The Rose Garden

Palm Springs

 
 
 

This site is for residents, guests, and friends to find information about The Rose Garden in Palm Springs, CA and the rules & regulations that help make our community a great place to live and play.


Please click at the top for the latest available board minutes, a standard board meeting agenda, news, and other important information.


Homeowners are invited to regular board meetings, which are usually held on a Saturday at one of the two pool areas.

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Board Meetings

The next regular, open board meeting will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the East Pool. 


As always, homeowners are encouraged to attend open sessions of board meetings, speak during the homeowners’ forum, and observe the board meeting proceedings. Updates will be posted as soon as possible following the meetings. 


The Rose Garden Board of Directors is:

President:              Jim Fiedler

                                (Jim’s term runs until December 2014)

Vice-President:      Clyde Doctor

                               (Clyde’s term runs until December 2015)

Treasurer:              Earl Rose

                               (Earl’s term runs until December 2015)

Secretary:              John Burton

                              (John’s term runs until December 2015)

Director-at-Large:  Suzanne Webster

                               (Sue’s term runs until December 2014)


The Architectural and Landscape Committees are welcoming new members.   If you would like to join either committee, click on one of the links below to send a message to the appropriate committee chair.

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Important Announcements


Annual Meeting.  The Rose Garden Homeowner Association’s Annual Meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Mizell Center, 480 South Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA. (posted 9/21/14)


2014 Board Election.  Participation in the Board is a rewarding experience that allows you to make a real difference for our community.  The Board encourages qualified homeowners to run for the two Directors’ seats up for election this year.  Watch this space, your email inbox, and US postal service mailbox for more information about the election, how to submit your name for the ballot, and the nomination deadline. (posted 9/21/14)


Bicycle Theft.  A bicycle was recently taken from a Rose Garden unit’s gated patio.  The Board reminds owners and residents not to leave unlocked bicycles or similar possessions on patios or in other exposed areas. (posted 9/3/14)


California Imposes Mandatory Water Restrictions.  The State of California is warning residents to stop wasting water or face fines of $500 a day; a recent report shows usage during the state's ongoing drought has risen one percent since last year.  For full descriptions of the Desert Water Agency’s actions that impact the Rose Garden HOA’s and residents’ water usage, click on the following links (posted 8/26/14):


Desert Water Agency

Desert Sun Article dated July 15, 2014


Patio Tree Trimming (updated announcement) -  Maintenance of courtyard trees is the responsibility of the homeowner who enjoys the private use of that courtyard.  Courtyard trees must be trimmed away from the stucco and roof line of all units. Homeowners have sixty days from this revised posting (August 29, 2014) to correct any issues with courtyard trees.  Courtyard trees that are not properly trimmed by NOVEMBER 1, 2014 will be trimmed by the HOA’s landscaper, and the HOA will bill the homeowners’ account for the cost of such trimming. (revised 8/29/14 to reflect new deadline)

Green Waste - Green waste generated by residents’ outdoor landscaping activities, such as plant clippings, will be collected by Grandview.  Please place green waste in a pile (NOT put in bags) by the curb on Friday mornings, and it will be hauled away.  Food scraps and other household green waste are NOT included in this procedure.  All household waste must be recycled in bins provided by Palm Springs Disposal Services. (posted 6/23/14)

Irrigation Issues -  Flags are available at both pool areas for residents to mark sprinkler issues. Please use these flags to mark any sprinklers that need adjustment or repair. Then notify PSMG of the area/address where the flag has been placed so PSMG can notify Grandmark of where to find the problems.  PSMG’s contact information can be found below. (posted 6/16/14)

Landscaping.  Homeowners and residents may have noticed some changes to gardening practices since Grandmark started in early June. The HOA has asked Grandmark to prune back many plants, sometimes severely. Aggressive pruning will allow more light to penetrate foliage and prompt new growth.  Grandmark will also remove any plants that are dead or sick.

Insufficient pruning over a number of years means, unfortunately, that it may take drastic measures in some cases to reshape and rejuvenate the existing landscape in order to enhance the Rose Garden’s overall appearance.

The Landscape Committee appreciates your patience and understanding while this process takes place. In time, many plants will come back healthier and with new growth. Those plants that don’t respond will be evaluated in the fall for replacement. (posted 6/16/14)

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Patio Extension Ballot Measure (updated 6/23/14 with ballot results)


It was brought to the Rose Garden Board of Directors’ attention that HOA boards can no longer approve conversions of common areas to private use without the express permission of the HOA’s membership. 


For this reason, the Rose Garden Board sought homeowners’ blanket permission through a recent ballot measure to allow the Board to approve patio extensions that conform to a standard dimension and using pre-approved building materials.  Ballots were counted at the June 21, 2014 open board meeting.  The measure passed with 102 voting in favor and five opposed. (updated 6/23/14)


To view the official notification of ballot results, click here.


If you have questions about how to request a patio extension or in regard to a request currently under consideration, please contact PSMG or the Architectural Committee using the contact information below.


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New Cable Channel Line-Up Started May 29th








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Property Manager

Please direct all routine and emergency issues, concerns, or requests to John Wiesner and Phil Allen at Palm Springs Management Group (PSMG) using the contact information or links noted below.


To read PSMG’s introductory letter mailed to homeowners last August, click here.

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Garbage and Recycling Collection

Garbage and recycling collection takes place oncer per week (on Mondays).  You must use the bin provided by Palm Springs Disposal Services (PSDS). 


