Community Newsletter June 2018

Covenants Corner 

Administrative Assistant 

Community Manager - Chris Hashisaki
Turning Green

Spring transition can be an unsightly time for turf. You may notice a combination of winter Rye grass continuing to grow, dying Rye grass and struggling new Bermuda grass. The Gothic Landscape team has been busy with the transition aerating, dethatching, preparing the Bermuda grass for spring fertilization.  All this preparation will aid in the transition to summer grass.  

Water Feature Renovation

Tortosa’s water features have undergone some major renovations. The equipment for the water features was originally installed over 12 years ago. The majority of the equipment was in need of replacement. New motors, along with pump components have been installed. Storm Water Pros has completed a full clean out of the water features and water lines. With this refurbishment, these landmarks in Tortosa are up and running proficiently, adding to the beauty of your Community.  
Covenants Corner - Shana Smith
Hello Tortosians!

Summer vacation is among us! Here are some reminders for both the adults and kids while they are on vacation. 

  • Parents, please make sure your kids know that the water features, as tempting as they may look, are not for playing or swimming in.
  • Parents, please make sure your kids know that the ramada’s are not for climbing on and the playscapes are not for writing on.
  • Adults, please make sure you as drivers look out for the kids as they play, run, ride bikes, toss around balls, etc. We all at one time or another in our younger days had the tendency to dart out into the street. Please be careful and watch your speeds as your navigate through the community.
Administrative Assistant - Alejandra Reyes
Who to call , when to call

While we do our best to help our residents with most issues; sometimes knowing who to call in certain situations will not only help cut out the middle man, but also resolve the issue in a timely manner. Here is a short guide on general topics.
MPD Non Emergency Line

  • Abandoned vehicles on the street
  • Nonviolent Domestic/Neighbor disputes
  • Reporting suspicious activity
  • Excessive barking dogs
Tortosa HOA

  • Common area issues (parks)
  • Park equipment damages/concerns
  • Landscape concerns
  • HOA account
Animal Control

  • Excessive barking dogs
  • Stray, loose. or abandoned animals
  • Wild or game animals
  • Animal bites
  • Trapped or lost pets
City of Maricopa Public Works

  • Street sign issues
  • Sidewalks
  • Street sweeping
  • Manhole issues

  • Electric pole issues-lights out
  • Electric box issues
  • Live wires
  • Outages
Global Water
(on your property)

  • Water issues
  • Water pressure
  • Water meter issues
Waste Management

  • Bulk Pick Up
  • Trash/Recycle bins and issues
  • Skipped collections
  • Billing issues

  • Services set up
  • Connection issues
  • Additional services
DR Horton

  • Any information regarding the new builds coming to Tortosa
In case of an emergency, Call 911!
Lifestyle - Christine Garcia 
Community Social
Father's Day Craft
Creatures Camp
The Streets Don't Love You Back 9th Annual Backpack Drive!
School is starting next month and school supplies have lined the isles at the stores. While you are out shopping this summer try and pick up something extra for the Backpack to School Drive.

We have a donation box at the HOA office. Deadline to drop off items is July 31, 2018.

Thank you for your support!
Tortosa Lifestyle Rewards
1 Business Added - Aeos Solar
1 Update - Sunsplash
Do you have your Tortosa Lifestyle Rewards Card yet? Stop by the office to pick one up and take advantage of the discounts throughout town for Tortosa residents! If you want to add your business, send me an email at

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Do you love living in Tortosa? Let the world know; vote for our community in the 2018 Ranking Arizona Survey. Each year, AZ Big Media allows Arizona residents to vote in a variety of categories, including Master-Planned Community. Voting is now open; you’re able to vote once per day, so visit the voting site regularly and support your community! Thank you for taking pride in Tortosa. We’re glad this feels like home. 
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