Spring & Summer Maintenance Suggestions from ARC

The Architectural Review Committee would like to remind all VGC homeowners of the following maintenance suggestions :

Exterior Painting:

Please remember that if you want to change the color of your home from its original Villages scheme, you must get your paint colors approved by ARC BEFORE painting begins.   When planning for your painting project, please consider the following points:

*Visit Gary’s Paint and Decorating in Walla Walla at 114 S 2nd, where you can see the approved Villages paint colors for each Phase.
*House trim must be a specific off-white color only, #C-32, which is available at Gary’s, as well.
*Garage doors must be the same color as main house body, not a contrasting color.
*Cedar fence stain colors need to be approved by ARC to ensure continuity of color throughout the Villages.  Some of the original stain colors are no longer available, so it is important to choose something that coordinates with all.

Roof moss removal/gutter cleaning: 

Periodically check your roof for moss growth and make sure it is cleaned and treated when needed.  This is not only for Village aesthetics, but it will help extend the life of your roof.  Gutters with overflowing leaf debris are unsightly and hinder proper drainage.

Landscaping Projects:

Major landscaping projects need prior approval from ARC.

Dog Waste:

Please keep your dogs on a leash and pick up all dog waste during your walks along the trails and the common areas.  Dispose of bagged dog waste in the garbage.  Dog waste left on the ground pollutes groundwater, can spread disease and parasites and is not a natural fertilizer.  It also creates a nuisance for our common area maintenance contractors.

Waterfowl:

Please do not feed the waterfowl. Per the US Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, Human food is very bad for ducks and geese and can cause fatal illness in them, increases pollution and algae growth in our creek and ponds,  and discourages natural migratory patterns in flocks

Parking/Trash Bins: 

Land Use Standards require vehicles to be garaged overnight or stored on the gravel overflow lot or off-site unless you have a medical/disability waiver.  If you are expecting guests, please contact your Phase Leaders for a temporary parking permit to place on your visitors’ dashboard.

Trash/recycling bins need to be stored out of sight and moved to the kerb or alley Monday evening. Bins need to be moved to storage area on Tuesday after pickup.

Please refer to the VGC Land Use Standards for additional into on the above and other community standards

Thank you for your cooperation in preserving and maintaining the beauty of our very special neighborhood.  Questions?  Contact your ARC volunteer neighbors below:

ARC email:  villagesarc@gmail.com

Jim Murphy (541) 530-6596
Dennis Olson  (541) 969-6069
Tom Emmerson (509) 520-1094