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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.

How To Register for Events
 
The majority of Sycamore Creek's community events require residents to register.  Our event flyers will indicate if registration is required, as well as the deadline to register.  It is important that residents register for events because it helps us to ensure that we provide enough staff and supplies (i.e. food, beverages, tables/chairs, and so forth) to accommodate each of our guests.  Likewise, it is equally important that if you register for an event, and realize you won't be able to attend, that you contact the administrative office right away so that we can adjust our headcount and our supply list accordingly.
 
We encourage all Sycamore Creek residents to register for events ONLINE for two (2) important reasons:  First, you will receive an auto-generated email confirming your registration and providing you with important information that you need to know regarding the event.  Second, it helps Management keep accurate count of the number of guests we anticipate and helps us better plan for the event.  And better planning means a better experience for all of our guests!  
 
Registering for a community event is quick and simple, and takes only three (3) simple clicks of your mouse!*  All you need to do is go the MEMBERS tab shown at the top of this Home Page; then, select EVENT RSVP; and last, select REGISTER for the event you wish to attend.  For step-by-step visual instructions, click HERE.
 
*IMPORTANT NOTE: Registering for any community event is restricted to Sycamore Creek residents only.  You will first need to set-up your Log-In account before you can register for any event.  To create your Log-In account, click on the "Register" link at the very top right of the webpage.  Your account will be activated within 24-48 hours. 

Tax Season = Increase in Mail Thefts

It’s tax season!  And while most of us are thinking about what to buy with our tax refunds, thieves are plotting to steal our money and identity.  Mail theft is a major issue during this time of year.  The Sheriff’s Department recommends that you pick up your mail daily and that you sign up for “Informed Delivery” through the USPS.  Informed Delivery allows you to digitally preview your mail and manage your packages scheduled to arrive soon.  Here’s the link to sign up: https://informeddelivery.usps.com.    

Please immediately report any suspicious activity to the local Sheriff’s Department (Lake Elsinore Station) by calling (951) 776-1099.  In addition, please report all break-ins to the local Sheriff’s Department and the Postal Inspector’s Office at (877) 876-2455.  


Amendment Election Reconvened - May 7th

Unfortunately, we did not achieve quorum for the Amendment Election held on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Swim Club.  Therefore, it has been reconvened to Tuesday, May 7, 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 Tuesday, April 9th 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
Street Sweep
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
7am to 4pm
Trash Pick Up
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
9am to 10am
Casino Night
Saturday, June 1, 2019
6pm to 10pm
Are you feelin' lucky? Come on down to the Swim Club for a night of poker, blackjack, roulette, and much more! Raffle prizes will be drawn at the end of...
DRC Meeting
Tuesday, June 4, 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...

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 (4/15/19)  32                                                  
   
# of Violations Closed in the Last 30 Days  3
   
#of All Open Violations  222
   
Architectural   90
Delinquent Assessments   12
Landscape   97
Maintenance   8
Miscellaneous   14
 
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:
 
 
 
May
  • Acorn Court, Whitebark Court, Buttonbush Court, Sweetgum St., Peppertree Court, Cliffrose St., Forest St., and Riveroak St.
June
  • Cypress Street, Sagebush Way, Magnolia Street, Dogwood Street, Sumac Court, Poplar Court, Chinaberry Street, and Figtree Terrace Road.
 
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, June 11, 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
Casino Night
Saturday, June 1st, 6pm- 10pm at Swim Club
 
Sail away with us aboard the S.S. Sycamore Creek for an evening filled with music, fun, and games at Sycamore Creek's annual Casino Night!  This event is for ages 21+ years only.  Registration is required by May 24th.
Summer Kick-Off / BBQ with the Board
Sunday, June 2nd, 1pm- 3pm at Swim Club
Kick-off summer at the Swim Club!  In the spirit of community and comradeship we invite our Sycamore Creek families to join us at the Swim Club while your board members grill up a storm!  We'll have the usual BBQ fare (burgers, hot dogs, chips, soda, and ice cream) along with games, prizes, and music.  Registration is required by May 24th.  

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.


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.

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.

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.