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FACILITY CLOSURE
On Behalf of the Board of Directors:
 
Facility Closure- effective Immediately
 
 
Given the increased threat that the COVID-19 poses to our global community, and out of the abundance of caution, the Board of Directors have determined to temporarily close the inside amenities of the Swim Club until further notice. This includes the Fitness center, Pools and Clubhouse. This was a difficulty decision to make but it was the right one. The onsite team will be able to assist you by phone at:
 
(951) 277-3257
Or at the following emails:
 
General Manager, Rob This:
robert.this@fsresidential.com
Facility Manager, Crystal Trujillo:
crystal.trujillo@fsresidential.com
Facility Administrator, Hana Gebrehiot:
hana.gebrehiot@fsresidential.com
Facility Administrator, Laura McDowell:
laura.mcdowell@fsresidential.com
 
Also, FirstService Residential offers customer Care for those who require assistance after hours at 800-428-5588.
 
We hope you and your family remain safe and healthy. As circumstances continue to develop, our top priority is acting in the best interest of our residents, team and community we serve.
 
Thank you for your patience.

Board Candidates & Election
There are three (3) open seats on the Board of Directors that need to be filled at this year’s Board Election, and there are three (3) candidates that are running for the open seats.  The candidates are:
 
  • Kevin English
  • Jerry Sincich
  • Dan Smith
 
Good luck to all the candidates!
 
Unfortunately, we did not achieve quorum at the meeting scheduled for March 10th.  The meeting will be reconvened on Thursday, April 2nd at 7:00 p.m.  Please submit a ballot or proxy  here. You can bring it into the office or email it to one of the Administrative staff members.
 

Exterior Home Painting
 
Residents who wish to CHANGE the exterior color of their home must submit an Exterior House Painting Packet to the Design Review Committee for review and approval prior to painting.  
 
Residents can now select from any color scheme within any neighborhood in the Sycamore Creek community.  With over 200 color schemes available, that's a lot of options for our residents!  To view Sycamore Creek's color schemes, visit the administrative office to look through the community's paint books, or view them online at the Sherwin Williams website or Dunn Edwards website. 
 
To view the color schemes from Sherwin Williams click HERE (then enter the State, City, and select from the list of Sycamore Creek neighborhoods).  To view the color schemes from Dunn Edwards, click HERE (select "Search by HOA Name", then type "Sycamore Creek", then select "View Details" next to Sycamore Creek-Corona).  Click here for a visual guide on how to view the color schemes online.
 
NOTE:  Residents do NOT have to submit an Exterior House Painting Packet if they wish to repaint their home to the SAME/EXISTING color.

For those of you looking for a local paint contractor you may want to consider contacting one of the below vendors.
 
  • Painting Masters- Ernesto (949) 241-4897
  • Legado Painting- Javier Marquez (951) 742-0860
  • Anderson Painting- Cody Anderson (951) 805-6091
  • Crystal Painting- Jason (951) 741-3110 (10% Off)
  • Nochis Construction Services- Yeltsin Gonzalez (951) 294-7042) provides painting services.
NOTE: If you decide to go with one of the above vendors, please let them know you are from Sycamore Creek.

COVID-19
Dear Sycamore Creek Families!
 
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CoronaVirus, please click this link and keep up to date. For some FACTS about the COVID-19 click here.

Waste Management Important Information
Dear Waste Management Customer:
Waste Management (WM) will be initiating new green waste recycling services in your community. The green waste service is being implemented in identified residential communities throughout the County of Riverside (County) that currently are not receiving this service. Please click here for more information.

Amendment Election Reconvened - April 22nd

Unfortunately, we did not achieve quorum for the Amendment Election held on March 25, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. at the Swim Club.  Therefore, it has been reconvened to Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.  As a reminder, we need approval by a minimum of 1,046 homes/ballots (67% of the membership to be represented) in order to proceed with the Amendment Election (open the ballots).

The proposed amendments included changes that would restrict short-term rentals (i.e. Airbnbs, etc.), implement term limits for the Board, and increase the number of members on the Design Review Committee to allow more members to serve/participate, among several other key changes.   We encourage everyone to vote and let your voice be heard on these important topics that impact the community.

Please refer to the Voter’s Guide (located under the Documents Section, 2019 Election Documents folder) for more information on the proposed amendments and how your vote will affect the outcome.

Please mail your ballots to: Majority Rules, PO Box 608, Yorba Linda, CA 92885.  You may also submit your ballots in person at the Reconvened Amendment Election on Wednesday, April 22nd at 5:30pm at the Swim Club.  If you have misplaced your ballot, you can contact Majority Rules at majority_rules@sbcglobal.net or call (714) 777-7073.

Thank you!


No Dumping Allowed - Swim Club

As a reminder, dumping at the Swim Club is not permitted.  The use of the dumpsters is for the Swim Club only.  We’ve noticed a steady increase of residents dumping their personal trash and large items into the Swim Club’s dumpsters.  Often times, items are thrown over the fence with no care to where it lands.  This is creating a few problems…

  1. There has been an increase fees by Waste Management for the extra pickups required to dispose of all the debris. 
  2. The careless dumping has attracted insects and rodents which has to be treated (more funds spent).
  3. Additional cleanup has been required to remove waste/residual as a result of the careless dumping (again, more funds spent).

