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As I am writing this, spring is transitioning into summer with light rain this morning! As most of you are aware the Board of Directors completed PowerPoint presentations of the Strategic Planning Process and the Special Use Fee. Development of the Special Use Fee proposal began with a Focus Group meeting where the Board received helpful comments from participants and continued with presentations to the Board of Directors Planning and regular Board meetings. This was followed by presentations to Finance and Properties Committees, local area realtors and two Board Open Forums for residents. We appreciate all the comments received from residents. A “First Consideration” reading of the Special Use Fee (SUF) was held at the May Board meeting and a vote on the SUF will take place at a special Board meeting scheduled for June 29 at 8:30 AM in Sierra Pines Spruce Room. If the Board adopts the SUF in June, this will be followed by a detailed implementation plan consisting of development of all appropriate policies, procedures, and processes for collecting the SUF. These will be communicated to all stakeholders. Implementation of the SUF will be October 1, 2017.
We are nearing the end of the Volunteer Recruitment Process and you are encouraged to volunteer for one of our Required and Standing Committees. The Volunteerism Faire held in April was a big success with many residents in attendance seeking information from the various committees. Committee applications can be downloaded from the SCRCA website or picked up in the main administrative office located in the Lodge hallway. Applications must be received at the Administrative Office by Noon on Friday June 16th.
Board Member Tim Hinchey will be providing an extensive PowerPoint presentation on the “Final Report on Restaurant & Lounge Expansion” at the June 23rd regular Board Meeting so plan on attending this informative program.
As this fiscal year ends and a new fiscal year begins on July 1st, your BOD will continue to carefully monitor the year end budget as well as the budget for the new fiscal year. We have experienced positive growth in our Alternative Investment Program.
I hope this finds each of you fully enjoying the Sun City Lifestyle and have great plans for a fun and exciting summer.
Timber Creek Father’s Day Sale
With Father’s Day approaching, Timber Creek will be having a Father’s Day Sale to help you with your shopping needs. Head into Timber Creek Golf Shop to find the deals listed below, and to pick up Dad’s favorite brand! Everything in the shop is 20% off through the end of June; also receive an additional 10% off on all sales items. Huge Father’s Day Deals are below! (not subject for additional discounts).
- Wilson Duo : 2 for $30
- Wilson Duo Spin : 2 for $35
- Srixon Super Sleeves : 2 for $60
- All Warriors Apparel at 25% off
- Taylormade Tour Preferred (2015/16) : 2 for $50
- Bridgestone B Series : 2 for $60
- Bridgestone E Series : 2 for $40
Buy a Golf Buddy Voice 2, get a free clip accessory
“Sunset Jazz-in-the-Park” concerts are here! Join us in School House Park, bring you chair and enjoy a delightful evening. Even on warm nights the park is still enjoyable as we get a bit of respite from the heat due to the trees. Last week we hosted “Shakespeare in the Park” with Take Note Troupe; what a great group of young performers! We’ll welcome them back next year in the Timber Creek Ballroom.
Plans for the July 3 BBQ & Fireworks Extravaganza are well underway! You may make reservations in advance for the BBQ dinner at the Activities Desk. Seating for fireworks viewing only will be available on the Lodge patio, with the show to begin at 9:30PM. Please do not put down jackets, blankets or personal items to reserve seats. These seats will be available on a first come-first served basis. You may also bring your own lawn chair as space is available around the putting green. A “No Host” bar will be available as well as hot dogs and ice cream treats for purchase.
Tickets are available for the June 23 performance with James Garner, “A Tribute to Johnny Cash.” Registration has opened for a variety of July events. We’ll welcome Historian Mark McLaughlin on Monday, July 10 with the Speaker Series, presenting “Lake Tahoe: Tales, Myths & Legends from Big Blue.” The Speaker Series is funded by the Sun City Foundation and is provided to the community to offer educational and interesting topics for your pleasure. Monday, July 10 we’ll welcome The Golden Follies in the Ballroom from 7:00-8:30PM. Ticket sales are brisk, don’t wait too long!
Guess who’s back? The Decades, performing Friday, July 14 from 7:00-9:30PM in the Timber Creek Ballroom. We were delighted when they performed at the May 2017 Anniversary Celebration, and as you’ll recall, the dance floor was packed! They’ll be back with more great music and plenty of room for dancing! There will be a “No Host” Bar available and you may reserve a table of ten in advance. And if you haven’t had enough and want to keep on dancing… join us on Friday, July 28 from 7:00-10:00PM for a Night of Ballroom Dance with the John Skinner Band. All tickets are on sale! Watch for tickets sales to open July 1 for “The Songs & Stories of Neil Diamond.” Having heard Jack perform in our community last year, you’ll think he’s the “real deal” and much more affordable than a Golden 1 Center ticket price!
