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October 2013 anthem community council

resourceguide Anthem, Arizona

Your Guide to ACC News and Information

Trio of Fall Events Offers Family Fun: Go Green, Trick-or-Treat for an Anthem Sweet, Autumnfest Public Joint Budget Meeting Set for Oct. 9

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Anthem Civic Building Project Offers Online Timeline

Marketing Opportunity Offered to Anthem Businesses

Softball Leagues Swing into Action

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resourceguide Anthem, Arizona

Communications & Public Affairs Director Shannon Wallace Graphic Design & Web Manager Jamie Flores Communications Specialist Marc Buckhout 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 info@anthemcouncil.com 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.

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From Paper to Production: The Evolution of Anthem Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. – Benjamin Franklin Next year will mark the culmination and implementation of several community projects that have long been in the planning stages. From paper (plans, resident input, committee dialogue, and ACC Board direction) to production, the implementation of those plans is critical for moving our vibrant community forward. So what will you see in 2014? Early in the year, the new Anthem Civic Building will have a grand opening (follow the progress through an online picture timeline at www. OnlineAtAnthem.com/civic-building-update). Adventure Playground is slated for upgrades. Opportunity Way Park on the west side is in progress. The 15th Anniversary of Anthem’s founding will be celebrated throughout the year. All the while, the ACC will continue to maintain our amenities, and provide community programs and services through sound fiscal policies and thoughtful budget implementation. It is the ACC’s mission to grow and develop Anthem in order to maintain and improve value and quality of life. Part of that responsibility is to make wise investments in community enhancements based on resident input, solid information, and thorough research. The aforementioned projects, combined with sound budgeting and a financially stable reserve fund (the monies set aside for replacement of major community assets), are critical for keeping Anthem a vibrant community. Attend the ACC’s public budget meeting on October 9 to learn about the 2014 budget, impact on assessment dollars, and plans and programs slated for next year. (Con’t on page 4)

contents 3 Council News 10 Business News 12 Community Center News 16 HOA News 19 Meeting & Event Calendar 20 Resources


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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.

Public Budget Meeting Set for Oct. 9 The development of the 2014 ACC Budget has been underway since August. Department Directors develop their budgets from the ground-up, based on the objectives that both the Board of Directors and Executive Management have set for 2014, as well as factoring in continuing community service improvements. Prior to presenting the 2014 Budget to the public, the budget process includes several internal reviews, as well as a thorough review by the volunteer ACC Finance Committee (FaRM), which is comprised of community residents who volunteer to provide their financial and management expertise to the ACC. Residents are invited to provide comments on the 2014 budget at a special public meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m., in the ACC Community Center. The Board will be evaluating assessment levels at this meeting, along with proposed funding for programs and services. The final 2014 ACC Budget will be considered by the Board of Directors at their Oct. 23 Open Meeting. Anthem residents and business owners are encouraged to attend both meetings.

Opportunity Way Park Update Initial design work will commence this fall on the Opportunity Way Park (OWP) project that is proposed for the west side of Anthem. The proposed park site presents complex design challenges because it encompasses land owned by three separate partners— the Parkside HOA, EPCOR, and the Anthem Community Council. At their Aug. 28 meeting, the Council Board authorized staff to execute an agreement with Environmental Planning Group for design services for the proposed park with the understanding that work not proceed past Task One or the 60 percent design phase, until necessary approvals are obtained from EPCOR regarding the design and use of their three-acre water recharge

parcel in the middle of the proposed park. The total estimate for all phases of design and plan reviews is no more than $115,000. Funding to design and build this proposed park would come from the Enhancement Fund. The preliminary concept plan for the proposed park includes two multi-use sports fields (without lights), a half basketball court, a playground area, leisure games, a ramada, a restroom building, a parking lot, sidewalks/ pathways, and landscaping on the ten-acre property, north of Opportunity Way and west of 46th Lane. For more information: www. OnlineAtAnthem.com/content/facilitiesmaster-plan-overview-and-update.

