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Please fill out and submit Waiver & Release Form. If you have issues submitting, complete fields,
print and drop off at the Surprise Valley Drop Box.
Form must be completed & signed prior to key card activation.

  • July 20: Thanks to Hopkins Landscaping for their quick response regarding the irrigation system problems this morning. The irrigation water is back up and running. Thanks to all that called, emailed and texted. Your communication is appreciated.
  • 2020 North RIM Fire Break
  • Summer Newsletter
  • The pools are planned to reopen on Saturday, June 13th as long as we get the greenlight to move into stage 4 of Rebound Idaho.

    Things you need to know about pool usage going forward until further notice otherwise: 

         1) Homeowners must sign a release of liability to use the pool and gym, or they will not be granted access into the facilities. 

              a) You will need to use Internet Explorer or Adobe Reader to complete the form. (Note the signature & send functions will not work with other software.) 

             b) Please allow 24 hours for your key card to be activated after the waiver has been sent by email to surprisevalleyboise@gmail.com or delivered to the Surprise Valley office drop box. 

         2) Only SV residents may use the SV facilities. With social distancing still in place we want to make sure all homeowners have access without overcrowding. 

         3) Please practice social distancing and do not gather in large crowds.

         4) The pool furniture will not be in use this summer. You will need to supply your own chairs. 

         5) Pool floatables and noodles are not allowed this summer. (Exception: Water wings and life jackets may be used.) 

         6) Pool rules are posted at the pool entrance. Please read these rules before entering. 

         7) Lastly, our new pool monitors are Owen, Jason, and Gavin.

    The SVHOA board realizes these stipulations are not ideal but they do have your best interest in mind. Please honor these rules and be respectful of others using the facilities.
  • June 1: Due to the uncertainty surrounding the Corona Virus and in an abundance of caution, the Surprise Valley Board of Directors has determined that the previously posted calendar events will be postponed or rescheduled.
  • June 1: Community Yard Sale –Previously scheduled for June 6th – now TBD. Residents are allowed to have their own individual yard sales if they wish. The Community yard sale and advertising will be held at a later date. 
  • June 1: Pool openings – The SV pools will open on June 13th with modifications and restrictions. Please refer to future communication and pool signage.  
  • June 1: Tennis Mixer – The tennis/pickleball Mixer has been rescheduled for Sunday June 14th. Tennis Mixer 3:00-4:30 pm & pickle ball instruction & play 4:30- 6:00 pm.
  • June 1: Tennis Pro Bill McGrath will host Surprise Valley residents only. Please RSVP to Bill McGrath bmcgrath208@gmail.com to reserve your spot.
  • June 1: Summer Kick Off party previously scheduled for June 21st has been postponed until later in the Summer. Date to be determined.  
  • June 1: Fitness Room – The Fitness room will open June 13th with modifications and restrictions. Please refer to communication and signage.  
  • May 14:The Pool Opening is scheduled for June 13 to align with the  completion of Stage 3 of the “Rebound Idaho” program.
  • May 5: The Surprise Valley board is assessing its ability to open the pools given COVID-19 and risks associated with opening a pool facility, and its ability to meet Idaho Department of Health and Central District Health guidelines for opening a pool in this year. Also, we are monitoring COVID-19 case statistics in the context of “Rebound Idaho” stages and the success or failure of that program. We are hoping for a 2020 pool season and are currently putting a plan together and will keep you posted.  
  • April 11: Good news! The irrigation system is up and running and ready to use!
    Hopkins Landscaping has completed their system testing and evaluation ahead of schedule and there were no major breaks in the irrigation lines. The winter and the earthquake did not damage the system this year.

    Please follow the schedule when you water your yards and please report any sprinkler issues that you might see in common areas or along surprise way.  

