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Posted February 26, 2024

Parking Permit Rules for Rancho Solano Master Association
 
Issuance Hours: Parking permits will be issued by Security between 6 am and midnight only.
 
In-Person Pickup Hours: Permits can be picked up in person during staffed hours, which are 7 days per week, from 7:00 am to 8:30 am, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, and 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
 
Email Option: Permits can also be emailed between 6 am and midnight. However, permits will not be issued in person outside of the staffed windows.
 
Vehicle Eligibility: Permits will only be issued to operable, currently registered vehicles.
Permitted Parking Time: A permit allows the vehicle to be parked on the street between 2 am and 5 am. as long as the valid permit is properly displayed in the front windshield of the vehicle.
 
CC&R Compliance: Parking permits do not authorize the vehicle to violate any CC&R except for the street parking between 2 am and 5 am rule. However, restricted vehicles such as trailers, campers, mobile homes, commercial vehicles, and trucks (other than standard-size pickup trucks) are allowed with a valid permit.
 
Limitations: No more than 14 days of permitting will be allowed in a 6-month period for each address.
Violation Consequences: Any address receiving a parking violation within 6 months will be ineligible for permits.
 
Subject to Change: This procedure is subject to change, and residents are encouraged to check the current process on the Rancho Solano HOA website before requesting a permit.
 

Posted December 11, 2023
 
A CHANGE IN SECURITY AT RANCHO SOLANO
 
After a review of several security service written proposals for the calendar year 2024, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of the Safety & Security Committee in awarding the 2024 contract to Armorous. The transition from Safe Haven to Armorous has already begun so you’ll see new security personnel and vehicles on site.
 
All our security protocols currently in place will remain in effect, including the issuing of parking permits and the citing of vehicles parked on the street between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. Should you need to contact Armorous for any reason, including the issuance of parking permits, you may reach them at the same number previously used, at 707.425.4465 or 707.759.4354 (for parking permits only).
 
The Board wishes to express its gratitude to Brian Monahan and all the security personnel at Safe Haven for their many years of service to our community.
 

Posted November 3, 2023
 
November 4 and 11 - Scouting for Food
Boy Scouts will be onsite to deliver door hangers asking residents for donations to the food bank. Keep an eye out for your door hanger for details. Food collection barrels will be placed at each entry gate.
 
January 6 & 13, 2024 - Christmas Tree Recycling
Boy Scouts will pick up Christmas trees to be recycled. This Holiday season they will be offering the service the first two Saturdays in January only - see flyer here for details.
 

Posted October 26, 2023
 
DOGS WITHOUT LEASHES 

Rancho Solano Dog Owners:
 
Unfortunately, there have been increased incidents of dogs off leash throughout the community along with pet owners not cleaning up after their dogs do their business.  Please be a responsible dog owner and clean up!  This includes not leaving little bags filled with poop along your walking path (even though you have good intentions of getting it on your way back home to throw away).    The Association has placed several pet waste stations throughout the neighborhood for this purpose.  
 
Our CC&R’s, specifically Section 4.12(b) stipulates that: “All pets, with the exception of cats, shall only be allowed on the Common Area when they are leashed or otherwise under the direct supervision and restraint of their Owners.  Said leash must at all times be held by an adult or child possessing sufficient physical strength to constrain the animal.
 
Please be conscientious about your dog(s) being without a leash in your front yards. There have been instances where unleashed dogs are allowed to run out of the front or garage door before the owner follows and engages with other people/pets.  Many times, these dogs can be surprised by other adults or children walking by and react over-enthusiastically or sometimes aggressively. This can be very frightening when you don’t know the dog and/or are walking a dog on a leash per HOA regulations. 
 
Remember, there are no bad dogs, only bad dog owners.
 
Thank you for your understanding and anticipated cooperation!
 
Posted October 23, 2023
 
PARKING REGULATION REMINDER AND ENFORCEMENT FOR FIRST GREEN AND TUSCANY COMMUNITIES 
 
We trust this message finds you well. Our aim is to maintain the charm and functionality of our Rancho Solano Community, and to that end, we need to address some parking-related matters in the First Green and Tuscany communities. 
 
As many of you are aware, our community's CC&Rs strictly prohibit street parking between 2 am and 5 am to ensure the integrity and aesthetics of our Rancho Solano Community. This regulation is especially important on streets with narrow dimensions where special street parking spaces are in place to add to the safety and accessibility of our neighborhood, and it allows for convenient parking for visitors and guests. 
 
