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

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

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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

Kiwanis Litchfield Park 10K, 5K & 1 Mile Run – Saturday, March 1, 2014

Litchfield Park’s Community and Recreation Services Department is hosting the annual Kiwanis Litchfield Park 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Run & Healthy Classroom Challenge on Saturday, March 1, 2014.  There will be three competitive races – the 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile.  The top three male and female finishers in each age group will receive medals.  The overall male and female winners in the 10K, 5K and 1 Mile competitive runs will receive an additional award.

Online registration is available through active.comRegistration forms are available at the Litchfield Park Recreation Center, 100 S Old Litchfield Rd, Litchfield Park, or obtained online. The early bird entry fee for the 10K, 5K and 1 Mile races is $20; the Healthy Classroom Challenge fun run is $10 per person.  Healthy Classroom Challenge Teacher Information Flyer  After February 21, 2014, all race registration fees increase by $5.

Race day registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at the Litchfield Park Recreation Center.  Early check-in is available on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Recreation Center. An official race t-shirt and one raffle ticket for prize giveaways will be provided to each registrant. Refreshments will be available for race participants. And, of course, there will be entertainment throughout the event!

For additional information about the March 1, 2014, Kiwanis Litchfield Park 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Run/Walk please call 623-935-9040 or email the City of Litchfield Park Community and Recreation Services Department.

2014 Village at Litchfield Park Trash and Recycle Pickup Schedule

To all Village Homeowners,

The 2014 Waste Management Trash and Recycling Pickup Schedule for the Village at Litchfield Park is available to view here – WM 2014 Schedule

BULK ITEM PICKUP

Bulk item pickup is normally the last Thursday of each month.  Please place items for bulk pickup at the curb by 6:00 am on your trash day. Items include: yard and tree clippings less than 4’ in length bundled; furniture; box springs; mattresses; carpet cut into 4’ strips; appliances (FREON MUST BE REMOVED) and other similar items. NO tires, liquids, paint, batteries, pesticides or 55-gallong drums will be accepted.  You can get more information from the Litchfield Park City website here – Litchfield Park Refuse/Recycling Program

For any specific questions, please contact Waste Management at 602-268-2222.

Questions and inquiries concerning recycling may also be directed to:

City of Litchfield Park
214 W. Wigwam Blvd.
Litchfield Park AZ  85340

email
Ph: 623-935-5033
Fx: 623-935-5427

Village HOA

Loop 101 Closed Overnight in Glendale this Week

Maryland Avenue HOV ramp project continues 

Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) will be closed overnight between Glendale Avenue and Bethany Home Road for overhead sign removal this week as part of the ongoing Maryland Avenue HOV on- and off-ramp construction project.

  • Southbound – Loop 101 will be closed between Glendale Avenue and Bethany Home Road from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 16)
  • Northbound  – Loop 101 will be closed between Bethany Home Road to Glendale Avenue from  10 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday (Jan 17)

For more information about this project please visit theLoop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) web page, email Projects@azdot.gov or call the ADOT Project Hotline at 855.712.8530.

Liberty Water/Liberty Utilities Requesting Water and Sewer Rate Increases Again!

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Liberty Water aka, Liberty Utilities, formerly known as Litchfield Park Service Company (LPSCO) is yet again asking for a rate increase for water and sewer services.  Liberty provides water and sewer services to the Village at Litchfield Park Community, most of Litchfield Park (incorporated and unincorporated areas) and North Goodyear.  On February 28th, 2013, Liberty Water filed their next rate increase with the Arizona Corporation Commission.

Many folks who live in Litchfield Park and North Goodyear remember all too well the Liberty rate increase that was past back in 2010 which just about doubled homeowners water and sewer bills.  More than 500 residents showed up to protest the last rate increase.  You can read the history of that meeting and rate increase here: http://www.azcentral.com/community/swvalley/articles/20100128swv-libertywater0129.html

For details on the proposed rate increase, be sure to review the Public Notice of Hearing on Application for Increases in its Water and Wastewater Utility Service Rates and Charges by Litchfield Park Service Company DBA Liberty Utilities

Also, be sure to attend the public hearing on this matter beginning December 9, 2013 at 10 am in Hearing Room 1 at the Commissioner’s Office – 1200 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007.  If you cannot attend the meeting, review the Public Notice Hearing Document above for details on how to let your voice and opinion be heard regarding the rate increase.  Written comments can be filed electronically at http://www.azcc.gov/divisions/utilities/forms/publiccommentform2013pdfemail.pdf.

Be sure to reference Docket Number SW-01428A-13-0042 et al.

2013 Holiday Trash and Recycle Pickup Schedule

To all Village Homeowners,

TRASH and RECYCLE PICKUP

Please be aware of the schedule change for trash pick-up during the holidays over the next several weeks.

Thanksgiving week, the Monday trash service will run as scheduled but the normal Thursday trash and recycle service will move to Friday Nov 29th.

The week of Christmas, the Monday trash service will run as scheduled but the normal Thursday trash and recycle service will move to Friday Dec 27th.

The week of New Year’s, the Monday trash service will run as scheduled but the normal Thursday trash and recycle service will move to Friday Jan 3rd.

You can view the Waste Management Trash Schedule here

BULK ITEM PICKUP

Bulk item pickup is normally the last Thursday of each month. For November and December 2013 this will occur on the last Friday of the month.

Please place items for bulk pickup at the curb by 6:00 am on your trash day. Items include: yard and tree clippings less than 4’ in length bundled; furniture; box springs; mattresses; carpet cut into 4’ strips; appliances (FREON MUST BE REMOVED) and other similar items. NO tires, liquids, paint, batteries, pesticides or 55-gallong drums will be accepted.

For any specific questions, please contact Waste Management at 602-268-2222.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Village HOA

Waste Management Rate Increase plus New Recycle Options

To All Homeowners in the Village at Litchfield Park…

Keep an eye out for a recent notification sent out from Waste Management regarding a nominal rate increase.  The rate increase will be $0.38 per month bringing your monthly trash and recycle fee up to $25.24.  The new rate goes into effect November 1, 2013.  You can view the letter here – Waste Management Rate Increase and Recycling Options

For those of you who are really into recycling, you will be happy to know that the City of Litchfield Park is taking the next step in the cities recycling evolution.  To encourage residents to recycle more, Waste Management and the city are offering residents some recycling options.

Residents of the Village at Litchfield Park currently have a single 35 gallon recycle container which can be rolled to the curb each week.  (For those of you who have lived in the Village for a while, the 35 gallon container was certainly a step up from the 15 gallon tote containers that had to be carried to the curb each week for pickup).  Although recycling progress has been slow for the city, you will now have the option to have a full sized, 96 gallon recycling container.  Our family currently has 2 – 35 gallon recycle containers that we easily fill each week as a family of four.  The full sized, 96 gallon option is welcome news to us, although I am not happy that Waste Management is charging a onetime $55 dollar fee for the 96 gallon container.  This 96 gallon container size, similar to the size of your large trash container, is pretty much the standard size for most cities for recycling so why is Waste Management charging for it?  There are two additional recycling options, which you can view in the letter from Waste Management – Waste Management Rate Increase and Recycling Options

Be sure to visit the Litchfield Park web page where you can view details of the items that can and can’t be recycled.