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What's Happening Around Garden Condo III?

We encourage you to check this page often as this is where we will post current pieces of information.


Change in our Insurance Representative

Dear Garden Condo III Owners,

Recently, the Association experienced a change in insurance agents with the Farmers Insurance Group, and Matt Lundgren is no longer the Association’s agent. If you have any insurance coverage questions, either about your own homeowners policy or regarding the Association’s coverage, please contact the Paul Moehring Insurance Agency at 602-647-1492, or you may email Paul to pmoehring@farmersagent.com. If you need to request a Certificate of Insurance, Paul’s office will be happy to meet that request on your behalf.

Garden Condo III - Monthly Newsletter


In an effort to continue to ensure you have the most current information with respect to what's happening in Garden Condo III we have put together this newsletter for February. A copies was emailed to everyone on our email list as well as being posted here on our website. This newsletter is available in a PDF format.



Click here to download the December 10, 2018 Newsletter: December 10 Newsletter - PDF"

Click here to download the Christmas Golf Cart Parade 2018 Notice: Christmas Golf Cart Parade 2018 Notice - PDF"

Click here to download the December, 2018 Newsletter: December Newsletter - PDF"

Click here to download the November 15, 2018 Meeting Newsletter: Nov 15 2018 Meeting Newsletter - PDF"

Click here to download the November, 2018 Newsletter: Nov 2018 Newsletter - PDF"

Click here to download the Volunteering 2018 PDF: Oct 2018 VOLUNTEERING - PDF"

Click here to download the October, 2018 Newsletter: Oct 2018 Newsletter - PDF"

Click here to download the July, 2018 Newsletter: July 2018 Newsletter - PDF"

Click here to download the June, 2018 Newsletter: June 2018 Newsletter - PDF"

Click here to download the May, 2018 Newsletter: May 2018 Newsletter - PDF"

Click here to download the April, 2018 Newsletter: April 2018 Newsletter - PDF"

Click here to download the March, 2018 Newsletter: March 2018 Newsletter - PDF"

Click here to download the Feb, 2018 Newsletter: February 2018 Newsletter - PDF"



Landscaping Maintenance

SW Landscaping performs daily and monthly landscaping services within our community.

Monday: Lawn Mowing – Back Patio Leaf Blowing – Trimming - On call repairs
Tuesday: General grounds maintenance overflow – On call repairs
Wednesday: Tree and bush trimming – Gutter Cleaning - On call repairs
Thursday: General grounds maintenance overflow – On call repairs
Friday: On call maintenance or repairs

View or print out schedule as a pdf - Landscape Maintenance Weekly Schedule


Insurance Update -- JANUARY 2018

Garden Condo III recently made changes to its insurance policy. Our Association policy was scheduled for renewal on Feb.1 of this year. In reviewing the policy, the Board instituted a change to the deductible amounts. The Board will be revisiting this again in Dec as they determine the carrier for 2019.

Please take a minute to download and familiarize yourself with this letter from Matt as it highlights some of the changes. In light of this, you may want to review your policy your provider to ensure you have adequate coverage or if possible savings are available to you.


Garden Condo III - November Newsletter


In an effort to continue to ensure you have the most current information with respect to what's happening in Garden Condo III we have put together this newsletter for November. A copies was emailed to everyone on our email list as well as being posted here on our website. This newsletter is available in both PDF and Word format

Click here to download the Nov. Newsletter: November Newsletter - PDF"

Click here to download the Nov. Newsletter: November Newsletter - WORD"



Document FAQ's for HOA Communites -- Kevin Van Pelt, Sunland Village East Security

As a member of your board of directors and the chairperson for our architectural control committee I often field questions and/or complaints regarding many things that the HOA, BOD, and ACC have no jurisdiction over. While researching I found an excellent document which was compiled by our Mesa Police Department, Superstition District which has enforcement in our Village. Though one document can't begin to address everything that comes up it may help many of you with making a decision regarding an issue which concerns you.

You can find this document at the following URL: http://www.mesaaz.gov/home/showdocument?id=7998"

This document is eleven pages of excellent information. I am a firm believer that the more informed our residents are the better our community will be as a whole. I am in the directory should any of you desire to reach out to me.

