Pickleball Courts to Make Their Debut at Hidden Valley Regional Park

Pickleball is a fast-growing sport known for social and health benefits popular with residents.
(Maybe you have heard that there will be 4 additional pickleball courts at the ArrowCreek Residents’ Center as well. The ACHOA Board approved the conversion of a tennis court to 4 pickleball courts at the last board meeting on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Pickleball is new at ArrowCreek. See page 3 of the Jul-Aug 2016 Newsletter.)

Media Release
For Immediate Release
http://www.washoecounty.us

Contact: Scott Oxarart
soxarart@washoecounty.us
775-328-2068

Reno, Nevada. Aug. 19, 2016 Washoe County and Truckee Meadows Pickleball Club will be celebrating the opening of the new pickleball courts at Hidden Valley Regional Park on Monday, Aug. 22, at 4 p.m. Media and citizens were invited for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Pickleball is considered one of the fastest growing sports because of its social and health benefits for all ages. It’s a cross between tennis, ping pong and badminton. It’s played on a badminton-sized court with the net lowered to about 34 inches at the center. Players use composite or wooden paddles about twice the size of ping-pong paddles and hit balls similar to Wiffle balls back and forth across the net.

The recently-completed courts are the first permanent courts available in Washoe County’s park system. Pickleball players have been playing at Hidden Valley Park for several years, but have been using portable nets. A grant to resurface numerous hard courts throughout Washoe County, including Hidden Valley, provided a great opportunity for residents. Hidden Valley originally had two tennis courts, but during the resurfacing project one of the courts was converted into four permanent pickleball courts.

“Requests for pickleball courts have increased substantially over the last several years, but we haven’t been in a position to build any new facilities,” said Eric Crump, Operations Division Director for the Washoe County Community Services Department. “Repurposing the tennis court to provide a facility for this growing sport just made great sense, and it shows what great things can happen when a community works together.”

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held at Hidden Valley Regional Park, 4740 Parkway Drive, Reno last Monday, Aug. 22, at 4 p.m.

Hidden Valley Regional Park is owned and operated by Washoe County, through its Community Services Department. The Department’s mission is to provide exceptional parks and open space, and recreational opportunities while preserving our natural, historical and cultural resources. For more information on these or other County Parks visit http://www.washoecountyparks.com or call 823.6500.

Reno Pickleball website

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Updated ArrowCreek Cell Tower Information Mailed to Some AC Homeowners – Meeting Agendas Not Yet Available at Washoe County Website

Some ArrowCreek neighbors received a new postcard from Washoe County on Thursday, August 25, 2016, regarding the cell tower at the Golf Club at ArrowCreek. The Washoe County website has not been updated yet for meeting schedules and agendas beyond August, but the amended application is at the webpage indicated on the postcard. Click on the card below to go there.

County Notice 20160824

wt1 The cell tower is now proposed to be located at the golf club maintenance building disguised as a water tower instead of at the golf cart storage area near the clubhouse disguised as a tree.

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The amended application is here: county website or PDF. It has more before and after photos in it.

If you are interested, attached here is the old application where there are before and after “tree” photos for comparison.

ctaltsSeveral locations were surveyed as possible cell tower sites.

Previous mentions on this website before the first application was withdrawn are on 06/09/16, 05/27/16, and 04/30/16.

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First Zika Virus Pregnancy Confirmed in Washoe County

The case highlights risks for those traveling to Zika virus areas especially if planning for children

Media ReleaseZika
For Immediate Release
http://www.washoecounty.us/health

Contact: Phil Ulibarri
pulibarri@washoecounty.us
775.328.2414 or 775.772.1659

RENO, NV – The Washoe County Health District has confirmed that a woman who travelled to a country with documented Zika virus transmission and returned to Washoe County contracted the Zika virus. She is the fourth confirmed case of travel-associated Zika virus infection in Washoe County. Health officials are following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol and are providing the woman and her healthcare provider with the most current information regarding pregnancy outcomes after Zika virus exposure.

