The Prez Says

June 2021
 
Happy June everyone!  I trust this finds you cheerful and in good health.

Let’s catch up on COVID changes first. Checking the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy updates, fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules and regulations. That means we can resume our community activities and events without restrictions. However, (why is it there is always a “however” in these situations) residents who have not been vaccinated, masks and distancing are still highly recommended. Please keep in mind, these guidelines can change if COVID cases begin to rise. To be on the safe side, let’s try to maintain as much distance as feasibly possible in group settings.

Artistic Landscape would like those of us who live on the golf course side of the community to check the amount of water being used in backyards. They are concerned about the number and height of weeds growing outside the rod iron fences and on the top of the slopes. It you have a lot of weeds outside your back fence, check your watering.  Over watering leads to an overgrowth of weeds.

A few important topics from the HOA meeting. The Pickleball courts will soon be resurfaced and painted. The actual Pickleball playing area (the cube) will be painted blue while the outside court areas will remain green. Striping will stay white. The orientation or direction of the courts will not change and will remain facing north, south.

The board discussed and denied the addition of an iron entrance gate just prior to the clubhouse rotunda. This gate would reduce the likelihood of someone entering into the patio area and wheeling or dragging equipment out into a waiting car or truck.

The stolen Ping Pong table will be replaced soon. We are still discussing how to best secure it to keep it from walking away again. Hopefully, it can be replaced within the next month.

As many of you are acutely aware, speeding issues have begun to increase. It is a common occurrence this time of year as parents are dropping off the grandkids for the day. The board authorized management to get 3 bids for a traffic study to determine troublesome areas and recommend solutions. Acquiring the bids is of no cost.

Please read your ARC guidelines regarding yard art and decorations. Whirly-gigs, pink flamingos, artificial flowers and stick-art animals are not approved for front yards.

We still have a terrible on-going issue with dog waste in yards. I’m not sure why it is so difficult for a dog owner to carry and USE dog waste bags .It’s really a very simple  process . Avoid fines and please pick-up after your dog.

I’m constantly being asked about all the golf balls flying into our backyards. I have lived here for over 20 years and have never had so many wayward balls crash into my house. In fact, many of us have had to replace broken windows at nearly $400 a pop! I’m no expert on the inertia of a golf ball but I suspect when they restored the golf course, the angle of the Valley 7th hole tee box was changed. Even alteration of a foot is enough to cause mishit balls to come flying our way. Either that or the golfers of today are horrible compared to those who played 20 years ago! Regardless, as I tell everyone who calls, it is the responsibility of the homeowner to replace any broken windows, not that of the HOA.

Until next month…

Pat Roy