2021 Pool Closing EARLY for the Season


The pool will be closed early this year, October 18, for resurfacing! The water filtration system is being updated as well!

We look forward to a sparkly new pool next season.

More info to be published soon!

While the crew is working, please – stay clear of the area and make sure children are supervised! We would not want any accidents to happen!

 

Parents – Have you seen these signs?


Friends, we want everyone to be safe and have fun at the Summerfield pool. It is an important part of our community, and one that we want to be used safely by all. However, it is a SHARED resource – and that means there are some rules that we need to observe, some of which come from the state.

It is in EVERYONE’S best interest to make sure that EVERYONE is aware of and abides by these rules to maximize our safe fun and enjoyment. Please raise awareness and refer to them as needed!  (Don’t forget – If you are renting your home out – you must make sure the tenants are aware of all the community rules. See https://summerfieldpoway.com/new-to-the-neighborhood/)

Remember – children under 14 MUST be supervised (see below.)

And here is a text version, for ease of reading:

Children, under age 14, must be supervised by an attending parent or an adult that has assumed that responsibility. The supervising adult must be at least 18 years old. There is no lifeguard on duty! No diving.

  1. Pool hours are from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
  2. The gate to enter the pool area must be kept locked at all times. Do not grant access to people without keys. This pool is for the use of Summerfield residents and their guests. All others are trespassing and should be reported to the Sheriff at the non-emergency dispatch # 858-565-5200, and also to the HOA board (see #10 below).
  3. No profanity, running or unsafe conduct will be permitted.
  4. No pets, motorcycles, bicycles, skateboards, frisbees, skates or rollerblades are allowed in the pool area.
  5. No gum, glass objects, or smoking allowed in the pool area. Beverages and food are allowed in the pool area, but not in the pool. Please use trash receptacles.
  6. Clean up and haul trash home after parties.
  7. Hardballs such as tennis balls or smash balls are not permitted.
  8. Parents are responsible for their children. Damage to the pool area by residents, their children or their guests will be paid for by the residents.
  9. All babies and young children who wear diapers must wear a diaper designed for swimming protection.
  10. Report pool maintenance issues to [email protected] or call a board member; current numbers are listed on SummerfieldPoway.com.
  11. Any infraction of these rules is cause for immediate dismissal from the pool.
  12. Every homeowner has the right to enforce these rules and is encouraged to do so.

 

2021 Annual Update Presentation Posted


Dear Summerfield Homeowners,

As was indicated in a recent letter sent to all Summerfield Homeowners,  we have published this year’s version of the slide presentation which is usually presented at the annual SHOA meeting held each year in May. We are not holding the public meeting this year due to legal restrictions associated with the Covid-19 virus.

Link to presentation on the website: 2021 SHOA Annual Presentation
Link to copy of the annual letter: 2021 SHOA Letter

An important point to make at this time:
Once again, annual dues will not change this year. The amount is $320 per household. Invoices will be sent in the month of June. Please expect that there will be a dues increase next year.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact the board via email at [email protected].

Thank you,

The Summerfield Homeowners Association Board

Psst! The Pool Is Open for 2021!


If you haven’t already noticed, the Summerfield Pool is opened April 1!

Please note that we want to continue to stay in compliance with the county’s requirements (since they license us to operate the pool!)

The following are notable rules from our original reopening plan we all need to observe:

  • Use First-In, First-Out (FIFO) approach when the pool appears to be nearing the recommended maximum capacity (15 in the pool, 30 on the pool deck.)
  • Maintain a minimum of 6 feet between persons not from the same household.
  • Avoid entering the pool facility if you have a cough or fever.
  • Wear face coverings when not in the pool.
  • Do not engage in unnecessary physical contact.
  • Use personal chairs and tables in lieu of HOA-owned equipment
  • Clean/disinfect restrooms after each use. EPA-approved cleaning supplies are provided.
  • Bring your own water in non-glass containers. Do not use the water fountain.
  • Do not use the pool area for large gatherings.