According to the CDC current reports reflect poor outcomes among pregnancies with laboratory evidence of possible Zika virus infection. The poor birth outcomes reported include those that have been detected in infants infected with Zika virus such as microcephaly, calcium deposits in the brain indicating possible brain damage, excess fluid in the brain cavities and surrounding the brain, absent or poorly formed brain structures, abnormal eye development, or other problems resulting from damage to the brain that affects nerves, muscles and bones, such as clubfoot or inflexible joints, and confirmed hearing loss.

“It’s hard to imagine the heartache involved with knowing that your pregnancy has been affected in one way or another with the Zika virus. We wish the best for this woman and her family,” said Washoe County District Health Officer, Kevin Dick. “This incident highlights the risk anyone who is pregnant, or planning to become pregnant takes, if they or their partner, travel to Zika virus areas. There is much that we still do not know about Zika virus,” said Dick.

CDC guidance for travelers to Zika areas can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/zika/pregnancy/

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Rabies Found in Five Separate Cases in Washoe County

The following News Release from Washoe County abut positive rabies tests stresses the importance of keeping your pet’s rabies shots current!

Media Release
For Immediate Release
http://www.washoecounty.us/health

Contact: Phil Ulibarri
pulibarri@washoecounty.us
775.328.2414 or 775.772.1659

RENO, NV – Within the past 60 days the Nevada State Animal Diseases Laboratory has confirmed that five bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) infected with rabies have been found in Washoe County.

According to health and animal services officials, in one recent case four domestic pets came in contact with a rabid bat. Eventually the pet owner’s cat had to be euthanized and the three dogs which were not current with their rabies vaccinations had to have booster shots. One of these dogs, while at the veterinarian’s office bit an attendant who then had to submit to post exposure treatment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention typical rabies post exposure prophylaxis consists of a dose of human rabies immune globulin and rabies vaccine given on the day of the exposure, and then a dose of vaccine given again on days 3, 7, and 14.

Scenarios such as this one can be prevented if pet owners make sure their animals are current on their rabies vaccinations. Washoe County Regional Animal Services offers low-cost vaccination clinics on the first Tuesday of every month at their office at 2825 Longley Lane in Reno, from 3 pm – 7 pm. For more information about these valuable resources to help keep your pet healthy visit http://www.washoeanimals.com.

Rabies is usually transmitted by a bite or a scratch from an infected animal. The animals most likely to transmit the rabies virus include bats, coyotes, foxes, raccoons, skunks, and other wild carnivores. Rabid bats are often unable to fly and can be found by pets in yards and along trails and footpaths. Unvaccinated pets that come in contact with infected animals may develop rabies. Pets must be vaccinated before exposure to be protected.

For more information on rabies and rabies vaccinations visit http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/ . To report possible rabies activity or if you find a dead or sick wild animal like raccoon, skunk, bat, or fox, do not risk exposure to a possible rabid animal by trying to pick up or rescue the animal. Instead contact the Washoe County Health District Vector Borne Disease Prevention Program at 785-4599 or Washoe County Animal Services at 322-3647.

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August 24 2016 Property Value Update from Washoe County Assessor Records

Here is the report for the August UPDATED ‘FACTS’ from the Washoe County Assessor Records since July 27, 2016 posting. Since the beginning of the year and over the past twelve (12) months:

1. ArrowCreek properties continue to sell in the premium class within Washoe and Douglas Counties as previously reported. However, as you read this report you will see that prices have definitely improved for properties on the golf course while prices for non-custom homes not on the golf course have continued to decline over the past month.

a.) Six (6) properties were were recorded sold in ArrowCreek between 8 July and 8 August 2016 (According to the Washoe County Assessor), holding steady in the low double digits. This brings the total number of properties transferred this calendar year to 54 and over the past twelve months to 87 or 8.0% turn-over rate for our community. A relatively low rate, still in the single digits, that may be attributed to a general satisfaction with living in our gated community.

