RESIDENT REMINDERS

Please help us in creating a positive atmosphere for all our residents in our community. Periodically, residents will be reminded about items that keep our community safe, attractive and welcoming place to live. 

Unit 21A Safety
Unit 21A is still under construction. The Land Development Department will be opening up manholes and installing concrete across the roads. For safety purposes we are asking that residents abide by the signs placed and please do not enter this area via vehicle, bicycles or walking. Click HERE to view where Unit 21A is located.


AZ Wildlife
The desert is a sanctuary and home for wildlife. View these creatures, but remember that it is harmful to people and wildlife to approach, feed or handle any wild animal. Keeping wildlife wild protects their safety and yours. For more information on AZ wildlife visit the AZ Game & Fish Dept https://www.azgfd.com/wildlife/living with/.
If you see any strange wildlife behavior please contact AZGFD at (520) 628-5376.


Voter Registration & Political Signs
As political season nears please remember these political sign guidelines.
Consistent with the current version of Arizona Revised Statue Section 33-1808, a homeowner is permitted to display no more than two political signs in their front yard or a front window of their house during the period commencing seventy-one days before the day of election and ending three days after an election day. The maximum aggregate total dimensions of all political signs on a member's property shall not exceed nine square feet

May 25 – First day to post signs for items on the Primary Ballot
July 6th - Deadline to register to vote in Arizona’s Primary Election
July 24th – Last day to request a ballot by mail
July 29th – Deadline to mail in early ballot
August 4th – Primary Election
August 24 – First Day to post signs for items on the General Election Ballot
October 5th – Deadline to register to vote in the General Election
October 23rd – Last day to request a ballot by mail
October 28th – Deadline to mail in early ballot
November 3rd – General Election
For further information visit:
Pinalcountyaz.gov
https://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/Pages/Elections.aspx



Further Information on political signs within SaddleBrooke Ranch
According to SaddleBrooke Ranch Rules all political signs within residents lots must be removed three days after an election. The rules further state that, in compliance with Arizona statutes, signs must also be permitted seventy-one days prior to an election. Given these rules, all political signs must be removed by August 7 which is three days following the August 4 primary election. Such signs may again be displayed beginning August 24, 2020 which is seventy-one days prior to the general election on November 3. Signs should only displayed for candidates whose names appear on the upcoming ballot.

Further details regarding election signs may be found online at the saddlebrookeranchhoa.org website under HOA Board > Governing Documents > ALC Guidelines Article 3. 27A Political Signs. References made in regards to Arizona Revised State Statutes Section 33-1808.


Lightning and SBR Facilities
It's monsoon season. Temperatures are warming up monsoon storms will soon be on the way. Lightning’s behavior is random and unpredictable. Swimming pools are connected to a much larger surface area via underground water pipes,electric, etc. Lightning strikes to the ground anywhere on this metallic network may induce shocks elsewhere.

We use The National Lightning Safety Institute recommendations for safety procedures:

  1. When thunder and/or lightning are first noticed, staff use the Flash-To-Bang (F-B) method to determine its’ rough distance and speed. This technique measures the time from seeing lightning to hearing associated thunder. At a F-B count of thirty, the pool will be evacuated and people will be directed to safe shelter.

  2. Pool activities will remain suspended until thirty minutes after the last thunder is heard determined by fitness staff.

Closure includes:

  • Outdoor Pool

  • Outdoor Spa

  • Indoor Pool

  • Showers

Rule of thumb: If you see it, flee it. If you hear it, clear it.


Unit 17 Safety
Land Development needs your help and has asked that residents do not enter this area. There are a number of safety hazards in the area including large equipment. Click HERE to view where Unit 17 is located.


 

Safe Driving in the Community
Our community is growing very quickly and with this growth comes community traffic concerns. We all need to do our part to keep our community safe. We would like to remind everyone the importance of respecting and obeying the community traffic rules.

The speed limit on the main entry road to the community SaddleBrooke Ranch Rd. West and Robson Circle is 35 mph. The speed limit entering and exiting at the Gate House is 10 mph. In all community neighborhoods the speed limit is 25 mph and Amenity Drive leading to the clubhouse, fitness center, pro shop and arts and tech building is 15 mph.

Please make a complete STOP at stop signs and be on the look out for bicycles and residents walking before proceeding.

The above rules apply to all vehicles, auto, motorcycles, bicyclists, golf carts as well as pedestrian traffic.

The HOA is delivering the same message to Construction, Land Development, Golf Maintenance, HOA employees and HOA contractors. 

Remember safety is important to you, your family, friends and neighbors, please drive safely.


Safe Driving - A Message From Construction
Walking or riding on the dirt road from Unit 10 is prohibited. We have seen a lot of traffic and it is not a safe area for pedestrians. 


Sales Office Grass Area – Dog Reminder
With the dog park being closed, many dog owners have been utilizing the grassy area at the sales office. Remember to bring a baggie with you to pick up your pet's waste and dispose of it at home. Please do not go into the model gallery. SBR is a pet-friendly community, but please be courteous to your neighbors and your community and pick up after your four-legged friends. Remember to keep your pet on a leash. A leash provides emergency control over your pet. Even if your dog has perfect recall you can’t control the world around them. You may encounter unfriendly dogs, coyotes or a person who is allergic or afraid of dogs.


