Village Homes is a seventy-acre subdivision located in the west part of Davis, California. It was designed to encourage both the development of a sense of community and the conservation of energy and natural resources.
This web site provides a way for Village Homes residents to expand our community interactions.
The VHA Board meeting minutes are posted on the Documents page.
To make a reservation for the Oakenshield Room, Community Center, Fire Pit or Gazebo, go to Reservations and select the amenity you want. On the reservation calendar click on date and time and compete the form, filling in all areas. The reservation will be pending until confirmed by the office. The required documentation, and deposit if applicable, must be submitted prior to confirmation.
Be sure to check the Calendar for upcoming events, or submit a community event and let everyone know about it.
Recording of October 21 Community meeting If you missed the VHA / Plumshire community meeting on Wednesday night, here is a link to a recording of the meeting. https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/OFBflOyAwd-wp7FWQMRNUOPhAjc3-yFDwBJNQJcf1Fuggd0rnU6Gd93Kvq86BhhK.0o5Wdp53m3vKw_HJ and the Passcode: Y^#?y Swimming Pool - closes October 31 at 9pm for the season See the guidelines in the HOA documents here on the website for opening the pool. Read them carefully. You need to make a reservation. Maximum of six 30 minute reservations per week per household, not to exceed 1 hour. A signed Pool Use Waiver must be turned into the office before you can make a reservation. In the waiver you agree to following the guidelines andaccept the risksassociated with use of the pool area and will not hold VHA liable for any injury or illness related to use of the pool area. No guests are allowed at the pool, it is for VH residents only at this time.
Here is the link to make a reservation, do not share it with anyone outside of VHA.
County is strict on following distanincing guidelines. On the west deck, the 3 swimming lanes are marked 1,2 & 3. The lanes between marked with red X are the gap lanes; you may not enter those lanes. Markers on concrete for entering & exiting gate, at rinsing station and in restroom to show required spacing. Please observe these spacing requirements. Face mask required when not in pool.
Residents please help self monitor, if neighbor is not following guidelines remind them. Staff is required to monitor periodically, and will be giving a warning 1X, then risk of loosing pool privileges.
This is a work in progress, and we will change guidelines and reservation system as needed, so watch for updates.
June 11, 2020 Staffing update
NOTE: all VH staff will follow directives from Yolo County Public Health, including: regular hand-washing; social distancing (6 feet); sanitizing of surfaces and equipment; and not coming to work if sick or directly exposed.
Village Office -
Emily will work, under a “no open door” policy
We encourage everyone to communicate with the office via phone or email as possible: Emily -email@example.com and Frances - firstname.lastname@example.org phone 530-753-6345
Documents may be put under the door or left in the VHA drop slot outside the building
Landscape Team -
Todd and the team (Jose, Tyler and Addison) continue to work, since the majority of their work is outdoors in the fresh air
We ask that community members maintain six feet of distance when you encounter them around the grounds and do not enter the landscape shed
They will be wiping down periodically the dog bag stations, library boxes, and other frequently touched community surfaces
Todd is available by email: email@example.com
Community Center and Oakenshield Room -
Uses are canceled until phased reopening allows.
Community Organizing -
The Board encourages residents to support one another, especially our older residents and those who may be sick or otherwise isolating at home. Residents are willing to shop for other VH residents, see Village in Action below.
One suggestion we have for organizing and sharing the volume of support activities is for common area neighbors to find ways of assisting those in their commons - offering to shop, run errands, drop off meals, etc. We say this with the caveat that you do so only if you are well and still practicing social distancing, hand washing, and sanitizing of items exchanged.
We invite you into this conversation and look forward to hearing your ideas.The blog on our website is a good location for this sharing.Here is the link: Sharing A Response Even better is the Village In Action initiative described in the next section: www.villagehomesaction.com
VHA Board and ARB meetings are currently being held on Zoom. Check with the office for the link of the meeting you want to attend.
