Reminder: Policy for Flying of a Drone Within SCSH

A "drone" is intended to be broadly defined as an unmanned aircraft without a human pilot on board, but not limited to remote control airplanes, helicopters, balloons, and similar aircraft.

No resident, guest, or invitee may enter into the airspace (e.g. the air available in which to fly an aircraft) above another resident's lot, including any structure thereon, with a drone.

No resident, guest, or invitee may operate or authorize the operation of a drone in the airspace above any portion of SCSH Community Association, including the common area or any lot including drone operators lot without prior written consent from the Board of Directors. Drones must be operated per federal, state and/ or local regulations.

February 2020 Board Meeting Video Now Available

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AED Defibillator Machine Locations

Automated external defibrillator units (AEDs) are located in selected Sun City Shadow Hills facilities. Anyone using an AED in a cardiac emergency should be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the appropriate use of AED devices.

Montecito Clubhouse

Behind the Lifestyle Desk

 

Montecito Fitness Center

Adjacent to the front desk area

 

South Course Pro Shop

Behind the front desk clerk

 

Santa Rosa Clubhouse

Before entering the bistro from the gym area

Concert Schedule 2020-2021

Tickets for the 2020-2021 Concert Schedule will go on sale Friday, March 6, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.* at the Lifestyle Desk in the Montecito Clubhouse. See the flyer below for the lineup and details.

* New This Year:

We will be utilizing a classic red “take a number” dispenser in an effort to service ticket buyers more efficiently and eliminate long lines at the desk. Beginning at 8:45 a.m., you can take a number and relax in the clubhouse lobby without having to worry about missing your turn to purchase tickets. We will begin calling numbers at 9:00 a.m. for ticket sales.

   

Please note, tickets are available for residents only during the first two weeks of sales.
Tickets for non-resident guests may be purchased beginning March 20.

Click Here to Download the Flyer in PDF Format

Correction: Previous email blasts and March’s issue of The View incorrectly list the day for Garth Brooks Tribute as Sunday and Everly Brothers Experience as Friday. The correct day for both of these concerts is Saturday. If you picked up a flyer or brochure with the incorrect day, please disregard it.

Film Festival 2020 Nominations

Vote for the films you would like to see at the year’s film festival on Saturday, July 18, 2020, and Sunday, July 19, 2020.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 29, 2020.

 

If you prefer to submit your nomination by paper, you can download the form below:

HOA Board Message: Bulk Cable Board Vote

Good Morning Homeowners:

At the January 27, 2020 Board meeting, the Board voted unanimously to present the Frontier plan (a five-year bulk contract on internet service) for homeowner approval. Since this announcement we have received many questions, so we will try to answer a few of the most frequently asked questions in this message.

  1. If Frontier is turned down by the homeowners, will the Board present the Spectrum plan? “No”. The Board voted unanimously that if the Frontier plan is rejected by a ballot vote on April 7, 2020, the Spectrum plan will not be presented as an alternative. This essentially means it is Frontier or nothing.
  2. Why does the Board decide which plan is up for a vote by the community? The governance of the HOA is not decided by a resident survey or ballot vote. It is decided by a Board of five people that are elected by the residents to make decisions about all operations. Hopefully, it is in the best interest of the entire community, those for and against Spectrum. The Board needs to listen to all residents, not just residents in favor of Spectrum. Other opinions also matter. The Board’s goal was to present a plan that is in the best interest of the entire community, while at the same time negatively impacting the fewest people. The upcoming vote by the homeowners is only to give permission to the Board to sign a five-year contract, not to decide on which plan will be selected.
  3. How can the Board propose Frontier when Spectrum was preferred 61% to 39%? There were many reasons, and it is not just a decision based on what most residents want personally, but what is best for everyone, and that includes the people who don't want Spectrum. The Frontier plan saves 98% of homeowner’s money without impacting very many in a negative way. The Spectrum plan would negatively impact 30-40% of the homeowners while the Frontier plan negatively affects only 2%, yet you will still save money.
  4. The survey was in favor of Spectrum, so why did the Board send out the survey if they were not going to do what the residents preferred? The reason to survey is to gather information to assist the Board in making informed and responsible decisions based on all information available. Surveys are only one factor to be considered.
  5. The monthly amount of $12, can it be put on hold when we are out of town? the monthly amount of $12 will be part of the HOA monthly dues and may not be put on hold. Additional services provided directly to you from Frontier may be put on hold.
  6. Will there be further explanations as to why the Board made this decision? The Board urges you look at the video of the Board meeting which will have explanations by each Board member. We also recommend you calculate the actual difference in cost between the two plans. Each person is different, but in the end the Board decided that it was unwilling to impose an increase in dues of $50+ per month on those Homeowners that don't want it, need it, or can't afford it.
  7. Is the Board concerned about the possible filing of bankruptcy for Frontier in the near future? The Board currently does not believe the possibility or the reality of bankruptcy matters. What matters is the delivery of service. If the company were to stop providing service, we would stop payments. Many companies file for bankruptcy and continue service. Keep in mind Charter (parent company of Spectrum) filed for bankruptcy about 10 years ago.

