Patrol Report

Tom Catri, Patrol Chief

Hot on the heels of Halloween and the World Series comes the best month of the year – November. November is the perfect balance of fall, winter and that month of the year normally recognized for remembrance and Thanksgiving.

In addition to cooler weather, the streets of SunBird start to get very busy. It seems like certain times of the day, the whole community, along with other visitors, are on our streets in moving vehicles, like cars, trucks, golf carts and even mobility scooters. Pedestrians (with or without a dog), joggers, along with bicyclists also share our private streets. As you already know, these sometimes-busy streets don’t have sidewalks. Therefore, it is very important for everyone to play an active role in your own personal safety, as well as all drivers to please honor our speed limits and to recognize that a stop sign is a regulatory sign that is used when traffic is required to stop.

Responsible pet ownership reminders: Courtesy and respect are part of being a good neighbor and are a necessity when it comes to pet ownership. Abiding by leash laws and cleaning up animal waste are very important, as well as making sure that your dog doesn’t disturb the peace by barking or howling at inappropriate times. If a neighbor approaches you with a complaint about your dog, do your best to listen and acknowledge their feelings. Assure them you will do what you can to remedy the situation – scoop the poop, keep your dog on a leash and avoid barking dog complaints. Everyone wins when neighbors treat one another with kindness, consideration and respect.

Let’s work together to keep SunBird a safe and fun place to live. Enjoy your month of November. Remember those who have served in the military, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!