ACC Offers Civic Building Update Timeline

The Anthem Civic Building regularly reverberates with the sounds of jack hammers these days. Walls are coming down and going up. While safety doesn’t allow tours through the building at 3701 W. Anthem Way at this point, residents can follow the progress through an online picture timeline being updated regularly. Some of the highlights on the timeline include ACC Board members taking part in an “autograph” session on an interior wall of the of the building, and a preview of select materials that will be used in the aesthetic interior design. In addition, included are on-going updates of the work being performed by Brignall Construction. A grand opening of the building is scheduled for early 2014. To follow the project’s progress: www.OnlineAtAnthem.com/civicbuilding-update. ACC Resource Guide 3


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Board Inquires About Possible New Neighbor

to neighbors and fellow community members regarding the year-long celebration, and volunteer to assist at some of the planned events.

The ACC Board has submitted a letter to Phoenix Councilwoman Thelda Williams and Phoenix City Manager David Cavazos asking a variety of questions related to the proposed Lennar residential development project, just north of the Daisy Mountain Post Office, on the west side of Anthem.

In addition, volunteers for the Events Subcommittee are still being accepted for anyone interested in helping plan and implement a large community event in the fall of 2014. Those interested should have the ability to dedicate time needed to plan a large-scale event, volunteer at the event, and help promote it. To volunteer: Jennifer Uhlig, juhlig@anthemcouncil.com, 623-742-6050.

The letter seeks information about the development’s potential impact on traffic, public safety, infrastructure, schools, parks, and open space. ACC staff will continue to monitor this proposal, which includes 201 single family homes on 78 acres at the northwest corner of 43rd Ave. and Circle Mountain. (Con’t from inside cover page)

Anthem Celebrates Standing as Firewise Community

If you have questions or comments on any of these projects, and/or if you want to volunteer as an Anthem Ambassador or on an ACC committee, please contact me at jkollings@ anthemcouncil.com. I look forward to celebrating our amazing community with you in 2014 and beyond!

Along with art, music, rides, food, and fun, this month’s Autumnfest will be an opportunity for Anthem to celebrate its ongoing commitment as a nationally recognized Firewise Community. Because of its efforts to reduce the vulnerability For more information and to track the progress of the renovations: www.OnlineAtAnthem. of homes and landscapes to wildfire, the com/civic-building-update. Anthem community earned the distinction in 2010, a status which has been maintained over the last three years. The Bureau of Land Management will have its Firewise Trailer at Autumnfest, offering attendees a chance Jenna R. Kollings, to pick up information about fire prevention Community Executive Officer strategies. For more information: www. Anthem Community Council OnlineAtAnthem.com/anthem-firewise.

Become a 15th Anniversary Celebration Ambassador ACC’s 15th Anniversary Celebration Committee is looking for community volunteers to become Celebration Ambassadors, performing in a role designed to help promote 15th Anniversary initiatives and special events throughout 2014. The ideal candidate will be one who loves to engage in and with the community, recruit others to help spread the word

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Anthem Civic Building Facts: • 72% of the building will be available for general Anthem use (i.e. rental, lease, programs, free drop-in space). • 20% is allocated to house the employees and records related to the Anthem Community Council and homeowners associations. • 8% of the building will be used by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. • The building was purchased in 2012 by the ACC for $2.3 million, which is $2.5 million LESS than the original build cost. • Local nonprofits Daisy Mountain Veterans and ProMusica Arizona will be leasing office space in the building.


council 2013 Veterans Day Ceremony Slated for Nov. 11

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Presented by the Daisy Mountain Veterans, an alliance of the members of American Legion Post 128, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12031, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 128, and the AVMS, an affiliate group of the ACC, the ceremony will feature guest speakers, live music, and new this year, a donation collection for Veterans First, Ltd., a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to assisting homeless and at-risk veterans. Attendees are encouraged to bring new toiletries and canned food to the ceremony to assist veterans and their children in need. Veterans First collaborates with Federal and State Offices of Veterans Affairs, government agencies, shelters, housing agencies, nonprofits, community and veteran organizations, and groups and clubs that provide assistance to women veterans. Seating at the ceremony is limited. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.

Event to Benefit Veterans through Community Contributions The Anthem Veterans Memorial Support Team (AVMS) invites Anthem and neighboring residents to attend the 2013 Anthem Veterans Day ceremony to honor the service and sacrifice of those who have and continue to serve in our country’s five U.S. military branches, prisoners of war, wounded warriors, and those still missing in action on Monday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m., at the Anthem Veterans Memorial in the ACC Community Park.

