June 2021 Community Newsletter
We are so glad you’ve chosen to live in Bainbridge. Our community has grown a lot, and we would like to welcome our new members! Each month we will send out a newsletter via email to update residents on what’s going on in the neighborhood, or remind you of rules, and share information. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions. We are looking forward to working with you all in building up this beautiful community!
4th of July
We wish everyone a very safe and wonderful 4th of July. Our office will be closed Monday, July 5th in observance of the holiday. Please remember to use caution when lighting fireworks. There are a lot of great tips online provided by the National Safety Council.
Also, DON’T forget to join your neighbors Sunday, July 4th, from 5-8pm at Keith Bird Legacy Park off Lost Rapids for a community block party. There will be a bike/wagon parade starting at 4:30, open to all ages with a decorating contest, a pie baking contest, and hamburgers and hotdogs will be served. In order to make sure there’s enough food, please RSVP to Shawna Green at 208.800.8367, and let her know if you are entering for the bike decorating contest or the pie baking contest. RSVPs must be received by June 30th. If coming, please sign up to bring a side dish.
Important Watering Schedule
The Bainbridge Owners Association receives most of its water from the McMullen Lateral, which receives water from Settlers Irrigation. A specific allotment of water is distributed to the community during the irrigation season, and water that is not captured and used within the community just continues to flow downstream. The reservoirs did not fill this year, for the second year in a row, and a short irrigation season appears inevitable. The irrigation providers will be reducing water to 60% of the normal delivery as of June 16th, 2021. These reductions are necessary to prolong the irrigation season. This water management is part of normal operations and an annual occurrence. However, due the unusually low amount of irrigation storage, this allocation is happening much sooner than ever. The irrigation providers will continue to monitor the situation and will make adjustments accordingly. It will be necessary to supplement with garden hoses, and city water this irrigation season. The community does have access to secondary water which will help, but please be prepared now. Don’t wait to buy a hose or sprinkler when everyone runs out of irrigation water. Because of Bainbridge’s water needs, the Association has established a simple watering schedule as follows:
· Even ending addresses water Monday, Wednesday, Friday
· Odd ending addresses water Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
· Sunday is a makeup day for the common areas.
This schedule should allow the system to distribute water evenly throughout the community, so pressure is maintained even as we get less water from the irrigation districts. If everyone waters at the same time/day, it creates too much demand on the system and simply drains the water available more rapidly than it can be replaced causing the pumps to lose pressure and eventually shut down. Once pressure is lost, no one can water, and with limited water, we need to do our best to make sure everyone can irrigate. Everyone is on the honor system in watering on their days. If you see someone not following the schedule, please remind them in a courteous manner. We encourage good watering habits, and hope everyone will be mindful of what they are watering and when they are watering. Knowing we will have a water shortage, following the schedule is more important than ever!
Example: 5743 Asissi Way is an odd ending address, and should water Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
We’ve had lots of questions about the 2nd pool. We’re trying to open it as soon as we can, but it has not yet completed its final inspections in order to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy. We anticipate this will happen very soon. Once it does, we’ll send out an announcement that it’s open to the community.
In the meantime, please remember some very important rules when using the pool:
1) Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult (18 years of age or older). Children between 13 and 17 years of age may not watch younger children.
2) To prevent disturbances to others, radios and other electronic devices are permitted only when played with headphones and at a sound level not offensive to others.
3) Food should be kept away from the pool, and please put trash in the trash can.
4) No glass, smoking, or alcohol is permitted.
5) No oversized inflatables or inner tubes, and use of pool toys should be used with consideration of others also using the pool.
If you have not yet received a pool key, or have lost one, you may stop in the Brighton office at 2929 W. Navigator Dr. Suite 400, Meridian, ID 83642, Mon-Thurs 8am-4:30pm and Fri 8am-noon, and pick one up from the receptionist. If something is left behind, check the lost and found bucket. Know that this will regularly be cleaned out, so we are not harboring dirty laundry all season. Let’s all be courteous and this will be a great pool season for everyone!
Pets should be on a leash, and in control, when not on your property. Dogs should not be free to roam, and should be on a leash with someone holding that leash. This stops them from roaming yards, or approaching others who may be scared, allergic, or not as friendly to other pets. Please be aware of barking. Neighbors don’t want to listen to the howls and barks soundtracks all day/night.
Ada County Mosquito
The hot weather often brings mosquitos. If you have a concern about them in an area you may reach out to Ada County at 208-577-4646 to treat the area.
It’s time to get out and enjoy the outdoors, travel, and do all kinds of fun things. We want you to live and enjoy these opportunities. However, there are rules for bringing home campers, RVs, boats, ATVs, etc… Please follow the 24 hour rule for having these items out in view. Do not block sidewalks or fire hydrants, park too close to corners, and please do not drive or park golf carts, ATVs, or the like in the common areas. These items should keep to the rules of the road. We greatly appreciate everyone helping to maintain the rules of the community!
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