Additionally, remember that we can help prevent build up of ‘ring around the pool’ when sunscreen is allowed to completely dry before entering the pool. Stay clean to keep the water clean!

For more information, see:

2020 Pool Closing for the Season


There might be some hardy polar bears left amongst us – but with the advent of cold weather, we will be formally closing the pool for the season on Monday November 23, 2020.  See you next April!

Also – while we have your attention – please don’t forget our last Scoops note on trash containers! They must be put away out of sight from the street or neighbors. Thanks!

Summerfield Scoops – Oct 2020


In this issue:

  • Pool Season Extended
  • Pool Maintenance
  • Pool Service Phone Line
  • Trick or Treat… or Not?
  • Scooters and Minibike Alert! Drive Safely!
  • New Green Waste Trash Bins
  • Fire Season Preparedness
  • HOA Contact Info and Board Members for 2020-2021
  • Owner’s Calendar
  • New to the Neighborhood? Change of contact info, new renters, new POA/Owner’s Representative?
  • Feeling Social?

Pool Season Extended

The Board has agreed to extend the pool season beyond the normal October 31 closing date, possibly to the end of November, weather permitting.

Please note that our solar heating system is a passive system which can only bring up the normal water temperature by about 10 degrees or so, depending upon the amount of sunlight. As the nights get cooler and the days shorter, at some point the pool will be unable to be warmed enough to be usable.

 


Pool Maintenance

We’ve had a number of inquiries about pool cleaning and maintenance and wanted to make sure we provided the following information.

  1. The pool is cleaned and checked for chemicals three times per week during the pool season. We have verified that the cleaning does take place as scheduled and that the chemical levels are maintained at safe levels.
  2. Water clarity has been a periodic issue this year with the water becoming “cloudy” at times. This seems to be the result of higher pool usage levels and may be related to things like sunscreen lotion dissolving in the pool water. The board is considering remediation measures which may include changing out the pool water in the upcoming off season.
  3. We have also had feedback that at times, there are numerous dead insects floating on the pool surface. Other than having the pool cleaned more frequently (which will be considered), this is an issue that will probably need homeowner assistance to remove dead insects (using the net at the pool) between cleanings.
  4. Another cleanliness issue is the existence of a “greasy” line on the pool tile at water level. This is very likely the result of various skin and hair lotions dissolving in the pool, floating on the water, and then sticking to the tile at the water line. The Board is considering periodic cleanings of the tiles during the pool season to address this issue.
  5. The cleanliness and condition of the pool plaster are also under review. During the upcoming off season, the Board will seek and review professional input to determine if anything is needed at this time in the way or maintenance or replacement of the pool plaster.

The community pool is the primary asset of the Summerfield HOA. The Board appreciates input regarding the pool and we hope to maintain it as a valuable recreational asset.


Pool Service Phone Line

We have added a phone line to be used when there is an urgent issue at the pool relating to sanitation, maintenance or safety. Please text this number or call and leave a message.

‪(858) 848-1026‬

 


Trick or Treat… or Not?

Summerfield has historically hosted hundreds of kids going door to door on Halloween evening. With the COVID-19 restrictions, many are concerned about what to do in the current situation.   Even the usual Nextdoor.com “Treat Map”  has removed the listings of where treats are given out and instead lists where people will decorate, have displays or dress up in costume to wave at neighbors.

Door to door trick or treating is not recommended by San Diego County: LINK   They do suggest alternative activities, please see their bulletin.

The CDC describes door to door trick or treating as ‘high risk’: LINK 

There was a good discussion on our Facebook group that many participated in, and as was pointed out – we do not have control over who enters our neighborhood, but we suspect most will decide not to participate.

If you usually give out treats but are not this year, you may wish to use the typical signal of turning off your porch light to signal that you will not be handing out treats. Another idea is to put out something like a ‘No treats this year – See you next year!’ sign.

In the end, no matter what your personal decisions are, please be respectful of others.