Following the ceremony, at 11:11 a.m., the sun’s rays will pass through the five Armed Services Branch columns’ ellipses to cast a perfect shadow around the mosaic of The Great Seal of the United States. Items to donate: • Canned food or gift cards to grocery stores • Feminine hygiene products • Laundry detergent and fabric softener sheets • Paper towels • Shampoo and conditioner • Shaving materials • Toilet paper • Toothpaste

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Friday, Oct. 25 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Come out, come out, wherever you are!

Calling all little Anthem ghosts & goblins... Dress in Halloween best Trick-or-Treat store-to-store at participating Anthem businesses Collect candy & spooky surprises Family-friendly, safe environment Free! For list of participating businesses: www.OnlineAtAnthem.com


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G.A.I.N. Some Ground in Crime Prevention. Throw a Neighborhood Block Party. October is not only National Crime Prevention Month, it is also the time when Anthem neighborhoods plan block parties to celebrate G.A.I.N. Night. Getting Arizona Involved In Neighborhoods is an annual Arizona event designed to bring neighbors together to promote neighborhood safety, neighborhood communication, and celebrate the successes of crime prevention throughout the year. This is a day for community-wide picnics and gatherings throughout Anthem! G.A.I.N, Getting Arizona Involved In Neighborhoods Saturday, Oct. 19

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ANW to Host Child and Elder ID Booth at Autumnfest On Saturday, Oct. 26, ANW will host the EZ Child/Elderly Identification System. This technology has created a new standard in child and elderly identification programs whereby trained staff digitally scan fingerprints, a photo, and other identifying information onto a compacted disc that recipients can then take home as reference material in the event of an emergency. To help protect from identity theft, the EZ Child ID Software Kit is programmed so that no information about the individual is saved on the computer when the disc is read. This service is free and will be offered from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on a first come, first served basis.

Breakfast with a Cop a Sweet Success

For each neighborhood party registered, the Anthem Neighborhood Watch (ANW) committee will provide “gift bags” (while supplies last). During the hours of 9-11 a.m. and 4-8 p.m., a team of Anthem’s local law enforcement personnel, Daisy Mountain Fire, ACC Board Members, and ANW committee members will travel to visit G.A.I.N parties, take pictures, and share prizes for neighborhood drawings. Sample ideas for neighborhood parties could include: coffee and donuts, patio or driveway parties, movie or pizza parties, barbeques, ice cream socials, and pot lucks. To register a G.A.I.N. party or for more information: Anthem Neighborhood Watch, Teresa Pierson, ANW Chair, anthemwatch@yahoo.com, 623-5332226, www.OnlineAtAnthem.com/anthemneighborhood-watch-gain-parties.

ANW wishes to thank all those who planned and participated in the Saturday, Aug. 3 “Breakfast with a Cop” event hosted by Roberto’s Restaurant. Many residents stopped by to enjoy great food and discuss crime prevention issues and statistics in Anthem. Approximately 30 residents and 15 law enforcement personnel were in attendance. The next event is currently in its planning stages.

For more information about ANW: www.OnlineAtAnthem.com/ anthem-neighborhood-watch, AnthemWatch@yahoo.com

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EVENT LINE-UP Arts & Crafts Booths • Art • Body Care & Candles • Children’s Items • Clothing & Accessories • Food Items • Home Decor • Jewelry • Pet Care • Photography

Activities • Bureau of Land Management Firewise Trailer • Carnival Rides & Games • Food Court, Rotary Beer & Wine Garden • Hay Rides • Pumpkin Patch & Decorating ($5/pumpkin) • Slot Car Races

Apple Pie Baking Contest

Enter by Oct. 18, 5 p.m. Judging Sat., Oct. 26 at 10:

For more information: www.OnlineAtAnthem.com


Free Admission & Parking! ACC Community Park

New this Year!

• Vote for “People’s Choice” Awards - 15th Anniversary Logo Contest • Enter-to-Win Raffle Prize Contest

Live Entertainment Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 30 a.m.

Carnival Hours:

Thurs.: 5 - 9 p.m. ($18 all-you-can-ride promotional bracelets) Fri.: 5 - 10 p.m. (no promotional bracelets) Sat.: 1 - 10 p.m. ($18 all-you-can-ride promotional bracelets from 1 - 4 p.m.) Sun.: 1 - 7 p.m. ($18 all-you-can-ride promotional bracelets from 1 - 4 p.m.)


