August 2013 anthem community council
resourceguide Anthem, Arizona
Your Guide to ACC News and Information
ACC Breaks Ground on New Civic Building
Board Approves 2013-14 Strategic Priorities What is an Enhancement Fund?
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Fall Activity Guide Inside!
Anthem 15th Anniversary Committee Making Plans
Non-residential (Commercial) Property Use Standards
Community Center News
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Communications & Public Affairs Director Shannon Wallace Graphic Design & Web Manager Jamie Flores Art Direction Christi Bielstein Strategic Design Contributing Writers ACC Staff and Board Anthem Veterans Memorial Support Team Anthem Country Club Community Association Anthem Parkside Community Association Village at Anthem Condominium Council of Co-Owners Contact ACC firstname.lastname@example.org Published monthly, the Anthem Community Council (ACC) Resource Guide is your guide to news and information about programs and services offered by the ACC, as well as pertinent business- and HOA-related information. All contents are copyrighted 2013. For additional community information: www.OnlineAtAnthem.com.
A Community Building to Build Community Renovations are underway at the future Anthem Civic Building! We held a groundbreaking (or “wall breaking”) ceremony on July 3 (check out the photos at www.OnlineAtAnthem. com). We are using or reusing almost all of the furniture and materials in the existing building, and the contractor, Brignall, began the salvaging process and demolition in mid-July. We are posting progress updates and photos on the website so residents can track the project as it moves along. The building will be a place for Anthem community members of all ages to engage in their local town, interact with one another, participate in programs and activities, and more. Building community through a community building - that’s what this undertaking is about. The Anthem community, under the leadership of the ACC Boards of Directors, past and present, and with extensive input and direction from residents, had the vision to pursue a building that could serve as a community gathering space – as project architect Diane Jacobs calls it, “Anthem’s Living Room.” All are invited to attend the grand opening of your new civic building in January 2014 as the kickoff for our 15th Anniversary Celebration. Implementation of the Civic Building project is one part of the ACC Board’s strategic priorities for 2013-2014. The Board gathers each year to define (or confirm) the areas of focus for the organization and community for the coming year. See a complete listing of strategic priorities on page 3.
Jenna R. Kollings, Community Executive Officer Anthem Community Council www.facebook.com/AnthemCommunityCouncil
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Preserving, Protecting, and Enhancing a Genuine Sense of Community The Anthem Community Council (ACC) serves as a unifying entity for the overall Anthem community. Our mission is to establish and maintain a governing structure that will preserve, protect, and enhance the plans, policies, infrastructure, and resources needed to support a genuine sense of community, facilitate sound economic development, and promote quality of life for all Anthem residents.
Board Approves 2013-14 Strategic Priorities The Anthem Community Council Board of Directors meets on an annual basis to review, modify, and update identified strategic priorities that guide the Board and staff in serving the Anthem community. At their June 26 Board meeting, the Board approved and adopted their 2013-14 priorities that directs staff to continue to: • Implement Facility Master Plan projects to address community needs and ensure the future viability of Anthem, including completion of the Civic Building in early 2014 and final design work on Opportunity Way Park in mid-2014 • Evaluate ACC programs and services, make changes as necessary, and employ best practices and strong fiscal management to ensure the cost effective and efficient use of ACC resources. • Devote resources to assist in the implementation of economic development programs. Included are those that support the local business economy; and • Focus on enhancing a safe environment in Anthem by serving as a community advocate for appropriate law enforcement coverage and public safety services, and maintain a safe environment at all ACC facilities for residents and patrons. Although this is not a comprehensive list of the ACC’s priorities and overall responsibilities, this defines where resources and attention will be devoted for the coming year for large-scale initiatives. For more information: www.OnlineAtAnthem.com.
ACC Focuses on Economic Development The ACC Board held their annual strategic planning session in June. At that session, the Board recognized the progress and accomplishments of the Economic
Development and Marketing Committee. With community marketing initiatives well underway and managed by staff, the Board is transitioning the Committee to an economic development focus. As part of their mission, the new Economic Development Committee and ACC staff will work collaboratively to: • Create a more robust listing and map of all Anthem businesses; • Facilitate the attraction of new businesses and promote the creation of quality jobs within Anthem through the development of a Commercial Property Database; • Conceptualize a “Small Business Educational Program” that would host small business experts in varying industry topics; and • Conceptualize the development of an “Economic Development Roundtable” that would bring together a select regional collective to discuss various topics related to area economic development and explore and implement opportunities for collaboration for fostering shared economic development goals.
