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Temescal Canyon Road Drainage Project
 
FULL ROAD CLOSURE:  JULY 8-26, 2019
TEMESCAL CANYON ROAD BETWEEN TRILOGY PARKWAY AND GLEN IVY ROAD
 
Temescal Canyon Road (between Trilogy Parkway and Glen Ivy Road) will be closed for three weeks (from July 8-July 26) to install a drainage culvert.  
 
The road will be closed 24/7 for the duration of the project, starting at 6:00 a.m. on July 8th through 10:00 p.m. on July 26th.  
 
Click here to view the official flyer and to view detour routes for northbound and southbound traffic.  
 
For more information on this project, contact Dennis Green at 909-800-0451 or visit www.rcprojects.org

SCCA Administrative Office CLOSED for Independence Day
 
The Sycamore Creek Community Association administrative office will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.  We will resume normal business hours on Friday, July 5th.
 
 

REMINDER TO ALL RESIDENTS:

 

ALL fireworks, including sparklers, are illegal in Riverside County.  All fireworks are illegal because they cause serious injuries and very often, cause fires.  Riverside County has very diverse terrain.  The vegetation is very dry where fireworks can easily start a brush fire.  Individuals who cause firest by using illegal fireworks will be held repsonsible for all suppression costs.  These costs can run into the millions of dollars.

 

To report illegal fireworks, please use the Sheriff's Department Fireworks Form at www.riversidesheriff.org/fireworks/ (available between July 1st through July 7th), or contact the Sheriff's Department at 951-277-1099.

 


Community Satisfaction Survey

Greetings Sycamore Creek!

 

The Sycamore Creek management team and your Board of Directors is committed to improving the quality of living in the Sycamore Creek Community Association.  With this goal in mind, we ask that you take a few minutes to take our Community Satisfaction Survey.  The survey consists of 7 questions and should take no more than 10 minutes. Your input will enable us to get a pulse of what is important to you as a resident of Sycamore Creek, as well as identify which services or activities we can improve.

 

Please click on the link below to take the survey.

 

2019 Community Satisfaction Survey

 

We look forward to hearing from you!


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)
NOTE: If you decide to go with one of the above vendors, please let them know you are from Sycamore Creek.

Pool Facility CLOSED Saturday, August 24th
 
Sycamore Creek's pool facility will be closed the entire day on Saturday, August 24th.
 
 The pool facility will be closed on August 24th in order for staff to prepare for your community's Luau.  We appreciate your understanding as staff works hard to make the luau a fun and memorable experience for all of our residents.
 
For more information or to register for Sycamore Creek's Luau go to Upcoming Events.

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.

Local Events
Don't miss out on these spectacular summer events brought to you by the County of Riverside! 
 
  • MOVIES IN THE PARK and SUMMER SPLASH - July 6th at Deleo Regional Sports Park. Sponsored by the County of Riverside Community Service Areas (CSA).  For more information, contact 951-955-4816 or rkross@rivco.org.  View the flyers here.
 
  • RIVERSIDE COUNTY BOOKMOBILE - Calling all bookworms!  Check out this summer's Bookmobile schedule here!  

Amendment Election Reconvened - June 26th

Unfortunately, we did not achieve quorum for the Amendment Election held on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Swim Club.  Therefore, it has been reconvened to Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 7:00 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, June 26th at 7pm 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
Kids Kraft Korner
Thursday, June 27, 2019
10am to 11am
Summer Kick-Off / Board BBQ
Saturday, June 29, 2019
1pm to 3pm
Meet your Board of Directors over a little bit of barbecue, music, and games! This is a fun way to meet you board members, and kick-off the summer. Registration is...
DRC Meeting
Tuesday, July 2, 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, July 3, 2019
9am to 10am

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:
 
 
 
June
  • Cypress Street, Sagebush Way, Magnolia Street, Dogwood Street, Sumac Court, Poplar Court, Chinaberry Street, and Figtree Terrace Road.
July
  • Big Leaf Court, Singleleaf Street, Grandfir Court, Cassia Court, Rosemary Way, Pine Mountain Terrace, Pine Creek Loop, and Bareberry 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, July 2, 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
Movie at the Pool
Saturday, July 13th, 7:00pm at Main/Lap Pool
What better way to celebrate summer than to watch a movie in the pool?  Come to the main/lap pool and watch "Aquaman" with fellow waterbugs! Pre-movie activities start at 7:00 p.m.  Movie begins at dusk (approximately 8:00pm).  Registration is required by July 5th.  
Bingo Night (ADULTS ONLY!)
Saturday, July 27th, 7pm - 9pm at Swim Club
Join us for our annual ADULTS ONLY Bingo Night!  Leave the kids at home and join us for 7 rounds of Bingo...plus beer and cocktails!  It's a win-win situation.  The prize for each round will be a gift card valued at $25.00.  Doors open at 6:45 p.m.  Game starts promptly at 7:00 p.m.  This event is for 21+ years only.  Registration is required by July 19th.  

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.

Local News / Quick Links

Keep abreast of what's going on in your local community! 

 

Visit www.wearetv.org to learn more about what's going on in Temescal Valley. 

 

You can also check out the latest We Are Temescal Valley newsletter, and upcoming local events by selecting Local News & Events (under the Members tab) or click HERE.