News Alerts & Announcements
Hilltop Park Children's Playground (June 28, 2018)
Hello from your Parks, Pools & Events (PP&E) Committee:
The greatly anticipated time to re-open the Hilltop Park Children’s Playground has arrived! All new playground equipment designed for ages 5 through 12 is now open for your enjoyment. Come on over to the park with your children and have some fun.
Official dedication and plaque in memory of Judy McCarroll will be presented at the Annual Membership Meeting on July 28 in appreciation for the many hours of hard work she contributed to make the new playground happen.
Many thanks go to the maintenance crew for all of their hard work in getting it installed!
Shipment of additional swing set and spring rider equipment was delayed and will be added when it arrives.
Hilltop Park Children's Playground (September 4, 2018)
The final pieces of equipment are being delivered today. The maintenance crew will be working to get the pieces installed and open to the association as soon as possible.
Thanks for your patience and understanding while we complete the project. Also thanks for the positive feedback on the equipment that was installed.
Reflective Delineators on Buckthorn Drive (September 12, 2018)
In an attempt to increase road safety, as a test, we have installed reflectors on Buckthorn Drive from the 4 way stop to Hilltop Park.
We are encouraging feedback – whether it is good or bad. Please email your comments to the office
Hilltop Park Children's Playground (September 21, 2018)
The remainder of the Children's playground equipment at Hilltop Park has finally arrived and the playground is now fully installed!
Come and bring your kids to check out the new spring riders and swings or have a little jam session on the bongos.
Road Reflectors (September 21, 2018)
As part of our “Road Reflector Test” on Buckthorn, changes are in the works in response to owner feedback. Several of the tall white deflectors we taken down and replaced with shorter green units. Additional work will be done next week.
Feedback on the shorter deflectors is welcome and should go through the office.
This project is an effort to improve community safety.
Your Roads Committee
Update to Hilltop Park Children's Playground (October 2, 2018)
The swingset currently has 4 regular swings. We are waiting for 2 toddler swings to be shipped here so we can install them. Thank you for your patience.
TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System (October 3, 2018)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) on October 3, 2018 (today). The WEA portion of the test commences at 11:18 AM California time, and the EAS portion follows at 11:20 a.m. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed.
The WEA test message will be sent to cell phones that are connected to wireless providers participating in WEA.
Cell towers will broadcast the WEA test for approximately 30 minutes beginning at 11:18 p.m. PDT. During this time, WEA compatible cell phones that are switched on, within range of an active cell tower, and whose wireless provider participates in WEA should be capable of receiving the test message. Some cell phones will not receive the test message, and cell phones should only receive the message once. The WEA test message will have a header that reads "Presidential Alert" and text that says:
“THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”
SOLANO COUNTY, Calif. (October 8, 2018)
Fire crews are fighting to surround a wildfire. It scorched thousands of acres in Solano County and sent smoke drifting across the Bay Area.
The Branscombe Fire started at 11 Sunday morning. The fast moving brush fire scorches thousands of acres and burned structures in Solano County. High winds whipped the fire across 4,000 acres in just a few hours. Firefighters confirm one home and a barn burned, as well as some cars. People were evacuated from the hunting grounds for duck clubs.
The fire is 70-percent contained.
Fire watch crews were on scene throughout the night. Strike teams are also available should there be any flare-ups.
No word yet on the cause of the fire.
Smell Smoke? (October 23, 2018)
California State Parks in cooperation with the California Department of Forestry and Fire protection (CAL FIRE) have begun prescribed burns that started Monday, October 22 in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The goal is to complete 302 acres this fall. All 302 acres were previously thinned, reducing the fuel loading, and allowing for a safer and more controllable broadcast burn. Much of this work was funded through Propositions 84 and 1 grants from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, an agency of the State of California Click Here for more information
FMOA has a supply of sand and bags to fill - grab a shovel and come down to the Gallery parking lot and fill up the sand bags for your use