The Top 10 Reasons to Vote

SCSH Ballot Measures out for a Vote

Now that the National election is over and the ballots are being re-counted, IT IS TIME for us to turn our attention to the Sun City Shadow Hills ballot measures that are currently out for a vote, on the changes to the Governing Documents!!!

www.scshca.com/revised-governing-documents-final-red-line-drafts/

The deadline is FAST approaching!!!

Please send in your ballots TODAY!!! There are critical issues being decided in this election and we need ALL homeowners to have a say in them. We do this by returning our ballots to either clubhouse!

TOP 10 Reasons You Should Vote TODAY in This Election

  1. Because the deadline for mailed ballots sent to HOA Elections’ office must be received no later than Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:00 am. (This date has been extended).
  2. To remove PULTE (“Declarant”) from all of our Governing Documents, where applicable.
  3. In order to comply with all Local, State, and Federal Laws, including the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act.
  4. In order for homeowners to exercise our Rights and Responsibilities to have a say in our Governing Documents.
  5. To decide how long we want our homes to be rented out.
  6. Because we need 51% of eligible households to vote in order to pass any changes to the CC&R’s or Bylaws.
  7. Because we have already spent over $40,000 on this particular election.
  8. To avoid having to spend more money. Failure to meet our 51% return of ballots, means spending an additional amount to conduct a new election.
  9. To see if we want to continue to have term limits on our committee appointments.
  10. Because YOUR vote MATTERS!!!

Deadline for mailed ballots: Mailed ballots sent to HOA Elections’ office must be received no later than Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:00 am. (This date has been extended). All ballots delivered to the Inspector of Elections by the deadline will be kept with the Inspector and brought to the Special Board Meeting on December 12, 2018 or any adjournment thereof.

Deadline the day of the Special Board Meeting: Ballots delivered to the Board meeting must be received by HOA Elections no later than: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by 10:00 am.

Thank You to Our Veterans

On Veterans Day, we honor the men and women who have served in our U.S. armed forces. I want to express our deep appreciation and respect for their sacrifice and that of their families, including many SCSH residents who have served. On behalf of the Information Advisory Committee, we thank our veterans for protecting the rights and freedoms we cherish as Americans.

President’s Message: CC&R

Kim Fuller
President

Once again, we need to request your help in voting on the CC&R and By-Law changes. The HOA and its volunteers have invested considerable efforts and spent over $40,000 to determine the community’s support and preferences as to potential changes to our governing documents but we are required to have your vote to finalize the process and put this current effort to rest. We need everyone to vote so these efforts and expense is not wasted. We need you to vote and send in you ballot to complete the process.

For the CC&R’s and By-Law changes, we estimate we will need a minimum of approximately 2500 ballots in order to assess and determine the desires of a majority of homeowners in the community as to each proposal in the Special Election. To date we only have about 1300 ballots, insufficient for ratification. If you have not already done so, please vote! In the coming weeks, if you have not voted yet, you will receive a new packet with a ballot and election specifications. Ballot drop-off boxes are located at the Santa Rosa Clubhouse and Montecito Clubhouse. If you have voted, thank you and please remind your friends and neighbors to do the same.

There are four items on the ballot for your consideration. After many comments from residents the Board decided to present the following four items for a vote:

  1. Measure 1 includes all the proposed changes to remove Pulte from the documents where possible and applicable, and all changes required because of new state laws. If item 1 passes, then the CC&R’s and By-laws as set forth in the materials provided would become the current documents. Since Pulte is no longer here, it seemed responsible to remove them from the documents wherever possible. The other changes are changes that are required because of changes in the law. If measure 1 passes, the documents will become clearer without Pulte being listed where applicable, and since we must implement new laws anyway, the documents would reflect that which is required by law.
  2. Measure 2 is a vote to remove term limits on committee members. Currently there is a two-term limit on committee members. Some have felt that some committee members should be allowed to serve longer if they are willing and to capitalize on their expertise. Others might feel that providing more homeowners opportunities to serve on Advisory Committees is encouraged.  A vote in favor of this measure supports removing term limits.  A no vote means that the present term limits imposed by the governing documents would continue in effect.
  3. Measure 3 is a vote to Prohibit Cumulative voting for Board member elections. Currently the governing documents direct that the HOA allow Cumulative voting every other year in the election process when 3 Board positions are up for election. Cumulative voting allows a homeowner to place one, two or up to three votes for any one candidate, or two for one candidate, and one for another candidate or one for three individual candidates selected from the total number of candidates running. When only two positions are up for election Individual voting is the required method. In individual voting you have up to two votes per household and may not place more than one vote to any one candidate. In Cumulative voting you may put more than one vote to any one candidate. This is the difference between the two voting methods. A vote “Yes” on this measure ends cumulative voting, and a vote “NO” keeps cumulative voting in place.
  4. Measure 4 is to Decrease the minimum rental term from 90 days to 45 days and will also remove present language which allows homeowners to rent for any period less than 90 days if they use a management company to rent their home.  A “Yes” vote means no Resident will be able to rent their home for less than 45 days, and there will be no more exceptions. A “No” vote means that the present limitations (90 days) and exceptions (rent for less time where a management company handles the rentals) will continue.

A majority of homeowners each having one vote per household on each Measure presented (approximately 1760 votes one way or another is necessary to determine the outcome of each individual measure.) This is your community and an opportunity to make your desires known at least on the Measures presented. Please vote. If you have questions, please let me know or contact other Board members or staff or seek counsel from your fellow homeowners.

