March Update from Joan Dzuro

What an exciting time! Our community is going on 11 years old and, if all goes as planned, Pulte will sell the last of its homes by the end of this year. This means that we, as residents, will finally be able to determine the future of our community completely on our own. Toward this end, your HOA Board members have undertaken the task of putting together a comprehensive strategic plan for our community that sets benchmark goals for 3, 5, and 10 years out. This plan will encompass many facets, and it will more than likely take 12 months to formulate.

The intent is to have a road map that each subsequent board will be able to review and help the community to follow, making adjustments as necessary in the future.

The Board held its first meeting about this project on February 17, 2015, in the Montecito ballroom. Joan Dzuro was selected as chair, and the Board agreed on an outline for the effort plus assignments for other Board members. The plan is:

1. Get feedback throughout this year from residents about what they want their community to look like in 2020 to 2025. Residents can send emails with their input to [email] [/email] or to Board members emails directly. Click here to find Board member email addresses.

2. Research each goal to determine feasibility, costs, etc., and bring that information back to the Board for review, discussion, and decision.

3. Find residents who would be interested in helping with the research and analysis of the various ideas that are brought forward.

When all is finally done, we hope to have a vision that articulates resident wishes, specifies the costs and what has to be done to pay for each goal, and helps us move forward with implementation.

If you have ideas about how to make our community better, please email them to

If you would like to serve on a sub-committee to help us do research, please email your name, background and area of expertise to the same email address.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 24, at 1 pm in the Montecito Clubhouse. Please come join us and make your voice heard!

Board Works on SCSH’s Strategic Plan

by Joan Dzuro, Vice President HOA Board and Chair, Strategic Planning Committee