The Minutes from the April 15, 2019 Board Meeting are now available on the Board Meetings page.
Don’t forget the BBQ Patio Party tonight (Wed) at 5pm if you RSVP’d
*The North Pool & Spa will close at 3 PM for everyone and open at 5PM for those who have RSVP’d for the BBQ Patio Party.
Come hungry! The Social Committee will provide hamburgers, bratwurst, and veggie burgers grilled on site, plus all the fixings. You bring your beverage of choice (and remember not to use glass containers near the pool area).
If you have questions, Margie McCoy’s contact information is on the flyers at each mailbox area and in the directory.
On Monday, April 15, at 3:30 PM the Board will hold its monthly meeting in the clubhouse. The agenda for this upcoming meeting has been posted on the Board Meetings page and the monthly financials have been posted on the Finance page. You must be logged in on the website to view the financials.
Homeowners are welcome to attend the meeting.
It’s not too late to RSVP for our first Patio Party BBQ! You must RSVP by April 10th!
Party is Wednesday, April 17th
5 Pm – 7 PM at the North Pool*
*The North Pool & Spa will close at 3 PM and open at 4PM for those who have RSVPd.
The Social Committee will provide hamburgers, bratwurst, and veggie burgers grilled on site, plus all the fixings. You bring your beverage of choice (and remember not to use glass containers near the pool area).
Space is limited to the first 50 residents who RSVP. Please contact Social Committee member, Margie McCoy, by Wednesday, April 10th with what you would like to eat and how many people will attend. Margie’s phone is:
Steve Struck: ✉ Steve Struck, Maintenance Chair
Because of the importance of this information and the impact it may have to your schedules, this information was also released as an email alert yesterday (April 7) to ensure as many homeowners as possible are aware of the upcoming impacts and have time to adjust schedules. We know that this work is disruptive but it is an important piece of maintaining the investments we make on our roads and we appreciate your patience and flexibility as we seal the roads paved in 2017 and 2018. While the information below is the same information you received in the alert, we’ve elected to also post to the web so you can pull it up again as we approach May 7th. This information will appear on the “Major Projects Tab” so you can locate it quickly and won’t have to scroll through more recent articles to find it.
Dates: Tuesday, May 7 – Thursday, May 9, 2019
- Strada de Acero (all)
- N Via Sempreverde (Otono to just south of Strada de Acero)
- N Via Velazquez (from Gelsomino to Otono)
- North pool parking lot
- All adjacent parking and mail box areas on the roads above
Roads that won’t be accessible but not being sealed:
- Via Cedri
- Via Frasino
- Largo Salici
Tuesday, May 7 No on street parking on either side of roads being sealed. The west sides of Otono, Velazquez and Sempreverde will be sealed, and all of Strada de Acero. Work will start about 7 AM, beginning at the north end of Otono, moving south, then Sempreverde and Strada de Acero, concluding about 3 PM.
Wednesday, May 8 No on street parking on either side of roads being sealed. The east sides of Otono, Velazquez and Sempreverde will be sealed. Work will start about 7 AM, beginning at the south end of Velazquez, moving north on Otono, then south on the east side of Sempreverde. Work will conclude about 3 PM.
Thursday, May 9 No parking on any sealed area will be permitted. Driving is permitted, but no parking on sealed streets, mail areas, parking areas or the north pool parking lot.
Tuesday, May 7 Streets being sealed will have one-way traffic northbound only. There will be no entry to SMVE from Sunrise. This will continue until 7 AM on Wednesday, May 8.
Wednesday, May 8 Streets being sealed will have one-way traffic southbound only. There will be no northbound traffic on any sealed road. This will continue until 7 AM on Thursday, May 9.
- Cure time for the seal material is about 24 hours. Any damage done as a result of using the new surface before it is released is not the responsibility of the contractor or the HOA.
- No on street parking on sealed roads will be permitted anytimeTuesday, May 7 through Thursday, May 9. If you park on the street you will be towed.