Scooters and Minibike Alert! Drive Safely!

We have seen a number near miss accidents involving small motor bikes/scooters in the neighborhood – please make sure to operate any motorized bikes in a safe and legal fashion (some bikes are not legal to operate on city streets!) Please consult the DMV website on miniature bikes, classes of motorcycles and the motorcycle handbook. This article may also be helpful. Stay safe!

Concerning cars speeding through the neighborhood, the board has previously been in contact with Poway traffic engineering, but the more residents that raise the issue, the more likely it is to get addressed.  You may wish to consider contacting them or the Traffic Safety Committee,  a member of the city council or the mayor to raise the issue as you personally see fit. Please note more information about “Traffic Calming” measures here. Level 2 measures (like speed bumps) have very specific requirements.

The speed limit within our neighborhood is 25 MPH, and we have a LOT of kids at play here. We encourage all residents to observe the speed limit and drive with caution at all times. If you see a delivery driver speeding, it may be more effective to get the vehicle number and call that delivery company and report any concerns. For example, if you receive an Amazon delivery and are asked for feedback through their site – and that driver was speeding, give them that information.

Help keep Summerfield accident free!


New Green Waste Collection Bins

EDCO has distributed the new green waste bins. Note that they no longer accept yard waste in bags or your own containers – we must use the bins they provide. You can get more or swap for smaller ones.  Please see their newsletter for more information: LINK

Please don’t forget our Architectural Standards requirement for ALL the trash collection bins: Placement of trash containers in front of a dwelling is restricted to a twenty-four hour period surrounding a scheduled pick-up. After pick-up, empty containers should be stored in the garage or behind the fence out of sight of passers-by on the street.


Fire Season Preparedness

We hope that we do not have another wildfire like the one in 2007 that caused our neighborhood to be evacuated— but it still fire season, and we should all stand ready to respond if needed.
We encourage everyone to subscribe to AlertSanDiego. This is the county’s “reverse 911” emergency notification system and the City of Poway’s primary resource for contacting you in an event that needs your immediate attention, such as an evacuation due to fires. All landlines are automatically a part of this database, but by registering your email address and mobile phone number, you won’t miss a notification.

Getting prepared for earthquake, storm, fire and utility outages? Check these links: http://poway.org/410/EmergencyPreparedness
https://www.sdge.com/safety

This has a list and map of major fire incidents.  http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents
Useful Twitter account: https://twitter.com/CALFIRESANDIEGO


HOA Contact Info and Board Members for 2020-2021

SUMMERFIELD HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
PO Box 28143, San Diego, CA 92198
[email protected]
https://summerfieldpoway.com

SHOA Board Members
• Tom Halfaker, President 858-774-4103
• Kim Caterina, Architectural Chair 858-859-1724
• Brad Phillips, VP & Secretary
• Michael Spring, Treasurer
• Bob McCleary, Special Projects


Owner’s Checklist

  1. Remember to get architecture committee pre-approval for exterior changes (paint, lawn, mailbox, etc.)
  2. New renters? Selling? Let us know!

 

New to the Neighborhood? Change of contact info, new renters, new POA or Owner’s Representative or Property Manager?

New owners and renters should learn about our community rules by reading the “Summerfield Community Information” document in the General Information section of the Policies & Procedures page.

Please email the HOA at [email protected]  to notify us of any changes in your contact information, changes in renters or new individuals with Power of Attorney or Owner’s Representatives or new Property Management company info. This newsletter and other important community updates are sent to all owners, renters and property managers via email as requested.

Note: Owners are required to provide and the Board is required to keep a current list of all owners and renters contact information. (California Corp. Code §8320(a). and Civ. Code §4740(d).)

Please keep us updated, so we can keep you updated!

 


Feeling Social?

Converse with the neighborhood on these independent websites— a great way to keep updated.  Need an invite? Contact us by email! [email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/groups/summerfieldestates/  https://summerfieldpoway.nextdoor.com/

Pool is OPEN!


