Community News

Contributed by Sarah Nelson, Vistoso Community Association President

Happy New Year, Vistoso neighbors!   A special welcome to our winter visitors!   We may not see each other much this winter given the Covid-19 precautions, but we always look forward to greeting our winter residents and guests.   We encourage you to visit our Oro Valley businesses during your stay and get outside to enjoy the warmth of sunshine as well as our beautiful sunrises and sunsets.  

The VCA Master Association Board has been working very hard this past year to bring forward several very large projects that were not accomplished over the past few years:  painting of common area walls in select Master neighborhoods; identifying Reserve Study elements within our Common Area that require repair, maintenance, or replacement; and a Town of Oro Valley request to inventory, repair, maintain or replace Drainage Facilities throughout the Master Association.   We have over 120 drainage projects, several which will begin this month, and many reserve studies items to move forward that are being discussed at Committee and Board currently.

Our accomplishments for 2020 are due to the commitment of Volunteer board and committee members as well as a dedicated, hard-working staff.   Thank you to all volunteers that help move conversations along, even when the conversations are difficult to discuss.   Thank you to FSResidential staff that find a way to “make it so” when given direction, even when the tasks are mounting up on desks.   Yes, we are all working very hard.   Thank you to all residents that trust us to make prudent decisions on behalf of all VCA membership.  We value your trust, your input, and your commitment to being a good neighbor.

During the December 3 Board of Directors meeting, the Board unanimously approved the implementation of Prop 207 (Marijuana Legalization Initiative 2020) within our VCA community.   Please review the resolution, posted on the website.   Our next related project is to update the Park Rules to include this newly adopted rule, coming this spring.

We are continuing to “meet” via zoom and other digital platforms.   While it is currently filling the void of “in person” meetings, we miss seeing our neighbors and interacting with each other.   All Committee and General Board Sessions are open to homeowners and we encourage you to attend.   We encourage you to consider participating in one or more of our meetings.   Agendas and ZOOM links are provided on our website calendar.   Hopefully, we will be able to convene later this year after the Public Health Emergency is lifted.  

On behalf of board, committees, and staff members, we wish everyone a peaceful and healthy new year.