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4/22/21 - Email Sent to All Pool Members
The pool will be opening on Saturday, May 29th, at 10 am for the 2021 season. We will be following St. Louis County's covid rules and added a Pool Covid Guidelines page to the Summerchase.org website with additional details. Capacity is still limited, but we will allow guests as long as it doesn't become an issue that members can't use the pool.
Unique Pools, our pool management company, requires that the pool be open at 4 pm on days when Rockwood school district is in session. This is due to staffing issues. This year Rockwood will have school June 1st - 3rd. On those days the pool will not be opened until 4 pm.
We will no longer be using the laminated passes. Instead we will be using a pass system, EasyPoolPass, developed by Unique Pools. This is a digital pass system that uses a smartphone to retrieve your entry pass. This system allows for contactless check-in which is one of the requirements of St. Louis County. An advantage to this system is we will be able to get some data regarding pool usage. If you do not have access to a smartphone, a lifeguard should be able to retrieve your pass.
All residents who have paid their 2021 assessments will be receiving a separate email within the next 2 weeks with details about using EasyPoolPass, the facility number and your family's resident ID to use to retrieve your daily pass.
We've taken care of several needed maintenance items using the reserve fund. These items will not cause an increased annual assessment:
The exterior and interior of the pool house has been painted.
Interior lighting for the pool house is scheduled to be updated.
The baby pool is scheduled to be resurfaced prior to the pool opening
A new diving board and stand has been ordered and should be installed prior to the pool opening.
The Sports Court progress was delayed by the cold weather, but should be complete by Memorial Day as long as the weather cooperates.
Guest access is changing from 2 guests per member to 6 guests per household per day. The new system doesn’t support our old guest rule, which also didn’t accommodate families with fewer members in their household. All residents pay the same fee for the pool regardless of the number of members in the household and now they can bring the same amount of guests. We will be monitoring the number of guests and may need to adjust it, if it affects members not being able to use the facility.
Private Pool Parties
Unique Pools changed their policy regarding reserving the pool for private parties. In the past private parties would generate a small profit that would be applied to the pool and sports court reserve fund. The new policy only allows Unique to receive any profits. The policy also added a restriction that private parties are only allowed when Rockwood Schools are not in session to be able to accommodate for extra guards. This limited the number of available Tuesday nights to 11. Due to the policy changes eliminating any profits and limiting the number of parties to very few, the decision was made to no longer offer private pool parties and keep the pool open on Tuesday nights for all pool members to use.
We've received some complaints about speeding throughout the subdivision. Please slow down and come to a complete stop at stop signs for the safety of everyone.
3/29/21 - Email Sent to All Pool Members
The pool parking lot is scheduled to be resurfaced Tuesday, March 30th, weather permitting and striped a day or 2 later. During this time the parking lot will be closed and we ask that you please refrain from using.
3/24/21 - Email Sent to All SC1 Residents
On Monday, March 22, Summer Chase 1 HOA Trustee, Eric Dethlefsen, submitted his resignation to the Board. We are happy to announce that a previous Trustee, Sharon McRoy, has accepted to serve as Trustee for the rest of the 2021 term. We thank Eric for his time and service and Sharon for fulfilling this role.
3/13/21 - Email Sent to All Pool Members
What is going on with Waste Management?
Waste Management is currently picking up recycling and posted the following message yesterday, late in the day:
Some residential recycling service for 3/12/2021 has been rescheduled in Imperial, Arnold, Fenton, High Ridge, Murphy, Saint Louis, Ballwin. We will return for service tomorrow. Please make sure your container is accessible for service.
We also have been told they are having issues with staffing, which has caused the problems we are experiencing. They are working at hiring additional drivers and hopefully our service will get back to normal soon. The following is from the response we received:
Our goal is still to always service on the scheduled service day as we work to hire permanent replacements. There may be ‘later in the day’ type delays, and perhaps even a one day delay in some instances. I do trust that when any delay to a later day is needed, we communicate to each resident via phone or e-mail, depending on what kind of contact information we happen to have on files.
If you want to receive these alerts, you can contact Waste Management (314-506-4700) and provide them with your address and contact information.
For those who are not a member of the Summer Chase facebook page, Stacey Shorb, has been very busy scheduling food trucks for our subdivision. We want to thank Stacey for all her efforts and for volunteering to do this job. A complete list of all the trucks that have been scheduled can be viewed on the Summer Chase website calendar. The first truck will be this coming Friday, March 19, Buzz's Hawaiian Grill, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Summer Chase HOA Mailbox
We have purchased a locked mailbox and installed it at the pool. We are getting rid of the PO box. The mailbox will be a convenient way for the trustees to access the HOA mail as well as eventually provide a cost savings. A big thank you to trustee, Bob Hupfeld, for volunteering to install and saving us installation costs.
1/13/21 - Email Sent to All Pool Members
Payment is due by January 15, 2021 and is considered delinquent if not received by February 1, 2021. Payments received after February 1, 2021 will be subject to a late fee of 25% of the assessment. If your assessment invoice has been misplaced, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy.
The contractor will begin demolition of the existing courts Friday, January 15. The demolition will last for 4-5 days. During this time please refrain from using the court and the pool parking. The contractor may need the parking lot to store equipment.
Demolition is the first step in the process. The next step will start once we have warmer weather. Our goal is to have the new sport court available by the time the pool opens on Memorial Day weekend.
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