The November-December 2023 Edition of the Aerial Magazine

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What’s Inside

1 City Council Corner

5 Holiday Decorations

13 Neighborhood

Watch Program

16 Securitas Deters Car Theft

18 Dead vs Dormant

City Council Corner HELLO RESIDENTS. I hope you are all enjoying this

classes for seniors, and I encourage everyone to

ball courts. This not

beautiful change in weather and the cooler tem-

stay up-to-date on everything the city has to offer

only will increase

peratures that have accompanied fall in our valley.

through our online calendar at www.cityofnorthl-

options for out-

As we look forward to this most joyous season of

door activities for

giving and celebration, I hope all of you have an

Just recently we celebrated the announcement

residents (one

opportunity to spend time with loved ones – both

of a new redevelopment project with Agora Realty

basketball and two

family and neighbors – and appreciate everything

& Management who is developing the 73-acre site

pickleball courts),

we all have to be thankful for.

where Texas Station and Fiesta Rancho casinos

these will be the

For me, this has truly been an exciting time as

once stood. One of the exciting aspects of Agora

first standalone

I complete my first year as the Mayor of North Las

developing this site is that they have forged a part-

outdoor pickleball

Vegas. I am incredibly thankful for the wonderful

nership with the Vegas Golden Knights to provide

courts in the City of North Las Vegas park system,

community members who are so engaged in our city

management and programming for the existing ice

with more to come in the future!

and to the companies, both small and large, who

arena. Eventually this new mixed-use development

Over the past decade our city has experi-

continue to choose to call North Las Vegas home.

will feature pedestrian-friendly shopping, enter-

enced tremendous growth and we have no inten-

Over summer we had tremendous participation

tainment venues, commercial spaces and residen-

tion of slowing down that momentum anytime soon.

in multiple pool party and back-to-school events.

tial housing. It will also include a family -oriented

Development at Apex Industrial Park continues at

Thanks to the support of our area’s businesses,

athletic complex – Champion Square – consisting

breakneck speed, welcoming known brands such

multiple non-profit organizations, and especially

of multiple ice rinks along with other sports-pro-

as The Kroger Company, Crocs/Hey Dude and more.

our community members we were able to assist

grammed buildings, shops, restaurants and public

The companies that are building and relocating to

more than 1,000 families by giving away 1,500 school


North Las Vegas are helping to diversity not just our

backpacks, 200 pairs of shoes, and provide dental screenings and haircuts.

I am confident that it will become a mecca for

city’s economy but that of Southern Nevada. They

residents regardless of where they live in North Las

are offering more than just jobs, too. They are bring-

Many of you also showed up to participate in

Vegas. This is the first time in our city’s history that

ing high paying careers and lasting opportunities to

our fall events including Paws in the Park held at

we are partnering with a major professional sports

our residents.

Aliante Nature Discovery Park, and various family

team, reflecting our commitment to improving the

As we close out 2023, I want to wish all of you

activities that took place at Aliante Library and Sil-

quality of life for our residents, and fostering recre-

the happiest of holidays and a joyous new year. I am

ver Mesa Recreation Center in honor of Hispanic

ation and healthy outlets for our youth.

excited about the future of North Las Vegas and look

Heritage Month.

If you prefer your activities outside rather than

forward to sharing in our successes with you.

Our libraries, recreation centers and commu-

on the ice, I am happy to share that we are in the

nity partners continue to offer engaging opportuni-

process of converting one of two standalone bas-

Yours in service,

ties from free tutoring sessions for students to craft

ketball courts at Deer Springs Park into two pickle-

Mayor Pamela Goynes-Brown September-October


From the President

Board of Directors

THE REQUIRED annual budget mailing will be sent to all homeowners on

Wednesday, November 1st 2023. The mailing will include several documents also required to be provided to homeowners with the budget. Please pay special attention to the Compliance and Enforcement Policy, the Collection Policy, the Anti-bullying policy, and the Election Procedures Policy. These documents have been revised for various reasons. The Election Policy was revised to mirror the procedure as outlined in NRS 116. The Anti-bullying policy was revised to include vendors after a homeowner seriously and continuously harassed one of our vendors over an extended period. The Compliance and Enforcement Policy and the Collection Policy have been revised for clarity and simplicity. I want to thank Wayne Headrick, Board Member and retired Air Force Colonel who holds a Ph.D. for the many hours he spent revising these documents. The documents were also reviewed by our legal counsel. Colonel Headrick is also working on revising the Design Guidelines and the Rules and Regulations, which will be mailed later. I would like to congratulate Rachelle Church on being elected to the board for District 3. Rachel is also the President of the Aliante sub association Treviso. She will be the board liaison to the Safety Committee. Welcome Rachelle! Wayne Headrick, Jim Spencer, and I were re-elected by acclamation to the board. Important Board Decisions at the August Meeting Approved a quote in the amount of $3,823 for Cyber Insurance to comply with new legislation requiring Homeowner Associations to carry Cyber Insurance. (Shortly after approving this quote our Community Manager found a lower premium in the amount of $1,725. We canceled the higher premium policy and purchased the lower premium policy.) • Reviewed and approved a revised Compliance and Enforcement Policy subject to our legal counsel’s review as mentioned above. • A proposal to install Steel Edging between the Aliante Common area and the areas belonging to Dairy Queen, Creative Kids, Firestone and 7-11 on the Deer Springs side of the southeast corner of Deer Springs and Aliante Parkway. One of the businesses at that location hired a landscape company to trim this area and the landscape company over trimmed several plants on our side resulting in them dying. This is not the first time something like this has happened. When the Dairy

