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NOW HIRING! Pool Monitor
Sycamore Creek is looking to fill one more Pool Monitor position! This is a perfect job for someone who enjoys the outdoors, likes to be active (in other words, does not do well at a "desk job"), and is a true people-person.  If this sounds like you, or someone you know, we encourage you to apply for this seasonal, part-time position here (search for "Pool Monitor").  For more information on this position, contact  Facility Manager, Genevieve Ginelsa at 951-277-3257 or genevieve.ginelsa@fsresidential.com.
 

Street Sweeping NEW Schedule
 
The County of Riverside street sweeper will now service the Sycamore Creek (public) streets on the 2nd and 4th TUESDAY, monthly, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Please take note of the NEW schedule, and remember to remove your cars from the street in order for the street sweeper to clean the roads.

Goodbye School! Hello Pool!
Attention Parents and Guardians!  School will be out soon, and your child(ren) will be begging to go to the pool.  Therefore, we want to take this opportunity to remind you of your community's Pool Rules.
 
We encourage you to share the Pool Rules with your family and your guests to ensure that everyone (including your family and friends!) has an awesome time at the Swim Club pool facility this summer. 
 
Below are the Top 5 Commonly Overlooked Rules.
 
  1. Children that are 15 and younger, must be accompanied by a responsible adult who is 18 and older at all times
  2. Every resident who is 6 years and older is required to have their access card to use the pool facility.
  3. Bicycles, roller skates, and skateboards are not permitted to be used in the pool facility. 
  4. Rafts, boogie boards, large flotation devices, and any other items that would obstruct a clear view of the water are not permitted. 
  5. Running, pushing, boisterous play, diving, backward jumping, and flipping are not permitted in the pool facility.
Use of the pool is a privilege and may be revoked (in other words, the resident's access card will be de-activated for a period of 30 days) by the Board of Directors if any resident fails to comply with the rules, or unreasonably infringes upon other residents' rights or enjoyment of the facility. 
 
To view the complete list of Sycamore Creek's Pool Rules, click here. 
 

The Rule Change Corner...
Results - May 8th Meeting
 
At the May 8th board meeting, he Board of Directors considered the proposed rule changes regarding landscaping, mulch, rocks, fountains and more.  After careful consideration, the Board of Directors denied the proposed changes.  Therefore, there will be no changes to the Design Guidelines and the current version remains.  Thank you for everyone who provided their feedback.
Proposed - June 12th Meeting
 
The Board of Directors is proposing a change to the Design Guidelines and a change to the Rules & Regulations which are as follows:
 
Design Guidelines Proposed change will allow permanent, outdoor gas burning fire pits with prior approval (and contingent upon other guidelines).
   
Rules & Regulations Proposed to implement reasonable guidelines for residents to follow to accommodate the requirements of SB 407.
 
A decision will be made at the June 12th board meeting at 7:00 p.m.  Members have a minimum of thirty (30) days to submit comments regarding the proposed changes.  Please submit your comments in writing to the Swim Club or you may email them to britta.haywood@fsresidential.com. The Board will take all comments into consideration prior to implementing the rule change.  If approved, the changes will take effect on June 15, 2018.
 
The Board of Directors would like to thank you for your time and cooperation. We highly encourage you to read through the proposed guidelines and provide your feedback.  You can find a full copy of the proposed changes by clicking HERE.

Flotation Devices at the Pool
At any pool facility, the facility's pool rules are meant to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment.  Similarly, Sycamore Creek's Pool Rules were established to provide an enjoyable recreational opportunity for our community residents and their guests, and to assure the safety of every individual at the pool.  
 
Sycamore Creek's Pool Rules may seem restrictive, but it is there for good reason.  For instance, one rule states, "Rafts, boogie boards, or any other items that would obstruct a clear view of the water are not permitted." While many of us like to float on the water, consider what may happen if every household brought a water toy (a boogie board or "donut", perhaps) to the pool?  Chances are, there will be hardly any room in the pool to swim or float!  From a safety standpoint, these devices will impede one's ability to swim in the pool.  They will also block the view of the water, which will prevent a parent or guardian to keep a good, close watch on their child or guest. 
 
As a Sycamore Creek resident, we encourage you to review Sycamore Creek's Pool Rules and to view the list of acceptable and unacceptable flotation devices here.  With your understanding and cooperation, you can help promote a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable time at the pool for your family and for your guests!

Help us Build a Sycamore Creek Business Directory
Looking for a local business? Do you have a local business that you'd like to tell your fellow residents about?  Look no further! We'd like to create a business directory made by and for Sycamore Creek residents.  As you know, we're a little land locked and it would be great to have a list of local businesses to help us avoid the gridlock on the freeway.  Register HERE. Thank you! 

Local News / Quick Links
Keep abreast of what's going on in your local community!
  • Visit www.i15cajalco.com to learn more about the Cajalco/I-15 Interchange Improvement Project, and how it may affect your daily commute to and from work.
  • Visit www.wearetv.org to learn more about what's going on in Temescal Valley.

Disaster Preparedness Supplies
Now is the time to prepare yourself and loved ones by ensuring you'll have the necessary supplies in an emergency situation.  Visit http://www.bitly.com/UCIrvineEDP to see Ready America's range of disaster supplies, emergency kits, safety fasteners, and much more!  To view a list of their supplies, please click here /editor_upload/Image/1.jpg and here /editor_upload/Image/2.jpg.

