Classifieds Corner
TUESDAY NEWSDAY FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 25, 2015

Ballfield Maintenance

According to SCSCAI's Landscape Department, overseed on the softball field at the Pinnacle has wrapped up and the filed will now be watered throughout the day. The first watering cycle will begin at 7 a.m., with the last watering taking place at 6 p.m. The schedule will continue for about a week or two until the seed germinates.


Tavern at the Falls Closed Monday, August 31

Tavern at the Falls will be closed on Monday, August 31, for installation of kitchen equipment. Signs have been posted and a cart attendant will be scheduled to work the golf course that day. The equipment includes a refrigeration and steam table used in food prep. Items were purchased from Desert Kitchens of Las Vegas for $8,485.56, which includes tax and delivery. The purchase was recommended by the Common Area Properties Committee and placed on the August 4 Board of Directors’ meeting agenda, where it passed by a unanimous vote. Installation and demolition was an additional $1,900, which brought the total project up to $10,385.56.


August 21 Coffee With the Board

Facility construction delays, swimming pools, garage sale signs, problem renters and pigeons were some of the topics tackled during Coffee With the Board on Friday, August 21.
Responses from SCSCAI Board members touched upon the need for residents to get involved in helping to keep the community safe and attractive, especially if they see violations occurring first-hand.
When one resident talked about how she sees many of Sun City’s streets turning into speedways, Board member Ken Resnik said, “That’s a prime example of an HOA’s limitations. The ability of the HOA to do something about something that’s perceived as a problem, we’re limited.” He went on to explain that because Sun City’s streets are public, the enforcement of speeding and failure to stop at stop signs falls under the city of Las Vegas.
“It’s an issue for Metro,” added Board President David Steinman. “They are city-owned streets, and the city is the only one who can control that.”
The point, however, brought the conversation into agreement among Board members who individually expressed how important it is for residents to step up and take on the responsibility of ensuring Sun City’s CC&Rs are followed.
“The HOA is composed of members,” said Resnik. “There are no police here. We have to control ourselves. Once there’s a complaint filed then we can take care of it. If you see a violation, don’t be afraid to report it.”
At his turn to speak, resident Matt Kisosondi brought the issue of a problem neighbor to the panel.
Upon his description of recent incidents, several board members told Matt that the Association is aware of the problem and has talked with those renting the home, as well as Metro.
Including Metro in the loop was possible, Board members said, because residents have filed reports and monitors have documented disruptive behavior. Only after having such paperwork could the Association reach out to Metro for help. The situation is ongoing and hopefully headed toward a resolution.
Next up, resident William Rydell, president of the Classical Music Club, thanked the Board for the great job he said they’re doing keeping Sun City beautiful. “What I’m getting from this conversation is to file reports,” he said. “Paperwork is the only way to get things done.” Will also added that he was grateful that the Board decided to extend the evening hours of the outdoor swimming pool at Desert Vista until 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday. “Having the facility open until late is a good decision for the future. It makes Sun City attractive to people who might want to move here.”
For another resident, the meeting was the perfect place for him to ask, “What can be done about eradicating the pigeons in Sun City? Can I capture them if I build a cage? Can I kill them?”
After several collective, horrified breaths, one resident responded, “Don’t feed the pigeons. We have people in Sun City who feed the pigeons and then I can’t have the smaller birds come to my yard.”
“If you see someone feeding pigeons, file a complaint,” said one Board member.
To add a bit of levity to the conversation, Mary Miles, president of the Photography Club, offered the last word on the subject: “On a lighter note, pigeons are considered a delicacy in some cultures. So we should be considered lucky we have such a food supply.”
Conversation continued, turning to more questions from residents and the executive director’s report, which cited upcoming events like band night at the Summit on Friday, September 4, and the fitness walk at Palm Valley on Friday, September 18.
“It will be Residents Day at Palm Valley,” Executive Director Sue Papilion said. “There will be no golfers that day, so residents can walk and see the new path that you paid $1 million for. There will be refreshments and water stations, and no dogs will be allowed.”
The meeting itself lasted roughly an hour and 40 minutes, on the short side for the monthly gathering that has become a popular forum for residents. While Board members are exempt from voting or making any kind of decisions during the meeting, the event offers a great venue to air complaints or bring a community topic to the board’s attention. Coffees get under way the third Friday of every month at 10:30 a.m. inside the Desert Vista committee room.

