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Solera News and Updates

Welcome!

Thank you for visiting the Solera at Anthem Community Association website. We're glad you're here! SoleraNews.com is your home for all things Solera. Navigate the site using the menu buttons above and discover all the great things happening in our 55+ community. Looking for something in particular? Enter text into the search bar at the bottom right of any page. You also may sign up for the Solera eBlast using the link at the bottom left to receive special email announcements.

You'll find contact information for the Solera Board of Directors and our experienced team of FirstService Residential community managers using the "PEOPLE" drop-down menu at the top of the page. 

Avoid violations letters

One of the primary benefits of living in an HOA is that there are guidelines for the maintenance and appearance of the properties within the community.  When properties fall below the standards, violation letters are sent to the residents. Often, the resident is not aware of the requirement, or sometimes, they just haven’t got around to getting the work done.  

 

Being aware of the standards and performing the necessary maintenance in a timely manner will alleviate the violation from being registered. For a handy brochure highlighting many of the common violations, click on the INFORMATION tab above, and then HELPFUL LINKS tab and the PDF for Helpful Information for Solera.

 

Here is the violation information for the month of September and should prompt you to get things done before they become a problem. 
We sent 74 first notices and 5 second notices. As such, most of the violations sent were the most visually obvious as well as complaints that were followed up on. 


These were the top violation categories:

Landscaping - 51

Unsightly items - 8

Solera Star sneak peek!

The October 2023 issue of Solera Star, the monthly publication of Solera at Anthem Community Association, is complete and soon will be delivered to your mailbox. But, you can get a sneak peek at the magazine right here on SoleraNews.com! Click the cover image and start reading great stories written by your neighbors.

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Newly added events galleries 

A new gallery page has been created for the Las Vegas Aces, Shark Reef Aquarium, & Solera's 20th Anniversary Luau Party. Check out all the amazing photos we captured.

Click or tap the camera icon below to navigate directly to the Solera at Anthem Events Galleries page. If you would like to share your own photos from any past Solera at Anthem event, please email Sandi Anderson or Dominique Jordan.

From the Anthem Community Council

 

This year marks 25 years since ACC was created by Del Web. Today we are celebrating you as the residents of the Anthem Council, without you all Anthem would not be as united as a community. Without your Board of Directors, you would not see changes within the community. We cannot wait to see how the Anthem Council changes within the next 25 years! 

 

Back in 1998 the developer for the Anthem Council had goals for the community. Some of those goals are to establish a community identity, provide a sufficient selection of housing opportunities for families and individuals of various socioeconomic levels, encourage master planned residential communities that provide a variety of housing types and lifestyles, establish open space preservation areas, and encourage all residents to respect and enjoy our desert surroundings. 

 

Updates: 

  • You may have noticed a couple street light poles being knocked down or damaged due to car accidents around the loop. It has been replaced with a new one.

  • Phase 4 of the turf renovation has been completed and phase 5 has begun along Sun City Dr. 

  • I did not mention this in last month’s issue, but now we do have a full-time irrigator to monitor all irrigation leaks on the Anthem Loop. As soon as a leak is reported it goes straight to him and gets to work to fix the leak in a timely manner. 

  • If you have not driven by the water feature, you might have not noticed that it is back! Take a moment to drive by and enjoy the view and the little water breeze you get!

  • A new dog station has been installed on Anthem Parkway and Merrimack Valley Ave. that a resident requested to have installed and is very happy we were able to install it.

 

All residents are welcome to visit our revamped association website.

https://anthemcommunitycouncil.godaddysites.com/

 

Here residents can submit any complaints or concerns, and it will go directly to the management team. You can also find association documents like our budgets, financials, minutes, and meeting agendas. In addition, there are direct links to your association’s websites and how to contact the Anthem Community Council management team and upcoming meeting dates.

  — Katerynne Huerta, FirstServices Residential dedicated assistant

Fall landscape watering restrictions

To learn more about how often and how long to water, and for other important landscape watering tips, visit the SNWA website. 

