SOA Emercency Board Meeting and TCTC Closure

For those of you who may not be on the Somersett Owners Association (SOA) email distribution list, the SOA Board held an Emergency Board Meeting on Monday to “Discuss Coronavirus and Impact to Community and Potential Action to be taken by the Board”. The meeting resulted in the following as published via the SOA website and Email distributions.

TCTC:  In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus), the City of Reno has ordered that non-essential businesses must close at 10 am on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. As a result, the Board voted on Monday (March 16) to close The Club at Town Center and suspend all activities beginning at 10 am on Tuesday, March 17, with the exception of Spring Break Camp which is canceled at the end of the day today. This shut down will last for a period of two weeks at which time the Board will revisit the situation.

Association Business:  Association staff will be answering email ( and phone (775-787-4500) inquiries during normal business hours.

AGC Questions:  If you need to drop off plans for review or if you have any questions relating to the AGC, please contact Alex Lacko at or 775-787-4500, ext. 333.

On behalf of the Board, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you in advance for your cooperation as we work to ensure the health and safety of the entire Somersett community.”

SU does not have any information as to what actions the Sierra Canyon Association may be taking with respect to the Aspen Lodge. Perhaps one of our readers can advise.

10 thoughts on “SOA Emercency Board Meeting and TCTC Closure

  1. The Aspen Lodge at Sierra Canyon is closed until March 30th. The BOD meet in executive session yesterday morning and announced the closure yesterday afternoon. The lodge closed last night.

  2. I wished they had kept the lap pool open. The Coronavirus does not survive chlorinated water. Even this would have meant a fast walk back to car after a workout.

    From the CDC :

    “Can the COVID-19 virus spread through pools and hot tubs?
    There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.”

  3. Sierra Canyon closed their lodge as of 8:30 Monday. At this time the closure is for 2 weeks. I’m sure it will be extended.

    On Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 10:46 AM Somersett United wrote:

    > Somersett United posted: “For those of you who may not be on the Somersett > Owners Association (SOA) email distribution list, the SOA Board held an > Emergency Board Meeting on Monday to “Discuss Coronavirus and Impact to > Community and Potential Action to be taken by the Board”. The ” >

  4. Here’s the announcement from the Sierra Canyon BOD:

    Good afternoon, Sierra Canyon Residents,

    This important communication is being sent after much thought and discussion amongst Management and the Board of Directors which took place in this morning’s Executive meeting.

    The Board reluctantly decided that the Lodge is to close today, Monday, March 16th, at 8:30PM and tentatively scheduled to reopen on Monday, March 30th at regular business hours.

    This is being done to ensure the health and welfare of the residents of this community. Interaction between people and groups within close quarters are of major concern right now, especially as a 55 and older community who is at higher risk of contracting this virus.

    What does this mean to you? The Lodge will not be accessible by any resident during this time. No resident access also means no gym, committee or group access. There will be no exceptions made to this closure.

    This is a serious time which calls for serious measures that you may or may not have encountered before. We hope for your assistance by getting your cooperation rather than pushback. This is for the good of the Community and in line with how other entities, much larger than Sierra Canyon Association, are handling this pandemic.

    We are fully considering the Sierra Canyon population at this time, understanding that individuals or some smaller groups may not be in support of this decision. We are keeping the entire community’s best interest at the forefront of this decision.

    During this time, Management will be dealing with staffing and any staff modifications, as needed. However, staff will be utilizing this time to do a thorough, deep cleaning of all areas within the Lodge including, but not limited to, all hard surfaces such as countertops, door knobs and handles, desks / workstations, computers, keyboards, remote controls, thermostats, table tops, handrails, audio / visual equipment, restrooms, etc. Also, addressing other maintenance related issues.

    We pledge to keep our SCA residents updated on all developments related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and how it affects the Association’s operations. We are monitoring all communications from the CDC, and other authorized organizations.

    Executive Meeting Notice:

    The Board of Directors and Management will meet on Monday, March 23rd & 30th, 2020 at 9:00AM for an Executive Board meeting in the Aspen Lodge. They will be discussing the progress of the situation regarding the Coronavirus outbreak.

    Please note that this is an executive meeting that is not open to homeowners. However, in the event that any new information comes as a result of the Executive meeting, a communication will be sent out to the community.

    An emergency Board of Directors (open session) meeting will be scheduled in approximately two-weeks, with the date and time still to be determined. Please note that special instructions will be provided for this meeting which will allow homeowners to log on to the meeting to see and hear the Board, from the comfort of their home. This is to meet the CDC’s “social distancing” recommendation. Again, additional information outlining the emergency meeting’s date, time and how to participate from home will follow in a separate communication in the next couple of days.


    Your Board of Directors and Management Team

  5. Love Somersett United. Why everything Somersett/Sierra Canyon related and never anything about The Vue or The Village?

    BTW closing a facility is the correct thing to do. However, that is not a subject for executive sessions per NRS 116.31085(3)(4):

    3.  An executive board may meet in executive session ONLY to:

    (a) Consult with the attorney for the association on matters relating to proposed or pending litigation if the contents of the discussion would otherwise be governed by the privilege set forth in NRS 49.035 to 49.115, inclusive.

    (b) Discuss the character, alleged misconduct, professional competence, or physical or mental health of a community manager or an employee of the association.

    (c) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, discuss a violation of the governing documents, including, without limitation, the failure to pay an assessment.

    (d) Discuss the alleged failure of a unit’s owner to adhere to a schedule required pursuant to NRS 116.310305 if the alleged failure may subject the unit’s owner to a construction penalty.

    4.  An executive board shall meet in executive session to hold a hearing on an alleged violation of the governing documents unless the person who may be sanctioned for the alleged violation requests in writing that an open hearing be conducted by the executive board.

    Now is the time for all HOA boards to follow the law and be open about anything related to this horrible virus and what they would like to do about it.

    1. Not being a resident of either The Vue, The Village or Sierra Canyon, I am not privy as to what goes on at their Board Meetings and rely on my readers for comments regarding these sub-associations. However, it is clear that The Vue and The Village do not have the same issues as Sierra Canyon, especially with regard to the Master Association.

      Jim Haar – SU Editor

  6. Hopefully, the Sars 2 Corona Virus won’t result in HOA residents defaulting on their HOA dues.. and hopefully, the Board of Directors has prepared for this possible contingency.

  7. I wonder if the BOD has looked into their insurance to see how the HOA might be covered for unexpected depletion of dues.

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