Santa Fe 1 HOA - McCormick Ranch, Scottsdale AZ

Our Commitment

Santa Fe 1 Home Owners Association (HOA) is a group of 125 Lots with homeowners who enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of a planned community. Santa Fe 1 is a subcommunity of McCormick Ranch. The pride of our residents makes this community one of the most sought after planned communities in which to live. Our residents are committed to keeping our community beautiful, up-to-date, and safe.  Education and enforcement of our Rules and Regulations enables us to maintain the unique character of an exclusive community. Leadership from our Board and contributions from our residents make our community an enjoyable place to live. Various maps of the surrounding areas can be found under the tab Resources>Maps.

Friendly Reminder - Your HOA Board
The primary responsibilities of your HOA Board are: 1) To maintain the Common Areas, 2) To enforce the CC&Rs and Rules & Regulations, and 3) determine assessments necessary and collect those in a timely manner. The Board is guided by the legal documents of the Santa Fe 1 community and by the laws passed by the Arizona Legislature. The CC&Rs, Bylaws and Rules &­­­ Regulations can be accessed from this website. ­­Click on the Documents>Legal Documents. The Rules and Regulations provide representation of the CC&Rs/Bylaws. Your Board is a volunteer board who works in the best interest of the entire community.

Committee participation: The Board wishes to encourage our homeowners to participate in committees in our community. Committees are: Landscape, Clubhouse, Pool, Architectural, Media and Social. If you would like to be active in Santa Fe 1 endeavors, please consider offering your talent to support one of these committees. Please contact the Board President, Candy Schneider.

Monthly Board meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, generally excluding some summer months. Occasionally changes are necessary. Meeting changes will be posted on this website in a timely manner. The Annual meeting is held on the 2nd Wednesday of February @ 7:30 pm. Board meetings and most committee meetings are open to the homeowners. Times and places of meetings will be posted on the calendar located in the Latest News column on the front page.

Access the 2018 Rules and Regulations: Documents>Legal Documents. Copies of the Rules and Regulations are also provided in the pockets of the information board at the clubhouse.

Latest News

NEW-HOA CALENDAR EVENTS

Click the "HOA Calendar Events" to view events, committee meetings, and Board meetings. All regular meetings are open to our homeowners (excluding Special or Closed Session). Plan to attend any committee meeting that is specifically charged to act on your requests. This gives you an opportunity to provide input to the committee and to know what recommendation(s) will be presented to the Board with regard to your request.

If you are planning to remodel your home and you need to use a bin parked temporarily in your driveway, approval from McCormick Ranch must be obtained prior to the existence of the temporary dumpster receptacle. To download the form with instructions, please click here: MRPOA Request Form for Onsite Storage or Trash Dumpster.

Important Notice: If you are considering any structural changes to the street side of your home in Santa Fe 1, please be advised that you must completely fill out and submit an Architectural Control Committee (ACC) Submittal Form to the property manager, Sherri Youngblood. Sherri will forward your paperwork to the ACC. The committee will then present your petition to the Board for approval BEFORE any work is done. If you do not submit the proper paperwork including any drawings and/or photos PRIOR to construction, you place yourself at risk of  possibility of denial if the changes are not consistent with the Mediterranean style already established in Santa Fe 1. If the work has already been done and is denied, then the homeowner will have to remove the unapproved changes. This applies to exterior structures, exterior doors, exterior light fixtures, exterior windows, patio covers that are visible from the street including the exterior areas that are adjacent to the walking path/lake. The ACC form can be downloaded from the Forms tab. This form is a PDF that you can fill out electronically. Mail or email the form to Sherri Youngblood, CAAM. Her contact information can be found on the HOA Operations > Services to HOA.

Please pay attention to your surroundings. Help us monitor activities in the neighborhood. Someone fractured the back window (1-9-2017) of a vehicle that was parked on the street in our neighborhood. Vehicles should not be parked on the street overnight. It may be helpful to park our vehicles in our garages in the evenings, if possible. If you see something that needs attention or looks suspicious, say something! Our property manager is Sherri Youngblood, CAAM.

Did You Know?

For Your Information (FYI)

Tri-City Property Management Contacts
Manager: Sherri Youngblood, CAAM - 480.844.2224
Asst. to Sherri Youngblood: Gina Palmaioli- 480.844.2224
Emergency Number: 602-390-7793

Download the latest SF1 Newsletters and Board meeting minutes from this site under the Documents tab.

2017 revisions of our Rules and Regulations can be downloaded from Documents>Legal Documents.

If you use the spa at the Clubhouse, and you remove the cover, please place it back over the water when you depart.

If you see something suspicious in our community, say something!

If you wish to make architectural changes to the outside of your property, your request must be approved by the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) PRIOR to beginning the work. The ACC form can be downloaded and printed from the FORMS TAB on the front page of this website. Forms are also provided by the Property Manager and forms can be obtained from the pockets in our information board in front of the clubhouse.