b.) Three (3) of the properties were on the golf course (the property boundaries actually touch the golf course, not just have a ‘view’ of it). Two (2) were homes that sold for 78% above, while the third property sold for 4.6% below the rolling 12 month average for July of $890,825. However, the true selling price, again measured over the past twelve months, increased to $246.18 per square foot. An increase of $8.71 per square foot from July’s value. No additional lots, on the course, were sold. The average selling price for undeveloped property on the golf course still stands at $290,418.52 per acre for the 12 month rolling average.

c.) Three (3) properties were sold that are not connected to the golf course. One (1) home sold below the rolling average for July. This drove the declining rolling average further below the golf course property values with the average price dropping to $227.81 per square foot. As a consequence, the average price dropped by $2.27 per square foot or a continuing 1% decrease from the July value. The sales price 12 month rolling average was $819,438. Two (2) undeveloped lots were transferred during this time period. The rolling 12 month average selling price stands at $185,529.87 per acre, an increase of 7.3% over the past month.

d.) ArrowCreek homes have moved to a market rate that remains above that for Damonte Ranch and D’Andrea. So the rise in values appears to reflect the desirability of living within our community.

e.) There were four lots sold but a premium remains if the lot has a common boundary with the golf course (56%). This value between the two categories, in general, appears to be following market trends. However, there’s little explanation for the $104,888 per acre difference between the vacant lot purchase prices, as the difference does not show up in the closing home sales prices. However, it is worth noting that there are a very limited number of ‘golf course’ lots versus those not on the golf course.

f.) As charted in the figure below, the trends for our property values indicate that over the past twelve months of tracking, the values of homes off the golf course have declined at a fairly consistent rate. In the meantime, homes on the golf course have appreciated significantly over the past year. It’s also clear from the chart below that ArrowCreek had a ‘soft patch’ between November and April that continued for homes not on the golf course thru May. The market continues to strengthen and that bodes well for our community.

AC Aug24 DolPerSqFt

2. The housing market in Northern Nevada for existing homes continues to follow economic trends. As the fall selling season is upon us, perhaps we are definitely seeing a boost to our unique community.

Going forward let’s focus our energy on improving the amenities we currently have and build out those that were in the original ArrowCreek/Southwest Point development plan, by using our already available acreage and funding. With that we should see a better environment for all home owners and buyers.

If you wish to support The Club at ArrowCreek, you are urged to become a either a full golf or social member. In addition, the FOA LLC is certainly open to new investors.

By Ron Duncan

Updated from the July 27, 2016 posting of the July Fact Update From the Washoe County Assessor Records

…which updates the June 20, 2016 posting of the June Fact Update From the Washoe County Assessor Records

…which updates the May 27, 2016 posting May Fact Update From the Washoe County Assessor Records

…which updates the April 27, 2016 posting April Fact Update From the Washoe County Assessor Records

…which updates the March 25, 2016 posting March Fact Update From the Washoe County Assessor Records

…which updates the Feb 24, 2016 posting February Fact Update From the Washoe County Assessor Records

… which updates the Jan 21, 2016 posting January Fact Update From the Washoe County Assessor Records

… which updates the Dec 22, 2015 posting December Fact Update From the Washoe County Assessor Records

… which updates the Nov 22, 2015 posting November Fact Update From the Washoe County Assessor Records

… which updates the Oct 19, 2015 posting October Fact Update: Here Are Facts

… which updates the Sept 21, 2015 posting September Fact Update: Here Are Facts

… which updates the Aug 22, 2015 posting August Fact Update: Here Are Facts

…which updates the July 27, 2015 posting July Fact Update: Here Are Facts

…which updates the June 26, 2015 posting June Fact Update: Here Are Facts

…which updates the June 4, 2015 posting You Want Facts: Here Are Facts.

June 2015 Study on Golf Course Closure Impacts On Home Values in Northgate and D’Andrea.

