Notice Regarding Range Cattle

Dear Rio Vista Hills HOA members and neighbors,

From time to time, we see range cattle roaming through our community. Cattle can pose a danger to humans, horses, pets and property and can themselves fall victim to injury. Cattle guards such as at our entrance are danger areas. Preventing the animals from wandering onto Hwy 60 is also particularly important. When cattle are observed in our neighborhood, please contact the following rancher who will come and remove the animals:

D J Morales 928-671-0830

Please update your Rio Vista Hills Homeowners Directory as the rancher info listed at the bottom of page 2 has changed. If Mr. Morales cannot be reached, call the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office on the non-emergency line, 602-396-9288. They will assist in contacting Mr. Morales. 

We request residents to not put food or water out for the cattle. There is plenty of water in a tank not far up the wash. We do not wish to do anything to attract the animals.

Historical note: Arizona is an open range state. That means the responsibility for keeping livestock off property falls on the property owner, not the livestock owner. It is impossible for the rancher, who has hundreds of cattle spread over thousands of acres, to account for all their animals at all times. So, it is up to the private landowner with a defined area of property, to fence out livestock. The ranchers running these cattle are interested in minimizing injury to their animals and so have always been responsive when alerted to cattle in our neighborhood.

Also, for HOA residents, please remember that no poultry, swine or livestock is to be kept on any Lot, except that up to six horses shall be allowed at any one time, with certain restrictions.

For details regarding the restrictions, please refer to the RVH CC&Rs (Article 3.19) available on our website:

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.

Best regards,
The RVH HOA Board

Board Meeting – 1/5 at 7PM

Dear Rio Vista Hills HOA Members,

The next meeting of the HOA Board is set for 7 PM Thursday, January 5, 2023.

On this occasion, the meeting will be held in the conference room at our CPA’s office:

Badowski & White, CPAs
510 West Savage Street
Wickenburg, AZ 85390

Please note, the entrance to the office parking lot is on Wickenburg Way.

Members of the HOA are welcome to attend HOA Board meetings. As in the past, seating is limited so please RSVP via email to Bill Owens ( to reserve a seat.

Also, the 2023 HOA Annual Meeting will be held starting at 7 PM in the Wickenburg Community Center meeting room on Monday, January 23, 2023.

Best Regards,

The RVH HOA Board
December 13, 2022

Traffic Alert – Main Entrance Closure 9/10 4am-6am

It has become necessary to perform storm related maintenance at the Rio Vista Hills main entrance archway. The work will necessitate complete closure of the main entrance roadway to all traffic. To minimize inconvenience to our residents, this work is planned to be performed between the hours of 4 AM and 6 AM this Saturday morning, September 10.

For those residents who have no option but to leave or enter RVH during the main entrance closure, the RVH emergency entrance will be open to single lane traffic. The emergency entrance/exit roadway is located at the southerly end of N 295 th Avenue and after passing through the normally closed gate, extends on downhill to Hwy 60. Please use caution as our emergency roadway is a single lane with no room for passing oncoming vehicles.

Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.

Brett Gerasim
RVH HOA President

Fogsealing Postponement

Originally scheduled for Monday, June 27, the fogsealing operation has been postponed with a target date of September 2. Cactus Asphalt informs us that the liquid asphalt sealant will not cure properly in the high summer temperatures. We have been assured that the delay in applying the fogseal coating will not affect the longevity or durability of our newly resurfaced roads.

We will send out a notice prior to the fogsealing operation.

On behalf of the Board, thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Brett Gerasim
RVH HOA Board President

6/20 RVH Board Meeting Cancelled

Dear RVH HOA Members,

The meeting of the Rio Vista Hills HOA Board of Directors scheduled for 7PM Monday, June 20th, is cancelled and will be rescheduled. Two Board Members were unable to attend due to scheduling conflicts. The Board regrets any inconvenience this causes, and will notify RVH HOA members of the revised date.

Thank You.

Brett Gerasim

RVH HOA Board President

Chipseal of All RVH Roads Begins 6/22

Dear RVH HOA Members and neighbors,

Chipsealing of all RVH roads is scheduled to begin Wednesday June 22, and will be completed the next day. Fogsealing, a coating of asphalt sealant applied over the new chipseal, is scheduled to be applied Monday, June 27.

During these operations residents are encouraged to avoid using the roads. If you must go out, expect delays and possible accumulation of liquid asphalt on tires and painted surfaces of your vehicle. Warn your scheduled contractors, landscapers, etc. not to visit during construction. Keep pets clear of the fresh asphalt. If you walk the roads, remember to check your shoes before heading inside. Asphalt on painted surfaces can be removed with mineral spirits. The contractor is not responsible for damage or inconvenience.

Cactus Asphalt performed the most recent chipsealing of our roads and has been selected this time as well. They will be using state of the art equipment and methods of application. Pre-coated MAG (Maricopa Area Governments) specification fractured stone will be used throughout the project. The binding asphalt is produced using 10 percent recycled tire rubber for added strength, increased traction, and quiet travel. Expected service life is between seven and ten years.

On behalf of the Board, thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Brett Gerasim
RVH HOA Board President

RVH Board Meeting 6/20 @ 7PM

Dear RVH HOA Members,

A meeting of the Rio Vista Hills HOA Board of Directors has been scheduled for 7 PM Monday, June 20th at the Gerasim’s home.

Meetings are open to RVH owners. Please contact Bill Owens at (510) 813-9792 if you plan to attend.


Bill Owens

RVH HOA Secretary

Traffic Alert – 3/29 – 4/2/22

On Tuesday, 3/29,  thru Saturday, 4/2, one of our landscape contractors, Trees for Needs, will be working along our roadways. They will be cutting back vegetation and clearing lines of sight throughout Rio Vista Hills.

When approaching and driving through the work areas, please drive slowly, be patient and be alert to the movement of personnel and equipment. The crews will do their best to minimize delays to traffic.

Thank you,
Brett Gerasim

RVH HOA President