Thank you,
Kevin Van Pelt, Sunland Village East, Security



Parking on the Streets within SVE -- Kevin Van Pelt, Sunland Village East Security

As a reminder to our residents all streets within SVE except for specific streets within the condominiums are public streets owned and maintained by City of Mesa. Therefore any parking limitation and subsequent enforcement of parking violations are enforced by the Mesa Police Department, not Sunland Village East administration. Rules pertaining to City of Mesa parking can be found at this link: http://www.mesaaz.gov/city-hall/court/tickets/parking" At the top of the page for this link you will find another link to a Mesa City Code .PDF document which sets forth parking information. If you have observed a parking violation you believe warrants action by Mesa PD call the non-emergency number, 480-644-2211, press option 2 when prompted and provide information to the call taker on duty. Your information CAN BE ANONYMOUS. That is your choice. The call taker may ask you if you want to give your personal information. If you have an emergency, always press 911. This time of year many of our streets do contain travel trailers, motor coaches, trailers, etc. used by our returning winter residents. Let's all work together to keep the streets safe and clear of obstructions for all residents in SVE.


Welcome Neighbor!

Neighborhood Watch programs are a wonderful method of meeting old and new friends. The gathering also signifies a unified community in touch with each other for the good of us all.

The value to our Village is the strength of community awareness. Increased security for all who live here brings a better life for all. Whether full time or winter residents, knowing who should be here and who should not is the first line of safety for us all.

An example of how grass roots programs benefit the neighborhood is in place in many areas of the Village. As the basis of learning about this group, the Garden Condo 3 community initiates a warm welcome by our designated Welcome Committee. For the past three years, our representatives have been in the forefront of the Garden Condo 3 Neighborhood Awareness program. Traveling the community avenues in a Golf Cart, Di Klein and Barbara Hurley spot homes coming up for sale or sold and track when new owners are due to join the neighborhood. In many cases, these friendly and knowledgeable residents are the first contact new owners have to the area. They provide valuable information about the community, local Association information, Village resources, contact names, numbers and of course, when the many happy hour gatherings occur. The information they gather also updates the community email and emergency contact phone number directory, and identifies when to expect them in residence or away.



Be an informed and aware member of your local neighborhood, attend your Block Watch gatherings and participate. If you do not know who your Neighborhood Watch Captain is, contact the main HOA office, or your local Condo Association Board. There always is a need, do please consider serving as a neighborhood Captain, and expand your friendships here in the Village.


Garden Condo 3 - 2017/2018 Social Update from Julianne Hansen

SAVE THE DATES

Our monthly Garden Condo 3 Board Meetings will resume in October. They are always held on the third Tuesday of the month in the Oakwood room at 1 pm and are open to all GC3 residents. Prior to the meeting, will have a social time beginning at 12:30 pm with refreshments. Come early to meet your neighbors. In addition, our main evening social event will be held Wednesday, February 21st featuring a wonderful catered meal by Salernos. Entertainment TBD. We will be opening our event to Garden Condos 1&2.

Garden Condos 1&2 have graciously invited us to join their festivities on the following dates.

Thursday,November 16: Albertson’s chicken with potluck sides and dessert. Entertainment will be by Cort Price.

Thursday, January 25: pulled pork sandwiches and cole slaw with barbershop quartet entertainment.

Saturday, March 24: All you can eat 5-Star Pizza with Tiana Ricciardi providing music.

Social activities are all held in the Auditorium with prior ticket sales in the SVE OFFICE. Watch the mailbox areas for further updates. As always the information will be on our GC 3 website. www.svegardencondoiii.com

Looking for a person or persons to assume the Social Chair position after our February, 2018 event. Call Julie Hansen 678-448-8843.


Please be advised ...

We want to let you know that one of our residents had their car broken into twice in the last two weeks. Once when parked on the street and the second time in their driveway. Please do not keep any valuables in your car. Lock it at all times and whenever possible consider parking your car in your garage. Be aware of your surroundings and anything unusual happening in your area. If you see something suspicious or become concerned about anything at night call security. Their number is 480-430-5043.


SVE Scavenger Hunt Poker Rally! Wednesday Oct 26 - Monday Oct 31 at 4:00 pm

You have probably heard of “road rallies,” a cross-country event using cars or motorcycles as transportation. This is the Sunland Village East version of a rally in which you can participate without ever leaving our Village and, if you have one, a golf cart or bicycle will work just as well as a car or motorcycle.

The object of the game is to solve puzzles and other types of clues to find and collect five marked and sealed envelopes, which are located at various locations within our community. Each envelope contains a playing card. One card from each location will make up the contestants poker hand. At the conclusion of the rally (4 p.m. on Monday, October 31st during the hot dog and ice cream social) the sealed envelopes will be opened by the rally committee and the best poker hand wins. Contestants pay an entry fee of $5.00 per hand prior to opening their envelopes. You may play as many hands as you are willing to purchase.