Civic Building Update – A Ground Breaking Success Anthem community members and leaders gathered for the Anthem Civic Building Groundbreaking Ceremony on Wednesday, July 3 to kick off renovations for the new Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way. Purchased by the ACC last summer, the existing building is a 36,000 square-footfacility that will offer a premier gathering place for Anthem residents, community groups, local businesses, educational institutions, and other public groups and gatherings. It is intended to concentrate vital community and law enforcement services into a single, convenient location and provide community spaces for cultural, social, and more quiet recreational activities. ACC Resource Guide 3
news • Opportunity Way Park Neighborhood park (north of Opportunity Way and west of 46th Lane) to include three multi-use sports fields, playground area, leisure/social game space, restrooms, parking lot, and landscaping. Estimated project completion date: Summer 2015 Estimated cost: $1,783,000 • Liberty Bell Park Enhancements to include leisure/social game space, half-court basketball, reconditioned multi-use sports field, and landscaping. Estimated project completion date: Fall 2016 Estimated cost: $660,000
The ACC Board of Directors, building project team, staff, and many community residents and guests attended the ground breaking ceremony. The project’s anticipated completion date and grand opening is slated for January 2014. For more information: www.OnlineAtAnthem.com/ civic-building-update.
Facilities Master Plan Update At the June ACC Board meeting, the Board confirmed Opportunity Way Park and Liberty Bell Park as the top two master plan priorities after the Civic Building is completed, and approved preliminary implementation schedules for both projects that take into consideration design/construction timeframes and the need to maintain a positive balance in the Enhancement Fund, the designated funding source for these capital projects. The Board directed staff to obtain a proposal for final design services for Opportunity Way Park. This proposal will be presented to the Board for their consideration in August. In addition, the Board also directed staff to give additional consideration to constructing an Outdoor Games (horseshoe and bocce ball courts) area outside the Community Center. The following proposed projects and tentative costs and completion schedules have been approved by the Board:
• Outdoor Games Area To include one regulation sized horseshoe and two bocce ball courts that meet minimum size standards, plus additional landscaping, and benches. To be located adjacent to and west of the ACC Community Center parking lot. Estimated project completion date: Fall 2016; to be bid and constructed in conjunction with Liberty Bell Park for best pricing. Estimated cost: $86,400 These schedules spread out the project costs and allow for a continuously healthy balance in the Enhancement Fund. Proposed project schedules and costs are based on reasonable present-day estimates that will likely be adjusted over time, as fiscal conditions, and/ or priorities change. For more information: www.OnlineAtAnthem.com. Continued public input may be submitted to: planning@ anthemcouncil.com.
What is an Enhancement Fund? Anthem, like all master planned communities, is governed by a set of documents established by the developer and approved by the State. One of those guiding governing documents is the Declaration of Covenants and Easements (commonly known as the “CC&Rs”) which defines the Enhancement Fund (EF) as the fee levied upon property transfers from seller to buyer to be invested on behalf of the overall Anthem community and managed by the Anthem Community Council for purposes the ACC Board
council determines beneficial for present and future generations of the Anthem community. This Fund is maintained separate and apart from all other ACC funds and accounts. To find out more about how Enhancement Funds are used, who pays the EF, and how it is calculated: www.OnlineAtAnthem.com/ content/what-is-enhancement-fund.
Pay by ‘SurePay’ – Direct Debit Payment Offered to Anthem Property Owners Sponsored by the community’s accounting agent, Associated Asset Management (AAM), “SurePay,” an easy and free direct debit option for Anthem property owners to pay their assessments, replaces quarterly assessment invoices with a monthly direct debit. By permitting the agent to automatically and electronically deduct assessment amount(s) from a checking or savings account, “SurePay” can help Anthem owners balance family budgets with a standard monthly charge in lieu of a larger quarterly payment, and level out assessment payments to the Anthem Community Council and respective HOA. There is no charge for this service. For more information or to sign up: www.associatedasset.com.
WiFi Now Available at ACC Community Center Public WiFi is now available throughout the ACC Community Center building, pool areas, and an approximate 100 ft. radius beyond the building in all directions. This Internet connection has been installed and upgraded to provide a bandwidth of 50 mps download/5 mps upload for public use. As a result, the ACC has developed a restricted site listing, which will be evaluated on an on-going basis, so that sites can be added, restored, or blocked as needed. This ensures that sites which are considered “adultoriented,” not “family-friendly” or “Anthemfriendly,” and movie-streaming download sites be restricted. Additional public WiFi will also be made available at the new Anthem Civic Building in time for its grand opening slated for January 2014.
Anthem’s 15th Anniversary Committee Making Plans January 5, 2014 marks Anthem’s 15th year of existence. To recognize this milestone, the ACC has been working with a newly formed 15th Anniversary Celebration Committee. Their mission is to recognize the journey and evolution of Anthem over the years, and support ACC staff planning efforts for a series of events that will initially kick off the grand opening of the new Anthem Civic Building, as well as commemorate the community’s 15th Anniversary throughout 2014. To date, the committee has met several times to discuss possible activities ranging from the creation of a memory book and/or quilt to a signature event in fall 2014. To get involved, email email@example.com. For more information: www.OnlineAtAnthem.com.
