Millennium High School Parking Challenges within the Village Community

To all Village Homeowners,

The City of Litchfield Park and the Village HOA has had a large increase in MHS students parking on neighborhood streets nearest Millennium High School and at Aleppo Park.  As more students reach driving age throughout the school year the parking problem increases each month.  The number of student cars parking has increased to a point where there is no available parking during school hours at Aleppo Park for residents or citizens who want to use the park.  Waste Management and Goodyear Fire Dept. have both filed complaints with the City saying they are unable to provide trash and emergency services to the Village HOA due to impassable streets due to volume of student cars parked on both sides of the streets.  This past week a meeting was held with officials from both cities, school district, law enforcement and HOA to discuss the student parking issues.  Multiple items were discussed and multiple possible solutions have been evaluated.  Per the result of the meeting, several current rules and new enforcement actions will take place and be enforced going forward regarding parking starting Monday March 2nd that we would like to make the homeowners aware of.  Please read the below rules carefully.  Please refer all questions to our HOA Property Manager, Total Property Management 602-952-5581.

 

Parking Rules:

#1 Per MHS and AFUSD rules, any student driving to school is required to park on campus.  Off campus parking is not allowed.  No exceptions.  MHS is a closed campus and students are not allowed to freely enter and leave from campus during school hours without authorized permission slip from MHS administrative office.

#2 MHS has opened a new parking lot at the baseball field for students to park in.  There are plenty of available parking permits and parking spaces.  Students must obtain a campus parking permit from the MHS bookstore.  Parking permit will be offered at 50% reduced rate of $25.  Normal parking permit is $50 per school year.

#3 City of Litchfield Park will install 2 HOUR PARKING signs at Aleppo Park limiting parking to two hours max.  MCSO will enforce parking restrictions.  First offense, warning ticket.  Second offense, ticket.  Third offense, vehicle towed at owner’s expense.

#4 City of Litchfield Park is working with Village HOA to install Parking by Permit Only signs on streets closet to MHS.  Streets effected first will be all homes on Parkview, Sycamore, Elm, Grove and Orchard.  Homeowners on these streets will receive parking permits issued to them for personal vehicle use and for guests and/or vendors vehicles that will need to be displayed on the dash.  Homeowner’s are responsible for ensuring guests and/or vendors have the permit displayed.  MCSO will enforce parking restrictions.  First offense, warning ticket.  Second offense, ticket.  Third offense, vehicle towed at owner’s expense.

#5 City of Litchfield Park and MHS will install both some temporary and some permanent NO STUDENT PARKING signs on streets closest to MHS inside the Village HOA.

#6 MHS and City of Goodyear have installed NO PARKING, NO STANDING, NO WAITING signs on Park Ave.  Goodyear Police and MCSO will enforce these restrictions.

#7 All MHS students have been notified via school announcements, letters, emails and notices posted on cars that parking restrictions will be enforced starting Monday March 2nd.

#8 Any Village HOA homeowner that wants to allow students to park at their home is requested to have the student park in their driveway during school hours so as not to interrupt or block service trucks from Waste Management and Goodyear Fire Dept.  Any vehicle parked on the street must display the parking permit or be subject to law enforcement tickets and/or towing.  Any vehicle parked on the street deemed by law enforcement discretion to be a student vehicle will be ticketed and/or towed.  However, all parties involved ask that you refer to Rule #1 for the student parking.

Details on the Village HOA Parking by Permit Only and the Parking Permit passes will be forthcoming to those effected Village HOA homeowners.

Sincerely,

VILLAGE at LITCHFIELD PARK HOA BOARD

Christmas in the Park 2014 Festival

Christmas in Litchfield Park
On Saturday, December 13, 2014 Santa and friends will be stopping in Litchfield Park for the city’s hometown holiday event: Christmas in the Park, held in the City’s historic downtown district. Presented by Hilgers Pediatric Dentistry and Hilgers Orthodontics.

Enjoy a fun-filled free day of activities and entertainment. The event opens at 9 a.m. Arts and crafts vendors will be selling unique items perfect for gift giving. The Christmas parade begins at 10 a.m. and concludes with the arrival of Santa. From 11 a.m until 3:30 p.m., event goers will enjoy Elf’s Alley, kids’ crafts in Santa’s Workshop, pictures with Santa, pony and train rides, local stage acts, and snow! At approximately 2:45 p.m., the event includes a nostalgic reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. Following the reading, the day will end with Christmas carolers spreading holiday cheer to the community.

If you would like to be a caroler, please contact Tricia Kramer or call 623-935-9040. Join us for his “old-fashioned holiday” celebration.

Village at Litchfield Park HOA Fall Festival

Join us on November 15, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:30 pm at Rose Park!  Details below…

HOA Fall Festival

Luke Air Force Base will increase night flying throughout the month of August.

Night Flight Luke Air Force Base

Luke Air Force Base will increase night flying throughout the month of August. F-16 student pilots from multiple squadrons are scheduled to fly Monday through Friday until approximately 11:30 p.m. each day.  This night flying will not involve F-35s and is not scheduled to occur on Saturdays and Sundays.

