Correcting Mail Delivery Problem

If you find that another resident’s mail is consistently being placed into your mailbox (which might happen when delivery personnel change), the U.S. Postal Service recommends you do the following:

(1) Circle the address and mark it “Incorrectly Delivered”; and

(2) Place that piece of mail into the outgoing mail box.

By doing so, you will inform the Post Office of the need to correct the mistake. Simply placing the misdelivered mail inside the gate of the residence to which it should have been delivered could also cause mail to accumulate at that residence. This would signal that the residence is not occupied, and create the possibility of a security problem.


Charlene Pease has Passed Away

Hello All,

This is to let you know that yesterday morning (Thursday, August 6, 2020), Charlene Pease passed away, 6 days short of her 100th birthday.

I think many of you know she was one of the first owners of a Sunrise Canyon townhome.

Her daughter, Bobby, seems to be doing pretty well. She told me a week ago that she thought her mom would go soon. Charlene really wanted to reach her 100th birthday before leaving this earth.  I think she did very well.


Champa Carr

Javelina Alert

At about 9:30 PM on the evening of Saturday, May 30th, a large pack of about 15 Javelina (with piglets)  was seen in the pool area.  The pack went through the common space next to Nancy Cox’s house, crossed Via Vigna, and into the common space next to Allan Wright’s house.  Residents must be careful, especially if walking a dog in the evening.  Javelina packs, with young ones, can be dangerous if they sense any threats such a dog (even on a leash) or people. Click here for information on dealing with javelinas from the Arizona Fish and Game Department.

Temporary Suspension of Recycle Pick-Ups

Sunrise Canyon’s disposal and recycle service provider, Right Away Disposal (RAD), was directed by the State of Arizona to suspend recycling pick-ups due to COVID-19.  This was because its recycling process involves manual separation of the items and puts workers at risk.  Accordingly, RAD has to put everything into the landfill. The expectation is that recycle pick-ups will resume in (early) June. So if you can set aside your recycling material until that time, you will still be able to have them recycled, as opposed to having them end up in the landfill.

Sunrise Canyon Spring Clean-Up Bulk Collection Service: Additionally, the annual Sunrise Canyon spring clean-up bulk collection will take place on Monday, June 15, 2020.  Click here to see a flyer describing the service, and providing guidance on how to take advantage of it on June 15th.

Sunrise Canyon Pool Area Reopened in Limited Way

As of today, May 7, 2020, the pool area, including the pool and tennis courts (but NOT the spa), is again open for use by residents/homeowners. Guests are not allowed in the pool area. Social distancing is required, so make sure you maintain at least a 6-foot separation from others using the common area. Additional guidance, if any, will be posted here.

For State of Arizona information and guidance on the COVID-19 situation, you can visit the Arizona Together website by clicking here.

Dangerous Critters Out and About

There was a Saturday article on the Arizona Daily Star website regarding how rattlesnakes are enjoying Tucson’s weather these days. (Click here to read story.) The dangerous critter angle hit a little closer to our Sunrise Canyon homes today. John Patterson found a Gila Monster in his yard. While Gila Monsters don’t move very fast, they are extremely dangerous. John did the right thing. He called Rural Metro to come and take the critter away. You should do the same thing if you see one.

Update on Sunrise Canyon Community Pool Area

The good news is that the pool deck has been repainted and the paint is dry by now. The bad news is the entire community pool area (including the pool, spa, tennis/pickleball court) is closed until further notice.

When they are reopened, I will send out a website post and there will be notices posted around the community area. In the meantime, the latest information from the State of Arizona regarding COVID-19 is accessible by clicking here.

Vandalism in Pool Area

Dear Sunrise Canyon Residents:  Unfortunately we have experienced some vandalism and theft in the pool area.  Recently, our 100 ft. hose and nozzle were stolen.  And, someone vandalized the electrical wiring on the water heater and in fact disconnected it.  That is the reason that there is currently no hot water in the shower.  We are in the process of having it repaired.  In the meantime, we have had to turn-off the electricity in the bathrooms since there are exposed wires on the water heater.  In the past we asked residents to lock the bathrooms after their use.  We are asking again.  The spa is once again operating—the new heater we had installed came with a bad circuit board that was causing problems and has been replaced.

— Vince San Angelo, Treasurer, Sunrise Canyon HOA, April 3, 2020