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SEPTEMBER EVENTS

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2018 Renovations Projects

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Registered Sex Offender
Restriction Considerations

Over the past several month’s articles have been published in the SunBird Newspaper, website and email blasts in regards to considering some minor limitations on rental property. 

SunBird renters choose SunBird because they are excited to be part of a fun, friendly community with many social and recreational activities.  Many current SunBird owners were once first renters, checking out the community before deciding to purchase a home in SunBird. 

Over the past year, several SunBird residents have expressed concerns to the Board of Directors at almost every meeting about short-term and rental agreements offered on some properties located here in SunBird. 

In researching this topic, we also found recently Arizona legislation has changed to allow Homeowner Associations such as SunBird, the ability to restrict high level (2 and 3) registered sex offenders from residing within the SunBird community.  In order to enact this type of restriction, the SunBird CC&R’s would need to be amended by a majority homeowner vote with the proper legal restriction verbiage for enforcement.  While considering the short-term rental and the maximum percentage of rental properties permitted in SunBird, this could be another item to consider for amending the CC&R’s to assist in protecting the lifestyle of our community. 

At our upcoming fall meetings, the Board would like to finalize the wording for the proposed amendments to the CC&R’s.  The next step would be to send a ballot to the membership on these proposals for vote.

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2018 SUNBIRD HOME SALES

SunBird home sales for the months of June continued to be a hot item 7 homes sold in SunBird.

Realtors report waiting lists of people looking for homes in SunBird and home values are increasing. For the first six months of this year SunBird has had 84 home sales.

SunBird is a great place to live!

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EVERY FRIDAY EVENING
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
$9.50

Grilled Chicken Salad, Cod Fish or Chicken Tenders, with French Fries or Baked Potato and fresh coleslaw, all you can eat.

Shrimp 8 Piece Dinner with French Fries or Baked Potato and fresh coleslaw.

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Chicken Salad Dinner

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Walker Safety

SunBird has about 12 miles of privately owned roads. Some of the roads have curves in them and are narrow without sidewalks.

SunBird has lots of activity on the roads with pedestrians, bicyclists, golf carts and vehicles.

To assist with safety, all who use the roads in the early morning and evening hours, please wear light colored or reflective clothing, lights and be as visible as possible.

Let’s be conscious of the traffic rules and be extra careful when driving to keep SunBird a safe place to enjoy.

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2018 SunBird Car Show

Congratulations to John Kiehl, pictured here with Layne Varney and Royal Henry along his his 1931 Ford Phaeton!

Absolutely stunning! The car show this year had more cars that any others in the past Thank you for bringing these classic treasures out for all to enjoy!

We appreciate all those who organized and participated in this awesome event!

Awesome day in SunBird!!! On Tuesday, September 11th, we celebrated "Patriot Day" honoring and recognizing our many first responders. SunBird hosted a parade with the Basha High School ROTX Color Guard and Marching Band, The Arizona Highway Patrol Motorcycle Officers, City of Chandler Polic and Maricopa Count Sheriff Officers, AMR Ambulance Services, a retired law enforcement officer playing the bagpipes and City of Chandler, Mayor Jay Tibshraeny.

The festive parade started at 8:30 am on Championship Drive north to Waterview Drive headed to the clubhouse.  Over 400 people gathered in the ballroom for a short service honoring our first responders.  Fred Garmeson conducted the services with a moment of silence to remember those who sacrificed all and those lost their lives in the tragedy of 17 years ago.  Mayor Tibshraeny and Police Commander Upshaw both spoke of their appreciation.  Prayers for peace, unity and gratitude were offered by Hank Miller and BettiSue Perkins.  A beautiful poem by Pat Miller. The services ended with the bagpiper playing "Amazing Grace".  

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We like to give a HUGE THANKS to the many people who organized and participated in this outstanding event.  Activities Director, Wendy Weber, Fred Garmeson, Rich Volpe, Jim Fetterman, Jodi Perkins, and Patrol Chief, Thomas Catri.   

We will never forget!

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TUESDAY DINNERS
Horizon Room
4:00 to 6:30 p.m.

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September Menu

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Tuesday Early Bird Special
1$ Off Each Meal

All regular Tuesday night dinners ordered before 4:30 p.m. will be discounted $1.

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Elevator
Replacement

The elevator at the clubhouse is over 30 years old and was in need of operational updating.  The elevator is currently operating. 

However, over the past few months, we have had many elevator service calls for repairs.  The circuitry board and operators are wearing out and are outdated. 

For access, safety, and reliability reasons we have contracted to replace and update the operational components of the elevator including the hydraulic pump unit, starter, control system, cable and hoist wiring.  With this work, the elevator is also required to be updated to new current fire and safety codes by the Industrial Commission of the Arizona Elevator Safety Division. 

The elevator contractor reported that it will take approximately 6 - 8 weeks to have the work permits and new equipment ready.  Once received and ready for installation, the elevator will be closed from service for approximately two weeks  When the work is approved and scheduled by the contractor, notices of the time schedule will be posted. 

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New Activities
Director

Welcome Wendy Weber, SunBird’s new Activities Director, and the newest member of the SunBird team. 

Wendy is no stranger to the Active Adult lifestyle and Community, having been an Activities Director for the past 8 ½ years.  In the previous community where she worked, she was known as the premier social butterfly, where her responsibilities included planning, promoting and executing a robust annual calendar of activities, classes, community presentations and special events.