                                                                                                                                                    Jeannette Carrillo/Link


WHAT'S SITTING IN YOUR GARAGE?

Countdown to Sun City Summerlin Classic Car & Motorcycle Show, September 20

(Editor's note: Sun City resident and one of the organizers of the upcoming classic car show, Jerry Silvers has discovered more than metal in the community's garages. In this series, Jerry sets out to share the stories he's collected from Sun City car owners who embody the soul of classic car collecting and tending. We hope you'll enjoy learning more about the cars set for display in September. More than that, we hope you come out to the event and meet the collectors who'll share with you their appreciation of the classics.)

A Promised Gift to Dottie

Sitting in the garage of Sun City residents Clete and Dottie Meyer is a beautiful 1957 dust rose Thunderbird with Kelsey chrome wire wheels and large white wall tires. This is the dream car of every classic car enthusiast, and there is much more to their story.

During the 1950 when Dottie and Clete Meyer were dating, they often walked by a beautiful 1957 duste rose T-Bird that was owned by an older brother of a close friend of Dottie’s. After several months of seeing this car most every day, Clete told Dottie, “Someday I’ll buy one of those beautifully designed cars and if we are together, I promise, I’ll give it to you.” 

Well, as high school sweethearts, they did get married and while living in Chadds Ford, Penn., during the 1980s, they joined a car club and got interested in purchasing an antique car. In 1985, Clete and Dottie were fortunate to be able to purchase a 1957 Ford Thunderbird that was in fair condition. It was, however, black with black-and-white interior. After owning the car a while, the couple decided to invest some money in a serious restoration but could not afford an ultimate frame upgrade. After several years of working on the car, in addition to having a professional restoration person work with him, the refurbishing project was completed. One of the major decisions was to paint the vehicle dust rose and change the interior to all white so that it matched the car the two once walked by often and dreamed of owning. The result was a very nice vehicle worthy of showing and driving for fun with club members. The professional picture above was taken in Clete and Dottie’s back yard, with Clete presenting the keys to the car to Dottie, fulfilling the promised he made to her many years before. 

The car will be on display at the Sun City Classic Car and Motorcycle Show for all enthusiasts to view and enjoy. Clete and Dottie are proud to own this special vehicle, and they enjoy driving it from time to time for fun.

                                                                                                          By Jerry Silvers with input from Clete and Dottie Meyer


Mountain Shadows Administration Office Open Late on Thursdays

 To help accommodate residents who work during the day, the Administration office at Mountain Shadows has new hours on Thursdays. Office hours are Monday to Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. SCSCAI residents may now pay their dues, change their address, get their photo taken for their activity card and conduct any other administrative business on Thursday evening. The new schedule went into effect on August 1, and the admin staff has reported positive feedback from residents.


 


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Moving/Estate Sales

Are now located on the Classifieds page.

 


      Practice Mailbox Safety
To ensure the safety of outgoing mail, DO NOT place letters in the U.S. post office boxes located at the community centers after noon.or added safety, drop your outgoing mail off at the Administration office at Mountain Shadows during its normal business hours.


Childrens’ Hours at the Pools   

New, colorful furniture beckons to residents, their guests and grandkids. As you plan your trips to the community swimming pools with your grandchildren in tow, keep these hours in mind:

Desert Vista indoor pool only, daily, 1-4 p.m.; Pinnacle, daily, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Mountain Shadows, daily, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children are not allowed at the Sun Shadows pool.


The Link Offices Have Moved
The Link magazine is now located at the Mountain Shadows Community Center (9107 Del Webb Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89134), behind the fitness center, across from the tennis courts.
Our new phone numbers are:
Advertising inquiries and information, contact
Dianne Pontillas at
 702-966-1434
.
Link Managing Editor, contact
Jeannette Carrillo at
702-966-1436
.
The Link fax number is
702-254-1015
.


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