Patrol Report

Thomas Catri

Returning SunBird residents, welcome back! To all residents, it’s that time of year again (yes, it comes so quickly)! Finding ways to protect your community may not directly be your job, but keeping homeowners informed benefits everyone. The rules in any homeowners’ association are set to protect the safety and well-being of the members in the community, property values and quality of life. It’s very important for members to respectfully follow the rules set forth by the association.

Some important reminders:

Driving in SunBird: The roads in our community abide by the same standards as the roads outside of it. Follow the posted speed limit. All vehicles, cars, trucks, golf carts, bicycles and anything else with wheels need to STOP at stop signs. Slowing down is not enough.

Pet Courtesy: While walking your dog, bring a baggie with you to pick up your pet’s waste and dispose of it at home. Please keep your pet on a leash.

Golf Carts: Please obey all stop signs and use good common sense so that we can keep our community safe for all residents and visitors. The driver of any golf cart must be 16 years old.

Deter Auto Theft: Auto thieves prefer to work in the dark. Garage it, if you can. Lock your vehicle doors. Use a steering wheel lock such as the Cub. Have an alarm sticker. Install a kill switch. Harden the target. Your goal is to get someone to steal, but not in Sunbird, someone else’s vehicle, because it’s easier. Heads up for SunBird residents, large pickup trucks are some of the most frequently stolen automobiles in Arizona.

Vehicle Identification/Registration for Owners and Residents: Article 11 – Traffic Regulations Section Three states – In an effort to identify all vehicles including golf carts within SunBird, all vehicles and golf carts of SunBird owners and significant others must display a SunBird identification decal on them. A registration system helps the association to match vehicles with residents in case you would need to be contacted in an emergency. It also helps to keep non-owners from using your facilities.

Rvs Recreation Vehicles Safety Requirements: While parked in SunBird, RV slide outs must face the curb side when extended. If a RV is parked in the street and the slide out is extended temporarily on the street side, then a warning device must be used in the street. For any type of steps for entering and exiting that also extend away from the exterior of the RV, cones or another warning device must be put in place in the street.

Biking and Walking Safety: With no sidewalks, automobiles must share our roads with walkers, joggers and bikers. Drivers please obey our posted speed limit requirements. Walk against traffic, bike with traffic.

Please Don’t Feed the Wild Animals: Putting food out to attract wildlife into your city or community for your viewing pleasure is never a good idea. Feeding wild animals, whether on purpose or not, does more harm than good. We can all agree that some of our wild animal visitors to SunBird look cute and appear to be hungry, but it really isn’t a good idea to feed them. It can make them lose their natural fear of people.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Patrol at 480-797-8505 if you have any questions. We are here and happy to assist our homeowners, guests and visitors.