Asphalt maintenance scheduled for Nov. 27-28

Weather permitting, all the drive lanes and parking areas are scheduled to be slurry sealed beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, after Thanksgiving weekend. The asphalt maintenance will be done over two days, as shown in the blue and red section of the diagram below.
 
No vehicles will be allowed to drive or park on each section’s asphalt from 7 a.m. on the day the slurry sealing begins until 7 a.m. the next morning. Residents must either keep their cars in their garages the whole time or park on the street. Please be sure to move your vehicles the evening before work begins and the driveways are blocked. Please notify any guests, contractors, and service or delivery people who may be impacted so alternative arrangements may be made to avoid any problems. Please do not drive or walk in barricaded areas. Sprinkler systems adjacent to work areas must be turned off the day before the work begins.
 
Once the surface material is dry to the touch it’s fine to walk on it, but to minimize surface scuffing from car and truck tires, make wide, gentle turns and do not turn tires in a stopped position. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.
 
The slurry coat is routine maintenance last done in 2018. We had the contractor fill cracks in May as a stopgap measure until the pavement could be redone in cooler weather.

Pet rules updated

The HOA Board of Directors proposed in August 2023 to amend the Pet Rules in response to complaints about pet waste, damage to the landscape, and dogs off leashes. After receiving homeowner comments before and during the Board’s Sept. 19 meeting, the Board revised its proposal and reopened commenting. The Board approved this policy on Nov. 9, 2023:

The Association realizes that many residents have pets. Rules are necessary to ensure that pets maintained on the property do not impose a nuisance or burden on other residents and guests. Unit owners may keep no more than two small domestic animals in their unit. The term “small domestic animal” is defined as a dog, a cat, hamster, gerbil, and bird of a type that is normally kept in a home. Unit owners may not keep any other animals in their units without the prior written authorization of the Board. Each owner shall be liable to each and every other owner, their families, tenants, and guests for damages or injuries caused by any animals brought into or kept in the community by an owner, by members of the owner’s family, or by the owner’s guests, tenants or invitees.

Dogs may be walked within the community provided the dog is securely restrained by a substantial leash not exceeding six feet in length and is in charge and control of a person competent to keep such dog under effective control (per Palm Springs Municipal Code Chapter 10.28, Section 010 “Dogs running at large.”) Pet owners will be responsible for any damage done to the property for failure to follow the rules. It is the pet owner’s responsibility to clean up after their pet to keep our community well maintained and beautiful. To keep pet waste off our grass, owners are encouraged to use the desertscapes near the streets and the back west end of property as “rest areas.”