Snapshot – February 2024

Barbara Daoust
General Manager
First Service Residential

In case you missed the January 2024 Board of Directors meeting, below is a “snapshot” of the General Manager’s report to the community.  The entire report is in the January 2024 Board of Directors Meeting Packet – Click Here to download the PDF.

Ranch Vistoso Blvd. Streetlights

The VCA has met with the Oro Valley Police to discuss crime statistics and found there was no difference in crime activity between lighted and unlighted areas of the community. The board is considering costs and safety factors in replacing or removing the light fixtures. At the January 25th meeting the board will discuss turning the lights off for a few weeks as a demonstration project and will solicit membership feedback afterwards.

Entryway Monuments

Management is in the process of finalizing estimates to refurbish the entrance monuments located on RVB & Tangerine Rd and RVB & Oracle Rd based on the Parks & Landscape Committee final design plans.

Capital Projects

Irrigation – At the December board meeting, AAA Landscape was awarded the contract to repair approximately 2,100 linear feet of irrigation line along Innovation Drive between Rancho Vistoso Blvd. & Tangerine Rd. and about 2,300 linear feet on Desert Fairway Dr. between La Canada Dr. and Hidden Springs Dr. The tentative start date for the project is March 4, 2024. Notice will be emailed to members. Granite Replenish Project – At the January 25 meeting, the board will discuss proposals received from AAA Landscape, BrightView, and Complete Landscaping. The project covers granite replenishment in the following locations:

  • Common areas bordering Innovation Park Drive between Rancho Vistoso Blvd & Tangerine
  • Common areas bordering the perimeters of Bella Vista, St Andrews Ph1 & Ph2
  • Eastern corner of Innovation and Rancho Vistoso Blvd
  • Common areas tracts at Horizons & Vistoso Heights
  • Common area tracts bordering streets (W Moore Rd, Rancho Vistoso Blvd, Arrowsmith, and
  • Woodburne Ave) throughout neighborhood 7
  • Wildlife Ridge Park
  • Hohokam Park
  • Sunset Ridge Park
  • Woodshade Trail – Sunset Ridge Park to Rancho Vistoso Blvd

2024 Projects – VCA management has met with AZ Project Solution to review and plan the 2024 projects slated for this year. These include 27 Mile, Bridal Veil, Big View Ct drainage channels, granite replenishment, irrigation repairs, asphalt, concrete repairs, and tennis court repairs.

Erosion Projects

Big View Ct. Channel – The final sealed designs from WLB have been received. Copies have been forwarded to the Town of Oro Valley for review. Once we receive approval from the town, AZ Project Solution will prepare the RFP to solicit bids.

27 Mile – WLB is in the process of finalizing the design plans for the town’s approval. Once this occurs Total Maintenance Erosion Control will be able to provide an updated proposal to repair the channel. Bridal Veil – The survey has been completed and Bogardus Engineering should have a preliminary plan completed by the beginning of February 2024.

Builder Transitions

  • The Town of Oro Valley is still holding the Pulte bond for the west side of Moore Loop Road near the Valley Vista neighborhood.
  • Pulte is working with the Town of Oro Valley on the punch list items for the Valley Vista neighborhood.
  • A final inspection of Moore Loop Park was conducted with Mattamy Homes. Representatives of the Town of Oro Valley, Mattamy Homes, AAA Landscape, VCA Board, Parks and Landscape Committee, and FirstService Residential were present. The Town of Oro Valley still holds the bond for this project.

E-Statement Promotion – Congratulations to Jacqueline Kold, the winner of the E-Statement Promotion for the month of December. During the promotion there were 169 additional members that elected to sign up for E-Statements. Currently we have 29.2% of the members participating in the E-Statement platform. For more information on how to sign up for E-Statements please go to the association’s website or contact the office either at [email protected] or call 520-354-2729.

2024 Elections – There will be three single -family seats (two 2-year terms until 2026 and one 1-year term until 2025) and one commercial seat (2-year term until 2026) available. Board Application Forms were due by 5 PM on January 12, 2024. The Nomination & Election Committee will be introducing the slate of candidates at the board meeting scheduled for January 25, 2024. There are four candidates for the single-family voting category and one candidate for the commercial category. Members attending will have an opportunity to ask the candidates questions.