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Vol. 4 • No. 2



Spring, 2012

PICNIC IN THE PARK Pics inside! >>

Find out about coming events, community ssues, or start a conversation on Facebook by friending us/going to:

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: • More pics of the Picnic in the Park on Nov. 12

FFS CHILI COOK-OFF COMING ON SAT., APRIL 7th, 11am-2pm PLUS, A Cowboy/girl Contest and Stickhorse Races!!!

• Lost Dogs in the tot lot • Walt Dollbaum: October 21, 1935 to January 5, 2012 • New HOA Laws and HOA Board Members

PLEASE SLOW DOWN: We’re asking for your help. The number of speeders in the community has grown.

Our FIRST ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF will be held in the tot lot park off of Columbus on Saturday, April 7th. Judging will be done by our residents by secret ballot. All Finley Farms residents are encouraged to attend and taste and help us judge! We also have events for the kids: A cowboy/cowgirl dress-up contest and Stick Horse races so bring your best recipe and secret ingredients, ten-gallon hat and your broom, and we’ll see y’all there! Check inside for more details and register to compete on our Facebook page.

WE HAVE A NEW TIME FOR OUR HOMEOWNERS MONTHLY MEETING - 7:30pm See you there! Don’t forget to SHOP GILBERT this spring!

COMMUNITY CHILI CONTEST: Sat, April 07 On Facebook >>

NEW BOARD MEMBERS & TIME CHANGE! We would like to welcome back on the HOA Board: Sal LaTona and Rebecca Field. Both were elected by a majority vote to their second terms at the Annual Board Meeting January 20, 2012. Unfortunately, due to recent changes at his workplace Sal has asked to leave the Board as he can no longer make the meetings. Thank you both for your time and service! The Annual Meeting was also a potluck. There was no Executive Session held. Meeting times were also changed to 7:30pm, third Thursday of the month.

BOARD of DIRECTORS President Paul Gonzales Vice President Heath Westenskow Treasurer Jonathan Bailey


PICTURES FROM 11:00am-3:00pm Saturday November 12, 2011

Secretary Board Members Rebecca Field Rita Mayer Mark Sequeira Email: FinleyFarmsSouth@ Jen Amundson Community Mgr. (480) 759-4945 9633 South 48th St. Suite #150 Phoenix, AZ 85048 Emergency Pager After hours please call (480) 759-4945 When prompted, select Option 5 (Click on Community Directory, Finley Farms) We are now on

LOST DOG: SEEKING OWNER Many lost dogs have been found in the last few months, especially near the tot lot park off of Columbus. Most of these dogs are well-groomed and well-mannered, but without a collar/tag they cannot be returned to their homes. If you have a dog, please consider a nametag on their collar as often they are found at night and cannot be taken to a vet to have their microchip checked. To help other homeowners many people have also been posting pictures of found dogs on our Facebook page at Finley Farms South - Gilbert, AZ. And a special “Thank you” to all of you who have taken home, fed and comforted our best friends until they could be reunited with their families!

Facebook! Friend us at Finley Farms South, Gilbert, AZ. DESIGN: MJASTUDIOS

Cut out and post near the phone or on your refrigerator

FINLEY FARMS SOUTH HOA - PLACE NEAR YOUR PHONE OR FRIDGE • April 07 - Chili Cookoff at the Tot lot! 11:00-2:00pm • Homeowners Meeting: 7:30pm, 3rd Thursday of the month Reminder - Add a name & phone# to your dog’s collar! is every Wednesday Please do not put out bins before the night prior. Bring bins in the next day before nightfall. Please put bins in the street against the curb. Do not block sidewalks.


is picked up on Friday mornings and should be put out THURSDAY EVENING OR EARLY FRI. For what can go into recycling, go to:


BULK TRASH is picked up the week of the third Monday of the month. NOT the third week of the month. People putting out bulk trash before the Saturday night prior will be fined. PLEASE HELP US KEEP OUR STREETS AND COMMUNITY CLEAN!

BULK PICKUP: ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

Mar 19 April 16 May 21 June 18 July 16 Aug 20 Sept 17

IMPORTANT # Police: 480-503-6500 (non-emergency) Fire: 480-503-6300 Water Conservation: 480-503-6098 PublicWorks (trash/street lights): 480-503-6400 Poison: 1-800-222-1222 SRP: 602-236-3333 Vision Management: 480-759-4945 (24-hour above#: press 5)

Like to get reminders in your email? Send an email to or friend us on FaceBook!

ELS TO DONATE TREES At the Annual Board Meeting, our landscape Maintenance Company, ELS, announced they would be donating 30 new trees to our community and planting them free of charge. Thanks ELS!

VOLUNTEER FOR ONE OF OUR FFS COMMITTEES! Becky Field is now heading up handdelivering our newcomers welcome baskets and is looking for those wanting to greet our new neighbors! If interested, write the Board at:

1st PLACE - Congratulations to 2329 E Bonita Street!



1st Place this quarter goes to: 2329 E Bonita Street! 2nd Place is awarded to 2082 Arabian - Great job! And 3rd Place goes to 2040 Appaloosa - Congrats!

New metal signs announcing events, meetings, etc. will be placed at the entrances of FFS to replace the ones that keep getting blown out by wind.

PLEASE READ THE RULES While new rules may be coming, you as a resident of Finley Farms South are responsible to know and obey the CC&Rs that govern our community. Questions? Please call or email Vision Community Mgmt. for information.

Winners are awarded gift certificates from the Home Depot: 1st Place -$100.00 • 2nd Place -$50.00 3rd Place -$50.00 Didn’t see your yard? We are taking submissions for those yards you believe best represent Finely Farms South for the next quarter. Email photos or address to: or post them to Facebook for consideration! If you see someone taking a picture of your house, it just may be one of us wanting to recognize your hard work and nominate you! And possibly send you a prize!

October 21, 1935 to January 5, 2012 In honor & recognition of

Walter Raymond Dollbaum , Sr. A long-term friend and Board Member serving our community died January 5, 2012. Walt served for years on the HOA Board and chaired the Architectural Committee since 2006 until the day he died. He knew how to get things done and often remarked how we could get more people involved, become a friendlier Board, and go to homeowners directly to solve problems. Services were held at Mary Magdalene Catholic Church and Walt was buried at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Mesa. Walt is survived by his wife, Connie and his 7 children.

Finley Farms South newsletter - Spring, 2012  

The newsletter of the Finley Farms South homeowners association.

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