ACC Teams with Channel 12 for Annual Statewide PB&J Drive – Local Weatherman Visits ACC Community Center Throughout July, the ACC joined forces with KPNX-TV, Channel 12 for its annual, statewide PB&J Drive, collecting peanut butter and jelly for donation. Anthem residents and businesses were invited to drop off new, unopened peanut butter and jelly jars at the ACC Community Center. At the time this publication went to print, the donated amount had still yet to be determined. The annual PB&J Drive benefits the underprivileged children fed through the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. During the month, Channel 12’s weather anchor James Quinones also visited the ACC Community Center to broadcast his morning show live weather segments. In addition to promoting the PB&J Drive, Quinones highlighted select ACC Community Center programs that are designed for Anthem kids. For more information: www. OnlineAtAnthem.com.
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Third in a Series of Family Day Events Scheduled for September 19 On September 19, community members are invited to â€œNational Family Day Awareness and Drug Education Seminarâ€? where Stephanie Siete, Community Bridges, will discuss the dangers of marijuana and underage drinking; present the latest on teen drug trends and the new world of synthetic drugs; and discuss how to intervene and effectively communicate with teens about addressing/preventing high risk behaviors. This seminar, the third in a series of four, focuses on the importance of reducing, suppressing, and preventing teen drug use. The event will be held at the ACC Community Center Gym, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and will feature an ice cream social, an Anthem Family Day cheerleading squad, music from the Musical Theater of Anthem, and new partners that include Teen Challenge, The Outlets at Anthem, and the North Valley Regional Library. All ages are invited and encouraged to participate. To register to attend or for more information: www.OnlineAtAnthem.com/ content/anthem-family-day-series-continues.
Anthem Veteran Memorial has New Signage
Be on the lookout for three new magnetic signs posted encouraging the Anthem community, as well as visitors, to salute, honor, and support the Anthem Veterans Memorial. The previous signage was in much need of a facelift after Mother Nature had taken her toll. The signs will be displayed throughout the community at the following locations: Anthem Way, Gavilan Peak Pkwy., and Daisy Mountain Road. For more information about how to salute, honor, and support the Anthem Veterans Memorial: www.OnlineAtAnthem. com/anthem-veterans-memorial.
Summer Events Success!
It has been a great summer in the ACC Community Park. In May, kids danced, neighbors visited, and the park rocked, making the 14th year of the ACC Music in May Concert Series a huge success. Held every Friday night in May, this familyfriendly event encouraged attendees to grab a blanket, bring a picnic dinner, and enjoy the diverse sounds of local Arizona bands underneath the Anthem sky. Plans are in the works for the 2014 Music in May, including the return of food trucks and more great music. July marked the 14th annual Anthem Independence Day Celebration. Friends, family, and neighbors Valley-wide came together to enjoy the traditional fireworks display, fun rides, activities, and festival food. Next year is sure to be even more exciting as Anthem celebrates its 15th Anniversary and 15th annual Independence Day and Music in May events. Until then, mark your calendars for Autumnfest, October 26-27!
Walk to School for Better Performance This academic year, Anthem Neighborhood Watch is encouraging families to let their children walk or bike to school instead of driving them. Studies show children who bike or walk to school perform better on tasks demanding concentration, www.rideboldly.org. This is because the responsibility of navigating the geography of the neighborhood and the resulting exercise energize children, which leads to better concentration. To ensure children are safe while walking or biking, follow these safety tips: • Pick a safe route and identify safe havens – neighbors – along the route. • Use crosswalks, looking left, right, and left again before crossing. Watch for signals from drivers who slow down to allow children to cross before crossing, and always check the other direction for traffic. • Walk on sidewalks facing traffic. • Obey the crossing guards who are there to help keep children safe. • Provide children with emergency phone numbers. • Remind children about the principles of “stranger danger,” avoiding people they don’t know, staying away from unknown adults approaching in vehicles, running and screaming if approached, and reporting anyone or anything unusual to a trusted adult.
Staying Home Alone
With this in mind, following are some important points to consider when assessing a child’s readiness: • Does the child know what to do in an emergency? • Will the child obey the rules, such as keeping doors locked and not opening the door for anyone other than a trusted family friend or relative? • Will the child know all activities – such as visits from friends – must be reported and approved? • Will the child know not to say they’re home alone if someone asks on the phone? • Will the child seek help from a trusted neighbor if necessary?
A Reminder to Drivers The speed limit in residential neighborhoods is 25 mph, except between signs posted by all schools where it is 15 mph. Also, please obey street signs: “No Parking” signs are posted for safety. Model good behavior for children to teach them to obey the law.
Breakfast with a Cop Join the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), Phoenix Police, and the North Valley Posse for an informal gathering to discuss crime related issues and community concerns. Share information, get advice, socialize, network, and exchange ideas on Saturday, Aug. 3, 8-10 a.m., Roberto’s Mexican Restaurant, 39510 N. Daisy Mountain Dr. Pancakes will be added to the menu!
There isn’t an Arizona law dictating when children are safe to stay home alone; it’s up to each individual family to determine when it’s the right time for their children.
For more information about ANW: www.OnlineAtAnthem.com/ anthem-neighborhood-watch, AnthemWatch@yahoo.com
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Welcome New Anthem Businesses!
Non-residential (Commercial) Property Use Standards
ACC would like to welcome the following new businesses that now call Anthem “home:”
Depending on where a business is located within Anthem (Maricopa County or the City of Phoenix), there are multiple documents and jurisdictional agencies that govern what a property owner or tenant can or cannot do regarding signage, permitting, etc.
DB Teez 4220 W. Opportunity Way (Sharing Space w/Mud Pie Studios) Online service industry offering garments and accessories for advertising. Jobs created: One employee www.dbteez.com, 623.533.0871
The Tennessee Grill 4220 W. Summit Walk Ct. Formerly Café Aroma, now under new ownership. Offers European and American breakfast and lunch selections. Jobs created: Six employees 480.532.2317
Pure Essence Laser & Skin Solutions 42104 N. Venture Dr, Ste. B102-C Offers laser and skin treatments and facial massages. Jobs created: One employee firstname.lastname@example.org, 623.236.6122
Anthem Business Update: • Nanette McClelland-Miller, State Farm Insurance: moving to Fry’s Shopping Center • Mongrel Designs: closed for business, Fry’s Shopping Center
Each property in Anthem has its own set of Declarations, Covenants, and Easements, as well as a Deed that typically govern permitted and prohibited uses of a property. This information has been recorded with Maricopa County and can be found on their website: http://maricopa.gov/assessor (must have parcel number to search for Declarations). Anthem has special standards for property maintenance, improvements, and signage that are enforced by a Commercial Code & Business Specialist. Such standards can be applied to exterior storage, sales, and displays; special events, signs, and parking; as well as the alteration of exterior paint or architectural design. If there is a desire to host an event, change permanent signage, paint a building, or alter the property in any way, approval from the Anthem Community Council is required. In addition and in most cases, permits from the City/County are also required. Please note that non-residential/commercial properties are subject to the supplemental Deed restrictions recorded with the County on each property, along with the Anthem Community Council Declarations. These may or may not be listed on the individual Deeds. For more information: www.OnlineAtAnthem. com; City of Phoenix: www.phoenix.gov; Maricopa County: www.maricopa.gov.
• Cameo Cleaners: closed for business, Safeway Shopping Plaza • Marketplace at Anthem: sold to Whitestone REIT For a list of businesses within the Anthem Community: www.OnlineAtAnthem.com/ business-directory.
For more information: Rona Reznick, Commercial Code & Business Specialist, email@example.com, 623-742-6010.
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Welcome to the ACC Community Center The ACC Community Center and Community Park provide a variety of amenities, and we invite you to take advantage of all we offer. Unless otherwise noted below, you can register for programs at the Community Center front desk or: www.OnlineAtAnthem.com/activity-guide-registration.
Aquatics Team Receives Top Rating In an intentionally unannounced safety and performance inspection performed in late June by the Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI), the ACC Community Center Aquatics team received the top 5-Star rating for operational safety standards, lifeguard professionalism, and excellence in risk management practices. This rating, the highest awarded, is presented to facilities that demonstrate above average operational safety standards, lifeguard professionalism, and excellence in risk management practices. SAI is a national certifying agency that helps to reduce drowning and save lives by integrating experiential learning theory with aquatics. To facilitate this, SAI provides training guidance and conduct facility and service inspections. Congratulations to the ACC Aquatics team for their achievement and for their vigilant commitment to safety. For more information about the Starfish Aquatics Institute: www.starfishaquatics.org.
Enrollment Open for C.A.R.E., After School Program For many parents, the end of the school day and the end of a workday are not the same. That’s why quality after school programs were created by the Anthem Community Council. The ACC Community Center offers a state-licensed, after school program that is both recreational and educational. Open to students in first through sixth grades, as well full-day kindergarteners the program offers an adventurous and safe environment where children flourish and grow within the structure and independence they need. Transportation from the following local schools to the Community Center is provided when at least
five children from that school are enrolled: • Anthem Elementary • Gavilan Peak Elementary • Diamond Canyon Elementary • Canyon Springs Elementary • Caurus Academy • Anthem Prep • Great Hearts • The Caepe School The After School Program follows the Deer Valley Unified School District schedule and runs from Aug. 12-May 22, from the end of the school day to 6 p.m. Cost: $209 for five days a week if paid monthly: $69 if paid weekly. Daily drop-in rate: $20 (must pre-register 24 hours in advance). A one-time non-refundable $30 registration fee applies. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 623-879-3016.