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July 27 2016 Property Value Update from Washoe County Assessor Records

Here is the report for the July UPDATED ‘FACTS’ from the Washoe County Assessor Records since June 20, 2016 posting. Since the beginning of the year and over the past twelve (12) months:

1. ArrowCreek properties continue to sell in the premium class within Washoe and Douglas Counties as previously reported. However, as you read this report you will see that prices have definitely improved during the past month for properties within our community, especially those on the golf course.

a.) Ten (10) properties were recorded sold in ArrowCreek between 23 June and 8 July 2016 (According to the Washoe County Assessor), holding steady in the low double digits. This brings the total number of properties transferred this calendar year to 48 and over the past twelve months to 89 or 8.2% turn-over rate for our community. A relatively low rate, still in the single digits, that may be attributed to a general satisfaction with living in our gated community.

b.) Five (5) of the properties were on the golf course (the property boundaries actually touch the golf course, not just have a ‘view’ of it). Two (2) were homes that sold for 23% less than the rolling 12 month average for June of $930,498. However, the true selling price, again measured over the past twelve months, increased to$237.47 per square foot. An increase of $.72 per square foot from June’s value. Three lots, on the course, were sold with one lot commanding a premium price, circa 2005, of $414,230.00 per acre. The average selling price for undeveloped property on the golf course now stands at $290,418.52 per acre for the 12 month rolling average.

c.) Five (5) properties were sold that are not connected to the golf course since the June report. This proportion is in line with the number of properties ‘on the course’ versus those ‘not on the course.’ Four (4) homes sold above the rolling average for June. However, the rolling average actually declined as older data was deleted from the calculation and the average price dropped to $230.08 per square foot. As a consequence of this statistical change the average dropped by $2.90 per square foot or a 1.2% decrease from the June value. The sales price 12 month rolling average was $823,731. One undeveloped lot was transferred during this time period. The rolling 12 month average selling price stands at $172,847.53 per acre.

d.) ArrowCreek homes have moved to a market rate that remains above that for Demonte Ranch and D’Andrea. So the rise in values appears to reflect the desirability of living within our community.

e.) There were four lots sold but a premium remains if the lot has a common boundary with the golf course (68%). This value between the two categories, in general, appears to be following market trends. However, there’s little explanation for the $117,571 per acre difference between the vacant lot purchase prices, as the difference does not show up in the closing home sales prices. However, it is worth noting that there are a very limited number of ‘golf course’ lots versus those not on the golf course.

f.) As charted in the figure below, the trends for our property values indicate that over the past twelve months of tracking, the values of homes off the golf course have declined at a fairly consistent rate. In the meantime, homes on the golf course have appreciated significantly over the past year. It’s also clear from the chart below that ArrowCreek had a ‘soft patch’ between November and April that continued for homes not on the golf course thru May. The market continues to strengthen and that bodes well for our community.

AC July27 DolPerSqFt

2. The housing market in Northern Nevada for existing homes continues to follow economic trends. As the fall selling season is upon us, perhaps we are definitely seeing a boost to our unique community.

Going forward let’s focus our energy on improving the amenities we currently have and build out those that were in the original ArrowCreek/Southwest Point development plan, by using our already available acreage and funding. With that we should see a better environment for all home owners and buyers.

If you wish to support The Club at ArrowCreek, you are urged to become a either a full golf or social member. In addition, the FOA LLC is certainly open to new investors.

