The Pool and the Spa are Open

Today, Thursday, May 23rd, I received the following information from HOA President Allan Wright:

“The pool and the spa are both ready to use.   Let everyone know they’re ready.  The electrical work is all taken care of, so everybody is welcome to use them.  And they look very nice.”


Sunday, May 19, 2024 HOA Board Meeting

There will be an HOA Board meeting on Sunday, May 19, 2024 in the Conference Room of Risky Business, in the shopping center at the southwest corner of East Sunrise Drive and North Kolp Road. The meeting is open to all homeowners. An agenda for the meeting can be found on the Sunrise Canyon HOA Matters page of our website. As additional materials become available, they will be available on that webpage.

May 7th Update on Major Spa and Pool Repair

May 7th Report from HOA President Allan Wright:

Spa: The spa is fill of water now, but they have not turned the heater on and added the chemicals it needs. That should happen in the next day or two, and the spa should be ready by Saturday.

Pool: The pool is taking longer to full then I had thought. It will be sometime next week before it is ready.

May 4th Update on Major Pool Repair

May 4th report from HOA President Allan Wright:

The pool people were out this morning (Saturday, May 4th). They sanded and did an acid wash on the new plaster. After cleaning that up they started the water running, using the hose to fill the pool and spa. I estimate it may take four days to fill both. So that would put us Tuesday or Wednesday (May 7th-8th). Then they have to make sure the chemicals are right. Right now, I am estimating that the pool and the spa should be O.K. to use next Saturday (May 11th). I don’t know if there’s anything else they have to do. When I know more, I will pass that information along.

It’s going to look very nice.

Sunrise Canyon HOA 2015 Leasing Restriction Deemed to be Invalid

The Sunrise Canyon HOA Board of Directors has directed me to post the following notice:

The Board recently discovered that the leasing restriction amendment to the Amended and Restated Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for Fairfield Sunrise Canyon (the “Declaration”) that was proposed to the membership and approved by vote in 2015 was never properly recorded with Pima County.

The Board had sought a legal opinion from our HOA Counsel, Goldschmidt | Shupe, regarding the legal validity of the unrecorded 2015 leasing restriction.

Our Counsel has found “The unrecorded 2015 amendment to the Declaration establishing a strict prohibition against the rental of the Lots in Sunrise Canyon as of March 15, 2015, and grandfathering any Lots used as rentals as of that date until the Lot is sold to a new owner, is not legally valid or enforceable. Amendments to deed restrictions or declarations of covenants, conditions, or restrictions, such as the Declarant, regardless of whether they receive the required approval of property owners, do not become enforceable until they are recorded.” At this late date there is no corrective action that may be taken to record the 2015 HOA vote.

Effective immediately any unit is entitled to enter into a long-term rental agreement. Short term rentals (Air B&B, VRBO, etc.) are still precluded as running a business (hoteling) from your unit is precluded by the CCRs.

Update on Landscaping (Weed Proliferation) and Pool/Spa Repair

Allan Wright, our HOA President, asked that I post the following information regarding two topics of interest to residents:

Weed proliferation: “We are in the process of collecting bids for a new landscape company, which will begin service during the first part of May. In the meantime, what we may do is hire one of the bidders to come in and take care of the weeds prior to that, because we understand the weeds are so unsightly.”

Pool/Spa Repair: “The pool project is certainly going slower than we would like. Right at the moment, the repair contractor has discovered another problem with one of the skimmers in the pool, and is having to replace the pot that it is in. Once that’s done, it shouldn’t take the contractor too much longer to complete the project.”

February 18, 2024 Board Meeting Notes and Pool Unavailablity

The notes from the February 18, 2024 Board open meeting are now available on the HOA Matters page of our website.

As most of you know, the pool and the spa are currently out of service for extensive maintenance. The completion date of this work is currently uncertain, but it might not be completed until early April. Watch for signs posted in or near the pool area for schedule updates. As I (Syd Berwager) will be spending most of March in Europe, and will not taking my laptop with me, updated information on this website will not be available until March 31st.

New Landscaping Schedule Posted

A new landscape maintenance schedule (through March 22, 2024) has been posted on the Landscaping and Landscape Committee page of the HOA website. An update of this schedule will be posted when it becomes available.

The schedule provides us with information on when all the various parts of the common area will be attended to by the landscaping crew. It can also be used to monitor the work of the crew, to make sure we are getting the productivity that we expect under the HOA contract, which we’re all paying for. (It should not be used as an opportunity to try to direct the crew to do work that is not in the work plan.)

Minutes from November 19, 2023 Annual Meeting and Trash Can Management

The minutes from the November 2023 Annual Meeting are now available on the Sunrise Canyon HOA Matters page of the website.

Additionally, Mark Happ, after seeing the damage caused by javelinas when trash cans were left out overnight on Strada de Rubino, sent us residents on that street the following email.  I thought I would include it (without the pictures that were attached) in this posting, as I don’t think javelinas only visit the northern part of our HOA:

“Dear fellow Strada De Rubino residents,

“Attached to this e-mail are various pictures of recent incidents of (in most cases) javelina having a late night party on our street. To avoid the continuing reoccurrence of this issue, I would ask for your cooperation to not put your trash bin out until Wednesday mornings. Recycling bins can still be put out the night before which should help since the recycling pick up has now been occurring around 9am in the morning.

“On an unrelated note, I would ask everyone whose property has a sidewalk that when putting out either the trash or the recycle bins, please place them in the street along the curb and not on the sidewalk. This request is because Sunrise Canyon HOA is bound by AZHB 2395 which is an Arizona law that is designed to keep sidewalks clear for everyone to use. This is an ADA related issue and has directly impacted one of our residents who was trying to use the sidewalk when rehabbing after hip surgery. Keeping sidewalks clear also includes not parking vehicles such that they encroach upon the sidewalk. Hopefully, when our Board gets the new C,C &R revisions issued, keeping sidewalks clear will be included as part of those revisions.

“Thanks for your help!

“Mark Happ”