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42 weeks 3 days ago

In order to receive emails from OSMA, you must complete an official email consent form.  Do it today!  Find the form HERE

 

34 weeks 6 days ago

The OSMA extends its deepest condolences to all our Fountaingrove II family, whether you lost your home, your business, your neighborhood, pet(s), or most tragically, someone you loved.  Our neighborhood will never be the same, but we will come back and we promise to create an even stronger community.

The OSMA Board has been busy communicating with City officials and others to help start the cleanup and rebuilding process.  We will be forwarding any information that we think is helpful in the days and weeks to come. 

Many homeowners have asked whether OSMA dues should still be paid. The simple answer is yes, please keep paying your OSMA dues.  Our budget will change - a lot - as we move forward, but we still have our normal fixed administrative costs and, believe it or not, landscaping maintenance.  The rest of our (your) money will be stretched in different ways, such as for fire damage consultation from our urban foresters, geotechnical consultation regarding erosion, legal, dangerous tree removal, and other yet-unknowns.  The picturesque scenery and natural landscape is what attracted most of us to our neighborhood and we need to restore it as quickly as possible for both the special place it was, as well as to insure our financial investments are recovered and continue to grow.  Our plan is to reallocate our current funding to support the rebuild process and not change the current dues assessment.

The OSMA will work to help avoid erosion problems, inhibit invasions of alien plants (a common occurrence after a fire), and nurture damaged trees and plants that we hope to save. Our Fountaingrove II Design Program for Open Space Management document details the OSMA’s role and responsibilities.  Please feel free to view it and our other legal documents at www.fountaingroveii.com.  The Design Program and Open Space Maintenance Plan can be found here:  http://www.fountaingroveii.com/sites/default/files/design-program-osma_0.... There is a summary of the Plan objectives and the Fire and Fuel Management Guidelines that can be found here: http://www.fountaingroveii.com/sites/default/files/upload/open_space_management_plan_-_objectives_and_safety_obligations_web.pdf.

We anticipate that many areas will need replanting, irrigation will need repairs, grasses will need to be cut, and we must be vigilant to make certain that toxic materials from adjacent properties do not get dumped onto OSMA property and into the creeks of our watershed.  Yes, we still need your dues to continue to perform required weed abatement, manage safety issues on open space and otherwise maintain all the property we manage if we want to protect our investments.

The OSMA Board met Wednesday and plans to hold another meeting next Wednesday to redraft our budget taking the post-fire realities into consideration.  It’s a whole new world and we hope to work together to make the rebuilding process more collaborative and efficient for everyone. The all-volunteer Board is doing its best to stay focused, managing this crisis in the most efficient manner possible, as well as dealing with our own lost or damaged homes.  We are all in this together.

On November 8th, the OSMA Annual Meeting will still take place, but the location will change.  We are working on securing a new meeting site now - along with a new program - and we hope that most of you can attend.  For those who cannot attend, we are trying to arrange for the meeting to be streamed over the internet, fingers crossed.

Again, our thoughts are with you and yours as you navigate the new roads ahead.

Sincerely,

Fountaingrove II OSMA Board

4 weeks 2 days ago

The Santa Rosa Fire Department recently set May 21st as the starting date for weed abatement compliance for property owners.  Please do your part!  

  FROM SRFD WEBSITE -  2018 Weed Abatement Season
 
Weed abatement requirements will be enforced starting May 21, 2018 and will run approximately through October 31, 2018.
 
The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department would like to thank you for your continued support and commitment to fire prevention. Your diligence in maintaining your property for the safety of your family and your community is recognized and appreciated.
 
On the following page you will find links with further information regarding Weed Abatement requirements and resources.
 
Effective 2018, the criteria for Weed Abatement will apply to the following parcels: 
•All undeveloped parcels (vacant lots)
•All developed parcels over .5 acres having over .5 acres of unimproved land
•All parcels located within the Wildland Urban Interface Fire Areas Opens a New Window.  (see map) 
 
Your parcel may be identified as a parcel that requires abatement/removal of weeds/rubbish at which time a notice will be sent. This does not mean that your property has an identified issue. The first notice is a reminder that fire season has begun. Your property will be inspected in a minimum of two weeks and may be inspected throughout the fire season.
 
Due to laws prohibiting illegal searches, the Inspectors will not look over fences, climb fences, enter a backyard or enter a residence to confirm weed complaints. All weed violations must be visible from the street and must be in the City of Santa Rosa's jurisdiction. 
To Report a Weed Abatement Nuisance:
 
**Complaints received after the declaration of Fire Season will be reviewed to see if the parcel meets the criteria as noted above and followed up on if applicable. If the complaint does not meet the criteria, it will be forwarded to Code Enforcement for investigation. **
 
Complaints must be filed in one of the following written formats
 
*The information provided is confidential* 
1- Fax to 707-543-3520: Please use Complaint Form -Weed Abatement Complaint Form.pdfOpens a New Window.  
 
2- Email to weeds [at] srcity [dot] org: Please use Complaint Form -Weed Abatement Complaint Form.pdfOpens a New Window.  
 
3- Report a Problem Online : (Also available in the app store for iPhone & Android under My Santa Rosa). 
 
4- Mail to:                                                                                                          
 
Please use Complaint Form (Weed Abatement Complaint Form.pdfOpens a New Window. ) and send to:  
 
City of Santa Rosa Weed Abatement Program   
2373 Circadian Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
 
Inclusion of photos are helpful 
 
The Weed Abatement staff responds to each complaint; however, they may not follow up with you unless they have questions.  Please submit all complaints in writing.

 

1 year 30 weeks ago

Tired of remembering to write that dues check every month?  Why not sign up for automatic electronic funds transfer?  It's easy...  Just complete the form, attach a voided check and return to Focus Real Estate & Investments, 3936 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa, CA  95405.

Electronic Funds Transfer Form