By Ron Duncan

Updated from the July 27, 2016 posting of the June 20, 2016 Fact Update From the Washoe County Assessor Records

…which updates the May 27, 2016 posting May Fact Update From the Washoe County Assessor Records

…which updates the April 27, 2016 posting April Fact Update From the Washoe County Assessor Records

…which updates the March 25, 2016 posting March Fact Update From the Washoe County Assessor Records

…which updates the Feb 24, 2016 posting February Fact Update From the Washoe County Assessor Records

… which updates the Jan 21, 2016 posting January Fact Update From the Washoe County Assessor Records

… which updates the Dec 22, 2015 posting December Fact Update From the Washoe County Assessor Records

… which updates the Nov 22, 2015 posting November Fact Update From the Washoe County Assessor Records

… which updates the Oct 19, 2015 posting October Fact Update: Here Are Facts

… which updates the Sept 21, 2015 posting September Fact Update: Here Are Facts

… which updates the Aug 22, 2015 posting August Fact Update: Here Are Facts

…which updates the July 27, 2015 posting July Fact Update: Here Are Facts

…which updates the June 26, 2015 posting June Fact Update: Here Are Facts

…which updates the June 4, 2015 posting You Want Facts: Here Are Facts.

June 2015 Study on Golf Course Closure Impacts On Home Values in Northgate and D’Andrea.

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June 20 2016 Property Value Update from Washoe County Assessor Records

This report is a little late to publication due to some intervening medical issues. However, we’re all back in harness and have some terrific data to report. Without further ado here are the June UPDATED ‘FACTS’ from the Washoe County Assessor Records since the May 24, 2016 posting. Since the beginning of the year:

1. ArrowCreek properties continue to sell in the premium class within Washoe and Douglas Counties as previously reported. However, as you read this report you will see that prices have definitely improved during the past month for properties within our community, both on the golf course and off the golf course.’

a.) Eleven (11) properties were recorded sold in ArrowCreek between 13 May and 21 June 2016 (According to the Washoe County Assessor), up from 7 in our previous report. This brings the total number of properties transferred this calendar year to 38 and over the past twelve months to 82 or 7.6%. A relatively low turn-over rate, still in the single digits, that may be attributed to a general satisfaction with living in our gated community.

b.) Three (3) of the properties were on the golf course (the property boundaries actually touch the golf course, not just have a ‘view’ of it). Two (2) were homes that sold for 17% less than the rolling 12 month average for May of $942,738. However, the true selling price, again measured over the past twelve months, decreased to$236.95 per square foot. A slight decrease of $.34 per square foot from May’s value. An additional lot, on the course, was sold for $170,616 per acre. The average selling price for undeveloped property on the golf course now stands at $235,087.41 per acre for the 12 month rolling average.

c.) Eight (8) properties were sold that are not connected to the golf course since the May report. This proportion is in line with the number of properties ‘on the course’ versus those ‘not on the course.’ Six (6) homes sold above the rolling average, while one (1) sold significantly below the average. As a consequence, the average selling price of $232.98 per square foot reflected a definite upward trend of $6.29 per square foot or a 2.8% increase from the May value. The sales price 12 month rolling average was $806,685. One undeveloped lot was transferred during this time period. The rolling 12 month average selling price stands at $176,674.72 per acre.

d.) ArrowCreek homes have moved to a market rate that remains above that for Demonte Ranch and D’Andrea. So the rise in values appears to reflect the desirability of living within our community.

e.) There were two lots sold but a premium remains if the lot has a common boundary with the golf course (33%). This value between the two categories, in general, appears to be following market trends. However, there’s little explanation for the $58,412 per acre difference between the vacant lot purchase prices, as the difference does not show up in the closing home sales prices. However, it is worth noting that there are a very limited number of ‘golf course’ lots versus those not on the golf course.

f.) The trends for our property values indicate that over the past twelve months of tracking, the values of homes off the golf course were fairly stable, with the gap between homes on and off the course showing a decreased margin. It’s clear from the chart below that ArrowCreek had a ‘soft patch’ between February and April that continued for homes not on the golf course thru May. With spring sales all of our values have risen above those of a year ago. The market continues to strengthen and that bodes well for our community.

AC June16 DolPerSqFt

2. The housing market in Northern Nevada for existing homes continues to follow economic trends. As the spring selling season is upon us, perhaps we are definitely seeing a boost to our unique community.

Going forward let’s focus our energy on improving the amenities we currently have and build out those that were in the original ArrowCreek/Southwest Point development plan, by using our already available acreage and funding. With that we should see a better environment for all home owners and buyers.

