National Night Out 2020--Cancelled
The Fairfield Police Department Neighborhood Watch Coordinator has informed our local Neighborhood Watch Block Captains that this year's National Night Out has been cancelled because of Covid-19 restrictions and efforts being made to keep residents safe. The Police Department and our Rancho Solano volunteers are looking forward to continuing the event in 2021 and want to thank residents for continuing to be vigilant and working to keep our community safe.
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.)
Information on Signage
The Board of Directors want to wish all our graduates congratulations! We understand that this year is different for you. Covid-19 has made public gatherings of graduation, and other important family and social issues impossible. Your signs and posters are a wonderful way to celebrate your life experiences—all we ask, is that you follow our CC&Rs and limit your sign or poster to one per household. For more information, please see details below on what is permitted. Thank you.
4.03 Signs. No sign of any kind shall be displayed to the public view on or from any Lot or any portion of the Project without the Approval of the Association, except as follows:
a. One sign of customary and reasonable dimensions advertising a Lot for sale, lease, rent or exchange displayed from the lot to be sold, lease, rented or exchanged.
b. One non-commercial sign, poster, flag, or banner made of paper, cardboard, cloth, plastic, or fabric. The sign may be no more than nine square feet in size, and flags or banners may not be more than 15 square feet in size.
c. Such other signs or notices as are required by law or as are otherwise necessary to perfect a right provided for in law.
Cattle Gates and Open Space
Residents of Rancho Solano are entering the green gates (designed to safely enclose cattle) for recreational purposes and failing to secure the gates. Cows that graze our hills are getting out into the streets of our neighborhood, causing the City of Fairfield to review the matter. Please securely close gates behind you at ALL times. Please also make sure children are made aware of this responsibility. Homeowners who fail to secure gates may be subject to liability for damages caused by the cows or injury to the cows.
Temporary Change in Parking Policy
On March 26, at a Special Meeting, prompted in part by the Covid-19 virus outbreak, the Board of Directors voted to approve a temporary change to the HOA's parking procedures to alleviate concerns caused by an increase in family members sheltered together in the community. The changes are primarily focused on Parking Permits, which are still issued from the Rancho Solano Kiosk, as followed:
Obtain a parking pass from security per the regular process and display it on the vehicle's dash;
Passes obtained during California's shelter-in-place order will not be counted against a resident's annual allotment of passes;
A pass will now be valid for up to 30 days. If the shelter-in-place order is still in place after 30 days, another 30 day pass can be obtained.
Please Note: Cars parked in the street during the hours of 2-5 a.m. that do not have a pass will continue to be ticketed per the regular policy.
We understand that normal routines of homeowners have been disrupted by the Coronavirus outbreak and we hope this change will allow us to continue to track unfamiliar vehicles in our community, while at the same time support families presented with parking challenges, as we are all working through this together.
Park Guidelines During Shelter-in-Place
Residents who use the Rancho Solano park are asked to observe current health guidelines and only use the park while keeping a six foot distance from each other. It is not feasible to disinfect the play structure, so residents should avoid using the structure and only use open space where they can safely maintain their distance.
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.