South Pool Gate Open for Faster Access Residents with active status membership cards have easier access to the ACC Community Center pools through Aug. 11 via the outside south gate. Using this entrance is a great way to help reduce wait lines for those who want to enter the Lap Pool and Water Park areas quickly. After Aug. 11, when pool hours change due to the start of school, this entrance is accessible on the weekends until Monday, Sept. 2. Every resident, regardless of age, requires an individual card to use this entry. Residents without cards or those bringing guests must enter through the main Community Center doors. For a list of south gate hours: www. OnlineAtAnthem.com.
Plastic Undergarments Required for Some ACC Pool Users The ACC Community Center reminds pool users that all non-toilet trained children/incontinent adults are required to wear plastic undergarments at all times when swimming in Community Center pools. These covers are available for purchase at the Community Center front desk for $3. For more information: 623-879-3011.
facility reminder Community Center Guideline Children 13 and under must always be accompanied by an adult while in ACC Pools or Water Park areas. In an effort to proactively communicate with Anthem residents and promote a safe and healthy environment for all patrons, the ACC Community Center will be providing a “Facility Guideline” tip (as seen above) in every ACC Resource Guide and Activity Guide issue. In addition, be on the lookout for more Facility Guidelines posted on Facebook (AnthemCommunityCouncil) and Twitter (anthemAZcouncil), as well as www.OnlineAtAnthem.com.
August Featured Activities: AQUATICS Tryouts Coming for Dolphins Swim Team Swimmers are invited to turn out for the next round of tryouts for the Anthem Dolphins. The Anthem Dolphins Swim Team is Anthem’s year-round competitive swim team that offers superior instruction, coaching, and organized swim meets in the local area. Tryouts for the competitive team are coming up Aug. 12-15, 3-5 p.m. each day. Swimmers, ages 5-18 years, can tryout any or all days during the tryout period at the ACC Community Pool, but must come to at least one tryout to be considered for the team. Coach Scott Newell uses tryouts to determine the appropriate level for each swimmer. For more information: Coach Scott Newell, email@example.com, 623-879-3011.
Last Dive-In Movie of Summer Cool off in the ACC Community Center Lap Pool with family and friends while enjoying the perfect family-friendly movie, “Dolphin Tale.” The film will be featured on a large, pool-side screen, 8-10 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9. Ages 14+, unless accompanied by an adult. Although “noodles” are not allowed during pool hours, those attending can bring one to use as a “floating seat” during the movie. Lifeguards will be on duty. Cost: $5 per participant. Concessions will be available for purchase. Pre-registration is required; space is limited to 50 people.
YOUTH SPORTS Consider Gymnastics Calling all energetic tots, agile preschoolers, and cartwheeling elementary school students. The Arizona Sunrays are coming back to the ACC Community Center for a series of gymnastics classes for children 18 mos.-9 yrs. Classes teach hand/eye coordination, basic gymnastics skills, and more challenging lessons like using the vault and low beam for older students. Gymnasts experience increased flexibility, muscular strength development, and improved agility, as well as increased self-confidence. Multiple classes available starting week of Aug. 13. For class descriptions, dates, and times: www.OnlineAtAnthem.com/ community-center-youth-activities.
Volleyball Skills Clinics Instructional clinic focuses on drills and scrimmage; two age-level clinics are available: 7-10 and 11-14 years. The clinic for younger students is noon-1 p.m., Aug. 5-9; clinic for older participants is 1-2:30 p.m., Aug. 5-9.
Youth Tennis Children and youth, ages 3-18 years, can learn and improve tennis skills and techniques at one of a variety of classes starting the week of Aug. 19. Tennis instruction is available on a variety of days and times and includes: Tiny Tots (ages 3-7); Future Stars (ages 7-11); Junior Champs (ages 8-15); Elites (advanced players up to 18 years old). ACC Resource Guide 11
Senior Stretch and Tone
A gentle stretching class designed for active adults or those who want a gentler form of exercise. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m., Aug. 5-28.
Thursday Night Men’s Basketball League features round-robin format with a double elimination tournament (14-game guarantee). Starts Aug. 15, ages 18+. Cost: $250/team. Free agent list available: rklein@ anthemcouncil.com. In addition, there are open, year-round leagues for basketball, roller hockey, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, and volleyball.
