Canyon Palms update

Our community’s influence in civic affairs grew over the past year since the Organized Neighborhoods of Palm Springs (ONE-PS) recognized a new neighborhood, Canyon Palms. It encompasses Canyon South 1 and about 180 nearby homes. The organization’s board has been working with the police and district City Council member Lisa Middleton on safety and traffic issues.

More residents walking and biking for exercise recently reinforced the danger of La Verne Way and both East and South Palm Canyon having speeding traffic and long stretches with no safe crossings. Read about the changes underway: https://canyonpalms.com/2021/01/31/city-approves-stop-signs-and-crosswalk/

Want to add your voice? The organization’s nine-member board has only one Canyon South resident, but it has two vacancies. To learn more, email canyonpalmsneighborhood@gmail.com.

Updated 2020-21 pool heating schedule

The pools will be heated October through May, but we will not be alternating the heating at two-month intervals as in the past. We will save considerable money by bringing pools up to 84 degrees twice instead of the usual four times.  

All spas will continue to be heated to 102 degrees year-round.

To help with COVID-19 distancing requirements, we started heating two pools – east and west, on October 1, 2020. The center pool is being heated in addition to the east pool through May 31,  2021 so that users can more easily maintain proper distancing.p

Pool heating schedule for 2020-21

The pools will be heated October through May, but we will not be alternating the heating at two-month intervals as in the past. We will save considerable money by bringing pools up to 84 degrees twice instead of the usual four times.  

All spas will continue to be heated to 102 degrees year-round.

To help with COVID-19 distancing requirements, two pools – east and west, will be heated October 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021. The center pool will then be heated February 1, 2021 through May 31,  2021. (Update as of December: We may continue to heat only the East and West pools so that users can more easily maintain proper distancing.) 

The waterline tile at the center pool will be cleaned and the plaster acid-washed this fall. This will require that the pool be drained and refilled. The east and west pools were cleaned this spring.

Guidance for healthy use of pools

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, cover coughs and sneezes, and avoid the pool area if you are experiencing symptoms of illness including a fever of 100°F or above, sore throat, runny nose, chills, not feeling well, sneezing, coughing, abdominal pain, or diarrhea.
  • Six feet separation is required from anyone not in your same household. No large groups or pool parties allowed. If there is not room to maintain physical distancing in the pool or the pool area, please try another pool or another time. Please alert the board or management company if you think we need to schedule time slots for use or take other measures to control the flow of users.
  • Lounge chairs and tables must remain properly distanced.
  • When the spas are heated, use will be limited to one person or household at a time.
  • Residents must wear a cloth face covering when traveling through common areas of the property where it may not be possible to maintain physical distancing, including to and from the pool.
  • Bring and use your own hand sanitizer and disinfectant as needed to help maintain a safe and healthy atmosphere.

Pools remain closed

During this heat wave, the Board is eager to allow residents to cool off in our pools, which the HOA has continued to pay to clean and maintain. But to do so, we would have to implement and enforce county and city rules that do not seem realistic for us at this time. Please read the “single occupancy” rules for yourself on the city website and note that our HOA could be fined or sued over violations of the order. The Board will continue to monitor orders from the county and city and will revisit our decision as soon as we can meet the requirements for safe use. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding. 

You can find information about the state stay-at-home order here. The order says, “It’s okay to go outside to go for a walk, to exercise, and participate in healthy activities as long as you maintain a safe physical distance of six feet and gather only with members of your household.” In Riverside County, as of Friday, May 1, “face coverings are NOT required to be worn by people who are outdoors, walking, hiking, bicycling or running. However, people must comply with social distancing during these activities, including maintaining at least 6 feet of distance from other people. People also should have a face covering readily accessible.” Face coverings continue to be required in other public settings, including stores, taxis, buses, bus stops and when picking up food at a restaurant. The May 1 update of the county order is here.

Stay safe and healthy,
The Canyon South 1 Board

Dealing with COVID-19

 Our pool contractor will be turning off the pool and spa heaters until further notice.

The HOA board, in consultation with the association manager, attorney, insurance provider, and other business partners, has been planning for contingencies that may arise in the community as a result of the spread of COVID-19. 

