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!
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS
Date: Monday, March 9, 2020; Monday, April 13, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM (Open Session)
Location: Foothill Ranch Community Room (27021 Burbank)
If you have any questions or comments, please contact Senior Community Manager Sara Hardin at (949)448-6113 or Sara.email@example.com or Assistant Community Manager Lori Martinez at (949) 448-6094 or Lori.firstname.lastname@example.org
UPCOMING ARCHITECTURAL MEETING
Architectural meetings are typically held the first Monday of each month. The next architectural meeting will be held on Monday, April 6, 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, March 30, 2020. Questions? Contact Mandi Donaldson at (949) 448-6122 or email at Mandi.email@example.com.
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.
Pool cards are mailed out two times per month on Fridays, or can be picked up by appointment only from the FirstService Residential office.
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!