Roussin: RCSC involved in unfair tactics in Sun City

Posted 9/25/20

I would like to know why some people get use of clubs and others don’t.

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Roussin: RCSC involved in unfair tactics in Sun City


I would like to know why some people get use of clubs and others don’t.

We, all pay for use of the seven recreation centers and only a chosen few get to use them. What rule gives you the right to pick and choose?

RCSC is the party who sent email messages that we signed a contract. A contract is between two parties. If one party reneges on this contact it is null and void so the other party should be reimbursed. Your use of the COVID-19 is a poor excuse. It doesn’t mean you can pick and choose which clubs get use of facilities and which don’t, while we all still pay for the use we don’t have.

People in all clubs are in contact with each other. The unfair tactics the RCSC has shown to most of it’s cardholders is disgusting.

In response to Eric Siburg (“Answer own questions with thought,” Sun City Independent, Aug. 26, 2020), our preservation fee was/is for maintaining the operation of the centers. Our rec fees were for our recreation.

People are buying and selling homes all the time. RCSC makes money on them. We also had solar installed at all rec centers. That alone saves the RCSC loads of money. Rec centers are closed to everyone except a select few so what is there to maintain. Less water usage, less electricity, less upkeep all the way around. Why are they paying people to sit at the desks when no one can use the centers?

Questions about Sun City can go to Lakeside. So those of us that don’t play pickleball, lawn bowl or golf pay for the select few to enjoy. If they insist on closing the centers, all recreation should be stopped. A civil lawsuit is in order.

When we bought our home in Sun City we were told the $496 assessment fee was for use of RCSC clubs and facilities. Now we are being told that it is an assessment fee on the deed of our property. I am wondering how that can be when we pay Maricopa County an assessment fee/home tax on our deed with them. It sounds like double jeopardy to me. Anyone out there have knowledge of the law? 

This is as quoted per RCSC personnel:

“Your annual property assessment is not tied to use of RCSC facilities and is due whether or not facilities are used or one is a RCSC member. Property assessments are tied to the deed of the property.”  

L. Roussin

Sun City