SUNRISE PALMS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
Welcome to Sunrise Palms! Our beautiful, gated community is located in historic and sunny Palm Springs, California. Just minutes north of downtown Palm Springs, the community consists of 360 units over 57 sprawling acres of resort style living. The gated and master planned community boasts sparkling pools, Jacuzzis, tennis courts, basketball courts, and even a pickle ball court. Read More
Here’s a progress photo of the current painting project in Sunrise Palms. If you would like to offer any feedback to the Board of Directors, please send it to Justine in the on-site office.
- The only entrance gate for Sunrise Palms is the gate that is located on Frances.
- Fruit picking time is here! Please take the time to remove the fruit from your trees and pick it up off the ground. This will really help keep rodents away and keep you compliant with the Rules and Regulations.
- Most importantly, please pick up after your dogs and/or cats. If you see someone not picking up their pets waste, please notify the on-site office right away.
POOL HEATING SCHEDULE
October 1st, 2019 – May 31st, 2020
Pool: 3 & 7
Spas: 2, 3, 6 & 7
Please note: Pool and spa 8 is now heated and will be heated throughout the summer.
GREEN LAWNS COST MORE GREEN
As referenced above, an expected sharp increase in the cost of water is the main reason why the Board has had to raise dues for 2019, and may well have to raise them in the future. Vice President and Landscape Committee Chair Ernie Meeker, who is our resident water watchdog, has some sobering water statistics for us to keep in mind:
If we continue to use the same amount of water we currently do, here are projected water costs for landscaping for the next few years:
- Water cost, July, 2017-June, 2018, $1.57/cu. ft. $80,643
- Projected water cost, July, 2018-June, 2019, $1.71/cu .ft. $96,227
- Projected water cost, July,2019-June,2020, $2.08/cu. ft. $138,210
- Projected water costs, July, 2020-beyond, $2.28/cu. ft. $151,499
If we want to keep the HOA grounds green, water will be the largest part of our budget. This is why the Board remains committed to doing as much desertscaping as possible. Since desertscaping was done on Hermosa, water usage for that area has been cut nearly in half.
It is also recommended that homeowners check the automatic timers on their irrigation systems in their yards. They should be set for watering for brief periods not more than three times per week.
As of April 2018 in the Rules & Regulations under Landscaping
A couple of reminders:
(1) With written permission from the HOA, homeowners may plant plants only in no more than three (3) pots near their unit entrance. The homeowner is responsible for all care of those potted plants in such manner as not to interfere with the Common Area irrigation system.
(2) Homeowners are NOT permitted to maintain, water or otherwise tend to any plant material in the Common Area in front of their unit, whether planted by the homeowner or not, and regardless of whether the homeowner believes the plant(s) are not being properly maintained by our landscapers. The remedy for the latter is a telephone call or email to the onsite office. Homeowners are also not permitted to speak to the landscaping employees or to attempt to direct their work in any manner. This causes confusion for the employees. Again, if there’s an issue, contact the office.
DESERT WATER REBATES
Visit www.dwa.org/rebates and learn how to save water and money. Did you know that water efficient sprinklers can save up to 1,400 gallons per year? Weather-based irrigation controllers are another way to cut cost on your water bill. Fill out an application and see if you qualify a no-cost smart controller and free installation.
JUST SAY “NO” TO SHORT-TERM RENTALS
While many of us would like to rent out our units on an occasional basis (who doesn’t need a little extra cash?), please remember that under our HOA governing documents, you are permitted to rent out your unit(s) only for periods longer than 30 days. So, that’s “no” to Coachella or Stage Coach rentals, and “no” for the pool party weekends sponsored by various hotels around town during the summer months, etc. We want to keep Sunrise Palms quiet, clean and comfortable for all.
If you do advertise your unit for rent on websites or apps, or through a management company or agent, please make sure that it is clearly stated that you will not accept a rental of less than 30 days. “Errors” on websites or by rental agents or by tenants count against the homeowner when it comes to assessing fines, which are $1,000 for the first offense, $2,000 for a second offense, and $4,000 for subsequent offenses.
Few short-term rentals go undetected, so please remember the Board takes this requirement very seriously, and will continue to take action against homeowners for violations. Your neighbors will thank you for your cooperation.
HAVE A QUESTION? A COMPLAINT? A SUGGESTION?
Is there something that needs fixing? Have you spotted a violation of the rules? Do you have a great idea for something to make our community a better place? We want to know about it!
The best way to communicate is through Justine Boyer, our on-site manager. Justine’s office hours are 9 am – 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. You can come to the office in person during those hours, or feel free anytime to drop Justine an email (email@example.com) or to call her at 760-327-7287. The phone is answered 24/7 by a live answering service when the office is not open.