Welcome to the Sun City Home Owners Association Website
SCHOA’S Mission Statement
“To preserve Sun City property values through the fair and consistent application of the CC&Rs (Conditions, Covenants and Restrictions).”
The Sun City Homeowners Association, Sun City, Arizona, has played an integral role in preserving the values of the Sun City community since 1963. SCHOA serves as an advocate for Sun City residents by embracing the Del Webb philosophy of keeping it simple. [Read More…]
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We hope the guide will become a resource you will reach for again and again. Remember to “Start with SCHOA” when you are looking for any information about Sun City and specifically, about the CC&Rs (Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions).
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You may ask, why should I be a member of SCHOA?
Sun City Home Owners Association’s (SCHOA) purpose is to see that Sun City remains the absolutely best place to live and call HOME for active senior citizens.
To be a member gives one the opportunity to:
- Help SCHOA fight for our Utility Rates – Water, Wastewater, Gas & Electric. SCHOA is presently, in court, fighting for lower Wastewater rates for Sun City.
- Help SCHOA keep an eye on the Arizona Corporate Commission who governs those Utility Companies and their rates.
- SCHOA provides the opportunity for us to meet and communicate our concerns with officials from Maricopa County and various agencies within Arizona. Concerns such as Roads, Trash, Vagrancy & Transportation to name just a few.
- The opportunity to financially & physically help SCHOA assist the less fortunate Sun City Residents clean up their property to community standards at no cost to the homeowner.
- To be part of a solution to the challenges in our community which will make for a better place to call Our Home.
What SCHOA, does or does not do, affects the property values in Sun City. The more WE become involved with our Homeowner’s Association the stronger the property values will continue.
These are just some of the reasons to become a member of SCHOA. Membership is vital in having one a strong voice.
We hope you agree and you can find a membership application here or you can call 623-974-4718.
SCHOA’s 2022 Board of Directors
Eric Hoagland – President
Al Morton – Vice President
Gail Warmath – Secretary
Ritchie Miller – Treasurer
Jim Powell – Director
Pam Schwartz – Director
Jerry Walczak – Director
Mike Wendel – Director
Submitted by Greg Eisert and SCHOA’s Governmental Affairs Committee
On December 31, 2019 the Arizona Corporation Commission Administrative Law Judge published her Recommended Opinion and Order (ROO). This document presents the Judge’s view and recommendation of the case evidence to the Corporation Commissioners for their final vote in the matter. The Commissioners may approve the document as written, make amendments or reject totally.
The Commissioners held an open meeting on January 25, 2019 for the purpose of discussion, agreeing on amendments or otherwise, and to vote on their final determination concerning the case.
Generally, the final meeting produces minimal discussion, a few amendments and a final decision not far from what the Administrative Law Judge recommends.
However, as you are aware, the EPCOR water and wastewater cases have proven to provide one surprise after another; no disappointment here.
If you read my previous article, you would recall that I thought the Commissioners would vote against full/forced consolidation. I also said to “stay tuned, as these cases seem to have more twists and turns than an afternoon soap opera”.
So, an anticipated one to two hour meeting ended up lasting a little over five hours. Since one Commissioner recused herself from this case, there were four Commissioners who had to make the final determination. After hours of discussion, debate and amendments the anticipated final vote was to be taken.
The vote was split with Chairman Burns and Commissioner Dunn voting in favor of the Recommended Opinion and Order and Commissioners Olson and Tobin voting against it. Commissioners Olson and Tobin believed the rates were too high and EPCOR would over-earn at the expense of ratepayers.
What followed was a motion to reconsider. Which basically offered a couple of opportunities for EPCOR to adjust their income requirements lower. They declined. Therefore, the final vote stood and the ROO was defeated.
So, what does that mean? Bottom line, it means everything remains the same – no consolidation and no price increases.
Don’t get too comfortable. Chairman Burns concluded the meeting by directing the Corporation Commission’s Hearing Division to open a new docket and begin the process to determine EPCOR’s eligibility for interim rates. The company will need to file a request for those interim rates, submitting them to the docket. The company can also refile for a new rate case.
If you wish to sift through the details, the meeting is archived and can be found and viewed on the Commission Web Site.
Like I said, welcome to the soap opera. The good thing is, no increases for now. The bad thing, the saga continues.
2017 was a busy year for SCRAP (Sun City Residents Action Program) focusing on refurbishing Sun City’s perimeter walls. Thank you all who have participated; if you would like to participate as a volunteer or to make a donation, please contact Lloyd Maple at 623 680-0648. Sun City Walls – 2017 in Review