DH3 Maintenance Committee Update Posted January 15, 2021
Work will be done to remove mistletoe from the mesquite tree off the back corner of home at 3149 Placita Sevilla. The eucalyptus tree at the north entrance of Mountain View will be topped. The acacia tree on Calle Madrid between homes 3120 and 3114 will be removed. Rick will try to remove some of the mistletoe from the mesquite tree between homes on Mountain View 1148 and 1142. From Rick Hodges.
Updated Road Capitalization Plan Posted October 28, 2020
We have updated the details of our road capitalization strategy and work plan. Please click here
for more details.
2021 HOA Dues Posted October 10, 2020
At our recent HOA board meeting, a decision was made to increase the annual dues for 2021 by $50.00. This amounts to a $45.00 increase for the road replacement fund and a $5.00 increase to offset increased insurance cost. While we realize this is a sizable increase, it is necessary to keep our road replacement fund on track to avoid a sizable special assessment in the future. Our roads, our biggest expense, are tentatively scheduled for replacement in 2027. As many of you know, a special meeting was held in January of 2019 to explain our long term road plan. Over 30 people attended and many favorable comments for the proposed road plan were received. This increase will bring the 2021 dues to a total of $555.00, which are due January 1st, 2021.
Thank you for your attention, Ruben Heeszel for the DH3 board
Fall Social and Beyond Posted September 22, 2020
As the new social coordinators for DH3, we realize there is usually a fall gathering in our neighborhood. However, due to the Covid pandemic, we feel that it is a good idea to not have a potluck this fall. As we see how things change this fall and into 2021 we will see if social gatherings can take place. We look forward to visiting with you in the near future!
Ardell Hodges and Elaine Anderson, DH3 East Social Chairs
Keep your eyes open
Someone has been dumping trimmings in front of the parking area between 3082 and 3108 S Calle Madrid. We have had our maintenance crew haul these trimmings away once or twice but we were alerted again today of a fresh dump. We are asking everyone to keep an eye out and if you see some appearing to dump anything anywhere, this is not allowed. If you notice something out of the ordinary please let Ruben or any board member know. Thank you.
Annual General Meeting Posted August 8, 2020
On behalf of the board of directors, you are invited to attend the annual meeting of our homeowners association, which will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 8am at the Desert Hills Social Center. We will be reporting and voting on several matters of interest, that include:
• Report on 2020 finances
• Budget for 2021
• Election of members to the Board.
Look for more details including the meeting agenda, ballots, and financial information coming in January.
Spring is here, so are the weeds Posted April 22, 2020
Spring finally arrived and so have the weeds. We request that everyone take a good look around and remove any weeds that have grown on their property. It is a requirement of the CC&Rs that properties be maintained free of weeds. The Board is aware of several problems with weeds detracting from the appearance of the neighborhood and, therefore, request that anyone who has a weed problem take whatever action is necessary to correct this problem.
The CC&Rs provide that:
4.2.2. Each Owner is responsible for landscaping and maintaining the appearance of his/her Lot. This maintenance responsibility includes (but is not limited to) trees, shrubs, grass, driveways, and walks. Owners shall be responsible throughout the calendar year for the control of weeds on their Lots, including fountain grass and desert broom, to prevent an unsightly appearance and the dissemination by wind or water of weed seeds to other parts of the Association or neighboring subdivisions. No shrubs, trees or obstructions of any kind shall be placed in such places as to cause a traffic hazard.
We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our subdivision one of the best around.
Disputes and Wildlife Feeding Posted March 17, 2020
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the letter sent on 03/17/2020 regarding the feeding of wildlife and how to handle disputes between neighbors.
Feeding Wild Animals (excluding birds and tree squirrels) Updated March 7, 2020
The HOA Board would like to remind our residents that feeding Javelinas and other animals outside their property wall is not permitted by Arizona Statute 13-2927 - Unlawful feeding of wildlife. A person who feeds wildlife, except birds and squirrels, intentionally, knowingly or recklessly feeding, attracting or otherwise enticing wildlife into an area commits unlawful feeding. For more information visit https://www.azleg.gov/ or call Operation Game Thief at 1-800-372-0500.
Annual HOA Dues Posted 11/14/2019
Our HOA dues for 2020 are $505.00 per year. Dates to remember:
- January 1st - You will receive your annual HOA dues invoice.