WENDY

An Arizona transplant, Wendy was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and lived in the northeast area of the state until she ventured to Maricopa in 2009.  She is a single mother to a beautiful daughter (pictured), who recently graduated from Grand Canyon University. 

In her spare time, Wendy enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to country music concerts, , motorcycle rides, swimming, relaxing on her patio, football (go Cards!) and baseball (go Dbacks!).  Please say “hi” to Wendy the next time you see her!

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Veterans
Honorary Plaque

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July 4th
Flag Raising

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Horse Races in the
Horizon Room

That’s right, six horses race beginning each Wednesday at 4 p.m. on a track set up in the Horizon Room.

Everyone is Welcome.  Hot Dogs and Drinks are available.  Comepick you favorite horse and watch the race.  Giddy-Up!!!

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Did You Know?
Change of Occupancy/Renters

A SunBird Rental form must be completed for any change of occupancy in your home along with a copy of the occupant’s driver’s license.   According to Rules and Regulations, Article X, Section 1-C:

“Homeowners shall notify any potential renter(s) or lessee(s), or any other potential occupant(s), prior to signing or making any rental, lease or other agreement(s) of occupancy, of the Age-Restricted Policy.  A SunBird Rental Form must be completed and submitted by mail, fax or personal          delivery

EACH TIME A SUNBIRD HOME HAS A CHANGE IN RENTERS OR OCCUPANT  
Homeowners must submit a copy of a driver’s license or birth certificate or other acceptable legal document of the potential renter(s) or lessee(s) or any other potential occupant(s) prior to signing any occupancy agreements indicating that at least one occupant is 55 years of age or older and that all other occupant(s) are at least nineteen (19) years of age to the SunBird HOA office by mail, facsimile and/or personal delivery.

HOMEOWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY VIOLATIONS OF THE DEED

RESTRICTIONS, RULES AND REGULATIONS,
AND OTHER POLICIES.”

 Please help us with providing all the above information at any time there is a change in occupancy in your home.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

Bonnie Marcus
Community Administrator

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MEETINGS
ON
SUMMER RECESS

Agenda Planning
Monday, 9/10 - 10:00 a.m.
Ballroom

Business Planning Meeting
Monday, 9/24 -10:00 a.m.
Lakeview Room

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2018
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President Gordon Lee
Vice President Dee Brown-Knoeppel
Treasurer Nancy Eckstein
Secretary Shirley Clark
Director Linda DiPalma
Director Don Calvert
Director Robert Moren

 The Board of Directors have regularly scheduled meetings the second Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. for an agenda planning session and the fourth Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. for a business meeting (except during summer months and holidays).  The meetings are held in the east end of the ballroom.

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2017 $920
HOA Dues Allocation


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ARCHITECTURAL
CONTROL

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 802-4901.

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Short Term Rental Property

(part 1)

SunBird renters choose SunBird because they are excited to be part of a fun friendly community with many social and recreational activities.  Many current SunBird owners began as renters checking out the community before deciding to purchase a home in SunBird. 

Over the past year or so, several SunBird residents have expressed concerns to the Board of Directors at almost every meeting about short-term (one night to less than 30 days)and some rental properties in SunBird.  To address these concerns, the Board has studied this matter and will be sharing thoughts and ideas with the membership through the Sunbird News, e-mail blasts and website.  The Internet has made short-term rentals much more popular and convenient for those wishing to do this. 

The concerns range from these short term rental homes having new renters for only a weekend or a couple of weeks, not reporting to the Association for record keeping, not knowing who they are, age restrictions, non-compliance and other concerning matters.  Currently, SunBird does not have restrictions for the length of time a home can be rented in SunBird.  The Board of Directors have been researching this with other communities and our attorney. 

The Board has found that many communities have a 30 day minimum rental requirement.  In order to adopt restrictions for rental property, a majority vote of the entire SunBird membership would need to occur by mail ballot.  Discussing this idea at several open meetings, SunBird residents seem to like the period of time for rental properties of no less than 30 days. 

At our September and October meetings this fall, the Board would like to finalize the wording for proposed amendment to the CC&R’s.  The next step would be to send a ballot to the membership in December for voting on this proposal of limiting short-term rental property to no less than 30 days.

Rental Property
Considerations

(part 2)

The first article provided information regarding properties in SunBird renting out for less than a 30 day period of time and the effect it can have on the neighbors and Community.  Another concern with rental properties within SunBird is that there is no limit to the number of homes in SunBird that can become rental property. 

This past year, the administration kept record of the number of rental homes in SunBird that reported to the office (long and short term).  At the peak season the number of reported rental homes in SunBird was 230 or just over 14%.  The number of rental properties in SunBird appears to be increasing. 

Some challenges other communities are now facing is that they have larger numbers of rental properties that have changed the dynamics of the community to more of a rental type vacation area. 

One idea of consideration to prevent this type of potential challenge is to limit the number of rental properties.  For example, if the number of rental homes were limited to no more than 20% of the total number of homes or 327, this could help eliminate the concern of changing the original intent of the SunBird Community.  In order to adopt restrictions for rental property, a majority vote of the entire SunBird membership would need to occur by mail ballot. 

At our September and October meetings this fall, the Board would like to finalize the wording for proposed amendment to the CC&R’s.  The next step would be to send a ballot to the membership in December for voting on these proposals.

 

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September 14, 2018