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.


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.

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Board Meetings

The next regular, open board meeting will take place at 9:00 a.m. on May 21, 2016 at the West Pool.


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:             David Carden

                               (David’s term runs until December 2016)

Vice President:        Kate Rice

                                (Kate’s term runs until December 2017)

Treasurer:              Earl Rose

                               (Earl’s term runs until December 2017)

Secretary:              Rick Morales

                              (Rick’s term runs until December 2017)

Director-at-Large:  Hugh Gaspar

                               (Hugh’s term runs until December 2016)


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Important Announcements


Board of Directors - New Members

Please welcome our new board directors, Kate Rice and Hugh Gaspar.  Thank you, Kate and Hugh, for volunteering to contribute your time and considerable talents to improving and guiding our community!


Mandatory Water Conservation Measures

The Desert Water Agency (DWA) notified the Rose Garden about newly adopted water conservation measures reflected in the following press release, effective immediately.  The newest measures supersede those adopted in summer 2014. 


The Rose Garden Board is working with PSMG (our property manager), Grandmark (our landscape contractor), the Landscape Committee, and a representative of DWA to ensure the Rose Garden’s compliance with these important water-saving measures during the ongoing drought emergency.  Compared to 2013 (the state-mandated baseline year for comparison) the Rose Garden has cut water use by 27.8% over 2014 and 24.5% compared to the state’s 2013 benchmark, which is a remarkable and goal-achieving savings.  For more information about water restrictions, click here. (updated 11/17/15)


Leaf Blower Proposal

The One-PS Neighborhood group is researching a proposal to ban gas-powered leaf blowers for submission to the City of Palm Springs.  The proposal would also place limits on the use of electric-powered leaf blowers. If you would like to learn more about the proposal, you can contact David Carden at davidcardenps@gmail.com or baristoneighborhood@gmail.com or click here for more information. (updated 11/17/15)


Outgoing Mailbox Break-In

Our outgoing community mailbox was broken into on January 31, 2016. Items deposited in the mailbox after the January 30th pickup (and before February 1) were taken.  If you’re impacted by the theft, you should presume the stolen mail will not be recovered and take appropriate actions in response.  The HOA has filed a police report.

 

The mailbox was repaired and re-secured on February 2nd.  The HOA cannot guarantee the future security of the mailbox, so please remember that any deposits into the community’s outgoing mailbox are made at your own risk.

(update 2/2/16)


Recent Burglaries

Police report an increase in domestic burglaries in Palm Springs and the Rose Garden has not been spared.  In a recent incident, burglars entered a Rose Garden detached garage through the courtyard by way of the exterior garage entry door. Thieves stole a bicycle and other items from the garage and the unlocked car.


Police say that bicycles are a main target of recent burglaries and that many bicycle locks don’t provide adequate protection. We suggest the following precautions:


1. Lock all garage doors.  Those residents with attached garages should lock the entry door from the unit, too.  Some burglars may be able to open certain garage doors from the outside by using a universal wireless opener. Most residents can lock (and unlock) their roll-up garage doors by pushing the button next to the lock symbol on the garage door opener attached to the wall for a few seconds (until the light next to the opener button changes) or by pushing the smaller button on the wireless opener for a few seconds. 


  1. 2.Lock cars whether they’re in a garage or not.


3. Don’t keep bicycles ‘hidden’ in front courtyards.


4. Register bicycles with the Palm Springs police. They will put an identifying number on registered bicycle frames. (posted 3/21/15)


Common Area Reminder

Homeowners and residents may not install decorative items outside courtyard walls without prior approval of the Architectural or Landscape Committees.  The Rose Garden’s CC & Rs, section 5.3.11 state that no owner:


“Shall not alter, attach, construct, or remove anything on or from the Common Area, except upon the written consent of the Board.”


Further Section 7.3 of the CC & R’s states:


“Nothing may be erected, placed or planted on the exterior of any Unit, or on the Common Area by any Owner, including any building, fence, wall, pool, spa, obstruction, outside or exterior wiring, balcony, screen, patio, patio cover, tent, awning, atrium cover, courtyard cover, trellis, tree, grass, shrub or other landscaping, any improvement or structure of any kind without the prior written approval of the Board or the Architectural Committee, if such authority is so delegated.”


All homeowners and residents are asked to please review the common areas around their units and remove any items not approved by the  Architectural or Landscape Committees. Owners and residents will be given thirty days to complete this review.


After April 15, 2015 the common areas of the community will be reviewed and those homeowners that are not in compliance will be issued a violation notice.


Homeowners that want to modify the common areas outside their courtyard can apply to the Architectural or Landscape Committee whichever is appropriate for approval for a project in accord with the Rose Garden planting Master Plan.


Thank you in advance for taking a few moments to keep the Rose Garden a pleasant environment for all. (posted 3/27/15)


Coyotes

Coyotes have adapted quite well to living within Southern California’s urban and suburban residential areas. Homeowners report several coyote sightings recently within and near the Rose Garden.  Please be sure all garbage or other potential food sources are fully secured.  Pets should not be left outside and unattended for even short periods of time.  Please see the following link for information about discouraging coyotes from frequenting our complex (“coyote hazing”):  http://www.projectcoyote.org/CoyoteHazingBrochureFieldGuide.pdf

(updated 9/14/15)

 

Landscaping Updates

At the May 16, 2015 Board Meeting it was announced that in recognition of the ongoing drought and necessary water conservation efforts, seasonal annuals/flowers will no longer be planted.  The Landscape Committed will select drought-tolerant vegetation to be planted near the pools, spas, tennis courts, and other common areas.