If you wish to support The Club at ArrowCreek, you are urged to become a either a full golf or social member. In addition, the FOA LLC is certainly open to new investors.

By Ron Duncan

Updated from the May 20, 2016 posting May Fact Update From the Washoe County Assessor Records

Updated from the April 27, 2016 posting April Fact Update From the Washoe County Assessor Records

…which updates the March 25, 2016 posting March Fact Update From the Washoe County Assessor Records

…which updates the Feb 24, 2016 posting February Fact Update From the Washoe County Assessor Records

… which updates the Jan 21, 2016 posting January Fact Update From the Washoe County Assessor Records

… which updates the Dec 22, 2015 posting December Fact Update From the Washoe County Assessor Records

… which updates the Nov 22, 2015 posting November Fact Update From the Washoe County Assessor Records

… which updates the Oct 19, 2015 posting October Fact Update: Here Are Facts

… which updates the Sept 21, 2015 posting September Fact Update: Here Are Facts

… which updates the Aug 22, 2015 posting August Fact Update: Here Are Facts

…which updates the July 27, 2015 posting July Fact Update: Here Are Facts

…which updates the June 26, 2015 posting June Fact Update: Here Are Facts

…which updates the June 4, 2015 posting You Want Facts: Here Are Facts.

June 2015 Study on Golf Course Closure Impacts On Home Values in Northgate and D’Andrea.

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The June 2016 ArrowCreek HOA Newsletter Is Out!

The electronic version has been sent out. The snail mail version should be arriving soon. The ArrowCreek HOA Newsletter contains important information for all residents. The newsletter is only sent to Owners of the community. If you rent out or lease out your property, please be sure to share the newsletter with your tenants. Additional hard copies are available at the Residents Club. The newsletter is posted on the AC HOA website under Our Community under Newsletter. You must have a login to see the newsletter there. Of course, because tenants have no HOA account number, tenants can’t get to the information there.

Here it is for your enjoyment! AC JUNE 2016 Newsletter

Newsletters are available on this site on the right hand side of the page down under ArrowCreek Links: Newsletters

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Are You Freaking Kidding Me?? Can You See The Trampoline?

Are You Freaking Kidding Me?? Can You See Which Photo Has The Trampoline??

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The ArrowCreek CC&Rs (Article 4. Property Usage Section 37. Pools, Sports and Play Equipment) currently say “no above-grade swimming or wading pools, trampolines, other sports apparatus, swingsets or children’s play equipment may be placed, installed, erected, or attached to any structure in the subdivision unless such apparatus is approved by the [ADRC] committee…” (As a former English teacher, I know I can diagram this poorly constructed sentence to be interpreted several different ways. How many interpretations do you see?)

The ADRC Guidelines on page 27 say: “Play Equipment: To include but not limited to slides, swing sets, including structures permanently installed or movable must be made of natural materials, (i.e. wood). Slides and other accessories must be brown, green or as approved by the Committee. Skateboard, skate or bike ramps or pipes are not permitted. All types of sports or play equipment including trampolines proposed to be installed which cannot be taken down and stored inside on a daily basis must be submitted for approval. Trampolines must be recessed and comply with all setback requirements. The Committee reserves the right to require additional planting for screening upon a final inspection. A site plan showing location, size, screening and all required graphics and illustrations of the equipment is required for submission.”

and page 27-28 about “Sport Courts and Permanent Equipment:
Sport courts such as tennis, basketball, etc. and permanent equipment are subject to approval and must be naturally screened from adjacent home sites common areas, streets and golf course as well as located such that they minimize their view from these areas. Lighting of such courts is not permitted.

A site plan showing the sport court location shall be provided for the Committee showing any and all proposed grading and screening. Plant materials should be added where necessary to soften the visual impact. Surface colors should be restricted to colors that are not highly reflective.