In recent times, we have received reports from concerned residents about homeowners using the on-street parking spaces, or cutouts, within the First Green and Tuscany communities for overnight or near-permanent parking. This is in clear violation of our CC&Rs, and it has had the unintended consequence of limiting the availability of these spaces for visitors and guests.  Specifically, as outlined in 4.15, in part “residents are required to park their authorized vehicles within their garages, or in their driveways.”  
 
To address this issue, we will extend parking enforcement to these parking spaces. Starting November 1st, Security will begin issuing citations for vehicles parked in these areas during the prohibited hours, following the same procedure as for vehicles parked on the main streets. Between now and November 1st, Security will place a Courtesy Notice on these vehicles as a friendly reminder. 
 
We understand the importance of maintaining accessible parking for our guests and visitors, and we believe this action is essential to ensure that these spaces remain available for their use. As a reminder, if you have guests staying overnight, you can obtain a temporary parking permit from Security. This permit allows your guests to park in the community during the restricted hours without incurring violations. 
 
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work together to preserve the unique character and functionality of our community. Thank you for your continued support in making Rancho Solano an ideal place to live. 
 
Rancho Solano Master Association
Board of Directors & Safety & Security Committee
 

Posted September 25, 2023
 
INFORMATION REGARDING INOPERABLE VEHICLES      
 
Any vehicle not registered with DMV as operable or physically unable to drive due to flat tires, e.g., must be stored inside a garage or removed from your property (within the Community). All vehicles must be registered as operable and must also be physically drivable if parked on the driveway.
 

Posted August 25, 2023
 
2023 ANNUAL ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
PRE-BALLOT NOTICE PER CIVIL CODE 5115(b)
 
There are three (3) Board seats up for election in 2023. The Annual Meeting and Election is scheduled to be held at the Clubhouse Solano located at 3250 Rancho Solano Parkway, Fairfield, CA 94534.as follows:
 
Annual Meeting
October 26, 2023
7:00pm
 
The Board of Directors has contracted with an independent vendor, The Ballot Box, to serve as the Inspector of Election for the purpose of preparation, receipt, and tabulation of the ballots for this meeting. Each home is permitted one (1) ballot. Ballots will be mailed to the membership at least 30 days prior to the meeting and election date. Returned ballots must be received in the envelopes provided by the inspector by mail, certified delivery such as UPS or Fed-Ex: The Ballot Box, 3315 E. Russell Rd., #A4-156, Las Vegas, NV 89120. The deadline for the receipt of mailed ballots is no later than 12:00 PM (noon) on October 24, 2023. If you would like a receipt for your returned ballot, you are encouraged to mail the ballot with tracking through the United States Post office, or other certified delivery service (UPS, Fed-Ex, DHL, etc.). You may also request confirmation of receipt of your ballot via email to info@ballotboxservices.com. 
 
The list of all candidates’ names that will appear on the ballot is as follows:
 
Alexander "A.J." Alarcon
Victoria Cook
Howard Edelman
Henry Ingle
Robert Schuster
Helen Tilley
 
Candidate statements from the names listed above will be included with the ballots.
 
Members who wish to verify the accuracy of their own information for voting purposes may contact the Community Association Manager to view their information within the Voter List. If you see any errors on either list, please report the same to the Community Association Manager, no later than September 15, 2023. 
 
This notice is available to any member by individual notice upon request to the Community Association Manager: 
 
Priscilla Marin, CCAM-LS 
The Kelly Company
(707) 447-7797
priscilla@thekellycompany.com
 

 
GRAZING
 
Dear Homeowners,
 
As you are all aware, we are grazing some of Rancho Solano’s hillsides with cattle, sheep, burrow and goats. We are grazing to keep the grasses [fuel] down to offer us all important, added protection from the threat of wildfire. As the month of August is upon us we are now at the time of year when the threat of wildfires is the greatest. This period typically lasts through the month of October. We thank you all in your for patience and understand that while grazing brings some noxious odors and animal noise, we are doing this to offer an important measure of added mitigation from the threat of wildfire.
 
Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Rancho Solano Board of Directors

IMPORTANT NOTICE about Coyotes and Feeding Feral and/or Wild Animals

Our community is situated within open space that is home to wildlife and it's important that residents be aware of coyotes in the neighborhood and use caution, particularly with small pets. Additionally, it is VERY IMPORTANT not to feed feral and/or wild animals. Doing so can create a dangerous situation for residents and their pets. Please respect the wildlife and your neighbors and do not leave pet food outside!
 
Living with Wildlife - You may find this information helpful as we live in an area that is surrounded by wildlife.
 

 
July 12, 2023
 
REMINDER – 2023 ANNUAL ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
 
Dear Homeowner(s):
 
The Associations annual meeting is scheduled to be held on October 26, 2023, at which time the terms of three (3) directors are set to expire. So far, the candidates for this election are Howard Edleman and Robert Schuster. 
 
This is a reminder that the Association is seeking candidates to fill the expiring terms. Members who are interested in running for the Board, shall complete a nomination application which can be found on the Associations website, or may be requested from Management at 707-447-7797 or via email to priscilla@thekellycompany.com. 
 
Members who would like to run for the Board, should ensure that the form is submitted to the Association no later than 5:00p.m. on August 2, 2023. Candidates who submit Nomination applications late or self-generated forms will not be included in the ballot.
 
If at the close of nominations, there are the same number or fewer qualified candidates as there are Board positions to be filled, then the Board may, after voting to do so, seat the qualified candidates by acclamation without member balloting.  If the number of candidates exceeds the number of positions to be filled, the Board will meet between August 7, 2023 – August 16, 2023, in order to select an Inspector of Elections, as due to changes in the law regarding Association Election Rules, no longer allows The Kelly Company to serve as the Inspector of Election in order to tabulate and certify the ballot counting. 
 
Please feel free to contact Management should you have any questions.
 
NOTICE OF NOMINATION FOR THE 2023 ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
 
Our Association’s 2023 annual election of Directors is scheduled to be held at 7pm on October 26, 2023, at The Clubhouse located at 3250 Rancho Solano Parkway, Fairfield, CA 94534.
 
The Association is governed by seven Directors who are homeowners that volunteer their time to sit on the Board for three-year terms.  The terms of three Directors will expire this October.  Therefore, the Association is seeking three candidates to fill the expiring terms.  Although the Directors whose terms are expiring may want to continue serving on the Board, all qualified owners have the opportunity to be a candidate for election. 
 
Members who are interested in running for the Board, shall complete a nomination application which can be found here, or may be requested from Management. Members who would like to run for the Board, should ensure that the form is submitted to the Association no later than 5:00p.m. on August 2, 2023. Members who are interested in running for the Board, must meet the required qualifications as stipulated in the Associations election rules, which may be reviewed here. Should you prefer to request a copy of the Associations election rules, please be sure to contact the Community Association Manager. Candidate statements must be returned via mail to the address noted below or via email to the Community Association Manager, Priscilla Marin, at priscilla@thekellycompany.com. Candidates who submit Nomination applications late or self-generated forms will not be included in the ballot.
 
If at the close of nominations, there are the same number or fewer qualified candidates as there are Board positions to be filled, then the Board may, after voting to do so, seat the qualified candidates by acclamation without member balloting.  If the number of candidates exceeds the number of positions to be filled, the Board will meet between August 7, 2023 – August 16, 2023, in order to select an Inspector of Elections, as due to changes in the law regarding Association Election Rules, no longer allows The Kelly Company to serve as the Inspector of Election in order to tabulate and certify the ballot counting. 
 
We hope you will consider getting involved in the Association by running for the Board.  If you have any questions about becoming a candidate or about the election process, you can find more information in the Association’s Election Rules. Feel free to contact any of the current Board members or the Association’s Community Manager, Priscilla Marin at 707-447-7797, if you have any questions.
 

 
Fire Mitigation Summary (with summary letter PDF for insurance carriers)
Homeowners of Rancho Solano HOA: We’ve received several requests by various homeowners asking us to detail what fire mitigation efforts the HOA has undertaken on your behalf. We understand some insurance carriers have asked you this question in evaluation of the risks associated with the issuance or pricing of homeowner’s insurance. Here is the summary:  Fire Mitigation Efforts: Summary Letter
 
Visit our New Fire Safety Page
Visit our fire safety page to get updates on how we are working within our Rancho Solano HOA to be proactive with fire safety and mitigation. Get info on how to sign up for NIXLE alerts and tips on how to fire harden your own property, as well as ways to prepare in the event of an evacuation. 

Please feel free to contact us with your comments and suggestions.

 
News
Annual Meeting Thursday, October 27, 2022
Posted on Oct 24th, 2022
The Rancho Solano HOA Annual Meeting will be held Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
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2022 Food Drive
Posted on Oct 1st, 2022
Despite the extreme heat, Rancho Solano’s 22nd Annual Food Drive was a great success!
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Annual 5K Run and Walk: Sunday, October 2nd, 9am at Andalcuia Park
Posted on Oct 1st, 2022
The annual Rancho Solano Neighborhood 5K Fun Run & Walk will be held on Sunday October 2, 2022
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Rancho Solano Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, July 18th, 7:00pm at The Clubhouse at Rancho Solano; 3250 Rancho Solano Parkway
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