Now that the weather is cooling off, the Landscape Committee is accepting sponsorship applications for the next group of conversions to common area planting beds adjacent to units.  If you would like to initiate a new request or to check status of a pending request, click here to contact the Landscape Committee and PSMG.


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 mature plantings and the increasing need to use water more efficiently affect landscape decisions.  In comparison to this time last year, the Rose Garden used over 27% less water.  Let’s keep up the good work!


In keeping with efforts to improve water efficiency and appearance, the Landscape Committee announced at the 2/21/15 open board meeting they will soon be proposing changes to the plantings along Baristo Road to remove unsuitable plants and increase water efficiency.  This area along the outside perimeter of our wall can yield significant water savings, while still maintaining privacy and a barrier to noise and dust.  Please contact the Landscape committee by clicking here if you have any questions or would like to make any comments about contemplated changes to this area.

(posted 2/21/15)


Recycling Security

Residents have reported seeing several people going through

the blue recycling bins early on Monday mornings.  The police have been

notified. We recommend that residents refrain from putting out recycling bins before 9:00 a.m. on collection day.  Remember to fully obscure personal information or shred all personal papers, mail, and sensitive documents you place into recycling or garbage bins to prevent identity theft.


If you see prowlers going through our bins, please call the police non-emergency number at

(760) 327-1441.  Let the officer know about the problem and request a “close patrol”

for Sunday evenings through Monday mornings  Thanks to the homeowners who made these reports. (posted 2/2/15)


Garbage and Recycling Collection

Garbage and recycling collections takes place once 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.

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.  The Board has heard many comments about the improved quality of the grass this year, much of which resulted from correcting sprinkler problems noted by homeowners.  Thank you!  PSMG’s contact information can be found below.


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.


Landscaping

(Some portions are repeated from above)

For homeowners who are eager for the planting beds directly adjacent to units quickly re-landscaped according to the Rose Garden’s master landscape plan, the Board is excited to remind owners that they can sponsor such upgrades.  The third wave of homeowner-sponsored conversions of planting beds is currently being installed. The Landscape committee is also accepting sponsorship applications for the next group of conversions.  If you would like to initiate a new request or to check status of a pending 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 mature plantings and the increasing need to use water more efficiently affect landscape decisions.  In comparison to this time last year, the Rose Garden used approximately 20% less water.  Let’s keep up the good work!


In keeping with efforts to improve water efficiency and appearance, the Landscape Committee announced at the 2/21/15 open board meeting they will soon be proposing changes to the plantings along Baristo Road to remove unsuitable plants and increase water efficiency.  This area along the outside perimeter of our wall can yield significant water savings, while still maintaining privacy and a barrier to noise and dust.  Please contact the Landscape committee by clicking here if you have any questions or would like to make any comments about contemplated changes to this area.


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. 


Homeowners and residents may have noticed some changes to gardening practices since Grandmark started in summer 2014. 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 remove any plants that are dead or too sick to recover from pruning.  Trees are also being pruned into more natural shapes. The Landscape Committee appreciates your patience and understanding with this ongoing process.


Patios

 

Last year’s survey of patio appearances reveals that, while as a whole we are a neat and tidy group, a few patios exceed several of the patio appearance rules. Others have one or two items that need attention.  At the start of the new season, please take a few minutes to assess your patio and, if necessary, bring it into compliance with the Patio Appearance rule, which is included below.

 

The most common violation noted is the use of the patio to store non-patio related items such as unused furniture, boxes of clothing and other household goods. The use of indoor furniture, which is prohibited, was also noted during the recent inspection. Please note that outdoor clotheslines are not allowed according to paragraph 9.f. of the Rose Garden Rules and Regulations.

 

Items such as BBQs, tables, and chairs that are no longer usable due to their condition should be repaired or replaced. Wood burning fireplaces of any type, including chimineas, are prohibited.

 

Thank you in advance for taking a few moments to keep the Rose Garden a pleasant environment for all.


  1. 4.Patio Appearance

a. All patios must be kept in neat and tidy condition. The Board is the sole determiner of what constitutes “neat and tidy.”

b.  Patios that are not neat or tidy may be “cleaned up” at the direction of the Board of Directors after due notice and any expense shall be billed to the homeowner.

c.  All patio furniture shall be of an exterior type.

  1. d.Specific examples of what is not acceptable include but are not limited to: overgrown shrubs, indoor furniture, trash, stored items, piles of boxes, and ratty, torn-up couches.


Safety Message


Please click here to review a holiday message from the Palm Springs Police department that provides important safety information to keep in mind all year round. (posted12/1/15)

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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, davidcardenps@gmail.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.



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            Architectural Committee?  Please click here (or enter these addresses into your email’s address line):

davidcardenps@gmail.com, jsandch@gmail.com, hughgaspar@gmail.com, sbelding@socal.rr.com, rmorales7@icloud.com, turbohoop@aol.com, psrosegardenhoa@aol.com

 


            Landscape Committee?    Please click here (or enter these addresses into your e-mail’s address line): 


avocadorick@gmail.com, pewoldsen@icloud.com, noels57@yahoo.com, cody359@cs.com, dizziart@aol.com, davidcardenps@gmail.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.com, phil@palmspringsmgmt.com, davidcardenps@gmail.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: davidcardenps@gmail.com, riceinwoodville@aol.com, earl.rose@icloud.com, rmorales7@icloud.com, hughgaspar@gmail.com)

 


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