Michael Breault,President Jim Spencer, Vice President R. Wayne Headrick, Director Cherie White, Secretary Stanley Wright, Treasurer Heather McAlister, Director Rachelle Church, Director

Management Aliante Master Association c/o FirstService Residential 2590 Nature Park Drive, Suite 100 North Las Vegas, NV 89084 Phone: (702) 399-7327

Office Staff Community Manager Janelle Fuhrmann, CM, CMCA®, AMS® Assistant Community Manager Liza Chimal Lifestyle Coordinator Jessica Acevedo Administrative Compliance Coordinator Reina Tejada Aliante Master Resident Portal/Website Management Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Securitas Roving Patrol Roving Patrol 1: (702) 237-4724 Roving Patrol 2: (702) 237-4723

Queen and Creative kids were being built the owner of the contracting company began digging up

Cost Center Delegates

our three Olive Trees valued at approximately $6,0000 each to move to a home, he was building

La Vella: (vacant) • Pavona: (vacant) Ravenna: (vacant) • Salerno: Joyce Pizzo San Destin: (vacant) • Serenata: (vacant) Vialetto: (vacant)

for himself. Fortunately, Gothic caught him in the act and the trees were never removed but they continues on page 5

Sub-Association Delegates

Committe & Board Meetings Please scan the QR code for the desired Committee and/or Board meeting you would like to attend. Please note, some committee meetings are not open to homeowners. Only the committees open to all homeowners are provided.

Autumn Ridge/Springdale: Stan Wright Club Aliante: Fred Wilebski The Courts at Aliante: Sarah Davi Cove at Aliante: Vacant Estates at Aliante: Janice Bee Fields: Michael Shappley Manor at Aliante: Vacant Prominence at Aliante: Launa Esparza Seasons: Vacant Seville Etage: Matthew Olden Terrasini: Sue DeLong Treviso: Gene Neal

Community Hotline (702) 399-4273



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Aliante Master Association, its agents, and affiliates are not responsible for any services listed or rendered by third parties through this publication.

Upcoming Committee Meetings All meetings listed below will be held virtually. To receive updated Board meeting information please be sure toregister your email address on the Aliante Master website at

Architectural Review Committee As needed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

From the Mailbag

Compliance Committee Thursday, November 2, 2023. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:00 p.m. Thursday, December 7, 2023. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:00 p.m. Finance Committee Tuesday, November 14, 2023. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:00 p.m. No meeting in December

Call for Arts & Crafts Show Exhibitors

Property and Grounds Committee Tuesday, November 7 ,2023. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2023. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:30 p.m. Publications Committee No meeting in November or December Safety Committee Wednesday, November 1, 2023. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2023. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:00 p.m. Social Committee Monday, November 6, 2023. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:00 p.m. Monday, December 4, 2023. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:00 p.m.

Committee Members

The Sun City Aliante Fall Arts & Crafts

items, sewing crafts, beading, one-of-a-kind

Show will be held on Friday and Satur-

jewelry pieces, needlework and crocheted

day, November 10 and 11, 2023 from 9

items, candles, woodworking products,

a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sun City Aliante

greeting cards, holiday items, and more.

Community Center. The Sun City Aliante Seniors with

Architectural Review Committee Michael Breault (Board Liaison) Dana Campbell (Chair) Emilio Brunetti Joyce Pizzo Dennis Spoto Stan Wright Gene Neal Liza Chimal (Staff Liaison) Compliance Committee Heather McAlister (Board Liaison) Dennis Spoto (Chair) Tiana Hudson Lee Kaainoni Dana Campbell Joyce Pizzo Harold Witherspoon Janelle Fuhrmann (Staff Liaison) Finance Committee Stanley Wright (Board Liaison) Gene Neal Cherie White Elie Taylor Janelle Fuhrmann (Staff Liaison)

P & G Committee continued Wilson Langford Michael Shappley Tim Yanchisin Oscar Mandujano Janelle Fuhrmann (Staff Liaison)

The show will be held in the Sun City

Warm Hearts will sponsor a raffle to ben-

Aliante Community Center located at 7394

efit S.A.F.E. House, a charity for at-risk chil-

Aliante Parkway, North Las Vegas (at the

dren and their mothers. Every vendor is

Publications Committee R. Wayne Headrick (Board Liaison) Jessica Acevedo (Staff Liaison)

intersection of Aliante Pkwy. and Elkhorn,

required to donate a hand-made craft item

across from Aliante Casino & Hotel).

for each day’s raffle to benefit the charity.

Admission is Free. The general public is

For more information, please contact

also invited to enjoy the fun, shop and

Elaine Goddard or Lori Daniels at 702-

get some great gift ideas for the upcom-


Safety Committee Wilson Langford (Chair) Bill Foster Lynn Geils Michael Shappley Debbie Wiechecki Elie Taylor Rachelle Church Janelle Fuhrmann (Staff Liaison) Social Committee Cherie White (Board Liaison) Elie Taylor (Chair) Joyce Pizzo Samesha Ramadan Sabrina Shappley Delila Welch Jessica Acevedo (Staff Liaison)

Property & Grounds Committee Jim Spencer (Board Liaison) Dennis Spoto (Chair)

ing holidays. This event, designed to showcase handmade artistic items, promises to be a fantastic shopping experience… offering all those specialty items you love. Many res-

Upcoming Board Meetings Thursday, November 16, 2023 10:00 a.m. Budget Ratification Meeting 6:00 p.m. Executive session (closed to homeowners) 7:00 p.m. Board of Directors meeting (open to homeowners virtualy and in person)

idents and representatives from the Clark County Artisan’s Guild, the Beader’s Guild and other groups are expected to participate in this popular event.

