New policies affect which positions CAM Board members can hold

At the Sun City Association board workshop on May 10, the agenda topics were concealed weapon carry rules, election candidate guidelines, tennis courts resurfacing, and Wildflower Lake’s shoreline.

Here are sound bite-style summaries of actions taken on these four subjects:

The board “clarified” the rules for concealed carry of weapons, to apply to all common area facilities, both outdoor and indoor. This includes all activity buildings, swimming pools at both lodges, and recreational areas such as Eakin Field, bocce ball and tennis/pickleball courts, hiking trails, and neighborhood parks.

As part of approving the new Election Procedures Manual, the board amended the candidate guidelines regarding positions CAM board members cannot hold while serving on the board, from advisory committees only, to positions on the two councils – Charter Club Presidents Council and the Neighborhood Advisory Council. CAM board members may, however, simultaneously hold charter club offices and be neighborhood reps. Gene Harrison, new chairman of the Election Advisory Committee, represented the committee in this discussion.

After several months of waiting, the board announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has provided the necessary permits for the placement of fines (crushed rock) in the shoreline area on the east side (closest to Del Webb Boulevard) of Wildflower Lake. The next phase is Village of Huntley approval, which is expected soon. Then, Hay & Associates will develop an implementation plan, according to Deanna Loughran, executive director. The work is expected to be completed this summer.

The board approved a $15,600 contract with an area firm to fill cracks and resurface tennis courts 5,6, and 7 in the Tall Oaks Center. This work is expected to be completed in the next several weeks. The board worked with the Facility Advisory Committee to develop this project.

In another maintenance project, Deanna Loughran and Sandy Mis, chairman of the Sew ‘n Sews Club’s renovations committee, clarified information published by the Sun Day regarding the renovations being carried out in the Sewing Room of Prairie Lodge. On April 12, the board authorized the spending of $14,800 to purchase one new long arm sewing machine used in the creation of blankets, and two new standard Bernina sewing machines. Details of upgrades to the room’s cabinets and furnishings will be announced later, Mis said.

The board’s agenda for the May 10 meeting also included discussions of amendments to Sun City’s operating rules and regulations and room reservation guidelines.

The next regular board meeting will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, in Drendel Ballroom.

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