- There will be signs that read, “No Through Traffic,” at the three southern entrances to the HOA from Territory and the northern entrance on Sunrise.
- There will be “Road Closed” barricades at either end of the lanes that are actively being sealed. “Road Closed” means no kidding. Driving through fresh sealer will create a terrible mess.
Important Guidelines To Follow:
- If you live on any of the affected streets, please do not schedule any work by contractors during the period from Tuesday, May 7 to Thursday, May 9.
- Overnight on street parking will be permitted May 7 and 8 on roads not being sealed.Please park on the west sides of roads only so that the roads are not blocked to traffic and emergency vehicles.
- Best entry to the HOA will be via Territory, especially for those not directly affected.
- Try to schedule your personal life so that you do not have to come and go Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 8.
- If you must leave the neighborhood those days, plan to leave before 7 AM and not return until after 3 PM.
- While walking on freshly sealed areas can be done somewhat before auto traffic is permitted, you do so at your own risk. Neither the contractor nor the HOA bears any responsibility for damage or injury caused by tracking fresh sealer from the work areas.
- Parking will be permitted on the west side of unaffected streets on May 7, 8 and 9.
- There will be no trash pickup on Thursday, May 9. We need to keep heavy trucks off the fresh sealer an extra day.
- Mail delivery on Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 8 will be on a best effort basis for the 5 mail box areas affected. Depending on timing, mail may not be delivered on those days. We will coordinate with the post office.
- Other package delivery will be on a best effort basis. We will inform Fed Ex, Amazon and UPS of the construction parameters. Please schedule shipments to arrive before or after these dates.
- Consider coordinating with your neighbors to share driveway parking. This could limit the disruption.
- If you have a specific problem that cannot be addressed by adjusting your schedule, please contact Steve Struck at 508 965 7411 or email@example.com. We will make every effort to work with residents on specific problems, but please recognize the reality of this project: the sealer takes 24 hours to cure and there is no easy way around that.
This event is a major fundraiser for SNAP and many of the services benefit those in our community. If you’ve never attended before, check it out! A $15 donation is the entry fee and tickets can be purchased at either our North Pool or the Sunrise Mountain Ridge Clubhouse at 6940 E Loma del Bribon.
The Minutes from the March 18, 2019 Board Meeting are now available on the Board Meetings page.
We have more reports of stolen landscape items — this time rocks — from a home on lower Sempreverde. Velazquez, Sempreverde, and Frassino have all experienced instances of plants, potted plants, yard art, and other landscape items being taken from front yards in the past year. If something goes missing from your yard, please call 911 and report it. Also please be alert to strangers or contractors that appear overly interested in a yard. If you don’t want to lose it, put it in your back yard!
All proceeds benefit SNAP—and the vital services volunteers provide to neighbors in need of assistance. What a great way to meet new friends and neighbors!
NOTE: While the North Pool will remain open, there will be a lot of foot traffic and parking will be limited. You may want to use the South Pool instead.
If you notice that the lettering on the “Fairfield” sign at the north entrance to SMVE on Sunrise seems to be missing, you’re right. The board has contracted with Cook and Company Signmakers to remove and refurbish the lettering and to install new lighting. The original lettering was made of copper, but over thirty odd years later it has become dented and suffers under several coats of paint that have not weathered well. The letters will be repaired as best can be done, the paint stripped and the top surfaces sanded back to bare copper, leaving a matte finish on their top surfaces. The returns (sides) of the letters will be painted black, then everything will receive a clear protective coating.
The “Fairfield” portion of the lettering was originally back lit by neon light tubes. Some time ago the neon failed and was replaced with flood lights, as neon replacement was prohibitively expensive. However, the flood lights were never very effective as they produced a lot of shadowing, making the sign hard to read at night. The advent of LED lighting makes it economic to return to back lighting the lettering.
While this work is being done, the entire monument and planters will be repainted. As part of this, the topmost “box” of the monument will be painted the original color that we’ve found on old photos and will match a similar monument at the Craycroft entry to Fairfield at the Territory intersection.
The estimated completion of this project is mid-April.