    Additional irrigation information can be found in your Homeowners Handbook which can be found on the website..
  • April 9: Pool Monitor Openings  Surprise Valley will be hiring two pool monitors for the summer. Information, qualifications and responsibilities are attached. Send your resume and application to manager@surprisevalleyhoa.com or drop it into the mailbox next to the front door of the Farmhouse.
    Pool Monitor Duties  ||  Pool Monitor Application 
  • March 20: Fitness Room Closure Announcement
  • March 4 - The Community annual meeting was hosted by the Board and Tom Wicher, SVHOA President presided. 2020 Annual Meeting Presentation
  • January 15 - Farmhouse Rental Fee Announcement.  Effective January 15, 2020 The Surprise Valley Board of Directors approved an increase of the Farmhouse Daily rental rate to $100.00 per day. The cleaning deposit will remain at $150.00. Upon successful cleaning the deposit will be refunded.
  • January 15 - Winter Newsletter
  • April 6 - The board meets on the 2nd Monday of each month starting with the May meeting.
  • February 3 - Surprise Valley Firebreak is Featured in the SWIRCD Annual Report

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Surprise Valley Traffic Issues

Attention Surprise Valley Residents,

Recently, there have several instances of poor driving along Surprise Way. Speeding, tailgating, passing on yellow line, ignoring school bus and cross walks, and property damage. Additionally, our Landscaping crew has had close calls with drivers not slowing down and giving them room to work. Several residents have called the office to express their concerns.

SVHOA board member, Steve King has provided two resources for residents to access and communicate directly with agencies in charge of the roads and traffic. Thank you Steve.

The links are easy to use and effective.

Another suggestion is to request a traffic study from ACHD (Ada County Highway District).

Thank you for your help.
SV Board of Directors

About Surprise Valley


Surprise Valley is a pedestrian-friendly community located in southeast Boise composed of 418 single-family homes and 70 condos. The community is a blend of individual smaller neighborhoods, surrounded by 52 acres of beautifully landscaped open common areas and parks that are linked by pedestrian and bike pathways, including a three-mile stretch of the Boise City Green Belt and adjoining Boise City park.

The neighborhood boasts spectacular views of the Boise Foothills and is bordered to the South by natural bluffs and to the North by the Barber Pool wilderness conservation area. The east entrance to Surprise Valley can be accessed from the Highway 21 just south of the Boise River or three miles north of Micron Technology. The west entrance is found at the intersection of Amity Road and S. Surprise Way.

Surprise Valley is a family-oriented community and is well known throughout Boise for its neighborhood spirit and its mature, beautiful landscaping. Several picnics and gatherings are put on throughout the year and are well attended by homeowners.

The surrounding area offers proximity to several convenient shopping areas and restaurants. Downtown Boise, Boise State University, the Boise airport and the Outdoor Idaho Shakespeare Theater are also just minutes from your doorstep. Ten minutes up the road is Lucky Peak reservoir for boating and swimming. Surprise Valley children attend top rated Riverside Elementary, East Junior High, and Timberline High School, recently voted the top high school in the Boise School District.

Surprise Valley Firebreak is Featured in the Southwest Idaho Resource Conservation & Development Annual Report

Southwest Idaho Resource Conservation & Development Annual Report
along with Boise Fire and Boise Fire Rehabilitation departments helped in the planning for this mile long hazardous fuels reduction project. The Surprise Valley Firebreak effort is featured on page 6. 

Amenities & Facilities

Surprise Valley takes pride in providing an assortment of recreational facilities to its homeowners. The Farmhouse Community Center is available to rent for parties, meetings, and other events. In the summer, two pools and a small children’s pool provide welcome relief from the heat and serve as inviting, casual meeting places for neighbors and friends. A recently-upgraded fitness center is located in the lower level of the Farmhouse for your exercise needs. Surprise Valley facilities also include tennis courts (with Pickle Ball) and a community garden with irrigation is available to homeowners to grow their own vegetables. Miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails are also located throughout the neighborhood. 
Surprise Valley HOA Tennis courts

Tennis Courts

Surprise Valley HOA Farmhouse

Farmhouse

Surprise Valley HOA Farmhouse Pool

Farmhouse Pool

Surprise Valley HOA Community Garden

Community Garden

Surprise Valley HOA Pickle Ball Court

Pickle Ball Court

Surprise Valley HOA Satellite Pool

Satellite Pool

Community Garden

Surprise Valley HOA provides a community garden available with irrigation to homeowners to grow their own vegetables.

