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Do You Have a Carbon Monoxide Detector?   Posted 10/28/2022
Recently one of our neighbors in Desert Hills III East had their carbon monoxide (CO) detector go off.  At first they thought the alarms might be defective but Green Valley Heating and Cooling came to their house and tested.  High levels of CO were detected.  It was determined that this was caused by hail damage this summer to the venting on the roof that goes to their water heater.  Please keep in mind that it had been 2 months since the initial storm.  Nor was venting damage caught by the insurance adjuster when they came out to inspect the damage to the roof.

We home that other homes in our HOA are equipped with a CO detector.  It is essential for any homeowner with gas appliances such as furnace, water heater, stove, oven should for safety purposes have carbon monoxide alarms.  There is no smell to know if something is amiss.

We are thankful this homeowner had a working CO detector and encourage you to get one if you do not have one in your home.  They can be purchased for as little as $20.00 and could save your life.
 
 
Let's All Get Weed Free!  Posted 08/27/2022
This is a reminder, especially for our snowbird homeowners, that it is monsoon season and with the monsoon rains come weeds. For all of us, taking care of our property makes the entire subdivision look good. Hopefully, if you are not here, you have someone looking after your property and, among other things, that means staying on top of the weed situation. Just a reminder that your neighbor probably does not like seeing your weeds going unchecked while they work to keep their property looking neat.
 
Also, the HOA does have the authority to have our maintenance people clean up your yard and bill the homeowners for doing the cleanup. Please make sure your property is weed free!
 
 
Update: Landscaping and Plants   Posted 06/07/2022
As mentioned in January, the HOA  Board has been looking into plant die off and irregular growth with many plants in our common areas. We met with a Certified Botanist – tree specialist – and toured several common areas. In his opinion, backed up with confirmation from samples sent to a laboratory, the cause is due to Herbicide damage. Chemicals of a particular kind that began appearing on the market just in the last few years. In his opinion, there is not a lot to be done at this point, except water the plants in an attempt to flush out the chemicals remaining in the soil and support the weak plants. This is a challenge as none of our common areas have dedicated water. However, if any homeowners would like to donate water and time to help preserve our remaining plants until the monsoons arrive, we may be able to save some plants. The entire neighborhood would benefit from saving as much plant life in our common areas as possible. The Arborist said that with time, careful pruning and, of course, water, many of the larger trees and some smaller shrubs will  likely survive.  Rick and Ruben, our Landscaping and Maintenance Committee have been diligent about working with the contracted landscapers, trying out new plantings and even sometimes carrying buckets of water to help the plantings. Hopefully, with some help from neighbors, and some monsoonal rains, we may begin to see healthy new growth in the affected plants. Once the areas are on the mend, thoughts can turn to replacing some of the dead plants. The Board thanks you for any assistance you can offer and will keep you informed of the status as we know it – your HOA Board.
 
 
Desert Hills 3 East Spring Fling!  Posted 04/26/2022
Our Spring Fling on Friday, April 22 was a fun gathering of 30 neighbors from our HOA.  A special thanks to Dave and Patty Johnson for hosting it on their beautiful backyard/patio. Those who attended really enjoyed getting together again after so long.Becky Seeman provided silver flatware in place of plastic, which was so appropriate as it was Earth Day.  We are trying to add to the pieces for future events, so if anyone would like to contribute additional table knives and spoons, it would be appreciated. Our fall gathering will take place in early November.  The date, location and time will be posted at a later date.  
~ Ardell, DH3 East Social Committee
 
 
Parking reminder  Posted March 18, 2022
This is just a friendly reminder that the guest parking spots are just that, for short term guest parking, not for homeowners overflow vehicle parking. Our current CCR's are clear about parking all home owners’ vehicles in either garages or carports only.  Parking on our Streets is restricted for emergency vehicles, deliveries and short term visitors only. Parking on our Streets is restricted for emergency vehicles, deliveries and short term visitors only. Please take a few minutes to read more about parking in our HOA.
 
 
Take a Look Around  Posted February 4, 2022
The Desert Hills 3 HOA Board has recently received complaints about vehicles not being parked inside garages as well as trash cans, recycling containers and ladders being stored outside of garage or yard walls creating unsightly views for neighbors.  We ask that you take a look around your own yard and clean up any unattractive belongings that are in violation of our CCR’s.  Also, take a minute to review our CCR’s regarding owner’s maintenance responsibilities.  CLICK HERE for a current copy.  Note that all repairs to the exterior of your home need to have approval of the Architectural Committee prior to work being completed. Thank you in advance for addressing these issues and keeping our neighborhood looking good.
 
 
Landscaping and Plants   Posted January 15, 2022
Dear homeowner, there seems to be a phenomenon developing around southern Arizona neighborhoods with a lot of common area landscaping – of plant die off. We have been hearing of possible fungal infections, pests, possible herbicide damage, possible long term drought stress. At this time it is not clear what is going on, but the HOA Board will be pursuing an explanation and any possible mitigation. We will be consulting certified, licensed professionals (experts) and other area HOA's who may be experiencing similar issues. The Board's first priority is to maintain our common areas in a manner consistent with our established neighborhood standards. We will keep everyone informed as we know more. Certainly we welcome any significant input that would add to our pursuit of an answer. Thank you for your patience and understanding – your HOA Board.
Note:  Remember that according to our CCR's, any changes to the exterior of your home, including landscaping changes, you must complete an Architectural Request Form and submit it to the Architectural Committee for approval.
 
