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, January 17, 2015 at the West 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 results of the fall 2014 Rose Garden Board of Directors election and the appointment of a new director to fill a vacancy on the board were announced at the December 13, 2014 Annual Member Meeting.  The new Rose Garden Board of Directors is:

President:              Clyde Doctor

                                (Clyde’s term runs until December 2015)

Vice-President:     David Carden

                               (David’s term runs until December 2016)

Treasurer:              Earl Rose

                               (Earl’s term runs until December 2015)

Secretary:              Rick Morales

                              (Rick’s term runs until December 2015)

Director-at-Large:  Rob McCann

                               (Rob’s term runs until December 2016)


Congratulations to the new Board!


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


Roof Maintenance

Above & Beyond Roofing will be conducting roofing maintenance during the month of December. They expect to complete the job before the Christmas holiday.  (posted 12/8/14)


Safety Message

Please click here to review holiday safety tips from the Palm Springs Police Department.  Many of the recommendations are excellent advice for homeowners on how to keep themselves and their possessions safe and secure all year round! (Posted 12/8/14)


Tree Trimming 

Grandmark has accelerated the Rose Garden’s tree trimming schedule. They will begin trimming starting on Tuesday November 18, 2014. Grandmark anticipates it will take about two weeks to complete the job.  They will start with the fichus trees that surround the pole lights.

 

Some trees in the community have been identified as hazards to water mains or building structures, and those trees will be removed after the tree trimming is completed. Trees slated for removal will be marked with an orange ‘X’ so residents know which trees will be removed beforehand. (posted 11/17/14)


Patio Inspections

 

A recent 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.  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.

 

Sincerely,

Rose Garden Board of Directors

 

  1. 4.Patio Appearance

a. All patios must be kept in neat and tidy condition. Determination of what is neat and tidy is solely that of the Board.

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.


(posted 10/29/14)


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.  Please be sure to return your ballot for the annual Board election by the date indicated with your print ballot. (posted 11/12/14)


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


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 are being evaluated for replacement. (updated 11/12/14)

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New Cable Channel Line-Up Started May 29, 2014








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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 in August 2013, click here.

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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.


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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, jsandch@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):


jsandch@gmail.com, hughgaspar@gmail.com, sbelding@social.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, jsandch@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, phil@palmspringsmgmt.com, jsandch@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:  jsandch@gmail.com, earl.rose@icloud.com, rmorales7@icloud.com, psrosegardenhoa@aol.com)

 


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