YOU HAVE SIX DAYS TO COMPLETE THE RALLY -- Contestants may pick up their first clue and instructions on or after Wednesday, October 26th at the SVE Office (Reminder: The Office closes at 1 p.m. on Friday and reopens on Monday at 7 a.m.) You can also retrieve the 1st clue via the SVEHOA.com website under “What’s Up - Upcoming Events.” All clue locations are within the SVE community.

WHERE DO I FIND THE CLUES & CARDS? -- Once solved, each clue will direct you to a specific location within our community. At that location you will find a small metal box. Within the box will be a sealed envelope along with the next clue sheet. Continue solving clues until you have collected one (1) sealed envelope from each of four (4) locations. (The fifth card will be given to you at your final destination (October 31st at 4 p.m. in the SVE Auditorium). If you are playing two sets of hands you will take two envelopes from each box, three envelopes for three hands, etc. Please only take the number of envelopes you plan to turn in at the end of the rally. Each poker hand you play will cost $5, but the more you play the better your chance of winning. All envelopes must remain sealed until they are turned in to the Poker Rally Committee at 4 p.m. on Monday, October 31st.

UNABLE TO SOLVE ALL THE CLUES? -- The clues are simple, but if you find you are unable to solve one or more of the clues you can still complete your poker hand when you arrive at the final destination. Or, if you just want to play a poker hand, but not solve the Clues and do the Rally, we will still sell you five (5) sealed envelopes at the hot dog social for $5.

WHERE IS THE LOCATION OF THE FINAL DESTINATION AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL? -- The final destination is the SVE Auditorium where you can enjoy a hot dog and ice cream social. Be sure to purchase tickets at the Office by Wednesday, October 26th if you want to enjoy hot dog, chips, water and ice cream at the conclusion of the rally. Get your family and friends together and start solving the clues. We’ve given you six days to do the circuit, so there is no excuse for not playing. However, if you wait until the last minute to get started, you can probably complete the rally in 1-2 hours, tops! Remember, you can pick up your first clue at the SVE Office front desk or on our website (www.svehoa.com)on or after October 26, but you must finish by 4 p.m. on October 31st. Oh, by the way, did we tell you that the best poker hand will win 50% of the proceeds from the poker players.

Here is your first CLUE:

CLUE # 1 – Your 2016 SVE Community Directory will help you solve this clue.

Go to the place shown on the first inside page (page 1) of the 2016 SVE Directory. Your next clue and playing card can be found in a locked box near where the birds bathe. In case you don’t recognize this location from the picture, an additional hint is that the location is across the street from a place where the food is good and has great specials! P.S. Please don’t trample the petunias.

Solve this clue and you are 1/5th of the way to a winning poker hand. Box Combo: 4 4 4 (Line the numbers up with the red line on the padlock) Use this combo to unlock the box that contains your playing card and next clue. Be sure to relock the box. (To relock the combo lock, close the shank, then turn the numbers).

Each box contains playing cards (in sealed envelopes) and a clue sheet to help you find the next box with more cards and clues. Be sure to take only 1 clue sheet plus 1 card for each hand you wish to play. Each poker hand played at the final destination will cost $5. The winning hand will receive 50% of the total proceeds from the Scavenger-Hunt.

YOUR ENVELOPES MUST BE SEALED WHEN HANDED TO THE RALLY COMMITTEE AT THE FINAL DESTINATION !!!!

New Security Company for Sunland Village East

Community Security Action is now the board approved security company for Sunland Village East. Their security duties will commence October 10, 2016. The two guards are named Don (carried over from former security company) and Greg. Don is well respected by our residents. Greg is highly recommended and well skilled in the duties of law enforcement and security. If you have any questions or concerns please let the Association know at 480-380-0106. Dress code for the guards is a black Polo Community Action Security shirt black belt charcoal grey pants and black shoes. The new security vehicle is a Prius C. The new security phone number is 480-430-5043


Garden Condo 3 - Maintenance Issues

Effort to properly maintain our community is ongoing and we want to let you know what areas have been attended to over the past months. As an example, in April alone, we had dead trees removed by unit #467, #301 and #306. There were various roof issues reported at unit #317, #330 and #472. Every month brings maintenance request in some form.

Click here for a complete list of maintenace issues and when they were fixed.


Garden Condo 3 - Social Update from Julianne Hansen

It is hard to say goodby to our visitors for the summer after enjoying so many good times this winter. Please have a safe trip home. It helps to know we will be seeing you again in the fall.

