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Oct312014

Variance Request Process

Variance Request Process

The mission of the Catalina Foothills Association (CFA) is to preserve the lifestyle we all enjoy in the Foothills. Part of that mission is enforcing zoning and development restrictions as new homes are added to existing neighborhoods and when older homes are remodeled or structures built or enlarged.  All property owners with CC&Rs in Areas 1-6 are required to submit construction plans for review and approval if they plan to make improvements to their property.  If for any reason, the proposed construction does not comply with the CC&Rs, a variance may be requested.

The following information must be submitted to complete the variance application process:

  1. Name of property owner and appropriate contact information
  2. Address of property
  3. Lot number
  4. Letter justifying an exception to the CC&Rs
  5. 2 copies of a current “As-Built” survey done by a registered surveyor locating all existing improvements including but not limited to house, garage, patios, ramadas, guest homes, sheds, pools, hard scape, walls, fences and solar facilities ( if ground mounted).
  6. 2 copies of a site plan indicating the proposed improvements. Indicate the area of encroachment as a percentage of gross land area.
  7. 2 copies of plan view
  8. 2 copies of all elevations, clearly indicating the proposed heights
  9. Re-vegetation plan

APPROVAL OF A VARIANCE REQUEST IS NOT AN ARCHITECTURAL APPROVAL AND IT IS STILL SUBJECT TO MUNICIPAL ZONING APPROVAL.

Monday
Mar242014

Summer Safety Tips from Rural/Metro Fire Department

Pool Safety 

While around the pool assign someone to be a water watcher. The water watcher will pay close attention to the pool and not be distracted by other activities. Have a phone nearby the pool to dial 911 in case of an emergency. Allow children a break during swimming activities, they can become tired and then be in danger while in the pool. There is no excuse for not watching children around the pool. Don’t think that someone else is watching them, make sure you watch the water.

Practice the ABC’s of Water Safety

• Adult Supervision- Never let a child swim alone or be near water unattended
• Barriers- Fences around pools should have self-closing, self-locking gates that will keep a child from accessing the pool without supervision. 
• Classes- Swim Classes for anyone who does not know how to swim and CPR classes for every adult. 

Hiking Safety

Be prepared, take plenty of water, and wear sunscreen and light colored clothing. Carry a backpack where you can have a small first aid kit, a flashlight and a map of the area you are hiking. Don’t hike alone; let someone know your planned route and when you should be home. Be attentive to the wildlife and remember the animals that can hurt you are 

Barbeque Safety

Start with a very clean barbeque and a safe area to cook in. Move the barbeque away from your home and the overhanging roof. If using propane, insure that the connection to the bottle is tight and there are no leaks in the rubber hoses. Make sure the barbeque has cooled off before storing. Storing of chemicals should be away from any heat the cooking area may produce.
Monday
Mar242014

Kissing Bugs

Formally known as triatominae, kissing bugs are blood-sucking insects. Their season peaks in Arizona between May and June.  A second peak may be seen in September.
Kissing bugs are usually seen at dusk and are attracted to light. Kissing bugs can enter your house through small openings. At night kissing bugs will feed on available blood sources. Be sure to wash all linens you think may be infected from kissing bugs. Seal any cracks in your house to prevent kissing bugs from entering.
 
Retrieved from the University of Arizona, Department of Neuroscience,
http://neurosci.arizona.edu/gotkissingbugs
Monday
Mar242014

Become CPR Certified!

The following entities offer CPR classes for Tucson and Pima County residents: 
http://savealifetfd.com/home.html
http://www.desertfirecpr.com/
http://www.eclipsecpr.com/
http://www.redcross.org/az/tucson/take-a-class
http://heartstart911.com/
Monday
Mar242014

St. Philip's Farmers' Market

 

Every Saturday and Sunday a farmers market is held at St. Philip’s Plaza. Summer
hours are 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Nearly seventy vendors make this farmers market 
one of the largest in the region. Offerings include artisan foods, organic coffee, 
chase, soap, oils, natural beef, hummus, jerky and tea—to name just a few!

Every Saturday and Sunday a farmers market is held at St. Philip’s Plaza. Summer
hours are 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Nearly seventy vendors make this farmers market 
one of the largest in the region. Offerings include artisan foods, organic coffee, 
chase, soap, oils, natural beef, hummus, jerky and tea—to name just a few!

http://farmersmarkettucson.com/the-markets/sunday-st-philips

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