A Message From The Pro Shop
Dear residents, as many of the community activities have been closed as precautionary measures to help reduce exposure to the COVID-19 virus, many have taken to walking as a way of exercise and to get out of the house. Please remember that for your safety we do not allow joy riding, walking, biking, jogging, etc. on the golf course AT ANY TIME. Only golfers, golf staff, or emergency or other authorized service vehicles are allowed on the golf course and paths.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, Mike Jahaske


Pet Courtesy
Pets can be a wonderful addition to your family. SaddleBrooke Ranch is a pet-friendly community, but please take into account a few of these pet reminders:

  • While walking your pets in our community, bring a baggie with you to pick up your pet's waste and dispose of it at home. Please dispose of baggies at home or one of the designated dog stations at the dog park and nature trail.
  • When your dog is not in an enclosed area, remember to keep your pet on a leash. A leash provides emergency control over your pet. Even if your dog has perfect recall you can’t control the world around them. You may encounter unfriendly dogs, hungry coyotes, irresistible temptations in the form of rabbits or ground squirrels, or a person who is allergic or afraid of dogs.
  • Please keep your dog off other homeowners properties. Sometimes even on a leash dogs may want to wander into others yards. Please be respectful and do not let your dog wander onto other properties. 
  • Please clean up your dogs deposits on your property in a timely manner.  As temperatures warm the smell from pet waste left sitting for too long travels to your neighbors and attracts flies.  

Nature Trail Etiquette for Bicyclists, Runners & Walkers

  • Do your best to let your fellow trail users know you’re coming — a friendly greeting or bell ring are good methods. A little courtesy goes a long way here. Slow down ahead of time, control your speed, call out ahead to say hello and alert people of your presence.
  • Try to anticipate other trail users as you ride, walk or run around corners. Bicyclists should yield to those on foot, unless there’s room to safely pass them then do it nicely. 
  • Please remember golf carts are not permitted on the nature trail. 

Tips For Staying Safe While Walking The Community
  • Walk Facing Traffic When Walking on the Side of the Road - This gives you the best chance to see traffic approaching closest to you and take action when needed. This also keeps walkers from crossing direct paths which is especially important now more than ever since social distancing is crucial during this time. This may be confusing because the opposite rule is true for cyclists, who cycle in the same direction as the traffic flow. 
  • Walk Single File When Not Separated From the Road - Unless you are on the walking trail separated from the road you should walk in single file. This is especially important on a road with lots curves and where traffic has only a moment of seeing you before hitting you. While it can be enjoyable to walk down the road two to three abreast chatting, drivers don't expect it and may hit your best walking buddies.
  • Be Visible - Wear bright colors when walking in the daytime. When walking at night, wear light-colored clothing and reflective clothing or a reflective vest to be visible. Drivers are often not ex-pecting walkers to be out after dark, and you need to give them every chance to see you. Be just as cautious at dawn or twilight, as drivers still have limited visibility or may even have the setting or ris-ing sun directly in their eyes.
  • Walk Dogs on Short Leashes - It is scary to witness dogs running out into traffic, even when on a leash. Also, when walking your dog on a long leash there is a danger that you will trip other walkers or bikers. You will keep your dog safer as well as those who pass by you if you use proper leash walking etiquette.
  • Know When to Stop Walking - Heat sickness or dehydration can strike walkers of any age. Learn the symptoms of medical emergencies and carry identification and a cell phone to dial 911. Even if you are a seasoned and well-trained walker, you may experience one of these problems and need to cut your walk short. Encourage your walking friends to stop when they show any concerning symptoms.
Thanks for helping to keep our community safe!

Rattlesnakes Are Emerging - Stay Safe!
Warmer weather encourages rattlesnakes to come out and become more active after their winter rest. According to the Arizona Game & Fish Department, there are 13 species of rattlesnakes in the state. Fortunately, it's usually not hard to avoid close encounters with rattlesnakes.

  • Be aware of the possibility of snakes and be on the lookout. Avoid reaching under rocks or shrubs without looking first. Carry a flashlight when walking outside at night.
  • When hiking, stay on trails. Those cleared and compacted trails make it easier to spot snakes.
  • If you encounter a rattlesnake, step back. A rattlesnake's strike range is about a third of its body length. In most cases, that's 12-16 inches as most rattlesnakes are about 3 feet long.
  • If you encounter a snake, leave it alone and warn others who might encounter it.
  • If bitten, call 911 immediately. Information is also available from the Poison Control hotline, 800-222-1222.
  • If you encounter a snake in your yard, garage or home, stay away and call the Golder Ranch Fire Department at 866-263-6701 to come and safely remove it.Don't forget to protect your pooch with rattlesnake avoidance training! First-time training and yearly refreshers are available locally.

Weeds
The SaddleBrooke Ranch Architectural and Landscape committee reminds all homeowners of the following SBR ALC Requirements and Guidelines sections;

Article II, Section 2, Paragraph H of the SaddleBrooke Ranch ALC guidelines. This section specifically states;
“Weed growth or other nuisance plant materials shall be controlled with herbicides and/or manual weeding (See Article I, Section 7).”

Article I, Section 7 states;
“…All lots must be kept free of weeds and trash, and plants and trees must be neatly trimmed.”

It is that time of year when weeds become very evident if not controlled. The SBR ALC appreciates your cooperation in adhering to the above requirements.


Flags
Please remember that the below list of flags are the only flags that are permitted to be flown outdoors on a homeowners property. No flag shall exceed 3 feet by 5 feet in size. A maximum of 2 flags may be flown simultaneously from a single pole. For more information please refer to the ALC Requirements & Guidelines Article III, Section 12.

  • Current American Flag
  • United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard Flag
  • Arizona State Flag
  • Arizona Indian Nations Flag
  • POW/MIA Flag