D20 Schools Starting - Think Safety
It’s that time of year again when the children in our community are heading back to school. Below are a couple of tips we hope you’ll remember:
Drivers, Share the Road
Street Parking Guidance
Please be reminded that homeowners are not allowed to use the curb/on street parking as a permanent place to park their vehicles. On street parking is a covenant violation, as well as a traffic hazard, and also makes the neighborhood look cluttered and un-kept. The Community Guidelines state the following: “All vehicles shall be parked only in garages, driveways; and in exceptional cases one vehicle may be parked on the city street preferably in front of the resident home. Residents must maximize use of Garages and Driveways before using on-street parking.
The Emergency Notification System; commonly referred to as "reverse 9-1-1", is a tool used by 9-1-1 that can make rapid telephone, text, email and fax notifications to specific geographic areas. It is used to alert you of emergency situations that are a threat to life or property, or situations deemed dangerous by public safety officials. This may include, but is certainly not limited to: man-made disasters, hazardous materials incidents, missing persons, crime, or neighborhood/business evacuation notifications.
You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, cell phone, business phones, email address, text messages and more.
It is important to note that during an emergency you should use as many forms of communication as possible to stay informed. Stay tuned to news broadcasts, radio stations, social media websites, weather radios, etc. Do not put your safety at risk waiting for a phone call or notification to be told what to do. If at any time you feel that you are in danger you should take whatever action you feel is necessary to get yourself to safety.
Visit http://www.elpasoteller911.org/ for all the details and to sign up.
Keep Your Contact Information Current
Do you have a new phone number or email address? Don’t forget to update your contact information with Pine Creek Village. You can updated the contact information in the Homeowner Portal at portal.ehammersmith.com
PCVA's Native Grass and Why We Have It
In an effort to reduce management inputs (water, mowing, fertilization, pest management) and labor, HOAs often consider the replacement of mowed, irrigated turf (bluegrass, fescues) with grass species (usually referred to as “native grasses”) that should require fewer inputs (less/no water, infrequent mowing, no fertilizer, few pesticides). These areas are often referred to as “native grass” areas because their unmowed (or less frequently mowed) appearance sometimes looks like that of an unmanaged, native prairie. Read more detail in the article you can download below
Key complaints heard about the native grass are: