||Good Bye to the Pool
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.
CC & R BALLOT RECOUNT RESULTS
Questions - #2, #3 and #7
On the morning of 3/13/15 the CC&R ballot questions, #2, #3 and #7, were recounted due to close voting. Each person counting and tallying the ballot questions had a second person sitting next to them to insure the correct answer was read and tallied properly. The final tallies were also rechecked.
FINAL RECOUNT RESULTS
The numbers slightly changed, but not enough to change the end result. Due to current CC&R requirement, 816 yes votes are needed for the ballot questions to pass.
Question #2) Allowing the HOA to work with Golf Club in common projects to benefit the community - 798 yes votes received for the proposition.
STILL DID NOT PASS
Question #3) Spending Limits for Capital Improvement Projects that will need homeowner vote approval – 824 yes votes received for the proposition. CONFIRMED PASSING
Question #7) Changing future voting of CC&R revisions from the current required 816 votes to pass to having at least 50% plus one voter participation and then a 2/3 majority of the votes cast – 809 yes votes received for the proposition.
STILL DID NOT PASS
From the recount results there was not enough change in any of the three questions to affect the original final outcome.
We would like to thank those who helped recount the ballots and all the many volunteers who helped with the entire CC&R Road to Vote process.
Please click here to view article from the City of Chandler in regard to Cooper Road Construction.
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 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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.
CLUBHOUSE POOL CONSTRUCTION
Closed May 1 through August 31
The clubhouse swimming pool project will enlarge the swimming area by twice its current size. Construction is expected to begin May first and go on through the thirty-first of August.
During this time the Springfield Community has graciously invited SunBird residents to use their swimming pool. Springfield's swimming pool is open daily from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Scheduled activities include Water Aerobics from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and Children's Pool Time which is from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and again from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Children between 4 and 18 years of age will only be permitted to use the Play Pool.
To enter the Springfield Community, please use the McQueen Road entrance and check in at the guard house with your SunBird ID card.
Please show your appreciation to the Springfield Community for this kindness by being especially respectful and courteous.
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!
COMMON AREA LANDSCAPE WORK
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.
Wear your favorite Hawaiian outfit to the ballroom and join us for a great evening of dinner and entertainment.
Dinner will include smoked pig or chicken, pineapple salsa with rice and all the fixings, upside down Pineapple Cake, drink specials and wine tasting.
Live music will be performed by the "Royal Islanders" during dinner from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., then Hula and fire dancers from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Tickets must be purchased in advance and are now on sale in the Horizon Room $20.00 pp
Sunday breakfast buffet is now available each Sunday for $8.50. For lighter diners we will now be offering a small list for order off the menu.
Horizon Room is open for Sunday breakfast at 8:00 am until 12:00 noon. We look forward to seeing you.
4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Go to the Restaurant page to view the menus for Thursday Dinners. Click here for the menu.
Thursday Early Bird Special
1$ Off Each Meal
All regular Thursday night dinners ordered before 4:30 pm will be discounted $1.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS
Monday, 5/11 at 1:00 p.m. Ballroom
Monday, 4/27 at 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 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.
SunBird 2014 Revenues & Expenses
SCAM & IDENTITY THEFT PROTECTION
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 meaning emails that look and have the logo of real companies stating your 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 donotcall.gov or call 1(888) 382-1222. Charities, politicians, and government agencies do not have abide by the “do not call” list.
For free credit reports to monitor your credit activity, please visit 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 azag.gov/seniors/elder-abuse. We thank Courtney for visiting SunBird and excellent presentation.