HMD

Hiddenbrooke Maintenance District                                          VallejoLogo2013

The Hiddenbrooke Maintenance District (HMD) takes care of the landscape along Hiddenbrooke Parkway including the portion within Napa County and the slopes around the Plaza, the waterfall at the entrance, the gazebo park area, the toddler play area, the benches near the walnut grove, the grass along Bennington Drive and Lansdowne Place, the monuments at the entrance to individual communities, the utility corridor between Hiddenbrooke and Columbus Parkway, the open space and trails within Hiddenbrooke, and a few pockets of plantings and the open areas in the Orchards, including the walnut grove.

HMD does not maintain landscaped areas within communities with a separate HOA (such as The Village, Fairway Villas, Reflections or Summit) or the streets or light poles, or Golf Course property.

HMD is also responsible for maintaining the fire breaks between individual communities and the surrounding open land. See Hiddenbrooke maps below for details on areas maintained by HMD.

The majority of the routine landscaping is carried out by a private company through a contract with the City of Vallejo that normally runs for up to 5 years, with annual renewals subject to satisfactory performance. The landscape contracts and other work are supervised by the City of Vallejo Landscape Maintenance District (LMD), part of the Public Works Department/Engineering Division. LMD staff work with the HMD Advisory Committee (HMDAC), a sub-committee of the Hiddenbrooke Property Owners Association (HPOA), to address landscape issues.

An additional role for HMDAC has been to promote capital improvements to the Hiddenbrooke environment. The priorities have generally been areas that are most visible to the residents of Hiddenbrooke and in the last few years have included:

  • Removing dead grass and replacing with drought resistant landscaping in median past the Welcome Center
  • Creating the sand-pit and toddler play area at Bennington Park
  • Adding the gazebo and shade structures to the Reflections mini-park
  • Replacing aging wooden benches (that gave you splinters) with more attractive, comfortable and durable metal benches
  • Adding benches to create a wilderness viewing area at the beaver pond by the Orchards
  • Replacing the dangerous, rutted asphalt walkway along the 18th hole with a new concrete path
  • Adding new plantings and irrigation improvements along the Parkway
  • Upgrading the irrigation controllers for the toddler lot and grassy area along Bennington to reduce water consumption.
  • Slurry-sealing the walkway from the Welcome Center to the entrance
  • Improving the landscaping around the monuments in the various neighborhoods.

Currently, the Committee is focusing on improving the entrance to the community by the waterfall area (new plants and trees, and up-lighting of trees). The next major project will be an upgrade of Hiddenbrooke Parkway to the Welcome Center with all new shrubs and irrigation.

BUDGET: The HMDAC comments on the HMD budget prepared each year by the City, which typically is in the $700,000 to $800,000 range (see latest Engineers Report below). This is funded by an assessment on each parcel in Hiddenbrooke which appears on the real estate tax bill (except for the Hiddenbrooke Golf Club) which is currently $675.80 per developed lot. The HMDAC strives to keep expenses down to make sure that Hiddenbrooke is getting the greatest bang for the buck in terms of what we are spending.

The WELCOME CENTER is managed by a committee of volunteers from our community under the direction of the HPOA Board of Directors, and is funded from the HMD budget and assessment above. The budget for the Welcome Center usually runs around $175,000, with all but $10,000 allocated to the contract with the unarmed security guard company, Universal Protection Services (UPS). The volunteers work with UPS to balance staffing and patrols and support the needs of the community. The Welcome Center is outfitted with digital cameras which record license plates of vehicles entering and leaving Hiddenbrooke, and these cameras are a helpful deterrent to crimes being committed in the community. The Welcome Center also has an Automatic Emergency Defibrillator (AED) available. After a resident calls 911, they should call the Welcome Center at 707-558-9697 to have the officer on duty bring the AED to the specific site (home address, street, Golf Course). The officers are trained in CPR and AED operation, and until an Ambulance and the Fire Department arrive they will be acting as good Samaritans (not trained EMTs or Paramedics). 


Click here for HMD Advisory Committee and Welcome Center Management Committee information.


 

Documents of Interest

Map of HMD & Golf Course Maintained Areas

January 30, 2014 Letter to City re: Support for Water Conservation

Engineer's Report 2016-2017
Engineer's Report 2015-2016 and Map
Engineer's Report 2014-2015
Engineer's Report 2013-2014
Engineer's Report 2012-2013
Engineer's Report 2011-2012
Engineer's Report 2010-2011
Goodwin Consulting Report FY09, FY10-Revised 6/24/09
Engineer's Report 2009-2010
Engineer's Report 2008-2009
Engineer's Report 2007-2008
Engineer's Report 2006-2007
Engineer's Report 2005-2006

Committee Meeting Minutes

July 26, 2017 HMD Meeting
January 12, 2017 HMD Meeting
September 28, 2016 HMD Meeting
June 28, 2016 HMD Meeting
January 6, 2016 HMD Meeting
October 7, 2015 HMD Meeting
June 22, 2015 HMD Meeting
January 8, 2015 HMD Meeting
September 16, 2014 HMD Meeting
July 3, 2014 - email update in lieu of meeting
April 28, 2014 HMD Meeting
January 27, 2014 HMD Meeting
November 4, 2013 HMD Meeting
September 9, 2013 HMD Meeting
May 8, 2013 HMD Meeting
March 27, 2013 HMD Meeting
November 12, 2012 HMD Meeting
October 15, 2012 HMD Meeting
August 2, 2012 HMD Meeting
May 30, 2012 HMD Meeting
August 3, 2011 HMD Meeting
May 21, 2011 HMD Meeting
Aug 25, 2010 HMD Meeting
Aug 9, 2010 HMD Meeting
May 6, 2010 HMD Meeting
Mar 13, 2010 HMD Meeting
Feb 24, 2010 HMD Meeting
Jan 28, 2010 HMD Meeting

 

Minutes of Meetings with City LMD

June 29, 2017 HMD-LMD Meeting
April 17, 2017 HMD-LMD Meeting
November 13, 2013 HMD-LMD Meeting w/ D.Burton
August 13, 2013 HMD-LMD Meeting
January 24, 2013 HMD-LMD Meeting
June 7, 2012 HMD-LMD Meeting
Feb 29, 2012 HMD-LMD Meeting
Oct 29, 2010 HMD-LMD Meeting
Sep 27, 2010 HMD-LMD Meeting
Feb 26, 2010 HMD-Meritage Meeting

 

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