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.
With the Shelter in Place order, the office is now working remotely. Please use email email@example.com for quickest correspondence to the office.
March 17, 2020
Dear Village Homes Friends and Neighbors,
At this time, the Board would like to update you on changes we are instituting to protect our office and landscape staff from coronavirus, and to reduce risks to the community as we go about our daily lives and business. Also, we want to share some thoughts about how we might all support one another in these challenging times.
As a caveat, things are changing fast. We are listening to public health officials and the Governor, and doing our best to follow their leads. At the same time, we want to take initiative and additional steps for the good of our Village Homes community and community at large.
Below is our status today regarding staff, facilities, and activities:
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 -
For now, Emily will continue to come to 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) will 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 daily the dog bag stations, library boxes, and other frequently touched community surfaces
Todd is available by email and checks in regularly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Center and Oakenshield Room -
Effective immediately, we are cancelling all use for the remainder of March.
We will reconsider use after that time, as information and direction from public health officials evolves
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.
In the coming days the Board will be following directives from public health officials and gathering and fleshing out ideas for how we can support one another. 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
In closing, we all need to stay in touch and look out for one another. Let’s be proactive, creative, and innovative. Let’s not forget to smile at each other, offer help as we can, and stay positive.Together we will all get through this.
Stay kind, stay strong, and stay well,
Your VHA Board
Denise Peach Jen Alfar Claire Black Slotton Josh Livni Lora Jo Bossio
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 pick-up May 7, 2020, then October 22,2020
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. Next Safety Walk is scheduled for Friday, May 1st with social distancing.
Swimming Pool The pool is closed until the Yolo County Health Department allows permitted pools to open after the Shelter in Place order is lifted.
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 in the Oakenshield room. 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.
May calendar in brief
Friday, May 1, 8am,Safety Walk with social distancing, contact Emily if you would like to participate.
Tuesday, May 5, 6:30pm,Hort meeting via Zoom. Contact Emily via email for link.
Thursday, May 7,Street pick-up of green waste by the Claw, next Claw pick-up in October.
Tuesday, May 12, 6:30pm,VHA Board meeting, via Zoom. Contact Emily for Zoom link.
Thursday, May 21,ARB application submitted to office to be included on the agenda for May 27 agenda
Wednesday, May 27, 7pm, May ARB review meeting, via Zoom. Contact Emily for Zoom link.
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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