There are several benefits to being a PHPOA member!
The Picacho Hills Property Owners Association (PHPOA) was founded in 1984 with the objective of maintaining our property values. Our organization is a great source of communication regarding issues that will impact our community. We address safety concerns while undertaking projects to enhance the beauty of our area. The following are a few of the projects completed by the PHPOA:
- The “Y” (intersection of Barcelona Ridge & Picacho Hills Drive)was redesigned, which resolved the problem of washouts when heavy rains occur.
- Monument at the entrance to Picacho Hills was repainted and landscaping cleaned up. A company has been hired to address the landscaping again to improve the appearance. The PHPOA also covers the cost of the lighting of the sign and, in an effort to save money, more cost-efficient lights were installed.
- Tiled street signs were repaired, reinforced and the posts repainted.
- The sign for Picacho Hill Country Club was repainted as well as signs up at the club itself.
- PHPOA contacted the County re: safety concerns. The County completed the repair of the curbing on Picacho Hills Drive as well as damage on some other streets. They repainted the reflective signs on the sharp curve on Picacho Hills Drive.
Other services the PHPOA provides are:
- Maintenance of the PHPOA website (picachohillspoa.com).
- Three newsletters a year.
- Informative Welcome Bags provided to new residents.
- Merchant Discount Program with many participating merchants offering discounts to PHPOA members who present an up-to-date membership card.
- Information dissemination from contact with Dona Ana Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association, Dona Ana County, Dona Ana Sheriff’s Office, Mesilla Valley Emergency Dispatch, etc.
- Implementation of a Neighborhood Watch Program. The PHPOA covers the cost of all the signs and their installation.
- Sponsorship of the yearly April Great American Cleanup. We arrange through Southwest Central Solid Waste Authority for two dumpsters twice a year (April/Oct) in our neighborhood for the disposal of oversized items, a service open to all residents.
- Sending a letter to any individuals who have received complaints from fellow neighbors. The letter basically requests that the individual be a better neighbor and comply with a suggestion. The PHPOA, however, has NO LEGAL AUTHORITY to ensure that the person complies. If the situation does not change, the complainant would need to contact the Doña Ana Codes Department.
- A directory of all Picacho Hills residents including contact information. Yearly updated directories are given only to paid members.
- The Master Landscape Plan developed in 2017 is being implemented in phases as funds allow.
The cost of an annual PHPOA membership is $70. Membership forms may be downloaded from this website. Click here.