No Board Meeting is held in December. All meetings listed above are held at the Aliante FirstService Residential office, located at 2590 Nature Park Drive, Suite 100 North Las Vegas, NV 89084

at S & i Fr er b m e v No th 1 1 & 10

Shop for hand-crafted, unique items such as artwork, baskets, ceramics, pottery, fused glass items, quilted and knitted



From the Treasurer ALIANTE MASTER HOA budget performance

to our budget. The HOA is compliant with

will be No Assessment Increase for the Master

from January through September has been

NRS116.3115 in that reserve funds have not

HOA, but the La Vella Cost Center assessment

very healthy, with on- or under-budget

been used for daily maintenance.

will be increased to $14.50 per month based

expenses in every budget category. As the

on the Finance Committee’s recommendation.

chart below indicates, as of September 30,

2024 Operating Budget

The Board-approved budgets are subject to

2023, Operating Revenues exceeded our bud-

In September, the Finance Committee recom-

ratification by homeowners in November.

get by $131,679, while Operating Expenses

mended, and the Board approved the pro-

were underbudget by $300,778 for a total

posed 2024 Operating and Reserve Budgets

Respectfully Submitted,

favorable variance of $432,458 compared

for the Master HOA and Cost Centers. There

Stan Wright, Treasurer

Third ress Add

The Aliante Master now has the ability to add up to 3 addresses to a homeowner’s account. The main mailing/billing address or primary address will receive ALL correspondences from the Association. The second (usually a property manager or management company) and third address (home) will receive non-compliance letters only. If you would like to add a third address to your account, please email management at * Please note the request must be in writing from the deeded owner or their authorized representative.


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From the President

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all had a huge hole dug around them! We expect the steel edge will make

$59,610 which includes savings of $13,500 from Gothic for demolition.

it apparent what section belongs to the Aliante Master Association and

A rebate of $20,820 is expected from SNWA. The conversion is expected

what section belongs to those other businesses.

to save 763,400 gallons of water annually.

• Elie Taylor was appointed to the Safety Committee.

• The Property and Grounds committee after reviewing the turf conversion on the four corners of Aliante Parkway and Deer Springs decided

Important Board Decisions at the September Meeting

that other plants at the end of their useful lifespan on these corners, not

Reviewed and approved a 5-year contract with JMAC Plumbing to clean

a part of the turf removal, should be replaced. A proposal in the amount

our Storm Drains. We were able to lock in a $.15 per year increase which

of $11,830 was approved for all four corners.

is only 2.8% per year for the 5-year period. • Gothic completed its inspection of all the sidewalks along all streets and inside all landscaped arroyos and found forty-two panels that were

• Approved a proposal by Twilight in the amount of $7,570 to install landscape uplighting for the trees in the newly created park at the corner of Aviary and North Deer Springs.

raised above the adjacent panel too high to be ground down and need-

We approved the 2024 budget as recommended by the Finance Com-

ing replacement. We approved a proposal from Gothic to replace these

mittee. Please read the Treasurer’s report for more information on the

panels in the amount of $49,500.

2024 budget.

• Many of our trees have grown to the point that they are susceptible

• Securitas has determined that it is time to replace their vehicles.

to wind damage and even destruction. The board approved a proposal

The vehicles are included in our contracted monthly cost so there is no

from Gothic in the amount of $5,292 to thin fourteen trees to minimize

financial impact to the Association. They wanted to know if we would

wind damage. The 2024 budget includes a new line item for tree thin-

like to stay with trucks or switch to small SUVs. The board conferred


with Security Officer and our account supervisor Keven Spence who

• Approved proposals for turf removal at the two corners on the 215

agreed that SUVs would be nice, but we settled on pickup trucks, as the

Beltway and Aliante Parkway. The proposal for the Starbucks corner is

officers need the bed of the trucks for their bicycles, orange cones and

$62,204 which includes savings from Gothic in the amount of $19,500

the Open House signs they remove.

for the cost of demolition. A rebate of $25,950 is expected from SNWA bringing the net cost to $36,255. The conversion is expected to save

Michael Breault

951,500 gallons of water annually. The proposal for Capriotti’s corner is


Holiday Decorations Nothing can give you that Holiday Spirit faster than when the holiday decora-

tions go up. We thought it might be a good time to remind all the homeowners of Aliante what the Rules and Regulations are concerning outdoor holiday decorations. If you are planning on decorating the outside of your home for the holidays, please review these guidelines to ensure you remain in compliance. Outdoor Holiday Decorations: Lights or other decorations may be placed, erected, or displayed on a Lot in commemoration or celebration of publicly observed holidays without the approval of the Board of Directors or its duly appointed designee subject to the following: a. Such lights or decorations may not unreasonably disturb the peaceful enjoyment of Owners of adjacent homes by illuminating bedrooms, creating noise, or attracting sight-seers. b. Holiday lights of decorations relating to any publicly observed holiday between December 1st and December 31st of any year may not be displayed before November 15th of the same year. c. All lights and decorations that are not permanent fixtures of a Lot that were part of the original construction or have been properly approved as

permanent improvements by the Master Board or its duly appointed designee shall be removed within thirty (30) days after the holiday has ended. d. The Master Board or its duly appointed designee shall have the right, upon thirty (30) days prior written notice, to designate a party to enter upon any Lot and summarily remove exterior lights or decorations displayed in violation of this provision. The individuals removing the lights and decorations shall not be liable to the Owner for trespass, conversion, or damages of any kind except intentional misdeeds and gross negligence. And please remember: – Do not place holiday decorations where they can create a trip and fall hazard. – Only use holiday decorations specifically designed and labeled for outdoor use. – Do not overload your electrical outlets. Happy Holidays!