 
Our HOA dues for 2022 are $575.00 per year.  Posted January 15, 2022
The yearly increase is necessary to, hopefully, have enough money in reserve to pay for the next MAJOR road project expected to happen within about 10 years.
 
 
Guest Parking  Posted August 16, 2021
This is just a friendly reminder that the guest parking spots are just that, for short term guest parking, not for homeowners overflow vehicle parking.  Thank you for your cooperation, the DH3 board.
 
 
While You Are Away  Posted August 16, 2021
Many Green Valley residents spend part of the year away from their Green Valley home. The Green Valley SAV Home Security Check program will check on your residence while you are away.  This service is provided at no cost to you. CLICK HERE for more information on this valuable program.
 
 
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
 
 
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.
 
 
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
Click here to read 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.
 
 
Parking on our streets
Statement on parking made early in 2015 by the HOA Board of Directors:  Read the Final Parking Statement here.
 
 
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.
2023 Board Meetings
Overview of 2023 Board Meetings
(PDF format)

January Meeting (Desert Hills Social Center)
Agenda:  Agenda January 13 Meeting
Budget:   Profit/Loss December 2022
Minutes:  Draft Minutes January Meeting

February Meeting (Desert Hills Social Center)
Agenda:  Agenda for February 25 Meeting
Budget:   Profit/Loss January 2023
Minutes:  Draft Minutes February Meeting
 
March Meeting (Desert Hills Social Center)
Agenda:  Agenda March Meeting
Budget:   Profit/Loss February 2023
Minutes:  Draft Minutes March Meeting
 
October Meeting (Desert Hills Social Center)
Agenda:  Agenda October Meeting
Budget:   Profit/Loss September 2023
Minutes:  Draft Minutes October Meeting

December Meeting (Desert Hills Social Center)
Agenda:  Agenda December Meeting
Budget:   Profit/Loss November 2023
Minutes:  Draft Minutes December Meeting
2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Our next Annual General Meeting is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2023.
 
Check back for more information.
2022 Board Meetings
Overview of 2022 Board Meetings
(PDF format)

January Meeting (via Zoom)
Agenda:  Agenda January 14 Meeting.pdf
Budget:   Profit/Loss December 2021.pdf
Minutes:  Draft Minutes January Meeting.pdf
 
March Meeting (Desert Hills Social Center)
Agenda:  Agenda March 17 Meeting
Budget:   Profit/Loss February 2022
Minutes:  Draft Minutes March Meeting
 
October Meeting (via Zoom)
Agenda:  Agenda October 6  Meeting
Budget:   Profit/Loss September 2022
Minutes:  Draft Minutes October Meeting

December Meeting (via Zoom)
Agenda:  Agenda December 9 Meeting
Budget:   Profit/Loss November 2022
Minutes:  Draft Minutes December Meeting
2021 Board Meetings
Overview of 2021 Board Meetings
(PDF format)

December 8th Meeting
Agenda:  Agenda December 8 Meeting
Budget:   Profit/Loss November 2021
Minutes:  Draft Minutes December 8 Meeting
 
October 8th Meeting
Agenda:  Agenda October 8 Meeting
Budget:   Profit/Loss September 2021
Minutes:  Draft Minutes October 8 Meeting
 
March 12th Meeting
Agenda:  Agenda March 12 Meeting
Budget:   Profit/Loss February 2021
Minutes:  Draft Minutes March 12 Meeting
 
February 20th Annual Meeting
Agenda:  Agenda for February 20 Meeting.pdf
Budget:   Profit/Loss January 2021.pdf
Minutes:  Draft Minutes February 20 Meeting.pdf 
 
January 15th Meeting
Agenda:  Agenda January 15 Meeting.pdf
Budget:   Profit/Loss December 2020.pdf
Minutes:  Draft Minutes January 15 Meeting.pdf
2020 Board Meetings
Overview of 2020 Board Meetings
(PDF format)
 
December 11th Meeting
 
October 2nd Meeting
 
March 13th Meeting
 
February 15th Annual Meeting
Agenda:  Agenda for February 15 Meeting.pdf
 
January 17th Meeting
2019 Board Meetings
Overview of 2019 Board Meetings
(PDF format)
 
December 13th Meeting
October 25th Meeting
 
March 22th Meeting
 
February 9th Meeting
 
January 11th Meeting
2018 Board Meetings
OVERVIEW OF VARIOUS 2018 BOARD MEETINGS
 
December 2018 Board Meeting
 
        Minutes:  December 7 2018 Draft Minutes.pdf
        Budget:  Budget from November 2018.pdf
 
November (moved from October) 2018 Board Meeting
 
       Minutes:  November 9 2018 Draft Mintues.pdf
       Budget :  Budget from October 2018.pdf
 
February 2018 Board Meeting
 
       Budget Report:  Budget from January 2018.pdf
       Agenda:  Agreed at the meeting with points from the AGM
 
2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on February 24, 2018
 
       AGM Package including agenda, budgets, ballots, key proposals:  
                         AGM Package for 2018 Meeting held in Febuary.pdf
 
January 2018 Board Meeting 
 
       Minutes: January 20 2018 Minutes.pdf
       Budget Report:  (See Budget in the AGM package above)
       Agenda:  January 20 Board Meeting Agenda.pdf  (approved at the start of                       the meeting)