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Fall is a cool time to save water in Southern Nevada

Fall in Southern Nevada means football, hot pumpkin spice drinks, and a welcome break from the intense heat of summer. The cool days and nights of fall also provide a great opportunity for residents to focus on conserving the community’s most precious resource.

 

For starters, residents must change their landscape irrigation clock to follow the mandatory seasonal watering restrictions, in effect Sept. 1 through Oct. 31. The mandatory fall restrictions limit landscape irrigation to three assigned watering days per week; Sunday watering is prohibited.

 

In fall, most landscapes on drip irrigation systems thrive on one to two days of watering per week. Run drip irrigation systems for a recommended 30 to 60 minutes once or twice a week and adjust as needed. Grass should be watered no more than 12 minutes total per watering day, which can be spaced into three 4-minute cycles set one hour apart to avoid run-off. For more watering tips and to find your assigned watering days, visit snwa.com.

 

Meanwhile, fall also is an ideal time to upgrade your grass landscape to water-efficient, dripirrigated plants and trees through the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s (SNWA) Water Smart Landscape Rebate program (WSL). Whether you do the work yourself or hire a water-smart contractor, you can earn a cash incentive of up to $3 per square foot of grass you replace with desert-adapted landscaping and $100 for every new tree planted in your water-efficient yard (restrictions apply).

 

To help residents choose which new trees best complement their landscape, the SNWA recommends such species as Weeping Acacia, Foothill Palo Verde, and Western Honey Mesquite. One of the requirements of the program is having enough trees to cover at least 50 percent of living plant cover at maturity. A comprehensive list of recommended trees is available at snwa.com.

 

For more information about which trees can survive and thrive in Southern Nevada and to enroll in the WSL program, visit snwa.com

If you are looking for additional or more specific resources, see the links below:

  1. Mandatory Fall Seasonal Watering Restrictions 

  2. Irrigation tips 

  3. Water Smart Landscape Program & New Tree Incentive

  4. Drought tolerant Trees and Shrubs

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Leak Detection Critical for Saving Water

 

In recent years, the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) has enhanced its efforts to ensure the efficient and uninterrupted flow of water through the community’s complex underground grid of pipes and valves. While the nature of this work may appear complicated, the LVVWD deploys various high-tech tools to detect and repair leaks in a timely manner to avoid major shutdowns and loss of service.

One of these tools is an acoustic monitoring system, which “listens” to water as it flows through pipes and alerts technicians in the event of a leak. Typically, water flowing through pipes generates a low-frequency sound; however, the system can detect a high-frequency sound wave if water is leaking from a pipe. LVVWD technicians can then trace the leak’s location and work quickly to repair it.

  • For residents, detecting leaks on their property is also crucial to conservation efforts and to reduce water-waste in the community. To help residents detect, locate, and repair leaks, the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) offers a rebate for smart leak detectors of 50 percent off the purchase price or $200, whichever is less. To receive the smart leak detector rebate coupon, applicants must participate in a 60-month research study related to consumer leak detection devices.

  • The program allows for one coupon per address.

  • Coupons are redeemable only for the purchase of a qualifying product.

  • The date of purchase from the customer receipt must be within 30 days of the coupon’s printed date.

The smart leak detector rebate program is important to the community as the leak detectors can help provide alerts to residents of potential water waste. This can help prevent you from incurring an excessive usage charge as the thresholds for seasonal water use were reduced earlier this year. For more information, visit snwa.com

Board of Directors

Joe Lightowler - President

Ken Sawyer- Vice President

Mike Goff - Treasurer

David DeOto- Secretary

Frank Nobel- Director

Ray Carvajal - Director

Susan Zinna- Director 

Board Meetings

The next Board of Directors meeting will be held Wednesday, October 11, at 9:30 a.m. in the Stardust ballroom of the Community Center.

This meeting will also be live streamed; virtual meeting information will be emailed out via the First Service Residential eBlast and posted at the Community Center.

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