- February 1st - Payment is due.
- March 1st - A 10% late charge will be added if not paid.
It's time to check outside lighting. Posted 06/20/2019
The HOA Board would like to remind it’s residents that according to our CCR’s all homeowners are responsible for making sure that their outside light pole / futures must remain in proper working order to maintain safety for our neighborhood. There are currently several lights that are not in working order. Please take a few minutes this evening to check yours and replace any burned out bulbs or make any repairs needed to insure that all of our residents can feel safe in our neighborhood.
COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, AND RESTRICTIONS FOR GREEN VALLEY DESERT HILLS NO. 3 section reads as follows:
4.2.4. Additionally, Owners are required to maintain the outside lighting fixture situated nearest the Street and mailboxes.
A. Lights must be operational throughout the year, equipped with an auto (photocell) on/off design and monitored for burned out bulbs. This means that all Owners, including part-time resident Owners and absentee Owners must provide for electric power flow to remain uninterrupted to the Dwelling Unit or other intermediate point so the outside lighting fixture will always be operating during hours of darkness. Furthermore, all Owners must make arrangements for defective bulbs and faulty on-off sensors to be replaced as necessary whether or not the Owner is occupying the Dwelling Unit.
B. Those with mailboxes and lamp posts are required 1 to maintain them and repair and replace as needed.
C. If an Owner fails to replace burned out or defective components of their outside street lighting fixture, he/she hereby grants an easement for access and repair of such fixture by the Architectural Committee. Any costs incurred shall be reimbursed by the Owner. An invoice for the cost of such maintenance and repair shall be sent to the Owner, and if not paid within 30 days from the date of the invoice, the amount due shall be collectible as part of the Assessment to which the Lot is subject, meaning that the Association may file a lien against the Lot for the amount of said expense in the same manner as the Association may file liens against Lots for the failure of the Owner to pay Assessments and take personal action against the Owner for collection of the amount due.
Notice Regarding RV Parking Posted 03-2019
Several directors have been notified about RVs parked on the streets in Desert Hills 3 East. This is a reminder to all residents that RVs cannot be parked on the streets as that violates the CC&Rs, it impedes emergency vehicle access as well as blocking the street for other vehicles. Please take a few minutes to read our Notice Regarding RV Parking
Board Approved Enforcement Policy in November 2015
As per our CCR's, the HOA Board can approve an Enforcement Procedure that will be used after all other means are tried to correct infringements to our rules. A procedure was approved at the November 2015 HOA Board Meeting. Note: the attached procedure was updated in June 2016 to conform to new PIMA County HOA regulations. Board Approved Enforcement Procedure: Enforcement Policy.pdf
Change to the Articles of Incorporation on July 17,2015
At the February 6, 2015 Annual Meeting the membership approved a change to the GREEN VALLEY DESERT HILLS No. 3 INC - ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION. This change has been registered with the Arizona Corporation Commission and was approved by them July 17, 2015. The changed article is being published in the Green Valley News on August 16, 19, and 23 of 2015 to complete the registration process.
ARTICLE XVII - QUORUM REQUIREMENTS AND PROXIES is changed to:
A quorum at Annual Meetings will be 10% or more of Green Valley Desert Hills No. 3, Inc. members in good standing being present at the beginning of the meeting, represented by proxy or by authorized absentee ballot. If that quorum is not met the Annual Meeting will be rescheduled within 30 days and the quorum for that meeting be 5% of the Desert Hills 3 members in good standing being present at the beginning of the meeting, represented by proxy or by authorized absentee ballot.
This notice is being distributed to members in parallel with the required publication of the change as a matter of information only.
A new palette of Exterior Colors was approved at the September 2014 Board Meeting
Before starting this key project, the Architect Review Committee (ARC) canvassed other HOA's and found that typically they offered a palette of only 4-5 exterior colors whereas the DH3 list contained 15 different colors. Many of our old colors were similar and these were condensed to a palette of 5 (total choice is 8 due to variations) distinctly different colors in keeping with desert shades and tones plus complementary trim colors.
Please review the Architectural Review Committee page prior to starting. We hope you will find our process simple to use and that it will add value to our properties. We have tried to insure pleasant, consistent desert colors are used in our HOA. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any board member or the Architectural Review Committee.