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Sun City agencies ready to restart meetings

Some plans still developing

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Sun City agencies are making plans to gear back up after their summer recess.

Some plans are still evolving, but Recreation Centers of Sun City officials will begin September with all regularly scheduled meetings for the board and committees to be conducted as usual, with some restrictions, according to Joelyn Higgins, RCSC communications and marketing coordinator. All meetings will be in person and attendees and participants are required to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing of at least six feet.

First up for RCSC will be the Bowling Committee 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. This will be followed by the Outreach and Communications committee, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8; the Lawn Bowling Committee, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8; and the Clubs and Organizations Committee, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9. All committee meetings are conducted in the board room upstairs at Lakeview Center, 10626 W. Thunderbird Blvd.

The RCSC board will conduct its first meeting 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14 and the second 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24. Both board meetings are conducted in the auditorium at Sundial Center, 14801 N. 103rd Ave.

The Sun City Foundation will meet 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 in the Lakeview board room. The remaining committee meetings scheduled ar Golf Advisory 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17; Long Range Planning 7:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21; and Elections, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Sun City Home Owners Association officials are still working out their plans for meetings, according to George Courtot, SCHOA board vice president. The agency plans to conduct is regular board meeting 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22. But it has not yet been determined whether the meeting will be open to residents.

“We are in the end stages of arranging for that meeting to be available live online to the general public as opposed to having a live audience at the building,” Mr. Courtot stated in an Aug. 19 email. “If, as we hope, the live online capacity is up and running, the committees’ meetings would be available to the public.”

It also was not determined by press time if the SCHOA Roads and Safety Committee would meet in September.

SCHOA meetings and facility openings.

The SCHOA office, 10401 W. Coggins Drive, remains closed to the general public, but a small staff is working inside. Residents can make an appointment to discuss in person a specific issue with the enforcement staff or other employees, according to Mr. Courtot. Call 623-974-4718.

“We are reviewing weekly the restrictions to access to the office as things develop with the virus and the state/county requirements,” Mr. Courtot stated.

The Condo Owners Association of Sun City will continue its regular board meetings, the next one being 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9. But the meeting will be conducted via the Zoom meeting app and will not be open to the public.

COA officials will also continue offering round table and workshop meetings via the Zoom meeting app, according to Jerry Walczak, COA board president.

“It has turned into an extremely popular venue since people are able to stay home and attend a round table discussion or workshop,” he stated in an email.

The COA board created a committee to formulate two plans — one in case they are able to open things up in the next several months and another plan for opening January 2021.

“We are in the same place as other organizations and agencies because we have to wait out the virus and listen to what the governor dictates,” Mr. Walczak stated. “Presently, it looks as though everyone is going to wait until January 2021 for direction.”

The committee will also determine how COA will forward after the virus. In addition, COA officials will work up a plan for conducted their annual meeting in November.

The Sun City Community Assistance Network board will also meet in September — 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 in the CAN conference room, 10195 W. Coggins Drive, according to Hugh Duncan, Sun City CAN board president.

“Everyone will wear masks and we will sit more than six feet apart,” Mr. Duncan stated in an email. “That is the way we conducted our meeting in June shortly after we reopened.”

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