Village Homes is a seventy-acre subdivision located in the west part of Davis, California. It was designed to encourage both the development of a sense of community and the conservation of energy and natural resources.
This web site provides a way for Village Homes residents to expand our community interactions.
The VHA Board meeting minutes are posted on the Documents page.
To make a reservation for the Oakenshield Room, Community Center, Fire Pit or Gazebo, go to Reservations and select the amenity you want. On the reservation calendar click on date and time and compete the form, filling in all areas. The reservation will be pending until confirmed by the office. The required documentation, and deposit if applicable, must be submitted prior to confirmation.
Be sure to check the Calendar for upcoming events, or submit a community event and let everyone know about it.
Swimming Poolnow open See the guidelines in the HOA documents here on the website for opening the pool. Read them carefully. You need to make a reservation (maximum 1 hour, 3 reservations per week per household). A signed Pool Use Waiver must be turned into the office before you can make a reservation. In the waiver you agree to following the guidelines andaccept the risksassociated with use of the pool area and will not hold VHA liable for any injury or illness related to use of the pool area. No guests are allowed at the pool, it is for VH residents only at this time.
Here is the link to make a reservation, do not share it with anyone outside of VHA.
County is strict on following distanincing guidelines. On the west deck, the 3 swimming lanes are marked 1,2 & 3. The lanes between marked with red X are the gap lanes; you may not enter those lanes. Markers on concrete for entering & exiting gate, at rinsing station and in restroom to show required spacing. Please observe these spacing requirements. Face mask required when not in pool.
Residents please help self monitor, if neighbor is not following guidelines remind them. Staff is required to monitor periodically, and will be giving a warning 1X, then risk of loosing pool privileges.
This is a work in progress, and we will change guidelines and reservation system as needed, so watch for updates.
June 11, 2020 Staffing update
NOTE: all VH staff will follow directives from Yolo County Public Health, including: regular hand-washing; social distancing (6 feet); sanitizing of surfaces and equipment; and not coming to work if sick or directly exposed.
Village Office -
Emily will work, under a “no open door” policy
We encourage everyone to communicate with the office via phone or email as possible: Emily firstname.lastname@example.org and Frances email@example.com phone 530-753-6345
Documents may be put under the door or left in the VHA drop slot outside the building
Landscape Team -
Todd and the team (Jose, Tyler and Addison) continue to work, since the majority of their work is outdoors in the fresh air
We ask that community members maintain six feet of distance when you encounter them around the grounds and do not enter the landscape shed
They will be wiping down periodically the dog bag stations, library boxes, and other frequently touched community surfaces
Todd is available by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Center and Oakenshield Room -
Uses are canceled until phased reopening allows.
Community Organizing -
The Board encourages residents to support one another, especially our older residents and those who may be sick or otherwise isolating at home.We have already heard from residents that are willing to shop for other VH residents.
One suggestion we have for organizing and sharing the volume of support activities is for common area neighbors to find ways of assisting those in their commons - offering to shop, run errands, drop off meals, etc. We say this with the caveat that you do so only if you are well and still practicing social distancing, hand washing, and sanitizing of items exchanged.
We invite you into this conversation and look forward to hearing your ideas.The blog on our website is a good location for this sharing.Here is the link: Sharing A Response Even better is the Village In Action initiative described in the next section: www.villagehomesaction.com
VHA Board and ARB meetings are currently being held on Zoom. Check with the office for the link of the meeting you want to attend.
New Sharing opportunity Village In Action
As many of you know, there have been a number of attempts over the years to inspire our community to work more collaboratively. It may have taken however, the insidious coronavirus pandemic to move us into gear. The hope and vision of Village In Action (a group of Village Homes residents), has always been to unite our values-neighbors of community connection with our loving compassion to help one another stay in their homes for as long as they wish to, and are able. In these times, our Village’s motto “Live-In-Peace,” takes on special meaning.
Shortly, Village In Action will introduce a project we’re calling Village Homes Match. Its purpose is to pair seniors and others at risk during this time of sheltering-in-place with healthy volunteers. These volunteers can help with such things as picking up groceries, prescriptions and meals; going for socially-distant walks; etc. They would also check in every couple of days to see if their “match” needs anything else.
Village Homes Match will allow many of us the great relief of not having to go it alone. As a Village, as neighbors, we can offer so much help to one another, benefiting us all.
Village In Action has produced a website - www.villagehomesaction.com - allowing volunteer-neighbors sign up to help, and people at risk to request assistance.
There will also be flyers posted in kiosks.
Take care everyone!
Respectfully, The Village In Action team, Renee Dryfoos, Steve Ekstrom, Gregory Guss, Scarlet Huber, Denise Peach and Do Tromp
"Claw" pick-up schedule Next one - October 22,2020 Please see the following note from City of Davis
This email is a reminder that on-street yard material pile collection has ended for the season, and the next on-street yard material pile collection will be in October. Yard material piles cannot be placed on the street, in orchards, green belts or park areas. Calendars and maps are available at DavisRecycling.org.
All licensed area landscapers have received copies of the yard material collection schedule and should already be aware of the schedule, but if you have a landscaper, you may want to remind them that they cannot place piles out in the street at this time. Your property may receive a notice if there are piles out in the street in front of your property.
If you have excess yard trimmings that you can't fit in your organics cart, there are options for removal.
You can contact Recology Davis (530-756-4646) to request additional organics carts ($5.98 per cart, per month fee). You can request to receive a cart for a season, or for the full year, depending on the need at your property.
Contact a landscaping company for a quote to haul away excess yard materials.
Contact a tree removal company to chip and/or haul away tree trimmings.
Thank you, Jennifer Gilbert Conservation Coordinator City of Davis Public Works Utilities and Operations 1717 5th Street, Davis, CA 95616 (530)757-5688 DavisRecycling.org
Community Garden Garden plots are available in the North Gardens. If you are looking for a garden plot contact: North Garden Coordinator Beckye Stanton at email@example.com
Directory An improved member directory is now posted here: Directory If you find errors in the directory, please notify the office so they can be corrected.
VHA Safety Walk The Board believes that conducting the safety walk annually is not enough to ensure ongoing compliance. The Safety Walk is now conducted quarterly. Any Community Member that is interested in participating in the Safety Walk should contact Emily in the office. The next Safety Walk is planned for the last week of August or the first week of September.
Architectural Review Board (ARB) The 2019 Updated ARB Policy was passed by the VHA Board of Directors on April 9, 2019. It is now posted on this website. It can be located by selecting Documents and then looking under the category HOA. ARB review meetings will be the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7pm currently by Zoom. To be included on the meeting agenda, ARB applications must be submitted to the office by Thursday prior to the meeting. Agenda is posted Friday prior to the meeting. Community members are welcome to attend if they have a concern about a project. The ARB Committee is: Al Colombano, Alisa Lembke, Carol Ontai, Yvonne Hunter, and Board member Lora Jo Bossio.
July/August calendar in brief
Tuesday, July 7, 6:30pm,Hort meeting near the gazebo area with social distancing. Bring your own chair.
Tuesday, July 14, 6:30pm,VHA Board meeting, via Zoom. Contact Emily for Zoom link.
Thursday, July 16,ARB application submitted to office to be included on the agenda for May 27 review
Wednesday, July 22, 7pm, July ARB review meeting, via Zoom. Contact Emily for Zoom link.
Friday, July 24, 1:30pm, July Operations meeting via Zoom.
Tuesday, August 4, 6:30pmHort meeting, near the gazebo, with social distancing, bring your chair
Tuesday, August 11, 6:30pmVHA Board meeting via Zoom
Thursday, August 20 last date for ARB applications to be submitted to office to be included on the agenda for the August 26 review meeting.
Wednesday, August 26, 7pmARB review meeting via Zoom
Other regular Community events have been cancelled during the Shelter in Place order.
December 21, 2018 Winter Solstice celebration with full moon:
For questions about Village Homes or the Village Homeowners' Association, please contact Emily Amy the general manager, a VHA board member, or members of the appropriate committee. If you find incorrect information posted on this site or have any questions about the web site, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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