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Calling all Anthem Business Owners – Get More Exposure this Holiday Season with ACC’s Third Annual Trick-or-Treat for an Anthem Sweet Event! Promote your business, engage with your customers, and celebrate Halloween during the 3rd Annual Anthem Community Council Trick-or-Treat for an Anthem Sweet event! This community-wide event encourages all the little ghosts and goblins (with their parents) to trick-or-treat door-to-door at Anthem’s commercial properties for FREE from 4:306:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. What you do: • Register your business as a participant by completing an online form at www. OnlineAtAnthem.com/trick-or-treatregistration; • Plan for the big night with a Halloween theme, activity, entertainment, raffle, decorations, costumes, and treat options (candy, healthy snacks, giveaways), etc.; • Display the issued Trick-or-Treat decal in your store window and hand out event flyers (supplied by the ACC after your registration) to your customers; • Open your doors on Friday, Oct. 25, between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; • Have fun! The more you put into it, the more you get out of it!

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What we do: • Encourage community businesses to participate in this fun, exciting event; • Promote the event through advertising, posters, local publications, social media, OnlineAtAnthem.com, email blasts, and event banners; • Provide participating businesses with a pumpkin decal to display in their store window, and event flyers to distribute to customers; • Provide trick-or-treaters with an online map of participating businesses prior to the event. To participate, complete the online registration form at www.OnlineAtAnthem. com/trick-or-treat-registration; or contact Marc Buckhout, mbuckhout@anthemcouncil. com, 623-742-4554. Deadline to submit is October 16, 2013.

For more information: Rona Reznick, Commercial Code & Business Specialist, rreznick@anthemcouncil.com, 623-742-6010. October 2013


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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 take advantage of all we offer. Information about all sports, activities, and programs can be found in the ACC Activity Guide, produced quarterly (January, April, July, October) as an insert within the Resource Guide, at the Community Center front desk, or online at www.OnlineAtAnthem.com/activity-guide-registration. Registration for all classes can also be completed online or at the front desk.

ACC Community Center Overseeding Schedule for Partners With Beginners Edge Park Fields Set To keep the parks green during the Sports Training The ACC Community Center will be offering a series of new sports programs thanks to a new partnership created with Beginners Edge Sports Training (B.E.S.T.). The organization provides younger kids a curriculum-based, skill building sports program. Teamwork, skill-building, endurance, and good sportsmanship are always stressed. The initial B.E.S.T. offerings through the Community Center include: • Week of Oct. 21: Lil’ Sluggers Baseball, eight-week program for ages 7 and under.

cooler months, the ACC Parks & Facilities Department is continuing overseeding efforts of the fields at ACC Community Park and the surrounding areas in October. To minimize inconvenience for residents, fields will be closed on a rotating basis while the summer Bermuda transitions to Rye grass. Field Closure Schedule: • Main Park: up through Oct. 12 • Liberty Bell: up through Oct. 7 (excluding the big field located along Hastings)

• Common Areas: up through Oct. 21 • Oct. 22: Soccer Training, eight-week program with sessions for ages 2-3 and for 18 mos.-2 yrs. Following overseeding, the ACC will continue • Oct. 27: Slamdunkers Basketball, nine-week revegetation efforts through various plant, shrub, and cacti installations in early to midprogram for ages 3-10. October, offering optimal growth opportunity. Cost: $125 each. Parent participation required. Residents will notice the majority of the new For more information or to register: 623-879-3011. plantings along the main roadways leading into the community.

CABS Class Offers Teens Babysitting Safety Certification – Oct. 19

Tweeners and teens can get their Childcare and Babysitting Safety (CABS) certification through the CABS program, a nationally recognized certification that teaches the following basic care techniques of infants and children: • importance of responsibility • emergency recognition and action steps • personal, fire, and water safety • infant care • basic first aid and choking management The class, open to ages 11-15, will be held on Oct. 19 from 10 a.m.-3p.m. at the ACC Community Center. Participants who pass the written test will receive a CABS certification card, which is valid for two years. Attendees should pack a lunch. Sign up now in order to avoid class cancellation. Cost: $60. For more information: 623-879-3011.

