Welcome

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.

Once again welcome to our website and if you are new to the community, welcome to Pacific Springs. Let us know if there is additional content you would like to see on the website and how we might improve it. To stay current on happenings and website changes use the RSS feature to link to the site from your computer.

All lot owners are encouraged to obtain access to the website member area.  Please email pshoa@cox.net 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.

Sincerely,

The Board of Directors

Pacific Springs Homeowner’s Association

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2016 PSHOA Annual Meeting & Annual Dues

The 2016 PSHOA Annual Meeting will be on Wednesday, September 14 at the Elkhorn Ridge Middle School.  A formal notice will be sent to all PSHOA Members later this month to include an agenda, a proxy if you are unable to attend and wish to vote, a ballot for electing Board members, etc.  If you’re interested in being on the ballot for a Board position, let us know.

We have confirmed that an arborist from the City of Omaha and one or more from the Nebraska Extension will be in attendance to discuss 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.

Please make plans to attend.  Check-in will be at 6 pm with the meeting starting as soon as we have a quorum.

Also, the invoices for the PSHOA Annual Dues have been mailed to all Members. The due date is September 1, 2016.

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Emerald Ash Borer

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.

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Entrance Improvements

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.

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Trash Collection Days in Pacific Springs

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)
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Maintenance of Pacific Springs Park – A City of Omaha Responsibility

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.

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HOA Approval Required for External Lot Improvements

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.

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Speed Limits & STOP Signs – Slow Down & STOP

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.

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Pacific Springs 2016 Grounds Maintenance

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.

 

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New Board Officers

At a Board of Directors meeting on October 1, 2015, the following Board members were elected as Officers for the next year:

President: Scott Fuhrman

Vice President: Dave Beringer

Secretary: Bob Tucker

Treasurer: Dan Behannon

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Neighborhood Pets

Pet ownership is a wonderful thing and in many (if not most) instances the pet or pets become part of the family.  Many Pacific Springs residents own pets; dogs, cats, etc.

If you do own a pet and you walk or otherwise allow your pet to be outside the confines of your own yard, please make sure you pickup after him/her if he/she does his/her business in the Park, in the public-right-of-way along our streets, on the Golf Course, or in a neighbor’s yard.   With regard to the Golf Course and your neighbor’s yard, this is private, not public property.  To allow the excrement to remain in the Park, the right-of-way, on the Golf Course or in a neighbor’s yard is anything but neighborly and can certainly cause hard feelings.  So, please clean up after your pets.  And with regard to the Golf Course, their cart trails are for golfers, not for pet walkers.

Be aware of the following City Ordinances:

Sec. 6-74. – Public nuisances.
It shall be unlawful for any person owning, keeping or harboring an animal or allowing such animal to be under his charge or control to do any of the following:
(a) Permit an animal to defecate on any privately owned or occupied property other than that of the owner or the person having control of the animal without immediately cleaning or removing the excrement;
(b) Permit an animal to defecate on public property, including designated off leash dog parks, without immediately cleaning or removing the excrement;
(c) Permit an animal to unreasonably obstruct the use and enjoyment of property held by others in the community by allowing such animal to habitually bark, howl, yelp, bay or make other noise which by loudness or frequency causes a breach of the peace; provided, however, this section shall not apply to the animal shelter, veterinarians, and medical laboratories;
(d) Permit unsanitary conditions to exist on any premises where an animal is kept which would cause foul or obnoxious odors, attract flies or vermin or otherwise threaten the public health and safety;
(e) Permit an animal to engage in menacing behavior including but not limited to the chasing of vehicles or the molesting, or frightening of passersby or neighbors.

An animal control officer may abate any of the above nuisances, either through issuance of a citation or impounding the animal, if no owner or agent can be found at the time of the nuisance.

(Ord. No. 36463, § 2, 12-16-03; Ord. No. 37945, § 2, 12-18-07)

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