Sierra Canyon Picnic Area BBQ Removal

The following submitted by Joe Bower, Sierra Canyon Homeowner:

I want to publicly thank owners Pauline & Eugene Gerscovich for first pointing out to me the fire danger presented by the bar-b-ques that were in the two required picnic areas installed by Pulte within Sierra Canyon II.

That led me to a year-long plus effort to have these bar-b-ques formally removed both physically and as a requirement.  I made several personal visits to the City offices of the planner and fire captain and of course had extensive correspondence with them via email.

The end result is “adios bar-b-ques” plus the addition of the second table originally missing from each area.

I am sad to report that these areas will not be moved to better locations and that they are not equal to what are in Villages 6 and 9, i.e. no roof over them. Instead Pulte has planted some trees around the areas. Hopefully they will help shield picnickers from seeing and hearing passing cars.

I can only do so much, but my eyes are now focused on common area irrigation and xeriscaping and additional options for private mow strip landscaping.

Note:  The Condition Amendment for Sierra Canyon II pertaining to the BBQ removal may be accessed by clicking on the following link:

Sierra Canyon II Condition Amendment

SNPAA Scholarship Fund

snpaa_logoThe following posted in support of the Sierra Nevada Performing Arts Association (SNPAA):

In the month of June, the Sierra Nevada Performing Arts Association,  a non-profit organization, will award several Scholarships to talented students that have graduated from Northern Nevada High Schools, who are pursuing university study in the Performing Arts.  We have five worthy applicants already and expect more before our June 1 deadline date.   If you have already donated, thank you very much.  If you would like to make a 100% tax deductible donation, just print and complete the form below and mail it in with your check, or credit card number with expiration date, to the address on the form.   Together we can make a difference in our community and our country by helping these talented students achieve their goals. 

SNPAA Scholarship Fund

P.S.  Mark your calendar to enjoy “A Night In Italy” on August 1 at the beautiful Villa Ciorciari in the hills of Reno.  We are implementing an Underwriting Party to support our Reno Tahoe Music Festival on August 21 and 22, at Bartley Ranch, featuring an Elton John and Journey Tribute Bands.  Of course, in the Italian tradition, we will serve great food and wine at our Underwriting Party and enjoy timeless Italian music.  Since this Underwriting Party is at the home of Margaret and Tony Ciorciari in Arrowcreek, space is limited.  So, to be included in this fun evening, you can make your reservation now by going to and clicking on Events.
Joe Morabito

Finalized CC&R Litigation Settlement Agreement

Somersett United
Somersett United

The finalized settlement agreement pertaining to the civil action brought against the SOA BOD by a group of Association members has been published and is available on the Association’s website. This agreement may also be accessed by clicking on the following link:

Settlement Agreement With Mutual Releases

Much has been said regarding the preceding on this website in the past.  For a historical perspective and a brief summary of the agreement, the reader is referred to a previous blog post dated April 23 entitled “CC&R Amendment Lawsuit Settlement”