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ACC Community Center Receives Special Delivery In efforts to maintain top level amenities and a comfortable environment for residents, the ACC Community Center had an exciting morning on Sunday, Aug. 25 when three new rooftop HVAC units were installed via helicopter. Despite the hovering “overhead” work, the Community Center was open by noon. All units, including four new heat pumps, were scheduled, budgeted replacements.


community center October Featured Activities:

YOUTH PROGRAMS: Fall Break Camp Offered The Fall Break Camp featuring arts and crafts, sports, backyard games, gym games, rock wall climbing, adventure playground, and more, is offered Oct. 14 from 9 a.m.-4p.m. Attendees should bring a non-perishable lunch and wear athletic shoes. A minimum of 10 participants must register by Oct. 7. Cost: $35. A late registration fee of $25 will be assessed after Oct. 7. Early drop off of 8 a.m. with a late pickup of 6 p.m. is available for a small additional fee. Camp is open to K-sixth graders. For more information: www. OnlineAtAnthem.com/sites/default/files/ flash/AG/ag.html

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YOUTH SPORTS: Soccer Kicks Off for Toddlers and Teens Soccer leagues for boys and girls ages 3-14 will begin practices the week of Oct. 7 with games set to start Oct. 12. Divisions include ages 3-4 coed and then 5-6, 7-9, and 10-14 for both boys and girls. A mandatory coach’s meeting is scheduled for Oct. 5, at 10 a.m., ACC Community Center. Reversible Anthem sports jerseys are required and will be sold on Oct. 12 in the ACC Community Center.

ADULT SPORTS: Men’s Softball League Swings into Action The men’s softball league, featuring weekly double headers on Tuesdays, starts Oct. 15. Games begin as early as 6:30 p.m. and are finished by 10:30 p.m. The league is split into two divisions (D and E). USSSA rules apply. The league runs through Dec. 10, concluding with a double elimination tournament. Cost: $600 per team. Register by Oct. 12. A free agent list is available for those who don’t have a team.

ACC Community Center 2nd Annual

Monster Ball Friday, Oct. 25 7 - 9 p.m.

For monsters of all ages! Dress in your scariest costume & enjoy: • Spooky snacks, drinks, & pizza • Crafts, games, activities, & haunted graveyard $5 per person; $8 per couple; $15 per family of 4 ($2 per additional child under 18). *Pre-registration is encouraged. Prices increase night of event.

For more information: 623-879-3011, www.OnlineAtAnthem.com ACC Resource Guide 13


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Coed Softball Nears First Pitch The coed softball season, which starts Oct. 10, features a round-robin doubleheader schedule with games on Thursdays. The league comes to a conclusion with a double elimination tournament. Games begin as early as 7 p.m. USSSA rules apply. Free agent lists are available for players who don’t have a team. Cost: $550 per team. Register by Oct. 8.

Are You Ready for Some Football?

• The ACC Community Park will host an Ultimate Frisbee Tournament on Oct. 19, at 1 p.m., on Soccer Fields No. 2, 3, and 4. Teams will be guaranteed five games, starting with three games of pool play before moving on to a double-elimination tournament. The 6-on-6 coed event is open to players 16 and older and is open to as many as 10 teams. Games will be two 10 minute halves. Awards will be presented. Cost: $80 per team.

The Monday night flag football league features a 12-game doubleheader season, with a double-elimination tournament. Preseason starts Oct. 7, at 7 p.m., on Soccer Field #3. A free agent list is available for players who don’t have a team. For more information: rklein@anthemcouncil.com. Cost: $250 per team. Register by Oct. 3.

Quartet of Tournaments There’s still time to get involved with any of the ACC’s upcoming tournaments. Get in the game and build a stocked team with the area’s top talent by registering now for a quartet of special one-day tournaments. • A 7-on-7 Open Soccer Tournament will take place Oct. 5, at 1 p.m., on Soccer Fields No. 2, 3, and 4 at the ACC Community Park. Teams will be guaranteed at least two games in the double-elimination tournament, which is open to as many as 10 teams. Games will be two 20 minute halves. The coed event is open to those 16 and older. Awards will be presented. Cost: $80 per team.

