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The official community magazine of Vistancia.


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  • 6 Managers Message: The Board of Directors Role

    8 Developer: Happy New Year!

    10 Caretaker Landscape: Frost Protection

    11 Covenants Corner: Warm and Fuzzy

    12 Featured Event: Wild West Fest

    14 Whats Happening

    16 Scrapbook

    18 Getting Crafty: Homemade Apple Sauce

    20 Liberty High School: New Learning Process Begins Anew

    20 Vistancia Elementary: Thank You

    21 Lake Pleasant Elementary: Golfing for Silverhawks


    22 Tee Time: Fundamental Set-up

    24 Blackstone Country Club: Nows the Time to

    Become a Member

    26 City of Peoria: Mesquite District Update

    28 Clubs/Resources

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    Whats InsideJANUARY 2016


    For advertising opportunities, please contact Jonathan E. Himlin at 480.636.6670, or email:

    Vistancia Living Magazine is the official community magazine of Vistancia, brought to you by the Vistancia Village Association. It is published monthly by Lion Tree Communications, Reproduction in whole or in part of any text, photographs or illustrations without written permission from the publisher is prohibited by law. Trademarks, logos and content provided by advertisers, sponsors and partners are owned by the respective companies and all rights are reserved by them. The views, statements, and claims of advertisers or other VLM contributors do not necessarily represent those of the publisher, Vistancia Village Association or its employees. Printed in the USA. 2016 Vistancia Living Magazine. All rights reserved. Please recycle.

    Phone: 623.215.8646 / Fax: 623.215.8647 / www.myvistancia.comOffice Hours: Monday Friday 8AM to 5PM. Additional hours available by appointment.





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    By Craig Pustejovsky, Community Manager

    L ast month, we talked about the process of transition and what triggers the change from a developer controlled Board of Directors to a Board comprised of

    homeowners. Since several of you are starting to contemplate serving on the Board, I thought it would be good in this months article to discuss the role of the Board of Directors. Per the Associations Bylaws, Article VII, Section 1 & 2, below is an overview of the powers and duties of the Board of Directors.

    Powers Adopt, amend, repeal and publish rules and regulations

    pertaining to the management, operation and use of the common area and the personal conduct of the members

    Suspend the voting rights and the right to use the common area of a member during any period in which such member shall be in default of an assessment payment, special use fee or other charge levied by the Association

    Exercise for the Association all powers, duties and authority vested in or delegated to the Association

    Employ a managing agent, independent contractors, or such other agents and employees as the Board deems necessary and to prescribe the duties of such persons

    Borrow money for any legal purpose, in such amounts, at such rates, upon such terms and security, and for such periods of time as is necessary and appropriate

    Enforce by legal means the provisions of these Bylaws, the Declaration, any applicable Tract Declaration, the Articles and the Association Rules

    Duties Keep a complete record of all its acts and corporate affairs

    and keep books with detailed accounts of the receipts and expenditures of the Association

    Supervise all officers, agents and employees of the Association, and to see that their duties are properly performed

    Oversee the preparation of and adopt annual budgets for Association expenses

    Establish rules and regulations setting forth the means, methods and procedures for billing and collecting assessments

    Procure and maintain adequate liability and hazard insurance on the common areas. In addition, determine other appropriate or increased limits of coverage as well as types of coverage

    Cause the repair, management and maintenance responsibilities of the Association set forth in the Declaration to be performed, using a standard of reasonable care so that the subject property will reflect high pride of ownership

    Comply with the requirements of applicable Arizona law respecting non-profit corporations and planned communities

    Hold the mandatory membership in Vistancia Maintenance Corporation as provided in the Vistancia Declaration

    Next month, we will talk about the officers of the Board of Directors and their roles and responsibilities. I hope you and your families have a very safe and joyous holiday season.

    The Board of Directors Role


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    Are You Considering Buying or Selling a Home This Year? What You Should Know About The 2016 Real Estate Market:

    HOME BUYERS - If you need help with your down payment and closing costs, there are grant programs to assist. Stop renting and become a homeowner!

    HOME SELLERS - Vistancia continues to one of the best-selling master-planned communities in the United States Arizona is one of the top four states for home purchases made by foreign buyers. Experts predict steady growth for the Arizona economy and a real estate market.

    After 30 years of the same, in late 2015 new mortgage rules went into effect and the entire real estate industry changed.

    If you are considering buying or selling, or have any questions about the real estate market, Id love to help! - J.P. Cook

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    Carrie LienhartAssistant Community Manager

    Michael Brooks Maintenance Director of VMC

    Jake MondayMaintenance

    Andy OlsonCovenants

    Casey DoscherAdministrative Coordinator

    Vinny InfantePatrol

    Dan RomansPatrol

    Craig PustejovskyCommunity

    Melissa ParsonsLifestyle

    Tammy McBrienCommunications

    Susan ClaeysDesign Review

    Rudy BogojevichLifestyle

    Clyde PechstedtPatrol


    Happy New Year from the Vistancia development team! After wrapping up a successful 2015 with nearly 500 homes sold, the New Year brings exciting new activity to Vistancia. As one of the top selling master planned communities in the country, our focus for 2016 will be on selling the final remaining parcels in The Village and Blackstone and continuing to seek users for our commercial areas.

    We are actively marketing five new residential neighborhoods in The Village at Vistancia to homebuilders which were rezoned from commercial to residential use in August 2015. The parcels include A5, located at the SE corner of Vistancia Boulevard and Lone Mountain Road as well as four parcels located in the land just NE of El Mirage Road and Lone Mountain Road.

    Blackstone at Vistancia will grand open one new luxury home neighborhood later this year. David Weekley Homes will bring new home styles poised on 60 wide homesites and situated between the 6th, 7th and 8th holes of the Blackstone Country Club golf course. We will also focus on selling the last three remaining residential parcels within Blackstone at Vistancia, including B9 located just North of the Toll Brothers neighborhood, B11 situated around hole #10 and B13 located between holes #8 and #9.

    Lastly, we are actively marketing the first six parcels in our future North Community, spanning the remaining 3,450-acres in Vistancias master plan as well as our 500-acre Commercial Core and various commercial parcels throughout the community. We are optimistic that given recent sales pacing and an abundance of new homes in our community, new homebuilders and commercial users will be eager to acquire additional land in 2016.

    On behalf of Vistancia, we wish you and your families a happy and healthy 2016!

    Happy New Year!>>> frOm The deveLOper

    By Mark Hammons, Vice President and General Manager



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