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Association 101

There is much to enjoy while living in a community association, and we hope it will be a positive experience for you. For some, this is a new concept, while others may have lived in similar neighborhoods. By understanding the purpose of the Association, we can all work together to maintain the integrity of our community and enhance the quality of living for you and your neighbors. 
 
It is no accident that Saguaro Bloom remains beautiful. One of the Association's responsibilities is maintaining standards and protections put in place when our community was developed. When you purchased your home, you didn't just join a community; you became a member of the Association. You accepted the governing documents and rules and entered into a partnership with the Association to preserve the integrity of our community. The Saguro Bloom Community Association is governed by a board of directors. Management services, provided by CCMC, are contracted by the board to carry out the day-to-day operations.
 
The Association is responsible for maintaining common area assets; these include common area walls, fences, landscaping and streets. The Association also maintains a reserve fund for renovations and replacements of common area assets.
 
Governing Documents
Homeowner Associations use several types of governing documents to guide their operations. 
 
Saguaro Bloom CC&Rs - CC&Rs, otherwise known as the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions, are the rules and regulations that govern an Association. They describe what homeowners in a certain neighborhood may and may not do with their properties. CC&Rs are intended to govern decisions made by homeowners, and preserve the property values within the community.
 
Saguaro Bloom By-Laws - The by-laws govern how the Association operates and contain the information needed to run the Association as a business. For example, the by-laws set the standard for how often the Association holds meetings.
 
Saguaro Bloom Residential Guidelines - Residential Guidelines establish an Association's policies and procedures for alterations, modifications and improvements to an owners' property, common areas, and exclusive use common areas. These guidelines aren't meant to stifle creativity; they're set in place to preserve the integrity of the community design.
 
Easy Tips to Meet Community Standards
  • Parking: Homeowners must have their vehicles parked in their garages or driveways. Guests are allowed to park in the street as long as they are parked along the flow of traffic and not blocking any fire hydrants or driveways.
  • Trailers/RVs/Boats:  Such vehicles are prohibited from being parked on streets or driveways in the community.
  • Trash: Homeowners are free to choose their own waste disposal company. Republic Services and Waste Management are the two common companies used. Bins must be stored out of sight and according to the architectural guidelines.
  • Architectural Changes: Any changes made to the exterior of your home need to be approved by the Architectural Design Committee. You may submit your application through our Architectural Review Portal. The Board will review your request within 30 days and reach out if additional information is needed.
  • Maintain Your Property: Be sure to maintain the appearance of your property, including eliminating weeds.
 
Reserve Funds, Expenses and Studies
A reserve fund, is an account dedicated to unanticipated and deferred expenditures, particularly large ones. Reserve expenses are costs associated with existing component repairs and replacements. When an association-owned building needs a new roof, the community pool requires a major repair or common area walls need to be repainted, the unbudgeted costs will be paid from reserves. These are considered reserve expenditures.
 
Replacement costs and remaining life on each component are found in a Reserve Study.
 
A proper Reserve Study will identify the current status of the reserve fund and provide projections and funding plans to offset future repairs and replacements. The reserve study consists of two parts: the physical analysis and the financial analysis.
 
Reserve funds are held in a separate bank account that is designated for reserve-related expenses.
 
Saguaro Bloom Reserve Study (Master)
Saguaro Bloom Executive Summary (Master)
 
Saguaro Bloom Reserve Study (Freedom)
Saguaro Bloom Executive Summary (Freedom)