While the new year is always a time for setting inspiring goals for ourselves, any time is actually a good time to be inspired. As we leave one year behind and roll into the next one, I hope the new year brings you good health, along with the personal safety that you desire and deserve.
In reference to our personal safety, occasionally throughout the year, the patrol will have to investigate an accident involving a resident or guest who failed to use caution while riding their bicycle in or out of the community gates. We’ve had injuries to those who choose to enter or exit the gates during the day or at night by riding their bikes on the street while approaching the gate and then failing to see the gate arm either coming down or in its closed horizontal position. Hitting the gate arm causes the rider to fall hard on the street and break the arm off, causing damage to the gate arm. Please do not attempt to enter or exit the gates, either by walking or biking while in the street. Pedestrians and those on bicycles are required to use the pedestrian gates located at the following intersections: Championship Drive and Riggs Road, Kerby Farms Road and Cooper Road, Waterview Drive and Oakmont Drive, and Championship Drive and Hunt Hwy. If you don’t have a pedestrian gate key, stop at the HOA office to obtain one.
Loud parties and neighborhood disturbances
As a SunBird Patrol reminder, as the weather gets cooler and our winter visitors all return, there will be more social gathering in our backyards. Please remember that although SunBird is a great community, we do live in a tight community, having houses close together. A few important tips that have helped past gatherings include being respectful of your neighbors by letting them know about your planned social event, being mindful of the noise your gathering is emitting, ending your event at a reasonable time, checking to see that your guests are parked correctly and courteously and, finally…have fun! To report a nuisance party before midnight, call the Patrol at 480-797-8605. For any other disturbances after midnight, call the Chandler Police Department non-emergency number at 480-782-4130.
Why is it important to pick up dog poop? Pet waste is smelly, unsightly, and can attract bugs and even rodents. It is also a health risk to both people and other pets. Even if you keep your dog contained in your own yard, taking the time to regularly clean up after your dog helps keep your family and community safe. In many cities and communities, including SunBird, it is required by law or HOA rules & regulations to pick up your dog’s poop immediately and dispose of it properly. It’s also just the neighborly thing to do. Your neighbors will appreciate your good manners.