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The City of Chandler published a regular newsletter to residents. A recent issue “September-October 2015” had an article that SunBird residents should be aware of.
“A Special mid-decade Census is coming to Chandler. Soon, Chandler will join six other Arizona cities in conducting a special “mid-decade” Census to obtain updated population numbers.
Chandler is growing and needs an accurate count to qualify for shared revenues that Arizona distributes to cities based on population. Each person counted in Chandler means about $318 in funding to cities based on population. Each person counted pay for essential City services.
Census Bureau enumerators will go door-to-door to obtain response beginning in October. They will visit Chandler homes to collect a few facts about people living in the household. All workers will have a U.S. Census Bureau badge and are sworn to keep your information private; any violation can result in a five-year jail term and $250,000 fine. Some Chandler households may think they’ve already participated because Chandler was part of a “Census Test” conducted earlier this spring by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Census Test is unrelated to the Special Census and none of the previous data collected will be used as part of an official count. We still need you to participate in the 2015 Special Census.” “Thank you in advance for participating in our 2015 Special Census. With just a few minutes of your time, you will be helping the City of Chandler receive the funding necessary for many City services you rely on to stay safe and healthy.” – Mayor Jay Tibshraeny
PATROL CHIEF NAMED
Ray Taylor was the Patrol Chief for nearly seven years at SunBird and has recently retired in May. His dedication and leadership in SunBird is greatly appreciated.
After reviewing over 50 applications and interviewing, Thomas Catri was hired as the new SunBird Patrol Chief.
Thomas has over 16 years of security and supervisory experience. We welcome him to this position and look forward to his leadership role and excitement in SunBird.
Many of the Texas Sage and other bushes in the landscape common areas have become oversized as they have matured over the years.
These bushes need to be trimmed significantly to allow them to continue their natural growth cycle. After trimmed, the bushes will be revitalized and grow quickly.
Some trees have also become overgrown and pose a potential safety hazard. These trees will be removed when the landscape contractors begin the pruning early in May.
When you submit your ACC Application for approval, please remember that if you are painting your house or trim, you will need to provide us with the paint colors.
All other work with concrete, patios, driveways, additions, etc., a diagram with dimensions must be included. We will also need to see samples of materials such as blocks, stone, awning fabrics, etc. The ACC Guidelines are on the Documents page of this website for you to view as needed.
All ACC Permits must be submitted a minimum of two weeks before approval will be given. The committee presently meets every two weeks. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bonnie Marcus at 802-4901.
A Humming Good Time!
Humming Birds taking a break from the heat finding refuge in the shade and drinking water from the fountains at the Main Entrance to the Clubhouse.
BEST PARTY EVER!!!
The Luau held April 30th was arguably the biggest and best party SunBird has ever had with over 350 in attendance.
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The roasted pig, chicken and all the fixings prepared by our food and beverage staff were excellent. Click on the Gallery link in the navigation bar above to see a movie of the event!
The live music provided by the “Royal Islanders” throughout the evening as well as the hula and fire dancers were fabulous. The firemen from station #10 on McQueen Rd. were invited and in attendance.
The highlight of the night was the countdown of the draining of the swimming pool.
The crowd all around the pool and balconies of the clubhouse watched as the firemen blasted their fire hose 100 plus feet over the entire pool area and into the lake for a spectacular scene as everyone cheered. We want to thank ALL the many people involved to make this such an exciting and fun filled night no one will ever forget.
ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE
Regional Pavement Maintenance will be performing road maintenance work on the highlighted areas indicated on the schedule in this email. The map is color coded as to the scheduled days of work and road closure times. It will be necessary that all vehicles parked in the road or planned to be used the day of scheduled work be parked in an area not affected. Please make arrangements before the scheduled road work day to park your vehicle in an area not immediately affected by this project. Street parking restrictions will not be enforced during this project. If you park your vehicle away from your home during the scheduled road work, please return it back to your home the following morning after the road has re-opened to avoid interfering with other scheduled road work.
If your area is planned for road work on a Monday, the City of Chandler will be picking up the blue recycle containers earlier in the morning.
Please do not drive, park or walk on the roads until the traffic cones and/or barricades have been removed.
Fresh asphalt may splatter onto your vehicle, track onto your driveway, or if you walk in it, foot prints will stain both concrete and carpeting. Regional Pavement Maintenance or SunBird will not repair damage to vehicles, concrete driveways, walkways or carpeting.
Your cooperation and patience is greatly appreciated
FIRST DAY THAT ROAD WORK WAS CANCELLED HAS NOW BEEN
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If it rains or the job is canceled, work will be postponed until further notice.
The first day (Monday, Sept. 21) of scheduled road maintenance work was cancelled due to rain. All other scheduled road work has and is moving forward as planned.
The day that was cancelled by rain has now been re-scheduled for this Saturday, October 3.
