SunBird CC&R Vote
The SunBird Covenants Conditions and Restrictions (CC&R's) govern operations and practices of SunBird.
Currently, some revisions to these have been proposed for consideration. The January issue of the SunBird Newspaper had an insert with the sample ballot and the information concerning these items. The final ballot has been mailed to all SunBird homeowners to vote on. Click on the next two links: Ballot Link Information Link.
All absentee ballots must be received by 4:00 p.m. Thursday, February 26, 2015 to be counted. If you do not cast your ballot by that date and time, you may attend the meeting of the Members held in the clubhouse ballroom on March 2, 2015 p.m. and vote at that time.
Quorum requirement for voting is ten percent (10%) of the Lots or 164. For any amendment to pass, it must be approved by at least 50% +1 of all homeowners. Each item will pass or fail separately from the others.
Block Captains have been assigned to each neighborhood to assist with any questions. For more information, please call the office at (480) 802-4901.
First Half Assessments Due
The amount of the annual assessment for the year 2015 is $850 and is billed in two installment payments of $425. The first half assessments were due January 1, 2015 and are delinquent January 15, 2015. The invoice billing was mailed out in early December concerning this information. If you have any questions, please contact the administrative office at (480) 802-4901.
Karaoke and DJ
Mark and Toni will host Karaoke evenings every Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. Join us in the Horizon Room for evenings of song and dance.
All SunBird Home Sales
On November 24 Policy #9 titled “Capital Improvements Funding and Account” was revised to not allow exemptions from paying the fee for current SunBird homeowners buying another home in SunBird.
The policy reads as follows; “The purpose of the Capital Improvement Fund and Account is to accumulate funds for Capital Improvement Projects. Capital Improvement Projects are those projects that through addition or restoration of current assets, will either enhance the assets value or increase the life cycle of the assets. Capital Improvement projects shall be supported by the Reserve Fund, which shall be adjusted from time to time to support the asset. The primary funding of this account is derived from The Capital Contribution Fee from home sales. The Board of Directors shall have the option of adjusting the allocations from the Capital Improvement Fund based upon the need and timing.
The Board, at the initiation of the next year budget, shall assign the dollar amount or a percentage of Capital Contribution Fee to be allocated to:
1. Capital Improvements (63%);
2. Reserve Account (20%);
3. Special Projects (17%).
All Capital Improvement projects recommended by the Project Review and Long Range Planning Committee shall be submitted for approval by the Board of Directors, subject to funds being available. All funds associated with the Capital Improvement Funding shall be deposited in separate accounts to maximize the return, with FDIC insured institutions. This revised policy will go into effect January 1, 2015.”
SunBird Golf Resort HOA
The annual membership meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the Ballroom.
The purpose of this meeting is to report to the membership regarding the operations of the 2014 year and vote on the CC&R proposed revisions.
The ballots have been mailed to each owner. Ballots maybe returned by mail or placed into the ballot box at the clubhouse by Thursday February 26th at 4:00 pm or maybe submitted at this meeting.
All SunBird homeowners are invited to attend this meeting.
Going Green Committee
The Going Green Committee is hosting the third annual Paper Shredding Day from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 26.
We will hold the event in the Waterview parking lot. We ask that you save your documents in boxes the size of banker boxes (letter or legal size). These size boxes are easy to handle and you can take them home and reuse them.
and Informational Meeting
Please join us for our Coffee and Informational Meetings on the third Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m.
Everyone is invited to the Ballroom for donuts and coffee provided by Dino Goegan@Edward Jones.
Form your team ahead of time with a maximum of eight people, or just show up and we will help you find a team to join. Full menu items are available with an extended list of appetizers and a cash bar. Come join us on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m.
Sunday breakfast buffet is now available each Sunday for $8.50. For lighter diners we will now be offering a small list for order off the menu.
Horizon Room is open for Sunday breakfast at 8:00 am until 12:00 noon. We look forward to seeing you.
4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Go to the Restaurant page to view the menus for Thursday Dinners. Click here for the menu.
Early Bird Special
1$ Off Each Meal
Beginning this Thursday November 20th, all regular Thursday night dinners ordered before 4:30 pm will be discounted $1.
Free Lock Box
Are you concerned about how police and fire would get into your home if you were alone, unconscious or unable to get to the door?
The Chandler Police Department is offering you a FREE lock box to be placed on your home. The lockbox will only be used by the Police and Fire Departments should you need emergency help.
If you would like to have this service, please contact a Senior Lock Box Coordinator at (480) 782-4962.
Board Meeting Notices
Board of Director Meetings
Planning workshop Meeting
Monday, 2/9 1:00 p.m. Ballroom
Monday, 2/23 6:00 p.m. Ballroom
2015 Board of Directors
President - Marlene Scartozzi
Vice President - Delores Brown-Knoeppel
Treasurer - Gordon Lee
Member at Large - Jean Pritchard
Member at Large - Pat McGonegle
Member at Large - Chuck Warren
2015 SunBird Budget Approved
The 2015 SunBird operational budget was approved with $2,153,860 revenue, $1,845,360 expense, transfers into the Reserve Fund of $194,500, Capital Improvement Fund $89,775 and the Special Projects Fund $24,225.
The annual assessments will increase 3.6% ($30) from $820 to $850. $10 of this increase from each home will be added to the funding of the Reserve Fund savings account.
Interested in joining
a SunBird Committee?
Do you want to learn more about the operations of SunBird and get involved by serving on a Committee? If so, you may attend a committee meeting and/or contact the chairperson of a committee and let them know of your interest.
Architectural Control Committee (ACC) meets the 2nd and 4th, Wednesdays the month in the Lakeview Room @ 1:30 pm, Chairperson Pat McGonegle 883-1962.
Finance Committee meets the 1st Tuesday of each month in the Lakeview Room at 2:00 pm, Chairperson Walt Mills 883-8007.
Going Green Committee meets 1st Thursday each month in the west section of the ballroom at 2:00 pm, Chairperson Karen Doster 361-3989.
Marketing Committee meeting TBA, Committee Liaison Chuck Warren 895-6014.
Rules and Regulations Compliance Committee meets the 1st Monday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Lakeview Room.
The Board of Directors will be making the annual committee membership appointments the last business meeting of February. If you have any questions, please contact the SunBird office at (480) 802-4901.
Clubhouse Pool Reconfiguration
At the September 22, 2014 SunBird HOA board meeting the Board of Directors approved a Reconfiguration Pool Project designed to increase the size of our existing swimming pool at the clubhouse. There will be a section of the new pool dedicated for swimming use at all times, along with an adjoining activities pool section that will be used for volleyball, aerobics, lap swimming, and more.
Additionally, a new restroom, 2nd shower, enlarged spa, ADA chair lifts in the pool and spa, 3-15’ shade umbrellas, new deck tile, and more will be added. More
Cooper Road Construction Update
Please click here to view article from the City of Chandler in regard to Cooper Road Construction.
Need Help Picking Fruit?
SunBird residents have volunteered to help pick fruit from your trees as a complimentary service to you.
If you have extra fruit and would like to give it away, we can make sure it gets used and does not go to waste. Contact the SunBird office at 802-4901.