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Mail boxes are being tampered with again. Please make sure to check your mail box as soon as possible after the delivery.
We have had a rash of mail box break-ins in our neighborhood. Please make sure you collect your mail in a timely manner and arrange for someone to pick ups your mail on a daily basis if you are not in residence. Prescriptions seems to be a big thing, but the people have to look in the mail box for those so other things are also taken. Please be on the alert and make sure you get your mail every day and not leave it over night.
Oct 16, 2018
A Message from Our Association President
Happy March. Now that the rain is almost finished, we can, once again, enjoy our beautiful weather.
Several of us visited with members of the Riverside County sheriff’s department and Peter Castro who is the contact for Public Safety in Indian Wells. Our discussion centered on the break-ins that have occurred in our neighborhood in the past several months. My question to them was how we can work together to protect our residents from such break-ins. I asked if they could assure that, without emergency events, they could patrol our area at least twice during each shift. They agreed that they would make every effort to do so.
Some suggestions were made about how we can protect our homes. These are just a few of the officer’s suggestions. I will continue to write about all of them in future notices. Here are a few suggestions:
1. Know your neighbors. Your home will be less attractive to burglars if the people on your street spend time walking, talking and socializing.
2. Set up exterior lighting. Try to keep the outside of your home from becoming a shadowy place where thieves can hide. Solar lighting is easy to install or look to motion-activated solar lights.
3. Be wary during the day. We often think of burglars sneaking around at night, break-ins often happen during the daylight hours when victims are at work or school.
4. Install alarms. Often these will alert the burglars that the alarm company will be informed immediately when the alarm goes off and there is no answer when the property is called and answered with the password. Police and alarm security will arrive at the property within minutes.
The police said that protection is a cooperative thing, and by working together we can help insure our safety and security. The RPPOA is working to help all of us be safe throughout our time living in this beautiful city, but your help is also needed. Remember to lock your doors and windows, set your alarm when you leave and keep an eye on your neighbor’s property as well.
Pat Fredericks, President
RANCHO PAI.MERAS PROPERTY OWNERS ASSN.
Minutes of Board Meeting Nov. 16, 2017
The meeting was held at the home of John Emerson, called to order at 7PM by President Pat Fredericks. Also present were, John Schwarzlose, John Burton, Dick Coste, Donalda Towne, Paul Raimondi and Meredith Asher. Not in attendance, Candace Bibby-Carroll, Dennis Hurvitz and Tom Collins.
Motion to approve minutes of Oct. 2017 meeting by John Schwarzlose 2nd, by John Emerson.
Treasurers Report: John Emerson same as Oct. 19 report
Architectural Report: Dick Coste, Presented plans for new home or lot 3-14 Stardust, 4,000 ft. Plans checked and approved by Dick, Donalda, and Dennis H.
Social Report: Donalda Towne in touch with IWCC re: previously detailed menu- Requested a larger portion of the beef choice.
Date for annual dinner, Friday January 19, 2018. Cocktails at 6:PM, Dinner at 7:PM.·
Tree Trimming Report: John Burton; Richard has agreed to same as last year for trimming. Some residents are habitually late to pay for trimming, it is suggested we stress the deadline with no opportunity to pay late and call back trimmers. Also, John , Paul and Pat will meet to update the roster of property owners to be more effective in reaching all residents. The tree trim letter will be mailed immediately after Christmas Day.
Escrow-Report: Pat Fredericks reports 14 escrows have closed since the beginning of 2017. Dues have been paid on all known new properties.
Old Business: Update to-CC&R's is proceeding, 6 sections out of 21 have been amended so far (not voted on yet). John S. suggests when changes are ready or approval vote by all property owners, we could have-ballots at annual dinner and then canvas others door to door. Also, a non-board member will be selected to count votes. Still want no short term rentals less then 29 days. By-Laws it is agreed can be changed by the board, no need for attorney.
New Business: See above reference to short-term rentals. City Council has deferred matter to March 20 Ty Peabody wants Pat Fredericks on a committee to review proposals. We need teeth in CC&R's so we can enforce since city won't. Also CC&R's should be.amended to say "if you buy here, you must be a member and pay dues."
Motion to adjourn, Dick Coste, 2nd, Donalda Towner. 8PM
Respectfully Submitted by: Meredith Asher, for Candace Bibby-Carroll Next meeting scheduled for Thur.Dec. 21, at Pat Frederick’s home.
Please note that residents are not allowed to place trash bins on the street for curb-side pick-up. Trash is picked up from inside your property.
Please remember that RPPOA is subject
to Indian Wells City Ordinances
including short-term rentals, palm tree trimming and residential occupancy limits.
There have been an unusual number of home burglaries in our area. Please take precautions to protect your home.
Message from our association president: