SCHOA board of directors vote on reopening plan

Facility closed to walk-ins, appointments begin June 15

A meeting in the Sun City Home Owners Association conference room prior to the COVID-19 crisis.
A meeting in the Sun City Home Owners Association conference room prior to the COVID-19 crisis.

Physical distancing remains a key factor in continuing to reopen facilities throughout the nation.

This is the same for the Sun City Home Owners Association, 10401 W. Coggins Drive, as the board of directors meeting was conducted without any public in attendance May 26.

SCHOA board President Jim Hunter said in the interest of protecting the health and well-being of SCHOA employees and directors, the SCHOA offices and conference room are closed to the public.

“The SCHOA conference room is not large enough to accommodate guests and still maintain good social distancing, hence the closed session,” he explained.

The board approved a plan from the general manager to keep the facility closed to walk-in traffic and begin seeing homeowners by appointment beginning Monday, June 15. Homeowners who want to meet with a compliance officer or a representative from administration or marketing, have to set an appointment.

“The small conference room will be utilized to maintain good social distancing, with a maximum of four persons allowed in that room at any time. Face masks will be required, and regular sanitizing of the room and furnishings will take place,” Mr. Hunter said.

To set up an appointment, call 623-974-4718 during regular business hours 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Looking ahead, the 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 23 board of directors meeting will not be open to the public. Additionally, the board does not expect to meet during the months of July and August.

“The board is hopeful that by September’s board meeting the pandemic will have subsided and regular open board meetings can resume,” Mr. Hunter said.

Non-essential committee meetings are postponed until fall. No events or rentals of the conference room will be scheduled until then and will be dependent on state and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19.

“Financial reports from the treasurer reflect that even with the irregularities and challenges of the pandemic, SCHOA is operating in the black year-to-date,” Mr. Hunter said. “The board appreciates the continued support of our members and business partners.”

According to an email sent in to the Sun City Independent, SCHOA staff members are back working in the offices, but maintaining higher levels of distancing and hygiene. Compliance officers continue to respond to all concerns and complaints, but are limiting any personal contact with homeowners.

The new community resource guides arrived and distribution began the week of June 1 to approximately 17,000 homes and condominiums in Sun City.

“The guides will be delivered with the Sun City Independent newspaper. An additional 12,000 guides will be held for distribution when our winter visitors return in the fall,” Mr. Hunter said. “In addition, Recreation Centers of Sun City has some of the guides to give to new owners in Sun City, with distribution from cardholder services. The board is very pleased with the quality of the community resource guide, and feel it will be of great value to every home and condo owner in Sun City.”

Mr. Hunter said SCHOA continues to wait for a decision on whether the Arizona Supreme Court will be hearing the association’s appeal regarding the forced consolidation of wastewater districts as approved by the Arizona Corporate Commission.

“The board is still optimistic our position is strong enough to warrant the court hearing our appeal,” he said. “This is a matter that directly impacts every home and condo owner in Sun City and indeed it will have an effect on every citizen in Arizona.”

SCHOA distributed more than 500 face masks May 29 to residents of Sun City.

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