From: Sun City Texas Community Association
Date/Time: 11/20/2020 9:08 am
Subject: CA Communicator - Weekly Bulletin - Nov. 20, 2020

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November 20, 2020
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 Thanksgiving Holiday Closures
CA
All facilities except Golf will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26. On Friday, Nov. 27, all facilities will be open with limited staff. Business will resume normal hours and operations on Monday, Nov. 30.
 
City of Georgetown
Click Here to view the city's holiday schedule.
 
Have an Wonderful Thanksgiving!
Williamson County Moves to Phase RED
Submitted by Jim Romine, Executive Director

Due to the increase in COVID-19 infections in our area, Williamson County has moved into Phase RED.
“The increasing transmission rate and movement into the Williamson Counties and Cities Health District (WCCHD) red phase is a great opportunity to remind people during this Thanksgiving season to wear a mask, wash hands frequently, and keep six feet of distance from others not in your household. While the number of cases has increased, other indicators, such as the hospitalization rate for our region, are well below the Governor’s threshold for adopting more stringent guidelines under Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-32," said County Judge Bill Gravell. 
 
Due to the announcement, Sun City Texas Community Association is making the following changes:
 
  • Library will be open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Committee Meetings will no longer be in person - all must be virtual meetings. Reach out to Staff Liaisons for meeting information.
  • Effective Immediately for all CA Movies - Your mask is only allowed to be removed while drinking your beverage that you bring to the movie. Snacks are no longer permitted at CA sponsored movies.
 
The CA urges all of our residents to be safe, stay at home when you can and to properly wear your mask in a way that covers your nose and mouth when out and about. We want everyone to have a safe Holiday Season and now is the time to buckle down and do what we can as a community to keep ourselves and our friends and family safe.
NRO New Neighbor Round Up - Webinar
 
  • Virtual New Neighbor Round Up
  • Friday, December 4th
  • 9 - 10 a.m.
  • Online via "Go-to-Webinar" Link
 
Welcome New Sun City Texas Residents,
 
You are invited to join other new residents for the Virtual New Neighbor Round Up. 
The Round Up is a Sun City Texas Lifestyle orientation presented by the Neighborhood Representative Organization (NRO). It consists of short presentations on Governance, Community, Activities and Volunteerism. 
 
During normal times you would be invited to join us in the Social Center Ballroom and you would be seated with other new residents from your neighborhood or a neighborhood close by. Unfortunately we cannot do that during the shut down. So, we have created the next best thing, a virtual meeting. 
 
The NRO believes this is a very important meeting to attend. Please take a few minutes right now and register. The date, time and a login link are included in the registration confirmation. Only one person in a household needs to register for this meeting.
 
We look forward to seeing you online,
The New Neighbor Development Team
Website Refresh Scheduled
Monday, Nov. 30 - Friday, Dec. 4
The Sun City Texas Community Association website www.sctexas.org is going to get a refresh to give it an updated look that will be compatible with our new mobile app which will be available by Quarter 2 of 2021. To complete the refresh and transfer over all the data, the website will be shut down from Monday, Nov. 30 through Friday, Dec. 4.
Approximately 350 web administrators have been notified and were provided with the training video and guidance on what to do before and during the refresh.
 
If you participate in Fitness classes, play Golf or reserve tickets for movies please see the following instructions on how to make reservations while the website is shut down from Monday, Nov. 30 through Friday, Dec. 4.
 
Fitness Reservations for Classes
Fitness will open class reservation on Tuesday, Nov. 24 for all classes to be held Monday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 13. To cancel your Fitness Reservations during the website shut down please email beth.white@sctexas.org or call Beth White at 512-948-7753. This reminder will be in the upcoming Fitness Communicators.
 
Golfers Tee Time Requests
Starting on Monday, Nov. 30 through Friday, Dec. 4 golfers will need to use the following link to book your tee times: http://sctexas.chelseareservations.com/ -- your member number and password are the same as your website resident login number and password. Before November 30 please log into the link above and make sure your login and password work. Contact it-help@sctexas.org if you find your password needs to be reset. Another way to book your tee time is the 'Book Now' button that is also posted on the Sun City Texas Golf Clubs Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/SunCityTexasGolfClubs. This reminder will be in the upcoming Golf Communicators.
 
Lifestyle and Activities Movie Reservations
Tickets for movies listed for the first time in the December Sun Rays will be available Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 8 a.m. Reserve your tickets for CA-Sponsored Events by emailing a request to lifestyles@sctexas.org or call the Lifestyle Department at 512-948-7394 if you do not have a computer. This reminder will be in the upcoming Lifestyle and Activities Communicators.
The Importance of Vetting Your Home Service Providers
By Connie N. Heyer, Niemann & Heyer LLP, SCTCA legal counsel
Your community association, as is typical of community associations, does not maintain a preferred-vendor list or vet any vendor (including vendors who advertise in the Sun Rays magazine.) You can help yourself and your neighbors by doing your part to vet your home’s service providers
Request for Submission: Holiday Decorations
Believe it or not, the holiday season is upon us! Have you decked your halls? Are your silver lanes aglow? Show us your seasonal spirit by sending a snapshot of your holiday décor to taylor.page@sctexas.org along with a brief description. We’ll be sharing a few of our favorites in the Sun Rays and on our Facebook page. Happy decorating!
Friendly Reminder:
Holiday Decorations - ok
Outdoor Sound Systems - no
Submitted by Carl Zimmerman
Community Standards Director
 
Residents are reminded that outdoor sound systems that are part of a display of holiday decorations are considered to be a nuisance under Paragraph 5 of Exhibit C to the community’s Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions which prohibits any activity that is detrimental to any other property. Outdoor sound systems adversely impact the peaceful use and enjoyment of neighboring properties. Please contact Carl Zimmerman at 512-948-7461 with your questions.
Coyotes spotted on
Meadow Trail
 
A resident reported seeing two coyotes on Meadow Trail this week. While we are very fortunate to have such wonderful natural areas for our nature trails, we know we must share these areas with the existing wildlife and be aware that we may encounter them when out on the trails. 
Native Area Maintenance Update
 
All mowing for the Level 3 Fall maintenance schedule has been completed, with the exception of the recently turned over neighborhoods 84, 85, 87. 
 
