Dogs in Close Quarters

This Is Why Small Dogs Bark More Than Big Dogs | Get Leashed MagazineDogs bark, we all get that, but when one barks for minutes on end without the owner doing anything about, it becomes a nuisance.  There are many residents in the Village with dogs that continually bark or yap when someone walks by the resident’s RV or Park Model or when they themselves are out walking.  Some dogs enjoy lunging at people who walk by. Declaring the dog won’t bite isn’t really very reinsuring. Afterall, no one wants to find out the hard way.

In addition to a city ordinance about barking dogs, the CCR’s Section 3.11 state that ”Animals should not be allowed to make an unreasonable amount of noise or otherwise become a nuisance.” Yes, “unreasonable” is subjective so please refer to the above statement—Dogs bark, but when allowed to continue to bark without instruction from the owner, that’s when the problem occurs.

It’s hard to chat with people about their pets, so please be mindful about placing your neighbor in a situation where both of you might become uncomfortable.  The board certainly can’t dictate how people train their dogs, but here is a great article about training your dog to be a good RV neighbor: https://www.escapees.com/train-your-barking-dog/?fbclid=IwAR2N4_2NGiYGYuOnwv-kxFfkBzkFfNuOerhZbzMulssK1SR1KjEMxsurY4Y

Thanks for being a good pet neighbor.

Fire Frequently Asked Questions

Campfire Cartoon Stock Photos And Images - 123RFIs the HOA responsible for informing residents of fire conditions?
No, it is the responsibility of residents to become aware of such conditions.

Do residents need a permit to burn in fire pits?
A permit is not required. Be sure to clear the area of any flammable debris, have a water source nearby, and make sure flames do not exceed 2 feet above the pit. The fire must be attended at all times and pit remains be cold to the touch when fire is done.

Is it okay to burn pine needles and leaves?
No, they should be discarded in the roll-off dumpsters to help cut down on unnecessary smoke and fire risk.

When would an open fire be of concern?
If it is uncontained, greater than 1’x1’x1’, and appears to be a fire danger. If those conditions exist, call 911.

What is a red flag warning?
A red flag warning is issued by the National Weather Service to let firefighting and land management agencies know that conditions are optimal for the start and spread of wildfire.

What does a red flag warning mean to me?
When a red flag warning is in effect, no outdoor burning is permitted, including in fire pits or charcoal barbeques.

For more information, or to confirm whether a red flag warning is in effect, contact the Timber Mesa Fire Department at 928-537-5100 or check out their website at timbermesafire.org

Keep alert, stay informed, use good judgement, stay safe!

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An Explanation of the Clubhouse Internet

Components Required For Internet Marketing | Sunny Design Demo ClubPlease be aware that the clubhouse internet was set up for residents to check their email and get on the internet from inside the clubhouse. It was not set up with Zoom or Skype meetings in mind. And it was not intended to provide service to those trying to access it from outside the clubhouse. Residents trying to access the internet from the parking lot or other areas outside the clubhouse may not connect at all or, if they do, may not have a dependable connection.

One resident reported recently that Frontier only allows internet connection for an hour and then cuts it off. Perhaps the resident was trying to access the internet from outside, called Frontier, and was given wrong information. Regardless, this is not correct. Our service allows for unlimited usage. That said, connection interruptions will occur at times due to Frontier – even from inside the building. Other businesses and private customers serviced by Frontier also experience these interruptions. They cannot be helped. The commercially-rated DSL service implemented last fall has been quite reliable so far – unlike what we had in the past when the modem and router had to be recycled frequently to jump start the connection. The wireless access point in the building meets the requirements for delivering dependable service to those inside.

For those residents that have depended on accessing their email and internet from inside the clubhouse, we appreciate your patience until the building is reopened.

Elizabeth Road Will Be Closed on Thursday

Road Closed Sign photos, royalty-free images, graphics, vectors ...Dear Elizabeth Avenue Residents,

As has already been communicated, Seal Coating of the pavement in Vacation Village will be done on Thursday thru Saturday, June 4th thru the 6th.  A map showing the daily schedule was sent out via the Whispering Pines blog.

Please note that Elizabeth Avenue will be entirely closed on Thursday, June 4th from 6 am to 6:30 pm.   If you think you’ll need to drive anywhere on that day, you’ll need to get your car out before 6 am.  We know parking spots are limited, but there should be room along Vacation Village Drive, and the fire gate onto the dirt road at the end of Vacation Village Drive will be left open for parking also.  If you park on Vacation Village Drive, please retrieve your car promptly Thursday evening, as seal coating begins on Vacation Village drive at 6 am Friday.

Also note that during this time the one-way roads will need to be used for two-way traffic.

Thank you for your understanding.

Road Maintenance Details

Detour on Highway 42 in Ephraim starting MondayRoad Maintenance will begin on Thursday June 4 at 6 AM. On that day, the entire clubhouse parking lot will be unavailable until 6:30 PM. This includes the laundry, pavilion, mailboxes, and trash bins so please plan accordingly.

Elizabeth will also be closed all day Thursday June 4. If you live on Elizabeth and absolutely must use your vehicle that day, please move it well before roadwork begins at 6 AM Thursday morning. Someone will be delivering notices to those who live on Elizabeth.

A portion of Recreation Loop will also be closed on Thursday, June 4, from 6 AM to 6:30 PM. Residents of Unit 4 will need to enter and exit on Ellsworth Road thru the fire exit located between lots 18 and 19 off of Mule Skinner.

Entry to the Village will be available via Vacation Village Drive June 4, 5 & 6. However, you will need to exit via the breakaway gates used for fire exits on June 5 & 6.  If it is easier to you, please use the breakaway exits for both entry and exit.

Please be prepared for two-way traffic on all roads for the duration of this project. In order to mitigate confusion, there will be someone available to give direction.

THE WORK WILL BE TAKING PLACE ON ALL DAYS FROM 6 AM TO 6:30 PM.

Fire Restrictions

Amazon.com: Beistle 57322 3D Campfire Centerpiece, 12-Inch ...Please be advised that the City of Show Low has implemented fire restrictions. No fires are allowed inside the City limits with the exception of the use of propane for grills.

The Village is nestled in the midst of a pine forest that could ignite at the drop of a hat. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Laundry Room Signage

Attention Laundry Room Users

 The risk of exposure to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 exists within the Association’s laundry room. By entering upon or using the laundry room, you agree to take responsibility for your own protection, assume any risk associated with contracting COVID-19, and release the Association and its employees, officers, and agents from any and all claims associated with contracting COVID-19.  

 All users of the laundry room should follow the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Do not use the laundry room if you have recently experienced any symptom of any illness or have recently been exposed to someone with COVID-19. If you are at higher risk for severe illness, you should avoid using the laundry room.

 While using the laundry room, please maintain at least 6 feet between all individuals who are not a part of your household. If you are able and if practical, please wear a face covering when using the laundry room.  Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth while in the laundry room.  Prior to entering the laundry room and after leaving the laundry room, please wash and sanitize your hands.

 Laundry Room Maximum Occupancy: Two (2)

 Please see the Interim Laundry Room Rules posted inside the laundry room.