Adult Tennis Improve your stroke, perfect your serve, and get a great cardio workout with these adult tennis programs:
Kung Fu for Kids and Adults Kung Fu is a great way to learn self-discipline and build self-esteem for younger children. For older children Kung Fu provides lessons in self-defense, balance and power. Adults get a total body workout while also picking up selfdefense skills, better balance, and discipline for the mind and body. For all age groups, classes are Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 5-28. Ages 3-6 years meet 5:30-6 p.m.; Ages 7-15 years meet 6-7 p.m., and adults meet 7-8 p.m.
• Cardio Tennis Saturdays, 7–8 a.m., starting Aug. 24
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• Beginner/Stroke Development Tuesdays, 7–8 p.m., starting Sept. 3
ADULT PROGRAMS Potlucks Bring your favorite dish to share with good friends at the monthly Golden Go Getter’s potluck. Enjoy food, conversation, raffles, and great company. Saturday, Aug. 10, 9 a.m.- noon.
HEALTH & FITNESS Hike AZ with Others Join the Anthem Hiking Club for these two great hikes in August. Van leaves the ACC Community Center at 6:30 a.m. Costs include a trail guide and travel. • Carr Lake Loop – Aug. 10 This hike will include four different trails along the top of the Mogollon Rim in a long loop with nice views. Total distance: 9.5 miles; Trailhead elevation: 7,600 feet; Total elevation gain: 250 feet; Estimated hiking time: four hours; Estimated return time: 4 p.m.; Difficulty rating: 2 on a scale of 1-5. Cost: $24. • Aspen Creek Trail, #48 – Aug. 24 This hike is a loop through quiet, mountain country outside of Prescott. It’s well shaded in forest and scrub. Total distance: 11.8 miles; Trailhead elevation: 6,400 feet; Total elevation gain: 2,900 feet; Estimated hiking time: five hours; Estimated return time: 2:45 p.m.; Difficulty rating: 4 on a scale of 1-5. Cost: $20.
Every year, the Anthem Community Council Community Center provides a high volume of summer jobs for high school students in the Anthem area. As is evidenced in this life saving example below, they receive excellent training, and in some cases, lifelong skills: “On July 6, I was lying by the diving well around noon-1 p.m. and I witnessed a water rescue by one of your lifeguards. It was amazing and I was extremely impressed. The lifeguard never hesitated, blew her whistle, jumped off her chair and pulled out the young boy. It was so fast! She should be commended! Additionally, three other members of the lifeguard staff ran over to the scene from the lifeguard station within 10 seconds with medical equipment. It was awesome. I’ve never felt so safe for myself and those around me at a pool. Obviously the lifeguards have been trained extremely well. Great job lifeguards! And thank you.” – Matt Dougal, Parkside Resident
For more information: www.OnlineAtAnthem.com, 623-879-3011.
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Come Clean—Get Rid of the Green “Going green” can be a good thing. But if it’s a pool, it’s definitely bad. During the hot summer months, if pool water is not adequately filtered and chemically treated, algae may begin to grow very quickly, resulting in a potential “green pool” breeding ground for mosquitoes, which may in turn pose a threat to public health if they carry West Nile virus and other diseases.
processed entries. Other recommendations will be made as the study progresses. In the meantime, the Board continues to urge residents to use and maintain QuickPass® and to encourage regular vendors and visitors to purchase transponders.
2013 Fence Painting Finishes This year’s painting of iron fences is wrapping up with the areas identified below. ValleyCrest will clear vegetation outside the fences to a 3-foot perimeter; homeowners will be asked to remove vegetation and rabbit fencing from the fences on the side within the homeowner’s lot. If the fence is obstructed, the painters will skip the fence and attempt to reschedule. • La Cross
Green pools most commonly occur when • Mountain Cove August 20 a home is vacant or when residents are on • Estella September 6 vacation. There might be a problem with the • Anthem Pointe September 20 filtration system pump, filter, chlorinator, inlets, skimmers, or even the main drain. If all of these For more information: Betty Lively, Premier Painting, firstname.lastname@example.org, 623-551-8640. parts aren’t working properly, the result could be a green, mosquito-breeding pool. If a pool shows signs of becoming green, contact a Design Guidelines 2013 pool maintenance professional or a local pool Review Underway equipment and service store for assistance. The Lifestyle Enhancement Committee If a home is vacant and the pool has turned green, report it to the homeowners’ association (LEC) has initiated this year’s updating of the Design Guidelines, focusing on options for at 623-742-6050 or call Maricopa County driveway coatings, front doors, garage doors, Vector Control at 602-506-6616. For more and courtyard gates. New options will be information: www.onlineatanthem.com/ publicized in late summer for public comment content/standing-water-mosquito-prevention. prior to recommendations for approval by the ACCCA Board and Anthem Community Council. Gate Management Resident input is welcome: DesignGuidelines@ yahoo.com. Challenges and Progress Over the past eight months, the ACCCA Board and staff have been working with Trident Security to resolve process and performance issues at the manned gates. During that time, two independent evaluations of gate equipment, cameras, and electronics have been completed, and an ad hoc committee chartered to study traffic and make recommendations to speed the manual processing of guests and vendors (about 35,000 entries per month).
