As there may be some confusion/misunderstanding regarding the Vendor Access Program that is administered here at Sun City Shadow Hills, I would like to explain the details so it makes better sense to everyone.
There are three main reasons for the program:
1. Providing vendors with a transponder allows them to access the property via the transponder lanes. This frees up the guest lanes at the attended gates from unnecessary vendor traffic and makes it easier and quicker for guests and homeowners to gain access to
2. The vendor with a transponder can now enter the property from any one of 6 gates allowing him to gain entry closest to his client rather than having to drive his equipment through the entire property to get to where he is going. This takes unnecessary heavy traffic off large portions of our streets, and greatly reduces wear and tear on our roadways.
3. Most importantly to my department, by having every vendor/service provider register on our Vendor Access Program it gives us greater visibility about who is on our property at any given time, and, it provides greater accountability on the part of the vendor as well.
We have structured the fees and requirements to be as simple and
inexpensive as possible while, at the same time, making sure we get the
necessary information from each vendor. Those fees and requirements
are as follows:
All vendor/service providers that enter our property four or more
times per month are required to register their business with us. That
entails a $50 one-time fee per vehicle that includes the first quarter
payment of $20, along with providing us with the current
registration/vehicle insurance for each vehicle as well as a current CA
driver’s license for every driver.
At only $20/quarter we are the least expensive property in the valley that has such a program. It amounts to less than $7/month!
Additionally we require a list of the properties they service, a current
contact name, phone number, and email address. They are also
required to have a magnetic sign, or a professionally painted sign on the
vehicle that displays the business name and current phone number.
The reasons are obvious. For non-program vendors who come in less than four times per month there is no fee involved but they still must register with the same information as program vendors and operate under the same requirements.
While we give the vendors every opportunity to comply with the program requirements, there is a point at which we may have to suspend a vendor’s permission to enter until he brings his profile up to date with both fees and information.
I hope this has been helpful. Should you have any questions
feel free to give me a call at 760-342-2850, extension 202.
Dave Archer, Community Safety Durector