If you wish to make landscape changes to the front of your property, your request must be approved by the Landscape Committee PRIOR to beginning the change project. The Landscape Change form can be downloaded and printed from the FORMS TAB on the front page of this website. Forms are also provided by the Property Manager or can be obtained from pockets in the information board in front of the clubhouse.

Santa Fe 1 HOA
Neighborhood News
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In the Arizona Republic, April 17, 2019 an article written by Lorraine Longhi entitled Scottsdale Finds Enforcing its Rules for Short-term Rentals "extremely difficult" there is a situation noted that is occurring Old Town Scottsdale that is relevant to our community. "[Zach] Lindsay lives in Old Town Scottsdale and is concerned by the number of short-term rentals in his neighborhood. At least seven vacation rentals operate on his block, bringing increased traffic and noise at all hours of the night." This is what your HOA Board is anticipating will happen in our neighborhood if we do not be proactive about restricting rentals to 30-days or more. On most of our streets now - there are at least three rentals. Most of these are rentals of 30-days or more, and those types of rentals are not of any concern. The overnight, 2-3 days, short-terms are the types of rentals this amendment is meant to address. For the safety, noise-levels, parking issues, neighborhood nuisances, and for the preservation of our neighborhood environment, we are proceeding with a vote to amend our CC&Rs.

AMENDING OUR CC&Rs - Your HOA Board of Directors (BoD) voted unanimously at the November 2018 meeting to more forward to amend our CC&Rs to apply a time restriction of 30 days or more for all rentals and/or leases in SF1. In a survey in the Spring 2018, over half of our homeowners expressed the desire to stop short-term rentals in our neighborhood. Currently approximately 18% of our homes are rented at least once a year. Approximately 61% of those rentals are advertised on AIRBnB or VRBO as short-term rentals. Every street has homes which are considered short-term rentals. Some of the short-term rentals are advertised and rented for as little as one night at a time. This is not acceptable by the majority of our homeowners.

OUR HISTORY: According to the Scottsdale Zoning Interactive Map, in 1967 the zoning for SF1 and other lands on McCormick Ranch were changed from R-2DR (multiple family residential developmental review) to R1-43 (single family residential). Then, in 1971 our zoning was changed from R1-43 to R-4R (resort/townhouse residential). Our Planned Community began in 1978, years after these zoning activities. Our CC&Rs dated 1977 did not include any time restrictions on rentals. Additionally, there were no time restrictions on rentals in the McCormick Ranch Property Owners Association (MRPOA) CC&Rs until an amendment passed in 1980 restricting rentals to not less than 30 days. Until recently, SF1 residents believed we were protected under the MRPOA Rules and Regulations where it states on Page 23 "Renting of property of fewer than 30 days is prohibited." However, upon examining the 1980 MRPOA CC&Rs Amendment which we obtained from the MRPOA office, our subdivision is exempt from the rental restriction because the amendment exempts areas zoned as "resorts."

In 2017, the Arizona State Legislature passed a law eliminating the ability for cities and towns to prohibit short-term rental properties. Because of this, the City of Scottsdale changed its ordinance of prohibition of short-term rentals unless the restriction appears in the community's CC&Rs. This led to some reported issues with party-type rentals for short-term vacation rentals in SF1 last year. After consulting our legal counsel, we have been advised that if we amend our CC&Rs to include a time restriction, it will supersede the Arizona Revised Statute §33-1806.01 and therefore, impose a time restriction on short-term rentals.

Camello Vista 1 & 2 and Spanish Oaks have restrictions in their CC&Rs that prohibit short-term rentals/leases. According to our survey, the majority of SF1 homeowners desire to prohibit short-term rentals/leases. Your HOA does not advocate taking away homeowners' rights to rent/lease their properties. We believe that for the safety and preservation of our residential neighborhood, the rentals need to be restricted to 30 days or more.

Your HOA BoD made the decision to begin the process of amending our CC&Rs to prohibit short-term rentals because we want to maintain the quiet, personal, close community environment we currently have. Without a time restriction, our community could become a resort community where we are not certain who is living in your neighborhood or even next door.

To amend our CC&Rs, we need 75% affirmative votes of our owners. This means that 94 affirmative votes will amend the CC&Rs and still allow rentals/leases of 30 days or more. Please help us accomplish this important mission.

If you have any questions, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Tri-City Property Management. Additionally, please research any information you receive regarding short-term rental restrictions. Investigate who is sending them, the accuracy of the content, and whether the assertions are the best for our neighborhood.


 

If you have issues, concerns, accolades, you may contact ABC Scapes using any of the following contacts:

Office: 602-404-0568 - ask for Christie
Direct Cell - Warren - 605-501-7934
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If you wish to have ABC Scapes provide personal landscape services, please schedule an appointment.

Trimming Schedule within the community, CLICK HERE.


