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2019 Election - Results!!!
We’re happy to announce that at 2019 Annual Meeting & Election, we achieved quorum and conducted the election.  Join us in congratulating Bruce Dalglish and Maron Etienne for being re-elected to the Board of Diretcors!  The Board of Directors are as follows:
 
Jerry Sincich   President                            
Bruce Dalglish  Vice President
Dan Smith  Treasurer
Maron Etienne Secretary
Jason Neal  Member at Large
                                      
Thank you to everyone who participated.  And a HUGE thank you to the Block Captains who volunteered to go home to home to encourage residents to vote and fill out proxies.   We would not have made quorum without their efforts.  Your Block Captains are: Maron Etienne and Avise Rogan. 

Volunteer for the Design Review Committee

Sycamore Creek is looking to appoint a new member to the Design Review Committee.  If you are interested in volunteering your time to serve your community, this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

The purpose of the Design Review Committee (DRC) is to complete fair and consistent aesthetic review of exterior improvements to ensure that the improvements adhere to the established Design Guidelines.

DRC members meet twich a month to review architectural plans.

If this sounds like a volunteer position that you would like to fill, or if you have any questions about the position, contact Facility Manager, Genevieve Ginelsa at 951-277-3257 or Genevieve.Ginelsa@fsresidential.com


Calendar
Wine & Cheese Event
Saturday, March 23, 2019
3pm to 5pm
Are you a wine fanatic? If so, join fellow wine fanatics for a Wine & Cheese event at the Swim Club! This event is for ages 21+ years only. Registration...
Street Sweep
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
7am to 4pm
Trash Pick Up
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
9am to 10am
Enforcement Meeting
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
6pm to 8pm

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 (3/14/19)  62                                                   
   
# of Violations Closed in the Last 30 Days  5
   
#of All Open Violations  285
   
Architectural   106
Delinquent Assessments   13
Landscape   118
Maintenance   5
Miscellaneous   43
 
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, Ashtree Court, Greenbrier Court, Elmwood Street, Catkin 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!
 
 
 

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.

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.

Next Board Meeting
The next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, 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.
 
PLEASE NOTE:  The County of Riverside Sheriff's Department will be in attendance to discuss any concerns you have as it relates to police matters within the community.

Upcoming Events
Wine & Cheese Social
Saturday, March 23rd, 3:00pm - 5:00pm at Swim Club
Wine not join us for wine and cheese?  Clink glasses and celebrate with community at a fun and social event for adults and couples.  This event is for ages 21+ years only.  Registration is required by March 15th.  
Semi-Annual Community Garage Sale
Saturday, March 30th, 7am - 1pm
 
Gather your unwanted items and prepare for the first community garage sale for the year! We will be advertising on Craiglist and the Press-Enterprise.  There is no need to register.  Sale to be held on your own lot.  

Are You Holy Flood Ready?

What is a debris flow?

Debris flows are fast-moving, deadly landslides. They are powerful mixtures of mud, rocks, boulders, trees - and sometimes homes or vehicles.  You'll often hear "debris flows" called "mudslides" or "mudflows." Many people use the terms interchangeably, but to scientists, each is a different kind of landslide. Debris flows are the most powerful and dangerous of the three.

Safety Steps to Prepare

Before the Storm:

  1. Determine if your home, business, schools or necessary travel routes are in the at-risk areas by referring to the maps above. 
  2. Learn the plan for your local school. Parents of school age children should contact their school district or visit their websites to learn what steps the district will take to ensure student safety. This may include school closures and evacuations. 
  3. Know all your local access roads and understand that some may be blocked by debris or water. Have an alternate route. Stay informed or road and highway conditions by visiting the Riverside County Transportation Department's website at rctlma.org/trans and Caltrans' website at quickmap.dot.ca.gov
  4. Learn about debris flows. Their dangers are different than the water and mud of typical storms. 
  5. Flood insurance: Most homeowners insurance does not cover floods or flows from natural disasters. Make sure your home is protected. Refer to the National Flood Insurance Program website at FEMA.gov/national-flood-insurance-program. Act now. Most flood insurance policies take up to 30 days to go into effect.
  6. Have an emergency plan and a disaster kit ready to go. 

 As a Storm Approaches:

  1. Follow all orders by public safety officials. Sign up for emergency alerts at RivCoReady.org/AlertRivCo.
  2. Leave before any flows begin, this the only safe time to leave. If debris flows, mud or water are already flowing, get higher than the flow, such as going to the highest floor in your home. 
  3. Heed all evacuations. Evacuations Warnings (Voluntary) will be issued for at-risk areas 24-48 hours before an expected storm. As stated above, the safest time to leave is before any flow begins. Mandatory Evacuation Orders will be issued 6-12 hours before the storm.
  4. Monitor official weather reports and heed weather alerts. Understand that the weather where you are can be different than back in the mountains where the flows start. 
  5. Never drive or walk into flood waters, mud or debris, and never go around barricades. It is impossible to know how deep the water or mud is just by looking at it and the depth can change quickly.
  6. Protect your property structures with sandbags and other methods to divert water from entering structures and reduce erosion on your property. Visit RVCFire.org to see a list of local fire station offering limited and unfilled sandbags and sand. 
  7. As always, in case of emergency, dial 9-1-1. 
This information was provided by www.RivCoReady.org, click HERE for more information.

Important Announcement - NEW Office Hours
 
Starting Thursday, November 1, 2018 the Sycamore Creek Community Association (SCCA) administrative office will be closed on Saturdays The office will continue to be open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  If you are unable to visit the office during these hours, please contact the staff and we'll make arrangements to meet with you. 
 
The SCCA administrative office will resume its Saturday business hours every summer (June-August) to accommodate for the busy summer season.

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.