The Prez Says

November 23, 2020

Hello everyone! I trust you had a great Thanksgiving holiday!

 

The Trick-or-Treat parade was a huge success. We had a good participant turnout with some interesting, fun costumes. It was great to see so many neighbors

outside cheering us and fun to see the grandkids participating also. The Social Club has decided the parade will happen again next year so start thinking about a costume and come join us!

 

I’m sure you have seen the holiday wreaths the Social Club volunteers hung on our entry gates. They look very festive and the Board wishes to thank Gretchen Williams, Jain Householder and all the volunteers for their efforts. Hanging the wreaths and garland takes time and coordination. The committee needs volunteers to take down the decorations. If you are interested in helping please contact Gretchen Williams at (951) 214-5626 for a date and time.

 

Secret Santa! See the Social Club article in the newsletter and watch for an email with details coming soon.

 

Just a reminder, it is the holiday season so be alert and stay safe. Don’t leave your car in the driveway with gifts inside. When shopping, try to do so during the day and if that is not possible, take a friend along and park in a well-lit area.

 

The pool will be closed (not heated) effective December 1 and will reopen in the Spring. The spa will remain heated throughout the winter.

 

The Board has received questions regarding liability for broken windows from wayward golf balls. Please note, neither the HOA or golf course management is liable. If the golfer who hit the out of bounds ball can be identified, there may be a chance he/she will pay for it. If not, the homeowner is responsible for the cost of repairs.

 

New Architectural Design rules will be published soon. In the past, they were sent to the homeowners via mail for review. This year however, the new rules will be emailed, placed on the website, and can also be located on the community bulletin board. Any questions should be directed to Amy Dankel, FirstService Residential at (951) 973-7519.

 

The Board would like to remind homeowners that inoperable vehicles may not be stored anywhere in the community.

 

Recently one of our neighbors had to have a Sterile Plum tree removed from the front yard. I happened to be walking by that day and she wanted to inform everyone as to why this was necessary. As it happened, her gardener was present also and I had the opportunity to speak with him. Sterile Plum trees, as they age, often become diseased and can be invaded by termites. This was the case with her tree. This is good information as there are a number of these trees in our community. If you have one in your yard, keep an eye on it. If it looks like it may be struggling or dying, talk to your gardener. As we know, termites are nasty little critters, and we wouldn’t want any of them to take up residence in one of the homes. Just an FYI.

 

Lastly, don’t forget to vote at our annual meeting on January 27, 2021. Ballots and candidate bios will be mailed by FirstResidential soon. Please be sure to read the voting instructions carefully. If you have any questions, contact Amy Dankel at (951) 973-7519.

 

Have a safe and wonderful Christmas and New Year. Talk to you in 2021!

 

Pat Roy