NEWS

2022 MEETING DATES:
MAR 12, MAY 14, JUL 9, SEP 10, NOV 12
+ JAN 14 2023

Starting in March 2022, we'll use the same codes for all meetings:

Meeting ID: 398 777 7307 • Passcode: 14051421

FIRE ANTS TREATMENT

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Ranch Club

Starts 6:30AM-1PM

Please note that the Ranch Club will be treated for fire ants on June 22 (weather dependant).

HAVE PETS?

The risk to pets is minimal, however...
• Keep them away from baited areas for 24 hours following treatment so they do not consume the bait
• Keep them on sidewalks, don't let them walk on grass or desert gravel on the exterior of the Ranch Club
• The effectiveness of the treatment will be reduced if the bait is picked up on their paws or is diluted with urine

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SHREDDING AND E-WASTE EVENTS

Saturday, April 23, 2022

City Hall Parking 8AM-NOON

FREE

Saturday, April 23, 2022

The City of Palm Springs holds three events per year to shred and recycle paper and collect electronic waste. These events take place between 8 a.m. and Noon on the third Saturday of a given month. Events can end earlier if trucks fill before noon.

Next dates for 2022:
• Saturday, April 23, 2022
• Saturday, October 15, 2022

Palm Spring City Hall
3200 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

This is a FREE event to shred and recycle documents and collect electronic waste. Shredding material is limited to three normal size file containers per vehicle.

For more info:

https://www.palmspringsca.gov/services/sustainability-and-recycling/recycling-waste-management/special-collection-services-events

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VIRTUAL HOA MEETING

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Zoom

10 AM

The upcoming March meeting will be held virtually through ZOOM (account required, visit Zoom.com).
Here are the infos and agenda:

INFOS
• Saturday March 12, 2022, at 10 a.m.
• Meeting ID: 398 777 7307
• Password: 14051421
• Note: Starting with this meeting and for all future ones, we'll be using the same ID and password for convenience.

AGENDA
• Minutes approval
• Finances
• Old business: Balcony inspections, Painting
• New business: Delinquent Account (507-440-040), Landscape Committee, Architectural Committee, Wading Pool, Riverside Pools/Spas Notices, Gate Call Boxes, Maintenance/Projects, Police Chief Community Feedback.
• Q&A

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TREE TRIMMING OPERATION

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Landscaping

THURSDAY MARCH 10, we’ll be starting an important general tree trimming operation in accordance with the Landscaping Committee’s evaluation.

Here are key items:
• First priority: trees touching roofs
• Remaining fruits: put in the pool area for pick up
• For some citrus trees: reshape, light pruning, selective blossoms cuts to ensure next year’s crop
• Removal of dead or dying trees & plants, and some stumps
• No timeframe

Thank you in advance for your understanding.
An email has already been sent with more details.

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SPECTRUM MAINTENANCE

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

TV Service

Between 12AM-6AM

TONIGHT, JANUARY 19, BETWEEN 12AM TO 6AM
Routine automatic upgrade on TV service. Service may stop for up to one hour. No action required. Receiver may reboot during the process.

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SHREDDING AND E-WASTE EVENTS

Saturday, January 15, 2022

City Hall Parking

FREE

8 AM-NOON

The City of Palm Springs holds three events per year to shred and recycle paper and collect electronic waste. These events take place between 8 a.m. and Noon on the third Saturday of a given month. Events can end earlier if trucks fill before noon.

Dates for 2022:
• Saturday, January 15, 2022 - TOMORROW
• Saturday, April 23, 2022
• Saturday, October 15, 2022

Palm Spring City Hall
3200 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

This is a FREE event to shred and recycle documents and collect electronic waste. Shredding material is limited to three normal size file containers per vehicle.

For more info:

https://www.palmspringsca.gov/services/sustainability-and-recycling/recycling-waste-management/special-collection-services-events

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URGENT NOTICE - PATIO ACCESS

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Lower Patios

Pursuant to California Senate Bill 326, complex decks and walkways now require safety inspection. Today, Thursday, January 13, 2022, the firm hired by the HOA will be on site to perform this inspection. The inspection today will be visual and non-intrusive, but will require the inspector to walk through the LOWER PATIOS AREAS. We apologize for the late notice. Thank you.

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ANNUAL MEETING UPDATE

Sunday, January 9, 2022

NEW BOARD

Today was the annual HOA meeting. 14 people participated on Zoom plus NLB Consulting who revealed our election results. 3 seats were open this year. Here’s your new Board for 2022:

• President: David Lee Scott (re-elected, previously Secretary)
• Vice-president: Larry Cosand (new)
• Secretary: Casey Jones (new)
• Treasurer: Dave Abel
• Director: Karl Rowley

A PREVIEW OF WHAT’S TO COME…

We will have more info in the coming weeks but here are some of the things the new Board already has in mind for this year:
• More frequent communications to keep you updated on what’s happening at the Ranch Club
• We have agreed on optional Executive sessions every other month when required to speed up the decision process
• Refreshing of laundry rooms and/or gym
• Centralized directory of Ranch Club informations for future Boards
• And much more!

