Annual Ranch Solano Food Drive: June 21-22
Mark your calendars for the annual Rancho Solano Food Drive on June 21-22, 2021. Barrels will be stationed at all gates beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, June 21st, and food will be gathered throughout each day, with barrels being removed around 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22nd. Volunteers will deliver paper donation bags to each home on Saturday, June 19.
Neighbors can plan ahead what they would like to donate. There is also an option to make a financial donation to the food bank. Even a small donation goes a long way to help folks in need. Make a Donation
Thank you to our volunteers for organizing this year's drive, and thank you to all those who can participate!
Temporary Parking Policy Has Ended
The temporary parking policy that was enacted during the period of Covid-19 shelter-in-place was rescinded at the May, 2021 board meeting and normal parking procedures have been reinstated. Visit the kiosk to obtain parking permits or contact the Kelly Company for more information on the regular parking policy.
The Fairfield Fire Department Prevention Bureau has issued the following information to inform residents about steps they can take to prevent fires, prepare for an evacuation, assemble an emergency "go-kit," and sign up for NIXLE. Fire Information
Notice About Park Facilities
There have been a number of incidents where park users are putting large trash items down the park Port-a-Potty, which is causing damage, and if we can not stop it, impacts our ability to contract with a vendor and offer restroom services. Please supervise children while at the park, and make sure the facilities are being used properly and not damaged. If residents notice potential vandalism happening at the park, please alert Security. Thank you.
Please remember that any home improvement planned on the exterior of your homes or yards (front, back or side) other than routine maintenance must be approved by the Landscape-Architectural Review Committee. Examples include, but are not limited to landscaping, painting, window replacement, sheds, fencing that does not meet guidelines, solar installations, etc.
Please visit the members pages for CC&R Rules and Guidelines and the Application Form(s)
that must be submitted. Work completed without approval is a violation of the HOA rules and guidelines and may result in a "Work Without Approval" letter and, possibly, a hearing before the Board, fines and/or a requirement that you correct the work at your expense.
Update on Fire Efforts
The HOA Board of Directors has undertaken several measures over the past several months to address fire-readiness. Among those efforts are:
The HOA approved a new, second annual session of defensible perimeter weed abatement that adds to the early summer abatement, to include one in early Fall;
After reviewing bids and studying information on the benefits of livestock grazing and fire protection, approved a bid for renewal of the current cattle grazing program for weed abatement. Included in that arrangement is the maintenance of fire break paths in the open space hills;
Taken on clearing and maintenance of certain open space areas within Rancho Solano that were previously, but no longer, maintained by the City.
On the subject of fire readiness and the need to evacuate Rancho Solano in the event of an emergency, the City of Fairfield would like to confirm with residents that Rancho Solano must take no actions or establish any procedures that might interfere with the City’s jurisdiction to order and direct an orderly exit from the development. It is also recommended that residents strongly consider registering for Nixle for up-to-date information from the City of Fairfield Emergency Services regarding emergencies.
Sign-Up for NIXLE Alerts
During our recent wildfires, and during any emergency, residents should use local authorities for the most up-to-date information. The following link contains an update from the morning of Wednesday, August 19, 2020 and contains a link to sign up for alerts through Fairfield's NIXLE alert system. NIXLE
this is NOT a recent update, this update is for purposes of showing a recent example and providing the sign-up link.)
Kelly Company Operations During Shelter-in-Place
To comply with the shelter-in-place mandate, the Kelly Company is closed to the public, but is available to residents via e-mail and by phone at 707-447-7797 during business hours.
Please feel free to contact us with your comments and suggestions.