If you have a service animal and you plan to utilize the clubhouse and/or the pool deck area with your service animal, you will need to submit your certification information to our property manager prior to bringing your service animal in these areas. If your pet is not a service animal, it is not allowed in the pool area nor the clubhouse at any time. Please help us keep our clubhouse and pool area safe and sanitary for all homeowners.


There are NO pets allowed in the pool at any time, even if it is a service animal. Perpetrators will be charged with draining and refilling the pool including labor, water, and chemicals. Service animals are allowed in the deck area and the clubhouse to assist the owner but are never allowed in the pool. Please help us keep our pool safe and sanitary for all homeowners.


Please visit the Scottsdale Police Department Crime Prevention Tips for important information on protecting your home in Santa Fe 1.


If you want to make changes to your back patio areas (not visible from the street), you are free to do so without submitting an Architectural Change Request Form. Please be aware of how the changes may affect your adjacent neighbors.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 April 2019 13:02
 

DID YOU KNOW: If you rent your home in Santa Fe 1 for any length of time, you are required by law to do the following:


Please watch the HOA Calendar for meetings such as the Landscape Committee and the Architectural Committee so that you can attend if you have actions that you want addressed. Attending those meetings gives you, the homeowner, an opportunity to participate in the decision-making process by providing your input to your own situation. Click on the Calendar link in the "Latest News" column to find meetings times. Committee meetings are posted on the calendar and are open to the homeowners. The Board of Directors wants to encourage you to participate.


If you notice something in our planned community that you want to compliment, express concerns, or express criticisms, please contact our Property Manager directly - not Board members. Tri-City Property Management Services, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 480.844.2224. Common concerns are: excessive noise at the pool, overnight parking on the street, dogs that are not on a leash, etc.


Please be a Neighborhood Watch person and let us know if you see anything unusual in the neighborhood. It's always better to act on the side of caution and investigate happenings. Treat your neighbor as you would want them to treat you. Call 911 or the Tri-City Emergency Number: 602-390-7793.


 

January - April and October...Third Thursday of each month from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at the Santa Fe 1 Clubhouse! This is something we are experimenting with to bring our residents together to get to know each other and to share new and unusual snacks. It's a BYOB. Bring your friends, and bring a favorite snack. Join the fun!!
JANUARY 17, 2019
FEBRUARY 21, 2019
MARCH 21, 2019
APRIL 18, 2019


SF1 HOA Officers elected at the February 2018 Monthly Board meeting: Candy Schneider, President;  Max Tuchten, Vice President;  Sandy Johnson, Treasurer. Terry Corzine, Director-at-Large, Al Lindstrom, Director-at-Large.


Monthly Board Meetings are generally held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. No meetings are generally scheduled for June, July and August nor December. All homeowners are encouraged to attend the board meetings. We appreciate your input!

2019 Scheduled Board of Directors Events - all are held in the Santa Fe 1 Clubhouse

  • Monthly Board of Directors meeting: Wednesday, January 16 @ 8:30 am
  • Thirsty Thursday Social - January 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Bring favorite drink, snack, friends...
  • Annual Member Meeting: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 in the SF1 Clubhouse. Registration @ 7:00 pm. Meeting @ 7:30 pm.
  • Monthly Board of Directors meeting: Wednesday, February 20 @ 8:30 am
  • Thirsty Thursday Social - February 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Bring favorite drink, snack, friends...
  • Monthly Board of Directors meeting: Wednesday, March 20 @ 8:30 am
  • Thirsty Thursday Social - March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Bring favorite drink, snack, friends...
  • Monthly Board of Directors meeting: Wednesday, April 17 @ 8:30 am
  • Thirsty Thursday Social - April 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Bring favorite drink, snack, friends..
  • Monthly Board of Directors meeting: Wednesday, May 15 @ 8:30 am
  • Monthly Board of Directors meeting: Wednesday, June 19 @ 8:30 am (Tentative)
  • No meetings in July and August
  • Monthly Board of Directors meeting: Wednesday, September 18 @ 8:30 am
  • Thirsty Thursday Social - September 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Bring favorite drink, snack, friends
  • Monthly Board of Directors meeting: Wednesday, October 16 @ 8:30 am
  • Thirsty Thursday Social - October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Brink favorite drink, snack, friends
  • Monthly Board of Directors meeting: Wednesday, November 20 @ 8:30 am
  • No meeting scheduled for December

Santa Fe 1 Clubhouse has a recycling bin on the back patio. Recyclable items are listed on the bin. Please help us go GREEN. Scottsdale Recyclable List.


Santa Fe 1 Community Paint Color Reminders:
Stucco - Yearling (flat); Brown Trim - Plantation Brown (satin) also known as Plantation Shutters; White trim - Swiss Coffee (satin). Garage Doors - Plantation Brown (satin)/Plantation Shutters (satin).
Sherwin-Williams and/or Dunn-Edwards.

These are mandatory colors. There are no variations allowed by our CC&Rs.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 April 2019 13:02
 

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