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Design Review Committee Volunteers Needed
Design Review Committee Volunteers Needed!
The Sycamore Creek community is looking for homeowner volunteers to serve on the Design Review Committee (DRC).  If you would like to volunteer your time to serve your community, now is your chance!  The primary purpose of the DRC is to complete fair and consistent aesthetic review of exterior improvements or modifications, and to ensure that improvements adhere to the community's Design Guidelines.
 
The Design Review Committee meets twice a month (on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday).  Individuals interested in volunteering to be a DRC member, must be committed to attending the monthly meetings.
 
To be considered to serve on the Design Review Committee, please complete and return an Interest Form to the administrative office or email to crystal.trujillo@fsresidential.com. Please click here
 

 


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.
 
  • 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.
  • CERT Refresher Training Wednesday, November 6th. Click here to view the flyer with more details. 

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.

Amendment Election Reconvened - November 27th

Unfortunately, we did not achieve quorum for the Amendment Election held on November 12,  2019 at 5:00 p.m. at the Swim Club.  Therefore, it has been reconvened to Wednesday, November 27, 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 Wednesday, November 27th 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
Trash Pick Up
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
9am to 10am
Street Sweep
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
7am to 4pm
Trash Pick Up
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
9am to 10am
Enforcement Meeting
Wednesday, November 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 (10/23/19)  115                                                 
   
# of Violations Closed in the Last 30 Days  228
   
#of All Open Violations  440
   
Architectural   67
Delinquent Assessments   3
Landscape 
 127
Paint 
 196
Miscellaneous   47
 
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:
 
 
November
  • Blue Jay Road, Bunting Circle, Chamomile Road, Coriander Way, Flicker Court, Kingsbird Drive, and Peony Drive.
December
  • Silver Birch Road, Songbird Drive,  Sparrow Lane, Teaberry Court, Towhee Lane, Wood pecker Lane,   Dove Street, and Woodstock Drive.
 
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, December 10, 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
Winter Celebration
Saturday, December 7th
Winter celebration—Saturday, December 7th
 
Be merry and mingle with Sycamore Creek families at our annual winter celebration. We’ll have carolers, a pony ride, cookie decorating and much more. Don’t forget to bring your cameras to take pictures with the guest of honor– Santa and Mrs. Claus!  Registration is required by November 29th.  (6pm-8pm, Swim Club)
 
 
Santas Arrival
Friday, December 13th
 
Get a glimpse of Santa and Mrs. Claus as they make their way through Sycamore Creek on Friday December 13th at 5:30pm-7:30pm.
 

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!


Wrap Your Gifts at the Swim Club!
Complimentary gift wrapping supplies are now available at the Swim Club!  Beginning December 3rd through December 20th (Tuesday through Friday only, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.), their will be complimentary gift wrapping supplies at the clubhouse.  Bring your presents to the Swim Club, and get your wrapping on!  Check out the flyer under Newsletter & Events on the left side of this page.

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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