We are pleased to announce that the Summerfield Pool is being opened in compliance with the county’s requirements.

The following are notable rules from our reopening plan we all need to observe:

  • Use First-In, First-Out (FIFO) approach when the pool appears to be nearing the recommended maximum capacity (15 in the pool, 30 on the pool deck.)
  • Maintain a minimum of 6 feet between persons not from the same household.
  • Avoid entering the pool facility if you have a cough or fever.
  • Wear face coverings when not in the pool.
  • Do not engage in unnecessary physical contact.
  • Use personal chairs and tables in lieu of HOA-owned equipment
  • Clean/disinfect restrooms after each use. EPA-approved cleaning supplies are provided.
  • Bring your own water in non-glass containers. Do not use the water fountain.
  • Do not use the pool area for large gatherings.

The SHOA Board thanks and commends the Pool Committee for their community spirit. Members are:

  • Sarah Orr, Chair
  • Mike White
  • Brooke Nevels
  • Christy Glenn
  • Francean Williams

Please support their hard work by complying with the rules and thanking them (in an appropriately socially distanced way, of course!)

For more information, see:

2020 Annual Update Presentation Posted


Dear Summerfield Homeowners,

As was indicated in a recent letter sent to all Summerfield Homeowners,  we have published this year’s version of the slide presentation which is usually presented at the annual SHOA meeting held each year in May. We are not holding the public meeting this year due to legal restrictions associated with the Covid-19 virus.

Link to presentation on the website: 2020 SHOA Annual Presentation

Two important points to make at this time:
1) Annual dues will not change this year. The amount is $320 per household. Invoices will be sent in the month of June.
2) The community pool remains closed until we are allowed to safely open it within regulations not yet issued by the County of San Diego.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact the board via email at [email protected].

Thank you,

The Summerfield Homeowners Association Board

Pool status update


We’ve had several questions about opening the pool.

The May 10, 2020 San Diego County health order states

13e: To enhance recreational opportunities in the county, private and public golf courses and, other public or private outdoor recreational facilities (other than community pools per State order), including recreational equipment (such as bicycle, boat, kayak, equestrian and surfboard) rentals may be open for limited use.

The order also states:

28: To the extent necessary, this Order may be enforced by the Sheriff or chiefs of police pursuant to Government Code sections 26602 and 41601 and Health and Safety Code section 101029.

Additionally, our pool operating permit is issued by San Diego County. We do not want to endanger our ability to open the pool as soon the county permits by taking measures that they oppose.

We realize that the rules are updated frequently, and we are watching to see what opportunities we will have to safely open the pool.

Thanks for your continued patience and understanding.
SHOA Board

Summerfield Scoops – March 2020


In this issue:

  • Health and Wellness (Pool Closed)
  • Call for Candidates
  • Doggy on leash… Doggy do-do…
  • Spring time – Weed time
  • Trash Bins
  • Upcoming Events(?)
  • Owner’s Calendar
  • School Is (Unexpectedly) Out – Drive Safely!
  • New to the Neighborhood? Change of contact info, new renters, new POA/Owner’s Representative?
  • Feeling Social?

Health and Wellness (Pool Closed)

In response to San Diego County’s order to close all gyms and fitness centers and the Governor’s stay at home order, we will not be opening the pool until after these orders are lifted.  We are all in this together (even at an approved distance!), so let’s all find ways to keep our cool and support one another.

Sites with more info: covid19.ca.gov   coronavirus-sd.com   211sandiego.org

We understand from the Governor’s announcement on 3/19/2020 that NextDoor.com will be hosting more official information in response to the emergency orders, we recommend everyone keep an eye on that resource as well.

 


Call for Candidates

Even with the current emergency situation, we must continue to operate the Summerfield Home Owners Association, paying utility bills, maintaining the pool for when it does reopen, etc. And for that, we need a functioning board – and for that, we need folks to step up to help the community. Please see our earlier post and ask yourself if you’d be willing to pitch in to help keep Summerfield the great neighborhood that we all enjoy.


