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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!

Jul 16

Summer Trimming

Posted to Landscaping Tips by Adam Rosen

This summer, native desert shrubs such as brittlebush, globe mallow and bursage should be trimmed to keep them looking great and growing strong through the season.

Desert native plants—such as these shrubs— will typically bloom at a different time of the year than non-native plants and require a separate trimming cycle. Into this month, you may begin to notice blooms dying on these shrubs; this is a good indication that it’s time to trim. In pruning these dead blooms, you will promote the growth of healthy new blooms, while eliminating the aesthetic of a dying plant. 

Typically, a proper trimming will result in the removal of approximately one-third of the plant. Within two to three weeks, leaves will begin to bloom, bringing back a vibrant look to your property!

For further info on proper pruning please visit the DLC Resources Learning Center.
Jul 17

Share Your Historic Peoria Pictures

Posted to Peoria News by Adam Rosen

Showcase your Peoria history and pride! We are looking for pictures, videos or documents from Peoria’s past. Do you have any great shots of Peoria prior to 1990? We are looking for any images that tell the story of Peoria’s past. 

Visit this Dropbox to upload your images. Your pictures may be used in future marketing for the city like books, magazines and social media.