Welcome to the Pacific Springs Homeowners Association website.
This website was created to provide Pacific Springs Lot owners/residents with timely information about the community, electronic access to important legal documents, links to other useful sites/information, important contact information and to your Pacific Springs Homeowners Association Officers/Board of Directors. There is also a link for Lot Improvement requests.
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All lot owners are encouraged to obtain access to the website member area. Please email email@example.com and be sure to include your name, phone number and street address in your request (if you are a non-resident lot owner, please include both your physical address and the address of your Pacific Springs property). We will send your login credentials back via email.
The Board of Directors
Pacific Springs Homeowner’s Association
The 2016/2017 PSHOA annual dues of $225 were due not later than 1 September 2016, and cover the period 1 Sep 2016 to 31 Aug 2017.
Members who did not pay on time are incurring interest at 16% per annum on the outstanding debt and under the provisions of the Declaration a lien exists on your property. The Board may also file a lien with the Douglas County Register of Deeds office, and the associated costs/fees to add (and remove) will be added to the bill. If a mortgage exists, the mortgage company may also be notified of the outstanding debt/lien. Members who have a lien filed with the Douglas County Register of Deeds will be notified and provided a copy of the lien.
Also, if you paid the principal amount of $225 after 1 Sep and did not pay the interest, you are likewise delinquent for the amount of interest due.
If your dues are outstanding you will need to contact the PSHOA Treasurer for the total balance due. Partial payments will not release a lien.
Payments should be mailed to PSHOA, P.O. Box 540765, Omaha NE 68154.
The 2016 PSHOA Annual Meeting was held on Wednesday, September 14 at the Elkhorn Ridge Middle School.
An arborist from the City of Omaha and two from the UNL Extension attended the meeting and discussed the emerald ash boar situation, and the many ash trees along our streets in the public-right-of way (PROW); trees that we as Members have responsibility for maintaining/replacing as necessary.
We also learned the City of Omaha Municipal Code at Chapter 37, Trees and Vegetation has applicability to the situation, and well beyond. If you’re not familiar with it, please take the time to read. A link to the City Code is in the listing to the left.
With regard to the Board of Directors, there were six positions vacant due to expiring terms and the following Members were elected:
Jim Canney, Barb Coleman, Scott Fuhrman, Joyce Sobotka, & Bob Tucker
If the Board has your e-mail address a copy of the PowerPoint (in PDF format) presentation from the meeting will be sent to you. If we do not currently have your e-mail, and you would like a copy, you can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and a copy will be provided.
At a PSHOA Board of Directors meeting held on September 20, 2016, the following Board members were elected as Officers:
President: Dave Beringer
Vice President: Scott Fuhrman
Secretary: Barb Coleman
Treasurer: Bob Tucker
Based on a survey of the neighborhood we estimate there are over 140 Ash trees along the public right-of-ways in Pacific Springs; and likely many more on our private residential lots; all subject to being infested by the Emerald Ash Borer. The City website on the subject can be found at City of Omaha Emerald Ash Borer Info. Other sources of information are Nebraska Forest Service; Emerald Ash Borer Info; USDA Emerald Ash Borer Manual; UNL Extension Info on EAB; and many others.
The 178th & Pacific St Entrance has been enhanced by a number of improvements at both the small south island with the Monument where you enter and the “new” north section of the south island created by the Hy-Vee constructed left turn lane. The two large trees in front of the Monument were dying and have been replaced with new trees, and seven new trees and other perennials have been planted on the “north” section of the south island (and the island itself has been lowered), and a new irrigation system has been installed. Landscape lighting is at all the trees in those two islands.
At the 174th & Pacific and the Harney & 168th St Entrances, stones salvaged from the 178th St work done by Hy-Vee have been added to the landscape.
Annuals have been planted at all entrances and the density has been increased from previous years thus the “look” is much better.
City of Omaha – Wednesdays
Papillion Sanitation – Tuesdays
Six holidays are observed by the collection contractors and affect the collection schedule of all material, recycling, garbage and yardwaste. When holidays occur during the work week collection is delayed by one day for the remainder of that week, with the regularly scheduled Friday collection occurring on Saturday. The following holidays are observed:
- New Years Day (January 1)
- Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
- Independence Day (July 4)
- Labor Day (First Monday in September)
- Thanksgiving (Fourth Thursday in November)
- Christmas (December 25)
Background & Current Situation re: Maintenance of Pacific Springs Park & Public Right of Ways (PROW) on Pacific and 180th Streets
Prior to being annexed in Sep 2014, Sanitary and Improvement District (SID) 398 owned and had the responsibility for the maintenance of Pacific Springs Park and the three SID Outlots along 180th Street between Marcy and the north corner of the subdivision. The SID also maintained the public right-of-ways along Pacific next to the Park and the public right of way along 180th Street. Upon annexation the ownership and maintenance responsibility shifted to the City of Omaha (maintenance of the Park and the Pacific Street PROW is the responsibility of the City’s Parks, Recreation and Public Property Department, and the PROW (to include the Outlots which are considered part of the PROW) along 180th is the responsibility of the City’s Street Maintenance Division in Public Works).
Pre-annexation the SID contracted with Lanoha Nurseries for Park maintenance (as well as maintenance of the Outlots and the public right-of-ways along Pacific Street next to the Park and along 180th Street from Marcy north to the edge of Pacific Springs). In one of its last meetings the SID Board approved an extension to that contract thru February 2016; i.e., over a year after the September 2014 annexation. As noted, upon annexation the City assumed these maintenance responsibilities, including the oversight of the Lanoha contract that has now expired.
Pacific Springs Park is a PUBLIC PARK open to all, and residents of Pacific Springs and the surrounding communities should direct maintenance issues related to the Park and/or the public right-of-ways to the Mayor’s Hotline: 402-444-5555, or alternatively to Park Maintenance: 402-444-5955 or to Street Maintenance: 402-546-0897.
External Lot improvements require prior approval of the PSHOA for all non-Villas Lots. (For Villas Lots, contact your Villas HOA as there are multiple Declarants – see the About the PSHOA page). External lot improvements can be just about anything from landscaping, adding a deck, additions, a new roof, adding a fence, installing children’s playground equipment or swimming pools or spas; etc. Refer to Article I of the Declaration that governs your Lot in the Important Legal Documents section of this website for details. Make sure you find the Declaration applicable to your Lot as all Declarations are not the same. You also need to check to see if you need a permit from the City of Omaha. Most improvements do require a City permit; however, one is not a substitute for the other.
If you have any questions, contact a member of the PSHOA Board of Directors for assistance.
The speed limit on Pacific Springs residential streets is a MAXIMUM of 25 mph except on Marcy in the school zone when children are present where it is 20 mph.
STOP signs mean STOP, not slow down and keep going, or worse, just keep going.
OPD has been called and will be monitoring speed and STOP signs.
For 2016, the Board of the Pacific Springs Homeowners Association has approved extending the contract with Yard Market for grounds maintenance of the entrances at 168th and Harney, 174th and Pacific, 178th and Pacific, 180th and Harney, and the 175th, 177th and 179th Street islands. Maintenance of Pacific Springs Park and the PROWs along Pacific, 180th and 168th is the responsibility of the City of Omaha.