The Board will place on the upcoming ballot, which you should receive around March 1, a measure to allow the Board to negotiate and sign a five-year contract with Frontier for internet service. Spectrum will not be offered as a choice. It was the Board’s unanimous determination that the Frontier plan was in the best interest of the entire community so that is the only plan being presented to homeowners for approval. On the ballot you will be able to vote either for or against the plan. The majority of those voting will decide the outcome.

If the majority of homeowners vote in favor of the plan, the Board will then finalize contract terms and sign a five-year contract with Frontier if final contract terms are acceptable. If the homeowners, by a majority vote of those voting, vote against the Frontier plan, then the Board will cease all actions concerning a five-year plan with any company for TV and/or internet services.

If you have questions, please let us know.

Thank you,
Kim Fuller, Fera Mostow, Bruce Marley, Linda Aasen, Robert Israel

Holiday and String Lighting Removal Reminder

All holiday lighting and decorations should have been removed by January 10 according to Design Rules Section 4.19. String lighting of any kind in your backyard must be removed unless it was approved through the Design Review Committee application process (Design Rules Section 4.16.4). Applications can be downloaded from our website or picked up at the HOA office.

Table Tennis Open Play

Beginning Saturday, January 18, table tennis will be available for open play to all residents and their guests, and offered every Saturday from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., in the Newport/Pismo Room in the Santa Rosa Clubhouse.

  • Open play will be available when the room is not occupied for a scheduled event or activity. Please contact the Santa Rosa front desk to inquire;
  • If a resident would like to make a reservation during open play times, he or she must contact the Santa Rosa fitness front desk to schedule a reservation;
    • Reservations may only be made up to one week in advance.
    • Reservation time will be up to 1 hour long. (Play time may be extended if no prior reservations were made)
  • Two tables will be available during open play;
  • Paddles and balls may be checked out at the front desk. Resident card is kept at the front desk until equipment is returned.

Thanks everyone,

Desiree Porras
Fitness Director

CERT Classes Coming Up in 2020

What is CERT?

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

CERT training incorporates a practical approach to handling emergency and disaster situations.  CERT promotes readiness, self-sufficiency, teamwork, rescuer safety and doing the greatest good for the greatest number of people.  Students learn how to organize themselves during a disaster, manage utilities, extinguish small fires, search for and rescue survivors, and provide basic disaster medical care.

Basic CERT Classes Coming Up  

There are also several out-of-valley events. You can find them at www.rivcocert.org.

2020 HOA Election Candidate Statements

Disclaimer: Neither the Association nor the management company made any revisions, alterations, and/or corrections to the information submitted by the candidates. The information was transferred exactly as submitted, per Civil Code. Candidates are listed alphabetically by last name.


Johnny Goodrum

Born in Texas, contracted polio virus at 7 months old. Raised in a loving home with mom and dad. Started singing in church at 6 years old. Sang through high school and college. Attended three years of college at Eastern New Mexico University and Angelo State University with an emphasis on music and business.

Started a Country band in the early 70’s and performed many gigs through the Southwest with stops in Las Vegas along the way. Performed in Budapest, Hungry in the early 90’s.

For 13 years was District Manager of a natural gas utility company, oversaw office, service and construction personnel. Moved to Palm Springs in 1996 after utility company buyout.

In 2002 started travelling in a motorhome fulltime singing at RV Shows and Rallies around the country performing around 200 dates a year till January 2019.

Now devoting time with my wife and mother in law at our lovely home in Sun City Shadow Hills. Karen is Paymaster for 600 employees at Omni Rancho Las Palmas, we both have a daughter, an EMT for the San Francisco Fire Department and a Flight Attendant for Southwest Airlines and two grandchildren and one adorable niece.

Karen and I love to entertain and share a glass of wine with friends.


