May 212018
 
We continue to have some issues with unauthorized access by non residents at the South Pool. Here are some things each of us can do to try to limit our exposure to these problems:

  • Always ensure the gate securely locks behind you.
  • Keep track of your pool keys and do not share your key with non residents.
  • Lock the driveway gate after you leave if you are leaving at night or late afternoon.
  • Call 911 if you see someone hop the wall or otherwise make a non authorized entrance.  (Have a description of the person at hand). The South Pool address is 6595 E Territory. 
  • Report any security issues you see to a member of the board.
  • You can always use the emergency phone to call 911 if you don’t have your cell phone on you

We still have issues with a specific homeless person jumping the pool wall of the south pool in order to use the facility. He generally does this early in the morning (between 4a.m. and 6a.m.) and typically only does it when no vehicles are at the pool. (He has been surprised when an early morning swimmer walked to the pool and he wasn’t alerted by the sound of a car). The sheriff has been alerted and has promised to check more frequently. We have a “ticket” on record and should you encounter this person or see any person hop the wall, please call 911 and it would be helpful to tell them we have an open ticket for address 6595 E Territory. The ticket number is 1804 11 155.

We are investigating what other security measures can be put in place (for a reasonable cost) at the south pool.  This will take some time to complete an analysis of different options and costs so in the meantime please help us by following the steps noted at the top of the article.

May 182018
 
You are invited! The event below is part of of SNAP’s 2018 Senior Living Education Series. No registration is required. All that’s needed is curiosity! The event will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Foothills (5102 N. Craycroft Road – at Territory).

Monday, April 23, 2-3:30 PM: Tips on Planning a Funeral

Speakers: Pastor John Lillie(Lutheran Church of the Foothills) and Terrence Higgs (Eastlawn Palms Cemetery)

Join us for supportive conversation and inspiration, as we explore the spiritual resources and the tools to take practical steps for outlining funeral planning for yourself or for a loved one.

Death is certainly part of our lives! But most of us aren’t comfortable with end-of-life planning, which can leave us unprepared and overwhelmed. Although grief and loss are emotional experiences we all must face, pre-planning our final arrangements may help relieve this stress. Take home printed materials will be provided as part of this workshop.

What is SNAP?

SNAP stands for Sunrise Neighborhood Assistance Program. It is a dedicated group of your neighbors who provide FREE support services to disabled or elderly residents in the area bordered by Craycroft, Sunrise, Kolb/Sabino and River roads.

Its mission is to provide an array of “neighbors helping neighbors” volunteer services, educational programs and social events that assist and support residents who choose to age-in-place in their own homes – for as long as possible.

Who can use SNAP?

Any resident (55+) within the service area can use SNAP services and participate in SNAP programs and events.

Is SNAP really FREE?

Absolutely! Thanks to its volunteers, SNAP clients pay nothing for services they receive. However, there are expenses to keep SNAP operating and for those it needs your help.

As an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) organization, SNAP relies on tax deductible charitable contributions. EVERY DONATION HELPS.

Please call the SNAPLine: (520) 437-9556 or email  or visit the SNAP website at www.sunrisesnap.org.

May 162018
 

The street sweeper will be here Monday May 21. Please avoid parking in the street and please ask your guests and contractors to temporarily use your driveway and/or overflow parking so that we can maximize the benefit of the sweeping. They are expected around 7-8a.m. and it will take a few hours to do all the streets. Thanks in advance!

May 132018
 

On Monday, May 21st, the Board will hold its monthly meeting in the clubhouse. The agenda for this upcoming meeting, draft Minutes from the last monthly Board meeting on April 16th, and Financials have been posted on the Board Meetings page and are available to homeowners who login to the website.

If you have forgotten your username and/or password, please contact me and I will send you the information.

A reminder that homeowners (or their representatives) are welcome to attend the meeting.

✉ Kiki Cheney
May 082018
 

Dues invoices for the second half of 2018 will go out shortly so they arrive in your mailbox by June 1.  If your mailing address or phone number has changed – and you have not given the new information to the HOA – now would be an excellent time to do that!  If you send a note to , your information will be updated – and you won’t miss any important correspondence. Thanks in advance!

Apr 272018
 

Sunrise Mountain View Estates HOA

Road Work Schedule

May 2 – May 18, 2018

Members of the Road Committee and other Board members met with residents yesterday to review the upcoming road project and how it will affect residents.

The area to be paved is Via Velazquez, addresses 5117 – 5447. This is the road from Paseo Otono to the mailboxes at the intersection of Via Velazquez and Gelsomino.

Herewith highlights from the meeting:

  • Work will begin on Wednesday, May 2nd and should finish by Wednesday, May 18th (weather permitting)
  • During the length of the project, no street parking will be permitted from 6 AM – 5 PM in the construction area.  This includes the parking areas! (Any cars on the street during prohibited times will be towed at the owner’s expense. Save your money; don’t park on the street!)
  • If you cannot park in your garage or driveway, then park your car in any of the following areas:
    * on the west side of Gelsomino (the side without a sidewalk)
    * south of the work area on the west side of Velazquez (the side without a sidewalk)
    *on the east side of Paseo Otono (the side with a sidewalk)
  • Residents will be able to drive on the street but should expect delays to accommodate the workers and their equipment
  • EXCEPTION: On Thursday, May 10th the road will be paved and absolutely no traffic will be permitted on the road. No cars will be allowed!
    • For those of you who need to park your car outside the work area on the evening of May 9th, we will have volunteers available to shuttle you from your parked car to your home from approximately 5-8.

* On Friday, May 4th and Monday, May 7th Century Link will take advantage of the road repair on Velazquez to fix sections of its cable there. The current plan calls for six pits to be dug on the east side of Velazquez from 5252 Velazquez to the intersection of Velazquez and Gelsomino. Between the repair vehicles and the pits, passage in these areas will be difficult and you are asked to avoid this stretch of Velazquez especially on these two dates.

The Board – and work crews – thank you in advance for being flexible and doing your part to ensure the project’s success!

Who to call with questions

For residents at 5117-5340 Velazquez: Kathy Mitton, 520-979-1218,

For residents at 5345-5560 Velazquez: Bill Coan, 920-470-3940,

For residents on Gelsomino:  Kiki Cheney, 520-704-2010,

 

Road work May 2 – May 18

April 18, 2018  News
Apr 182018
 

Sunrise Mountain View Estates HOA

Road Work Schedule

May 2 – May 18, 2018

 

The 2018 road work project will begin May 2 and should finish by May 18. Traffic will be somewhat disrupted that entire period and traffic will be completely prohibited (except for emergencies) on Thursday, May 10.

The area to be paved is Via Velazquez, addresses 5117 – 5447. This is the road from Paseo Otono to the mailboxes at the intersection of Via Velazquez and Gelsomino.

The Schedule

May 2 – 3
The road will be pulverized.

May 4 – 9
The road will be graded.

*We expect that on May 4 and May 7 Century Link will take advantage of the road repair on Velazquez to fix sections of its cable there. The current plan calls for six pits to be dug on the east side of Velazquez from 5252 Velazquez to the intersection of Velazquez and Gelsomino. Between the repair vehicles and the pits, passage in these areas will be difficult and you are asked to avoid this stretch of Velazquez especially on these two dates.

May 10
The road will be paved.

May 11 – 18
Final work will be completed. This will involve raising the water valves and manhole covers to the same level as the new pavement. Speed bumps will be installed and painted.

How will residents within the work area be affected?

You should be able to drive from your home towards Territory or Paseo Otono before 6 am and after 5 pm daily. However, there will be barricades around lowered sewer covers and water valves, and the road itself may be gravel instead of paved. At other times of the day, construction workers and equipment may be present, so you will need to drive slowly and cautiously. If at all possible, it will be best if you avoid driving through the work area.

When work is done immediately in front of your house, your drive will be blocked and you will not be able to enter or exit for a couple hours. On paving day you will not be able to drive the entire stretch of road, and we ask that you also not walk on the new pavement until the road is re-opened.

On days that access is blocked, you may park outside the paving area the night before. If you will be unable to walk to your home from where you park your car, please notify us by April 25 as we are evaluating whether to have a golf cart and driver available to transport you between your car and home.

For safety reasons and to avoid damage to the road being worked on, we want to keep traffic to a minimum and especially avoid heavy vehicles and trailers. Please avoid starting construction projects at your home during May 2-May 10. If you have a project already in process, please arrange for your contractor not to work during that period.

If you use regular contractors, such as cleaning or landscaping services, please schedule their visits before May 2 and after May 10. If you have home health care, or otherwise need regular visits to your home, please contact us with details so that we can find a way for necessary services to reach your house on all days.

No parking will be permitted anywhere on the street between May 2 – May 18. Vehicles parked on the street during this time will be towed at the homeowner’s expense.

Mail Delivery

We are working with the Post Office so that mail delivery can be continued through this paving project. We have contacted delivery services such as UPS and FedEx and they are aware of road restrictions.

Garbage Pick-Up

The contractor has recommended that heavy trucks be kept off the roadway for three days after paving. Based on our current schedule (which has the road being paved on May 10), this recommendation will result in Waste Management skipping its Thursday, May 10 pickup for all of Velazquez and upper Gelsomino.This is necessary because the trucks can’t turn around on our narrow roads.

If you absolutely must have garbage picked up on May 10, we recommend that you put your trash in smaller bags and carry it to a road where normal trash service will occur. If the paving date changes, we will advise you of the revised service schedule.

Finally, if you are thinking about taking a vacation in May, May 2-May 10 would be an excellent time to be away. If you will indeed be away during this time period, please let us know so that we can concentrate on communicating with those who will be affected by the road work. We understand that this work will be disruptive, and want to do what we can to minimize the inconvenience.

You are invited to attend a meeting on Thursday, April 26 at 4 PM in the clubhouse to review details.

Who to call with questions

To share the workload, if you have questions please contact the Board member assigned to your address.

