GUARD SERVICE @ Pamplona Gate
Patrol Masters, our new guard service has recently provided full-time guard for our community.
Here is our plan. It is not perfect and we know that, but are just trying to do our best job at this and to see how it flushes out. We will modify as we need to and keep everyone apprised. Remember, this service is not inexpensive. The cost is $1,200 per week, as part time guards are not available.
After the service has been in place for at least 30 days, we will take an informal poll of the community to get input as to how homeowners feel about it and the cost, which is roughly $40 per home monthly.
Here is an overview of the service being provided:
SHUTTING DOWN THE VIA PAMPLONA GATE ENTRY -- 30 minutes in the AM (dropoff) and PM (pickup)
We will close (block) off the Via Pamplona entry in the morning and afternoon times for 30 minutes during the height of the school drop off and pick up. This prevents parents from using the entry and hopefully will stop the current practice of parents telling their kids to walk down Stallion Ridge to get picked up -- in order so that they can pull out and use our entries as a turnaround point. Not only is it dangerous for the students, it's dangerous for all of us as drivers. Parents should stay in the vehicle line ... period.
MORNING: Approximately 8:45 - 9:15 Mondays; or 8:10 - 8:40 Tuesday - Friday
AFTERNOON: Approximately 3:10 to 3:40, Monday - Friday (or until the pick up line has diminished)
If you have any vendors, housekeepers, nannies, etc., that usually arrive between these times, please have them use the Via Granada gate. In addition, all homeowners need to remember to revert to using Via Granada during the school drop and pick up times as well. If you forget and you make a U-turn at the Via Pamplona gate, it's an illegal U-turn, and we don't want you to get a ticket. The Sheriff told us today they will try to be forgiving for homeowners, but it causes them problems having to figure out who's a resident and who's not -- and they won't repeatedly issue warnings. The Sheriffs that were on site today were very supportive of our efforts.
GUARD SERVICES DURING THE DAY
The guard will focus on the school issues as his top priority. However, during the quieter hours, he will be doing routine patrolling of our community. On Fridays, he will also be placing courtesy reminders on vehicles parked on the street during street sweeping times (10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., but our service is usually over by noon).
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION DEFERRED