Be Alert and Observant
Crime does not play favorites. Regardless of where you live, work or play, you can become a victim.  You can avoid being victims of petty crime by being aware of what goes on in your neighborhood.  We ask all residents to be alert and observant for tell-tale signs of suspicious activities, such as:
  • Someone looking in windows of houses and parked cars.
  • Property being taken out of houses where no one is at home.
  • Cars, van, or trucks moving slowly with no apparent destination or without lights.
  • A stranger sitting in a car or stopping to talk to a child.
  • Individuals walking at odd times in the day (late evening hours).
Sycamore Creek is a community of hundreds of people strong.  Imagine what you can do if you work together in in helping to prevent crime in your neighborhood.
 
REMINDER:  To report suspicious vehicles or crimes in progress, you must FIRST contact the police at 9-1-1 (for emergencies) or Sheriff’s Department at 951-776-1099 (for non-emergencies).  THEN, contact the community's Patrol Dispatch at 800-883-3880.

SCCA Patrol Cell Number
Update your contact list!  You can now reach the Sycamore Creek Community Association's patrol officers (Nordic Security) directly at 714-916-7059.  As a reminder, residents should first contact the County of Riverside Sheriff's Department at 951-776-1099 to report suspicious persons, vehicles and activities, and then contact the patrol staff.

Cajalco Road & I-15 Interchange - Construction Alert
Attention residents!  Please view the latest information regarding the Cajalco Road and I-15 Interchange project that may impact your daily commute.  The information details the upcoming projects scheduled for May 29th through June 8th.
 
For more information on this project, visit www.i15cajalco.com

Community Satisfaction Survey Results
A big thank you to everyone who completed the Community Satisfaction Survey.  We received over 100 responses!  The Board of Directors has reviewed all responses and is in the process of using your feedback to help establish goals for the upcoming year.  In addition, the Board has committed to sending out similar satisfaction surveys on a semi-annual basis.  So, look for the next survey coming out in the fall 2018.  Here are the major themes/feedback identified:
  • Lack of maintenance of front yards
  • Better maintenance of the common area
  • Homes need painting
  • Over parking on the streets
  • Too many rules
  • Design reviews too restrictive
  • Rules not equally enforced
  • Request for a Jacuzzi/spa
  • Request for more surveys to get resident’s feedback/opinion on matters
Please feel free to contact the administrative office with any questions.  Thank you!
 

Next Board Meeting
The next Board of Directors meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.  Residents are encouraged to attend the Board meetings.  This is your opportunity to learn about what's going on in the community, and to address any questions/concerns you have relating to your community.  We look forward to seeing you.

Upcoming Events
Spiffy 60s Casino Night
Saturday, June 2nd, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at Swim Club
 
Join us for a Spiffy 60s Casino Night!  Play a round (or two, or three rounds!) of Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, or Craps.  1960s-themed attire is encouraged, but not mandatory. This event is for 21+ years only.  Register for this event by May 28th. 
Superhereo Summer Day Camp
Friday, June 8th to Friday, August 3rd at Lakeland Village Community Center, Lake Elsinore
 
Are you interested in an exciting summer camp for your child?  Make sure you sign your child up for the SUPEHEREO SUMMER DAY CAMP, brought to you by the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest County.
 
Riverside County Mobile Activities Recreational Services (MARS) is partnering with the Boys & Girls Club to coordinate transportation exclusively for Temescal Valley participants, to and from Superhero Summer Camp.  You can drop your child off at Deleo Regional Sports Park between 6:30am-8:15am with pick-up available between 4:30pm-6:30pm.  Kids will be transported by bus to Lakeland Village Community Center in Lake Elsinore to have fun, explore, make new friends, and so much more!  Sign up in person at the on-site registration at Deleo Park on May 30th or June 6th from 5pm to 7pm.  Contact 951-245-4499 for more information, or view the flyer here

Pools Are Open – Please Pardon Our Mess!
Greetings!  The pools are open and heated, however…  Please pardon our mess as construction has not yet been completed.  Unfortunately, we’ve had a few delays due to inclement weather.  Ideally, we would have preferred to have reopened when the entire project was completed but that would have extended the closure which we did not want to do.  We decided to hold to our commitment to residents of opening the pools as soon as possible.  So, we ask that you bear us as we continue with construction for the next few weeks.  As a reminder, this will include some intermittent closures of the wader/splash area.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.  Thank you!

Calendar
Office Closed Memorial Day
Monday, May 28, 2018
Yoga Class
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Trash Pick Up
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Drama Class
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Parkway Tree Trim Schedule
The parkway tree trimming schedule for trees under 15 ft. is as follows:
 
May
  • Acorn Ct, Birchtree Ct, Buttonbush Ct, Sweetgum St, Peppetree Ct, Cliffrose St, Forest St and Riveroak St.
 
June
  • Cypress St, Sagebush Way, Magnolia St, Dogwood St, Sumac Ct, Poplar Ct, Chinaberry St and Figtree terrace Rd.
 
As a reminder, please move your vehicles so that the trees can be trimmed.  Trees that are over 15 ft. will be trimmed in the fall.  Thank you!