Santiago Hills Assessment District
UPDATE October 4, 2021
In 2015, the Santiago Hills Landscape Assessment District (SHAD) residents voted to increase their assessment in order to maintain, repair, and renovate community landscaping over time. This is referred to as Landscape Maintenance District 15-1 (LMD 15-1). The project represents a long-term Capital Improvement effort to re-landscape SHAD as funding accumulated beyond what is needed for ongoing maintenance. Funds are utilized based on community input and prioritization for landscape renovation to replace plants, shrubs, and irrigation beyond their useful life. Included is a map of the District and completed projects to date are noted in blue.
Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Capital Improvement Program
The Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Capital Improvement Program includes renovation of corners at White Oak Ridge and Newport Boulevard and the small median on White Oak Ridge (noted on the attached map in light orange). As project budget allows, design will include alternates for parkways from Newport to Trails End (noted on the map in dark orange). This renovation project will maintain the landscape palette installed at preceding renovated areas in SHAD and will incorporate overall renovation goals for District landscaping. These goals include an overall reduction of turf while maintaining sufficient turf area for pets and aesthetic continuity, irrigation improvements which meet the State Mandate for Water Efficient Landscapes, and removal and replacement of pepper trees with more appropriate tree species where possible. Renovations would also consist of establishing ground cover in select and narrow planting areas, installing mulch in root-bound areas and at the base of trees, and applying appropriate planting and surface treatment in parkway planter areas which will include the use of turf in select areas with a minimum width of 30 inches. The design for the project will be put out to bid this fall, with construction starting late spring 2022, and completion of the project is expected by end of summer 2022.
The SHAD Capital Improvement funds will need to be replenished following completion of this project and, as a result, a renovation project is not being scheduled in Fiscal Year 2023. Once sufficient funds are available to continue with the remaining original landscape renovation, homeowners will be invited to prioritize additional landscape renovation projects. The attached map provides an outline of potential areas for future renovation (noted in green).
March 11, 2021 - IPM Survey Results