Bruce Marley

I am Bruce Marley, current HOA Board member, and candidate for re-election to our Board. I have enjoyed my time on our Board, as Treasurer, and would appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve our community. During this past two years the Board has worked hard at transparency, professionalism, collegiality, and to collectively make the right decisions for the community. In doing so, I believe this Board has contributed to a kinder and more friendly community. Yes, our Board has had to deal with challenging issues, has not always agreed on every issue, but in the end, we have each worked to the benefit of the entire community.

Our Board has been involved in making 100's of decisions over the past two years, whether personnel, contracts, or how to spend our money. To that end, the financial decisions we have made account for between $1.1 and $1.3 Million of our dollars spent each month, between daily operations and Replacement Fund expenditures! Additionally, our Board works with Comerica Securities in managing over $13 Million of investments, as part of the Replacement Fund. I take great pride as your Treasurer in championing fiscal conservatism, accountability, and sound decision making. Remember, we are a $32 Million city within the city of Indio! My career in banking and finance, and community service, have prepared me for this very important role as a member of our HOA Board.

I commit to continue to work hard with all Board members for the greater good of all Sun City Shadow Hills residents. I take my fiduciary responsibility seriously to make honest, thoughtful decisions on all matters that come before the Board, regardless of any personal interests or allegiances. I ask for your vote.

Thank You.


Fera Mostow

Integrity, experience, qualifications and good judgment; these are the qualities you expect from your HOA Board. My name is FERA MOSTOW. For the past two years, I have served as VICE PRESIDENT of our HOA Board during which time significant enhancements have been made in our community. I'm most proud of our efforts to listen to what homeowners want and respond. I've been a homeowner here for 14 years. From almost day one, I've been an active volunteer in our community, serving on five HOA committees - Covenants, Design Review, Information, Finance and Chair of the Governing Documents Committee. Being your Vice President has been my greatest reward.

I've been a California practicing attorney for over 30 years - first for the Internal Revenue Service, then as Vice President of two multi-national conglomerates: Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney Corporation. I continue to do pro bona work for low-income clients and two volunteer organizations. value my reputation for integrity.

I continue to be a consensus builder. Reaching compromises that benefit all residents. I promise to work in a productive manner that will benefit your interests.

During my tenure on the Board, I've worked cooperatively with the other Board Members to keep our community looking good; our home values up; our finances strong as our dues continue to be some of the lowest in the Coachella Valley and always listen to your concerns.

If elected I promise to continue to represent all the members of our community, making decisions that will keep our finances strong, our property values up and our community well maintained.

I have the proven integrity, experience, qualifications and good judgment to continue to represent you on the Sun City Shadow Hills Board of Directors. I ask for your vote. Thank you.

January Dues and Coupon Books

SCSH Coupon books have been mailed. Unfortunately, they are a little behind schedule as we near January.

The new HOA Dues amount is $273.00, the due date is still the 1st. Payments can be mailed to:

Sun City Shadow Hills c/o Desert Resort Management P.O. Box 601205 Los Angeles, CA 90060-1205

As a reminder, no late fees will be assessed if payment is received by the 15th of the month.

Policy Change for Traffic Violations

The Board of Directors at their November 18, 2019 monthly meeting voted in Executive Session to discontinue the practice of having the SCSH Patrol Officers pursue and stop traffic violators. This change was the recommendation of the Security Contractor and the Safety Advisory Committee in order to eliminate any potential danger to the officers and reduce potential liability. However, the Patrol Officers will still video violations and if they witness a traffic violation, they will obtain the license plate number of the vehicle and the owner of the vehicle will receive a citation in the mail within ten (10) days of the violation. The violator will be able to view the video and/or photos of the violation. They will also be able to contest the violation citation to the Covenants Committee and appeal their findings to the Board of Directors. No change in the current policy, except the Patrol Officer will not pursue and stop the violators.

Board of Directors

December 2019 Board Meeting Video Now Available

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Memories of Holidays Past

Compiled by Beth Bolduc

Who doesn’t have wonderful, interesting memories of holidays past? We asked our SCSH Writer’s Club to retell ones that stood out for them. Below are a few of these stories. You can find more on page 20 of December's issue of The View.

Enjoy these special memories!

Troon Golf Email Outage

Troon Golf is currently experiencing an email outage.

If you wish to contact Shadows Hills Golf Club or the Shadows Restaurant staff, please contact them via telephone.

  • Shadow Hills Golf Club: 760-200-3375
  • Shadows Restaurant: 760-772-4342