Maintenance Report: October 2023 Maintenance The Flowers in the 18 small pots & in the 4 big pots will be replaced the first week of August 2023. • The maintenance on Aliante Pkwy North, and along Elkhorn between Aviary and Clayton was completed between Sep 27th. & Oct. 4th. According to our schedule, we will once again service the area between Nov. 8th to Nov. 15th, 2023. • Between Oct 5ths. & Oct.12th, we serviced Clayton St, Brian Cram St, and Deer Springs South between Aviary and Clayton • Between October 13th to the 20th. We serviced Aviary way as well as Grand Teton • We are currently working on Centennial- We started maintenance on Oct.23rd, and we will be there until Oct.30th. The following areas will be maintained in the following weeks: 1. From Oct. 31st. to Nov. 7th Deer Springs N.- RomeDecatur – Dorrell. 2. From Nov. 8th. to Nov 15th. Deer Springs S.- Clayton & Brian Cram.

• Aeration on the remaining turf will start on Nov.1st and will be completed by Friday Nov. 10th. • We will be fertilizing all remaining turf after we are done aerating. The Fertilizer that we will be using is 21-2-4 which will help the grass maintain its green color with minimal water during the cooler months. • Between the months of December 2023 & January 2024 we will be spraying pre-emergent throughout the community to reduce the growth of weeds in the Spring. • Over the last 6 weeks we have replaced over 900 plants under warranty, in the next few weeks we are planning on replacing another 200 to 300 plants under warranty, and 25 trees which are also under warranty. The location of those trees will be sent to FSR management. • So far in October we have replaced 12 irrigation valves around the community, valve replacements are due to wear and tear. • On November 1st we will be changing our watering schedule to once a week, however, we will still be manually watering areas that may need extra water. • Turf conversion on the 215 Starbucks side is almost complete, we are awaiting delivery of our Specialty plants. (Saguaro Cacti, Soap tree, Candelabra tree, and Organ Cacti) all other plants have been installed. continues on next page Photos: (left and below) continued maintenance service of the walking trails, streets, and new landscaping / plantings.

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Gothic Maintenance Report

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Gothic Landscape Site Data September Statistics Aliante Community sits on 1900 acres of land. As part of the Development Agreement, Aliante Master was required to set aside 22% of its property for public and recreational purposes. • 22% = 418 acres, which includes over 40 miles of concrete sidewalk, 108 doggie stations, landscaped common areas @ 60% or more, a landscaped trail system, over 570,000 sq ft of live turf (not including the Aliante Golf Course) 5600+ trees, 860 Olive trees and 170K +/- Shrubs. • To comply with the Development Agreement, in 20192020 Aliante HOA installed 40,000+ new shrubs and 1600+ new trees in the Aliante community. • To comply with the new law, AB356. Over 180K sq ft of nonfunctional turf has been removed, and per the Development agreement, nearly 15K+new shrubs have been installed. • To service and maintain the Aliante community we have 21 full-time gardeners & 2 irrigation techs. M-F. 6 Gardeners & 1 irrigation techs on Sat & Sun. We have personnel on site 7 days a week and a 24-hour emergency response team. A maintenance rotation around the Aliante community takes 6 weeks. The maintenance service includes but is not limited to the following. – Selective shrub prune. – Raised low hanging tree branches. – Removal and disposal of debris. – Servicing of doggie stations. – Mowing. – Removal and spot treat weeds. – Deep root watering of new plants. – Irrigation checkups and repairs. – Landscape damage repairs. – Warranty plant replacement.

• In 2016-2017 Aliante HOA switched to smart irrigation controllers (satellites) that could self-adjust according to weather; Aliante also installed 11 smart water meters that can be access via internet and can send alerts when excess water is being used or wasted. With the use of smart controllers and smart water meters, Aliante HOA was able to save over 7 million gals of water in the first 2 years of use. We estimate that after all nonfunctional turf is removed, Aliante Master will save 16,571,500 gals of water per year. • Between May 1st & Aug. 31st our watering window is between 7pm and 11am- Monday through Saturday, no watering on Sundays. Why is this information important to understand? Well, to comply with SNWA watering regulations, our last watering cycle must end by 11 am on Saturday and start again after 7 pm on Monday. Which means that, for the remaining of the day on Saturday, all day Sunday, and most of the day on Monday, our plants, trees, and turf have no water which in most cases can be detrimental to some of the newly installed shrubs and trees that have yet to stablished roots that can withstand temperatures of 100 degrees and above. • SNWA’s watering regulations are another reason why we have irrigation tech on site 7 days a week, not only to identify and repair leaks, but also to manually water newly installed and /or stressed shrubs and trees. • Having personnel on site 7 days a week is fundamental in keeping Aliante Master looking green and pristine. It is also a big reason our mortality rate in newly planted shrubs and trees is lower than the industry standard of 12%; our mortality rate in newly installed plants and trees is between 5% and 7%.

• To keep the 570K sq ft of turf alive and green, an estimated 31,000,000 gals of water was used per year and over 4,000 lbs. of fertilizer was sprayed every 3 months. • and 570k sq ft of turf, Aliante HOA has 43 irrigation timers throughout the community, which combined, they control over 1600 electrical commercial grade valves, ranging in size from 1” to 2” and have a service life span of 2-3 years. An average of 20-25 valves are replaced monthly, and an estimated 280+ leaks are repaired each month.