For residents at 5117-5340 Velazquez: Kathy Mitton, 520-979-1218,

For residents at 5345-5560 Velazquez: Bill Coan, 920-470-3940,

For residents on Gelsomino:  Kiki Cheney, 520-704-2010,

Sincerely,

Steve Struck
Chair Roads Committee, Sunrise Mountain View Estates HOA

Apr 172018
 

 

The Board meets on the third Monday of every month at 3:30 PM in the clubhouse, and all homeowners are welcome to attend. Below are some highlights from the April Board meeting:

 

Money

  • Treasurer, Tom Kelley, reported we are on track with our operational expenses with 62k net spending.
  • Six homes are for sale in SMVE (which has 238 homes), and 3 of them have offers. 3 homes have been sold this year.

Committee Updates

Architecture Committee

  • Bill Coan and the architecture committee recommended including garage door standards in the Architectural Standards and this was approved. The committee articulated the existing undocumented standard (must be painted cliff brown, must be 8 raised panels, etc.) Architecture standards available on the website will be updated accordingly.
  • Architecture sought approval for maintenance-related fines. Examples of maintenance issues are garage doors that need painting, tipped over light posts, a gate that hangs off its hinges. The Board approved a fine of $10 a day for any violation that continues 45 days after notice is given.
  • Architecture also sought approval to increase the fine for structural changes.  Examples of a structural change is installing a new driveway or a wall or when a new structure is added without prior approval.  The Board approved a fine of $1,000/month for any violation that continues 60 days after a violation notice is issued.

Recreation Committee

  • Laura Franklin reported that “sleeves” will be put on the pool ladders to solve the problem of the powder coating disintegrating on some of the railings.
  • Laura noted that Water Aerobics has started.
  • Laura thanked the Hospitality Committee for all the wonderful events the volunteers have hosted this year. Jane Spalding, Hospitality Chair, said the committee loves to hear feedback (good and bad) about events, and encouraged everyone to contact her or other committee members.

Security Committee

  • Phil Mowbray summarized the security incidents that have occurred this year (cactus stolen out of yards, unlocked car rifled through, and an attempted break-in). He reminded everyone to be attentive to strangers and to lock cars parked on the street.

Roads Committee

  • Kathy Mitton (for Steve Struck) noted that roadwork on Velazquez is scheduled to begin May 2 and finish May 18th (approximately). Pulverization is scheduled for May 2 and May 3. Paving is scheduled for May 10, and driving on Velazquez that day will be prohibited. After May 10 speed bumps will be installed and lines will be painted. An alert will go out this week with more information to those affected by the road work.

Other News

  • The next hospitality event is scheduled for this Thursday (April 19th) at 5PM in the clubhouse. All are welcome!
  • Pam Negri reported that progress is being made on getting Pima County to pave Territory Drive between Gray Mountain Trail and Craycroft. Pam reported that Chuck Huckleberry recommended approval to move $16 million of 1997 bond funds to repair failed roads and Territory is on the official list of roads to be repaired. A big thank you to Pam for all her hard work in pushing for a repave of Territory!
  • The next board meeting will be on May 21.
✉ by Donna McBain Evans
Apr 152018
 
You are invited! The event below is part of of SNAP’s 2018 Senior Living Education Series. No registration is required. All that’s needed is curiosity! The event will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Foothills (5102 N. Craycroft Road – at Territory).

Monday, April 23, 2-3:30 PM: Fostering Civil Discourse in the Neighborhood

Speaker: Basant Virdee, Communications Coordinator at The University of Arizona National Institute for Civil Discourse

Soon after the tragic shootings in Tucson on January 8, 2011 the National Institute for Civil Discourse became a reality and now has offices at the University of Arizona and in Washington, D.C. Currently the Institute is concentrating on building healthy conversation skills in Arizona, Iowa, Ohio and Maine. Basant Virdee will facilitate conversation opportunities that help people listen to and learn from each other. This cordial atmosphere of mutual respect and active listening encourages and enhances civil discourse. Join us as we sharpen our skills in civil discourse and learn more about Fostering Civil Discourse in the Neighborhood.

What is SNAP?

SNAP stands for Sunrise Neighborhood Assistance Program. It is a dedicated group of your neighbors who provide FREE support services to disabled or elderly residents in the area bordered by Craycroft, Sunrise, Kolb/Sabino and River roads.

Its mission is to provide an array of “neighbors helping neighbors” volunteer services, educational programs and social events that assist and support residents who choose to age-in-place in their own homes – for as long as possible.

Who can use SNAP?

Any resident (55+) within the service area can use SNAP services and participate in SNAP programs and events.

Is SNAP really FREE?

Absolutely! Thanks to its volunteers, SNAP clients pay nothing for services they receive. However, there are expenses to keep SNAP operating and for those it needs your help.

As an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) organization, SNAP relies on tax deductible charitable contributions. EVERY DONATION HELPS.

Please call the SNAPLine: (520) 437-9556 or email  or visit the SNAP website at www.sunrisesnap.org.