your first mow, set your irrigation timer to run for three days per week at around 5 minutes for pop up heads and 12 minutes for rotors.

You may have to mow twice per week for the first month to keep the turf looking good.

Jan 16

Grants Available for Not-for-Profit and Community Development

Posted to Peoria News by Adam Rosen

The City of Peoria, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), provides funding –partially from city General Fund monies – to not-for-profit agencies whose programs provide services to eligible recipients. Peoria currently has several grants available to residents, including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and General Fund Not-for-Profit funds for July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

The proposal submission deadline for agencies who wish to utilize these funds is 5 p.m. Jan. 28. Funds are anticipated to be available in July 2019 for General Fund programs and October 2019 for federal programs. All applicants will be required to submit proposals utilizing ZoomGrants, an online, cloud-based system.