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Are You Missing Out? ARE YOU RECEIVING THE AERIAL, the Aliante Newsletter, important alerts,

community event reminders, and information about the Aliante Master Homeowner’s Association? Would you like to know when the next Board of Directors meeting will be or if the Community Garage Sale will take place? The fastest and most efficient way to relay this information, and the only way to receive the Aerial, is by sending emails to all our homeowners. In the case of urgent alerts, such as a neighbor reporting a water leak at your house, we may also contact you by phone. Please make sure your email address is on file with the Aliante Master Association, as well as your sub association, if it is also managed by FirstService Residential, and your Communication Preferences are set up to receive emails. While the Aliante Master Association and several other sub associations, such as, but not limited to Autumn Ridge, Springdale, Seasons and Treviso, are managed by FirstService Residential the Master and Sub Associations do not share databases and communication preferences. Please follow the steps below to confirm we have your preferred email address and phone numbers. (We will never share your email address or phone number.) 1. Log on to the Aliante Master Website: 2. If you are already registered, skip step 3, 4 and 5 and proceed to step 6. If you are not registered, you can self-register by clicking on: “Create Account” You will be taken to “FirstService Residential Web Access Registration” page. Enter you name and email address and click register.

Aliante Cost Center Landscaping Maintenance Schedule Monday-San Destin (Marsh Tern, Swordbill, Corvine, Maybird, Chebec) Tuesday-Vialleto, Serenata, and San Destin (Brian Cram, Iceland Gull) Wednesday-La Vella Thursday-Ravenna, Salerno Friday-Pavona

Act Now Don’t second guess yourself • If only I had reported . . . • If only I had called . . . • If only I had done . . . See Something, Say Something provides an easy method for you to act in the best interest of your family, friends, business, neighbors and community

3. You will be sent to an email with a verification code. 4. Once the verification code has been entered, you need to create a secure passcode. 5. Once the terms and conditions are accepted, follow the instructions by then entering either the property address or the account number. Your account number can be found in your coupon payment book, or you can request it from Customer Service by calling (702) 399-4273 6. Log in to the Connect Resident Portal 7. Click on the hamburger menu (3 stacked vertical lines) in the top left of the screen. 8. Click My Account, then select My Communications Preferences tab from the options near the top of the screen. 9. In the “Communications” box select “Email Select All” to check on the boxes to ensure you receive all emails and the box at the bottom of the page to receive payment notifications. 10. It is recommended that you also setup your Text Phone Number which will enable management to text you in important situations such as someone reporting a stream of water flowing out your front door. After you add your text phone number it will need to be verified. FirstService Residential will send you a text asking you to reply YES to confirm your text address. After verifying your text address refresh the page and the word “verified” should now be in green. Now you can select the boxes to receive text messages. 11. Be sure to click on the SAVE box on the bottom of the screen.

Important Aliante Community Links

Water Leak Email Hot Line Gothic has set up a 24 hour emergency email address for homeowners to use to report any landscape irrigation leaks as well as any other issues that pertain to the landscape within the Aliante Master Homeowners Association. With this service homeowners will also be able to send up to 2 photos of the area they are reporting.

Please report any leaks to this email: Please note this is for reporting water leaks only.



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With a distribution of 7500, that’s a lot of eyes on your business. Contact Aliante Master Association at to get your business seen today.

Aliante Aerial in Digital Form The technical age is in full swing and the Aliante Master is always working on improving our communication skills. The Publications Committee, in an effort to better serve the community, is emailing the Aliante Aerial in digital form. Please make sure we have your email address in our data base so that you may receive the most current, up to date information. See our “Are You Missing Out?” article in this issue to learn how to update your email address and stay connected.

Don’t Do It, Yet! According to the conditions, covenants, and restrictions signed by every homeowner, all improvements on a homeowner’s property require prior, written consent of the master architectural review committee and, if in a sub-association, the sub-association’s architectural review committee as well.



Improvements include, but are not limited to: 1. Patios 2. Patio covers 3. Pools and spas 4. Trampolines, swing sets, and other playground equipment 5. Auxiliary structures, including sheds

7. Any landscaping changes, including replacement of plants or trees with differing plants or trees 8. Fences, gates, and walls 9. Solar panels 10. Security doors

6. Exterior structural alterations, including exterior color changes

The Aliante Master Architectural Change Form (ARC Submittal Form) and governing documents for the Aliante Master Association can be obtained on the Community Website/Resident Portal at https:// or by calling (702) 399-4273. Contact your sub-association to obtain a copy of its form and governing documents.


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Neighborhood Watch Program THERE ARE MULTIPLE Neighborhood Watch groups in effect across

How it works

the City of North Las Vegas, helping to keep our community safe.

✔ A homeowner or business owner installs a surveillance system

These groups of neighbors work together with each other and with

on their property.

the North Las Vegas Police Department to increase collaboration

✔ While recording, the surveillance system catches something

within the community and empower citizens to play a proactive role in combating crime.

useful for the Police Department, perhaps a perpetrator coming, leaving or committing a crime.

The Neighborhood Watch programs are run by citizens with assistance from NLVPD. Any resident or community can join - it’s as simple as starting a conversation with your neighbors! How Do I Start a Neighborhood Watch Program?

✔ Talk with your neighbors and discuss their needs and concerns. Find out which days or hours work best for an initial meeting.

✔ Establish a list of volunteers and interested participants. Solicit for a Coordinator and Block Captain. The coordinator is the direct liaison to NLVPD. Block Captains are the liaisons between the participants and the coordinator. All interested volunteers must complete an application through the Police Department.

✔ Four weeks prior to your desired meeting date, contact NLVPD’s Community Services Division at (702) 633-1808 to schedule a Crime Prevention Specialist to attend and give a presentation on the program, home security and other crime prevention practices.