GREEN WASTE UPDATE

The city of Palm Springs is running behind on its implementation of the green waste bins, despite the new California state law that went live this January. We are waiting for more info but it seems it might not be ready before mid-2022. We'll keep you informed.

2022 MEETING DATES

The future meeting dates have been updated on the header of the website news section and the Facebook group top pinned post.

THANK YOU

We thank Robbin and Gavin for their volunteer service for many years and wish them the best!

JOIN US

We invite you to join our meetings every 2 months, it’s a great way to learn how your HOA is doing and ask questions directly to the Board members. See you March 12!

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VIRTUAL ANNUAL HOA MEETING

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Zoom

10 AM

The upcoming January meeting is the HOA annual general meeting. We will reveal the election results for 3 directors on the Board, including at least 2 new members. It will again be held virtually through ZOOM (account required, visit Zoom.com). Here are the infos and agenda:

INFOS
• Saturday January 8, 2022, at 10 a.m.
• Meeting ID: 833 5576 5521
• Password: 296115
• Note: to allow our incumbent president to leave after the regular meeting, the Zoom session will be managed by Karl

AGENDA
• Minutes approval
• Finances
• Old business: Painting, Balconies
• New business: Liens (507-440-037, 507-390-027, 507-390-051)
• Election results
• Q&A

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EAST SPA STILL CLOSED, MAY REOPEN THIS WEEK

Monday, November 22, 2021

East Spa (Sunrise)

You've all noticed the east spa is still closed. The leak seems to be lower than previously thought so it's taking longer than expected. We're sorry for the inconvenience. We are still investigating. A service call has been placed. Plus an automatic safety feature on the drainage system popped up today, a coincidence. We're taking care of it right now. This week being Thanksgiving, if no other issue comes up and possible repairs are scheduled at a later date, we'll probably start it back sometime during this week temporarily. If we can't, please bare with us, we're doing our best. Thank you.

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NOTICE - EAST SPA TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Thursday, November 18, 2021

East Spa (Sunrise)

Nov 18-19

The east spa (Sunrise side) will be closed FOR 2 DAYS Thursday and Friday, November 18-19, for leak detection. Gate will be locked and all systems shut down.

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VIRTUAL HOA MEETING

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Zoom

10 AM

The upcoming November HOA regular meeting will be held virtually through ZOOM one more time (account required at Zoom.com). Here are the infos and agenda:

INFOS
• Saturday November 13, 2021, at 10 a.m.
• Meeting ID: 869 2633 5692
• Password: 184782

AGENDA
• Minutes approval
• Finances
• Old business: Painting, Landscaping
• New business: Misters, Budget 2022, Pool increase, Lien 507-440-040 (non-payment), Organic waste collection requirement 2022 (food & yard), Balconies, Management Company
• Q&A

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ELECTIONS - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Every two years, seats on our Board of Directors are open for elections. This year, 3 out of 5 seats are up for election. Gavin (Vice-President) and David (Secretary) are running again, Robbin (President) is leaving after many years on the Board.

“Notification for self-nominations” letters have been sent. If you’d like to run, follow instructions and send your nomination before October 20, 2021 by 4 p.m. The election is to be held on January 8, 2022. You can also download the PDF application form below. Make sure you meet our eligibility requirements set forth in the HOA’s Election Rules.

Note that “member seats” are up for election, not “positions”. Once the election is over, the Board meets and assigns positions to members according to their expertise, preference, and availability. Do not hesitate to run regardless of positions to fill. Physical presence is not required to be a Board member.

We have a well managed self-governed HOA but we need people to run to keep it that way!

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VIRTUAL HOA MEETING

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Zoom

10 AM

The upcoming September HOA regular meeting will be held virtually through ZOOM one more time (account required, visit Zoom.com). In-person meetings will be discussed once again. Here are the infos and agenda:

INFOS
• Saturday September 11, 2021, at 10 a.m.
• Meeting ID: 820 6209 2701
• Password: 892190

AGENDA
• Minutes approval
• Finances
• Old business: Laundry rooms, Zoom meetings
• New business: Reserve Study, Landscaping Committee Charter, Lien 507-440-031 (non-payment), Painting bid for 1407/1421, Election Company approval, Nominations for open Board seats
• Q&A

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LAUNDRY ROOMS PAYMENT METHODS UPGRADE COMPLETE

Monday, August 9, 2021

Laundry Rooms

We have now completed the laundry rooms payment methods upgrade. You can now use the new Wash-Connect app on your phone (through bluetooth) or the Wash payment card. We had 3 main issues. Transparency is key so here are some details, plus a few things to consider:

ISSUE #1: SECURITY - TO BE DISCUSSED - Our goal was to remove the coin boxes (called vaults) to discourage robbers from breaking-in. As you’ll notice, only the washers were replaced with new machines. The old dryers have been retrofitted with a card reader in place of the coin slot. No more money but the “looks” are not what we expected. So we’re not convinced yet that this will meet our goal. The other solution would be new dryers as well, which we were not offered, and there’s a cost attached. If required, we’ll discuss this at our next meeting.

