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In addition to our quarterly newsletters, and to replace the blast emails, we will be posting news and updates on this site.  Anyone who subscribes will get emails whenever updates are posted to the Golden Bear Patio HOA News section of this site.

ROCKBED WEED CONTROL scheduled for Thursday September 6th

Homeowners are being informed that the grounds contractor is scheduled to perform a weed control service on Thursday September 6th.

The rock/planter beds throughout the community are scheduled to be treated on Thursday. This is the fourth of four weed control applications that are included in the maintenance contract for the rock/planter beds.

All weed control services are subject to weather conditions.

Roof Replacement Information

In the aftermath of the recent hail storm, many owners are concerned that their roofs may have sustained damage.

If your roof needs repairs, but not total replacement, there is no need to submit for written approval from the Design Review Committee.  Repairs must be made using LIKE KIND MATERIALS as the existing shingles.

If after inspection, you discover that your roof needs total replacement, please submit the Request for Design Approval, to notify the HOA of the project.  This is not intended to create difficulty for homeowners, but to maintain a record for the homeowner and the Association.  Roof replacement is required to be a “LIKE FOR LIKE” exchange, meaning that the replacement shingle color must match the existing shingle color.  All homes in the community have the same shingle color, so it is important that replacement shingles match, for consistency purposes.  Upgrades to the style of shingle, to an architectural shingle, or higher CLASS 3 or CLASS 4 of shingle is allowed, but the color must match the existing shingles.  Re-Roofing applications will be processed as quickly as possible, to not delay the contractors, but please be aware that a DRC APPLICATION IS REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED.

You can find the Request for Design Approval Form for your use on the website.

Rockbed Weed Control Scheduled for Thursday August 2nd

Homeowners are being informed that the grounds contractor is scheduled to perform a weed control service on Thursday August 2nd.

The rock/planter beds throughout the community are scheduled to be treated on Thursday. This is the fourth of four weed control applications that are included in the maintenance contract for the rock/planter beds.

All weed control services are subject to weather conditions.

Rockbed Weed Control Scheduled Wednesday June 27th

Homeowners are being informed that the grounds contractor is scheduled to perform a weed control service on Wednesday June 27th.

The rock/planter beds throughout the community are scheduled to be treated on Wednesday. This is the third of four weed control applications that are included in the maintenance contract for the rock/planter beds.

All weed control services are subject to weather conditions.

FIRE BLIGHT

Do you have an apple tree or a crabapple tree? Are some of its leaves turning brown and almost look burned?  There’s a good chance that your tree has FIRE BLIGHT, which is a bacterial disease that can kill the tree.  Click on the link to read specific details of the FIRE BLIGHT disease.

The VAST MAJORITY of the trees in the back yards of homes are of an apple tree or crabapple variety, and are HORRIBLY INFECTED with the disease.  It is the suggestion of the HOA that homeowners prepare to remove the badly infected trees.  Notices have not yet been sent out to homeowners regarding the fire blight, as arborists will not prune the fire blight out of the tree until the tree is dormant, but homeowners need to prepare for the inevitable, as the infections are so deep that the longevity of many trees is in question.  Instead of continuing to pay to have the fire blight pruned, it may be better to have the tree removed, and replaced with a variety that is not susceptible to the Fire Blight disease.

Irrigation Systems – Startup for Season

Due to the extremely dry winter, the irrigation systems throughout the community are in process of being turned back on.  You should notice the irrigation running in the coming days, 1-2 times per week.  Watering of the turf will help prevent mites, and give the shrubs and trees a much needed drink!  If your home has a separate shut-off valve in the basement, please be sure to turn that valve on, so that the landscape contractors can get the system running.  There is no need for workers to enter your home, so you do not need to be home for the irrigation system to be started up for the season.  We will continue to watch overnight temperatures, and react accordingly.  If temperatures dip down into the low 20’s, there is a concern of freezing, and exposed pipes will be drained.  If you notice any issues/concerns with the irrigation system, please do not hesitate to contact Foster Management.

Please remember that the irrigation system in the front yards are maintained by the HOA.  Irrigation systems in the back yard are the individual homeowner’s responsibility to maintain.  The PROGRAM C on the irrigation clock is reserved for the individual homeowner’s use, for programming of the back yard irrigation zone.  Typically, zone 3 is the irrigation zone for the back yard.  Each home is slightly different, but typically Zone 3 and Program C on the irrigation clock is the individual homeowner’s responsibility to program.

Tree Service Scheduled – Wednesday April 11 – CORRECTED

We have been notified by Taddiken Tree Service, that they will be out in the community on WEDNESDAY APRILL 11th, to perform services throughout the community.

Spring soil treatment with iron for Maple and Honeylocust Trees will be performed.  Please note that only a select number of trees will be treated.

As always – services are dependent upon weather.

Tree Services Scheduled – Tuesday March 27th

We have been notified by Taddiken Tree Service, that they will be out in the community on Tuesday March 27th, to perform services throughout the community.

The Board has approved the following services to be performed:

1-Clearance Pruning – to provide clearance to structures, walkways and various objects.  Goal is to attempt to achieve 2-3ft to houses. A majority of the Austrian Pine Trees throughout the community will be pruned.

2.  Soil Injections – Inject soil with micro and macro nutrients as well as iron chelate.  Service will be performed on Autumn Blaze Maple trees throughout the community.

3.  Clean, Thin, Raise, Reduce pruning a select number of trees in the community for structural reasons.

PLEASE NOTE – NOT ALL TREES WILL BE SERVICED AT THIS TIME.  The Board appreciates your consideration and understanding while the work is being performed, and apologizes in advance for any inconvenience you may experience related to the noise/workers/traffic. WORK SCHEDULE WILL BE DEPENDENT UPON WEATHER.