✔ Your group is official! After the initial meeting, work with NLVPD to order and put-up Neighborhood Watch signs. NLVPD Community Cam Program

The North Las Vegas Police Department Community Cam Program pairs police and the community to take advantage of the abun-

✔ A Patrol Officer approaches you as part of an investigation and

dance of video surveillance systems at homes and businesses

asks if it would be possible for you to review your video between

throughout the community to help reduce crime. Through com-

the listed times of the event. Or perhaps you discover something

munication with community members, the program works to deter

of law enforcement concern on your video and contact NLVPD.

crime, identify suspects, and increase our department’s proactive

✔ With your information, helpful information captured on the

approaches to safety.

surveillance system will be downloaded and passed along to

In partnership with the Neighbors by Ring app, the program enables community members to see, post and engage on posts

detectives, enabling them to better solve the crime or address the situation.

related to crime and safety in their neighborhood. The app also allows police to submit video requests to users for use in investi-

Please note that we do not collect any of your vital information

gations. Residents are not required to have a Ring device to use

during the registration process, we do not ever “tap” into your

this platform.

surveillance system, and your information is accessible to police

There is no fee for residents or businesses to participate, and

only for official investigations with your approval and authori-

user information is confidential. Participants can unregister or opt

zation. Together, you and our officers work together in solving

out at any time.

crime in your area.

The help of the community is integral to solving crime! Visit our Community Cam Program Registration page for new registrations, to update an existing registration or to opt out of the program.




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Leak Detection Critical for Saving Water IN RECENT YEARS, the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) has

enhanced its efforts to ensure the efficient and uninterrupted flow of water through the community’s complex underground grid of pipes and valves. While the nature of this work may appear complicated, the LVVWD deploys various high-tech tools to detect and repair leaks in a timely manner to avoid major shutdowns and loss of service. One of these tools is an acoustic monitoring system, which “listens” to water as it flows through pipes and alerts technicians in the event of a leak. Typically, water flowing through pipes generates a low-frequency sound; however, the system can detect a high-frequency sound wave if water is leaking from a pipe. LVVWD technicians can then trace the leak’s location and work quickly to repair it.

water, then your emitters are likely high-flow; a bead-like release of water drops indicates a low-flow emitter. Once you’ve determined the flow rate of your emitters, follow these suggested watering times: For residents, detecting leaks on their property is also crucial to conservation efforts and to reduce water-waste in the community. To help residents detect, locate, and repair leaks, the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) offers a rebate for smart leak detectors of 50 percent off the purchase price or $200, whichever is less. To receive the smart leak detector rebate coupon, applicants must participate in a 60-month research study related to consumer leak detection devices. The program allows for one coupon per address. Coupons are redeemable only for the purchase of a qualifying product.

To determine how long to set your drip irrigation, first identify if your drip emitters have a high- or a low-flow rate, based on gallons per hour (gph). If you observe a consistent flow, stream or sprinkler-like release of

The date of purchase from the customer receipt must be within 30 days of the coupon’s printed date. The smart leak detector rebate program is important to the community as the leak detectors can help provide alerts to residents of potential water waste. This can help prevent you from incurring an excessive usage charge as the thresholds for seasonal water use were reduced earlier this year. For more information, visit

Effective Ways to Scoop the Poop PET OWNERS shall

that can have a major impact on the environment, so in

closely supervise

most locations it’s the law. The following tips will help

their dogs, be within

with effective ways to “scoop the poop.”

view, and always

While there is no perfect solution

have a leash in hand.

for cleaning dog waste, biodegradable

Each pet owner

bags are a much more environmentally

is responsible for

friendly option.

removing the pet’s

For those who don’t like to carry a poop bag around,

litter from the walk-

there are products that allow you to clip your

ways and disposing

dog’s waste bag to its leash until you find a

of it in designated

garbage can. Some of these products include the


Poopy Carrier, The H-Clip, and The Fifth Paw.

No one likes

If you walk your dog at night, grab a flashlight so

scooping pet waste.

you can zone in on the pile quicker. Everyone is

It’s messy and

held accountable for picking up after their pet.

smelly but cleaning

If this issue remains a problem, you could face

up is very necessary. Dog waste carries harmful microorganisms

a violation. September-October


State Your Claim

Mark Your Calendars

Could Nevada be holding money for you?

What money you may ask, Items specified in Nevada Revised Statutes 120A says Nevada could hold financial assets owed to an individual or a bus iness, including securities, bank accounts, uncashed payroll checks, utility

Republic Bulk Pickup Schedule A San Destin-Tivoli San Destin-Ravello

November 13, 27 December 11, 25

Schedule B Club Aliante Sun City Aliante

November 7, 21 December 11, 25

deposits, insurance proceeds, gift certificates, and other items. The primary mission of the Nevada Unclaimed Property Division is to reunite original owners with their property. The Treasurer’s Office is charged with safeguarding the value of these assets in perpetuity. The original owner or heir never loses the ability to claim the property value. Note: Unclaimed Property Does Not Include Real Estate Or Vehicles.

Here is how you can check to see if you have unclaimed money. Go to the Nevada State Treasurer website and click the yellow smiley face option that says

Schedule C Cove Estates Pavona Prominence Salerno Seville Etage Terrasini Courts Manor Seasons

LaVella Ravenna Serenata Fields Treviso

November 14, 28 December 12, 26


Schedule D Autumn Ridge/Springdale San Destin-Palazzo

November 1, 15, 29 December 13, 27

“search for unclaimed money”. It really is that easy. Not from Nevada? You can state your claim in other states as well. Go to There is no fee to file a claim or to search for property.