We kindly ask that you refrain from dumping items into the Swim Club’s dumpsters.  If you need to dispose of large items, Waste Management will pick them up for free.  To arrange a pick up, please call (951) 280-5400 or request online at https://www.wm.com/us.  

Thank you!


Calendar
New Owner Orientaion
Saturday, May 2, 2020
10am to 11am
Bingo Night
Saturday, May 2, 2020
7pm to 9pm
Summer Kick Off / Board BBQ
Saturday, June 6, 2020
9am to 11pm
Ice Cream Social
Friday, June 12, 2020
1pm to 3pm

Got Violations?
Have you ever wonder what the Association is doing about those violations that you continue to see every day or feel that you have reported numerous times with no progress/resolution?  The answer is that the entire process can take a really long time, especially if an owner refuses to comply or doesn't communicate with the Board.  The entire process can take several months up to over a year to complete.   And in very severe cases, it can take even longer.
 
The Association has and will continue to pursue each violation until it’s resolve/closed.  It’s also important to note that the Board monitors and reviews all violations monthly to ensure that the enforcement of the guidelines is being conducted in a fair, consistent and timely manner. 
 
To provide more transparency, we’ve added this section to the website for residents to see the current number of violations being opened and closed each month.
 
# of Violations Opened in the Last 30 Days (1/22/20)  96                                                 
   
# of Violations Closed in the Last 30 Days  6
   
#of All Open Violations  412
   
Architectural   93
Delinquent Assessments   19
Landscape 
 91
Paint 
 93
Miscellaneous   116
 
Please feel free to contact the administrative office with any questions or concerns.

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! 

Parkway Tree Trim Schedule
 
The parkway tree trimming schedule for trees under 15 ft. is as follows:
 
March
  • Coral Canyon Road
April
  • Mulberry Road, Whitebark Lane, Ashetree Court, Greenbrier Court, Elmwood Street, Catikin Street, Pinecone Street, and Boxelder Court
          
 
 
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!

Next Board Meeting
The next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.  Residents are encouraged to attend the teleconference.  The conference call number is (866) 951-1151 and room number is 449-429-690.  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.  

COUNTY SPRING FESTIVAL CANCELED!!
COUNTY HAS CANCELED THE SPRING FESTIVAL UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Events
Wood Sign Paint & Sip CANCELED
Saturday, April 11th
CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. NEW DATE TBD.  Come create your own 12x12 wood sign for your home. Event is for 21 + years only. A $10 per person deposit is required in order to reserve your seat. It will be refunded unless you cancel or fail to attend. BYOB Bring your own alcoholic beverage if you want to drink with us. There will also be complimentary appetizers and soft drinks for all.  Registration is required by April 1st.  There will be 5 designs to choose from when you register inside the administrative office. View the 5 designs here .
 
 

Importance of Pool Rules

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.  Moreover, these devices will 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.  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!


Secure your Vehicles!
We want to remind all residents to be aware and immediately report any suspicious activity, vehicles and individuals to the local Sheriff’s Department (Lake Elsinore Station) by calling 9-1-1 in emergencies or (951) 776-1099 for non-emergencies.  Please contact the Sheriff’s Department FIRST and then the patrol company SECOND.  The patrol dispatch number is (800) 883-3880. 
 
We encourage all of you to follow the below safety tips to ensure you are not victims to vehicle theft.
 
SECURE YOUR VEHICLE
  • Never leave keys in the car or ignition, inside a locked garage, or in hide-a-key boxes.
  • Always roll up your windows and lock the car, even if it is parked at your home.
  • Always keep valuables or property hidden out of sight or locked in the trunk.
  • If your vehicle is stolen, report it to the police immediately. You may also want to keep a copy of their license plate and vehicle identification number on hand in case of theft, since police will need this information to take a report.
PARK YOUR VEHICLES IN YOUR GARAGE
Car thieves are always looking for a car out on the street. If your car isn't on the street, it's less likely to get stolen or broken into.
 
HAVE AN ALARM STICKER OR LED ON YOUR VEHICLE
Just like the "Protected by Brinks" signs in front of houses deter burglars, so do visual signs of a tougher job for a car thief. In a row of cars, the one with the blinking LED indicating an alarm is probably less likely to get stolen.
 
DON’T LEAVE VALUABLES IN YOUR VEHICLE
Here's a scenario: you see Car One with a box of tissues on the floor. In front of that car is Car Two in which an iPod, navigation system, and a watch are strewn about the passenger's seat. Are you more tempted to break into Car One or Car Two? Pretty simple really — make it seem like there's nothing in your car worth taking.
 
LOCK THE DOORS
This one seems so simple, and yet is so often ignored. A thief looking for a car to steal is more likely to go for the vehicle whose owner was kind enough to complete his first step for him, and has given him open access to everything inside.

Access Cards - Don't Leave Home Without It!
 
Each Sycamore Creek resident (age 6 years and older) is required to bring their Access Cards when using the Swim Club facility.  Sycamore Creek's patrol and administrative staff reserve the right to ask for an individual's Access Card at any time.  If an individual cannot provide their Access Card, or if an individual is using someone else's Access Card, that individual will be asked to leave the property.  If you've lost your Access Card please visit the SCCA administrative office to obtain a new one.

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.

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.

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