Seats are available on June bus tours, including a visit to Crockett on Wednesday, June 21 with a hosted lunch on the water at the Nantucket and a visit to the Crockett Museum & John Muir Historical Site. Tickets are $56.00 per person; bus departs at 9:30AM. Tuesday, June 27 we’ll head to Chico for a hosted lunch and a 90 minute Brew house tour. Tickets are $72.00 per person; bus departs at 10:00AM.
Please check the Courier and look ahead to July and see what might be of interest to you. We have a variety of trips with a variety of price ranges. We still have tickets for the Music Circus performance “On the Town” for July 13 and tickets for “Damn Yankees” on August 13 will go on sale July 1.
Look for information shortly on the 2017/2018 Broadway Sacramento performance dates and ticket prices.
Be sure to pick up the latest “Mark Your Calendar” for event listings through September 2017. We are certain you will find something new, interesting and entertaining!
Residential Security – Part Three of a Series
The Front Yard and Porch Component, con’t
Doorknob hardware attaches the doors together when closed. 2” replacement screws can usually be installed to reinforce both strike and latch plates into the solid wood strong edges of both doors.
And, as indicated by the blue arrows on the above-left graphic, additional hardware secures them with latch pins at their tops and bottoms. The graphic shows such latch pins on the inside door surface, but yours is likely mounted on the door edge and is similar to the above-right graphic.
Typically, lower latch pins slide down into the threshold, which is well secured to the floor, while upper latch pins slide up into the door frame. Reinforce those upper strike plates with 3” screws, where indicated by the red arrow, into the header part of the house frame. As with single swing doors, you are going through the door frame so as to secure into the house frame. You can also retrofit 2” screws in the sliding bolt part attached to the door edge. The graphic depicts the manufacturer provided ¾” screws. Wimpy little screws. Save ‘em for hanging something really lightweight, such as the crayon drawings your grandkids give you.
Door Security – General Considerations
The doors most commonly attacked are front doors, and the single swing door into the garage. It follows, then, that these are two places where the door hardware should be beefed up.
We will discuss the Garage Component in more detail later in this series, but it bears repeating that because the rear or side door into the garage are generally behind a fence and/or out of sight, burglars can largely spend more time attacking them, with less chance of being seen.
More so, if burglars thus gain access into the garage, they also gain concealment which likely will last until they have completed their act of thievery and are ready to leave, AND, they know there is a high likelihood the door from the garage into the living quarters will not even be locked.
Security Door Bars are a very effective measure for both double and single swing doors. But, like any supplemental security device, they are useless if not attached to the house frame. Here are examples:
Iron Security Doors can be installed over both double and single swing doors. They are very secure, and offer many pleasant designs from which to choose, but professional installation is highly recommended.
Once again, that is enough for now. And, once again, please remember that Sun City Roseville is a very safe place to live, and we have about as low a crime rate as anywhere in suburbia. We can, however, be even safer if we actively, and habitually, think about security.
Next month, Part Four of the Series will cover the back yard, driveway and garage components. Stay thirsty, my friends.
I am always available to speak at your Neighborhood Watch meetings or Club meetings.
Important Phone Numbers
Emergency – Police or Fire – 911
Roseville Emergency from Cell Phones – 916-786-6444
Roseville Non-Emergency Police – 774-5000
Sun City After Hours Emergency – 789-0808
Neighborhood Watch Office – (8:00 AM – Noon)
Citizens Patrol Office – (8:00 AM – Noon)
COME JOIN US for The Resident Website Workshop!
The Resident Website Workshop is a free class offered to all residents. In this class, you will learn how to log in, register for Activities online, access the Referral Book (yes, the clunky referral book in the lobby is available online from the comfort of your home!), submit items to sell on our online Classifieds, and so much more!
If you’ve already taken this class and need a refresher, feel free to take the class again.
The next class is Tuesday, July 11, 1:30-2:30pm in the Computer Room. Sign up at the Monitors Desk or online at http://www.scres.org
There is no charge for this class.
With the expansion of the Timbers Restaurant and Lounge complete minus a few finishing touches, it is now time to start looking ahead to upcoming fiscal year projects. Before I do that, I’d like to point out that the Lodge is in the process of being painted on the outside and a new fresh coat of paint is looking good. If the weather holds up, it is planned to be completed before the end of June. Going forward the indoor pool and spa will be getting some needed plaster in the month of September and some tile cleaning thrown in as well. The Bocce courts will be refurbished as well with new carpet and wood but no date has been set just yet for the work. We’ll also add some new LED fixtures and provide an area that is fantastic for residents to socialize and even play some Bocce Ball. Staff continues to work hard in providing outside services as well as in house maintenance. For all your hard work and effort I thank you -going to hit the ground running this new fiscal year. I hope to meet more of the residents while doing so.