Please note: Trash Containers and garbage cans may only be placed on the curb or at the end of a lot for pickup twelve (12) hours before the scheduled pick-up date and time. The containers and cans must be removed from the pickup location within twelve (12) hours after pickup.(Section 10.3 of the Rules and Regulations) If containers have not been serviced, please contact Republic Services at 702.735.5151

Securitas Deters Car Theft Says NLVPD! ON FRIDAY, October 13th Near Tivoli, Security Offi-

cer Anthony Thomas encountered an attempted car theft. A white KIA Sedan was parked in the driveway, and the passenger door was left open. The security officer checked on the vehicle and discovered glass broken near the door. Upon closer inspection, Security officer Thomas observed that the steering wheel column had been compromised with the ignition wires exposed! The resident was notified, and the NLVPD came to check the scene. The security officer made sure his fellow partner checked the area to ensure safety and no further attempts. A witness had come forward to write a statement for NLVPD stating that four to six male minors driving a silver sedan had left in a hurry just before the arrival of Security officer Thomas. NLVPD had informed Security officer Thomas that most likely these were the same thieves that had attempted to steal another vehicle in the community across Clayton. We would like to thank Security Officer Anthony Thomas for continuing to keep our community safe & working alongside NLVPD.


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Community Champion WHEN I FIRST MOVED to Sun City Aliante in the summer of 2015, it

The Breeze, riding on patrol, and helping with community New-

took me a while to “find myself”.

comer and Safety Fair meetings.

Like all “newbies,” I had to learn

I came to cherish my time with

about the community, what the

my new friends in Neighborhood

rules were, and most impor-

Watch. I also was continually

tantly, who to talk with when you

learning about how to live safely

had a question.

in our community.

I was delighted to read

The key to the success of

about a wide range of clubs and

Neighborhood Watch in Sun City

groups in areas I thought I might

Aliante is Jim Blossey. He is a

be interested in exploring. My

respected member of our commu-

first couple of solo outings to

nity, and he has built an import-

groups and meetings were a bit

ant link with the North Las Vegas

disappointing. I walked into a

Police Department. He is a warm,

few group meetings that had full

down to earth, and friendly man.

tables of chatting folks who obvi-

No matter the task, or the amount

ously knew each other. In one

of effort needed, Jim is ready to

instance I tried to sit down at a

help the residents – always start-

couple of tables and was kindly

ing with a kind word and calm-

told those seats were saved. I

ing smile. He is one of a kind and

know it was a bit childish of me,

one of the few folks that everyone

but I took the second unsuccess-

seems to “know.”

ful seat try as too disappointing

When I read about the Com-

and just walked out the side door.

munity Champion nomination, I

After a bit I decided I had to

immediately thought of Jim. He

give the group activities another

has helped to keep our commu-

try. I read an interesting article

nity aware of safety issues, and

in “The Breeze” about the Neigh-

can quickly get a group of Block

borhood Watch Group. I was

Captains to help with projects

particularly interested in getting

like replacing those “pesky”

some tips on how to stay safe in

burned out lights over the house

an urban area. I had not lived in

number signs that are hard for a

or near a large city. So, I found the date of the next Neighborhood

lot of us to reach, make residents aware of suspicious cars, etc. seen

Watch Meeting and told myself I would find a place to sit, even if

in the community, coordinating several successful safety fairs with

I had to sit alone.

numerous vendors, to name only a few of Neighborhood Watch

Well …. What a surprise when I walked into the rapidly filling

efforts. As I mentioned in my opening, it is important to find some-

meeting room. I was immediately and warmly welcomed by the

one who you can talk with and get some direction from, especially

group’s coordinator, Jim Blossey. He asked if I would mind signing

when you are faced with a difficult situation. Jim has been and

his newcomer’s list so I could be introduced to the group. Also, as

continues to be my “go to” person for all safety related issues. If

I stood talking with Jim a couple of the participants called me over

he cannot answer a question, he has the names and numbers of

to sit with them. I immediately felt I had found my home in Sun

individuals or agencies that can help. And I am not the only resident

City Aliante. There were several of us “newbies” that day that Jim

of Sun City Aliante who counts Jim Blossey as their “go to” person.

introduced at the start of the meeting, and we were welcomed with

If you asked many of my neighbors and others in the community,

a round of applause.

Jim Blossey would be our “Community Champion.”

Over the years I have participated with Neighborhood Watch, helping with clerical duties, writing the monthly NW column for

Photo: Jim Blossey, Neighborhood Watch Coordinator



Aliante Sub-Associations

Dead vs Dormant

If you have questions or concerns regarding your specific community, please refer to the following list of sub-associations and contact the appropriate management company. All homeowners are entitled to speak with the listed community manager and/or attend the sub-association’s board meetings. Aliante Cove Nicklin Community Management Manager: Lisa Carrion (702) 851-7660

TREES AND SHRUBS can sometimes be slow to drop leaves in the fall or leaf out in spring. Are they alive, dead, or just

Autumn Ridge/Springdale

plain dormant for the Season?

FirstService Residential Manager: Elizabeth Polanco (702) 737-8580

Luckily for all of us there is an easy way to find out. Let’s play detective, do a little work and determine whether your

Club Aliante

woody plant is dead, in which case you

Prime Community Management Manager: Alexis Bayne (702) 869-0937

might as well look for a replacement. But if it’s alive, we’ll know to give it a chance. First, bend twigs gently. Dead twigs

Estates at Aliante FirstService Residential Manager: Sharon Tierney (702) 215-5077

are usually brittle, and snap when bent. Live twigs are flexible and bend without breaking.

