Important Message about V-Ditch Management
We have had numerous reports of residents dumping trash and yard clippings in the v-ditches in the open space behind homes. For those who aren't aware, the v-ditches are the cement "gutters" at the bottom of the hillsides, and they serve a critical role in drainage for erosion and landslide mitigation. If the refuse and yard waste dumping continues, the HOA will need to hire a third-party to remove trash at additional expense to homeowners, and homeowners found dumping trash will be subject to fines.
Updated Phone Call/Open Garage Door Procedures
At the recommendation of the Safety & Security Committee, the Ranch Solano Board of Directors recently approved a new procedure for alerting residents when their garage doors are open between 2 and 5 a.m. In the past, residents were asked to opt-in to have Safehaven Security call them if their garage door is open during the night. Moving forward, residents will automatically receive a phone call to the phone number on record with the Kelly Company, unless they inform the Kelly Company by October 31, 2021 they would like to opt-out of this service.
This change in procedure is designed to eliminate accidental overnight open garage doors--something that the Fairfield Police Dept. identified as a theft deterrent--and designed to eliminate homeowner fines as a result of open garage doors.
If your home is occupied by a tenant, please share this information with them, so that they are aware of the new process and have the ability to opt-out, should they wish.
Phone numbers will be kept confidential to SafeHaven Security and the Kelly Company. To opt out of this service, contact the Kelly Company at 707-447-7797 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit our New Fire Safety Page
Visit our new fire safety page (see photo and link below) 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.
National Night Out 2021
Thank you to our Neighborhood Watch Committee and Chair Henry Ingle for a fun (and delicious) night out with neighbors, community leaders, law enforcement, fire department and school officials at our National Night Out in August. It was the first time we were able to host a community event in a very long time and it was great to reconnect!
Please be aware that we have had reports of coyotes encroaching further into the community, particularly near the retention pond next to the Golf Course Maintenance Yard between Bear Creek and Cherry Valley. There are reports of coyotes becoming more aggressive and residents are advised to be cautious and avoid walking dogs in that area and to make sure pets and animal food are not left outside at night. Our community is part of the broader wildlife habitat we live near, and it is always a good idea to be vigilant, but even more so now, given our current drought conditions. Encroachment by wildlife is not unexpected, and caution should be used. The Park Ranger for the City of Fairfield is aware of the sightings.
Fire Prevention and Info To Sign Up for NIXLE
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
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