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.
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.
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.
A Message From The Pro Shop
Hello all, we hope everyone is staying well as we weather the COVID-19 changes to our daily life. We regret that we have to cancel the Get Golf Ready classes as well as the April free clinic. Any checks received for the GGR classes will be mailed back to those who signed up.
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.
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.
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
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.
As the political sign season nears, please remember these ALC Requirements & Guidelines consistent with the current version of Arizona Revised Statute 33-1808. A homeowner is permitted to display no more than two political signs in their front yard or window of their house during the period commencing seventy-one days before the day of an election and ending three days after an election day. The maximum aggregate dimension of all political signs on a member's property shall not exceed nine square feet.