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Community FAQ’s - Information about the Community

Q - How many home sites are there in Long Meadow Ranch Units I and II? And, how many acres make up a parcel? Also, can I split my lot into smaller acreage? A -
There are 66 home sites or parcels. A number of residents own more than one parcel. The largest home site or ranch in the community is approximately 150 acres and the smallest is 36 acres. No lot splits smaller than 36 acres are allowed.

Q - What is the topography of Long Meadow Ranch? A - The land is rolling hills with washes running throughout. There is a mixture of sandy loam soil and clay deposits with surface rock. Vegetation consists of mixed scrub oak chaparral and open grassland with scattered juniper and cacti.

Q - Are there color restrictions imposed on structures (houses and barns)? A - Most of us purchased our lots appreciating the open space and broad vistas, the natural vegetation and the wildlife. These are the aesthetic values discussed at the 1999 Annual Meeting. It was agreed at that meeting that the community would strive to preserve the natural beauty of Long Meadow Ranch by encouraging the use of colors that blend with the vegetation (earth tones); the selection of natural and non-reflective materials. Please visit the "Architectural Guidelines" section of the website.

Q - Are there restrictions on the number of horses I can keep on my property? A - Please visit the "Architectural Guidelines" Website page for additional requirements if you will have over 8 animals (horses, cattle, llamas, dogs, etc. excluding house pets) per 36 acre parcel. Be advised that this is high desert and an animal grazing unit (for cattle) is 120 acres in the adjoining National Forest.

Q- What telephone services are available? A –Midvale Telephone Exchange provides landline fiber optic service to the community. Cell phone reception is best from Verizon.

Q- What internet services are available? A –Midvale Telephone Exchange also provides internet via landline fiber optic cable. Commspeed and Bulleri Networks are wireless providers if your property has line of site to one of their transmitting antenna.

Q. What about utilities? A - Electricity is supplied by Arizona Public Service (APS). Above ground electric lines service the parcels along Tonto Road (Parcels 35 through 47 inclusive) and Unit I and underground electric facilities service the balance of the parcels. (Parcels 48 through 66, inclusive.) On parcels that do not have structures currently receiving electricity, the owner will, before building, be responsible for extension of facilities from the lot line to the residence at a minimum cost of $5,000. Water is not available from a municipal or private water company. Individual wells must be drilled. Arizona law requires all well construction be performed by a licensed well driller. Depths-to-water in wells typically range from 65 feet below land surface to 174 feet below land surface and typical yields vary based on pump size and permit type. Depth-to-water and yield depend upon topography and actual well location. Individual sewage disposal systems are used for sewage disposal. Prior to installation the state and local Health Department should be contacted for specific cautions and requirements. Due to the rocky terrain, some of the higher elevation parcels in Long Meadow Ranch may require evaporative systems designed specifically for the parcel. Lower elevation parcels have had success installing standard septic systems. Refuse: Long Meadow Ranch is serviced by Waste Management, Inc. and Discount Disposal. Individual homeowners may contract with one of them for weekly trash pick-up for a monthly fee. Refuse can also be dumped at the Prescott Transfer Station, 2800 Sun Dog Ranch Rd., located approximately 1-1/2 miles north of Prescott off Route 89.

Q - How close is the nearest fire station? A - The Williamson Valley Fire District station is located approximately four miles from Long Meadow Ranch.

Q - We have children - how close are the schools? A - Abia Judd Elementary School is approximately 22 miles from the farthest parcel. Granite Mountain Middle School is also approximately 22 miles. Prescott High School is approximately 24 miles from the farthest parcel. The school bus picks up children for all grades at the corner of Williamson Valley Rd., and Fair Oaks Rd.

Q – How are the roads maintained? A – All community roads are privately maintained with the exception of Tonto Rd. which is County maintained. All parcels within LMR contribute equally to road maintenance and contracting for maintenance is the responsibility of the Board of Directors of LMRPOA.

Q- Can I be guaranteed that the private community roads will be passable at all times? A- No. The developers disclosure statements about the community contained the following two quotes. “Private roadways are not built according to the minimum standards of the County” and “access will be interrupted during periods of heavy rainfall”. In this portion of Arizona, summer monsoon rains can bring 2 inches of rainfall in a single hour. When these events occur flash floods may sweep thru the washes and may overtop roads for several hours. Those years that we happen to have significant winter rains, the scheduling of heavy truck deliveries should be done with care.

Q – What is the annual average rainfall in LMR? A- This is high desert. The average is between 10 and 12 inches annually. However, since 1999 this part of Arizona has experienced a severe drought with annual rainfall as low as 5 inches, but we have also had years with excess of 20" of rainfall. Plan on not being able to predict the weather.

Q- What is the emergency response to health related crises? A- The Williamson Valley Fire District has staff on duty 24/7, generally a paramedic and EMT. Response time should be approximately 10 minutes from the 911 call. Transport to the Yavapai Community Medical Center, which is 24 miles away, could be by private ambulance, car or helicopter depending on the situation. Driving time from the community is approximately 35+ minutes depending on traffic conditions. The Yavapai Medical Center has a helicopter available for patient transportation.

Q – How can I review the LMRPOA Bylaws and CC&R’s? A- They can be viewed and downloaded from the documents section of this web site.


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