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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!

Sep 03

Monsoon Cleanup and Overseed Preparation

Posted to Landscaping Tips by Adam Rosen

While it has been a mild monsoon season so far, Blackstone has seen some storm activity and mild damage as a result. Several trees with broken and fallen limbs were identified, and our crews have cleared this damage following the storm. 

Also in August, our Special Projects Crewmembers completed the replenishment of granite at seven mailboxes throughout Blackstone. Over several years, weather, traffic and general wear and tear break down granite, leaving bare areas and a generally muddy appearance. In addition, erosion and traffic can move granite out of its designated areas, depleting the granite bed. This replenishment should keep the granite, and the Community looking great! 

September marks the end of summer and the transition into fall. For DLC Resources crews, fall means that it is time to start transitioning summer Bermuda grass to winter Ryegrass in selected areas across the Community with a process called overseeding. You’ll start to see our crews begin the overseeding process in your turf areas in the coming weeks.  

Sep 11

Free HOA Class

Posted to Peoria News by Adam Rosen

Learn to become financially fit at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Peoria’s Development and Community Services Building. The city and Vial Fotheringham Firm will be hosting a free HOA class, Financial Fitness: The Budget, Reserve and Assessment Challenge. The class will help attendees understand how associations should remain financially fit by making smart choices and not overindulging.