Owl Family in Esperanza Estates....

Papa or Mama on top

and Babies on the bottom

Thanks for the pic, Debbie Ries

Monday Morning Memo

May 22, 2023

Esperanza Estates

This Week in Esperanza Estates


7:00-9:00 am


Pickleball Courts

Water Aerobics

9:00-10:00 am

Mon, Wed & Fri

EE pool


7:30 am


Cart Barn

Thirsty Thursday

4 pm



Neighborhood News

Pickleball Hours Change

From Greg Gramstad

Our mornings are warmer now, so Pickleball hours are changed to 7 am to 9 am, effective immediately. Also, a reminder to everyone using the Pickleball courts to please sign in. Thanks for your help.


From Mary Harp

The Gardeners will meet on Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 a.m at the Cart Barn next to the Pickle Ball Courts.  Bring tools for clean up, pruning and weeding along EE trail. New gardeners are always welcome.

Thirsty Thursday, Thursday, May 11, 4 pm

This is Thirsty Thursday weekso come on over to the Ramada and join in the fun!

Thirsty Thursday is EE's informal, no-host happy hour we have very other Thursday at the Ramada at 4 pm. Everyone brings their own beverage, a snack to share (if you like), your own eating utensils, and gathers at the Ramada for a visit with neighbors and friends. Hope you can join in!

Time to Trim the Palms

From Cyndi Alto

Just a friendly reminder about getting your tall palms trimmed. The deadline in Esperanza Estates to have your palm trees trimmed is June 30. The dry fronds are a fire hazard during monsoon season, and a spark can catch them on fire in an instant.   

Homeowners can hire anyone they desire to do the work. EE has an agreement with Monstrosity Tree Service for $90/tree which they will honor for everyone in EE. Trees untrimmed by June 30 will be trimmed by the HOA, and homeowners will be billed $100/tree. Please call Cyndie Alto 509-881-7569 with questions.  

Thanks to everyone who has already taken care of their palms!

Green Valley Council Report

From Hugh Rhine, EE GVC Rep

The May 18 Board of Representatives meeting of the Green Valley Council was relatively short and is the last regular meeting until September 21. There will be a Workshop meeting in August.

  • County Supervisor Christy had Tom Berezny (District 4 Representative) deliver a brief update on his behalf. County Supervisors have this week approved its budget for the upcoming year. Property tax rates too have been approved for the upcoming year. The impact of net tax increase of about $20 on average.
  • Fire Chief Wunder reported that the new fire station is about a week ahead of schedule and is expected to open in October of this year. Chief Wunder also noted that snake season is active with 84 removals for the period Sunday thru Tuesday of this week. The biggest day was 38 removals. He also noted that Monsoon season is expected to be somewhat active, so he recommends attending the Monsoon fair that is planned for June 1 at GVC West center.
  • PIMA County Sheriff's Lieutenant Paul Hill reported that he will be leaving Green Valley in June as a result of being promoted to Captain. He reported also that traffic activity had slightly fewer stops in the past month. When asked about the situation relative to Border activity, he noted that there has been no increase of activity but that everyone should be encouraged to call in the event any unusual or questionable activity is noted. The Sheriff's department appreciates all the calls of such sightings.
  • SAV Commander Kenyon reported that they are now doing about 1000 home inspections per month.

MMM Summer Schedule

From Judy Hayes & John Nesavich

The Monday Morning Memo will change to our Summer schedule effective June 5. During the months of June, July, and August we will only publish the MMM on the first and third Mondays of each month. We will continue to send out Special Announcement emails throughout the Summer as the need arises.

Trucks Dripping Oil on Our Streets

From HOA Board

At the HOA Board meeting, there was discussion regarding trucks driving through our neighborhood and leaking oil on our streets. That's of concern because the oil can damage our new pavement...that beautiful pavement we waited so long to get! It's believed that the Titan Trash trucks are not the culprit. But, if you see any truck dripping oil, you are asked to report the incident to a HOA Board member.

Need Work Done in Common Areas?

From Cyndi Alto

Points West workers are continuing to work on our Common Ares on Wednesdays. They are given a full specific work schedule and are asked not to waiver from that much. If you have Common Area work that you would like to have addressed, please notify Cyndi Alto, 509-881-7569. Please don't talk with the workers about your requests, as they are not prepared to handle your request or pass it along. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Caring Connections

EE Trail Totem

At the Board meeting this week, Jackie Rautio told us about a gift to Esperanza Estates of a beautiful new Totem along the EE trail. Kim Chenoweth is the artist, and she lives in Las Campanas. She and her husband love walking on our trails. She sees unique things along the trail and called to ask if we would like one of the totems that she makes. Jackie told her we would love it, and Kim set up it up and sent a picture. It is east of Portillo on the outside EE trail going east, almost to Mountain View Park. You can see it along the south edge of the trail. Thank you Kim, for your beautiful addition to our trail!   


Green Valley Council Monsoon Madness Forum

Thursday, June 1, 9 - 11:30 am,

GVR West Center

Source: Green Valley Council

Join us for the First Annual Monsoon Madness Forum. Our first responders, businesses, and emergency response agencies will be on hand to fully prepare you for the upcoming monsoon. This forum will be held on Thursday, June 1 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the GVR West Center.

We also encourage community residents to sign up for the Pima County MyAlerts system. The Pima County MyAlerts system pushes out emergency messages to all types of devices quickly and reliably. Subscribers receive notifications about weather-related events, police situations, public health concerns, and other public emergencies. Subscribers can input their zip code to get information relevant to the area in which they live and/or work. This is also helpful if you have family living in other states that would like to receive emergency information about your location. Sign up to receive these alerts at MyAlerts.pima.gov.


Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - 7:00 PM MST

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