Patrol report – December 2014

Ray Taylor

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas with all the colored lights on the houses. With Christmas coming, be careful with your wallet. Don’t have a lot of money around. When shopping at night, park your car in a well lit area. Observe everything around your car before you approach it. And just to add a little Christmas cheer to your life, I want to alert you that there are a many scams going around. So remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Check with your family before you give or invest a large amount of cash. If you’ve got it, someone will try to take it from you. So be careful with whom you discuss things Remember the old WWII saying, “loose lips sink ships.” We need to remind ourselves to be careful when dealing with strangers this time of year. We don’t want to make their day. As I mentioned before, don’t carry a lot of cash or credit cards. Keep your eyes open in the subdivision, report crimes to the Police Department and report suspicious activities to SunBird Patrol. If I haven’t mentioned enough things, how about keeping a check on our residents that live alone or are known to be sick. Another thing that can be done to avoid a problem is driving safely; don’t speed and use your turn signals when changing lanes or making turns; stopping at stop signs as well as traffic signals, and of course, looking for the other driver/pedestrian to do the unexpected.

I want to give you a reminder that the HOA Board has approved the criteria for the issuing of the overnight parking variance. For the visitor, nothing has changed. You need only place a visitor’s card on the front, left dashboard and notify the SunBird Patrol providing a description of the vehicle that will be parked in front of your home (maximum of 30 days). Owners, however, need to obtain a variance permit and describe the reason to request a variance, i.e. extra car, no room in the garage or driveway. The garage/carport may not have furniture or other household items stored in it. There may not be room on the driveway for an addition vehicle. There will be a check by a patrol officer to determine if the owner qualifies. With every rule, there are exceptions. These need to be expressed when the patrol officer does his inspection so they may be brought to the board so they can make an informed decision. Tickets will be issued to those not following this protocol. Remember when you’re shopping for your loved ones that your favorite patrol officer believes in Santa Claus.

Patrol October Report:

Vehicle Parking Violations 7

Recreational Vehicles Parking 9

Hours using Speed Radar Gun 4

Vehicles Complying w/Limit 123

Vehicles Exceeding Speed Limit 4

Failure to Stop at Sign 5

Unleashed Dog/Cat Reports 0

Abusing Facilities 2

Unauthorized Visitor 0

Obnoxious Behavior 2

Violating Rules 0

Suspicious Persons 5

Suspicious Vehicles 3

Garage Door Left Open 5

Theft Reports 0

Well Check 4

Alarm Response 0

Fire/Medical Assistance 1

Homeowner/Guests Assistance 70

Denied Entry 86