Mar 012018
The Annual SMVE HOA Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the SMVE Clubhouse on Paseo Otoño. It will begin at 10:00 AM.

We will have speakers from Pima County Sheriff’s Office and Rural/Metro to present information about their services.

Everyone is encouraged to attend and refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact ✉ Phil Mowbry, Phone:

Feb 272018

Will you spend about an hour to join your Fairfield neighbors for this cooperative roadside clean up effort?

This county-sponsored semi-annual event invites the participation of all Fairfield HOAs and offers the opportunity to meet neighbors while helping to maintain the appearance of our neighborhood.

Please bring gloves and wear sturdy shoes. Litter bags and safety vests will be provided.

When: Saturday, March 10, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Meet at: Sunrise Valley Community Pool Parking Area, across from 4593 N. Camino Campero

Looking forward to seeing you there!

South pool to reopen March 1

February 26, 2018  News
Feb 262018
✉ by Kiki Cheney, Communications


The south pool will reopen on Thursday, March 1.

As of this Thursday, you’ll be able to enjoy approximately 86 degree temperature water at the south pool. A reminder to please make sure the gate is securely closed when you enter or leave the pool area.

Thanks to Laura Franklin, Chair of the Recreation Committee, for overseeing all the details!

Feb 262018

The Hospitality Committee will host two events in March:

Gardening to attract birds and butterflies
Thursday, March 8
7 PM – 9 PM in the clubhouse
No RSVP necessary

Julie Strom, an Environmental Education Program Coordinator from Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation will lead a presentation and discussion about how to create an environment that will attract birds and butterflies to your home landscape.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Hospitality Committee member, Pat Larson.

✉ Pat Larson, Member, Hospitality Committee




Community gathering at Three Canyon Beer and Wine Garden
Wednesday, March 21
5 PM – …
RSVP by Sunday, March 18

Join the Hospitality Committee members, neighbors, and friends at this local venue that offers comfortable outdoor seating, a variety of food trucks, a wide selection of craft beers and wines, and bocce ball!

Three Canyon is only five minutes from our HOA at 4999 Sabino Canyon Road.

To ensure enough staff are on hand to serve our group – and to arrange for a ride if you would like one – please RSVP by Sunday, March 18.

Contact Hospitality Committee member, Pat Larson, or Hospitality Committee Chair, Jane Spalding.

✉ Jane Spalding, Chair, Hospitality Committee


Feb 182018
Monday February 19th is the annual homeowner meeting at 7:00 PM at the clubhouse. Please join us for the annual update. On Wednesday the 21, the new board will meet to elect officers for the year. The agenda for the February 22, 2017 SMVE Board of Directors Organizational meeting has been posted on the Board Meetings page and is available to homeowners who login to the website.

Feb 172018
You are invited! The two events below are part of of SNAP’s 2018 Senior Living Education Series. No registration is required. All that’s needed is curiosity! Both events will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Foothills (5102 N. Craycroft Road – at Territory).

Monday, February 19th, 2-3:30 PM

Hospice Education and Hospice Legal Line
Speaker: Ron Zack, Elder Attorney

Hospice Education and Legal Partnership (HELP), Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Tucson, Arizona. Also known as Hospice Legal Line, HELP was created to provide legal assistance to people who meet hospice criteria or have been diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Write Your Own Obituary
Speaker: Ellie Brecher
This is a wonderful exercise to help you examine how you want to be remembered which, in turn, can help inform how you live the rest of your life.

Monday, March 5th, 2-3:30 PM

Create a Relationship with Your Electronic Devices
Speakers: Warren Beneville and Monica Tervoort

Co-founders of Peer to Peer Tech Help at the Dusenberry-River Library And Tucson Adult Learning Adventures

Discuss the basics of hand held devices, phones, and tablets. You’ll discover how they work and how they can serve you. Your input will help SNAP determine how to best set up ongoing tech support programs and activities.

What is SNAP?

SNAP stands for Sunrise Neighborhood Assistance Program. It is a dedicated group of your neighbors who provide FREE support services to disabled or elderly residents in the area bordered by Craycroft, Sunrise, Kolb/Sabino and River roads.

Its mission is to provide an array of “neighbors helping neighbors” volunteer services, educational programs and social events that assist and support residents who choose to age-in-place in their own homes – for as long as possible.

Who can use SNAP?

Any resident (55+) within the service area can use SNAP services and participate in SNAP programs and events.

Is SNAP really FREE?

Absolutely! Thanks to its volunteers, SNAP clients pay nothing for services they receive. However, there are expenses to keep SNAP operating and for those it needs your help.

As an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) organization, SNAP relies on tax deductible charitable contributions. EVERY DONATION HELPS.

Please call the SNAPLine: (520) 437-9556 or email  or visit the SNAP website at

Feb 152018
by Guy Scharf
✉ Email

Phone: (cell)

I hope all of you are enjoying our repaved and seal coated roads.  Thanks to your dues, our roads are in much better condition than they were a year ago!

Several years ago, the Board focused more acutely on road condition and noted that our roads were going to need repaving in the near future.  To get an accurate estimate of future costs for all major projects, the Board engaged Association Reserve to prepare a Reserve Study, which was completed in 2015 for the year beginning 2016.

In response to the Reserve Study findings, dues were increased in 2016 so that the HOA would develop sufficient reserve funds to pay for replacing our aging roads.  2017 sees the first major use of those funds for paving.

The 2016 Reserve Study envisioned extensive patching and postponing any major road work for several years.  The Board decided in 2016 to hire pavement consulting engineers to evaluate our roads in more detail, and the resulting Roadway Maintenance report revealed that the roads needed attention sooner than the Reserve Study had anticipated.  The first step of that “sooner attention” was patching of potholes on Paseo Otoño in January 2017, followed by repaving of Paseo Otoño, Strada de Acero, and the northern portion of Via Sempreverde in late Summer.  In addition, failing curb sections were replaced, various sections of asphalt were patched for safety or comfort, and all other roads were seal coated.

The Reserve Study estimate for this work was $208,100; we spent $233,797.  We were over budget for several reasons:  1) We used a consultant to help prepare bids; 2) we used consultants to help manage the construction and for quality control; and 3) we repaired many feet of curbs that we had not budgeted for.  Without those additional expenses, we would have been comfortably within our budget.

For 2018, we plan to repave Via Velazquez from the intersection with Paseo Otoño to the intersection with Via Gelsomino with a budget of $144,550, which we hope not to exceed.  We would like to have the paving work done in May, but cannot be certain until a contractor is selected and contracts are signed.

2017 Paving Photos

We invite you to view the photos of the project, from the beginning with patches to the end with seal coating of the older roads.