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Women Transportation Seminar 2019 Scholarship Applications
Each year, WTS (Women Transportation Seminar) Inland Empire Chapter awards scholarships to local high school, undergraduate and graduate women interested in pursuing a career in transportation. Transportation encompasses a variety of jobs including engineering, marketing, human resources, public outreach, accounting, IT, and more. Applications are available now at www.wtsie.org/scholarships and are due October 25. Last year, WTS awarded over $40,000 in scholarship funds.  See the flyer here.
 

Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat
County of Riverside (EDA) is hosting it's Annual Fall Festival (Trunk or Treat)
Take your children to the Deleo Park on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 4pm-8pm, for some fun activities. Join in the Halloween maze, games and crafts, spooky train, trunk or treat, haunted house and much more. For more information or to register for the Trunk or Treat, email rkross@rivco.org. See the flyer here.
 

We're Searching for Volunteers
Sycamore Creek is in search of homeowner volunteers to serve on the community's Social Committee.  The purpose of the Social Committee is to create social and recreational opportunities for community residents, and to assist in the planning, organizing, coordinating and implementing of community events.
 
The Social Committee meets once a month during the evening.  Individuals interested in serving on the Social Committee must commit to attending the monthly meetings.
 
If you think you've got what it takes to be a Social Committee member, submit an Interest Form today to Facility Manager, Crystal Trujillo at crystal.trujillo@fsresidential.com or deliver to the SCCA adminsitrative office during normal business hours.  
 

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.
  • 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.

CERT Training & Volunteer Opportunities
 
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is about readiness.  It's about people helping people during emergency disasters and doing "The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number".  
 
CERT offers free certified classroom and hands-on training in disaster preparedness, fire safety, emergency triage and medical practices, and much more.  
 
CERT is offering training classes and volunteer opportunities.  Click on any link below to view the flyer for more information, and to download the application.
 
  • CERT Weekend Class Friday, October 4th - Sunday, October 6th.  
  • Teen CERT Training  Friday, November 1st - Sunday, November 3rd.  
  • CERT Volunteers  Volunteer "victims" needed!  November 2nd-3rd.  All participants will be rescue victims.  Volunteer hours can be applied to Community Service credit.

Amendment Election Reconvened - October 8th

Unfortunately, we did not achieve quorum for the Amendment Election held on August 20, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at the Swim Club.  Therefore, it has been reconvened to Tuesday, October 8, 2019 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 Tuesday, October 8th at 5pm 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
DRC Meeting
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
4pm
In order for the Design Review Committee (DRC) to review your architectural application at the meeting, your complete application must be turned in at least seven (7) BUSINESS days prior...
Trash Pick Up
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
9am to 10am
Ice Cream Social
Saturday, September 21, 2019
1pm to 3pm
Cool down with cold ice-cream, and help yourself to a topping of your choice at Sycamore Creek's Ice Cream Social! We'll have a few games and music to add to...
Street Sweep
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
7am to 4pm

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 (6/6/19)  114                                                 
   
# of Violations Closed in the Last 30 Days  55
   
#of All Open Violations  241
   
Architectural   90
Delinquent Assessments   11
Landscape   107
Maintenance   2
Miscellaneous   31
 
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:
 
 
September
  • Kalmia Court, Jasmine Way, Fuchsia Court, Camellia Street, Noble Canyon Street, Larkspur Court, and Iris Court.
October
  • Lumerina Street, Basil Drive, Clematis Drive, Hutton Road, Pipit Drive and Viola Circle.
 
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, October 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  Residents are encouraged to attend.  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
Ice Cream Social
Saturday, September 21st, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Swim Club
 
Grab a scoop (or two, or three!) of ice cream, and build your own ice cream sundae at Sycamore Creek's Ice Cream Social, and enjoy the last weekend of summer at the Swim Club where we will also have games and music.  Because Summer would not be summer without ice-cream!  Registration is required by September 13th.  
County of Riverside Fall Festival
Saturday, October 19th, 4pm-8pm at Deleo Park 25655 Santiago Canyone Road
County of Riverside is hosting their Annual Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat, view the flyer here. For more information or to register for Trunk or Treat, email rkross@rivco.org.

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!


Back in the Swim of Things

Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s back into the pool for many of us.  To ensure that all residents enjoy the pool amenities this summer, please take a moment to review Pool Rules (located in the Rules & Regulations folder in the Documents Section) and the safety tips below.  Have fun and be safe!

Did you know…

  • Children associate water with play, not danger.
  • Drowning is silent.  Because young children do not fear the water, there is no splashing or yelling to alert anyone.
  • It takes only a few seconds for a child to drown.  Drowning can happen while someone is answering the phone or doorbell or checking on food being cooked.
  • Never leave a child unattended. In fact, make sure that you are no more than a reach away from your children.
  • Keep two sets of eyes on the water. Even a quick turn to pick something up can be the moment a child slips into the water without a sound.
  • Don’t confuse water toys as approved Personal Flotation Devices when swimming even in a pool. These toys are not meant to be a substitute for supervision.
  • Learn CPR. In the event of an accident, every second counts.

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.

Pool Guest Pass

 Sycamore Creek’s pool rules allow each household to bring up to four (4) guests to the pool facility at any time.  If you would like to bring more than 4 guests to the pool facility, you will need to request a Guest Pass from the Sycamore Creek administrative office.  Each household is permitted 20 guest passes that can be used throughout the calendar year (January through December) excluding Holidays.

 

WHEN TO REQUEST A GUEST PASS:

You are expecting 9 visitors at your home.  You can bring 4 of them to the pool (Pool Rules allow up to 4 guests per household at any time); so, you’ll need to obtain a Guest Pass for the additional 5 visitors.  You will then have 15 guest passes (20 passes – 5 passes = 15 passes remaining) that you can still use throughout the calendar year (January through December). 

WHERE TO OBTAIN A GUEST PASS:

Guest Passes are issued at the Sycamore Creek administrative office.  Visit the office during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.  (NOTE:  Beginning June 1st, the administrative office will be open on Saturdays, 9am-5pm).

Summer is our busiest season, so we ask that you visit the administrative office and obtain a guest pass at least 2-3 days prior to bringing your guests to the pool facility.  We would hate for you and all of your guests to be waiting around to get a Guest Pass the day that you plan on taking everyone to the pool.


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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