Now that the pool season is approaching, please review the Pool Rules, as posted at the pool and also on our Mesa website:  
Parents:  please discuss these rules with your children and guests.
Note especially the first three rules, which states that Mesa residents are subject to a $50. fine for a first violation by a family member or guest of a family member, and $100. fine for a second violation.  
If a Mesa resident wishes to have a private party at the pool or other common area in the Mesa, the date and hours of the event must be reserved by contacting me by email or phone.  If there is no other party scheduled for that time, the Party Reservation form at  should then be filled out and mailed to me along with a check for $50. made out to SMHOA.  Or you  may place the envelope in my locked mailbox at 185 Starlight Crest Drive.  The check will be returned if the area is properly cleaned up after the party.  Be sure to put my name on the envelope as my grandson will be living with me for a year and will also be receiving mail at my box.
Please note that Mesa residents may not be denied access at any time to the pool or party areas even though the party time was reserved.   The reservation merely assures that there will be no other large group of non-Mesa residents at that time.
Over the past three months, in accordance with the Mesa's Hillside Maintenance Policy, the Board has supervised the planting of approximately 100 native shrubs, trees and groundcover on various hillsides of the Mesa.  The policy of eradicating fountain grass was also commenced.  The continued application of this policy will further our community's erosion and fire control while curtailing the need for irrigation.  This is especially important in light of possible water restrictions.
Muriel Horacek, Secretary and Newsletter Editor
818 790-7950     or  Cell  818 383-4533