As I have mentioned before, your Board of Directors has been hard at work over the summer implementing several of our goals (which you can find in the residents only section of our website – www.scshca.com).
The Board hired Troon Golf Company to take over our Food and Beverage and Golf operations as of July 1, 2016. Troon handles several organizations in our valley: The Vue in Indian Wells as well as the Classic Club/Bellatrix, our neighbor. We are looking forward to everyone enjoying the Troon golf and dining experience as we start our new season.
The Board has been hard at work over the summer on our 2017 budget. With the increase in water rates, State-mandated increases in salaries, and benefit increases, we have spent a lot of time working on what other items need to be added to our community to keep us moving forward, while not overburdening our residents. The Board will be looking to finalize the budget at the October Board meetings, and it will be mailed to our residents in early November. At this point it does appear that an assessment increase will be necessary, to what extent is not known until we get close to our final numbers and, as of the writing of this article, we are not there. Please check updates from Carey Thompson (our Treasurer) for more information as we get closer to finalizing the budget.
The Board asked Ceasar to hire a third party media group to create a video of our community that our residents can use to show their friends and family where they live, assist realtors in selling homes for those that need to sell, and inform our City government of the jewel that is located in the midst of the City of Indio. You can find this video on the web, and we hope that you enjoy it and share it with your friends and relatives.
We had a ribbon-cutting celebrating the opening of the Phase 3 Dog Park that Pulte built for our community. It is located in the northeast corner of our property. I hope you will check it out.
The HOA office expansion has been completed. You will find a video on the web giving you a virtual tour of the office. The expansion has been in the works for many years. It allows the staff to move out of closets (literally) into reasonable workspace plus have adequate workspace for the research, copying, and formulating of documents they do for the Board, committees and residents. The expansion also adds an additional meeting room to our community, which was so desperately needed.
You will soon see a “Hall of Fame” for the staff members who work on our property helping the residents enjoy their retirement and keeping our community the beautiful location it is. Anyone who has been working on staff in our community for 10 years or longer will have their photo placed on the wall in our clubhouses. We are grateful for all they do each day to make our retirements so enjoyable.
Ceasar and our new Lifestyle Director, Chris Fizer, have some wonderful events planned for this upcoming season as does our new Fitness Director, Chet Sheehan. Please introduce yourself to them, and I and the rest of the Board hope that you have a great season.