Notices have been delivered to the doors of the affected homes already. All other scheduled road work is still on schedule on the dates of the original notice. Thank you for your patience and understanding during the road work.
All the scheduled read work is the same unless further rain or delays.
Clubhouse Swimming Pool
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Clubhouse Swimming Pool Grand Opening!!!
Well over 100 people gathered around the new swimming pool at the clubhouse and from the balconies this morning at 8:00 a.m.
Bill Hook, Planning Committee Chairperson cut the ribbon with a count down and then pushed General Manager, Layne Varney into the water as he also grabbed Bill along the way into the pool causing the BIG SPLASH.
Those in attendance with the music of DJ Jamal all entered the pool to swim, hit beach balls around and enjoyed the cool water. It was quite a fun party!
A GRAND OPENING of the Swimming Pool is scheduled for October 22nd. A full day and night of fun and excitement is being planned. Stayed tuned for details to come.
4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Early Bird Special
1$ Off Each Meal
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All regular Thursday night dinners ordered before 4:30 pm will be discounted $1.
Sunday breakfast buffet is now available each Sunday for $8.50. For lighter diners we will now be offering a small list for order off the menu.
Horizon Room is open for Sunday breakfast at 8:00 am until 12:00 noon. We look forward to seeing you.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS
Monday, 10/12, 1:00 p.m. Ballroom
Monday, 10/26, 6:00 p.m. Ballroom
Board Meeting Agenda
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Member at Large
Member at Large
Member at Large
Board of Director Candidate?
Are you interested in becoming a Board of Director Candidate?
As we near the end of the year and our election time, there will be two SunBird Golf Resort Homeowner Association board member positions open for terms of three years of service. If you are a SunBird homeowner in good standing, willing to meet at least twice monthly September through June and willing to study, review and make decisions on behalf of the community, this may be your opportunity to give back to SunBird.
We all chose SunBird for our retirement years because it is such a great community and full of great residents. We come from different backgrounds and experiences. This is your opportunity to give of your time and talent to benefit our community. If you are interested in becoming a Board of Director candidate, please complete a Board of Director Candidate form that can be picked up from the office or mailed, faxed or emailed upon request. Submit along with it a 200-word or less campaign statement and a picture of yourself by September 30th.
This is your chance to step up and give back to the community. You could be the one that makes a difference and allows SunBird to grow and prosper even more in years to come.
Revenues & Expenses
SUNBIRD HOME SALES
March and April SunBird home sales increased dramatically.
March through June SunBird home sales increased dramatically this year. 17 home sales in March, 19 home sales in April, 15 home sales in May, and 12 for the month of June. This totals 63 home sales over the last four months. SunBird only has 18 listed homes with 5 of them pending sale at this time.
Home values are also beginning to appreciate in value. If you’re looking to buy in SunBird, you’d better act quick and become part of a great place to live.
SCAM & IDENTITY
Courtney Bennett of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office visited SunBird and made an awesome presentation on ways to help protect against scams and identity theft.
Here is a summary of some of the items addressed at this meeting. The best rule of thumb is “If it sounds too good to be true, it is”. If you did not purchase a ticket or participate in a lottery and you receive notice of winning but need to pay money first or cash check first before receiving the full amount, it’s a scam.
“Spoof” emails are being sent; these are emails that have the logo and appearance of real companies stating you're delinquent or they need further personal information from you. If in question, contact the company directly by using other contact routes other than the ones provided in the “spoof” email.
The IRS will not call you or send emails to you if they need to contact you. The IRS will contact you by postal mail. When making payments online use credit cards and not debt cards. Better yet purchase a prepaid credit card to minimize the amount of potential theft. When making payments online always look for the “https” in the browser address. The “s” means secure and a picture of a lock.
To minimize telephone soliciting please either visit https://www.donotcall.gov/
or call 1(888) 382-1222. Charities, politicians, and government agencies do not have abide by the “do not call” list.
Monitor your credit activity, visit www.annualcreditreport.com Arizona has organized a group called Taskforce Against Senior Abuse (TASA) to help with any questions or concerns of identity theft or scams. TASA can be contact at (602) 542-2124 or http://www.tsa.gov/ We thank Courtney for visiting SunBird and excellent presentation.
SMALL SWIM POOL
The Small Swimming Pool recently underwent a makeover. New decor, paint, and plants in colorful pots as well as some benches were added.
This improvement was designed to bring more color and appeal to this facility. Thank you to all who helped make this possible!
Catch & Release
Earlier this year with donations, about 600 bluegill fish were stocked in the lake at the clubhouse.
Fishing is welcome by SunBird residents and their guests. The fishing restriction is “catch and release”. Please use barbless hooks when fishing to make it easier to release any fish caught and allow the fish to continue live in the lake. Thank you.