ISSUE #2: WASH CARD PAYMENT OPTION - DONE - A Wash payment card station is now installed in each laundry room.
• The card readers on machines will only read a Wash payment card that you refill at charging stations. Max refill of $50 at a time (to be confirmed).
• If you want or need one, there’s one free card per unit. Ask Marge, she’s keeping a register.
• You can buy extra cards at a station for $5 each, it’s a distributor as well
• Electronic chip or magnetic swipe bank cards are both accepted
• These stations have a cellular internet connection and this should help for the many issues we had like the “ERROR” red light on readers that is now resolved

ISSUE #3 - DRYERS DOWN - RESOLVED - It seems a glitch on the new app was preventing some machines from reading some users' funds on their phone. Not everyone experienced this but we were able to reproduce this problem ourselves this morning. It should be resolved soon for everyone, if not already. Contrary to some reports, the East room dryers were already in service with the new app since the wireless readers were temporarily installed inside the vaults. But it seems that even though at least one or more dryers were working in each room for some residents, others weren’t so lucky and had to finish their laundry elsewhere. We sincerely apologize for all the inconvenience.

THE LAST WORD: HOW IT WORKS - Like most HOAs, we are “renting” the laundry rooms to Wash. The Board is not involved or responsible for machines or any technical or payment issue. Now that everything should be back to normal, please follow instructions on posters and machines. When a machine has an issue, the best way to report it is through the app with the stickers and bar code on the machine. For other events, send us an email, it’s best for keeping track, or contact Marge.

THANK YOU - The board would like to sincerely thank you all for your reports, valuable help, and patience.

(CC on our Facebook page)

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NEW RULES

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Members section

We have uploaded to the "MEMBERS" section an updated "RULES" document that includes the latest smoking rule, now official and legally approved. In summary, this prohibits smoking of any kind in and around pools, spas, gym, tennis, laundry rooms, and the clubhouse. This copy is searchable so you can refer to it easily.

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ATTENTION: NEW DATES FOR LAUNDRY ROOMS UPGRADE

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Laundry Rooms

NEW DATES: AUGUST 3 & 5

Our provider is having machine deliveries difficulties. Dates are moving regularly. This is an early notice with the latest possible dates. Please plan ahead as they could change again and even be earlier.

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Here's a reminder of the change if you haven't noticed yet:
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To increase security, we’re removing money from the laundry rooms. The change will take place in the first week of August, one laundry room at a time.

Here’s a summary of what this means:
• No more coins
• New payment card refillable at kiosk in laundry room
• New app “Wash-Connect” replaces “PayRange”
• Dates: August 2 West room, August 3 East room

Detailed info is available on the posters in the laundry rooms. Below you can download a PDF with the main details. More info is available on the posters in the laundry rooms (new app & refunds)

Please plan ahead!

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FIRE ANTS TREATMENT - AUGUST 2

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Ranch Club complex

Please note that the Ranch Club will be treated for fire ants on AUGUST 2 (weather dependant)

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LAUNDRY ROOMS PAYMENT METHODS UPGRADE

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Laundry Rooms

To increase security, we’re removing money from the laundry rooms. The change will take place in the first week of August, one laundry room at a time.

Here’s a summary of what this means:
• No more coins
• New payment card refillable at kiosk in laundry room
• New app “Wash-Connect” replaces “PayRange”
• Dates: August 2 West room, August 3 East room

Detailed info is available on the posters in the laundry rooms. Below you can download a PDF with the main details. More info is available on the posters in the laundry rooms (new app & refunds)

Please plan ahead!

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VIRTUAL HOA MEETING

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Zoom

10 AM

The upcoming July 2021 HOA regular meeting will be held virtually through ZOOM again. (Account required, visit Zoom.com). Will the next ones be different? Be sure to join us to find out... Here are the infos and agenda:

INFOS
- Saturday July 10, 2021, at 10 a.m.
- Meeting ID: 828 946 8615
- Password: 14051415

AGENDA
- Minutes approval
- Finances
- Old business: Crime/Safety: Laundry rooms & Gate remotes
- New business: Landscaping, Zoom meetings, Insurance
- Q&A

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