Based on advice that has been circulated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Riverside County Public Health Office, we have detailed some possible scenarios and our current plans to deal with them. These plans are subject to change based on CDC guidance and advice from our professional partners.

Association operations

Common areas and amenities. The association has closed the pools, spas and other common facilities effective March 20, 2020.

Meetings and events. The CDC has recommended against any gatherings of 50 or more people through the middle of May. California’s stay-at-home order further bars any meetings outside of a single home, so the planned poolside bingo on April 11 is likely to be postponed or canceled. Any essential board meetings or committee meetings will be held by teleconference with appropriate notice to residents who wish to tune in.

Social distancing. Many experts also are urging people to practice “social distancing,” which is the idea of maintaining a roughly 6-foot distance between other people. It also means limiting nonessential travel, avoiding public transportation when possible, working from home, and skipping social gatherings.

Staffing. The community may experience temporary staff shortages if employees get sick or need to remain at home. Maintenance may be curtailed until staffing levels return to normal and the coronavirus pandemic is better controlled. Our pool contractor will be turning off the pool and spa heaters but we intend to maintain the pools and spas to prevent health problems.

If you get sick
Medical authorities are strongly urging all persons who exhibit symptoms to stay home and avoid public spaces unless you need medical care. You also should separate yourself from other people and pets in your home.  

If you need to need to visit a doctor or get tested for COVID-19, develop a plan before you go: 

–       Call ahead before visiting your doctor. 
–       Wear a face mask if you are sick.
–       Cover your coughs and sneezes.
–       Clean your hands often.
–       Avoid sharing household items, such as utensils, plates, glasses, and towels.
–       Clean all “high-touch” surfaces, such as counters, tables, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, phones, keyboards, and remotes.

If appropriate, the association may notify residents that an individual in the community has contracted the virus.The association will be prepared to reasonably accommodate an owner who is sick by postponing violation hearings, extending deadlines on architectural applications, or granting payment extensions if appropriate.

This association will not and does not make any of the decisions mentioned above lightly. These actions are being taken to ensure the health and welfare of the residents of this community. We pledge to keep residents informed of all relevant developments and how they affect association operations.

It is also incumbent upon residents to take this situation seriously and do their part to minimize the spread of this deadly disease. The association highly encourages you to review safety guidelines and look for updates from the CDC, the local health department, and the World Health Organization

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Stay safe and healthy.

Neighborhood organization

We are within the boundaries of the Canyon Palms Neighborhood Organization formed late last year by ONE-PS. The organization set up a website and an e-mail list to help keep residents informed about its activities and to get feedback on neighborhood issues. There are no dues to be a member of Canyon Palms, so the organization doesn’t have the funds to do postal mailings. To join and get on the e-mailing list, please fill out this form online. Having a good representation of Canyon South 1 residents in the organization will ensure its responsiveness to our concerns.

A 2/22 important meeting

Homeowners are invited to attend the HOA’s annual meeting on Saturday Feb. 22 at 9:30 a.m. at Demuth Park community center, 3601 E. Mesquite Ave.
 
Homeowners should check their mail for an envelope containing official voting instructions and a ballot for electing directors. While we have two candidates for two positions, please mail in your ballot whether or not you plan to attend the meeting. Your vote helps meet the required meeting quorum. If a quorum is not achieved, it will be necessary to call a second meeting at additional expense to the Association.
 
The current board president, Carl Toland, is running for another term on the board. Katie Ullman is running for a first term. Nominations have closed. Director Jeff Welsh is leaving the board.
 
At the meeting, the HOA’s director of elections will tabulate, certify and announce the election results. The current board will report on the HOA’s budget and financial forecast, recap last year’s events, and look ahead at major programs scheduled for the coming year. The new directors will hold an organizational meeting, electing officers.
 
Any homeowners who did not receive a ballot or need to replace a spoiled ballot should call our community manager, David Schuknecht at Personalized Property Management, 760-325-9500.

Painting project update 2

We are already two weeks into the project at Canyon South 1 and things are looking great!! The Caliente cul-de-sac has been completely painted. If you have a minute take a walk over and look at the finished product.