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• ACC will serve up a 4-on-4 Sand Volleyball Tournament on Oct. 12, at 1 p.m., on the Sand Volleyball Courts at the ACC Community Park. Teams will be guaranteed five games, starting with three games of pool play before moving to a double-elimination tournament. Games will be played to 21 points. The coed event is open to those 16 and older. Awards will be presented. Cost: $80 per team.

• There will be a 6-on-6 Dodgeball Tournament on Nov. 2, at 1 p.m., in the ACC Community Center Gym. Teams will be guaranteed two games in the double-elimination tournament. The coed event is open to players 16 and older. Cost: $50 per team. For registration information: rklein@ anthemcouncil.com.

facility reminder Community Center Guideline Reminder to Pet Owners: Pets must be on a leash at all times while visiting the ACC Community park or community Center. Owners must always pick up after pets.

For more information: www.OnlineAtAnthem.com, 623-879-3011.


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Anthem Country Club Community Association (ACCCA)

Rules of ACCCA Roads One of the primary concerns of the Anthem Country Club Community Association (ACCCA) is the safety and well-being of everyone who lives in or visits the Anthem Country Club. This concern is especially important when it comes to the operation of motorized vehicles on the roads within the Club. With this in mind, the ACCCA Board and Staff remind residents and their guests of the important rules and guidelines for operating motorized vehicles on Club roads. The following Frequently Asked Questions explain these rules and guidelines for operating a motor vehicle in Anthem Country Club: • What is a “motorized vehicle?” Any vehicle which is propelled by a motor or an engine. This includes automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, golf carts, selfpropelled scooters, and skate boards. • Roads in Anthem Country Club are “private roadways.” What does this mean? The roads in Anthem Country Club are owned and maintained by the ACCCA, not by the city, county, or state. Because of this, the ACCCA is generally responsible for establishing and enforcing the “rules of the road” for its roadways. • Are the rules for “private roadways” different than those for “public roadways?” In general, no. Drivers of motorized vehicles should operate their vehicles as though they are driving on normal public roadways. • What are the rules for parking motorized vehicles on Club roads? The governing documents for Anthem Country Club require that motorized vehicles must be parked in a garage or on a driveway overnight. Parking a vehicle overnight on the roadways is prohibited. Limited exceptions to this rule will be considered, but only if requested (and approved) in advance at the attendant gates on Anthem Club Drive and Anthem Hills Drive. • How are the “rules of the road” enforced in Anthem Country Club? Enforcement of all traffic laws and rules on the private roads within Anthem Country Club is

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somewhat different than enforcement on normal public roadways in that the Club’s access control service provider, Trident Security who provides access control at all gated entrances, is responsible for enforcing ACCCA’s traffic rules. All violations observed by a Trident Officer are documented using photo enforcement equipment. Although Trident Security is not a law enforcement agency and is not authorized to stop a vehicle to present the operator with a violation notice, a violation notice is mailed to the violator (if a property owner) or the property owner who is responsible for the presence of the violator in Anthem Country Club. • What if there is an accident or property damage caused by a motorized vehicle? In the event of a traffic accident or property damage caused by a motorized vehicle, the Maricopa County Sheriff Office (MCSO) is responsible for investigating and documenting the incident and, if appropriate, issuing traffic law violation notice(s). Those involved in such an incident should notify MCSO immediately and wait for an officer at the site of the incident. Bottom line, while Club roadways are private, everyone who operates a motorized vehicle within the Anthem Country Club should use common sense, common courtesy, and obey all traffic rules that are applicable to all public roadways. Doing so will help maintain a safe traffic environment for all residents and visitors. For a complete list of Frequently Asked Questions: www.OnlineAtAnthem.com/country-club.

New Start Time for Board of Directors Meeting Please note the new time for the quarterly Board Meeting is 6:30 p.m. Plan to attend the Board meeting at the Ironwood Clubhouse, Thursday Oct. 24, to hear about all the projects which have been completed throughout the year. The 2014 Operating Budget will also be presented by the Finance Committee for the Board’s consideration. The complete meeting agenda will be available on the community website. For more information: Jody Cote, ACCCA Community Manager, www.OnlineAtAnthem. com/country-club, jcote@aamaz.com, 623-742-4561.


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Anthem Parkside Community Association (APCA)

Doggie Stations ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance has completed the re-installation of standalone poles for doggie stations at the eight Parkside Neighborhood Parks that received new trash cans. The doggie stations had to be removed when the new trash cans were installed. When walking a pet in a neighborhood park, use the doggie stations for proper pet waste disposal.

