The Board election is now over, and a new Board begins with so much about to unfold. But some constants remain, constants that remind us we live in a beautiful place with wonderful people. Combine that with the first light that breaks across the horizon and casts a red glow on the mountains, and you can’t help but think how lucky we are to live in this paradise called Shadow Hills. A feeling that warms your heart knowing we are all working together for another beautiful day. It just makes you smile and be thankful.
We are about to start on some different projects that have been approved: tennis and pickleball court improvements, tiling of the indoor spa, seal coating of Sun City Boulevard in Phases 1 and 2, and of course the Montecito Clubhouse remodel.
The clubhouse remodel will complete the work done by the volunteer residents that served on the Interior Design Committee over the past two years. There will be new carpet, painted walls, wallpaper, lighting, furniture, and accessories. Work is scheduled to begin May 14, so hopefully there will be a little less disruption given that many will have left the area.
Many residents have inquired what will happen with the furniture, paintings, and accessories that will no longer be used. Some have inquired if they could purchase some of these items scheduled for replacement. All the furniture and accessories that will be replaced will be up for sale on May 13, a one-day sale. Residents will be able to place bids on the items they want from 9 am - 3 pm. Winners will be notified no later than 3:30 pm and must have the items out of the clubhouse no later than 6 pm that evening. We realize it isn't a very long time for folks to get their stuff out, but we need to start the demolition work on Tuesday, May 14. Any furniture and/or accessories not taken by the residents will be donated. So, if you want to participate in this one-day sale, be sure to plan on having people to help you remove any items you purchase. Feel free to talk with staff about the items that will be up for sale.
I wish to thank all the committed homeowners who volunteer their time to participate on the many committees who keep our community operating smoothly. In the last two years, many new committees have begun, and this helps all of us enjoy this paradise even more. Many hands make for little work and a more positive outcome. Without all these dedicated individuals, our community would not operate so well. As you see them, step up and say, “thank you”; they can never hear it enough because the sacrifice of their time enhances our lives.
I am grateful for the opportunity to serve alongside these many volunteers, including the Board.
So, when the sun sets on this day, also reflect on the beautiful sunrise, the “good morning” greetings from your neighbors, and all of the kind people who have gathered in this community. No doubt about it: “It doesn’t get any better than this.”