For more information: Jody Cote, ACCCA Community Manager, www.OnlineAtAnthem.com/ country-club, email@example.com, 623-742-4561.
To help ease the situation, staff hours at the manned gates have been extended and staff is working with ClubCorp to encourage the purchase of transponders for Club employees and vendors–about 15 percent of the manually
Trees and Monsoon Prep
Anthem Parkside Community Association (APCA)
Destructive monsoons can damage trees in several ways including breaking limbs, cracking branches, and even uprooting trees in water-saturated soil. The cost of preventative ACC Resource Guide 13
maintenance is typically far less than emergency-related work. By evaluating and maintaining trees prior to monsoons, expense and extent of storm damage can be minimized when considering the following: • Minimize or avoid damage to trees from wind damage by properly pruning dense or off-balance crowns and heavy limbs. • Evaluate tree type and location when prioritizing maintenance. Care for those trees in higher trafficked locations first to ensure safety. • If trees are damaged, those areas should be secured quickly to prevent injuries or further property and tree damage. • Pruning or removal of storm damaged trees should be completed only by those who are trained and equipped to do so.
Stay Connected with Parkside! To continue effective communications between the Parkside Community Association and its residents, Parkside offers the following ways to stay informed of activities and projects with the Parkside community. • E-News – get highlights of Parkside community news, services, reminders, tips, and more. Sign-up at: www. OnlineAtAnthem.com/signup-e-news • Facebook - Parkside Community Association: www.facebook.com/ ParksideHomeownersAssociation For more information: Annette McCarthy, Parkside Community Manager, www.OnlineAtAnthem.com/ parkside, firstname.lastname@example.org, 623-742-6004.
Above Ground Pools As temperatures rise, before purchasing an above ground backyard pool, check the Parkside Residential Design Guidelines. Above ground pools are not allowed over 8 feet in diameter. Any addition or modification to a front or rear yard requires approval from the Architectural Review Committee prior to installation. For more information: www.OnlineAtAnthem.com/sites/ default/files/parkside-design-guidelines.pdf, 623-742-4563.
Parkside Community Association Office Open Fridays During the remodeling/construction of the new Anthem Civic Building, the Parkside Community Association office will remain open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Staff will continue to be available to assist residents and answer questions.
August Parkside Board Meeting The next Parkside Community Association Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for August 15, 7-8:30 p.m., at the ACC Community Center. Parkside residents are invited and encouraged to attend the Board of Directors meeting. There are several opportunities for public comment throughout the meeting. For more information: 623-742-6050.
hoacontacts Anthem Country Club Community Association (ACCCA) Jody Cote, Community Manager email@example.com, 623-742-4561
Anthem Parkside Community Association (APCA) Annette McCarthy, Community Manager firstname.lastname@example.org, 623-742-6004
Village at Anthem Condominium Council of Co-Owners Scott C. Ring, Community Manager SRing@aamaz.com, 602-288-2636 Anthem Community Council (ACC) 623-742-6050 • email@example.com
meeting & event ANTHEM NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH BREAKFAST WITH A COP Aug. 3 8-10 a.m. Roberto’s Restaurant 39510 N. Daisy Mountain Dr.
HIKE – CARR LAKE LOOP Aug. 10 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m. ACC Community Center
ITTY BITTY POOL PARTY Aug. 3 9-11 a.m. ACC Big Splash Water Park Pre-registration Required
SPRINT TRIATHLON Aug. 24 6:30 a.m. ACC Community Park
ACC BOARD MEETING Aug. 28 6:30 p.m. ACC Community Center
DUCK DERBY DAZE Aug. 31 5:30 p.m. Anthem Community Park
WATER PARK OPEN MON.-SUN.
