SOA Homeowner Survey

somersett UnitedThe SOA Communication Committee has reported that the homeowner survey conducted in February resulted in a 27.5% response rate. Survey results have been analyzed and will be presented at a series of Town Hall meetings scheduled as follows:

  • Friday, April 8, 3:30 to 5:00 PM at the Aspen Lodge in Sierra Canyon
  • Friday, April 8, 6:30 to 8:00 PM at The Club at Town Center
  • Saturday, April 9, 9:30 to 11:00 AM at The Club at Town Center

All Residents are welcome to attend any of the above scheduled meetings. Child care services will be available to those attending TCTC meetings. Refreshments and snacks will also be provided for TCTC meetings.

For those unable to attend any of the above sessions, an Audio/Visual recording will be made and available on the SOA’s community website. With regard to the community website, the SOA Board has approved a contract to D4 Advanced Media for its redesign.  No report on when the new website is expected to be up and running

SNPAA Annual Fundraiser

The following is posted in support of the Sierra Nevada Performing Arts Association (SNPAA).


The Sierra Nevada Performing Arts Association, a non-profit organization, cordially invites you to enjoy their annual Dinner and “Best of Broadway” Entertainment Fundraiser on April 16 at The Grove.  This event supports Performing Arts in Northern Nevada and provides scholarships for talented students in our community. Great food, entertainment and an overall enjoyable evening.

Details on this event may be accessed by clicking on the following:

SNPAA 2016 Scholarship Letter

SNPAA April16 Gala Flyer

You can purchase tickets via the attached flyer or by going to the SNPAA website at

Hope to see you there to support this very worthwhile organization, or if you cannot make it please consider making a donation by visiting the SNPPA website.

SOA Management Staff

somersett UnitedThe Somersett Owners Association (SOA) Management Company, FirstService Residential (FSR), has had a changeover in their staff at the SOA Community Manager and Owner Accounts & Compliance Director positions. Lauren Stemmler and Stephanie Viau have moved on to other positions within FSR.  Their replacements and contact information follow:

Community Manager
Bryan Allegretto
787-4500 x327

Owner Accounts and Compliance Director
Andrea Bryant
787-4500 x310

Other FSR Staff Contacts are as follows:

 Assistant Community Manager
Ryan Dominquez
787-4500 x335

Aesthetics and Maintenance Director
Blake Lederman
787-4500 x333

Owners should feel free to contact any of the above FSR staff for questions or information on community issues.  Likewise email contact with the SOA Board of Directors may be accomplished via

Regarding Association Committees, the Communication Committee is the only one currently with a group address via  All other Committees, i.e., Strategic Planning, Finance & Budget,  Community Standards and Aesthetic Guidelines have no group email address.  Perhaps owner access to these committees will change when the new website is implemented.

Parking at Aspen Lodge

Following article submitted by Joe Bower, Sierra Canyon Owner

I have been looking into parking at the Lodge in Sierra Canyon, aka Del Webb Reno. I don’t know the square feet gross floor area for TCTC, but the following might be of interest to owners in Sierra Canyon and Somersett as the Code would be the same for both.

I have been able to determine that for a building like our Lodge, i.e. a community center, Reno Code requires 1 parking space per 275 square feet gross floor area.  That number for our Lodge before expansion is 18,805 which means 68 parking spaces and after the planned expansion to 22,901 square feet gross floor area 83 parking spaces will be required.

I have not personally verified the number of existing parking spaces at our Lodge. However, Director Miyaskai once told me, “There are a total of 74 parking spaces, 8 of which are handicapped assigned spaces. Also 6 of the 74 spaces are designated for use by sale office visitors, but we never came across any written agreement that reserved these 6 spaces for Pulte. However, the use of these 6 spaces strictly for sale office visitors has never been enforced. It should also be noted that the sales office staff do park their personal vehicles in other parking spaces too.”

83 minus 74 = 9 short

I have met on-site with a representative from Reno City Parking and verified that there is No Parking in the bike lanes on Del Webb Parkway East or the portion of Somersett Parkway that runs between Villages 1 and 3.

Per City Code handicapped parking spaces shall be provided within 100 feet of the building entrance at the following required minimum rate: Total Parking Spaces Required 76 to 100 – Number of Accessible Spaces Required is 4.

Also, one in eight accessible spaces shall be van accessible, unless Option 2 below is selected. If only one accessible space is required, that space shall be van accessible.

A.  Minimum Dimensions

Minimum dimensions of accessible parking spaces shall be as provided by either of the two options detailed below.

Option 1:

All accessible parking spaces shall be a minimum of eight (8) feet wide, with an adjacent access aisle with a minimum width of five which may be placed between two accessible spaces so as to serve both spaces.

Van accessible spaces shall be a minimum of eight feet wide, with an adjacent access aisle which is a minimum of eight wide which also may be placed between two van accessible spaces to serve both spaces.

Option 2:

All accessible parking spaces shall be a minimum of 11 feet wide with an adjacent access aisle with a minimum width of five feet which may be place between two accessible parking spaces so as to serve both spaces.

If Option 2 is selected, the provision of van accessible spaces in not required.

B.  Signage

All accessible parking spaces shall be clearly identified with signs as described in the accessible parking sections of NRS 484 and RMC 6.06.525(b), with a painted symbol. Van accessible spaces shall have an additional sign reading “Van -accessible” mounted below.  All signs shall be located so they cannot be obscured by a vehicle parking in the space or surrounding vegetation.

C.  Clearance

All accessible parking spaces shall provide a minimum vertical clearance of eight feet, two at the parking space(s) and along at least one vehicle access route to the spaces from site entrances and exit(s).

D.  Slope of Parking Space

All accessible parking spaces and access aisles shall be level. Surface slopes shall not exceed 1:50 (two percent) in any direction.

E.  Route to Building

Whenever accessible parking is provided, an accessible route shall also be provided which connects accessible parking spaces with main building entrances. This route shall consist of walking surfaces with a slope no greater than 1:20, marked crossings at driveways and other vehicular routes, access aisles, ramps, curb ramps, and/or any other element which is determined by the administrator to be necessary to allow a person with a mobility impairment to travel from the accessible parking spaces to the main building entrances.


SOA Ad-Hoc Committees

somersett UnitedAt the February 24 Somersett Owners Association (SOA) Board meeting, the Directors approved the formation of the following temporary Committees:

1.       Traffic Safety

2.       Redecorating and Décor of The Club at Town Center.

They are looking for at least five Somersett homeowners to serve on each of these committees.  Anyone interested in serving may contact the Association at 775-624-9154, 775-787-4500 or via email at

The Board also announced the formation of an association of Town Center property owners to address landscaping and other issues.