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
Broken Water Pipe (December 16, 2018)
There is a large water break near our front entrance (on the adjoining property). CCWD is aware of it and is working on it--it appears to be several different breaks in the same area. (you'll recall this is the pipe that is supposed to be replaced next year). Wanted to let everyone know in case your water pressure suffers.
Dick Christensen of SGM (January 2, 2019)
Dick Christensen, longtime golf pro at the Forest Meadows golf course, passed away on December 22. He would have been 84 this January 1st.
Dick was a PGA teaching professional and a friend to many in the Forest Meadows golfing community. He was a constant presence at the golf course, happy to be involved in what he loved.
The FMOA board and staff sends condolences to his sons Jeff and Jon, two of the principals in Sierra Golf Management, and the rest of his family. We will update everyone with any other information as we receive it.
Sandalwood Drive Road Closure (January 4, 2019)
Sandalwood Drive will be closed over the weekend from Forest Meadows Drive to Fox Glove Court. This is due to the golf courses (SGM) dead trees and the high winds expected over the weekend.As these trees are on SGM's property, the association is unable to cut these trees down. The Board feels that is is in the best interest for the community to close this section for the safety of our residents. The road will be re-opened after the winds have subsided Monday (1/7/19) of Tuesday (1/8/19).We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.Thank you,
Board of Directors
Sandalwood Drive Road Closure Update (January 9, 2019)
Sandalwood Drive will remain closed from Forest Meadows Drive to Foxglove Court throughout the week due to the ongoing storms and the hazard the dead trees on the Golf Course property pose.
PLEASE DO NOT MOVE THE BARRICADES OR DRIVE THROUGH THIS AREA. THE BARRICADES HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE FOR YOUR SAFETY.
As these trees are on SGM's property, the association is unable to cut these trees down. The Board feels that is is in the best interest for the community to close this section for the safety of our residents.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
Thank you,Board of Directors