Garden rows are assigned to homeowners upon request. Homeowners are responsible to plant and maintain their assigned row, and assist with maintenance of the common spaces within the garden.  

For more information about the community garden, or to request a row, please contact Leslie Boson ljblackboson@yahoo.com or manager@surprisevalleyhoa.com.

HOA Organization & Membership

Association dues are $200.00 per calendar quarter. There is also an irrigation assessment which varies according to lot size. Surprise Valley owns its own pressurized water system and has adjudicated water rights from the Boise River. Homeowners have access to non-metered, non-potable water for irrigation of yards and plants. The irrigation assessment, also billed quarterly, is either $30, $40, $48, or $60 depending on lot size. There is a title transfer fee of $400. The transfer fee is waived if you are a current Surprise Valley homeowner and purchase another home within the community.

    Payment of HOA Fees

  1. Payment by Check - Checks should be made payable to Surprise Valley HOA. For your convenience, a preaddressed remittance enfelop witll be included with your HOA bill, or you can drop your payment off at the Farmhouse.
  2. Payment by eCheck - Payment may be made using your bank's online Bill-pay service or eCheck - electronically debiting your checking account. Include your property address, and invoice number in the electronic payment; payable to the Surprise Valley HOA, 5240 S. Surprise Way, Boise, ID 83716.



Board Meetings

Board meets 2nd Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Farmhouse

HOA Board & Committees

Manager@SurpriseValleyhoa.com 
(Includes Board Officers, Board of Directors & Association Manager)

President – Tom Wicher 
Vice President –  Gary Wiggins
Treasurer – Steve King
Secretary – John Kirkpatrick

Board@SurpriseValleyhoa.com
(Includes Board Officers, Board of Directors & Association Manager)

Neighborhood A:
Terry Baird – Representative – terrybaird54@gmail.com
Alt. Rep. – Open

Neighborhood B:
Steve Shipp – Representative – svs@cableone.net
Alt. Rep – Lars Heineck

Neighborhood C:
Gary Wiggins – Representative – grwiggy@gmail.com
Alt. Rep - Open

Neighborhood D:
Thomas Wicher - Representative - trwicher@gmail.com
Alt. Rep - Eldon Crockett – snoodle46@hotmail.com

Neighborhood E:
Christa Schooley – Representative – christaschooley@yahoo.com
Alt. Rep – Ann Dallas

Neighborhood F:
Garima Dembla – Representative – garimadembla@yahoo.com
Alt. Rep – Kent Kalpakgian – kimberlyky@yahoo.com

Neighborhood H:
Steve King – Representative – spking83@gmail.com
Alt. Rep – Open

Neighborhood I:
Representative – Open
Alt. Rep – Open

Neighborhood J:
Derek Schouman – Representative – derekschouman@yahoo.com
Alt. Rep – Open

Neighborhood K:
Phil Emanuel – Representative – emanuelphil@gmail.com
Alt. Rep - Open

Neighborhood L:
Lisa Patterson – Representative – lrp5599@gmail.com
Alt. Rep – Steve Patterson

Steve King, Chairman
Tom Wicher
Eldon Crockett
Gary Wiggins

Eldon Crockett
Steve King
Lorraine Kerr
Gary Wiggins
Steve Shipp
Christa Schooley

Suzanne Ennis
Garima Dembla
Christa Schooley

Steve King, Chairman and Landscape Manager
Eldon Crockett
Lisa Patterson

Neighborhood Manager

John Kirkpatrick
5240 Surprise Way
Boise, ID 83716

Contact Info

Email: Manager@SurpriseValleyHOA.com
Phone: 208-368-0058

Manager's Hours

Monday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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