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Jun 27

Monthly Review - July

Posted to Landscaping Tips by Samantha Thomas

As we move into the heart of summer, your Bermuda turf is now growing steadily across your common areas. DLC will raise mower heights with the consistent growth, and you should see lush Bermuda thriving into summer. However, Bermuda struggles to grow in many sloped and shaded areas, and “hot spots” may appear. We are pushing growth in these areas through fertilization and irrigation management. 

Crews are doing priority trimming of plants around the Community to help keep them separated and off of sidewalks, curbs and walls. It’s the time of year when a substantial number of bean pods drop; we are designating one day a week to pick up pods throughout the Community for the next few weeks. 

Our Irrigation Specialists continue to monitor and adjust runtimes across the Community, accounting for rising temperatures and soil moisture. We will track any rainfall that may occur this month, altering the system as necessary to utilize the rainwater best and save your Community money and water. 

A specialized Arbor crew is trimming trees above contract height at Vistancia. Thinning and lifting canopies helps reduce wind damage from summer storms.

Our Special Projects Dept. is working on the Poly to PVC conversion project along Westland Rd. Replacing cracked poly irrigation tubing with more durable PVC helps to save water and more reliably deliver water to plants. They are working on both sides of the road and in the median.

Looking ahead to monsoon season, we will be preparing our post-storm response. When monsoon storms arrive, our emphasis shifts to clean up and repair. Typically, summer storms occur later in the day after crews have left the property. Please contact your Community Management team for emergency storm response needs, such as damaged trees in the common areas blocking streets or sidewalks. Non-emergency storm cleanup generally begins the following morning. Routine maintenance activities may need to be suspended or reduced in scope while the crew cleans up debris and performs repairs.

Jun 28

Peoria Saves Local Dollars on Route 83 Service 

Posted to Peoria News by Samantha Thomas

Beginning on July 1, 2022, the Route 83 bus service in Peoria will be paid for by the Public Transportation Funds (PTF) allocated through the Regional Transportation Plan and Valley Metro. Since 2017, the City of Peoria has been using city funds to pay for the service. 

“Peoria saw the need to provide critical transportation to our residents by activating the 83rd Avenue line which connects to Bell, Thunderbird and Peoria Avenues, where it was needed the most,” said Mayor Cathy Carlat. “Peoria took the lead to add this amenity in 2017, and I am pleased to see regional dollars now take over this service.”  

The PTF was created as part of the Proposition 400 legislation, which was approved by Maricopa County voters in 2004 and extended the half cent sales tax for transportation by 20 years. The City of Peoria identified a need for transportation service on 83rd Avenue from Camelback Road to Bell Road. To accelerate this regional connector bus service, the City of Peoria stepped forward in 2017 with funds from the city's Transportation Sales Tax to ensure this service could be provided. Launched in October 2017, Route 83 was part of a 15-mile extension of Valley Metro service along 83rd Avenue, connecting Peoria residents to work, dining, and shopping in Peoria, Glendale, and Phoenix. The northernmost stop of this fixed bus route is at Arrowhead Towne Center and the southernmost stop is located at 83rd Avenue and Van Buren Street. The route also connects with east-west routes at Thunderbird Road and Peoria Avenue and east-west connections at Arrowhead Towne Center with routes on Union Hills and Bell Road. 

With the help of regional partners and Peoria Councilmember Jon Edwards, who sits on the Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority Board, the city was recently able to arrange to have the cost for this bus service paid for with regional funds. The projected cost for this route for fiscal year 2023 for service in Peoria is $992,000. 

“Transportation is a vital part of a thriving community and the City of Peoria has invested a lot to connect residents to the rest of the Valley,” said Councilmember Edwards. “Now that we’ve been able to secure different funding for the Route 83 regional bus service, we have freed up local dollars for future transit needs in Peoria.” 

For more information about Route 83 or other transit options in Peoria, visit www.peoriaaz.gov/transit

Oct 26

Peoria Police Host Fall Motorcycle Safety Event

Posted to Public Safety Tips by Samantha Thomas

On Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Peoria Police Department in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is proud to host an interactive Motorcycle Safety class. 

There is no charge for this one-day class and it is open to the public.

The program will consist of a short classroom discussion to cover safe riding habits and overall motorcycle safety followed by hands-on course instruction. During the riding portion of the course, critical riding skills will be reinforced to promote the optimal response to dangerous riding situations.

Motorcycle riders wishing to apply for this course can fill out a short application at

peoriaaz.gov/motorcycleclass. This is not a course for new riders to get an endorsement. A valid driver's license and motorcycle endorsement are required to attend this class. Selected participants will be notified prior to the class.

Seating is limited and program participants will be selected based upon application screening.