Wall and View Fence Paint Project Timeline Schedule and Details

August 12, 2020 Update

This update supersedes the posting dated June 1.  The approximate 3-month Project will start on September 8 with repairs and primer on the view fence and the power washing and prepping of the masonry walls. This work will not require workers being on the inside of the walls or view fences. The paint schedule is described below.

  1. The updated schedule is provided below (and the schedule will be updated weekly once the project starts):
        1. August 27 – Homeowners to have all vegetation removed from the outside walls and metal view fence. Vegetation at metal view fences should not protrude through or extend over the metal view fence. This preparation is needed to complete all repairs and needed prep work.  All attachments removed such as decorative lights, gas light burners in fence posts, electrical wires, irrigation drip lines, ornamental and art pieces, bird feeders, solar and spot lights, etc.
          Special note: Homeowners will be contacted directly to devise an acceptable plan where there are severely entwined vines and vegetation that has grown for years in the view fence. Members of the Board have already met with at least 6 - 8 Homeowners to define agreeable solutions on varying situations related to the paint project

        2. September 8 – Contractor to commence repairs, power washing, masonry prep, metal spindle replacement and metal fence priming in Four Peaks II, Lots 1-50 (Cottontail Lane and lots south, see lot map on website), followed by the Desert Views, (Lots 101-190 between Christmas Cholla and Jomax, see lot map on website) and finally Four Peaks I (Lots 201-238 between N 114 Place & N 113th Street, see lot map on website). This process will take 3-4 weeks to cover all 178 Lots.  This work will all be done from the outside of the wall/metal view fence.

        3. Homeowners in Four Peaks II
          1. September 12Homeowners in Four Peaks II (Lots 1 – 50, see the lot map on the website) to have all vegetation trimmed or tied back 8-12 inches and attachments (decorative lights, gas light burners in fence posts, electrical wires, irrigation drip lines, ornamental and art pieces, bird feeders, solar and spot lights, etc.) removed from the metal view fence to allow painting on all 4 sides. Homeowners will be given 48hr notices so that final prep and ‘critter fences’ can be detached in the ‘last hour’ and then re-attached (inside preferred)  24-hr after painting. (Please note the timing change and improvement re ‘critter fences’ for Homeowners verses the June 1 posting).
          2. September 14 – Painting to commence (projected).

        4. Homeowners in Desert Views
          1. October 3Homeowners in Desert Views (Lots 101 – 190, see the lot map on the website) to have all vegetation trimmed or tied back 8-12 inches and attachments (decorative lights, gas light burners in fence posts, electrical wires, irrigation drip lines, ornamental and art pieces, bird feeders, solar and spot lights, etc.) removed from the inside of the metal view fence to allow painting on all 4 sides. Homeowners will be given 48hr notices so that final prep and ‘critter fences’ can be detached in the ‘last hour’ and then re-attached (inside preferred)   24-hr after painting. (Please note the timing change and improvement re ‘critter fences’ for Homeowners verses the June 1 posting). Painting is projected to commence around October 5.

        5. Homeowners In Four Peaks I
          1. October 31Homeowners in Four Peaks I (Lots 201 – 238, see the lot map on the website) to have all vegetation trimmed or tied back 8-12 inches and attachments (decorative lights, gas light burners in fence posts, electrical wires, irrigation drip lines, ornamental and art pieces, bird feeders, solar and spot lights, etc.) removed from the inside of the metal view fence to allow painting on all 4 sides. Homeowners will be given 48hr notices so that final prep and ‘critter fences’ can be detached in the ‘last hour’ and then re-attached (inside preferred) 24-hr after painting. (Please note the timing change and improvement re ‘critter fences’ for Homeowners verses the June 1 posting). Painting is expected to commence around November 2.

  2. Added notes about ‘critter fences’:
        1. Critter fences can be reattached to the view fence 24 hr. after painting (on the inside preferred)
        2. Critter fence should be only galvanized or coated wire to prevent rust
        3. The attachment should be with stainless steel wire (preferred) or plastic zip-ties
        4. ‘Chicken wire’ type fencing should be avoided as this wire as we have seen promotes rust

  3. Once the Project starts weekly updates will be issued by email and mailbox postings. In addition, door tag notices will be placed on the front door to give Homeowners a 48 hr. alert.

  4. A painting of the view fence is recommended every 5-7 years. Therefore going forward Homeowners are encouraged to landscape any vegetation in a manner to allow easy access to the view fence for painting on all 4 sides. Any new plantings on the Homeowner side should not be allowed to grow entwined on or through the view fence. Several Homeowners are using trellis supports set back a few inches from the view fence for growing decorative plant displays and for privacy. This is a good option.

  5. It will be essential that Homeowners frequently review email, mailbox postings and website notices starting September 14 to stay current on the timings and progress. Please click on the website ‘CONTACT US’ box (desertviewsfourpeaks.com) to send any questions and comments.  The Board is anxious and ready to address any questions and concerns to make this project both exciting and as easy as possible.

August 12, 2020