Nighttime flight training is an integral phase for students.  Learning this critical skill over Arizona’s skies ensures the pilots’ safety and mission success while supporting combat operations around the world. While Luke AFB reserves the right to fly 24 hours a day if needed, the base has been successful in minimizing late-night flights to reduce the impact on West Valley and neighboring communities.

For more information, please contact Major Matt Hasson with 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs at (623) 856-5997.

Luke AFB Late Flying Schedule June 2014

Night Flight Luke Air Force Base

Four Fighter Squadrons from Luke Air Force Base will be entering the night phase of F-16 training during the month of June 2014.  From June 2nd – 26th they will be training until approximately 11:30 p.m.  


While the U.S. Air Force reserves the right to fly 24/7 if mission requirements dictate, they have been successful in minimizing the late night flights.  However, now that we are into spring and with the summer coming up, in order to accomplish their night flying requirements, take offs and landings will follow the sun and get progressively later. 

Thank you for your continued support of the men and women of Luke AFB.

Location Change for the May 27th Annual and Board of Directors HOA Meetings

Please be aware that the Village at Litchfield Park HOA Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting will take place Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Wigwam Creek Middle School.  Our meetings generally take place at Western Sky Middle School but due to schedule conflict, the meeting will be held at Wigwam Creel Middle School.

The Board of Director’s Meeting starts at 6:00 PM and the Annual Meeting starts at 6:30 PM.

Address for Wigwam Creek Middle School is Wigwam Creek Middle School  4510 N 127th Ave  Litchfield Park, AZ 85340.

Annual Meeting Location Change May 27th, 2014

Community Street Closures

Road Closed

Due to upcoming street preservation treatments, the private streets within our community will be closed to traffic for 24 hours as indicated below.  No traffic (with the exception of emergency vehicles) will be allowed in or out of the resurfaced areas.  Vehicles parked on the street as of 7:00 AM will be towed at the owner’s expense.  If you drive on the road during the 24 hour period you may be liable for repair costs ($600 to $3,000).  Please be sure to shut off your front or side yard irrigation 24 hours before and 24 hours after this date to prevent damage to the streets.

Schedule:

  • May  9,  2014    Crack Sealing.  (Minimal disruption in traffic)
  • May 21, 2014    Reserves (Hidden Terrace Loop)  Click here for Details –  The Reserves Notice
  • May 21, 2014    Parcel 10 (Alleys behind the homes) Click here for Details – Parcel 10 Notice
  • May 23, 2014   Estates (Cloverfield and Jasmine)  Click here for Details – The Estates Notice

We do realize this is an inconvenience to the community and apologize. However, this is required for the long term maintenance of our streets.  If you have questions, please contact Lori Grove at Total Property Management – 602-952-5581

Village at Litchfield Park Association

Southbound Loop 303 closed this weekend

Loop 303

This Sunday, southbound Loop 303 between Bethany Home Road and Peoria Avenue will be closed and some ramps will be restricted to facilitate rubberized-asphalt paving.

The southbound on-ramps at Northern Avenue and Northern Parkway will be closed for paving work beginning at 5 a.m. Friday. The Northern Parkway southbound on-ramp will reopen at 5 p.m. Monday (April 28) and the Northern Avenue southbound on-ramp will reopen on Saturday, May 3.

Southbound Loop 303 will be closed between Peoria Avenue and Bethany Home Road from 3 a.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday (April 28) for rubberized-asphalt paving. Detour: Use Sarival Avenue.

Learn more about the Loop 303 Improvement Project. See other upcoming construction-related restrictions or closures.

Email Projects@azdot.gov or call the ADOT information line at 855.712.8530 with questions or comments.

The Village at Litchfield Park Block Watch Meeting

Block Watch

The Village at Litchfield Park in conjunction with the City of Litchfield Park’s Assistant Manager, Sonny Culbreth, will be holding a Neighborhood Block Watch Meeting.  The Block watch Meeting will be held Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the Litchfield Park Library (101 W Wigwam Blvd) at 6 pm.

Mr Culbreth will go over details of the Block Watch Program, answer questions and discuss what is needed to help get our Block Watch Program back on track within in the Village at Litchfield Park.

It’s time to get involved and be an active participant to help keep our community safe!  Please mark your calendars and plan on attending!

 

 

Litchfield Park Community Garage Sale

Garage Sale Pic


On Saturday, April 19, 2014, during the hours of “Community Garage Sale”. This simply means that on Saturday, April 19, 2014, Litchfield Park residents that live in the city limits who wish to participate are encouraged to set up a garage sale at their own home. This is an opportunity to recycle items that you no longer have a use for and that someone else may need.

Questions concerning the sale should be directed to Sonny Culbreth or Tricia Kramer, 623-935-9040.  Visit the Litchfield Park Citiy website for more info – http://www.litchfield-park.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=1383