Green waste generated by residents’ outdoor landscaping activities, such as plant clippings, will be collected by our landscaper (Grandview).  Place green waste in a pile (NOT put in bags) by the curb on Friday mornings, and it will be hauled away. Food scraps and other household green waste are NOT included in this procedure.  All household waste must be recycled in bins provided by PSDS.

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Safety Message

Safety is a year-round concern for all of us.  Please click here to review safety tips from the Palm Springs Police Department.  Many of the recommendations are excellent advice to all homeowners to keep themselves and their possessions secure all year round!


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Matching Exterior Paints

If you need to touch up the exterior of your unit or want to match the exterior paints for your interior atrium, click here for more information on exterior paint colors.

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Landscape Planning


2/22/14 Update:  For homeowners who are eager for the planting beds directly adjacent to units quickly re-landscaped according to the new master plan, the Board is excited to announce that individual owners can sponsor such upgrades. The first wave of requests that were submitted in fall 2013 were approved at the February 22, 2014 open board meeting.  If you submitted one of those approved requests, or would like to initiate a new request, (click here) to contact the Landscape Committee and PSMG to confirm next steps.


The Rose Garden is a beautiful environment for all of us to live and relax.  In order to maintain our attractive surroundings, we must anticipate how time’s impact on current mature plantings and the increasing need to use water efficiently affect decisions about how we want our community to look in the future.


The Board commissioned a proposed master landscape plan consisting of a plant palette, irrigation recommendations, and other elements that can help guide future decisions about when to replace dead or aging plants, what materials to use to enhance plantings, how to upgrade our irrigation systems, and provide guidance for decision-making so that we retain a consistent and harmonious look throughout our community.


The Board does not anticipate significant short-term changes to our current plantings or grassy areas. The proposed master landscaping plans are intended to help us gradually move our community into the future as we make decisions over the next several years that are inevitable due to the age of many of our plants.


In spring 2013, the Board shared the plans, solicited homeowners’ input and then voted to accept the landscaping guidelines.  The approved master landscaping plans will certainly evolve over time.  But in order to help us move forward as one community, these plans can serve as an agreed-upon starting point and provide overall parameters for decisions we’ll need to make during the coming years.


An electronic file with the full description and color simulations of the board-approved master landscaping theme is available for homeowners to review online.  Please CLICK HERE to submit your request to receive the link via return e-mail.  Once you have seen the plans, CLICK HERE if you would like to send comments to the Board. 

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Welcome packets for new owners or residents prepared by the Social Committee can be obtained from the property manager.

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* Emergency Information (click here).

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Reminder:  Any exterior changes to a unit, including doors, windows and patio extensions need to be submitted to and approved by the Board of Directors.  Many interior modifications also need to be reviewed by the Board.  See The Rose Garden HOA CC&Rs and Rules & Regulations for more details.

Please contact us:


Do you need to get in touch with The Rose Garden’s property manager? 

  1. BulletTo e-mail John Wiesner and Phil Allen at Palm Springs Management Group (PSMG), click here (or enter these addresses into your email message address line:  john@palmspringsmgmt.com, phil@palmspringsmgmt.com, jim@fielders2.com, psrosegardenhoa@aol.com)

  2. BulletTo call PSMG, you can reach John and Phil at (760) 325-9503 (toll free: (855) 919-9191).  Call John for maintenance issues and Phil if you have questions about monthly assessments and other financial or accounting questions. John’s extension is x101 and Phil’s is x103.

  3. BulletEmergency calls only should be directed to John at (760) 904-4192.

  4. BulletMonthly assessments should be mailed to Palm Springs Management Group, PO Box 2242, Palm Springs, CA  92262-2242.  If you have arranged for auto-pay or another electronic payment method, please update the “pay-to” information accordingly with your bank.



  1. BulletWould you like to contact the

            Architectural Committee?  Please click here (or enter these addresses   

            into your email’s address line:  turbohoop@aol.com,

             jim@fiedlers2.com, jaustin@psusd.us, jahps@earthlink.net,

            hughgaspar@gmail.com, john@palmspringsmgmt.com,

           psrosegardenhoa@aol.com)


            Landscape Committee?    Please click here (or enter these addresses

            into your e-mail’s address line:  dizziart@aol.com, noels57@yahoo.com,

            avocadorick@gmail.com, cody359@cs.com,

            john@palmspringsmgmt.com, psrosegardenhoa@aol.com)


           

  1. BulletIf you have a comment or suggestion to improve this Website, click here (or enter this address into your e-mail’s address line: psrosegardenhoa@aol.com)


  1. BulletBe sure The Rose Garden has your current address so that you don’t miss any US post office-delivered mailings!  To update your mailing address or phone number, click here (or enter these addresses into your e-mail’s address line:  john@palmspringsmgmt, phil@palmspringsmgmt.com, jim@fiedlers2.com, psrosegarden@aol.com)

  2. BulletHomeowners can submit letters to The Rose Garden Board by e-mail or US postal service to the following address:  The Rose Garden Board c/o Palm Springs Management Group, PO Box 2242, Palm Springs, CA  92263-2242.  To send an e-mail to the Board, click here (or enter these addresses into your e-mail’s address line:  jim@fiedlers2.com, jsandch@gmail.com, earl.rose@icloud.com, burty12@gmail.com, turbohoop@aol.com, psrosegardenhoa@aol.com)

 


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