Williamson County COVID-19 Impact Dashboard: Click here>>
Board and Chartered Club Committee
Approved Transitional Guidelines
 
To view the most current list of Transitional Guidelines approved by the Board
 City and Government News
Georgetown Animal Shelter organizes
donation drive for GivingTuesday on December 1
Volunteers and shelter staff will be accepting donations next to the Georgetown Public Library, in the parking lot at West Eighth Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Street. Donors can look for the colorful adoption trailer to locate volunteers. Employees and volunteers will be stationed at the trailer from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Dec. 1-4, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.
Those who are interested in donating to the animal shelter’s GivingTuesday initiative can visit pets.georgetown.org for a wish list of specific items and the donation drive schedule. The shelter also has an Amazon Wish List at tinyurl.com/WoofPurr with needed items, such as food, specialized toys and cleaning items. A portion of the money you spend on Amazon can also be donated to the shelter by selecting the animal shelter as your designated nonprofit on Amazon Smile. 
City holiday string lights recycling available 
Monday, Nov. 30 until Sunday, Jan. 31
The City of Georgetown has partnered with Texas Disposal Systems to offer free holiday string-light recycling to all Georgetown residents. Sun City residents may drop off their old or broken string lights only through January 31 at:
 
  • Cowan Creek Pavilion, 1433 Cool Springs Way
 
Resident Survey open
through Sunday, Dec. 6
 
What are your top priorities for the City of Georgetown? How would you rate our City parks, library, police, fire/EMS and other City services? Here is your chance to tell us.
 
Take the open online resident survey at georgetown.org/2020opensurvey. The survey is open to all Georgetown residents through Sunday, Dec. 6. Your answers are anonymous. 
Talking Trash
 
Texas Disposal Systems kindly reminds residents that trash items in your trash/landfill cart should be bagged. Your recycle cart should contain non-bagged recycle items and your yellow 'Bag the Bag'.
 Around Sun City
 Creative Clay & China
Holiday Store
 
  • Now through Saturday, Dec. 12
  • Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday 1 - 4 p.m.
  • Closed November 25 and 26 (Thanksgiving)
  • Located behind the Fabric & Fiber club
 
Enjoy a safe place to shop! Masks required. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Limit of six shoppers at a time. Bring your checkbook - Checks only accepted.
 
Wriggley's and Mulligan's offer dine-in and take-out
Both Mulligan's and Wriggley's are considered restaurants, not bars -- therefore they are open as long as our customers follow social distancing guidelines. Customers must wear masks when entering, exiting and when moving around inside the buildings.  
Golf Course
Walking Access 
 
Golf course walking only between the hours of 4 p.m. and sunset at the following golf courses:
 
Monday, Nov. 23 – Legacy Hills
Monday, Nov. 30 – White Wing
Monday, Dec. 7 - Cowan Creek
Monday, Dec. 14 - Legacy Hills
Golf Course
Walking Rules
 
  • Walking Only
  • Resident and Resident Guest Only.
  • Resident guests must be accompanied by a resident.
  • No bicycles or golf carts.
  • Pedestrians must stay on the cart path unless to maintain social distancing.
  • Residents must carry CA issued resident badge or driver’s license.
  • Pets must be on a leash and you must clean up after your pet. 
  • Please bring a mask with you on your walk. If you can’t maintain six feet physical distancing then put on your mask while passing people and remove it when you are six feet away.
WOW! Bookmobile
is not in operation as of November 13 and the Georgetown Public Library is closed indefinitely. Curbside pickup is available for books normally delivered on the WOW! Bookmobile.

Battery Recycling Collection
at Activities Center
 
Activities Center Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 Farmer's Market
Tuesdays
Social Center Parking Lot
9 a.m. - noon
Masks required
 Additional Information
 Event Calendars
 Coming Events
Creative Clay & China Holiday Store
Now through Saturday, Dec. 12
Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sun 1 - 4 p.m.
Located behind Fabric & Fiber club
 
NRO New Neighbor Round Up
Friday, Dec. 4
9 a.m., Webinar
BSW Blood Drive
Tuesday, Dec. 8
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., SCPL
Appointments recommended
 Committee & Group Meetings
All committee meetings will be virtual "GoTo" meetings for the rest of this year. Please contact the Committee Staff Liaison for information.
Property & Grounds
Tuesday, Dec. 1
3 p.m., Virtual
 
Nominating
Wednesday, Dec. 2
9 a.m., Virtual
 
Firewise
Wednesday, Dec. 2
12:30 p.m., Virtual
 
Modifications
Thursday, Dec. 3
9:30 a.m., Virtual
Submission deadline: Friday, Nov. 27
EMC - Emergency Management
Friday, Dec. 11
9 a.m., Virtual
 
Chartered Clubs/Neighborhood Quarterly Meeting
Thursday, Dec. 18
9 a.m., Virtual
 
Chartered Clubs
Monday, Dec. 21
8 a.m., Virtual
 
Golf
Monday, Dec. 21
3 p.m., Virtual
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