Fields at Aliante

Second, and most reliable is the “scratch test.” With your thumbnail or a knife, gently scrape a small part of the

bark is brown, without the presence of a

outer gray-brown bark from a twig or

green layer, that twig or branch portion is

branch. Directly inside the outer bark on

dead. Continue checking around the tree

healthy trees/shrubs you’ll find a nice

or shrub to determine if the entire plant

green layer, called the cambium. That’s

is dead, or just portions. Follow up by

where the growth of the plant occurs. If

bending twigs to see if they snap, giving

you continue scratching away the thin

a second opinion of death.

green layer, you’ll see the whitish inner

If after you’ve performed this basic

wood. The presence of the green layer

test and are still in doubt, there is nothing

indicates life in the twig or branch. Sam-

wrong with being patient and see what

ple wood from around the tree or shrub

early spring and summer have in store

to determine whether the entire plant is

for your plant.

healthy. On the other hand, if the scratch test

Gothic Landscaping

reveals that the layer beneath the outer

Thoroughbred Management Manager:Melissa Lozano Brandon Cunningham (702) 515-2042 Prominence at Aliante CAMCO Manager: Alisca Redmon (702) 531-3382 Sun City Aliante FirstService Residential Manager: Damian Carrasco (on site) (702) 638-5000 The Court at Aliante FirstService Residential Manager: Kellie Holt (702) 215-5036 The Manor at Aliante Management Trust Manager: Richard Aparis (702) 835-6904

We Want You!

The Seasons at Aliante FirstService Residential Manager: Ashley Cameron (702) 215-5044 Seville Etage

Consider volunteering on a committee! We currently have vacancies for the following Committees: Finance • Property & Grounds • Publications • Social Committees Scan the QR code to obtain a Committee Interest Form. Please email the form to Thank you for your participation!


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FirstService Residential Manager: Sharon Tierney (702) 215-5077 Terrasini FirstService Residential Manager: Courtney Simpkins (702) 737-8580 Treviso FirstService Residential Manager: Michelle Gonzales (702) 737-8580

2590 Nature Park Drive, Suite 100 North Las Vegas, NV 89084

Important Phone Numbers 911 Emergency Police or Fire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911 City of North Las Vegas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (702) 633-1871 NLV Abandoned Vehicles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (702) 633-1390 NLV Animal Protection Services - Dispatch. . . . . . . (702) 633-9111 NLV Broken Street Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (702) 633-3275 NLV Building Complaints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (702) 633-1922 NLV Building Permits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (702) 633-1536 NLV Business Licensing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (702) 633-1520 NLV Code Enforcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (702) 633-1677 NLV Crime Prevention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (702) 633-1810 NLV Debris in Street. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (702) 633-1313

311 Non-Emergency Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (702) 633-9111 NLV Environmental Hazards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (702) 633-1290 NLV Graffiti Removal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (702) 633-1871 NLV Park Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (702) 633-1256 NLV Park Reservations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (702) 633-2418 NLV Street Lights Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (702) 633-1264 NLV Street Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (702) 633-1313 NLV Traffic Signals/Signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (702) 633-1264 NLV Water Shut Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (702) 633-1275 NLV Water Waste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (702) 633-1216 Abandoned Shopping Carts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 252-4613

Notice of 2023 Board Meetings PURSUANT TO NEVADA REVISED STATUTES (“NRS”) Chapter 116, this notice

the agenda. Please note that any comments made by any homeowner during

is being published to advise you that the Board meetings have been scheduled

the open forum, both at the beginning and at the end of the meeting, shall be

for 2023. The meetings will take place at the FirstService Residential Aliante

limited to three (3) minutes in order to allow time for all homeowners to speak

Marketplace Office, located at 2590 Nature Park Drive, Suite 100, North Las

should they wish to do so.

Vegas, NV 89084. Please be advised that there will be an open forum at the

Pursuant to NRS Chapter 116, please be advised that the meeting will be

beginning and the end of the meeting, during which time all homeowners in

audio recorded; provided, however, that the executive session shall not be audio

attendance will be given the opportunity to address other Association members

recorded. A copy of the audio recording will be available to all homeowners not

and the Board of Directors (the “Board”). With respect to the open forum at the

more than thirty (30) days after the meeting. Homeowners may obtain a copy of the

beginning of the meeting, please note that any comments or questions made by

audio recording by contacting FirstService Residential in writing at 2590 Nature

any homeowners during such open forum are limited to items that are listed on

Park Drive, Suite 100, North Las Vegas, NV 89084, or at

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY of the agenda prior to

minutes or a summary thereof in electronic format

2023 Board of Directors Meetings

the date of the meeting, you may contact FirstSer-

at no charge to the homeowner. If a copy of the

The Executive Session meetings begin at 6:00 p.m.

vice Residential at (702) 399-4273 or you may view

minutes or a summary thereof is not available in

and the General Session meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.,

a copy on the website. Otherwise, you may obtain

electronic format, homeowners can request a copy

via Webex unless otherwise announced.

a copy of the agenda at the meeting. Furthermore,

in paper format. All copies in paper format will be

please be advised that minutes for the meeting will

subject to a charge of twenty-five cents ($.25) per

November 16

be available not more than thirty (30) days after

page for the first ten (10) pages, and then ten cents

December - No Board Meeting

the meeting. If you would like to obtain a copy of

($.10) per page for every page thereafter.

the minutes or a summary thereof, please contact

Please note that the Board may take action on

FirstService Residential at (702) 399-4273 or feel

any item on the agenda or any item that is consid-

free to visit the office during normal business hours.

ered an emergency pursuant to NRS Chapter 116.

All homeowners are entitled to receive a copy of the September-October


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