Doggy on leash… Doggy do-do…

Summerfield is not only a great neighborhood for families, but also for dogs.

  • We ask all dog owners to please pick up after your dogs. It is common courtesy and required by the Summerfield CC&Rs. Article VI, Section 8 of the Summerfield CC&Rs states: “Dog owners are required to immediately remove any deposits their dogs might place upon the Common Areas, private Lots, streets, or elsewhere in the Community…”
  • And according to San Diego County Code section 62.669(a) and California Penal Code Section 597, dogs must be kept on leashes and the person holding the leash must be capable of controlling the dog while in public.
  • Poway contracts with the Humane Society for animal control, including lost and stray dogs and barking dog complaints. The number is 760-888-2275. See this web page for more information: http://poway.org/798/Animal-Services
  • For more information, see https://www.sddac.com/content/sdc/das/license-laws/laws.html

Thank you for keeping Summerfield safe and clean not just for us humans but for our canine friends, too!


Spring time – Weed time

We are having lots of rain recently – and that greened our yards (but also our weeds….) Don’t forget that we all need to work within our architectural standards:

Yards must be maintained, watered, planted and replanted to prevent erosion and present a healthy and trimmed appearance (no more than 20% of lawn area dry or dying). Weeds must be kept under control in all areas of lawns and landscaping. Weeds in the sidewalks or driveways must be removed or eradicated.

Please note that early in the year is the time to apply pre-emergent weed treatments to lawns. But if they have already come up, please get them out before they spread all over your yard (and spread to all your neighbors’ yards…) Thanks!

If you have any question about landscaping – please email or call! Thanks!


Trash Bins

Please don’t forget our Architectural Standards requirement for trash bins: Placement of trash containers/bags in front of a dwelling is restricted to a twenty-four hour period surrounding a scheduled pick-up. After pick-up, empty containers should be stored in the garage or behind the fence out of sight of passers-by on the street.

 


Upcoming Events(?)

Given the current ‘stay at home’ order, we are exploring other options to see how we might address the annual board election and meeting requirement.

We are aware of conferencing tools – the problem is state laws that (currently) require physical meetings. Stay tuned!

 


HOA Contact Info and Board Members for 2019-2020

SUMMERFIELD HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
PO Box 28143, San Diego, CA 92198
[email protected]
https://summerfieldpoway.com

SHOA Board Members
• Tom Halfaker, President 858-774-4103
• Kim Caterina, Architectural Chair 858-859-1724
• Brad Phillips, Secretary
• Michael Spring, Treasurer
• Bob McCleary, Special Projects


Owner’s Checklist

  1. Annual Dues Invoices will be mailed in June.
  2. Dues become overdue on July 31.
  3. Prompt payment is appreciated or late fees may apply!
  4. Remember to get architecture committee pre-approval for exterior changes (paint, lawn, mailbox, etc.)

School is (Unexpectedly) Out – Drive Safely!

Help keep Summerfield accident free!


New to the Neighborhood? Change of contact info, new renters, new POA or Owner’s Representative or Property Manager?

New owners and renters should learn about our community rules by reading the “Summerfield Community Information” document in the General Information section of the Policies & Procedures page.

Please email the HOA at [email protected]  to notify us of any changes in your contact information, changes in renters or new individuals with Power of Attorney or Owner’s Representatives or new Property Management company info. This newsletter and other important community updates are sent to all owners, renters and property managers via email as requested.

Note: Owners are required to provide and the Board is required to keep a current list of all owners and renters contact information. (California Corp. Code §8320(a). and Civ. Code §4740(d).)

Please keep us updated, so we can keep you updated!

 


Feeling Social?

Converse with the neighborhood on these independent websites— a great way to keep updated.  Need an invite? Contact us by email! [email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/groups/summerfieldestates/  https://summerfieldpoway.nextdoor.com/