Basketball standards or any other play equipment or structures may not be installed or attached to the front of any dwelling, garage, or side yard forward of the mid-point of the house. Such items may be installed in rear yard areas so long as the installation is not visible from open space, common area, or the golf course and are subject to approval.”

I think all the homes above have minimal views of their trampolines. This is totally absurd. Are the complainers against kids? The above CC&Rs and ADRC Guidelines sure seem to be against the existence of kids. With so many young families in the ArrowCreek Community it is definitely time to revisit these.

Please help support the effort to bring this trampoline situation to a vote. The proposal is to amend the CC&Rs to allow “aesthetic” trampoline use in ArrowCreek backyards. Please comment below if you have any questions!

Residents should sign this petition because the ArrowCreek Homeowners Association is creating a “family unfriendly” environment that harms our residents’ children and potential “family” buyers. ArrowCreek is not a retirement community. It is made up of a large percentage of families! It will continue to be comprised of family residents for many, many years to come.

Sign the petition here.

Thank you for your support!

Trampolines are already on the published agenda under Other Business [see (7 e) 2)] for the June 7th ACHOA Board Meeting:
To hear or participate in owner comment periods about trampolines, please attend the
ACHOA Board Meeting
Tuesday June 07, 2016
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Location: ACHOA Residents’ Club

All owners are invited and encouraged to attend board meetings.
06-07-16 Board Agenda

For questions regarding the ArrowCreek HOA, please contact Associa Sierra North at acservice@associasn.com or by phone at 775-626-7333. Thank you.

The petition is as follows:

We acknowledge the function of the Arrowcreek Homeowners Association and we support the CC&Rs. We are all interested in maintaining the aesthetic look and feel of each of the properties in our community. However, we feel the regulation pertaining to trampoline play structures is onerous and needs to be redefined. This rule is creating a “family unfriendly” environment that is neither helpful to the children of our residents and discriminates against a large percentage of would be “family” buyers interested in purchasing a “family” home in Arrowcreek.

The individuals listed in the petition below either own and maintain aesthetic trampolines in their yards for their children’s recreation or they support their neighbors right to include such play structures in their yards. These trampolines are not “eyesores” as has been suggested. Many of them have been in existence for as long as five years with no complaints further supporting this assertion. The residents listed below support any arrowcreek neighbors right maintain aesthetic trampolines on their property.

The rules pertaining to play structures and trampolines in particular are vague. There is no clear definition of “recessed” and “hidden” and the petitioners below believe that the vague definition is being abused and aesthetic trampoline owners are being unduly targeted. The rules need to be updated to align with other allowable property features but relaxed significantly. For example, a well-maintained trampoline that is attractive in its appearance as defined by the manufacturer and regularly repaired and maintained as needed should be allowable in almost all cases. Trampolines that are in disrepair and unsightly should fall under the scrutiny of the homeowners association and these owners should be required to make improvements to the trampoline until it meets the “relaxed aesthetic” requirement.

Aesthetic trampolines provide physical recreation that keeps our children off the couch and off their phones keeping them healthy and happy and athletic. The creators of this document have maintained aesthetic trampolines for years without any complaints from neighborhood homeowners. Attacking aesthetic trampoline owners does not improve property values and could in fact turn away potential property buyers because of the “family” unfriendly policy. Arrow Creek is not a retirement community and will continue to have families for many many years to come who are attracted by its many appealing characteristics including the right to own an aesthetic trampoline.

The purpose of this petition is to encourage the homeowners association board members to call a special meeting of the executive board to put up for a vote for a change to the current rules making the definition more clear and relaxed for aesthetic trampoline owners allowing those who have demonstrated responsible ownership of an aesthetic trampoline to continue to maintain aesthetic trampolines and to allow future aesthetic trampolines by other homeowners. Or, at a minimum we are requesting a variance for those trampoline owners who have purchased trampolines in the past that meet the aesthetic requirement. With this petition we hereby request a hearing on this issue. As many of the owners below will attend the hearing to further make the case for allowing aesthetic trampoline ownership on their property.