*****Save the Date*****We have planned two events for the next social season, so mark your calendars NOW and save those dates.

Wednesday December 12th will be a party in our 5-8pm time slot featuring singer and guitar player, Kevin Crum. Kevin has appeared around the valley and was recently entertaining SVE residents at Fat Willy’s. Five Star Pizza will be cooking all you can eat pizza onsite.

Our 2017 party will take place on Thursday, February 9th. We are pleased to have the Needham Twins from the valley (Larry is from SVE) entertaining us for a full 2 hour time slot. Dinner is still being determined. Both events should provide an ample opportunity for dancing, sing along, general toe tapping and camaraderie. Mark the dates and bring your friends and neighbors. Tickets will be priced to assure the best deal possible for dinner and show. The price for being with new and old friends is PRICELESS!

Whether here or away, stay in touch with our solcial page by using our new website at www.svegardencondoiii.com/social.html


What Neighbors do for the Community

Traditionally, neighborhoods consist of residents willing to volunteer their time and energy for the good of all the residents, without payment or many times without thanks. However, it is interesting to note the same folks answer the call time after time. Has anyone noticed some of the little items handled by your neighbors?

Who painted the orange trees? Who changed your outside light bulbs without you even knowing they needed to be changed? When we talk of a social event, how does the planning and coordination happen? Your anonymous neighbors, that’s who handles all these and a myriad of other tasks. During the past Community meeting, Johnnie Elkins, you know him, the guy who takes care of your lights without you having to ask, noted a task that should be addressed. It seems the pedestals holding the big light outside the front of our condominiums were looking a bit shabby. In fact, no one could remember when they were last painted. Estimates ranged from 10-15 years, and I believe you would agree with that if you looked at yours. Johnnie volunteered to get the paint, tape and stencil coverings if someone would help him paint. Your neighbors showed up for two Saturdays. Working as coordinated crews the units disassembled, the accumulated dirt blown out with compressed air, each globe carefully cleaned, and the pedestals painted and reassembled. All 273+ units! The globes sparkle now don’t they!

We would be remiss if we did not recognize these workers, and just so you will associate them with where they live, the unit numbers follow their names:

Project coordinator: Johnnie and Linda Elkins 367
Wayne Berg 491 – Matt Poole 384 – Scott Third 465 – David Hurley 369 – Hal and Diana Klein 368 – Howard Shapiro 378 – Wayne and Teresa Peebles 362 – Jim Olson 383 – Ron Watkins 380 – Bob Spies 286 – Ferne Cohen 379.

Many thanks for these and all our volunteers who give their time and efforts for our small community. When we have the next neighborhood project how about adding a few new names to this list?


Insurance Update

Garden Condo III recently changed insurance providers. Our Association policy was scheduled for renewal on Feb.1 of this year so the Board put it out for tender and following a lengthy review with three different companies choose to go with Farmers and Matt Lundgren Insurance Agency. This new policy is in effect for one year. The Board will be revisiting this again in Dec as they determine the carrier for 2017.

Please take a minute to download and familiarize yourself with this letter from Matt as it highlights some of the changes. In light of this, you may want to review your policy your provider to ensure you have adequate coverage or if possible savings are available to you.


Outlook Community Newspaper

Each month you receive a complimentary copy of the Outlook Communuity Newspaper delivered right to your door. (Special thanks to the volunteers who take on this task every month). In addition to delivering to your door we thought it might be helpful if you could download a copy as well. To download a copy of the current Outlook or previous copies, simply follow this link to the main HOA website.

Go here to access the current and past issues of the Outlook


Landscape Maintenance

SW Landscaping performs daily and monthly landscaping services within our community.

    Monday: Lawn Mowing – Leaf Blowing – Trimming - On call repairs
    Tuesday: General grounds maintenance overflow – On call repairs
    Wednesday: Tree and bush trimming – Gutter Cleaning - On call repairs
    Thursday: General grounds maintenance overflow – On call repairs
    Friday: On call maintenance or repairs


Pest Control

Once a month Arizona's Best Choice Pest & Termite control sprays our patios and decks to help control termites, bugs and other pests.


Golf Cart Storage Sheds

We have two golf cart storage sheds available for rent. One located on the west side of our community and the other on the east side. Spots are available at a cost of $100.00 per year. To secure a spot contact David Hurley at 480-329-3498.


CORNERSTONE CONTACT

  • Address: 4523 East Broadway Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85040
  • Email: Cornerstone@cpihoa.com
  • Website: www.cpihoa.com
  • Toll Free: 602-433-0331