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COMMUNITY LANDSCAPE RENOVATION PROJECT

The Foothill Ranch Board of Directors’ goals are to preserve and enhance the attractive nature of the community, uphold proper stewardship of the Association’s assets, and maintain (and renovate as needed) community landscaping and amenities.  The Board, along with guidance from our consultants and Orange County Fire Authority, is implementing a slope-by-slope landscape renovation. There are 39 slopes within Foothill Ranch. The first 5 slopes have been identified and scheduled. The remaining schedule will be announced at a later time.

Beginning September 8th, O’Connell Landscape will begin removing dead/dying plant material along with vegetation that is no longer at a maintainable height as mandated by OCFA.  O’Connell will be replanting areas with plants from the approved plant palette.

Work will be done Monday-Friday beginning at 8:00am. The following is the current schedule, but is subject to change:

Location

Addresses

Removals

Planting

Slope between Allege and Baroque

2-16 Allege (even houses)

52-54-56 Touraine

2 Parterre

7-21 Baroque (odd houses)

68-76 Parrell (even houses)

September 8th toOctober 2nd

October 5th to October 9th

Slope between Pastora and Montecilo

2-30 Pastora (even houses)

11-25 San Angelo (odd houses)

5-43 Montecilo (odd houses)

 

September 8th toOctober 2nd

October 5th to October 9th

Slope between Saucito and La Perla

3-25 Saucito (odd houses)

47-75 La Perla (even houses)

October 5th to October 30th

November 2nd to November 6th

Slope between Saucito and

8-22 Saucito (even houses)

6-10 Encinal (even houses)

15-25 Santa Maria (odd houses)

1,2,3 Flores

October 5th to November 6th  

November 6th to November 13th

Slope between Bonita Vista and Salinas

5-57 Bonita Vista (odd houses)

4-34 Salinas (even houses)

November 9th to December 11th

December 14th to December 18th

 

During these scheduled times, the Board of Directors encourage homeowners to protect personal property which may include removing or covering any exterior furniture and covering any pools or spas.  The work being done may be dusty and there may be debris. The crews will do their best to keep this away from your yard, however, this cannot be guaranteed.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Should you have any questions, please contact Community Manager, Sara Hardin at 949-448-6113 or sara.hardin@fsresidential.com

COVID-19 UPDATE

In conjunction with the recommendations by the CDC and Orange County Health Department, the community room building is closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but the health and safety of our members is top priority especially during this time. 

UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS

Date:   Monday, November 9, 2020

Time:    7:00 PM (Open Session)
Location: Via Zoom conference call (video or call in)

 Agenda

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Senior Community Manager Sara Hardin at (949)448-6113 or Sara.hardin@fsresidential.com  or Assistant Community Manager Lori Martinez  at (949) 448-6094 or Lori.martinez@fsresidential.com

UPCOMING ARCHITECTURAL MEETING

Architectural meetings are typically held the first Monday of each month. The next architectural meeting will be held on Monday, December 7, 2020.  All plans for review at the meeting need to be submitted to FirstService Residential (mailing address 15241 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92618). NO LATER THAN MONDAY, November 30, 2020. Please note, the Management is currently closed to guests. Please call Roger if a drop off is necessary.  Questions? Contact Roger Velasquez at (949) 448-6122 or email at Rogelio.velasquez@fsresidential.com


FIRE SAFETY- FREE HOME ASSESSMENT

In addition to the work the Association is performing in the common area slopes for wildfire mitigation there are several items homeowners should do in order to protect their home from ember intrusion. Orange County Fire Authority offers FREE home assessments. Information may be obtained by visiting https://ocfa.org/RSG/HomeAssessment including how to contact OCFA to schedule your FREE home assessment. Thank you for your efforts in keeping our community safe!

2020 BUDGET

Effective, January 1, 2020, the assessments will remain at $84.00 per month. Looking to make a payment? Click here to set up reoccurring payments or make a 'one time' payment. 

MID-YEAR BUDGET INCREASE

Effective, August 1, 2019, the assessments are $84.00 per month. The assessments increase is primarily due to the increase in compliance required by Orange County Fire Authority for fire mitigation efforts. A copy of the notification sent to the membership is under the "forms & docs" tab. Looking to make a payment? Click here to set up reoccurring payments or make a 'one time' payment. 

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION

Electronic communication is a great way to save association funds! If you have not provided your email address to us in the past, please email the community manager, Sara Hardin to be opt-in for electronic communications at sara.hardin@fsresidential.com. 

You may also wish to sign up for electronic statements. Click here to set up an account!

 MAILBOXES AND MAILBOX POSTS

According to the Association governing documents with the exception of Tract 11726, homeowners are responsible for the replacement and upkeep of their owner mailboxes and mailbox posts. While it may have been common practice in the past, the Association will no longer be paying for such maintenance or repairs. If you have any questions about the approved mailboxes or posts, please contact Management.

 

CRIME IN FOOTHILL RANCH

Owners have reported car break-ins, mailbox theft and burglaries throughout Foothill Ranch.  Please be vigilant in keeping car and house doors locked, do not leave valuables in your car, take mail out of your mailbox as quickly as possible and put a hold on your mail if you are out of town.  Contact OC Sheriff's Department if you notice any suspicious activity.


POOL CARD DISTRIBUTION

To obtain a pool card, please email Lori.Martinez@fsresidential.com with your full name and address in the body of the email, and "Foothill Ranch Pool Card" in the subject line. The Pool Card Purchase Form is required for all pool card requests, which can be found in the Community Pool page. If you are a new homeowner, within the last two months, please include that information in the email.

At this time, the FirstService Residential office is closed to guests. Pool cards will be mailed out twice a month.

WOOD GATES AND FENCES

Many of the wood gates and fences throughout the community are in need of repair and paint. Spring is a perfect time to update your home and “curb appeal” by taking care of items that need touching up. While you are taking care of the gates and fences, your may want to check other area of your homes that could use some touch up also, like fascia and trim. Painting areas as the need arises is a good way to protect the wood and helps keep property values up for the entire community.

 ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT PAINTING YOUR HOME?

Please remember while there are specific pre-approved color schemes for each tract, you are still required to submit to the Architectural Committee for approval, according to the guidelines.  This includes filling out the Home Improvement form and the Neighbor Notification form.  The specific colors for your tract can be seen on the Dunn Edwards website - please visit www.DunnEdwards.com/colors/archive/color-ark-pro and enter Foothill Ranch in the Search by Keywords tab. Please then select the correct neighborhood/sub-association from the dropdown menu for the full list of colors.

Dunn Edwards offers another service as well.   They will take a digital image of your home and mock up the colors you are considering for individual homeowners.  If interested in this service, please call Dunn Edwards and make an appointment with the Professional Paint Advisor.    For the Dunn Edwards closest to Foothill Ranch, please contact 949-459-1195.

CITY OF LAKE FOREST WELCOME PACKET

The City of Lake Forest has prepared New Resident Welcome Packets for homeowners.  The packet includes helpful information about city services, shopping directories, and special events for new residents to Lake Forest.  You may access the welcome packet on line at: www.lakeforestca.gov/welcomepacket .

ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS & REALTORS!

Please be advised that tampering, cutting, topping  of association common area landscape & trees is a serious violation that will be pursued by the Board of Directors.  Violations will be prosecuted to the full extent allowable by law, which can include treble damages (violator responsible for paying three times the cost of the tree that was removed/damaged).  It is the responsibility of you the homeowner to educate your realtor on the rules that we all live by here in Foothill Ranch.  At no time is it permissible for anyone but the association landscaper to prune landscape material located in the common areas.  Thank you all for your continued support in keeping Foothill Ranch a beautiful place to call home!