New Sharing opportunity Village In Action
As many of you know, there have been a number of attempts over the years to inspire our community to work more collaboratively. It may have taken however, the insidious coronavirus pandemic to move us into gear. The hope and vision of Village In Action (a group of Village Homes residents), has always been to unite our values-neighbors of community connection with our loving compassion to help one another stay in their homes for as long as they wish to, and are able. In these times, our Village’s motto “Live-In-Peace,” takes on special meaning.
Shortly, Village In Action will introduce a project we’re calling Village Homes Match. Its purpose is to pair seniors and others at risk during this time of sheltering-in-place with healthy volunteers. These volunteers can help with such things as picking up groceries, prescriptions and meals; going for socially-distant walks; etc. They would also check in every couple of days to see if their “match” needs anything else.
Village Homes Match will allow many of us the great relief of not having to go it alone. As a Village, as neighbors, we can offer so much help to one another, benefiting us all.
Village In Action has produced a website - www.villagehomesaction.com - allowing volunteer-neighbors sign up to help, and people at risk to request assistance.
There will also be flyers posted in kiosks.
Take care everyone!
Respectfully, The Village In Action team, Renee Dryfoos, Steve Ekstrom, Gregory Guss, Scarlet Huber, Denise Peach and Do Tromp
Leaf drop "Claw" pick-up schedule October 22, 2020 through February 25, 2021 every other week Please see the following note from City of Davis
Yard material piles cannot be placed on the street more than 7 days in advance of the pick-up date. Do not place green waste piles in VHA orchards, green belts or park areas. Calendars and maps are available at DavisRecycling.org.
Community Garden Garden plots are available in the North Gardens. If you are looking for a garden plot contact: North Garden Coordinator Beckye Stanton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Directory An improved member directory is now posted here: Directory If you find errors in the directory, please notify the office so they can be corrected.
VHA Safety Walk The Board believes that conducting the safety walk annually is not enough to ensure ongoing compliance. The Safety Walk is now conducted quarterly. Any Community Member that is interested in participating in the Safety Walk should contact Emily in the office.
Architectural Review Board (ARB) The 2019 Updated ARB Policy was passed by the VHA Board of Directors on April 9, 2019. It is now posted on this website. It can be located by selecting Documents and then looking under the category HOA. ARB review meetings will be the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7pm currently by Zoom. To be included on the meeting agenda, ARB applications must be submitted to the office by Thursday prior to the meeting. Agenda is posted Friday prior to the meeting. Community members are welcome to attend if they have a concern about a project. The ARB Committee is: Al Colombano, Alisa Lembke, Carol Ontai, Yvonne Hunter, and Board member Lora Jo Bossio.
October - remainder of calendar
Saturday, October 31 9pmPool closes for the season
November calendar in brief
Tuesday, November 3, 6:30pmHort meeting, cancelled
Tuesday, November 10, 6:30pmVHA Board meeting via Zoom, link to join the meeting will be posted later
Wednesday, November 11 VHA office closed - full time staff off for Veterans Day holiday
November 11- 15VHA office closed, Emily on vacation
Thursday, November 12 last date for ARB applications to be submitted to office, to be included on the agenda for the August 18 review meeting. This month only, please also copy applications to Yvonne Hunter, ARB chair if submitting Nov 11 or 12, when office will be closed.
Wednesday, November 18, 7pm rescheduled ARB review meeting via Zoom
Sunday, November 22, 9-11amWork party, location yet to be determined, watch for announcement in the Update
November 26 & 27 VHA office closed - full time staff off for Thanksgiving holiday
Friday, November 27Deadline to submit declaration of candidacy for VHA Board of Directors
Other regular Community events have been cancelled during the Shelter in Place order.
December 21, 2018 Winter Solstice celebration with full moon:
For questions about Village Homes or the Village Homeowners' Association, please contact Emily Amy the general manager, a VHA board member, or members of the appropriate committee. If you find incorrect information posted on this site or have any questions about the web site, please e-mail email@example.com
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