See also Allow Aesthetic Trampoline Use in ArrowCreek for the Health and Happiness of Our Children!!!.

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Allow Aesthetic Trampoline Use in ArrowCreek for the Health and Happiness of Our Children!!!

By Mark Gotchy

Dear ArrowCreek Home Owners,

Please help support our effort to bring this trampoline situation to a vote. We only need 100 signatures to make this an agenda item at the next HOA meeting. The proposal is to amend the CC&Rs to allow “aesthetic” trampoline use in ArrowCreek backyards. Please comment below if you have any questions!

Residents should sign this petition because the ArrowCreek Homeowners Association is creating a “family unfriendly” environment that harms our residents’ children and potential “family” buyers. ArrowCreek is not a retirement community. It is made up of a large percentage of families! It will continue to be comprised of family residents for many, many years to come.

Sign the petition here.

Thank you for your support!

Trampolines are already on the published agenda under Other Business [see (7 e) 2)] for the June 7th ACHOA Board Meeting:
To hear or participate in owner comment periods about trampolines, please attend the
ACHOA Board Meeting
Tuesday June 07, 2016
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Location: ACHOA Residents’ Club

All owners are invited and encouraged to attend board meetings.
06-07-16 Board Agenda

For questions regarding the ArrowCreek HOA, please contact Associa Sierra North at acservice@associasn.com or by phone at 775-626-7333. Thank you.

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The petition is as follows:

We acknowledge the function of the Arrowcreek Homeowners Association and we support the CC&Rs. We are all interested in maintaining the aesthetic look and feel of each of the properties in our community. However, we feel the regulation pertaining to trampoline play structures is onerous and needs to be redefined. This rule is creating a “family unfriendly” environment that is neither helpful to the children of our residents and discriminates against a large percentage of would be “family” buyers interested in purchasing a “family” home in Arrowcreek.

The individuals listed in the petition below either own and maintain aesthetic trampolines in their yards for their children’s recreation or they support their neighbors right to include such play structures in their yards. These trampolines are not “eyesores” as has been suggested. Many of them have been in existence for as long as five years with no complaints further supporting this assertion. The residents listed below support any arrowcreek neighbors right maintain aesthetic trampolines on their property.

The rules pertaining to play structures and trampolines in particular are vague. There is no clear definition of “recessed” and “hidden” and the petitioners below believe that the vague definition is being abused and aesthetic trampoline owners are being unduly targeted. The rules need to be updated to align with other allowable property features but relaxed significantly. For example, a well-maintained trampoline that is attractive in its appearance as defined by the manufacturer and regularly repaired and maintained as needed should be allowable in almost all cases. Trampolines that are in disrepair and unsightly should fall under the scrutiny of the homeowners association and these owners should be required to make improvements to the trampoline until it meets the “relaxed aesthetic” requirement.

Aesthetic trampolines provide physical recreation that keeps our children off the couch and off their phones keeping them healthy and happy and athletic. The creators of this document have maintained aesthetic trampolines for years without any complaints from neighborhood homeowners. Attacking aesthetic trampoline owners does not improve property values and could in fact turn away potential property buyers because of the “family” unfriendly policy. Arrow Creek is not a retirement community and will continue to have families for many many years to come who are attracted by its many appealing characteristics including the right to own an aesthetic trampoline.

The purpose of this petition is to encourage the homeowners association board members to call a special meeting of the executive board to put up for a vote for a change to the current rules making the definition more clear and relaxed for aesthetic trampoline owners allowing those who have demonstrated responsible ownership of an aesthetic trampoline to continue to maintain aesthetic trampolines and to allow future aesthetic trampolines by other homeowners. Or, at a minimum we are requesting a variance for those trampoline owners who have purchased trampolines in the past that meet the aesthetic requirement. With this petition we hereby request a hearing on this issue. As many of the owners below will attend the hearing to further make the case for allowing aesthetic trampoline ownership on their property.

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