NOTICE:  If your unit is highlighted below, it is time to begin thinking about preparing for your unit to be painted! 

WeekWhen do I need to be ready?Units to be PaintedDoor Painting
Jan 20 – 24Sunday Jan 19Caliente 2015 thru 2065Friday Jan 24
Jan 27 – 31Sunday Jan 26La Verne 1203 thru 1267Friday Jan 31
Feb 3 – 7Sunday Feb 2La Verne 1159 thru 1193Friday Feb 7
Feb 10 – 14Sunday Feb 9La Verne 1143 thru 1157Friday Feb 14
Feb 17 – 21Sunday Feb 16La Verne 1121 thru 1141Friday Feb 21
Feb 24 – 28Sunday Feb 23La Verne 1075 thru 1117Friday Feb 28
Mar 2 – 6Sunday Mar 1La Verne 1011 thru 1067Friday Mar 6


What do I need to do to prepare for painting?

  1. Please remove all items not too heavy to lift from the front and back patios and items attached to the walls such as thermostats, bird feeders etc. Do not place items in the middle of the patio, since Flanders will need to cover the decking and needs more room to work.  Flanders will move the patio furniture and heavy items off the patios on to the lawn until painting is completed then return back to the patio. Remove anything that you do not want to get wet from the sprinklers.

Flanders Painting and Canyon South I are not responsible for any items not removed by the homeowner or tenant 

  • Please remove wire etc. from the iron fencing on the back patio or it will not be painted
  • Trim back any shrubs, plants or vegetation on the interior of your patio sufficiently for Flanders to access the stucco.
  • Doors will be painted on Fridays only and security doors must be unlocked. So please have your doors open by 8am. The doors will need to remain open about 3-4 hours to dry. All unopened doors will be painted in the closed position. Flanders can be flexible if you notify them that you won’t be around and can arrange for another Friday that you will be there to open the doors.

Who do I contact if I have a question regarding painting, preparation, scheduling or other issues?
Flanders is the primary point of contact and has a person designated to answer questions and communicate with supervisors on the project and at the complex.

PLEASE CALL FLANDERS PAINTING DIRECTLY AT 760-341-4345
OR E MAIL TO GARY@FLANDERSPAINTING.COM

Painting project update

The painting of Canyon South 1 will begin in two weeks on January 6 and lots has happened already in anticipation of the start date.

  • Ismael and crew have been busy trimming back shrubs/plantings and removing shrubs/plants/cactus where necessary so the painters have access to not only paint the stucco but to repair any damaged stucco.
  • Stucco integrity is one of the most important aspects of this project and it is our plan to insure that all stucco is repaired and painted.  In addition we have expanded the project to include moving sprinklers away from stucco, where necessary, to help eliminate future water damage.
  • Work to-date has been focused on the units to be painted in the first two weeks of the schedule (see below) and will continue around the complex.  We are currently about finished with the long Caliente cul-de-sac and Ismael and crew will begin working on week three units trimming shortly.

NOTICE:  If your unit is highlighted below, it is time to begin thinking about preparing for your unit to be painted! 

WeekWhen do I need to be ready?Units to be PaintedDoor Painting
Jan 6 – 10Sunday Jan 5Caliente 2073 thru 2087Friday Jan 10
Jan 13 – 17Sunday Jan 12Caliente 2069 thru 2099Friday Jan 17
Jan 20 – 24Sunday Jan 19Caliente 2015 thru 2065Friday Jan 24
Jan 27 – 31Sunday Jan 26La Verne 1203 thru 1267Friday Jan 31
Feb 3 – 7Sunday Feb 2La Verne 1159 thru 1193Friday Feb 7
Feb 10 – 14Sunday Feb 9La Verne 1143 thru 1157Friday Feb 14
Feb 17 – 21Sunday Feb 16La Verne 1121 thru 1141Friday Feb 21
Feb 24 – 28Sunday Feb 23La Verne 1075 thru 1117Friday Feb 28
Mar 2 – 6Sunday Mar 1La Verne 1011 thru 1067Friday Mar 6

Happy holidays to all, and please be sure the review the previous post for more details of the project.