Open House Signage Policy The Parkside Community Association has implemented a Real Estate Signage Policy designed to maintain the aesthetics of the community, while still supporting the needs of homeowners and realtors to sell listed homes. Options and restrictions: • A maximum of three Open House directional signs in common areas may be displayed only between the hours of 8 a.m.-6 p.m. • Directional signs must be the standard hunter green and tan on a black metal frame and may state “Open House” with one directional arrow on each side of the sign. • Three open house signs are permitted. One lead-in sign may be placed in the common area of an arterial street (i.e. Anthem Way, Memorial Drive, Gavilan Peak Parkway) and a second on a major corner leading to the open house. A third Open House sign may be placed in front of the home or in the driveway. • Attaching balloons or other materials/ information on the directional signs is prohibited.

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A Reminder to Overseed To keep grassy areas looking green, planting a new crop of winter grass each fall is necessary and required for Parkside homeowners. MidOctober is the optimal time to overseed as Bermuda grass, which grows well through the summer, will go dormant for the season and turn brown with the onset of the first frost. Winter Rye grass will stay green and vibrant throughout the cooler season, and (with the exception of heavily shaded areas) will die out with the return of triple digit temperatures. For steps on properly overseeding: www. OnlineAtAnthem.com/Parkside.

October Parkside Board Meeting The next Parkside Community Association Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Oct. 17 at the ACC Community Center. Parkside residents are invited and encouraged to attend. There are several opportunities for public comment throughout the meeting. For more information: 623-742-6050. For more information: Annette McCarthy, Parkside Community Manager, www. onlineatanthem.com/parkside, amccarthy@ aamaz.com, 623-742-6004.

hoacontacts Anthem Country Club Community Association (ACCCA) Jody Cote, Community Manager jcote@aamaz.com, 623-742-4561

Anthem Parkside Community Association (APCA) Annette McCarthy, Community Manager amccarthy@aamaz.com, 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 • info@anthemcouncil.com ACC Resource Guide 17


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YOUTH LACROSSE SKILLS CLINIC

ACCC BOARD MEETING

Oct. 3-Dec. 12 6-7 p.m. Anthem Community Park, Soccer Field #4

Oct. 24 6:30-7 p.m. Ironwood Country Club Ballroom

FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE

TRICK-OR-TREAT FOR ANTHEM SWEET

Oct. 7-Dec. 2 8-10 p.m. Anthem Community Park, Soccer Field #3

Oct. 25 4:30-6:30 p.m. Anthem area businesses

PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING

MONSTER BALL

Oct. 9 6:30 p.m. ACC Community Center

Oct. 25 7-9 p.m. ACC Community Center

MEN’S SOFTBALL LEAGUE

AUTUMNFEST

Oct. 15-Dec. 10 6:30-10:30 p.m. ACC Community Park

Oct. 26-27 10 a.m.-5 a.m., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

CO-REC SOFTBALL LEAGUE

For more event and meeting information: www.OnlineAtAnthem.com

Oct. 10-Dec. 5 7-9 p.m. Anthem Community Park

FALL BREAK CAMP Oct. 14 9 a.m.-4p.m. ACC Community Center

PARKSIDE BOARD MEETING Oct. 17 7-8:30 p.m. ACC Community Center

GO GREEN Oct. 19 8 a.m.-1p.m. ACC Community Center Parking Lot

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:

www.OnlineAtAnthem.com/ submit-calendar-listing

LIL’ SLUGGERS BASEBALL Week of Oct. 21-Dec. 22 ACC Community Center

SOCCER TRAINING Oct. 22-Dec. 17 ACC Community Center

SLAMDUNKERZ BASKETBALL Week of Oct. 27-Dec. 19 ACC Community Center

ACC BOARD MEETING Oct. 23 6:30 p.m. ACC Community Center

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COMMUNITY

resources

Anthem Community Center

School District

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

www.daisymountainrailroad.com, 623-551-5880

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

Resident Assistance

Elementary

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 . . anthemwatch@yahoo.com Anthem Firewise . . . . . anthemfirewise@yahoo.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 Sheriff’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 Christ’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


ACC Resource Guide - October 2013