Flag Notification

Fly the United States Flag at Half-Staff Immediately Until Sunset, Saturday, November 10, 2018

Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Thousand Oaks, California

Issued on: November 8, 2018

As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated in Thousand Oaks, California, on November 7, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, November 10, 2018.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.

DONALD J. TRUMP

Flag Notification

Fly the United States Flag at Half-Staff Immediately Until Sunset, October 31, 2018

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 27, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, October 31, 2018. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.

DONALD J. TRUMP

Santa Rosa Parking Lot Closure

The Santa Rosa parking lot will close at 9:00 PM on Friday, October 19 in preparation for the Parking Lot Sale and will reopen at approximately 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 20.

Parking will be limited to Sun City Blvd during this time.

Join us for the Parking Lot Sale at Santa Rosa Clubhouse on Saturday, October 20 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. You never know what treasures you will find!

Flag Notification: National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

United States Flags to Half-Staff on Sunday, October 7, 2018 in Honor of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the tax-exempt, nonprofit Foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor our fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers.

103 Fallen Firefighters will be honored during the 37th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 7, 2018. The U.S. Fire Service will pay tribute to the lives of 80 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2017 and 23 firefighters who died in previous years.

In accordance to Public Law 107-51, the American flag should be lowered to half-staff on Sunday, October 7 sunrise to sunset in observance of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

Integrated Public Alert and Warning System National Test, October 3, 2018

Good Morning Neighbors,

Just a reminder, today October 3, 2018 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be conducting a nationwide test of the wireless emergency alerting system. This test will activate a warning message on your cell phones. The test will be conducted 11:18 am or 2:18 (Eastern Time). Two minutes later another test of the Emergency Alert System will occur, this will include television and radio stations. This will be the first ever Presidential-level emergency alert system test.

Have a Great Day,

Sgt. Marshall

Exterior Paint Colors Approved for 30-Day Comment

New SCSH exterior paint colors were approved by the Board for 30-day comment on 9/24/2018 and are available for viewing at the HOA Office.

Submit comments at the HOA office or via email at rulechanges@scshca.com.

Below are photographs of the samples, however note that the photographs may not capture the color tones accurately. It is recommended that they are viewed in person.

Santa Rosa Clubhouse Closure 9/17 – 9/25

The Santa Rosa Clubhouse is scheduled to close on Monday, September 17, and to reopen on Tuesday, September 25, for the replacement of the Fitness area, Hallway and Bistro carpet.

During this period, there will be limited access to the Santa Rosa Clubhouse. The Locker Rooms and the North Course Pro-Shop will remain open. All other areas of the Santa Rosa Clubhouse will be closed for the carpet renovation project. The closure will ensure the carpet replacement project can be completed as quickly, safely, and efficiently as possible.

Any updates to this timeline will be provided via on-site notices and notifications on the community website.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

For more information, please contact the Facilities Maintenance Department at 760-345-4349 ext. 2401

Flag Notification

Fly the United States Flag at Half-Staff on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Please be advised, that the flags will be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, in recognition of Patriot Day. By a joint resolution approved 12/18/2001, (Public Law 107-89) has designated September 11th  of each year as "Patriot Day" which also directs the flags be lowered to half-staff for the entire day on September 11th.

Dog Park Pest Control Service

Ecolab Pest Control will be treating the Phase I and Phase III Dog Parks for ants and ticks on September 5 and 6. The Dog Parks will be closing for treatment at 4:00 PM and will resume regular hours of operation the following morning.

Treatment Service Dates:

  • Phase I Dog Park
    September 5– Close at 4:00 PM
    September 6 – Reopen at 7:00 AM
  • Phase III Dog Park
    September 6 – Close at 4:00 PM
    September 7 – Reopen at 7:00 AM

Product Name: Demand CS Insecticide

Product Information: For use in, on and around buildings and structures for the control of listed pests, including on lawns, ornamental trees and shrubs around residential institutional, public, commercial, agricultural and industrial buildings; and parks recreational areas and athletic fields.

If you have any questions, please contact the Facilities Maintenance Department at 760-345-4349 ext. 2401.

Montecito Fitness Center Entrance Closure 8/31

On Friday, August 31, 2018 at 7:30 AM the front entrance to the Montecito Fitness Center will be closed for repair.

Please use northeast entrance nearest the clock tower.

The main entrance area will reopen at 9:30 AM and the repaired area will be roped off for 24 hours.

Thank you,
Facilities Maintenance Department

Flag Notification

Fly the United States Flag at Half-Staff as a Mark of Respect for Senator John McCain Immediately Until Sunset, Sunday September 2, 2018 the Day of Interment 

As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of Senator John Sidney McCain III, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, on the day of interment.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.

DONALD J. TRUMP

* Senator McCain will be laid to rest Sunday September 2, 2018 at the cemetery of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Santa Rosa Clubhouse Early Closure 9/5

On September 5, Coachella Valley Water District will be conducting the four year non-portable water cross connection testing for the Santa Rosa Clubhouse. CVWD will be shutting off the domestic water at the Santa Rosa Clubhouse at 8:00 PM for approximately eight hours, while the golf course irrigation system is running at normal pressure.

The Santa Rosa Clubhouse will close at 8:00 PM and will resume regular hours of operation the following morning.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.