TCTC Usage

The following submitted by Joe Bower – Sierra Canyon Owner

Sierra Canyon owners are not allowed to use TCTC. Sierra Canyon Board Members are Sierra Canyon owners Sierra Canyon should not be permitted to hold its workshops, or committee meetings, or even board meetings at TCTC.

Business usage, however, is different from individual usage. Perhaps the time has come for inter-board discussions regarding Sierra Canyon owners joining TCTC Clubs and Classes and vice versa at the Sierra Canyon Lodge. Not athletic facilities.

Classes, in particular, can use more participants. A suggestion has been made to allow non-Somersett owners to join Classes at TCTC with the provision that when filled and a Somersett owner wants in the last non-Somersett person to join has to drop out. The same would be true at the Sierra Canyon Lodge. Open its classes to non-Sierra Canyon owners with the last one having to drop out when a Sierra Canyon owner wants to join.

Somersett United
Somersett United

With regard to Mr. Bower’s Blog post above, SU offers the following:

Use of rooms at TCTC by Sierra Canyon entities and likewise use of rooms at Aspen Lodge by the SOA, has occurred in the past without the charging of fees by either party. This in a spirit of cooperation between the SOA and the Sub-associations.

With regard to non-TCTC members participating in Club activities, The SOA BOD recently approved such participation subject to the following guidelines: 1) Clubs are required to register all participants, 2) Non-resident participation cannot exceed 25% of Club membership, 3) Non-members may purchase a 10-punch pass for $20, and 3) this applies only to organized Club attendance and not for any other amenity usage.

SU has no update on the practice in effect at the Aspen Lodge with regard to Club participation by non-members.

Sharing of facilities between TCTC and Aspen Lodge has been the subject of much discussion in the past. This is a complex issue due to the limited size of the respective facilities, the demographic differences between senior citizen and mixed neighborhoods, assessment considerations and other factors.

Readers are encouraged to comment with their opinions

3 thoughts on “TCTC Usage

  1. Out dated demographics indicate that over 40% of the TCTC payers do not have children
    That is close to 700 units ( out of 1750)

    The SOA should find out how many residents live here in the summer
    And elsewhere during the winter 2 out of 14 on my street
    On our old street in TP it was 6 out of 35
    How many houses are rented out and the breakdown of their inhabitants

    With SC approaching full build out by the end of next year – 1350 units and the AL ‘busting at the seams’ according to the all year rounders… There is place to combine activities for the older folks at TCTC and at SC so that the best use can be achieved for both structures.

    Joe Fadrowsky is on both boards, who better than him to consolidate/coordinate activities – especially those that do not use either centers resources heavily – such as Pot Lucks, Gun clubs, bridge, penackle, chess, books, etc

    It is crazy to try and charge eAch other (use fees) – we live in an unified PUD!
    Somersett is one on the map – it has its own microclimate – it appears on TVs weather maps

    Let’s enjoy our company and share activities together where relevant!

  2. What is “TCTC”? As a common courtesy, writer usually define jargon before proceeding with their discussion, e.g., the president of the united states (POTUS)…

    This sure is a nice discussion, which I knew what the heck Joe was talking about.

  3. The fact is most seniors elect to live in 55+ communities for a variety of reasons not applicable to mixed communities. To open their facilities to others is contrary to most of these reasons and should not be shared. Personally I believe Sierra Canyon residents would be better off as a separate and independent association from the rest of Somersett. Sierra Canyon owners pay a disproportionate assessment amount for Common Area maintenance, Canyon 9 operations and purchase of the Somersett Golf Course. However, for these reasons, I suspect the SOA would never entertain a separation.

    Aside from some presentations that apply to all Somersett residents, perhaps someone can advise for what purpose has the SOA used Aspen Lodge. Also, cannot understand why the Sierra Canyon Board and Committees hold meetings at TCTC instead of Aspen Lodge. In this case they should pay a fee. After all, TCTC members must pay all the costs for operating and maintaining this facility.

    Sierra Canyon residents can always join TCTC for a monthly or individual guest fee. For the SOA to permit non-members to participate in certain Club activities for such a nominal fee is very generous of them. However, do not believe reciprocation is in order.

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