JOURNEY SUMMER CAMP – WEEK 11
Through Aug. 11 Times Vary by Day ACC Community Center Water Park
Aug. 5-9 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
LIBERTY BELL SPLASH PAD OPEN
ADULT ACTIVITY AFTERNOON Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26 1-4 p.m. ACC Community Center
DIVE-IN MOVIE Aug. 9 8-10 p.m. ACC Community Center Lap Pool Pre-registration Required
GOLDEN GO GETTERS POTLUCK Aug. 10 9 a.m.-12 p.m. ACC Community Center
PARKSIDE BOARD MEETING Aug. 15 7-8:30 p.m. ACC Community Center
‘HAND AND FOOT’ CARD GAME Aug. 16 1-4 p.m. ACC Community Center
Through mid October (Mon.-Sun.) 10 a.m.-Dusk ACC Liberty Bell Park For more event and meeting information: www.OnlineAtAnthem.com
Calendar Listings FOR MORE ACC AND HOA EVENT AND MEETING INFORMATION:
www.OnlineAtAnthem.com SUBMIT YOUR COMMUNITY EVENTS TO THE ACC ONLINE MEETING & EVENT CALENDAR:
ADULT ACTIVITY NIGHT Aug. 23 6-8:30 p.m. ACC Community Center
HIKE – ASPEN CREEK Aug. 24 6:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. ACC Community Center ACC Resource Guide 15
Anthem Community Center
Main Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-879-3011 Monday - Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Deer Valley Unified School District . . . . 623-445-5000 Transportation Department . . . . . . . 602-467-5090
Preschool & Kindergarten
Anthem Community Center Preschool . . . 623-879-3005 Caepe Preschool, The . . . . . . . . . . . 623-551-7808 Creative Castle Preschool & Kindergarten . . 623-551-8013 DVUSD Family Resource Center . . . . . . . . . . 623-445-3941
Anthem Community Council . . . . . . . . . . . 623-742-6050 ACCCA Resident Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . 623-742-6030 Parkside Resident Assistance . . . . . . . . 623-742-4562 Villages Resident Assistance . . . . . . . . . 602-288-2687 After Hours Maintenance/ Landscape Emergencies . . . . . . . . . . . . 602-721-6271 Maintenance Request Line . . . . . . . . . . 623-879-3019 Vandalism/Graffiti Reporting . . . . . . . . 623-879-3060
Anthem Elementary School . . . . . . . 623-376-3700 Attendance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-376-3790 Anthem Preparatory Academy . . . . . 623-465-4776 Archway Classical Academy . . . . . . .623-465-4776 Caurus Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-551-5083 Caepe School, The . . . . . . . . . . . 623-551-7808 Canyon Springs School . . . . . . . . . 623-376-5200 Attendance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-376-5290 Diamond Canyon Elementary School . . 623-445-8000 Attendance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-445-8090 Gavilan Peak Elementary School . . . 623-445-7400 Attendance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-445-7490 New River Elementary . . . . . . . . 623-376-3500 North Valley Christian Academy . . . . 623-551-3454
Daisy Mountain Railroad
Anthem Country Club Anthem Golf & Country Club . . . . . . . . 623-742-6200 Ironwood Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-551-2296 Maintenance Request Line . . . . . . . . . 623-879-3052
Public Service Anthem Neighborhood Watch . . firstname.lastname@example.org Anthem Firewise . . . . . email@example.com Anthem Pets Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . 480-287-3542 Daisy Mountain Fire Department . . . . . . 623-465-7400 John C. Lincoln Urgent Care . . . . . . . . . . 623-434-6444 North Valley Regional Library . . . . . . 602-652-3000 Maricopa County Sheriffâ€™s Department . . 602-876-1011 Phoenix Police Non-Emergency Crime Stop . . 602-262-6151 North Valley Posse . . . . . . . . . . . . 602-456-2767 United States Post Office (Anthem Branch) . . .623-551-7950
Utilities Republic Services (East of I-17) . . . . . . . . 602-237-2078 Arizona Public Service (APS) . . . . . . . . 602-371-7171 Century Link . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 602-266-1700 Cox Communications . . . . . . . . . . 623-594-1000 City of Phoenix Solid Waste (West of I-17) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 602-262-7251 City of Phoenix Water Services (West of I-17) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 602-262-6251 EPCOR Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-383-0834 Southwest Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 602-861-1999
High School Anthem Preparatory Academy . . . . 623-465-4776 Boulder Creek High School . . . . . . 623-445-8600 Attendance. . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-445-8690
Religious Services Arizona Hills Community Church . . . 623-465-0202 Calvary Chapel Desert Hills . . . . . 623-434-5060 Canyon Church . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-551-3175 Christâ€™s Church at the Crossroads . . . 623-466-7964 Chabad of Anthem . . . . . . . . . . 623-551-8348 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints . . 623-465-0263 Cross of Christ Lutheran Church . . . . 623-551-9851 Fellowship Church of Anthem . . . . . 623-551-1144 Grace North Church. . . . . . . . . 623-551-0007 Hosanna Christian Fellowship . . . . . 623-512-6213 North Valley Assembly of God . . . . . 623-256-2408 North Valley Jewish Community Association. . 623-322-0957 Pioneer United Methodist Church . . . 623-551-0999 Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne . . . 623-465-9740 Sun Valley Baptist Church . . . . . . 623-986-1687 Vineyard Church at Anthem . . . . . 623-551-1133